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Lesley Aitchison's - Catalogue 113

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

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Bedfordshire -- Bristol -- Cambridgeshire -- Cornwall --
Cumberland -- Derbyshire -- Devon -- Dorset --
Durham -- Essex -- Gloucestershire -- Hampshire and Isle of Wight --
Herefordshire -- Hertfordshire -- Kent -- Lancashire --
Lincolnshire -- London -- Monmouthshire -- Norfolk --
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Scotland -- Wales -- General
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    Bedfordshire


  1. Ampthill ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 21. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 27" x 37". Water features hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper endpapers. Small railway cutting and land around Brockhill Pastures coloured in pink. Surface slightly dusty, some slight browning at paper edges of some sections at one fold. Second edition 1885. £20.00
    Covers Maulden, Marston Moretaine, Lidlington.


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


  3. Wallingford AN ACT for paving the Footways and for cleansing, lighting, watching... the Streets... 26pp., plus cover leaf. Small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1795. £15.00


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    Bristol


  4. 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. £15.00
    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.


  5. Clifton Down Railway Line MIDLAND RAILWAY DISTANCE DIAGRAM Sheet 53A. Scale 1 inch to 1 mile. Lithographed plan on thick paper, size 20" x 15", showing Severn Estuary with line from Avonmouth to Hotwells, Clifton, Staple Hill, Temple Meads, with enlargement of Avonmouth bottom left. Folio, folded, 1" repaired split at fold. Third Edition, 1910. £16.00
    Taken from a book of diagrams.


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


  7. Merchant Venturers' Technical College TYPOGRAPHY CLASS ANNUAL A Record of the Work of the Evening Classes, Workshop Section, For the Session 1926-27. 4to, printed wraps, silk tie. List of Contents on front wrap. 3 pages of text, and 56 pages of examples of printing. Some plates in full colour, others black and one colour. 1927. £24.00
    Examples include extracts from catalogues or adverts of Bristol firms, such as Carter & Sons, Cabinet Makers, The Mall; Capper Pass; Turnbull & Son, Signwriters, etc., and printing for concerts, church fetes, etc.


  8. Robinsons, Bristol, Printers PAPER BAG printed in brown with portrait of George VI. Size 5" x 4", with illustration of coronation procession and Abbey below, on verso is small picture of Coronation Chair. Folds, small creases. There is no shop name. 1936. £4.00

  9. Rocque (John) A NEW PLAN OF THE CITY AND SUBURBS OF BRISTOL Sold by J. Palmer, Bookseller in Bristol. 1759. Richard Benning, Sculpt. Survey'd by John Rocque Land Surveyor. A fine copper-plate engraved plan of the City, scale being 400 ft. = 1in. There are ten views in the side margins. Scale of feet, and 'Echelle de Toises'. Overall size of plate, approx. 20" x 28", the margins outside of the plate area are small. Laid down some time ago on thin card backing, the plan and backing has been cleaned and de-acified. There is some restoration work on three tears at the right hand edge, one of which goes across the blank area at the top of one view and obtrudes approx. 2" into the plan, but they are not very noticeable. Published according to Act of Parliament and Sold by John Palmer in Wine Street, 1759. £300.00
    See Pritchard's 'Old Plans and Views of Bristol'. Bristol & Glos. Transacs. for 1926. There were three previous editions of this plan, one in 1742, one in 1750, with the title also in French, and one 'A Geometrical Plan...' in 1751. All are scarce.


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


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    Cambridgeshire


  11. Cary (John) A NEW MAP OF CAMBRIDGE Divided into Hundreds, Exhibiting, Its Roads, Rivers, Parks &c. Folding engraved map, fully hand coloured. Mounted on linen, size approx. 19" x 21", folding into 12mo marbled wraps, inserted in paper-covered slipcase, rubbed at corners. 1808. £46.00

  12. Chatteris, Dodington AN ACT for imbanking and draining certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, within the Parishes of Chatteris and Dodington, and Hamlet of Wimblington, in the Isle of Ely... and for dividing... the Commons and Waste Lands... of Wimblington. 56pp., plus cover leaf. Black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1791. £22.00

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

  14. Wilburton, Ely GROWING CROPS OF CORN With the straw.... to be Sold by Auction at the Chequers in Wilburton.... August the 22nd, 1854.... Poster, sm. 4to, with acreage and Cultivation of 26 plots in New Cut, Flexon Field, etc. Traces of folds, 1" tear at fold, neatly repaired on verso. 1854. £16.00


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    Cornwall


  15. Bodmin area ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXX. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Printed surface 24" x 37". 2" marginal tear, repaired neatly on verso. Published 5th Jany. 1813. Edmunds Wycombe watermark 1823. £48.00
    Corresponds to Margary State 5. Covers Bodmin, Padstow, Holywell Bay, St. Juliott, Lostwithiel.


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


  17. Camborne CAMBORNE WATER Plan shewing general arrangement of Distribution Mains, Valves, Hydrants etc. Scale 2 Chains to an Inch. Plan in black ink, with mains etc. coloured, on fine cotton, size 36" x 64". Shows the town of Camborne with houses blocked in, streets and larger buildings named. Covers Tuckingmill, South Roskear Mine, Dunstanville Terrace, Camborne Vean. With two Keys, showing colours for different sizes of mains, single and double valves, and hydrants. Folded, small hole about half an inch across, not affecting drawing. n.d. c1870. £40.00

  18. Camborne LETTERS relating to South Roskear Mine, 1865-79. 9 small letters, most 1p, sm 8vo., relating to South Roskear. Most addressed from North Roskear Mine, from James Hosking. Some browning from damp. 1865-79. £12.00
    'This Sett has been misused by the Lessee for several years...', 'I enclose... cheque for Old Stack and remainder of Old Whim House at North Roskear...'


  19. Helston REPORT ON THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY OF HELSTONE; 2pp. with a plan by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline, Scale 4" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound, some offsetting of plan onto text page. 1837. £20.00

  20. Helston, Scilly THE EXAMINATION of Esther Bonstow alias Rowe... touching the place of the last legal Settlement of James Rowe her illegitimate son... Folio sheet, 7 lines of printing with ms inserts, followed by 23 lines of manuscript. Signed with her mark by Esther, and by two Justices. 1826. £36.00
    Explains that at sixteen she moved from Helston to St. Mary's, Scilly, where she was married to Richard Rowe, a soldier, and lived for five years. They then moved to Plymouth where she had a son. Her husband left her and she applied for relief, but at Tavistock, the place of her husband's Settlement, it was discovered that at the time of their marriage on Scilly he already had a wife.


  21. Kensey Vale, Launceston PARTICULARS of valuable Freehold Property, Garages and Accommodation Land for Sale by Auction... November 7th, 1933. 1p., folio. Lists 4 lots, including a Creamery, Bridge Meadow. 1933. £6.00

  22. Lostwithiel BILLS RELATING TO REPAIRS TO THE PARISH CHURCH 1789-92. Comprises:- (i) Bill of Churchwardens of Lostwithiel to James Bower, Feb. 15 - Mar 16 1792, for paint, red lead, nails, linseed oil etc. 1p., small folio. (ii) Two bills of Churchwardens to John Hamley for work done 'to the Spier an in side of the church an Church Porches... in 1791 & 1792'. Includes '5 dozen of deneboul (Delabole?) slat', 'hare for the plastering an pointing', and for work on spire and churchyrd walls in 1789 and 1790. Each 1p., small folio. (iii) Churchwardens to Jos. Beard for 'repairing & making ladders belonging to the Tower', various lengths of deal, etc. (iv) The Mayor of Lostwithiel to Richd. Beckerleg, for repairs to Church & Tower, 1795-97, including 'oak to repair the Bell Frame', 'Thos. Kneebone laying the Chancel Floor', 'a man covering the Hassocks', and to the Market House and School Room Roof. two pages 15" x 6" on large folded sheet. Docketed on verso as received from the Mayor. (v) Two bills, 1865 and 67 for repairing floors at church, and at Town School. On blue paper, 4to. (vi) three manuscript slips confirming appointment of Burgesses, 1803, signed by Thos. Hext, receipt for payment of building bills, list of Mayors. 1789-1867. £80.00

  23. Manor of Restormel AWARD OF THE COMMISSIONERS made under 'An Act to Confirm and Enfranchise the Estates of the Conventionary Tenants of the Ancient Accessionable Manors of the Duchy of Cornwall, and to quiet titles....' concerning the commutation of Fines, Fees, Heriots etc. Size 20" x 24", printed label with decoration at corners on front wrap with title ' Assessionable Manors' Commission. Draft Award For The Manor of Restormel.' 2pp. preamble explaining the Award, followed by 3 printed pages, printed on rectos only, printed in columns for Name of Proprietor or Claimant, Description of Tenement, Particulars of the Lands (Field names etc. with measure), Annual Payments, Casual Payments, Sum of Heriot etc., Total, Arrears. In plain paper wraps, cloth spine, wraps detached and scuffed, sewing loose, back wrap frayed at edges. Name 'Preston Wallis' stamped on label. Loosely folded down centre (but not creased). July 1845. £80.00
    Tenements include Woodland, Combe, Barn Yate.


  24. Mining Equipment INVOICE of G. Treglown & Son, Pool, Carn Brea. 1930. 1p., folio, printed heading and listing of 28 items sold to South Crofty in September 1930. Includes Miners Picks, Cotton Waste, Ragging Sledges etc. September 1930. £6.00

  25. Prince Royal Mine TWO PLANS Prince Royal Mine. Two drawings on cartridge paper, size 21" x 30", both headed 'Prince Royal Mine', scale 1:300, one showing simple Plan, with Watson's shaft etc., the other Longitudinal Section and Cross Section. Both have compass rose. In pen and pink and green wash. L. Buckney, May 1932. £22.00
    Presumably prepared by a student. A teacher has marked a slightly misaligned labelling with a pencil note.


  26. Probst (Peter T.) CORNISH MINING a study of the methods used, the Cornish Beam Engine, and current trend in the industry. 66 typed 4to pages, typed on one side only, bound in plain boards with manuscript title. Bound in on plain pages are two maps, four diagrams and 13 photographs, plus an original postcard '90 inch Pumping Engine at Taylor's Shaft East Pool, and four pen and ink drawings. One page of photographs rather foxed around edges. 1973. £40.00
    Chapters include 'Early tinners and miners', 'A Cornish Beam Engine' (East Pool), 'What Remains'. Presented as a B.A. thesis at the University of Durham.


  27. Sithney COPY DECREE In the Exchequer, Jane Symonds, widow, against William Rowe and Abednego Rowe. Refers to dispute over the inheritance of tenement known as Venton Vedna, and the will of John Rowe, deceased, of Breage. 9p folio, docket title. 1821. £20.00

  28. Sithney LANDS IN VENTON-VEDNA in the Parish of Sithney the property of John Symonds Esq. Manuscript map in ink on vellum, scale 3 chains to 1 inch, size approx. 12" x 21". Shows buildings in Venton Vedna, roads, stream, common watering place, and 3 areas of land, with adjoining owners, with fields shaded differently in ink according to whether arable, pasture or furze. With Reference Table giving letter for each field, Name of Parcel, State, Customary and Statute Measure, Clear Ground, etc. 14 numbers on reference table. A few yellowish spots. Surveyed 18th May 1827 by Rd. Thomas. £70.00

  29. Skewis HENRY ROGERS PEWTERER of the County of Cornwall. Copper engraving, showing a hefty-looking Rogers seated in his cell by a barred window, wearing handcuffs. Below the portrait are 14 lines of text, engraved in cursive, recounting Rogers' story. Size of portrait approx. 9" x 7", overall size of print 13" x 8". Some slight dust-marking outside platemark. Publish'd according to Act of Parliament by A. Groth, Novr. 1735. £110.00
    Rogers had forcibly taken over his brother's farm at Skewis when in his will he left the property to his widow. He resisted arrest by fortifying the house and firing muskets through 'loup holes'. He shot 'two men of the Posse Comitatus', later killing a man called Kitchens, 'one Toby', and a soldier. He escaped arrest but was apprehended at Salisbury and returned to Cornwall where he was indicted for five murders. He went to the gallows, unrepentant,on 6th August 1735. For an account of the 'siege of Skewis' see Baring Gould's 'Cornish Characters and Strange Events'.


  30. St. Enoder COUNTERPART DEMISE of Ennis and Chyowne in the parish of St. Enoder for 4 years, Philip Rashleigh of Menabilly to John Parkin of St. Enoder. 1808. On paper, 20" x 28", paper seal... together with... COUNTERPART DEMISE of Nankervis in St. Enoder, Wiliam Rashleigh of Menabilly to William Hooper, 1848. On paper, 2p. large folio. 1808 and 1848. £17.00

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

  32. Wheal Tryphena, West Stray Park LICENSE of Setts of West Stray Park, Tryphena, Wheal Nelson, North and South Roskear Mines, William Pendarves to West Dolcoath Mine Limited. 2p., small folio, sewn in plain wraps, typewritten on one side only... together with... AGREEMENT For Sale of Mineral Properties in Cornwall, A.H. Bond and R. Hamilton Edwards and Dolcoath Mine Limited. 1918. Printed, 12pp., folded with docket ittle. Edges of paper slightly ragged, cover leaf with docket title worn, staples rusty. Contains interesting Schedule of Licences, Tin Streaming Properties, Unidivided Shares etc., over the last 4p. 2 items. 1906 and 1918. £12.00

  33. Wheal Vor, Levant etc. SEVENTEEN PHOTOGRAPHS taken from original black and white prints taken in 1908. Size approx. 5" x 6". Shows mining machinery, winding gear, boilers, men walking up a lane to a mine, etc. c1970. £15.00
    Apparently from photographs originally taken by Albert Smith of Camborne School of Mines in 1908. Only 7 prints are labelled: Headgear Wheal Vor; Engines & Generators Botallack; Cage Wheal Vor; Picking table Wheal Alfred; Jigs & Air Compressor Wheal Alfred; Hoist Wheal Alfred; Higher Bal Shaft Levant.


  34. Wrecked brandy LETTER from a Jos. Yonge, to an owner of land at Crantock, urging him to support Lord Falmouth in bringing a suit against Mr Hawkins who has appropriated 'a Pipe of Butt of Brandy taken up as a Wreck there.' 13 lines in a large neat hand on one side of paper, 9" x 11", folded, beginning 'Sir' and dated Mevagissey 13th February 1750. Docketed by recipient on verso 'Mr. Yonge abt. the Wreckt Brandy at Crantock'. Half inch tear in blank area... together with... 1p., 8vo, 10 lines, saying that Mr Hawkins claims a Royalty in the Gannell in Crantock over Lord Falmouth's and others' lands, and liberty of 'Hawking and fishing wrecks and anchorage for vessels' and that Lord Falmouth and others are willing to 'try the cause'. 2 pieces. 1750. £50.00
    Says the recipient, (possibly one of the Luttrell family), has the 'greatest part after Lord Falmouth' of the 'lands near the Sea Coast at Crantock' and should join with the other landowners in bringing the action 'as Wrecks are pretty frequent there it may in course of time be of some consequence to these Gentlemen...'


  35. Wyld (James), sold by COMPOSITE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP OF CORNWALL scale 1" to 1 mile. Covers the whole of Cornwall as far east as Polperro, and as far north as Warbstow. The sheets XXXIII, XXXI, XXXII, XXX, cut in a rectangle, no borders, in such a way as to follow the peninsula, size 56" x 28", plus the extra piece from Sheet XX forming a sort of triangle on the right with a border. Parkland, handcoloured, main roads coloured buff and railways red, coast (county border) shaded in bright yellow. Small Wyld label bpottom right. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into marbled endpapers, inserted in 8vo slipcase with Wyld label, with name and date Sept. 25 1869 added in ink to label. c1868. £300.00


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

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

  38. Drigg GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. 99 N.E. Fully hand-coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 13" x 15", plus wide margins, key in margin. About two-thirds is sea. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1905. £18.00
    Almost two-thirds of the map is sea area.


  39. Hesket PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of valuable estates in the Parish of Hesket.... 291 acres of thereabouts, which will be offered for Sale by Auction.... 10th May, 1870. 5pp., folio. Includes schedules. 3 hand-coloured folding plans. Outer page with docket title dusty. 1870. £32.00
    Includes the estate of Stonefolds.


  40. Kendal, Keswick ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 102. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Folding into sm. 8vo cloth wraps, edges of sections slightly browned, 6" split in linen at one fold. Electrotype 1878. £22.00

  41. Manor of Dufton ADMISSION at a Court Baron of Edward Millward, 11th July, 1772, of William Ellwood to a messuage and part of a tenement formerly belonging to John Lowes and Two Cattlegaits in Dufton Pike and two in Flaskhow. Printed form with manuscript inserts, oblong foolscap. 1772. £15.00


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    Derbyshire


  42. Alfreton CERTIFICATE OF ADMITTANCE of William Lodwidge to the United Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons... Royal Alfred Lodge, Alfreton. Printed on vellum, size 16" x 12", folds, decorative title with coat of arms, pillars, mason's tools. Embossed seal in left margin, signed by Secretary, and by Lodwidege. Engraved on steel by Brothers Warrington, London. 25th Jan. 1894. £24.00

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


  44. Measham VALUABLE PROPERTY at Measham To Be Sold by Auction by B. Cheatle & Son... June 4th, 1847... Poster, size 9" x 11", folds. Describes 2 Lots, comprising four houses fronting the Cross in Measham, with four others in the yard at the back. Gives occupiers. 1847. £24.00

  45. 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. £22.00


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    Devon


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

    MRS BRAY AND SOUTHEY

  47. Bray (Mrs A.), Novelist AUTOGRAPH LETTER dated The Vicarage, Tavistock, Feby. 21st 1849. Two pages, small 8vo., 29 lines in all, blank conjoint leaf stuck down to 4to sheet of paper, with 'Mrs Bray' written in ink at the bottom. The letter, beginning 'Sir', is a reply to a Mr B.H. Shaw who has asked for her autograph. She says this will be a poor specimen as 'I am not only a great invalid, with badly shaken nerves, but have a bad pen...'. She says it's true that for many years she corresponded with 'that great and good man' the poet Southey, but as she has nothing in his writing except letters addressed to herself it is 'impossible I could part from even the smallest scrap of such treasures the memorials of so dear and ever lamented a friend'. Signed Anna Eliza Bray. 1849. £50.00
    Mrs Bray was the author of 'The Borders of the Tamar and Tavy', which took the form of a series of letters to Southey, and numerous historical novels set in the West Country.


  48. Capern (Edward) LETTER to J.H. Haydon, signed 'E. Capern'. Addressed from Rock Villa, Harborne, 27th November 1877. Tipped inside is an envelope addressed to Haydon at Bethlem Royal Hospital, penny red stamp. 1877. £26.00
    Capern published various books of poems. He was known as 'the rural postman of Bideford'. He says he recalls Hayden's visit with Mr. Risdon 'he was quite a walking chronicle to me touching the Giffords of Hatchbury and other old North Devon families', and reminisces about Devon 'there was a freshness and simplicity in Devonshire and a sweet poetry too that the so-called civilization of a large town like Birmingham can never supply.' He tells him where he can get two particular editions of Barnes' poems, naming the publisher' 'I sincerely hope you may succeed in getting a set of his works...' and asks him to let him know the price.


  49. Church Stanton LEASE of two tenements called Dyers and Picks, part of the Manor of Church Stanton, Frank Nicholls, Doctor of Physick, to John Frood, yeoman. Large vellum sheet, good wax seal with bust. Ink very slightly faded but legible. 1753. £15.00

  50. Cremill Point AN ACT for enabling the Commissioners for Victualling His Majesty's Navy to purchase certain Premises, for completing a Victualling Establishment at Cremill Point near Plymouth in the County of Devon, and for supplying the said Establishment with Water. 26pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1824. £12.00

  51. Gilbert (Sir John) ORDER by John Gilbert, 'one of the Justices of our Sovereign Lady the Queen within the County of Devon to the Keeper of her Majesties Gaol at Exon....' 17 lines on small 4to sheet, pasted down to an album leaf, signed by John Gilbert and dated 3rd July 1596. An area 2" x 2" has been cut from the bottom right corner, not affecting any text (possibly some kind of seal has been clipped out before the paper stuck down). Says he is sending John Standon(?), Labourer, to be kept in the gaol 'for that he cannot find sufficient sureties to discharge the parish of Churston(?) of a bastard child whereof he is the reputed father'. 1596. £55.00
    Sir John Gilbert was Sheriff and Deputy Lieutenant of Devon.


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

  53. Little Torrington GRAZING on the Lower Part of Cross Lawn, to be Let by Tender... there is a capital Linhay for stock with shade and ample water... Poster, size 20" x 14", folded. Small repaired tear in one letter. April, 1893. £15.00

  54. Little Torrington ASSIGNMENT OF A MORTGAGE of lands in Little Torrington, Onesiphorus Sheere to James Bragg and William Chappell. Vellum, size 22" x 33", three good wax seals with birds. 1740. £18.00
    Names the closes, with details of adjoining lands, footpaths etc., with names and occupations of adjoining occupiers.


  55. Lord and Lady Rolle, of Bicton IRATE NOTE to a Mr Styles from lady Rolle, demanding to know why he has 'suddenly altered the manner of addressing her'. 7 lines, small 8vo, in a large hand with several words underlined twice. Pasted on a larger piece of paper with the offending Styles' envelope with 'Dowager' crossed through by Lady Rolle... together with a free front signed Rolle, 1838. 1838 and 1877. £14.00

  56. Lydford PENCIL DRAWING titled 'Lydford bridge'. On thick paper, size approx. 10" x 14". Shows stream in steep wooden ravine, looking upstream towards the bridge, ferns etc. in foreground. In dark green mount with gold line. c1806. £50.00
    The drawing covers the whole of the paper.


  57. Margaret Fairmaner ST. MARY TAVY PARISH REGISTERS Read at the Annual Meeting of the Devonshire Association at Tavistock June 1949. Transcribed from original typewritten proofs by F.G. Sargent. 11pp., A4. Computer print-out. 1970's? £6.00

  58. Mary Tavy School MARY TAVY SALVAGE SOLDIERS 'Save Paper for Salvage'. Photograph, black and white, size 6" x 8", showing a gorup of about 40 primary school children with three teachers displaying a silver cup. Behind is a board with writing as above. 1940's. £8.00
    Presumably the children had won the prize for the most salvage collected for the war effort.


  59. Musbury PARTICULARS OF LANDS IN MUSBURY in Mortgage to the Revd. Benjamin Weaver and Samuel Domett. Manuscript, 1p, folio, giving list mainly of Drakes' estate with list of fields etc., with acreages. Paper watermarked 1857. £8.00

  60. Newtown, Exeter CITY ARCHITECT'S PLAN Scale 1/500, covering an area bounded by Western Way and Gladstone Road, and Belmont Road and Russell Street. Size 26" x 39", bluish reproduction process, with some handcolouring. With key showing existing dwellings, and those owned by the ECC, Post War ECC housing, proposed new flats and houses (shown in red and yellow), dwellings to be demolished, proposed new buildings for social use, etc. Vinton Hall, City Architect. June 1967. £16.00
    Shows each individual house, numbered. 62 houses were demolished for road works and 100 were proposed.


  61. Plymouth Citadel AN ACT for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, for the better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships, and Stores, at Portsmouth, Chatham, and Plymouth, and for the better fortifying the Town of Portsmouth, and Citadel of Plymouth, in Trustees.... Black Letter. Cover leaf + 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1758. £16.00

  62. Quatremain (W.W) TORQUAY Queen of English Watering Places, from Original Water Colours by W.W. Quatermain. 13 views, size approx. 4" x 5", overall size of album 7" x 9", wraps with small view on front wrap, wraps darkened, staples rusty hence middle leaf loose. Recent bookplate, a few small spots in margin of first few views. c1910? £7.00

  63. River Taw NOTICE TO THE MAYOR Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough of Barnstaple from Thomas Law advising them he will indict anyone who encroaches upon the River due to the proposed new road 'which is to occupy a portion of and encroach upon the present Waterway'. Manuscript on one side of foolscap sheet, signed, 3rd June 1845.... together with Receipt for Chief Rent paid by Law to the Council of Barnstaple as Lord of the Manor of Castle Court, 1837, signed by Mayor and Treasurer. 1837 and 1845. £15.00

  64. Rowe (G) ILFRACOMBE from Capstone Hill. Tinted lithograph, size 9" x 13" plus margins, showing view across the town and bay, two figures in middle foreground, paddle steamer in bay, sailing ships in harbour. Tear through title and 1" into plate, some light waterstaining of bottom margin, small portion torn from right margin, traces of crease down centre. c1840. £30.00
    Corresponds to Somers Cox 1300, except the dimensions of the view he lists are slightly smaller.


  65. Salcombe AN ACT to confirm an Order made by the Board of Trade under the Sea Fisheries Act, relating to Salcombe. 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1872. £12.00

  66. Seaton AGREEMENT for rent of shop and store rooms at Seaton, James Skinner to Robert Follett, 'to carry on business of China, Glass and Earthenware, as well as Tea and Wholesale Dealers and Family Grocers'. 3 pages folio, folded. 1887. £10.00

  67. Sidmouth (Manor of) DECLARATION by James Manning of Exeter that the tenants of the Manor of Sidmouth are to pay all rents to him or his attorney Isaac Cox, pursuant to a demise made to him by Thomas Jenkins, a Captain in the 11th Regiment of Light Dragoons, and others. 3p., folio, closely written. 1816. £18.00
    Included messuages in Sidbury and Salcombe, with all pastures, fishings, woods, heriots etc.


  68. Spreat (W) BISHOP'S NYMPTON CHURCH. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India paper, large margins. Printed by C. Hulmandel. c1842. £18.00
    With a child next to a man talking to a woman in the right foreground who is carrying a bundle of sticks on her head. There are two other figures closer to the church.


  69. Tavistock PHOTOGRAPH showing what appears to be the viewing of an auction sale in the Town Hall. Print size 5" x 8", mounted on card with a red printed border. Two tears in paper, although the photo is stuck to the card. c1890. £12.00
    Shows paintings on the walls either side of a round arch which has a recess, display cases, statues, furniture, two men in bowler hats seated by the exhibits looking rather sleepy. A note on the back of the card in biro says it was probably a Ward & Chowen auction.


  70. Tavistock, First World War PHOTOGRAPH showing soldiers seated at three long tables in the Town Hall, laid out for a Christmas dinner. Black and white, size 7" x 9", mounted on card. Title on card in ink 'Xmas 1914. Tavistock'. 1914. £20.00
    There is mistletoe haning from the lamps, and ivy over the paintings of the mayors. A poster on the wall reads 'Royal Marines Toast... To Our Empire'.


  71. Temple (Dr), Bishop of Exeter LETTER on headed paper with address 'The Palace, Exeter'. 5 lines on 2 sides small 8vo., saying he will not be able to accept the invitation to the Conference and tea of the United Kingdom Alliance. Signed 'F. Exon.' 16th January 1872. £7.00
    Dr. Temple later became Archbishop of Canterbury.


  72. Tiverton PHOTOGRAPH of F.A. Payne J.P. Mayor of Tiverton. Photographed by Maull & Fox, Piccadilly, London. Photograph size 6" x 4", pasted to card mount, with name of photographer printed, name of Mayor written in pencil. Shows the Mayor, with a white beard, wearing fur-trimmed robe, and chain. c1895. £8.00

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



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  74. Blandford AFFADAVIT of George Long, Mercer, of Langton, Long Blandford, that he has not at any time sold, enfeoffed, released a messuage in Stourpaine this day conveyed to John Parker of Blandford Forum, Surgeon. 1p., sm. folio, signed George Long and witnessed by C. Guy. 1727. £10.00

  75. Bradpole ASSIGNMENT of a term of 1000 years in premises in Bradpole, Miss Tomlyn to Henry Templer. Large vellum sheet, size 23" x 29". 4 wax seals. 1835. £14.00
    The property was in Banack Street.


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

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

  78. East Forshill, Winfrith SURRENDER by Robert Allen, Taylor, to Robert Harvey of his interest in half an acre of land below 'black poole', part of Smythe's tenement. In English on vellum 5" x 9". 1620. Vellum creased, most of signature, and possibly a small seal, cut away. 1619. £34.00
    Refers to the will of Thomas Harvey.


  79. Marnhull AUCTION CATALOGUE of the Entire Herd of Jersey Cattle, the Property of R.S. Allen, Nash Farm. 15pp. 8vo. 1918. £10.00
    Gives full details of pedigrees.


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

  81. 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. £12.00
    Includes Alexandra Terrace, Newton Cottage, Albany Terrace, etc.


  82. Wareham and Purbeck Roads AN ACT for more effectually repairing and improving several Roads leading from the Market Cross in the Town of Wareham, and in Purbeck.... 10pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1830. £14.00

  83. 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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  84. Pilmore Hall, Hurworth CERTIFICATE OF THE CONTRACT FOR THE REDEMPTION OF LAND-TAX..... CONTRACTED AND AGREED WITH ALFRED BACKHOUSE OF PILMORE HALL, HUNWORTH ON TEES.... Being the Land-Tax charged upon All that Capital messuage or Mansion house.... called Pilmore House, or Pilmore Hall.... Large single sheet, folded, partly printed with manuscript additions, signed by the two commissioners, attached to which is a folded printed plan in ink, on waxed linen, with boundaries, buildings, roads and river hand-coloured, size approx. 33" x 22", scale 25.344 inches to a mile. At the foot of the plan is the indelible stamp of 'George Dickinson and Son, Civil Engineering Surveyors, &c, Darlington'. 1879. £25.00 -- See Illustration


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  85. Bardfield Hall EXTENSIVE CORRESPONDENCE between Joseph Smith Junr. of Bardfield Hall, near Braintree and his bride -to-be Mary Christy of Broomfield, 1836-7. From Mary Christy to Joseph: 22 letters. 4to, 3 pages plus, on most letters, cross writing on two pages. integral address panels on verso, with broken was seals. Most have postmarks and the number '5' scrawled on the address. Most postmarks are Chelmsford, but some are from her visits to London 'T.P. Chapman Road', 'T.P. Peckm. Ave'. The letters discuss family matters, shopping, visits, local news etc. For example,from East Dulwich she writes 'I spent the morning shoppin whilst my Aunts were at an Anti-Slavery meeting... went to Peckham meeting. E. Dudly spoke very beautifully... she is blessed to walk with a large stick which she told us belonged to Geo. Fox. After meeting we went to... the Bulah Spa 30 acres of Wood cut out into walks, some cleared and laid out into gardens...'. From Joseph Smith at Bardfield Hall to Mary Christy: 39 letters. 4to, 3 pages, many with cross writing on at least one page. All with address panel on verso, most of the wax seals clipped out. Addressed to James Christy, Broomfield, near Chelmsford, and marked Mary Christy. Most with circular Braintree postmarks, some with several postmarks such as a large 'G.P', 'T.P Rate 2d' etc. Writes of family matters, visits etc. in a fairly pedestrian way. Mentions that he has been given first refusal on renting Pattiswick Hall, and asks her to persuade her father that it is a farm with possibilities, although needing a lot of work to make it comfortable for them to live in. 61 letters... together with... 13 letters to Mary Christy/Smith from her parents, mother-in-law, and friends, 1838-41, including letter from her mother about looking after her newly-born first child, and the new young nurse who has 'a good share of experience in this way from her infancy tho' I have no doubt thou will find her rather awkward having lived in I suppose a large and perhaps what we should think rough family, her parents were very industrious...'. 75 letters in all... together with... DIARY, no name given but presumably that of Mary Christy, 1861-87. Small 8vo notebook, tuck-in flap, full calf. 166 full pages. Writes of family matters - funerals, illnesses, visits to relations, local matters, harvests, attendance at Quaker meetings, visiting preachers, (such as Joseph Thorp 'He afterwards came into the woman's meeting and spoke upon the privileges we enjoyed as a society enumerating the greater liberty women had than in any other sect and how friends had been formost in the Bible Society, Anti slavery, Capital punishment and every Philanthropic movement, the intellectual acquirements being more studied the time not being given up to what is called accomplishments so much.' At the end of the diary she describes their Golden Wedding, and there are two newspaper cuttings on the event 'at Woolpits, Great Saling'. 1836-7 and 1861-87. £190.00

  86. Bishops Waltham SOLICITOR'S MEMORANDUM regarding the arrangements for the inheritance of the property of Mary Rotherham of Waltham House. The use of the house and contents was left to Anne Yonge (Lady Yonge) who by her will of 1775 left the goods, including 'the French plate at Waltham House' to Louisa Yonge. 3p., draft, with amendments. n.d. c1800. £14.00
    Mentions the trustees of the property, who included Lord Vernon.


  87. Bocking RELEASE for Share of Money secured by Marriage Settlement, Susanna Pettit of Bocking to Ambrose Myall. Vellum 17" x 26". Signed by Susanna and two women witnesses, wax seal. Relates to the forthcoming marriage between Barker Myall and Mary Pettit. 1808. £14.00

  88. Chelmsford, Maldon, Halstead, Much Hadham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheets 222, 223, etc., Size 27" x 37", scale 1" to 1 mile, composite map, dissected and linen-backed and folding into 8vo endpapers, lacks front endpaper. Wyld label in bottom margin. Some very slight discolouration in places on left side. Electrotype 1886. £32.00

  89. Maplestead ESSEX AND SUFFOLK EQUITABLE INSURANCE SOCIETY for a farm called Chelmshoe House, Maplestead, comprising a range of buildings including Hopkiln, Granary, thatched rick, dwelling house at Pannels Ash farm, Richard Myall of Great Maplestead, cottages at Castle Hedingham, Richard Mayll, farmer. Folio sheet, small papered seals, printed, with long descriptions of property in manuscript. 1836. £12.00


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  90. Alvington LEASE FOR A YEAR of a cottage, an acre of land, wood ground by the name of Roughett, in Alvington. Attested copy on single large sheet, folio, plus cover leaf with docket title. James Parsons and Ann and Mary Davis to George Williams. 1805. £14.00

  91. 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

  92. Derby Road, Gloucester ACCOUNT BOOK of a local builder detailing cost of work in 'taking down old Cottage at Derby Road School site' and rebuilding it at Coney Hill Road. 17p of accounts in small 8vo notebook, with names of workers paid, materials etc. 1907. At the end of the book are approx. 50p in pencil, 1927-33, recording quantities of plants sold (lobelia, stocks, geraniums, asters, tomatoes etc.), presumably from a nursery. 1907-33. £15.00

  93. Forest of Dean Railway TWO MAPS showing Great Western and Severn and Wye railways in the Forest of Dean. Comprises (i) Map size 29" x 40", showing railways from Lydbrook, Drybrook, Coleford, Cinderford, Speech House Road etc., with inset of Mierystock (Tramroad) Junction. (ii) Severn & Wye Railway and Canal Co. Size 30" x 40", scale 6" = 1 mile, showing Lydney Jcn., Berkeley Road, Sharpness etc., key to mines, signal boxes, tramways etc., with section showing gradients along the bottom. Both in bluish reproduction process on very pale yellow paper, folded... together with... a typed letter signed by H.W. Paar, 16 May 1981, explaining 'These are prints of original maps prepared for his books on the Forest of Dean railways. c1970. £15.00
    The letter refers to 'The Severn & Wye Railway' (1963) and 'The Great Western Railway in Dean' (1965), and explained who drafted them.


  94. Maismore AN ACT for altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act..... for building a Bridge at Maismore.... 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1813. £12.00

  95. Oldbury upon Severn AN ASSESSMENT MADE ON THE TYTHING OF OLDBURY UPON SEVERN for the Land Tax at 4s in the pound. 1797. 3p., size 16" x 6", folds. Lists name and amount payable, occasionally lands or tenements mentioned as for example 'Poor Lands', 'Berkeley School Lands', 'Brushes'. Approx. 120 names... together with... similar document for 1798. The 1798 document signed by the Collectors, three very small wax seals. 1778-9. £36.00

  96. Parish of Saint John Baptist, Gloucester ORDER from the Justices of the Peace for Gloucester to the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Saint John Baptist, for collecting rates. 1828. Printed form, small folio, with manuscript inserts, signed with two small seals. With similar form for 1823... together with... 6 printed receipts headed 'Gloucester City and County Bank' with manuscript inserts, to the 'Credit of the Workhouse' 1829... together with... Parish of St. Johns Surveyors Book 1827-28. 5p., sm. 4to, neatly written, listing payments 'for sweeping' etc... together with... letter from an overseer at St. Stephens, London Wall, about an the nephew of an inmate called Hodgson who is at Gloucester, who had served as an apprentice to a Coach Mnufacturer in Blackfryen Road, Christ Church Surrey, 1828... Expenses for 'A Journey to Falmouth' 1835, for travel and maintenance, 1p.... together with Voting Paper for the parish, listing candidates, proposers, etc. 1p., 4to.... together with... 10 small slips headed with name of person and expenses for relieving, travelling of constables, lying in, burial, etc. 1823-35. £80.00
    Examples of the expenses for poor individuals include: for 'George Musto Relieving, Inquest & Burial' 'Jury Men drinking...' 'Coffin', 'Pall cloth', for 'mary Spragg' 'order of affiliation... taking Wm. Parry... 2 men looking out for Parry 2 days... lying in... sending Parry to prison...'


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

  98. Tewkesbury LEASE FOR A YEAR of a messuage in High Street, Elizabeth Callow and others to Harriet Scott. Vellum, size 19" x 24", 3 wax seals. 1833. £15.00

    SOCIETY OF TRADESMEN

  99. Wickwar CONVEYANCE by Appointment and Release of Lands at Wickwar, Arthur Hockley of Wickwar, William Jones, Labourer, master, and Thomas Watts, Labourer and others, Stewards of a Society of Tradesmen formerly meeting at the Kings Arms in Wickwar and now meeting at the house of John Chandler known as the New Inn, Revd. Thomas Jones and others to Joseph Plaister, shopkeeper, of Wickwar. 3 vellum sheets, some browning and rubbing, outside dusty, signed by 48 parties, with small wax seals, on the last sheet, some with their marks, and again on the back of one sheet, without seals, acknowledging receipt of £250 paid by Plaister. 1819. £38.00
    The names of the parties are given in the body of the deed, all with occupations, including farrier, pargeter, woolstribbler, woolcomber, mason. The majority are listed as labourers. Parishes they come from include Tortworth, Yate, Hawkesbury, Cromhall.



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  100. Basing LAND IN THE OCCUPATION OF MR. W. ELLIOT in the Parish of Basing Called Razors Farm. 1865. Plan in ink on tracing paper, 15" x 17", 10 Chain Scale. Down right hand side is Schedule giving number on plan for 36 plots etc., with State and Quantity. Inset top left is small plan of a plot at Sherfield. With some later notes on schedule such as 'all taken by Railway 21.3.70'. There is a cotton backing sheet of the same size, to which the paper is not pasted. 1865. £34.00

  101. Bishops Waltham MANORIAL COURT DOCUMENT Manor of Waltham Episcopi, recording tenancy of members of the Noyse family, 1723. Vellum, size 10" x 11", 20 lines in Latin. 1723. £20.00
    Concerns Nicholas, William and James Noyse, and refers to closes of land called Brookes, Gully Close, Stony Croft, naming adjoining owners.


  102. Brockenhurst MORTGAGE for securing £40, on two cottages at the Weirs, bounded on all sides by the New Forest, William House of Lymington, Coachman to Joseph Read, Sawyer, and others, Trustees of the Court Yelverton Lodge of the Ancient Order of Foresters. Large vellum sheets, wax seal. Further charges of 1869 and 1874 on verso. 1866. £16.00

  103. Nether Wallop AGREEMENT FOR TENANCY of Manor Farm, Lord Bolton to Henry Flux. 3pp., folio, printed, with information added in manuscript, plus 2 pages of schedule completed in manuscript giving names of approx. 100 plots etc., with quantity, area, tithes etc. Split down spine. 1903. £12.00
    Printed for the Hackwood Estate Office.


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

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


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  106. Burghill POSTER advertising sale of Freehold Estate at Burghill, with Farmhouse and 102 Acres, an extensive quarry of excellent stone, 2 cottages at Burghill Portway, Freehold estate with Farmhouse and 76 acres at Newton in Clodock, Four Houses in Wyebridge Street Hereford, 13 Cottages in Goal Lane, One Share in the Hereford Railway, etc. Size 18" x 11", traces of folds, printed in a variety of type faces. Times Office, Widemarsh-Street, Hereford, Nov. 20th, 1841. £24.00

  107. Hereford PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of Properties situated on Aylestone Hill and West Street in the City of Hereford... to be sold by auction... 8th day of July, 1892. 5pp., folio, folded with docket title. Attractive folding hand-coloured plan at rear, showing 'Overbury Lodge' and 'Elmhurst'. Completed memorandum on verso of last page, signed over stamp. 1892. £32.00
    Included 'Elmhurst', 'Overbury Lodge', and five dwelling houses in West Street.


  108. Ullingswick PARTICULARS AND PLAN of a Valuable Freehold Property known as 'The Steppes Farm'... to be offered for Sale by Auction... 16th July, 1913. 2pp., folio, folded with docket title. Large folding coloured plan. 1913. £20.00


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  109. Great and Little Munden EXTRACT FROM CONFIRMED INCLOSURE AWARD of John Nockolds, Land Surveyor. 2p., folio, in MS, relating to Great Souls field Common, Fellowsfield Common, various private carriage roads etc. With schedule. Plain wraps, folded.... together with.... PLAN on tracing paper, scale 3 chains to an inch, 'traced from Inclosure Map', showing various Great Souls field, etc. 1853. £22.00

  110. Hadley Common AUCTION SALE PARTICULARS of the Choice Historical Freehold Property known as 'The Mount'... comprising a Beautiful Old Georgian House... Lovely Gardens & Pleasure Grounds... for sale by Auction... 17th June, 1913. 1pp., wraps decoratively printed in red and black, photo tipped onto front wrap, 14" x 9", 5 sepia photographs in text. Vertical crease down centre. Some small edge tears in front wrap. 1913. £16.00

  111. Hitchin BOND of Mercy Collis of Hitchin widow of John Collis, Brazier, Francis Corrie, Linen Draper, to John Newman, Gent., for £100. 1p., manuscript, small folio, blank conjoint leaf. Three wax seals. Signed with large 'MC' by Mercy, and by two other parties, and witnesses. 1725. £22.00

  112. Hitchin FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY Attractive Small Residential Property Codicote Lodge, Hitchin, covering in all an area of approximately 80 acres. 10pp., 4to, stiff wraps, 4 photographs in text, and photo on front wrap. 1938. £15.00

  113. Little Ravely ACKNOWLEDGEMENT of the receipt of £83 owed to Eleanor Fletcher of Ramsey, nee Raby, under the will of Thomas Pooley of Little Raveley. 1p., folio, blank conjoint leaf, 20 lines. Signed with their marks by Eleanor and Thomas Fletcher, witnessed. 1798. £18.00


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    Kent


  114. Ashford, Smeeth, Kennington ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXV. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. Linen backed and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. One very small field shaded pink and marked with a date. Revised 1906. £22.00

  115. Dover AN ACT for Enlarging the Term of years granted by an Act passed in the Session of Parliament, held in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of King William the Third, for the Repair of Dover Harbour. 2pp., plus cover leaf, small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. Attractive floral decoration around initial letter. 1703. £22.00

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


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  117. Blackburn THE PUBLIC HEALTH ACT, 1875. Whereas the Town Council of the Borough... have applied to the Local Government Board for sanction to borrow money for purposes of Street Improvement... Notice is given that Col. C.H. Luard, Inspector appointed to hold the said Inquiry, will attend... at the Town Hall... Poster, the word 'Blackburn' in large heavy type-face, size 18" x 11". 1899. £10.00

  118. Blackley Hurst Colliery KING SEAM manuscript plan in ink and pink shading. Size 37" x 26", on thick paper backed with linen, scale 1/2500. With 'Section of Seam' top right showing Top Coal, Queen Coal etc., Shows workings round Weathercock Hill Farm, Semeley Green Farm, Arch Lane Farm, Monterey Reservoir, etc. No date. 1950's - 1960's. £50.00

  119. Broatcliffe FEOFFMENT of land in Broatcliffe called the Great Bank, etc., with Common of pasture and Turbary, John Tattersall of Corkden in Burnley to Henry Halstead of Flackgate. Vellum, 18" x 26", small wax seal on tag. Signed by Tattersall. Memorandum on verso, and receipt for payment of £94, both signed by 4 witnesses. 1705. £38.00

    EIGHTEENTH CENTURY COAL MINING

  120. Cow Hill (Chadderton) A MAP OF THE COAL-WORKS in two closes of land at Cow-hill in Lancashire The Property of James Travis. By James Needham 1787. Manuscript plan in ink with outline colour, on paper, size 19" x 23", coal workings shaded in different colours of buff (probably a faded red), black, and green. Basic title cartouche and compass rose. Rows of what seem to be workings but look like houses either side of a street, numbered 1-6 on each side. Traces of folds, laid down on thin card, wear at central horizontal fold, with some slight loss of paper at points along fold, in blank areas, with some minor dustmarking around edges of holes. A reference bottom left explains 'Boundary fencies'; the 'red letters are the Higher end Black the Lower end, red numbers up Banks in both Ends and the Black are down Banks'. The red numbers are faded and are now a slightly lighter black. 'Works numbered & lettered red are works that are fallen & the Houses over have given way'. There are other numbers that show distance of workings from coal pit, 'the Hitch betwixt the two Ends' etc. 1787. £120.00
    Names of other owners marked include Duckworth,Lawton. In Eden's 'Dictionary of Land Surveyors' a John Needham is recorded as a maker of estate and mineral plans in the West Riding of Yorkshire, mid eighteenth century, so it's possible James Needham was a relative.


  121. Liverpool A GENERAL BILL OF MORTALITY For the Town and Parish of Liverpool.... from the 25th of March 1794 to the 25th of March 1795. Printed on thin paper, size 11" x 7", probably slightly timmed at sides close to border. Decorative border, woodcuts of two churches flanking the title 'Liverpool' which is in decorative 'Gothic' lettering. Two tables, one 'Annual Mounted along top edge only onto thin card. Small repaired tear through border at top edge. Printed by William Mevett & Son. 1795. ££65.00
    Gives two tables, one and Annual Table of Births, Burials and Marriages in the different parishes, and for the Baptist, Methodist, Quaker etc. chapels, and a Monthly Table, with a breakdown by age of the burials at the bottom of the sheet.


  122. Wigan election MINUTES OF THE EVIDENCE Taken before the Select Committee on the Wigan Election Petition; With the Proceedings of the Committee. 70pp., small folio, disbound. Docket title on last leaf. Ordered by The House of Commons, to be Printed 27 April 1846. £25.00
    Verbatim report of the proceedings, with, for example, questioning of landlords who allegedly supplied drink, breakfasts, etc. to potential voters on the morning of the election.


  123. Teesdale & Co. Publisher MAP OF LEICESTERSHIRE Engraved fully hand-coloured map, size 13" x 16". 1832. £35.00
    Shaded in wards.



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  124. Black Bank Farm, Messingham PARTICULARS OF "BLACK BANK FARM" Extending to 118 acres 1 rood 32 perches with Farmhouse and Buildings. For Sale by Auction at the Angel Hotel, Brigg, On Thursday, July 15th, 1948. Coloured folding plan in pocket at rear, 4pp, sm 4to, original printed wraps. 1948. £12.00

  125. Kesteven POSTER announcing that Col. C. Luard, Inspector of the Local Government Board, will attend at the Town Hall, Sleaford, 8th August, 1899, to hold a Local Inquiry into the application by the County Council to borrow money for providing a Lunatic Asylum. 51 lines, large heading, size 20" x 13". 1899. £18.00


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  126. Baurmeister & Co., Queen Victoria St. PRICE LIST of Doughing, Dividing, Sifting, and Sack Cleaning Machines. 38pp., 8vo., printed in blue, wraps. Numerous illusts. Repair at spine. 1905. £18.00

  127. Cassell, Petter and Galpin, Pub. CENTRAL SHEET OF THE NEW EDITION of Cassell's Large Nine Sheet Map of London, Scale, Nine Inches to the Mile. Sheet from the nine-sheet map originally published by Edward Weller in the Weekly Dispatch newspaper. Scale 1 mile = 1". Lithographed, size 17" x 25", title as above along top, slight trace of central fold, the word 'London' after 'La Belle Sauvage Yard' has been chipped from the imprint in the bottom margin. London, Published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin, La Belle Sauvage Yard. 187-. £180.00
    Blackfriars bridge is at the centre at the bottom of the plan, The Tower in bottom right corner. Covers Trafalgar Square, St. James Square, British Museum, The Foundling Hospital, St. Pauls', Bunhill Fields, etc.


  128. Covent Garden AGREEMENT for a Building Lease of Ground in Bedford Street and Bedford Court, Covent Garden, The Most Noble The Duke of Bedford and her Majesty's Postmaster General. Written in ink on vellum, 3 pages, size 18" x 12", red ruled margins. Signed Bedford with large wax seal with coat of arms, on a ground of blue silk. Attached is a coloured plan of the Site for Proposed Post Office, Bedford Street, on waxed cotton, size 14" x 8". 1883. £85.00

  129. Finance LETTER from Donald Davidson 8, Howard Street, Strand, 23 Sept. 1811, to Stephen Phillimore at Kew Foot Lane, Richmond. Thanks him for sending Col. Smiths draft for Mr. Cole's estate and encloses a receipt. 11 lines, 1p., 4to, conjoint leaf with address panel, feint red circular postmarks, and black stamp 'Standard 3py P.Paid'. 1811. £12.00

  130. Gray (Sir James) LETTER dated London 20th May 1714, signed Wm. Grahame, addressed on verso to Sir James Gray, (place illegible). 1p., 4to, 17 lines, blank conjoint leaf with address on verso. Tipped down right edge to a piece of blue paper. Says Gray can have the ledger 'when I am clear of the 100 guinee note which Mr Murray endors't...' but offers to answer any queries in the meantime. 'I desyre but justice in this affair... give your self that trouble in tyme or blame not me for the consequence of your neglect...' 1714. £28.00
    Sir James Gray, 1st Baronet, had been a merchant, and footman to James II.


  131. Johnston Brothers, Minories THE JOHNSTON 'DOME' AND 'SUPERDOME' for heating and spraying tar and bitumens, 5pp. brochure, 4to, illustrating 4 boilers. c1935. £10.00

  132. Knight (Charles) WESTERN LONDON Lithographed plan. Size 14" x 10", trace of central fold. London. Charles Knight 90 Fleet Street. c1860. £50.00
    Covers Primrose Hill, Waterloo Bridge, Battersea Park, Kensington Gardens. From the book on London by Charles Knight. One of three maps from this publication, the others being 'The Environs of London', and 'Eastern London'.


  133. Madame Tussaud's THE NEW MADAME TUSSAUD'S EXHIBITION Official Guide and Catalogue 1928. 96pp., wraps. Adverts, a few photographic illustrations. 1928. £8.00
    Lists 298 characters, plus 80 for the Chamber of Horrors.


  134. Noton Ltd., Walthamstow LUGGAGE 1956. Catalogue, 31pp., 4to, yellow wraps, numerous illustrations including many in colour. Staples rusty hence some sections loose. 1956. £14.00
    Includes Lizard Grain Range, Taper-Shape Range, leather handbags.


  135. 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

  136. Saint Luke Parish Improvements, Middlesex AN ACT for the better enlightening and cleansing the open Places, Squares, Streets, Lanes, Alleys, Passages, and Courts, within the Parish of Saint Luke in the County of Middlesex; and regulating the Nightly Watch and Bedels; and for repairing the Highways within the Parish. Cover leaf + pages numbered 83-102, small folio, black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1754. £11.00

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

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

  139. Thames Watermen AN ACT to explain and amend a Clause in An Act.... for making more effectual several Acts relating to Watermen, Wherrymen, and Lightermen, rowing on the River Thames so far as the same relates to Ferry-Boats and Flat-bottomed Boats. Cover leaf + pages numbered 611-612, small folio, black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by the Assigns of His Majesty's Printer, 1731. £18.00

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


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

  142. Davey (G) CHEPSTOW CASTLE, MONMOUTHSHIRE Lithograph, showing close-up view of castle, vegetation in fore-ground, from drawing by John Willis, on India paper, size 8" x 10", plus margins. Printed by Day & Haghe. c1860. £35.00

  143. Greenwood (C. & H) MAP OF THE COUNTY OF MONMOUTHSHIRE. From an Actual Survey made in the Years 1829 & 1830. Engraved map, hand coloured, with an engraved inset view of Tintern Abbey. Size approx. 25" x 29". Scale approx. 1" = 3 miles. Central fold. Several repaired edge tears, one of which reaches 1" into map. 1831. £65.00

  144. Grocer's TRADE CARD of Morgan & Williams, Wholesale & Retail Grocers and Tea Dealers, Hop Cheese & Butter Factors, Spices, Fish, Sauces, Capers, Olives &c. Shiny card, some slight discoloration at edge. c1860. £10.00

  145. Havell (Robert) PART OF CHEPSTOW CASTLE AS SEEN FROM THE MOAT. Antique hand-coloured lithograph. Lithographed view approx. 7" x 10", in an ivory mount with gold and silver lines, the hand-colouring is well executed but possibly later. Bristol: T. Bedford, High Street, c.1840. £25.00

  146. St. Mellons NEWPORT EXTENSION ST. MELLONS OPPOSITION Reproduction of Ordnance Survey Map, Scale 6" to 1 mile, 50" x 58", dissected and mounted on linen. Coloured to show proposed boundary extension, land acquired for flood prevention etc., relating to Bill in 1933-4 Parliamentary Session. 1933. £24.00

  147. Walker (J) & (C) MONMOUTHSHIRE Folding engraved, hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area approx. 13" x 15", plus margins, folding into boards with original label, size 5" x 3". 1840. £15.00


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    Norfolk


  148. 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

  149. Great Yarmouth PARTICULARS, CONDITIONS, STIPULATIONS for letting by Auction the Stallages, Rents and Tolls in the Markets and Fair of Great Yarmouth, and the Rents of the Shops in the Fish Market.... by Samuel Aldred & Son.... 17th November, 1913. 11pp., sm. folio, folded, with docket title.. 1913. £20.00

  150. Norwich TWO BILLHEADS with engraved headings, decorative calligraphy. sm. 8vo, for G. Mingay, Ladies Boot & Shoe Warehouse; Mrs Taylor, Stay & Elastic Bandage Maker. 2 items. 1841-2. £9.00
    Made out and receipted as settled.


  151. Wymondham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of A Valuable Small Estate, at and Near Silfield Division, In Wymondham, Comprising Farm, Barn, Stable.... Garden and Orchards and 38 Acres of Highly Productive Arable and Pasture Land.... which Mr S. Cann will offer for auction Friday, the 25th Day of July, 1873. 4to, 7pp., folding coloured plan. 1873. £24.00

  152. Wymondham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Messuages, Cottages, Brick-Kiln & Yards.... for Sale by Auction.... 14th August, 1877. 4pp., folded with docket title. 1877. £14.00

  153. Wymondham PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of very Desirable Properties at Wymondham... for Sale by Auction... 7th June, 1867. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. Attractive type-faces. 1867. £8.00


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    Northumberland


  154. Alnwick, Alnham etc. ASSIGNMENT of lands in Alnwick, Hodburnlawe, Prendwick, Alnham, Bromwell and other places, Richard Alder of Hodburnlawe to Roger Rednall, Roger Archer, William Lawley, John Hearon, 1530. Vellum, size 10" x 18", 24 lines in Latin, with inscription below in Latin in a different hand attesting it has been collated with the original deed by John Wills, clerk, and signed by John Collingwood and two others, and the date. 13th January 1619. £50.00

  155. Bacon's MAP OF NORTHUMBERLAND by John Dower, F.R.G.S. Folding fully coloured map, showing railways and stations, folding into small 8vo boards with decorative printed label. Scale 1" = 3 miles. c1880. £28.00

  156. Framlington PLAN showing work to be carried out to raise the road near the Angler's Hotel, Framlington. Printed in colours, size 21" x 30", with sections. Scale 20ft. to an inch.. Folds. Attached is a letter from the County Surveyor. 1922. £12.00


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    Oxfordshire


  157. Littlemore, near Oxford CATALOGUE OF PART OF THE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, Double-Barrelled Gun, Useful Gig and Harness, Baker's Covered Spring Cart.... To Be Sold by Auction by Messrs T. Mallam and Son, at a Barn in the Village, on Tuesday Next, August 5th, 1856.... Poster, size 17" x 13", few folds, slight off-setting. Printed by H. Cooke & Co, Oxford, 1856. £18.00
    Includes an extensive list of the items in the sale.


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

  159. St. Martins, Oxford ASSIGNMENT of the Estate and Effects of Joseph Wickens of the Parish of St. Martin in the City of Oxford, Cordwainer, dealer and Chapman, a Bankrupt, to Samuel Jackson of Windmill St., London, Currier, Maurice Blackford of Wantage, Cordwainer, John Coleman of Oxford, Currier. On paper, 3 pages size 22" x 15", signed by Commissioners and assignees with small papered seals. 1797. £28.00
    Wickens is described as having for two years carried on the 'business of a cordwainer by buying of Leather and working up and converting the same into Shoes Boots and Vandykes'.



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    Somerset


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


  161. Bath Auction PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Business Premises Situate on the Main Road at Twerton-on-Avon, near Bath, Which Will be Offered for Sale by Auction... April 29th, 1901. Includes Stanley House, Stanley Cottage, Shop, and Stables. Folio, 1p, plus Conditions, folded with docket title. 1901. £10.00

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


  163. Bickham (G) THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF WELLS Bickham ex. 1794. Copper engraving, size 13" x 22", the Cathedral taking up most of the paper, an array of figures in the foreground, large title along the bottom, 'Bickham ex. 1794' below border bottom right. Trimmed to just outside the border at top and sides. 1796. £75.00
    A striking bold print, and a good impression.


  164. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by LONG ASHTON CHURCH. Copper-plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", plus margins. 1791. £14.00
    From Collinson's History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset.

    DEED FROM TIME OF EDWARD VI

  165. Bridgwater ASSIGNMENT of a tenement in the borough of Bridgwater, Richard Halswell of Goathust and Gerard Brympton(?) of Hampshire to Richard Chute(?) of Wemdon, husbandman, giving power of attorney to two named persons. In Latin on vellum, size 8" x 15", a few brownish spots, remains of wax seal on one tag, the other tag lacking seal completely. 1548. £65.00

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


  167. Corfe PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Sporting and Residential Property known as Hayne, Corfe, Comprising a Stone Built Tudor House... rich grassland, sporting woodland... 2 building sites... in all about 166 acres... for Sale by Auction, July 14th, 1937... 10pp., small folio, stiff wraps with photo on front wrap, four photographic views on two plates, folding plan at rear. Edges of front wrap dust-stained, number written in ink on front wrap. 1937. £18.00

  168. Ford (T), delin. and Toms, sculpt. WELLS CATHEDRAL To the Revd. Matthew Brailsford DD & Dean of Wells this Prospect is humbly inscrib'd by Revd. Sr. Your Most Obedient humble Servant T. Smith. Exceptionally fine large copper engraved view, size 19" x 23", with the cathedral in great detail, from the west front. The statues on the front are shown in detail. Roadway at the left with horsemen and carriage, and arch over the road. A procession of divines approaching the cathedral, various figures on the paths around the building. Bottom left is a ground plan of the cathedral, with two putti, one with compasses, the other with a telescope. Top right are two more flying putti holding the arms of the bishop, and on the left two others holding an image of St. Andrew. Three lines of historical text below the bottom border. c1720. £110.00

  169. Ilminster POSTER advertising sale by auction at The Swan Inn of houses in Court Barton and Silver Street. Describes 4 Lots, with occupiers. Size 20" x 14", folds. 1877. £18.00

  170. Kingsbrompton TO BE LET BY AUCTION at the Lion Inn, in Wiveliscombe, on Thursday the 1st day of March next.... all the Capital Dairy & Grazing Farm, Situate at Ruggs.... To view the Lands, apply to Mr. Langdon, at Withiel Florey, one of the Owners.... Poster 11" x 8", a few browning posts, Ms extract from conveyance of house in Williton on verso. 1832. £26.00

  171. Nether Stowey OAK TIMBER TO BE SOLD at the Globe, in Nether Stowey, on Wednesday the 19th, Day of April Instant, by Four O'Clock, Forty Large Oak Trees... The Trees are in Holford Wood, near Stowey, 3 miles from Coombwich; 6 from Watchet.... John Webber of Holford aforesaid, will shew the Timber.... Handbill, size 8" x 6", printed in large type, decorative border above imprint, little hand pointing to John Webber's name. Paper slightly frayed at top corner, traces of vertical fold. Pile, Printer, Norton, 12th April, 1815. £36.00

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


  173. South Cadbury SURVEY AND VALUATION OF LANDS AND PREMISES IN THE PARISH OF SOUTH CADBURY.... the subject of a proposed exchange between the Revd Henry Bennett as Rector of that parish and James Bennet Esq. Folio, folded, 8p, manuscript, with schedules of lands giving field names, state of cultivation etc. Marked "copy declaration, survey etc. as finally adopted'. 1848. £24.00

  174. Taunton NEW YEAR'S EVE CONCERT at the Gaumont Palace, December 31st. Programme. Stiff wraps, 3pp., 8vo, staples rusty. Includes photo of George Arliss, the star of the show. Programme included Jan Stewer, the humourist. n.d. c1950? £5.00

  175. Wells TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION For the Lives of three Persons; At Coxley-Pound Inn, In the Out-Parish of Saint Cuthbert in Wells... the First Day of December next.... The Undermentioned very Valuable Lands and Premises Situate at Polsham.... Handbill printed in a variety of type faces, size 13" x 8", some slight creasing. Purchasers and prices realised added in margins in a contemporary hand. Wells: Printed by J.E. Lewis, of whom may be had Stamps for Bills... November 12, 1814. £35.00
    Includes House called 'Carters', pasture called 'Polsham Field' etc.


  176. Whitelackington LAND TAX ASSESSMENTS for the years 1871-2, 1875-6, 1878-9, 1894-95, 1897-8, 1902-3, 1905-6, 1907-8. Folio, printed in columns with Proprietor, Occupier, Property, Sums Assessed, Rental entered in MS. Folded, dust-stained at some edges. Entries listing approx. 35 properties in each. 8 items. 1871-1908. £18.00

  177. Wookey Hole and Cheddar TWO COPPER ENGRAVINGS on one sheet. each engraving measuring approx. 4" x 4", one 'Gezicht Van Okey Hole' shows the hillside cut through to show two chambers, visitors admiring the stalactites, church in distance, the other 'Gezicht Van de Kloop des Mendippe Heuvels te Cheddar' shows a cart entering the gorge, mill in foreground. In cream mount, traces of folds. n.d. early 18th century. £16.00


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  178. Billington Bank, near Stafford PARTICULARS, VIEWS AND PLANS of Butterhill Estate... comprising a Freehold Farm... three cottages, country residence.... five enclosures of old pasture land with buildings thereon... known as The Wakeleys, to be offered for Sale by Auction.... 23rd May, 1914. 8pp., folio, printed wraps, 2 folding maps at rear. Plate with two photographs of Butterhill House. 1914. £28.00

  179. Longdon and Cannock Wood FINAL AGREEMENT between George Boughey and William and Dorothy Davenport relating to messuage, stable, barn, orchard, thirty acres of land and common of pasture for cattle. Vellum, size 7" x 21", some light spotting, folds, some brown stains on verso. 1749. £18.00


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    Suffolk


  180. Beccles THE PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Residential Estate in the Parishes of Beccles, Barsham and Ringsfield comprising.... a Mansion known as Ashmans seated on an Eminence in a small Park.... Rose Hall Farm.... Land extending to the River Waveney.... Also, the Manors of Rose Hall & Ashmans.... Which will be Sold by Auction.... 31st day of July, 1861. 11pp., folio, plus attractive folding coloured plan. Folded, with docket title, outside leaf with docket title browned at folds, with some crayon marks in corner. 1861. £36.00

  181. Bungay PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Accommodation Meadows, in the parish of BUNGAY HOLY TRINITY, and of a Going upon STOWE FEN, which will be Sold by Auction by Mr George Durrant, at the Tuns Inn, Bungay, on Thursday, 25th October, 1869. Folio, 3pp, docket title, folded, manuscript agreement on verso re. sale. 1866. £15.00

  182. Great Barton INCLOSURE Notice of Roads, Public Allotments &c. 8pp., folio, plus outer leaf with docket title. Separately paginated. Refers to the Act of Parliament for inclosing the common fields of Great Barton. Sets out boundaries in great detail, roads, footpaths, fences, sheep-washing, poor's firing, etc. Details left blank in the printing such as costs have been filled in in manuscript. Signed by three Commissioners. With the name of Thos. Quayle, who was one of the owners, above the docket title. Bury: Printed by J. Rackham, Angel-Hill. 1805. £28.00
    Allotments were to be fenced with banks 'planted with White-Thorn-Layer'.


  183. Great Saling CATALOGUE of the Valuable Live and Dead Farming Stock... At Woolpits Farm, October 1st, 1900. 13pp., 8vo., printed wraps with list of Bullocks, Lambs etc., prices realised entered in ink... together with... CATALOGUE of the Antique Furniture and Effects at Woolpits... August 24th, 1905. 15pp., 4to, 2 photographic plates. Loosely inserted is a small envelope with four actual photographs of Jacobean furniture and note 'Furniture originally at Woolpits'...together with... CATALOGUE of Antique and Modern Furniture on the Premises at Woolpits... 26th October, 1933, 16pp., 8vo. 3 items. 1900-1933. £18.00

  184. Ipswich PROBATE of the will of Mary Sims Brightwen, late of Ipswich. Vellum sheet, manuscript, with certificate of administration attached, large papered seal. Stamps of various railway companies on verso. 1882. £8.00


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    Surrey


  185. Kew AN ACT for enabling His Majesty to inclose Part of Kew Green, and for dividing and extinguishing Rights of Common over certain Lands in the Parish of Kew... 11pp., disbound, small folio. Act of Parliament. 1823. £10.00

  186. 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. 9pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1812. £10.00


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  187. Chichester LETTER from Dorothea Sharp to William Adair Esq., Pall-Mall, London, dated Chichester 3rd Aug. 1762. 8 lines in a fine bold hand on 1p, 4to, signed 'Dorothea Sharp', blank conjoint leaf with address panel on verso, broken black wax seal, postmark 'Chi/chester' and 4/AV in a circle. 1762. £26.00
    Says she has 'taken the Liberty to draw on you' for £13.6s in favour of Mr. Henry Mullins.. it being the subsistence due to my Husband Lieut. Sharp as Adjutant of the 9th Regm. ...' William Adair was a well-known broker of the time. In a famous case, the brothers Perreau were executed for forging a bond for £7.500 in the name of Adair.


  188. Etchingham PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Four... Properties in this Improving Locality... For Sale by Auction... August 10th, 1900. 3pp., folio, plus docket title and memorandum. Full-page coloured plan. A few small edge tears at folds. 1900. £20.00

  189. Hadlow & Sons, Ltd., Lithographers MAP OF BRIGHTON AND HOVE Plan printed in black green, size 23" x 36", scale 6" to 1 mile, bus routes shown in red. Street index. Folded. c1920. £18.00

  190. Heathfield PARTICULARS PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Hugletts Farm... for Sale by Auction... October 24th, 1922. 5pp., 4to, folding coloured plan loosely inserted. 1922. £16.00
    Included two cottages.


  191. Pevensey, Hailsham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet LXIX. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1879. Embossed stamp 1895. £25.00

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


  193. Worthing BARGAIN AND SALE of four pieces of land awarde to John Penfold in respect of a Copyhold Estate called first Lambolds held of the Manor of Worthing, the Devisees under the Will of John Penfold to Harry Newland. Vellum, two sheets size 19" x 29", signed with 6 wax seals. Small plan in text showing coloured strips of land next to New Brighton Road. 1823. £15.00


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


  195. Calne PARTICULARS OF SALE OF VALUABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTY in the Market Place, Patford Street and Curzon Street. In the Town of Calne, which will be offered for Sale by Auction.... by Mr Charles H. Parry, at the Lansdowne Arms Hotel, Calne, On Wednesday, the 28th day of August, 1878. Folio, 2pp. 1878. £12.00

  196. Dauntsey Swine Fever [The Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act, 1878.] THE ANIMALS ORDER. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That some yards and pigsties situate at Park Farm, in the Parish of Dauntsey, in the County of Wilts, in the occupation of Richard Matthews.... is..... determined, and declared to be a place infected with Swine Fever R.W. Merriman, Clerk to the Authority, Marlborough, June 22nd, 1880. Poster, size 14" x 10", few folds. R.F. Houlston, Printer and bookseller, Chippenham, 1880. £18.00

  197. Devizes PARTICULARS of a Valuable Freehold Residential Property, Building Sites, Dwelling-Houses, Shops & Premises.... 2pp. folio, folded with docket title, large folding plan, hand-coloured in outline, showing 'Spitalcroft' in detail, loosely inserted. 1875. £28.00

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

  199. Martin (R), Lithographer, Long Acre PLAN OF THE ANTIENT CLOSE AT OLD SARUM with 'Indications of the Antient Cathedral, visible in September 1834', and 'Ground Plan restored'. Plans single sheet of thick paper, size 12" x 18", the first plan shows embankments with hachuring, trees, etc, and the outline of the two adjacent plans superimposed. Scale approx. 1" = 300ft. Published by Messrs. Brodie & Co. Salisbury. £12.00
    The Top edge of the paper appears to have been trimmed, although there is no border.


  200. Pewsey PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of valuable Properties comprising 'Southcott House'.... 'Southcott Lodge'.... to be Sold by Auction.... 26th June, 1890. 3pp., folio, folded. 1890. £15.00
    Attractively printed title page.


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

  202. Shrewton PARTICULARS of Valuable Accommodation Land, Dwelling House with Convenient Farm Homestead, and Cottage.... for Sale by Auction... 15th September 1884. 3pp., 4to, folded with docket title. 1884. £10.00

  203. Westbury PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Accommodation, Pasture and Arable Lands, together with a Good Building Site between the Town of Westbury and the Railway Station... which will be sold by auction.... 29th March, 1893. 6pp., folio, including 2pp. Conditions of Sale, large folding coloured plan. Split down most of spine. Staining down edge of docket title. 1893. £28.00
    Printed in a variety of attractive type-faces.



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  204. Beoley ASSIGNMENT AND SURRENDER of Estates at Beoley... for residue of Term of 1000 years.... Joshua Walker and others to Miss Holmes. 4 large vellum sheets, second sheet with some light browning. Contains very long list of farms and lands, naming each close etc. 5 wax seals. 1854. £24.00
    Includes Witmore Farm, Pink Green Farm, Marlfield Farm, Battens Farm.


  205. Dudley LETTER from Richd. Smith, Mines Dept., Priory, Dudley to F. Bodenham, 7th Aug. 1868. 1p., 10 lines, on headed paper, sm. 8vo. Invites him to meet the members of the Institute of Mechanical engineers at Round oak, Brierley Hill, to view the works and have lunch on the premises. 1860. £8.00
    Bodenham was a solicitor in Hereford. At this time the Round Oak Works employed vast numbers of people.


  206. Worcester Poor AN ACT to enable the Directors of the Poor of the several Parishes within the City of Worcester, and of the Parishes united therewith, to sell and dispose of certain Lands.... 9pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1819. £12.00


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  207. Bacon's YORK, HULL, AND EAST RIDING Half-Inch Road-Map. Folding map backed with linen, main roads in red. Index to Towns. Brown printed boards. c1910. £15.00

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

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

  210. Leeds (Manor of) ACCOUNT BOOK detailing cash received and paid out, October 1776 - June 24 1813. Manuscript, 33 pages, plus many blank pages, 4to, parchment boards. Lists cash received on left page, sums paid on facing page. 1776-1813. £70.00
    The 'Cash received' pages list names such as 'Widow Walker', 'Joseph Warriner'e tc. The amounts paid include 'Steward's Salary', 'Paid for Thatching the Old barn', 'Paid to the Revd. Mr. Sheepshanks', 'Pd Mr. Bolland 24 years Lord's Rent...' A note in May 1803 signed by the Vicar orders the steward to pay three widows money from Mrs. Dixon's Charity Estate


  211. Melbourne AN ACCOUNT OF WOOD Sold by me off the East Wood upon Lady Vavasour's Farm Melbourne. Lists name of purchaser and price, for example 'Wright, Everingham... 9s', 'Snell, Pocklington... 4s'. Feb. 1st 1845. Written on both sides of sheet 13" x 4"... together with... Expences of Cutting Wood in East Wood March 17 1838. Small 8vo slip listing 9 items, name of person, dates worked and rate per day, plus ale expense. Signed as settled by C. Horner, Woodman. 1838-45. £16.00

  212. Saddleworth Moor ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 271. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Two small areas, around Diggle New Mill and Hull Mill 1854. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1870. £30.00
    Covers New Delph, Upper Mill, Blakeley Moss Reservoir, Pudding Real Moss, Harrop Dale.


  213. Sowerby Bridge ACCOUNTS of the Sowerby Bridge Evening Schools Committee, Session 1893-94. Single large 4to sheet, printed on one side only, with account for three schools showing fees received, expenditure on salaries, etc. 1894. £9.00

  214. York City Club MENU for the Annual Dinner at Harker's Hotel, Nov. 24th, 1893. 4pp, 12mo, on pink card with decorative gold border with medieval people, etc. Small trace of glue on front. 1893. £10.00

  215. Yorkshire Woollen Manufacture AN ACT for repealing several Laws relating to the Manufacture of Woollen Cloth in the County of York... and for substituting other Regulations of the Cloth Trade within the West Riding of the said County, for preventing Frauds in certifying the Contents of the Cloth.... Cover leaf + 17pp., small folio, black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1765. £16.00


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  216. Guernsey FETE CIVIQUE Plusieurs personnes ayant exprime le desir d'avoir un detail circonstancie de ce qui se passait Jeudi le 26 aout, 1819... on a cru devior rassembler sur cette feuille la relation suivante, tire de l'Independance... Folio sheet printed on one side only, in French, in three columns describing the presentation of a silver vase to Jean Guille, Colonel of the North Militia, with procession, speeches etc., and a poem by 'Zakarie' which appears to be in Guernesiaise French. Sheet stained brown over almost half its area, small repaired tear in text, some slight silverfish damage bottom left corner, mainly in margin, but affecting a few words. Dumaresq et Mauger, Printer. St. Peter Port. Price 1d. 1819. £22.00


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  217. Belfast AARON MORE The Coloured Giant. Handbill on thin card, size 8" x 5", with photo showing Moore in uniform with an average-size man for comparison. On verso is his 'Life and History', ending with his engagement at Belfast daily at Carter's Waxworks and Wonderland, Castle Place. Traces of horizontal folds. Wm. Brown & Sons, Printers, Belfast. c1892. £18.00
    His first engagement in Britain was at Glasgow, where the photograph was taken.


  218. Dublin LETTER from Richard Pope, 98 James Street, Dublin. Addressed to unknown correspondent, asking him to thank the Committee of the Religious Tract Society for the grant of tracts they have sent 'May the friend of truth in England water with their prayers the exertions in progress in this country for the diffusion of truth...' 1p to, blue paper stuck to back of letter below signature. 1827. £16.00

  219. Galway LETTER from J(?) Eyre to Messrs Bullock and Adair, Charing Cross, London, dated Galway April 25th 1769. 1p., 4to, 13 lines, blank conjoint leaf with address panel on verso, two postmarks. Tipped along left edge to an album leaf. Says he has read in the papers about 'a Scheme for carrying on an English lottery' and asking him to buy a him ticket if he has any credit 'as I have a growing family'. 1769. £24.00
    The Eyres were a prominent family in Galway, five of the family having been Mayors. Eyre Square was named after them.


  220. Irish Workers AN ACT to prevent unlawful Combinations of Workmen, Artificers, Journeymen, and Labourers, in Ireland.... 10pp, small folio, black letter, disbound, ex-lib. with a couple of indelible stamps, slight stain to foot of one leaf, Act of Parliament. 1803. £10.00

  221. Marcus Ward & Co. Limited MARSH & CO'S BISCUITS & CAKES Belfast. Calendar 1894. Calendar printed in brown on thin card size 3" x 4", folded in two with coloured illustration on front and back, one showing a girl carrying holly and mistletoe, snowy background, the other a girl in a garden gathering cherry blossom. Possibly by Kate Greenaway as they are very much in her style. Inserted in a decorative envelope, printed in red, with 'Calendar 1894. With the Compliments of Marsh & Co. Ltd. Belfast in decorative lettering, and a boy in pierrot hat opening a large box of Marsh's biscuits and brandishing one... together with... Pocket Book Calendar. 1873. 18pp., gilt edges, size approx. 2" x 1", printed in green on pale green paper, wraps with celtic type decoration. Marcus Ward, Belfast Works. 3 items. 1894. £24.00

  222. Meates (Printer and Publisher, Dublin) THE IRISH TIMES and Daily Advertiser June 1, June 4, and June 5, 1867. Three issues, very large broadsheet newspaper, each 4 pages, folds. 3 items. 1867. £20.00
    Includes 'Supposed Fenian Landing at Dungarvan... 29 Men Committed', Irish Reform Bill, notice of the forthcoming appearance of Tom Thumb and his 'pleasant little party of miniature humanity', meeting of Dublin Freemasons about establishing a school, etc.


  223. Meates (Printer and Publisher, Dublin) THE IRISH TIMES and Daily Advertiser Monday, May 31, 1867. Very large broadsheet newspaper, 4 pages, folds... together with... THE WEEKLY FREEMAN and Irish Agriculturalist. Feb. 6, 1887. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp (although the masthead says twelve pages, so it probably lacks a supplement. Worn along horizontal fold on first page with a few foxing marks. 2 items. 1867 and 1887. £16.00
    Includes (in the Times) 'Fenian Drilling Near Limerick', 'Distress in Connemara - A Tramway to the West', discovery of mysterious chambers under a potato field in Aglish, etc., (in the Freeman) long report with drawings on the opening of the State Trial of William O'Brien, John Dillon M.P and others 'Impanelling the Jury Twenty Nine Catholics Ordered to Stand Aside...'



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  224. Aberdeen Farrier BILL of Joseph Milne, Horse Shoer and Farrier, to James Forbes, Carter, Aberdeen 1834-1837. In manuscript, listing work with month and day on one and a quarter sides of small folio sheet, receipted as paid in full 31st Oct. 1837. Mainly for horse shoes, 'dressing a Foot' etc... together with... Summons or Complaint, to William Westland, Farmer, Nigg, by the Heirs of Joseph Milne, to recover money due to them. 3p., folio, printed, with ms. inserts, with list of work done 1839-41, with prices, 1p. folio. 1834-7. £20.00

  225. Dalbeattie LETTER from Robert Blyth, Furnishing Ironmonger, Nether Dalbeattie Buildings. 2p., 8vo. Printed heading with view of the shop. Acknowledges order, and says 'The Falcon' (a boat) is for sale, it is cold and 'skating and curling is in full swing'. 1903. £8.00

  226. Dumfries ARTICLES OF ROUP of The Anchor Inn, Dumfries. 4p. folio, manuscript. The first page is a detailed description of the property, with names of adjoining occupiers etc. 1866. £12.00
    The auctioneer was to be David Creighton.


  227. Dunbar, Haddingtonshire REPORT ON THE BURGH OF DUNBAR. Folio, folding engraved plan coloured in outline, with a sheet of text printed on one side only. (1832) £22.00

  228. Forth Bridge TWO PHOTOGRAPHS of the bridge under construction. One taken from a point close to the bridge, looking up, people standing on the shore, titled in white in plate 'Forth Bridge. 7082. G.W.W', the other from further away, titled 'Forth Bridge From The South 6975 G.W.W', both giving dimensions (span etc.) Size approx. 5" x 8", mounted on two album leaves. Some slight haziness in the distance in both photographs. 1880's. £30.00
    The photographer was George Washington Wilson.


  229. Glasgow HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE Sewing Machine, 60 vols. Valuable Books &c, At No. 4 Newhall Terrace, Greenhead, To be Sold by Warrant of the Sheriff, Monday 11th December... James Hamilton Auctioneer. Poster, size 11" x 9", heading in large letters. Lists over 20 items including American Clock, 3-light Gasalier etc. 1st December 1882. £16.00

  230. High Treason AN ACT to ascertain and establish the Method of Proceeding to and upon Outlawries for High Treason, and Misprision of High Treason, in Scotland. Cover leaf + 4pp, small folio, black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1749. £11.00

  231. Johnston's COUNTY MAP OF PERTH three maps only, of the four which made up the whole county. Each sheet 20" x 26", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into battered red slipcase which lacks parts of sides, gilt title as above. Handcoloured, border all round each map. The south-east sheet has a fine plan of Perth, size 9" x 8", with the railway and some buildings coloured in red. A few foxing spots on this sheet. c1870. £55.00
    Lacks the S.W. Sheet. There is no title or name of cartographer etc., on any of these sheets.



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  232. Cefn Mawr PEOPLE'S HALL Playbill 'Denis Emons presents his Grand Xmas Pantomime Babes in the Wood...' in ten Glorious Scenes... Comedy Galore... Card, size 12" x 8", printed in bright red, blue, yellow and green, with holes at top for hanging, picture of Babes with rabbits, signed W. Hemmings. Card slightly darkened at edges. c1953. £12.00

  233. Menai Bridge AN ACT for vesting in Commissioners the Bridges now building over the Menai Straits and the River Conway, and the Harbours of Howth and Holyhead, and the River from Dublin to Howth; and for the further Improvement of the Road from London to Holyhead. 62pp., disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1823. £16.00

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


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  235. American Colony Photo. Dept. FIVE PHOTOGRAPHIC POSTCARDS Comprising: Bedouin Mother and Swaddled Baby; Going to the Village Fountain (9 women carrying large pots on their heads); Jerusalem, Eighth Station of the Cross; Shepherd Type with rod and staff and flintlock; Jerusalem. Herod's Gate (crowded scene with boy with sheep in foreground). All unused... together with... four other photographic postcards, Porte de Damas, Old Street leading to Golgotha; Place du Temple, Kait Bey; Bedouin youth (with long ringlets, holding rifle). 9 items. c1920. £30.00

  236. 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. 1903. £15.00
    Approx. 50 items illustated.


  237. British Army in Portugal MILITARY CHEST DAY BOOK and Military Chest Ledger. 2 volumes, manuscript, size 15" x 19", full reversed calf, morocco label on front board. Printed 'Instructions to Cashiers of Military Chests' pasted inside front boards. 50 pages of entries in the Day Book and 42 in the Ledger (the latter with some pages having only a few lines of entries). The day book has entries from April 13th - September 15th, 1815, e.g. 'May 24th. The contents of the Military chest were this day divided and found to consist of 35188 doubloons, 4067 Guineas, 437 Moidores, 381076 dollars'. Records money received and paid out, most of the payments being to Portugese names, e.g. 'dr. Cr. Gl. Pratt's check no 141 to Antonio Castranos & Juan Clemento. 487900 RV. Paid in $24395.' 'April 29 This day the Military Chest was removed from the house of Sr. Almeyda on the Pracato that of Sr. Julias Torres opposite the church'. On July 31 the balance of £152,703 was transferred to the credit of Commissary Genl. Mr. Robert Kennedy, and signed by Jo. Jackson, 'In charge of Milty Chest, Almeida 1st August 1815', and there is a copy of the letter from S. Spurrier at Lisbon acknowledging receipt. The ledger contains double-page debit and credit accounts: 'April 15. received from At. Commr. Genl. St. Remy 3671 doubloons, 191250 dollars...' 'Pd Ao. de Torres for rent..', 'Pd Joaqm. Joze, Office porter...'. The back of the ledger has been used to paste in newspaper cuttings about the First World War, 1914-15. 1815. £200.00

  238. Buller (General Sir Redvers) LETTER to an unknown correspondent dated 23red December 1874. 4 lines, 1p., sm 8vo. Embossed stamp 'Adj. General'. Says he will 'attend at your office shortly after 11 a.m. tomorrow'. Blank conjoint leaf cut away, pasted to larger sheet of paper. 1874. £8.00
    Redvers Buller won the Victoria Cross in the Zulu War.


  239. Comics LOT O' FUN May 1st 1920. 8pp., comic strips in colour and black and white, stories 'Boys of Baronswood' and 'Tomba of the Gorillas'. Folds... together with... The Butterfly. September 20, 1913. Printed on pale green paper. Comic strips in black and white, including 'P.C.49', and stories. Right hand and top edges slightly ragged. 1920 and 1913. £15.00

  240. Conveyancing MANUSCRIPT explaining the law relating to pre fines, post fines and the King's Silver. 4 pages, written on rectos only, large folio, sewn at top corner, written in small but easily legible hand. References in the margin to various cases and authorities. Begins by referring to grant by William the Third to Thos. Lord Raby ('now Earl of Strafford') of sums of money due 'upon all fines to be levied in the Court of Common Pleas... commonly called Post fines...' Folded, with docket title 'Drt. of Lord Strafford's Case abt. the Post ffines'. n.d. early 18th century. £45.00
    The third Baron Raby was made Earl of Strafford in 1711. He died in 1739.


  241. Devon & Somerset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet No. XXI, Scale 1" to 1 mile, dissected & mounted on linen, folding into 8vo marbled wraps. O.S Blindstamp 1869. £45.00
    MORE DETAILSCovers Axminster, Dulverton, Taunton.


  242. Devon and Somerset FOUR ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet LXVII S.E (and parts of Devonshire); LXVII S.W (and parts of Devonshire); Somerset LXVII N.E. (and parts of Devonshire); LXVII N.W (and parts of Devonshire). Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 12" x 18", plus margins. Second Edition 1906. £28.00
    Covers Exebridge, Morebath, Oldways End, Dulverton, Bury, Northmoor.


  243. Diamonds AN ACT for the free Importation and Exportation of Diamonds, Pearls, Rubies, Emeralds and all other Jewels.... 2pp, disbound, attractive woodcut initial letter with birds, cover leaf. 1732. £10.00

  244. Essex and Hertford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", linen-backed, linen folded over to bind edges. Border at top and left sides. Scale bar in top margin. Information in bottom margin obscured by linen edging. c1880. £60.00
    Covers Royston, Thaxted, Halstead.


  245. First World War BRITISH ARMY UNIFORMS Western Front 1914-18. Manuscript with watercolour illustrations. Size 13" x 10". Written on thick paper of different colours, with a calligraphic pen, in a careful italic hand, approx. 18 lines per page. Comprises: red paper wraps with title as above in white; 'Contents' and list of illustrations; Part 1, 10p of general introduction explaining the writer's interest in the war, Part 2, 10p describing uniforms, and general conditions in the war; 2p 'Bibliography', 'Visits', 'Brass & Stone Rubbings' 5p. Illustrations in text. There follow 19 watercolours tipped onto buff card, same size as previous pages, 17 of these show soldiers in various uniforms, one a recruiting poster, and one two regimental badges, with a letter from the Imperial War Museum to the compiler. Opposite the watercolours on verso of previous card are quotes from Wilfred Owen and other war poets. c1962. £95.00
    Uniforms illustrated include 'Old Contemptibles', 'White Fur Coat, Winter 1915', 'Highland Soldier', 'Going up the Line (soldier with shovel and other tools), 'Gas Masks', 'Stretcher Bearer', 'Australian', 'Canadian'. The writer would seem from the enclosed letter to have been a Mr. Mantle of Leytonstone.


  246. First World War SOLDIER'S LETTER to his wife, dated May 26 1916. 6p., 4to, written in pencil. No information about the progress of the war, but speaks of the difficult conditions they live in 'I'm afraid most women do not realise what the Tommy has to endure.... so Mr. Vosper is a German is he, well, although I believe he is with us, it is nothing but right he should be interned...' 1916. £18.00
    He seems to have been some kind of hospital orderly.


  247. Gabbitas, Thring & Co. PUPILS' DEPARTMENT Prospectus, setting out their services. 2pp., 4to. The second page is a list of Patrons, with asterisks denoting parents of pupils placed by the firm. c1900. £10.00

    LETTERS FROM SABINE BARING-GOULD

  248. Genealogy COLLECTION OF AUTOGRAPH LETTERS sent to Glanville Richards in connection with his researches in family history. 55 letters, tipped onto, or pasted onto album leaves in a scrap book, size 12" x 10", stained cloth boards. Dated between 1879 and 1908. Many of the letters are from aristocratic families who wished to subscribe to his book, or to engage him to research some aspect of their genealogy, or to thank him for some information, often for tracing their 'royal descent'. Most letters 8vo, 1-3 pages, signed, usually on headed notepaper. 1879-1908. £150.00
    Includes letters from: Sir Henry Ponsonby, Privy Purse Office Buckingham Palace saying the Queen will accept his work on the De Trafford family; A. Ernest Doxford, Shipbuilder, re. work on Doxford descents; Earl Spencer, Althorp, thanking him for letter with a photograph of Admiral Searle; Windlesham Working Men's Club thanking him for gift of 'Registers of Windlesham' for their Reading Room; Henry Howard, Duke of Norfolk, Arundel Castle, saying they cannot offer him an appointment in the College of Arms; HENRY IRVING actor, on headed notepaper of Lyceum Theatre, saying he cannot meet with his wishes as 'the collection is of no value to me', signed by Irving, 1892, envelope enclosed; J.A. Froude, Historian, Kingsbridge; Earl Fortescue, about his royal descent; Earl of Arran; George Cockayne, Norroy King at Arms, re. descent of Marquis of Abergavenny from Edward I, correcting some points; Lord Arundell, Wardour Castle, about some Tywardreath deeds 'which were sent to Dr. Oliver's the antiquarian in my father's time'; Lady Mary Louisa Campbell, wife of Lord Ellesmere, to Richard's uncle George (Revd. . Cockburn Dickinson), 1866, about the wine for the poor and the system of tickets at the Dispensary, enclosing money for 'alms at Ellenbrook'; SABINE BARING GOULD, comprising (i) a postcard, dated Lew Trenchard Sept. 5, 1894. 4 lines, thanking him for the royal descent 'I sent on all my notes to Col. Vivian, who has been ill', signed 'S. Baring Gould', (ii) Letter on headed notepaper of Lew Trenchard with embossed blue lion etc, Dec. 2, 1894, 1p, 8vo, thanks him for pedigrees 'I have the Belfield pedigree somewhere among my papers but can't find it'. 'I have done the Okehampton Registers but they are very imperfect'. (iii) Letter, 17 lines, 1p, 8vo, Lew Trenchard Sept. 29, 1894, thanking him for the pedigrees of the Welsh and Irish princesses 'I thought I had a good deal of the Celt in me but did not know how much. The Sabines were Irish, my mother's family the Bonds, Cornish, it is news to me that we have Welsh blood as well'.


  249. Gloucestershire, Wilts., Berks., Hampshire, Oxfordshire SET OF FIVE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets XII (Basingstoke, Newbury); XIII (Oxford, Reading); XIV (Stonehenge, Marlborough); Sheet XXXIV (Tetbury, Chippenham); Sheet XXXV (Wotton-under-Edge, Bristol). Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheets size approx. 25" x 37£, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo green paper endpapers, inserted in half morocco slipcase in the form of a book, marbled sides, raised bands, gilt title 'Ordnance Survey of Great Britain. Vol. 2' on spine. Corners slightly rubbed. Main roads, parkland handcoloured, county boundaries shaded in bright pink, yellow, blue and green, Sheest XXII and XXXV have the counties shaded in very pale wash. Printed from an Electrotype. 1862. £300.00

  250. Great Western Railway REPORT OF THE DIRECTORS to be submitted to the Proprietors... at the Company's Offices, Paddington Station, the 11th day of August, 1881. 100pp., folio, folds, with docket title. 1881. £30.00
    With many tables for expenditure on Repairs, Rents of Leased Lines, Canal Traffic, etc.


  251. Gun repair BILL of Charles Gill to Henry Stevens for gun repairs. 4to sheet, listing sums paid 'for a new stock', 'for a tricker and touchole'for a thume pice', 'for repering the outher Gune', etc. Signed by Light as received. 22nd Octr. 1738. £18.00

  252. 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.


  253. Interior decoration EXAMPLE OF WALLPAPER BORDERS and watercolour illustrations of metalwork patterns. Comprises: wallpaper border, finely printed in flat grey, green, pink with brilliant gold. Two borders on one sheet size 11" x 47", lines of pattern 5" wide, sample of colours along bottom margin, together with shorter piece, and seven other samples of different borders, varying lengths and widths, all with a hand-painted look, all with brilliant gold, some with flocking in parts... together with the following watercolours, on paper mounted on thick card, size of paper approx. 5" x 8"... fine and detailed watercolour of Venetian lace border, c1640, white on grey; German doorhinge, 17th cent., bronze plate from a door, mosque in Cairo, 1260-77, bolt with scrollwork, 16th cent., coffer design in ivory, Oriental, 13th cent. c1900. £45.00
    A feature of the wallpapers is the brilliant gold which looks as if it has been handpainted.


  254. Italy, China SERIES OF LETTERS from a ship's doctor to his mother 1890. Comprises: 3 letters from on board 'S.S Trinacria' (Anchor Line) on a voyage to Palermo and pick up 800 immigrants for New Orleans, 12p., 8vo. Another group is from the far east, Penang, Hong Kong, Singapore. 22p., 8vo. Describes briefly visits to Canton ('old buildings, Examination Hall capable of holding 11,000 candidates and 8,000 officials... there are about 200 Europeans in Canton in a totally different locality'), Saigon ('a most interesting place, the arrangements of the streets & gardens very fine'), Hong Kong 'one never thinks of walking... a rickshaw man will take you about 30 miles for about 12/6d...' 1890. £18.00
    At one point he says he has little to do but lounge on deck as 'the patients are too hot to be ill'.


  255. Kent and Middlesex AN ACT to authorize the Sale of a Mansion House purchased under the Trusts of the Will of the late John Julius Angerstein deceased... 32pp., disbound, small folio, 1840... together with... An Act to enable John Angerstein to grant Building and Repairing Lease of Lands in the Parish of Grimsby... and in the Parish of East Greenwich... 27pp., includes 2p. Schedule of property, 1837. Two Acts of Parliaments. 1837-40. £15.00
    The Mansion house was in St. James's Square, Westminster.


  256. London and Carshalton LETTER dated only 'Apsley House March 27th, from A. Milner to a Mr Porter at Carshalton, giving a reference for Ellinor Furnifal who has been a cook with Miss Scawen? for over a year. 10 lines on 1p., 4to, blank conjoint leaf with address panel on verso and indistinct postmark (1827?). Some traces of blue paper down left edge on verso where once tipped onto album leaf. Says the cook is honest and good tempered but probably lacks the experience to 'take on the management of your family'. Says Mrs Hutchins has some honey for him. 1827(?) £18.00

  257. London and Devon PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Modern-Built Private Residence, No. 8, St. George's Terrace, Islington... Also of a Freehold House in Whimple Street, Plymouth... Which will be Sold by Auction... March 12th, 1856. 3pp., plus docket title, folio. 1856. £20.00
    With description of rooms etc.


  258. London and Herefordshire REYNOLDS FAMILY family notes. Small notebook, 'Family Records' written on front wrap, size 4" x 2", 25 pages, recording births, marriages, deaths, baptisms in the Reynolds family, 1752-1864, approx. 4 entries per page. Some entries have interesting detail e.g. 'at half past 9 p.m. a little miserable looking Boy made his first appearance in this world, at no. 20 Well St., Falcon Square. Dr Smith & Mrs Savage, Mother and Sister present'. Also refers to births in Herefordshire, and death at Bristol... with... some disbound pages recording visit to a sick brother in Bristol, 1840's, and small notebook with pious poetry, mainly concerning death, 38p., similar size, some poems signed 'J.L'. One page recounts how he 'fell out of a wherry (no. 54)' at Pickle Herring stairs, 6th Feb. 1823, 'high water at time of 20ft. deep... walked home to Tabernacle Walk in wet clothes...'. 1752-1864. £45.00

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

  260. Ordnance Survey ANCIENT BRITAIN A Map of the Major Visible Antiquities of Great Britain Older Than A.D. 1066. North Sheet and South Sheet. Two maps, linen-backed, scale 1/625,000, illustrated wraps, slightly bumped at corner. Index of names. 1951. £14.00

  261. Oxfordshire, Bucks., Northamptonshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLV. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 30". Dissected and linen-backed and folding into 8vo grained paper endpapers. County boundaries shaded in bright pink, yellow, green. Parkland and major roads handcoloured. Printed from an Electrotype. n.d. c1870. £55.00
    Covers Woodstock, Chipping Norton, Witney, Blenheim, Quainton, Banbury.


  262. Palmerston (Viscount) FREE FRONT addressed to Fred. Payne at Tiverton. Signed 'Palmerston' bottom left, red postmark 'official paid'. Front clipped from envelope and pasted to piece of stiff paper. 1864. £7.00

  263. Quakers and poor relief SOCIETY FOR BETTERING THE CONDITION OF THE POOR At a Meeting of the Committee 13th Dec. 1800 The Bishop of Durham in the Chair. Manuscript, contemporary copy of the original, 15 lines on quarto sheet, folds, setting out a unanimous resolution that the society should bear public testimony to the labours and liberal contributions of the Friends commonly called Quakers in helping the labouring classes in the Metropolis in the winter, and a letter be put in the public papers. c1800. £6.00

  264. Scott (Valerie), Editor THE MAP COLLECTOR Three issues, nos. 67, 68, 69. Magazine, stiff wraps, size approx. 12" x 8". 76pp. in each. 1994. £24.00
    Includes articles on Collecting Maps of Bermuda, Cartobibliographies of City and Town Plans in England, Printed Maps of the Whole of Wales 1573-1837, Parts I and II.


  265. Scott (Valerie), Editor THE MAP COLLECTOR MAGAZINE Three issues, nos. 27, 28, 29. Magazine, stiff wraps, size 12" x 8", 76pp. in each. 1984. £18.00
    Includes: Large Scale Maps of Derbyshire, Manuscript Maps, Fire Insurance Plans.


  266. Second World War LEAVE PASS for a member of the Free French Forces. London 22nd Dec. 1942. 1p., 4to, printed, manuscript inserts... together with... Forces Francaises Libres au Levant. Beyrouth le 22 Mai 1944, Ordre de Requisition, Ligne Aerienne F.A.F.L, from Beyrouth... 1p., 4to. Printed with manuscript inserts, with a menu, 1.1.44, signed by 6 people on verso (French names), and a letter from the Hopital El Khalil, begging for equipment 'in all South Lebanon there is not a single vehicle with stretchers'.. together with.... Typed letter, 1951, with added paragraph in ink, to 'Ma chere Lodwige' from Le General Monclar (one of the names on the menu), Forces Terrestres Francaises de L'O.N.U, saying he can do nothing for 'cet Eatonien, Cambridgien et autre titres geologiques' who deserted from the British Army and now wants to leave the Legion Etrangere. 4 items. 1942-51. £22.00

  267. Settling a debt LETTER dated August the 13th 1714, to a Mr. William Elliott, signed 'Ja. Gray'. Address of neither correspondent is given. 15 lines on 1p., small 4to. Tipped down left edge to a 4to sheet of blue paper. On verso is Elliott's name and his docket title 'Henry Cook's arrs. (arrears?) with several letters relating thereto'. Written in a rather bold hand with thick downstrokes. Relates to some money charged by a Mr Cook, attorney, and 'Coll. Graham' in that 'unhappy affair... it comes to 22£ 7s... I shall call on you on Tuesday morning at yr house & discourse you further on that matter...' 1714. £22.00

  268. Sewing Machines INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING THE 'NAUMANN' Family Medium and Titania Sewing Machines. 32pp., 8vo, original wraps with illustration of treadle machine. Numerous illustrations of decorative machines, at the back are three pages illustrating all the numerous small parts which can be ordered. View of works in Dresden on back wrap. n.d. c1910? £16.00

  269. 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. £30.00
    Includes 'Italian Alabaster Bowl Fittings' 'Cornelian Glassware Fittings' etc.


  270. Slave Trade AN ACT for the more effectual suppression of the African Slave Trade. Pages numbered 209-210, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1824. £14.00

  271. Slave Trade AN ACT to amend and consolidate the Laws relating to the Abolition of the Slave Trade. 78pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1824. £26.00
    Sets out penalties for dealing in slaves, fitting out slave ships, etc. Dealing in slaves on the high seas was to be deemed Piracy. The last page is an example of the form to be filled in when seizing ships, property.


  272. Smith (C) SMITH'S NEW MAP OF ENGLAND AND WALES With Part of Scotland Including the Turnpike, and principal Cross Roads, the course of the Rivers & Navigable Canals... Folding hand-coloured map, coloured in counties, dissected and mounted on linen, size approx. 46" x 38". The map has white linen tape along all the folds on verso, to reinforce the linen at folds, where there are parts where the linen is split. Paper of paper endpapers has almost completely disappeared, apart from an engraved bookplate. London: Printed for C. Smith, Mapseller. June 1806. Corrected to 1818. £20.00

  273. Somerset and Devon GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet XXI. Hand-coloured map size 24" x 36", scale 1" to 1 mile. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to sm. 4to, marbled wraps. Key down right-hand margin. Printed from an Electrotype, c1880. £85.00
    Covers Crediton, Dulverton, Taunton, Ilminster.


  274. Somerset, Wiltshire, Devon SET OF SEVEN ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets XV (Salisbury, Wimborne); XVI (Bournemouth, Christ Church, Corfe); XVII (Charmouth, Chesil Beach); Sheet XVIII (Sherborne, Yeovil, Somerton); Sheet XIX (Bath, Wells, Glastonbury); Sheet XXI (Taunton, Dulverton, Chard); Sheet XXII (Exeter, Lyme Regis). Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheets size approx. 25" x 37£, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo green paper endpapers, inserted in half morocco slipcase in the form of a book, marbled sides, raised bands, corners slightly rubbed. Main roads, parkland handcoloured, county boundaries shaded in bright pink, yellow and green. Printed from an Electrotype, c1860. One sheet dated 1862. £390.00

  275. Tavistock and Okehampton, Bodmin, Plymouth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheets 136, 137, 144. 1" to 1 mile, Fifth Edition. Three single sheets, unfolded, printed in blue and black, each size 24" x 30". 1933. £28.00

  276. United States of America THIS BILL WILL BE RECEIVED At the Union Bank of Maryland for Twelve & A Half Cents. Printed on thin poor quality paper, number, date 1st June and signature of Teller added in ink. Woodcut of Peru Spanish Colonial real coin on the left. Size 2" x 5", surface of paper dusty, paper darkened, some very small chips in border... together with... THIS BILL valued at Six and a Quarter Cents, will be received at the Post-Office, Baltimore in exchange for Notes of any of the Banks of this City, or in payment for postage. Size as previous bill, signed J. Skinner, red Baltimore stamp with date. Surface dusty, small tear at left repaired on verso with archival tape. 2 items. 1816. £20.00
    Apparently these bills were issued because of a shortage of small change coins in 1815.


  277. Ursula Bloom, Novelist LETTER To Miss Charot Lodewidge. On headed paper with red embossed 'From Ursula Bloom Novelist' and design of an inkwell and a candle. Typed, 21 lines on one side of 4to sheet, folded, signed 'Ursula Bloom'. Talks about her dogs, and her opinion on the book 'Leopold the Unloved', and invites her to visit. Dated only with the day and month, not the year. 1950's. £12.00
    'So far in 'Leopold the Unloved' I find him a vile man, but cannot see that he actually assisted personally in fun and games in the Congo... I have got at the start to pick holes...'.


  278. Wedgwood EXHIBITION CATALOGUE of Early Wedgwood Pottery Exhibited at 34 Wigmore Street, London W.1., 1951. 4to, 110pp, spiral bound, wraps, many photographs including some in colour. Wraps slightly rubbed. 1951. £20.00
    Lists 289 exhibits.


  279. Weinreb Architectural Books GARDENS AND LANDSCAPES A Catalogue of Books. Catalogued and edited by Hugh Pagan. 72pp., stiff paper covers with illustration, numerous plates. 1977. £15.00
    A scholarly listing of rare early gardening books, British and foreign.


  280. Weinreb Ltd., Booksellers ARCHITECTURE Catalogue One. A Catalogue of Books and Drawings. 76pp., tall 8vo., wraps. Illusts. 1961. £12.00

  281. Weller (E) Engr. SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY Dover & Hastings Branch. Lithographed map with some outline hand-colouring, size 17" x 12", divided into 3 vertical strips, scale " to 1 mile. 1863. £20.00
    From 'The Dispatch Atlas'.


  282. Whitcomb & Tombs, Printer AUCKLAND Latest Views of the Queen City. 44 photographic views, mainly full page, one folding panorama, oblong 4to, decorative wraps with bi-plane and yachts. c1920. £10.00

  283. Withers ARTISTIC BEDSTEADS FOR THE MODERN HOME Catalogue, with prices. 56pp., size 6" x 10", wraps. Well illustrated. Divided into sections 'Oak French', 'Mahogany and Walnut' etc. c1930. £18.00

  284. Wool and Pipe Clay AN ACT against Exporting of Sheep, Wooll, Wool-sels, Mortlings, Shorlings, Yarn made of Wooll, Wool-flocks, Fullers-Earth, Fulling-Clay, and Tobacco-pipe Clay. 13pp., plus cover leaf, small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker. 1662. £30.00
    The exportation of wool and clay was leading to the 'great decay of the Woollen Manufactures, the ruine of many families, and the destruction of the Navigation and Commerce of the Kingdoms...'.



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