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Lesley Aitchison's - Catalogue 123

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  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.

  2. Totternhoe FARM ACCOUNT BOOK of E. Dines, 1801 - 1826. Notebook size 8" x 6", parchment covered boards, a few small spots on covers. 134 full pages, neatly written. Payments include various kinds of labour 'mowing 8 ac. trefoil', 'Thos. Clark weading 20 Ac...', 'Pd. Irish men for reeping 24 Ac. Wheat', threshing, cutting chaff, making faggots, hedging, shearing. 1801-1826. £140.00
    Loosely inserted is a receipt to E. Dines for assessed taxes, 1822, signed by the Collectors of Totternhoe. The name Edward Dines has been doodled on one page towards the end of the book.

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  3. Hurley THE SINGULARLY CHARMING FREEHOLD RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY known as The Malt House, Hurley, near Maidenhead... charming Old World Gardens over Seven Acres. Messrs. Wilson & Co. Will Sell the above by Auction.. 14th July, 1926. 10pp., size 12" x 9", stiff printed wraps which are slightly darkened, ink number on front wrap. 3 photographic plates, one leaf of text loose. 1926. £18.00

  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.

  5. Shellingford CATALOGUE of Auction Sale on the Farm Premises in the Village of Shellingford, by the direction of the Executors of T.M. Goodlake. 8pp, first page printed in a variety of type-faces with details of the Auction, and items in sale, including 6 Capital Working Horses, 7-Horse-Power Steam Engine, 4 Scotch Carts, 71 Hampshire Down Stock Ewes, 24 Geese, etc. Luker, Typ. Faringdon. 1877. £16.00

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  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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

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

  11. Ministers AN ACT for the more frequent Preaching of the Gospel, and better maintenance of the Ministers in the City of Bristol. 4pp., small folio, black letter. Decorative woodcut initial with cherub, etc., coat of arms at top. Printed by Edward Husband and John Field, Printers to the Parliament of England. 1st April 1650. £30.00
    Ordered that the eighteen parish churches should be consolidated into a smaller number, and a tax raised for the payment of the ministers.

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  12. 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.

  13. Smith (Robert), Trinity College POWER OF ATTORNEY Robert Smith, Doctor and Master of the Holy and undivided Trinity in the University of Cambridge appoints John Turner, of Warwick Street near Golden Square, London, his Attorney, for receiving sums due to him out of the Exchequer due to him as Master of Mechanics to his Majesty. 14 lines on one side of folio sheet, signed by Smith and two witnesses, black wax seal showing two classical figures. Blank conjoint leaf with docket title on verso. Neat old repair, on verso, to a tear at top and bottom. 1762. £40.00
    Smith was Plumian Professor of Astronomy, and the author of 'A Compleat System of Opticks', and 'Harmonics or the Physics of Musical Sounds'.

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

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  15. 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

  16. Bodmin T. PELLOW'S PRICE CURRENT of Teas, Coffees, and General Groceries, Italian and Proprietary Goods. Borough Supply Stores, Honey Street. 8vo, printed wraps. 28pp, plus 5p of adverts at the back. Crabb, Printer, Bodmin. c1880. £15.00
    Includes 50 types of biscuit, 10 types of cocoa, etc.

  17. Courtenay family AN ACT for making and granting Leases of Lands, Tenements, and Mines in the County of Cornwall, comprised in the Marriage-Settlement and Will of Kellond Courtenay, deceased, during the Minority of his Issue. 11pp, separately paginated, title in large print, decorative head-piece. Disbound, sm. folio, folded with docket title. Act of Parliament. 1750. £28.00
    Refers to the granting of leases on mines '... whereas some Mines of Lead, and other Minerals, have lately been discovered in Part of the Premises in the County of Cornwall... comprised in the Settlement...'.

  18. Duchy of Cornwall AN ACT to Enable His Majesty to make Grants, Leases and Copies of Offices, Lands, Lands and Hereditaments, parcel of his Highness Dutchy of Cornwall, or Annexed to the same. Black Letter. 6pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Attractive woodcut initial letter with flowers. 1707. £18.00

  19. 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.

  20. Gunwalloe COUNTERPART LEASE of messuages and lands in Winnianton and a house called Choy Castle adjoining the church, conventionary lands of the Manor of Winnianton, Henry Lord Arundell to Joseph Hendy, yeoman. On vellum, size 16" x 23", printed lease with manuscript inserts, signed by Hendy with wax seal. Some light foxing, mainly in left margin and on verso. 1796. ££20.00
    Hendy was to pay a 'best beast' as a heriot.

  21. Helston JOHN ROACH OF THE SAID BOROUGH Thatcher maketh Oath and saith that Simon Michell of the same Borough cordwainer is justly indebted unto him... two pounds. 37 affadavits of debt, sworn at Helston before the Mayor, 1739-48. 4to, manuscript, signed by the Deponent, sometimes with their mark, and by the Mayor. Impressed tax stamps. States sum owed for 'Goods Sold and Delivered in the Borough of Helston'. 1739-48. £120.00
    Occupations of the deponents include sadler, tallow chandler, dyer, glasier, clothier.

  22. Helston, Lizard ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 359. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", plus wide margins. Revised 1894. £24.00
    Covers Lizard Point, Helston, Rosemullion.

  23. Land's End ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXIII, scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 36" x 24". Small stamp in top margin 'Record Copy'. 'Portrait' format. Some foxing spots in sea area in top part of map, and extreme right edge of paper. O.S. embossed stamp 1879. £48.00

  24. 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

  25. Launceston PLANS, CONDITIONS AND PARTICULARS OF SALE of an Excellent Residential House, also Stores, Stables, Cottage, and Highly Attractive Fields, in the Borough of Dunheved otherwise Launceston... To be sold by Public Auction by J. Kittow & Son... 14th October, 1910. 5pp., plus 2pp. conditions of sale, folio, green printed wraps, 2 small folding, and 2 larger folding coloured plans. Staples rusty, hence one section coming loose. 1910. £26.00

  26. Leans' ENGINE REPORTER And Advertiser. No. 424. December, 1846. Work performed by Steam Engines. Consists of 5p of tables for Pumping Engines, and 1 page of Stamping and Whim Engines, listing 26 mines with 19 columns for details such as Length of Stroke, Depth, Consumption of Coal, and Remarks & Engineers' Names, for each mine. 7pp, 4to, uncut, red tax stamp. 1846. £45.00
    The 16 Mines listed are all in Cornwall and include Dolcoath, Botallack, Great Work, Poldice, Wheal Prosper, etc.

  27. Lesnewth THREE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets X S.E. (Lesnewth), XIV N.E. (River Camel, Camelford Station), XXXII S.W. (Tregurrian, Carnanton). Scale 6" to 1 mile. Quarter sheets. The last two maps have some markings in green ink with some fields outlined and numbered. Second Edition 1907. £16.00

  28. Saint Blazey APPORTIONMENT OF THE RENT CHARGE IN LIEU OF TITHES in the Parish of Saint Blazey, in the County of Cornwall. 22pp., folio, plain paper wraps with ink title. Printed in columns giving names of Landowners and Occupiers, No. on Plan, Description of premises and land, Cultivation, Quantity, Rent-charge. 1839. £80.00
    Includes tenements of Restineas, Lemallyn, Bodelva, Porth, Roselyon, Churchtown, etc.

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

  30. South Crofty Mine, Carn Brea TWELVE INVOICES for materials 1920's and 30's, from various firms. Mostly 4to, all with printed headings, a few with decorative headings. Includes Cooks Explosives, Penrhyndeudraeth, for Dynamite; Scottish Tube Co., Glasgow, for Black Flanges; Ewart Chainbelt Co., Derby, for chains; Alfred H. Knight, Assay Office, Liverpool, for Weighing and Sampling. 1920's. £22.00

  31. South Helston Highway District SURVEYORS ACCOUNTS for the Parishes of St. Martin, Mullion, Ruan Minor, weeks 3,4,5,6 of 2nd quarter of 1879. 5, 9 and 2 labourer's names entered for the respective parishes, on 3 very large printed sheets, giving name, rate per yd. for stone-breaking, etc. 1879. £18.00
    William John was paid £1.18s for breaking stone at Cadgwith.

  32. St. Buryan FURTHER CHARGE on a Mortgage on a loan relating to the purchase of property at Trelodevas, Richard Pearce of Penzance to Christopher Hawkins of Trewinnard, related in an indenture of 1740. Vellum, size 17" x 25", large signature of Pearce, wax seal with bust. Witnessed on verso. 1746. £35.00
    In 1740 Pearce had made over to Hawkins his Tin Bounds, to be discharged when the sum of £1,314 was finally paid to Hawkins. Also mentions an arrangement whereby John Stone of Bradbury and John Talbot of Laycock, in Wiltshire, conveyed lands in Leskinnick to Hawkins.

  33. St. Erth MEMORANDUM whereby Christopher Kingdon of St. Erth, yeoman, swears before E.W. Stackhouse, Justice, that he had a pocket book with 23 one pound notes and a check drawn on Messrs Boliton feloniously stolen from his barn at St. Erth, and he suspects Richard Glanyer of Crowan Mine as no other person was in the barn. Signed by Kingdom with his mark. 1p., sm. folio. 1807. £14.00

  34. St. Ives A BOOKE OF RECORDE BELONGING TO THE PARISH OF SAINTE IVES in Cornewell Being mad the XXIII Daye of Novem. 1570. And the Thirtenth yeare of the Renne of our So. Ladie Elizabeth... Manuscript, transcript of the original sixteenth century manuscript, written on rectos only in large book, size 14" x 11", 160 pages in a small neat hand. Half calf, gilt title on spine, calf rubbed at hinges and at corners. The title page has been copied exactly from the original, written in large black 'Gothic style lettering, with a fine large highly decorated initial letter 'A', light dotted lines indicating (presumably) areas of loss on the original title page. There are a few corrections in pencil to some letters etc. which had been mis-transcribed. n.d. Late nineteenth century. £300.00
    Extremely detailed accounts etc., records of appointments, etc. 'paid to a cople of women that shroweded the lazar John Mycklis & their breake faste... iid.', 'paid to a pure lame sowldier hurted in the quenes servyce in Irland... iid' This manuscript is possibly the transcript made by Mathews when working on his 'History of St. Ives'.

  35. St. Martin in Meneage APPORTIONMENT OF THE RENT CHARGE IN LIEU OF TITHES 13pp., large folio, paper wraps with printed label. Printed throughout, with columns with Landowners, Occupiers, No. on Plan, Description, State of Cultivation, quantity, Amount of Rent Charge. Bound in recent thin card wraps, original label laid down on front wrap. Some professional strengthening to corners of pages, long margins of pages dust-stained, some repaired edge tears. 1841. £60.00
    Tenements include Gear, Tresize, Tremayne, Soarne, Henver, Mudgeon.

  36. Tregwarma, St. Minver LEASE of a messuage and tenement at Tregwarma, late Ede's, Trehane Symons of Trevine, to Samuel Symons of Tregwarma. In ink on paper, size 23" x 20", a few minor splits at folds, and hole at one point with loss of a couple of letters, some slight waterstaining at a couple of folds. Wax seal. 1790. £12.00
    Stipulates what farming practices were to be followed. For example a barge load of sea sand was to be spread on every acre broke for Tillage, clover and trefoil seeds were to be sown, etc.

  37. Tresco, Isles of Scilly THREE PHOTOGRAPHS one named in the plate 'Gibson, Penzance', the other two 'Gibson, Scilly;. Size each approx. 6" x 8", mounted on album leaf, some darkening of card of mount and a few foxing spots on mount. The first view shows Dracena Avenue at Abbey Gardens, the next a line of four Dracena in an area of formal flower beds, line of agaves in distance. On the other side of the leaf is a view titled in pencil on the mount 'Aloes in bloom, Abbey Gardens.' showing a group of 16 large aloes. 1880's. £24.00

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  38. 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

  39. 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


  40. 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.

  41. Westward CERTIFICATE OF REDEMPTION OF THE LAND TAX for John Taylor of Stonecarse, Clerk. Printed certificate with coat of Arms, manuscript insertions, folio. Form printed on verso for 16 installments, headed 'Consols' in MS, with last installment completed. Refers to parcel of land in the Township of Blencogo in Bromfield, and tenement in the Township of Stoneraise in Westward. 1798. £12.00

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  42. 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).

  43. Deller's, Paignton, Publisher PAIGNTON Twenty views. Bound in stiff card wraps, size 7" x 10", decorative gilt title. c1900. £20.00
    Views include: Public Hall; Bandstand; Jubilee Lamp; Harbour and Torquay (good view of boats in foreground); Palace Avenue; Greenway Ferry on the Dart.

  44. Dibdin (T.C) and Vivian (Edward) TORQUAY, FROM WALDRON HILL. Tinted lithograph. Drawn by T.C. Dibdin from a sketch by E. Vivian. On stone by E. Gauci. Size approx. 8" x 12", plus margins. A few foxing spots in sky area. Printed by M. & N. Hanhart, c1841. £45.00
    A very attractive view across the terraces of houses and the harbour, sailing ships in harbour, men hauling nets on beach etc.

  45. Dibdin (T.C) and Vivian (Edward) BABBICOMBE, FROM PETIT TOR. Tinted lithograph. Drawn by T.C. Dibdin from a sketch by E. Vivian. On stone by E. Gauci. Size approx. 8" x 11", plus wide margins. Some feint browning in plate. Printed by M. & N. Hanhart, c1841. £35.00
    A view across the bay, with a boy asleep on rocks near sheep in foreground.

  46. Dibdin (T.C) and Vivian (Edward) TORBAY, FROM TOR ABBEY SANDS. Tinted lithograph. Drawn by T.C. Dibdin from a sketch by E. Vivian. On stone by E. Gauci. Size approx. 8" x 12", plus margins. Printed by M. & N. Hanhart, c1841. £35.00
    A view across the bay towards terrace of houses in distance, with ships in the middle ground, and women standing by a fence in the foreground.

  47. Dibdin (T.C) and Vivian (Edward) TORQUAY, FROM PARK HILL. Tinted lithograph. Drawn by T.C. Dibdin from a sketch by E. Vivian. On stone by E. Gauci. Size approx. 8" x 11", plus margins. Printed by M. & N. Hanhart, c1841. £35.00
    A very attractive view showing sailing ships in the harbour, with men in the foreground.

  48. Exeter INVENTORY AND VALUATION of Machinery, Messrs. W. Brock, Cabinet Manufactory, Smythen Street, Exeter. By Alfred Bodley, Engineer, Exeter. 7th April 1885. 15 pages, in manuscript, in small 8vo notebook, stiff green decorative wraps. The sums have not been entered in the cash columns. Includes lathes, circular saws etc... together with INSURANCE CERTIFICATE for the Manufactory, 1895. Large folio, printed with manuscript inserts, folded... together with... LEASE of premises in Fore Street and Synogogue Place, Exeter, J.C. Wilcocks to William Brock, 1869. 2p., large folio. 1869-95. £22.00

  49. Exeter LETTER on the headed notepaper of Standfield & Co., Carriage, Saddle and Harness Manufactory, Sidewell Street. 1p., 8vo, decorative printed letter heading. Sent to a Solicitor's at Sturminster Newton, about the sale of a client's shares in the Company. Sept. 20th 1899. £8.00

  50. Little Torrington ABSTRACT of indentures relating to Westford, Wear Park, Holsworthy, Little Torrington, Muffery, Frithelstock etc. 3p., small folio, folded. Details leases etc. from 1687 - 1732. 26 indentures listed. 1746. £18.00
    Surnames include Larrimore, Darracott, Broadmead, Chichester.

  51. Little Torrington POSTER advertising letting of North Hole Farm. Size 22" x 18", tears and pinholes in top corners. 1934. £6.00

  52. Lympstone CONVEYANCE of a field called Hill Head in Lympstone, Elizabeth Hoyles, widow of John Edwards, Mariner, to John Withers of Exeter. Large vellum sheet, wax seal, very stained on verso. Two wax seals. Creased in parts, and slightly rubbed at some folds... together with... Lease for a Year relating to the same transaction. Smaller vellum sheet, wax seal. 2 items. 1781. £22.00

  53. Marwood WHIDDON FARM manuscript plan. In ink and colour on waxed cotton, size 26" x 24", folded, scale 1/2500. Shaded in three colours to show ownership of land. Also shows Milltown Farm, and buildings in village, including smithy. n.d. 1900. £14.00

  54. 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

  55. Rowe (G), Cheltenham LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH From the Highest Tor. Tinted lithograph, Drawn, Printed & Published by G. Rowe. Size 8" 12", plus margins. Shows the two villages from above, boats on the sea. A few light foxing spots in margin, one just inside engraved surface. c1845. £22.00

  56. Rowe (G), Lith. Cheltenham WATER'S MEET NEAR LYNMOUTH DEVON Lithograph, size 8" x 11", plus margins. A few small foxing spots in bottom margin. c1840. £18.00
    Shows view across the valley to a large house, figure seated on rocks bottom right.

  57. 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.

  58. Sidmouth Railway AN ACT to authorise the construction of a Railway.... to be called "the Sidmouth Railway".... 18pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1871. £22.00

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  59. Basire, Sculpt. S. EAST VIEW OF BINDON ABBEY belonging to T. Weld Esq. Copper engraving 7" x 9", plus wide margins. Volume and page number in small figures top right... together with... GROUND PLAN of Bindon Abbey. Engraved plan size 8" x 14", plus margins. 2 items. n.d. c1780, plan early 19th century. £18.00
    View shows two men sketching in foreground, ruin of Abbey, with house in middle distance.

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

  61. Caundle Bishop WILL of Mary Fry of Caundle Bishop, widow. 3p., folio, closely written. 1830. £24.00
    Leaves her estate at Caundle Bishop to her niece Ann Peacock, an allowance and a bedstead and quilt to her servant, a sum for paying for blankets and clothes to be given to six poor widows of the parish, on St. Thomas's day, and a bequest of £750 to her late grandson's two illegitimate children by 'Mrs Maria Munro who lived with him', to be paid to the Governor of the Island of Jamaica, for the purpose of 'placing them out as apprentices or otherwise for their advancement in the world.'

  62. Child Okeford DECLARATION by Thomas Symmons now residing at Colaba in the Presidency of Bombay, Gun carriage maker, as to his identity as the nephew of Richard Symmons deceased, of Child Okeford, yeoman. Copy on 3p., small folio. Includes declaration by a notary of Bombay... together with... FARMER'S CASH BOOK for the year 1840-41, size 7" x 4", plain paper sewn into rough brown paper wraps, written in a shaky hand in pencil. 18 pages listing stock bought e.g. 'Aug. 4th 18421 Sheep Bought. Mrs. Buttler 100 wethers... Mr Heads... 68 wethers... Mr Ingram 40 ewes... Sherborne fair 40 Ewes', 'Mr Head's account for Cyder... 28 hogsheads... man 6 days...', 'thatcher's bill... 150 of Reed... new well bucket...'. Loosely inserted is the draft in pencil of a letter dated 'Child Okeford July 30th 1841', pencil very rubbed, with the indistinct signature 'Rd. Symmons'. 1848. £38.00
    Thomas was due to inherit £100 from his uncle Richard.

  63. Collins (Capt. Grenville) PORTLAND Chart showing Lulworth Cove, Weymouth Road, Weymouth and Melcombe, Portland Bill, Crab, Chisham, Portland Castle. Size 17" x 21", plus margins. Scale 1" = 1 mile. Vignette bottom left with four figures, goats, dedication to Capt. George St. Lo, bottom right are harvester, animals etc., around scale bar. Compass rose at centre with rhumb lines. Left hand edge with several small edge tears (not reaching beyond plate mark), top 6" of left hand edge rather ragged. A few light grey marks top left. c1700. £170.00

  64. Hazelbury Bryan PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS of Freehold Properties in Hazelbury Bryan, Bagber, East Orchard, Sutton Waldron, Hinton St. Mary and Powerstock... for sale by Public Auction... March 1st, 1918. 10pp., wraps. Vertical fold. 1918. £14.00

  65. Hinton St. Mary WILL of William Wadman of Hinton St. Mary, Carpenter. 1p., blank conjoint leaf. Signed by Wadman and three witnesses with wax seal. 1831. £16.00

  66. Lydlinch DECLARATION of Robert Drake, of Poole, Pork Butcher, as to the heirs of his father's brother, Thomas Drake, of Lydlinch, yeoman. 3p., folio, folded. Gives information about the eleven children of Thomas, where they lived, where buried etc. 1853. £12.00

  67. Portland Harbour AN ACT for the better Supply of Water for the Use of Vessels resorting to the Harbour of Refuge at Portland.... and for vesting in the Commissioners certain Lands belonging to Her Majesty... 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1857. £12.00

  68. Sherlock (W), drawn and etched by CORFE CASTLE Dorsetshire. Etching, size 6" x 9", overall size 11" x 17". Shows the castle with a street of cottages at the foot of the hill, man driving cows down the street, church in distance. 1813. £18.00

  69. Shillingstone COPY OF THE TERRIER OF THE PARISH OF SHILLINGSTONE in the County of Dorset made the 18th May 1816 by John Gatehouse. Manuscript, 17 pages, written on rectos only, size 13" x 8", ruled in columns for No. on map, Occupiers, Proprietors, Description, Quality, Quantity. On the back of the last page is 'Measurement of Beremarsh Manor by Mr. Knight', 12 lines. Lacks front wrap. 1816. £60.00
    Property includes houses, gardens, willow bed, orchards, 'beast leases', 'right of feed on the hill' etc. Fields named.

  70. Swanage PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Properties situate at Swanage.... for sale by Public Auction at the Town Hall, Swanage.... on Monday 17th day of May, 1897. Folio, 4pp, folded. 1897. £12.00
    Includes Alexandra Terrace, Newton Cottage, Albany Terrace, etc.

  71. Thornhill AGREEMENT for the division of property of the late William Boucher of Thornhill House, William Douglas of the East India Company, now residing at Madras, and George Baker of Warwick. 10p. folio, sewn at edge, folded with docket title, signed by Baker and Douglas's attorney. Attached with silk tape is Douglas's Power of Attorney to his Solicitors at Salisbury, 3p., large folio, thin blue paper, signed. 1852. £26.00
    Refers to Manor, Farms and Lands at Thornhill, together with lands lately purchased of the Marquis of Anglesey, as well as lands at Margaret Marsh, Lydlinch, Shaftesbury, and lands in Somerset.

  72. Tolpuddle LETTERS from the Vicar of Tolpuddle, Harold R. Long, to William de C. Prideaux about an incised slab that was moved from the churchyard into the church. 11 letters, 16th November 1909 - September 1912. 1-3 pages, small 8vo. Discusses the possible interpretations of the inscription, moving the slab inside etc... together with... four letters from other correspondents about the translation of the inscription. 15 letters in all. 1909-12. £36.00
    'The stone was taken out from the wall this morning quite successfully... it is in excellent preservation and shows the lower part of a priest's figure without doubt...'

  73. Tolpuddle PEDIGREE of Mrs Phillis March, Widow. Re. Browning decd. Manuscript on paper 10" x 23", folds, showing the children of James Frizzle and Mary Tice, with their baptism, marriage, death dates, and their spouses. 'Tollpuddle' is written on the back. n.d. c1860. £9.00

  74. Weymouth RELEASE FOR MAKING A TENANT to the Freehold in Order to make a Recovery with Voucher, Samuel Braine, Mariner and Ann his Wife daughter of Thomas Ledoze, to James Syndercombe of Stratton, Dorset and others. Refers to two messuages and gardens in the part of town called Melcombeside, adjoining lands belonging to the late dissolved Priory, and Governor's Street. 6p., folio. Copy made in 1796 of original release of 1739. 1796. £25.00
    Names many occupiers of properties adjoining the two properties, both previous and present.

  75. Woodrow INSTRUCTIONS for Making Mr. Jo. Mitchell's Will. Manuscript 2p., written presumably by John Mitchell, setting out the bequests he wishes to put in his will. With amendments and underlining, and eccentric spelling. Names of Executors added in a different hand (presumably by the lawyer.) 1846. £18.00
    Leaves to his wife Sarah 'all that Woodrow Estate with house and a strip of land ajoining at my desise and 2 Cowes... all my house goods', leaves to his daughter Mary Strange 'that Estate at Woonston with house and orchid thereto about 40 ackers', and to his other daughter land at Okeford called Longclose and Newcross.

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  76. 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.

  77. Bourton on the Hill Road AN ACT for repairing the Road leading from Chappel on the Heath, in the County of Oxon, to the Quarry above Bourton on the Hill, in the County of Gloucester. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 20pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1731. £15.00

  78. Cheltenham College AN ACT to make provisions with respect to the constitution of Cheltenham College. 9pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1894. £9.00

  79. Cheltenham Inclosure AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Tithings of Arle and Arlestone otherwise Allstone in the Parish of Cheltenham.... and for discharging from Tithes Lands in the said Tithings. 28pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1830. £16.00

  80. Cirencester, Tetbury, Lambridge, Duffton and Underbridge Roads AN ACT To continue the term, and alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act, for completing the Road from Cirencester, through Tetbury to Woefield Corner, and a Road from thence to or near Lambridge, near the City of Bath; and also to repair a certain Road from Duffton to Underbridge... 14pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1812. £10.00

  81. 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

  82. Forest of Dean Court AN ACT to abolish the Court of Saint Briavel's, and for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Hundred of Saint Briavel's.... 28pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1842. £14.00

  83. 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

  84. Gloucester PLAN OF PROPERTY BELONGING TO THE DEAN AND CHAPTER OF GLOUCESTER situate in the Parishes of... Manuscript map of the City of Gloucester from Ashleworth Ferry in the North to Matson in the South, Scale 6 chains to 1 inch. Titled "Plan of Property Belonging to the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester situate in the Parishes of.... " but the parish names have been lightly pencilled in although never inked over. It is possible to make out "Longford" "St. Mary". A longhand title on verso reads "Copy Gloucester Award Map". Drawn in ink with very pale colour wash on plots, outlined with stronger colour. Shows river, some roads (without street names), buildings in red, farms and other buildings, which are named, individual fields and plots with letter and number reference, many of the plots very small. Among the hundreds of plots are those owned by Robert Raikes, Revd. Thomas Rudge, Lord Viscount Sydney, Benj. Hyett, Revd. Samuel Lysons. On 6 sheets of paper, mounted on linen, not folded, size:- 96" x 48". Bottom 5" very dusty, chipped and frayed along two tears in the paper 10" into map from bottom margin, there being a small loss of paper at one tear, but affecting hardly any of the drawing. Linen torn 6" into map from top edge, many very small creases in paper, not affecting legibility, paper ragged at margins, verso of map browned. n.d. c1810. £450.00

  85. 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

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

  87. Newent Railway AN ACT to authorise the deviation and alteration of the Newent Railway.... 5pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Edges dusty. 1874. £12.00

  88. Stroudwater Navigation AN ACT for making Navigable the River Stroudwater, in the County of Gloucester, from the River Severn, at or near Framiload, to Wallbridge, near the Town of Stroud in the same county. 20pp, disbound, Black Letter. Act of Parliament. Decorative initial letter with cherubs. 1730. £20.00

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    Hampshire and Isle of Wight

  89. Curdridge PARTICULARS with View, Plan and Conditions of Sale of... Oaklands, A substantially-built Gabled Residence.... Stabling Accommodation... 10 Acres. Hunting, Boating, Fishing... for sale by Auction 3rd day of July 1906. 9pp., 4to, two views of house on one photographic plate, coloured folding plan. Traces of vertical fold. 1906. £20.00

  90. 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 thereon. Manuscript on 2p., folio, folded with docket title. Details deeds from 1681. c1770. £18.00

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

  92. Ryde, Isle of Wight AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Wallis, Riddett & Down have received instructions to sell by Auction.... Two Houses known as Hamilton House and Mornington Lodge.... Size approx. 29" x 20". 1895. £16.00

  93. Ryde, Isle of Wight AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Wallis, Riddett & Down. Have received instructions to Sell by Auction.... Four Dwelling-Houses known as Nos, 1, 2, 3 & 4, Trinity Terrace. Situated on the East side of Daniel Street, Ryde..... Size approx. 30" x 20". 1893. £14.00

  94. 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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  95. Cheverells Green LETTER from Stephen Read, Bridgham, to a Mr Rowed at Cheverells Green, about his son's farm and rent arrears. 1p., 4to, plus blank conjoint leaf with address panel, two postmarks, one a red circle with 'A' above the date, one black, with the word 'Harling' in a circle. Mentions 'Sir John', presumably the landlord. 1835. £14.00
    'Have now this Minuite Bought a Lurcher Bitch for you, young but have been with a Gun... her name is Smart'.

  96. 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

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  97. Bowen (E) AN ACCURATE MAP OF THE COUNTY OF HUNTINGDON Divided into its Hundreds.... Illustrated with Historical Extracts relating to its Trade, Manufactures, Natural History &c. not extant in any other Map.... Engraved map, coloured in outline, size 28" x 21", dissected and mounted on linen, trimmed to coloured border, manuscript label in French on verso, edges rubbed. Decorative cartouche with title on masonry, winding river in background, men cutting turf and women and children loading it onto a cart. With table bottom right listing villages with columns for map reference, Lord of Manor, Deanery. Geographical and historical information around map. French label on verso. c1790. £95.00
    'Ramsey Meer produces larger Fish and more in quantity than any of the Meers and Pools in the Fenns... here Pikes of a wonderful bigness are caught...'

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

  99. Pidley SURRENDER at the Manor Court of Somersham, of various tofts and large pieces of Fen Ground and a cottage, at Pidley, in the Manor of Somersham with the Soak, John Cole of Fenton, copyhold tenant. 2p., folio, manuscript, folded. 1780. £18.00

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  100. Ashford, Canterbury, Margate ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet III. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Dissected and mounted on linen, size 24" x 36", folding into tall 8vo marbled endpapers, with small key map. Parkland, main roads, railway line, county boundary hand-coloured. Printed from an Electrotype 1873. £70.00

  101. Canterbury and Chatham AN ACT for repairing the Road from Chatham to Canterbury in the County of Kent. 36pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. First page dusty, four leaves with foxing spots. 1812. £12.00

  102. 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

  103. Tilmanstone PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Market Garden Land and Cottage Property, at Upper and Lower Street, Tilmanstone, Which will be Sold By Auction... 14th September 1905. 3pp., folio, plus completed memorandum on verso. Folded with docket title. 1905. £12.00
    With names of occupiers.

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  104. 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.

  105. 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.

  106. 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 similar auction particulars, 1950's, for Field House Farm, North Kelsey, Prospect House Farm, Barnetby-le-Wold. 3 items. 1950's. £12.00

  107. Sturton STURTON UNION MILL April 1875. Scale of Charges for Grinding Corn.... Manuscript on three pages, sm. 8vo, plain wraps. On front wrap is note of a Mill Committee meeting at the Red Lion Inn. 1875. £15.00

  108. Tydd Saint Mary PARTICULARS, PLAN, AND CONDITIONS OF SALE, OF A VERY VALUABLE FREEHOLD FARM.... Comprising a house, Barn and Buildings and 119a. 1r. 26p.... Which will offered for Sale by Public Auction.... at the "Hare and Hounds" Inn, Wisbech.... on Thursday, the 28th of January, 1869.... Folio, hand-coloured plan, 6pp, docket title, folded, few contemporary pencil notes in pencil to one page, short split to one fold adjacent to docket title, docket title dusty. 1869. £28.00

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  109. 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

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

  111. Catford PARTICULARS of Freehold Ground Rents.... upon Nos. 2, 4 & 6 Glenwood Road, Catford. For Sale by Auction.... 1st of June 1916. 4pp., large 4to, folds, foxing. 1916. £8.00

  112. 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

  113. 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...'.

  114. Kensal Green ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet London XLVII/Middlesex XVI.7. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 37". Grand Junction Canal hand-coloured. Lettered in stencilled black lettering top left 'L & N.W.R. Electrification. Passenger Station at Kensal Green. Drawing no. 4'. A small red oblong has been drawn in at the embankment near Hazel Rd. Photozincographed. Edition of 1894-6. £24.00
    Covers Queen's Park, GWR line, All Soul's Cemetery, Cricket Ground, Athletic Grounds.

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

  116. Mill Hill PROBATE of Elizabeth Edwards, of Mill Hill, Hendon. Vellum, size 17" x 18", with printed certificate attached, large papered seal. 1859. £14.00
    Expresses her wish to be buried in the Chapel Yard of the Dissenters' Chapel at Whetstone.

  117. Poupard (Thos. J), Tooley St., London S.E. ILLUSTRATED PRICE LIST of Weighing Machines, coal sacks, sack holders, etc. 4pp., folio, printed in red and black. Numerous illustrations of machines. Traces of horizontal folds. c1890. £16.00

  118. Simms family GENEALOGY listing the descendants of John and Ann Thresher Simms of London 1761 - 1887. Long vellum sheet, size 3" x 22", listing their children (with spouses) and their grandchildren. Date of birth in column on left, date of death on right. The record would appear to have been written out in the second decade of the 19th century, and then copied - there is a note on the back in the same hand 'Jane Brightwen copied 9 mo. 1840.' Some dates of death have been filled in much later... together with... QUAKER BIRTH CERTIFICATE for the birth on 7th July 1762 in Clerkenwell Close in the Parish of St. James Clerkenwell, of Mary, daughter of John Sims and Ann his Wife. Nine lines printed on vellum, size 5" x 7", with details added in manuscript. Signed by three women witnesses, including the Midwife. Mary's birth is noted in the genealogy above. 1840. £70.00
    Genealogy includes Kenway, Oxley, Brightwen, Ollive, Phipps, families

  119. Surrey Theatre PLAYBILL By particular desire, Mr Ellar will take his Astonishing Flight from the Stage to the Gallery... October 14th, 1811. Playbill on thin paper, size 20" x 8". 3" tear from right edge, and a tear own from this 5" long. Brownish traces of old sellotape repair, now repaired with archival tape. 1811. £20.00
    The programme included 'Harper's Son', Pantomime with 'Rival Clowns, Fairy Land & Mother Bunch', in which Ellar played Harlequin. Ellar made a series of spectacular leaps, like a 'Fiery Meteor'. Mr Cooke ascended in a balloon 'filled with common air'.

  120. Vinters' Company FREEMAN'S DECLARATION AND BYE-LAWS of the Vintners' Company. 2pp., folio, docket title. Printed on pale blue paper. First page with the Declaration and the bade with three tuns, the second page detailing rules regarding selling wines without a licence. Quotes from a bye-law of 10th year George IV ruling that no one can sell wine in a tavern, cellar etc., 'not being a freeman of the said mystery or craft by patrimony or servitude'. Also sets out the required dress of Tackle Porters. c1840. £12.00

  121. Weinreb & Douwma PLANS OF LONDON Catalogue. 20pp., oblong 8vo. Illustrations on every page. 2 items. c1978. £8.00

  122. Weller (E) Engr. ENVIRONS OF LONDON Sheet 5. Covers Windsor, Esher, Guildford. Lithographed map on single sheet showing the various railways, size 17" x 12", some outline hand-colouring. Scale 1" to 1 mile. 1863. £14.00
    Part of the map on 8 sheets from 'The Dispatch Atlas'.

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  123. 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 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. £25.00
    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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  124. Cleer's Map MAP OF THE CITY OF NORWICH Reduced with a few alterations form Cleer's Map dated 1696 now in the Norwich Museum and Formerly in the Possession of Mr. John Kirkpatrick. Lithographed plan, size 18" x 13", folded in four. Scale 4" = 600 yds. The plan has been amateurishly, but neatly coloured with crayon. Some glue marks on verso. n.d. c1920? £22.00

  125. 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

  126. Fuller's MAP OF NORWICH 1871. Lithographed map printed in black buff and blue. Size 10" x 18". Decorative border, six circular vignettes showing Pull's Ferry, Gatehouse to Bishop's Palace, Guildhall, Norwich Cathedral, Erpingham Gate, Norwich Castle. Traces of central vertical fold. 1871. £110.00

  127. Gissing FINAL CONCORD Robert Kemp and Edward Fetherby to Robert Kemp, soldier, relating to messuages in Gissing. In Latin, 10 lines on vellum, size 5" x 15". Docket title in English on verso. Some words rubbed, but legible. 1620. £20.00

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

  129. Utting (J), Surveyor, Lynn Regis A MAP OR PLAN OF THE SURVEY AND LEVELS taken in the Country of Marshland, by order of His Majesty's Commissioners of Sewers for the County of Norfolk, by J. Utting, Surveyor, Lynn Regis. 1826. Engraved map, wash colour, size 25" x 37", vertical fold, and light horizontal fold. Scale 2 miles = approx. 5". Compass rose, large title in plain circle, scale bar, 'Reference to the Drainage Engines' top right. Shows Lynn Regis bottom right, River Nene along the top, Wisbech Canal at the left. Parishes coloured in full light wash, Turnpike roads coloured buff, sewers drains with a solid black line, sluices, tunnels, corn mills indicated, and windmills and churches shown in elevation with small engravings. Shows water levels. Different fields named. Shows buildings, with some named, such as 'Popinhoe Manor House', inns such as 'The Shore Boat', 'The Robin Hood', lanes and droves named. Tear of approx 3" from right edge, neatly repaired on verso 1826. £300.00

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  130. Blyth and South Leverton FINAL CONCORD between Richard Robinson and Richard Keyworth and Thomas Bartholomew and Martin Whitlamb, relating to messuages in Blyth and South Leverton. 18 lines, in Latin, on vellum size 9" x 14". An area about an inch square at a fold near the bottom of the next has been slightly damped or rubbed, with loss of a couple of words. 1723. £14.00

  131. Nottingham, Southwell ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXI N.E. Quarter sheet, size 11" x 14", most of border trimmed away. Linen backed and folding into small 8vo cloth endpapers with stationer's label. n.d. c1870. £8.00

  132. 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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  133. 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

  134. St. Martins, Oxford ASSIGNMENT of the Estate and Effects of Joseph Wickens of the Parish of St. Martin in the City of Oxford, Cordwainer, dealer and Chapman, a Bankrupt, to Samuel Jackson of Windmill St., London, Currier, Maurice Blackford of Wantage, Cordwainer, John Coleman of Oxford, Currier. On paper, 3 pages size 22" x 15", signed by Commissioners and assignees with small papered seals. 1797. £25.00
    Wickens is described as having for two years carried on the 'business of a cordwainer by buying of Leather and working up and converting the same into Shoes Boots and Vandykes'.

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

  136. 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.

  137. Batheaston WATERCOLOUR in monochrome. Shows the church in the centre with hills behind, view framed by two trees.. On grey paper, size 7" x 10", small piece torn from top corner, slightly affecting drawing. Titled bottom right 'Batheaston Church 1864'. 1864. £14.00

  138. Bruton AN ACT for more effectually repairing several Roads in and near the Town of Bruton... 14pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1831. £12.00

  139. Combe St. Nicholas WILL of Robert Dommett of Combe St. Nicholas, 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.

  140. Edington AN ACT for Draining, Dividing and Inclosing certain Moors, Commons, or Waste Lands, called Edington, otherwise Burtle Moor, East Heath, West Heath, and Chyde Batch, within the Hamlet of Edington and Parish of Moorlinch... 19pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. Separately paginated, docket title. 1790. £28.00
    The Lord of the Manor was Earl Waldegrave.

  141. Glastonbury Abbey WATERCOLOUR showing a view through the Norman doorway into St. Joseph's Chapel.' Size 8" x 5", on thick paper, backed at corners onto a thinner sheet. A good amateur watercolour, with good architectural detail, in tones of sepia, grey and blue. Standing in the archway is a man who looks like a workman, and a ladder is propped against the edge. no date. mid-nineteenth century? £28.00
    There seems to be a signature in the bottom right-hand corner which looks like 'Ellen. May 1841?' but the number after '18' is not clear.

  142. Henstridge WILL of Benjamin Gray the Elder of Henstridge, Gentleman. 1p., large folio, signed by Gray and three witnesses with attractive wax seal with allegorical figures. Inserted in a cover sheet labelled 'Mr Gray's Will' which has a broken wax seal. 1797. £25.00

  143. Hinton Charterhouse RECOVERY of three messuages, two brewhouses, two malthouses, 35 acres of pastures.... in Charterhouse Hinton, Samuel Townsend, Demandant, Samuel Baker, Tenant, Valentine Webb, Vouchee. Vellum, size 24" x 31", wide border on three sides, engraved with portrait of George IV, putti, large coat of arms, etc. Vellum browned and damp-spotted, rubbed at one fold. Lacks wax sea. 1824. £16.00

  144. Ilminster Roads AN ACT for making, amending, widening, and keeping in repair certain Roads passing through or near the Town of Ilminster.... 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1828. £14.00

  145. Levi & Son Publisher ROYAL CABINET ALBUM OF BATH 12 photolitho views on extending strip. Folding into decorative gilt boards, 4" x 6". Small tear at margin of one view, neatly repaired on verso. c1880. £15.00
    Includes 'The Dairy, Victoria Park', 'Crescent Bath', 'Widcombe House and Church'.

  146. Somerton ASSIGNMENT Lease of the Bears Inn, on the South side of the Market Place, John Norton of Somerton to James Sansom, Innholder. Vellum, size 24" x 29", small wax seal. 1804. £16.00

  147. Stoke under Hamdon DECLARATION of Joseph Chaffey that he knew John Bondfield of East Stoke, and his children John and Philippa, and that they were all deceased without issue. Manuscript, 1p., small folio, signed by Chaffey and the Registrar for Somerset. 1840. £8.00

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

  149. Ubley ABSTRACT OF TITLE to a piece of pasture land called Binhams in the Parish of Ubley. 16p. folio, in manuscript, held at corner with tape. 1869. £20.00
    Details title from 1818.

  150. Wellington LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION from the Bishop of Bath and Wells to Anstice Chadwell and Sarah Frackrell, daughters of Jane Prickman of Wellington, who died intestate. Printed on vellum with manuscript inserts, size 7" x 8", large papered seal of Bath and Wells. 1816. £17.00

  151. Wellington PHOTOGRAPH of W.S. Prideaux's Ironmongers shop in Wellington. Size 6" x 4", no date, c1890?... together with... two copies of an advertising sheet for 'The Universal Fastener (Prideaux's Patent', manufactured by Martineau, Birmingham, illustrating the fastener. Printed in blue on one side of 4to sheet, together with two copies of the same sheet in French... together with another smaller sheet illustrating Prideaux's folding trunk flaps, a sheet of original drawings (7 figures) of the clasp on waxed cotton, and two postcards addressed to Prideaux from relatives in America, 1892, about his no. 2005 clasp 'how would it do to send me out a gross of each size & I could sell some of them here...'... together with... bill of William S. Prideaux, Ironmonger, Cutler, Tinman and Brazier, 1879. All items except the photograph have been punched with two holes at the edge for filing. 1879 - 92. £34.00

  152. 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

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  153. 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

  154. Walsall Boundaries REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF WALSALL 2pp, with a folding Plan of the borough by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline. Scale 2" to 1 mile. Disbound. 1832. £22.00

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  155. Dorking WILL of David Brown of the Parish of Dorking, Gentleman. 6p., small folio, sewn, partly split down sewn edge. Signed by three Deputy Registors as proved at London 1789. Splits in outer cover leaf with docket title. 1789. £18.00
    Leaves bequests to his wife Anne and his friend Luke Taswell of Portamouth, Hants., apothecary, and George Simmonds, shipwright. Extracted from the Prerogative Court of Canterbury Registry.

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

  158. Hilder (Rowland), Artist SHELL GUIDE TO SUSSEX Poster, lithograph and letterpress printing, glossy surface. Size 29" x 20", illustration showing white cliffs in distance, the Long Man, downland flowers in foreground, etc., description and map with key below. Metal hanger top and bottom. 1950's. £34.00

  159. Litlington, Eastdean ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet LXXIX. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Coloured geologically to show different soils, key in margin. Marked to show two proposed wells, with some section lines, presumably by Water Board. 1879. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1893. £30.00

  160. Rogate, Ipping ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXI N.W. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 12" x 18", plus wide margins. Linen-backed, folding into marbled wraps with printed label of 'Siftom Praed and Co., The Map House'. Contours in red. 1913. £12.00

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  161. Coventry AN ACT for better regulating Elections of Citizens to serve in Parliament for the City of Coventry. 6pp, disbound, plus cover sheet, black letter. 1781. £15.00

  162. Parkfield PENCIL DRAWING of a large detached house with Georgian portico, path leading up to front door, walled garden with beds of shrubs, trees, foxgloves etc., edged with small shrubs. Drawing size 9" x 12" between borders, in ivory mount, overall size 16" x 18", titled in pencil in bottom margin 'Home of Mr & Mrs. Edward Haycock, Parkfields, Coventry.' On verso is written 'Where Sarah Snaly(?) was born'. Very detailed and attractive drawing in soft pencil showing all the architectural details. c1860. £45.00

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  163. 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'.

  164. Clapperton (K). Pub. A PLAN OF OLD SARUM, Also Two modern Views, and a Representation of the Castle. All on a single sheet, printed on one side only, size approx. 15" x 18", fold. Shows plan and 3 wood engraved views, with 20 references to the Plan. Down the sides of the plan are extracts from Hatcher's 'Ancient and Modern Sarum' ('which may be had of the Publisher of this, price 3s.6d.') Printed and Published by K. Clapperton, Sarum. n.d. c1840. £60.00

  165. 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.

  166. Durrington, Coombe Bissett PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Residential, Agricultural and Sporting Properties comprising The Manor House, Durrington, Colins Farm House, Church Farm Coombe Bissett, Parsonage Farm House, The Warren.... capital Arable and Pasture Land.... Folio, 27pp., 3 large folding coloured plans, printed wraps, staples rusty, corners of wraps rubbed. 1921. £26.00

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

  168. 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

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

  170. 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.

  171. Simpson (G) Printer DEVIZES AND WILTSHIRE GAZETTE Two issues bound together, July 6th and July 13th, 1820. Broadsheet newspaper, each 4pp. Two items. 1820. £18.00
    Includes two-column report on the 'Holkham Sheep Shearing' attended by Mr. Coke, much on Queen Caroline, Downton Mills on the Avon for sale, etc.

  172. Simpson (G) Printer THE DEVIZES AND WILTSHIRE GAZETTE March 1, 1820. 4pp., broadsheet newspaper. Slight wear at left-hand edge where once bound.. together with the edition of March 22. 2 items. 1820. £18.00
    Includes three-column report of the trial of Edward Buckland for murdering an elderly lady at Seagry in an attempted robbery, insurrection in Piedmont, etc., additional public footpaths to those in the Wootton Basset Inclosure set out, etc.

  173. Stockton Inclosure AN ACT for Inclosing Lands in the Parish of Stockton... 24pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Separately paginated, cover leaf with docket title, decorative headpiece. 1809. £17.00

  174. Wroughton COPY WILL of Mr. Wm. Watts of Wroughton, Wilts., Maltster. 5 pages, folio, tied at corner. Corners of paper browned. Attested copy. 1840. £12.00
    Leaves his properties in Lockeridge to his two friends and his nephew.

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  175. Beoley SURRENDER of Hereditaments in Beoley for residue of term of 1000 years, Timothy Yeats Brown, Her Britannic Majesty's Consul at Genoa, and others to Harriet Holmes. 5 vellum sheets, size 23" x 27", four wax seals... together with... Deed of Appointment and Release of £10,000, 1835... secured upon two Farms called The Mills Farm and Pot End Farm at Beoley, Mrs Hunter to William Holmes. 2 vellum sheets, ink slightly faded. 1835 and 1854. £25.00
    Included Churchill Farm, Holt End Farm, the farm near the Hall, Upper Bowling Green Hill. Gives a long list of lands.

  176. 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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  177. Aire and Calder Navigation AN ACT for the making and keeping Navigable the Rivers of Aire and Calder in the County of York. Cover leaf plus 18pp., small folio, disbound, black letter. Fine decorative initial letter and headpiece. Act of Parliament. 1699. £45.00

  178. Aire and Calder Navigation AN ACT to amend an Act... intituled An Ac for the making and keeping navigable the Rivers of Aire and Calder... and for making a navigable Canal from the said River Aire, at or near Haddlesey, to the River Ouze, at the Old Brick Garth... Cover leaf + 96pp, small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. Marginal headings throughout e.g. 'Undertakers to make Towing Paths'. 1774. £40.00

  179. Arkengarthdale ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 22. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 26" x 35". Shows pits at Tan Hill at the bottom left corner, River Greta in the north. 1856. £25.00

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

  181. Bishopthorpe, Escrick ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 191. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Some red ink lines along banks of Ouse, Naburn Lock marked in red. 1852. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1866. £28.00

  182. Calder and Hebble Navigation AN ACT to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Calder and Hebble Navigation to make a navigable Cut or Canal from the said navigation at Salterhebble Bridge, to Bailey Hall, near to the Town of Halifax... and to amend the Act relating to the said Navigation. 1825. 61pp., small folio, separately paginated, sewn as issued, docket title on verso of last leaf. Stamp of Aire and Calder Navigation on first page. Docket title and first page dusty... together with... A BILL to Enable the Company of Proprietors of the Calder and Hebble Navigation to improve their Navigation... 19pp, small folio. Separately paginated, sewn as issued. Docket title on verso of last leaf, outer leaves dusty. Each item with the oval stamp of 'Aire and Calder Navigation', and with the name 'J. Priestley' written in ink in the top left margin. 2 items. 1825 and 1834. £55.00
    The 1825 Act concerned a one and three quarter mile branch from Salterhebble to the centre of Halifax. It required 14 locks. The ownership signature is possibly that of Joseph Priestly who wrote the 'Historical Account of the Navigable Rivers Canals and Railways of Great Britain', 1831.

  183. Crackpot Moor ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 27" x 34", margin trimmed away from right hand side. Slightly dusty at edges, a few small marginal tears, one just protruding into map surface. 1893. £15.00
    Covers Crackpot Side, Birk Hill, Bank Heads, North Gate Scar. Shows numerous old mine shafts.

  184. Dix (Thomas) THE COUNTY OF YORK divided into its Ridings with their Subdivisions, Exhibiting the whole of the Mail, Direct and principal Cross Roads, Rivers, Navigable Canals, Railways And The Parliamentary Divisions. Engraved map, mounted on linen but not dissected, folded, size 23" x 28", wapentakes coloured in outline. Heights of hills top left, Market Towns, Reference to Wapentakes top right, fine view 'South East View of York' bottom right, title and Explanation, scale bar bottom left. Some slight wear at two points at central fold, one place with a small hole in paper and linen, small tear in paper only at bottom margin. The margins have been trimmed to the border, so there is no cartographer's name: this may have been originally on a slipcase label. c1820. £65.00

  185. 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.

  186. Norman (Charles) TWO PHOTOGRAPHS OF WHITBY ABBEY pasted to either side of sheet of card. Size of views 8" x 12". One titled 'Whitby Abbey Interior. C.N. & Co.' in white in plate. c1880. £15.00

  187. Skelton TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION On Saturday the 28 day of October 1820, at the House of Eliz. Green, the Duke William Inn, by Mr. John Watson, Houses and Land at Skelton, in Cleveland. Printed in large typefaces with 6 lines of description of each of the 2 Lots. Size 14" x 8", traces of folds. Marshall, Printer, Guisbro'. Sept, 26. 1820. £40.00
    Comprised 2 cottages with Wright Shop, Orchard, Garth, and half a Pew in Skelton Church, and An Allotment on Manless Green 'desirable to any Person... anxious to Build; as there are good Public Quarries in and for the use of the Township, where the Purchasers will have right to win Stones'.

  188. Wakefield GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet 248. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size approx. 24" x 36", plus margins, fully hand coloured. Linen-backed and folding to into 8vo marbled endpapers, inserted in morocco slipcase with title on spine. 1854. £60.00
    Covers Ossell, Hill Top, Kirkthorpe, Wakefield.

  189. Walker (J) & (C) NORTH RIDING OF YORKSHIRE. Folding engraved, hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries. Dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area approx. 12" x 15", plus margins, folding to approx. 4" x 3". 1841. £16.00

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

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

  192. Gray (John), Publisher NORTH BRITISH ADVERTISER No. 1461. October 28, 1854. Broadsheet newspaper, 4 very large pages. Folds. Some slight discoloration at folds along 8". 1854. £14.00
    As well as numerous adverts. for local firms includes notices of Public Meetings, Situations Wanted, Situations Vacant, Auction Sales.

  193. Haddington REPORT ON THE BURGH OF HADDINGTON. Folio, engraved plan coloured in outline, with a sheet of text printed on one side only, couple of short tears to inner margin text leaf. c183-. £18.00

  194. 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

  195. Muirhead (C) Printer THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER March 27, 1838. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., folded. Red tax stamp. 1834. £14.00
    Includes explosion at Stobs Powder Mill, near Edinburgh, fire in a distillery at Glasgow, whole column listing names on petition to Sir Thomas Buchan Hepburn asking him to stand for Parliament for Haddington, etc.

  196. 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.

  197. Roxburghshire PLAN OF THE EXCAMB. BETWIXT THE LANDS OF LONGBURNSHIELS Shankend and Berryfell. 1816. Manuscript plan on paper in ink and colour. Size 22" x 27", scale 2 Chains to an Inch. Shows roads in yellow, Slitrig Water at the left edge, Long Burn, and seven areas of land shaded in different colours. Compass rose. Points marked with letters, and key detailing exchanges beneath title, with acreages - 'The March as now fixed is P, O and R and along the south black line between R & U.... Surface of paper dusty in places and creased, small repaired edge tear. A few small greyish spots on title. 1816. £65.00

  198. Veitch (W), Printer and Publisher THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT November 29, 1860. Very large broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., folded. Red tax stamp, folds. Some slight dustmarking on first page at folds. 1860. £8.00
    Details of application for various railway bills, dangerous tenement at Fishmarket close, etc.

  199. Wescombe (C), Publisher THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT June 12, 1868. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp. Folds... together with.... edition of June 19 1868. 2 items. 1868. £15.00
    Includes column on 'the great game of Central Asia', appointment of Mr Calderwood to chair of Moral Philosphy, etc.

  200. 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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  201. Aberdare Canal AN ACT for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal form the Glamorganshire Canal to or near the Village of Aberdare... and for making and maintaining a Rail Way or Stone Road from thence to or near Abernant, in the Parish of Cadoxtone juxta Neath... Cover leaf + 52pp., small folio, disbound. Black letter. Some slight offsetting of lettering on some pages. 1793. £40.00

  202. Cellan, Cardiganshire POSTER advertising auction sale at Lampeter of Farms called Blaenwaun and Gelligaer, Corn Grist Mill at Pentrefelin etc., 9th July 1915. Size 28" x 19", folded. 1915. £15.00

  203. Merthyr Tidfil to Cardiff Canal AN ACT to amend an Act.... for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from Merthyr Tidvile, to and through a Place called The Bank, near the Town of Cardiff, in the County of Glamorgan, and for extending the said Canal to a Place called The Lower Layer, below the said Town. Cover leaf + pages numbered 1031-1035, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £24.00

  204. Montgomery Canal AN ACT for making a Navigable Canal from or near Porthywain Lime Ricks in the Parish of Llanyblodwell in the County of Salop, to or near Newtown, in the County of Montgomery; and also certain Collateral Cuts from the said Canal. Cover leaf + 59pp., small folio, disbound. Schedule of owners, occupiers, tenements etc. on last page. 1794. £50.00

  205. 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

  206. Swansea Canal AN ACT for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Town of Swansea, in the County of Glamorgan, into the parish of Ystradgunlais, in the County of Brecon. Cover leaf + 70pp, small folio, disbound. 1794. £50.00

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  207. Annuities AN ACT for the Relief of Fulke Emes, Gent., and others who had elapsed their times, either for Paying their Money or Naming their Nominees, for Purchasing Annuities; And also for Relief of Sir John Mead... and Dorothy Ireland and others in respect of several Tickets for Payment of Annuities, and of several Million-Lottery and Malt-Lottery Tickets, and Exchequer-Bills, and Debentures to the Army, which have been Burnt or Lost. 12pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. Attractive woodcut initial letter. 1704. £25.00
    Probably Fulke Emes of Alcester in Warwickshire.

  208. Au Bon Marche MAP OF BELGIUM on a chromolith card of 'Au Bon Marche' Department stores. Size 4" x 6", map size 2" x 2". Map surrounded with Belgian products, famous buildings, etc. View of store on verso, some traces of glue at edges... together with... five similar sized cards with views from fairy tales, one has some text on verso rubbed away, two with brownish traces of glue on verso. n.d. c1900. £9.00

  209. Balmoral PRESENTATION OF COLOURS to the First Battalion The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders by Her Majesty the Queen, Balmoral, 30th May, 1955. Booklet, stiff card wraps, 8vo, 8 pages. Coloured illustration of banners below list of battle honours. Small light stain throughout at bottom staple. 1955. £8.00

  210. Billiards CHRISTMAS CARD size 4" x 4", verse inside. Coloured card with slightly embossed billiard table and players arm with cue aiming at bag of money on the table. c1900. £9.00
    'Whene'er This Shot is On The Board/I hope that, like a Rocket/You'll swell Your Score by making sure/To Put It In The Pocket.'

  211. Blackwell's RARE AND INTERESTING BOOKS on Science mainly related to Transport and Technology. 203pp. 4to, coloured pictorial wraps, illustrations in text. late 1960's. £25.00
    Includes maps and printed ephemera.

  212. Brown (Tom) CHRISTMAS CARD 'The Safest Place for the Keepers'... May you Bring Down all you Aim at This Season. Card size approx. 3" x 4", showing sportsman aiming a gun, four keepers cowering behind him. Appropriate verse inside... together with... three similar cards 'May you always Hit the Mark at Christmas-Time... When Father Hangs the Pictures'; 'May you be Enveloped in Good Things this Christmas... I Had a Message to Send Her', and 'May Your Christmas Prove No Farce... Up in the Gods'. One card unused, three with brief messages. 4 items. Davidson Brothers. c1905. £24.00

  213. Brunel University Library, Pub. RAILWAY MAPS AND THE RAILWAY CLEARING HOUSE The David Garnett collection in Brunel University Library. 40pp. small folio, stiff printed wraps. Numerous illustrations. 1986. £5.00

  214. 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. £45.00
    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.

  215. 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

  216. 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'.

  217. Chimney Sweepers AN ACT for the Regulation of Chimney Sweepers and Chimneys. 4pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1840. £12.00

  218. 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.

  219. Christmas card CHROMOLITH CARD showing a hand holding out a 'cheque' made out at the 'Bank of Good Cheer'. Message in gold reads 'A happy Christmas. May nothing check your mirth'. Size 3" x 4", scalloped edge, cut so that part of cheque protrudes beyond the ege of the card. c1900. £7.00

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

  221. Devon and Cornwall THE PRIDEAUX FAMILY Manuscript genealogy. Notebook size 7" x 4", marbled wraps, title in ink on front wrap. 46 pages in a very neat hand. Gives an account of the family from the Conquest to the early 19th century. At the end is a list of Prideaux residences in Devon. c1830. £90.00
    'John Prideaux the 2nd son of that name by Jane Morris was a boy when his father was killed in Overton Gifford... he resided with his brother Walter at Dartmouth and served under articles as clerk with him... he was married to Lydia one of the daughters of James Fox of that place grocer and tea-dealer. Here John died... of a bad fever caught by humanely visiting French prisoners... and distributing among them some Friends books...' The writer has used a notebook which had been used to record the names of three sail-makers and their apprentice, 1821-3 (3 lines on the first page).

  222. Devon and Cornwall ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXIV. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36". Flat sheet, linen-backed. 'Index to the Tithe Survey' printed in top margin. Cancelled 'Boundary Section Record Copy' stamp in top left margin. Covers Looe Bay, Prawle Point.. together with... Sheet XXXII, same format, showing only the Lizard from the Manacles to Lizard Head. Some brownish staining from old sellotape marks at a few points in margins. 2 items. O.S. blindstamps 1875 and 1887. £40.00

  223. Devon and Cornwall ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 323. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 14" x 19", backed with linen and folding to 12mo, paper rubbed away over area just less than half an inch in diameter, just south of Lashbrook Moor. Linen on verso grubby. 1889. £12.00
    Covers Holsworthy, Bratton Clovelly, Week St. Mary.

  224. 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

  225. Elstobb (William) A CHAIN AND SCALE OF LEVELS ALONG WISBEACH RIVER and Channel from Peterborough Bridge down to the Eye at Sea. Taken in 1767 by William Elstobb. Chart size 10" x 33", five vertical folds. Shows The Longitudinal Section of the bottom of the river, line of level of surface of water at Peterborough Bridge. Scale of feet at left and furlongs horizontally. Features on the land shown along the top, such as 'The End of Black Dike', 'Knar Lake', 'West Marsh Tunnel'. 1767. £50.00

  226. First World War NOTEBOOK with letter to a soldier's wife. Written in pencil, size 5" x 3", marbled wraps, lacks staples so gatherings loose. 34 pages. Some amendments. Date 24-5-18 written inside front wrap. Describes some events, such as a German plane being shot down near their encampment, meals, the very small tent he is in, her wish to join the land girls (I should like to come home and see you in leggings and boots, a slouch hat...'), the price of food locally (he seems to have been some kind of assistant in the Officers' Mess and had to go into the villages 'to obtain vegetables for the mess.. you want to see me frying bacon, my word, the way the Officers' cook fries it is spiffing, he was a chef on a liner'). The only incident of war he mentions is when a German plane was shot down near them 'the fellows ran out of their bivys and tents shouting and cheering... many in shirts only, others in shirts and socks'. 1918. £45.00
    The writer had apparently been in the army for three years 'Fancy, three years of this terrible nonsense & God has spared me'. It may be that he sent letter to his wife in this notebook form.'I want to get this letter away in the morning so I am continuing it lying down in my little bivy before going to sleep... light have to be out at 10.15'. At the head of the letter is a place name but I cannot decipher it.

  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. Funeral expenses THE EXPENSES PAID BY THE EXECUTORS of the Late Thos. Hallett Deceased. Sheet size 11" x 5" listing 18 items, such as 'Paid the Wakers... £1.5s.6d', 'Beer & Eatables'. 1837. £8.00

  229. Great Eastern Railway COLLECTION OF LUGGAGE LABELS 13 labels, all for different stations on the Great Eastern Railway. Printed in large block lettering with 'G.E.R.' above the name of the place. Size approx. 2" x 3". c1910. £4.00

  230. Hartland, Okehampton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36". Flat sheet, linen-backed. 'Index to the Tithe Survey' printed in top margin. Cancelled 'Boundary Section Record Copy' stamp in top left margin... together with... Sheet XXIX, same format, showing only a small strip of land from Hartland Quay to Cambeak. Some brownish staining from old sellotape mark at extreme right edge of margin. 2 items. O.S. blindstamps 1888 and 1882. £55.00
    Sheet XXI extends into Cornwall as far as Stratton.

  231. Hellyer (Roger) and Oliver (Richard) A GUIDE TO THE ORDNANCE SURVEY One-Inch Third Edition Maps, in colour. 160pp., folio. Hard covers. Charles Close Society. 2004. £15.00

  232. Huntingdon and Cambridge Land AN ACT for dividing, allotting, enclosing, draining, and preserving, certain Commons and Waste Grounds, called The Hern Common, and Gore Common, within the Manor and Parish of Ramsey... 52pp, cover leaf, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. 1796. £18.00

  233. Kennet and Avon Canal AN ACT to vary and alter the Line of the Canal, authorised to be made by an Act... intituled An Act for making a Navigable Canal from the River Kennet... to the River Avon... and to amend the said Act, and also to make a certain Navigable Cut therein described. 16pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1796. £24.00

    KENNET AND AVON CANAL 1805 - 1852.

  234. Kennett and Avon Canal THE GENERAL COMMITTEE OF THE KENNETT AND AVON CANAL COMPANY submit the following Statements of the Company's Affairs to the Consideration of the Proprietors. Marlborough April 23 1805. 4pp., folio. Together with Reports for December 1805 - July 1852, all 34pp., folio, except the last Report, which is 4to. The first Report has many edge tears, the others are in fine condition, attractively printed with the heading in a variety of type-faces. Each Report comprises Report of the Chairman, Account of Receipts (Tonnage Received, Rents of Wharfs, share income, etc.) and Expenditure (damages to land owners, purchase of bricks, earth works, timber, surveying and mapping, purchasing mills, lime kiln, steam engines, obtaining Acts of Parliament, wages of engineers, lock keepers etc.). A Report for 1814 is not present, but there are two reports for 1813, one of which is a special report on the 'Rail Road, which has been surveyed from the River Avon to the neighbouring Collieries in Gloucestershire', together with a covering letter from that year with details of the share issue and list of Committee of Management. There is no Report for 1820. The 1832 Report has a map on the first page. 43 pieces. 1805-1852. £700.00
    The Chairman for the early years was Charles Dundas: 'Between Devizes and Foxhanger Twenty-one Locks are in Progress. The Erection of these Locks would have been in much greater Forwardness if the Superintendant had not been obliged to convey Two Millions of Bricks from this Part of the Line for the Completion of Tunnel...' (1809). In 1852 the Canal was taken over by the Great Western Railway and the Railway Company was obliged to 'pay each registered Proprietor the yearly sum of Six Shillings in respect of every share held by him,'.

  235. Lake District ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 38. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to sm. 4to. Marginal information pasted to endpaper. Some roads inked in red. c1897. £12.00
    Covers Derwentwter, Crummockwater, Glenridding.

  236. 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

  237. 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

  238. Lizars (W) ENGLAND. With All The Railways. Engraved map, counties hand-coloured in outline, railways named along the route, size 32" x 21", linen-backed and folding to 12mo, some off-setting, two old ink blots in Irish Sea, small hole in linen where folds meet, at two places, one very slightly chipping paper. Lacks front board. 1840's. £50.00
    Railways in the West do not go beyond Exeter.

  239. 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.

  240. Newspaper cuttings GENTLEMAN'S POCKET BOOK with newspaper cuttings and manuscript extracts. 12mo, full red calf, a.e.g., slightly rubbed at spine. Inscribed 'Charles Miles 1855' on fly-leaf. 48 pages of manuscript, including extract from sermons (e.g. Bishop Wilberforce), histories, etc., and 34 pages of newscuttings. At the end are 13 pages of addresses - possibly added by a later owner. 1850's - 70's. £65.00
    Cuttings include: fire at Warwick Castle, Seige of Dahr, Vaccination, Paris Pigeon Post, report of a lecture given 'by the Royal Artillery at St. Helen's Island (the lecturer was the Artillery Medical Officer Dr. Chalmers Miles. The manuscript pages include two pages intitled 'Account of an Earthquake in the North of England' (1871), no attribution given so possibly his digest of articles he read 'in the neighbourhood of Kendal... it caused much alarm, doors and windows were shaken violently.... another phenomenon was the unusual swell in Lake Windermere'.

  241. 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.

  242. North British Railway Co. SMALL ARCHIVE of correspondence, printed court documents, etc. mainly 1860 -1890. Mainly concerns the Carlisle area. Comprises: (i) 49 letters on headed paper of Company, many to do with legal disputes (e.g. letter of 13th August 1890, requiring Solicitors at Carlisle 'to take proceedings against Mr Garner and recover the amount of demurrage incurred by him for keeping the Company's Waggons too long under load', letter of 18th March 1846 concerning access to 'Brown's Meadows' at Carlisle, letter of 10th May 1875 about a claim for damage to two schooners, letter of 18th May 1887 about the use of 'Greenwich Time', 'London time' 'Station Clock time' in different railway companys' timetables, with accompanying notes). (ii) three documents for sale of various lands by Company, with small plans on waxed cotton attached. (ii) Printed Chancery Court 'Statement of Claim' and 'Answers' and 'Defence' in the case of the Company v. William Charlton (sometime director of the Border Counties Railway, 1878, with related manuscript paperwork, and a Summons, 13pp. 4to, the Company against William Milne, Chairman of the Society of Railway Servants for Scotland, 1891 (about a strike). (iii) 4 folio sheets with manuscript 'list of Debentures', giving approx. 30 names in each., 3 large folio sheets of accounts for the Company with proprietors at Silloth, 1870's. 1860's - 1890. £95.00

  243. Parker (Joseph), Surveyor A PLAN of the intended Navigable Canal from Basingstoke to the River Wey. Engraved by Wm. Faden. Size 10" x 32", plus margins. Engraved on thick paper, three vertical folds. Shows The River Thames at the right, Basingstoke at the left edge, shows buildings near the canal, villages, with small churches, higher ground shown with hachures, ponds. Damp spotting and staining down two of the folds. 17-. £65.00

  244. Peacock (Fanny) COMMONPLACE BOOK inscribed 'Fanny Peacock, Middlesborough 1841'. Album, size 11" x 9", heavily embossed morocco boards, detached, lacks spine. Title frontispiece with large decorative calligraphic title with name and place as above. Coloured pages with manuscript poetry, watercolours, a few small engravings. Seven pages have decorative embossed borders. There are two very good full page watercolours of flowers, one pencil drawing. One poem at least seems original 'The Wish', dated Middlesborough, 1851, addressed to Fanny, and there are three other poems 'To Fanny'. Most of the poems are dated, with the place, e.g. 'Shield Field, Newcastle upon Tyne', mostly 1840's. There is also a poem 'Spring at St. Bernards Mineral Well' Edinburgh Sept. 1902. 1840's. £60.00

  245. Pharmacy NOTEBOOK of recipes for medicines. Seven pages of closely-written recipes and observations on medicines, written in a blank book, size 12" x 8", original buff wraps, printed with the heading on the first page 'An Account of Gunner's Stores supplied to His Majesty's Commander', and ruled in four columns. The first leaf waterstained. The writer has put 4-5 recipes in each column, in small writing, most look like the recipes of a professional chemist and are written in Latin, e.g. 'Ung. Opthalmicum (lists ingredients) It is used for diseases of the eyelid and also for the removal of opaque specks upon the cornea', 'Uva Ursi. Whortleberry. The Leaf. It has generally been considered a powerful remedy in calculus...'. At the other end of the book are three pages, similarly set out in the columns, for household and culinary recipes e.g. 'A Pickle for Beef, Pork Tongue', 'A very fine Mead'. 'Garlic Vinegar', 'Sympathetic Ink', 'To Silver the Inner Surface of a Mirror'. These leaves with waterstaining at the bottom, not affecting legibility. In the middle of the book is the text of a sermon from '2 Corinthians Chp. 5 V 1st.' 5p., possibly in the same hand, but this is more neatly written. Apart from these 15 pages, the book is blank. Paper watermarked 1802. Notes later c1820? £95.00
    The recipes often refer to plants such as valerian, laurel, rosemary, mullein, nettle. On the front wrapper, with the printed heading 'Supplies' the names 'M.A. Prideaux' and 'Nicolas Bruting' have been written, with what is presumably a Quaker style date '1st 10/Mo. 20/. It's possible that this book originally belonged to John Prideaux who was a chemist and druggist at Plymouth, and a Quaker, active in the anti-slavery movement.

  246. Punning Christmas cards TWO CARDS with amusing verses. One showing a saw, with 'A Jolly Christmas' and a verse about how the recipient 'wood... saw through' care. Size approx. 3" x 5", the saw is finely printed, embossed. The other shows a razor in silver and black, embossed, with a verse about 'The Keenest Enjoyments of the Season', printed in red. Size approx. 3" x 4" c1910. £10.00

  247. Quebec province, Canada DIARY of R. Chadwick, Chicantini Pulp Co., Canada. Diary size 5" x 2", published by Canadian Pacific Railway News Service, with 15pp. of maps. Only the first four months are filled in (with some days missed). Spends a few days in New York where he works at 'sampling', then goes to Canada. Documents his time in the area near Laterriere (Saguenay, Quebec), 'culling', hunting, taking photos... 'Went up to Camp at 7.30 a.m... Culled upstream in morning until 2 o'clock. 6,000 logs... fell out of sleigh coming down'. He seems to have been engaged in logging, in very cold weather '30 below again'. At one point he gets frost bite in his feet. 1914. £24.00
    The 'Identification' page gives his name as R. Chadwick, Brooklands, Cheshire, and his 'Business address' as 'Chicantini Pulp Co., Chicantini P.O., Canada'.

  248. 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. £60.00

  249. Rigby, Beaumont, Gambier families MANUSCRIPT PEDIGREES in ink on paper. Comprises one on folio sheet watermarked 1817 showing descendants of Edward Rigby and (?) Bent, six generations, from the early 17th century, no dates but some historical information added, another small folio sheet, slightly earlier, showing descendants of John Beaumont of Bilderstone, Suffolk (will dated 1543), to 1809... together with two letters, 1852 and 1853, from W. Gambier to his cousin Beaumont, one giving his advice on the best diet for gout. 4 items. c1817 - 1853. £18.00
    The connection between the two pedigrees is the marriage of Mary Beaumont and Edward Venn.

  250. Roper (J), and drawn by Cole (G) and others THE BRITISH ATLAS; Comprising A Complete Set of County maps, of ENGLAND AND WALES; witha General map of Navigable Rivers and Canals; and Plans of Cities and Principal Towns. With 21 town plans, each with vignette views and heraldic shields, 2 maps of England and Wales, one showing roads, and the other showing canals, 39 English county maps, plus 4 maps depicting Yorkshire, map of the Isle of Wight, and 12 maps of the Welsh counties, 4to, later half morocco, marbled boards, the hundreds for each county are coloured in outline, slightly rubbed to top of spine, short split to foot of top outer hinge, though sound, the occasional plan is foxed, mainly affecting margins, one county map has a slight mark in lower margin, generally a clean copy. The maps are not folded as occasionally found in some copies. Most of the maps are engraved by J. Roper and drawn by G. Cole Printed for Vernor, Hood and Sharp, and others, London: 1810. £800.00

  251. Royal Circus and Surrey Theatre PLAYBILL advertising programme for August 15, 1818. Printed on thin paper, size 12" x 8". The bill included 'Humphrey Clinker', 'Don Giovanni', 'The Marble Horse, By a Real Pony'. Surface of paper rather grubby. 1818. £22.00
    The theatre is billed as 'Under the Patronage of Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Kent'.

  252. Salisbury and Yeovil Railway AN ACT to extend the Time for the Completion of the Salisbury and Yeovil Railway, and to authorise the Sale thereof.... together with.... An Act to enable the Salisbury and Yeovil Railway Company to make Deviations.... 7pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1858. £8.00

  253. Sotheby's CATALOGUE OF EPHEMERA from the Sixteenth Century to the Present Day. 100pp., 4to, original wraps. Numerous illustrations. October 1980. £8.00
    Includes broadsides, posters, scrap books, bellmans' verses etc.

  254. 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.

  255. Tailor BILL of Thomas Smyth to Mrs Moore, Nov. 1810 - April 1811. Manuscript 12" x 7", folds. Lists 28 items, including 'repairing a waistcoat for the Boy', 'making a stable jacket', 'repairing a pair of pantaloons'. 1811. £8.00

  256. Thomas (Angus), London, Printers CHRISTMAS CARD Single piece of card with wavy edges, 'Wishing You a Warm and Comfortable Christmas and A Lively Time Throughout the New Century. If our way don't forget to Pop In We've always A Spare Bed.' Size 3" x 5". With cut-out of man sleeping in an uncomfortable bed, and a fold-over corner 'Oh Why did I Leave my little back room?'. c1900. £7.00

  257. Vickers gun, First World War CORRESPONDENCE regarding the 'Prideaux links', for ammunition for Vickers guns in aircraft. Typewritten carbon copy of a letter sent by William de Courcy Prideaux to J.T. Davies at 10 Downing Street, December 4th, 1919 saying he is sending him some small scale models of the links for the machine gun belts, as he recalls with pleasure the interview he had with him (as Lloyd George's Representative) 'Your kind intervention on Mr. Lloyd George's behalf... resulted in my obtaining a hearing for my work on Machine Gun Belts and other matters... they are credited with saving 'hundreds of our Airman's lives'... together with Davis's reply, 6th December, typewritten on 4to notepaper blindstamped with 10 Downing Street address and seal of Prime Minister, in original envelope, signed by J. Davies, saying he will show them to the Prime Minister, and congratulating him on his splendid achievements... together with... another carbon copy of a letter from Prideaux to Davies saying he is sending a reproduction of a water colour drawing by an airman he has just purchased showing a Sopwith Camel following a German and knocking him out 'this speed was made possible by my Mark III* Belt Links', and saying he has just perfected a similar belt for the new 1/2" gun 'may the day be far away before it is used in anger'... 23 lines, March 24th 1920... together with... LETTER from H. Everett, Colonel, General Staff, Scottish Command to W. de C. Prideaux, Weymouth, thanking him for his letter about his patent Magazine Loader for Revolvers, and saying it has been passed to the War Office. Typewritten, 1p., sm. folio, 1st Nov. 1914. 1914-1920. £75.00
    World War One pilots had a problem with the belts of the Vickers Machine Guns which flapped about in the slipstream. Prideaux invented a system of disintegrating metal links, which was put in service (as the Mark III) in October 1917, with the Mark III* following on 21st December. His system remained in use until after World War Two. Prideaux had also invented a device for re-loading revolvers at speed. One of the letters refers to his Croix de Chevalier from the French 'for the services rendered by my belts'.

  258. Waterlow & Sons, Pub. THE BANKERS' Insurance Managers and Agents Magazine. A Journal of Banking Actuarial and Financial Statistics. September 1929. 138pp., decorative wraps, half-inch tear at spine. 1919. £6.00

  259. Weinreb & Douwma Ltd. CATALOGUE 17 The British Isles Part 1. Bookseller's catalogue of 1495 prints and maps, arranged by county. 116pp... together with... British Isles Part 2. 589 prints and maps. 47pp. Each small 4to. Numerous illustrations. Original wraps. 1977-8. £18.00

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

  261. Weinreb CATALOGUE 8 Industrial Revolution. A Catalogue of Prints. 31pp., 8" x 7", stiff wraps. Numerous illustrations... together with... BRIDGES, RAILWAYS & ENGINEERING Catalogue of Prints, Plans etc. 261pp., illustrated wraps, size as above. 2 items. 1972 and 1987. £16.00

  262. 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'.

  263. Worcestershire and Staffordshire AN ACT for Making and maintaining a Navigable Canal, within and from certain Lands, belonging to Thomas Talbot Foley Esquire, in the Parish of Dudley, in the County of Worcester, to join and communicate with the Stourbridge Navigation, at a Place called Black Delph, upon Pensnet Chace, in the Parish of Kingswinford, in the County of Stafford 81pp... together with... AN ACT for extending the Dudley Canal to the Birmingham Canal... 1785. 32pp... together with... AN ACT for effectually carrying into Execution Two Acts... for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Stourbridge Navigation to the Birmingham and Fazely Canal Navigations... 1790. 8pp.... together with... AN ACT for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Dudley Canal... to the the Worcester and Birmingham Canal... 1793. 30pp... together with... AN ACT to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Dudley Canal Navigation to raise a further sum of Money... 1796. 10pp. All Acts small folio, disbound, with cover leaf. 5 items. Acts of Parliament. 1776 - 1796. £120.00
    The preamble to the first Act states that the making of the Canal 'will render the Carriage of Coal, Ironstone, and Limestone, from several Mines in that Part of the Country, and divers other Goods and Merchandize, much easier and cheaper...'

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