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Lesley Aitchison's - Catalogue 114

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

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Bedfordshire -- Berkshire -- Bristol -- Cambridgeshire --
Cheshire -- Cornwall -- Cumberland -- Devon --
Dorset -- Durham -- Essex -- Gloucestershire --
Hampshire and Isle of Wight -- Herefordshire -- Hertfordshire -- Kent --
Lancashire -- Leicestershire -- Lincolnshire -- London --
Norfolk -- Northamptonshire -- Northumberland -- Oxfordshire --
Shropshire -- Somerset -- Staffordshire -- Suffolk --
Surrey -- Sussex -- Warwickshire -- Wiltshire --
Worcestershire -- Yorkshire -- Ireland -- Scotland --
Wales -- General
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    Bedfordshire


  1. Potton LAND SALE To be Sold by Auction in Seven Lots, by Thomas Hagger, at the Rose and Crown Inn, the 10th day of December, 1814, All Those Several Pieces of Garden Ground, called Byard's Green... 3pp., sm. folio, plus docket title. 1814. £45.00
    Lists the Lots with acreage and requirements as to fences. Purchase prices and buyers have been added neatly in MS.



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    Berkshire


  2. Holyport PARTICULARS of The Historic Residence known as 'Gays House'... Bijou Old World Residence... extends to 70 Acres... for Sale by Auction... June 10th, 1931. 26pp., finely printed with borders to each page, size 9" x 11". Stiff wraps with photograph pasted to front wrap, 7 tipped in photographs in text. Folding plan at rear. Foxing spots around edges of front wrap, back wrap dusty. 1931. £20.00

  3. Reading GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet 268. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Colour-printed, size 13" x 20" plus margins, dissected, linen-backed and folding to 8vo, marbled wraps. 1904. £16.00

  4. Sandhurst RELEASE of a messuage known as Aylwards in Sandhurst, together with numerous other named lands and properties in Sandhurst, Francis White of Basingstoke to Richard Linbrey of New Inn, Middlesex. Vellum, size 27" x 33". Good armorial wax seal. Vellum very creased, small tear. 1743. £25.00
    Includes moor called Halls Grove, lands known as Street Moor, newly-erected dwelling house on The Breach, Owls Moor, Jennings Moor, etc.



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    Bristol


  5. Brewing RELEASE by Matthew Hawkings and Robert Bound, heir of Elizabeth Bound deceased, which Matthew and Elizabeth are two of the children of the late Sir John Hawkins, Knight, deceased, of two messuages in East Tucker Street in Temple parish in the occupation of Richard Vining, Maltster, to John Hawkins of Busselton. Vellum, size 13" x 12", two wax seals. 1748. £35.00
    This is presumably part of the group of properties which eventually became George's Brewery (Philip George bought a malthouse in Tucker Street in 1788.)


  6. Bristol Avon River Authority FIRST STATUTORY ANNUAL REPORT for the year ended 31st March 1966. 46pp., folio, printed wraps, photographs, map and chart in pocket at back. 1966. £12.00

  7. Bristol properties FIVE AUCTION CATALOGUES for sale of contents of houses, one for 1885, the others 1950's. Comprises: Cleeve House, All Saints Road, Clifton, 1885 (26pp., 4to, lacks back wrap); 10 Princes Buildings, Clifton, 1958 (26pp plus photos, 8vo); 2 Rockleaze, Sneyd Park 1958 (24p. 8vo); 9 Stoke Hill, 1957 (14p. 8vo); Hambrook Grove, Hambrook, 1958 (22p. 8vo). 5 items. 1885-1958. £15.00

  8. Burge and Windey families AFFADAVIT of John Burge of Brislington, Soap Boiler, saying he is the nephew and heir of John Burge of West Street, Soap Boiler. 1p., signed by Burge and J. Hinton 'a Master Extra in Chancery'. 1825. £10.00

  9. Burrow's POINTER GUIDE MAP of The City and County of Bristol. Map over 25 pages, plus Index to Streets, adverts. for local businesses. Large 8vo stiff wraps, with photo., tape attached to front wrap. Staples rusty, hence contents loose from wraps. 1950's. £8.00

  10. Clifton OFFICE EXTRACT OF RECOVERY Jonathan Harwood demandeth against Thomas Ward Six Messuages Six Gardens.... Fifty Acres of Pasture Twenty Acres of Wood One hundred acres of Furze and Heath.... in Clifton. 1p, blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Impressed tax stamp. Michaelmas Term 1784. £16.00
    Extracted c1816.


  11. Cumberland Road ROBBINS LIMITED Imperial Saw Mills, Cumberland Road, Bristol. Manufacturers of Bent Timber for the Motor & Coach Trade, Wheels, &c. New and Revised Price List. 24pp., 4to. original wraps. n.d. 1930's? £22.00
    Includes Cleft Oak Spokes, Ash Felloes, Motor Wings (Elm, Hazel or Birch), Motor Hood Sticks, Clincher Rubber Tyres etc.


  12. Dolphin Society ANNUAL DINNER 13th November 1877 at the Victoria Rooms at 5 o'clock. Richard Bright Esq. M.P. President. Attractive invitation, made out in ink for The Rev. H. L. Thompson, on card size 4" x 6", printed with wide border of flowers and leaves in brown, decorative blue lettering, and blue dolphin in a circle. 1877. £16.00

  13. Gardiner, Sons & Co. LIST 174. Small catalogue. 12mo, 11p. of illustrations showing garden furniture, chairs, hammocks etc. 1935. £6.00

  14. Merchant Venturers' Technical College SCHOOL OF PRINTING YEAR BOOK Containing Specimens of Hand- and Machine-Set Advertisement & Book-Work Composition... together with Lithography.... Done by the Students.... 1946-7. 40pp., 4to, stiff paper wraps with green design on gold ground. Includes photographic plates, some of which are in colour. Printing examples usually in black and one other bright colour. Printed in the College, Leek Lane. 1947. £25.00

  15. Smith (A.E & Co.) PHOTOGRAPH OF FLOODS in Eastville March 9th 1883. On stiff card, shows a street with people standing in a rowing boar, others at the side of the road. Title in white in plate. Foxing spots, faded. 1883. £8.00

  16. Weare (G.E) CATALOGUE of Important Sale of Valuable Collections of Rare Local Books, Maps, Prints... Local Antiques... Formed by the late Mr. G.E. Weare... to be sold by Auction... 24th, 25th, 26th January 1912. 58pp., 4to, printed wraps, cutting pasted to front wrap, newspaper report of sale pasted inside front wrap. 1912. £16.00
    As well as maps and plans of Bristol included Edward Colston's walking stick, collection of clay pipes, old Bristol keys.



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    Cambridgeshire


  17. Guilden Morden OBLIGATION BOND James Coxall of Guilden Morden, Carpenter, to Hale Wortham the Younger of Royston, for £200. Printed with MS inserts, 1p., small folio, record of 6 payments on conjoint leaf. Signed by Coxall and two witnesses, small wax seal. 1749. £22.00
    Refers to a mortgage between Mary Sell, James Coxall and Hale Wortham.


  18. Haslingfield PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of 2 Farm Homesteads and 2 Cottages, Haslingfield, also 2 Life Policies, to be sold by Auction... Aug. 20, 1881, at the Lion Hotel, Petty Cury, Cambridge. 4pp., folio, including completed memorandum and docket title on last page. 1881. £12.00


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    Cheshire


  19. Guilden Sutton, near Chester PARTICULAR OF FREEHOLD ESTATE, Situate at Guilden Sutton, about Two Miles from Chester, advertised To be Sold by Auction, at the Albion Hotel, in Chester, On Monday, the 25th Day of October, 1824.... A Good Spacious Farm House, with Spacious Outbuildings.... Poster, size 17" x 11". Carnes, Printer, Northwich, 1824. £24.00
    In fine crisp condition.


  20. Weller (E) MAP OF CHESHIRE Reduced from the Ordnance Survey colour printed map size approx. 12" x 18", central fold. Scale " to 1 mile. c1885. £8.00
    From 'Bacon's Atlas of The British Isles'.



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    Cornwall


  21. Boconnoc PRINTED LETTER from Watson Sharman, Boconnoc, 8th December, 1810, to Pearce Rogers for E.W. Stackhouse. 1p., 4to, blank conjoint leaf with address panel on verso, addressed to Pearce Rogers at Helston, indistinct postmark. A request for arrears of rent due to Lord and Lady Grenville to be paid within 21 Days. Underneath is a handwritten letter of 7 lines, asking him to excuse him using the standard letter for applying for the rent due 'from Condora... a remittance of the above will nearly close my books...' 1810. £8.00

  22. Bodmin area ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXX. Covers the area from Boscastle to Luxulyan. Printed surface 24" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo marbled wraps. There are three tears to the linen along folds, of 11", 6" and 8" from the edge, although the paper is unaffected. Watermark 1846. £12.00
    Cheap working copy.


  23. Bodmin PLAN OF THE TOWN OF BODMIN 1841. Plan, lithographed by Standidge & Co., titled as above, scale 2 Chains to an inch. Size 26" x 39", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into large 8vo marbled endpapers. Edges bound with green silk tape, which is fraying in places. Earlier owner's name stamped on linen on verso. Shows buildings, garden plots, water features, fields, street names, all with number, but no key present. Covers the Lunatic Asylum, Pound Lane, St. Petrock, the Gaol... together with... PLAN OF THE BOROUGH AND PARISH OF BODMIN in the County of Cornwall Surveyed and Drawn by Robert Hodge, 1841. Lithographed map, scale 8 Chains to and Inch, on three sheets, dissected and mounted on linen, each folding into marbled endpapers. Each sheet measures 40" x 26". Scale bar, large title, large compass rose, acreage of Borough and Parish given under title. A few light brownish splash marks in one section on the central sheet, and two small splash mark in blank area, light browning down one section edge on the eastern sheet, in blank area. Sheets edged with silk tape. Shows roads, railway, field boundaries, woods, rivers, named tenements such as Pendew, Laveddon, etc., with buildings. Fields etc. numbered. The area of the plan above is blank and labelled as 'Town of Bodmin', although the Asylum is shown. 1841. £240.00
    Based on the Tithe Survey.


  24. Camborne IN THE COURT OF CHANCERY Richard Bawden of Illogan, Tynner, aged about fifty seven years maketh Oath.... Declaration by Bawden that he, Zacheus Eva and 4 others had been granted a tribute set in Roskear Mine in 1725, with liberty to drive the adit, paying one sixth of all copper and tin broken to the Adventurers, and that John Richards, one of the adventurers, did not sign the agreement, but would be admitted for a fourteenth part, etc. 3p., small folio, signed by Bawden, and, with a very decorative signature by one of the Masters Extraordinary in His Majesty's Court of Chancery. 1747. £25.00

  25. Cornish Chamber of Mines SILICOSIS COMPENSATION SCHEME cyclostyled copy of a letter from the Home Office to the Chamber responding to their representation to limit the scheme. 2p, sm. folio. 11th Dec. 1928. £10.00
    'The Secretary of State is not quite sure what your Chamber means by the handling of dry material. He is advised that the process of breaking or crushing of the ore containing rock or any handling or moving incidental thereto give rise to dust.'


  26. Crantock, Crowan, St. Columb A PARTICULAR OF ALL THE DEEDS of Carevecke and Crantock. 3 pages large folio, in a small hand, detailing leases from 1553 - 1653. Summary of deed in the margin. 34 deeds listed. Involves the families of Webb, Cowlyn, Killigrew, Luttrell, Godolphin, Rosewarne, Harris. A lawyer has written a note at the end bringing the situation up to date 'Fr. Luttrell continued in possession... till 1 Nov. 1676 when he made his will and devised the premises to trustees....' mentioning that he has filed a bill in Chancery 'to make them sett out their title and am getting an injunction till they do'. c1653, with additions to c1680. £65.00
    '12 dec. 16 Eliz. John Killigrew demises to Vivyan Hendra Mary his wife and Christopher his son for their lives all his messuages and tenements.... in Crantock rendering 5th yearly rents at the four feasts in the year for the term and 2 capons yearly and a herriott upon their deaths...'


  27. East Cornwall Election THE TORY-LORD'S PETITION Most Humbly and Respectfully Addressed To the Electors of the Eastern Division of the County of Cornwall. Election broadside, size 16" x 13", folds. A poem in 8 stanzas satirising Lord Valletort, written as if by him, deploring Reform, the loss of his rotten Boroughs, and the end of 'the Reign on Patronage', as a result of the Reform Act. Heading in large type-faces. With three interesting footnotes giving further information, for example on the Lord's ordering the arrest of 'the Author of Eugene Aram and another Gentleman' by the Beadles for offering themselves as Candidates, when he was Mayor of Lostwithiel. Liddell and Son, Printers, Booksellers &c, Bodmin. September 14, 1832. £45.00
    'Oh! Could I but those golden hours recall/So bright in Sinecures, so rich in Jobs/When Lordlings bade defiance to you all/Despised the Farmers, and look'd down on Mobs'.


  28. Electoral Reform SONNET TO THE ENSUING ELECTION for the County of Cornwall by a 'Freeholder but not a Voter'. Signed Richard(?) Hill, 13th Feb. 1825. Poem in 36 lines in support of Reform and the Liberal candidate Pendarves, written in pencil on two sides of a bi-folium, 4to, folded. On verso is small papered seal and address of E.W.W. Pendarves, Five Lanes. 1825. £25.00
    '... A Freeman is here/No vote at election/Yet wishes reflection/And closer inspection/To make a selection/For Knight of the Shire...' At the By-Election of February 1825 the Whigs lost to the Tory candidate, Sir Richard Vyvyan.


  29. Feock LEASE FOR A YEAR of a tenement called Carnan-Trelevor in Feock, Nevil Mitchell of Falmouth, Mariner, and Jane his wife, heir of Emanuel Clemow of Falmouth, to Thomas Groube. Vellum, size 14" x 24", two wax seals showing a cherub with a key. Some spotting on the back of the vellum. 1752. £26.00
    Included commons of pasture and turbary.


  30. Foreign copper imports OFF-PRINT FROM A NEWSPAPER being a letter dated Truro, March 31, 1823, signed 'V'. Points out the deleterious effect on employment in Cornish mines of the proposed Warehouse Bill which permits goods, including copper and tin, to be imported and then exported free of duty. Printed in two short columns on paper 9" x 7", folds. In the bottom margin the owner has written 9 lines stating that since this date an amendment protecting watch and clock makers has been added to the Bill, and suggesting it would be appropriate to introduce a similar clause relating to copper and tin. 1823. £18.00

  31. Germoe WILL of Joseph Tuckfield of Germoe in the County of Cornwall, Miner. Appoints Stephen Davey, Farmer and John Curtis, Farmer and Mine Agent, both of Breage, as Trustees. 19th Feb. 1871. 1p. sm. folio, signed and witnessed. 1871. £12.00

  32. Grylls (H), Redruth, Printer A SYNOPSIS OF MINING From 1729 to 1833. By H. Grylls, Redruth, Publisher of Weekly Ticketing Paper and 'Annual Mining Sheet'. Folio sheet, printed on one side only, folded. Gives Copper Ore sold in Cornwall with Dates, Tons, Amount of money, Standards, Produce, with similar table for Swansea. There is also a table for Tin produced in blocks, 1750-1833. 1833. £20.00

  33. Helston BOOK-KEEPING EXERCISE BOOK 'Chambers Educational Course' Book-keeping Exercise Book, completed in a clear rather childish hand, with mock Invoice Book, Cash Book etc. 36pp., sm. folio, wraps. Name of Arthur C. Thomas on front wrap. 1895. £16.00
    Entries with name of customer and town, items such as 'paisley shawl', 'silk hat' etc.


  34. Helston in Kirrier, Manor of AT A SPECIAL COURT of the said Manor held at the Borough of Helston... before Thomas Grylls gentleman, Steward of the said Manor... Manuscript on vellum, size 27" x 13", signed by Grylls. Refers to Surrender by Stephen Usticke, the heir of Sir Michael Nowell of Penwarne, to John Rogers, Lord of the Manor, of four acres of land at Mean Moor and Parc and Gwarrack, part of Gweal Hellis in Wendron, and the granting of the tenancy to John Borlase 'upon the payment of the ancient acknowledgement of eight pence'. Below the details of the Surrender is a copy of Usticke's Letter of Attorney appointing Joseph Roberts, Attorney, to act for him in this matter. 1812. £40.00

  35. Kenwyn WILL of John Wilkins of Kenwyn, Tinner, 1716. Copy extracted from the Registry dated 1776. 2p. folio on 2 sheets held with rusty pin, tax stamps in margin. 1776. £22.00
    Bequeathes 20s a year to the poor of Kenwyn, property at Bossore, Veyseys tenement, 'part in the Grist Mill and all thereunto belonging in Idless', part in 'Husband tenement' etc., to his son.


  36. Lanhydrock APPORTIONMENT OF THE RENT CHARGE IN LIEU OF TITHES in the Parish of Lanhydrock, in the County of Cornwall. 6pp., folio, thin card wraps, cloth spine. Printed in columns giving names of Landowners and Occupiers, no. on Plan, Description of premises and land, Cultivation, Quantity, Rent-charge. 1839. £45.00

  37. Lostwithiel WORK DONE ON THE BOROUGH ROADS LOSTWITHIEL for Mr Pomeroy Mayor. Bill, manuscript, 1p. 4to, listing payment for work in November and December 1796 by Richard White and William Cock. Receipted by White... together with... small receipt for money payed by the Mayor to Edward Way for money paid at the Archdeacon's Visitation Court, 1792, and four Notices, 1834-5, manuscript, 1p, sm. 4to, setting dates for the Special Session for the Highways at the Guild Hall, signed by Justices. 1796-35. £17.00

    WITH PLAN

  38. Phillack SETT of parts of the tenements of Treglisson and Laity in the parish of Phillack, Cornwall, Richard Nicholls to Messrs. Thomas Field and Henry Noell. Term 21 years. 2 vellum sheets, 24" x 28". On verso of one sheet is a plan, scale 3 Chains to an Inch, in ink and some outline colour, showing Treglisson Common, Nanjeval, Alfred Consols Mine, with Counting House, Engine House, etc., area outlined in red, showing West Boundary Shaft and East Boundary Shaft, and larger area outlined in yellow. 1851. £90.00

  39. Reynolds (C) Publisher THE ALBUM OF CORNWALL VIEWS. Being 21 photo litho views on an extending strip. Original boards, approx. 6" x 5", decorative gilt title, cloth spine. c189- £15.00
    Includes Penzance, St. Ives, Botallack Mine, Port Minster, St. Ives, Falmouth etc.


  40. Saint Cleer and Saint Stephen's-by-Saltash PLANS, PARTICULARS, AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF WELL-SITUATED FREEHOLD FARMS And Valuable Quarries of Stone, to be Held at Webb's Hotel, Liskeard, On Monday, December 11th, 1911. By Messrs. J. Kittow & Son, Launceston. With 3 large coloured folding plans, 7pp, folio, original printed wraps. 1911. £40.00
    Includes farms of East and West Hendra, Trevollard, the tenement of Cumble Torr with the Quarry on the bank of the River Lynher.


  41. St. Erme AN ESTIMATE OF THE YEARLY VALUE of Tregoniney in the Parish of St. Erm taken October 1813 by Francis Retallack. Manuscript schedule on 1p., 4to, listing names of 22 fields with no. of acres and value per acre. On adjoining leaf is an accompanying letter from Francis Retallack to Charles Rashleigh at Duporth, thanking him for keeping the 'Boatsmans place' for young Mr. Vincent. Address panel with large '4' on verso. 1813. £16.00

  42. St. Minver LEASE of Anthony's tenement in Tregwarmond in St. Minver, Trehane Symons to Samuel Symons. On paper, size 19" x 26", two good wax seals with busts, some minor small splits at folds, and slight wear at two points where folds meet with loss of a couple of letters... together with... DEPOSITION of Moses Ede, son of Roger Ede, who held a lease in Tregwarmond under Jonathan Anthony, relative to the bounds of the tenement, hedges etc. (a Walter Ede is referred to in the 1793 lease). 31 lines, small folio, signed and witnessed. 2 items. 1793 and 1806. £25.00
    The closes appurtaining to the messuage were called Neilden's Ground, German's Bargain, Seven Acres. 'his father always cut the said Bound of furze which was stubbed up, when the High road was formed...'


  43. St. Minver SMALL BUNDLE OF LETTERS, BILLS, SERMONS, and notes of the Revd. William Sandys, Vicar of St. Minver. 1802-44. 28 4to pieces, mainly letters received by Sandys re. rents, investments, tithes, etc., and copies of letters he sent, together with sermons, prayers, poems, plus some smaller slips with bills, etc. 1802-44. £30.00

  44. St. Minver SURVEY of Trebetherick. Mrs. Maberley. Manuscript, one side of 4to sheet. Ruled in columns for field names etc., Statute Measure hedges & Waste, Statute Measure Clear Ground, Customary Measure Clear Ground and Yearly Watch. Survey'd and Valued by T. Hayward Jun. Folds. Nov. 25th 1803. £9.00
    Lists 19 fields, etc.


  45. St. Wenn DECLARATION by Francis Luttrell of Grays Inn that two cottages in St. Wenn were bought by him in trust for John Vivian of Trewen. Manuscript, 17 lines on 1p., small folio, signed by Luttrell, and two witnesses, small armorial wax seal. Blank conjoint leaf with docket title on verso has been attacked by silverfish across the docket title. 1673. £24.00
    The properties were occupied by Jane Collins and Henry Trembath. One had an acre of land. He says he is ready to convey them to Vivian on payment of appropriate costs etc.


  46. 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'



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    Cumberland


  47. Abbey Town PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of.... the Border Estate, together with 15 Stints or Cattle Gaits on Calvo.... Cottages in Holme Cultram.... to be Sold by Auction, 25th September, 1894. 3pp., folio, folded. 1894. £14.00

  48. Brampton TO BE SOLD by Public Auction At the House of Mr. Thomas Bell, The Howard's Arms Inn, in Brampton.... 25th of May, 1802.... All those valuable Tithe-Free Estates called by the respective Names of Kiln-Hill, Harrows, and the Close.... consisting of three Dwelling Houses.... 105 Acres.... a right upon a valuable and extensive adjoining Common...... Handbill, size 12" x 7", traces of folds. Carlisle: Printed at B. Scott's Office, 1802. £42.00

  49. Dalston HANDBILL advertising Fifty Acres of Oats, 3 Acres of Peas, now Growing on the Farm of the late Joseph Richardson, Esq., To be Sold by Auction at Bromfield, 17th August, 1827. Size 6" x 7", attractively printed in large typefaces. Jolie, Printers, Carlisle. 1827. £28.00

  50. Dalston TO BE SOLD by Public Auction at the House of Richard Martin, Innkeeper... Several Closes of Land Called... Sorrow Pow, Low Close, High Close and The Orchard situate at Nook Lane... Poster size 13" x 8". 1835. £20.00

    SALE OF PART OF DERWENTWATER

  51. Eskdale, Keswick, Borrowdale, Cockermouth ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS, CONDITIONS OF SALE and Plan of The Major Portions of the... Leconfield Cumberland Estate, about 17,00 Acres, Four Very Sound Sheep Farms, Skiddaw Forest, Part of Derwent Water, 400 Acres of Valuable Woodland, The Mount, Papcastle... to be offered for Sale by Auction... 17th July 1957. 81pp., folio, printed front wrap only, lacks back wrap, front wrap stained and detached, key plan, one only of four folding plans. 11 photographs, mostly 2 to a plate. 1957. £30.00
    Includes numerous sheep and dairy farms, cottages, shooting rights. Lot 31 was the Western portion of Derwentwater, covering 562 acres.


  52. Westward, near Wigton HAZELSPRING FARM The Property of The Right Honble. Lord Leconfield. 1864. Traced from unfinished Ordnance Plans of the Parish Westward. Lightly coloured manuscript plan in brownish tracing paper mounted on paper then on linen, size 28" x 30", folding into 8vo marbled wraps. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Shows buildings at Wallace Lane, Hazelspring, Hilltop, Studholme Rigg Wood, fields with acreage etc., river, streams, roads... together with... HILL TOP FARM The Property of the Right Honble Lord Leconfield. 1864. Similar plan, size 33 " x 55", folding into 8vo marbled wraps. The two plans fit together, with some overlap. The area of Hazelspring Farm is coloured pink and Hill Top Farm green. Neat manuscript labels on wraps. 2 items. Signed W.L.M. 12th March 1864. £50.00


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    Devon


  53. Branscombe WARRANT OF ATTORNEY of John Yule, of Branscombe, Captain in His Majesty's Navy, to secure payment from James Elliot of Soho for interest on a mortgage loan. 1p., small folio, printed with manuscript inserts, conjoint leaf. Signed by Yule. 2 pages in manuscript inside with details. 1820. £15.00

  54. Dartmouth Harbour AN ACT for the construction of a Quay and other works within the Harbour of Dartmouth for amending the Dartmouth Harbour Orders 1863 and 1870.... 21pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Last leaf loose, first leaf slightly dusty at edges. 1882. £16.00

  55. Dawlish, Totnes, Exeter, etc. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM An album containing 44 actual photographs, mainly of Dawlish and including Teignmouth, Totnes, Exeter, Starcross, Torquay, and Totnes. Album measures 6" x 10" and some being full page, 4" x 6", and others pasted two to a page, most neatly titled underneath in ink. Grained cloth boards, cloth partly split along hinge at back. 1880's £65.00
    27 full page views of Devon, including: The Strand, Dawlish (2); fine view of The Beach, Dawlish, with people on the beach; Cofton; Luscombe Castle; Totnes from the Bridge, with man on a horse and people on the bridge; Assize Court, Exeter; Starcross, with a nurse in long white apron with a child. The 14 smaller photos include bathing huts on the beach at Dawlish; Beach and Railway, Dawlish, with people sitting on the wall. At the end of the album are full page views 'The Kings Head, Chigwell, two wedding groups, and a family group, plus two commercial views of Dawlish (possibly Valentine).


  56. Downrew AGREEMENT for the letting of Downrew to John Shapland of Bishops Tawton for 21 years, late in lease to Samuel Chappell. 23 lines on small folio sheet, signed by John Shapland and ?Bray, and 2 witnesses. Includes long stipulations about methods of husbandry, and laid down in the usual covenants of 'the Duke of Bedford's leases to his Rack Tenants'. 1793. £15.00
    One of the conditions of the lease was that Shapland plant 4 young trees for every one cut down.


  57. East Putford PROBATE of the Will of William May of East Putford. Copy on 5 pages, folio. Will dated 1860. This copy undated, but on paper water-marked 1850. £22.00
    Bequeathes to various relatives his farm in Lower Narracott, his poll deeds on the Bideford Turnpike Trust, his land called Thornetown and a Marsh called Saunders Meadow, Venn Hills, and many other properties. The 'presentation to the parish church of West Putford with a plot of ground adjoining the Glebe which I purchased of Lord Clinton' was to go to his nephew Revd. James May.


  58. Exeter election GILES STANWELL TO HIS MOTHER by the author of the Exeter Guide descriptive of the late County Election. Satirical poem in manuscript, 38 lines in rhyming couplets, 1p. 4to, plus blank conjoint leaf. Refers to various local figures 'the thumb-screwing Parson', 'The Man of the Mob', 'Squire Cann' etc. Paper watermarked 1808. £25.00
    'I'm happy however dear Mother to say/That Bastard had gained his Election today/That the Rout is compleat of the Ebrington pack/Of Sandford and Fellows and Arlington Jack'.


  59. Little Torrington BILLS FOR WORK ON CROSS John Gribble for Smith's Work on Cross etc. to Michaelmas 1830. 2p foolscap, with receipt attached. Lists costs 'for steeling a sledge', 'for 4 shoes remov'd', 'for binding the phaeton wheels', etc. 1830. £20.00

  60. Littleham & Exmouth ASSIGNMENT of a two dwelling houses in Exmouth, William Culley to Walter Kendall. Large vellum sheet, wax seal. 1828. £12.00
    Gives measurements of houses frontages, gardens etc.


  61. Lympstone AN ACT for making and maintaining a Turnpike Road from Burnt House in the Parish of Lympstone.... to Exmouth.... 7pp, disbound, including schedule. 1832. £16.00

  62. Millbay Ward, Plymouth THE FLOODING OF THE WESTERN DISTRICT Voters in Millbay Ward. Do you know how your present Representatives in the Council acted in this most important question... If Not, You Should! Vote for Taylor. Handbill, size 12" x 9", traces of folds and two small repaired edge tears, relating to the scheme for a Pumping Station, with verbatim quotes from the candidate in the Council Meeting of May 16th. Printed and Published by Mitchell & Co., Union St., Plymouth. 1899. £28.00

  63. Otterton DEPOSITION OF GEO. WAYMOUTH of Otterton, Made on Oath before the Right Worshipful the Mayor of Exeter. Broadside, 4to, printed on one side only, heading in large letters, paper browned throughout, folds, some slight wear at one fold. 20 lines, describing how Waymouth, while walking in a meadow of Lord Rolle's by the banks of the Otter, was beaten by Rev. Archdeacon Moore, of Otterton, who accused him of insulting Lord Rolle. Sworn before me, Wm. Crockett, Mayor, Exon, 26 March, 1824. £24.00
    "'You have accused two Magistrates of not doing you justice, when you swore to meeting a carter of Lord Rolle's riding without reins'... I said 'that case was notorious... as I had given it in 500 printed Letters..'".


  64. Plymouth, Devonport and Stonehouse Carriages, Boats and Roads AN ACT for regulating Hackney Coaches and other Carriages, Boats, and Wherries within the several Parishes of Saint Andrew and Charles in the Borough of Plymouth, the Parish of East Stonehouse and the Parish of Stoke Damerel in the Borough of Devonport, and for amending Two several Acts for repairing certain Roads leading from the Borough of Plymouth to Stonehouse Bridge and Plymouth Dock.... 20pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1843. £17.00

  65. Salcombe FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY of Special Interest to Yachtsmen and Motor-Boat Owners... Stonehanger, Salcombe, South Devon... 10pp., size 10" x 12", stiff wraps, photograph tipped onto front wrap, 6 tipped in photographs. no date, c1925? £30.00
    Included 'Lovely Gardens profusely planted with tropical plants...', Peach Walk, Bowling Green, etc.


  66. Shobrook Parish HIGHWAY WEEKLY ACCOUNT BOOK Two 4to volumes printed in columns over two pages headed 'Weekly Account of Money expended on the Highways of the Parish of Shobroke. Paper-covered boards, cloth spines, printed title on front boards. One book for March 1852 - March 1853, the other from March 1855 - March 1856. Columns for Day Labor, Laborers' Names, Team Work, Weekly Total, etc. Sparse entries, although from Nov - March 1853 there was expenditure every week, including laying pipes, stone breaking at various named places 'Stone drawn from Trew Quarry & Landed at Nomansland'... etc. A Charles Vinecombe was employed fairly regularly. At the back of the earlier book is pasted a printed 'General Statement', with ms inserts, folded, and in the back of the later one a printed Schedule, folded, stating state of roads, bridges, what materials used, state of hedges etc. 1852-56. £70.00

  67. Sidmouth Railway AN ACT to enable the Sidmouth Railway and Harbour Company to make certain Deviations in their authorized Line.... 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1867. £14.00

  68. Spreat (W) LITTLE HEMPSTON CHURCH. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India paper, large margins. Printed by C. Hulmandel. c1842. £24.00
    In the bottom lower corner are 2 men holding scythes one of whom is sharpening his.


  69. Spreat (W) STOKE GABRIEL CHURCH. Lithotint from Nature by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India paper, large margins. C. Hulmandel's Patent. c1842. £20.00
    An attractiive view showing the river in the foreground, two rowing boats, a man standing holding padlles, an emptiy boat on the shore and a sailing boat further along the river.


  70. Spreat (W) THE VALLEY OF ROCKS Linton. Lithograph, size 8" x 11", plus margins. A few foxing spots in bottom margin. Printed and Published at W. Spreat's Lithgraphic Establishment. c1840. £16.00
    Shows a view looking down the valley, sea on the left.


  71. Tavistock NOTES ON THE CHURCH OF SAINT EUSTACHIUS TAVISTOCK Part I. 28pp., A4, stapled. Printed on one side only. n.d. 1970's? £6.00

  72. Torrington MR THOMAS DYER to Madam Christian Stevens - Debtor. Large folio sheet detailing repayment of a mortgage, with interest, 1752 - 1757. Signed as approved by Dyer, and by two witnesses. 1757. £12.00
    Refers to a mortgage on Hill Closes.



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  73. Bright's Stores Ltd. ALBUM OF BOURNEMOUTH VIEWS 32 views, including one folding panorama. Cloth-covered boards, size 9" x 11". Adverts. Light waterstaining at bottom margin of last ten pages, lacks most of cloth on spine, boards faded at edges. c1900. £12.00
    Views (mostly by Miell & Ridley) include Branksea, Swanage, Corfe, as well as Bournemouth.


  74. Isle of Portland Harbour and Breakwater AN ACT to amend an Act for empowering 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.... Pages numbered 1361-1370, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1850. £14.00

  75. Lawrence (T.E) ALBUM of postcards and photographs of Lawrence's tomb. Homemade album, plain stiff card wraps, size 8" x 10", pasted inside front wrap is typed poem by James Bramwell about Lawrence's effigy. 3 leaves, tissue guards, with two photographs of the effigy which appear to be clipped from a magazine pasted on, and 7 real photographic postcards, tipped into mounts, as follows: The Lawrence of Arabia Effigy. St. Martins Church. H.6383 (Valentine's); Grave of Lawrence of Arabia. Moreton. Wareham. 18442. (Judges); Interior. St. Martin's Church, Wareham. H. 1558 (Valentine's); Lawrence's Effigy, St. Martin's Church, Wareham (interior); St Martins's Church Wareham (from the road); Lawrence's Cottage, Clouds Hill; Lawrence's Cottage From Cloud's Hill. The last four cards do not have a publisher's name. All cards are titled in white in the plate. c1939. £30.00
    The effigy of Lawrence, sculpted by his friend Kennington, was installed in the church in 1959.


  76. Leigh and Yetminster CONTRACT for sale and purchase of land at Leigh and Yetminster, Major F. Wingfield Digby and Mrs. E. King. 4p., folio, typed, small sketch map on tissue paper attached. 1918. £8.00

  77. Lytchet Minster BOOKSELLER'S BILL for 4 books for Lytchet Minster Church, The Honble. W.F.S Ponsonby Esq. for Revd. W. Bartlett, Bt. of Mr. Low. Plain 4to sheet, folded. Aug. 11th. 1835. £8.00
    Includes '1 Altar Service book bound in Purple Calf Roy. 4to. & gilt edges... £2.10s.'


  78. Mabel Lucie Attwell POSTCARD Here's Lots of Good Luck from Bournemouth. Shows four postboys in blue carrying black cat in basket. Written in pencil but not used. n.d. £10.00

  79. Melcombe Regis WILL of Mary Petty. Attested copy on 7p sm. folio. 1858. £9.00
    Details her bequests of 'purple & gold Dresden china' etc.


  80. Sherborne THE SHERBORN MERCURY or Weekly Advertiser. Numb. 1. Tuesday, February 22, 1737. Facsimile edition. 4pp. Horizontal fold. n.d. £7.00
    Mainly national news.


  81. Stourpaine LEASE FOR A YEAR of messuage at France in Stourpaine, George Long to John Parker, Surgeon, of Blandford. Vellum, 12" x 24", very small wax seal. 1727. £20.00

  82. Sturminster Newton STURMINSTER FRIENDLY SOCIETY H. Legg in account with the Sturminster Friendly Society. Printed sheet, 4to, folds, showing debit and credit account, present funds etc., and 'Payments to members', listing sums paid to 18 named members. Low, Printer, Wimborne. 1854. £20.00

  83. Sturminster Newton ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT between Thomas Buffett of Winterbourne Whitchurch, Cooper, and Thomas Young of Sturminster Newton, Clothier, regarding a lease of a tenement of 18 acres in part of Sturminster called Bagber near Two Fords Bridge, called Peaslease. 29 lines in a fine hand, on paper size 15" x 12", signed by Buffett and three witnesses, with small wax seal. 1705. £30.00
    Buffett had acquired the authority 'to sell and dispose of the inheritance' from Edward Cook of Highnam in Cloucestershire.


  84. Thorncombe POSTER advertising auction sale at the Golden Lion Inn, 15th September, 1852, of two cottages and premises, at Hewood Green in Thorncombe, late the property of William Hawker, deceased. Printed in large type faces, size 18" x 12", folds. Wills, Printer, The Axe Fishing Tackle & Gun Warehouse, Axminster. 1852. £24.00

  85. Valentine & Sons PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEW ALBUM OF WEYMOUTH and District. 20 views, red boards, 7" x 9", gilt title, one gathering loose, staples rusty. c1910. £12.00

  86. Wambrook ABSTRACT OF THE TITLE of the Misses Palmer and Trustees to a messuage and farm called Bewley Down in Wambrook. 27p. folio, held at corner with tape. 1857. £15.00
    Lists deeds from 1814 to 1849.


  87. West Chickerill AN ACT for Dividing and Allotting the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in Putton alias Podington, in the Village or Tything of Easton in the Parish of Chickerill alias West Chickerill... 16pp., small folio, separately paginated, disbound. Floral headpiece. Docket title. Act of Parliament. 1789. £18.00

  88. Weymouth DRAWING titled 'Gurnsey Fruit Boat on the Rocks at Low Tide'. Size 3" x 5", some slight yellowing in places around edges. Shows the harbour wall, with the boat listing to the right on the rocks, some men on the rocks and on the boat, cliffs in distance. Dated 'Weymouth Oct. 15th 1852' and signed 'E.M.' 1852. £10.00

  89. Weymouth PROPOSED PLAN of Layout of the Weymouth Bay Estate. Estate Surveyors Jackson & Greenen, Bournemouth. Coloured plan, size 20" x 34", showing plots above Overcombe Beach, proposed Cliff Walk and Gardens, Recreation Ground, Charlbury Lodge, Jordon Farm, Preston. Each plot numbered. Some stamped 'Sold'. Folded to 8vo. Issued november 1926. £18.00


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    Durham


  90. Kellow and Branspeth EXEMPLIFICATION OF A RECOVERY Thomas Wharton Doctor in Physic against Richard Scruton, given before Sir George Nares Knight of Durham. Refers to a moiety of the Manor of Hurworth otherwise Hurworth on the Moor, and Ten Messuages, Ten Cottages, Ten Orchards, One thousand acres of pasture, one thousand acres of Meadow, one hundred acres of wood, one hundred acres of moor and Common of Pasture for Cattle. Vellum, 25" x 32", large papered wax seal on tag. Vellum slightly browned, dust-stained on verso. 1786. £85.00

  91. Sunderland DEED OF BARGAIN AND SALE of a cornmill and a close of land with houses erected thereon, David Reah, Miller, George Reah, Miller his son, and John Christon of Seaton to Joseph Walter of Sunderland, Common Brewer. Vellum, size 12" x 20". Signed with three wax seals (David Reah with his initials). Vellum rather yellowed throughout. 1761. £25.00


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    Essex


  92. East Haddingfield EXEMPLIFICATION OF A RECOVERY of lands in East Hanningfield, West Hanningfield and South Hanningfield, George Nutt and John Heath, Demandants, William Nutt, Tenant, Humphrey Mildmay and Edward Howse, Vouchees. On vellum size 17" x 28", in Latin. Fine wide border along top and left side with grey watercolour of leaves and berries, plainer, narrower border down right side, first line with the name of the king in very large letters, originally picked out in gold, gilt slightly worn, very large initial letter 'C' of 'Carolus' size 8" x 8", with very attractive complex calligraphic decoration, initial letters of the other two words in first line also large and decorative. Large tag, but no wax seal. There is no trace of any wax on the tag. 1635. £120.00
    The Mildmays were Lords of the Manor.


  93. Stambourn LEASE of Stambourn Hall Farm and two cottages in Stambourn, Barker Myall, Merchant, to Ambrose Myall, farmer. Manuscript on paper, size 20" x 30", two wax seals, but not signed. 1784. £18.00


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    Gloucestershire


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

  95. Baily & Woods, Printers, Cirencester ADVERTISING BROCHURE for the printers, booksellers and stationers in Market Place. 4" x 6", listing prices etc., with illusts of shop and town. c1910. £8.00
    With small gold embossed phoenix on front wrap.


  96. Barrett & Co., Sharpness Docks VIEWS OF SHARPNESS AND DISTRICT 16 photographs. Boards, size 7" x 9", gilt title, rubbed. c1910. £15.00
    With advert for Barrett's store on first leaf.


  97. Dymock PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE Of Freehold Cottage at Broomsgreen, Dymock. To be Sold by Auction by Messrs. Lomas and Anthony at The Horse Shoe Inn, Broomsgreen On Friday the 12th day of August 1904. Loosely inserted is a large printed poster for the sale. 3pp, folio, docket title. 1904. £16.00

  98. Gloucester & Berkeley Canal Co. AN ACT for authorizing the Company of Proprietors of the Gloucester and Berkeley Canal Navigation to vary the Line of a certain Part of the said Canal, so as to render the Execution thereof more easy.... 14pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. plus cover leaf. Tear in cover leaf. 1797. £18.00
    Refers also to the Stroudwater Canal.


  99. Gloucester and Dean Forest Railway REFERENCE TO THE PLAN OF THE PROPOSED DOCK near the Gloucester and Berkeley Canal, in the South Hamlet, in the County of Gloucester 1846. Manuscript on 4 pages oblong folio, listing 26 properties (includes houses, fields, limekilns, sawpits, canal towpath, etc.) with printed column headings for Description of Property, Owners, Lessess, Occupiers, No. on Plan (not present). Column headings printed, entries in a large fine hand. Wraps, sewn, titled in MS on front wrap, in fine large lettering. Whitcombe Helps & Wemyss, Gloucester 1846. £90.00

  100. Gloucester city and area THREE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets XXXIII.11 (Whaddon, part of Tuffley), XXXIII.6 (Quedgeley, Gloucester and Berkeley Canal, Podsmead Road), XXXIII.7 (Matson, Tuffley, Cotteswold Road, Bibury Road). Scale 25" to 1 mile, each size 26" x 37". 1936. £24.00

  101. Gloucester THE NORTH WEST VIEW OF THE CITY OF GLOUCESTER Copper engraving, size 4" x 7". View across the river with sailing boats, showing pottery kilns, cathedral, numerous churches, bridge on right of view. Very small page number top right. In ivory mount. n.d. late 18th cent. £18.00

  102. Walker (J) & (C) GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Folding engraved, hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area approx. 15" x 12", plus margins, folding into original boards, size approx. 5" x 4", attractive original printed label, Table of Market Days etc. pasted inside front board. 1840. £25.00


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    Hampshire and Isle of Wight


  103. Bourne St. Mary MORTGAGE of a messuage and lands in Saint Mary Bourne, Robert Noyes of Hatherdine and Edmund Rolfe of Bourne, to Katherine Barlow of Andover. Vellum sheets, size 20" x 38", two small armorial wax seal. Some slight browning in parts, engraved initial letter slightly rubbed. 1715. £38.00
    Concerned a messuage in Saint Mary Bourne 'near the May Pole there', and another messuage called 'Billetts' as well as various closes of land, including closes in the village called Link, Longclose, Bedlams and Lyes, Pepper Hill field, etc.


  104. Geological Survey VERTICAL SECTIONS of the Tertiary Strata of the Isle of Wight, arranged and drawn by Henry W. Bristow, F.G.L. Vertical Section Sheet 25. Size 38" x 26". Hand-coloured, with sections at Alum Bay, St. Helen's, Whitecliff Bay, etc. Linen-backed, folding to 8vo, paper endpapers, linen split along section edges at five places, splits held with strong archival tape on verso. Paper sound and in good clean condition. Published at the Geological Survey Office, Sepr. 1858. £90.00

  105. Gosport AB ABSTRACT of the Title Deeds belonging to a House &c in Cold Harbour in Gosport which Mr. Erasmus Carver purchased of the Revd. Mr. Thomas Symonds, with Remarks theereon. Manuscript on 2p., folio, folded with docket title. Details deeds from 1681. c1770. £18.00

  106. Kings Worthy CONVEYANCE of a watercourse containing about 26 rods, Col. T.B. Hitchcock to M. Barrow Simonds. Vellum, 3 pages large 4to, red margins, with coloured plan in text, 4" x 5". 1892. £14.00

  107. Stoke LEASE FOR THE YEAR of a close of land called the Parsonage Purrock in Stoke, William Peachy of Gosport to Revd. Francis Clifton. Vellum, size 13" x 18", wax seal. 1791. £20.00

  108. Well Farm, Odiham A CATALOGUE OF THE WHOLE LIVE AND DEAD FARMING STOCK comprising 6 capital Cart Horses, 2 4-Year Old Colts... for sale by Auction... October 10th, 1898.... 4p, on card, sm. 8vo. Vertical fold. 1898. £10.00


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    Herefordshire


  109. Much Marcle LEASE TO VEST POSSESSION of messuage called Kinnaston, together with lands in common fields called Boyle, Corkyard, Ashwell, Edgefields, etc., John Elton of Much Marcle and Ann Phelps of Ross to James Hooper of Woolhope. Vellum sheet, 14" x 27", two wax seals. Some light browning in parts. 1734. £20.00

  110. Woolhope AUCTION SALE. Sale of Coppice on Lady Littleton's Estate, To Be Sold by Auction, by Mr R.Q. Gange at the Crown Inn, Woolhope, on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1873.... Size approx. 17" x 11", printed on one side only, folded. 1873. £20.00


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  111. Heronsgate PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of The Pines, Heronsgate... for Sale by Auction... July 28th, 1938. 13pp., 4to, printed wraps, photo tipped onto front wrap, 5 tipped-in photographs. Crease in front wrap, number in ink on wrap. 1938. £15.00

  112. Hertfordshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XX N.E and adjoining sheets. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 25" x 37", linen-backed and folding into sm. 4to cloth endpapers. Contours in red. 1925. £24.00
    Covers Knebworth, The Hoo, Codicote.



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    Kent


  113. 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

  114. Herne Bay AN ACT for making and maintaining a Pier or Jetty, and other Works, at Herne Bay. 62pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1831. £15.00

  115. Lewisham AN ACT for rebuilding the Church of the parish of Lewisham... 16pp., plus cover leaf. Small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1774. £14.00

  116. Ramsgate BOND of Richard Tomson of Ramsgate in the Isle of Thanet, Mariner to Richard Brice of Mansion in St. Laurence, Isle of Thanet, Victualler, for £260. 1p., small folio, printed, with manuscript inserts, wax seal. Blank conjoint leaf. Folded. 1803. £20.00


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    Lancashire


  117. Mercer (John), Surveyor PLAN OF THE MOUNTAIN MINE at the Shaley Brow The Property of Sir John Gerard, Bart., and Working By Mr William Stock. John Mercer, Surveyor, St. Helens, 1847. Finely drawn manuscript plan in ink and 2 colours, on cartridge paper backed with linen, size 24" x 36" plus margins, rolled. Very fine large calligraphic title with each line in a different style of lettering, ornate floral compass rose, decorative scale bar (Scale 1" = 20 yds.). Shows workings in six different colours, roads, streams, buildings, shafts, etc. There is no key. Some light dusting overall, and minor short horizontal creases in paper at left edge. 1847. £170.00

  118. Salford ASSIGNMENT by way of Mortgage of a plot of land, bordered on one side by the River Irwell, and a cotton mill with the steam engines, machinery etc., George Ashworth of Ashton under Lyne, Spinner and Manufacturer to Edwin and Thomas Mellor, spinners and manufacturers. 2 vellum sheets, size 23" x 29", wax seal. 1856. £14.00

  119. Strangeways Hall Colliery PEMBERTON TWO FEET MINE Late John Leyland. Manuscript plan on waxed cotton, size 13" x 27", in ink and some colour. Scale 6" = 170 yards. Folds. no date. 1926 or slightly later. £12.00
    Fairly basic plan. Shows workings 1925-6 in different colours.



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  120. Fleckney DEED OF BARGAIN AND SALE of a part of messuage, cottage and lands in Fleckney, Sir Alexander Cave of Baggrave and others to John Halford of Kibworth Beauchamp and Thomas Andrew of Wistow. Vellum size 24" x 29", with a smaller sheet 10" x 24", signed by four parties, only one of the tags still has a wax seal, chipped. Some light waterstaining down part of central fold, not affecting legibility. Large calligraphic initial letter with date inside it. Witnessed on verso. 1627. £40.00
    The lands involved were three acres of arable, three poles of meadow, one cow pasture and ten sheep's commons.

    SEVENTEENTH CENTURY FARM INVENTORY

  121. Long Clawson A TRUE INVENTORY of all the goods and Chattells of Richard Pike of Claxton als Long Clauston in the Countie of Leicester husbandman, lately diceased taken this 6th of ffebruary 1636. By Edward Moore, William Guye, yeoman of Claxton aforesaid and Calebbe Needham of Wysall in the Countie of Nottingham husbandman. Written in a small neat hand on vellum, size 21" x 5", signed under the total by the assessors. 1637. £200.00
    Contents include 'a parcell of a Lease of a Close in Broughton Feild', 'in the parler 3 bedsteades, 3 Cofers, a little boxe & a Cradle', 'three flaxen sheets.. 6 napkins', 'swyne & 3 hives, a grinding stonne', 'corne in the barne, with hea & strawe', etc.



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  122. Brigg, Barnetby etc. SIX AUCTION SALE PARTICULARS for Lincolnshire farms, 1949 - 1970. All with printed wraps, 8vo and 4to., all with basic folding plans. 6 items. 1949 - 1970. £18.00
    Comprises Oxford Grange Farm, Barrow; Low Farm, Barnetby; Moor Farm, Linwood; Agricultural Land at Morton and Walkerith; Three Trees Farm, Brigg; Appleby Lodge Farm, Brigg.


  123. Leeson family of Sedgebrook TWO WILLS 1766 and 1775. Copy of Attested Copy of the Probate of the Will and Codicil of William Leeson of Harlaxton, Grazier. Attested Copy 1797... together with... Attested Copy of the Probate Copy of the Will of Edward Leeson of Sedgebrook, Grazier. 1797. Each 2 large folio pages, folded with docket title. Copies made 1797. £20.00
    Refers to property in Harlaxton, East Allington, Wigtoft. Sums of £500 are left to their children.


  124. Nettleham TO BE OFFERED FOR SALE BY AUCTION Nettleham Field... Tithe-Free Farm of nearly 253 acres... 5pp., 4to, illustration on front wrap. Crude plan... together with simlar auction particulars, 1950's, for Field House Farm, North Kelsey, Prospect House Farm, Barnetby-le-Wold. 3 items. 1950's. £12.00

  125. Sedgebrook PROBATE OF THE WILL of Thomas Hollingworth of Sedgebrook, yeoman. On paper, two large folio pages, printed administration certificate attached, but information written in manuscript on verso, signed, rather than inserted in the spaces in the printed document. Large papered seal on tag... together with... A Copy of the Richd. Hollingworth's Will. Dated 29th Jan. 1718. 1p, folio, 32 lines. Contemporary copy. Piece torn from left margin. Refers to his house and land at Allington, six of his best cows and sheep, etc. 2 items. 1728. £28.00
    Leaves his closes of land in Allington to his wife.



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    London


  126. Aldersgate AN HYMN to be sung by the Children Belonging to Saint Ann's Society Schools, on Sunday the 1st Day of November 1807. At the Parish Church of Saint Ann's, Aldersgate, After a Sermon to be Preached before the President.... and the rest of the Governors of the Institution By the Rev. Henry Draper. Single folio sheet, printed on one side only, traces of folds, old repair with strip torn from the leaf of a book reinforcing two folds, two later repairs in blank area at edges, some creases and dust-marking, and some slight wear at folds. Printed by J. Diggens, St. Ann's Lane, London. 1807. £22.00
    With a description of the society and its work in 17 lines. There were 1140 children in the two Charity Schools.


  127. Bacon's GEM MAP OF LONDON AND SUBURBS Scale 1.23 inches = 1 mile. Colour-printed map backed with linen, folding into printed boards, size 6" x 3". 32pp. guide and street index... together with... Bartholomew's Pocket Atlas and Guide to London. 18 double pages of street plans, with Street Index printed on verso, plus Gazetteer of places, plan of electric railways etc., at front. Sm. 4to, cloth boards faded and spotty, inner hinge broken. c1920 and 1929.. £18.00

  128. City of London CERTIFICATE OF ADMISSION AS A FREEMAN of the City of London of George Lodwidge, Citizen and Vintner. Printed on vellum, size approx. 3" x 15", large coat of arms on left, red paper Chamberlain's seal on right. Manuscript inserts... together with... THE OATH OF EVERY FREEMAN of the City of London. Printed oath on stiff paper, 4to, folds. Printed by Arthur Taylor. 2 items. 1878. £25.00

  129. Clapham Junction THE SHEPPERTON FARM DAIRY John T. Clark Dairy Farmer & Butterman, 111 St. John's Hill. Customer's order book, August 1910 - August 1913. 72p, small 8vo, morocco boards with gilt cow etc., spine chipped at bottom. 1910-13. £12.00
    Orders for mill, eggs, cream etc.


  130. Flax and Hemp Sale FOR PUBLIC SALE at the London Commercial Sale Rooms, Mincing Lane... 3rd May, 1876, The Following Goods.... Manning, Collyer & Co., Brokers. 4 pages, size 17" x 7". Traces of horizontal folds, stab hole in top right corner. 1876. £25.00
    Lists 56 Lots in all, comprising numbers of bales of hemp and flax, for example Coconada Hemp, Sunn Hemp, Manila Hamp, Green Curled Fibre etc. Lists port shipped from, vessel, and which Quay or Wharf it is at, with merchants mark. For example 'Fine Rhine Italian Hemp... Per Emperor, from Venice, on Shew at Watson's Wharf...'.


  131. Hornsey LEASE of premises No. 68 Queens Road Hornsey, Charles Hambridge to Mrs Mary Ann Catchpole. Large vellum sheet, printed with manuscript inserts, small coloured sketch plan in margin. 1879. £12.00

  132. Knight (Charles) ENVIRONS OF LONDON Lithographed plan. Size 10" x 14", trace of central fold, split 2" along central fold at bottom edge, neatly repaired on verso. Two small foxing spots. London. Charles Knight 90 Fleet Street. (1878). £40.00
    Covers Richmond, Tottenham, Plumstead Marshes, Northwood. From the book on London by Charles Knight. One of three maps from this publication, the others being 'Western London', and 'Eastern London'.


  133. Lewisham, Eltham etc. PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold and Leasehold Properties in Lewisham, Eltham, Chislehurst, Deptford, etc. 18pp., 4to, wraps, vertical crease. Signed and stamped agreement inside back wrap. 1917. £14.00
    Includes blocks of flats at Marvels Lane, shops and houses at Peckham Rye, etc.


  134. Penny Post AN ACT for obviating a Doubt which hath arisen concerning the usual Allowance made upon the Delivery of Letters sent by the Penny Post to Places out of the Cities of London and Westminster, and Borough of Southwark, and the respective Suburbs thereof. 2pp. plus cover leaf, small folio, disbound, Black Letter, Act of Parliament. 1731. £10.00

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


  136. Whitebrook PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Freehold Paper Mill known as the 'Clearwater Mill' situate at Whitebrook, in the Parish of Llandogo... together with the New Plant and Machinery partly fitted by Bertram of Edinburgh with Ample Water Power, Supplied by a Vortex Turbine... with a fall of Water of 247 feet, Principal's Residence... Workmen's Cottages... Thirty Four Acres.. which will be Sold by Auction... 14th July 1880. 3pp., folio, plus docket title, and very large hand-coloured folding plan. First page worn at two folds with loss of some loss of paper affecting a line of text at each fold, and wear in folds of map, but in blank areas not affecting map itself. 1880. £28.00
    With detailed description of buildings, paper-making machine, etc., including measurements. This edition has 'Upset Price £5,000' overprinted in red at top margin.



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  137. East Bradenham POSTER. Sale of the Freehold Small Country Dwelling House known as The White House, East Bradenham.... Which W.S. Hall & Palmer, have received instructions.... to Sell by Public Auction at the Wayland Hall, Watton on Wednesday, Jan. 7th, 1942. Size approx. 26" x 17". folded. Harvey and Sons, Printers, Watton: 1942. £14.00

  138. Great Dunham & Great Fransham AN IMPORTANT FREEHOLD AGRICULTURAL ESTATE known as Rookery Farm... Fields House Farm... to Be Sold by Auction June 21st, 1941. 8pp., 8vo, wraps, folding coloured plan. 1941. £12.00

  139. Shouldham and Marham PARTICULARS with Plan and Conditions of Sale of Freehold Estate, 6 Dwelling Houses and 17 Cottages... extending to 492 Acres... with Tithe Rent Charge from Land at Cavenham... to be Sold by Auction... August 19th, 1919. 16pp., folio, wraps, creased where folded in half vertically. Lacks plan from pocket at back. With detailed schedules. 1919. £18.00

  140. Walker (J) & (C) NORFOLK Folding engraved, hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area approx. 12" x 15", plus margins, folding into 12mo cloth boards, with original label. Descriptive summary with table of distances etc., pasted inside front board. 1841. £22.00

  141. Wymondham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Messuage and land at Spooner Row... for Sale by Auction.... 12th February, 1864. 3pp., small folio, folded with docket title. 1864. £10.00


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  142. Brixworth THE PARTICULARS of a Valuable Tithe-Free Estate, situate at Brixworth... on the High Road, Six Miles from Northampton... in the very Centre of Mr. Ward's (late Lord Spencer's) Hunt... Comprising a spacious Stone-built Edifice, called Brixworth Hall... Pleasure Ground, Canals and Fish Ponds, Cold Bath, Ice-house... containing together upwards of 16 Acres walled round... Also one Fifth Part of the extensive Manor of Brixworth.. A Good Farm-House and the George Inn... To be Sold by Private Contract. 3p., folded with docket title. no date. c1800. £40.00
    Gives measurements of the rooms in the Hall, Schedules with acreages of different closes etc.



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    Northumberland


  143. Alnwick, Otterburn ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 5/6/8/9. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 38", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into marbled paper wraps, large 4to. Small library stamp on verso. 1897. £32.00
    Covers Alnham, Embleton, Longhirst, Falstone. About one eighth of the map is blank, being on the Scottish side of the border.


  144. Worksop WILL of Mary Baxter of Worksop, widow. Manuscript on vellum, size 13" x 19", probate copy with printed certificate of administration, which is slightly browned, attached. Large papered seal. 1891. £8.00


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    Oxfordshire


  145. Clegg (Ernest), Designed and drawn by OXFORDSHIRE Dedicated by kind permission to Sir A.P. Herbert. Decorative map in bright colours, size 20" x 15", plus margins, on thick paper. Decorative title with view of Oxford and badges of Oxfordshire regiments, views of Ditchley House, Blenheim, etc., around the edge. With extract from Churchill's speech in Washington, Dec. 26, 1941, notes on Penicillin, Radar, Broadwell R.A.F. Station, Churchill at Ditchley, British Farms. On the map are indicated products such as sugar beet, watercress, etc. 1945. £36.00

  146. Rollright Stones POSTCARD showing the stones around five pine trees. Black and white photograph by Frank Packer, titled in white in plate, posted. 1936. £4.00


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    Shropshire


  147. Bridgnorth FREEHOLD PROPERTY TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION at the Crown Hotel in Bridgnorth... 3rd Day of February, 1862... 1p., folio, plus page with docket title, fine double-page lithographed plan, hand-coloured, scale 88 ft. to an inch, showing details of garden etc. 1862. £28.00
    Property comprised a Family Mansion, Flower and Kitchen Garden, Shrubberies etc., two pieces of meadow, tenement suitable for the Residence of a small and genteel Family, Three Cottages. The large residence was occupied by Robert Harrison.


  148. Selattyn, near Oswestry PARTICULAR AND PLAN of a most attractive and desirable small Freehold Farm known as "Ty Newydd." otherwise "New Barns..... in the occupation of Miss Ann Roberts, which will be offered for Sale by public Auction, by Messrs. Jones & Son, at the White Lion Inn, Oswestry, on Tuesday, the 26th day of July, 1881. Folio, 3pp, tipped in plan, docket title, folded. 1881. £18.00

  149. Shrewsbury ABSTRACT OF TITLE of the Lady Keane to leasehold premises situate in the Quarry near the town of Shrewsbury. 3p folio, in manuscript. 1823. £14.00
    Details title from 1806.


  150. Wem PARTICULARS OF SALE AND PLANS of a Valuable Farm and Lands known as The Ditches Farm.... which will be offered for sale by Auction.... 11th day of July, 1889. 4pp., folio, folded with docket title, 3 folding hand-coloured plans. A few minor foxing spots. 1889. £36.00


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    Somerset


  151. Bath A CATALOGUE of the Important Contents of Hamswell House, near Bath To Be Sold by Auction... October 10th 1961. 20pp., 4to, wraps. 5 photographs of lots. 1961. £12.00
    Includes 17th century Spanish Vargueno, 15th century Italian marriage chest, Renaissance cabinets etc., Charles II settee etc.


  152. Chew Magna TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION By S. Oliver, at the Pelican Inn, Chew-Magna... 11th day of August 1814... the Following Freehold Lands, in the Parish of Chew-Magna... Also, To be Sold by Private Contract, The Great Tythes of the Several Valuable Farms & Lands, within the Hamlet of Norton Hawkfield... Handbill, size 13" x 8", printed in a variety of type-faces, traces of folds, prices neatly added in ink. A few light brownish marks in one section (off-setting of letters where once folded. Brown, Printer, Bristol Mirror Office. 1814. £40.00

  153. Combe St. Nicholas WILL of Robert Dommett of Combe St. Nicolas, yeoman, 1772. Copy will, 2p., sm. folio. Attested copy, 1836. £16.00
    Leaves his estate called Higher Betham, 'my cider mill and press, my hanging press, my Furnace and a Feather bed in the Milk House Chamber...' Also leaves an estate at Churchstanton in Devon called Monteys.


  154. Crewkerne AFFADAVIT of Mary Budd of Crewkerne, spinster, aged 86, about the descendants of Thomas Fitchett of Crewkerne. 3p., folio, folded. Signed by Mary. 1857. £8.00

  155. Hornblotton PARTICULARS of the Medium-size Country Residence Hornblotton House, nr. Castle Cary... well-timbered gardens... small lake and 2 tennis lawns... for Sale by Auction 19th October, 1938. 12pp., small folio. Folding plan, 4 tipped in photographs, and photograph on front wrap. Wraps detached and repaired down spine with archival tape, stains on front wrap. 1938. £12.00

  156. Kingweston Estate CATALOGUE OF SAWN TIMBER to be sold by auction at the Cedar Walk, Kingweston, on Tuesday Nov. 16th, 1920. 8pp., printed wraps, size 9" x 4", vertical fold. 1920. £6.00

  157. Knightstone Theatre, Weston-super-Mare CINDERELLA Pantomime playbill. Weston-super-Mare British Legion present their 14th Annual Pantomime, in 11 Gorgeous Scenes. See The Wonder Circus, The Dancing Donkeys.... Playbill printed in three colours on card, size 12" x 8", with picture of Cinderella and Prince. 1952. £12.00

  158. Owen (J) and Bowen (E) ROAD MAP from Britannia Depicta 1720. Size approx. 7" x 5", strip map in three columns showing the road from Bristol, through Glastonbury, to Somerton. Hand-coloured. Bottom left is basic plan of Bristol, churches, hills, mines, villages etc. shown along the way, small compass roses in each collumn. Arms of Deanery of Bristol and the Bishoprick of Bristol at the bottom. Arms of Deanery of Bristol bottom right, description of Martock in right margin. On verso is uncoloured continuation from Crewkerne to Weymouth. 1720. £20.00

  159. Pocock (A), Bristol, Lithographer TO THE REVD. CHARLES PHILLOTT M.A. VICAR OF FROME SELWOOD in the County of Somerset, this View of St. Peters Church, From, Is most respectfully inscribed... Lithograph on thick paper, showing the church with railings in front and people walking on the path, attractively handcoloured. Size 13" x 17", plus margins. Three marginal tears, repaired on verso, one at top just touching engraved surface. Some light horizontal surface creasing in bottom margin. Published by W. Penny, Frome, Printer & Bookseller. n.d. c1840. £22.00

  160. Rock's ROYAL CABINET ALBUM OF WESTON SUPER MARE 12 photolitho views, one to a page, on extending strip, sm. 4to, decorative gilt boards, cloth spine, gilt faded. c1900. £16.00
    Includes The Pier, Glenwroth Bay, rowing boats at Anchor Head, etc.


  161. Syer (J) and Hawkins (G), drawn and lith. by BATH, FROM BEACON HILL Tinted lithograph. Size approx. 11" x 17", plus margins (which are narrow at sides), on thick paper. Some small light foxing spots in sky area and below title. Small tear less than 1" long in bottom margin, in surface of paper only, small crease at bottom left corner, not affecting engraving. Pub. Everitt, Pulteney Bridge (1850) £60.00
    A fine view across the whole city. Shows two figures seated in foreground, the river, terraces of house, Abbey in distance, train on railway at left. This lithograph was published separately and offered by Everitt at 4s each, 7s 6d coloured.


  162. Tully (W), Publisher GLASTONBURY. THE VISIT OF THE BISHOPS A Memento of August 1897. 17 views, 2 of which are half page. Oblong 8vo, gilt boards, cloth spine. 1897. £12.00
    7 of the views are of the processions, crowds in the streets etc.


  163. Twerton-on-Avon PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold business premises on the main road at Twerton, for sale by auction... 29th April, 1901. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title and Memorandum on verso. 1901. £10.00
    Comprised Stanley House, Stanley Cottage, and Stables and Workshop.


  164. Tynte family THE ACCOUNT AND CHARGES of Dame Mary Tynte Widow Admx. of Miss Tynte her Daughter deceased Demanded by her Ladyship of Sir John Tynte, Barronett. Manuscript on sheet 8" x 12". Debit and credit account. n.d. 1740. £10.00
    Includes 'half a year's maintenance for Miss Tynte due at her death'.


  165. Weston-Super-Mare POSTCARD New Pier. Valentine Series, coloured, Showing the pier with horse-drawn carriages waiting in front. Two corners slightly bumped. Postmark 1906... together with another Valentines of Knightstone from New Pier, postmark 1908, coloured, with town coat of arms and historical description. 2 items. 1906-8. £9.00

  166. Yatton A TERRIER as well of all the Glebe lands Tenements, Orchards & Gardens belonging to the Rectory or Parsonage of Yatton and Kenne, As also of all the Glebe lands Orchards Gardens obligations profits emoluments & portions of Tythes belonging to the Vicarage thereof made by us whose names are hereunto subscribed the Third day of March Anno Domini 1635. 12 folio pages, folded, sewn at corner, listing tenants, acreage of lands held and location, with details of tithes paid for orchards, lambs, cows, 'hay silver' 'Cheate wheat' etc., e.g. 'Item the tythe of the Mills in Yatton and Kenn and also of Fishing fowling and other personall tythes do belong to the Vicar. Item due to the vicar for Pidgeon houses or dove houses four pence. For every house for Churching of Women four pence....' Copy made circa 1825, probably in connection with a dispute over tithes, with rough notes of lawyers' opinion etc. on verso of several pages. Some underlining in text. 1625, copied c1825. £60.00

  167. Yatton LEASE of the prebend and parsonage of Yatton.... the Mansion House.... pastures, trees.... Rents Reversions.... Courts Baron fines herriots.... Tythes etc. Dr. Thomas Eyre to Earl Poulett. 11th March, 1799. Contemporary copy on paper, 3 closely-written pages, flscp. 1801. £20.00


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  168. Bradley, Haughton, Seighford PARTICULARS of a Singularly Compact Freehold Estate called Dearnsdale Farm.... for Sale by Auction.... 31st day of July, 1854. 2pp., sm. folio, plus docket title. Folds. With schedule listing name of field, cultivation, etc. 1854. £22.00

  169. Ipstones SURVEY AND MAP OF LANDS IN THE PARISH OF IPSTONES in the County of Stafford belonging to J. Sneyd Esq., taken in the Years 1770 & 1773 By R. Hill. Manuscript plan in ink and some colour, on vellum, size 15" x 14". Decorative title cartouche with leaves etc., in grey wash, shows fields and a few buildings, each field named, meadow land and woodland shown, land of J. Sneyd outlined in yellow. Table down left hand side listing 30 fields with acreage. Scale of chains, (one and a quarter inches = 10 chains). Ink slightly faded in places, some short vertical creases at top and bottom edges. Small piece cut away at top right corner (in blank area). 1773. £150.00


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    Suffolk


  170. Hadleigh WILL of Robert Chaplin Ranson of Layham. Copy on 3p, folio... together with copy marriage certificate of Charles Chaplin, 1847. 1847 and 1877. £8.00

  171. Rushmere PARTICULARS, WITH PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Valuable Occupation Farm known as the Beech Tree Farm.... 5pp., 4to, folding coloured plan, vertical crease. 1919. £16.00

  172. Stoke Ash CONVEYANCE of a freehold messuage, windmill and Steam Mill in Stoke Ash, Lydia Weavers and others to Ephraim Catchpole. Large vellum sheet, signed by four parties with wax seals. 1876. £24.00


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    Surrey


  173. Sheere RELEASE by John Parkhurst of Sheere, butcher, of his interest in his father's will to his brother and mother. 1p., sm. folio, small papered wax seal, blank conjoint leaf with docket title. 1726. £18.00


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  174. Eastbourne PROSPECTUS for West Hill House School. 6pp., 8vo. Lists subjects, staff, exam results, long list of Referees. c1898. £10.00

  175. Pevensey, Bexhill, Crowhurst, Brightling PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Landed Properties... comprising Fishers & Grantwyssell Farms, Burwash & Brightling; Crouchers Farm, Crowhurst; Actons Farm, Bexhill; Marshland in Pevensey... for Sale by Auction... May 24th, 1919. 17pp., small folio, 5 coloured folding plans, including one very large one, photograph on front wrap. 1919. £35.00


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    THE LEIGH PEERAGE

  176. Stoneley Abbey REWARD POSTER Handbill offering 100 guineas reward for information leading to the discovery of a lost monument to Christopher Leigh missing from Stoneley Church. Size 19" x 16", printed in large typefaces, with '100 Guineas Reward' printed at the head in very large block capitals. 24 lines in which George Leigh explains the case and calls for punishment of 'THE PARTY which for sinister and selfish motives caused to be abducted the sacred memorial of his Ancestor'. (Paper watermarked 1814). 1817. £130.00
    This refers to a disputed claim to the Leigh peerage. George Leigh claimed that the monument with an inscription of The Hon. Christopher Leigh had been removed from the church during repairs to a wall, implying that it had been done deliberately, as this inscription would prove his title. The dispute carried on for many years and there was a court case. A two volume work 'The Leigh Peerage being a full and Complete history of the claim of George Leigh Esq. to the dormant title of Baron Leigh of Stoneley' was published in 1832. This makes reference to the handbill, which was circulated in the local area. James Henry Leigh, who lived at Stoneley Abbey said that seeing the handbill was the first he ever heard of the monument, and his architect gave evidence that he had certainly not found it hidden away 'in the cellars or any other apartment or offices in the Abbey'.



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  177. Britford area FARM ACCOUNTS OF T.H. JERVOISE ESQ. Dr. to Henry Biddlecomb. 1788-1790. 4 pages, folio, of accounts, listing date item purchased and cost. Includes 'oats for horses at farm', grass seed, hay, stock 'To 260 Sheet as per Valuation... £220.8s.6d'.', 'To 29 lambs sold at Downton fair... £4.', occasional labour 'To H. Biddlecombe 3 days Work helping sowing Vetches...', 'To John Jacob making a hedge round Fir trees'. Loosely inserted is a 4to sheet listing several expenses for 1791. 1788-1791. £38.00
    A note at the end shows how Jervoise intends to pay off his debt 'in order that the Creditors may have 10s in the pound'.


  178. Calne Borough REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF CALNE. 2pp, with a folding Plan, by Robt. K. Dawson, coloured in outline. Scale 2" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1832. £24.00

  179. Devizes, Salisbury Plain ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XIV. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 31", plus margins. Linen backed and folding into faded mauve cloth boards, small 8vo. 'Wilts' written in ink on front board. Electrotype 1865. £55.00

  180. Draycott Folliatt PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Very Valuable and Desirable Freehold Estate, Comprising about 318 Acres, Together With A Farm House And all Requisite Buildings In the Occupation of Mr. John Puckeridge, Pleasantly Situated in the Parishes of Draycott Foliatt and Liddington.... Which will be Sold by Auction By Mr Westall, At the Ailesbury Arms Hotel, Marlborough, On Thursday the 29th August, 1844. Folio, 3pp, folded. 1844. £25.00
    Gives names, acreage and use of 20 fields.


  181. Lacock SALE OF ATTRACTIVE SMALL RESIDENCE Known as 'Bewley Villa', Valuable Pasture Paddock, Brewery and Malting Premises. 3pp., folio, folded. 1924. £8.00

  182. Ludgershall PARTICULARS with Plan and Conditions of Sale of the Agricultural and Sporting Property Being 'Crawlboys Farm', in the Parishes of Collingbourne Ducis and Ludgershall, with Capital Farm House, Homestead, and Cottages.... for sale by auction... December 17th, 1909. 4pp., wraps, folding plan. Vertical fold. 1909. £18.00

  183. Marquess of Ailesbury's Estates A LIST OF SUBSCRIPTIONS for the Purchase of Plate to be presented to John Iveson Esq. on his leaving the Stewardship of the Marquess of Ailesbury's Estates in the County of Wilts. October 1833. 8vo notebook, calf wraps, 24 pages (written on one side only) listing name of contributor and amount, under headings of the different parishes, Marlborough, Mildenhall, Great and Little Bedwyn, Burbage, etc., plus 6 pages reporting on the Committee Meeting where they arranged for purchase etc, and the dinner where it was presented, with details of inscriptions, and weight and value of different pieces of plate. 1833. £45.00

  184. Melksham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of.... The Whitley Estate in the Parish of Melksham.... Bells & Splatt's Farms & Other Lands in the Parish of Heddington, The Chilvester Hill Estate, in the Parish of Calne, Field of Nursery Ground.... House, Baker's Shop &c, at Marshfield.... which will be Sold by Auction.... July 13, 1853..... 8pp, folio, folded with docket title, 4 full page lithographed plans, 3 being hand-coloured. 1853. £42.00

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

  186. Salisbury Churches ON THE DEDICATION NAMES OF CHURCHES IN SALISBURY and Their Historic Teachings. Printed large folio sheet, printed in three columns. Reprinted from the Salisbury and Winchester Journal May 19th & 26th, 1883. £8.00
    The paper was read by Rev. Canon Richard Jones at a meeting of the Salisbury Clerical Society.


  187. Shalbourne AUCTION PARTICULARS of Harding Farm, Shalbourne, for Sale by Auction 27th June 1974. 7p., folio, plus 2 pages of photos, and plan loosely inserted. Printed wraps. 1974. £7.00
    The farm was five miles from Hungerford.


  188. South Marston PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF A VERY SUPERIOR FREEHOLD DAIRY FARM AND ESTATE.... Late the Estate of Henry Kinneir, Esq. deceased. Most desirably situate in the pleasant healthy Village of South Marston.... Comprising Ninety Acres.... Will Be Sold By Auction, By Mr Taylor, At the Auction Mart, opposite the Bank of England, On Tuesday, the 18th Day of January 1820.... 2pp., folio, folded, plus full page plan. 1820. £40.00
    Slight confusion by the printer it has 'Great Marston' on the docket title, and 'South Marston' on the title.


  189. West Stowell PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Unusually Attractive Residential Estate distinguished as 'West Stowell', Complete Stabling, Chaise House & Outbuildings surrounded by Park-like Pleasure Grounds Very Desirable Farms and Seven Laborers' Cottages.... which will be Sold by Auction.... September 5th, 1878. 6pp., folio, folded, large coloured folding plan. 1878. £30.00


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  190. Northfield PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Heriditaments and Premises containing 30 Acres... called the Bartley Green Farm, 10 pieces of Arable and Pasture Land, a Public House known as the 'Cock' Inn, a five quarter Malthouse, two Cottages... Which will be sold by auction... at Birmingham, 20th June 1878. 3 pages, folio, folded with docket title, plus folding hand-coloured plan. Another plan, showing Bartley Green Farm is loosely inserted, but it would appear to come from a different sale particular. Repaired tear in docket title. 1878. £32.00

  191. Oldswinford PARTICULARS OF SALE of Reserved Ground Rent at Dudley and Shares in Freehold Properties at Audnam & Oldswinford near Stourbridge... for Sale by Auction... 11th July 1884. Handbill, small folio. Folds. Mark & Moody, Printers, Stourbridge. 1884. £12.00
    Lot 2 was a share in Ivy House, Audnam, and Lot 3 a share in Two Cottages at Oldswinford.


  192. Tembury ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT between Anne Eaton of Tembury, widow of Thomas Eaton, Mason, and Edward Land of Tembury, Executor of Francis Eaton. Refers to a messuage near the Towns End in Tembury in Wirrytree close, and two acres called the West Fields. Vellum, size 16" x 28", armorial wax seal on tag. Some yellowing throughout. 1691. £40.00
    Names adjoining owners.


  193. Tembury WILL of Francis Eaton of Tembury, Mason. 21 lines in a bold hand, on vellum, size 9" x 10", attached is certificate of administration, in manuscript in a small decorative hand, in Latin. No seal on tag. 1688. £36.00
    Leaves to his friend Edmund Lane of Tembury all his messuage and lands in Tembury, and desires him to take care of his wife and maintain her in her lifetime.



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  194. Diggle (James) Borough Engineer HEYWOOD CORPORATION. In Parliament. - Session 1883. Map, Shewing the Parliamentary Limits of Water Supply. Scale 1" to a mile, size approx. 19" x 15", plus margins, hand coloured, key showing Population supplied with water for each area. short tear to one margin, neatly repaired to verso, feint water stain at bottom corner. 1883. £26.00

  195. Earby, Ickornshaw GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MAP Sheet 184. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 36". Geological information published 1872. c1880. £22.00
    Uncoloured copy, 'Key to Colours and Signs' left uncoloured.


  196. Fryholme, Dalton on Tees ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 26. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1857. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1876. £26.00
    Covers area to the South of the River Tees, the Northumberland part of the map (about one third) being blank.


  197. Greenwood (C) MAP OF THE COUNTY OF YORK Made on the Basis of Triangles in the County, determined by Lieut. Coll. Wm. Mudge, Royal Arty. F.R.S. and Captn. Thos. Colby, Royal Engrs. in the Trigonometrical Survey of England, by order of the Honourable Board of Ordnance, and Surveyed in the Years 1815, 1816, & 1817, By C. Greenwood, Wakefield. Engraved by S. J. Neele & Son, 352 Strand, London. Engraved map in full bright wash colour, scale three quarters of a mile to one inch, overall size 72" x 85", divided into 12 strips, linen backed, the 6 easterly strips having 4 sections in each, and the 6 westerly parts having 5 sections in each, running horizontally across the map, each section measuring 12" x 9". Each part with a letter on verso, and a manuscript label on one strip showing key to layout. Large calligraphic title, dedication, key to principal mountains top left, Explanation. There are many annotations in a fine red pen, I would suggest by the hand some time in the last few decades of the nineteenth century. Some villages are underlined, and figures added next to them, two numbers with a small dash between them, the last number being mostly '0', e.g. '2-0'. Some villages or hamlets which do not appear on the map have been added, for example Skinthorpe, Hathelton, Whipley, Bulford Mill, Badsley, Bowland, Wadsworth, Kearby, Hallam, with a similar number by the side. North of York 'Forest of Galtres' has been added. Some 'Wapentakes' are much more heavily annotated than others, in some areas only boundaries of hundreds have been inked in, in others areas they have been named with capital letters for example 'Poclinton Hundred'. A note in grey ink has been added near the Humber 'part of Adlingfleet... ante 1306 when Swinefleet and Redness were part of Snaith'. The sections inserted in very faded red cloth slipcase, small old repairs to edges. Inlaid on front of slip case is a calf panel with the name 'John Henry Metcalffe' and a coat of arms with three black calves and a red square. Printed label on spine. Published by the Proprietors Robinson, Son & Holdsworth, Leeds, John Hurst & C. Greenwood, Wakefield, June 4th 1817. £450.00
    This map was possibly used by someone to prepare another map. The ink annotations are not too obtrusive on the bright colouring of the map.


  198. Huddersfield APPRENTICESHIP INDENTURE binding Francis Morton of Kirkheaton to John Fishwick of Huddersfield, Sadler. On paper, size 13" x 16". Contemporary copy. 1733. £20.00
    As well as the usual stipulations about Matrimony etc., he is to attend 'the writing school' for one month in the first two years.


  199. Leeds MR. PERCY HAGGAS'S WAR WORKERS 1914-1918. Oldfield Lane, and Armley Road Works, Leeds. Photograph size 6" x 8", mounted on thick card with printed title as above., showing approx. 150 workers, men and women, in a field in front of a house, winter trees. Signed by photographer, J. Garratt, Leeds. c1918. £16.00
    The Haggas family were mill owners in the area.


  200. Thornton, near Bradford PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Freehold Farm, Together with Barn, Mistal, Stable, also a Messuage (in ruins) known as 'Alderscholes Farm'... to be Sold by Auction, 26th September, 1902. 3pp, sm. folio, printed wraps, folding coloured plan. 1902. £16.00

  201. Walker (J & C) EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE Map with outline colour, size 12"x 17", plus margins. Shows the areas covered by various Hunts, with small circles showing place of meets. Parkland, railways, borders of hunting areas coloured. c1836. £26.00
    From 'Hobson's Fox Hunting Atlas'.


  202. Withernsea, Keyingham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile. Composite map, made of six quarter sheets, top right sheet is CCXLIII. N.W. Water features hand-coloured. 'Withernsea Water' in capital letters top centre, area round Withernsea and around area to the east of Winestead Hall shaded with thick red line, windmill pump, impounding reservoir, pumping station, tank etc. marked in red ink, rising main marked in red ink. 1895. £35.00


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    Ireland


  203. County Down COMBER DISTILLERIES Co. Down, Ireland. Established A.D. 1825. Large vignette engraving of the extensive distillery showing several chimneys, buildings, on thin paper, size 8" x 10", folds. Large title above view. c1860. £6.00

  204. Downhill, Londonderry SETTLEMENT on The Intermarriage of Henry William Bruce with Miss Jane Cochrane, Sir Henry Hervey Aston Bruce of Downhill, Henry William Bruce Captain in the Royal Navy, Admiral Sir Alexander Cochrane, Jane Cochrane, and others. On vellum, size 27" x 28", signed by six parties with wax seals (several being chipped). 1822. £30.00
    Refers to the lands of Meghera known as Tullykerin, Gortinure, Moneymore in the Barony of Loughinshollen, and other lands called Ballininscullenbeg, and Inistide, in the Barony of Foom in Antrim, 'with every Fishery and Fishings', etc.



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    Scotland


  205. Edinburgh PERSPECTIVE VIEW of the Castle and City of Edinburgh, with the Towns of Leith, Burnt island & Kinghorn. Copper engraved view, taking in the whole of the city, with the castle on the left, hills of Fife in the distance, men with a horse in foreground. Size approx. 7" x 12", plus margins. Title below, and 'Engraved for The Modern Universal British Traveller' in smaller lettering in top margin. Small repaired edge tear at top margin. c1779. £22.00

  206. Kircudbright ASSIGNATION by James Herries and others in favour of Jean Thomson. 3p., folio, written in a neat hand, signed by various parties. Refers to land in Nether Dalbeaty in the parish of Urr, with 'a Thatched-House and a garden behind'. Folded with docket title, two small splits in folds. 1826. £12.00

  207. Nairn ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet I S.E. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18", plus margins. Revision of 1931-2 with additions in 1938. Red dotted line drawn east of the town to the shoreline, printed in red 'Pier and Harbour Orders Confirmation Act 1914'. Margins dusty. Stamps of Ministry of Agriculture in margin. 1914. £14.00
    Covers the whole of the town, Moss-side, Househill.


  208. Ordnance Survey THE ANTONINE WALL 2 inch map. Folding map, illustration of Roman coin on wrap. 1969. £24.00

  209. West Calder ACCOUNTS of James Fairley for carpentry and odd jobs done for Mrs Maitland at West Calder. In 8vo 'Commercial Memorandum Book 1857', marbled wraps, 16 pages of accounts, plus blank pages, detailing work such as making cold frames, cleaning windows 'painting old bridge green', 'packing box for Jelly', 'apprentice 3 days painting drying poles hotbed frame 2 coats and apple house door'. 1857-61. £20.00
    Possibly refers to the Maitland family of the Hermand estate.



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    Wales


  210. St. Davids, Milford Haven ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheets 192, 209. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 36" x 19", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 4to cloth wraps, Stanford label. Brown stain at two points in top margin, and at central fold, and part of right margin. 1910. £15.00


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    General


  211. Barrington, Liddell and Tristram families SCRAP BOOK of news-cuttings, letters, engravings, pedigrees, ephemera. Home-made scrapbook with buff paper covers, sheets bound in with pink tape, written label on front wrap. Size 17" x 14", 14 pages of pasted-in items. Includes: ephemera relating to Shute Barrington, Bishop of Durham: Pamphlet tipped in on pink ribbon 'Grounds of Union between the Churches of England and Rome by Shute, Bishop of Durham. 1811'. 14pp., 4to; 'Instructions for Persons to be Confirmed...' Printed sheet, folio, with note in ink 'Given to candidates by... Honble Shute Barrington.'; photograph of his tomb, typed extracts from biographies; Article from the Belle Assemblee about Viscountess Barrington, engraved portrait; large watercolour of the tomb of Isabella Barrington, dated 1838; printed extract about Thomas Tristram, Q.C. (whose mother was a Barrington), fine 'Woodbury' photo of him; plus newscuttings, letters etc. Tied in at the back is a manuscript transcript of the account of opening Edward the Confessor's tomb in 1774. Compiled c1920. £70.00

  212. Branfill family SCRAP BOOK with ephemera, photographs, letters, pedigrees, news-cuttings etc. relating to Branfill family. 8 folio sheets, size 17" x 14", bound in home-made buff paper wraps, tied at margin with pink tape. News-cuttings of obituaries, marriages, births etc., dated between 1905 and 1930. Includes two family photographs dated 1884 and 1892, with people names written around the edge on the paper, one showing 7 people by a glasshouse, another at 'High Easter Vicarage' showing Vicar leaning on garden roller, 6 other people; packet of hair (early 19th century) labelled 'Champion Branfill, Mama's hair before she married'; letter of 1804, other letters 1873-1901 giving genealogical information; several coats of arms, one large with gold and colour, hand-drawn diagram of East Kent, early 19th century, showing location of Branfill and related families. Compiled c1920. £50.00
    Champion Branfill lived at Upminster Hall, Essex.


  213. Bristol District GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF ENGLAND AND WALES Solid and Drift. Bristol District. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Parts of Sheet 250,251,264,265,280,281. Coloured map, on thick paper, overall size 42" x 34", folded. Vertical sections at sides, including sections of coalfields, sections in bottom margin. 1962. £18.00

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


  215. Bulldogs 'THE STOCK-KEEPER' KENNEL BOOK with details of Bulldogs. Book size 12" x 9", hardcovers, name of Youen Smith, Wigan, on flyleaf. Printed, with manuscript information added in columns, sections for Pedigrees (21 pages filled in), Stud Services (21 pages filled in), Litter (not filled in), Prizes Won (15 pages filled in), Index. The prizes are mainly for north of England shows. 1895-1923. £55.00
    The pedigrees give names of parents, grandparents and 8 great-grandparents, date of birth, name of breeder, date and place of purchase (all over Britain), colour.


  216. Caldwell (E), (Illustrator) LETTER from E. Caldwell, 2, Primrose Hill Studios, December 2nd 1903, to a Mr Collis. Asks him to thank Mr Findlay for the copy of his book: 'I have heard nothing further regarding the Musk Ox head. I hope they will not put a 'makeshift' on the cover.' 1p, 8vo, blank conjoint leaf. 'Received' stamp top left, and '1946' in blue crayon. 1903. £10.00
    Caldwell illustrated such books as 'Jock of the Bushveld', and 'Chase of the Wild Red Deer in Devon and Somerset'.


  217. Cambridge and Suffolk PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Freehold Estate Consisting of Fee Farm Rents issuing out of Estates in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk..... Which Will be Sold by Auction.... 19th day of March, 1824.... Single folio sheet, listing rents in two columns, listing 28 premises in Cambridgeshire and 11 in Suffolk, with Owner and Rents Payable. On verso are Conditions of Sale and Docket title. Folded. 1824. £38.00
    Properties include Ashley Manor, Boxworth Manor, Fishing at Benwick, tenement in Petty Cury (Petticura), Trumpington Manor, etc


  218. Cheshire Regiment THE SOLDIER'S ADIEU For the Benefit of the Celebrated Polly. Tune 'Nancy Dawson'. Ballad in 9 four-line verses, printed on one side on 4to sheet in two columns with a vertical line of small stars dividing, title in large letters. Comprises a farewell to 'the Belles of Truro Town' from the 'Royal Cheshire, Sixty-two' who are to be sent to Dublin. The sheet has been trimmed at the top, right and bottom margins. There is a narrow strip of brown gummed paper down the left hand side on verso, and some names with sums of money. n.d. c1830? £20.00
    'And now these smiles must flee away/Like morning dews before the day/To Herhsams Barracks Cheshire must/Be march'd away besmear'd with dust'.


  219. Chocolaterie d'Aiguebelle FIFTEEN CHROMOLITH CARDS illustrating 'La Vie de Jeanne d'Arc'. Each card size 4" x 3", illustrating a different episode, which is recounted in detail (in French) on verso. c1910. £14.00
    There is no card of Jeanne at the stake so presumably the set is not complete. The Chocolaterie was in the Drome.


  220. Christie's South Kensington AUTOGRAPH LETTERS including a collection of papers and memorabilia relating to Isambard Kingdom Brunel... Auction Catalogue for the sale on 29th November 1996. 60pp., 4to, stiff wraps with photograph of Brunel, numerous photographs in text. Loosely inserted are some contemporary newscuttings relating to the sale. 1996. £24.00
    98 Lots related to Brunel. Included sketches for the Clifton Suspension Bridge, his diaries, cigar case, etc.


  221. County Rates AN ACT for the more easy assessing, collecting, and levying of County Rates. 20pp., small folio, plus cover leaf, disbound, Act of Parliament. Black letter. Some pages slightly darkened. Attractive woodcut initial letter. 1739. £15.00

  222. Crest ALBUM OF CRESTS compiled by Charlotte Fell Smith, Great Saling. Album size 9" x 7", stiff wraps with calf spine, calf on spine lightly rubbed. 40 pages of crests, pasted in patterns, many with watercolour designs in different colours, for example a twisted ribbon with red border, and floral design on the 'back' of the ribbon, crests on the 'front'; an arrangement of twelve 'dance cards' with a crest at the top of each; military crests arranged within a watercolour of flags and drum, etc. Some pages have a key to the crests on the opposite page. c1871. £80.00
    One design has a Braintree postmark of 1871 incorporated. Charlotte Fell Smith (whose name is on the flyleaf) was a historian and writer, author of a biography of John Dee.


  223. Davie Estates, Devon and Cornwall AN ACT for vesting parts of the Estates of Sir John Davie Baronet, deceased, in Trustees, upon Trust to be sold, and for laying out the Purchase Money... in the Purchase of other Estates... 27pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1839. £15.00
    Includes an 8pp schedule of the lands and tenants concerned at Exeter, Hollacombe, Brixton, Marleigh, Holsworthy and Bittiscombe.

    CHICHESTER FAMILY

  224. Devon and Cornwall THE APPELLANT'S CASE John French and Ann his Wife Appellants. Arthur Chichester Esq., and Ed. Dodridge Respondents. To be heard at the Bar of the House of Lords On the .... day of February 1707....together with.... THE RESPONDENTS CASE French & Uxor, Appellants, Chichester & al, Respondents. Two large folio sheets, printed on one side only, folded with docket titles on each, setting out the history and terms of the case, with details of various hearings, decrees etc. (dating back to 1669) summarised down left hand margins. Small 'Discard' stamp of British Library on verso of each sheet. 2 items. 1707. £110.00
    The case concerned land in Devon and Cornwall, all of which had been left in Trust to Sir George Chudleigh. The original complication seems to have been caused by the fact that Sir John Chichester's wife and Executrix Dorothy had then married Henry Chichester.


  225. Duchy of Cornwall AN ACCOUNT OF THE RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS of the Duchy of Cornwall in the year ended on the 31st December 1852. 37pp., folio, recent cloth boards, gilt title on spine. Lists income from Rents and Profits of Courts for different Manors in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Somerset, Hertfordshire, Lincolnshire, in detail, with names of tenants etc. Includes Royalties on 118 mines in Cornwall, and others in Devon and Somerset. Disbursements include details of repairs to properties, donations to charities such as The Cornwall Lunatic Asylum 'Reward to W. Summerhayes for apprehending and convicting Offenders for stealing gates at Curry Mallet'). 1852. £50.00

  226. Fell-Smith (Charlotte) WILLIAM PENN IN THE TOWER by Charlotte Fell-Smith. Typescript of an article, 12p, 4to, on thin copy paper, pinned at corner into rough brown paper wraps. Printed label of Christy and Moore Ltd., the literary agents, on the title page. c1913. £30.00
    Charlotte Fell-Smith was the author of a biography of John Dee.


  227. Frampton Cotterell and Bury Hill, Gloucestershire, and Luckington, Wiltshire PARTICULARS WITH PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of well-situate and desirable Freehold Farms and Lands which Geo. Nichols, Young, Hunt and Co. Have received instructions to Sell by Auction at the Grand Hotel, Broad Street, Bristol, On Thursday, November 7th, 1918. Folio, 3 coloured folding plans, 11pp, original wraps. Staples rusty, hence on small section loose. Some light traces of folds in wraps. 1918. £26.00
    Includes Bury Hill Farm at Moorend, The Farm at Luckington, Tanner's Farm at Frampton Cottrell.


  228. Gall & Inglis, Publisher THE 'SAFETY' CYCLING MAP OF ENGLAND Sheet 3. Central England. Coloured map, size 17" x 22", linen-backed, folding into 12mo decorative red linen wraps with small picture of a cyclist. On verso of the map is a written record of a five-day tour from Wolverhampton to Dolgelly. c1905. £10.00
    Covers the whole of Wales, Bristol, Hull, London. Dangerous hills are indicated by a red cross.


  229. Gaming AN ACT for the more effectual preventing of excessive and deceitful Gaming. 10pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Attractive woodcut initial letter with cherubs etc. 1739. £16.00

  230. Garnet (J), Publisher VIEWS OF THE ENGLISH LAKES Fifteen engraved views. Lacks wraps. Decorative title with two soldiers. Size of views approx. 3" x 5", overall size 5" x 9". Tissue guards c1850. £15.00
    Four of the pages have double views in two adjacent circles. Includes Mill on the Stock, Ambleside; Barrow Fall; Dungeon Ghyll; Rydal Water; Windermere.


  231. Gold and Silver AN ACT for better preventing Frauds and Abuses in Gold and Silver Wares. 17pp., small folio, plus cover leaf, disbound. Black Letter, Act of Parliament. Attractive woodcut initial letter with birds etc. 1739. £22.00
    Sets out the stipulations for marking gold and silver under the Act of Edward I, and later Acts, and the new regulations to be enforced by the Company of Goldsmiths.

    ROBINSON LOCOMOTIVE

  232. Great Central Railway 6 W.C. BOGIE PASSENGER ENGINES. NO. 1095-1104. No. 7708. Scale 1 Inch - 1 Foot. Measured engineering drawing, on paper backed with linen, size 29" x 43". Drawing is a form of early reproduction, but hand coloured in mauve, purple, red, turquoise, and blue. The drawing at the top is an elevation and the one under is a plan. Numerous measurements, small tables of 'Weight of Engine on Rails', 'Heating Surface' etc., in margins. Oval stamp of 'Great Central Railway. Loco. Dept.' bottom right, signed J.G. Robinson in red ink. The date is illegible. There are four punch-holes in the corners. c1910. £100.00
    John George Robinson was Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Railway from 1900-1922.


  233. Great Western Railway AN ACT for authorising the London and South Western Railway Company to make new Railways and deviations... for the sale or amalgamation... with the undertaking of the Company of the Salisbury and Dorset Junction Railway.... 56pp., held at edge with staples. 1883. £16.00

  234. Harvey (Sir Charles) LOG OF THE SCHOONER YACHT 'DARING' of Cowes, Bound for Falmouth, Owner and Captain Sir Charles Harvey Bart. 17th July 1877 - 9th Aug 1877, and July 19-21st, 1879. Printed Log Book, size 13" x 11", with columns for hour, Courses, Winds etc., and a large column for 'Remarks'. Printed label, worn at edges, with details entered in ink. Blue paper covered boards, paper torn away at corners, morocco spine, lacks morocco down spine. 4 printed pages at the front on 'Treatment of the Apparently Drowned' etc., with illustrations. 32 pages of entries in all. There are few entries in the columns for 'Winds' etc., all the information being in the 'Remarks' columns. The first section details the trip from Dover, to Beachy Head, Newhaven, Cowes Bay, and ends at Southampton Water. There follows a small section Ryde - Lowestoft, then a description of a race they enter at Great Yarmouth - 'the course was so small we had to turn to get canvas on her... met with some damage by a small swinging down on us breaking.... the figurehead' (next to this is a drawing of 'Sir C' threatening to throw himself overboard in frustration). The last section, to Margate, is mainly a series of humourous poems - comic opera style, 'Chorus of Indignant Crew', 'Chorus of Angry Captain' etc.. with pencil sketches. 1877-9. £110.00

  235. Her Majesty's Theatre SOUVENIR OF NERO Ninth of March, 1906. Presented, With Mr. Tree's Compliments, on the Occasion of the Fiftieth Consecutive Performance of Nero. Booklet with cast list etc., 14 pages of text, plus 10 coloured full-page portraits of the cast, from pastels by Chas. Buchel. Oblong 4to, attractive decorative stiff wraps with picture of charioteer. 1906. £14.00
    Beerbohm Tree played Nero.


  236. India, South Africa ALBUM OF PRESSED FERNS collected between 1864 and 1923, the majority of samples are from India, dated 1860's and 1870's. Folio album, size 19" x 13", boards, calf spine, in a loose home-made buff-coloured linen cover, with 'Ferns' embroidered on the front. 133 pages of samples, mainly one to a page, and mostly large specimens, taking up the whole page. Each labelled by hand with botanical name, place and year found, with occasional comment as to the nature of the plant, for example: 'Lygodium Scandeus. Western Ghats, Ambolee, India 1870. Found climbing in Forest tree. The long thin stem reached a height of about 25 feet...'; 'Alsophila latebrosa. A middle pinna of a frond 8 feet long, belonging to a caudex 7 feet high 1 foot in diameter'. At the back of the book are about a dozen loose samples. Tucked into the linen cover at the back are several leaves with many unmounted samples loosely inserted between them, these seem to be British wild flowers. 1864-1923 £380.00
    Origin of the specimens as follows: India, 74 pages. The majority labelled Shevaroy Hills, others Gairsoppa Falls, Rajpootana, Cochin, Bangalore, Elephant Island; South Africa, 9p.; New Zealand 6p; Jamaica 4p; Switzerland 4p; Longstone, Dartmoor 4p; Uganda (Mt. Elgon) 2p; Ireland 3p; Ascension Island (Green Mountain) 2p; St. Helena, Canada, Sussex, Darlington, Bute, Dodford Vicarage, Berkeley Castle, Travancore, 1 page each. Plus 4 pages of grasses labelled Templemore, Glebe Land, and one page labelled 'Atlantic. Sargasso Sea Lat. 25.39N Long. 39.12W. Ship 'Gosforth' 1868.


  237. Lace AN ACT for better encouraging the Manufacture of Thread Lace in Great Britain. Pages numbered 737-746, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806. £14.00

  238. Lake District ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 38. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Quarter sheet, size 13" x 19", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 8vo cloth wraps. Water features, towns and main roads hand coloured. Mapsellers label on front wrap with manuscript title and some ink blotches. c1890. £16.00

  239. Land Forces AN ACT for the better Recruiting Her Majesties Land Forces and the Marines, for the Year One thousand seven hundred and five. 6pp., cover leaf, attractive floral initial letter. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1704. £24.00
    Amongst other measures laid down that 'All harvest-Labourers and all Persons working at hay-harvest and Corn-harvest work... shall not be Impressed...'


  240. Layard (Sir A) LETTER beginning 'Dear Seymour' congratulating him on his success, and wishing him 'a long and successful Parliamentary career'. 4 lines, 1p, sm. 8vo. Only 'F.C' above the date as an address. Jan. 21st, 1903. £8.00

  241. Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire AN ACT for making and maintaining a Turnpike Road from the Town of Crowland... to the Town of Eye... 23pp., small folio, disbound. 1817. £10.00
    With a long list of Trustees.


  242. London and Ipswich QUAKER MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE for the marriage of John Biddle Alexander, Banker, of Ipswich, son of Samuel Alexander, Banker, and Anna Sophia Phillips daughter of John Phillips of Vauxhall, Coal Merchant, at Southwark Meeting. Printed on vellum, with manuscript details, size 19" x 15", rolled. Signed by 98 witnesses... together with... envelope of cuttings, papers etc., relating to the Alexander family, of Ipswich, including a lengthy newspaper obituary of William Alexander, printed notice of the death of Samuel Alexander, at Bagni di Lucca, 1877, letter on the 17th century family, notes of births and deaths, transcript of Lydia Alexander's will, 1890, etc. June 1836. £40.00
    Alexander Bank was founded in Ipswich in the 18th century.


  243. London to Holyhead Road, Coventry AN ACT for the further Improvement of the Road from London to Holyhead, and of the Road from London to Liverpool. 30pp., disbound, small folio. Act of Parliament. 1827. £12.00
    Includes 2p. Schedule of Lands in Coventry, with columns for Premises, Occupiers, etc.


  244. Lorne (Marquis of) LETTER to a Mr. Bull, signed 'Lorne', embossed one-line address 'Kensington Palace', dated July 5, 1894. 2p., small 8vo., conjoint leaf pasted to a sheet of paper which is the same size. 1894. £9.00
    Thanks the writer for his note, and encloses a letter for him to forward to someone. The Marquis of Lorne was the fourth Governor of Canada. When he returned to England he lived at Kensington Palace (his wife was Princess Louise, daughter of Queen Victoria).


  245. Lyons (Richard, Baron) LETTER written in the third person, unsigned, on paper with printed embossed heading 'Ambassade d'Angleterre, Paris', to Captain Charles Beresford, requesting his company 'at dinner on Xmas day and 8 o'clock'. 4 lines, 8vo notepaper, blank conjoint leaf. Decr. 23, 1879. £12.00
    Lord Lyons was British Ambassador in Paris 1867-1887.


  246. New Zealand POSTCARD title in white in plate 'Victoria St. looking East. Cambridge. Sherris Series 25'. Real photographic postcard showing view down a very wide street, with one and two storey buildings, with colonnades, large shop signs, mountains in distance. Two small cars. Together with another later card with a photo of Tauranga, dated 1935 on verso. c1920. £8.00

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


  248. Ordnance Survey ANCIENT BRITAIN A Map of the Major Visible Antiquities of Great Britain Older Than A.D. 1066. South Sheet. Map scale 1/625,000, illustrated glazed card wraps. Index of names, etc. Second Edition 1964. £7.00

  249. Ordnance Survey MAP OF ROMAN BRITAIN Scale 16 Miles to One Inch. Coloured map, folding to 4to, 44pp. of text. Glazed printed wraps with coloured mosaic decoration. Third Edition. 1956. £12.00

  250. Pawnbrokers AN ACT for better regulating the Business of Pawnbrokers. 17pp, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. 1800. £12.00

    FIRE INSURERS

  251. Phoenix Fire Insurance SEVERAL OF THE PROPRIETORS OF SHARES LATELY ADMITTED having expressed a Desire to be informed of the Constitution of the Company, in order that they may know what is required of them as Members thereof, it has been thought expedient to abstract from the Deed of Settlement, and from the Minutes.... such Particulars as appeared necessary... 2 printed pages., folio (size 15" x 9"), folded, blank conjoint leaf. Phoenix Fire-Office, Dec. 5, 1787. £38.00
    The transcript of the Deed takes up about two thirds of the first page. The rest of the text sets out a brief history of the company from 1781. The Company issued 225 additional shares in the summer of 1787 to counter challenges that it was 'a monopoly in the hands of the Sugar-Refiners'.


  252. Pre-Raphelite artists HOGARTH CLUB Printed invitation to a Dr. Ogle and friends to attend 'the private view of Works by the Members, at the Club Room, 178 Piccadilly...' signed by Thomas Woomer, Member. Printed in red on card, size 5" x 3", 'Hogarth Club' with decorative initial letters. Name 'Dr. Ogle & friends' written in same hand as Member's Signature. On verso is a list of Artistic Members of the Hogarth Club 1859'. Lists 45 members, including Maddox Brown, Holman Hunt, Edward Lear, Rossetti, Burne Jones and Woolmer. Diagonal crease across top, two small nick at top edge. 1859. £20.00
    'The Works, being strictly on Private view, are not submitted to Press criticism'.


  253. Promissory Notes AN ACT for giving like Remedy upon Promissory Notes, as is now Used upon Bills of Exchange, and for the better Payment of Inland-Bills of Exchange. 7pp., small folio, black letter, cover leaf, first page with attractive initial letter with flowers, decorative headpiece at top of page. Act of Parliament. 1704. £22.00
    Paginated pp. 183-189.


  254. Quakers travelling in America LETTER to Anne Jones at Stockport from her friend S. Wheeler, Upperthorpe 3 mo. 29. 1839. 3p., 4to, closely written. Integral address panel on verso on conjoint leaf, with address 'George Jones, Stockport. for A.J.' and postmark, green wax seal. Writes with news of her father's travels to visit Quaker meetings in America, recounting attendance at meetings in New York and Burlington, and the Quarterly Meeting in Philadelphia 'the most favored since the separation brought about by Hicksite apostacy', he then travelled to Philadelphia, where he was taken ill at the house of Ellis Yarnall, and had leeches applied to his throat... together with... LETTER WRITTEN BY ABEL THOMAS to Thomas & Mary Wister of the City of Philadelphia dated 10th Mo. 1st. 1813. Copy, no date, probably c1820 or slightly later. 5p., 4to, plus blank leaf with docket title, sewn at edge. Says he is at Providence Rhode Island at the house of Moses Brown, and lists the places he intends to visit (Pomfret, New Milford, Farmington, New York etc.). 2 items. 1839 and c1820. £34.00
    Thomas says 'My friend Moses Brown and his son in law have purchased a new & convenient carriage for me to ride in to take it home to be my own... a four wheeled carriage not easily overset, a new invention... I never saw the like in our Country'.


  255. Rents RECORD OF RENTS RECEIVED 1752 - 1794. Parchment-bound cash book, size 12" x 8", titled in manuscript on front board 'Rentale Book Begining 1754'. 33 full pages of entries, plus many blanks. Records lettings 'let to Mr Dent the Croft for £2 10s per year all the profitts to Return upon the ground to enter at Ladyday next old stile, I am to pay all the Taxes...', 'March 25 1790 given Cristiphor Swift leave to Spin in My Croft He paying Me a Guinea...', and 'Pothem Close', and 'Let to John Leck the little part of My House for 3£ 3 shills. a year I am to pay all the assesments Window Money and the High Ways'. Notes Land tax. Loosely inserted are a few slips with notes such as amount paid on Window Money. 1752 - 1794. £120.00
    At one point refers to letting 'the little part of My House & the Kilnn flour', and 'the great stable'. Tenants include John Corbett, Thomas Masser, Lepton Middleton, Thomas Harrison, Charles Stoppart, John Burnby. Unfortunately there is no clue as to the writer's name, or any place name. However a Lepton Middleton is shown on the IGI as born at Ryther, Yorkshire, 1724, father William Middleton, and in this rent record a tenancy is shown to change from William Middleton to Lepton Middleton in 1758.


  256. Ricketson (Shadrach) MAP OF THE MEETINGS constituting New-York Yearly Meeting of Friends by S. Ricketson, 1821. Engraved map, size 10" x 13", plus wide margins, folded. 3" repaired tear top right corner, in margin only. Title in decorative variety of type-faces, key to symbols on map which indicate places having Yearly, Quarterly, Monthly, Preparative Meetings, and Meeting for Worship. Covers the area from Long Island, in the south-east, Lake Champlain, Grand Isle, Derby, Barton, in the north-east, Lake Ontario, Indian River in the north, to Yonge Street, Queenstreet, Norwich, Lake Erie in the west. There are dotted lines with numbers which presumably show the distance in miles between the towns. No imprint. 1821. £75.00

  257. Roads AN ACT for the better repairing and amending the Highways, and for settling the Rates of Carriage of Goods.... 1689. 12mo, 99pp, separately paginated, disbound, title page, presumably once bound, with cloth spine, but lacking boards, old sellotape mark on title page, last few leaves browned. Reprinted by Thomas Bassett, 1749. £25.00

  258. Royal Mines AN ACT to Prevent Disputes and Controversies concerning Royal Mines. 4pp., small folio, plus cover leaf, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1693. £28.00
    A paragraph at the end states that nothing in the Act shall alter 'the Charters Granted to the Tinners of Devon and Cornwall, by any of the Kings and Queens of this Realm...'

    MENNONITES IN RUSSIA

  259. Russian Mennonites COPY LETTER To our dear Friends in Christ Jesus our Lord Stephen Grillet of New York in America, and William Allen Lombard Street London, from the poor Ministers of the word of God among the Menonists, in the Colony of Chortitza in the Government of Ekaterinoslav in Russia. Letter on four pages, with pious exhortations about spreading the faith etc, thanking them for their visit, and asking them to let them know they have arrived home safely. 'Councillor Don Continius(?) has personally delivered to us, after translating into the German, your affectionate and edifying epistle... many in the assembly were melted into tears during the reading of it...' Says they are lucky to live 'under the protection... of a beneficient Monarch, we can perform divine worship uninterruptedly...' A note at the end in a different hand says 'Signed by two Ministers and one of the Elders of the Church of the Mennonists.' October 1819. Paper watermarked 'Stacey Wise 1847', so obviously copied some time later. £26.00
    Presumably a translation into English of the original letter.


  260. Sailing SAIL TRAINING INTERNATIONAL RACE Torbay - Lisbon, 1956. Britannia R.N. College, Dartmouth, Devon. Folder of 14 black and white photographs, prints size 6" x 8", showing ships, mostly just one ship, see close up. Title printed on folded, as above. Small mark on folder, later bookplate inside flap. 1956. £24.00
    This became the 'tall ships' race.


  261. Silk AN ACT for encouraging the Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom, and for securing the Duties payable upon the Importation of Velvets, Wrought Silks.... Cover leaf + 5pp, disbound, decorative initial letter. 1753. £14.00

  262. Slavery COPY OF A LETTER addressed to Anna Braithwaite during her late visit to the American Continent. Shrewsbury, Blackpoint, 6mo, 30th 1824. 2p. 4to, in a neat hand. Says 'the interest thou appeared to feel in the cause of the poor Africans when in conversation upon that subject, at cousin E.B's a few weeks since has induced me to send thee the following...' She then recounts how her sister 'E.H' was travelling near the borders of North Carolina had a conversation with an aged black man in his hut. He recounts how his wife and children had been sold into Georgia, but he 'got religion' fourteen years ago and it had helped him bear his lot 'me don't know mistress what is behind the curtain - had any body told me a white lady would come and talk with me I would not believe them but Mistress in Heaven God makes no difference...' 1824. £35.00
    There is no clue as to the writer.


  263. Smith's NEW MAP OF ENGLAND AND WALES With Part of Scotland, Including the Turnpike and principal Cross Road, the Course of the Rivers & Navigable Canals... Engraved map, counties shaded in light wash colour, roads, county boundaries etc., in denser colour. Size 46" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to small 4to. Scale 1" = approx. 10 miles. Printed for C. Smith, Mapseller, 172 Strand, June 4th 1806. £95.00
    Covers Scotland as far north as Selkirk, part of the coast of Ireland.


  264. Somerset and Devon NOTES ON THE MILITARY CAREERS of members of the Corfield and Blundell family. Two large folio printed forms, with column headings for Name, Season of appt., Ensign or 2nd Lieut., Captain, and higher ranks, and Services. Notes in manuscript for George Snow Blundell, Frederick, Charles and Alfred Corfield, William D'Oyly Burgh. No date. Probably compiled c1900. £24.00
    Detailed information on their service in the Army in India, for example among the exploits of Frederick Corfield 'He was given command of 20th N.I. 7th March 1842 and commanded it throughout the 2nd Sikh War 1848-9 including the crossing of the Cherrab river and the battles of Chillianwala & Goojerat, medal with 2 clasps.'


  265. Suffolk and Norfolk ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LI. N.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Blue 'Record Map' stamp in margin. 'Index to the Tithe Survy' printed in top margin. O.S. blindstamp 1880. £18.00
    Covers Mildenhall, Thetford.


  266. Switzerland MAP of Berninapass. Lithographed map printed in black, blue and brown, scale 1:50,000. Size 29" x 36". Linen-backed and folding into 8vo printed endpapers, small Philips label pasted on. Finely printed with contours in brown and blue, high rocky peaks with hachures. 1909. £20.00
    Title on front wrap 'Topographischer Atlas. Berninapass'. Covers Livigno, Samaden, Poschiano.


  267. Switzerland PERMIS DE SEJOUR le Departement de Justice et Police, Lausanne, for George Binyon, pensionnaire, originaire de l'Angleterre. Attractively printed on yellow paper, 9" x 13", details in ink. Decoration at corners. Folded, with some slight browning along 6" of one fold. 1854. £10.00

  268. Urban Plans HISTORIC CITY PLANS AND VIEWS Catalogue, Spring 1970. 12" x 5", 53pp., stiff wraps. Catalogue of the company 'Historic Urban Plans' reproduction Limited Edition prints of eighteenth and nineteenth century town plans, with numerous illustrations (approx. 3 per page). New York. 1970. £14.00
    Many are of American cities, but also includes British and European city plans.


  269. Venerable Bede BEDE'S ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY Translated from the Anglo Saxon Version of King Aelfred. Manuscript transcription on 535 pages, in volume size 12" x 9". Written in a clear bold hand, approx. 20 lines per page. Fore-edges and bottom edges of paper uncut. Half calf, marbled boards, gilt title on spine. Boards detached. Calf rubbed at edges. With armorial bookplate of The Revd. Jarvis Kenrick, Blechingly. Paper watermarked 1828. A later owner (possibly Kenrick) has corrected a mistake in the page numbering, and put in headings in the top right margins e.g. 'Augustine's death', and notes on title 'This omits the text of several letters and also chapters bearing on Scottish history...' c1830. £65.00
    Jarvis Kenrick was a Vicar in Chichester, and later Rector of Caterham. His son, also Jarvis Kenrick, was a footballer who scored the first ever goal in the F.A. Cup, in 1871.


  270. Warwickshire and Staffordshire LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION from William Vyse, Vicar General of the Lord Bishop of Litchfield and Coventry, to John Barratt of Powley, regarding the estate of Samuel Yeomans, late of Bangley in Stafford. 25 lines in manuscript on large folio sheet, folded, followed by printed section with manuscript inserts. Impressed seal of Bishopric. 4" split at edge neatly repaired on verso. 1806. £22.00
    Administration had been granted to Yeomans' son, but he also died. A term of 500 years in an estate at Ansley in Warwickshire was vested in Samuel Yeomans the elder. Trustees had nominated Barratt to take out the letters of Administration.


  271. Weller (E) Engr. NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY Sheet 1, London to Birmingham, Sheet 2 Birmingham to Manchester & Liverpool. Lithograph maps, hand-coloured in outline, on two sheets 17" x 12", each divided into three strips, scale " to 1 mile. 1863. £36.00
    From 'The Dispatch Atlas'.


  272. Wiltshire and Hampshire BETWEEN TRISTRAM HUDDLESTON JERVOISE AND OTHERS INFANTS and Thomas Jervoise a Lunatick by his Commitee and Guardian the Rt. Honble the Earl of Portsmoth and Samuel Clarke. A particular of the... Estates of Thomas Jervoise deceased to be sold persuant to an Order... made 28th day of January 1746... Schedules of estates, in a fine neat hand, on five pages of thick paper, folio. Folded with docket title 'Particular of the Trust Estates remaining unsold'. Tables give name of Manor at head, with name of tenant, property, and, in columns, no. of Lives, Quit Rents, Herriotts, Yearly Value. There are also notes on the estates e.g. 'In the House at Fir Grove Farm is a very good apartment and other Conveniences fitt for the Reception of a Gentleman to collect the Rents... the buildings... all Tyled... a handsome Plantation of young Fir and other trees are made round the house... there is a well and two ponds... the river produces fine Trouts...'... 'There is in Warblington Parish a coppice... to which the Deer... frequently Resort and are taken...' c1746. £55.00
    Details lands in the Manor of Stratford Tony near Salisbury, Farms and Lands in the Parishes of Warblington and Havant, Farms and Lands in the Manor of Herriard and Southorpe.

    SIR JOSEPH YATES, JUDGE, AND CHARLOTTE PERROT, NEE YATES, NATURALIST

  273. Yates family SCRAP BOOK of letters and genealogical material. 53 pages of original letters, ephemera, newscuttings relating to the family of Sir Joseph Yates, Lady Yates and their descendants. Size 17" x 14", home-made buff paper wraps with manuscript label, bound at left edge with pink tape. The first page has an engraving of Mr. Justice Yates, surrounded by 5 little labelled packets of real hair (Hon. Charlotte Yates, Sir Joseph Yates 1782, Elizabeth Yates etc.). There is a page of typed extracts from works referring to Mr. Justice Yates, and a page from the 1776 London Chronicle with a letter from him on the American question. There follows a series of letters, comprising (i) Letter from Joseph Yates to his friend (Sir ? Blackwell), Forcet 13th Aug. 1764. 70 lines, 4p., 4to. Says he stayed with his family at Peel 'before taking on the harness of business... I should indeed be very glad to have the Northern Circuit allotted me every summer... but a Junior Judge must take what his seniors leave him'. (ii) Letter to a Mr. Dean, 22nd Sept. 1768. 49 lines, 2p, 4to. 'I had pretty hard Duty upon the Northern Circuit... the causes were all of a substantial sort...' (iii) To the Rev. Dr. Thomas at Bletchingley. 49 lines, 3p., 4to, address panel, wax seal, postmark. Says his steward at Peel has defrauded him of 'prodigious' sums. Lady Yates miscarried while they were in Lancashire. (iv) Two letters from Lady Yates to her daughter, 4 pages, folio, each with address panel, postmarks, 1799. Discussing family matters, especially the problems of her son, who had run up debts. (iii) Letter from the Hon. Mrs Yates to her sister in law Charlotte bemoaning the 'neglect I have experienced from all the branches of Yates's family' during their financial troubles 'even my clothes might be very likely called for by some of Yates's creditors'. Feb. 20th 1795. 3p. 4to. postmarks, with copy reply from Charlotte giving her the cold shoulder. (iv) Letter from Joseph Yates to his sister. Feb. 1799, about the his family's coldness, promising to repay the money they lent him. There follows a section relating to Mrs Perrot. Including illuminated card 'Painted by Mrs Perrott nee Yates c1816.' with Yates crest, and more packets of hair. Then there are eight very enthusiastic and informative letters relating to the preparations for the publishing of Mrs. C.L.E. Perrot's 'English Birds', written by her from Worcestershire to her aunt, Mrs. Cholmeley Dering, at Cavendish Square. Each approx 4p., 4to and 8vo, some very untidily and hastily written. Speaks of the printing of the Prospectus, acquiring subscribers, payment, etc. 'I now have only 10 Birds more to paint to finish the work...', 'I am now to have 700 £ for the Work (ain't I proud)...', and how a young woman 'one of the China Painters who has suffered greatly by her close application to that unwholesome Trade' will help with 'the drudgery'. She says he must make a few alterations to the manuscript 'in the description of the titmouse alter Parus Minus to Parus Minor'. 'The 1st edition will be 120 copies, I shall have 1200 plates to colour... I am drawing as hard as I can to finish the work before I begin to colour.' She mentions that the drawings have been admired in London 'and the great Booksellers pronounced it one of the finest works that had appeared for some time...'. There follows 20 pages of newcuttings relating to the family, mainly early 20th century, interspersed with some invitations, a few photographs, and a pedigree. 1764-1925. £200.00
    Sir Joseph Yates presided at the trial of John Wilkes for sedition. The work on birds discussed in the Perrot letters is 'A Selection of British Birds From Drawings by C.L.E. Perrott Honorary corresponding Member of the Worcestershire natural History Society.' 1835. Only one part was published, and Charlotte Perrott died in 1836. It is considered one of the rarest of the bird books of the nineteenth century. The Prospectus and Part One (all published) were published in a facsimile edition by the Scolar Press in 1979.



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