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Potton LAND SALE To be Sold by Auction in Seven Lots, by Thomas Hagger, at the Rose and Crown Inn, the 10th day of December, 1814, All Those Several Pieces of Garden Ground, called Byard's Green (Before the Commissioners for the Execution of an Act of Parliament.... entitled 'An Act for inclosing.... Lands in the Parish of Potton'). 3pp., sm. folio, plus docket title. 1814. £45.00
¶ Lists the Lots with acreage, requirements as to fences. Purchase prices and buyers added neatly in MS.
Woburn, Tring, Biggleswade ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XLVI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 4to. Linen backing has been folded over the edges and partly obscures the scale bar at bottom. Attractive label of James Wyld on verso. Published at The Tower of London, 1st Decr. 1834. c1850 or earlier. £45.00
Windsor, Addlestone ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile, Sheet No. 269, size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. Admiralty stamp in margin. Margins slightly grubby. Minor corrections March 1914. £22.00
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Brydges (Sir Egerton) LETTER to Sir Egerton Brydges M.P., at Lee Priory, Kent, probably from John Hey (signed 'John Hey'), dated Bristol 7th October 1814, 4p 4to, including integral address panel and postmark. Refers to the possibility that he might have offended Brydges, and apologises, and to his opinion of a poem by Raleigh. Thanks him for loan of first edition of Carew, and says he will send some pieces of poetry. 1814. £20.00
¶ Egerton Brydges was an editor of early English literature and genealogist. Hey died in 1815, and loosely inserted is a portrait engraving 'Rev. John Hey, Bristol'.
City Library THE OLD CITY LIBRARY, BRISTOL The titles of certain early printed books, said to have been recently 'found' there, but which were never lost. 6pp., 8vo, printed wraps. Not Printed for Sale. 1899. £8.00
Fishing Boat BOND of Stephen Peacock of Bristol, Fishmonger, to Mary Mead of Clifton for one hundred pounds, regarding their shares in the 'Sloop, Fishing Boat or Vessel called The Tartar of the burthen of twenty one tons now in the port of Bristol'. 3p., folio, signed by Peacock, small papered seal. 1816. £26.00
¶ Peacock had agreed to sell the boat to Mr. Thayer of St. George, Waterman.
King Street WILL of John Potter, formerly of Kidderminster now of the City of Bristol. 2p, folio, plus blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Extracted copy. Folds, a few small edge tears. 1802. £18.00
¶ Leaves his messuage in King Street to his friend Mary Bowen.
Saint Philip and Jacob, Saint Paul, Saint James and Bedminster Estates PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF FREEHOLD PROPERTY to be Sold by Auction, by Messrs. William Tricks, Son, & Wallop, at the White Hart Inn, Old Market Street, Bristol, on Wednesday, June 8th, 1870. Folio, 4pp folded, with the sale Agreement completed and signed by the purchaser. 1870. £14.00
Sickness Club RECORD BOOK listing payment made to women for 'sickness' and 'old age', 1839-48. Cash book, 4to, full reversed calf, blind-stamped decoration, raised bands. The first section comprises 9 pages, one per year, each listing 23 women (only 2 with addresses) and columns to show payment made every month that year, the second part is a cash account, 37 double-page spreads with debit and credit, showing money received from members, sale of consols etc., and money paid out to named women for sickness, old age, and for funerals, and for collector's salary. Many blank pages. 1839-48. £70.00
¶ There is no clue as to the name of the society. The final note states 'Balance in hand on 16th Feb. 1848 when the Club was agreed to be dissolved. G.C.' It was no doubt a Bristol society as the addresses given are Brandon Street and Hotwell Road.
Smith & Co., St. Augustine's Parade INEXPENSIVE ARTISTIC FURNITURE and Decorations, Carpets, Curtains, Linens.... Brochure on large folio sheet folded in four, illustrating 8 furnished rooms, with prices of furnishings shown. 6" tear along central fold, some edge tears, slight darkening of paper on one side. c1900. £16.00
Smith & Sons REDUCED ORDNANCE MAP OF BRISTOL and Environs. Colour-printed map 14" x 18", scale 4 miles to an inch, linen-backed folding into sm 8vo cloth boards, label on front board. c1900. £15.00
Tankard's Close Houses TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION On Friday, the 14th of May, 1830, At the Bank Tavern, John Street.... Shares in all those Two Freehold Messuages or Dwelling Houses.... Situate in Tankard's Close, Leading from St. Michael's Hill to Mr Tyndall's Park, Now in the occupation of James Davis and Richard Were.... Single folio sheet, folded, printed on one side, a few edge tears, attached with sealing wax to the manuscript `Conditions of Sale' with signature of the purchaser, amount. 1830. £26.00
Tolzey Court and Mayors Court BAIL CERTIFICATES on paper, one approx. 6" x 8", the other slightly smaller, folds, bailing William Frampton in a case of trespass, Richard Frampton, Glover, providing bail, and the other bailing Samuel Iddens, Christopher Devonshire, Merchant, providing bail. Signed and dated, impressed stamps. 1747 & 1755. £24.00
Tolzey Court BAIL CERTIFICATE bailing John Ball in a debt case, Nicholas Ablart, Merchant Taylor, and John Scott, Peruke Maker, Burgess, standing bail. On vellum, approx. 5" x 7", slight browning, red paper impressed stamps, four signatures. 1747. £18.00
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Bourton Estate HIGHLY IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL PROPERTY Extending to about 1,125 acres, embracing Four Excellent Dairy and Stock Farms.... To be offered by Auction by Humbert & Flint On Thursday, October 10th, 1918.... Folio, original wraps, 11pp, large coloured folding plan. Vertical fold. 1918. £30.00
Chartridge Grange PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Freehold Property known as "CHARTRIDGE GRANGE," Chartridge.... in all about 52 acres..... For Sale by Auction by Messrs. Daniel Smith, Oakley & Garrard.... on Wednesday, June 24th, 1936. Coloured folding plan, 2 photographic illusts on one sheet, 7 + (1)pp, original printed wraps, staples rusty. 1936. £20.00
Upper Winthenden OBLIGATION BOND binding William Bateman of Upper Winthenden, Servingman, and Elizabeth Bateman, Spinster, to John Morris, Cordwainer, of Piddington in Oxford, in the sum of six hundred pounds. On paper, in English, printed with manuscript inserts, signed with their marks, 2 small wax seals. Sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf. Traces of folds. 1781. £26.00
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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. £65.00
Webster & Waters, Engineers BILL OF QUANTITIES for Corporation of Cambridge and The Local Board of Chisterton, New Roadway, Contract No. 3. Sm. folio, 8p. printed in cursive, prices in ink. Front wrap loose. n.d. late 19th cent. £15.00
¶ Includes prices for excavating, banking, metalling, granite macadam, kerbs, drains, fencing, etc.
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New Brighton Pier, Wallasey AN ACT for constructing a Pier at New Brighton in the County of Chester. Pages numbered 4017-4030, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1864. £11.00
Hospital of St. Cross ENGRAVING Copper engraving size 8" x 10", plus margins. View shows buildings on three sides of a central green with figures. Etched by S. Middiman. Published by W. Byrne & T. Hearne, 1780. £14.00
Weaver Navigation AN ACT for making the River Weaver navigable from Frodsham-bridge to Winsford-bridge in the County of Chester. 39pp, plus cover leaf.... bound with.... AN ACT to amend an Act.... for making the River Weaver navigable.... 87pp, plus cover leaf.... bound with.... AN ACT to authorize the Trustees of the River Weaver Navigation to open a more convenient communication between the said River near Frodsham Bridge and the River Mersey, near Weston Point. 100pp, plus cover leaf. With Index to the three Acts. sm 8vo., bound in full calf, chipped down spine, very rubbed at corners, front board slightly loose. Signature of W. Henry Hunter (Engineer to the Navigation) on front endpaper. 1714, 1754, 1807. Smith, Pr., Newcastle. £95.00
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Bake, Trewolsta LETTER dated Treviles March 5th 1770, 3p., 4to, about disputed lands (...a little lane going into the Quarry, about 20 yds of land which is part of the now my Quarry', etc.). The writer ('J.S') was probably John Sandys, and he refers to lands 'purchased... by my wife's grandfather Richd. Morshead of Sr. Walter Moyle'. Folded with address panel on verso to J. Copley. First page partly browned, not affecting legibility. 1770. £16.00
¶ 'I have lately turned over 2 or 3 hundred deeds relating to my wife's family estates...'
Baldew Mine, Kea SETT of Baldew Mine, Viscount Falmouth to Thomas Reed of Stithians. Grants right to dig for copper ore, lead ore, tin ore etc., throughout an area bounded by 'a landmark fixed up in Skits Coome near the High Way marked with a Borrier... to a Stone post fixed up near Crugigizard Burrow... all which piece of ground or sett is commonly called Baldew Mine... Paper, size 18" x 24". Signed 'Falmouth' with large wax seal, and by Reed with a smaller one. 1786. £40.00
¶ Viscount Falmouth was to have 1/20th of all Black Tin sold and 1/14th of copper or lead ore.
Besley (H), Exeter, Publisher CORNWALL Map, size 9" x 11", linen-backed and folding into 12mo boards with label. Scale 2" = 20 miles. Inset of Scilly Isles, Polling Places, etc. Four small ink spots, some slight browning. c1860. £12.00
Boscajack and Cowriggen LEASE of Boscajack and Cowriggen, Thos. Gervais of Constantine to Alice (?) and sons, of Sithney. In English on vellum, size 9" x 13", two wax seals on tags, impressed with initials 'VR'. Small tear at bottom edge near tags, held with document tape. 1558. £60.00
¶ The payment to be made by the tenant included a capon and a 'harvest journey' (i.e. day's work). A scarce deed from the reign of Phillip and Mary.
Botallack Mine FIVE COST ACCOUNT SHEETS 1866, 1867, 1871, 1876, each 2pp., 4to, printed on thin coloured paper, folds. Gives Debit and Credit account, and Agents' Report, with details of driving etc. under the sections of the different mines 'Crowns', 'Wheal Hazard', 'Chycornish', etc. 1866-76. £65.00
COOK'S KITCHEN TIN SALES Cook's Kitchen Mine BLACK TIN BOOK Record book of black tin sold Dec. 1850 - April 1867. 4to, size 9" x 7", 165 pages. Printed heading across each page 'Cook's Kitchen Mine Black Tin - Sold', with printed column headings for 'Date', 'Purchaser', 'Quantity', 'Price per Ton', 'Amount', 'Lord's Dues'. Some manuscript entries are divided into 'Tribute' and 'Tutwork', with totals, and there are some totals such as 'Returned from old Floors this Quarter', 'Ends Roughs not sampled as per book' 'Stamped from old Burrows', 'Sump shaft ends &c. not in Tin Book'. Rebound in recent cloth covered boards, half calf, gilt title on spine. The edges of the pages originally slightly browned by damp, and some pages worn at edge, without affecting manuscript entries, but each single leaf has been laid between sheets of Japanese conservation tissue to stabilise it. A few gatherings have recently become loose. 1850-67. £325.00
¶ Entries in the 'Purchasers' column include Carvedra Ho., Calenick Ho., Mellanear, Williams & Co. Hayle, Bolitho & Sons. 'The improved price of black tin in the late 1850's, largely as a result of the greatly increased tin-plate exports from Britain, brought increased dividends in established mines and another rash of interest in new ones' (D.B. Barton).
Devonport to St. Germans Railway GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. CORNWALL RAILWAY 2 CHAIN SURVEY 1908-10. M 247 to M 261. Volume 135. Containing sheet Nos. 1-8 inclusive. 8 hand-coloured lithograph printed sheets, each sheet mounted on linen with a single vertical fold, overall size approx. 26" x 41", recently bound in half roan, paper boards, with the gilt title from the original roan wraps laid down as a label on the front board. Size of the volume approx. 26" x 24". There are two plans of the railway line, each showing 1 mile of track, on each Sheet. Scale 2 chains to 1". Compass rose and scale bar on each sheet. Verso of maps very slightly dusty, otherwise a clean set, light waterstain to edges of a few maps, not affecting the lithographed surface. London: City of London Lithographic Co., 1908-10. £250.00
¶ The plans show the route of the railway from just before Devonport Station to just after St. Germans Station as far as Padbury Bridge, and include fine detailed plans of Devonport, Keyham, St. Budeaux, Saltash, St Germans stations, including the adjacent buildings, houses, signal boxes, goods sheds, cattle pens, cranes, taps, troughs, smithies, oil tanks, etc. The plans also show viaducts, bridges and their span, tunnels, parish boundaries, woodland, wells, mine shafts, quarries etc. The names of the landowners adjacent are shown with details of leases or conveyances. There are occasional later details of land transactions neatly written in red ink, up to the 1950's. The distance from Paddington is shown at quarter of a mile intervals.
Falmouth Gaol AN ACT to provide for the Discontinuance of a separate Court of Quarter Sessions and a separate Gaol in the Borough of Falmouth. 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1865. £10.00
Feock to Flushing Road AN ACT for making and maintaining a Public Road from or near Killiganoon Corner, in the Parish of Feock.... to the Village of Flushing, in the Parish of Mylor.... 40pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Last page loose. 1815. £22.00
Geological Survey ORDNANCE SURVEY comprising Sheets 335 (Trevose); 353 (Mevagissey), 322 (Boscastle); 347 (Bodmin), 336 (Camelford), 346 (Newquay), 357/360 (Isles of Scilly). Geological Survey, 7 maps, scale 1" to 1 mile, 7 items. 1960's. £32.00
Germoe GRANT and Conveyance of the Great Tithes of Lower Trenall in Germoe and the Rent Charge in lieu, T.P. Tyacke, Charles Lemon, and others to Charles Kempthorne of Constantine. 2 large vellum sheets, 8 small wax seals, ink on first page slightly faded, but legible. 1859. £14.00
Giddy (Davies) LETTER to John Trevenen, Mayor of Helston. 2 pages, integral address panel on verso with armorial wax seal, 'Free' postmark. Folded with docket title 'Davies Giddy abt. the Coina. Hall'. Jan. 25th, 1806. £85.00
¶ Says he has seen Mr Grey, and there seems to be little objection, but 'they seem disposed to insist most minutely on Terms... in the meantime he desired I would get a statement from the Gentlemen of Helston specifying the following particulars...'. He then goes on list four points, mentioning 'the small quantity of Tin actually Coin'd at Helston and from its inland situation the... impossibility of its ever becoming a principal Coinage Town' and 'the sufficiency of the Hall, intended to be built for all the purposes that can be required of it...'. He says he offered his own bond, but Mr Grey 'opined your engagement would be sufficient.' Davies Giddy later changed his name to Davies Gilbert.
Grade ASSIGNMENT by way of mortgage of a tenement called Mount Batt in Grade, Thomas Stephens to Richard Johns, including lands enclosed out of wastrel ground called Gwendreath Common, with Common of Pasture, Furze, Turf and Heath in Goonhilly Down. Large vellum sheet, wax seal. 1847. £15.00
Grade GRANT of a freehold tenement in Kugar in Grade, John Medlyn and Philippa his wife to John Randle of three acres of land, two gardens and a dwelling house at Kugar. Two vellum sheets, size 20" x 28", wax seals. Small hole where two folds meet, with loss of two words. Affixed is a certificate relative to acknowledgement of deeds by married women. 1853. £16.00
¶ Includes the right to take away sand and seaweed from Poltesco Cove.
Heligan LETTER from Hawkins Tremayne, dated Heligan 10th Decr. 1804, to Charles Scott, Attorney, Helston. Advocates the removal of 'your late Servant Richard Johns to the parish of Helston where he will be better taken care of 'as he has no Acquaintance here... he seems in a melancholy low spirited way and he has a sore on his leg...'. 2p., 4to, folded with address panel on conjoint leaf, seal tear. 1804. £18.00
¶ Gives the history of Johns employment 'he worked as a labourer with a Kitchen Gardener near Plymouth, and about Xmas last he came here, and had the benefit of Mr Lewis's Kitchen for three or four months'
Helston Bakers CONVICTION of Henry Rowe, Baker, for using false weights, having exposed to sale at his shop 43 three-penny loaves which were under weight. Vellum, size 8" x 13", signed by two Justices with small wax seals... together with... similar document for Ann Bath for 6 six-penny loaves. 1807. £16.00
Helston COPY OF CITATION with Intimation in Helston Churchwarden Business 1775. Manuscript with docket title as above, from the Archdeacon of Cornwall requiring Tristram Johns of Helston to appear at the Parish Church of Bodmin to show cause why Bennett Jane should not be admitted Churchwarden at Helston. Oblong 4to, 18 lines, folds. Contemporary copy. 1775. £10.00
¶ Was the would-be Churchwarden actually 'Jane Bennett'?
Helston LETTER to Rev. Sandys at St. Minver from Malders. (check) Grylls. 3p, 4to, integral address panel, Helston straight-line postmark and broken wax seal. 1791. £16.00
¶ Gives Sandys advice on a legal case he is undertaking and recommends a lawyer 'I would sooner retain him than any Counsel on the Circuit...'. Says Mrs Grylls has come back to 'meet Her Grace of Leeds at my Mothers and also at a Ball given by the Duke: Godolphin and the town have of course been very gay'.
Helston Tithes COMPLAINT IN THE EXCHEQUER of Richard Fowler of Wendron, Clerk that he is the Proprietor of tithes for the 'corn, grain, hay, wool, lambs, milk, butter, cheese, hemp, flax, hops... honey...' for the Borough of Helston, and also for the tenement of Gwealhellis in Wendron, and that Thomas Wills and others have not paid their tithes, although they have kept 'diverse cocks, hens, geese, ducks, turkeys... which within the said time have laid diverse eggs...'. Gives long list of vegetables and fruit they have grown. 2p folio, split at fold in first sheet and hole at fold in second sheet, in blank area, just affecting a few letters of last line. n.d. c1790. £30.00
Helston vagrant CONVICTION of James Stewart for wandering and begging in Helston and pretending to be a soldier. Vellum, size 10" x 15", signed by Justice with small wax seal. Ink slightly faded in places. 1811. £28.00
¶ His punishment was to be stripped to the waist and whipped, and then taken outside the town boundary.
Kea COUNTERPART LEASE of 'all that new stamping mill commonly called... Eastern New Stamps' in Kea, for 'score and nineteen years', John Hill of Trenethick to William Dunstan of Perranaworthal. Vellum, 16" x 24". Wax seal. 1762. £40.00
¶ Names three 'lives'.
King Edward Mine SURFACE PLAN Manuscript plan, probably a student survey, on thick cartridge paper in ink and bright colour wash. Shows Plantation Shaft, Vyvyan Shaft, William's Shaft etc., ditches, hedges, rough ground, various buildings including Fitting Shop, Vanning Shop, Assay Office etc. With 'Legend'. Scale 1:500, size 29" x 52", rolled. With stamp of Camborne School of mines, and names of the four surveyors. 10th Feb. 1965. £45.00
Launceston AN ACT for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the Borough of Dunheved, otherwise Launceston... 12pp, plus cover leaf, disbound, black letter. Act of Parliament. 1755. £17.00
Launceston MORTGAGE of Hall, suite of rooms and site of Cottage at Wooda Road in the hamlet of Saint Thomas by Launceston, the Trustees of the Launceston Working Lads Temperance Brigade to Mary Ellen Mitchell. 2p on vellum. 1903. £10.00
Launceston VUE DE LAUNCESTON Watercolour, size 6" x 11", plus margins, in stiff paper. View of Launceston across fields showing castle and houses. Under the border is written 'Limur Navy Officer', 'May the first, 1808', and in bottom right corner 'Copied by Otho B. Peter March 15th 1915.' Traces of fold at centre. 1915. £25.00
Leans' ENGINE REPORTER And Advertiser. No. 424. December, 1846. Work performed by Steam Engines. Consists of 5p of tables for Pumping Engines, and 1 page of Stamping and Whim Engines, listing 26 mines with 19 columns for details such as Length of Stroke, Depth, Consumption of Coal, and Remarks & Engineers' Names. 7pp, 4to, uncut, red tax stamp. 1846. £40.00
Ludgvan AN AGREEMENT between John Peverell Rogers of Penrose and Matthew Trewhella of Pigmoor. 3p, folio, with coloured sketch map size 7" x 4" in text, showing the various claypits at Pigmoor. 1883. £18.00
¶ The agreement was to settle a dispute relating to an original Sett of 1876.
Ludgvan POSTER advertising Auction Sale at 'Old Inn', Lowerquarter, of Properties at Nanceddan, January 16th, 1904. Size 29" x 19", folds 2 or 3 splits at folds repaired on verso with archival tape. 1904. £18.00
¶ Lists 5 Lots with occupiers, rents etc.
Luxulyan MORTGAGE of leasehold land situate near Prideaux Wood in the Parish of Luxulyan, Prideaux China Clays to Miss A. de Bertodano and others. 2p., printed on vellum. 1913. £10.00
Manaccan PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of Freehold Estates known as Tregonwell, Trelowry, comprising 109 acres.... for Sale by Auction, Helston 24th March 1886. 3p., large folio, folded with docket title, lithographic printing. Outside grubby. 1886. £12.00
Mevagissey PARTICULARS of... Ventonwyn Farms, near Mevagissey... For Sale by Auction... St. Austell, Friday, 3rd June, 1960. 39pp., small folio. Wraps. 5 photographic plates. Lacks plan. 1960. £16.00
Mousehole LEASE of number 9 Dumbarton Terrace, James Rowe to Patrick Carolan. Large vellum sheet. 1874. £10.00
Ordnance Survey Boundary Office FOUR ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet 347 (St. Austell); 346 (Newquay); 351 (Penzance); 352 (Redruth). Size 14" x 19", plus margins. With stamps of Ordnance Survey Boundary Office 1904 in margins, 'Boundary diagram for revision purposes' written in red ink in the top margin of each, and annotated by Office in neat red ink, green ink and pencil regarding changes to depiction of boundaries. Various parishes etc. have been underlined in red with note they have been revised to Sept. 1905, July 1913 etc., others added in neat red lettering, for example 'Bodmin Borough'. Some small urban areas shaded, with key. Notes in margin, some initialled, such as 'Improve bdy dots at side of road', 'Boundaries in these channels will be laid down when the revised documents are received from D.O', 'remove cancelled boundary and insert as shown by red dots'. Sheet 351 with some edge tears. 1904-13. £68.00
¶ Gives a rare insight into the Ordnance Survey working methods.
Penzance, Breage, Germoe DEMISE and Assignment by Way of Mortgage of nine dwelling houses and school room in Alverton Street, Penzance and 10/119ths of 'a Mine or Adventure known as Great Work Consols situate in the parishes of Breage and Germoe together with like shares of and in... Engines Whims Tackles Machinery... all Tin and Tin Stuff...', John Boase, late of Wendron, to John Richards of Poltair. 4 large vellum sheets, wax seal. Loosely inserted is a Mortgage Bond, 1p, sm. folio, printed with ms. inserts, and a copy letter from solicitors acting as agents for John Richards to John Silvester Purser of Great Work Consolidated Mines setting out the terms of the sale, the right to various minerals, etc. 1p, folio, in manuscript. 3 items. 1838. £50.00
Probus PRIVATE CATALOGUE OF PURE-BRED SHORTHORN COWS heifers & Bulls. The Property of William Trethewy, Tregoose, Probus, (Cornwall). 31pp., 8vo., recent plain paper wraps, traces (of original wraps?) of pink paper at left edge of title page. Truro: Lake & Lake 1879. £35.00
¶ 'The foundation of this herd was laid thirty years ago, by the purchase of Ruth, a fine Cow by Harold 8131 at Lord Sherborne's Sale in 1848, at Sherborne Park....' Gives details of pedigree back to 12d or 14d. Names include 'Carn Brea', 'Tincroft', 'Lord Lanhydrock'.
Redruth MORTGAGE of premises in Redruth, R. Goldsworthy to Johnathan Wickett. On paper, 3p folio. 1861. £10.00
Reeth Consolidated Mines, Towednack PETITION in the Stannary Court, of Philip Vyvyan Robinson, against Augustus Dalby. ... together with... Answer of Augustus Dalby. Both documents 3 pages, large folio, small blue Stannary stamps, folded with docket titles. 1840. £28.00
¶ Robinson had been Purser of Wheal Reeth Consolidated from 1836 to 1839, when Dalby became Purser. He had laid out £834 for the benefit of the Adventurers, and was claiming it back.
Sheriffs AN ACT for making further Provisions to enable Persons possessed of Offices... to qualify themselves... and to the continuance of the Sheriffs of the County of Cornwall, and County Palatine of Chester.... 8pp. 1727... bound with... An Act to enable His Majesty to make Leases and Copies of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments, Parcel of His Dutchy of Cornwall... 4pp, 1751. First few leaves with waterstain in margin... bound with... An Act to enable His Majesty to make Leases, and Copies of Offices, Lands... Parcel of His Dutchy of Cornwall... 4pp, 1761... bound with... An Act to enable His Majesty to make Leases, Copies, and Grants of Offices, Lands... Parcel of the Dutchy of Cornwall... 4pp, 1776... bound with... An Act to enable His Royal Highness George Prince of Wales, to make Leases, Copies, and Grants of Offices, Lands... 5pp. 1793. 5 Acts of Parliament, all with cover leaves. Recent paper boards. 1727-93. £35.00
Sithney GRANT of land called Boscasack (Boscajack) in Sithney, William Paynter of Antron to to William Beauchampe the younger of Gwennap. In English, on vellum, size 9" x 12", signed by Paynter, and by 4 witnesses on verso. Some letters rubbed along folds. Tag, lacking wax seal. 1615. £30.00
Sithney MORTGAGE of House and premises at Porthleven in the parish of Sithney, Samuel Dobb to C.L. Daniell. 4pp., folio, on parchment. 1864. £12.00
St. Buryan & St. Just ELECTION POSTER Notice of Election of one County Councillor for each of the above Electoral Divisions.' Size 24" x 19", several folds. February. 1934. £5.00
St. Ives CONVEYANCE by way of Mortgage of part of Grist Mills and Premises near the West Bridge in St. Ives, Jane Bennett to George Blaxland and The Revd. R. Hichens. Three large vellum sheets, three wax seals. 1854. £14.00
St. Ives Fishery AN ACT for the Encouragement and Improvement of the Pilchard-fishery carried on within the Bay of Saint Ives.... Black Letter. Cover leaf + 26pp, disbound, affected by damp, cover leaf with some loss of paper in right margin, first five leaves with staining in margin, not affecting text. Act of Parliament. 1776. £26.00
¶ 'if any Boat having a Seyne-net on Board, shall be put out to Sea before the Warp-rope of her Seyne-net shall be landed, the Hewer or Hewers of such Boat and Seyne shall... forfeit and pay the Sum of Fifty Pounds...'
St. Ives LETTER from W. Michell addressed to William Trewella at St. Ives, saying he is commissioned to negotiate the sale of the ship 'Bristol', engaged in the Cornwall-Swansea trade, giving details of insurance etc. 14 lines, 1p., 4to, conjoint leaf with address panel, Redruth postmark. 1833. £14.00
¶ 'It will be a great recommendation to be certain of cargoes of ore to Whiterock, if she continues in the trade'.
St. Ives REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF ST. IVES 1p., plus map, zincographed from the Ordnance Survey, coloured in outline. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Approved by Henry James. Folio, disbound, some minor repaired edge tears. 1868. £20.00
St. Ives THEIR HERITAGE or The Story of a Cornish Family. Typescript of a story set in a Cornish fishing village on the Atlantic (obviously St. Ives). 235 typewritten pages (top copy), 4to, in card file with brown paper covers. Signed at end 'Sarah Noall. 13.1.45'. 1945. £120.00
¶ Tells the story of a young girl, 'Mary Tregarthen', growing up in St. Ives in the twenties and thirties, with a brief spell spent near Clovelly. She eventually adopts a child, and marries her childhood sweetheart who returns after World War II having earlier emigrated to America. Interesting local colour, but a rather bland storyline. There are descriptions of the fishing, preparing the town for summer visitors, storms and wrecks, washing day, 'guising', carol singing, the local shops, etc., e.g. '... and so the work of barking began. They dipped and re-dipped their nets in boiling vats of dark brown liquid, a process of dyeing done to preserve their nets for the following winter's fishing, and when all were barked they were laid on the hillock to dry and so the work of barking, mending and repairing of nets went on whenever the weather was suitable all through the Spring of the year...'
St. Minver Parish A RATE MADE the 25th of September 1738 By Robert Blake and Richard Moyle, Church Wardens, and Richard Treffry and Thomas Guy, Overseers of the parish aforesaid, to be Collected Double or Single Quarterly or Yearly or as often as shall Require for the Necessary Relief of the Poor as follows.... Large sheet folded to 15" x 6", making 2 pages, one listing rates for South Side, one for North Side. Gives name of person, property and amount (some names with several properties). Paper stained, but text easily legible with ink remaining very black. Paper worn at bottom of first page, with loss of 2 names and 10 figures from the pennies column, wear at fold. Lists 93 properties, signed by overseers... together with.... similar sheet for 1784, 6" split at fold, slightly browned, a similar sheet for 1776, another for 1803 (both in fine condition), and a small sheet for July 1792 with a brief schedule listing 33 properties), a printed folio sheet with the name of John Profit, St. Minver in ms., giving directions to the Overseer, and a damaged sheet for the rate for 1754. 6 manuscripts and one printed item. 1738-1804. £120.00
¶ The 1803 rate has columns for Proprietors, Occupants, Tenements, Sums.
St. Minver PLAN of Part of St. Minver Church Town Survey'd by John Arthur. Plan in ink with outline colour which has faded to grey. Key to colours in margin, and 'Explanation' with key to letters indicating houses, paths to stiles, etc. Small compass rose, scale of chains. Size 5" x 9", folds. Shows Church Yard, New Road, Dingle's tenement, 'late Style's wastrel', part of Glebe land, 'Sandys' land late Anthony's'. Note on verso 'extend the map to take in the Vic. House', etc. n.d. Probably late 18th century. £35.00
St. Minver TO BE SOLD The Fee-Simple and Inheritance of all that Desirable Farm called Treglyn... now in the Occupation of George James... The Estate consists of a good Farm House... 222 Acres of Arable, Meadow and Pasture Land... Sea Sand of an excellent Quality may be had within a Mile of the Estate... For selling the same an Auction will be held, at the House of James Cole, Inn-keeper, in Padstow, known by the sign of the Golden Lion, on Monday, September the 12th, 1814... Handbill, size 12" x 7", folds. Liddell, Printer, Bodmin. £42.00
Tintagel, Lanteglos, and St. Teath Estates PLANS, PARTICULARS, AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF THE ESTATES OF THE EARL OF WHARNCLIFFE, Comprising Attractive Agricultural Properties, Accommodation Holdings, Excellent Building Sites, Hotels and Boarding Houses, at and near Tintagel and other popular Seaside Resorts... Messrs J. Kittow and Son have instructions To Sell the above Estate by Public Auction at the Wharncliffe Hotel, Tintagel, on Thursday, July 27th, 1911. Folio, 10 photographic illustrations on five pages, and 10 large coloured folding plans, original printed wraps. Front wrap and first three leaves frayed at edges, not affecting text, Plan one slightly worn along approx 3" of one fold, with some slight loss. 1911. £85.00
¶ 'The Estate occupies a unique position in North East Cornwall. It embraces much of the finest scenery along the coast, with bold and rugged headlands, sheltered coves, the magnificent sand beach known as Trebarwith Strand, and the havens of Tintagel and Bosinney'. Farmhouses, cottages, hotels etc, described in detail.
Trowan Consols, St. Ives and Towednack STANNARY COURT DOCUMENTS relating to a dispute over payment due to the ex-purser, Richard Kerwick, by the shareholders. Comprises: Decree Pro Confessio, ordering payment by the shareholders, 5p.,Registrar's Report, with details of the enforced sale of the shares at Hayle, with prices realised, 3p... Affadavit of James Buzza of St. Ives, Auctioneer, saying he affixed the Order to the Count House Door, etc... together with 4 other Affadavits. All items in manuscript, small folio, folded with docket titles, most with small blue Stannary stamps. May 1849 - Feb. 1850. £45.00
Trowen Consols Mine, St. Ives and Towednack PETITION in the Stannary Court of Richard Kernick of St. Ives, Tinner and Miner, against Campbell Hobson, Robert Uren and others. Manuscript, 5p, large folio, folded. Stannary stamp. 1849. £32.00
¶ The Petitioner was Purser and claiming money owing to him from these Adventurers. One of the defendants had emigrated from St. Ives to Mineral Point, U.S.A.
Truro BILL of Heard and Sons, Cornwall Music Warehouse, Pianoforte, Harmonium and Organ Imports. Attractive large heading in red and black showing a piano and harmonium. Made out to the Rector of Mawgan for tuning. 1880. £8.00
Truro Boundaries REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF TRURO 3pp, with a coloured Plan by R.K. Dawson. Scale 2" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1832. £22.00
Truro PLAN OF THE UNION HOTEL Manuscript sketch plan in ink and colours on waxed cotton, scale 22ft to an inch. Size 13" x 20", folds. Shows properties at the corner of Tregolls Road and St. Austell St., part of key, includes Hotel, Tin Bar House, Assay Office, Tin Smelting House, with stack, Tin Store. Together with smaller sketch plan. c1870. £24.00
Truro WARRANT from the Constables, Church-wardens and Overseers of Saint Mary, Truro, to the Governor of the Lunatic Asylum at Bodmin, for apprehending Betsey Courtnay, an insane person, now chargeable to the Parish, and conveying her to the Lunatic Asylum at Bodmin. Printed with MS inserts, signed by two Justices, with small orange papered seals. Folded with docket title, small split in margin at one fold. Single small folio sheet with details written in. 1829. £40.00
Wendron ASSIGNMENT of a dwellinghouse in Treneer, Mary Winn to John Winn. 3p. sm. folio. Contemporary copy 1858. £12.00
West Wheal Bolton Mine, Ludgvan PETITION of Nicholas Harvey, William Harvey, John Rawlings and others, Merchants at Hayle, in the Stannary Court, against James Francis, Purser of the Mine. Printed with ms. inserts. 2p, folio, with an 8p folio manuscript list of goods supplied by Harvey including files, smith's bellows, whim chain, scantle slate, Quebec yellow pine, coal, 'men's time repairing Boilers in the Mine' etc., 3 Affadavits, the 'Decree pro Confesso' against the Defendant and order for sale of Machinery, 3p, and the Order Absolute. All seven documents tied with tape at corner and folded. Stannary stamps. 1856. £50.00
¶ Harveys claimed they were owed £538 for goods supplied. The mine had been working for 2 years at the time of this case.
West Wheal Trevelyan Mine CASE for the Opinion of Mr. N. Lindley, In the Matter of The Companies Act 1862 and of the West Wheal Trevelyan Mining Company, In the Court of the Warden of the Stannaries. 5p, in MS, folio, folded. c1865. £32.00
¶ Concerns the winding up of the company and the liablities of one Wetenhall 'a man of no means whatever.... who gains his living by loitering about the Mining Exchange and taking transfers of worthless shares in Mining Companies so as to screen the solvent transferors from liability'.
Wheal Dollar, Zennor PETITION of William Hockin of Phillack, Clerk, against John Rosewarne of Phillack, Gent, and Thomas Pearce, Mine Agent. 8p., manuscript, large folio, folded. 1840... together with... Answer of Thomas Pearce 9p., large folio, 1838; Injunction prohibiting the Defendents and co-Adventurers in Wheal Dollar Mine from entering the land. 1p., large folio, 1838; Affadavit of William Michell, Farmer, of Zennor, saying he knows Wheal Dollar Mine 'in the Estates of Kerrowe and Carnelloe', and was employed in 1824 to draw a Water Engine there. 3p., large folio, 1838; Affadavit of William Hockin, 1838. 7p, large folio... together with... 10 other Affadavits, and a Petition for Rehearing. All documents with small blue Stannary Stamps. 15 documents in all. 1838-40. £90.00
¶ Hocking granted to Rosewarne and Pearce license to dig for tin and copper for 21 years at the tenement of Carnelloe, bounded by lands of Davies Gilbert, the sea, and a 'line from the South Wall of an old stamps in Carnelloe Crofts to a stone set up at the tail of the Middle Adit'. The defendents apparently did not work any veins or lodes, or pay dues, and Hockin therefore entered the premises 'there the said William Hockin thereupon threw a stone into the shaft of the said Engine House and declared that he entered upon the premises for the purpose of making void the indenture', asking the Court for an Injunction. The Rev. William Hockin was the incumbent at Phillack from 1809 to 1853. Throws an interesting light on a mine about which little has been written.
Wheal Elizabeth STANNARY COURT DOCUMENTS Two manuscripts, Affadavits relating to the sale of the Mine, in the case of Absolom Roberts, Defendant and ex-Captain of the Mine, and Henry Ommanney, Plaintiff. 1p and 3p, small folio, small blue Stannary stamps. 1853. £20.00
Wheal Sidney, Breage SETT of Ground part of Wheal Sidney. Distr. 1/10th till Cost paid then 1/12th. The Duke of Leeds to Richard Tyacke of Breage. Two vellum sheets, size 21" x 28", signed 'Leeds' with armorial wax seal. 1800. £60.00
¶ The Sett is 'part of the Manor of Godolphin... within the limits following... Eastwards as far as the tenement of Heland extends Northwards and Westward as far a the road leading from the Great Work to Penryn near Jordan's Smiths Shop...' Mentions what conditions would apply 'if Gold and Silver ores be found'.
Wheal Vor Mine Company RECEIPT from John Winwood and Company, Bristol, for Stampheads costing £66.1s. A few lines in manuscript on 4to sheet. Bristol April 14th 1823. £7.00
¶ Winwood and Co. are listed in Pigot's directory as Iron founders and steam engine manufacturers in Cheese Lane, Bristol.
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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. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1905. £20.00
¶ Almost two-thirds of the map is sea area.
Grange, Borrowdale PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable and Picturesque Estate situate at Grange.... comprising Two Dwelling Houses, Four Cottages and Joiner's Shop, Numerous Farm Buildings.... 350 Acres of Superior Arable, Meadow, Pasture.... with 39 Grasses on Scawdale Fell, 10 on Langstrath Fell, 16 on Rosthwaite Coomb Fell.... for Sale by Public Auction.... 6th day of October, 1881. 8pp., folio, folded, first page loose. 1881. £22.00
¶ Includes share of Mines and Minerals in Grange and Brund Fell.
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.
Mason (W), Ambleside, Publisher FRITH'S SERIES ALBUM OF 45 VIEWS representing The Lake Country. 19 full page sepia photographic views, and 26 half page ones, on glossy paper, oblong large 8vo, gilt boards, front board rubbed. c1910. £18.00
Westward CERTIFICATE OF REDEMPTION OF THE LAND TAX for John Taylor of Stonecarse, Clerk. Printed certificate with coat of Arms, manuscript insertions, size 15" x 17", signed by the two commissioners. Form printed on verso for 16 installments, headed 'Consols' in MS, with last installment completed. Refers to parcel of land in the Township of Blencogo in Bromfield, and and tenement in the Township of Stoneraise in Westward. Fixed to the corner are two certificates for amounts of Land Tax. 1798. £20.00
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Frost & Winfield's PATTERN BOOK OF REGISTER STOVES Tiled Grates and Kerbs for Tiled Hearths, Open and Close Fire Cooking Ranges, Tailors' Iron-Heating Stove, Church Heating Apparatus, Gill Stoves, Plain and Ornamental Gates, Railings, Balusters.... Title page and 48 lithographic plates, all but the last six are coloured, and showing one item per page, the vast majority being ranges and grates. Stiff cloth-covered wraps, blind-stamped, with gilt monogram on front board, size 9" x 11". J. Lockwood, Lithographer, Sheffield. c1870. £95.00
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. £26.00
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Ashburton TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION By Mr. Ed. Sawdye at the Golden-Lion Hotel, Ashburton, Thursday the 25th of May 1865, The Fee-Simple of All That Rich Pasture Field called Emmett's Park. Poster, size 15" x 9", traces of folds. 1865. £18.00
Banfield (J) VIEWS OF NORTH DEVON. Being 20 engraved vignette views, size approx. 3" x 4". Title page. Original blindstamp cloth with gilt title, cloth faded and slightly 'cockled'. c1860. £95.00
¶ One of the views, of 'The Ilfracombe Hotel' is not uniform with the others.
Barnstaple TO BE SOLD By Private Contract... The Undermentioned Dwelling Houses and Tenements Situate at Somerset Place & Boutport Street. Poster, printed in a variety of typefaces, size 15" x 10", three small repaired edge tears. Brightwell & Sons, Printers, Barnstaple, October 27, 1832. £26.00
¶ Describes 7 Lots, with occupiers. 'The last three Dwelling Houses are very well calculated for carrying on Trade, having excellent and modern Shop Windows...'
Barnstaple TRANSFER OF MORTGAGE of a house in Litchdon, Charles Carter and George Wilkey to Mary Bealey and Trustee. Large paper sheet, 4 wax seals. 1828. £10.00
Bere Ferrers COUNTERPART OF A LEASE of Hollwills in Beerferris for 99 years, Henry and James Young, to Richard Rundle. Vellum, 21" x 27", wax seal. 1761. £18.00
¶ Names 3 lives.
Besley, Printer THE WEST OF ENGLAND DIARY with an Almanack. 1845. Diary of a farmer in the Averton Gifford area. Small 8vo, green printed paper wraps. 20pp at the beginning with lists of fairs etc. in Western Counties. A week per page, a few weeks blank, but most pages have 3-5 days of entries. Records stock sold and bought, birth of lambs and calves, seed sown, harvest of crops, manuring of fields, visits to markets, including Totnes, Dodbrook, social visits, registering his child, etc. 1845. £65.00
¶ '14th April. Lent Master Dick Gillard my Bay Horse to ride to the top of Averton Gifford Hill instead of which he encroached on my kindness and rode on to Salcombe a distance of 16 miles...' The horse caught a chill and he was forced to call the vet. 'My Beautiful Tree that was covered in Ivy fell from the Lawn Hedge'; 'Ermington band played at Thornham'; 'Oliver Stentiford finished the Chimney'; '21 fine young fowls stolen from Thorn Barn'.
Braunton CONDITIONS OF AN AUCTION held this 17 day of April 1844 at the Swan Inn in Barnstaple by John Stephens, Auctioneer, for selling 32 lots of oak timber now standing and growing on Beercharter Barton in Braunton. Manuscript on 3 pages, folio, two minor splits at folds, some waterstaining. Includes memoranda signed by various purchasers, with prices. 1844. £12.00
Braunton IMPORTANT SALE OF FREEHOLD MILLS, VALUABLE WATER RIGHTS choice Building Sites, Cottages and Accommodation Lands... Poster advertising sale by Sanders & Son at the Railway Hotel, Braunton, May 9th, 1907. Size 32" x 20". Folds. 1907. £20.00
¶ Include Water Grist Mills and House known as Horden's Mills, Chapel St. 'The Grist Mills contain 2 pair of Stones, Flour Machine, Smut Machine, Crane and Belts and a nearly new Water Wheel, and have valuable Water Rights.'
Buckerell, Awliscombe and Honiton PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Dwellinghouses, Shop, Cottages.... Lands.... for Sale by Public Auction.... 9th day of March, 1932. 10pp., sm. folio, wraps. 1932. £14.00
Chulmleigh AGREEMENT whereby Matilda Wadland agrees to give up to Henry Wadland the possession of the Estate of Newnham. He agrees to pay for the livestock and machinery, excepting certain items of silver listed. 2p, sm. folio, in MS. 1878. £8.00
Dartmoor ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXV. Scale 1" to 1 mile, dissected and mounted on linen, size 24" x 36", folding into marbled paper covered slipcase, attractive oval printed label on front. Thick black border around margins of map, leaving key visible in bottom margin. No date, circa 1850. £36.00
¶ Covers Launceston, Saltash, Ashburton.
Devon Valley Railway AN ACT to confer on the Devon Valley Railway Company further Powers for the Completion of their Railway.... 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1861. £10.00
Devonport DEVONPORT, FROM MOUNT EDGCOMBE Engraving, size 2" x 4", plus margins, in ivory mount, overall size 7" x 9". c1850. £7.00
Divorce of Exeter Merchant AN ACT to dissolve the Marriage of George Christopher Degen with Catherine Furlong, due to her adultery with John Baptiste Larraguy.... 4pp, disbound, a few tears and some browning at edges. 1778. £20.00
Dyer (T.J) Publisher GEMS OF TORRINGTON 8 photographs, brief text on facing page. Oblong 8vo, wraps, with small photo on front wrap. c1920. £8.00
Exeter BILL of Thomas Pitts, Late Tripe, Chemist, Druggist etc., 79 Fore Street, Exeter. Engraved heading with vignette of chemist with retorts etc., making 'Patent Medicine'. 3p, 4to, with bill in two columns per page made out to Sir L. Palk, for items from Jan. - Dec. 1842, including harness oil, Friars Balsam, Turkey Umber, Venetian Red, Olive Oil, Arsenic etc. 1842. £15.00
¶ The total was £306.
Exeter Railway AN ACT to empower the South Devon Railway Company to make a Branch Railway at Exeter.... 18pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1865. £15.00
Farington (J) after L. Byrne VIEW AT LYNMOUTH. Etching, size approx 6" x 9", slightly dusty, couple of brown spots in right hand margin. By L. Byrne after J. Farington, publ. T. Cadell. 1822. £12.00
¶ Somers Cocks's Devon Topographical Prints. No 1588.
Georgeham LEASE of West Meadow, Long Close, Broadfields, Mountcrosse, part of the demesne lands of North Hole in Georgeham, John Cutcliffe of Ilfracombe, to George Strange of Bideford, Merchant. 38 lines on vellum, attractive script, size 15" x 23". Wax seal on tag. 1663. £38.00
Hartland DEED OF COVENANT Hugh Nicoll of Lowland in Hartland, yeoman, to Lawrence Tucker of Longfurland gent., and Charles Doyman of Bigberry in Hartland, yeoman, of part of lands called Lowlands and South Beckland in Hartland, sometime the lands of John Arundle and Arthur Spry. Vellum, size 7" x 11", 21 lines in a small neat hand. Small wax seal missing from tag. 1664. £38.00
¶ Relates to the marriage of Hugh Nicoll and Sarah, daughter of Charles Doyman.
Hartland DEMISE of one fourth part of two messuages and tenements called Pattard in Hartland, now in the occupation of Lawrence Waldon and Phillip Squire, The Honble. Bourchier Wrey, Baronet, to Lawrence Waldon, yeoman. Vellum, size 12" x 25", good armorial wax seal on tag. Interesting decorative manuscript initial 'T' decorated with monster fish, thistles, leaves etc. 1684. £46.00
¶ Wrey became a Devon M.P. in 1685. He famously fought a duel with another M.P. in Hyde Park.
Hartland DEMISE of one fourth part of messuages and tenements of Pattard in Hartland, within the village fields and grounds of Hartland, John Luttrell of Brampton to Lawrence Waldon of Pattard. Vellum, size 10" x 24", tag lacking wax seal. 1663. £34.00
¶ Has an interesting clause about Luttrell and his wife not having to travel out of the county in dealing with the affairs of the lands.
Horwood, Hartland AN ACT to Vest in, and enable Trustees, to Sell some Out-parts of the Estate late of Sir John Rolle Knight of the Bath, deceased, for the Payment of Debts, Legacies and Portions.... 9pp, disbound, black letter, cover leaf, edges uncut. Held with small staples. 1710 £25.00
Ilfracombe PANORAMIC POSTCARD by W.H. Smith & Sons, The Library, Ilfracombe, a coloured view titled 'The Victoria Pavilion' showing the inside with much greenery etc. Size 3" x 11", slightly rubbed at corners. 1907. £8.00
Kingsbridge Railway AN ACT for incorporating a Company, and for making and maintaining the Kingsbridge Railway.... 15pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1864. £20.00
Lundy Island ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheets 275, 291. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 19" x 13", plus margins. Linen-backed. A rectangle has been drawn round the island in pale blue ink and numbered 4a. 1892. £25.00
¶ Shows only Lundy Island in the centre of the sheet, with soundings for North West Bank and White Horses.
Milton Abbot BILLHEAD of John Prout, Grocer, Druggist, and Tea Dealer... Horse & Cattle Medicines. 8vo, with fine engraved heading with two vignettes either side of heading, one showing Chinese pagoda scene, the other a still, animals, etc. Made out to Captn. Edgcumbe for sugar for preserving, tin tacks etc. Stab hole, traces of paper at top edge on verso, presumably where once mounted in album. c1840. £10.00
Milton Damerel WILL of Nicholas Dennis of Derworthy in Milton Damerel. 2 large folio sheets, folded, with docket title, in a bold hand, second sheet worn at one fold affecting a few words of last line. 4 witnesses named. 1692. £45.00
¶ Declares at the beginning he wants to be buried without any funeral sermons 'having observed such sermons to be generally composed of flattery... which I never did like or efect'. Leaves bequest to the poor of Milton Damerel, Barnstaple and Ilfracombe, tenements in Ilfracombe to his daughter Agnes Fortescue, etc.
Musbury, Colyton ABSTRACT OF TITLE of the Revd. John Vaughan Payne to the Capital Messuage and Farm of Roosdown St. Pancras the Advowson of Musbury, and to Estates and Lands at Musbury and in Colyton. 15pp, folio, folded. Lists deeds etc. from 1828. c1850. £18.00
Paignton and Brixham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet CXXII. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 50" x 37", mounted on linen and folding into large 8vo marbled endpapers, inserted in cloth covered slipcase with rubbed label. Two small areas near Kingswear shaded in blue, roads near Brixham coloured in different shades, yellow line marked in, labelled 'EHT'. About half of map is sea area. 1903. £30.00
Palmer (G.G), Heavitree, Artist VISIT OF THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION TO EXETER, 1869 Lithographic group portrait, with the faces portrayed in a very lifelike way, the bodies more sketchily, 'The Mayor Introducing Local Celebrities to the Savans'. Each portrait has been numbered in MS underneath with a key of 21 names in bottom margin. Size 14" x 17", central fold, top corners clipped... together with... Programme of Proceedings for the Meeting, 4p., folio, tipped onto album leaf. Devon & Somerset Steam Lithographic Co., 1869. £24.00
¶ Celebrities include W. Pengelly, Professor Huxley, Hooker etc. They seem to be standing in a large Gothic hall.
Palmer (Sutton) DEVON WATERCOLOURS 20 coloured plates, including illustration on front board. Published by A. & C. Black, 1926. £18.00
Smith (W.H) & Son, Publisher ILFRACOMBE AND ITS SURROUNDINGS Eighty Views. Size 9" x 12", pictorial wraps, rather grubby, two old sellotape marks top and bottom of spine, spine worn. Explanatory text under views. c1910. £20.00
¶ Most of the photographic views are by E. Grattan Phillipse, Kingsley Studios. Includes four views of the wreck of the 'Montagu' on the rocks at Lundy.
Spreat (W) CHITTLEHAMPTON CHURCH. South View of the Tower. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 8" x 6", on India paper, large margins, margins slightly spotty. [Printer, C. Hulmandel.] c1842. £22.00
¶ Shows a row of houses in front of the church with several people standing around, a seated woman and a woman in a doorway.
Sprytown, Axworthy ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets LXXXVI.N.E. and S.W., together with Sheet CVI.S.E. Stanlake, Princetown. Scale 6" to 1 mile. On thick paper, water features hand-coloured. Last sheet with some foxing spots. 3 items. 1884. £28.00
Stewart (W), Publisher VIEWS OF NORTH DEVON 23 vignette views, title page, cloth boards, decorative gilt title, corners slightly rubbed, overall size 6" x 10", size of views ranging from 3" x 4" to 4" x 6", plus margins. First views browned, a few of the other views with some foxing spots in margin. Printed title page. c1860. £75.00
¶ The views are published by Banfield. Artists include William Willis, T. Martin, W. Gauci.
Swymbridge AGREEMENT for the occupation of Torrdown House. Susanna Nott, Rev. W. Mules of Marwood and R. Harding of Combmartin to F. Lawrence of Pilton. 4p sm. folio. 1820. £10.00
¶ Contains details of upkeep of house & lands.
Teign Valley Railway Company AN ACT for conferring further powers on the Teign Valley Railway Company for the construction of works... 7pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1878. £9.00
Torquay Market AN ACT for the better Establishment of a Market at Torquay.... 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1852. £14.00
Totnes, Paignton and Torquay Railway AN ACT for making a Railway in the county of Devon, to be called the Totnes, Paignton, and Torquay Direct Railway..... 16pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1880. £15.00
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Beaminster ANCIENT NAMES & ADMEASUREMENTS of Chapel Marsh Estate. Sheet of paper size 13" x 7", listing 20 closes and fields with acreages. Folded with docket title. 1756. £15.00
Beaminster and South Perrott SETTLEMENT of Chapel Marsh or Chapel Downe, by William Gybbes of South Perrott on his son Gregory on his marriage with Joane Hodden. Vellum, size 10" x 25", signed by Gybbes with heavy wax seal on tag, witnessed on verso. 1615. £46.00
¶ Note on verso '..Gibbes deede of Intyle of his Lands to Gregory & his heirs', 'And the Intayle... cutt of to pay fr porcons for my children & pay my debts'.
Beaminster CONVEYANCE of the messuage, farm or tenement known as Chapel Downe and Chapel Marsh, Gregory Gibbs of South Perrot to Henry Garland of Abbotsbury. Vellum, size 25" x 30", two heavy wax seals on tags. Attractive large calligraphic initial letter. Affixed is small declaration by Gibbs appointing his Attorney, which is faded, probably due to damp, which has also affected one area of the main deed, about 3 sq. in., where the ink has faded. 1652. £34.00
¶ From the Commonwealth period. Refers at one point to 'The Late Kings Majtie. or the Common Wealth of England'.
Beere Hackett CONVEYANCE IN FEE of tenement in Knighton within the parish of Beere Hackett, in trust, William Newman of Dulish to Edward Osmond of Steeple in the Isle of Purbeck, in settlement on the marriage of his son William Newman with Osmond's daughter Honor. Vellum, 21" x 24", 63 lines, signed by four parties, four tags, but lacking small wax seals. Attractive large calligraphic initial letter with flourishes. 1649. £45.00
¶ Commonwealth period deed. Names the various lands involved.
Davies (G.J), Edited by TOUCHYNG WITCHCRAFTE AND SORCERYE Transcripts of documents relating to witchcraft in Dorset. 72pp., sm. folio, wraps. Dorset Record Society 1985. £8.00
Dorset Central Railway AN ACT for extending the Time for the Completion of Portions of the Dorset Central Railway; for enabling the Somerset Central Railway Company to subscribe to the Undertaking.... 11pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1860. £12.00
Gillingham PARTICULARS WITH PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Choice Dairy Farm with Farm House, called 'Culvers Farm', Farm Buildings are Lands with excellent Building Sites, The Modern well-constructed Small Residence at Common Mead Lane.... to be sold in Lots at The Phoenix Hotel, Gillingham, Monday, 19th August, 1918. Small 4to, folding coloured plan in pocket, 8pp, loose in the original wraps, prices realised noted in ink. 1918. £20.00
Gillingham PLAN, PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Highly Desirable Landed Estate called 'The Thorngrove Estate'..... For Sale by Auction at The Phoenix Inn in Gillingham.... the 4th of June next.... the estate comprises a Substantial Farm House.... Orchard, Arable, Meadow & Pasture Land.... 4pp., folio, plus docket title, folding hand-coloured plan, schedule giving occupiers, etc. 1863. £36.00
National Farmers' Union, Dorset County Branch CALENDAR BLOTTER FOR 1932-3. 4to, stiff green covers with photo of County Chairman, 7pp of local adverts, plus calendar, and information on branches etc. 1923. £7.00
Ordnance Survey INDEX TO THE ORDNANCE SURVEY OF DORSET Shewing Civil Parishes. Scale Four Miles to One Inch. Map size approx. 12" x 18", plus margins, showing one inch and six inch maps, and small diagram for 25" maps. With Reference table with symbols for towns of various sizes, parish and county boundaries, towns etc. Small piece torn from margin at corner. Some foxing, and some creasing in margin. Published at the Ordnance Survey Office, Southampton 1894. £26.00
Penny (J), Sherborne, Printer SHERBORNE, DORCHESTER & TAUNTON JOURNAL Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., red tax stamp. Oct. 21, 1841. £15.00
¶ Includes detailed advert for J. Blampied Clothing establishment, Sherborne, List of coaches from Weymouth, reports of body found at Portland, etc.
Seymour's of Sherborne BLOTTER with Diary for 1934. Presented by Seymour's of Sherborne, Prize Medal Table Waters. 4to, with full page colour illustration of a ship in an estuary 'The Moorings' by A. Chidley pasted to front wrap. First page is Postal and other Information. 1934. £10.00
Sherborne, Piddletown, Beaminster ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XVIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 31". A few small edge tears at bottom. Electrotyped 1872. O.S. blindstamp 1872. £38.00
¶ Also covers part of Somerset.
Small Holdings, Milton Abbas and Bulbarrow ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS AND PLAN. To be Sold by Auction 23 Small Farm Holdings, 2 to 8 Acres each, with a Cosy Cottage, Farm House and Garden, etc. On road from Milton Abbas to Bulbarrow..... To be Sold by Auction.... on Tuesday, July 18th, 1944.... by A.S. Knight.... Double-page plan loosely inserted, 3 photographic illusts, (5)pp, folio. 1944. £15.00
Wimborne School LEASE for 99 years by the 'Governors of the possessions revenues and good' of the Free Grammar School of Queen Elizabeth in Wimborne Minster, of the Tithes and Tenthes arising out of a capital messuage and five score and five acres of land belonging in Petersham, to Barnabie Leighe of North Court in the Isle of Wight. Vellum, 11" x 17", large wax seal shattered into pieces. Three large brown stains, obliterating some areas of text. 1612. £35.00
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Barnard Castle, Hartlepool ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet made up of 4 quarter sheets, scale 1" to 1 mile, linen backed, size 25" x 36". Various areas outlined in colour, pipe line and various reservoirs marked in red. Taken from an electrotype 1862. £30.00
Teesdale & Co. Publisher MAP OF DURHAM Engraved fully hand-coloured map, size 13" x 16". 1832. £50.00
¶ Shaded in wards.
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Brentwood RELEASE William Goodchild of London, Glazier, acknowledges receipt of £100 left to him in his will by Richard Goodchild, and releases any claim on his lands at Brentwood, Shenfield and South Weald. 1p., sm. folio, signed and witnessed, with small armorial wax seal. Blank conjoint leaf with docket title. 1723. £20.00
Fullarton (A) ESSEX. Engraved map, with Reference table to the Hundreds. Size approx. 7" x 9", plus margins, central fold, small light water-stain in bottom margin. c1840. £14.00
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Bruton Knowles, Auctioneers, Gloucester TWO RECORD BOOKS Oct. 1908 - June 1909, June 1909 - Dec. 1909. 8vo cloth bound books, with details of sales of property in that period glued to plain sheets, and the process of bidding for each lot recorded in pencil on the facing page, with buyer. With 9 page Index to properties at the front. 148 double-pages in each. Most details cut from printed sales particulars, folded to fit, one lot per page, some details cut from newspapers. 1908-9. £30.00
¶ Presumably compiled by the Auctioneers for their records.Includes Flaxley Abbey Estate, Maypole Stores, Bream, Eastington Lodge, Stonehouse, etc.
Cheltenham Station AN ACT to authorise the Construction of a New Station at Cheltenham in the County of Gloucester.... 9pp, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1890. £16.00
Cirencester Road AN ACT for Repairing the Roads leading from Cirencester Town's-End to Saint John's Bridge in the County of Gloucester. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 14pp. Recent paper wraps. Act of Parliament. 1727. £18.00
Coleford LEASE FOR A YEAR of a tenement at Poolway in Coleford, with various pieces of land, including Oak Piece, Pool Field, Tuf Torne, John Howells of Dixton Hadnock in Monmouth and James Howell of Llangarren in Herefordshire, to James Yarworth of Monmouth. Vellum, size 18" x 25", two wax seals. 1815. £16.00
Coleford, Monmouth, Usk and Pontypool Railway AN ACT for making a Railway from the West Midland Railway to the Coleford, Monmouth, Usk, and Pontypool Railway.... 16pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1865. £16.00
GLOUCESTERSHIRE CLOTHIER Coxe (Cha.) THE RESPONDENTS CASE To be Heard on Tuesday 11th March. The Case of John Ball, Appellant, Nathaniel Ridler, Executor of Thomas Ridler, Respondent. Single sheet, 17" x 13", printed on one side only, folds, title on verso, setting out the history of the case from 1693 to 1700. Small green stamp of British Library on verso, together with red 'Discard' stamp. [London? 1701] £80.00
¶ Not in Hyett and Bazeley's Manual of Gloucestershire Literature, or Austin's Catalogue of the Gloucestershire Collection.
John Ball, heir to his grandfather John Wood who had been Factor to Thomas and Walter Ridler "considerable Clothiers in Gloucestershire", pretended that John Wood had died without assets, and presented false accounts in order to avoid payment of a debt.
Forest of Dean Ecclesiastical Districts AN ACT to divide the Forest of Dean in the County of Gloucester into Ecclesiastical Districts. 7pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1842. £12.00
Forest of Dean Encroachments AN ACT to extend until the First Day of January One thousand eight hundred and forty-five, and to the End of the then next Session of Parliament, the Time within which Conveyances may be made on behalf of the Crown of, and Disputes settled with regard to, Encroachments in the Forest of Dean. 2pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1844. £13.00
Gloucester, Tibberton, Twigworth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets XXV N.E, S.E and N.W, and XIV N.E. Second Edition, 6" to 1 mile, c1910. £30.00
¶ Includes Down Hatherley, Hartpury House, northern part of Gloucester around Cathedral.
Great Washbourne PARTICULARS AND PLAN of a Valuable.... Estate Situate in the Parish of Great Washbourne which will be Sold by Auction at the Swan Hotel, Tewkesbury... 6th Day of September, 1854. Folio, folded, 2pp plus hand-coloured lithographed plan on third page, with reference table giving names of fields and acreage. 1854. £25.00
Kendalshire, Winterbourne SALE PARTICULARS. Young and Howes are instructed by Messrs. T.B. and A.A. Luton to Sell by Auction at The Grand Hotel, Broad Street, Bristol, On Thursday, March 18th, 1943 The Agricultural Holding known as Ivory Hill Farm comprising Farmhouse, Small Bungalow, Farm Buildings, Pasture and Arable Land.... small area of Woodland at Ram Hill, Coalpit Heath, the whole containing a total area of 71 acres 2 roods 36 poles. Folio, coloured folding plan, 8pp, short tear to one leaf, some light spotting, prices and purchasers noted in pencil. 1943. £18.00
Playne family of Minchinhampton and Nailsworth COMMONPLACE BOOKS Two 4to notebooks, half morocco, rubbed, one volume lacking spine, containing entries from 1853-1870s, mainly resumes and extracts from books and articles on geology and prehistory, relating to Gloucestershire. Sources include Geological Magazine, Hull's "On the Physical Geography.... of the Cotteswold Hills' (with sketch maps pasted in), Aubrey, Rudder, Domesday Book, etc. One notebook is inscribed on flyleaf, in a later hand than the notes themselves, "F.C. Playne, The Grange, Minchinampton, Glos. Presented by C.E.P." In total 111p and 158p. Among the entries which are not extracts or reviews of books are (i) Account of a journey 'with Sara & Lina' from Weston super Mare to Glastonbury, Wells and Cheddar. 1848. 4p. (ii) 'Part of a letter from Alfred. London March 12th 1855' describing Owen's lectures on fossils etc. at the College of Surgeons, and his attendance at an outlandish soiree for travellers and literary men 'the card of invitation was etched with the Ninevah monuments inhaling the fragrant weed'. 4p. (ii) Letter from Alfred Playne from Paris Sept. 8, 1853. Gives a very detailed account of an eventful ascent of Mont Blanc. 23p. (iv) 'Part of a letter from Alfred Mar. 30th 1855'. 'I write to tell you of Proff. Owens opinion of the jaw.... (found at Dunkirk). He thinks it probably a jaw of the extinct Irish Elk.... Prof. Owen was very interested with the large horn, and made a sketch of it....'. 7p. (v) 'Note on bones found 1861-2 when the flat meadow opposite Pensire House, Nailsworth, was drained..... given to me by Mr. Smith.' 1p. (vi) Copy of letters from a correspondent in Dover re. Playne ancestry and la Plaigne family. 11p. (vii) 'List of trees planted at Whitecroft (Nailsworth) Dec. 1858'. 6p. (viii) 'Part of a letter from Alfred. Sept 185-.' Describes a journey in N. Wales. 15p. 1853-1873. £90.00
¶ The letters 'from Alfred' begin 'Dear George'. The books may originally have belonged to G. Playne who wrote various papers on Cotswold geology and antiquities.
Poor AN ACT for repealing part, and making more effectual... an Act of Parliament... Intituled, An Act for the Incorporating certain Persons for the better providing for, and setting at work, the Poor in the City of Gloucester. 17pp, disbound, black letter, plus cover leaf, attractive floral initial. Pages bound at left edge with white tape. Act of Parliament. 1727. £16.00
Saint Johns Bridge AN ACT for enlarging the Term and Powers of Acts, for repairing the Road from Fyfield, in the County of Berks, to Saint Johns Bridge in the County of Gloucester. 16pp, disbound. 1812. £10.00
Stanton LEASE of messuage and close called White's in Stanton, Thomas Evans, Weaver to William Evans. Vellum, 11" x 17", two wax seals on tags. Some damp spotting of vellum. 1717. £18.00
Thornbury, Oldbury ASSIGNMENT of lands in Thornbury and Oldbury, Nathaniel Wade and Thomas Edwards of Bristol, to Robert Rogers of Cork, Merchant and Francis Rogers. Three vellum sheets, size 26" x 28". Refers back to indenture of 1684. Signed by Wade and Edwards with armorial wax seals on tags. Decorative printed heading. 1700. £45.00
¶ With a very long list of lands in Thornbury and Oldbury, including lands known as Greenhouse, Home Closes, Townsend, Tiltfield, Newlands, Over Fields, Willpill, The Warth, land near Oldbury Mill etc., all with occupiers named. Nathaniel Wade had been involved in the Monmouth Rebellion, and was captured after fighting at Sedgemoor. He was pardoned after turning King's evidence, and later sent to Bristol where he became Town Clerk. In 1714 he headed the militia against the Kingswood Colliers.
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Hampshire and Isle of Wight
Awbridge ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLVIII.14 scale 25" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36". Edition of 1909. £10.00
¶ Shows Awbridge Danes, Camp, Dunwood Farm, Doctor's Hill.
Bacon's LARGE SCALE MAP AND GUIDE to Isle of Wight. For Cyclists and Tourists. Folding plan, size 17" x 26", inset plans of Ryde, Ventnor, Cowes, 16pp. guide. Printed wraps showing cyclists. c1900. £12.00
Basingstoke ADMINISTRATION of the will of Henry Peircie of Basingstoke, 1703. Small vellum sheet size 7" x 9", with will in which he leaves 12 pence apiece to his children and appoints his wife Elizabeth as executrix, attached is probate certificate of the Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury, in Latin, in manuscript, signed Thos. Welham. Tag but no seal of traces of one.1 1703. £24.00
Bishops Waltham Railway Company SHARE CERTIFICATE for one twenty pound share. On thin paper, size 7" x 9", good impressed seal of company. Signed by Secretary. Perforated cancelled stamp. 1864. £35.00
Conford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheets XLIV.7 scale 25" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36". Edition of 1910. £10.00
¶ Shows Linchborough Park, Conford, Passfield Common.
Coupland (J) Publisher HAMPSHIRE ADVERTISER AND SALISBURY GUARDIAN Royal Yacht Club Gazette, Southampton Town and County Herald.... Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp, folded, tax stamp. 21st Feb. 1835. £16.00
¶ Contains adverts for Yachts for sale, property auctions, reports of dinners of local M.P.'s, packet sailings, etc.
Isle of Wight BOWCOMBE ESTATE Composite map of 6" Ordnance Survey Sheets, covering Newport, Shorwell, Kingston, Chale, size 48" x 36", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo cloth baords, gilt title on front board. 5" split in linen, at top edge at one fold, and two tears in linen at right hand margin. Various areas (presumably of the Bowcombe Estate) shaded in watercolour in different colours. Edition of 1909. £40.00
Monksherborne AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Monksherborne.... 23pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1829. £14.00
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Agricultural Engineer's THREE BILLS of Thomas Davies, Agricultural Engineer, Davies' Steam Thrashing Machines, Hardwick, to Jenkyns Dew, for threshing Barley, Beans, Wheat, entries for 17 days, others for chaffing grass for silo, man and engine cutting hay, etc. Sm. folio, printed headings, plus subscription reminder from Hereford Agricultural Society. 4 items. Sm. folio and 4to, printed headings. 1887-8. £14.00
Clifford WILL of William Higgins Esquire late of Middlewood in the Parish of Clifford.... but now of the Parish of All Saints in the City of Hereford. 16p. folio, folded. Copy. Last page worn at fold, outer sheet where titled dust-stained. Proved 1820. £18.00
¶ Refers to lands, cottages etc. at Castleton, Upper Middlewood in Clifford.
Hartlebury SURRENDER at the Court Leet and Court Baron of the Manor of Hartlebury, by Thomas Hooper of Norchard, of a cottage and land at Over Close. Vellum, small wax seal. 1830. £15.00
Leominster, Bodenham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LV S.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Small blue 'Record Map' stamp in margin. O.S. blindstamp 1890. £17.00
Ryland (J) THE NORTH EAST VIEW OF HEREFORD Copper line engraving approx. 4" x 7", plus wide margins. c1760. £12.00
The Farmers' Toll-free Corn-Exchange, Hereford TWO LETTERS on headed paper, 8vo, to C. Bodenham, one informing him of a meeting, the other asking him to join subscribers to the Toll free Corn Exchange. Signed J. Smith. November & May 1857. £10.00
Welsh Newton POSTER advertising Sale by Auction of Newton Lodge and Farm, August 1st, 1890. Size 30" x 20", folds. Wear along about 3" of one fold. With table giving schedule of lands. 1890. £16.00
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Amwell PARTICULARS of a Very Valuable Freehold Property.... 'Amwell House', A Spacious Residence.... Beautiful Pleasure Grounds, and Rich Park-Like Meadow Land.... Which Will be Sold by Auction by Messrs. Norton, Hoggart & Trist at The Mart, opposite the Bank of England on Friday June the 17th, 1864. Folio, 6pp, plus folding map. 1864, £22.00
Great Munden COPY STATUTORY DECLARATIONS relative to the Dimsdale family's title to farms called Cowley Hill Farm and Mill Farm in Great Munden. 3p., large folio, folded. Contemporary copy... together with... REFERENCE to commuted tithe rent charge Apportionment Plan, referring to the two farms. Schedule on 2p., folio, with list of fields, acreage etc. 1852. £25.00
¶ Gives statements of five people, including Priscilla Gosslin's declaration that her parents John Dimsdale, Surgeon, and Priscilla Pitts married 'at Devonshire House, Houndsditch, my sd. Parents then belonging to the Society of Friends commonly called Quakers'.
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Cranbrook ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT between Grace Hatton of Clerkenwell and John Tilden of Cranbook, relating to payment for a tenement at Cranbrook known as Nottors Farm, with barns, gardens, hop ground, and 53 acres. Large folio sheet, signed Gracia Hatton with small wax seal. Small split without loss at part of one fold. 1724. £18.00
Cranbrook BOND of John Tilden of Cranbrook to George Baker. 1p., folio, 31 lines, in English and Latin. Small wax seal, signed Tilden and two witnesses (including 'Mantle Boughton'). 1729. £26.00
¶ Relates to a house in Hawkhurst.
Cranbrook COLLECTION OF POSTCARDS 29 black and white photographic cards all showing the Union Mill, 1920's, a few slightly later, plus 1 coloured card. Includes an interesting series of 4 cards of close-up views showing men working on the mill, pulling on ropes connected to the sails, climbing up the sails etc. 1920's. £28.00
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Accrington INVENTORY of 'Printing Machines, Calenders, Mangles, Winces, Steam Engines... and other machines fixtures articles and things now in and upon certain buildings and premises situate at Broad Oak near Accrington... in the occupation of Frederick Grafton as tenant to Messieurs Hargreaves Brothers and Company. 1856. Signed by Thomas Whittaker and James Parke, Appraisers. 309 pages in manuscript, including Index, in a neat hand throughout, 4to, cloth boards, morocco spine, spine split, front inner hinge broken. Marbled endpapers. Loosely inserted is 'Inventory of Valuation of Machinery, Pipes &c in Bell Shop and Long Shop. 15th April 1867.' 9p, sewn in wraps. 1856 and 1867. £110.00
¶ Gives detailed description of machines, with measurements, etc. Includes Machine Room, Cooling Room, Gearing, Laboratory, Pattern Cloth Room, Block Print Shop, Bleaching Place, Soaping Place, Worsted Bleaching Place, Boiler House to Madder Dye House, etc.
Appley Bridge, Holland Lees ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet LXXV.13. Scale 25" to 1 mile, size 25" x 37", plus margins. Edition of 1928. £15.00
¶ Shows Linoleum Works, Quarry, Brick and Tile Works, Glue Works.
Blackburn, Burnley THREE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet LXII.16 (Blackburn Station, Audley Hall Brick Works, Imperial Mill); Sheet LXX.3 (Witton Park, Ewood, Hollin Bank); Sheet LXIV.2 (Yatefield Mill, Burnley Iron Works, Bank Hall Colliery). Scale 25" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36". 1931-7. £38.00
¶ Covers a large number of Mills, Factories etc.
Clitheroe REPORT OF THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY AND DIVISION INTO WARDS OF THE BOROUGH. 2pp. with a folding Plan of the borough by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline. Scale 4" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound, some off-setting on plan. 1837. £22.00
Dalton in Furness TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets XV.15 and XV.16. Size 25" x 36", scale 25" to 1 mile. Edition of 1913. £18.00
¶ Shows Goldmire Quarry and Iron Mines, Thwaite Flat Iron Mines, Sandscale, Mineral Railway, North End Rabbit Warren, Oyster Beds and Mussel Beds.
Hirst (John), Printer, Oldham TO THE ELECTORS and Non-Electors of the Borough of Oldham. Two printed handbills, 'election letters' one from Wm. Johnson Fox, the other from James Platt, candidates. Both 4to, folds, paper slightly foxed along folds, some tears at edges, repaired on verso. 2 items. Printed by John Hirst, Stationer and Bookbinder, 22 Yorkshire Street, Oldham. March 1857. £25.00
¶ Platt was 'in favour of the widest extension of the suffrage'.
Newton in Makerfield, Wargrave ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet CVIII.4. Scale 25" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36". Linen backed. Some areas outlined neatly in dotted red lines. 'TRC Redemption Office Record Map' stamp in top margin. Edition of 1907. £17.00
¶ Shows Vulcan Village, Red Bank (site of Civil War Battle), Earlestown Engineering Works, Newton Paper Mills.
Ormskirk, Wigan ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheet LXXXIX S.W. Size 13" x 14" plus very wide margins. Railways inserted to 1890. £20.00
Preston, Chorley ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheet LXXXIX N.W. Size 13" x 14" plus very wide margins. c1892. £20.00
Rawtenstall, Longholme ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXII.9. Scale 25" to 1 mile, size 25" x 37", plus margins. Edition of 1930. £16.00
¶ Shows Longholme Mill, Hall Carr Mill, Back Mill, Ilex Mill, Albion Mill, Laund Mill.
Southport ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXV.9. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36". Edition of 1928. £15.00
¶ Shows Pleasureland, Pier, Marine Lake, Chapel St. Station, tramways. About one third of the map is sea area.
Warrington ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet CXV.4. Scale 25" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36". Hole an inch square near Grange Farm with loss of practically no print, just part of a field boundary, some scratches on paper near hole. Revision of 1937. £15.00
¶ Shows St. Helens Canal, Mersey White Lead Works, Atherton's Quay with Iron Works, Rivet Works, Bank Quay Soap Works, White Cross Wire Works.
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Barnes RELEASE of the Freehold and Covenant to Surrender the Copyhold parts of a capital messuage and lands at Barnes, Henry Hoare of South Tawton, Devon, to James Pooley. Three large vellum sheets, includes coloured sketch plan by J. Blore, Surveyor, Brompton, size 10" x 11", showing Barnes Green with ponds, buildings, fields, names of adjoining owners. 1846. £18.00
Cheyne House, Chelsea PARTICULARS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Imposing Freehold Mansion known as Cheyne House.... Messrs. Daniel Smith, Oakley & Garrard.... For Sale by Auction.... on Thursday, the 17th day of July, 1919.... Folio, 5 full-page photographic illusts., and view on front wrap, 14 + (1)pp, original printed wraps. 1919. £45.00
¶ The mansion was designed by Norman Shaw.
Flax and Hemp Sale FOR PUBLIC SALE at the London Commercial Sale Rooms, Mincing Lane... 3rd May, 1876, The Following Goods.... Manning, Collyer & Co., Brokers. 4 pages, size 17" x 7". Traces of horizontal folds, stab hole in top right corner. 1876. £30.00
¶ Lists 56 Lots in all, comprising numbers of bales of hemp and flax, for example Coconada Hemp, Sunn Hemp, Manila Hamp, Green Curled Fibre etc. Lists port shipped from vessell, and which Quay or Wharf it is at, with merchants mark. For example 'Fine Rhine Italian Hemp... Per Emperor, from Venice, on Shew at Watson's Wharf...'.
Harrison (Arthur), Borough Engineer & Surveyor PLAN OF THE METROPOLITAN BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK 1901 Plan size 27" x 23", scale 3" = 500 yds. Linen-backed, folding into cloth boards, 8vo, marbled endpapers. Cloth stained. 1901. £36.00
Highbury Estate PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the unsold Portions of the HIGHBURY MANOR ESTATE. Comprising Freehold Ground Rents and Rack Rents..... situated in Highbury Park, Hamilton Road, Aubert Park, Leigh Road, Roseleigh Avenue..... Messrs. Daniel Smith, Oakley & Garrard Will offer the above Properties for Sale by Auction.... on Wednesday, 6th July, 1921. Large folding plan, photographic reproduction of an early print, 5 + (1)pp, original printed wraps. 1921. £28.00
Pepper Sale PUBLIC SALE by Rolls & Lucock, at the London Commercial Sale Rooms, Mincing Lane... Une 7th, 1876. 5pp., printed on blue paper, size 16" x 7". Lists lots of White, Cayenne and Black Pepper, Tapioca, Sago and Sweepings, in 10 and 20 Bag Lots, with name of Wharf where lying, port shipped from (Penang, Singapore etc.). 1876. £30.00
Port of London PRICES CURRENT LISTINGS East India and other Produce. 7 issues, each 4pp, 4to. Repaired tear in one leaf. 1841-44. £35.00
St. Martin in the Fields AN ACT for Sale of a Tenement adjoining to Northumberland-house in the Strand (part of the Estate of Sir William Dodwell, Knight, deceased).... 11pp, disbound, decorative headpiece and floral initial letter, some wear at corners, secured with staples. Act of Parliament. 1743. £20.00
¶ Refers to a survey which showed the property 'had been in very great Danger of falling..... several large Cracks in the Wall of the said Turret, and a great Defect in the Foundation thereof....'
St. Mary le Bow CASE IN THE EXCHEQUER Lewis v. Danson. 1p folio, folded with docket title, written in a small neat hand, setting out details of the case, in which David Lewis had delivered goods (27 barrels of flour, 51 bags of bread, 51 bags of biscuits to the value of £300) for storage to Dansons warehouse in St. Mary le Bow. Danson had then sold the goods. 1781. £18.00
St. Pancras THE KING'S CORONATION Borough Festivities and Celebration. Printed letter, 13th May, 1902, small folio, from the Town Clerk of the Borough concerning the appeal for contributions to the cost of providing a Festival for the Children, with some momento, together with similar appeal, May 1911, for funds for a Tea for 42,000 for the Coronation of the King and Queen, 2pp... together with printed letter, October 1914, appealing for funds for 'Food and Boots for Necessitous School Children', and an appeal, August 1917, for funds to establish a Home of Rest for poor children at Clifton Lodge. 1902-14. £16.00
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Rowe (G), Teacher of Drawing, Cheltenham THE WINDCLIFF From Piercefield. Large oval vignette lithograph, size 5" x 7", overall size of paper 8" x 10". Some buckling of paper. c1840. £20.00
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
Taylor (Robt.), Chepstow, Publisher CHEPSTOW CASTLE, MONMOUTHSHIRE Tinted lithograph, drawn on stone by W. Walton. On thick paper, size 8" x 11", plus margins. Shows castle with woods behind, looking up to the main entrance, with low wall in foreground with seated figures, and woman driving cattle towards a cottage with smoking chimney. Overall light foxing, mainly affecting margins and sky area. Feint crease approx. 1" in bottom margin. Dangerfield, Lithographers. c1840. £50.00
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Aylsham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 147. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", plus margins. 'Temporary Advance Edition with Hills' printed in top margin. With key bottom left, hachures printed in brown. 1884. £20.00
Hockering PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Very Desirable Property sitaute at Hockering, Norfolk, which will be sold by Auction by Mr. Wilde, on Thursday, September 19th, 1849, at the Cock Inn... Sm. folio, 4pp. 1849. £12.00
Saham Hall Estate ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF, the well known Freehold Residential, Agricultural and Sporting Property known as the SAHAM HALL ESTATE comprising Saham Hall, a Modern and Well Appointed Residence.... Home Farm.... Cottage Property.... Hunting with the West Norfolk Foxhounds..... in all about 687 acres.... Messrs. Daniel Smith, Oakley & Garrard.... have received instructions to offer for Sale by Auction.... at the Royal Hotel, Norwich, on Saturday, 11th day of August, 1928. Folio, with large coloured folding plan, 4 photographic illusts on 2 sheets, 16pp, original printed wraps. 1928. £24.00
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
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
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Oundle RELEASE AND QUITCLAIM whereby Simon Dickens, Francis, Bridgett and Ann Dickens release any claim on the lands of their deceased father William Dickens, late of Wormington, and acknowledge receipt of their share of the sale proceeds. Single folio sheet, folded, signed by four parties, witnessed, small wax seals. 1720. £22.00
Pattishall COPY ADMINISTRATION with will annexed, of The Revd. Thomas Welch, Clerk. 5p., folio. Leaves the Presentation to Nether Vicarage and Parish Church of Pattishall, and his lands in Blakesley to his son, Presentation to the Rectory and Parish Church of Slapton to another son, etc. Will dates 1815, copy c1818. £12.00
Welford Estate ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile. Composite map made up of Northampton Sheet XIII N.W. and adjoining, size 25" x 36", dissected and linen-backed, folding to small 4to. Welsford Estate neatly shaded pink. In slip case with printed label 'Welford Estate Northamptonshire. Trustees of W.L. Wakefield, Esq.' Second Edition 1901. £24.00
¶ Covers South Kilworth, Sibbertoft, Naseby.
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Alnwick ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 6, scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", plus margins. Hachures printed in brown. 1897. £20.00
Daniell (W), Engr. TYNEMOUTH, NORTHUMBERLAND Original hand-coloured aquatint, size 8" x 11", plus margins. 1814. £55.00
¶ Shows rocky bay with ruined abbey, lighthouse, many fishing boats, couple on the cliff admiring the view.
Fittler (J), Engraved by A COLLECTION OF VIEWS OF THE PUBLIC BUILDINGS, &c. of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Engraved by J. Fittler, Marine Engraver to His Majesty. 16 copper engraved views, size of engraved surface 8" x 12", except for the folded panoramic view of the town from the South which is 8" x 18", and the view from the East which is 8" x 17", and the folding view of 'Tinmouth Castle and Monastery', 9" x 18". Brief descriptive text on facing leaf. Each plate with dedication and coat of arms below. Quarter red morocco, cloth boards, gilt morocco label on front board, gilt decoration on spine. Morocco slightly rubbed at head and foot of spine, some light foxing in margins of two plates. Overall size 12" x 16". Published by Henry Chapman, No. 65, Chandos-Street, Covent Garden. c.1800. £450.00
¶ Rare. Views comprise:- Pilgrim Street Gate; The Infirmary; Church of St. Nicholas; West Gate; Old Castle; Newgate; The Town Wall; Monastery of Black Friars; Ruins of the Bridge; The Exchange; Assembly-House and Subscription-Rooms; Port of Tyne, with Clifford's Fort; Remains of the Castle and Monastery of Tinmouth; Great View of the Town, taken from the South-side; Town of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, from the Shield-Field; Royal Grammar School
Norham PARTICULARS, PLAN and Conditions of Sale of the Desirable Freehold Estate known as New Harperridge & Plough Inn, situate in the Chapelry of Cornhill, in the Parish of Norham.... which will be offered for sale by Public Auction.... 3pp., folio, plan. 1882. £17.00
Sunderland, Seaham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 21 (formerly 105 S.E). Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 14" x 19". 'Record Map' stamp in top margin. Published 1863. £18.00
¶ About half the map is sea area.
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Cuckney, Ollerton GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Hand-coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, Sheet No. LXXXII S.E., size 12" x 14", plus margins, key. 4" repaired tear in right margin. 1859. £25.00
Nottingham, Newark ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheet 126. Size 13" x 19", plus wide margins. Red Admiralty stamp in margin. Published 1908. £20.00
¶ A crisp black impression.
Nettleship (Henry) LETTER signed H. Nettleship, Bradmore Road, to a student, asking him to call on him at his rooms in Corpus 'when I will return you your prize exercise with one or two remarks which the examiners made upon it.' 8vo., mourning border. 1882. £12.00
¶ Nettleship was Professor of Latin at Oxford.
Swalecliffe WILL of Jehoiada Mead of Burdrop. Extracted copy, 1804. 4p., small folio, folds... together with... Letter from John Butler, one of the executors, to Mr. Mead at The Mulberry Tree, Bristol, 1803, informing him of his uncle's death, and the manner of it, with details of bequests. 1p., sm. folio, address panel on conjoint leaf with Banbury postmark, a few small splits where folded. 1803-4. £26.00
¶ Leaves his house and land at Sibford Ferris and his College Estate (held from Christ Church) to his wife, £100 to the poor of Sibford Gower and Burdrop, his drugs and implements of his trade as apothecary to his niece etc.
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Church Stretton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 166, scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 14" x 19", plus wide margins. With hachures printed in brown. Blue 'Record Map' stamp in top corner. 1899. £20.00
¶ Covers Rathinghope, Monkhorton, Stanton Lacy.
Oswestry and Selattyn PARTICULAR AND PLAN of Valuable and Desirable Freehold Public House and Spirit Vaults, Dwelling-Houses, Tenements and Lands.... which will be Sold by Auction... 19th day of December, 1878. 2pp., folio, folded, 2 coloured folding plans, 4p conditions of sale and completed contract pinned to last page. 1878. £32.00
Snead's Green, Elmley Lovett HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE Brewing Utensils, Dairy Articles, Cheese, Farming Stock, Garden Tools, To be Sold by Auction, By Mr. Bentley, September 22nd and 23rd, 1854, by Direction of the Misses Moule, Who Are Leaving. Poster, size 28" x 19", folds, slight wear along 6" of one fold, circular brownish stain at bottom, small loss of paper along 1" of bottom margin below imprint. Baylis, Brothers, Printers, Friar St., Worcester, 1854. £26.00
¶ Lists 438 Lots, listed room by room.
Wellington JOURNAL OF JOHN HIATT SLANEY 1838-1852. Manuscript journal in four 4to notebooks as follows: (i) Exercise book with yellow wraps printed with a view of the School for the Blind, Liverpool. October 1838 - June 1840. (There is not an entry for every day). 36 pages. Written in a large childish hand (he was seven years old). 'Feb. 1st. Snowballing my Father'. 'Feb. 14th. My pigeons have got young ones'. 'Mar. 18th. Gave a poor boy a penny to help to pay his Lodging'. (ii) Exercise book with stiff green wraps, printed with railway trains and a verse on railways, and on back wrap a stagecoach, by Houlston, Printer, Wellington. Jan. - September 1840. 48 pages. 'May 9th. There being a person in Wellington the name of Warwick clever in taking portraits my Father as had mine, my Poney and dog taken.' 'Went to Madeley to take some samples of wine to J. Thompson Esqre. This is the longest journey I ever went for my Faather.' The entry for August 13th has a decorative calligraphic heading with birds. (iii) 4to notebook with marbled boards. Sept. 1840 - July 1843. 128 pages. Describes school life, rabitting, coursing, football, helping his father, trip to London. 'Have been very busy helping in the vaults and shop... Have been racking two casks for my father'. (iv) Notebook with marbled boards, half morocco, rubbed. Name on title-page 'John Slaney's Journal. November 28th 1843'. Covers July 1843 - June 1852. 176 pages, with 3 page cash account at the end. The entries in this journal are much longer for each day. Describes his life at boarding school, visit to Paris etc. In the last part he is working for his father and learning the business, visiting the Custom House, working in the Counting House etc., and the last entry is made on board ship in Vigo Bay, as he has been sent to Spain to work, presumably to learn the wine business from the Spanish side. Loosely inserted are a letter from his mother, 1839, his marriage certificate, copy of his birth certificate, his parents' marriage certificate, and a surrender of property in Birmingham to him from his grandfather. The notebooks are full of entries, with no blanks or spaces, but of course he leaves the journal for long periods at a stretch. 1838-1852. £440.00
¶ The Slaneys were well-to-do wine merchants in Wellington. Originally the family was from Birmingham.
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Ashton Court PHOTOGRAPH of the Lodge at Ashton Court on the Rownham Hill side, ivy covered. Titled on verso 'Sir Greville Smyth's Lodge'.... together with similar photo of a sailing boat in (Bristol?) dock, noted on verso as 'John Thomas'. Size 5" x 6". 2 items. c1920. £6.00
Bath Hospital AN ACT for establishing and well governing an Hospital or Infirmary in the City of Bath. Cover leaf + 16pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1739. £22.00
Bath TWO WILLS Will of John Gould of Walcot, Cooper, two large vellum sheets, plus smaller printed administration certificate, 1820. Ink on some lines at folds rather rubbed, stained on outside where titled. Leaves property in Princes Street, Cross Lane and Monmouth Street to James Chapman of Holt... together with... Will of Timothy Thomas of Bath, Gentleman, 1790. On paper, 4 large folio pages. Some staining and wear on last leaf. Probate copy dated 1793. 2 items. 1793 and 1820. £24.00
Bathford EXEMPLIFICATION of the Will of John Walter Wiltshire of Shockerwick House, Bathford. 3 large vellum sheets, good large papered seal of the District Registry of Bristol. 1893. £16.00
¶ Leaves money to the poor of the parish of Bathford.
Bridgwater DEMISE of a tenement and gardens in Bridgwater between a lane leading to West Street and a field called Mathews Field, and the lands of Francis Popham, Sir Nicholas Halswell of Halswell to Robert Hare of Bridgwater, husbandman. 3 large folio pages, sewn at top. Many folds. Wormhole damage in two places going though the three sheets, with loss of a few letters. n.d. Early 18th century. £34.00
Bridgwater LEASE of West Pitts, Northfields, Mathews Field, part of the Salt Lands, in Bridgwater, Peter King of Shaston, Dorset, Mercer, and Jerome Barnes of Gillingham. 35 lines, very neatly written, on vellum, size 12" x 22". Lacks wax seal from tag. 1682. £38.00
¶ Refers to intended marriage of Peter King and Elizabeth Barnes.
Brockley COUNTERPART LEASE of land in Brockley, Sir Charles Kemeys Tynte of Goathurst to John Durban, of Brockley. Paper, size 19" x 27", good wax seal with bust of bearded man. 3 small splits at folds. Outside rather browned. 1754. £18.00
Compton Durvill LAND TAX ASSESSMENT 1875-6. 3pp., folio, folded. Printed in columns with MS inserts. Lists 27 owners, with lands, occupiers etc. 1875-6. £10.00
Curland LAND TAX ASSESSMENT 1886-87. 3pp., folio, folded. Printed in columns, with MS manuscript inserts. 1886-7. £10.00
¶ Lists 51 owners, with properties and occupiers.
Dolby Drawn by WELLS CATHEDRAL, SOUTH WEST VIEW. Tinted lithograph, size approx. 8" x 10", plus margins, some spotting mainly to margins. Published by G. Backhouse, Wells: c184-. £60.00
¶ Shows some people in the fore-ground.
Fivehead LAND TAX ASSESSMENT 1894-95. 4pp., folio, folded. Printed in columns, with MS manuscript inserts. 1894-5. £12.00
¶ Lists 79 owners, with properties and occupiers.
Frome and Shepton Mallett AN ACT for Making a Railway from the Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth Railway, near Frome, to Shepton Mallett... 14pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1856. £20.00
Halswell PROBATE COPY of the will of Sir John Tynte of Halswell, Baronet. Vellum, size 24" x 25, with small certificate of Prerogative Court of Canterbury attached, wax completely disintegrated from papered seal. First line written in very large letters with flourishes. 1709. £40.00
¶ Appoints his wife Jane, Sir John Trevelyan of Nettlecombe, Edward Baber and others as Trustees for his younger children, leaves particular servants 'a broad piece of gold', money to the poor of Goathurst, Cannington, Ottery, etc.
Hewish LAND TAX ASSESSMENT 1875-76. 2pp., folio, folded. Printed in columns, with MS manuscript inserts. 1875-6. £10.00
¶ Lists 21 owners, with properties and occupiers.
Hunstrete Estate TIMBER SALE 700 Timber Trees to be Offered for Sale by Tender, Situate on the Hunstrete Estate.... comprising some Very Fine Ash, Oak & Elm Beech, S. Chestnut, Alder, Aspen and Walnut.... Sale leaflet, 3pp., 8vo, listing 4 Lots, with details of situation. December 1890. £9.00
Kingsbury Episcopi APPOINTMENT AND RELEASE in Fee and an Assignment of a Term in Trust to attend the Inheritance, Richard Cope Hopton and others to Edward England of Burrow of a farm at Burrow. 3 velum sheets, signed by 4 parties with good wax seals. Some slight damp-spotting on second sheet, and on outside where titled. 1778. £25.00
Lyncombe and Widcombe LEASE of 14 acres of meadow called Elm Close, Henry Barnes of Weston, to John Reed, Alderman of the City of Bath. Vellum, size 9" x 21", good armorial wax seal on tag. Large calligraphic initial 'T' at beginning. 1675. £36.00
Monkton Combe FINE between Thomas Turner and Thomas Drinkwater concerning two messuages, two cottages, orchards, sixty acres of pasture, sixty acres of down, ten acres of wood etc., in Monkton Combe. 27 lines on vellum, dusty on verso. 1807. £16.00
Nether Stowey, Withycombe, Carhampton etc. A SCHEDULE OF WRITINGS belonging to the late Mr John Rock's Lands in Somerset (all of which delivered to William Buck persuant to the said Mr Rock's Will). Vellum sheet size 17" x 14", listing 37 documents, the first of which is from 'the 20th year after the Conquest', written on both sides, receipted by William Buck as having received the deeds of William Grange and Sarah Cockhill 'with power of leasing during my minority'. 1757. £60.00
¶ Refers to lands at 'Quarrampton', Stowey, Cutcombe, Winsford, a house at Dunkery, Stowey Mill.
Nynehead ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT of W. de C. Prideaux's article for 'Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological Society' article (Vol LVIII), on 'An early portion of the Churchwarden's Accounts of All Saints, Nynehead (1668-1684).' 49 foolscap sheets, written in ink on one side only, held at corners with metal clips, folded horizontally. 1913. £30.00
Oldford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXX.11. Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 1/2500. Second edition 1904. £14.00
¶ Covers Staplemead Woollen Mills, Oldford, Whitechapel Farm.
South Cadbury GLEBE EXCHANGE A Survey and Valuation of Lands in the Parish of South Cadbury the subject of a Proposed Exchange between Revd. Henry Bennett as Rector and James Bennett. Manuscript on 8p folio, sewn, with two double page schedules of lands, with field names, cultivation etc.,declaration of surveyor etc. Folded. 1846. £16.00
¶ Refers to a plan, not present.
Sweeting (Miss) CULBONE CHURCH Tinted lithograph, engraved surface 8" x 11", plus margins. A few foxing spots in margins, margins slightly trimmed and a bit grubby. Lithographed by A. Pocock, c1840. £38.00
¶ Shows church in middle distance with mother with two children nursing baby in foreground, high hill in background.
Taunton Roads AN ACT for amending the several Roads leading from the Town of Taunton, in the County of Somerset. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 26pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1752. £18.00
Tynte family VALUATION OF PLATE belonging to Lady Tynte, 'valued by us Paul de Lamerie and Jacob Duhamel'. 1p., 4to, blank conjoint leaf. Lists 9 groups of items, with weight and value at '566 per oz.' 3 Dec. 1747. £30.00
¶ Includes looking glass frame, case of cutlery, candlesticks 'orange strainer a marrow spoon', 'paist pots', etc.
Wells, Axbridge, Chew Stoke ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile, Sheet 280. Size 13" x 19", plus wide margins. Hachures printed in brown. 'Record Map' stamp in top margin. 1907. £20.00
Wheatley (William Walter) COMPTON BISHOP, AXBRIDGE, SOMERSET Watercolour, size 10" x 14", initialled, painted right to the edge of the paper, showing a stream in the foreground with a boy fishing, cows on the bank, a high hill (probably Crook's Peak) in the middle distance, with houses and woods at its foot, church among trees in the distance. Initialled. In card mount, size of mount at top and bottom 6" and 3" at sides. Mounted on the other side is a watercolour which appears to be by the same hand, but is not initialled, size 10" x 14", titled on the mount 'Compton Bishop, Axbridge, Somerset', showing a stream with boys playing, a Gothic style building and cottages, church in the middle distance, flock of sheep, woods. c1850. £275.00
¶ Very attractive colouring and a pleasant subject. William Walter Wheatley (c1811-1885) was employed over a period of ten years by Francis Weare Braikenridge, the Bristol antiquarian, to record old houses, churches, monuments and antiquities in Somerset. It was hoped they might be used to illustrate a new edition of Collinson's Somerset. Wheatley is thought to have been born in Bristol, lived for a time at Rode in Somerset, and died in Bath.
Winsham LAND TAX ASSESSMENT 1875-76. 4pp., folio, folded. Printed with MS manuscript inserts. 1875-6. £10.00
¶ Lists 20 owners, 67 properties, land etc.
Withypool LEASE FOR A YEAR of a tenement called Halsgrave or Halsgreen, Robert Hole of Timberscombe to Rev. William Price of Minehead. Vellum, size 15" x 29". Wax seals. 1799. £16.00
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Alton Towers FARMS &c NEAR ALTON TOWERS To be Sold by Auction, By Mr Pegg, at the Bull's head Inn, In Alton... 25th day of September, 1832... the following Truly Valuable Property.... Poster, size 20" x 14". Many creases, some very light off-setting, one 5" tear in text and two small tears repaired neatly on verso. Gives details of 5 Lots, with field names, acreages, occupiers. 23rd August 1832. £26.00
¶ 'The property is situated... about a quarter of a Mile from the Lodge of Alton Towers, the residence of the Earl of Shrewsbury, and Lot 1 is nearly surrounded by his Lordship's domain.
Newcastle under Lyme, Cheadle ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheet No. LXXII N.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Embossed stamp 1892. £20.00
Stoke on Trent, Walsall THREE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets XVIII.1 (Hartshill, Hanley Park); XII.5 (Burslem, Stanfield, Smallthorne); LXIII.2 (Blakenhall Heath, Bloxwich). Scale 25" to 1 mile, size 25" x 37", plus margins. Revision of 1937-8. £38.00
¶ Shows numerous industrial sites, such as: Hatherton Furnaces, Clive Foundry, Tube Works, Goodall Works, Spelter Works, Hartshill Brick & Tile Works, Etruria Pottery, Phoenix Works, Basford Tileries, Cliff Vale Potteries, Globe Works, Mousecroft Works.
Uttoxeter, Burton on Trent ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXII S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14" plus very wide margins. 'Record Map' stamp in top margin. Railways inserted to 1884. £18.00
Wolverhampton PARTICULARS WITH PLAN of the Desirable Freehold Residential Property, known as "Waterdale," Compton Road.... Which Messrs Nock & Joseland will Sell by Auction... Oblong folio, slightly creased where folded, with 2 illusts, 6pp, large coloured folding plan. 1909. £16.00
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Beccles FIRE INSURANCE CERTIFICATE Imperial Insurance Company. Insuring a dwelling house, shop and bakehouse in Northgate Street, Beccles, in the tenure of Samuel Knight, Baker. Large folio, crown etc. at head. 1871. £8.00
Brunsby (J), Surveyor PROPOSED PLAN OF A WET DOCK AT THE PORT OF IPSWICH by J. Harel, 1837. Lithographed plan, size 15" x 22", plus wide margins, folded in eight. Scale 1" = 700 ft. Wear at two points where folds meet with small holes in paper, but only affecting blank area. Lithographed by S. Straker, 3 George Yard, Lombard St., London 1837. £50.00
¶ Shows the town in the east, Clements Fore St., College St., proposed Quay etc., Double Locks, Freston Tower, Ship Yards etc., in the west. With 6 Sections showing Embankment, swing bridge, Channel etc. Possibly prepared for a Prospectus, but not folded to the usual Prospectus format.
Bures ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Attractive Freehold Residential Property known as THE DUNSTEAD ESTATE Comprising a Beautifully Reconstructed Tudor Half-Timbered House.... in all about 76 acres..... For Sale by Auction by Messrs. Daniel Smith, Oakley & Garrard.... on Wednesday, April 26th, 1939. With 4 photographic illusts, coloured folding plan, 9 + (2)pp, original illustrated printed wraps. 1939. £24.00
Burstall, Sproughton TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets LXXV.9 and LXXV.10. Scale 25" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36". Linen-backed, cloth endpapers, dissected and folding into cloth covered slip-case, size 10" x 8". Water features, roads and buildings hand-coloured. Zincographed and published 1882. £42.00
¶ Covers Burstall, Burstal Hall, Grove Farm, Brick Works, Sproughton, Sproughton Hall, The Chantry Ross Hall, Crane Hall.
Bury St. Edmunds, Newmarket ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile, Sheet No. LI S.E., size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. 'Index to Tithe Survey' at top. Repaired tear reaching 1" into map. Small piece missing from margin at corner. O.S. blindstamp 1887. £20.00
Ellingham and Geldeston POSTER advertising sale of Cottage Properties at the White Lion Inn, Beccles, 10th November, 1865. Size 20" x 13", folds. Crisp and Moore, Steam Printing Works, Beccles. 1865. £20.00
¶ With details of the three lots, including acreage, tenant, land tax etc. The purchase of the cottages also conferred 'Votes for East Norfolk'.
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Reigate ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 286. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 14" x 19". A light strip of browning top right, mainly affecting margins. Published 1887. £20.00
¶ Covers Leith Hill, Lingfield, Epsom. The dates for 'Printed from an Electrotype' and 'Parish boundaries corrected to' at bottom left have only the figures 18-, so presumably this is some kind of proof copy.
Thornton Heath LEASE of land in the Canterbury Road with tenement and public house known as the Duke of York. 15pp., 4to, on vellum, sewn at edges, last page being a fully coloured manuscript plan of the premises, scale 20ft = 1". Noakes and Co. to John Langford. 1909. £18.00
Warlingham, Sanderstead ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XX. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into cloth 8vo wraps, hole in linen at one fold. 1871. £26.00
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Amberley, Arundel, Bisted, Bury, PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Three Small Farms, with Capital Sporting Facilities.... Valuable Business Premises, Coal Wharf.... etc.... which Messrs. Sparks are instructed to Sell by Auction.... 15th day of August, 1895. Folio, printed wraps, 14pp., 6 fine hand-coloured plans, two of which are folding. 1895. £55.00
¶ Plans indicate different types of trees etc.
Bacon's CYCLING AND MOTORING MAP OF HASTINGS DISTRICTS With 8pp. Index. Scale half an inch to a mile. Size 27" x 38", linen-backed, attractive colour-printed 8vo cloth-covered boards, showing motorists. c1900. £10.00
Old Shoreham AN ACT for building a Bridge over the River Adur, at or near Old Shoreham, in the County of Sussex. Pages numbered 1163-1188, disbound, Black Letter, decorative woodcut head piece. Act of Parliament. 1781. £14.00
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Erdington DEMISE of closes called Rumbelows in Erdington, in the occupation of Jacob Heath, John Roper of Erdington to William Smart of Knightly in Stafford. Vellum, size 11" x 12", tag lacking wax seal. Decorative calligraphic initial letter, with small hole at top of it. 1685. £30.00
¶ Written in a very clear, rounded hand.
Erdington RELEASE of John Roper of Erdington, Gent., of his closes called Rumbelowes situate in Erdington now in the occupation of Jacob Heath to William Smarte of Knightly in Stafford. On vellum, attractive calligraphic initial letter. Remains of wax seal on tag. Size 11" x 13", witnessed on verso. 1685. £36.00
Kenilworth PENCIL DRAWING Size 11" x 15", on thick paper, showing ruins with lane leading through gate, surrounded by trees, titled in bottom corner 'part of Kenilworth Castle'. n.d. c1860. £25.00
¶ Very well drawn, with the drawing taking up most of the paper.
Warwick REPORT ON THE PROPOSED EXTENSION of the Borough of Warwick by R. Owen Jones. Map showing Parliamentary boundaries, scale 2" to 1 mile, size 14" x 12". With one brief page of text, folio. Zincographed at the Ordnance Survey Office. 1885. £20.00
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Appleby AUCTION POSTER. To Be Sold by Auction.... at the house of Mrs Lamb, The Sign of the Crown and Mitre, in Appleby.... on Saturday the 28th Day of February.... several Closes of Valuable Land, situate at Bongate Town Head, near Appleby.... Size approx. 12" x 7", printed on one side only, small portion torn from left hand margin, folds, few small and one slightly larger holes, not affecting text, some contemporary in names and sums. 1824. £15.00
Morland BOND of Richard Fallowfield of Great Strickland, Yeoman to Jane Fallowfield of Lowther Hall for £160. 1p., sm. folio, printed with manuscript inserts, wax seal. On conjoint leaf is docket title, and memorandum of 1785 witnessing payment in full. 1781. £20.00
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Ashton Gifford House, Codford THE FREEHOLD & SPORTING PROPERTY known as Ashton Gifford House, Codford.... Capital Farm Buidlings.... Bailiff's House. Two Entrance Lodges.... 60 Acres.... for Sale by Auction.... 20th November, 1929. Roy 8vo, coloured folding plan, photos., frontis, 8pp, original wraps. 1929. £15.00
Barford AN ACT for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from the Bottom of Whitesheet Hill, to the Wilton Turnpike Road at or near Barford.... 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1810. £12.00
Chilton Foliatt and Ramsbury TO BE SOLD BY TENDER About Fifty Acres of Capital Underwood growing on the Littlecote Estate. Poster, size 17" x 10", small portion of one top corner torn away. Gives details of six different coppices, arrangements for cutting underwood etc. 1862. £18.00
Corsham ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the residue of Pickwick Estate comprising the greater part of the Delightful, Old-world, Cotswold Style Village Pickwick.... Two Charming Period Residences, Village General Store, the Old Pickwick Brewery.... to be offered for Sale by Auction.... 24pp., oblong sm. folio, wraps, illusts., folding coloured plan. 1948. £20.00
¶ Part of the Estate of Sir Frederick Goldney.
Dauntsey to Malmesbury Railway AN ACT for making a railway from the Great Western Railway at Dauntsey in the county of Wilts, to Malmesbury in the same county.... 23pp, disbound, recent cloth boards. 1872. £26.00
Dawson (Robt. K) REPORT ON THE PROPOSED DIVISION of the County of Wilts. 2p, plus folding handcoloured map... with... Report on the Borough of CALNE, 2p., plan scale 2" to 1 mile... with... Report on the Borough of CHIPPENHAM, 3p, map scale 2" to 1 mile... with... Report on the Borough of DEVIZES, 3p, plan scale 6" to 1 mile... with... Report on the Borough of MALMESBURY, 3p, plan scale 1" to 1 mile... with... Report on the Borough of MARLBOROUGH, 2p., plan scale 2" to 1 mile... with... Report on the City of SALISBURY, 3p, plan scale 2" to 1 mile... Report on the Borough of WESTBURY, 2p, plan scale 2" to 1 mile... Report on the Borough of WILTON, 3p., plan scale 1" to 1 mile. All bound in recent paper boards, cloth spine. All plans are folding and handcoloured in outline, (approx. 13" x 17"), except the Salisbury one which is single page. 1832. £140.00
Devizes PARTICULARS WITH PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Desirable Agricultural Properties being the Patney Manor Estate.... for sale by Auction... July 31st, 1919. 8pp., small folio, wraps, damp stained along 6" of top edge. Large folding coloured plan. 1919. £16.00
Donhead St. Andrew PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Freehold Estate known as 'Donhead Lodge', comprising a very substantial Stone Built Family Residence surrounded by Fifteen Acres of Very Superior Land. The Property is bounded by a capital Trout Stream.... and will be sold by Private Treaty.... 3pp., folio. The word 'by Auction' have been crossed out and 'private treaty' added in ink. 1850. £28.00
Melksham PARTICUALRS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of.... The Whitley Estate in the Parish of Melksham.... Bells & Splatt's Farms & Other Lands in the Parish of Heddington, The Chilvester Hill Estate, in the Parish of Calne, Field of Nursery Ground.... House, Baker's Shop &c, at Marshfield.... which will be Sold by Auction.... July 13, 1853..... 8pp, folio, folded with docket title, 4 full page lithographed plans, 3 being hand-coloured. 1853. £38.00
North Bradley COPY ENCLOSURE AWARD detailing allotments made under the 'Act for inclosing Lands within the Manors of North Bradley and Southwick....' 123 pages, written on rectos only, in 4to notebook, half calf, marbled boards. Headings (mainly name of person) and number on facing page e.g. 'No. 31. William Drewett... All that plot of ground on Yarnbrook Common containing one rood.... bounded on the West by the Turnpike road leading to Westbury....' Also details public and private roads. paper watermarked 1853. £75.00
Pewsey PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of 21 Freehold Cottages with Gardens, with various Plots of Productive Garden Ground near the national Schools... for sale by Auction, August 21st, 1896. 4pp, 4to, printed wraps. Vertical fold. 1896. £10.00
Pewsey WILL of Thomas Naish of West Sharcott in the parish of Pewsey, Fellmonger. Folio sheet, with smaller printed administration certificate attached with ms. inserts, papered seal. Some splits and folds, and two holes at folds with loss of approx. one small word in each case. 1737. £24.00
¶ Allows his wife the use of the 'Chamber over the Hall and the inward Buttery', and lists the furniture she is allowed to have, such as looking glass, fire dogs, etc., leaves to his son the house, mill, orchard 'by the side of the mill pond to Quickset Lodge', etc., with the right to use water from the millpond to wash skins.
Salisbury Churches ON THE DEDICATION NAMES OF CHURCHES IN SALISBURY and Their Historic Teachings. Printed large folio sheet, printed in three columns. Reprinted from the Salisbury and Winchester Journal May 19th & 26th, 1883. £8.00
¶ The paper was read by Rev. Canon Richard Jones at a meeting of the Salisbury Clerical Society.
Semington & Melksham PARTICULARS WITH PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Freehold Estate, Comprising Two Country Residences, Cottages and Gardens..... for Sale by Auction, May 31st, 1923. 14pp., sm. folio, folding plan. Wraps rather grubby.... together with.... PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of 'Littleton Wood Farm'.... August 10th, 1922. 5pp., 4to, vertical fold. 2 items. 1922 and 1923. £14.00
Semington PARTICULARS WITH PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Two Renowned Dairy Farms, viz: Manor Farm, and Church Farm.... for Sale by Auction October 12th, 1943. 18pp, folio, wraps, folding plan, photos. in text. Two small pieces cut from page with Conditions of Sale. 1943. £15.00
Stourton CATALOGUE OF LIVE AND DEAD FARM STOCK Comprising: A capital Flock of Hampshire Down Ewes, lambs and Rams, Cart Horses, Implements &c. To be Sold by Auction at Stourton Farm.... March 23rd... Printed on card, folding, size 6" x 9", 142 Lots, with prices realised added neatly in pencil, with totals for implements, horses and sheep. c1890. £14.00
¶ Involved Stourton, Hill Grounds and Coldcot Farms. 142 Lots. Gives makers of various drills, steam engines etc.
West Stowell PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Unusually Attractive Residential Estate distinguished as 'West Stowell', Complete Stabling, Chaise House & Outbuildings surrounded by Park-like Pleasure Grounds Very Desirable Farms and Seven Laborers' Cottages.... which will be Sold by Auction.... September 5th, 1878. 6pp., folio, folded, large coloured folding plan. 1878. £28.00
Westbury A STATEMENT OF LANDS AND PREMISES in the Parish of Westbury belonging to Mr. Thomas Whitaker with the Amount of Rent Change in lieu of Tithes apportioned to each separate piece of Land. 1841. 4 double-page spreads in 4to notebook, marbled wraps, half of a fifth double page spread is missing. Some amateur sellotape repairs of tears. Used probably mid 20th century to copy in 8 pages of information about Bratton, with owners, lands and occupiers and numbers on tithe map 1842. 1841. £20.00
Wheatley (William Walter) LONGBRIDGE DEVERILL as it was about 1845. Church, Bridge, etc., all altered. Property of Marquis of Bath. Watercolour, size 11" x 15", in buff mount, size of mount 18" x 23". Lettered neatly on back of mount as above. Initialled 'WWW' bottom right. c1860. £280.00
¶ A very attractive scene showing people on wooden bridge, two attractive thatched cottages in foreground, one with washing hung out, other cottages surrounding church, many figures. Trees in background. Wheatly (c1811-1885) was employed over a period of ten years by Francis Weare Braikenridge, the Bristol antiquarian, to record old houses, churches, monuments, etc., in Somerset. It was hoped they might be used to illustrate a new edition of Collinson's Somerset. He was born in Bath, and lived for a time at Rode in Somerset.
Wilton, Burcomb, Netherhampton and Fugglestone Saint Peter Inclosure AN ACT for dividing, allotting, and inclosing Lands in the Parishes of Wilton, Burcomb, Netherhampton, and Fugglestone Saint Peter.... 19pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1825. £17.00
Wootton Bassett AN ACT for repairing and maintaining the Road from Wootton Bassett.... to the Two Mile Stone on the Turnpike Road from Swindon to Marlborough.... 30pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Last leaf loose. 1809. £14.00
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Hanley Castle and Welland PARTICULARS AND PLAN of the Freehold Properties including an Excellent Family Residence known as 'Catterall'... the Pheasant Hotel and the Ewe & Lamb Inn.... for Sale by Auction July 17th, 1916. 6pp., folio, plus plan and photo. frontis. Vertical crease, some tears and creases at page edges. 1916. £13.00
Knighton ESTATES IN THE PARISH OF KNIGHTON UPON TEAM in the County of Worcester the Property of Sir William Smith Bart. 1814. Measured by Chas. Evans Land Surveyor Ludlow. 11p, 4to, sewn in rough plain wraps. Lists under heading of occupier's name the Names of Fields etc., Quality, Quantity. Abstract at end with Total. 1814. £28.00
¶ 14 occupiers named.
Staunton PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a very Desirable and Compact Freehold Estate, situate at Staunton.... Consisting of A Capital Breast-Shot Grist Mill, also an Excellent and Convenient Family Residence, with Cider Mill, Barn, Stables.... Sixty Acres.... To be Sold by Auction by C.F. Moore, at the King's Head Hotel, Gloucester, On Saturday, the 2nd day of August, 1846. Folio, 3pp, folded. 1846. £12.00
Tyndale (Thomas) WORCESTERSHIRE WATER-COLOURS 20 coloured plates, including one on front board. Small tear in paper at bottom of spine. Published by A. & C. Black, reprint 1919. £16.00
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Beverley, Market Weighton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheet 72. Size 13" x 19", plus wide margins. 'Record Map' stamp in top margin. Published 1907. £20.00
Bridlington, Market Weighton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet CXIV. Scale 1" to mile, size 24" x 36", linen-backed, marbled wraps, folding into 8vo slip-case with Stanford label. 1858. £26.00
Foster (J.L), Publisher YORKSHIRE GAZETTE Saturday January 28, 1865. 12p., broadsheet. One announcement on front page outlined in ink, some dustmarking at fold on front page. 1865. £12.00
Grewelthorpe, Kirkby Malzeard ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 36", composite map of 4 quarter sheets, linen-backed, dated 1900, over-printed in colours with title 'In Parliament, Harrogate Waterworks Tramroad, Session 1904, Plan Shewing Proposed Telephonic Mains on Roads, Highways, Lands, and Properties in the West Riding of the County of York.' Marked with line of existing Tramroad, proposed Telephonic Main. 1904. £26.00
Leven PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of Valuable Mill Land and House Property to be Sold by Auction by David Nutchey.... February 10th, 1873. Folio, 3pp., folded, completed memorandum. 1873. £16.00
¶ Includes 'Brick Tower Wind Mill... There is a good Business to the Mill... working two pair of French and one pair of Grey Stones....'
Ryhope, Silksworth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No XIV. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size approx. 23" x 35", linen-backed, fully hand coloured geologically, and with much geological information added in manuscript in neat lettering in black ink. In top margin is written 'Geological information copied at 28 Jermyn Street from the original manuscript map 20th September 1890. The original map geologically surveyed by W. Howell.' Map published 1861, MS information added later. £45.00
Scarborough local elections VOTE FOR SIR GEO. SITWELL The Popular Candidate for the East Ward. Municipal Election address, 1899, on thin card, 8vo, 2 printed pages inside voting instructions on back and photo on front, blue printing on outside. Small repaired tear at top.... together with... similar booklet for J.H. Levitt, 1989, 2pp 4to for George Eaman, 1900, and 6 other printed items, being addresses from candidates. 1895-97. £25.00
¶ Sir George was the father of Edith, Sacheverell and Osbert. His gardening interests are apparent: 'I am in favour of planting and laying out the Castle Holmes as pleasure grounds... the purchase of the St. Nicholas House Estate I regard as a sound investment.'
Scarborough Spa OPENING OF THE NEW SPA BUILDINGS at Scarborough by The Lord Mayor of London. Woodcut from The Illustrated London News, showing The Fireworks, The Procession under the Spa Bridge, etc. Recent hand-colouring. Size 12" x 9", in dark green card mount. (1858). £20.00
SUBURBS OF YORK York, Clifton, Rawcliffe PARTICULARS of the Valuable Estates.... which will be Sold by Auction by Mr. Lancaster, in 216 Lots, at the Concert Room, York, February 1, 1836 and the three following days.... comprising the Manors of Clifton and Rawcliffe, with Their Appurtenances, numerous Messuage, Farm-Houses, Dwelling-Houses, and Cottages, and Four Public Houses.... Sites for Building, Wharfage Ground and 1740 Acres of Rich and Valuable Land in the Immediate Vicinity of the City of York. 22p., small folio, lists 219 lots with occupier, description, Cultivation Quantity. Last page dusty, vertical crease. 1836. £40.00
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Arms AN ACT to amend and continue for Two Years... the Laws in Ireland relative to the registering of Arms, and the Importation, Manufacture, and Sale of Arms, Gunpowder and Ammunition. 30pp, disbound. 1843. £16.00
Ballinamona, Waterford MEADOWING FOR SALE to be sold by Auction (re. Gerald Glascott, a Minor).... At Fruithill, About 32 acres of Prime Old Meadowing On Foot.... Poster, size 18" x 11", fold. 1893. £16.00
Combinations in Ireland AN ACT to prevent unlawful Combinations of Workmen.... in Ireland.... 11pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1803. £18.00
Dunleary AN ACT to alter and amend an Act.... for erecting a Harbour for Ships to the Eastward of Dunleary... and to provide for the Erection of a Western Pier... 7pp. Act of Parliament. 1820. £12.00
Grand Canal AN ACT to direct the Application of the Sum of Fifty thousand Pounds.... for the Benefit of the Company of Undertakers of The Grand Canal, in Ireland. 6pp. 1813. £16.00
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Aberdeen TO THE COLLECTOR OF CESS FOR THE COUNTY OF KINCARDINE for Assessed Taxes... Receipt printed with list for duty on servants, houses, coachmen, carriages, dogs, armorial bearings etc., filled in in manuscript for 6 amounts for Revd. Patrick Stewart, Kinneff. 1p., sm. 4to, 1820, together with 10 small printed receipts for Aberdeenshire, for Rogue-Money, Highway-Money, Conversion Money in lieu of statute labour etc., made out to William Stewart of Carneveran. 1820-53. £17.00
Aberdeenshire SEVENTEEN ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Comprising Sheet Nos. LXXV.S.E, S.W, N.E, N.W. (Aberdeen City); LXX N.W (Birk Hill), S.E (Knockie Wood) & N.E (Broom Hill); LXXIV S.E (Kingshill) & S.W. (Cairnie); LXXIII.S.E (Echt) & S.W (Midmar Castle); LXXII S.E (Drumlasie) & S.W (Tornaveen); LXXI S.E (Parkhill) & S.W (Slack); LXXV N.E (Culter House); LXXXVI N.W (Cults). Quarter sheets, scale 6" to 1 mile, Some minor faults to a few sheets, such as edge tears, pipe line drawn in red ink etc. Heliozincographed, 1901-2. £90.00
Banff ANNUAL LIST of the Improved Short Horned Stock, at Eden, Near Banff, In October, 1846. 7pp., 8vo. List has been folded and posted by James Grant Duff (owner) to a Mr. Frayn in Inverness, with Inverness postmark, 1846, and penny red stamp, on last blank page. Russell & Patterson, Printers, Banff, 1846. £36.00
¶ Lists 27 Cows and Heifers, with much detail of pedigree, and 7 Bulls.
Bathgate BILL for cheese, ale, dinner to driver etc., of Bathgate Hotel, James Robertson. 8vo, attractive engraved heading with vignette of horse and carriage 1856. £8.00
¶ 'Posting in all departments, Wines and Spirits of the best quality.'
Bo'ness ROUP OF RYE GRASS & CLOVE HAY Poster advertising sale at Wairds and Deanfield Parks of Seven Acres of Rye Grass and Clover for First and Second Cuttings... 7th July, 1879. Size 10" x 13", traces of folds, some foxing. 1879. £17.00
Campbeltown, Argyllshire SALE OF GROWING CROP &c. Thursday 29th Curt., The Growing Crop and other sequestrated effects belonging to Hugh Bickett, on the Farm of Drum Kildavie.... 27 Acres of Oats, do of Beans.... 5 Stirks, 2 Quey Calves, 1 Stot... Poster, size 15" x 10". 1861. £18.00
Duke of Buccleuch RENT RECEIPT Printed receipt, 7" x 6", for Land-Tax in Selkirkshire, Road-Money, Rogue-Money, Assessment for Militia-men's Wives etc., completed with sums in MS for total valued rent, Land-Tax and Stamp. Traces of red wax. 2nd May 1811. £12.00
Edinburgh Cemetery, Warriston PRINTED EXTRACT FROM RECORD OF BURIALS Printed form with MS inserts, oblong 4to, signed over stamp,, recording the Interment of Henry Kelsall, 21st August 1871, funeral proceeded from Kincardine Castle, Perthshire. Death recorded as being from Gunshot Wound. 1871. £12.00
Edinburgh Friendly Society RECEIPT to William Lillie Cordiner for one pound fourteen shillings for a quarter's rent of the principal Sum of one hundred and thirty six pounds in a Bond granted by G. Thorens as Cashier and Factor to the Friendly Contributers, Heritors of Edinburgh, for the Insurance of Houses. Printed with manuscript inserts, size 6" x 8". 1727. £15.00
Forth and Clyde Navigation AN ACT for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Lothian Road near the City of Edinburgh, to join the Forth and Clyde Navigation near Falkirk.... 62pp, disbound, including 1p schedule. 1817. £20.00
Gray (J), Printer THE EDINBURGH, LEITH, GLASGOW and North British Commercial and Literary Advertiser. March 8, 1834. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., some slight dust-marking on folds on page 1. 1834. £10.00
¶ 'Lost. A Dark Sable Boa was dropt on Monday last between Doune Terrace and Great King Street...', 'Crack Coach Horses for Sale...'
Perth CATALOGUE of Great Annual Spring Sale of Draught & Harness Horses, Carriages and Harness, within the Perth Agricultural Hall, 23rd March, 1896. 16pp, 8vo, traces of folds. £10.00
Scottish Parliament AN ACT for the effectual securing the Kingdom of England from the Apparent Dangers that may arise from several Acts lately passed in the Parliament of Scotland. 8pp., cover leaf, disbound. Black letter with floral initial letter. Act of Parliament. 1704. £18.00
Uphall, Linlithgow EXTENSIVE SALE OF GROWING CROP Draught Horses, Farm Stocking, and Household Furniture, at Powflatts.... To be Sold by Public Roup.... The Crop consists of about 6 acres of Wheat, 10 do. Barley.... 3 Draught Horses, 2 Mares, 10 Milch Cows.... Poster, size 11" x 9". Traces of folds. 1841. £18.00
Van de Keere (Pieter) CATHANES AND ORKNAY INS. Hand-coloured map of the Orkneys. Size approx. 3" x 5", plus margins. Text on verso. Mid 17th century. £75.00
¶ From the miniature atlas of the British Isles published by George Humble, often referred to as the 'Miniature Speed Atlas'.
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Caernavonshire, Merionethshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXV. Scale 1" to mile, size 24" x 36", linen-backed and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers, parkland lakes, and main roads hand-coloured, county borders with shading in a variety of colours. Area around Llaneddwyn coloured orange, pipe-line and what appears to be proposed reservoir marked in red. c1860. £36.00
¶ Covers Edeyrn, Llandwrog, Ffestiniog.
Glamorgan LEASE of a tenement and lands called Allt y Vannog in Langefalach, Lord Vernon to Rhys Davies of Swansea. Printed on large vellum sheet, with manuscript inserts, wax seal. 1804. £18.00
Great Ormes Head ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheet 78. Size 13" x 18", plus wide margins. Cancelled 'Record Map' stamp in top margin. 1891. £10.00
¶ Most of map is sea area.
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Bedford Levels A STATE OF THE REVENUES AND DEBT OF THE CORPORATION OF BEDFORD LEVELS, as the same stood at Lady-day 1752, with the Advantages which will accrue to the Creditors of the Corporation, and the Proprietors of the South and Middle Levels, by permitting the Proprietors of the North Level to be discharged of the Debt. in order to their making a Security for a sufficient Sum of Money to be raised for their better Draining, on the Terms which have lately been proposed. 3pp, folio, docket title, folded. (1752) £85.00
¶ The Bedford Levels were in the counties of Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon, Northamptonshire, and Lincolnshire.
Bell (John) Publisher THE PLANET enlarged to the utmost limits allowed by Act of Parliament. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp. Illustration on front page, white on black, illustrating position of ships at The Siege of Acre. Some foxing. Dec. 20, 1840. £12.00
¶ Includes 'Chartist News' from many different towns, full page report of Napoleon's funeral.
Blair (William), Surgeon and Writer LETTER Says he is not responsible for articles in 'The Gentleman's Magazine' signed 'W.B.', but that he has written many articles signed 'W.B.L'. He asks Cockfield if he would read his series of articles on Bible Restrictions and give his honest opinion. 2p, sm. 8vo, undated, name 'J. Cockfield Esq.' on verso of blank conjoint leaf, signed 'W. Blair', beginning 'Dear Friend'. n.d. c1800? £24.00
¶ William Blair (1766-1822) was a surgeon and staunch Methodist who gave up medicine to write on religious matters. He also published works on soldier's health, vaccination, and writing in cipher.
Brodie (W.B), Publisher THE SALISBURY AND WINCHESTER JOURNAL And General Advertiser of Wilts, Dorset, and Somerset. October 28, 1843. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp. Small piece cut from top margin of last page, with loss of a few words at top of one column. 1843. £14.00
¶ Includes notice of public foot-paths and roads to be set out by the Figheldean enclosure Commissioners, fire at Abbey House, Malmesbury.
Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire REMARKS Upon that Part of the Great Bedford Level, called The North Level, in Which The Causes of its First Drowning, and of its present ruinous Condition, are considered; with some Proposals for the better Draining the said Level. First Published in 1748, and now Corrected, and Published, for the Perusal of the Publick, as there is a Bill depending in Parliament for the better Draining of the North Level, with Porsand. 3p., folio, finely printed on thick paper, folded with docket title. c1750. £80.00
Carlisle and Canobie Railway SUBSCRIPTION CONTRACT Indenture between several persons and Isaac Cartmell of Carlisle, Tanner, and William RIchardson, Ironmonger, 'for subscribing to a Company called 'The Carlisle and Canobie Railway Company... applying to Parliament for enabling the Company to make the following Railway and Branch Branch Railways...' 4p on parchment, manuscript, unsigned, with 10 ruled in columns for signatures etc, with numerous small wax seal, none of which have been filled in. Size 18" x 12", morocco wraps with gilt title. 1855. £85.00
¶ Presumably a surplus or draft copy.
Chelsea Pensioners AN ACT for the Relief of the Out-Pensioners of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea. 4pp, disbound, black letter, plus cover leaf. Some light browning at edges. Act of Parliament. 1755. £18.00
Cheshire, Derbyshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXXXI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 28", very wide margins at sides. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 4to. Green silk tape at edges. Attractive label of James Wyld on verso. Paper watermarked Smith & Allnutt 1841. £45.00
¶ Made up of quarter sheets.
Commer lorries NEW SUPERPOISE RANGE of Six-Cylinder Models. Catalogue, oblong sm. folio, decorative gold-printed wraps, 24 glossy pages, detailed specifications, numerous illusts., some in colour. c1950? £30.00
County Rates AN ACT for the more easy assessing, collecting, and levying of County Rates. 20pp., plus cover leaf. Black letter. Some pages slightly darkened. Act of Parliament. 1739. £14.00
Covent Garden OBLIGATION BOND of Mary Miller, of Covent Garden, widow of John Miller, Merchant, late of Ramsbury in Wiltshire, to John Riley of Oundle, Draper, for £160. In Latin and English, 1p., sm. folio, signed Mary Miller with good small wax seal, signed by three witnesses. Conjoint leaf with docket title. 1717. £28.00
Dean (JW) Lith. THE RAILWAY MAP OF ENGLAND AND WALES Including the Principal Part of Scotland. Whereon are also carefully delineated all the Mail and Turnpike Roads with the various Alterations, Additions and Improvements up to the Present time, 1846. Lithographed map size 30" x 25", mounted on linen and folding into red cloth boards. Slight discolouration of linen at folds, and slight darkening of paper at section edges, a few minor spots. 1846. £50.00
¶ Coloured to show lines projected, in progress and finished.
Devon and Dorset GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. 22. Solid with Drift. Colour-printed, size 13" x 19", plus margins, key. Linen-backed and folding to 4to, blue endpapers. 1953. £16.00
¶ Covers Lyme Bay, Dartmoor.
Emmott (Alfred), Liberal M.P. LETTER to Col. Montgomery, dated Spring Bank, Oldham, 17th Jan. '06. 1p., sm. 8vo, plus blank conjoint leaf. Thanks him for his congratulations and says he hopes 'we have killed the Chamberlain quackery'... together with another letter, 7th May '05 with House of Commons stamp. 1906. £14.00
'F.W. Esq.' TWO MANUSCRIPT POEMS one on the fleeting charms of beauty and the survival of virtue, entitled 'Written immediately after the occurrence it recites in France by F.W. Esq.', six 4-line stanzas, 1p., sm. folio, and on the conjoint leaf a poem about Buonaparte in six 8-line stanzas. c1810. £50.00
¶ The first poem describes how the writer while walking on the shore with Amanda writes her name in the sand, she protests that as the letters will be effaced by the tide, so will her memory: 'Not so my Amanda thy beauty shall live/In the heart which thy virtue hath won/And virtue the ruin of time shall survive/And live when extinguish'd the sun'. The poem on Napoleon 'Wondrous chief of modern days' describes how he has survived many setbacks, including the attacks of the Turks, 'Plague at Suez', crocodiles, famine, 'Often kill'd yet still existing/What a paradox we find/Some new project ever twisting/In thy mistchief making mind'.
Faenza, Italy SALE OF AN AGRICULTURAL HOLDING with a farmhouse in the Parish of S. Martino, Conti Venerio Mengolini and Contessa Vittoria to Antonio Bertolozzi. Manuscript sale documents, sewn into blue wraps, folio, with attractive printed decoration of garlands etc. Vertical crease. 1834. £14.00
Flintshire, Lancashire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 79. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36", linen-backed and folding into 8vo wraps. Boundaries, parkland, roads, hand-coloured, area south of Birkenhead (Hooton Hall Estate) shaded, two small circles drawn in blue with numbers inside. c1870. £35.00
Gladstone (William Ewart), Politician LETTER on paper with printed heading '11 Carton House Terrace, S.W.', to 'My dear Professor Pillans. 3p., sm. 8vo, mourning border. Small, rather untidy hand. Thanks him for a gift and says he doesn't expect to enjoy the 'privilege 'like you' of a peaceful and protracted age... I hope that in the pauses and breathing times of political life I may be enabled to refresh myself upon the fruits of your toil'. 1863. £45.00
¶ Pillans was a Liberal, and Professor at the University of Edinburgh.
Haden (G.N) & Sons, Ltd. LIST OF SOME OF THE HOSPITALS Infirmaries and Sanatoria where the Engineers' Works have been carried out in whole or part by G.N. Haden & Sons. Brochure with printed wraps, 31 pages, printed on glossy paper, size 12" x 9". Numerous full page photographs. no date, circa 1930. £15.00
Hall (John), Ltd. CATALOGUE OF TOOLS Autumn 1960. 108 pages, wraps, 8vo. Numerous illustrations. Front wrap slightly rubbed at bottom. 1960. £10.00
Heraldry ARMS OF POETS AND WRITERS Manuscript with hand-painted coats of arms, in bright colours including gold and silver, with heraldic description and notes, and occasionally notes on the poet. 129 coats of arms, one to a page, bound in marbled boards, cloth spine with lettering 'Heraldic Plates &c. Goodsir.' Each page with thin paper guard. Size of pages approx. 5" x 7" (varies slightly). 1817. £120.00
¶ With the date 24.4.1917 on flyleaf and a pencil note that it is from the library of Mathew Montgomery Bell. Includes Francis Bacon, Richard Barham, Joseph Addison, Mark Akenside, Christopher Anstey, Earl of Roscommon, Michael Drayton, etc.
Heywood & Co., Ltd., Publisher GUIDE TO FLATWARE Booklet illustrating photographically 232 types of knives, forks and spoons. Spiral binding, stiff wraps with printed label. Index. 1955. £16.00
Kent, London ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile, Sheet 271. Size 13" x 18", plus wide margins. Admiralty stamp in margin. Margins rather dusty. Railways inserted to 1914. £22.00
¶ Covers Woolwich, Shoreham, Gravesend.
SOMERSET AND DORSET FARMS Lattiford Farm, Holton PARTICULARS WITH PLANS OF THE AGRICULTURAL PROPERTIES ON THE BORDERS OF SOMERSET AND DORSET COMPRISING LATTIFORD FARM, HOLTON situated within 2 miles of Wincanton, 3 from Templecombe, 6 from Bruton and 8 from Sherborne and extending to 216a. 0r. 2p. also Ryalls Farm and Accommodation Lands within 3 miles of Sturminster Newton, 4 miles from Templecombe and 2 miles from Stalbridge. 235a. 2r. 38p.... To be offered by Auction in Lots at the George Hotel, Frome, on Wednesday, the 3rd of June, 1914. Folio, key plan, 19pp, 2 coloured folding plans in pocket at rear. 1914. £30.00
Leicestershire & Warwickshire AN ACT to enable John Holden, Gent. and Thomas Holden, his Son, and Infant, and their Trustees, to raise the Sum of One Thousand Pounds, upon certain Estates in Leicestershire and Warwickshire.... 7pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Act of Parliament. 1761. £17.00
Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXX, scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 50", roads, parkland, water features, railways and county boundaries hand-coloured, counties lightly shaded. Composite sheet. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 8vo, marbled wraps. Pinholes at corners. 1863. £48.00
¶ Covers Nottingham, Grantham, Sleaford, Spalding.
Lowell and Petersham United States Mail Coaches WAY-BILL for Wednesday 9 October 1843. Size 8" x 9", printed heading with small vignette of coach either side, printed column headings, completed in MS, for Names, Seats, Where From, Where To, Price paid (with total money taken). 1843. £42.00
¶ Lists 12 passengers, some by name, others just 'Gent. & Lady' etc. Mr. Cash, for example, travelled from Templeton to Boston and paid one dollar fifty.
Maddington Races FREE HANDICAP Maddington, 1814. First Day. Sweepstakes of 50gs each. h.ft, two miles..... Printed list of 25 runners with age, and weight of jockey, 1p., 4to, folded, blank adjoining leaf has been used for address, to J.G. Kneller, Donhead Hall, with postmark. 8 horses have a small ink cross beside them. 1814. £55.00
¶ 'A Proposition will be made at the first Maddington Dinner in London, to allow Jockies to ride, and it is to be understood that this Race is void, unless such measure be carried.'
Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway PLAN, SECTION AND BOOK OF REFERENCE of so much of the Railway as relates to the Parish of Fulwood. Session 1889. Plan lithographed by Thos. Kell & Son, size 22" x 30", in printed wraps, with small 4to 'Book of Reference', 1p. in printed pink wraps, bound in. The plan shows line with limit of deviation, woodland, roads, etc., scale 6 chains = 1 inch, with a vertical section below, scale 5" = 300ft. 1889. £65.00
North British Railway BOOK OF REFERENCE To The Plans of the North British Railway, Hawick and Carlisle Junction Railway and Branches, and to the Plan of Additional Land at the Hawick Station, Containing The Names of the owners or reputed owners, Lessees or reputed Lessees and Occupiers of Lands in and through which the lines of the said Railway and Branches will or may pass... 97 printed pages, printed on one side only, plus title page. Printed in columns with Number on plan, Owners, Lessees, Occupiers. Size 15" x 9", paper wraps, slightly dusty, printed label. Edinburgh 1857. £145.00
¶ Parishes imclude Hawick, Kirkton, Castleton, Kirkandrews, Arthuret, Grinsdale, Rockcliffe, Canobie.
North Carolina, United States of America GRANT to Roger Alden of 3.200 acres in Duplin County. 'on both sides of the Gourd Branch and Cuffey Branch including the Gourd Pocoson beginning at Apine in William Halls line.... past his corners in all 280 poles to a lightwood tree...' Sets out the exact boundaries in poles mentioning many 'corners'. Signed by Samuel Ashe, Governor and Commander in Chief at Rocky Point, 1796. 24 lines on paper, size 18" x 23". Attached is a plan on thinner paper, size 8" x 14", scale 100 poles to an inch, setting out the boundary in diagrammatic form, showing 'pines' etc, with a 15-line description below signed by the Surveyor, James Dickson, 15th Nov. 1795. On verso is Attestation by Charles Bridgen, Notary for the State of New York, that he has compared the within 'writing and the Map annexed with the original Letters Patent and Map, and they are the faithful copies'. With good papered seal on silk braid. Attractive heading 'United States of America' in decorative calligraphy in the form of an eagle. 1796. £110.00
Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLV. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 30". Dissected and linen-backed and folding to 4to. Attractive Wyld label on verso. Traces of a small label with sheet number on verso which has come off. 1840's. £45.00
¶ Covers Witney, Blenheim, Quainton, Banbury.
Post Office REPORT of the Progress made in carrying into execution the Act of the last Session of Parliament, for providing a Site for a New Post Office. In two parts, with Return to An Order of the House of Commons.... 2pp., sm. folio. 16 Feb. 1816. £18.00
Rock & Co. DREAMS OF CHRISTMAS 7 vignette steel engravings illustrating various people's dreams (The Schoolboy's, The Lover's etc.), on two pages and inside of wraps. Green card wraps, size 8" x 5", with illustration, vertical crease in front wrap. Dec. 1st 1858. £22.00
Shropshire, Hereford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LV N.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Small blue 'Record Map' stamp in margin, 'Index to Tithe Survey' in top margin. O.S. blindstamp 1891. £18.00
¶ Covers Great Malvern, Bromyard.
Somerset and Dorset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheet 312. Size 13" x 18", plus margins. Printed with hachures. Some small creases in top corner at margin. Revised 1898. £20.00
¶ Covers Chetnole, Sherborne, Isle Brewers.
Stuart (D), Printer THE COURIER August 15, 1807. Newspaper, 4pp., red tax stamp. 1807. £10.00
Suffolk and Essex AUCTIONEER AND VALUER'S ACCOUNT BOOK 1828-1841. Account book, size 16" x 6", parchment covered boards, stained, front board warped, split at outside front hinge along top 6". 419 pages of entries, plus extensive alphabetical Index. A bill tipped in indicates it may have been the account book of Robert Franklin. In chronological order notes property valued or to be auctioned, and a list of the newspapers adverts have been placed in, with his charges. As well as property there are some auctions of furniture and effects, and notes of duties at Manorial Courts. E.g. 'Cottage in Bardfield by Order of Mrs. Jos. Smith. Surveying Parish...', 'Pentlow Landowners and Parishioners. Valg. to apportion Tithe and make a rate....' 'Crop of Wheat on Poor Land Thaxted by order of Mr. R. Fitch', 'The Exrs. of the late Mr Jas. Leonard, Camps. Calg. Household furniture, cottage and field of land at Camps and Windmill at Wimbish...' 'Look over Wimbish Hall to compare Map. Fines Recd. at Wimbish Hall Court...', 'Frinchingfield Parish... Surveying Parish and Apportioning Tithes' 1828-1841. £225.00
Suffolk, Norfolk AN ACT for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds in the Isle of Ely... between Mildenhall River South, Plant Load and Brandon River North.... and for impowering the Governor of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level to sell certain Fen Lands.... 32pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. Act of Parliament. 1760. £18.00
¶ Includes 4p Schedule.
Surrey and Kent ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Surrey Sheet XLIII N.W./Kent Parts of Sheets XLIX & LIX. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 25" x 20", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into cloth wraps. Some areas outlined and colour-washed. Edition of 1914. £16.00
¶ Covers part of East Grinstead, Dry Hill.
Symons (Arthur) LETTER 12-line note on a printed 'Memorandum' from The 'Academy', Chancery Lane, to John Lane Esq. 'I am doing my best to bring out a good number... Drury Fortnum has a long article on Maiolica, & Symonds a short one on the Oxford poets of Primavera... I wish I could state that your Meredith book was nearly ready for publication'. Tears at fold. Aug. 5th, 1890. £10.00
Walton (Thomas), Printer CONSERVATIVE JOURNAL And Church of England Gazette. Saturday Evening, January 19, 1839. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp. Some splits at left edge. 1839. £10.00
¶ Includes notice listing subscriptions recieved for the Nelson Monument, Trafalgar Square.
Warwickshire, Oxfordshire GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. LIII S.W. Hand-coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, size 12" x 14", plus margins, key. 1899. £25.00
¶ Covers Warmington, Alderham, Lower Shuckburgh
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. £35.00
¶ Lists 289 exhibits.
Windmills COLLECTION OF POSTCARDS Forty-four black and white photographic postcards, all English, 1920's and 30's, some by Valentine, Judges, many titled in white, others with pencil note of location on verso. With 5 coloured watercolour cards by Salmon and similar, and an interesting card titled 'Feed the Guns' from the First World War, showing a square in the centre of a town with a large column surrounded by placards 'Feed the Guns... War Bonds', with soldiers, guns, and a large wooden windmill erected next to the column. Unused, but some with stamps and postmark... together with... 21 black and white continental cards of windmills (Majorca, Greece, etc.) 71 cards in all. 1920's and '30's. £45.00
¶ Includes windmills at Stock, Carleton Rode, Stalham, Ludham, Catherington, Rottingdean, Havant, Dover, Horncastle, Snape etc.
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. £20.00
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