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Aspley Guise BOND of John Breed, Gardener, to Staveley Staunton of Birthmoore in the parish of Woburn. Signed with the mark of John Breed, and three witnesses. On paper, 1p. sm. folio, small papered seal. 1674. £25.00
Luton AN ACT for Amending and Repairing the Roads from Luton in the County of Bedford to Westwood-Gate in the said County. Cover leaf + 14pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Attractive woodcut initial letter with flowers. 1727. £16.00
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Greenham LEASE of a close of land in Greenham, Nicholas Snow of Newbury, Master or Keeper of the Hospital of St. Bartholomew the Apostle in Newbury and the Brethren & Sisters thereof, to Robert Ridgell, husbandman. On vellum, size 13" x 20", wide tag with fine wax seal of Hospital, showing 2 crosses with stars in the corners, seal cracked. Small piece cut from margin, possibly the tax stamp. 1706. £36.00
¶ The rent was 23s. a year, and Ridgell had to maintain hedges etc.
Midgham RELEASE of half an acre of pasture in Midgham between the Common Marsh and land enclosed by Stephen Hall, two cottages lately erected, Benjamin Jeffreys of The Hague, Holland, to Elizabeth Jeffreys of Holborn, widow. On vellum, 27" x 30", wax seal. Light spotting in parts, witnessed and receipted on verso. 1778. £24.00
Sandhurst DEED OF BARGAIN AND SALE of the chief rents to be paid to the Lord of the Manor of Sandhurst, and a fourth part of the value of all 'heath, peate and turf to be digged and cut in the waste ground of the Manor', Richard Gale of Sandhurst, yeoman, to Roger Cotterell of East Hampstead. Vellum, 15" x 24", signed by Gale with his mark, chipped wax seal. Attatched on a smaller vellum sheet is a 'Schedule of Yearley Rents to which the Indenture refers', listing 17 properties with former and present owners, with rents. 1698. £38.00
Sandhurst FEOFFMENT of a close of arable land called Brickshill in Sandhurst, Thomas Woods of Sandhurst, yeoman, to his mother Elizabeth, widow. Vellum, size 12" x 20", attractive calligraphic initial 'T', wax seal with bust on tag. Witnessed on verso by John Lover and others. 1687. £30.00
Sandhurst RELEASE of a messuage known as Aylwards in Sandhurst, together with numerous other named lands and properties in Sandhurst, Francis White of Basingstoke to Richard Linbrey of New Inn, Middlesex. Vellum, size 2" x 33". Good armorial wax seal. Vellum very creased, small tear. 1743. £25.00
¶ Includes moor called Halls Grove, lands known as Street Moor, The Breadth, Sibbs, Jennings Moor, etc.
Thatcham DEED OF BARGAIN AND SALE of messuage and tenement and four acres of arable, occupied by Anne Brooke, widow, in Coldropp in the parish of Thatcham, John Taylor of Basingstoke, Cordwainer to William Kyme of Basingstoke, Currier, and Walter Blanch, Clothier, all of Basingstoke. Vellum, 15" x 26", 43 lines, in English in an attractive rounded hand. Tag bound with piece of linen but no wax seal. Small area nibbled at bottom edge in blank area. 1637. £30.00
¶ Gives adjoining occupiers. The messuage was bounded on the south by the River Hore.
Thatcham LEASE of a messuage in Thatcham in the occupation of Thomas Blackman, with pasture and arable ground in Colthropp. Richard Perryman, one of the yeomen of His Majesty's Chamber, to John Rowsley, Gent., of Stone in Staffs. Vellum, size 11" x 18", tag but no wax seal. Dusty on verso. 1620. £34.00
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Ackerman & Newcombe, Druggists, Redcliff Hill MONTHLY PRICE CURRENT of Drugs, Chemicals &c. July 1885. 10pp, 8vo, printed in blue on pale mauve paper. 1885. £8.00
BAPTIST MILLS BRASS WORKS Baptist Mills BILL - Thomas's Account of Wages &c paid... Account of the B.M. Compt. from Sept. 29th to October 13th 1711. Manuscript listing 15 items, one side of sheet 12«" x 8«", with totals for 'Trade' and 'Waggons'. Piece torn from top left corner with loss of a couple of words. Impressed ownership stamp. 1711. £85.00
¶ Includes 'To the Melters at Baptist Mills... £31.2.0d', 'To the Mill men & Soderers £16.6.6d', 'The Smiths & Labourers £8.4.0d', 'Keinsham Mills ... to the Millmen... £43.13s...' Material relating to the Baptist Mills works is very scarce. The works were started in 1702 by Abraham Darby. An Arthur Thomas, Pewterer, was one of the original group of Quakers who started the works, and a John Thomas was assistant to Abraham Darby - the surname 'Thomas' might possibly refer to either of those men.
Bristol AN ACT for Making and Repairing several Roads round the City of Bristol. 50pp., 4to, separately paginated, cover leaf with docket title. Disbound. Act of Parliament. Headings in margins. Name of Thos. Hellicar, and date, in top margin of first page. First few leaves with foxing spots. 1779. £25.00
¶ Refers among others to the Road from the Stokes Croft Turnpike to the Blackbirds, from the White Ladies Road to Gallows Acre Lane, through Honey Pot Hill Field to the Welch Leazes, the Road through Horfield to The Ship at Alvestone, to Stone, with in some cases owners of land to be purchased, references to Turnpike Gates and Tolls. Thomas Hellicar was Warden of the Merchant Venturers, 1807-8.
Bristol Chronology COMMONPLACE BOOK containing manuscript entries on Bristol history and other matters, in a 4to notebook, as follows: (i) Extracts from the "Mayor's Kalendar", 37p plus Appendix of 25p. (ii) Chronology of Bristol events, 1816-1850. 57p. This seems to be original work by the owner of the book, and entries, judging from the handwriting, were made over a period of time. Includes observations not mentioned in Latimer, for example, 1p on the 'Pedestrian Curricle' exhibited at the Princes Street Assembly Rooms, 1819, with a small watercolour illustration pasted in; 3p on the 'Bristol Society for promoting the due observance of the Sabbath', 1819; paragraph on the weather in Bristol on Christmas Day 1833, etc. At the other end of the book are:- (iii) 19p on European events, in 1815. (iv) 5p on the writer's beliefs as a Unitarian, preaching etc. 'On Sunday 10 Augt. 1817 Died J.P. Estlin LLD. Minister of the Unitarian Christians Lewins Mead Bristol. He was succeeded in his pastoral duties by Dr. Carpenter of Exeter who preached his opening Sermon on Friday 20 July 1817 from 2 Corinth. 4-5. Dr. Estlin had retired from the Ministry only a few weeks previous to his death and the first burial at which Dr. Carpenter officiated was that of his predecessor..'. (v) 18p of extracts from a work on singing, with some lines of manuscript music. (vi) 3 letters on religious matters, to the Editor of the Christian Reformer, with notes on pages where they appeared etc. (under the name 'Juvenis') initialled 'W.P', 1818. 7p. (vii) 11p on ailments and prescriptions for cures (containing Latin names for ingredients suggesting some pharmacuetical knowledge). 4to, half reversed calf, very rubbed, lacks most of spine, marbled boards, hinges cracked, front board almost detatched. Paper watermarked 1815. 1816-50. £200.00
¶ Includes contemporary observations of the weather 'July 31, 1825. The weather has been remarkably dry. The face of the Country is completely barren nothing green to be seen but trees & Hedges... the ponds have long been dry & the Cattle are getting very lean...' Apart from the initials 'W.P.' there is no indication of the writer's identity. He was no doubt a Unitarian. Inscription of later owner inside front board, and modern ownership stamp of another owner.
Bristol Steamship Company PROSPECTUS Capital £250,000 in 10,000 Shares of £25 each. 1p. Folio, folds, on adjoining leaf are printed Application form and Banker's Receipt form. 9th Jan. 1872. £25.00
¶ 'It is beyond dispute that owing to the absence of a well appointed and regular service of Ocean Steamships the Merchants of Bristol are placed at a great disadvantage...'
Redland LEASE FOR A YEAR of closes of meadow or pasture land known as Great Ground, Lower Ground, Inner Meadow, Outer Meadow, near Cotham Lane in Redland, Sir Godfrey Webster of battle Abbey, Elizabeth Miller, widow, of Cotham, and John Miller, Nurseryman, to Peter Fry, Carpenter. Vellum, size 23" x 29", three wax seals. 1817. £26.00
¶ The Millers were owners of market gardens in the area of what is now Whiteladies Road.
Roads AN ACT for repairing, widening, and improving the several Roads round the City of Bristol, and for making certain new Lines of Road to communicate the same. 77pp, separately paginated, 4to, plus a 6p. Schedule giving names of owners and descriptions of the lands concerned, and a 4p. Index, pages of these latter two sections folded at the bottom. Docket title on verso of last leaf. Disbound, Act of Parliament. 1819. £28.00
¶ The intended new roads included: from the Pill Road to Durdham Down, from Horfield to Durdham Down, from Black Horse Hill to Harry Stoke Lane, from Downend to Bridgeyate Common, from Harford's Bridge to Clift House lane.
Sneyd Park LEASE FOR A YEAR as to freeholds in Bristol and Pitch and Pay, Sir Thomas Cann of Stoke Bishop to Robert Cann his son. Refers to houses in Small Street, a cellar in Corn Street, messuage near Bridewell, the warehouses or lofts near the Key, a messuage called the Three Tuns near the Key, and the tenement called Pitch and Pay in the Parish of Westbury (except a part lying near the Gallows of the City of Bristol). Vellum, size 21" x 26", wax seal. 1719. £30.00
Storer (J.& H.S) REDLAND COURT The Seat of Sir Richard Vaughan. Steel engraving, showing the house from the terrace, with peacocks, gardener, figures strolling. Size 4" x 6", plus wide margins. 1825. £10.00
BRISTOL NURSERYMEN Westbury-on-Trym ASSIGNMENT of lands called Deans, Deans Mead, Great Ground, etc., in the Tithing of Stoke Bishop. Sir Henry Cann Lippincott, Bart., by the direction of Sir J. Thomas and Sir Godfrey Thomas, to William Maule of Frenchay, Nurseryman, in trust for John Miller. 2 large vellum sheets, 3 wax seals. 1807. £25.00
¶ Refers back to an indenture of 1739 relating to the same lands.
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Guilden Sutton, near Chester PARTICULAR OF FREEHOLD ESTATE, Situate at Guilden Sutton, about Two Miles from Chester, advertised To be Sold by Auction, at the Albion Hotel, in Chester, On Monday, the 25th Day of October, 1824.... A Good Spacious Farm House, with Spacious Outbuildings.... Poster, size 17«" x 11". Carnes, Printer, Northwich, 1824. £24.00
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Borlase family MANUSCRIPT PEDIGREE 'Of the 4 families of Borlase & their Branchings from Borlase of Borlase, Cornwall'. In a small neat hand in red and black ink, one one side of paper, sm. folio, linen-backed, showing descents from John Borlacy, from early 16th century down to the late 17th century. Includes Burlacy of Treludra, Barlacie of Marlow, House of Pendeen, etc. n.d. early 19th century or earlier. £12.00
Boscadjack LEASE of messuages, lands, tenements, meadows, furze and heath in Boscassack Wollas, excepting 'all tynn toll tynn and tynnwork upon the premises', Thomas Gerveis of Constantine to Christian the wife of John Gundry, John Etheren(?) and Margaret his wife. 33 lines, in English, in a small neat hand, on vellum size 10" x 20", some minor spotting at central fold. Tag, with no trace of ever having had a wax seal. 1578. £48.00
¶ Refers back to a lease of 1563.
Camelford, Altarnun & Launceston Railway NOTICE to Owners, Lessees and Occupiers. Printed letter to owner of land required by railway, with manuscript Schedule listing 25 fields, house, etc. owned by Caroline Pearse in Lanteglos. 3p. folio, folded with docket title. 1874. £16.00
Cant St. Minver LETTER from Francis Paynter (presumably a lawyer) to Rev. W. Sandys about the legality of his claim to 'a best beast', an action against a tenant for breach of covenant in not dressing the lands, and a dispute about respective rights to a Cove of the tenements of Easter and Wester Cant. 3p., 4to, folded with address panel, loss of a few words where wax seal broken... together with 2p. of rough notes by Sandys titled 'Notes to Mr Paynter'. 9th and 22nd January 1802. £9.00
Drunkenness SIX CONVICTIONS FOR DRUNKENNESS Helston, 1812-1820. Each 1p, small folio, in manuscript, with small papered wax seal, signed by Justice, setting out conviction and fine. Folded with docket title on verso. 6 items. 1812-20. £40.00
¶ Those convicted were: James Williams, Baker; James Nicholls, Labourer; Thomas Daniell, John Perry of Sithney, William Landenyon, Butcher; Edward Bolitho of Wendron.
Duchy of Cornwall AN ACT to enable His Majesty to make Leases, Copies, and Grants of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments, Parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall.... Black Letter. 4pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1776. £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
Garstin (Crosbie) LETTER to a Mr Russell, signed 'Yours sincerely, Crosbie Garstin' 2p., 8vo, on headed notepaper of The Savile Club, Piccadilly. Oct. 7th, 1921. £24.00
¶ Gives him the title of a book ('The Artists' and Writers' Handbook'). Says he has come up to London to see people, and is feeling the heat 'I drip at the slightest provocation. If I stand still for a minute I leave a puddle of pure grease behind - most distressing'. Crosbie Garstin was the novelist son of the artist Norman Garstin, known for his 'Pendarves' books. He refers in the letter to his time on 'Afric's coral strand' - the Garstins went from Ireland to Africa before settling in Cornwall.
Helston BOND of Daniel Harbort, John Edwards of Helston, John Buckingham, Chandler and John Eastbury? to the Mayor and Commonalty of Helston. for £115. 1p., sm. folio, conjoint leaf. 4 black wax seals, 5 witnesses. Paper browned and stained, ink faded. 1663. £10.00
Helston CONVICTION of James Buller of Helston for using a false one pound weight. Fined 5s. Printed in cursive, on paper, ms. inserts. Papered seals, signed by 2 Justices. 1p. sm. folio, folded... together with... the Complaint of Benjamin Moon, Surveyor of Weights and Balances for West Kirrier, that Wm. Shu used defective weights in his shop, 1p, 4to, printed with ms. inserts. 1807 and 1820.. £17.00
Illogan ALPHABETICAL LIST OF THE SEVERAL PERSONS NOW PAYING TYTHES to Illogan Rectory. manuscript on 3«p., folio, with columns for Name, Christian name, Estate, 1772, 1773, In Arrears, Due, Received. Ink very dark and in some of the heavy down strokes of the pen has flooded, occasionally obscuring the next letter, and the writing on the other side of the paper shows through. However the manuscript is legible. Some slight browning and some edge tears at left hand edge. 1773. £28.00
¶ Among the surnames of payers are: Arthur, Burrell, Blight, Craze, Basset, Harpur, Halse, Nancarrow, Paul, Paynter. Premises mentioned include Carnbray, Philbrick, Rosewithan Mill, Penventon, Trewartha, Blewstone Croft, a seat in the church.
Lostwithiel WORK DONE ON THE BOROUGH ROADS LOSTWITHIEL for Mr Pomery Mayor. Bill, manuscript, 1p. 4to, listing payment for work in November and December 1796 by Richard White and William Cock. Receipted by White... together with... small receipt for money payed by the Mayor to Edward Way for money paid at the Archdeacon's Visitation Court, 1792, and four Notices, 1834-5, manuscript, 1p, sm. 4to, setting dates for the Special Session for the Highways at the Guild Hall, signed by Justices. 1796-35. £17.00
Madron, Penzance, Gulval RELEASE AND ASSIGNMENT of sundry freehold and leasehold messuages and premises, Jacob Corin to Messrs Jacob Corin Jnr. and William Corin. Manuscript on 8 large folio pages, not signed, tied with tape top left, folds. Attested copy 1842. £30.00
¶ Refers to tenements called Boskenning, Fines Rose in Madron, various plots near Chyandour, house in Market Jew Street, and a row of adjoining properties (giving occupiers) in Causeway Head, Penzance, extending from the house and shop in the occupation of William Warne to the Duke of Cumberland Public House.
Padstow, Truro, Land's End THREE ORDNANCE MAPS Scale 1" to 1 mile. Popular edition. Nos. 136, 143, 146, the last two linen-backed. A few foxing spots on Sheet 146. c1929. £9.00
Recorder of Helston DRAFT ORDER to Aldermen to meet to elect a Recorder in the place of Francis Lord Godolphin deceased. Manuscript, 1p, 4to. Written with blanks for name, place, day. 1785. £10.00
Redruth MORTGAGE of premises in Redruth, R. Goldsworthy to Jonathan Wickett. On paper, 3p folio. 1861. £10.00
Restormel PENCIL DRAWING sketch titled in left margin 'Restormel Castle Cornwall Dec. 11. 1810'. Size 6«" x 8«", showing part of castle ruins, including two doorways, covered in ivy, framed by masonry and trees in foreground. Covers whole of paper. 1811. £20.00
Sithney GRANT AND DEMISE of Boskajack Wartha 'heretofore the Lands and Inheritance of Thomas Tresillian of Wendron, with watering places, common of pasture and Turbary, furze, heath etc., reserving Timber of Oak, Ash, & Tynne and Tynne Work, rent 40s a quarter, and one capon at Christmas', John Oliver the younger of Sithney to Francis Tonkyn of Sithney, fuller, for 450 pounds of money and five guineas in gold. Vellum, size 18" x 23", signed by Tonkin with small wax seal on tag. 1697. £32.00
¶ With note of lives, rent, heriot, on verso.
St Minver AN AGREEMENT made the 13th and 14th July 1815 between The Revd. Wm. Sandys, and the Parishioners of the Parish of St. Minver whose Names are undersign'd for the great Tythes of the Estates now hold... Folio sheet written on both sides with list of names, amount due and name of estate.... together with... Compository for Tithes... 1810-1818. List of names with amounts, double column, on 1p. folio... together with... Compositions for Great Tithes of St. Minver due Dec. 25th 1814. 1p. folio, record of payments for tithes Dec. 1814, March 1815, note of 4 deeds borrowed from Sandys relating to Carlumbs, 1796, and 8 other small manuscripts relating to the tithes. 1796-1815. £28.00
¶ Properties include Porthilly, Tregenna Weens, Trewint, Trevalver.
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 BOND OF AWARD Michael Gummow, blacksmith of St. Minver to Charles Ivey, Yeoman, for £500. 1p, folio. Good black wax seal with bust. 1801. £17.00
¶ Relates to the appointment of an abitrator to settle any disputes.
St. Minver LEASE of a newly-erected dwelling houses in the Church Town of St. Minver with the wastrel adjoining, William Sandys to Thomas Mably. On paper, 19" x 27", repaired tear 12" along one fold. Two wax seals. Unsigned, note on verso 'not executed' under heading 'Anthony's House'. 1794. £12.00
Stokeclimsland, St. Ive, etc. CONVEYANCE of the fourth part of the Barton and Manor of Manaton to Lewis Wise for suffering a Recovery of the said Premises and declaring the Uses thereof... Francis Hill of Trenethick and his son John to Lewis Wise. Vellum, size 14" x 29", 3 good armorial wax seals, witnessed on verso. 1735. £30.00
LITHOGRAPHED PLAN OF VILLAGE Thomas (Rd.), Surveyor GORRAN HAVEN Richard Thomas Surveyor, Febr. 1820. Lithographed plan on thick paper, size 11«" x 16", plus margins, scale 5" = 200 feet. Shows Pier, Ruins of Cellars, Catacrowse Rock, Portaver Beach, Fort Cellars, Old Chapel, Queens Head Inn, Rocks, other buildings, line of Spring Tides, compass rose. Drawn by J. Wyld. 1820. £75.00
¶ Printed plans of villages are rare.
Truro and St. Austell ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Fifth Edition. Sheet No. 143. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Blue and black Ellis Martin Cover with hiker, cloth-backed. 1934. £8.00
Truro PRICE OF WHEAT Manuscript, listing in tabular form the Average Price of Wheat, Barley and Oats, weekly, 1812 and 1813, 2p., 4to, folded and addressed to Lord Falmouth at Tregothnan... together with a folio sheet giving the same figures headed 'Truro Market 1812 - 1813... with another similar listing 1835-1855, and a brief summary 'sent by the Clerk of Truro Market to R. Curgenwen'. 1813 and later. £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. £56.00
¶ Harveys claimed they were owed £538 for goods supplied. The mine had been working for 2 years at the time of this case.
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. £22.00
Wheal Margaret, Uny Lelant, near St. Ives SET OF QUARTERLY REPORTS 1858-1873 Separately published printed Reports, four for each year, 4to, each report 2p, printed on one side of leaf only, name of mine in decorative lettering at head. Comprises Statement of account, giving amounts for labour costs, carriage, merchants bills, Doctor, etc., and Tin sold, details of shares etc., and on the second page a detailed Agents' Report on work in the different lodes, levels etc., equipment installed etc. The earlier reports have a printed letter to the Shareholders with St. Ives and the date, presenting the report, on one side. Agents include Thomas Michell, Thomas Treweeke, John Williams. The set comprises Reports as follows: quarters ending Sept. and Dec. 1858; quarter ending Dec. 1861; the four quarters for 1862; 3 last quarters for '63; quarters for 1864; quarters for June and Sept. 1865; quarters for 1866, and Sept. and Dec. 1867; quarters for March and Sept. 1868; March and Sept. 1869. Then there is a gap of 3 years and the set ends with the two quarters Mar. and June 1873, and a printed letter, 1p., 8vo, to the Shareholders dated 17th April 1874, reporting a Meeting of Wheal Margaret Adventurers relevant to the winding down and sale of the mine materials, and a printed sheet, 2pp. 4to, St. Ives, Nov. 14th 1876, giving an account of the proceeds of the sale of the Mine and Materials. 1858-1874. £300.00
¶ 'in the western run of ore ground we are only driving one level the 90, size of lode not ascertained for several fathoms, the end being carried 4«ft. wide and 7ft. high, leaving a portion of lode on either side, and for the present all tribute is suspended, the stuff being more intimately associated with sulphur and arsenic than that raised from the North and South Russoe lodes... for the purpose of keeping the two qualities distinct we are engaged in repairing our Water Stamps together 18 heads and when complete calculate on increasing the returns from this part of the mine pretty considerably....' Wheal Margaret had been worked in the eighteenth century, restarted in 1842, and became one of the most productive mines in the area. In 1874 it became part of the Wheal Sisters group. It is rare to find mine reports in a comprehensive set such as this.
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Carlisle BILL of The North of England Agricultural Implement Works, Cumberland Foundry, Botchergate. Sm. folio, printed heading with attractive vignette of farmer on horse-drawn harrow. Lists 30 purchasers. c1870. £6.00
Maryport MARYPORT DISTRICT HARBOUR ACT 1868. District Plan. Signed J.G. Dodson, Chairman of Ways and Means. Lithographed plan, size 23" x 35", plus margins, scale 1«" = 10 chains, showing the town with streets named, parkland, gardens etc., Docks, river, lines of High and Low Spring Tides, proposed District Boundary, Parish and Township Boundaries, railway, St. Mary's Chapel, Brick and Tile Works, Roman Camp, Bank End Quarry, Toll Gate, Turnstile, Gun Battery, etc. Compass rose, border. Linen-backed, discoloration of paper along a strip approx. 1" wide by 9" on the left, and some discoloration down right side, and in margins. Some very small horizontal creases in surface of paper at edges. Kell Bros. Lithrs., Castle St., Holborn London. (1868). £170.00
¶ Signed in ink in bottom left corner 'Maryport & Carlisle Railway Coy.'
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Ashburton Railway AN ACT for enabling the Buckfastleigh, Totnes, and South Devon Railway Company to extend their Railway to Ashburton.... 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1865. £15.00
Barnstaple, Linton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, parkland, water features, main roads hand-coloured, county border shaded in pink and green wash, dissected and mounted on linen, overall size approx. 25" x 37", folding to 8vo, cloth endpapers. c1870. £24.00
¶ Much of the map is sea area.
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
Collins (Capt. Grenville) TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE GEORGE LORD DARTMOUTH Mr. General of His Majesty's Ordnance This is most humbly Dedicated and Presented... Hand-coloured engraved chart showing Dartmouth and the Dart Estuary, Dittisham, Little Dartmouth, Kingswear, Mewstone, with inset of Tarr Bay in floral cartouche. Size 17" x 22", plus margins, scale 4" = 1 mile. Title cartouche with fish, cherubs. Scale bar decorated with tridents, baskets of fish. Three outlines of the coastline. Central fold. F. Lamb, sculp. c1700. £300.00
¶ A good strong impression. Shows towns and villages with little houses, trees, fort, churches etc.
Collins (Grenville) TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THOMAS EARL OF PEMBROOKE and Montgomery Baron Herbert of Sherland &c.... This is most humbly Dedicated & presented by Capt. Greenvile Collins. Chart of Torbay, hand-coloured. Size 18" x 22", plus margins, very large cartouche with classical figures, cherubs and flags, view of 'King William Landing Novembr. 5 1688'. Shows the coast from Newton Ferry to the Exe Estuary. Foxing spots throughout, mounted on thick cardboard. c1700. £40.00
¶ Working copy of a very attractive chart.
Colyton ABSTRACT of the title of Mesdames F.M. Lott & L.C. Lott to a freehold dwelling house and garden in Colyton. 9p. folio, in manuscript, detailing title from 1819 when it belonged to John Restorick. 1855. £16.00
Crediton DEED to declare Uses of a fine. Elizabeth Lee, late of St. Mary Ottery now of Holborn, and Francis Buller and Susanna his wife, referring to a messuage called the Wardens House in the College in Ottery, with two gardens, and messuage on the north side, various other tenements in Ottery, a share in a farm called Bears and Bears Mills in Crediton, etc. Attested copy on 4p folio, made in 1784. 1767. £24.00
¶ Names occupiers.
Cullompton to Broadclist Road AN ACT for more effectually repairing and maintaining the Road from Padbrooke Bridge in the Parish of Cullompton to Hazel-Stone in the Parish of Broadclist.... 11pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1839. £16.00
Dartmouth AN ACT to confirm an Order of the Local Government Board under the provisions of the Public Health Act, 1875.... relating to the Port of Dartmouth. 6pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1888. £8.00
Dartmouth and Torbay Railway AN ACT for making a Railway from the Torquay Branch of the South Devon Railway to or near to Dartmouth, to be called "The Dartmouth and Torbay Railway".... 24pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1857. £28.00
Dartmouth and Torbay Railway Company AN ACT for authorizing the Dartmouth and Torbay Railway Company to raise further Monies.... 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1861. £10.00
Denham (Lieut. H.M.) LUNDY ISLAND Bristol Channel. Surveyed by Lieut. H.M. Denham R.N., Assisted by Lieut. C.G. Robinson and E.J. Bedford, Mate. 1832. Engraved chart of Lundy, natural scale 1/15,000. Size 25" x 19", plus margins. Three vignettes along the bottom 'Marks for taking up the Anchorage A in Lundy roads' showing elevations, with light house, farm house, castle, watering place. Lighthouse coloured in red. Compass rose. Shows soundings, currents, races, sandbanks etc. Engraved by J. & C. Walker. Published at the Admiralty 22nd Oct. 1858. £220.00
¶ Lundy is at the centre of the chart, and measures 12" long. Shows paths on Lundy, high ground with hachures, Marisco Castle, lighthouse, Johnny Groats House, Tibbet Mount etc.
Exeter CONVEYANCE of a Plot of building land part of the Second Polsue Park Building Estate in the Parish of Heavitree. Printed conveyance, 2p., folio, plus 1p. plan of the building sites in Ladysmith Road, Pretoria Road, etc. John Sampson was the Vendor but the conveyance has not been used and the plot number and buyer's name have not been filled in. 190-. £12.00
Exeter IRONMONGER'S BILL for garden spades, brass hooks etc. Printed with plain heading 'Exeter... 18.. Bot. of P. Kingdon, Ironmoner &c'. Small 4to. Signed as paid. notes on back (not connected), dated 1805. c1805. £6.00
Exeter ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Fifth Edition. Sheet No. 138. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Blue and black Ellis Martin Cover with hiker, cloth-backed. 1933. £9.00
Frithelstock CONVEYANCE of Farm and lands known as Southcott, Emily Lewis of Staten Island, New York, to G. Boundy, of Southcott. 3 large folio vellum pages, bound at edge with tape, plan size 7" x 8" on last page. 1907. £15.00
Hartland BOND Edward Wolferstan of Hartland bound to William Tanner of Collumpton for the sum of £300. Printed sheet, blank adjoining leaf, small folio with details in MS, signed by Wolferstan and two witnesses, with seal. Some browning due to damp. 26th Mar. 1787. £20.00
Hartland CERTIFICATE of Land Tax Redemption, Office Copy, of William Bickford Jackson and Walter Clerk, Commissioners, of the lands of the Hospital of King James in Charterhouse, Middlesex. 2p., folio, with small schedule of lands, which include Impropriate Rectory of Hartland, tenements of Baxworthy and Blagdon, North Gate. Paper browned along part of two folds, with repaired tear. 1799, Copy made 1842.. £8.00
Hooper (S), Pub. by LUNDY CASTLE Copper engraving, size 4" x 6", in cream card mount, with gilt and black lines. Size of mount 10" x 12". 1775. £20.00
¶ Shows castle outlined against the Channel with Devon coast in distance, two figures in foreground. From Grose's 'Antiquities'.
Hooper (S), Pub. LUNDY CASTLE Copper engraving, size 5" x 6", in cream card mount with black and gold lines. 1775. £20.00
¶ Shows castle with a wall and roofed building in front, two men with a dog in foreground. From Grose's 'Antiquities'.
Jacobstowe ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXIV.4. Scale 1/2500, size approx. 25" x 38". Second edition 1907. £17.00
¶ Shows Jacobstowe at centre of map, River Okement, Broomford Manor, Buskin.
Lundy Island LUNDY CASTLE Plan of the castle. Copper engraving, size 6«" x 9«", showing remains of walls, fosse, glacis, capstan etc., hachuring showing high ground. In cream mount, with gold and black lines. Late 18th century. £20.00
Lundy THE CASTLE IN THE ISLE OF LUNDY Copper engraving, size 3«" x 4", later hand-colouring. In cream card mount with gold and black lines. Overall size of mount 7" x 9". c1770. £18.00
Marwood CONVEYANCE of Spencer's Wood, Giles Ground, and other property in Marwood, The Trustees of Barnstaple Old Bank to R. Drake. Copy on 15 sheets folio, with small schedule. 1851. £14.00
¶ The plan which was in the margin of the original was not copied.
Newton Poppleford BOND of William Rugg of Sidmouth, Chair Maker, to John Robins, for £300. 1p, printed with manuscript inserts, small wax seal has been torn off. Signed by Rugg and 2 witnesses. 1792. £12.00
Pilton SCHEDULE of Deeds and Writings relating to dwelling houses and lands formerly of Nicholas Thomas and Abel Wantner. Manuscript, 1«p, sm. folio, folded, detailing deeds from 1728-1780. 1829. £14.00
¶ Relates to 'two messuages or Cottar Houses' at Littebourne in Pilton.
Plymouth Harbour AN ACT to continue the Term and to alter and amend the Powers of an Act.... for the Improvement of the Harbour of Sutton Pool in the Port of Plymouth.... 14pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1832. £12.00
Plymouth IMPROVED PATENT OIL CABINETS Western Counties Agricultural Co-operative Association Ltd., Millbay Road, Plymouth. List No. 6. Brochure advertising Cabinets for Engine Rooms, 4pp., 4to, printed in red and black, with illustrations. A few damp spots at corners. July 1907. £12.00
Seaton AGREEMENT for rent of shop and store rooms at Seaton, James Skinner to Robert Follett, 'to carry on business of China, Glass and Earthenware, as well as Tea and Wholesale Dealers and Family Grocers'. 3 pages folio, folded. 1887. £10.00
Seaton PHOTOGRAPH of Seaton Church. Albumen print, size 8" x 11", close up view of church framed by branches. Two light vertical creases. c1890. £8.00
South Devon and Torquay Railways AN ACT for authorizing certain Alterations in and Extensions of the Line of the South Devon Railway, and the Formation of Branches therefrom to Torquay and other Places. 11pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1846. £14.00
Sutton Harbour Railway AN ACT for enabling the South Devon Railway Company to improve their Sutton Harbour Branch.... 10pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1854 £15.00
Tiverton Chapel AN ACT for making a Chapel in the Town of Tiverton.... a perpetual Cure, and for providing a Maintenance for the Ministers who shall officiate therein. Black letter. Cover leaf + 13pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Tear in first page, pages held with small staples. 1733. £20.00
Torquay LEASE of Nos 21, 22 and 24 Braddons Row, Fleet Street, Torquay, R. Cary of Torre Abbey to Messrs. Hayward and Weeks. Vellum, size 22" x 28", 3 wax seals, good inset coloured plan size 7" x 7", showing Swan St., George St., and Fleet St., with measurement of properties. 1877. £17.00
Whimple PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a most Valuable Freehold Farm and Lands called "Periton," Situate within a quarter-of-a-mile of the Village and Railway Station of Whimple....Together with an excellent Farm House and Suitable Farm Buildings also a most desirable Freehold Small Holding, adjoining Periton, known as "Welches,".... Mr T.D. Hussey is instructed to Sell the Above by Auction.... On Monday, the 20th June, 1904. Folio, 3pp, large coloured folding plan, plain paper wraps, name of solicitor cut from first leaf, some light spotting, short tear to one margin. 1904. £26.00
Windeatt (E) NOTES ON THE PARISH OF BERRY POMEROY Rough manuscript draft on 4p, 4to, pinned to a brief printed history of the parish church, 4pp, sm. 8vo, which he has amended in ink. c1890. £20.00
¶ Windeatt was Town Clerk of Totnes, and wrote articles and papers on the area.
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Abbotsbury WILL of Garland Richards of Abbotsbury. Vellum, size 12" x 14", smaller certificate in Latin attached, large papered seal. 1699. £30.00
¶ Leaves his farm at Beaminster to his nephew William Chilcott. In exceptional crisp condition.
Beale's Fancy Fair, Publisher PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF BOURNEMOUTH AND NEIGHBOURHOOD Sm. 4to, 42 photolitho views on extending strip (some full page, some 2, 4 or 6 to a page). Gilt title on front board. Map on back endpaper, lacks the back free endpaper with half the map. c1900. £17.00
¶ Includes two good views of Beale's shop.
Beaminster PROBATE COPY OF THE WILL of Sarah Rendle of Beaminster. Manuscript on vellum , with large heading, size 18" x 26", smaller printed certificate attached, with ms. inserts, large papered seal. 1846. £18.00
¶ The executors were Phillip Hine, Wine Merchant, and Benjamin Seymour, Ironmonger. She leaves her sister Anne Cleal her largest shawl, to her sister Rebecca Rendle a box with glass and earthenware, and her likeness, a pound to the London Missionary Society, etc.
Biles (Bert), Weymouth ALBUM OF VIEWS OF WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND 10 pages of views, one in colour, album size 9" x 12", stiff printed wraps, plus 2 pages of descriptive text (printed in gold) and two coloured views pasted inside front and back wrap. Staples rusty. c1910. £18.00
¶ Includes fine double page panorama of Weymouth, view of workings at Quarry, Portland.
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
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
Portland, Kimmeridge ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 342. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18" plus wide margins. Some notes, probably made when sheet revised at the Ordnance Survey Revised 1896, Published 1898. £20.00
Studland PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Residence and Premises situate at Studland known as 'Egglestone House' to be Sold by Auction by Messrs. Beer and Hobbs.... December 16, 1887. 2pp., folio, folded. 1887. £12.00
¶ 'The only freehold that has been offered to the Public in Studland for many years past....'
Turner (John), Printer THE LYME REGIS MIRROR Charmouth, Uplyme and Rousdon News and Advertiser. April 7 1900... together with... Lyme Regis Mirror, March 24 1900. Each 8 pages, top of pages uncut. Some slight wear at horizontal folds and tear in first page of the first copy. 1900. £8.00
Wareham SIX BILLS for Wareham businesses, all with small illustrations at head. Includes Hooper, Drapers, with view of shopfront and carriage, 1889; Seller, Ironmonger, with vignette of range, 1891; Hooper, Linen & Woollen Draper and Silk Mercer, with small vignette of funeral, 1877 (some damping at bottom edge); Hobbs, Watch and Clock maker, 1890. Various sizes. 1877-1902. £24.00
Wimbourne Lodge AGREEMENT by Oliver Toulmin concerning the sale of an estate at Wimbourne Lodge for £18,000 at auction on 14th September. Manuscript, 2p, signed by Toulmin, witnessed. 1776. £10.00
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Stockton-on-Tees THEATRE ROYAL Playbill advertising performances for October 8th and 9th, 1863. Size 29" x 10", folds, browning in some areas. Heavisides, Stockton, Printer. 1863. £26.00
¶ The main performance was 'Voice From The Streets; or A Poor Girl's Temptations!'(the hero was 'Ell Skin Jack' alias 'Wire In Jack'), with 'the Scottish Drama of the Warlock of the Glen', and then on the next night 'Rob Roy' and 'The Ghost The Ghost'.
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Barking, Romford, Billericay ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 257. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 14" x 21". Dissected and linen-backed, folding into 8vo marbled endpapers. 1889. £18.00
Billericay WILL of Thomas Bram of Billericay, Glazier. Contemporary copy on 2 folio sheets. Directs that his lands in Great Burstead be sold and the money used for numerous bequests, to his, apprentice, poor of Great Burstead, etc. 1764. £18.00
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
Colchester ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXXVII. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper wraps. Contours in red. Small area around Sandford Iron Works outlined in blue. Paper slightly darkened overall. Edition of 1924. £18.00
Hempstead RECEIPTS relating to payments by Eliab Harvey to Sir Charles Mordaunt, probably for the lands of Hempstead. Comprises 6 receipts dated between 19th April and 20 September 1648, each approx. 17 lines in a neat hand, signed by Charles Mordaunt, with three witnesses, small papered seal (one with a wax seal with coat of arms), blank conjoint leaf with docket title, folded. Varying amounts of light brown staining at right edge. Attractively written with signatures of witnesses with bold decorative flourishes... together with... The receipt of William Cutts for £5 received from John Styles for the alienation of a fine on the sale of Hempstead Lands, sm. 8vo... NOTE from Robert Abbott to John Prestwood 'att Mr. Eliab Harvey's house' to pay the bearer Richard Smorthwaite, Sir Charles Mordaunt's servant, £660. 1p., sm. folio... LETTER to 'Good Mr Abbott' from John Styles, Hempstead, April 27th 1648, saying he has 'returned by this gentleman Justice Reynolds the dedimus executed he being one of the Commissioners. I have also taken order about the Statute which was in my Lord Kingston's hands and it is sent up by my Lady Tolmache(?)... I have given order for the bringing in of the rents Monday next. I have now received of this gentleman £50... I have paid it to Robert Horner in pte. of his 416£... with the presentment of my service to Mr Harvey...' 1p., sm. folio, 12 lines in a small hand, blank conjoint leaf with address panel 'to his very much Respected friend Mr Abbot at the House in Cornhill...' Broken wax seal. Nine documents in all. 1648. £95.00
¶ The total sum Harvey was paying off was a substantial £13,320.
Theydon Bois, Stapleford Tawney ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LVIII. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size approx. 27" x 37". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo endpapers. Five areas shaded with some fields numbered (presumably relating to a sale). 1880. £25.00
¶ Shows Hill Hall, Roll, Coppersdale Hall, Woolston Hall, etc.
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Allenhall and Westbury on Severn ALLOTMENT TERRIER. Compiled by Francis Attwood, Surveyor, under the direction of the Inclosure Commissioners awarding `such parts of the lands to be inclosed as are next hereinafter specified in exchange for the other Lands in the said parish described.' 21 sheets, written on one side only including 18 sheets ruled in columns listing persons interested, lands specified, fencing, etc. There is also a column for `Numbers on Plan', plan not present. Vellum sheets, size approx. 20«" x 19" sewn at foot, with a broken wax seal, last 3 leaves partly stained not affecting legibility, top sheet slightly dusty. 1851. £90.00
OVER COURT ESTATE Almondsbury and Henbury PARTICULARS WITH PLANS, VIEWS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of an extremely well-situate Freehold Estate comprising Fine Old Elizabethan Manor House standing in a Grandly Timbered Park, together with Lawns, Gardens... Cottages and other Village Properties... a total area of 616a. 0r. 26p., for sale by auction... July 14th, 1921. 18pp., folio, photos of Over Farm and Manor Farm, folding plan covering the last three lots only (Compton Greenfield), lacks other plan. Printed wraps, rubbed and partly split at spine. 1921. £40.00
¶ With completed memorandum for sale of Lots 19 and 20 (The Manor Farm, Compton Greenfield)
SALE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR COMPENSATION AFTER BRISTOL RIOTS Almondsbury CONVEYANCE of St. Swithans Farm, The Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of Bristol to The Trustees under the Will of the late Sir Henry Cann Lippincott. Lippincott v. Smyth. 8 vellum sheets, size 23" x 27", large red paper seal of the City, plus a last sheet with coloured manuscript plan, size 16" x 20", scale 6 chains to 1 inch, showing St. Swithins House, Black Horse Hill, Sandys Green Lane, Black Horse Inn, Lodges, main house and lodges coloured red, fields, plantations and orchard shown, each field named, shaded in pale green with darker green at edges. Adjoining owners named. Large compass rose, border. On the seventh sheet is a Schedule listing fields, with Quantities, and numbers on map. 1838. £120.00
¶ Saint Swithin's was an area of historical interest - traces of a moat and extensive buildings were found there. It was part of the possession of the religious foundation known as 'Gaunt's House', dissolved in the time of Henry VIII. The chapel of St. Swithin's and a large tract of land was sold by the Crown to the Corporation of Bristol in 1542 - and remained their property until this 1838 sale to raise funds for defraying damages sustained in the Bristol Riots. The Act of Parliament for making compensation is referred to in the text.
Almondsbury SETTLEMENT of the Manor of Over James Dyer to Simon Neal to James Dyer 49 lines on vellum, size 17" x 21", two wax seals on tags, large calligraphic initial. A later owner has written the word 'Olveston' in small letters in biro in the top left corner. 1638. £55.00
¶ The lands, situate in Over, Cadibrooke, Hempton, Patishaw, Stanshaw, Brokenborough, Bousfield, Tockington, Eastward Compton, and Almondsbury, are described in detail, giving the occupiers of the various tenements.
Aust PLAN OF AN ESTATE IN COAT AND AUST belonging to Sir Henry Cann Lippincott Bart. Manuscript plan in ink and outline colour on vellum,size 32" x 54", scale aprox. 1" = 4 chains. Compass rose, scale bar. Shoreline of the Severn along the top, Aust Pill and Northwick Warth on the left, boundary line of Elberton Parish at the bottom, Aust village at the centre of the plan. Boundaries of different farms and woods and plantations shown in 5 different colours, with key. Shows houses and garden plots, with main buildings in red, Old Passage Inn, Chapel, roads, fields with different state of cultivation in various types of shading, orchard plot, woods. Property not part of the estate shown with owner's name, including houses. Table below comprising 'Reference to Cottages' giving occupier and area, 'Woods and Plantations', and large 'Reference' listing upwards of 50 houses, orchards, fields, withy beds, etc., with Quality, Occupier, Contents. Some 6 light stains about 1" in diameter around edge of plan, and some creasing of vellum top left and right (in blank areas). Framed and glazed, modern wooden frame, wood 2" wide, gilt slip. c1825. £420.00
¶ Sir Henry died in 1829.
Berkeley Castle LETTER signed 'Fitzhardinge' to Bruton Knowles & Co. saying he is willing to give 'a Prize of £6. 6s. for the Best Shorthorn Bull in classes 4,5,7 & 9'. On headed notepaper with red coronet above large 'F'. Sm. 8vo, traces of conjoint leaf which has been torn away. 5th Jan. 1906. £6.00
Bourton on the Hill AN ACT for repairing the Road leading from Chappel on the Heath, in the County of Oxon. to the Quarry above Bourton on the Hill.... Cover leaf + 20pp, disbound, Act of Parliament, paper slightly darkened, held with staples. 1731. £18.00
Bourton on the Water PRIME TIMBER for Sale by Auction.... at the New Inn on Monday March 7th 1887, at the New Inn.... 50 very fine Oak, 24 Elm, 44 Ash, and 55 Pollards, standing on Haines' Farm. 3 page catalogue printed in blue on card, describing 33 lots. Crease where it has been folded horizontally. Stow, 1887. £12.00
Cheltenham BILL Completely in manuscript, from Little, Freeman and Weare, Coach Manufactory, Cheltenham, to Revd. E. Ryder, for a second hand Barouche (taking old Phaetonin Exchange), and painting Arms, Crest and Motto. 8vo, small edge tear. Mar. 15th, 1856. £8.00
¶ The total was £72.00 including conveying to Ham House.
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 LETTER from B. Bathurst on headed notepaper of Thessaly Lodge, Stratton, to an unnamed lady correspondent, in reply to a letter about the registration of nurses 'I must see the Bill.... before I say that I will support it.... I should be pleased to support a Bill which would have any good effect for the care of the sick....' 2p, sm. 8vo. Jan. 16th, 1904. £8.00
Coleford RECONVEYANCE in fee of Premises in Coleford, Messrs. Howells by direction of Mr. Williams and wife, to James Yarworth. Two large vellum sheets, five interesting wax seals, diameter just over an inch, showing the bust of a Roman or Greek soldier with a curly beard, helmet, shield 1815. £24.00
East Gloucestershire Railway MAP showing the Railway from Cheltenham to London and to Witney and Oxford. Lithographed in black and red, size approx. 10 x 15", folded, a few small marginal tears... together with... Printed letter, 1p., 8vo, enclosing a cheque for returned deposit paid on shares subscribed for 'in the late company'. 1864. £24.00
¶ The Railway scheme had to be abandoned after protests and an enquiry in the House of Lords. This was presumably prepared for a prospectus (not present).
Elberton and Olveston, Manors of THREE COURT BOOKS recording Courts Baron and Courts Leet, 1735 - 1830. Comprises (i) 'Elberton Court Book', October 1735 - October 1775, 158p, and at the other end of the book 'Court Book of Olveston', October 1735 - October 1774, 164p. Parchment covered stiff wraps, ms. titles on wraps, remains of green tape ties. (ii) Elberton, 1776-1830, and then 1859 - 1870. Full reversed calf, slightly darkened. Label on spine, later loose papers recording jury presentments etc, with wax seal, some signed by jurors with their marks, loosely inserted. 133p. (iii) Olveston. Oct. 1775-1830. Full reversed calf, blindstamped, morocco label on spine. 202p. All three books 15" x 10", clearly written throughout. 1735-1870. £1,600.00
¶ Records names of Jurors, free suitors, leaseholders, resients, election of tithingmen, haywardens, constables, ditch reeves, changes of tenancy of properties, orders to maintain hedges and watercourses, gates, etc. e.g. 'William Edwards... to put up sufficient Bridges and Lones over the Reens and Ditches at the head of the Marsh Acre next to Loats Land...', other tenants are ordered 'to sheer and bottom their several parts of Olveston Mill Reen from Olveston Green to the end of Mr Tong's Ham...'. Also covers the rights to grazing of animals, e.g. marking of cattle on common, not allowing pigs to run on the common, etc, 'John Lews amerced for taking the Pound door of the Hinges and taking his mare thereout that was impounded'. The Lords of the Manor (the Cann family) were periodically ordered 'to repair the stocks and whipping Post and put suffienct Locks thereto'.
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
Home Farm, Almondsbury Hill THE ALMONDSBURY HERD OF DAIRY SHORTHORN CATTLE and Gloucestershire Old Spots Pigs, Also Cart Horses, Implements.... for Sale by Auction.... Monday April 30th, 1923. 14pp, fold, splash stain on outer leaf. 1923. £10.00
¶ Gives detailed record, pedigree, prizes etc. for each beast.
Horsley, Analytical Chemist MR. J. HORSLEY Consulting and Analytical Chemist... Begs to call the attention of the Medical Profession... Agriculturalists, and the Public generally, to the following Scale of Fees and Charges... Single 4to sheet, printed on one side only, listing charges for Assaying Ores, Testing Water, Analysing Guano, Soils, Manures, etc. '389 High St. Cheltenham' in ms. at bottom. Traces of folds. n.d. c1880. £16.00
Jennings (J), Surveyor DRAINAGE AT CALLICROFT, ELBERTON AND LITTLETON 1877-81. Surveyed, 516, Octr. 19 1880 and 517 April 27 1881 by J. Jennings, St. George, Bristol. 10 sheets of manuscript plans on thick paper, in ink and red and blue, size 22" x 28", bound in rough paper wraps with label, front wrap torn and ragged, back wrap stained. Each plan with scale bar in chains and feet (scale 1" = 1 chain). Shows buildings, footpaths, lines of drains, rheens, outfalls, position of trees (with variety - holly, oak, etc.), gate posts, stock rails, stiles, etc. First sheet dusty with some edge tears, sheet 10 with some browning due to damp and repaired edge trear, some light browning at edge of sheet 9. 1880-81. £95.00
Kip (J) GLOUCESTERSHIRE Engraved map. Size 13" x 16", plus margins, scale 10 miles = 2«", central fold. Title in oval cartouche, with the date 1712. Small compass rose, scale bar. 1712. £100.00
¶ Shows rivers, boundaries of Hundreds, hills in elevation, towns and villages indicated by small buildings. From 'The Ancient and Present State of Glostershire. By Sir Robert Atkyns'. 'A clearly-engraved map, somewhat like R. Morden's map of 1695' (T. Chubb, Printed Maps of Gloucestershire).
Kip (J), Delin. et Sculp. GLOSTER CITY Tho. Brown Esq. Alderman. Engraved birds-eye view of the city, showing houses, churches, public buildings, garden plots, the river with ships. Size 14" x 17", plus margins, central fold. Coat of arms at top. 1712. £110.00
Olveston LEASE FOR A YEAR of the Manor or Lordship of Olveston, with the Mansion House... twenty four acres... Robert Cann of Bristol, Merchant, to Rafe Sadleir of Standon in Hertford. Vellum, size 11" x 27", signed by Sadleir, with tag but no trace of wax seal, very large calligraphic initial 'T'. Witnessed on verso by 4 parties. Splash mark at bottom, not affecting legibility. 1655. £42.00
¶ Includes meadows, waste ground, orchards, stables, mines, fishings, fishing places, streams etc.
Shenton (T), Printer POSTER advertising Mr Kemble's appearance for one night only at the Theatre Royal Cheltenham, in Henry the Fourth, Saturday, July 26, 1828. 'The Distinguished Amateurs have kindly consented to give their Assistance'. Size 15" x 8", printed in an interesting variety of large decorative typefaces. A light crease running vertically down the paper at the time of printing and presumably later flattened out has caused a small fault in some letters in the top six inches of the poster. Small number in ink in top corner. T. Shenton, Printer, Rose and Crown Passage, Cheltenham. 1826. £40.00
¶ Kemble played Hotspur. The play was followed by the 'celebrated Farce of Husbands & Wives'.
Sherwood, Jones & Co. Pub. WILLIAMSTRIP Engraving of the house with a hunt meeting in the foreground. Size 4«" x 5«", plus margins. Engraved by J. Storer. £5.00
Sturge & Sons, Surveyors, Bristol COPY REPORT AND VALUATION of the Over Court Estate in the Parish of Almondsbury and Estates in Elberton, Littleton on Severn and Olveston... the property of Robert Cann Cann Lippincott, proposed for an advance on Mortgage of £40,000. 14 pages, large folio, pages 6-14 being Schedules, giving name of tenant, premises, quantity, rent. March 1891. £35.00
¶ Detailed description of the Mansion House, stables, gardens, deer park: 'The Dining Room and the 'Green' and 'White' bedrooms are hung with tapestry supposed to be of the 16th century'... 'there are several old cottages with thatched roofs requiring constant repairs...' The Littleton Estate with a farm of 186 acres and a few cottages is described as 'rather out of the way... not readily saleable'. Includes Callicraft Farm, Cottages at Over and Patchway, Black Horse Lodge, timber yard, quarry, etc.
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Portsea OBLIGATION BOND of John Gray, of Portsea, Bricklayer, to Richard Goodman Temple of Portsea. Printed with manuscript inserts, 1p., folio, with blank conjoint leaf. Signed and witnessed, wax seal. Paper damped down right hand edge. 1750. £16.00
Ryde, Isle of Wight AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Wallis, Riddett & Down. Have received instructions to Sell by Auction.... Four Dwelling-Houses known as Nos, 1, 2, 3 & 4, Trinity Terrace. Situated on the East side of Daniel Street, Ryde..... Size approx. 30" x 20". 1893. £14.00
Worldham area ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheets XXXVI.9, scale 25" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36". Edition of 1910. £12.00
¶ Shows Lode Farm, Green Street, St. Nicholas Church.
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Dilwyn PARTICULARS OF SALE AND PLAN of A Valuable Freehold Estate called Chadnor Court.... to be Sold by Auction.... 26th September, 1877. 2pp., folio, including schedule, folded, hand-coloured folding plan. 1877. £24.00
Dorstone BOND OF INDEMNITY William Palmer of Bollitree Castle to John Maddy of Somerton, Suffolk. 4p. folio, folded. 1833. £14.00
¶ Refers to a property in Dorstone called Mynodbreth Farm, and the bankruptcy of Walter Palmer of Pencoyd, Clothier and Seedsman.
Preston on Wye SURRENDER in the Court of the Bishop of Hereford, John Grene, Steward. George Harries and Sibilla his wife of land in the Manor of Preston called Goodes Hill, Hill Ground in Blackmeare, etc. In Latin on vellum, 6" x 12", folds. 1666. £18.00
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Ashwell INDENTURE OF A FINE of a messuage and 2 acres of land and 4 of pasture in Ashwell, Thomas Halfehyde Complainant, Thomas and Henry Mackaris, Deforciants. In Latin on vellum, size 6" x 20", folded. 12 George £20.00
Hertfordshire RELEASE of rights in the Manor of Bibsworth Hall in Hertford, with all the messuages, houses, dovehouses, meadows, fishings, etc., in the parishes of Rampton, Withampstead, King's Walden. Geffrey Tasburgh of East Wrotham, Humfrey Groves of Covent Garden, Taylor, and Richard Nightingale servant of Geffrey Tasburgh, to Nicholas Monke of Husten in Sussex, on payment of £2000. On vellum, size 21" x 27", signarues and presumably seals at end cut away. Large calligraphic initial 'T'. 1656. £30.00
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Warboys TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION By Mr. Lovell, On Monday the 3d Day of June, 1805, At the Crown Inn, in St. Ives.... The Following Estates.... Lists 20 Lots, with acreage and Occupiers. Single folio sheet, 3 folds, slightly creased at edges, small piece torn from margin, manuscript notes in margins as to tenure etc., a few lots have been crossed through. 1805. £30.00
¶ Includes a farm at Woodhurst, a Dwelling House, 'with the Wind Mill, running Gears and Appurtenances thereto belonging' at Fenton, and lands at Bury, Ramsey, St. Ives.
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East Kent, Chatham, Weald of Kent FOUR ORDNANCE MAPS Scale 1" to 1 mile. Popular edition. Nos. 116, 117, 125, 126, linen-backed. Red and buff wraps with map reader. Corner of front wrap of 125 creased. c1930. £10.00
Folkestone Improvements AN ACT for paving, repairing, and cleansing, the Highways, Streets, and Lanes, in the Town of Folkestone, and Liberty thereof, in the County of Kent.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 655-691, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £15.00
Halstow COUNTERPART LEASE of a farm house called Dalham, with barns, pasture etc., adjoining, in the parish of High Halstow, Robert Wilkins of St. Margarets, ROchester, to John Prebble of High Halstow. Vellum sheet, size engraved coat of arms with lion and unicorn below, wax seal. Some brownish spotting in places. 1765. £24.00
¶ Lists 11 stipulations about manuring, use of straw, crops to be sewn etc.
Hunton LEASE of a messuage and lands at Hunton, William Riche, yeoman, and Thomas his son to William Lysney, yeoman, of Wrotham. In Latin, on vellum size 12" x 15", 34 lines. Signed by the Riches with two wax seals on tags. 1615. £60.00
¶ Refers to places called Spittles, Coxheath, Kitchinfield, Barnehill Green. With detailed description of situation, citing occupiers of land on the west, on the east etc.
Rainham, Newington, Bishop's Ouse ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XX. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into slightly chipped 8vo paper wraps. Roads railways and water-features coloured, some buildings coloured red. 1869. £30.00
Sissinghurst Grange THE PARTICULARS, PHOTOGRAPHS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE Of the Attractive Residence, Grounds, etc. known as SISSINGHURST GRANGE.... of about 28 acres including a Lodge and a pair of Cottages. Messrs. Daniel Smith, Oakley, & Garrard, will offer the above for Sale by Auction....Wednesday, June 8th, 1921. With 6 photographic illusts on 2 sheets, coloured folding plan, 7 + (1)pp, original printed wraps. 1921. £30.00
Sittingbourne, Teynham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXIII. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. Neatly repaired 8" tear from top edge. First edition 1872, O.S. embossed stamp 1878. £30.00
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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
Clitheroe REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF CLITHEROE: with a Description of the Proposed Boundary. 3pp. with a folding Plan of the borough by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline, scale 2" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1832. £24.00
Euxton, Ulveston-Walton, Eccleston CAPITAL ESTATES IN LANCASHIRE TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION At Mr. Richardson's, The Royal Oak in Chorley, 16th of November, 1802... being Part of the Property of the late James Longworth in his several Manors of Euxton, Ulveston-Walton, lying between Preston, Wigan and Ormskirk in a populous and manufacturing part of the County. Single sheet, printed on one side only, size 18" x 14", folded, foxing spots. Lists 25 Lots, with tenant, description, measure of land, e.g. 'Lot V. An Estate in the possession of Thomas Lowe, called Doom's-Hall, consisting of a House, Garden, Orchard, Croft and 2 Closes of Land, containing 5 Acres, 3 Roods, 27 Perches. Liverpool: Printed by J. Lang, 13, Fenwick St. 1802. £70.00
¶ Includes Runshaw Hall Estate with Mansion House, close called 'the Old Bowling Green', etc. Names the occupiers of each lot.
Hardhorn and Layton RECOVERY of a messuage, 2 shippens, 2 orchards, 15 acres of land, commons of pasture & turbary at Newton within the Township of Hardhorn with Newton and in Layton with Warbreck, James Standen, demandant, Richard Harrison, Tenant, Richard Wilson, voucher. Heard in the Assize at Lancaster. Vellum, size 17" x 14", original natural hole in vellum, that has been written around. 1753. £22.00
Lancashire TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet 67 (Garstang, Ribchester), Sheet 59 (Lancaster, High Bentham). Each size 13" x 18", plus margins. 'Outline Series' stamp in right margin. 2 items. 1913. £25.00
Lancaster AN ACT for improving the Navigation of the River Loyne, and for building a Quay near the Town of Lancaster.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 259-278, disbound, Black Letter, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baksett, 1749. £14.00
Poulton, Kirkham, Lytham AN ACT for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts, within the Parishes of Poulton, Kirkham, Lytham, and Bispham, and Townships of Preesall and Stalmine, in the County Palatine of Lancaster. 16pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. Act of Parliament. 1770. £10.00
Ribbleton, Grimsargh Preston VALUABLE DWELLING-HOUSES AND BUILDING LAND At RIBBLETON AND GRIMSARGH. A Dwelling-House in Maudland Bank and A Dwelling-House and Shop in Lune Street, PRESTON. To be Offered for Sale by Auction by Messrs. Jabez B. Jones & Sons at their Salerooms, 131 Church Street, Preston on Thursday, 17th day of November, 1921. Large coloured folding plan, 4pp, original printed wraps slightly dusty. W. Brown, Printer, Preston: 1921. £20.00
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Bottesford SETTLEMENT by Francis Dadsley of Bottesford, yeoman, of a messuage and tenement with two oxgangs of land, on his son Robert Dadsley, upon his intended marriage with Millicent Fairebarn of Bottesford. Vellum, 28 lines in English, heading in bold lettering. Size 10" x 12", signed by Dadsley with his mark, tag lacking seal. 1648. £36.00
Knipton PROBATE of the Will of Robert Harvey of Knipton, Farmer. Vellum, 18" x 22", printed certificate with ms. inserts attached, large papered seal. 1808. £15.00
¶ Leaves his land in Foston in Lincolnshire called Moor Hedge to his wife.
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Allington LEASE FOR A YEAR of named lands in the Manor of Allington, Beaumont Leeson and Thomas Houghton Robert Burton. Vellum, size 16" x 24", two wax seals. 1797. £16.00
Bennington, Allington RENT BOOK titled in manuscript 'Rent Book 1858. Own Rents Received. Robt. Winter.', and on the back board 'Mr Welby's Rents'. 8vo cash book, parchment covered boards with metal clasp. 100 pages of entries, some at the back, plus many blanks. Lists chief rents, composition rents etc. received from 1858-1894, naming tenants and some properties such as Bennington Farm, 'Hospital Land', 'Farm at Allington'. 1858-1894. £20.00
¶ 'Feby. 3rd 1860. Recd. as compensation from Telegraph Company for cutting Walnut Trees.... £2.'
East and West Allington BOND of John Brown of Donington, Gentleman, and John Flinders, Apothecary, to William Leeson of Harlaxton, for one hundred pounds. 1p., large folio, manuscript, signed by Brown and Flinders, with wax seals. Folds. Refers to a conveyance of land in Borking in East and West Allington. 1743. £24.00
Great Gonerby PROBATE of the Will of Thomas Peter Winter, late of Foston, farmer. Vellum, size 11" x 16", with smaller printed certificate with ms. inserts attached, large papered seal. 1795. £15.00
¶ Bequeathes his farm in Great Gonerby to his heirs.
Long Bennington and Foston (Manor of) SURRENDER of William Winter of Foston, Farmer, Customary tenant, of Messuage and farmhouse,in Foston, with dovecoat, garden ground, barn, stables etc., and 13 acres of an allotment taken out of Cleves End Field. 3p., small folio, some splits at edge of central horizontal fold repaired with archival tape. 1802. £12.00
¶ Refers to a marriage between William Winter and Sarah Harvey.
Sedgebrook WILL of Robert Burton of Sedgebrook, Grazier, 1793. 4p, folio, plus cover sheet, folds. Attested copy, 1793. £24.00
¶ Refers to his farm at Allington, and bequests of money to various people.
Skillington OBLIGATION BOND of William Dadsley of Skillington to Matthew Livesey of Bottesford. In English with Latin preamble, 1p., blank conjoint leaf, folds. Small wax seal, signed with his mark by Dadsley, and two witnesses. 1699. £28.00
Sturton STURTON UNION MILL April 1875. Scale of Charges for Grinding Corn.... Manuscript on three pages, sm. 8vo, plain wraps. On front wrap is note of a Mill Committee meeting at the Red Lion Inn. 1875. £14.00
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Bishopsgate PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Very Valuable Block of Freehold Premises, nos. 14, 20, & 20«, Great St. Helens... Within a few minutes' walk of the Bank of England... To be Sold by Auction... July 17th, 1877... 4pp., folio, folded, some repaired edge tears, last leaf with docket title foxed. With folding coloured plan showing the layout of the properties, insert key plan. 1877. £34.00
Crucible Manufacturers ASSIGNMENT of Land Tax upon hereditaments at Battersea... William Vaughan Morgan and others... Crucible Manufacturers to the Morgan Crucible Company. 5p., vellum. Includes Schedule listing land by the River Thames, including Manufactory Yard and Wharf formerly known as the Bolingbroke Oil Works. 7 wax seals. 1890. £15.00
Golders Green, Finchley GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Two maps, Sheets N1. S.E, XI N.E. Colour Printed. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size approx. 13" x 17" plus margins. Key in margins. 1934. £18.00
¶ Covers Golders Green, Hampstead, Hendon, East Finchley.
Hampstead THE VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE with the General Court Baron of William Fellowes Lord of the Manor of Hampstead. Admittance of Thomas Marsh, heir of Robert Marsh, to a cottage and land on Haverstock Hill on a fine of 8 guineas. Vellum, 13" x 10". Vellum damp spotted in places and ink slightly faded in those areas. 1763. £18.00
Highbury New Park Estate LEASE of no 25 Balfour Road, Islington, Henry Rydon, Builder, to George Gilingwater, Perfumer. Printed on vellum with ms. inserts. Coloured plan in left margin, size 9" x 5". 1876. £18.00
¶ Includes stipulations as to painting etc.
Horse Sale TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION BY MESSRS. TATTERSALL at Knightsbridge, S.W., On Monday, October 29th, 1934. 4pp., folio, folds. Describes the horses in the various stables. Lists approx. 80 horses, many with parentage etc. 1934. £22.00
Jewellery INVENTORY of the Jewellery at 13 Cleveland Row, Lady Matheson Decd. 27th March 1896. 112 items on 3 folio pages, neatly written together with two lists on Union Bank headed paper, April, 1896, and 3 other lists 'In Bank 1894 and 1895'. 1894-6. £18.00
¶ Includes 'A Diamond Tiara of Greek form consisting of a bandeau and 6 trefoil ornaments', '2 Diamond Maiden hair fern Sprays', 'Turqoise 3 coil snake bracelet'.
Lloyd (E), Printer TRIAL, CONFESSION AND EXECUTION OF COURVOISIER For the Murder of Lord Wm. Russell. Illustrated broadsheet on thin paper, size Heading in large type, 5 columns of text recounting the case, 'Courvoisier's Lament, written by Himself' etc. Large illustration at top of the execution, and five other illustrations, including the condemned man in his cell, funeral of Lord Russell, etc. London, Printed and Published by E. LLoyd, Holywell Street, Strand; and at 30, Curtain Road, Shoreditch. (1840) £150.00
¶ It was witnessing this execution at Newgate Prison that made Charles Dickens an opponent of capital punishment. Courvoisier was a Swiss valet who murdered his master.
London and Epping Forest ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Fifth Edition. Sheet No. 107. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Blue and black Ellis Martin Cover with hiker, cloth-backed. Name and address written in left margin. 1935. £9.00
London Bridge AN ACT for the Rebuilding of London Bridge, and for improving and making suitable Approaches thereto. Pages numbered 477-536, disbound, folio, first and last leaves slightly dusty, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1803. £35.00
¶ Includes a 6 page schedule listing the names and addresses of the freeholders, leaseholders and occupiers affected by the construction of the bridge.
London Transport Executive NINE PRINTS mounted in paper folders. Printed title, logo of London Transport on the front. Size of coloured prints, approx 6" x 4«", size of folder 9" x 7". 1960's? £22.00
¶ Prints include 'Out and About. Dora Batty 1938', 'Twickenham. E. McKnight Kauffer 1924', 'Lambing. Clare Leighton 1938'.
Port of London AN ACT for authorizing the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury to purchase certain Quays within the Port of London. Pages numbered 189-190, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1810. £11.00
Princess's Theatre, Regent Street PLAYBILL Double playbill, size 19" x 19", folded in half vertically. Advertising programme for Wednesday March 13th, 1850. Main spectacles printed in large type-face. Fairbrother, Printer, Covent Garden. 1850. £40.00
¶ The programme included a scene from Bellini's 'La Sonnambula', the romantic opera 'Night Dancers' by Mr Loder, a new farce 'Hot and Cold', and the ballet 'The Three Statues'.
Princess's Theatre, Oxford Street PLAYBILL Triple playbill for 'Henry The Fifth', March 29th, 1859, advertising 'Farewll Season of Mr Charles Kean'. On thin paper, large sheet folded in three, making 3 pages, each size 10" x 20". Some slight brownish 'shadowing' outlining the letters of the main heading. One page is an address from Mr. Kean, giving his view of the play and his production, and thanking his supporters. 1859. £40.00
Scala Theatre PLAYBILL for December 20th, 1919. On thin paper, size 14" x 9". Advertises the musical fantasy 'Fifinella', with details of cast (including 'flying ballet'), different scenes etc. Small vignette of actor on stage at bottom. Traces of folds. The Leadenhall Press, Southwark. 1919. £22.00
South East London and Dartford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Fifth Edition. Sheet No. 115. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Blue and black Ellis Martin Cover with hiker, cloth-backed. Name and adress written in left margin. 1934. £9.00
South West London and Windsor ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Fifth Edition. Sheet No. 114. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Blue and black Ellis Martin Cover with hiker, cloth-backed. Name and adress written in left margin. 1934. £8.00
St. Paul's Church, London ROYAL GRANTS Manuscript on 10p, sm. folio, unbound, listing grants to St. Pauls from the Conqueror to Charles II. Copied from the Index to the Royal Grants. early 19th century. £40.00
¶ Lists 80 items. e.g. 'Henry 3ds grant to Mattew de Malteby a free Warren & a Market & fair at Runewell'.
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane DOUBLE PLAYBILL advertising the programme for Feb. 16th, 1857. Size 19" x 19", folded vertically and printed on two pages, variety of decorative type faces. Francis, Printer, Strand. 1857. £45.00
¶ Programe included 'Black Book' and the Christmas pantomime 'See Saw, Margery Daw: or Harlequin Holiday and the Island of Ups & Downs' (the last word printed upside down), with 130 Ladies of the Corps de Ballet, and the 'Grand Scenic and Mechanical Effects, Exhibiting, in process of Construction The Fairy Factory of Fancy'. One of the scenes was in 'Mappin's Cutlery and Shilling Razor Warehouse' with 'A Pair of Sharp Blades' etc.
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Bryan (Wm), Wood, Surveyor, Banbridge, Chippenham PLAN OF THE PARISH OF LLANSOY in the County of Monmouth. Eastern sheet only of the two sheets that made up the plan, size 24" x 25". Scale 1" = 6 chains. Large title, scale bar, compass rose. Covers little Lanolway, Lanolway, Llansoy, Little Wern, Duffryn. Some light spotting along bottom edge. Standidge and Co., Lithographers. 1842. £40.00
¶ Shows buildings, woodland, water features, roads, fields (all numbered).
Tintern Abbey & Bigswear Roads AN ACT for continuing the Term and amending and extending the Provisions of the Act relating to the Abbey Tintern and Bigswear Roads. 10pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1852. £14.00
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Burgh next Aylesham ADVOWSON OF THE RECTORY of Burgh next Aylesham. Group of 7 documents on vellum relating to sale of the advowson, comprising a Conveyance, James Holley to Catherine Yates, 1873, and related mortgage; Grant, 1877, Catherine Yates to Henry Birkbeck; Grant, 1876; Mortgage 1876; Deconveyance, 1876, James Holley to Catherine Yates, and Reconveyance, 1878. All documents approx. 22" x 28", with wax seals... together with... Abstract of Title of the Advowson and next Presentation of the Rectory of Burgh. Manuscript on blue paper detailing title from 1798-1878, 9p. folio, plus 5 other related documents on paper. 12 documents in all. 1870's. £50.00
Great Yarmouth Waterworks Company Session 1906. MAP colour-printed Ordnance Survey Map, size 32" x 38", linen-backed, marked to show average rainfall figures at stations marked with blue circle, and catchment areas of Rivers Bure and Wensum (marked with blue and pink line). 1906. £24.00
Grimstone WILL of Robert Cooper, Clerk, 1776. 2p, folio, folded. Slightly later attested copy. Copy, c1790. £20.00
¶ Copper was Rector of Grimstone and a fellow of Queens' College, Cambridge. The will names his nephews and nieces who are to inherit if his wife dies.
Moulton A TRUE TERRIER of all the Glebe Lands, Messuages and Tenements belonging to the Rectory and Parish Church of Moulton St. Michael... rendered according to the Old and Ancient Terriers... Vellum, size 27" x 17", folds, some uniform slight browning. Signed by Minister, Churchwardens. The word 'Terrier' is in large decorative letters.... with.... a similar Terrier for 1770. Vellum rubbed in top four inches, some browning. 2 items. 1827 and 1770. £60.00
¶ Details the various pieces of land, with tenants, adjoining owners.
Smith (W.H) NORWICH AND ENVIRONS Reduced Ordnance Map for Tourists by J. Bartholomew. Scale 4 miles to an Inch. Colour printed map, linen-backed, folding into sm. 8vo cloth-covered boards. Attractive printed label. c1910. £9.00
Wheatacre Burgh PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE, of the MANOR OF WHEATACRE CUM BURGH, with the Fines, Quit-Rents, Royalty, &c. also several eligible Freehold Farms, a Wood, Staithe, Public House, &c. &c.... situate at Wheatacre Burgh, otherwise Burgh St. Peter To be sold by auction by John King, at the Rampant Horse Inn, Norwich, on Saturday, the 8th of August, 1812.... Folio, 15pp, docket title, folded, some slight dustmarking on outside leaf, completed memorandum. 1812. £45.00
Wymondham WILL of John Hanton of Wymondham, Norfolk. Copy, 3p sm. folio, folded, docket title. Will dated 1755, copy probably slightly later. £18.00
¶ Refers to his property at Kenninghall.
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Ball (Wm.) & Son, Ltd., Rothwell PRICE LIST of Horse Hoes. 4pp., 4to, illustrating 5 machines with blades on the last page... together with... five other price lists, each single sheet, printed on both sides, 4to, illustrating Farm Lurrys, Floats, 'Bedford Carts', 'General Purpose Prize Carts', etc. c1912. £14.00
Northampton AN ACT for vesting in Trustees, certain Lands and Hereditaments at Weedon Beck... for erecting Buildings thereon for the Service of His Majesty's Ordnance. 10pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1803. £17.00
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Alnwick PARLIAMENTARY REFORM The Duke of Northumberland has headed and circulated Petitions to His Majesty, and both Houses of Parliament, against the Extent of the present Parliamentary Reform Bill... The Petitions are now lying at Messrs. Thorp & Dickson's Office, for Signature. Handbill, size 7" x 9", heading in large letters. The handbill has been amended in manuscript, presumably for a second printing, crossing out 'The Duke of Northumberland' and amending 'Gentlemen' to 'Persons'. Alnwick, 8th April, 1831. £24.00
Alnwick TO BE SOLD by Auction at The White Swan Inn, Alnwick... 13th Day of August, 1823... All that Messuage or Dwelling House... situate in Bailiff Gate... now in the occupation of Ann Blackbrough, Isabella York, and others... Handbill, 11" x 8". Folds. The name of the Auctioneer has been changed in manuscript from James to Robert Russell. 1823. £30.00
Chatton TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION the 7th day of May, 1839, by Mr. George Phillips, All the Excellent Farming Stock, Horses... 155 Ewes with their Lambs, 237 Ewe and Wedder Hogs, 2 Tup Hogs and 1 Tup, all of the Leicester Breed... 17 Draught Horses... 7 Iron Ploughs, 1 Machine for sowing Grass... upon the Farms of hetton and hetton Law... Handbill, size 11" x 9", folds. Attractively printed, the word 'Farming' in lettering composed of small circles, shadowed. Graham, Printer, April 23rd, 1839. £35.00
Greenhaugh LEASE FOR A YEAR of Jameson's Farm, now in the occupation of William Lowes. John Milburn of Camogan, husbandman, to Christopher Reed of Chipchase. Vellum, size 15" x 26", chipped wax seal. 1760. £17.00
Haltwhistle THE ORDER OF THE PROCESSION Which Followed Matt Dumb B---, Esq., on His Entering the Town of Haltwhisle, April 12, 1826, being the Day of His Execution, and His Last Dying Words, Speech & Confession... Satirical election broadside, giving list of the characters, led by 'Don Juan, Leader of the Motley Group', and Matt's speech to the 'Awkward Squad'. Size 11" x 9", traces of folds. Printed by W. Boag, Newcastle. 1826. £45.00
¶ 'The signal having been given, the 'Hospital Cart' was drawn forward, and he was launched into the 'Coal Pit', without a struggle, amidst the groans of the 'Hospital Tenantry'.' The 'Matt B---' is Matthew Bell, Conservative candidate.
Lesbury TO BE SOLD by Auction at the Black Swann Inn, Alnwick, Saturday 10th Day of June... T. Riddell, Auctioneer, All That Valuable Freehold Estate in the Village of Lesbury... containing about 70 Acres... and a Substantial Dwelling House... thriving Plantation, fine Stream of Water... Handbill, size 12" x 10". Folds. Printed in attractive variety of type-faces, with auctioneers name in printed in '3 D' effect shaded lettering, appearing as if it is at an angle to the paper, the word 'Estate' in large black lettering with white leaf decoration in the letters. Graham, Printer, Alnwick, May 25th, 1837. £40.00
Newcastle MR. LIDDELL'S COMMITTEE Receive with sincere Satisfaction, the Disavowal on the Part of Mr Bell's Committee, of any Attempt to induce the breach of the Obligation of a Promise.... Handbill, size 7" x 8«". Committee Room, Queen's Head Inn, Newcastle, 16th Feb. 1826. £25.00
¶ Presumably refers to some underhand campaigning by the Conservatives.
Newcastle TO THE GENTLEMEN, CLERGY, AND FREEHOLDERS of Northumberland... Handbill, size 11" x 9", printed in large type-faces. Henry Thomas Liddell thanks the Neighbourhood for the Cordiality with which he has been received. Traces of horizontal folds, small piece torn from bottom right corner, not affecting text. Committee Room, Queen's Head, Newcastle, Feb. 13, 1826. £38.00
¶ 'I shall not shrink from my Post on the Day of Trial...'
Newcastle, Morpeth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Made up of 4 quarter sheets. Size 24" x 37", shaded in different colours to show municipal Boroughs, Urban districts, Tynemouth Rural District, area of Tynemouth Union etc. Water mains drawn in red. With neat key numbers in sea area. O.S. blindstamp 1902. £28.00
Wooler TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION At Weetwood House, near Wooler... Household Furniture, Table and Bed Linen, That belonged to the late Lieut. Gen. and Mrs Orde... Handbill, attractively printed in a variety of decorative type-faces, size 11" x 9". Horizontal folds. Weetwood House, January 30th, 1821. £40.00
¶ With a long list of Household contents, including 'double-moulded cut Fenders and Fire Irons', 'elegant cut Wine Decanters', 'Travelling Landau and Harness... Steady Bay Carriage Horses...'
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Bottesford OBLIGATION BOND of Mathew Livesey of Bottesford, Yeoman, to William Rose of Shelton, Yeoman. 1p., small folio, blank conjoing leaf, folds, in English with preamble in Latin, signed by Livesey with small wax seal, two witnesses. 1704. £25.00
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
Bridgnorth VOTING PAPER size approx. 6" x 7", printed on one side only, for the election November 1st 1843, listing four names of candidates for Councillors of the Borough, with address and occupation. Signed by Voter James Pinner with his address and Parish, witnessed. 1843. £10.00
Walcot G.W.R. BOOKING CLERKS' TRAIN BOOK Sept. 5th 1905 Jan. 26th 1907. Book size 13" x 10", marbled boards, cloth spine, rubbed. G.W.R. label on front board. Printed in double-page spreads in columns, headed with date, with entries in columns for Single and Return Tickets, Train, Stations, First Class, Second Class, Parliamentary, Commencing and closing numbers of tickets, Total Receipts. Generally two days' entries per page. 1905-1907. £125.00
¶ The stations listed include Wellington, Llangollen, Birmingham, Baschurch, Shrewsbury, Shifnal.
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Batcombe THE COUNTERPART of the two Mr. Millward's Mortgage, Samuel and John Millward of Batcombe, Clothiers, Sir Thomas Bridges of Keynsham and Samuel Boord of Batcombe. Vellum, size 17" x 29", closely written. Not signed. 1699. £30.00
¶ Refers to a deed of 1649 of James Bisse, Lord of the Manor of Batcombe, and Edmund Lacey for 50 acres called Househill and coppice adjoining bequeathed by Edmund Lacey to Samuel Millward.
Bath SUBSCRIPTIONS AND DONATIONS BOOK For the Society for Preserving to the Public the Right of Ancient Footpaths. R. Hare, E. Saunders, Secretaries. Manuscript recording names and amounts for subscribers 1843-1870. 38p., sm. 8vo, parchment boards, worn, chipped morocco label with gilt title. There are also two minutes of meetings noting change of collector, signed R. Wilbraham Falconer (the author of works on the Bath Mineral Waters). 1843-70. £130.00
¶ Pasted inside front board is a printed letter stating the Society would like a subscription from each household 'the health and pleasure of the Inhabitants of Bath being so dependent upon the Footways that afford accommodation to pedestrians in reaching the various delightful situations around the City.' Among the subscribers are: R. Tite, C. Milsom, Rev. Bartram, T. Jolly, S. Rutter, J. Pulteney, Lady Hargood, Holloway & Son.
Buchanan & Co. CHARD SCHOOL 12 photographic views in card folder. c1910. £12.00
Chew Baber (Manor of) AT A COURT BARON OF EDWARD BABER George Prichard, Steward... Surrender of a messuage by Richard Wade and Johanna his wife to William Sams. Vellum, size 8" x 16", folds. In Latin. Piece cut away at bottom right corner, with tear through one word, possibly where a seal cut away. 1705. £18.00
Day & Son, Lith. WEST CHARLTON PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS, SOMERSET C.E. Giles, Archt. Built by James S. Rhymer, in Memory of His Brother, the Late Venerable W.T.P. Rhymer, Archdeacon of Bath and Rector of West Charlton. Tinted lithograph, engraved surface 7«" x 10«", plus margins. Some light, very small foxing spots in margin, and some in sky area. c1840. £32.00
¶ Rare. Shows mother and child near the gate, school framed in trees. An attractive Gothic style building with ornately tiled roof, belltower, etc.
Glastonbury, Mendips, Bath ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XIX, scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 31", plus margins. Printed from an Electrotype in 1872. £35.00
Goathurst BOND of Edward Popham to Nicholas Halswell of Goathurst for £100. Vellum, size 4" x 10", wax seal on tag. Signed by Popham. In Latin and English. ? Anno Philip and Mary. £34.00
Henstridge ASSIGNMENT of a Cottage Smith's Shop and Garden at Henstridge, Henry Whitmarsh to The Revd. Nathaniel Bridges. On paper, 2 small repaired tears at one fold. 1838. £12.00
Hinton St. George MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT between Elizabeth Tett and Richard Bricknell the younger, yeoman, and John Rendell, Mercer, all of Hinton St. George, and Francis Tett of Crewkerne, Plumber. Vellum sheet, size 24" x 30", four wax seals, three with busts of men wearing interesting hats, and one of a woman in Roman-style head-dress. 1794. £22.00
¶ Refers to a property in Fore Street, Hinton St. George, called the Rose and Crown Inn
Hooper (S), Pub. BURROUGH CHAPEL SOMERSETSHIRE Copper engraved view. Size 4«" x 7", plus wide margins. Shows chapel on a hill with houses in front, surrounding trees... together with small copper-engraved view, size 3" x 3". 1785. £5.00
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
Lewis Bros., Photographers POSTCARD OF BATH HISTORICAL PAGEANT Real photographic card, titled in white in the plate showing 'King Greeting Queen after Coronation'. Unused. 1901. £5.00
Long Ashton, Ashton Court ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. VI.5. size approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Linen backed. Surface dusty. Second Edition 1903. £15.00
¶ Shows part of Nailsea, Middletown, Tickenham, Stone-edge Batch.
Lyncombe and Widcombe DEMISE of a plot of ground in the parish of Lyncombe and Widcomb in the County of Somerset. John Thomas of Prior Park, to Matthias Harris, Silversmith. Four vellum sheets, 23" x 27", 2 wax seals. Inset plan in ink, size 7" x 9", scale 1 chain to an inch, on last sheet, showing the land, spring trough, Torchfield Orchard, line of sewer. 1818. £30.00
¶ Harris was going to erect three dwelling houses on the land. The lease stipulates conditions for building of a wall (coped with ashlar), laying sewer, etc.
Lyncombe and Widcombe DEMISE of a plot of ground formerly in the possession of George Stothert. John Thomas of Prior Park to Nathaniel Harris, Silversmith. Four large vellum sheets, size 23" x 27", two wax seals. Plan size 9" x 9" on first sheet, scale 1 chain to an inch, showing Lyncombe Lane, line of sewer, footpath, Firefield Orchard, spring trough, adjoining owners. 1818. £26.00
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.
Savage (J) and Meyler (W) Publishers A NEW AND ACCURATE PLAN OF THE CITY OF BATH to the present Year 1803. Copper engraved plan, dissected and mounted on linen, size of engraved surface approx. 18" x 21", plus small margins, scale approx. 400 ft to 1", with reference table down left hand side listing principal buildings, markets, chapels, etc. Small compass rose, decorative title cartouche. Map folding to 5" x 5", in marbled slipcase, slightly rubbed at edges, with original printed label. Published as the Act directs January 1st, 1803. £270.00
Shrowl (J), Pub. KEWSTOKE CHURCH AND CHRIST CHURCH WESTON SUPER MARE Two engraved vignette views. Engraved surface size 3" x 4", pasted on to two pieces of thick card. Later hand-colouring. c1850. £5.00
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, declaration of surveyor etc. Folded. 1846. £16.00
¶ Refers to a plan, not present.
Taunton and Minehead ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP 1" to 1 mile, Fifth Edition, Sheet No. 129. Blue and black Ellis Martin Cover with hiker, cloth-backed. Name and address in small letters in ink on front wrap. 1937. £6.00
Walcot Auction, Bath PARTICULARS OF BUILDING LAND, HOUSES & PROPERTY SITUATE AT WALCOT, BATH, To be Sold by Auction... 26th July, 1892. Folio, coloured folding plan, folded, 4pp, docket title. Small split down spine. 1892. £24.00
¶ Mainly concerns Hanover House and property in Hanover Street and Hanover Square. Includes Kensington Chapel Schools, 3 and 4 Piccadilly.
Watchet CONVEYANCE of dwellinghouses in Swine Street, Thomas Ponsford of Bardon to Richard Stoate Date. Large vellum sheet, wax seal. 1876. £9.00
Watchett Harbour AN ACT for continuing the Duties granted by several Acts made in the Sixth and Tenth Years of Her late Majesties Reign, for repairing the Harbour and Key of Watchett in the County of Somerset. 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1721. £18.00
Weatherly (F.E) CHRISTMAS CARD with four-line verse by F.E. Weatherly. Glossy card, finely printed with colour picture of clay pipe, tobacco and matches, with poem about the joys of pipe-smoking by Weatherly. Size 3«" x 4«". Hildsheimer and Faulkner. c1910. £8.00
¶ Weatherly was a barrister and song-writer who was born in Portishead. He died in 1929.
Wellow PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Properties In the Parish of Wellow... All that Attractive and Pleasantly-situate Dwelling-House, Garden, known as Mount Pleasant House.... Messrs Fry and Asprey will offer for Sale.... 20th day of March, 1897. Folio, 4pp, folded. 1897. £14.00
Wells TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION at the George Inn, Wells... 19th Day of October next... The Following Messuages, Lands and Premises In Lots... Handbill, size 15" x 9". Lists 11 Lots, with acreage, occupiers. Includes house in Chamberlain Street, Wells, 'fit for the Residence of a large and respectable Family...' Traces of folds, some browning at bottom right corner. Some purchasers' names added in ink. Printed by J.E. Lewis at his Juvenile Library and Toy-Shop, Sadler-Street, Wells. £40.00
Yatton CONVEYANCE of an acre of land known as Quarry Ground in Yatton, Edward Gregory and others to Elizabeth and Frances Wickham. Two large vellum sheets. Signed by 4 parties. with wax seals. 1823. £18.00
¶ One of the parties is John Heale, schoolmaster of Yatton.
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Cannock, Brewood GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. LXII N.W. Hand-coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, size 12" x 14", plus wide margins, key in left margin. 1900. £26.00
Denston, Alton and Rocester 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. Poster, size 19" x 15", creasing throughout, repaired 5" tear through the largest line, plus another 1" tear. 1832. £25.00
¶ Lists 5 Lots in detail, with acreages, occupiers, names of fields. Includes 'moiety of River Churnett'.
Ipstones SURVEY AND MAP OF LANDS IN THE PARISH OF IPSTONES in the County of Stafford belonging to J. Sneyd Esq., taken in the Years 1770 & 1773 By R. Hill. Manuscript plan in ink and some colour, on vellum, size 15" x 14". Decorative title cartouche with leaves etc., in grey wash, shows fields and a few buildings, each field named, meadow land and woodland shown, land of J. Sneyd outlined in yellow. Table down left hand side listing 30 fields with acreage. Scale of chains, (one and a quarter inches = 10 chains). Ink slightly faded in places, some short vertical creases at top and bottom edges. Small piece cut away at top right corner (in blank area). 1773. £220.00
Lichfield PRINTED REFERENCE for Mr. C.E. Newcomb, Assistant Master at the Grammar School, from the Headmaster, T. Goldney. 1p, 8vo. April 23rd, 1880. £6.00
Ovepenn LEASE of a dwelling house in Gravellhill in Overpenn wherein Thomas Dalton doth now inhabit, Thomas Janns of Wolverhampton to William Foxall of Nether Penn. Vellum, size 11" x 19", signed with small wax seal, witnessed on verso. 1732. £25.00
Scholastic Souvenir Co., Blackpool PHOTOGRAPH of a class at Hassell Street Boys' School, Newcastle. Size 6" x 8", mounted on card, card very dusty. One boy is holding a slate with the name of the school, the number of the Standard is illegible, but the date appears to be 1924. 30 boys are shown, and two teachers. 1924. £8.00
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Clark's Diamond Carcel Lamp ADVERTISING SHEET 4to, printed on one side only, folds, small repaired split, with diagram of lamp, directions for lighting and maintaining etc. 'To be Had of Messrs Chaplin & Emson, Sudbury' at bottom. c1880. £10.00
¶ 'The Carcel Lamp is used in all the Palaces of Europe'.
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'.
Lowestoft and Kirtley PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Fifty-Six Valuable Freehold Building Sites being the first portion of the 'Kirtley Cliff Estate', Six Superior marine Residences, Two Semi-Detached Villas, Fifteen Well Built Shops & Dwelling Houses... for sale by Auction... 30th day of August, 1887. 11p, folio, printed wraps. Very large folding coloured plan. Folded in four horizontally. 1887. £30.00
Stoke Ash CONVEYANCE of a freehold messuage, windmill and Steam Mill in Stoke Ash, Lydia Weavers and others to Ephraim Catchpole. Large vellum sheet, signed by four parties with wax seals. 1876. £24.00
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Croydon, West Wickham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No XIV, N.E. etc. Scale 6" to 1 mile, Size 24" x 35", linen-backed, folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. Contours in red. Edition of 1914. £22.00
¶ Covers Beddington Park, Thornton Heath, Eden Park.
Farnham, Guildford, Croydon ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet VIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size approx. 25" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo marbled endpapers, inserted in rubbed slipcase with faded Wyld label. Wyld label in bottom margin. Imprint bottom right rather feint. O.S. blindstamp 1883. £34.00
Guildford CATALOGUE of Sale of Pure Bred Jersey Cattle... September 5, 1918. 24pp, 8vo. Trace of vertical fold. 59 beasts, catalogued, with pedigrees. 1918. £8.00
Guildford, Reigate ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet VIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 36". Linen-backed and folding into 8vo endpapers. Linen browned along 2 folds, slightly affecting the extreme edges of some sections. One endpaper chipped. n.d. c1850. £40.00
¶ Covers Farnham, Charlwood, Croydon, Kingston, Wokingham.
Limpsfield, Titsey Park ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXVIII N.W. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 18, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo cloth wraps. Various small areas shaded in colourwash and numbered. 1898. £15.00
Mortlake LEASE FOR A YEAR of plots of land called Streets Furlong Shot and Butes Shot, Elizabeth Biggs to William Holman. Large vellum sheet, wax seal. 1838. £12.00
Oxted ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXVII.8. Scale 25" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36", dissected and linen-backed, folding to large 4to. paper endpapers. A few fields outlined in colour. Revision of 1933. £15.00
¶ Shows Oxted Lime Works, Rifle Range, Rye Wood.
Richmond AN ACT to enable the Trustees... of certain Charity Estates, situate in the Parish of Richmond... to grant building, repairing, and other Leases thereof. 19pp., sm. folio, disbound, last leaf with docket title. With 2p. Schedule of properties. Inserted in plain card wraps with typewritten label to front. Act of Parliament. 1820. £18.00
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
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Bacon PLAN OF BRIGHTON Reduced from the Ordnance Survey. Size 12" x 17", printed in 4 colours, central fold, a few light brown spots in sea area. 1884. £18.00
Brighton and Eastbourne, Hastings. TWO ORDNANCE MAPS Scale 1" to 1 mile. Popular edtion. Nos. 134, 135, linen-backed. Red and buff wraps with map reader. Two corners slightly bumped. c1930. £7.00
Iford, West Firle ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet LXVII. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1879. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1893. £30.00
Pevensey, Hailsham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet LXIX. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1879. Embossed stamp 1895. £30.00
Steyning, Finden ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet LI. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1879. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1897. £30.00
¶ Shows Wiston House, Muntham Court, Sandgate Park.
Thornham, Borden ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet XXXII. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Four areas outlined in colour wash. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1878. £26.00
Walker (J) & (C) SUSSEX. Folding engraved, hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area approx. 12¬" x 15«", plus margins, folding to sm 8vo, marbled sides. 1841. £20.00
West Dean, Goodwood ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet XLVIII. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Some areas in Goodwood Park outlined in orange and blue wash. 1880. £30.00
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Birmingham LEASE of an Engine and premises in Broad Street, for seven years. Messrs. Badger, Merchants of Dudley, to Joseph Deeley, Engineer, and George Deeley, Ironfoundry manager. Two large vellum sheets, wax seals. Includes Schedule detailing machinery, such as 'three grinding cills, two inch shaft ten yards long, five drums...', 'two four feet French stones' etc. 1835. £18.00
¶ The land was in Broad Street, near a cut of the Birmingham Canal, with 'Stema Engine, Corn Mill, Smith's Shop, Polishing Shop'.
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
Walker (J & C) WARWICKSHIRE Engraved fully hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, distance of towns from London, railways. Size 16" x 13". 1839. £24.00
Warwick and Birmingham Canal AN ACT for enabling the Company of Proprietors of the Warwick and Birmingham Canal Navigation to finish and complete the same.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 435-443, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £18.00
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Kirkby Lonsdale, Grange ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 49. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 20" plus wide margins. Hydrographic Dept. stamp in margin. Corrections to 1914. £22.00
Lake District ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Made up of four quarter sheets, Sheet XCVIII N.E. at top right. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36". Dissected and mounted on linen, border all round, folding to large 4to. Reference number in blue crayon on verso. n.d. c1880. £35.00
¶ Covers Ulverston, Grasmere, Kirkby Lonsdale.
Temple Sowerby MINUTE BOOK and accounts of the Temple Sowerby Trust, 1762-1829. Comprises (i) 'Book relating the Charity of Temple Sowerby Lands. Feb. 12, 1762'. Small folio account book, 13" x 8", stiff marbled wraps, titled on front wrap as above, reporting meeting of the Trustees at the Moot Hall, from 1762 - 1811. Lists those present, the resolutions ordered, etc., signed by four members. Throughout there are accounts, mainly recording disbursements for repairs. For example on 1st December 1800 £41.3s was ordered to be paid to Revd. John Waller, master of the Grammar School at Appleby, for slate, stones, lime etc, and labour repairing the school. 68p. At the other end of the book are a list of Trustees (headed by Lord Thanet), some marked 'dead', with elected replacements, and another set of accounts 1800-1805. 10p. (ii) Account book, 4to, marbled boards, calf spine, giving Debit and Credit Accounts for the Mayor of Appleby in account with the Trustees, 1809 - 1829. 21 double-page spreads, headed with the name of the Mayor, detailing receipt of rents, expenditure, mainly on the church and the bridge. Includes 'John Smith for Bell Ropes... 2s 6d.', 'Geo. Wilkinson for repairing Bell wheels... 12s'. (iii) 12mo notebook listing the sale of goods of John Brunskill seized and distrained by the Trustees. 1831. Lists item, purchaser, price. 5 double pages. (iv) 'An Account of Cash Received for Temple Sowerby Lands'. 1792-8. 12mo notebook listing rents and expenses, 10p. Includes 'Pd Wm. Davis for painting and Gilding the Church Dial... £4.4s.4d'. (v) Four bank books, 1838-1888. sm. 8vo, two with parchment wraps, two with calf wraps. 8 items. 1762 - 1831. £175.00
¶ The Charity was founded by Ann, Countess of Pembroke, who had lived in Apppleby Castle. She granted an estate in Temple Sowerby to Trustees in 1656, the income to be used for maintaining the church, her monument, and that of her mother. The accounts mention frequent cleaning of the monuments!
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Bishopstone PUBLIC TEA AND AMUSEMENTS Will be held in the Garden at Forest House... on Wednesday, August 1st, 1906... Dancing on the Lawn.... Punting on Fishpond &c.. Poster, size 21" x 17", small tear in one letter at top, laminated by later owner with plastic. 1906. £15.00
Bremhill RELEASE of the Manors of Bremhill, Bremhill Battle and Bromham with six score messuage, four thousand acres of land, four thousand acres of pasture, four thousand acres of meadow, two hundred acres of wood, two thousand acres of heath and furze in Bremhill, Foxham, Bromham, Battle, Pewsey and Wotton Rivers, Gabriel Pleydall of Mudge Hall in Lydiard Tregoze to Sir Edward Baynton. Vellum, size 9" x 12", signed by Pleydall, wax seal on tag. Witnessed by six parties on verso. 1576. £46.00
¶ Vellum in particularly fresh condition.
Chippenham Swine Fever [The Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act, 1878.] THE ANIMALS ORDER. NOTICE IS HEARBY GIVEN, That the Pigstye situate at Harding's Yard in the Parish of Chippenham, in the County of Wilts, in the occupation of Mr George Eatwell.... is.... ordered, determined, and declared to be a place infected with Swine Fever, and that the limits of such yard is the limit of such infected place. Such pigstye will continue to be an infected place.... By Order, R.W. Merriman, Clerk to the Authority, Marlborough, July 28th, 1880. Poster, size 11" x 8«", fews folds. R.F. Houlston, Printer and Bookseller, Chippenham, 1880. £16.00
Chirton AN ACT For inclosing Lands in the Township or Hamlet of Conock, in the Parish of Chirton, in the County of Wiltshire. 21pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1814. £20.00
Dauntsey, Wootton Bassett, Brinkworth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XIV. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Small strip 6" long shaded blue and labelled 'GWR'. Flat sheet, folded, part of verso dusty. 1887. £24.00
Devizes GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Map Sheet 282. Drift. Colour Printed. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size approx. 13" x 17" plus margins. 'Outline Series' red stamp in margin. 1959. £8.00
¶ Covers Devizes, Maddington.
Great Chelworth and Little Chelworth Manors AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Manors of Great Chelworth and Little Chelworth, in the Parishes of Cricklade Saint Sampson and Cricklade Saint Mary.... 16pp, recent paper boards. Act of Parliament. 1814. £20.00
Laverstock Inclosure AN ACT for Inclosing Lands within the Parish of Laverstock including the Tithing of Ford.... 25pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1818. £16.00
North Wiltshire Banking Company DEED OF SETTLEMENT as Amended at a Special General Meeting of the Shareholders, Held at the Bank House, Melksham, September 4th, 1865; with an Abstract of the Act, 7 Geo. IV, c.46. 64pp., plus 6pp. Abstract of the Act for regulating Co-Partnerships of Bankers. Sm. 8vo., cloth covered boards, printed label to front board. A. Cochrane, Melksham, Pr. 1866? £20.00
Salisbury PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Well-Known and Highly important Freehold Lecture Concert & Dancing Rooms known as The Salisbury Concert and Assembly Rooms... With Valuable Frontage to the Canal... Which Mr Edward Waters will Sell by Auction... 10th day of march 1911. Folio, 6pp., folding coloured plan. Decorative printed wraps. Loosely inserted is an offprint from a 'Salisbury and Winchester Journal' article about the Assembly Rooms, large folio. 1911. £34.00
Salisbury, Marlborough, Swindon THREE ORDNANCE MAPS Scale 1" to 1 mile. Popular edtion. Nos. 104, 112, 122, linen-backed. Red and buff wraps with map reader. c1930. £10.00
Simpson (G) Printer DEVIZES AND WILTSHIRE GAZETTE Thursday September 13, 1821. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp. 1821. £18.00
¶ 'A large ball of fire was seen to descend from the clouds by several persons of Melksham a little after 12 o'clock on Monday. It providentially fell into the water near the bridge, causing a hissing noise for several minutes.'
Simpson (G) Printer DEVIZES AND WILTSHIRE GAZETTE Thursday July 29, 1819 Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp. Splits down left hand edge where once bound. 1819. £15.00
¶ Contains much on the Elections, court reports etc.
Simpson (G) Printer DEVIZES AND WILTSHIRE GAZETTE Thursday Sept. 27, 1821. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp. 1821. £20.00
¶ Contains notice of auction sale of 'Valuable Clothing Factory' at Westbury.Turnpike Tolls at Trowbridge etc.
Stowell Park Estate PARTICULARS, PHOTOS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE, OF An Attractive Small Freehold Residential and Sporting Estate known as Stowell Park, comprising Moderate-size Stone-built Mansion House,.... A second residence and Two Farms and Cottages, comprising in all about 530 Acres. To be sold.... by Messrs. Daniel Smith, Oakley & Garrard.... at the Bear Hotel, Devizes, on Thursday, the 7th day of September, 1916.... Folio, large coloured folding plan in pocket at rear, key plan, 4 full-page photographic illusts, 20 + (1)pp, original printed wraps. 1916. £35.00
Sutton Mandeville and Chicksgrove Estates PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Compact and Attractive Freehold Dairy, Sheep and Corn Farms.... Accommodation Agricultural Holdings.... Two Full-Licensed Public Houses.... To be sold by Auction... July 17th, 1917. 41pp., folio, wraps, lacks plan in pocket. Some tears at edges of wraps, 1917. £22.00
¶ Includes Apshills Farm, Daslett Farm, Quarry Farm, Church Farm, Smith, Mill, The Compasses Inn, Bell Inn etc.
Trowbridge Roads AN ACT for repairing and improving the Trowbridge Roads.... 46pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1819. £12.00
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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Beoley ASSIGNMENT of a Term of 500 years in certain Farms and hereditaments in the Parish of Beoley in trust for securing £16416.4.6d...., Messrs. Hornby and others to Alfred Bell. 4 large vellum sheets, second sheet with some light browning. Contains very long list of lands in the parish. 3 wax seals. 1834. £20.00
Broadway RULES & REGULATIONS of The Broadway National Schools. Printed notice, size 14" x 8", heading in large type-faces. Lists 18 rules, regarding absence, dress, holidays, sickness, homework, the fees for different classes of society, discipline. J. Pearce, Printer &c, Evesham. n.d. c1860. £45.00
¶ 'The school is to be swept and kept in order by such children as are over the age of ten years', 'Children must be sent to school clean and tidy in person and apparel'. The line of text stipulating the fees for siblings has been crossed through.
Elmley Lovett WILL of Samuel Wanley, Rector of Elmley Lovett, 1776. Manuscript, 7p., small folio, folded. Stamped 'Office Copy Court of Probate'. Copied c1860. £12.00
¶ Refers to his 'manors, messuages and lands' in Emley Lovett, Hampton Lovett and Elmbridge. Makes substantial bequests to servants and relatives.
Stourbridge RECONVEYANCE of real estate, under Commission of Bankrupt, Joseph Bradley, Maltster, and Tilt, Grocer, of Stourbridge, to Gabriel Bradley, Ironmonger. Vellum, size 232" x 30". Two wax seals. Vellum browned. 1766. £18.00
¶ Refers to a house in Digbath, Stourbridge.
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Batley ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 232. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1854. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1871. £40.00
¶ Covers Cleckheaton, Heckmondwike, Morley.
Bingley, Shipley ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 201. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1852. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1868. £34.00
¶ Covers Manningham Hall, Harden, Eldwick Hall, Tong Park Mills.
Bradfield ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 287. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1855. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1865. £30.00
¶ Covers Bradfield Dale, Ughill, Dale Dike Reservoir, Broomhead Park.
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
Brighouse PARTICULARS OF FREEHOLD AND COPYHOLD ESTATE in Brighouse near Halifax, as divided into Lots for Sale by Auction By Mr. Lancaster on Monday the 23rd of June, 1834 at the George Inn, Brighouse. Sm folio, 4pp, folded, double page plan by Inchbold, Lithographer, Leeds. Attractive lettering. Some slight browning at fold down centre of plan. 1834. £34.00
¶ Includes close called The Harp, land at Brighouse Lane Head containing 'a Valuable Bed of Stone', Druggist Shop with Warehouse in Brighouse, 8 cottages near the Calder and Hebble Navigation, two cottages fronting the Canal.
Huddersfield AN ACT to provide a Burial Ground for the Township of Huddersfield in the County of York. Pages numbered 325-342, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre, and William Spottiswoode, 1852. £14.00
Keighley LEASE FOR A YEAR of messuage with cottages, gardens etc. at Green Gates in Keighley in the occupation of John Sugden, Thomas Wilsford of Pontefract, Doctor in Physick to Joshua Padgett of Uffley, Shalloonmaker. On vellum, size 11" x 17", very fine wax seal with winged cherub holding quiver and bow, and a heart, with the word 'L'Amitie'. On verso is a note in a large bold hand saying the deed was registered at Wakefield 1st Nov. 175 at 12 noon in Book AN p.27 and 38. 1756. £34.00
¶ Shalloon was a kind of light cloth.
Kirkham WATERCOLOUR inscribed on verso (obviously later) 'E. Eng. Window at Kirkham Priory'. Attractive, finely-painted watercolour showing two ruined arched windows and ruined masonry in foreground, tree growing over arch, large building seen through the windows. Size 10" x 8", complete surface painted, narrow ivory mount. late Victorian. £40.00
Middleham AN ACCOUNT made up to Edward Wood Esq. by Thomas Purchas of one year's rent for All his lands and houses in Middleham, Coverham, Braithwaite in the Co. of York due at Mrch. 1730, Lady Day 1731 the Cottages Cattle.... Stone Quarry in Middleham Moor at Mich. 1731 the Tolls Toll Shops Shambles Oct. 1730... for the proffits of Richd. Forsters farm... the last summer 1731... Houses Mill & Lands in Great Smeaton... Folio, titled on verso as above, size 15" x 13", folded vertically, with columns for property, tenants names, sums due, with on the right hand side notes on Disbursements for Middleham Estate. Paper water-stained but legible, repair with archival tape at central fold and along some other splits. 1731. £26.00
¶ 'Pd. for ale at Court Leet', 'Pd Wm. Keinard for scowring 142 roods West Parke', 'Pd. for burning Lime Kiln for Kipling's House', 'now in hand 19 stears bought last Spring... by reason of the Droughty sumer could not be sold...'
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
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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, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1813. £16.00
Port of Dublin AN ACT to enable the Corporation for preserving and improving the Port of Dublin to erect, repair, and maintain Lighthouses round the Coasts of Ireland, and to raise a Fund for defraying the Charge thereof. Pages numbered 617-622, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1810. £18.00
Queen's County CONVEYANCE from Sir William Meredith of Henbury in Cheshire to George Cockburn of Cavendish Street, Dublin, of 326 acres of profitable land, plantation measure, and 12 acres of Bog in Killdowly. On vellum, size 27" x 32", good armorial wax seal, opening phrase in large bold lettering. Receipt for money paid signed on verso, with Memorial of Registration at Dublin. 1767. £28.00
Stanford (E) LONDON ATLAS MAP OF IRELAND Colour-printed map, scale 7.69 miles to 1", dissected and linen-backed, size 35" x 28", folding into cloth slipcase, slightly rubbed at corners, with printed label. c1890. £38.00
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Aberdeen BILLHEAD of 'The Scottish Farmer', made out to J. & A. Blackie for advertising lots of land on the Banks of Dee. 3«" x 8", printed border clipped away at bottom, fine vignette of man ploughing. 1849. £5.00
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
Edinburgh THREE BILLS OF COACH & HARNESS MAKERS all with decorative printed headings. Comprises bill of James Macnee & Co., Coach and Harness Makers to Her Majesty, 2p., for repairs to dog carts etc., 2 bills of Peter Croall, Princes St., for new Dog Cart, with packing and delivery to Lochbrey. 2 4to, and 1 8vo. 1852-66. £22.00
Elgin and Lossiemouth Harbour AN ACT for enlarging and improving the Elgin and Lossiemouth Harbour, for raising a further Sum of Money.... Pages numbered 977-1000, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1856. £11.00
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. Act of Parliament. 1817. £20.00
Glasgow FEU CONTRACT between John and Thomas Pettegrew of Green and John Robertson, sometime Barber of Glasgow, of 'All and Haill that part of their Lands in Shettlestown at the head of the Langehay where John Robertson has built houses within the Barrony of Glasgow'. 2«p., folio, small piece torn from top corner with loss of a few words, slight wear at fold in second leaf, strengthened with archival tape. Signed by the 3 parties. 1747. £18.00
Glasgow OBLIGATION BOND of Major John Spens of Stonelaw and Robert Park Merchant in Glasgow to Margaret Austin daughter of Capt. Joseph Austin of Kilspindy. Large folio sheet, written on one side only, folds. Signed and witnessed. Docket title and later note of 1791 on verso. 1785. £22.00
Glasgow, Eastern Highlands, South West THREE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Quarter Inch to 1 mile. Sheets 2, 4, 5. Linen-backed, folding into wraps with motor-cyclist studying map in blue and black. 1923. £12.00
Haddington BILL of Roughead & Park, Seedsmen, Edinburgh Corn Exchange. Oblong 8vo, fine engraved heading with street scene on left. Made out to J. Black, Cornhill. 1871. £9.00
Leven INSTRUMENT OF SASINE in favour of Capt. Charles Maitland Christie of lands in Leven. David allan blacksmith at Leven Foundry as Procurator for Charles Maitland Christie late Captain in the Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards. 3 pages, manuscript, on vellum. Note on verso of recording in the register of sasines, signed by the Keeper. £24.00
¶ Refers to lands and estate of Durie, and the Bleachfield of Leven with the houses upon it, formerly possessed by John Reid Bleacher in Leven and land along the River Leven, and 4 acres of Whinny and Bog. Gives detailed bounds of land. Charles' younger brother, Peter, was on the Bellepheron with his uncles Admiral Sir Frederick Maitland when Napoleon was captured in 1815.
Lizars (W), Pub. NEW ROAD MAP OF SCOTLAND With All The Lines of Railway, Canals &c. Lithographed map, size 34" x 21", linen-backed and folding into small 4to boards, gilt title, cloth split down hinge of spine, cloth on front board darkened and stained. Fully hand coloured in counties, covering the whole of Scotland. Inset of Shetland Isles. Scale 1" = 10 miles. n.d. c1840. £70.00
Lumphanan, Aberdeenshire TAX RECEIPTS three receipts. One for Revd. Shand, 1825, printed list of items for House, Servant, Dog, Hair Powder etc., with MS inserts, for 14 windows and a house, and a similar for R. Smith, Glenmillar 1849, for 2 carriages, and one for Dr. Stewart for a house and male servant, 1854... together with... Receipt of £8 Scots money for the lands of Pitmarchy for the Highway, 1810, plus 10 other tax receipts for Aberdeen, mainly 1840's. 1825-49. £14.00
Oban and Fort William BARTHOLOMEW'S QUARTER INCH AUTOMOBILE MAP Sheet 4. Coloured map, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into yellow card wraps with map of Britain. 1933. £6.00
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 Game AN ACT to amend and Act.... for the more effectual Preservation of the Game in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 803-804, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £10.00
Skye and the Outer Hebrides ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Quarter-inch Map. Sheet 6. Fourth Edition. Linen-backed. Folding to size 12" x 5", illustration in blue and black of driver studying map. Town plans at back. 1950's. £8.00
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. £65.00
¶ From the miniature atlas of the British Isles published by George Humble, often referred to as the 'Miniature Speed Atlas'.
Wallhouse, Linlithgow ROUP OF WOOD AND LETS OF GRASS PARKS At Wallhouse. To be Sold by Public Roup, on Saturday the 5th of February next, about 300 Lots of Excellent Wood. The Roup to commence at Bishopry Farm Steading, near the Bathgate Road... The Wood consists chiefly of Oak, Ash, and Elm..... Poster, size 15" x 10", some off-setting, couple of small holes where once folded. Waldie, Printer, Linlithgow, 1859. £18.00
West Port, Linlithgow STACKS, HAY, HARNESS MARE, ETC. FOR SALE There will be Sold by Public Roup, on Friday, 16th May 1879, at 3p.m., in a Field on the Preston Road, at West Port Linlithgow, the following Stacks, &c., which belonged to the late Mr James Learmonth:- 3 Stacks of Oats, 1 Stack of Wheat, 2000 Stones Ryegrass Hay.... 1 Whitechapel Cart.... 2 Sets of Gig Harness.... Poster, size 17«" x 11", some off-setting, central fold. Waldie, Printer, Linlithgow, 1879. £18.00
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Brecknock Forest AN ACT for altering and empowering and amending an Act.... to improve the Land Revenue of the Crown, so far as relates to the Great Forest of Brecknock in the County of Brecknock, and for vesting in His Majesty, certain Parts of the said Forest, and for inclosing the said Forest. Pages numbered 805-812, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1818. £15.00
Cadoxtone AN ACT to enable the Guardians of Jane Williams... to grant a Lease.... of certain Veins of Coal, Culm and Iron Ore, in the Parish of Cadoxtone.... 4pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1806. £14.00
Colwyn Bay PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of valuable Freehold Residence, Upland Farm, Cottages and Building Plots, situate in and near Colwyn Bay and Old Colwyn.... For Sale by Public Auction at the Queen's Hotel, Old Colwyn, August 19th 1901. 5pp., folio, plus 3pp. Conditions of Sale with completed memorandum, four coloured folding plans, and 2 full page plans. Staples rusted hence plans loose. Original printed wraps, with floral decoration, slight wear at spine. Folds, with docket title on verso. 1901. £38.00
Dovey, Mawddach... Salmon Fishery District THE SALMON FISHERY ACTS 1861-1873. 7pp printed on pink card, 4«" x 3". Details 3 Acts, and on the last page Scale of Licence Duties for Fishing for Salmon ('for each weir hang, baulk, garth, goryd... £10....') 1894. £16.00
Montgomery REMOVAL ORDER for Sarah Jones, born in King's County, Ireland, stating that she has been convicted as a rogue and vagabond and 'did wander and beg in the said town of Montgomery on Friday last', and ordering her to be removed with her 4 children to Bishops Castle in Shropshire, that being the next town through which she is to pass on her way to Helston in Cornwall, her last legal place of settlement. Printed, small wax seal. On conjoint leaf is a statement signed with her mark by Sarah Jones saying she was married in Burr in Ireland to William Jones a private in the 62nd Foot. Document worn at folds with loss of some words, grubby. 1817. £30.00
¶ On the blank areas are no less than 10 signed manuscript orders for her removal to the next parish along her route, including All Saints Hereford, Much Birch, Landinabo, Ross.
Pattison's CYCLISTS ROAD MAP of South Wales. Coloured map size 9" x 6", plus margins with 6 vignettes of Pattisons whisky warehouses etc. On verso is advertisement for Pattison's whisky with very attractive brown lithographed views of shooting, curling, cycling, hunting etc. Folding into decorative boards with cyclist, 3«" x 2«". c1890. £14.00
Smith & Sons ENVIRONS OF CARDIFF Colour-printed map 14" x 18", scale 4 miles to an inch, linen-backed folding into sm 8vo printed blue cloth wraps. c1900. £8.00
THOMAS SOPWITH SURVEYS THE MOELWYNS IN SNOWDONIA Sopwith (Thomas) MEMORANDA AND SKETCHES &c &c. MOELWYN MAWR AND BACH near Tan-y-Bwlch Merionethshire. Thos. Sopwith, 103 Victoria Street, Westminster S.W. May 27th 29th 30th 31st. 1865. Notebook, titled on the first page as above, size 9«" x 6", limp red calf with fold-over flap and broken silk tie, calf rubbed at spine. 38 pages (oblong) of full-page sketches of peaks and rocks, the first ten being in ink and a variety of wash colour, titled in red ink at the bottom, for example: 'General outline of Moel wyn Mawr and Bach from an Eminence a little south of the Entrance gate of Footpath where the first Main Line of the Survey commences at ^ (red arrow marked on boundary wall on sketch and labelled A) May 30th 1865. H. Sopwith'. There follow 28 pages of sketches in pencil and grey and buff wash, or just pencil, titled in pencil (for example 'Quarry Hole. M.W. Mawr from Bach. May 30th '67'). At the back of the book are 25 pages of manuscript in ink in a very neat small hand, plus one further attractive coloured sketch showing two stone cottages in a rocky landscape. The top of the pages have been cut like an address book to show headings for sections detailing correspondence with different individuals such as 'Hon. J. K. Howard', 'H.R.', 'Mr. Souray', 'Col. James' (then Head of the Ordnance Survey), etc. This records how the survey was instigated, estimates of cost, time etc., scale to be used for Model (Natural Scale), etc. There are also sections for 'Model' (details the specification of the Model to be made), 'Trials' (this section records location of Trials for slate in different 'squares' with name of company etc.), 'H. Robinson's Expenses' (hotel bills, men and boys wages, 'Poles Paper and other materials for Survey'), 'To H.R. Square Lines' (with diagrams and outline), 'To H.R. Measure Plans', 'From H.R. on the Survey' (reports from assistant who continued the work when Sopwith left, under his instruction 'All my lines keep tying in very nicely which increases my confidence in the Accuracy of the Survey...), 'T.S. Expenses', 'T. Sopwith Time', 'Slips', etc. 1865-7. £750.00
¶ Originally a cabinet maker, Thomas Sopwith worked as a mineral surveyor and later a road and rail surveyor. He became a Commissioner of the Forest of Dean in 1833 and produced a set of maps and a three-dimensional model of the area. He refers to this model in discussing the scale for the Moelwyn model: '27th June 1865. When looking over several of the Lines of Section which have been taken for the Model (Moelwyn) I was reminded by their comparative Flatness as compared with the rugged aspect of the crags and mountain slopes of a remark by the late D. of Newcastle... looking at two models of Dean Forest (whence he had just arrived) one on the Natural Scale, the other 3 to 1 vertical scale - the first he said looked 'nothing like the plan. I would not have supposed it meant to represent it - the latter gives me a good idea' - Thinking that this impression might possibly arise when Moelwyn Model is made I wrote this day to Mr. Howard & in reply recd. a confirmation of the Natural Scale.'
Tan-Y-Graig, Llanynys, Denbighshire UNDER AN EXECUTION FROM THE SHERIFF OF DENBIGHSHIRE. TAN-Y-GRAIG, LLANYNYS, (Midway between Ruthin & Rhewl.) Mr David Roberts Has received instructions to Sell by Public Auction.... On Saturday, the 24th February, 1877.... 1 Useful Cart Horse, 1 Milch Cow, 1 Cart, Straw Cutter.... Poster, size 11" x 18". W. Williams, Printer, 1877. £22.00
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Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXV N.E/XXVII N.E. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 25" x 37", linen-backed and folding into sm. 4to cloth endpapers. Contours in red. 1925. £22.00
Berlin EIGHT PHOTOGRAPHS of Berlin at the end of the war. Black and white prints, postcard size, 'After the bombing 1944-5. All the trees had been cut down for firewood before the airlift' written on the back of some of them. One is titled in white in the plate. 1944-5. £20.00 Birth of Children AN ACT to provide for the Costs of Prosecutions for concealing the Birth of Children by secret burying or otherwise disposing of their Dead Bodies. Pages numbered 401-402, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1837. £15.00
Borders ORDNANCE SURVEY Quarter-Inch Map. Sheet 1. Fourth Edition. Folding to wraps size 12" x 5", blue and black illustration of driver reading map. Town plans at rear. Very small owner's name written at top edge of wrap. Linen-backed. 1930's. £8.00
Bradshaw's MAP OF GREAT BRITAIN Shewing the Railways Completed & in Progress with the Electric Telegraph Laid Down & the Line of Navigation from the Principal Seaports. 1853. Red numbers on map refer to page in Guide on which that line's Time Table appears. Single sheet size 24" x 17", folded, on verso is Bradshaw's Guide-Sheet to Metropolitan & Provincial Cab Fares etc. 1853. £18.00
Bristol and Bath ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile, Sheet No. 111. Fifth Edition. Cloth-backed, blue and black Ellis Martin cover with hiker. 1937. £9.00
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.
Cheshire and Staffordshire, near Macclesfield and Buxton PARTICULARS AND PLANS of Valuable Freehold and Copyhold Dwelling-Houses, Farms and Lands.... will be Sold by Auction by Mr. George Broadhurst, at the "Macclesfield Arms Hotel", Macclesfield, on Tuesday, the 12th day of September, 1876. Folio, 12pp, docket title, few short tears. 1876. £20.00
Clarke's Hydrometer AN ACT to repeal an Act.... for establishing the Use of an Hydrometer, called Sikes's Hydrometer, in ascertaining the Strength of Spirits, instead of Clarke's Hydrometer. Pages numbered 241-246, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1816. £15.00
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
Dodson family A COPY OF MR GORY'S REPORT on the case of Sarah Dodson. Submission to the Court, finding that 'on the first of April 1700 there was due to the defendant... by the will of her father... £300'. 1p., sm. folio, manuscript. 1703. £15.00
¶ Preamble contains a long list of Dodson family members.
Duke of Albany's Highlanders APPOINTMENT of George Murray as Captain of a Company in the 72nd (or the Duke of Albany's own Highlanders) Regiment of foot, from 29th August 1826. Printed on vellum with manuscript inserts, folded. Signed Melbourne, Papered seal of William IV top left below signature 'William R'. 1836. £40.00
East Anglia ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Quarter-inch Map. Sheet 9. Fourth Edition. Linen-backed. Folding to size 12" x 5", illustration in blue and black of driver studying map, blue bands either side of the key map. Town plans at back. 1930's. £8.00
Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Dorset ABSTRACT OF TITLE of Sir John Webb, Bart. Details mortgages etc. relating to his Manors in (among other places) Hatherop, Aldsworth, East Leach, Coln St. Alwyn, Southropp (Gloucestershire), Ripley, Christchurh, Ringwood, Fordingbridge, Midgeham (Hampshire), Hamworthy, Lytchett Minster, Canford, Poole, Canford Magna (Dorset). 49 pages, folio, written on one side nly, held at corner with tape, torn and dusty outer sheet with docket title, ink on first couple of leaves rather faded. 1781. £45.00
¶ Refers to indentures as far back as 1713, and mentions connections with many landowning families, including Lord Waldegrave, Barbara Viscountess Montagu, Lord Teynham, Marquis of Hertford etc.
Great Western Railway GENERAL STATEMENT of Receipts and Payments to 30th June 1849. Printed accounts, 3pp., folio, with Remarks of the Auditors. Folded, with docket title. Aug. 1849. £34.00
¶ Lists receipts from Shares, payments for locomotive stock, land and compensation, new buildings at Paddington and Cheltenham, parliamentary expenses, engineering and surveying, etc. Also lists railways in course of construction, abandoned or not in progress, and a table of Comparative Mileage travelled by Locomotive Engines for different years. The auditors recommend 'pursuing their system of retrenchment to the utmost'.
Great Western Railway REPORT Twenty-ninth Half-Yearly General Meeting. 31st December, 1849. 3«p, folio, folded with docket title. With Chairman's Report, and Report of the Engineer, I.K. Brunel. Docket title dusty. 1848. £40.00
¶ 'Upon the state of the finished Works generally, I am able to report very satisfactorily. The severity of the frost, and suddenness of the change of temperature, have, during this winter, produced generally greater effect upon the surfaces of masonry and earthwork, than I have ever known'.
Halliwell (A.E), Artist POSTER Imperial and International Communications Limited. All British Routes 'Via Imperial', 'Via Eastern', 'Via Empiradio', or 'Via Marconi'. Head Office, Electra House, Moorgate, London. EC2. Exhibiting at the British Industries Fair, London and Birmingham. Poster size 30" x 20", a very bold design printed in bright red, black, blue, and shades of grey. Shows a map of the world with a large rampant red dragon superimposed, and a union jack below. Name 'Halliwell' just above the flag. A few very small edge tears at top, and a few very light splash marks bottom left. Waterlow & Sons, Lithographers, London, Dunstable and Watford. c1930. £85.00
¶ A.E. Halliwell (1905-87) designed posters for the Underground Group.
Halliwell (A.E), Artist POSTER Telegraph British. British Capital. British Enterprise. British Labour. Imperial and International Communications Limited. Electra House. Moorgate. EC2. Poster showing a large map of Canada, U.S.A., in red and orange, with part of Mexico in yellow, which fills most of the paper, large arrows on the left, the one pointing across the Atlantic to Canada reading 'Via Imperial or Via Empiradio', the one to U.S.A. reading 'Via Marconi'. Concentric arcs of circles in white radiating out to represent radio waves. Name 'Halliwell' bottom right. Waterlow & Sons Ltd., London, Dunstable and Watford. n.d. c1930. £90.00
¶ A.E. Halliwell (1905-87) designed posters for the Underground Group.
Halliwell (A.E), Artist POSTER Telegraph Imperially. Via Imperial, Eastern, Empiradio, Marconi. Imperial and International Communications Limited. Electra House. Moorgate. EC2. Poster size 30" x 20", an abstract design in two shades of turqoise, orange, black and white, with horizontal bands of colour, a circle with two lines of morse code in black coming from it, bold large lettering. Name 'Halliwell' on right hand side. Waterlow & Sons Ltd., London, Dunstable and Watford. n.d. c1930. £70.00
Halliwell (A.E), Artist POSTER Your Holiday Abroad. The S.R. Continental Enquiry Office, Victoria Station, London, will help you to choose. Call or Write. Size 40" X 25", very bold abstract repeat pattern in vivid orange, green, and mustard, with thick black outlines, white circle with 'Your Holiday Abroad' in it, other lettering in white on black along on bottom. Name 'A.E. Halliwell' stamped bottom right. Folded horizontally, trace of vertical fold, 6" horizontal tear, repaired on verso, 1" down from top edge in left corner, brown tape on verso along top, three pin holes at top edge. Southern Railway Advertising. Sanders, Phillips & Co., The Baynard Press, Chryssell Road, S.W.9. (1928). £75.00
Hereford, Monmouth, Glos. ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 23" x 30". Proposed reservoir at Little Malvern shaded in pink. O.S blindstamp 1887. £36.00
¶ Covers Hereford, Gloucester, Monmouth
Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Middlesex ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet VII, scale 1" to 1 mile. Size approx. 24" x 36", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into cloth endpapers. Some slight browning in places in bottom half of map, road from Wendover to Windsor lightly coloured in crayon, linen browned between some sections. Electrotyped 1876. £28.00
¶ Covers West London (west from London Bridge, Great Marlow, St. Albans.)
(Jaillot, A.H. & Mortier, P.) CARTE DE L'ENTREE DE LA TAMISE Avec les Bancs, Passes, Isles et Costes comprises entre Sandwich et Clay. Copper-engraved chart, size approx. 18" x 35". extends from Sandwich to Clay in Norfolk. Inset map of Thames from London to 'Greane Island'. Hand-coloured. Scale bar in French, English, Spanish and German leagues, compass roses. North is to the right of the chart. Towns and villages shown with small churches etc., coloured red, also shows windmills. Traces of central fold, small skilfully repaired tear at right-hand margin. (Paris, 1693.) £300.00
London & South Western Railway Co. AN ACT for the Amalgamation of divers Railway Companies with the London and South-western Railway Company, for authorizing that Company to make and maintain additional Lines of Railway... 26pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1864. £12.00
¶ Refers to the Devon, Bideford, and Netley Companies.
Looe, Plymouth, Salcombe ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 24. Engraved surface approx. 24" x 27". Scale 1" to 1 mile. Tear at right just obtruding onto map by about 2", repaired on verso. Light trace of vertical fold at centre. Whatman Turkey Mill watermark 1854. £30.00
Mantua maker APRENTICESHIP INDENTURE for Charlotte Hilton to be apprentised to Ann Perkins of Sunbury, Middlesex, Mantua Maker, for 3 years. On vellum, size 7" x 8", printed with manuscript inserts, two small seals, one wax and one papered. Traces of folds. Receipt for £27 paid by Lancelot Hilton on verso, signed by Ann Perkins. 1783. £30.00
New South Wales AN ACT to continue.... relating to imposing and levying Duties in New South Wales; to authorize the imposing and levying other Duties on Goods imported into the said Colony.... Pages numbered 913-926, small folio, strip torn from inner margins, disbound, Act of Parliament. Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1822. £10.00
Newbury LETTER addressed to Mrs. Cooper, St. Nicholas, Lynn Regis, Norfolk, from her brother Henry Fysh. 3p., 4to, address panel on verso, straight line 'Newbury' postmark, wax seal. Dated Spernhill Jan. 22, 1789. Gives details of his suffering with gout, and says the warm climate of Somersetshire '52 miles beyond Bath' has helped him. Explains he has taken a house in High Street, Taunton. 1789. £20.00
¶ 'a severe fitt of illness which attacked me, attended with a large imposthumation in the heel, for which to prevent the Chalky Matter from insinuating itself in amongst the small tarsal bones I was obliged to undergo the excrutiating pain of four large incisions, and was attended by a Surgeon 7 or 8 weeks...'
North Central England ORDNANCE SURVEY Quarter-Inch Map. Sheet 2. Fourth Edition. Folding to wraps size 12" x 5", blue and black illustration of driver reading map. Town plans at rear. Linen-backed. 1930's. £8.00
North Wales and Manchester ORDNANCE SURVEY Quarter-Inch Map. Sheet 4. Fourth Edition. Folding to wraps size 12" x 5", blue and black illustration of driver reading map. Town plans at rear. Very small owner's name written at top edge of wrap. Linen-backed. 1930's. £8.00
North-East England ORDNANCE SURVEY Quarter-Inch Map. Sheet 3. Fourth Edition. Folding to wraps size 12" x 5", blue and black illustration of driver reading map, sheet number in banner under key map. Town plans at rear. Linen-backed. 1930's. £8.00
Pasta Vampa, Mestre ADVERTISING CARD showing a young housewife rolling out a sheet of pasta, bag of 'OO' flour and eggs on the table, a small boy feeding pasta to two hens, broken eggs on the floor. On card, 13" x 9", 'Vampa' in large letters across the top 'Pastificio Volpato, Mestre' at bottom. Blue background with lettering in yellow. 1950's. £18.00
¶ 'La vera pasta fatta in casa dalla massaia con uova fresche...'
Post Office AN ACCOUNT OF THE GROSS AND NET PRODUCE of the Post-Office, from the 5th April 1783 to the 5th January 1807 Distinguishing each Year and the Produce of the Restriction of Franking, or any new Rates... 1p., folio, with blank conjoint leaf, folded, with printed docket title. Printed with columns for Ordered to be Printed July 27, 1807. £18.00
Royal Navy LETTER OF ATTORNEY of Robert Wylie, Assistant Surgeon of His Majesty's Ship Niemen, to Isaac Clementson, Clements Inn, London, Navy Agent, and Charles Clementson, his true and lawful Attorneys to receive all Salary, Bounty-money, Prize Money, Pensions etc. Printed on vellum, 12" x 7", 30 lines, with names inserted in manuscript. Coat of arms at head, flanked by a compass and a sailing ship in a circle. Small papered seal damaged. Signed by Wylie and 2 witnesses. Note in margin that it was minuted at the Transport Office. Moore & Son, Printers, Drury Lane. 1809. £28.00
Saint Kitts, Nevis, Antigua AN ACT for granting Relief to the Islands of Antigua, Saint Kitts, Nevis, Dominica, and Montserrat. Pages numbered 641-644, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1843. £12.00
¶ Subsequent on the earthquakes which had caused heavy losses.
'Seaman's Hospital Society' AN ACT for incorporating the Members of a Society, commonly called "The Seaman's Hospital Society," and their Successors, as therein is mentioned and provided; and for the better enabling and empowering them to carry on the charitable and useful Designs of the same Society. Pages numbered 125-138, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1833. £12.00
Somerset and North Wales PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM Thirty-two good amateur photographs. Album size 7«" x 10", cloth-covered boards, manuscript title 'Holidays 1908'. Thick card leaves with photos carefully mounted, titled very neatly in white. Average size of prints 3«" x 4«". 10 unidentified prints of thatched houses, churches etc. loosely inserted, including one of Cheddar Gorge. 1908. £38.00
¶ Includes good street scene of Porlock, Lynmouth, The Lyn, Coombe Park Water, Hillford Bridge, The Wye near Llangurig, Tan-y-Bwlch, Ogwen Falls.
South-East England, London ORDNANCE SURVEY Quarter-Inch Map. Sheet 12. Fourth Edition. Folding to wraps size 12" x 5", blue and black illustration of driver reading map. Town plans at rear. Very small owner's name written at top edge of wrap. Linen-backed. 1930's. £8.00
South-West England ORDNANCE SURVEY Quarter-Inch Map. Sheet 10. Fourth Edition. Folding to wraps size 12" x 5", blue and black illustration of driver reading map. Town plans at rear. Very small owner's name written at top edge of wrap. Linen-backed. Some light creasing at two corners of card wraps. 1950's. £7.00
St. Petersburg RELEASE by the Creditors of Francis Dring of St. Petersburg in Russia and of Francis Dring and John Brunning Merchants lately in Partnership in St. Petersburg, in consideration of the sum of £500 paid by Katherine Dring of Hull, Francis' mother. 2p., sm. folio. n.d. c1800. £16.00
¶ Presumably a contemporary copy, not signed.
Surrey and Middlesex AN ACT for building a bridge cross the River Thames from Stanes to Egham... 26pp., sm. folio, disbound. Black Letter. Act of Parliament. 1791. £14.00
Taylor Brothers SCENE ON THE MARAVILLA COCOA ESTATE Advertising sheet, 8vo, with brightly coloured chromolithographed scene of people picking cocoa beans, estate buildings etc., framed by cocoa beans. On verso is advert with 'Opinions from the Press' etc. Obviously once glued in album, as there are light traces of glue overall. c1890. £20.00
Wall family RELEASE by Johellena Wall, widow, to Samuel Wall of Staple Inn, Holborn, of all debts, reckonings, especially relating to an obligation bond of 1650 for £70, 'from the beginning of the world' until the date of this document. Manuscript on 1p., sm. 4to, signed 'Hellena Wall' with small wax seal, witnessed. On verso of blank conjoint leaf is a note by Samuel 'lett this releas be carefully preserved it is a general releas from my syster... to a bond which she pretended to be lost...' Folds. 1658. £20.00
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 received for the Nelson Monument, Trafalgar Square.
Waterloo ALBUM CONTENANT UN PLAN de la Bataille de Waterloo Dresse par le General Baron de Jeninini. Lacks back wrap, and corner of front wrap torn. Stitching loose. c1820. £10.00
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. £28.00
¶ Lists 289 exhibits.
Western Counties Agricultural Co-operative CATALOGUE October 1906. 48pp., 4to, printed on buff paper. Staples rusted, hence one section loose, spine held with archival tape. Some spotting at bottom corner of first few leaves and on front page. 1906. £14.00
¶ Illustrates numerous types of brush, knife sharpeners, buckets, horse clippers, cast iron hollow-ware, water cans, saws, carriage and cart lamps (19 types illustrated), hot water heating apparatus.
Whitcomb & Tombs, Printer AUCKLAND Latest Views of the Queen City. 44 photographic views, mainly full page, one folding panorama, oblong 4to, decorative wraps with bi-plane and yachts. c1920. £10.00
Wiltshire and Dorset CONDITIONS FOR SALE Of divers Lands, Tenements... within the Manors, Parishes, Townships... of Fontmell, Hartgrove, West Orchard, Melbury... part of the Esates of the Rt. Hon. Henry Lord Arundell... 3pp., sm. folio, docket title. Blank Agreement for Purchase. 1806. £18.00
¶ Stipulates conditions as to timber, title, naming heirs etc.
Wiltshire, Berkshire and Gloucestershire PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Important Freehold property of the late Wm. Crowdy, Esq., of Highworth, Wilts, comprising nearly 400 Acres of the Best Land in the Vicinity of The Great Western Railway, including Westrop House... together with various Farms and Lands situate in Stratton, South Marston, Shrivenham, Watchfield, Hannington and Lechlade.... Which will be sold by Auction.... November, 1846. 13pp., folio, folded. Prices added in ink. 1846. £38.00
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
Wyld (J) A NEW MAP OF ENGLAND AND WALES Projected upon the Trigonometrical Operations made for the General Survey of the Kingdom. Engraved map size 48" x 38", edges bound with tape, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into large 8vo cloth slipcase with printed label. County boundaries and park-land hand-coloured, canals coloured and named, piano-key border. With table of Altitudes of Principal Mountains. Some off-setting of title. London, January 1st, 1840. £155.00
¶ Shows county boundaries, Mail Roads, Turnpike Roads, Travelling By Roads, Railways, Canals, etc.
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