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Lesley Aitchison's - Catalogue 120

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

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  1. Langford TURNIP, MANGEL WURZEL, CARROT SEEDS, &c, Warranted by J. Gudgin, Langford. Leaflet giving prices per pound for 17 different varieties, heading in large type-faces. 1p. small 8vo, blank conjoint leaf. Some ink and pencil calculations on verso and blank leaf. Traces of fold. Stott, Printer, Biggleswade, c1840. £18.00

  2. Woburn, Tring, Biggleswade ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XLVI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 4to marbled wraps. Inserted in slipcase with Wyld label, which is rubbed at corners. Electrotype 1868. £50.00

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  3. Reading ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP of the Country Round East Ilsey. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 26" x 38" plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo marbled wraps, with Stanford label with title as above. Covers almost the whole of Berkshire, plus parts of Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Hampshire and Buckinghamshire. Counties coloured in pale wash, with deeper colour at the borders, parkland, railways, water features, main roads hand-coloured. 1906. £70.00
    Covers Abingdon, Wokingham, Stratfield Saye, Shrivenham.

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  4. Bristol Aeroplane Company OLYMPUS Turbojet Engine. Brochure, size 9" x 12", 15pp., glossy card wraps, numerous full plate illustrations, and photos in the text, as well as coloured sectioned drawing over two pages. Staples rusty, paper rather cockled along bottom edge... with... MOTEURS HERCULES 758-9 (Licence Bristol). Mai 1955. Pamphlet in French, 4pp., large 4to, diagrams and photos... with... 'BRISTOL' SLEEVE VALVE ENGINES Turboprops, Turbojets, Ramjets. Bochure which folds out to a single large sheet of glossy paper, illustrating four engines with their aeroplanes, c1954. 3 items. n.d. c1956. £38.00
    Includes information on the altitude record of May 4th 1953.

  5. Bristol Aeroplane Company PROTEUS 755 Free Turbine Engine. Brochure, size 9" x 12". Glossy card wraps. 20pp., many photographic illustrations, and double-page coloured section, page of graphs. Front wraps slightly chipped at top and bottom corners on right of front wrap... with... BRISTOL ENGINES. PROTEUS. Brochure, printed in red and black, large 4to, attractive design of white aeroplanes on red background on front, 4pp., folding out to large sheet with photographic illustrations on the inside. 2 items. n.c. 1955. £35.00

  6. Bristol Aeroplane Co. Ltd. AVION DE CHASSE 'BRISTOL' BULLDOG Entierement en Acier. Brochure, in French, size 11" x 6", stiff wraps, with design of plane and engine in red buff background. 'Bristol' logo. 16pp., 2 full-page photographic plates and photos and diagrams in text. Everard, Printer. n.d. early 1930's. £22.00
    Powered by the Jupiter VIIF engine. This was probably the Mark III Bulldog.

  7. Bristol Aeroplane Co. Ltd. LEADING FEATURES OF THE BRISTOL MERCURY and Pegasus Aero-Engines. Brochure, 55pp., size 6" x 8", wraps printed in blue with 'Bristol' logo. Many illustrations and diagrams. Printed by Everard... with... 'Bristol' Air-Cooled Radial Engines. 11p, size 6" x 8". Illustrations, including the assembly line. 2 items. 1950's. £30.00
    'Imperial Airways 'Empire' flying boats, operating over 130,000 miles per week, is equipped with 'Bristol' engines.'

  8. British Association Bristol Meeting EXCURSION MAP Scale Half Inch to one Mile. Full colour, linen-backed, folding into printed buff wraps. Ordnance Survey 1930. £12.00

  9. Clifton CATALOGUE OF ALL THE COSTLY EFFECTS of Cleeve House, All Saints Road, Clifton, the late John Summers, Esq. Which Messrs. Alexander, Daniel, Selfe & Co. will Sell by Auction... 3rd march and three following days. 1885. 25pp. 4to, front wrap detached, lacks back wrap, small stain on last leaf. 1885. £8.00

  10. Clifton LETTER regarding the terms of a lease for no. 2 Harley Place. From J. Warne in Clifton to A. Sarel in Surrey St., Strand, London. 1p, 4to, address panel with broken wax seal on verso, Bristol postmark. The letter is in response to a letter from Mr Bernard which is on the first page. 20th July 1831. £10.00
    'Messrs. Hayman and Co. have given an estimate of £45 for the painting and as they intend papering the Drawing Rooms and bed Rooms it will cost from 25 to 30£ more'.

  11. Port Fires AN ACT to remove the Danger of Fire amongst the Ships in the Port of Bristol, by preventing the landing of certain Commodities on the present Quays; and for providing a convenient Quay and proper Places for landing and storing the same.... Black Letter, cover leaf plus 30pp, sm. folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. Slight darkening of paper on last few leaves. 1776. £14.00

  12. Saint Stephen AN ACT for making more commodious Ways and Passages within the Parish of Saint Stephen, in the City of Bristol; and for enlarging the Burying Ground belonging to the said Parish. Black Letter, cover leaf + 40pp, disbound, including Schedule listing houses in Marsh St., The Quay etc., with occupiers. Some foxing on first few leaves. 1774. £18.00

  13. Theatre Royal PLAYBILL Sept. 3rd 1867. Return of the Eminent Tragedian Mr Charles Dillon, After His Triumphant Tour Round the World... Playbill on thin paper, with the title of plays in very large letters, paper size 29" x 10", some light browning in places, small triangular piece torn from top margin with loss of two letters in the word 'Theatre'. Performances were 'Belphegor', 'Captain of the Watch' and 'King Lear'... together with... a damaged copy with some loss, of a similar playbill, 1866, advertising James Bennett in 'Hamlet' and (oddly) 'My Wife's Dentist'. 1867. £24.00
    Charles Dillon had toured America in the early 1860's, and appeared there in 'Belphegor'.

  14. Theatre Royal PLAYBILL March 15th, 1866. Advertising Mr. Dobbin's Annual Benefit. Printed on thin paper, size 30" x 10". The bill included 'The Hidden Hand', 'Ivanhoe' with a ballet divertisement. 1866. £25.00
    Details the different scenes in each play. After 'The Temporary Triumph of Atrocity', 'Ivanhoe' ends in 'The Unalloyed Happiness of Everybody'.

  15. Theatre Royal PLAYBILL February 17th - 21st. 1868. Printed with large type-faces in red and black on thin paper, size 30" x 10". Advertising Miss Marie Wilton's London Company in the Great Comedy of 'Caste', and concluding with the Farce of 'The Young Widow'. 1866. £22.00

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  16. Chester LEASE OF POSSESSION of a piece of ground with dwellinghouse, workshops and other buildings on the east side of Nicholas Street in Chester, The Governors of the Possessions and Goods of The Free Grammar School of King Edward the Sixth in Macclesfield, to James Hilton of Chester. Vellum, size 17" x 25", written in a large clear hand. Fine large oval wax seal of the Trustees. 1822. £35.00
    Description of the property gives measurements in feet and occupiers of adjacent properties.

  17. Stockport, Warrington ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Composite map made of quarter sheets, border all round. Size 14" x 44", linen backed, folding into small 4to boards, cloth worn. Some slight 'toning' in places. Railway line added in fine red ink between Grand Junction Railway to just north of Altrincham. Electrotype c1870. £25.00
    Covers Knotty Ash, Runcorn, Hayfield.

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  18. Camborne MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT between John Fiddick and Henry Walters of Camborne whereby Fiddick surrenders his title in Croft Mitchel in Camborne, excepting the house and '20 Lace of ground' for potatoes, together with two other small slips of paper relating to the transaction. 1p., folio. 1811. £15.00

  19. Checkhouse Common RECEIPT signed by Henry Paynter affirming he has received four pounds from John Hill for the annuity in consideration of his house and garden and also '1/16th share of Checkhouse(?) Common... and from the sale of Five Tons of Copper Oar to be raised in the said Common... to pay Five pounds yearly instead of four pounds'. 1p, folio. signed and witnessed, blank conjoint leaf. 1757. £14.00


  20. Gulval PLAN OF PART OF THE PARISH OF GULVAL Scale 6 chains = 1 inch. By Thomas Mathews, Surveyor. Manuscript plan in ink and three colours, size 26" x 32", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 14" x 8". Shows Chyandour, Trescrowan, Ponjou, Polkinghorne, Garras, etc, with buildings, roads, streams, shoreline. Many small fields, all numbered, large number in the south coloured brown - later note by reference simply states 'Brown - potatoes'. Ink smudge near scale bar, some foxing, some dust-staining at bottom of map. A few ink amendments giving acreage of fields. Signed and dated by Matthews bottom right. 21st October, 1872. £170.00

  21. Manor of Restormel AWARD OF THE COMMISSIONERS made under 'An Act to Confirm and Enfranchise the Estates of the Conventionary Tenants of the Ancient Accessionable Manors of the Duchy of Cornwall...' concerning the commutation of Fines, Fees, Heriots, etc. Size 20" x 24", printed label with decoration at corners on front wrap with title. 2pp. preamble explaining the Award, followed by 3 printed pages, printed on rectos only, in columns for Name of Proprietor, Tenement, Particulars of Lands, Annual Payments, Heriot, Arrears. Plain paper wraps, cloth spine, wraps detached and scuffed, sewing loose, back wrap frayed at edges. Name 'Preston Wallis' stamped on label. Loosely folded down centre (but not creased). July 1845. £50.00
    Tenements include Woodland, Combe, Barn Yate.

  22. Penrose Sophia, St. Enoder COUNTERPART DEMISE of Penrose Sophia in the parish of St. Enoder, for 14 years from Michaelmas 1843, William Rashleigh to William Langdon Jnr... together with... similar documents for 1808, and 1823, Rashleigh to Sarah and William Bullock. On paper, size 21" x 28", signed by Langdon with wax seal. 1843. £22.00

  23. Penwith RELEASE of Lands by way of Mortgage £1900. Christopher Hawkins of Trewinnard and Richard Pearce of St Levan to Peter Bown of Falmouth. Indenture on 6 vellum membranes, approx. 30" x 32", the last sheet comprising a Schedule of 32 leases 1716 to 1730. Signed with 2 wax seals. Refers to lands at Leskinneck near Penzance, Tremothack in St Buryan, and a long list of tin bounds belonging to Pearce in the Penwith area. etc. 28th June 1757. £85.00
    Much detail on tin bounds in West Penwith, taking up 25 lines of text, e.g.'one in thirty six Doles of one pair of Bounds in Carne Meale Ball in Trewillard called Adga Wheal Reeth and Wheal Goffa.... Park Bean on the Wasts of Carnyarth Botallack and Carallack.... one fourth part of two pair of Tin Bounds in Zennor called the little Treveale.... two pair one on each side of Wheal Molings the other pair called Adsawensack in Gulval and Madron...".

  24. Penzance SKETCH OF CORIN'S FIELDS 1834. Simple sketch plan in ink, on folio sheet, showing four fields, adjoining owners. Scale bar with scale of chains, (3 chains to an inch), with measurement and total. Signed by J.H. Rutger. 1834. £14.00
    A note added in a later hand below title 'since Coulson's, bought 1850 by J.J. Rogers. Rutger surveyed Penzance for a lithographed town plan of 1841.

  25. Perranarworthal to Redruth Railway AN ACT for making a Railway from the Cornwall Railway to Redruth.... 14pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1864. £18.00

  26. Pipe Roll JOHN STACKHOUSE ESQUIRE Sheriff Accounting for the Issues of his Office from the feast of St. Michael... for the space of one whole year sendeth an account of the fee farm and other Debts underwritten, viz. PARCELS OF THE PIPE... GREENWAX... Roll on vellum, size 58" x 11", on two membranes sewn together. Lists sums from various properties in Cornwall, for example 'Of the Prior and Convent of St. Michael Cornwall for a messuage and land in Lambden...', 'Of Francis Godolphin Esq. for a Messuage and land in Milor', 'Of Simon Middleton for the Manor of Bodmin'. 'Greenwax' includes fines of persons at the Assizes and General Gaol delivery for the County, at Quarter Sessions, etc. There is also a total for Judges' lodgings, delivering proclamations, etc., with sum total. Signed by Edward Woodcock, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe. Vellum with some discoloration due to damp, and with some 'cockling' of vellum. The top 6 inches with the title has been affected with damp or rodent damage with loss of some words. The text itself is legible throughout. 1779. £140.00

  27. South Crofty Ltd. SHARE CERTIFICATE Capital £130,000. Printed in pale mauve, with decorative border, manuscript inserts, cancelled stamps. Size 11" x 13". Made out for 50 shares. Trace of central fold. 1951. £26.00

  28. St. Enoder COUNTERPART OF DEMISE of Ennys and Chyowne in St. Enoder, William Rashleigh to John Parkin. On large sheet of paper, wax seal. 1823. £12.00

  29. St. Issey LETTER from John Warren at St. Issey to his uncle the Revd. Willliam Sandys at St. Minver. Dated Monday Nov. 7th 1808. 2p., 4to, folded and addressed to Sandys at St. Minver. Feint traces of seal. Explains that he would like to see him after the birth of his son but his wife was taken ill after the birth and is feverish. Says he would like to call the boy after his uncle 'who has ever been a father to me from my youth up'. 44 lines in a small hand. Signed 'J. Warren' 1808. £22.00
    'I have sent the children with Elizabeth to Betty's our old servt... the infant is charmingly well...' Sandys had no children and left his property to this nephew, who was to take the name Sandys.

  30. Sunday Observance LINES Dedicated to Abram B. Broadside, size 9" x 8", folds, being a poem in 17 stanzas, printed in two columns with decorative border between them, satirising the hypocrisy of those who impose a strict Sunday observance on the lower orders whilst the elite do as they like. n.d. c1830? £38.00
    'But Mechanics who travel on foot/Shall taste not a drop of sour Porter/They dare not - and if they dispute/We'll fine them on every quarter... Godolphin the doctrine imbibes/And hunts after Masons and Tailors/To bridewell conveys in whole tribes/Gipsy-women and castaway Sailors'. A previous owner has written a footnote in ink in the bottom margin explaining the reference to fines in the second line as referring to 'Revd. Molesworth's opinion expressed on the Bench at St. Columb'

  31. Vivian family AN ACT to settle Estates in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon devised by the Will of the late Right Honourable Richard Hussey Baron Vivian deceased.... to enable the Trustees of such settled Estates to carry into effect an Agreement to grant a Building Lease of Part of such devised Estates to the West Cornwall Railway Company.... 106pp, disbound, small folio. Act of Parliament. 1853. £22.00
    Refers to St. Winnow, Kenwyn, etc. Includes an 8pp schedule of the lands and properties and rents concerned.

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  32. Castle Sowerby A PARTICULAR of a Copyhold Estate Situate at Hewerhill in the Parish of Castle Sowerby... To be Sold... at the House of Mrs Marr, The George Inn, at Heskett New Market.... 2nd day of September 1808. 2pp., sm. folio, plus docket title. Attractively printed. 1808. £45.00
    The property was held under the Manor, the Lord of which was the Duke of Devonshire.

  33. Longwathby TO BE SOLD by Public Auction At the House of Wm. Western, Butcher in Longwathby by Virtue of Her Majesty's Writ of Fieri Facias... all his Stock, Crop, and household Furniture Consisting of 1 Milch Cow, 3 Fat Sheep, 2 Pigs... Fenders, Fire Irons, Pans... Poster, size 11" x 9", printed with large type-face. H. Brown, Printer, Penrith. 1858. £28.00

  34. Whitehaven, Cockermouth, Wigton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet CL N.E. and sheets to south and west. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37" dissected and mounted on linen, marbled endpapers. Inserted in small 4to red slipcase with Stanford label. Printed from an Electrotype in 1867. £50.00
    Shows Bassenthwaite Lake, Derwentwater, Crummock Water, etc. Very striking dark hachuring.

  35. Dovebridge AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Doveridge, alias Dovebridge... 13pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. Separately paginated, leaf with docket title. 1789. £20.00

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  36. Aylesbeare PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Two Highly Desirable Valuable Freehold Farms, viz. 'Rill Farm' and 'Homer Dairy'.... which will be offered for Sale by Auction by Messrs. Hussey & Son.... Friday June 17th, 1921.... 12pp., sm. folio, wraps, coloured folding plan. 1921. £18.00
    Part of Lord Clinton's Estate.

  37. Bampton, Honiton, Tiverton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36", mounted on linen, folding into large 4to, silk edging tape. Main roads coloured in buff. The borders at left, top and bottom edges have been pasted on. c1820 or slightly earlier. £70.00
    An early state. Corresponds to Margary State 2. Also covers part of Somerset and small part of Dorset.

  38. Butterleigh CORRESPONDENCE relative to a claim by S. Danby to fee farm rents from the Living of Butterleigh. 3 copy letters on 4p 4to. 1857. £8.00
    Concerns Revd. Beaumont, and Mr Abrahams.

  39. County of Devon REGISTER OF LICENCES January, 1903. Records licences in tabular form, borough by borough, with columns for Parish, Population, Acres, Name of House, No. of Licensed Houses, Name and Address of Owner, Occupier, date of last transfer, number of licensed houses within one mile. 76 pages, size 19" x 13", cloth boards, gilt title on front board. Inner hinge partly split. 1903. £80.00

  40. Exeter Teign Valley and Chagford Railway Company AN ACT to authorise the Exeter Teign Valley and Chagford Railway Company to construct Deviation Railways to revive the powers and further extend the time limited for the completion of their authorised railway.... 10pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1898. £10.00

  41. Fortescue (Earl) LETTER dated Castle Hill Jany. 30 1886. 9 lines on 8vo sheet, pasted to larger sheet of stiff paper. To J. Jesmond. Advises him on what he should write as a dedication in his book to be presented to the Queen. 1886. £9.00
    James Jesmond was the author of ' Dissertation on the rights to the sea shores' 1877, and technical works on boundaries etc. (he was a tithe commissioner in Devon).

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

  43. Frithelstock RELEASE of the tenement of Southcott with houses, buildings, lands etc, Christopher Hockin to Richard Stevens. Vellum, size 13" x 20", signed by Hockin, witnessed on verso. 1725. £24.00

  44. Halberton INSTRUCTIONS FOR COVENANT from Mrs Joanna Cowlen to Mr. Thomas Baker for Halstree, Abbots Wood, Court Fields, Purtons and Stones Ground in Halberton. Manuscript conditions for lease, 3 foolscap pages, signed and witnessed. Folded. 1797. £15.00
    Includes instructions for cutting trees, sowing crops, dressing fields etc. 'Tenant to deliver to Lessor 200 of reed sheaves yearly.... and spars that shall be wanted for thatching the premises....'

  45. Honiton AN ACT for rectifying Mistakes in the Names of several of the Commissioners appointed to put in Execution the Act for granting a Land Tax for the Year One thousand seven hundred and forty eight.... and for Relief of the Borough of Honiton as to Arrears of the Land Tax, and the House and Window Taxes.... 30pp, disbound, black letter. Act of Parliament. 1749. £18.00
    Refers to 'a dreadful fire' at Honiton in July 1747.

  46. Ilfracombe Pier and Harbour AN ACT for repairing and keeping in Repair the Pier and Harbour of Ilfracombe, in the County of Devon. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 9pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1731. £22.00

  47. King (Daniel) and Newcourt (Richard) Sculpt. and Delin. EXONIENSIS ECCLESIAE CATH. FACIES AUSTRALIS Etching, engraved surface 7" x 13", coat of arms and dedication to Solomon Bolton in corner. Ragged along most of top edge, affecting title. c1665. £17.00
    Somers Cox 'Devon Topographical Prints' no. 784

  48. Little Torrington MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT between Anthony Welsh, William Hiern, Mary Hiern widow, and John Welsh son and heir of Anthony, and Mary Hiern Junior. Relates to lands called North Hole, Hill Ground, Northern Collins in Little Torrington. Anthony Welsh was to provide for the couple at his house called Cross, with 'Meat, Drink, Washing & Lodging, fire and Candle light, stabling for a Horse Mare or Gelding'. If they did not want to live there they could take the rents of the lands instead. 3p., folio, closely written, repaired 5" split in fold on last sheet, with some slight wear at that fold. copy, circa 1790, of a deed of 1709. £15.00

  49. Lundy BOX OF SLIDES Wooden box of slides of Lundy in the 1960's. Box size, containing 66 slides, some dated 1966, a few 1971. Also in the box is a matchbox with two small files, one containing small red stones like garnets, the other 'sand produced by weathering of shale. Landing beach Lundy.' 1960's. £15.00
    The slides mainly show coastline, rocks, seabirds, a few show buildings, helicopter.

  50. Meeth Nr. Hatherleigh BOND of Henry Abell to John and Thomas Webber, all Yeomen of Meeth, in the sum of two hundred pounds. Printed sheet, folded, with MS details, sm. folio, wax seal, signed by Abell and two witnesses, blank adjoining leaf. 1 page added in manuscript (23 lines) relating to the forthcoming marriage of Henry Abell and Ann Webber and the settlement of a farm called Balls and Bridges in Morton. 1809. £20.00

  51. Pepperdon Estate, Moretonhampstead THE ATTRACTIVE AND AGRICULTURAL PROPERTY The Pepperdon Estate Moretonhampstead.... Residential Sporting Estate, Five Cottages.... Which will be offered for Sale by Auction.... at the Commercial Hotel, Newton Abbot, On Wednesday, 25th September, 1946.... Folio, 14pp, lacks the folding plan. 1946. £8.00

  52. 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

  53. Plympton Saint Mary AN ACT for enabling His Majesty to grant a certain Creek, called Chelson Bay, otherwise Shilston Bay, in or near the Parish of Plympton Saint Mary, in the County of Devon; and for vesting the same, for a valuable Consideration, in the Right Honourable John Lord Boringdon, and His Heirs. 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1805. £10.00

  54. Sampford Courtenay PARTICULARS PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Outlying Portions of the Sampford Courtenay Manor Estate. 15pp., small folio. Folding coloured map. Vertical crease, wear at spine. 1923. £18.00
    Includes Ball Farm, Underdown Farm, Chapple Agistment.

  55. Seaton BOND of William Head of Seaton, Merchant to Clifford Shirreff of Beacon House, Pinhoe. 2p., on paper, small wax seal. Relates to a marriage between Head and Sarah Welsford of Radipole, Dorset, and property in Seaton. 1840. £9.00

  56. Southern Railway PHOTOGRAPH of the railway engine 'Seaton'. Glossy black and white print with the stamp and number of the Southern Railway on verso, with the date June '46, and the number A5348. Size 6" x 8". 1946. £12.00

  57. Spreat (W) BRAMPFORD SPEKE CHURCH. Sketched and Drawn on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India paper, large margins, margins slightly spotty. Printed by C. Hulmandel c1842. £22.00

  58. Spreat (W) DUNSFORD CHURCH. Lithotint from Nature by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India paper, large margins. C. Hulmandel's Patent. c1842. £22.00
    Shows two groups of figures talking in front of the church wall.

  59. Stevens BILL Mr Stevens What Gloves Prchd. List of 10 types of gloves purchased, with price, signed as received of Mr. Henry Stevens in full 9th Sept. 1738, by John Tucker. In a large hand on one side of 4to sheet, some creasing. 1738. £10.00
    Includes '1 pr. of Glas'd Kid Mens', '4 pr. black loop'd shammy' etc. Probably Henry Stevens of Cross, 1680-1740.

  60. Sutton Harbour Improvement Company AN ACT to authorise the Duke of Cornwall and the Sutton Harbour Improvement Company to enter into and carry into effect agreements.... 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1876. £10.00

  61. Totnes and Ashburton Roads AN ACT for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of Two Acts.... for amending the Roads leading from or near the North Side of the Town of Totnes, towards Ashburton.... and for building a Bridge at or near a Place called Emmett, across the River Dart. 22pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Last leaf loose. 1805. £16.00

  62. Turner (J.M.W.) DARTMOUTH Engraved view. From a drawing by Turner, engraved by George Cooke. Size 6" x 9", plus margins, mounted in burgundy card mount, size 14" x 16", with gold line. Description of Dartmouth printed on verso. 1840. £25.00
    Shows a quay in foreground with two small boats loading barrels, the town on the right, mouth of the estuary with castles in the distance.

  63. Uplyme AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Uplyme.... 28pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1841. £17.00

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  64. Bradpole LEASE FOR A YEAR of a tenement in Barrack Street in Bradpole, James Froom and Stephen Hussey to John Foot. Large vellum sheet, size 16" x 27". 3 wax seals. 1835. £14.00

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

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

  67. Dorchester GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Ordnance Survey Map, Sheet 328. Coloured map, with key and section, scale 1" to 1 mile, area between borders 13" x 19". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 4to marbled wraps, with Stanford label. Pub. 1904. £24.00
    Shows Wareham, Puddletown, Cerne Abbas.

  68. Dorset ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN Part the IVth. Containing Nearly The Whole Of DORSETSHIRE, with Portions of Adjoining Counties, Comprised in Plates No. 15, 16, 17, 18. Original buff wraps, size 27" x 40", sewn, finely engraved original octagonal label with title as above, with decoration of balls around the edge, small index map below title label. 6" repaired tear in front wrap from right edge, piece torn at corner of back wrap. Sheets XV, XVII, XVIII only, lacks sheet XVI (Poole). Printed on thick paper, strong black impressions. EARLIEST STATE, as described in Margary Vol. III. Published 1st August 1811 by Lt. Col. Mudge, Tower. £300.00
    Paper watermarked 1809.

  69. Isle of Portland Harbour and Breakwater AN ACT to empower the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods to purchase Land for the Purposes of a Harbour of Refuge and Breakwater in the Isle of Portland in the County of Dorset. 31pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1847. £14.00
    Includes a 3pp schedule of the land and owners or occupiers concerned.

  70. Moor Crichel SOUTH EAST VIEW OF CRITCHILL HOUSE in the County of Dorset. Copper engraving, size 12" x 18", plus margins. Central fold. There is a two inch repaired tear along the border, and a semicircle about 1" diameter has been nibbled from the bottom margin at the centre. Some creasing of paper, verso dusty. n.d. c1780. £12.00

  71. Portland ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 31", sea area hand-coloured in blue wash, yellow shading around coast. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to large 4to, marbled endpapers. A red line has been drawn from the railway near Broadway to Abbotsbury. Electrotyped 1872. £48.00
    Covers Dorchester, Bridport, Lulworth Cove. The red line shows the railway branch line to Abbotsbury through Upwey, opened in 1885.

  72. Stockland DECLARATION of Jane Spicer of Chard about James Wakley of Exeter, Chinaman. Jane Spicer's niece had been Wakley's first wife. She says they had two children but they died in infancy. Manuscript, 1p. small folio. 1875. £8.00
    Possibly relates to a case where someone claimed to be a child of the first wife.

  73. Wambrook LEASE FOR A YEAR of plot of twelve acres late part of Bewley Down, Thomas Lawrence to William Palmer. Vellum, size 15" x 19", wax seal. 1814. £14.00

  74. Wimbourne PLAN OF WINBOURNE MINSTER copper engraved plan, covering the town from Walford Mill to Deans Court. Size 13" x 10", clipped to edge on left side. With Reference table giving index to buildings. Small compass rose with face of sun. n.d. late 18th century. £8.00
    Appears to have been taken from a book.

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  75. Barnard Castle ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet CIII S.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", border all round. Linen-backed, folding into small 8vo marbled endpapers. Small area of discoloration in right margin. Electrotype 1878. £10.00

  76. Barnard Castle, Durham, Hartlepool ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet CIII made up of 4 quarter sheets, scale 1" to 1 mile, top right sheet being CIII N.E. Size 25" x 36", linen-backed, folding to large 4to. Border all round. 1862. £46.00

  77. Eighton Moor Colliery, Lamesley IN THE KINGS'S BENCH Between Ralph Grey, Plaintiff and John Hunter, James Lawton and George Green, Defendants. Brief for the Defendants. The Plaintiff declares that on the 1st of January 1781 he was possessed at Darlington... of Twenty Thousand Ton weight of Coals of the value of £2000... he casually lost the same and they came into the possession of the Defendants... intending to Defraud him and... converted the same to their own use. Plea Not Guilty. Manuscript on 20 pages, folded, each page measuring 18" x 13". Headings in larger 'Gothic' script. The defendants worked the Colliery under lease from Lord Ravensworth. c1781. £80.00
    Draft copy with some amendments. Gives names of witnesses to be called, and details of many leases, dating back to 1623, including the lease on which the Plaintiff founded his claim, being a lease of Eighton Moor from the Bishop of Durham, 1773. At the end of this document is a lawyer's response dealing with a dispute about whether Eighton was in the parish of Lamesley not Chester, and whether Lamesley was a parish or a Chapelry (quoting figures for baptisms etc. from the parish books).


  78. Harraton, Rickleton DRAFT LEASE between John Lambton of Harraton, General of His Majesty's Forces, and Francis Hurry of Howdon, Jonathan Airey of Newcastle and Thomas Hurry of Howdon Dock. Lambton grants them and their workmen liberty to pass on foot, horseback, waggons, wains... along the... way lane called Rickleton Lane in Harraton and the byeway over the grounds at Rickleton... to lead salt from the salt works now erected... at Birtley... 12p., folio, fastened top left with pin. Draft, with crossings out and amendments. Cover leaf with docket title. 1787. £50.00

  79. Middlesborough, Darlington, Durham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Two quarter sheets, CIII S.E., CIII N.E. Each 14" x 19" plus margins. Border all round. Each map linen backed and mounted on boards in book form. Green morocco, size 5" x 4", gilt decoration on spine, gilt title on front board. Electrotyped 1864. £35.00

  80. Pontop Colliery, Dipton COMPLAINT of Thomas Bonner of High Callerton in Northumberland, in Chancery, against the other tenants in common of coal mines and quarries of stone under lands in Collierly. 1792. The other tenants included the Earl of Bute, Lord Beauchamp, Jonathan Simpson. Refers to a dispute concerning the Pontop Pike mine and Harelaw, and to a drainage drift made in 1742 between a pit called Delight Pit and another called the Hill Pit. Cites an agreement about watercourses made with Lady Windsor and Jonathan Simpson. 12p, folio, manuscript, draft with some amendments... with... THE JOINT AND SEVERAL ANSWER of the Defendants to the Bill of Complaint of Thomas Bonner... 11p., folio. Draft, with crossings out and amendments, lawyers comments in margin... with... State of Collierly Watercourses. 18th oct. 1792. 3p., folio. Details lease of 1752, rent etc... with... Lawyer's Observations. 2p. folio. 4 documents in all. 1792. £85.00
    'The Defendants say they believe it may be true that there are five seams of coal in the said Collieries... and that such seams of coal lie from the surface of the earth in the order mentd. in the Bill and that there were before the working of these collieries great quantities of coal of considerable value in each... but they have been informated that the most valuable part of the coals have been wrought out be virtue of and under... a lease granted to... Robert Bonner to Herbert Lord Windsor...'

  81. Silksworth Colliery, Sunderland ROPE BOOK An Account of Ropes Used at Silksworth Colliery. Printed account book with entries in ink, 1874 - 1971. 64 pages of entries. Each page with printed heading as above, ruled in columns for Where Laid Out, Makers Name, Description, Date Laid On, Allowance When Sold, Cost, Time On etc. The bulk of the entries are for the nineteenth century. The first section has pages headed in ink with 'Large Winding Ropes', then there is a section with ropes entered under maker's name (Hartlepool Ropery, Webster & Co., etc.) Page index at front. The later sections deal with no 2 and 3 Pit. Binding in quarter reversed calf, inner joints broken, front endpaper detached, a few pages loose. Most of calf missing from spine. Gilt title 'Ropes' on front board. 1874 - 1971. £75.00

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  82. Black Notley PROBATE of the will of George Lilly of Black Notley, yeoman. Manuscript in a large hand on vellum, size 12" x 26", printed administration certificate attached, large papered seal. 1764. £18.00
    Bequeathes his farm called Fryers, some cottages, the Black Barn, held of the Manor of Leeze le Rich and Lavenders and his capital messuage called the Green Dragon in Black Notley to his brother.


  83. Coggeshall, Saffron Walden ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 47. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Overall size 23" x 36", divided into four sheets, each sheet folding into blue paper endpapers, 7" x 6". Border at left and top edges only. No scale bar (possibly the top edge has been trimmed to just above border). Covers Saffron Walden, Sudbury, Coggeshall. A few foxing spots on on of the sheets. c1840. £45.00
    Shows Northern and Eastern Railway.

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  84. Beverstone AN ACT for Inclosing Lands, in The Parish of Beverstone... 13pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1803. £16.00

  85. Cheltenham and District ORDNANCE SURVEY Tourist Map. Size 23" x 33", full colour printing. Linen-backed and folding into grained paper wraps with Stanford label showing red and green globe. c1930. £10.00

  86. Cheltenham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Cheltenham and Gloucester Water Board. Part of 6" to the mile Ordnance Survey map, size 36" x 18", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small folio boards with printed label. Covers the town of Cheltenham and extends to Bishops Cleeve, Prestbury, Leckhampton Quarries, Rowanfield. 'Work 9' pipeline drawn in red along Greenhills Road, Greening Lane. n.d. c1920. £24.00

  87. Cirencester ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 25" to one mile. Size 53" x 80", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 4to marbled wraps, Stanford label. Second edition 1902. £85.00
    Cover the whole of Cirencester, extends to Royal Agricultural College and Farm, Chesterton, Preston, Stratton. Marks numerous points where antiquities found, for example ''Roman coins and Pottery', 'Stone Coffins', Tessellated Pavement', 'Roman Amphora'.

  88. 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. £20.00

  89. Forest of Dean Boundaries and Miners AN ACT to extend to the Twenty-first Day of January One thousand eight hundred and thirty-four... the Time for carrying into execution an Act... for ascertaining the Boundaries of the Forest of Dean, and for inquiring into the Rights and Privileges claimed by Free Miners of the Hundred of Saint Briavels, and for other Purposes. 2pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1833 £15.00

  90. Forest of Dean Constable AN ACT for vesting the Office of Constable of the Castle of Saint Briavel's in the First Commissioner of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works, and Buildings; and for vesting the Office of Keeper of the Forest of Dean in the County of Gloucester in the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works, and Buildings. 2pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1836. £14.00

  91. Forest of Dean Timber AN ACT for the Increase and Preservation of Timber in Dean and New Forests. 4pp. 1808 £15.00

  92. Gloucester Boundaries REPORT ON THE CITY OF GLOUCESTER; 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. 1837. £22.00

  93. Gloucester, Forest of Dean GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet XLIII S.E. Handcoloured map, size 13" x 16", plus wide margins. Key in right margin. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 4to marbled wraps. Levels revised 1884. £30.00

  94. Hambrook AN ASSESSMENT Made in pursuance of an Act... for granting an aid to his Majesty by A Land Tax... for the service of the year 1798. Manuscript on 6 pages, size 7" x 6", sewn, divided in columns for 'Proprietors', 'Occupiers', and amount. Signed by the Comissioners with three small papered seals. 1798. £20.00
    Proprietors include Dowager Duchess of Beaufort, Worrall and Tucker, Gibbons and Co., Iron Works.

  95. 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.

  96. Hyett (Benjamin) AN ACT for Vesting certain Estates devised by the Will of Benjamin Hyett Esquire, deceased, in Trustees to be sold, and for laying out the Monies thence arising in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses as the Estates so sold. 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1814. £15.00
    Includes a Schedule of the land concerned at Maisemore, Upton Saint Leonards, and the City of Gloucester, with columns for tenants names, acres and annual rents.

  97. Manor of Whaddon ADMISSION of William Cherrington to lands in the Manor of Whaddon, at the Court Baron of Samuel Eckley, 28th April 1705. Vellum, size 10" x 12", in Latin. Signed by Eckley, but small wax seal has been clipped away. Details areas of land in Sidstone, Purland, Whaddon Hill etc., with acreages. 1705. £18.00
    The Lord of the Manor was Charles Hyett.

  98. Painswick, Moreton, Cheltenham etc. ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XLIV. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 29" plus margins. Dissected and mounted on linen and folding to 4to marbled end-papers. A few foxing spots on endpapers. Linen between sections slightly browned. Printed from an Electrotype 1882. £36.00

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

  100. Faden (W) HAMPSHIRE OR THE COUNTY OF SOUTHAMPTON Including the Isle of Wight. Reduced from the large Map in Six Sheets. Coloured folding map, size 27" x 23", including margins, scale " to 1 mile. With 'Remarks' at top left of map giving information on Canals, and tables giving acreage of Crown Lands, Encroachments etc. in the New Forest and Aliceholt and Woolmer Forests, and method of colouring of Forest Lands. Scale of English miles and Thousand Fathoms. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 8vo. Charing Cross, June 4th 1796. £400.00
    The only edition and a scarce map.

  101. Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Lymington ORDNANCE SURVEY OF THE ISLE OF WIGHT AND PART OF HAMPSHIRE 'The Coast of Hampshire in the Map is given in a skeleton state, only with a view to shew the connection of it with the Isle of Wight, for a perfect representation of the Coast of Hampshire, see the finished Sheets of that County' in top border. Sheet X. Engraved map, size 24" x 35", plus margins. Scale one inch to one mile. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 8vo. Area of very light browning about 3" diameter in sea area, small rustmark near Portsea. Some marks on linen on verso. Covers the whole of the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Hayling Island, Fareham, Brockenhurst. Paper watermarked 1845. £70.00
    Corresponds to Margary State 7 (but without the adjacent sheet numbers in margins).

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  102. Lyonshall PARTICULARS AND PLAN OF TWO VALUABLE FREEHOLD FARMS called "Newhouse" and "Summer Court," In the parish of Lyonshall in the County of Herford.... which will be Sold by Auction by Mr C.F. Blakeley the Oxford Arms Hotel, Kington, On Thursday, the 28th day of July, 1898. Folio, large coloured folding plan, docket title, 4pp. 1898 £26.00

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

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  104. Great Northern Railway Hitchin District FIVE LITHOGRAPHED PLANS showing the line through the parishes of Arlsey, Henlow & Arlsey, Langford. Each sheet 30" x 18", linen backed. Shows the line coloured in pink and areas of land either side shaded in different colours, with owners named, each sheet representing one mile of line. Map shows buildings, roads and footpaths, streams, woodland and parkland indicated with small trees, deciduous and evergreen, certain buildings, such as White Horse Inn, Hermitage, Parsonage, named. There are manuscript additions under the name of the owners listing occupiers with acreage occupied. Sheets damped and frayed along bottom edge of first four sheets, reaching to a maximum of one inch in from the edge, on the last sheet there is an area where the paper is damaged and worn, about 3" in diameter. Damp not affecting any text. J.W. Allen, Lith., Fleet St., London. c1846. £60.00
    These pages have been taken out of the large volume of plans, and tied at the left with a pink string.

  105. Hatfield ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXV. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 4to marbled wraps. Parkland, parish boundaries, water features, roads and railways hand-coloured. 1883. £50.00
    With superb detail of Hatfield House and grounds, Oaklands, Tyttenhanger Park, etc.

  106. Ware Infra, Manor of SURRENDER of yard with the appurtenances in the Middle Row in Ware, Richard Gridley to Richard Dickinson. 1p, sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf. Signed and witnessed. 1778. £16.00

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  107. Beckenham Parish ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XV.3 Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37". Water features, roads, buildings hand-coloured. Trace of central fold. n.d. Embossed Ordnance stamp in top margin, 1866. £40.00
    Shows Lower and Upper Elm End, Eden Park, Kelsey Park, Langley Farm.

  108. Canterbury LETTER to Mrs. Brydges, Canterbury, Kent, from Elizabeth Patrick. Dated Saturday Oct. 13 1792. 2p., 4to, 37 lines in a neat hand, conjoint leaf with address, black wax seal, and black postmark on verso. 1792. £50.00
    Says she's glad to hear her daughter is as well as can be expected in the circumstances but thinks it best if she and the children do not come to stay with her as 'it would be too much for her weak spirit... the Hooping cough is still very much about and a fever among the children... I am much obliged to you and Mrs Branfill for the copy of my Dr. Son's will, he could not do too much for so good a Wife'. There is a strange postcript about not sending dogs to India 'for fear of Madness'. The son referred to is probably Champion Branfill, who had married Charlotte Brydges and died in 1792. The writer had married Matthew Patrick.

  109. Deal, Walmer, Tilmanstone ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LVIII Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 36". Light red Ordnance stamp of 'Record Map' in top margin at right. First edition 1877. £48.00
    Shows layout of the estates of Dane Court, Waldershare Park, Northbourne Court, Langdon Abbey in detail.

  110. Forest Hill ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet VII.6. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37". Water features, roads, buildings hand coloured. Small repaired tear in bottom margin. n.d. c1865. £36.00
    Extends from Willow Walk in the south to Tewkesbury Lodge in the north. About half the map is blank as it only covers the Kent part to the border.

  111. Hadlowe and East Peckham ASSIGNMENT of several mortgages to attend an inheritance, John Kipping of East Peckham in the county of Kent, yeoman, Walter Barton of Hadlowe, yeoman. Vellum, size 21" x 27", large initial 'T' in ink. Signed by Barton with small wax seal on tag. Refers to indenture of 1691 made between John Bate of Canterbury and Thomas Lightwick of Ashley and Thomas Carter of Wye, and the Manor of Caustens in the parishes of Hadlowe and East Peckham, with all messuages, stables, dovehouse, orchards, rents etc. 1698. £50.00

  112. Luddesdown, Paddleworth, etc. AN ACT for vesting certain Real Estate devised by the Will of Thomas Whittaker Esquire, deceased, in Trustees... 20pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. Includes 5p. Schedule, with occupiers, etc. 1841. £12.00

  113. Maidstone, Loose, Leston ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XLII Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. A few small repaired edge tears at bottom. 1st edition 1870. £55.00

  114. Perry Hill, Rushy Green ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet VII.7. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37". Water features, roads, buildings hand-coloured. Traces of central vertical fold, some repaired tears in top margin. n.d. Embossed Ordnance stamp 1862. £50.00
    Extends from London and Brighton Railway, Lowther Hill top left, to Claremont Villa, Rose Lawn. Shows in detail the house and garden layout of various large houses such as Perrymount, Red Hall, Perry House. Shows various gravel pits.

  115. Sandwich, Eastry, Ash ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XLVIII Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. 1st edition 1877. £50.00

  116. Westerham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXIX.6 Scale 25" to 1 mile. 37" x 26". Roads, water features, buildings hand coloured. Traces of vertical central fold, a few chips in paper at top edge. No information except scale bars in bottom margin. 1869 (paper watermarked 1859). £50.00
    Attractive map with the whole of Westerham at the centre, Squerryes Court with its large pool, Dunsdale with its lake, River Darent.

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  117. Myres (J.J) THIS MAP OF THE TOWN OF PRESTON from Actual Survey Completed in the Year 1836 is by Permission Respectfully Dedicated to the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses by their most Obdt. Servt. J.J. Myres. Engraved town plan, dissected in 18 sections, size 33" x 46", restored and laid down on linen, preserving original marbled paper endpapers. Silk edging tape. Wide decorative 'Greek key' border, scale bar, scale 4" = 1000ft. Large decorative title. Some restored tears in paper, and traces of small horizontal creases in surface. Many restored creases at top edge. Loss of paper about the size of a 5p piece at Green Bank House, and slightly bigger loss at Southgate. Engraved By J.& C. Walker, Holborn. 1836. £320.00
    Extends to the River Ribble in the south to Moor Brook in the north, Penwortham Church in the west and Lisbon House in the east. Streets and buildings named, woodland, parkland indicated with trees, detailed layout of gardens, nursery grounds shown, high ground shown with hachures. A scarce plan. Copac gives only one copy, at the Bodleian Library.

  118. Robinson (T) and Son, Rochdale CATALOGUE ILLUSTRE des Machines - Outils a Travailler Le Bois. 1892. 6ieme Serie. 117 pages, in French, decorative stiff wraps in red, green and gold, showing gold medals gained etc., back wrap with woodcut view of the works. Profusely illustrated, with description and tables of dimensions etc. 1892. £65.00
    Shows machines for planing, sawing, polishing, cutting mouldings etc.

  119. Rochdale Canal Company ANNUAL STOPPAGE FOR REPAIRS Traffice will be Suspended During Whit-Week 1. Between Sowerby Bridge and Hebden Bridge.... 1917. Poster, printed in large type-face, size 16" x 17"... together with... Rochdale Canal Company. Defence of the Realm Regulations... No person, not being the owner of a Canal of which the Board of Trade have taken possession, shall dispose of any Barges... or of any Machinery... wihout the consent of the Canal Control Committee. 1917. Poster, size 16" x 11"... with... Stoppage for Repairs... between Gauxholme and Littleborough Wharf... on Good Friday... 1913. Poster, size 17" x 12"... together with... Annual Stoppage for Repairs... during the ensuing Whit-week... the Water will be withdrawn at various points... Boatmen must work under the direction of the Company's Lockmen... 1920. Poster, size 11" x 18". 4 items. 1913-1920. £40.00

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

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

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  122. Leicestershire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Covering the whole county, and parts of adjoining counties. Sheets LXIII, LXIV, LXX, LIII N.E., LXII N.E., LXXI S.E. Scale 1" to 1 Mile. The first sheet is a composite sheet measuring 63" x 29", plus margins, covering Derby, Kirby Bellars, Lutterworth, Atherstone. Sheets LXIV and LXX are 24" x 36", plus margins, the quarter sheets size 12" x 14", plus wide margins. All sheets dissected and mounted on linen, folding into uniform marbled wraps, key map on front endpapers. The area of Leicestershire has been shaded in pale lilac, with county border a deeper shade, and parkland, railways and main roads hand-coloured. All inserted in cloth-covered slipcase with Stanford label, size 9" x 6". Electrotypes. O.S. blindstamps 1856. £220.00
    Sheet LXII N.E. shows only a very small part of Leciestershire.

  123. Teesdale & Co. Publisher MAP OF LEICESTERSHIRE Engraved fully hand-coloured map, size 13" x 16". 1832. £18.00
    Shaded in wards.

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  124. Camden, Kentish Town ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 25" to 1 mile. Covers Kentish Town Station, Kentish Town Wharf, Southampton Bridge. Size 32" x 32", no margins. Dissected into 15 sections, top left section blank. Blocks of houses in Kelly Street, Orchard Street, Kentish Town Road, Hartland Road coloured in brown, other properties between Union Street and the Canal coloured in different shades and the houses numbered. On verso is a note that the properties in brown and numbered 5 are the property 'is allotted to Sir Denis Stucley Bart. March 1903'. Linen on verso slightly dusty. 1903 £25.00
    Shows Aged Governesses Asylum, Tooth Manufactory, Organ Works, Saw Mill, Camden Brewery.

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

  126. Hampstead, Paddington ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 30" x 32". Parishes very lightly colour shaded, borders hand-coloured in wide lines of bright wash. Linen-backed and folding to 8vo, cloth endpapers, cloth worn at edges, Wyld label with title added in ink. In the sections at the left side are some vertical rows of stab holes, presumably used for some kind of tracing. 1874. £50.00
    Extends to Golders Green, Belsize Park, Stonebridge, Notting Hill.

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

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

  129. Piccadilly BILL of C. Hall, Poulterer & Licensed Dealer in Game, 52 Albemarle St. Small 8vo, printed heading with vignette of pheasant, made out for three (illegible) items. 1846. £10.00

  130. Princess's Theatre, Regent Street PLAYBILL Double playbill, size 19" x 19", folded in half vertically, with programme printed on two sides. Advertising programme for Wednesday March 13th, 1850. Main spectacles printed in large type-face. 9 small stab holes in margin. Fairbrother, Printer, Covent Garden. 1850. £30.00
    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'.

  131. Stanford's LIBRARY MAP OF LONDON and Its Suburbs. Partly hand-coloured map, in four sheets, scale six inches to one mile. Each sheet size 38" x 33", folding into blue decorative paper endpapers, size approx. 10" x 7", each with key map on the front. Key and Explanation also pasted to the back endpaper of two of the maps. Boundaries of Postal Districts coloured in a thin red line, Town Delivery Limits in green. Water features, main roads, woodland, parkland, cemeteries and stations hand-coloured. Capital letters in red indicate postal districts. Large title along top, wide piano key border, scale and Explanation along bottom, with Stanford, Charing Cross imprint. A few very light foxing spots at a couple of places in margins, an area south of Crystal Palace has some small indentation marks in the surface of the paper, mainly in a blank area of fields, and there are a few similar indentations south of Regent's Park, otherwise a sound clean copy with no wear in the linen between folds. Edward Stanford, 6 Charing Cross. No date, but after 1862 and before 1872. £1,750.00
    Extends in the North East to the edge of Epping Forest and Forest Farm, in the South East to 'Beckenham June Station' and 'Bromley Hill House', and the South West to Christ Church, Wimbledon, and Morden Station, and in the North West to Kingsbury Reservoir. This edition does not show the Midland Railway line through Shoot Up Hill, Cricklewood, with the station at West End, which is on the 1872 map. This line was opened in 1868. On the other hand, for example, it shows housing built along Griffiths Road, Merton, which the 1862 map does not. This would put the date at around 1867.

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

  133. Wymondham and Garvestone TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION by Mr. Spelman... 14th July, 1837... The Following Desirable Property... 4pp., small folio, folded with docket title. 1837. £16.00
    Describes 7 Lots, including cottage near the Brick Kiln of T.C. Watson, arable land adjoining Downham Lane, double cottage in Garvestone. Gives occupiers.

  134. Wymondham PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of very Desirable Properties at Wymondham... for Sale by Auction... 7th June, 1867. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. Attractive decorative type-faces. 1867. £8.00
    Comprised two double cottages and two brick and tiled cottages.

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  135. 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

  136. Gentleman (David), Artist SHELL GUIDE TO NOTTINGHAMSHIRE Poster, lithograph and letterpress printing, glossy surface. Illustration showing Newstead Abbey, coal mines, bargeware, 'Sons and Lovers', Flawford Madonna etc. Description and map with key below. Overall size 29" x 20", metal hanger top and bottom. Red and yellow Shell logo at bottom. c1960. £35.00

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  137. Aynho Station A CATALOGUE OF 380 FAT SHEEP & LAMBS 26 Fat & Store Cattle... Fat & Store Pigs... which will be sold by auction... June 19th, 1877. Poster, size 15" x 10", traces of light folds. Smith & Co., Printers, Bicester. 1877. £22.00
    Gives times of up and down trains at Aynho.

  138. Steeple Barton EXTRACT FROM THE AWARD of the Commissioners acting under an Act of Parliament for dividing and enclosing the common fields.... within the parish of Westcott Barton... within the Liberty of Middle Barton in the parish of Steeple Barton... in so far as relates to the Allotments in lieu of property of Samuel Churchill a Bankrupt. Manuscript, 26p., folio, docket title. Paper watermarked 1838. £30.00
    The Act dated from 1796.

  139. Wombridge ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXVI and sheets to south and west. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Water features hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo cloth-covered boards, cloth frayed at spine. 1889. £50.00
    Covers Lilleshall, Wombridge, Hollinswood, Wellington, Apley Castle Park. Much detail on industrial sites, such as iron works, collieries, foundries etc.

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  140. Ackland (J), Printer RULES FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE "ELTON" CHARITY IN THE PARISH OF NEMPNETT. October, 1862. Single sheet listing seven rules concerning eligibility, distribution, etc., size approx. 11" x 8". Traces of vertical fold. J. Ackland, Printer and Bookbinder, Dolphin Street, Bristol: 1862. £15.00

  141. Bath Auction PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of 13 Johnstone Street, Bath, To be Sold by Auction, by Messrs. Hawkins & Son, At the Porter Butt Hotel, Bath, On Monday, April 2nd, 1883. Folio, 3pp. (including 2p. Conditions of Sale), folded, few ink splashes and numbers. 1883. £10.00
    With description of house.

  142. Bath Roads AN ACT for continuing an Act.... for repairing and enlarging the Highways between the Top of Kingsdown-hill, and the City of Bath; and also several Highways leading to and through the said City; and for cleansing, paving, and lightning the Streets, and regulating the Chairmen there. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 10pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1721. £15.00

  143. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by HINTON ST. GEORGE. The Seat of the Right Hon. Earl Poulett. Copper-plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 7" x 10", plus margins. 1791. £20.00
    From Collinson's History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset.

  144. Bridgwater Bay ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XX. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Covers Porlock, North Petherton, Weston-super-Mare, part of South Wales coast. Size approx. 24" x 35", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 8vo, marbled endpapers. Slight browning of linen at one fold, and small light stain on linen (not affecting paper) at 3 points where folds meet. Good plate mark. Edmunds Wickham Watermark 1849. £55.00
    Marginal information consists of sheet numbers in Roman and Arabic numerals top right, scale bar and 'The coast below High Water Mark supplied by the Admiralty'.

  145. Coulsting's Bazaar, High St., Weston SOUVENIR ALBUM of Weston Super Mare. Photolitho sepia views on folding strip size 35" x 5", folding into 8 pages. Some views one to a page, others three to a page. Includes full page view of Pier (old Pier). 2 views with small tear in paper, edges of boards rubbed. Decorative boards with illustration of Birnbeck Pier. c1900. £16.00

  146. Glastonbury to Bruton Railway AN ACT for enabling the Somerset Central Railway Company to construct a Railway from Glastonbury to near Bruton... 7pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1856. £18.00

  147. Ilminster CERTIFICATE OF THE CONTRACT For the Redemption of Land Tax, referring to 'Browns' Silver St., and five cottages in East St. known as 'Porters'. Folio, folded, printed with coat of arms, signed by Commissioners, details in MS. Sewn to corner are 2 smaller forms, with schedule listing occupiers, etc. Two small holes where folds meet. 1837. £16.00

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


  149. Laverton Town FORM OF AN APPOINTMENT OF AN AGENT OF MILLERS 1803. Printed sheet, with manuscript insertions, size 16" x 13", 35 printed lines, in a large typeface, signed by Earl Poulett as Lord Lieutenant of the County, with a good wax seal showing arm with sword and crown. The form was to be used to appoint an agent to oversee mills and transport by the Waggon Conductors of 'quantities of dry, sweet, and clean Flour made of good marketable English Wheat'... together with... FORM OF AN APOINTMENT OF AN OVERSEER FOR DRIVING SHEEP... with... FORM OF AN APPOINT OF AN OVERSEER OF WAGGONS for the Removal of Old and Inform Persons, and Young Children... These two forms in the same format as the one above. The name of the appointee has never been filled in, presumably the forms were prepared to be actually used only if the invasion threat materialised. 3 items. 20th Nov. - 1st Dec. 1803. £90.00
    War with France had resumed in May 1803, and extensive anti-invasion preparations were made during that year, under an Act of Parliament, referred to in the text, 'to enable His Majesty more effectually to provide for the Defence and Security of the Realm during the present War....'


  150. Lullington FORM OF AN APPOINTMENT OF AN OVERSEER OF WAGGONS for the Removal of Old and Infirm Persons, and Young Children. Printed sheet, with manuscript insertions, size 16" x 13", 35 printed lines, in a large typeface, signed by Earl Poulett as Lord Lieutenant of the County, with a good wax seal showing a crown and an arm with a sword. In case of invasion the Overseer was to assemble and lead the Waggon Drivers to a place of rendezvous appointed by the Lieutenant for Frome, and all persons having waggons and horses were to put them under his care. The name of the appointee has not been filled in, presumably the forms were prepared to be actually used only if the invasion threat materialised. Small piece torn from bottom left corner (in margin only)... FORM OF AN APPOINTMENT of an Agent of Bakers... FORM OF AN APPOINTMENT of a Stationary Agent to take Charge of Stock... FORM OF AN APPOINTMENT of a Waggon Conductor... all the same format as above, with signature and wax seal, all for Lullington. Four items. Various dates in November and December, 1803. £135.00
    War with France had resumed in May 1803, and extensive anti-invasion preparations were made during that year, under an Act of Parliament, referred to in the text, 'to enable His Majesty more effectually to provide for the Defence and Security of the Realm during the present War....'

  151. Martock CONVEYANCE of Martock East Field, the Trustees of W.R. Warry to Samuel Darby. 2 large vellum sheets, signed by 9 parties with 9 wax seals. 1874. £12.00
    With Schedule of deeds from 1837-73.

  152. Minehead, Porlock, Weston-super-Mare ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36", mounted on linen, folding into large 4to, silk edging tape. Main roads coloured in buff. The borders at left and bottom edges have been pasted on. c1820 or slightly earlier. £70.00
    An early state. Corresponds to Margary State 3 (shows a portion of South Wales).

  153. Othery, Middlezoy, and Weston Zoyland Draining AN ACT for draining, flooding, and improving certain low Lands and Grounds within the several Parishes of Othery, Middlezoy, and Weston Zoyland... 44pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1830. £24.00

  154. Ransford (S), Publisher, Clevedon SIX VIEWS IN CLEVEDON Booklet of six vignette views Album size 5" x 8", engraved vignette views each approx. 4" x 6", tissue guards, bright green stiff paper wraps with chromolith gold and dark blue decoration, spine worn. c1850. £50.00
    Views comprise: Clevedon (view of the bay looking inland, bathing machines on beach etc.); Clevedon (showing New Church and Mount Elton, which are named); Clevedon from the Sea; Clevedon from the Park Hill; South Front of Clevedon Court; The Old Church and Distant View of Clevedon.

  155. Stukeley (W) THE PROSPECT OF GLASENBURY ABBY Copper engraving. Showing the Tor, Abbots Lodging, Abbots Kitchen, Abbey, Edgar's chapel etc. Size 9" x 14", key to buildings along bottom margin. Traces of vertical central fold. 1723. £30.00
    From Stukeley's 'Itinerarium Curiosum'.

  156. Taunton AN ACT for continuing and amending Two Acts, for repairing several Roads leading from the Town of Taunton.... 19pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1817. £12.00
    The last page has a list of houses, with owners and occupiers in Taunton St. Mary, Staplegrove, West Monckton etc.

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

  158. Theatre Royal, Bath FAREWELL BENEFIT and last appearance of the Extraordinary and Original Danseuses Viennoises... Saturday Evening, November 15, 1845.... Playbill on thin paper, size 15" x 10", some slight wear at one point where once folded vertically, reinforced on verso with tape. Some light browning at two points. Details 7 Acts, commencing with the 'Fascinating Pas de Fleurs'. There were three short plays between the different dances. Keenes, Printer, Bath. 1845. £40.00
    The young Queen Victoria sketched the dancers at a London perfomance. On the 18th November there was a variety benefit for Mrs Macready, the Lessee.

  159. Theatre Royal, Bath THE DRAMATIC ILLUSTRATION OF CRUIKSHANK'S BOTTLE! Admiring Audiences Testified by their tears the force of the deep pathos and moral warning exhibited in this Well-Told Tale of Woe.... December 30 and 31 1847.... Playbill, size 19" x 10", printed on thin paper, some marginal tears, repaired on verso. John and James Keene, Printers, Kingsmead Street, Bath. 1847. £40.00
    The tragedy was particularly melodramatic and gory, culminating in Tableau the Seventh where the drunken father kills his wife with the 'instrument of all their mischief' and he is left 'a hopless Maniac'.

  160. West Somerset AN ACT for granting further Powers to the West Somerset Railway Company. 6pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1860 £12.00

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

  162. Weston-super-Mare, Exe & Culm Valley Railways AN ACT to enable the Bristol and Exeter Railway Company to make a new line to Weston-super-Mare; to transfer to that Company the powers of the Exe Valley Railway Company... and for other purposes. 22pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1875. £12.00

  163. Wraxall, Nailsea, Flax Bourton AN ACT for inclosing Lands in Wraxall, Nailsea, and Bourton... 23pp, disbound, some light browning. 1813. £12.00

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  164. Hanley, Burslem, Stoke EIGHT ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 6" to one mile. Eight separate quarter sheets, without borders, six fitting together to form an area covering Tunstall, Smallthorne, Chesterton, Burslem, Hanley, Newcastle under Lyme, Stoke upon Trent, plus the one sheet south of Stoke showing Longton, and the one to the east of that making up the rest of Longton. Water features hand coloured, potteries, china works, tile works coloured in light red. Each map linen backed and in eight sections, folding into small 4to marbled endpapers, marginal information pasted to the back of each map, Birmingham mapsellers label on the front. Revised to 1898. £80.00
    Shows good detail of the Etruria Works and similar manufactories.

  165. Stafford, Stoke, Ashbourn ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into plain grey 8vo card endpapers. Size 25" x 28", plus margins. Electrotype. O.S. Blindstamp August 1863. £45.00

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  166. Beccles, Long Stratton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Quarter sheet, trimmed to neatline. Linen backed and folding into small 8vo green cloth enpapers. Water features hand-coloured. c1870. £10.00

  167. Henstead Estate, Wrentham PARTICULARS of the Henstead Estate, and Henstead Hall Mansion, Manors of Henstead, and Henstead per Pounds and Poynings.... Sundry Contiguous Farms, Forming together one of the most desirable and complete Estates in the County; The Property of Charles Barclay, Esq. M.P... which will be Sold by Auction.... 20th June, 1828.... 5pp., sm. folio, plus docket title, folded... together with... BILL of C. Carter, Bricklayer, Plasterer and Slater, Hulver, to Col. Bagot Chester, Henstead Hall, for work done at the Hall, 1876. 9p., folio, sewn, printed headings. 2 items. 1828. £48.00
    Contains a brief description of the Mansion, with sizes of different rooms, 'a Vinery 40 feet by 14 feet', gamekeeper's cottage and school, etc., and a few lines on each of the farms, with tenant, acreage, details of leases etc.

  168. Ufford OBLIGATION BOND Thomas Underwood of Ufford, Baker, and Andrew Blaike of Whitton, Farmer, to Elizabeth Bird of Ipswich, Widow, for £600. 1p., small folio, printed with manuscript inserts. Signed by Underwood and Blake, and witnesses, two wax seals. Memorandum on verso referring to an indenture. Blank conjoint leaf. 1775. £22.00

  169. Yoxford, Peasenhall PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Desirable Farm at Peasenhall, Accommodation Lands at Yoxford... to be sold.... July 12th, 1860. 3p., folio, folded with docket title, folded the wrong way across title, outside dust-stained. 1860. £10.00

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

  171. Lewes, Midhurst, Winchelsea ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet V. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35". Linen-backed, dissected into 28 sections, mounted on thin black linen. Has top margin but clipped to neatline along three other sides. Scale bar, sheet no. and publishing information in top margin. Two tears in linen, 5" long, between two sections, at right and left edge. Published 1st Feb. 1813. £50.00
    A very early state, probably state one or two. An early owner has written a note in pencil in the sea area at Newhaven Harbour 'Could see no camp like this on the 6 inch map.'

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  172. Birmingham VIEW OF ASTON FLINT GLASS WORKS Two mezzotint views on one sheet, each view size 5" x 9", plus margins, the two views printed from one plate, one below the other, overall size of paper 19" x 14", folded horizontally making a crease between the two plates. No imprint or title of any kind. c1800. £120.00
    The top view shows the works with a Regency facade, a pavement in front with elegant figures strolling and talking in doorway, the smoking cone behind, open countryside on the left with a house among trees in the distance. The lower view shows the canal in the foreground with barges and horse towing, the cone and works, with smoking chimneys, on the opposite bank, with figures working unloading barges. The two views present an interesting contrast.

  173. Kenilworth PENCIL DRAWING Size 11" x 15", on thick paper, showing ruins with lane leading through gate, surrounded by trees, titled in bottom corner 'part of Kenilworth Castle'. n.d. c1860. £25.00
    Very well drawn, with the drawing taking up most of the paper.

  174. Rapkin (J), Drawn & Engraved by BIRMINGHAM Engraved plan. Size 14" x 18", decorative border, 8 vignette views around the edge, including Railway Station, School of Design. Central fold. Streets named. The London Printing and Publishing Company. 1850. £100.00

  175. Stratford on Avon REPORT OF THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY OF THE BOROUGH. 2pp., with a plan coloured in outline, by R.K. Dawson, scale 4" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1837. £24.00

  176. Warwick, Coventry ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LIII N.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 16", plus margins. Linen-backed and folding into small 8vo. plain green paper wraps. Electrotype 1878. £10.00

  177. Yardley AN ACCOUNT OF THE RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS of Mr. William Steen in the matter of John Cottrell's Charity for the year Ending Easter 1858... Small folio ledger, original boards with morocco label with gilt title 'Cottrell's Charity Accounts Yardley'. Approx. 200 pages, plus some blanks at end. Inner hinge broken. With double page spread of accounts for each year, 1857-1951. Each set of accounts signed by several people. 1858-1951. £80.00
    The earlier accounts have more entries, naming recipients, e.g. 'Pd. Elizabeth Arnolds a Poor Widow residing in one of John Cottrell's Cottages Three pounds... to the directions of John Cottrell's Will...', but the later accounts (post 1895) are very brief (Dividend on Consols received, rates paid, etc.)

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

  179. Bishop's Cannings AN ACT For Dividing, Allotting, and laying in Severalty, the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Waste Lands and Commonable Places, within the Manor and Tything of Coate, in the Parish of Bishop's Cannings, in the County of Wiltshire. 16pp, plus leaf with docket title. Separately paginated. Disbound, Act of Parliament. Corners chipped, pages held at left edge with archival tape. 1778. £18.00

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

  181. Brinkworth PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Pasture Farm known as Yorks Farm.... to be sold by auction.... 17th April, 1905. 3pp., folio, folded. Docket title rather spotty. 1905. £10.00

  182. Corsham AN ACT for enabling His Majesty to grant the Inheriance in Fee Simple of the Manor of Cosham.... now held.... in Trust for Paul Metheun, unto the said Paul Methuen and his Heirs.... 8pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. Black letter. First leaf foxed. 1770. £14.00

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

  184. Devizes, Salisbury Plain ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XIV. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 30", plus margins. Backed with new linen, folding into recent marbled wraps. In recent grained cloth slipcase with red label made from original red cloth slipcase with gilt title. Watermark 1869. £55.00
    Covers Trowbridge, Devizes, Amesbury, Stonehenge.

  185. Pewsey and Salisbury Railway AN ACT for the abandonment of the Pewsey and Salisbury Railway. 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1891. £8.00

  186. Robin Tanner, artist and printmaker LETTER dated Old Chapel Field, Kington Langley, 18.XI.78. 21 lines on one side of 4to sheet, beautifully and evenly written, with one correction. Presumably addressed to a newspaper in response to a correspondent who claimed more street lighting was necessary in Kington Langley. 1978. £18.00
    'There are of course no streets here; the village is virtually an open Common, scattered around which are groups of houses... the many friends who visit us from towns exclaim with pleasure at the natural darkness of our nights...'

  187. Salisbury Plain ORDNANCE SURVEY Scale 2 inches to a Mile. War Department Land on Salisbury Plain, showing W.D. Boundaries, Danger Zones, etc. 24" x 31", linen-backed, folding into white linen wraps with coat of arms. A few foxing spots in top margin. Revised 1908. £28.00
    Shows firing areas etc.

  188. Salisbury Plain ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP War Office Gridded Edition. Salisbury Plain (Special Sheet). Colour printed map, folding into buff printed wraps (with 'Experimental Waterproofing'), size 8" x 4". Areas outlined in red, showing 'R.A.F. Danger and Bombing Area', 'Artillery Danger Zone' etc. Published at the War Office. 1931. £20.00

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

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

  191. Wheatley (William Walter) LONGLEAT HOUSE Watercolour, size 13" x 19", initialled, painted right to the edge of the paper. View of the house across a stream, many deer on lawn, swans on stream, sunset behind which is reflected in the water, flock of geese in sky. Mounted on buff card mount, with margins of approx. 2". Title on back 'Longleat, seat of Marquis of Bath'. c1850. £210.00
    Good architectural detail of the house, perspective on deer and swans slightly odd. William Walter Wheatley (c1811-1885) was employed over a period of ten years by Francis Weare Braikenridge, the Bristol antiquarian, to record old houses, churches, monuments and antiquities. Wheatley was born in Bath, lived for a time at Rode in Somerset.

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

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

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

  195. Burrow, Promenade, Malvern TWENTY FOUR VIEWS IN MALVERN Vignette views. Album size 5" x 7", green cloth boards with decorative gilt title with flowers. Size of engraved vignettes approx. 3" x 4", some slightly larger. n.d. c1860. £50.00
    Views include St. Anne's Well; Swan Pool; The College from the Playground; Ivy Scar Rock; Malvern from the Railway Station; Top of the Beacon.

  196. Dormstone AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing the Open Common Fields... within the Parish of Dormstone... 21pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. Separately paginated, docket title. 1790. £22.00

  197. Elmley Lovett TWO MANUSCRIPT CERTIFICATES from the Land Tax Office at Kidderminster. Two large folio pages, signed with a 10-line declaration by the Commissioner, listing in tabular for the Land Tax payable for approx. 9 years between 1798 and 1853 for Rock Orchard and other lands in Elmley Lovett, giving Proprietor, name of Property, sum assessed. 1860. £10.00

  198. Lamb (H), Royal Library, Malvern TWELVE VIEWS IN MALVERN Vignette views. Album size 4" x 7", decorative wraps with design of fuschia, sewn. Size of engraved vignettes approx. 3" x 4". n.d. c1860. £28.00
    Views include 'Group of Donkey Women, Malvern', 'The Promenade', 'Malvern from the S. East', 'Malvern from the Zig Zag'.

  199. Redditch JACK AND JILL Palace, Redditch. Card for pantomime of Jack and JIll, size 12" x 8", on card, holes at top for thread for hanging, illustration of Jack and Jill falling down the hill in bright colours. 1950's. £12.00

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

  201. Denshaw, Bowstead Edge ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 258. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. More than three quarters of the map is blank. 1870. £10.00

  202. Huddersfield and Manchester Railway & Canal Co. ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT for the sale and purchase of land and buildings in the Township of Quick in Rochdale or Saddleworth, Joseph Smith of Tamewater, Woollen Cloth Manufacturer to the Huddersfield and Manchester Railway & Canal Co. 3p., folio, folded, affixed is a coloured plan on tissue paper of the area , scale 2 chains to 1", signed Joseph Smith. Small split at one fold, outside rather dusty. 1847. £25.00

  203. Keighley, Haworth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 200. Sheet 200. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo cloth covered boards with printed label of seller W.T. Hansbrow, Land Surveyor, Manchester on front board. Cloth slightly frayed down edges of spine, a few spots on front board. Parishes lightly shaded in colour wash, with darker colour along borders. Published 30th April 1852. £60.00
    Useful for Bronte fans.

  204. Richmond ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 39. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 26" x 35". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into marbled endpapers with small key map. Water features, roads, railways, parkland hand-coloured. Area near Gilling feintly outlined in pale blue crayon. 1857. £45.00
    Covers Richmond, Middleton Tyas, Sebury Hall, Scorton, River Swale.

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

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  206. Dublin ORDNANCE SURVEY OF IRELAND Dublin. Large Sheet Series. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 37", plus margins, counties fully hand-coloured in light wash, with county boundaries in bright colours, parkland, water features, railways and main roads hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 4to boards, gilt title 'Dublin and Environs' on spine, Corners and spine rubbed, thin line of stain on front board. In the bottom margin is an Index to the 6" maps in the sheet, and the nos. of adjoining 1" sheets. An earlier owner has marked 14 places with very small red squares and a small neat name - for example 'Cheevistown', over the eight sections top left. n.d. c1880. £75.00
    Covers Garristown, Lambay Island, Sallins.

  207. Police AN ACT to make more effectual Provisions relating to the Police in the District of Dublin Metropolis. 12pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1837. £10.00

  208. St. Malachy's College SPORTS Thursday 30th May, 1901. Poster printed in black on pink paper, size 14" x 8", the top third being taken up with a black and white illustration of a boy in a straw hat riding a donkey. Lists 13 runners, with owner and rider. The course was the 'Old Vicinage'. 1901. £15.00

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  209. Caledonian Canal AN ACT for making further provision for making and maintaining an Inland Navigation, commonly called The Caledonian Canal, from the Eastern to the Western Sea.... 40pp. disbound, sm. folio, Act of Parliament. 1804. £20.00
    Includes 1 page of Schedules.

  210. Edinburgh AN ACT to authorise the construction of Street Tramways in certain parts of Edinburgh and Leith.... 44pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1884. £14.00

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

  212. Jedburgh RECEIPT whereby James Scott, Writer in Jedburgh, confirms that he holds 'Writes' for the Lands of Swanshiell, and that he has made copies to send to Mr Elliott writer in Edinburgh. He says he will give other writings to Janet Grieve Heiress of Swanshill when she has settled her account. Manuscript, small folio. Signed by Scott and witnessed by James Oliver, Schoolmaster at Hobkirk(?), and another. 1747. £12.00

  213. Maxwelltown DECRET John Kerr, Provost, James Spalding, John MacCraken and James Creighton Baillies of the Burgh of Dumfries... versus John Irving, Commissary and Steward Officer in Dumfries... Order that Irving 'flitt and remove himself, his wife... cottars, dependents goods and gear...' from the house 'at the head of the white sands of Dumfries belonging to Mary Cuthbertson now residing in New York in America'. 1p. 1821. £14.00

  214. Nicholson (W.C), Artist SCOTLAND. WESTERN HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS By Macbrayne's Services. Poster in full bright colour, with map of the Western Isles and Western Highlands, covering Glasgow, Dalmellington, North Uist, Lewis, Cape Wrath.Shows Railways, Steamer routes, Motor Coach routes. Map coloured to show high ground. Artist's name 'W.C. Nicolson' bottom right. Size of map 31" x 22", overall size 39" x 25". With Macbrayne flag bottom left, grey silhouette of highlander bottom right. Folded to 10" x 8". Printed by J. Horn, Glasgow. n.d. c1955. £100.00

  215. Orkney AN ACT to facilitate the construction, improvement, maintenance and regulation of Piers in the Islands of Orkney, for making better provision for the conservancy of the Harbours therein.... 17pp. Last page slightly chipped at edges. 1872. £9.00

  216. Scottish Farmers' Club REPORT on the Accounts of the Acting Committee of the Chamber of Agriculture and Scottish Farmers Club, 14th November 1864 to 31st December 1865. 2p., folio, folds. 1865. £8.00
    The Club was instituted in November 1864.

  217. Wells and Easter Fodderlie Estates, Roxburghshire AN ACT for enabling the Testamentary Trustees of Sir William Francis Eliott of Stobs and Wells, Baronet, deceased, to sell the Trust Estates or Parts thereof for the Purpose of paying off... Debts... 36pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1865. £14.00
    Includes a 9pp schedule which details the 'Debts' and 'Obligations' secured over the estates, with details of funeral expenses, annuities, rents of individual properties, including Wells Saw Mill, Bedrule Old Mill, Mansion House of Wells, etc.

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  218. Brecon ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size approx. 25" x 36". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 4to calf-covered boards, with gilt title 'South Wales. Hay, Brecon, Ebbw Vale... No. 1'. Electrotyped 1874. £45.00
    Covers Llanstephan, Abergavenny, Tredegar, Mynydd Eppynt.

  219. Caernavonshire, Merionethshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXV. Scale 1" to mile, size 24" x 36", linen-backed and folding to tall 8vo, green silk edging tape. Railways added neatly in red, including the railway to Ffestiniog. Dec. 1st 1838 (paper watermarked 1836). £56.00
    Covers Hell's Mouth, Criccieth, Bettwsy Coed.

  220. Cardiff ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLIII/XXXVI. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 38", plus margins. Folding into small 4to marbled wraps, marbled paper faded. 1886. £60.00
    Covers Cardiff as far south as the Bute East Dock and the Glamorgan Foundry, Morgans Town, Rumney. Shows a great many industirl sites such as brick works, tin works, iron works, copper works, wagon works etc.

  221. Llangollen PHOTOGRAPH of Plas Newydd, Llangollen. Size approx. 6" x 10", titled in white in plate. Mounted on stiff card album leaf. On verso is a close-up view, 9" x 7", of the porch at Plas Newydd... together with two photographs of the 'Ladies of Llangollen', from engravings, one showing them both seated at a desk, the other of them by a fountain, wearing top hats, plus another view from an engraving of one of the ladies with a bunch of keys. All three photos mounted on a stiff album leaf. The first five mentioned photographs with Frith's series stamp. c1900. £18.00

  222. Machynlleth, Barmouth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LIX. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 18", linen-backed and folding to large 8vo. Green silk edging tape. Railway lines neatly added in red. Some slight off-setting of edging tape along central horizontal fold. c1840. £48.00
    Half the map is sea area.

  223. Swansea LETTER from J. Michael Williams to Henry Williams, Swansea, April 6, 1849, advising against buying timber as there is severe competition in the trade. He had heard 'Llewellyn's had lost very largely by their iron Works 40-50,000...'. Refers to 'Gossage's Patent': 'I think I shall advise our House not to give £3000... it is useless except for Fireburning... Vivian's own agents admit the result of their trials to be quite different from that they calculated...' 4p., sm. 8vo, mourning border.... together with three other letters to John and William Williams at the British Copper Office, and Scorrier, 1849-50, all with postmarks. 1849-50. £12.00

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  224. Agriculture in Hungary VISIT OF AGRICULTURISTS TO HUNGARY Essex Technical Instruction Committee. May 16th - June 3rd 1902. Itinerary and Programme of visit. 9 pages, small 4to, including two maps. Cheaply printed, paper foxed. With cuttings of 6 long reports from the visit in the 'Essex Telegraph'. 1902. £8.00
    Included 'The State farm of 40,000 acres at Mezohegyes... stud of 3,500 horses... peasant farms at Debreczin... M. Szell's pure-bred herd of Simmenthal at Ratot', etc.

  225. American advertising SMALL ADVERTISING BROCHURE for Prof. Horsford's Acid Phosphate. Makes a Delicious Drink with Water and Sugar Only. 4p., size 5" x 3", charming lithograph portrait of a child on front, explanation inside, picture of the decorative tin on verso with flowers, etc. Well printed in green on pale green paper. Rumford Chemical Works, Providence, R.I. c1890. £7.00

  226. Animals AN ACT for the more effectual Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1849. £10.00

  227. Asnieres, Paris CACHEMAILLE Tout pour Harley. Tarif Des Pieces Detachees. Septembre 1923. 16pp., 8vo, printed on lilac paper, small illustration of tricycle type motorbike with two seats on cover. 1923. £18.00

  228. Avenue Press, Drury Lane Pr. POSTER advertising The News Review. Vol. 7 No. 22, June 1, 1939. Printed in red and blue, size 29" x 19", 'News Review' in large letters at top and 'Premier to Quit?' in large blue letters, height of letters 6". Traces of having been folded in 4, some small edge tears at folds, neatly repaired on verso. 1939. £20.00

  229. Ballantyne (John), R.S.A. LETTER to John Ballantyne R.S.A., The Mall, Kensington, London, from Wm. Gellatly, 835 Broadway, New York. Introduces 'Mr Mathews, an artist an Englishman and friend of mine.' The writer says he had been Ballantyne's pupil at the School of Design, Edinburgh. 1p., folds, in yellow envelope, hand delivered... together with a letter to him in French, 1850 on the subject of expenses that would be incurred by artists and suggesting a new proposition to be put to them. 1866 and 1850. £12.00
    The Scottish painter John Ballantyne was known for his portraits of artists in their studios.

  230. Bristol, North Somerset, Gloucestershire, South Wales ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXV. Scale 1" x 1 mile. Size approx. 24" x 30". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo grained cloth endpapers. Parkland, county boundaries coloured in bright wash. Foxing mark about 1" x 2" near Slimbridge. Wyld label in bottom margin. c1860. £40.00
    Covers an area which includes Clevedon, Marshfield, Stonehouse and Chepstow, and part of the River Usk.

  231. British Population AN ACT for taking account of the Population of Great Britain. 10p, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1850. £12.00

  232. British Railways B.R. WESTERN REGION Scale 7" to 1 mile. Map size 33" x 46", folding to 4to, lines coloured to show Traffic Districts, 'Penetration of Traffic Districts by Civil Engineering Districts', disused lines, etc. Covers as far north as Chester, as far east as London. There are larger scale insets of South Wales, London area, Wrexham, etc. 6" split at one fold repaired on verso with paper. Gray and Stiff, Jan. 1951. £22.00

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

  234. Cambridge and Norfolk ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXV. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo green grained paper endpapers. Printed from an Electrotype. c1860. £55.00
    Covers March, Wisbech, Kings Lynn, Brandon.

  235. Cambridgeshire, Suffolk ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LI. Sheet LI. Scale 1" to mile, size 24" x 36", linen-backed and folding to large 8vo, green silk edging tape. Railways (not printed) have been added in red. Light brown line along middle horizontal fold due to off-setting of edging tape where folded. Published at the Ordnance Map Office Tower of London 1st June 1836. £60.00
    Covers Cambridge, Bury St. Edmunds, Ely.

  236. China and United States Railways MONTHLY TICKET Kowloon Canton Railway (British Section). Ticket printed on thick blue card, size approx. 3" x 2", stamped with the date 1973, and various other stamps on back... with... ticket on yellow paper, 3" x 5", for The Pennsylvania Railroad Company, for travel from New York to Philadelphia, for a Technical Assistant British & Irish Railways, 1962. 2 items. 1973 and 1962. £8.00

  237. Chocolate CHROMOLITH ADVERTISING CARD Cacao van Houten. Chromolith, charming picture of a couple picnicking in a railway carriage having brewed up some cocoa on a small spirit stove. Size 4" x 3". Information in French on verso... together with... Chocolat Poulain. Goutez et comparez! Card size 4" x 2", chromolith, slightly embossed, showing sea view surrounded by roses. Printed in French on verso. 2 items. c1900. £8.00

  238. Clark (William S.) THE CIDER TRUCK SYSTEM Pamphlet. 7pp., 8vo., original wraps, staples rusty, traces of verical fold. Lithographed coloured frontispiece showing a hogshead of West of England Cider and indicating what it contains in terms of alcohol, sugar, etc. n.d. c1890. £8.00
    A plea for the abolition of the system whereby agricultural labourers contined to be paid in drink, particularly applicable to workers in the West Country.

  239. Coventry, Rugby, Northampton, Market Harborough ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 170 and quarter sheets to south and west. Scale 1" to one mile, size 25" x 37", plus margins. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into cloth-covered boards, front board detached. Roads, railways, parkland and county boundaries hand-coloured. 1892. £45.00

  240. Cricklade Saint Sampson and South Cerney Estates PARTICULARS OF A VERY COMPACT AND DESIRABLE ESTATE, Comprising A Dairy and Grazing Farm, bounded by the River Thames with an Excellent Newly-Built Farm House, 92 acres.... and a Valuable Estate of 26 Acres. Which will be sold by Auction.... the 25th of October, 1844. Folio, folded, 3pp, plus fine double-page lithographed plan. 1844. £40.00

  241. Currier and Ives prints SALE CATALOGUE for an auction of Rare and Fine American Lithographs, mainly the work of N. Currier and Currier and Ives. A Collection Formed by Rita Michaelsen. American Art Asociation, New York City, December 18th, 1930. 57pp., 8vo., wraps. Illustrations. 1930. £9.00

  242. Devon and Cornwall BOUNDARY COMMISSION MAPS 1917. Two maps, printed in red and black, scale four miles to an inch. Two sheets mounted on linen, size 20" x 40", folding into marbled wraps, inserted in plain cloth-covered tall 8vo slipcase. C.F. Close, Colonel, Ordnance Survey, 1917. £38.00
    Shows Parliamentary Divisions and Boroughs, County and Municipal Boroughs, Civil Parishes, etc.

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

  244. Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLVIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36". Scale bar in top margin. Border at top and right only. Some light foxing on linen on verso. n.d. c1830... together with... Sheet LXVI. Size 25" x 37". Border on all sides. Both sheets dissected and mounted on linen, folidng to 8vo, green silk edging tape, red paper diamond on verso, sheet numbers in Arabic lettering pasted to top edge. Railway lines neatly added in red. The first sheet undated, the second dated 1838. Two items. c1838. £85.00
    Sheet XLVIII covers Ipswich, Colchester, Mersea Island, Sheet LXVI covers Beccles, East Harling, Norwich, North Elmham.

  245. Gaols AN ACT for consolidating and amending the Laws relating to the building, repairing and regulating of certain Gaols and Houses of Correction... 42pp., disbound, small folio. Act of Parliament. 1823. £12.00
    With a double page example of the Annual Return Form with types of prisoner, no. of officers, clothing allowance etc.

  246. Grave (Sarah) THESE ARE THE DYING WORDS OF SARAH GRAVE She was Seised upon by a very sharp fever in the Latter part of the 2nd month 1709 and Departed this Life the 5th of the 3d mo. following... Manuscript account of the death of Sarah Grave and the instructions (of a religious nature) she gave to her family on her death bed. 36 lines on one side of 4to sheet, folded, repaired tear on verso along the whole of one fold. No date, early eighteenth century. £18.00
    Refers to her son Joseph, and a James Wilson.

  247. Guernsey and North Devon NEWSPAPER CUTTINGS SCRAP BOOK containing cuttings 1874-1882. In album size 17" x 12", half calf, title 'Extracts. Newspaper Cuttings &c' in gilt on spine. Calf rubbed at corners and at head and foot of spine, cloth slightly faded. 186 pages of pasted-in cuttings from newspapers such as the North Devon Herald. Articles mainly relate to North Devon, but there are also many from 'Tupper's History of Guernsey', as well as odd poems, humourous anecdotes, etc. 1874-1882. £35.00
    Seems to have been compiled by a member of the Guille family. There are initials 'G.F.S.G' (a later member of the family) on the fly-leaf. Includes reports of meetings of the Devonshire Association, articles on North Devon local history by 'Marland', 'Archaeological Corner' of Devon deeds etc. There is an interesting series of annotations in ink to a report on the Zulu War, April 1879, where (presumably) the owner of the scrapbook has corrected mis-spellings of Zulu names, facts about the battle etc, in ink (including crossing out a description of the attacking Zulu warriors as wearing feathers and ox tails and writing 'stark naked', and correcting 7,000 to 15,000 for the number of the Zulu army.

  248. Hereford, Monmouth, Glos. ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 23" x 30". Dissected and linen-backed and folding into 8vo marbled endpapers. Counties fully hand-coloured in bright wash, with darker colour along borders, parkland coloured. Railways in blue. n.d. c1850. £65.00
    Covers Hereford, Gloucester, Monmouth

  249. 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 small 4to marbled endpapers. Electrotyped 1880. £55.00
    Covers West London (west from London Bridge), Great Marlow, St. Albans.)

  250. Kent, Essex, Surrey, Middlesex TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 1" to one mile. Sheet 1, covering East London, Maldon, Gravesend, and Sheet VI, covering Rochester, Bromley, Tunbridge Wells. Each dissected and mounted on linen, folding into green grained cloth 8vo endpapers. Matching sheets with bright colouring of county boudaries in pink, blue, yellow and green, roads and parkland coloured. 2 items. 1865 and 1866. £100.00

  251. Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Rutland ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into faded sm. 4to marbled paper wraps with title in ink on front wrap. n.d. c1860. £50.00
    Shows Oundle, Stamford, Melton Mowbray, Bourn, Deeping Fen, Peterborough.

  252. Ordnance Survey INDEX Ordnance Survey Maps of England and Wales on the Scales of 1-Inch to a Mile & 2 Miles to an Inch. Linen-backed map, scale 40 Miles to one inch, size 13" x 8", printed in red and black with the sheet numbers. Folding into plain white linen wraps with line border. n.d. c1910. £15.00

  253. Oxfordshire, Bucks., Oxfordshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLV. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 30". Made up of four quarter sheets, dissected and linen-backed and folding into 8vo marbled endpapers, green silk edging tape. Two Wyld labels in bottom margin below border. At the bottom of the top row of sections and the top of the second row of sections is a pale brown line where the edging ribbon has offset onto the paper. A previous owner has written 'Oxford' near sheet number, and on the marbled endpaper. Wyld label on verso with list of recent publications. n.d. c1850. £48.00
    Covers Chipping Norton, Blenheim, Quainton, Banbury, Buckingham. The layout of the gardens at Stowe and Blenheim shown clearly.

  254. Philadelphia, United States of America BILL of F. Reinstein, Surgeon Dentist, Walnut Street. Made out to Mr Clarke for 10 items, Jan. - Nov. 1852. Printed heading. Includes 'One Gold plugg for Son..', 'Scaling teeth for Albert' etc. Signed as received. 1852. £16.00

  255. Schmidt (J.M.F) POST KARTE VON DEUTSCHLAND und den angrenzenden Staaten in 4 Blatten gezeichnet von Professor J.M.F. Schmidt. Engraved map with outline hand-colouring, size 37" x 38", dissected and mounted on thin linen, folding to tall 8vo. Linen dusty on verso. On verso is fine Mapseller's label of Simon Schroppsche 'Magazin des Cartes et Ouvrages Geographiques', Berlin, size 3" x 4", with oval cartouche with street plan of part of Berlin, old price in black ink in corner of label. Berlin 1858. £120.00

  256. Severn Estuary ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 263/279. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Printed in black, blue and brown. Size 18" x 19" plus margins. Folding into small 8vo red book form linen wraps with printed title. The word 'Cardiff' neatly added below title in ink. 1899. £14.00

  257. Shipping AN ACT for the registration of Vessels. 24pp., disbound, small folio. Act of Parliament. 1823. £12.00

  258. Slavery AN ACT for carrying into effect Engagements between Her Majesty and certain Arabian Chiefs n the Persian Gulf for the more effectual Suppression of the Slave Trade. 8pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1849. £10.00

  259. Somerset and Dorset PARTICULARS WITH PLANS OF THE AGRICULTURAL PROPERTIES ON THE BORDERS OF SOMERSET AND DORSET comprising Lattiford Farm, Holton situated within 2 miles of Wincanton... also Ryalls Farm and Accommodation Lands within 3 miles of Sturminster Newton.... To be offered by Auction in Lots at the George Hotel, Frome, on Wednesday, the 3rd of June, 1914. Folio, key plan, 19pp, photographic plate with two views, 2 coloured folding plans in pocket at rear. 1914. £38.00
    With detailed Schedules of farms.

  260. Somerset and Dorset Railway AN ACT for conferring further powers upon the London and South Western Railway Company... and for enabling the Company and the Midland Railway Company to acquire additional Lands in connexion with the Somerset and Dorset Railway.... 36pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1895. £14.00

  261. Staffordshire, Shropshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Composed of quarter sheets LXI N.E., LXII N.W., LXXII S.W., LXXIII S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 29", plus margins. Counties lightly colour washed, parkland, water features, railways, main roads hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 4to marbled wraps with small printed label giving early owner's name. Electrotyped in 1872. £50.00
    Covers Stafford, Market Drayton, Rugeley, Broseley.

  262. Surrey and Kent ORDNANCE MAP OF THE COUNTRY ROUND EAST GRINSTEAD Scale One Inch to One Mile. Composite map, size 26" x 38", plus margins. Dissected and mounted on linen and folding into small 4to marbled wraps, inserted in slipcase with Stanford label which has printed title as above. Railways inserted to 1889. £55.00
    Covers Leatherhead, Otford, Tunbridge Wells, Haywards Heath.

  263. Sussex and Surrey TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheet IX. Size 25" x 36", linen-backed and folding to 8vo. Small labels with sheet numbers at top edge, red diamonds on verso. Covers Brighton, Chichester, Horsham... with... Sheet VIII, uniform with Sheet IX. Two houses near Reigate, Crossway and Clay Hall, have been neatly drawn round with a thin red line. Covers Hampton Court, Croydon, Ewhurst. Both inserted in a green calf slipcase, slightly rubbed at edges, which lacks the tuck-in flap. 2 items. n.d. late 1830's. £120.00
    Both sheets correspond to Margary State 4.

  264. Treatment of Lunatics AN ACT for the Regulation of the Care and Treatment of Lunatics. 43pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1845. £10.00

  265. Warwickshire, Worcester ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LIV. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 28", in four quarter sheets, border all round, normal margin at top and bottom, wide margins mounted at the sides. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into plain 8vo endpapers. A couple of sections top left have buildings hand-coloured in red, and parkland in green. Printed from an Electrotype. c1870. £45.00
    Covers Worcester, Solihull, Stratford upon Avon.

  266. Weinreb Architectural Books ITALY, ARCHITECTURE AND ANTIQUITY Catalogue 40. Catalogue of books and prints. 500 items. 150pp., 8vo, stiff wraps. Numerous illustrations, many full page. 1978. £20.00
    Many rare early works in English, French and Italian.

  267. 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

  268. Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Monmouth SETTLEMENT on the Marriage of Major General Burr with Mary Davis of Chepstow. 14 large vellum sheets, 4 wax seals. Refers to messuage, farms, public house at Alvington, tenements at Tiddenham, house, cottages, and messuage with warehouse and counting house in Chepstow, detailing occupiers and rents paid, together with long list of named pasture lands, orchards etc. in Alvington and Chepstow, and the Right of Presentation to the Vicarage of Chepstow. 5 wax seals, including a fine one with image of pelican and her young. 1808. £45.00
    Daniel Burr (1749 - 1828) had been in a colonel in the army of the East India Company. He was made Major General in 1805, and Lt. General in 1815. The Davis family of Chepstow had inherited one half of the substantial Manor of Alvington (see Victoria County History of Gloucestershire). Other parties mentioned are Edwin Bayntun Sandys, Anthony Lechmere, James Skey and Thomas Thomas.

  269. Wyld (J) THE COUNTRY TWENTY-FIVE MILES ROUND LONDON Planned from a Scale of One Mile to an Inch by W. Faden, Geographer to His Majesty and H.R.H the Prince of Wales. 3rd Edition. N.B. The Extent of the Penny Post coloured Orange. Counties hand-coloured in full bright wash colour, county boundaries in darker colour, roads in buff. Size of map 40" x 48", scale 1" to 1 mile. Dissected and mounted on linen. Title as above in yellow oval cartouche on tablet. An earlier owner seems to have gone over the small figures of the date 1802 in the cartouche in ink. Border coloured and marked all round with miles from London. 1802. £550.00
    This map does not correspond exactly with any of the listings given in Howgego 188. Extends to Hertford, Chelmsford, Reigate, Beaconsfield.

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