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Reading to Puntfield Road AN ACT for Enlarging the Term granted by an Act.... for Repairing the Highways between the Bear Inn in Reading, and Puntfield in the County of Berks.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 415-427, small folio, black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by John Baskett, 1728. £10.00
Walker (J) & (C) BERKSHIRE. Folding engraved, hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area approx. 12«" x 15«", plus margins, folding into 12mo cloth boards, with original label. Descriptive summary with table of distances etc., pasted inside front board. 1841. £24.00
Windsor Chapel CERTIFICATE presented to Revd. Prebendary Edward Winnington-Ingram, 'a Descendant of a Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter' in recognition of his donation to the Restoration of The Garter Chapel at Windsor, where his name 'is inscribed on the Roll of Benefactors'. Engraved on very thick hand-made paper, 10" x 8", with fine medallion showing St. George slaying the dragon, mounted with crown, good plate mark. Name in ink. n.d. c1920. £18.00
¶ The Revd. Prebendary Winnington-Ingram lived at Prestbury, Gloucestershire.
Windsor, Addlestone ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. 269. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. Admiralty stamp in margin. Margins slightly grubby. Minor corrections March 1914. £22.00
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Bedford (T), Published by COOKE'S FOLLY Sketched from Nature by T. Hulley. Lithograph, printed surface size 7" x 10", plus margins, in a buff mount, size of mount 12" x 16". c1840. £70.00
¶ Shows a stone wall in the foreground with a man leaning on it looking at the view, ships on the Avon, and the Severn and the Welsh hills in the distance. Cooke's Folly slightly to the right of the picture.
Bedminster, Clifton Wood, St Thomas ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Gloucestershire Sheet LXXV.4/Somerset Sheet VI.2 & 6. Scale 25.344" to 1 mile. 27" x 38". Folds, some very light discoloration at one fold, two small splits where folds meet. Edition of 1886, re-zincographed and printed in 1892. £28.00
¶ Covers Ashton Rolling Mills, Malago Vale Works, Dean Lane Colliery, Cumberland Basin, Timber Yards, Marble Works etc., at Canon's Marsh, Brewery, Soap and Candle Works, Vinegar Works, Tobacco Manufactory, etc., at Redcliffe.
Christie's Robson Lowe AUCTION CATALOGUE Great Britain Stamps and Postal History. London 13th March 1990. 130pp., 4to, stiff wraps, many illustrations, some in colour. List of Prices Realised loosely inserted. 1990. £9.00
Cleverdon (Douglas) A SECOND LIST OF PLEASANT BOOKS Douglas Cleverdon, 18 Charlotte Street, Park Street. 12pp, 8vo. Decorative wraps. No. 16 of 250 copies printed on hand-made paper. Spring 1926. £8.00
¶ Mainly Nonesuch Press and other Private Press Books.
Clifton Suspension Bridge AN ACT for extending the Time for building a Bridge over the River Avon from Clifton to the opposite Side of the River.... 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1836. £12.00
Freemasonry CERTIFICATE OF APPOINTMENT of James R. Bramble, Late Lt. Col. Royal Engineers (Volunteers)... Provincial Grand Master For Bristol as 'Our Most Excellent Superintendent for such Portion of the City and County of Bristol as was comprised within the boundaries of the City and County in the year 1889'. Manuscript certificate on vellum, in black and red Gothic style lettering, heading with name of Duke of Connaught etc., in large lettering with decorative flourishes, name of Bramble in gold. Size 22" x 25", folded. White papered seal on black background of The Royal Arch Masons of England. With 4 signatures. Given at London under Our Hands and the Seal of Our Grand and Royal Chapter 27th day of November A.D. 5907, A.D 1907. £48.00
Frenchay SIX POSTCARDS OF TEA GARDENS Frenchay. Four coloured cards, three of Ham and one of Cleeve Tea Gardens, including a fine view of the house (by Geo. E. Bullock) with large greenhouse, gardener watering border on right, tables on left, all postally used, 1905-8, plus two black and white cards, unused, c1910, one by Bullock of similar view, another of people on a path in the woods, Cleeve Tea Gardens ...together with... A small folding 'Letter Card' with five views of Cleeve Tea Gardens around a blank space for message. 1905-10. £28.00
Horner (Joshua), lith. VIEW OF THE ROCKS FROM CLIFTON DOWN Lithograph from a drawing by S. Jackson, showing a view up the gorge from a view-point near the Observatory, three figures in foreground, Cook's Folly in the distance. Size 7«" x 9", in green card mount. Published by G. Davey, Bristol. Lithographed by Day & Haghe. c1840. £60.00
Oxford University Press Printer THE FORM AND ORDER OF SERVICE for the Hallowing over the work of the restoration of St. Mary Redcliffe. 25pp., 8vo, printed in red and black. 3rd Nov. 1933. £10.00
Reed (Walter), Printer THE WESTERN DAILY PRESS August 11th, 1902. Broadsheet newspaper, 10pp., size 27" x 25". Folds. Coronation of Edward VII edition. Numerous detailed reports, line drawings. 1902. £15.00
Rose and Crown PHOTOGRAPH showing the Rose and Crown public house, the name 'Townley' on the sign board, with all its windows on the three stories broken, a group of men, one of whom is carrying a jug, lounging in the doorway. Size 8" x 6", mounted on card, with name of W.H. Moore, Artist and Photographer, Merchant Street. Photo slightly faded. c1880? £18.00
¶ The pub is on a cobbled hill, possibly Kingsdown area.
Rose (Philip), Printer GRAND JUBILEE October 25, 1809. The King's Anthem. Song in three verses, printed with wavy border, large heading and coat of arms. Size 7«" x 6«", glued to plain sheet of paper. Parish of St. James, Bristol. Philip Rose, Printer, Broadmead. 1809. £25.00
Royal West of England Academy REG GAMMON R.W.A., R.O.I. Catalogue of an exhibition at the Royal West of England Academy, 1994. 24pp., 4to, stiff wraps with coloured illustration, numerous colour and black and white illustrations. Bristol, 1994. £7.00
¶ Held to mark Reg Gammon's 100th birthday. He is best known as the illustrator of 'Westward Ho! From Cumbria to Cornwall'.
Sickness Club RECORD BOOK listing payment made to women for 'sickness' and 'old age', 1839-48. Cash book, 4to, full reversed calf, blind-stamped decoration, raised bands. The first section comprises 9 pages, one per year, each listing 23 women (only 2 with addresses) and columns to show payment made every month that year, the second part is a cash account, 37 double-page spreads with debit and credit, showing money received from members, sale of consols etc., and money paid out to named women for sickness, old age, and for funerals, and for collector's salary. Many blank pages. 1839-48. £70.00
¶ There is no clue as to the name of the society. The final note states 'Balance in hand on 16th Feb. 1848 when the Club was agreed to be dissolved. G.C.' It was no doubt a Bristol society as the addresses given are Brandon Street and Hotwell Road.
St. Augustines Parish CONVEYANCE of the reversion in fee of nos. 7 and 8 Pipe Lane, The Ecclesiastical Commissioners to H. Willmott, of Cotham. 3 large vellum skins, small coloured sketch map on verso of one skin, papered seal of Commissioners. 1872. £15.00
Stapleton POSTCARD with 7 small photographs of Snuff Mills, the Lodge, Vassal's Farm Frenchay, Colston Baths, etc. Used, 1905, together with coloured 'Avonvale Series' of people fishing at Duchess Pond, a real photographic view of Duchess Pond, with swans, used, 1910, and another black and white view (M.J.R.B 8233) of the pond, plus two faded real photographic cards of Stoke House. c1905. £20.00
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Upper Winthenden OBLIGATION BOND binding William Bateman of Upper Winthenden, Servingman, and Elizabeth Bateman, Spinster, to John Morris, Cordwainer, of Piddington in Oxford, in the sum of six hundred pounds. On paper, in English, printed with manuscript inserts, signed with their marks, 2 small wax seals. Sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf. Traces of folds. 1781. £26.00
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FAMILY OF JOHN WILKES Outwell ACCOUNT BOOK for rents of an estate at Outwell. Size approx. 9" x 4", 31p, plus blanks, ruled in red vertically throughout. Contemporary blind-stamped reversed calf with brass clasps. 13 pages of entries at the front, comprising timber accounts, e.g. 'Walnut Trees sold Matthews and Camm... £39.17.6d... Poplar at 7d per foot... ash and elm bodys at 12d per foot...'; bills received for repairs; rents received listed under tenants name, including John Johnson, Jane Towson, H. Lea, Thomas Green. At the other end of the book are 18p of accounts, many entries signed 'Sarah Wilkes', listing payments for land tax by tenants in Outwell, their names heading the page, and money for draining, for example, 'for 40 acres of Mrs Wilkes Lands in Upwell on the North Side of Pophams Eau.', 'a dyke greve rate for lands of Mrs Sarah Wilkes in Burbeach Field in Outwell in the Isle of Ely' etc. 1758-1779. £275.00
¶ On the front end paper she notes 'The following is the Copy of a proper receipt (drawn up for me by my dear Son Mr Hayley for me to transmit to Mr Dixon every time I Ballance accounts with him and two such receipts I have sent him since the Estates came into my possession... Sarah Wilkes'. Mr Dixon appears to have been the manager or steward of the estate (she notes sums received from Mr. Dixon 'when he was in town', and that he 'has 5 per for all timber fell'd'), and there is a label on the front board 'Drawer No. 1, Mr. Dixon'. The Wilkes Estate was in Outwell and Upwell. Mentions various There is a plan 'A Map of the Estate of Israel Wilkes Esq. situate in the parishes of Upwell, Outwell and Emneth in the Isle of Ely and County of Norfolk. 1760' in the Cambridgeshire Record Office. John Wilkes was the second son of Sarah and her husband Israel, Malt Distiller.
Tid St. Giles TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION At the Bull Inn, Long Sutton, March 20th, 1868.... All that Freehold Farm.... containing 55 Acres, situate in Tid St. Giles Fen.... Auction notice printed on one side of blue small folio sheet. 1868. £10.00
Walker (J) & (C) CAMBRIDGESHIRE. Folding engraved, hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area approx. 15" x 13", plus margins, folding into 12mo cloth boards, with original label. Descriptive summary with table of distances etc. pasted inside front board. A couple of small brown spots. 1841. £22.00
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Nantwich Station (?) PHOTOGRAPH of a group of 16 station staff posed as a group on a platform, track on the left with steam train approaching in the distance, the men wearing uniform have 'L & N.W' on their hats and lapels. One is obviously the station master. Size 6" x 8", mounted on thick card, one corner of card chipped away. Some very slight browning at centre of image, but details very crisp. Inscribed on verso 'Nantwich (courtesy J.B. Gandern)'. c1900 or slightly earlier. £26.00
¶ There is no Nantwich sign visible in the photo.
North Wirral MAP OF NORTH WIRRAL, CHESHIRE Shewing Public Footpaths, Disputed or Doubtful Footpaths... Public Open Spaces... Disputed Open Spaces and Commons... Reproduced From Ordnance Survey... Map scale 3" to 1 mile, size 26" x 33", linen backed, folding into sm. 8vo boards, public open spaces printed in green, footpaths in red. Owner's name on front board. Published for the Wirral Footpaths and Open Spaces Preservation Society, 1903. £22.00
¶ Shows New Brighton, Birkenhead, Hoylake, etc.
Seacombe SEPIA WATERCOLOUR SKETCH titled in margin 'near Seacombe. Sept. 10 1811'. Size approx. 6" x 8", shows sailing boat moored at the bank, near pinkish coloured houses surrounded by trees, two fishermen in foreground. In sepia tones with pencil shading and detail, sky left blank. 1811. £24.00
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Blisland, St. Breward, Temple PLANS, PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Farms and Cottages... to be Sold by Public Auction... 14th December, 1912. Folio, 12pp, wraps. 3 very large coloured folding plans. Bottom right corner of pages waterstained (not affecting plans), marginal tear affecting wraps and all pages (repaired with archival tape). Traces of having been folded. Wraps faded and dust-stained. 1912. £35.00
¶ With detailed schedules. Includes Pennant, Pengelly, Trewint, Trevissick, Carbilly, Tor, Hill House Farms, Hallagenna, Cassacawn Mills.
Cornwall Railway CERTIFICATE OF £50 SHARE Printed on green paper, size 7" x 9", made out to John Nuttal of Pimlico. Signed by Secretary. Good impressed seal diameter 2", showing shield with besants, mining tools, Prince of Wales feathers. Three small stab holes top left, in blank area. 1846. £65.00
¶ The seal has the lettering 'Incorporated 1847'.
Cuisgarne, Manor of LETTER to Michael Williams at Scorrier House from John Smith, Dock, 19th September 1814, giving information on the 'lives' on tenements of Chicoose Vean and Park Wells. 5 lines, 4to, conjoint leaf with address panel. 1814. £12.00
Grade CONVEYANCE of part of lands and house beside the road leading from Polstrangey to Kugar, and fields in Kugar called Voas an nell, with the liberty to take sand and seaweed from Poltesco Cove, J. Stephens to J. Jenkin. Large vellum sheet, wax seals. On verso is small genealogical 'diagram' referred to in text. 1876. £15.00
Gwennap COUNTERPART SETT of Ground in the Parish of Gwennap. William Robinson Hill of Carwythenack to John Williams of Scorrier House with power to dig work mine and search for tin and copper. Two large vellum sheets, signed by Williams with wax seal. Some foxing at folds. 1819. £48.00
¶ Involved Hill's share of five sixteenths in the land. Williams had to set up engines, drive certain levels, etc. within three years.
Helston, Truro, St. Austell ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No XXXI. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 25" x 36". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to sm. 4to, marbled endpapers. Electrotype, 1880. £36.00
Lanhydrock Estates PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Freehold Agricultural Estates... within the Manor of Trevills, situate in the Parishes of St. Pinnock, Braddock and Liskeard, and the Borough of Liskeard.... extending to about 726 Acres comprising Three Valuable Pasture and Arable Farms, Tenements, Cottages.... 102 Acres of Woodland. To be Offered By Auction at Webbs Hotel, Liskeard.... 13th April 1912. 20pp., folio, printed paper wraps, four only (of five) large coloured folding plans in pocket at rear. Prices realised and purchasers added in ink by each lot, some slight waterstaining to edges of a few pages and front wrap, back wrap with map pocket detached. 1912. £50.00
¶ Includes Penhole Farm, West and East Trevillis Farms, St. Pinnock, Emlyn's Park, Cricket Field, Stone Yard etc. at Liskeard. The missing plan showed the Liskeard Lots.
Launceston REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF LAUNCESTON 1pp., with map, zincographed from the Ordnance Survey, coloured in outline. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Approved by Henry James. Folio, disbound. 1868. £20.00
Newquay, Crantock, Penzance etc. BRISTOL TO PENZANCE ON BOARD S.S. COATH Photograph album recording a holiday. 40 photographs, of a very good amateur, in album size 10" x 13", cloth-covered boards, title as above painted in decorative lettering in white on first page. Seven leaves of thick card, with photographs mounted 3 - 4 to a page. Views range in size from 5" x 3" to 2" x 3". Each view titled in pencil below. c1905. £90.00
¶ The first photograph (the largest) is a fine view of the ship at Mud Dock in Bristol, with funnel smoking, St. Mary Redcliffe and Redcliffe Parade behind, very well shot to show the ship in crisp detail and the background smokey grey. Views include sailors and passengers on the deck, 'Sunday morning off the coast of Cornwall'; 'Passing the Longships', 'Rounding Lands End' (4 small views); 'landing in Small Boats'; 'St. Michael's Mount', '4 o'clock tea at St. Rumons' (smartly dressed people on lawn with bay in background); 'Pentre Head'; 'Crantock Bay'; 'Crantock over the Gunnel'; 'Tennis at St. Rumons'; 'Caverns at Porth'; 'Fishing Boat, Pier Head'; 'Trewens Mill'; 'Trenance Gardens'.
Pendeen, Botallack ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXVII S.W., scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 12" x 18", linen, backed, folded but not dissected. Second Edition 1908. £12.00
Penwith ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No XXXIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size approx. 35" x 25", dissected and linen-backed, folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. Watermark 'Turkey Mill 1858'. £38.00
¶ 'Portrait' format sheet. Covers Land's End, Penzance, St. Ives, Godvrevy, Porthleven.
Rae (Oliver M) FIVE POSTCARDS being original etched views on good quality card with uncut edges, good plate marks, each with tissue guard. Views are: The Jew's House, Couch's House, The Harbour, and The House on the Props, Polperro, and Talland Church. Titled and signed in plate. c1930? £10.00
Record Office, Truro GUIDE TO CORNISH PROBATE RECORDS 54pp., plus numerous folded sheets, copies of the original documents which are transcribed, loosely inserted. Small folio, printed wraps, cancelled library label. 1984. £7.00
Redruth ABSTRACT OF TITLE of Charles Chaplin of Blankney, Lincolnshire as a Trustee of William Praed to part of the tenement of Parc Hoskin, Messuage in Trengweath, 'Seisin of the Minerals' of fields in Redruth (refers to Sett of 1793), etc. 3 pages, in manuscript, large folio, plus 42 lithographically printed pages detailing deeds from 1803 - 1854, and referring to the Manors, or Shares in the Manors, of St. Ives, Treloyan, Marazion, Lelant, Trevethow, Trewinnard, Trembethow, listing approximately 150 places, 'theretofore the estate of William Mackworth Praed', with details of rights of common, turbary, etc. 1854. £50.00
¶ Concerned Lot 91a of 'Praed's Sale'.
Sithney MORTGAGE of House and premises at Porthleven in the parish of Sithney, Samuel Dobb to C.L. Daniell. 4pp., folio, on parchment. 1864. £12.00
Stithians GRANT to Search for Tin Copper &c. in James Buller's tenement called Penalvean, James Buller of Shillingham to Thomas Reed of Trevales, the dues to be one tenth. Vellum, size 24" x 31", wax seal. 1801. £40.00
Surveyor of Weights and Balances, Hundred of Kirrier THIRTEEN CONVICTIONS for giving false weights. Each 2 pages, small folio, printed with manuscript inserts. On the left page is 'The Information and Complaint of Benjamin Moon Surveyor of Weights and Balances.... ' that he visited a certain persons shop and found weights deficient 'contrary to the Standard of the Exchequer'. On facing page is the conviction and sentence at the Petty Sessions for Helston. Signed by the Surveyor, and 2 J.P.'s, folded with docket title. Together with a manuscript list of all the offenders, with fines. All the shops were at Helston. 14 items. Penaluna, Printer, Helston. 1805. £70.00
¶ Names of the offenders include Anne Williams, Anne Pascoe, Joseph Veysey, John Bunny, Thomas Hancock (whose balance was false), John Polglase.
Tintagel, Lanteglos, and St. Teath Estates PLANS, PARTICULARS, AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF THE ESTATES OF THE EARL OF WHARNCLIFFE, Comprising Attractive Agricultural Properties, Accommodation Holdings, Excellent Building Sites, Hotels and Boarding Houses, at and near Tintagel and other popular Seaside Resorts... Messrs J. Kittow and Son have instructions To Sell the above Estate by Public Auction at the Wharncliffe Hotel, Tintagel, on Thursday, July 27th, 1911. Folio, 10 photographic illustrations on five pages, and 10 large coloured folding plans, original printed wraps which are slightly dusty. 1911. £85.00
¶ Includes farms of Upton, Trevillett, Fentafriddle, Trebarwith, Trenouth, Trecarne,, Smith's Shop at Bosinney, King Arthur's Arms Hotel, Wharncliffe Hotel, Stone Quarry near Treknow, Treknow Mill, Wharncliffe Refreshment Rooms, cottages, building sites. 'The Estate occupies a unique position in North East Cornwall. It embraces much of the finest scenery along the coast, with bold and rugged headlands, sheltered coves, the magnificent sand beach known as Trebarwith Strand, and the havens of Tintagel and Bosinney'. Farmhouses, cottages, hotels etc, described in detail.
Trescowthick family AFFADAVIT OF DEBT Statement of Elizabeth Moore of Helston affirming that Mark Trescowthick of Sithney is indebted to her for the sum of £2.2s. 6d. 10 lines in manuscript on one side of small folio sheet, folded. Signed by H. Tremenhere, Mayor, and Elizabeth Moore. 1741. £16.00
Trewey Common, Zennor ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets LXI S.W. and LXVIII N.W. Scale 6" to 1 mile, quarter sheets. Second Edition. 1940's reprint. £14.00
Walker (J) & (C) CORNWALL. Folding engraved, hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, size approx. 15" x 12", folding into sm 8vo boards, original decorative printed label. Description with distance table etc. pasted inside front board. c1840. £25.00
Williams & Sons THREE LETTERS to Mr Skewes at Burncoose Copper Office from E. Corrie, Williams Foster & Co. in London, regarding Messrs. Williams and Sons Annuities, and accounting matters. Each 1p 4to, address label with postmarks on verso of conjoint leaf... together with a similar letter to Michael and William Williams at Scorrier House. 4 items. 1850-53. £16.00
Woolcock, Printer NUMBER SEVEN The Publisher is of opinion that, perhaps the following interesting and singular Complication of the Applications of the Number Seven throughout the Scriptures would have a greater tendency towards exciting in the minds of Youth a desire to pursue the Sacred Pages, than volumes written expressly for the purpose. Broadside listing in two columns a great number of occurrences of the number seven in the Bible '7 angels bringing 7 plagues...' etc. 4to, decorative border and woodcut of a king. Woolcock, Printer & Publisher, Helston, Cornwall. c1860. £35.00
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Bolton AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor of Bolton... 43pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1777. £22.00
Brampton BILL of William Harrison, Veterinary Surgeon, Horse Infirmary, to William Canick, for attendance and medicine for cow. 8vo, printed heading with vignette of horses being watered in a street. Stab hole. 1863. £8.00
Buck (S. & N) THE WEST VIEW OF WETHERALL-PRIORY, IN THE COUNTY OF CUMBERLAND. Copper plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 7«" x 14", plus wide margins. Coat of arms below view, view of park and ornate fountains in middle distance. A good impression. Samuel & Nathaniel Buck, 1739. £40.00
Castle Sowerby, Dean, etc. PARTICULARS of Three... Freehold Estates, Most desirably situate in the vicinity of the beautiful scenery of the Cumberland Lake District... Deanscales.... Newlands... Penruddock... 6pp., folio, printed wraps, two large folding plans, lacks the plan of the Deanscales estate. Some edge tears. 1872. £20.00
Hesket PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of valuable estates in the Parish of Hesket.... 291 acres of thereabouts, which will be offered for Sale by Auction.... 10th May, 1870. 5pp., folio. Includes schedules. 3 hand-coloured folding plans. Outer page with docket title dusty. 1870. £32.00
¶ Includes the estate of Stonefolds.
Kendal, Keswick ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 102. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Folding into sm. 8vo cloth wraps, edges of sections slightly browned, 6" split in linen at one fold. Electrotype 1878. £22.00
Kirklinton VALUABLE ESTATES for Sale. To be Peremptorily Sold, by Public Auction, at the Scotch Arms Inn, Rickergate, Carlisle.... All that Freehold and Tithe-Free Estate known by the name of Field Foot.... also a Freehold Estate called Close House.... Handbill, size 12" x 7«", traces of folds, some contemporary notes in a very small hand. P. Scott, Printer, Carlisle, 1824. £24.00
¶ With descriptions of properties.
Moresby ARCHITECT'S DRAWING Titled 'Proposed Reconstruction of Orchard House, Moresby, for Joseph Paisley, Esq.' On cartridge paper, in ink and attractive full wash colours. Overall size of paper size 27" X 37". Shows front, side and back elevations, section AB, attic plan, ground plan, block plan (showing garden with fruit trees etc.), first floor plan, key plan showing location on road from Distington to Whitehaven. With stamp at bottom of J. N. Singleton, Lowther St., Whitehaven, Architects. Signed by Singleton and dated. Small repaired tear reaching approx. half an inch into drawing. Nov. 24th, 1910. £50.00
Steel (James) Printer THE FARMER'S REAL FRIEND. Copy of a Letter addressed by an influential Landed Proprietor to a Yeoman of "Canny Cumberland." Broadside, in ten paragraphs, printed on one side only, size approx. 20" x 12", couple of small holes where once folded, few short tears with neat repairs with archival tape to verso. James Steel, Printer, Journal Office, Carlisle. c1840? £55.00
¶ The letter is a long and detailed argument against the imposition of a fixed scale of duty on imported corn, in place of a sliding scale. 'I am still of the opinion that the most ruinous consequences to the Farmer would result from letting loose upon the consumption large masses of Corn at once.... ' The writer had apparently given evidence before a Commons Select Committee on Agriculture in 1833. He also mentions that he himself had 'sold beef at Manchester, at fourteen pence per lb. to common Weavers, in the year 1815'.
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Denby Common SALE AT SHORT NOTICE. NURSERY COTTAGE, DENBY COMMON. Messrs Geo. Lee and Son, Have been favoured with instructions from Hy Briscoe.... to Sell by Auction, On Whit-Wednesday, May 16, 1894. Waggonette (To Carry Eight), Harness, Prize Fowls and Rabbits.... Sale to Commence at 2p.m.... Grosvenor Place, Ripley and at Heanor. Poster, size 22«" x 17", some off-setting, couple of short tears. G.C. Brittain, Printer, "News" Office, Ripley, 1894. £20.00
¶ Included Cochin Fowls, Langshan Cock, 2 pure-bred Leghorns, '6 Angora Rabbits and Hutches, taken firsts at all the leading shows, strain bought direct from Lady Vincent'.
Measham VALUABLE PROPERTY at Measham To Be Sold by Auction by B. Cheatle & Son... June 4th, 1847... Poster, size 9" x 11", folds. Describes 2 Lots, comprising four houses fronting the Cross in Measham, with four others in the yard at the back. Gives occupiers. 1847. £26.00
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Ashburton Railway AN ACT for making a Railway from Ashburton in the County of Devon to join the South Devon Railway. 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1846. £18.00
Ashburton TO BE SOLD By Public Auction.... 12th day of April next.... all that Cottage and Garden called Rose Cottage.... Poster, size 17" x 11", fold. 1865. £16.00
¶ With description of cottage.
Aveton Gifford PARTICULARS WITH PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of all those two valuable Freehold Farms known as West Venn and Bridge End... comprising two conveniently arranged Stone Built and Slated Dwelling Houses with ample Farm Buildings and 97a... 4p, folio, plus large folding coloured plan. Some marginal tears, stains at top corners of plan, title page dusty, creasing in pages. n.d. c1904. £24.00
¶ With Schedules.
Axmouth Inclosure AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Axmouth.... 15pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1828. £17.00
Aylesbeare PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Two Highly Desirable Valuable Freehold Farms, viz. 'Rill Farm' and 'Homer Dairy'.... which will be offered for Sale by Auction by Messrs. Hussey & Son.... Friday June 17th, 1921.... 12pp., sm. folio, wraps, coloured folding plan. 1921. £18.00
¶ Part of Lord Clinton's Estate.
Bantham, Kingsbridge PHOTOGRAPH Commercial photograph showing a street of thatched cottages, Sherriff's baker's shop in foreground with baker outside in white apron. Size 9" x 11". 'Wyatt's New Series' bottom right. c1900. £8.00
Barnstaple & Ilfracombe ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Mounted on linen, size approx. 24" x 36", worn silk edging tape. Border on top and left edges. Linen on verso rather stained at edges. c1810. £40.00
¶ Margary State 2.
Barnstaple printing THE MISSLETOE BOUGH and I Would be a Soldier Still, The Fairies' Song. Printed in 2 columns, with crude woodcut of an angel holding a book and a branch. Size 10" x 7«". Searle, Printer, Barnstaple. c1840. £20.00
¶ The Missletoe Bough tells the story of a lady who died trapped inside a heavy chest while playing a Christmas game of hide and seek.
Barnstaple, Linton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, fully hand-coloured, county border shaded in pink and green wash, dissected and mounted on linen, overall size approx. 25" x 37", folding to small 4to, marbled endpapers, in red slipcase with Stanford label on front and key map on back. Watermark 1857. £24.00
¶ Much of the map is sea area.
Bratton Clovelly TO BE SOLD The Fee Simple and Inheritance of the first three Lots, and the residue of a Term of 600 Years commencing the 13th of August 1793, in the last six Lots.... The Measure of the different Estates is taken from actual Surveys... A survey will be held at the House of Mrs. Palmer, at Lifton, on Tuesday the 12th day of June 1804.... Handbill, size 12" x 15", traces of folds, with 9 Lots listed, with columns for Tenants, Tenements, Acreages, Lives, Rents, Heriots. Launceston, Printed by W. Bray, Bookseller and Stationer. 1804. £40.00
¶ Includes tenements in Woolacott, Frankaborough, Maina Moor, Cobton, Thrushelton, Broadwoodwidger. Gives the names and ages of 28 people. The Conventionary rents could be paid in money or as a capon or hen.
Broadwoodwidger and Virginstowe PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE With Plans, of Valuable Freehold Farm, Accommodation Lands, The Hare & Hounds Inn, Cottages and Premises... For Sale by Auction... 29th June, 1898. 9pp., folio, title on front wrap, memorandum on back wrap, three very large coloured folding plans. Front wrap with piece torn from margin. Front and back wrap dusty, edges of pages dusty, with some small edge tears. Paper split up most of spine. 1898. £45.00
¶ With detailed Schedules of fields etc. Includes the farms of Venn, Grove, Coombeshead, Virginstowe Town, Crow's Nest, The Hare and Hounds Inn, Venn Wood, The Impropriate Recotry of Poundstock, Rectory of Woolfardisworthy West with the Rent-charge.
Charles CONVEYANCE of part of a field known as Barn Park on the Tonguesland Estate in Charles, Plymouth, F.H. Crozier to Henry Foster. 2 vellum sheets, small plan in margin. Three wax seals, two of which have shields. 1887. £12.00
Charles, Plymouth ABSTRACT OF TITLE of Francis and Richard Crozier to the fee simple of The Townsend Building Estate. Printed in cursive on 22p. folio, folded. First 2 leaves loose from tie at top corner. Includes a Schedule giving description of lands, occupiers, acreage, etc. 1887. £26.00
¶ Gives title from 1837-1880.
Chittlehampton MORTGAGE of messuage called Hawkeridge, with Hawkeridge Wood and other lands, in Chittlehampton, with various other cottages, etc. in Goodleigh and Swymbridge, Malett Hals to Charles Davie and Robert Furledon. Vellum, size 20" x 29", hole in vellum with loss of about four words, another small hole with loss of half a word. Wax seal. 1731. £22.00
¶ The original mortgage was by Baldwin Hals and John Honycombe.
Chudleigh Rebuilding AN ACT for the better and more easy rebuilding of the Town of Chudleigh.... for determining Differences touching Houses demolished by the late Fire there; and for preventing future Danger by Fire. 18pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1808. £18.00
Clawton LEASE FOR A YEAR of a tenement called Taylors at North Beer. Earl Fortescue to Gideon Mapowder. Vellum, 15" x 24", signed Fortescue with wax seal. 1838. £17.00
Clyst Saint Lawrence, Broadclyst, Stokeinteignhead, Bovey Tracey and Newton Ferrers AN ACT For enabling the Trustees... of Hele's Charity Estates to grant Leases for absolute Terms, of certain Estates vested in them... in the Parishes of Clist Saint Lawrence, Broadclyst, Stokeinteignhead, Bovey Tracey, and Newton Ferrers... in the County of Devon... 31pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1842. £15.00
Crediton AN ACT for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Town of Crediton.... 26pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1845. £14.00
Devonport printing ELIZA The youth's Recitor. No. 8. Poem in three stanzas printed on one side only, 9" x 8", title in large bold lettering, with a woodcut showing a solider discovering his dead wife, shot by a stray ball from the battle. Decorative border. Edges brittle and slightly browned, edges chipped. A few foxing spots, slight browning. Columbian Printing Office, James-street, Devonport: c1840. £20.00
Divorce of Exeter Merchant AN ACT to dissolve the Marriage of George Christopher Degen with Catherine Furlong, due to her adultery with John Baptiste Larraguy.... 4pp, disbound, a few tears and some browning at edges. 1778. £20.00
East Putford PROBATE of the Will of William May of East Putford. Copy on 5 pages, folio. Will dated 1860. This copy undated, but on paper water-marked 1850. £22.00
¶ Bequeathes to various relatives his farm in Lower Narracott, his poll deeds on the Bideford Turnpike Trust, his land called Thornetown and a Marsh called Saunders Meadow, Venn Hills, and many other properties. The 'presentation to the parish church of West Putford with a plot of ground adjoining the Glebe which I purchased of Lord Clinton' was to go to his nephew Revd. James May.
Exeter CORONATION EXHIBITION of City Archives illustrating Exeter's history through eight centuries. Royal Albert Memorial Musuem.... 35p., 8vo, plates. 8 pages of relevant newspaper cuttings pasted in at rear. 1953. £8.00
Hartland, Morthoe, Bideford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 276. Size 16" x 19", linen backed and folding into 4to cloth wraps. 2 railway lines neatly coloured, and stations written in in very small red lettering. 1908. £16.00
¶ Much of the map is sea area.
Ilfracombe LEASE FOR A YEAR of lands in 'Ilfordcombe', Edmund Fortescue, Captain in His Majesty's South Devon Regiment of Militia, and Elizabeth his wife, to Nathaniel Vye Vellum, size 25" x 28", signed by 6 parties, including Edmund and Elizabeth. Ink slightly faded. 1809. £16.00
¶ The lands comprised Higher Broomhill, Fern Park, Hempland.
Ilfracombe LEASE of a messuage and close of land in the Borough of Ilfordcombe, William and James Darracott, both Mariners, to William and Walter Lawnd, both Coopers. Vellum, size 12" x 13", printed heading, two wax seals. Vellum slightly darkened. 1718. £25.00
Ilfracombe LEASE of two closes of land in Broomhill, Ilfracombe, George Burgoyne to William Blackmore. Vellum, size 11" x 25", wax seal on tag. Vellum slightly darkened in places 1682. £28.00
Ilfracombe WILL of Nathaniel Vye of Rosemount, Ilfracombe, Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Devon. 4p., folio. Will dated 1883, probate copy 1888. £10.00
¶ Leaves his effects to Walter Raleigh Gilbert of Bodmin, legacies to the Tyrell Cottage Hospital, Mission to Seamen, etc.
Lifton ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS Plans and Conditions of Sale of Freehold, Residential Agricultural and Village Properties at Lifton, also about Twelve Miles of Fishing in the River Tamar and its Tributaries, 306 Acres... for Sale by Auction at the Coronation Hall, Lifton... 22nd day of July 1948. 23pp., size 8" x 11", two very large folding plans, Plan 2 being of the fishing rights. Memorandum completed by the purchaser of the fishing rights. 1948. £40.00
¶ The fishing rights included 4 miles on the Tamar, and stretches on the Rivers Carey, Lyd, Wolf and Thrushel. Properties included 'Hornapark', 'Woodbine Cottage', house in Fore Street, 'Underwood', Gatherley and Leat Woods, etc. There do not appear to have ever been any illustrations in this copy.
Lundy Island ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXVIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 25" x 37". Printed by Ramshaw. Published 1st Jany. 1820 by Major General Mudge, Tower. £50.00
¶ Watermarked 'T. Edmunds Wycombe 1827'. Fine early edition. Scarce.
Plymouth AN ACT To authorise the Sutton Harbour Improvement Company to convert Part of the harbour of Sutton pool into a Dock.... 31pp. Disbound. 1874. £12.00
Plymouth ASSIGNMENT of Bank premises at Plymouth, The Western Counties Bank Limited to the Capital Counties Bank Limited. 3 vellum pages, red margins, folded. Signed by both parties with the large red paper seals of both banks. 1890. £16.00
Plymouth CONVEYANCE IN FEE of a dwelling house shop and hereditaments being no. 28 Salisbury Road, North Plymouth, W. Wakeham to W. Hendy. 3pp., folio, folded, red margins... together with... Mortgage relating to same transaction. 1898. £10.00
Plymouth LEASE FOR A YEAR of two dwellinghouses in Southside Street, Edward Ford, Woollen Draper, of Exeter, to Ann Ford, his sister. Vellum, 12" x 18", good armorial wax seal. Printed title with coat of arms. 1729. £28.00
Rundlestone LEASE of two acres of land near Rundlestone parcel of the Forest of Dartmoor, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to Joseph Wills of New Passage, Miner. Vellum, 23" x 28", wide border with decoration all round in red and blue, with coat of arms top left, red crests alternated with blue decoration around edges, large papered seal of Prince of Wales on tag. Coloured plan with scale bar and compass rose in margin, size 7" x 6". 1852. £38.00
Shobrook Parish HIGHWAY WEEKLY ACCOUNT BOOK Two 4to volumes printed in columns over two pages headed 'Weekly Account of Money expended on the Highways of the Parish of Shobroke. Paper-covered boards, cloth spines, printed title on front boards. One book for March 1852 - March 1853, the other from March 1855 - March 1856. Columns for Day Labor, Laborers' Names, Team Work, Weekly Total, etc. Sparse entries, although from Nov - March 1853 there was expenditure every week, including laying pipes, stone breaking at various named places 'Stone drawn from Trew Quarry & Landed at Nomansland'... etc. A Charles Vinecombe was employed fairly regularly. At the back of the earlier book is pasted a printed 'General Statement', with ms inserts, folded, and in the back of the later one a printed Schedule, folded, stating state of roads, bridges, what materials used, state of hedges etc. 1852-56. £75.00
Sprytown, Axworthy ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets LXXXVI.N.E. and S.W., together with Sheet CVI.S.E. Stanlake, Princetown. Scale 6" to 1 mile. On thick paper, water features hand-coloured. Last sheet with some foxing spots. 3 items. 1884. £28.00
Taw Vale Railway and Dock AN ACT to amend the Act relating to the Taw Vale Railway and Dock. 7pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1845. £14.00
Teignmouth LETTER from Eliz. Motton to a Mr. Rowell, Builder, asking 'how things is Stled for the Maintenance of my Child as its now gowing on 2 months old'. Asks him to intreat the Chairman to send it 'as it will in sume Measure allevate my spirits under my opresed situation... Sir i have receved one Pound since i left Tengnmouth'. 1p, 8vo., folded with Rowell's name on outside leaf, but no address. n.d. c1840? £8.00
Torbryan GRASS AND SEEDS ON YEATE ESTATE In the Parish of Torbryan, To be Let, until Lady-Day next... for which purpose a Survey will be held.... Handbill, attractively printed in large letters, size 15" x 10", listing 19 lots with name of field, quality, acreage. Stentiford, Printer, Ashburton. 1851. £40.00
Totnes LEASE FOR A YEAR of a messuage with orchard and herb garden in Totnes without the West Gate now in the possession of Peter Hawkins, Weaver, John Langman, Malster to John Colwell of Bodmin, Doctor of Physick. Vellum, size 14" x 22", wax seal. Small area of browning about 2" x 3" at top. 1750. £20.00
Warmscombe DECLARATION by John Hancock, now of Berrynarbor, as to the use of a watercourse to irrigate the meadow of Sherramoors. 2p, folio, signed by Hancock and a J.P. 1842. £10.00
¶ Hancock has used the watercourse during his tenancy from 1801-1838.
West Putford WILL of John Walters of Mills, Kismeldon in West Putford. 3p, sm. folio. Solicitor's copy. 1878, copy 1885. £10.00
¶ Leaves his wife the right to occupy his house called 'Granny Walters House' in Sessacott, the right to dispose as she wishes of 'silver, plate and all the little fancy things she had when she was single'.
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Blandford Forum Rebuilding AN ACT for the better and more easy rebuilding of the Town of Blandford Forum in the County of Dorset, and for determining Differences touching Houses and Buildings burnt down or demolished by reason of the late dreadful Fire there. Cover leaf + 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1732. £32.00
Bournemouth A NEW PLAN OF BOURNEMOUTH Including Westbourne and Boscombe, with complete Index for Easy Reference and shewing the Levels above the Sea. Third Edition. Scale approx. 2«" = 1000 ft., 19" x 32". 46pp. Index with numerous local adverts. Folding into stiff green printed wraps, with advert for watchmaker on back wrap. Bournemouth: T.J. Hankinson, Victoria Library. c1880. £75.00
Bourton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. Dorset I.10, Wilts. XII.8, etc. size approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Some small repaired tears at bottom edge in margin. The area around the Foundry has been neatly shaded in 3 colours, with a key to ownership to right. Second edition, 1903. £17.00
¶ Covers Penselwood, Chaffeymoor House, Bourton. Shows the Foundry in details, with Water Wheel, Factory Pond, Crane, Rope Walk etc.
Bryanston WILL of William Straight of Bryanston, Gent. 2p., small folio, conjoing leaf had been used as address panel by Robert Gapper to send the will to John Long at Whalley, near Frome, with small round stamp with letters 'AP'. Conjoint leaf torn right across, splits down main fold, paper creased. 1724. £17.00
¶ Extracted copy with Probate details in Latin. Refers to his Manor of Compton in Wiltshire, messuage in Stourpaine.
Gillingham PLAN, PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Highly Desirable Landed Estate called 'The Thorngrove Estate'..... For Sale by Auction at The Phoenix Inn in Gillingham.... the 4th of June next.... the estate comprises a Substantial Farm House.... Orchard, Arable, Meadow & Pasture Land.... 4pp., folio, plus docket title, folding hand-coloured plan, schedule giving occupiers, etc. 1863. £36.00
Graston LEASE of 21 acres of land in the parish of St. Lukes, Richard Roberts of Burton Bradstock to Thomas Fish of Bridport. On paper, size 18" x 27", three wax seals. Two small splits where folds meet. 1786. £18.00
Isle of Portland Harbour and Breakwater AN ACT to amend an Act for empowering the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods to purchase Land for the Purposes of a Harbour of Refuge and Breakwater in the Isle of Portland.... Pages numbered 1361-1370, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1850. £14.00
Rock's ROYAL BOURNEMOUTH CABINET ALBUM 16 photolitho views on extending strip, folding into magenta gilt boards, sm. 4to, corners very slightly rubbed. 8 are 2 to a page. c1880. £17.00
¶ Includes Corfe Castle, Hotel Mount Dore, The Arcade, Invalids Walk.
Sadborrow, Thorncombe A TRUE AND PERFECT INVENTORY or appraisment of all and singular the Goods Chattles rights and Creditts of John Bragg Esq. late of Sadborrow in the County of Devon deceased Taken and apraised by us whose names are hereunto subscrib'd on Wensday 30th day of August 1749. Manuscript in a neat hand on 37 pages, 4to, marbled wraps. Inventory room by room listing items in Little Parlor, kitchen, pantry, servants' hall, cyder cellar, chamber, summer house, etc. Then 'Goods Sold to Mr. Bethel', 'Living Stock on the farm at Sadborrow, Grighay Dedlewood and Burstock' (includes in Sadborrow Stable '4 Coaching geldings.... £40'), 'Household Goods Sold at Sadborow 16,17,18th Jan. 1749' listing item sold, purchaser and price, (includes 'A Gunn by Nichols.... 16s', 'a pair of horse pistols'), 'Horses sold at Sadborrow Sept. 12, 1749 by auction', 'Sheep sold by auction 27th March 1750', and Cart Hoses, Waggons, Bullocks etc. 'An account of the plate pack'd into the portmanteau Trunck' including 'Large Silver waiter with the Bragg arms quartered with the Pawlets', 'A Coffee pott chas'd with Mr Braggs and his last wifes arms', 'A Cocoa Nutt Bowl sett in a Silver foot', 'late Mrs Braggs gold Watch with a crystal seal with her own and her husbands arms', 'An account of China pack'd up in the Great Trunk...' (Tea cups flower'd with blue and gold... Octagon Blew and White Tea Cups and Saucers'). 1750. £170.00
¶ The Bragges were the largest landowners in the district.
Sherborne, Piddletown, Beaminster ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XVIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 31". A few small edge tears at bottom. Electrotyped 1872. O.S. blindstamp 1872. £38.00
¶ Also covers part of Somerset.
Southbourne-on-Sea SALE CATALOGUE for auction of the Marine Residence known as 'Gorselands', St Catherine's Road.... 4pp., sm. folio. Wraps with actual photo, photo frontis. Creases in wraps where once folded. 1939. £12.00
Swanage PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of all that Freehold Cottage Property known as 'Summer's Terrace'.... Which Messrs Plummers are favoured with instructions to offer for Sale by Auction.... 27th October, 1919. 4pp., sm. folio. 1919. £8.00
Tyneham MAP OF THE PARISH OF TYNEHAM Dorset 1840. Manuscript map in ink on paper, with a small amount of colour. Linen-backed. Size 48" x 32". Scale 6 chains = 1in. Title in decorative lettering, compass rose, scale bar. Roads coloured in buff, buildings in red and black, shows fields, each numbered, footpaths, coastline with cliffs indicated. Initialled at corner and dated March 6, 1841. Tear in paper (but not linen) reaching 8" from top edge down through title, edges of paper frayed, silk tape edging worn. 15 vellum pages sewn to top of map, including 12 pages listing Owners, Occupiers, No. on Plan, Description, Cultivation, Quantity, Rent Charge. Vellum leaves slightly browned. Over 270 properties listed. Henry Hyde, Land, Timber & House Surveyor, Lulworth, Dorset, July 1840. £250.00
Wambrook LEASE FOR A YEAR of plot of twelve acres late part of Bewley Down, Thomas Lawrence to William Palmer. Vellum, size 15" x 19", wax seal. 1814. £14.00
Wambrook LEASE FOR A YEAR of house and 33 acres of land in Bewley Down called Shags Plud and Woolfern Hill comprising the Site of the old Lime Kiln and a Lime Stone Quarry, and other lands, Thomas Deane to Martha Edwards. Vellum, size 18" x 23", two good armorial wax seals. Loosely inserted is an obligation bond relating to the lease. 1820. £16.00
Wambrook TO BE SOLD by Auction By Mr Thomas Bunston, at the George Inn, Chard... All That Messuage, Tenement and Farm called Bewley Down... Poster, 17" x 11", folds. Some slight off-setting. 1856. £18.00
West Dorset Liberal Association SOUVENIR PROGRAMME Demonstration in Commemoration of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, Dorchester Town Football Ground, Saturday, July 7th, 1934. Speaker The Rt. Hon. D. LLoyd George. 8pp., 8vo, wraps. Illusts. 1934. £8.00
Weymouth WEYMOUTH COLLEGE LOWER SCHOOL Prize Distribution. December 1888. Programme printed on pink paper, 3p., 4to, folds. Wheeler, Weymouth. 1888. £6.00
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Barnard Castle, Hartlepool ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet made up of 4 quarter sheets, scale 1" to 1 mile, linen backed, size 25" x 36". Various areas outlined in colour, pipe line and various reservoirs marked in red. Taken from an electrotype 1862. £30.00
Cruchley's ROAD AND RAILWAY MAP OF THE COUNTY OF DURHAM Showing all the Railways and names of Stations... Coloured folding map, linen-backed, folding into sm. 8vo brightly coloured limp cloth wraps with illustration of cyclist etc. c1900. £22.00
¶ With geological information.
Lead Mining DRAFT MANUSCRIPT PARTICULARS OF SALE of Lead Mines, 28th October, 1790. List of Lots, headed 'Lead Mines', to be sold be sold 7th December at the House of Charles Turner, The Queen's Head in Newcastle, before the Receiver of the Estate of Wm. Bacon Forster.... late the Property of Jno. Wm. Bacon Forster Esq. decd. 'held by Lease jointly with Sir Thomas Blackett under the Bishop of Durham'. The particulars are part of a letter sent to the Receiver, Charles Wren, in Newcastle, from Van Heythuyson, Solicitor, in London, asking him to insert details of place, date etc., in the blanks he has left in the particulars, and to ask Blackett for an under lease. It is to be inserted in as many local papers as possible, and the London papers. Comprises 2 pages of particulars, folio, plus the letter on the conjoint leaf, integral address panel on verso, with circular postmark, black wax seal, leaving small hole in margin where opened. Wren has inserted the details and made some amendments. 1790. £120.00
¶ Comprises 6 Lots, listing 31 Mines in all, in Whesonhope Fell, Burnhope Fell, Rookhope Fell, Killhope Fell, and other Fells. Includes Wolfcleugh, Straithhead, Greengroves, Grove Rake, Berry Cleugh, Puddingthorne, Stone Peake.
Walker, Printer THE STOLEN CHILD with The Woodpecker, The Wife's Dream. Three ballads on one sheet, two illustrations, one of a barefoot gypsy and a woman remonstrating with her husband in front of the fire. Size 10" x 7", number 74 bottom left. Repaired tear in left margin, not affecting text. A few small tears at right edge. 1840's. £20.00
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Berechurch PLAN OF THE BERECHURCH HALL ESTATE Situated in the Parishes of Berechurch, Layer de la Haye, Abberton, Fingringhoe, Peldon and East Donyland in the County of Essex the Property of Thomas George Graham White Esq. Collated from Parochial Surveys and revised by J.S. Surridge Jnr., Surveyor, Coggeshall, Essex. 1873. Manuscript map in ink and full wash colour, on thick paper, backed with linen, overall size 66" x 44", scale approx. 100 feet to 1 inch. Decorative title, partly in water colour, initials of Thomas White illuminated. Compass rose and scale bar. Edges of plan bound with silk tape, fraying in parts. Some minor staining along bottom border, not affecting printing. 1873. £300.00
¶ Shows fields, woodland, halls, houses, inns and churches, farm buildings, layout of gardens and grounds shown in detail, rights of way, water features. Shows Maypole Farm, Berechurch Hall, Friday-Wood Farm, Park Farm, Water Mill, Windmill, Rock Farm, Abberton Hall, Hill Farm, Gate Farm, Rye Farm, Blind Knights.
Chelmsford, Maldon, Halstead, Much Hadham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheets 222, 223, etc., Size 27" x 37", scale 1" to 1 mile, composite map, dissected and linen-backed and folding into 8vo endpapers, lacks front endpaper. Wyld label in bottom margin. Some very slight discolouration in places on left side. Electrotype 1886. £32.00
Halstead CONVEYANCE of freehold part and covenant to surrender copyhold part of 'Bees Farm', Halstead, James Hutley and others to Allen Canning. 2 large vellum sheets, on second sheet is good coloured plan size 10" x 12", with Schedule at the side referring to numbers on plan. 5 wax seals. 1881. £25.00
Much Waltham COPY SURRENDER of Lease of the Parsonage House, Glebe and Tithes to the Intent a New Lease may be granted to Henry Sanford Esq., Sir Wm. Adby Bart., to The President Fellows and Scholars of Trinity College Oxford. 3p., small folio, waterstaining, paper worn at top right corner affecting a few words. 1815. £10.00
Saffron Walden BILL of T.F. Hall, Veterinary Surgeon, to the Executros of Sir James Bailey, Lofts Hall. 4to, printed heading. Detailed bill in manuscript on both sides from October 1909 - December 1910. Receipted over stamp. 1911. £5.00
¶ Includes attendance on 5 terriers and 2 puppies, blistering leg of horse, attendance on foxhounds etc.
Tolleshunt D'Arcy RELEASE of land and premises, Barclays & Co. to Frank Mynott. 2p., vellum, plus 1p plan. 1910. £10.00
Walthamstow AN ACT to Enable Joseph Fell, Esquire, to make a Lease of a Farm and Lands at Walthamstowe, in the County of Essex, for a Term of Ninety-nine Years. 3pp, plus cover leaf with docket title, decorative initial letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1762. £16.00
West Ham, Billericay ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 257. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", plus margins. Feint 'Record Map' in top margin. Some very slight darkening of paper over about 2 square inches. Blue Admiralty stamp in right margin, just obtruding onto border. Railways inserted to 1911. £20.00
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Bourton-on-the Water AN ACT to extend the Bourton-on-the-Water Railway towards Cheltenham, to amend the Act relating to the Bourton-on-the Water Railway Company; and for other purposes. 8pp, disbound, printed on pale blue paper, vertical fold. 1864. £15.00
Cheltenham Turnpike Trust AN ACT to continue the Cheltenham Turnpike Trust.... 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1863. £10.00
Cirencester ABSTRACT OF TITLE of Joseph Mullings to several pieces of Land part of a late Close called Stepstairs. 4p., folio in manuscript. Inset coloured plan size 7" x 4". 1853. £15.00
¶ Details title from 1837.
Coleford LEASE FOR A YEAR of a tenement called Poolway in Coleford, with lands once part of Pool field, closes called Oak Piece, Ferney Leazes, Ann Collins of Ross and Robert Yarworth of Coleford to Mary Collins of Monmouth. Large vellum sheet, wax seals. 1803. £15.00
Forest of Dean Timber AN ACT for the Increase and Preservation of Timber in Dean and New Forests. 4pp. 1808 £18.00
Frampton upon Severn WILL of John Hieron of Frampton, 1776. 2p, folio, attested copy taken in 1787. Leaves his estate at Frampton 'lately purchased of Thomas Loveday of Painswick' to his three sons. 1787. £18.00
¶ Also refers to 'one acre of land in the Nassfield'.
Gloucester BILL of J.B. Kirk for the Parish of St. John Baptist. 1p, 4to, folded, listing services for two burials, 1828 & 1829, for 'a coffin for Pauper... bread and cheese... to dress the corpse...' etc. 1829. £8.00
Gloucester Records Office ROYALIST AND ROUNDHEAD IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE 1640-1660. An Exhibition... at The Wheatstone Hall, Brunswick Road, Gloucester, 15th to 27th July, 1960. 8vo, 16pp., wraps. 1960. £4.00
Gloucestershire Election DIALOGUE Lord S. - Well, John How do you go at Glo'ster? Hon. J.D.-D-'d bad my Lord They'll stand it no longer. Sir William's a-head; and the Freeholders say we shall no longer make a Borough of the county of Gloucester Broadside, size approx. 8¬" x 6«", few spots, slightly browning where once folded, slight wear at one point in fold. Watkins, Printer, Cirencester: c.1810. £24.00
¶ The dialogue attacks Sir William Guise's opponents and is supposedly between 'Lord S.' and 'Hon J.D.' (Dutton): 'Lord S. - Well but, John, you should talk to them; make them fine speeches and fair promises; that costs nothing, you know. J.D. - I tried that my Lord; but when I'm going to speak, they cry out 'Hare-skins and rabbit-skins!'.
Great Washbourne PARTICULARS AND PLAN of a Valuable.... Estate Situate in the Parish of Great Washbourne which will be Sold by Auction at the Swan Hotel, Tewkesbury... 6th Day of September, 1854. Folio, folded, 2pp plus hand-coloured lithographed plan on third page, with reference table giving names of fields and acreage. 1854. £25.00
Parish of Winterbourne AN ACT to remove Doubts as to the Division of the Parish of Winterbourne in the County of Gloucester into Two Parishes. Pages numbered 409-414, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre, and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1841. £12.00
'Reuben Ramble' GLOSTERSHIRE Engraved map, size approx. 4" x 3", within a border, surrounded by hand-coloured vignettes of Gloucester Cathedral, women milking, haymaking, fishing etc. Overall size 8" x 6«". With page of accompanying text. Light rust mark in left-hand margin. 1845. £18.00
¶ From 'Reuben Ramble: Travels Through the Counties of England'. (Ramble was the pseudonym of the Rev. Clark)
Sturge & Sons, Surveyors PLAN OF AN ESTATE IN THE PARISHES OF YATE, WICKWAR, HORTON & IRON ACTON in the County of Gloucester, Held Subject to the Trusts of the Will of Henry Bengough Esq., Deceased. Manuscript plan in ink and colour on thick paper backed with linen, size 35" x 47", scale 1" = 6 chains, mounted on mahogany roller with finials, wooden stretcher on the left curved to fit around roll, titled in gilt on the outside. Large title with decorative lettering in a variety of styles, compass rose, scale bar. Signed 'I. Sturge & Sons, Surveyors, Bristol' bottom right. Shows buildings in red, with surrounding parkland and orchards indicated, streams, roads, Bristol and Gloucester Railway, fields shaded in green or buff, and numbered. Shows Hill House, Hallend Farm, Firing Close Farm, Frith Farm, Shortwood Farm, Oxwick Farm, Brickyard. Some browning due to damp in top left corner above compass rose, with 3 tears in paper (but not linen) approx. 3" long, part of one letter in title rubbed. Some spotting at top edge, and an area of rubbing approx. 2" square in top margin, green silk edging tape, missing from bottom edge. 1888. £200.00
SOCIETY OF TRADESMEN Wickwar CONVEYANCE by Appointment and Release of Lands at Wickwar, Arthur Hockley of Wickwar, William Jones, Labourer, master, and Thomas Watts, Labourer and others, Stewards of a Society of Tradesmen formerly meeting at the Kings Arms in Wickwar and now meeting at the house of John Chandler known as the New Inn, Revd. Thomas Jones and others to Joseph Plaister, shopkeeper, of Wickwar. 3 vellum sheets, some browning and rubbing, outside dusty, signed by 48 parties, with small wax seals, on the last sheet, some with their marks, and again on the back of one sheet, without seals, acknowledging receipt of £250 paid by Plaister. 1819. £45.00
¶ The names of the parties are given in the body of the deed, all with occupations, including farrier, pargeter, woolstribbler, woolcomber, mason. The majority are listed as labourers. Parishes they come from include Tortworth, Yate, Hawkesbury, Cromhall.
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Andover ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS Plans and Conditions of Sale of... The Over Wallop Estate, including Seven Corn-growing and Dairying Farms... Watercress Bed, numerous Cottages... about 2,418 acres, Valuable Sporting Rights.... for Sale by Auction... 24th August, 1932... 32pp., sm. folio, large folding coloured plan, 2 pages of photographs. 1932. £38.00
Basingstoke ADMINSTRATION of the will of Henry Piercy of Basingstoke. Copy of will (dated 1703) on vellum, size 7" x 8«", administration in Latin, size 7" x 6". Tag, lacking seal. 1707. £20.00
¶ Makes his wife Elizabeth administratrix, leaves twelve pounds each to his children.
Cruchley's REDUCED ORDNANCE MAP OF THE ISLE OF WIGHT Colour wash, size 15" x 15", folding to small cloth boards with gilt title. Information on excursions etc. inside front board. Some slight discoloration on part which is pasted to board. c1880. £24.00
¶ Also shows Southampton, Lymington, Havant.
Godshill, Isle of Wight CONVEYANCE of the Tithes Corn, Grain, Hay etc., of Burrows, Dolcoppice and Prangnolls situate in Godshill, James and Sarah Cole to Michael Hoy of Beauchamp. Vellum, size 24" x 32", 3 fine wax seals with busts. 1811. £18.00
Heathfield PARTICULARS, PLAN, PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF, the Valuable Freehold Residential Property known as HEATHFIELD situate in the Parish of Christchurch east and including a Substantially-Built Residence.... Good Stabling, Home Farmhouse & Buildings Two Cottages and Lodge.... the whole covering a total of 99 acres. Messrs. Daniel Smith, Oakley & Garrard.... to Sell by Auction at Winchester House, Old Broad Street, London EC. on Thursday, the 8th day of July, 1920. Folio, with large coloured folding plan, mounted photo on front cover and 4 photographic illusts on 2 sheets, 12pp, original printed wraps. 1920. £22.00
Isle of Wight LEASE FOR A YEAR of a farm house, orchard, and various closes of land in the Manor of Whitcombe, called Blows Farm. John Cocker, Seymour Fleming and others to Dr. John Sims. Vellum, size 24" x 38", 3 wax seals. 1809. £18.00
¶ Lists all the closes of land with name and measurement.
Letts, Son & Co. Ltd. HAMPSHIRE AND ISLE OF WIGHT Colour printed map, size 15" x 13", linen-backed and folding into small cloth boards. Explanation and list of Divisions, Population statistics, no. of paupers, etc. c1890. £18.00
Monk Sherborne Wood, Pamber End, & Bramley Frith, near Basingstoke A CATALOGUE OF ABOUT 80 ACRES OF FINE UNDERWOOD To be Sold by Auction by Messrs T. Mallam and Son, At the College Arms Inn, Pamber, on Wednesday, the 5th of November, 1856.... Poster, size 17 x 13«", slightly off-set. H. Cooke & Co., Printers, Oxford, 1856. £18.00
¶ Includes a list of the items in the sale.
FITTING UP OF SHIPS AT PORTSMOUTH Portsmouth, Board of Ordnance LETTER to 'The respective Officers of his Majesty's Ordnance at Portsmouth', from Edward Short at the Office of Ordnance 4th April 1729. 1p., sm. folio, 15 lines in a large clear hand, with blank conjoint leaf with address and post-mark on verso, traces of folds. Orders guns and gunner's stores to be put on board various ships, to be delivered to the respective master gunners. 1729. £45.00
¶ The 'Berwick' and 'Portland' were being fitted for Channel Service, the 'Princess Amelia', 'Royal Oak', 'Kent', 'Monmouth', 'Kingston', 'Dreadnought', 'Lyon', 'Falkland' for a voyage to the Mediterranean, and the 'Oxford' for Newfoundland. There is an 'N.B' at the bottom: 'the Ships above mencon'd to be Supplyed with their highest Proportions'.
Portsmouth, Board of Ordnance LETTER to Mr John Hooper Storekeeper for the Office of Ordnance at Portsmouth, from Wm. Boulter and C. Margrave(?), Office of Ordnance 26th October 1698. 1p., small folio, 21 lines in a large clear hand, signed, with small wax seal with the arms of the Ordnance, blank conjoint leaf with address, postmark and docket title of the recipient on verso of blank leaf. Paper browned, but sound. 1698. £60.00
¶ Says that 'Colonel Collingwood's Regiment of Foot, Embarqued at Portsmo. for the West Indies, being to have Musqts. and Cartouch Boxes, in lieu of Pikes' he was to receive into the stores 'what Pikes shall be delivered... and deliver Musqts. and Cartouch Boxes instead of'em.' They are to supply 100 muskets for the 300 men on board, and give an exact account to the Board.
Romsey DEED OF BARGAIN AND SALE of messuage, barn and lands at Romsey, Rachel Piper of Andover, widow, Joseph Waight of Andover, Cordwainer, James Allen of West Wellow in Wiltshire, yeoman, William Fowley of Ranville in Romsey, and others to William Mathews of The Close. New Sarum. Vellum, size 17" x 31", very fine large calligraphic title, with large 'T', signed by 10 parties with 10 wax seals on tags, some seals showing a swan. Very bold dark lettering. There is a stain 1" - 4" wide down the centre of the document causing the ink to run and rendering the words there very difficult to read. 1713. £20.00
¶ Gives a long list of the closes of land, with names, including Petty, Agars, Frith. Refers to the will of Edward Allen.
Rotherwick and Newnham DEED OF COVENANT for production of Deeds, The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Mornington to John Vines. 3 large vellum sheets, with details of 49 Indentures, 1810 - 1859. Signed Mornington with large wax seal. 1860. £15.00
Southampton QUIETUS for the City of Southampton. Vellum roll, made up of several membranes joined, size 45" x 12". In Latin, in a large script, with very large decorative calligraphic flourishes on the last word '(Quietus') at the foot of the document. Letters rather rubbed in some places (without affecting legibility). Lists Green wax, parcels of the pipe, etc.. Signed by Whitaker, Deputy Clerk to the Pipe. 1691. £140.00
Stanford's TOURIST'S MAP OF THE ISLE OF WIGHT With Popular References to Fossiliferous Localities, Antiquities, Landing Places For Boats &c and an Appendix Shewing The Island, Southampton Water, And the Adjacent Country on a reduced scale Geologically Coloured. Engraved map, size 18" x 25", scale 'British Statute Miles 69.12 to a Degree', dissected, mounted on more recent linen, folding to 8vo, some slight wear at some section edges, trimmed to border. Inset bottom right in a decorative border is a geological map, hand-coloured of the Island and the Southampton area, size 5" x 3", scale 1" = 7 miles. c1870. £28.00
¶ Shows Lymington, Exbury, Portsmouth.
Tichborne, North End ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLII.13. Scale 25" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36" Some fields outlined in colour with notes as to cultivation, area of trees planted added in pencil. Edition of 1909. £10.00
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
Winchester CALENDAR OF THE PRISONERS IN THE COUNTY GAOL AT WINCHESTER Tried at The Michaelmas Sessions, Holden at The Castle of Winchester, on Tuesday, October 18, 1825. 9 pages, sm. folio, printed on vellum. Comprises title with Index of names, List of Prisoners Tried, with details of their offence and sentence, (4pp), For Trial at the Assizes, For Offences under the Revenue Laws, For Limited Times, (1p), Prisoners in the County Bridewell for Limited Times. Vellum water-stained down right hand edge, with 'cockling' of vellum in bottom right corner reaching about 1"-2" into text, (mainly affecting first two leaves), stain at top left corner which has caused vellum pages to stick together at the extreme corner, not affecting text, but with discoloration on all pages at this point. Lacks stitching. Printed by James Robbins, Winchester. 1825. £95.00
¶ Crimes included 'being a lewd woman', 'disobeying his master's orders', 'keeping a lurcher', 'being idle and disorderly'. James Batt was sentenced to 6 months hard labour, for stealing 3 geese, 8 ducks, and 6 fowls, the property of Daniel Diddams, at Barton Stacey.
Winchester CALENDAR OF THE PRISONERS in the County Gaol at Winchester Tried at The Epiphany Sessions Holden at the Castle of Winchester on Tuesday, Januar 10, 1826. 5pp., small folio, printed on vellum. Comprises title, with Index of names, Prisoners Tried, with details of offence and sentence. 46 cases. Waterstained down right hand edge, very browned down inner margins. Lacks sewing. Printed by James Robbins, Winchester. 1826. £75.00
¶ Includes various poaching offences, stealing a silver watch at Portsea, the property of Thomas Loader (sentence 7 years transportation), stealing a 'rail' from the Earl of Shaftesbury (three months' hard labour). William Oakley was charged with stealing a bee-hive and bees from John Gibbs at Chawton.
Worthy Down ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheets XL.4. Scale 25" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36". Minor tear in margin. Edition of 1932. £10.00
¶ Shows Worthy Down, Littleton House, Lower Farm, Officers Quarters, Roman Road.
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Clifford WILL of William Higgins Esquire late of Middlewood in the Parish of Clifford.... but now of the Parish of All Saints in the City of Hereford. 16p. folio, folded. Copy. Last page worn at fold, outer sheet where titled dust-stained. Proved 1820. £18.00
¶ Refers to lands, cottages etc. at Castleton, Upper Middlewood in Clifford.
Hartlebury SURRENDER at the Court Leet and Court Baron of the Manor of Hartlebury, by Thomas Hooper of Norchard, of a cottage and land at Over Close. Vellum, small wax seal. 1830. £15.00
Hereford Roads AN ACT for enlarging the Terms and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the several Roads leading into the City of Hereford. Cover leaf + pages numbered 423-436, Black Letter, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. Printed by Thomas Baskett and Robert Baskett, 1749. £11.00
Little Cowarne PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Freehold Mill, known as 'Little Cowarne Mill', comprising a dwelling-house, water, corn and grist mill and 25a. 3r. 7p... to be sold by auction... 14th August, 1889. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. Coloured full page plan. Schedule. 1889. £18.00
Longtown PARTICULARS, PLAN, AND CONDITIONS OF SALE, OF A VALUABLE FRAM CALLED THE MAERDY, Situate in the Townships of Longtown and Newton, Herefordshire, which will be offered for Sale by Auction, by Messrs. Rogers, Hamar, & Pye, at the Spread Eagle Inn, in the City of Hereford, On Wednesday, the 29th day of June, 1881. Folio, large coloured folding plan loosely inserted, 3pp, folded, docket title. 1881. £28.00
St. Margarets SCHEDULE OF TITLE DEEDS and writings relating to a Messuage lands and premises in the parish of St. Margarets in the County of Hereford late the property of Samuel Maddox deceased. 4p., folio, folded. 1836. £18.00
¶ Details deeds from 1782-1836.
Weobley PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Dwelling Houses and Orchard, Pasture, Arable and Garden Lands, which will be Sold By Auction.... 5th December, 1876. 5pp., folio, on blue paper, folded, with completed memorandum. Folding plan coloured in outline. 1876. £28.00
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St. Albans LETTER from Viscount Grimston, to an un-named artist congratulating him after seeing 'a proof Print of your Drawing of the Abbey, and the adjoining Ground at St. Albans, which I much approve of, and think does infinite credit to the artists employed in the work...' He says he is honoured to be mentioned in the Dedication. Gorhambury, 13th Feb. 1798. £18.00
¶ The writer was created Baron Verulam in 1790.
St. Austin and Sons, Printers, Hertford TO THE WORTHY AND INDEPENDENT ELECTORS of The City of Butcherly Green. Gentlemen and Ladies... The height of my ambition, has long been to represent you enlightened and respectable city.... I offer myself as a Candidate.... Alderman Bob Crouch. Saw-Pit Hall, 26th April, 1826'. Size 10" x 8", paper lightly browned, with some wear, offsetting of print from a poster which has been stored against it. 1826. £16.00
¶ Mentions he would hope to sit on the same side of the house as 'our respected Friend Duncombe' (the Liberal candidate).
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Bowen (Emanuel), Geographer to His Majesty AN ACCURATE MAP OF THE COUNTY OF KENT Divided into its Lathes and Subdivided into Hundreds, Drawn from Surveys and most approved modern Maps with various additional Improvements: Illustrated with Historical Extracts relative to the Air, Soil, Natural Produce, Manufactures, Trade and present State of its Cities & principal Towns. Engraved folding map, dissected and mounted on linen, size approx. 21" x 28¬", including small margins, coloured in outline, contained within the original rubbed marbled slipcase. Decorative cartouche showing cherry trees, fishing equipment, fruit pickers etc., inset top right is 'A Correct Draught of the Downs and adjacent Coast'. Small holes in linen where folds meet at three places, occasional light foxing. London: Printed for John Bowles, in Cornhill, Carrington Bowles in St. Paul's, Church Street, & Robt. Sayer in Fleet Street, c1780. £170.00
Brand's Hatch, Chimhams ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XVII.15. Scale 25" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36". Revision of 1936. £17.00
¶ Shows most of Speedway track, Maplescombe, Hever Place etc.
Cliffe LEASE of the Rookery and Dalham Farms in Cliffe and Halstow, Thomas Grant to John Oakley. Vellum, 22" x 29", wax seals. 1833. £14.00
Cranbrook ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT between Grace Hatton of Clerkenwell and John Tilden of Cranbook, relating to payment for a tenement at Cranbrook known as Nottors Farm, with barns, gardens, hop ground, and 53 acres. Large folio sheet, signed Gracia Hatton with small wax seal. Small split without loss at part of one fold. 1724. £18.00
Dymchurch ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXXII.N.W. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 21" x 18", linen-backed and folding into 8vo endpapers. Second Edition 1899. £9.00
¶ About half of map is sea area.
Goodnestone, Barfreston ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Composite map, scale 6" to 1 mile, size 36" x 18". Indelible stamp of Margate Corporation, signed by the Engineer. Wells shaded in red, with figures in red ink to show 'depth of wells from surface', and in black to show 'depth of water in wells', manuscript additions dated 1927. Third Edition 1908. £14.00
INDEX MAP TO ANDREWS AND DRURY'S LARGE-SCALE MAP Kitchin Sculpt. A MAP OF THE COUNTY OF KENT Taken from an Actual Survey as an Index to the Large One. Engraved map, coloured in outline, 2/5" to 1 mile, divided into 25 numbered sections corresponding to the 25 sheets of the large-scale map. Size 20" x 27", dissected and mounted on linen, some browning of paper at edges of four central sections, a few light browning spots at edges. Linen on verso spotty (presumably staining from glue where paper pasted to linen). Folding into marbled slip-case, rubbed at corners, owner's 1833 inscription in ink. 1769. £190.00
Reynolds' ALBUM OF CANTERBURY VIEWS 23 photolitho views on extending strip, folding into sm. 4to gilt boards. c1880. £17.00
Sheerness and Chatham Naval Bases AN ACT for the Purchase of certain Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments at Sheerness and Chatham in the County of Kent, for the Use of the Navy. Pages numbered 689-694, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1816. £15.00
Tunbridge Wells TWO BILLS of James Comley, Job Master and Fly Proprietor, made out to Mrs. Thomas, York Road, for Carriage Hire, July-August 1903 and 1904. Foolscap, printed headings, receipted over stamp. 1903-4. £8.00
¶ Mrs Thomas hired two carriages practically every day.
Woolwich SECURITY ON THE COMMON FUND for £6,000 and interest, The Guardians of the Poor of the Woolwich Union to the London Assurance. Vellum, 23" x 28", two armorial wax seals 2" in diameter, one of which has some pieces of wax chipped away. 1871. £15.00
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Accrington New Hold Manor of SURRENDER of Elizabeth Woodcock of land at Oakley Rawtenstall, at the Halmot Court of the Clitheroe Estate Company. Vellum, small plan in margin. 1908. £12.00
Bacon's LARGE-SCALE PLAN OF MANCHESTER Colour-printed plan, scale 6" to 1 mile. Folding into blindstamped cloth boards with circular label printed in brown. Street index at sides. c1885. £25.00
Birkenhead LETTERHEAD of Gamlins Limited, Cabinet & Chair Manufacturers, Laird Street. 4to, fine decorative heading in bold dark printing with views of the Mersey Works, and the St. John's Works, heading 5" x 8". Typed letter quoting price of a piece of gimp. Two small stab holes at right edge where once filed. 1909. £8.00
Carlton LEASE of a messuage in Carlton for a yearly rent of five shillings and eight pence, George Hull the elder to John Silcock of Harthorne, husbandman. On vellum, size 10" x 17", wax seal on tag. Vellum rather thin and rubbed in parts, 1" split at a fold. 1635. £17.00
Farnworth FARNWORTH CHURCH, LANCASHIRE. S.E. watercolour, titled in bottom margin, in ink and grey tones, showing church surrounded by low wall, small gate in foreground. Ruled border, margins trimmed. Size 6" x 7". c1820. £20.00
Formby ABSTRACT OF THE TITLE to a leasehold plot of Land and dwellinghouse situate in Formby. 8p., folio. Small coloured sketch plan in margin. 1880. £14.00
¶ The plot was half an acre, near the Liverpool and Southport Railway line.
General Strike LIVERPOOL EXPRESS BULLETIN May 8th, 1926. Single sheet, broadsheet size, printed on one side only. Folded, hole 1" diameter where folds meet at centre, with loss of some text. 1926. £10.00
¶ 'More Specials Wanted', 'Union Leaders Suspended'.
Heaton Norris CONVEYANCE of a plot of land for building upon, The Right Honourable Lord Egerton of Tatton to Henry Boardman. 2 large vellum sheets, wax seals, sketch map of land on verso. 1874. £15.00
¶ The land was to build Albert Road.
Ince Moss Colliery RAVINE MINE Manuscript plan, ink and colours, size 46" x 80", on cartridge paper, linen backed, rolled. Shows numerous pools, canal, some buildings, railway, plan of what appears to be a formal garden S.E. of workings. Workings dated between 1902-1934... together with... Hindley Field Colliery, J.C. Eckersley's Estate. Three manuscript plans of workings in Ravine Mine, on waxed cotton, average size 15" x 20", scales 30-50 yds. per inch, with correspondence re. lease, 1917, attached. Plan probably orginally drawn c1910. £50.00
Ince Moss Hall Colliery, Wigan PEMBERTON FIVE FEET MINE No. 5 New Pit, Ince Moss Hall Colliery. Manuscript plan on paper backed with linen, in ink and six colours, showing workings with coal got in different colours, labelled neatly with dates, ranging from 1892 - 1929, large title in Gothic lettering. Shows buildings. Size 25" x 80". Water stain along 30" of top edge, just touching coloured area at some points. Surface dusty. 1892-1929. £45.00
Ince, Wigan LOWER YARD MINE SPRINGS COLLIERY Manuscript plan, titled on verso, showing workings in different colours. On thick paper backed with linen, rolled. Scale 5" = 150 yds. Size 38" x 56". Coloured according to date of working, from 1872-1898. Shows outline of buildings, railway, line of main fault etc. c1910. £70.00
Liverpool AN ACT for enabling the Trustee under the Will of Henry Brown, deceased, to sell certain Shares in the Leeds and Liverpool Canal Navigation, and a Share in the Liverpool Theatre.... and to apply the Money in repairing, pulling down and rebuilding certain Houses in Paradise Street, Liverpool.... 20pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1831. £15.00
Liverpool BILL of D.A. Weaver, 135 Dale Street, Wholesale and Retail Grocer and Paper Dealer. Small bill with printed heading made out for 10 reams of 'Cap'. Stab hole. 1847. £5.00
Manchester Town Hall ROYAL WEDDING DANCE Marriage of H.R.H. The Duke of York to the Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. Dance programme and supper menu. 4pp, sm. 8vo, plus stiff wraps with gold embossed coat of arms. April 26th, 1923. £15.00
Mersey Volunteer Division, R.E., Submarine Miners SMOKING CONCERT January 8th, 1894. Programme, printed one side only of 8vo sheet, embossed and pale green border, embossed badge at head. Lists songs and sketches, no indication of where the concert was held. 1894. £10.00
Ravenhead Mine, Wigan TWO MANUSCRIPT PLANS 'Ravenhead Main Delf Seam', 'St. Helens Four Feet Seam'. In ink on waxed cotton, each size 20" x 18", scale approx. 25" to 1 mile. Wm. Sword, Mining Engineer, Wigan. c1950. £14.00
¶ Shows Loyola Hall, Home Farm, Woods House Farm, etc.
Rochdale NUMBER AND NAMES OF ALL THE LOCKS upon the line of the Rochdale Canal from the Junction of the Calder and Hebble Navigation to Manchester showing the length and breadth of each Lock and the distance from each other. Manuscript on large sheet size 40" x 26", listing approx. 90 locks with 20 columns for measurements such as 'Breadth of the Head', 'Breadth of the Bottom Bar' 'Distance from Sowerby' etc. Laid down on conservation paper, some loss of paper at top and left edges, area approx. 3" long torn from bottom left corner, with loss of the list numbers of the last few locks. A few rust spots. c1840. £140.00
Royal Liverpool Country Hospital for Children SUBSCRIPTION DINNER Very attractive menu, size 12" x 4«", printed in brown on green ground, folded once, the top half of the card consisting of a charming picture of a small girl in the garden of the hospital holding an actual miniature envelope which has been pasted on. Lists dishes, and toasts. Adelphi Hotel 23rd February 1911. £16.00
Shevington THE GROVE CHEMICAL WORKS, SHEVINGTON Manuscript plan on thick paper, backed with linen, rolled, size 24" x 36", Scale 30ft. to an inch. In ink with some very light shading and feint outline colour. Shows buildings, Leeds and Liverpool Canal, railway. Many figures entered alongside canal, red lines drawn across plan marked 'Cut Line' etc. Edges dusty. n.d. c1920. £40.00
Spotland, Rochdale LEASE OF POSSESSION of Miln House in Spotland with Cottage, Water Corn Mill and one Kiln, a messuage called Horsecroft, another called Holling Hill, and three messuages in Rochdale called the Queen's Head, in Yorkshire Street, James Hey the elder to James Hey the younger. 3p., folio, folded, contemporary copy. 1760. £22.00
Strangeways Hall Colliery TWO MANUSCRIPT PLANS 'Strangeways Hall Colliery. Haigh Yard Mine, Leylands Exors. Estate.' On waxed cotton, in ink and colours, scale 30 yds. to an inch. One size 23" x 25", showing coal got between 1912 and 1915, coloured according to year, with key in top corner, the other size 25" x 33", showing top coal. 'Office Copy' in red in top margin. c1915. £20.00
Wigan Public Libraries JUBILEE EXHIBITION OF EARLY MINING LITERATURE May 1st to September 29th, 1928. Annotated Catalogue. Compiled and arranged with an introduction by Arthur J. Hawkes. 38pp., 4to, printed wraps, wraps almost detached. Illustrations. Manuscript notes on some of the works exhibited on blank pages at the back. Wigan. Printed for the Libraries Committee. 1928. £20.00
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Bardney Norton, Branstow, etc. FINE in the court of Orlando Bridgeman, Robert Hyde, Thos. Tyrell and Samuel Browne, Justices. James Hoste, armiger and Francis Lord Willoughby of Parham and William Willoughby armiger, deforciant of 4 messuages, 4 gardens, 4 orchards, 300 acres of meadow and 70 acres of pasture in Bardney Norton, Branstow, Metheryngham, Lanton, Ragby. In Latin, on paper, 5p., folio, written on rectos only in a fine hand, widely spaced. Last page ragged and stained in margin, with some loss of paper in blank area. Contemporary copy. 1662. £24.00
¶ James paid Francis and William £80 and they renounced any right to the lands.
Brickhills Farm AN EXCELLENT ARABLE AND STOCK FARM KNOWN AS BRICKHILLS FARM Broughton, near Brigg.... Superior Farmhouse Residence, Ample Farmbuildings and Four Cottages extending to 452 acres. For Sale by Auction..... by John D. Wood & Co., and T.H. Russell at the Angel Hotel, Brigg, On Thursday, 25th July, 1957. Large coloured folding plan, 12pp, sm 4to, original printed wraps, few ink notes of prices. 1957. £15.00
Lincoln AN ACT for paving the Footways of certain Streets within the City of Lincoln; for cleansing, lighting and watching the said Streets... 52pp, plus cover leaf, Black letter, attractive woodcut headpiece with ships, ploughman etc, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1791. £18.00
Lincoln, Gainsborough, Horncastle ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXXIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 36", linen backed, folding into 8vo paper wraps. Parkland, roads, county boundaries hand-coloured. Small area about 1" square shaded pink. O.S Blindstamp 1858. £40.00
Louth, Spilsby ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXXIV. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 26". Linen-backed and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. Parkland and main roads hand-coloured. c1860. £20.00
¶ One third of map is sea area.
Louth, Spilsby, Revesby ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXXIV. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 26". Over half the map is sea area. Covers as far inland as High Toynton... together with... Sheet LXXXV. Two thirds of map is sea area. Covers mouth of Humber, North Thoresby, Tunstall. 2 items. Printed by Ramshaw. Published at the Tower of London 1st March 1824. £45.00
¶ Watermarks T. Edmunds Wycombe, 1829 and 1823 respectively.
Tetney AN ACT for dividing and inclosing the open Fields, Meadows, stinted common Pastures... in the Parish of Tetney... and for draining and improving Part of the said Parish... 50pp., plus cover leaf. Some slight darkening of paper. 1774. £12.00
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Clementi, Collard BILL of Clementi, Collard, Davis & Collard, Manufacturers of Musical Instruments and Music Sellers, 26 Cheapside. 4to, fine printed heading in a variety of typefaces, coat of arms 'By Appointment', made out for 'An Elegant New patent Piano Forte with Octagon Corners inlaid', with packing and wharfage, for Swinburn, Hexham. Traces of folds. 1820. £18.00
Coals, Culm, and Cinder AN ACT to allow.... the bringing of Coals, Culm, and Cinders, to London and Westminster, by inland Navigation. Pages numbered 747-750, disbound, folio, small hole affecting a letters of a couple of words, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1810. £12.00
Collins' LONDON 3,000 Street References. Plan, size 21" x 28", folding into sm. 8vo boards, rubbed at edges, printed label, one corner of label chipped. 18pp. index of streets. Three splits at folds 5" long repaired on verso with archival tape, three very small splits where two folds meet. c1860 £70.00
¶ Covers Stoke Newington to Denmark Hill, Hammersmith Bridge to West India Dock.
Cox and Baylis, Printer EUSTON THEATRE ROYAL The Public are respectfully informed at this Theatre, having undergone considerable alterations, and entirely new painted and decorated, will open for a short Season, on the 22nd day of July, 1817. After an Occasional Address, spoken by Mr. Allspout, will be presented the Musical Farce of The Boarding House, or, Five Hours at Brighton... after which... the Burlesque Tragic Opera of Bombastes Furioso.... the Grand Melo-Dramatic Romance of Blue Beard, or, Female Curiosity. Playbill with comic spoof names of actors, size approx. 13" x 8", the date of the performance written entered in manuscript. 1817. £70.00
¶ The farce 'The Boarding House' was written by Samuel Beazley. Actors includes 'Signior de la Scratchwiggo', 'Mr. Bristleface', 'Mr. Looney Mactwolter'. Scenery was by 'Daub and Brush', Dresses by 'Mr Cabbagecloth'.
ISAAC WATTS' CHAPEL Dissenting Chapel ASSIGNMENT for fifty years of the lease of a parcel of ground in or near Berry Street in the parish of St. Catherine, Robert Andrewes, Citizen and Carpenter of London, to Isaac Watts, Gent., Thomas Pickard, Citizen and Joyner, William Pickard, Citizen and Dyer, Daniel Stott, Citizen and Tallowchandler and others, 'to and for the use of the congregation of Dissenting Protestants now usually assembling for publick Worshipp at Pinmakers Hall in Broad Street London under the care of the said Isaac Watts their Minister or Pastor...' Vellum, size 23" x 302, engraved heading with coat of arms. Ink rubbed at two of the folds. Signed by Andrewes, his signature slightly faded. On the verso is a record of the replacement of trustees who had died by new trustees, 1710, 1715, 1724, 1730, each agreement signed by Isaac Watts in a bold clear hand, and by 5 others. For example 'Agreed this thirtieth day of November 1710 by us whose names are subscribed to chuse and appoint Mr. John Rooleston of London, Linnen Draper... Trustees for the within-recited Land and building & all appurtenances, in the room of Mr William Pickard... deceased.' Further agreements of 1735 and 1740 are also signed by Watts, but the ink on this section is slightly faded. Watts' was not involced in the later agreements of 1745, 1749, and 1755 (he died in 1748). 9 agreements on verso in all. 28th April, 1708 - 1755. £200.00
¶ Isaac Watts had become pastor at the Dissenting Chapel in Mark Lane in 1702. Its distinguished congregation included relations of Oliver Cromwell, and Sir Thomas and Lady Abney, Watts' patrons. It moved to Pinmakers' Hall in 1704, and in 1708 to Bury (Berry) Street, St. Mary Axe.
Edmonton LEASE FOR A YEAR of land in the Common Marsh of Edmonton, William Rolfe, Citizen and Haberdasher, to Abraham Jones, Carpenter. Vellum, size 14" x 25", written in a fine large hand. Printed heading with coat of arms, wax seal with bust. 1728. £24.00
¶ Gives adjoining owners.
Flax and Hemp Sale FOR PUBLIC SALE at the London Commercial Sale Rooms, Mincing Lane... 3rd May, 1876, The Following Goods.... Manning, Collyer & Co., Brokers. 4 pages, size 17" x 7". Traces of horizontal folds, stab hole in top right corner. 1876. £30.00
¶ Lists 56 Lots in all, comprising numbers of bales of hemp and flax, for example Coconada Hemp, Sunn Hemp, Manila Hamp, Green Curled Fibre etc. Lists port shipped from vessell, and which Quay or Wharf it is at, with merchants mark. For example 'Fine Rhine Italian Hemp... Per Emperor, from Venice, on Shew at Watson's Wharf...'.
Fortey, Pr. DREADFUL MURDER OF 5 PERSONS ballad in 10 verses, printed in two columns, size 10" x 7«", name of printer down dividing rule, brief prose explanation at head, and large woodcut illustration, 5" x 3", of a man in a top hat pointing a gun. Fortey, Printer, Monmouth Court, London W.C. (1865) £45.00
¶ With a neat note in ink in the bottom margin referring to 'Saturday last' the day of the murder in the text as 'August 5th 1865'. A man named Ernest Southey killed his paramour's three sons at the Star Coffee House, Red Lion Street, Holborn. He was apprehended in Ramsgate, having there shot the mother and the youngest child.
Hackney and Stage Carriages AN ACT for regulating Hackney and Stage Carriages in and near London. Pages numbered 849-868, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Arthur Spottiswoode, 1843. £11.00
Harlesden COUNTERPART LEASE of No. 6 Springwell Avenue Harlesdon. Large vellum sheet, printed with manuscript inserts. R.P. Wright Esq. Small coloured sketch plan in text. 1901. £10.00
Hendon, Manor of COPY COURT ROLL Admission of Charles Bertram, Wine Merchant, of Piccadilly, to copyhold fields called Drivers near the Adam and Eve, and a house near Drivers, at the Court Baron of Daniel Hinley, Lord of the Manor, 15th January 1811. Contemporary copy, 2p, m. folio. 1811. £15.00
¶ The tenement had been held by Ludowig August Leukfeld, whose heir lived in Saxony and could not inherit being an alien.
Her Majesty's Theatre MADE LIEBHART'S BENEFIT MATINEE Thursday, July 14th, 1898. Programme and book of words. 15pp., 4to, wraps with photo of Madame Liebhart. 1898. £8.00
¶ 'Her Majesty The Queen has graciously subscribed for seats..'. Performers included Henry Irving, Ellen Terry, and George Grossmith.
Hickin (John) TO THE WORTHY INHABITANTS of the Parish of St. Dunstan in The West. Handbill, 4to, printed on one side only, thanking parishioners for their support in the poll and soliciting further votes the next day. With results of the Poll 'at the Close of this Day'. Hen & Chicken Court, Fleet St., Wednesday Evening, 18th July, 1810. £25.00
Ingram Court, Fenchurch Street DEED to lead Uses of Recovery between Ann Haywood, widow of Joseph Hayward, Merchant, and her son Thomas Hayward, Hosier, and Francis Pease of Threadneedle Street. Contemporary attested copy on paper, 3p folio, folded with docket title. Refers to brick messuages in Fenchurch Street near a court called Ingram Court, known by the sign of the three Kings, the Black Lyon, the Cross Keys or Queen's Head, together with the Gateway out of the Court and the rooms over it, and various lands at East and West Ham in Essex and at Barnes Green in Surrey. Attested copy 1762 of original of 1753. £22.00
¶ Names occupiers.
Johnston Brothers, Minories THE JOHNSTON 'DOME' AND 'SUPERDOME' for heating and spraying tar and bitumens, 5pp. brochure, 4to, illustrating 4 boilers. c1935. £10.00
Kennington, Camberwell, Battersea Fields ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Reduced from the Skeleton Plans. Sheet 27. Scale 12" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 40", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo grained paper endpapers. Small red stain on linen between two sections not affecting paper. Drawn and Engraved in 1848-51 under the direction of Captn. Yelland R.E. £30.00
¶ Covers Clapham Rise to Millbank Penitentiary. These maps show only streets, which are all named, and main features such as canals, railways.
Kentish Town ASSIGNMENT of 151 Brecknock Road, Kentish Town, Michael McSheehan to Emily Harper. 2 large vellum sheets, wax and papered seals. 1876. £10.00
London Bridge AN ACT to vary the Priorities of the Charges made on "The London Bridge Approaches Fund." Pages numbered 1037-1056, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1847. £14.00
Marylebone COUNTERPART LEASE of no. 47 Great Cumberland Place Bryanston Square, William Holsworth to R. Nelson. Two large vellum sheets, small wax seal. 1869. £18.00
¶ With detailed 16-line Schedule of the fittings of the house at the end, for example, in the drawing room were 'two Register grates with bronze mouldings black bars and an extra set of bright shifting bars to each, four lever bell pulls, three sash fasteners....'
Mill Hill ADMISSION of James Dunning to a part of a messuage called Welch's House, with 20 perches of land, on the surrender of Richard Briant, at the Court Leet of the manor of Hendon. Vellum, size 14" x 22". Signed by R. Lowndes, Steward. 1802. £12.00
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.
Pepper Sale PUBLIC SALE by Rolls & Lucock, at the London Commercial Sale Rooms, Mincing Lane... June 7th, 1876. 5pp., printed on blue paper, size 16" x 7". Lists lots of White, Cayenne and Black Pepper, Tapioca, Sago and Sweepings, in 10 and 20 Bag Lots, with name of Wharf where lying, port shipped from (Penang, Singapore etc.). 1876. £30.00
Supply of Water AN ACT to make better Provision respecting the Supply of Water to the Metropolis. Pages numbered 861-870, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre, and William Spottiswoode, 1852. £12.00
The People's Palace LETTER signed Edm. Hay-Currie to The Hon. J. Nilson?, thanking him for 'the grand words I listened to in the Abbey this morning. I do believe that the Peoples Palace will produce a change in East London & I need hardly add how much indebted I am to you for the encouragement to go on'. 2p, sm 8vo, blank conjoint leaf, embossed heading '1 Hyde Park Terrace' crossed through and '10 Holles Street' added. Some foxing. Feb. 20 1886. £25.00
¶ Sir Edmund Hay-Currie was a business-man and philanthropist who supported many charitable undertakings in the East End, and was one of the principal fund-raisers for the The People's Palace project in the 1880's.
Veterinary Surgeon BILL of T.A. Dollar & Sons, Veterinary Surgeons, New Bond Street, made out to J. Taylor, Kensington Palace Gardens. Folio, written on both sides with numerous items for the whole year 1899. Decorative printed heading with medals gained, coat of arms of Prince of Wales. 1899. £10.00
¶ 'Large pot of hoof ointment', shoes, splint, diuretic etc.
Wellington Street, Covent Garden LEASE of ground and two houses 'lately erected by James Hazell... forming part of a new intended street to be called Wellington Street...', The Governors of St. Bartholomew's hospital by the direction of Mrs Cary and James Hazell, to William Warman. Two vellum sheets, size 23" x 29", wax seal disintegrated from tag. Plan in margin showing streets and ground plan of houses in red, with measurements. 1815. £24.00
Wellington Street, Covent Garden COUNTERPART LEASE of a messuage in Wellington Street...', William Warman, Victualler, to George Sellars, Silversmith. Vellum, size 24" x 32", wax seal. 1821. £15.00
¶ The Fee of the premises was owned by the Governors of Saint Bartholomew's hospital and the front of the building was not to be altered without their consent.
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Davey (G) INTERIOR OF TINTERN ABBEY, MONMOUTHSHIRE East Window.... Together with... Interior of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire, West Window. Two lithographs, on India paper, size 9" x 11", plus margins. Drawn by John Willis. Day & Haghe, Lithographers. c1850. £75.00
Grocer's TRADE CARD of Morgan & Williams, Wholesale & Retail Grocers and Tea Dealers, Hop Cheese & Butter Factors, Spices, Fish, Sauces, Capers, Olives &c. Shiny card, some slight discoloration at edge. c1860. £10.00
Monmouth VOLUNTARY SETTLEMENT of tenements in the old Market Place and The Square in Chepstow, share of a tenement called Spittalmeen, in Tiddenham, chief rents of 300 acres in Alvington, Great Tithes of Chepstow, her interest in the lands of the late Dowager Duchess of Norfolk, Ann Susannah Davis of Bristol, Thomas Lewis of Saint Pierre, to Thomas Davies and Alfred Turner. 5 large vellum sheets, 3 wax seals. Some light browning. 1820. £20.00
St. Mellons NEWPORT EXTENSION ST. MELLONS OPPOSITION Reproduction of Ordnance Survey Map, Scale 6" to 1 mile, 50" x 58", dissected and mounted on linen. Coloured to show proposed boundary extension, land acquired for flood prevention etc., relating to Bill in 1933-4 Parliamentary Session. 1933. £24.00
Tintern WILL of John Rowbotham of Abbey & Tintern. Office copy 2p, sm. folio, with conjoint leaf with docket title. Extracted from the Registry of the Consistory Court of Llandaff. Will 1821, Attested copy 1825. £15.00
¶ Makes various monetary bequests and leaves his executors to dispose of his 'Freehold, Leasehold or Shipping Property'.
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Norfolk Estuary Company CERTIFICATE OF A £50 SHARE Made out to John Harwood Good of Bridge Street, Cambridge, Painter. Signed by the Solicitor to the Company. Size 6" x 8". Impressed seal 2" in diameter with classical figure with anchor, sea and ships in distance. 1847. £40.00
¶ The seal has the words 'Incorporated 1843'.
Northrepps BOND whereby Phebe Stoneham of Northrepps spinster daughter of Joseph Stoneham Thatcher deceased, releases all claim on an enclosure of land of four acres in North Repps for the sum of 10s paid to her by Joseph Cawston. 1p., blank conjoint leaf, which has some large holes, signed with her mark by Phebe with small wax seal, witnessed. 1729. £24.00
Walker (J) & (C) NORFOLK Folding engraved, hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area approx. 12«" x 15«", plus margins, folding into 12mo cloth boards, with original label. Descriptive summary with table of distances etc., pasted inside front board. 1841. £22.00
Wheatacre-cum-Burgh PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Property situate in the Parish of Burgh St. Peter.... comprising 295 Acres of the Finest Grazing Marshes in the COunty also the Manor or Lordship of Wheatacre-cum-Burgh.... which will be Sold By Auction... 4th day of July, 1857.... 7pp., folio, folded with docket title, double page plan hand-coloured in outline, brown mark down left hand edges of pages and centre of plan. 1857. £18.00
Wymondham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of A Valuable Small Estate, at and Near Silfield Division, In Wymondham, Comprising Farm, Barn, Stable.... Garden and Orchards and 38 Acres of Highly Productive Arable and Pasture Land.... which Mr S. Cann will offer for auction Friday, the 25th Day of July, 1873. 4to, 7pp., folding coloured plan. 1873. £24.00
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Aynho, Hinton, Newbottle 95 VALUABLE ELMS 70 Beech, 40 Ash, 15 Oaks... Walnut, Abele, and Other Timber Trees, 52 Loads of Capital Ash Poles... Standing and lying on thbe Aynho Estate, To be Sold by Auction... March 1st, 1871.. 4pp., 8vo, folded to 3" x 9", with details on verso. 1871. £12.00
¶ Includes timber at Mr Holton's Farm, Mr Alkin's Farm Forceleap Spinney, Keeper's Cover.
Brixworth PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Capital Freehold Estate situated at Brixworth, Six Miles from Northampton.... comprising Brixworth Hall A Spacious Stone Mansion, Coach House, Stabling, Gardens, Canals and Fish-Ponds.... One undivided Fifth Part of the Extensive Manor of Brixworth..... Which Will be Sold by Auction by Mr Devenish, at Garraway's Coffee House, Change Alley, Cornhill, London, Thursday April 2, 1801, at One O'Clock.... 3pp., folio, folds.... together with... Mr Devenish in account with the Vendors of Brixworth. Manuscript, 6p, 4to, setting out commission, travelling expenses etc.... An Account of the Sale of Brixworth, 1801. 10p, 4to. 3 items. 1801. £45.00
¶ The Auctioneer was at Villiers Street, Strand. His name is printed in letters about 1" high (bigger than the other type faces used - he obviously wanted to advertise.)
Hardwick, Wellingborough ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXIX N.E, N.W. etc., scale 6" to 1 mile. Water features hand-coloured. Size approx. 25" x 36". Linen-backed, folding into 8vo cloth wraps. 1887. £28.00
Pattishall COPY ADMINISTRATION with will annexed, of The Revd. Thomas Welch, Clerk. 5p., folio. Leaves the Presentation to Nether Vicarage and Parish Church of Pattishall, and his lands in Blakesley to his son, Presentation to the Rectory and Parish Church of Slapton to another son, etc. Will dates 1815, copy c1818. £12.00
Stony Stratford, Towcester ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. 202. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. Some light soiling in bottom margin. O.S. blindstamp 1893. £16.00
Tansor AN ACT for dividing and inclosing the Common Fields.... in the Parish of Tansor. 25pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1776. £22.00
Thorpe-Malfor AN ACT for dividing and inclosing the Common and Open Fields, Common Meadows.... within the Manor and Parish of Thorpe-Malfor... 24pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1777. £25.00
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Berwick BILL of Andrew Thompson, Iron Merchant, General Furnishing Ironmonger, Nail and Chain Manufacturer, Smith & Bell Hanger. High St., Berwick. Size 16" x 6", fine decorative engraved heading with small illustrations either side, over thirty items listed.... together with.... smaller bill from Brigham & Bickerton, Tweed Implement Works, for reaper knife etc., engraved heading with small vignette of reaper.... together with.... Bill of James Dixon, Butcher, Castlegate, for beef etc., 8vo, vignette of bull and sheep. 1869-70. £15.00
Embleton TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION at Embleton Wood Stead, Wednesday, April 30th, 1823, all the Farming Stock consisting of 2 Draught Horses, 1 two-years-old Filly, and 2 one-year-old Fillies out of a well-bred Mare, and got by Marc Anthony, the late General Orde's horse.... Household Furniture.... Handbill, size 8" x 7", printed in a variety of type faces, folds, some slight browning along part of two folds. Davison, Printer, Alnwick, 1823. £25.00
Fordyce, Printers THE BATTLE OF THE NILE and Money is Your Friend. Two poems on one sheet, titles printed in a variety of type-faces. Large illustration showing a devilish character kneeling amongst corn. Size 10" x 7". Number 102 bottom left. W. & T. Fordyce, Printers, 48, Dean-street, Newcastle. c1840. £30.00
¶ The first ballad celebrates Nelson's victory and 'Howe, Jarvis adn Duncan'.
Mac-Lauchlan (Henry) MAP OF THE EASTERN BRANCH OF THE WATLING STREET in the County of Northumberland, From Bewclay near Portgate on the Roman Wall to Berwick upon Tweed, together with a branch extending from High Rochester to Whittingham, with Enlarged Plans of the Adjacent Camps. From a Survey made by direction His Grace the Duke of Northumberland, K.G., in the Years 1857, 1858, and 1859, by Henry Mac-Lauchlan. Scale to the Map, 2 inches to a mile, scale to the enlarged plans, 8 chains to an inch. 5 double page engraved map sheets, drawn on Stone by J. French, in folio volume, half morocco, gilt title on front board, morocco rubbed. The line of the road is in red. Inscribed 'With the Duke of Northumberland's Compliments' on flyleaf. Printed for Private Distribution. 1864. £240.00
¶ The plans of the camps are very finely drawn, showing buildings, woodland etc., with delicate hachuring. Mac-Lauchlan published 'A Memoir written during a Survey of the Watling Street from the Tees to the Scotch border in 1850 and 1851...' in 1852, and later 'A Map of the Roman Wall' in 1860, and 'A Map of Northumberland shewing the Ancient Camps & Roads....' in 1866.
Tynemouth CONVEYANCE of a piece of land near John Street in the village of Cullercoats in the parish of Tynemouth for building sites, with the messuage now being constructed, John Simpson M.D. to Henry Hetherington of Cullercoats. Two vellum sheets, size 22" x 27", wax seals. On verso of one sheet is a coloured plan of a house, size 5" x 8", which was to be used as a model. On the second sheet is a list of 19 stipulations as to the building of the houses, streets, water supply, e.g. 'The streets to be paved with Scotch granite paving...', 'Countess slates to be used throughout for covering of roofs...' 1866. £20.00
PROPERTY DAMAGE BY COLLIERS Walker, Printer, Newcastle COUNTY OF NORTHUMBERLAND It having been presented to His Majesty's Justices of the Peace acting in and for Castle Ward... that the Pitmen and other Persons employed about the Collieries, as well as others, are in the constant Practice of wilfully trespassing upon the Fields, and damaging the Hedges, Gates, and other Property, belonging to the Farmers... the Magistrates... do command all Constables... to be vigilant in apprehending all Persons who shall be discovered to be guilty...' Handbill, printed on one side only, large heading, size 17" x 11", folded. Clerk of the Peace's Office, Westgate Street, 9th June, 1827. £65.00
¶ With a manuscript note on verso referring to An Act of 1. Geo. IV for punishing wilful trespass. Constables and owners of property and their servants were authorized to seize offenders without a Warrant.
Whittingham TO BE SOLD By Auction at Great Ryle, in the parish of Whittingham... on Saturday the 9th day of May, 1840 all the Farming Stock on the said Farm belonging to the Trustee of Mr. G.H. Grey... Poster, size 15" x 10", folds. Hodgson, Union St., Newcastle, Printer, 1840. £38.00
¶ Printed with a list of 11 types of stock in large type-face, including '318 Ewes and their Lambs', '33 Gimmers', '56 Kyloes', '16 Excellent Draught Horses'. 'The Sheep Stock is mostly half-bred, but Part of it is Highland...'
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Hodson (E), Printer, Nottingham THE LORD'S PRAYER by W.A. Horne. Acrostic-type printing of a prayer, the initial letters of which make 'My boast is in the glorious Cross of Christ', which links with the Lord's Prayer printed in a circle. Size 7" x 8", border. Pasted down the right hand edge to a green album leaf. Some small brownish marks at bottom, two repaired tears. Printed by E. Hodson, St. Peter's Gate, Nottingham. £20.00
Nottingham, Newark ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheet 126. Size 13" x 19", plus wide margins. Red Admiralty stamp in margin. Published 1908. £20.00
¶ A crisp black impression.
Walker (J) & (C) NOTTINGHAMSHIRE Folding engraved, hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area approx. 12«" x 15«", plus margins, folding into 12mo cloth boards, with original label. Descriptive summary with table of distances etc., pasted inside front board. Boards slightly faded, slight browning along two inches at one section edge. 1841. £20.00
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Banbury, Chipping Norton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLV.N.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Blue 'Record Map' stamp in margin. Printed 1882. O.S. blindstamp 1892. £18.00
Blenheim Estate A CATALOGUE OF 729 VALUABLE COPPICE OAKS Felled and Barked This Season, Lying in King's Wood and Parson's Coppice, on the Blenheim Estate, which will be Sold By Auction... at The Marlborough Arms Inn, Woodstock, July 7th, 1870... 4p, sm. 8vo. 1870. £9.00
Chipping Norton, Chadlington ACCOUNT OF SIR EDWIN BAYNTUN SANDYS in account with S. Beale. Notebook with 43 double-page spreads for debit and credit, plus many blank leaves, size 7" x 4«", limp calf wraps, chipped at edges. Jan. 1812 - Feb. 1819. £70.00
¶ Notes mostly sums advanced, interest, etc, rather than specific expenditure: includes sums 'Sent to you at Miserden', 'Paid Inn bill at Woodstock', 'paid your coachman', 'Miss Bayntun annuity' 'Dr. to you at Burford to remit Mrs Davis in Town for School Bill', 'Received rents at Chadlington' (Sir Edwin was Lord of the Manor). Sir Edwin apparently borrowed large sums from Beale 'On 20th April 1816 Sir E.B. Sandys drew a Draft on me at 3 months for 500l, and which I at first refused to accept but which I was induced to accept... at the very particular request of Sir E...'
Flint House Estate, Goring-on-Thames PLAN, PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE, Freehold. The Flint House Estate of about 346 Acres, including a very Attractive.... Modern Residence, with Stabling, Home Farm and Eight Cottages, standing 480 feet above sea level.... Messrs. Daniel Smith, Oakley & Garrard have received instructions to offer for Sale by Auction At Room No 12, Winchester House, Old Broad Street, E.C.2. On Wednesday, May 25th, 1921. Folio, large coloured plan and 2 photographic illusts, 8 + (1)pp, original printed wraps. Final edition, 1921. £28.00
Kirtlington A CATALOGUE OF 524 REMARKABLY FINE TIMBER TREES comprising 125 Valuable Maiden Oaks, 256 Superior Ash, 68 Horse Chestnuts... Lotted and Standing in the Park and adjacent Spinneys, on the Kirtlington Estte, Which will be Sold by Auction... February 16th, 1881... 7pp., sm. 8vo. 1881. £10.00
Oxford University AN ACT to authorize such Person, as His Majesty shall appoint to transfer a certain Sum in Three Pounds per Cent. Reduced Annuities, now standing in the Name of the dissolved College of Hertford, in the University of Oxford.... Pages numbered 841-842, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1816. £12.00
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Ironbridge BILL of G. Beddoes, Wholesale Ironmonger, Colliery Stores & Explosive Merchant, Agent for Wakefield & Co's Blasting Powders and Bickford, Smith & Co's Safety Fuses. Size 15" x 5", printed heading. Written quotation for 30 items of piping. 1908. £6.00
Ryton ABSTRACT of Marriage Settlement and other Deeds relating to Mr. William Angworth Junr.'s claim to the Atchley Estate, in Ryton. 15p folio, in manuscript. Includes brief genealogy and lawyer's comments. c1820. £15.00
Shrewsbury, Ironbridge, Church Stretton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size approx. 25" x 36". Made up of quarter sheets. 'Price 1s 6d for the Four Quarter Sheets' top right. Mounted top left and right in a larger sheet of plain paper (appears to have been in an atlas at some time with hinge at top). A few minor foxing spots in one section and some small spots in right margin. Published at the Tower of London. 1st Jany. 1833. £48.00
Walker (J) & (C) SHROPSHIRE. Folding engraved, hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area approx. 12«" x 15«", plus margins, folding into 12mo cloth boards, with original label. Descriptive summary with table of distances etc., pasted inside front board. 1841. £22.00
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Anstey (Christopher), Poet LETTER to an unknown correspondent, addressed simply as 'Sir', but evidently a bookseller, dated Bath, 12th March 1780, signed 'yr hble servt. Chr. Anstey'. 16 lines on plain 4to sheet, paper pasted to back, as if once removed from an album or similar. 1780. £35.00
¶ Asks him to procure 'Comyn's Digest in folio', and send someone used to packing with the books to 'Mr. Sumner's in Great George Street Westminster', where he is to pack them in a parcel with six volumes of State Trials, to be sent to India. Anstey was the author of the satirical 'New Bath Guide'.
Bath ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No XIV.1. Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. First Edition. Zincographed 1885. £24.00
¶ Includes Walcot, Weston Park, Sion Hill, Royal Crescent.
Bathampton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XIV.2. Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 1/2500. Small repaired tear at right margin. Slightly dusty at right hand side. Zincographed 1888. £20.00
¶ Covers Lambridge, Bailbrook House, Holcombe Lodge, Larkhall.
Bridgwater ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. L.10. size approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Edition of 1930. £16.00
¶ Covers Wembdon, west side of Bridgwater, including West Street, Cattle Market.
Buck (N. & S.) THE NORTH WEST PROSPECT OF THE CITY OF WELLS Copper engraved view, size 11" x 31", including key below. Shows city with the Cathedral, St. Cuthbert's Church on the right, hills beyond, women milking cows and man on horseback bottom left. Description below image, Key to 13 numbered buildings bottom right. Traces of central fold, light trace of some creases in part of text, slight vertical crease to the right of the central fold. Good strong dark impression. Saml. & Nathl. Buck delin. et Sculpt. according to Act of Parliament 1736. £200.00
Buckland St Mary SALE BY AUCTION In the Parish of St. Mary. An Excellent Freehold Dairy and Stock Farm known as "Moorsick Farm".... embracing 148a 0r. 28p. Messrs. W.R.J. Greenslade & Co. will Sell by Auction at the George Hotel, Ilminster on Wednesday, the 12th day of March, 1924. With coloured folding plan, 3pp, folded, totals and names in manuscript on last leaf. Young and Son, Chard: 1924. £15.00
Central Bath ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XIV.5. Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 1/2500. First Edition. Zincographed 1888. £25.00
¶ Covers Bath Abbey, Pulteney Bridge, Henrietta Park, The Circus, Twerton, Dolemeads, Upper Beechen Cliff.
Cotterell (T. Sturge) HISTORIC MAP OF BATH Indicating the Sites of Public Buildings and Residences of Famous Personages Connected with the History of the City. Pamphlet, original stiff illustrated wraps, 48pp index, folding map, map reinforced with cellotape. 1939. £18.00
Crewkerne TWO DRAWINGS of an isolated house surrounded by trees. Possibly back and front views of the same house. Very finely drawn, one in ink and one in pencil, on two decorative 'lace effect' cards, size of drawing approx. 2" x 3«", overall size including decorative pierced edging 3«" x 5". One view signed 'Crewkerne. M.W. 1863', the other 'A.M. Whist. Del/63.' 1863. £22.00
Dulverton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXVII.3. size approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Second edition, 1904. £17.00
¶ Covers the whole of Dulverton, River Barle as far as Sweetoak Cottages, helebridge, Hollam.
Gray's 35 VIEWS OF WESTON-SUPER-MARE Cheddar, Clevedon, Wells & Ilfracombe. Photolitho views, on folded strip. Some full page, some 3 or 4 to a page, one page with 12 small views. Advert for Gray's Fancy Bazaars inside back wrap. Album size 9" x 12", printed wraps, rubbed, ink blot on front wrap, split at spine. c1900. £20.00
Harcourt Masters (C) TO THE RIGHT HON. THE RECORDER the Right Honorable Representatives and the Gentlemen of the Corporation of the City of Bath This Plan is most humbly Dedicated.... Engraved plan, size 24" x 36", linen-backed and folding into 4to marbled endpapers. Scale one hundred yards = one and a quarter inches. Key down left side, vignette view of the city top right. Surface rubbed and darkened, chips at section edges, two areas very rubbed with some loss of paper. 1800. £25.00
¶ Working copy of a very scarce town plan.
Henstridge ASSIGNMENT of a Cottage and smith's shop at Henstridge, Nathaniel Cox and others to Henry Whitmarsh Vellum, size 24" x 31", wax seals. 1830. £15.00
¶ The premises were originally owned by the Marquis of Anglesey, Lord of the Manor of Henstridge.
Hutton PARTICULARS PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of... The Hutton Court Estate, including the Historic XVth Century Manorial Residence... Five Cottages, Rich Dairy and Orchard Lands, Woodlands, Lime Stone Quarries, the Well-known 18-Hole Hutton Golf Links and tracts of increasingly Valuable Building Land... extending to about 535 Acres... which Percy Palmer is instructed to Sell by Auction... 3rd June 1935. 16pp., folio, stiff printed wraps, 3 photographic plates, including two of the interior of the residence, large folding plan. 1935. £40.00
Ilminster LEASE FOR A YEAR of messuage comprising one shop, one other shop that was formerly a Hall, one salting room, one kitchen called Grammar's kitchen one brewhouse, two stables... in Ditton Street, Thomas Culliford, Linen Draper, Richard Pearson, Silk Manufacturer, to Samuel Palmer of Colyton. Vellum, 16" x 23", signed by six parties with 6 wax seals, some foxing along central fold. 1784. £26.00
Ilminster MORTGAGE for £600, of dwelling house near Hasselwell Stock, and lands known as Odd Mead and Pusk in the parish of Ilminster, William Patten of Martock to Amos Pittard. Vellum, size 21" x 29", wax seal, printed heading with coat of arms. 1781. £16.00
Limington WATERCOLOUR in tones of grey, good architectural detail. Size 7" x 5«", ruled border, margins trimmed, a few very small spots in top corner. Titled 'Limington Church Somersetshire' in bottom margin. c1820. £16.00
Nether Stowey OAK TIMBER TO BE SOLD at the Globe, in Nether Stowey, on Wednesday the 19th, Day of April Instant, by Four O'Clock, Forty Large Oak Trees... The Trees are in Holford Wood, near Stowey, 3 miles from Coombwich; 6 from Watchet.... John Webber of Holford aforesaid, will shew the Timber.... Handbill, size 8" x 6", printed in large type, decorative border above imprint, little hand pointing to John Webber's name. Paper slightly frayed at top corner, traces of vertical fold. Pile, Printer, Norton, 12th April, 1815. £36.00
Nether Stowey ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XLIX.6. size approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Second Edition 1904. £17.00
¶ Covers the whole of Nether Stowey (shows Coleridge's Cottage), castle, disused copper mine, old quarries.
Nether Stowey, Withycombe, Carhampton etc. A SCHEDULE OF WRITINGS belonging to the late Mr John Rock's Lands in Somerset (all of which delivered to William Buck persuant to the said Mr Rock's Will). Vellum sheet size 17" x 14", listing 37 documents, the first of which is from 'the 20th year after the Conquest', written on both sides, receipted by William Buck as having received the deeds of William Grange and Sarah Cockhill 'with power of leasing during my minority'. 1757. £60.00
¶ Refers to lands at 'Quarrampton', Stowey, Cutcombe, Winsford, a house at Dunkery, Stowey Mill.
Portishead Inclosure AN ACT For inclosing Lands in the Parish of Portishead.... 18pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Folio, full roan, bound with several blanks, marbled endpapers, stamped `Town Clerk, Bristol.' at foot of front cover. 1814. £20.00
Taunton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXX.12. size approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Edition of 1930. £17.00
¶ Covers almost the whole of Taunton, from Tauntfield House in the South, Cleveland St. in the West, Obridge to the North, Bloomfield Lodge to the East.
Temple Combe REPORT of J.P. Sturge & Son as to the Line of the Yeovil & Wilton and Bleadon and Blandford Railways through the Estate of Samuel Worthy in the Parish of Temple Coombe. 1«p, folio, in manuscript. Some short splits at folds, blank conjoint leaf with splits repaired at folds. 1847. £18.00
¶ Gives valuation of land to be taken.
Walcot, Bath PROBATE of the Will of Mrs Ann Hayward, widow, of Walcot. Two large vellum sheet, printed certificate with ms inserts attached, large papered seal. Some ink blots and dustmarking on verso. 1829. £18.00
¶ Leaves her house in Lansdown Road to her friend Thomas Batchelor, Draper
Washford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XLVII.4. size approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Second edition 1903. £15.00
¶ Covers Washford, Lower Washford, St. Mary's Abbey, Bilbrook. Some repaired tears in bottom margin.
Wedmore ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXXIX.4. size approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Second edition 1902, reprinted 1935. £15.00
¶ Covers Wedmore (as far north as St. Mary's Church), Sand, Heath House.
Wellington BILL of Egerton Burnetts Royal Serges, for a suit. 4to, fine printed heading showing coats of arms of patrons, cherub, garlands etc, size 2«" x 7«". Details of order typed. Folds. 1909. £7.00
¶ 'Holders of Twenty Four Royal and Imperial Appointments'.
Wellow Auction PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF A DESIRABLE FREEHOLD ESTATE; Consisting of a Farm House, and about One Hundred Acres of Land in the parish of Wellow.... Which will be Sold by Auction, by Messrs. Stafford & Son. At the Lamb Inn, Stall Street, Bath, On Saturday, the 1st Day of June 1839. Folio, 4pp, folded. George Wood, Printer, Bath and Cheltenham Gazette Office, Bath. £18.00
West Putford PRELIMINARY ABSTRACT of title to a messuage mills and lands called Cory Barton, Sussacott and Cory Mill Lands and Cory Mills in West Putford. 2«p., folio, outer sheet with docket title dusty and worn. Folds. 1840. £10.00
¶ Details title from 1759-1764.
Woolverton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Somerset Sheet No. XXX.3/ Wilts. XXXVIII.13. Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 1/2500. Reprint of Second edition c1940. £14.00
¶ Covers Woolverton, Shawford House, Merfield House, etc.
Yatton TITHE MAP Tracing of tithe map on 8 sheets of waxed cotton, size 19" x 26", mounted on paper, with key plan, and bound in cloth boards. MS label with solicitor's name on front board. c1910. £50.00
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Rugeley, Penkridge, Bloxwich ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXII.N.W Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins on the right, trimmed to border top and bottom. Linen-backed, folding into large 8vo marbled wraps, bookplate pasted to front wrap. Lacks any marginal information. c1870. £17.00
Tillington, Cresswall PLAN OF LAND SITUATE IN THE TOWNSHIP OF TILLINGTON Parish of St. Marys Castlechurch and Cresswall, The Property of Trinity College Cambridge, Lord Stafford, The Revd. C. S. Roydes and Serjt. Bellasis. Manuscript map in ink and outline colour wash, on thick paper backed with linen, size 93" x 25". Shows Great Western Railway, roads, Stafford and Uttoxeter Railway, River Sow, streams. Main map covers area from border of Cresswall parish along the stream, to Broad Eye Bridge. Land outlined in colour and very lightly shaded according to owner. Acreage of each field given. Three smaller maps at bottom showing fields in Cresswall, Marston St. Mary's. A thin black line has been drawn vertically down the plan, occasionally marked across with letters M-N etc, possibly indicating sections across a railway line, etc. Small manuscript label on verso 'Plan of Recent Survey Referred to in Estimate of costs'. Linen rather dust-marked on verso. 1874. £260.00
¶ A later pencil note states the scale is 3 chains to an inch.
Uttoxeter CATALOGUE Of Sale of a large Quantity of Timber Trees and Poles Now felled and lying on the Loxley Estate... Together with 100 Cord of Firewood and 3,000 Kids, Which will be Offered for Sale by Auction... at the Plough Inn, One mile from Uttoxeter Station... 2nd July 1895. 6pp., sm. 8vo., vertical fold. 1895. £9.00
¶ Lists 14 different types of trees, including Alder, Oak, Silver Fir, Larch.
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Beccles THE PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Residential Estate in the Parishes of Beccles, Barsham and Ringsfield comprising.... a Mansion known as Ashmans seated on an Eminence in a small Park.... Rose Hall Farm.... Land extending to the River Waveney.... Also, the Manors of Rose Hall & Ashmans.... Which will be Sold by Auction.... 31st day of July, 1861. 11pp., folio, plus attractive folding coloured plan. Folded, with docket title, outside leaf with docket title browned at folds, with some crayon marks in corner. 1861. £36.00
Bungay PREREMPTORY SALE at the Tuns Inn... October 25, 1866... Accommodation Meadows situate in Bungay Trinity abutting upon the road leading from the 'Watch House to Wainford Mills.... A Going or right of pasturing 2 head of Stock upon Stow Fen...' Poster, size 19" x 12", folds. 1866. £20.00
Farming FARMER'S ACCOUNT BOOK February 1842 - April 1845. Small folio notebook, parchment covered boards, with 18 pages of accounts, under the heading of customer's name, recording keep of horses and pony, oats, tares, turnips, hay, faggots of wood, loads of straw, beasts sold ('1 fat tup', 'the fat Hoggett'). The name of the farmer seems to have been Charles Westropp. Many blanks, two leaves appear to have been cut out. The accounts are crossed through and marked settled, and there is an index of 16 names at the front. 1842-45. £50.00
¶ No places are referred to but two customers' names are followed by 'Sudbury' and 'Melford'.
Grange Estate, Beccles PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of an extremely valuable building site laid out with broad roads.... divided into commodious and pleasant sites for the erection of business and private houses.... which Messrs. Flick.... will sell by Auction in a marquee on the ground.... 16th June 1892. 10pp., folio, with large coloured folding plan and key plan inside front wrap. It has been folded vertically and the front cover is browned down the crease, with some splits, splits at spine. 1892. £30.00
Lowestoft PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Fifty-six Eligible Freehold Building Plots forming part of the Alexandra Estate.... which will be Sold by Auction..... 21st October, 1874. 6pp., folio, folded with docket title, large coloured folding plan. Edges dusty at folds on outside leaf. 1874. £28.00
Lowestoft PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Warehouse situate in Mariner's Street... to be Sold by Auction... 11th June, 1873. 3pp., plus docket title... together with... Particulars of Freehold Property consisting of Eight Dwelling Houses, in Arnold Street, and Cottage and Garden in Somerleyton Road, Blundeston.. to be sold by Auction 17th April, 1866. 3pp., folio. 1866 and 1873. £17.00
Rushmere PARTICULARS, WITH PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Valuable Occupation Farm known as the Beech Tree Farm.... 5pp., 4to, folding coloured plan, vertical crease. 1919. £15.00
Stoke Ash MORTGAGE of a windmill 'together with all the Sails Mill Stones Tackle Wheels Trundles Hoppers running and going gears', and a piece of land known as Mill Mount Hill, and a cottage near the road from Yaxley to Thwaite, with the right to take water from a pond there, David Camell of Stanton, Farmer to John Wayman. Vellum, size 22" x 32, signed with his mark by Camell, with a wax seal. £25.00
Stowmarket, Lavenham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet L S.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Small blue 'Record Map' stamp in margin. Railways inserted to 1866. O.S. blindstamp 1892. £18.00
Thwaite PROBATE of the Will of David Camell of Thwaite, yeoman. Leaves his messuage and windmill with 'going goors implements and other appurtenances' to his wife Elizabeth. Vellum, size 15" x 30", with certificate granting administration to his wife, and another, size 13" x 20", granting administration to their son, after the death of Elizabeth. Two large papered seals of the Archdeaconry of Sudbury. 1832. £20.00
¶ Refers to his messuage and windmill in Stoke Ash.
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Bagshot Heath PENCIL DRAWING Size 7" x 10«", on card, plus margin, showing rough land with ponds, four large trees, a farm cart with three horses in middle distance. Titled in margin 'On Bagshot Heath'. A few very small foxing spots, mainly in left margin. c1850. £40.00
¶ A fine drawing with good detail.
Ewell ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XIII S.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 12" x 18", plus wide margins. Water features hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo marbled wraps. Label of Commons & Footpaths Preservation Society on front wrap, part footpath near Ewell circled in red with an arrow. 1903. £16.00
¶ Covers Nonsuch Palace, Worcester Park, Cheam Park.
Farnham, Manor of ADMISSION of Mr Richard Knight to a messuage and 15 acres of purpresture land called Kitts in the Tithing of Churt, at the Court Baron held for the Manor 24th October 1809. Vellum, size 11" x 13, two blue paper tax stamps. Some slight browning. 1809. £10.00
Manor of Wimbledon COPY ADMISSION of William Holman to a piece of land adjoining the Church Path, and pieces of land in Butt Shot. Vellum, size 26" x 22". Signed by Deputy Steward. 1839. £16.00
¶ Note at bottom that it is for 'part of an orchard and a slip in Upper Richmond Road' both from Mr Fitzgerald.
Norwood MORTGAGE of a leasehold messuage and premises called Bankstop situate in Beulah Road, Norwood Surrey.... Charles Wright Builder of Beulah Hill to Henry Wilson. Single vellum sheet, with coloured sketch plan 9" x 8", with decorative compass road, measurements. Wax seal. 1882. £16.00
Pirbright Common ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXIII N.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 12" x 18", plus wide margins. Water features hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo marbled wraps. Label of Commons & Footpaths Preservation Society on front wrap. Very small note in red ink indicating wicket gate on a path. 1904. £12.00
¶ Covers Henley Park, Pirbright Mill, Cleygate Common.
Southwark AN ACT for rebuilding the Parish Church of Saint George the Martyr, in the Borough of Southwark, in the County of Surrey, as one of the Fifty new Churches directed to be built.... in the Ninth year of the Reign of.... Queen Anne. Cover leaf + pages numbered 111-116, disbound, Black Letter, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by John Baskett, 1732. £12.00
Theatre-Royal, Richmond ELISENA: OR, THE FOREST OF TRANSILVANIA with a celebrated New Farce, call'd The Sleeping Draught... In the Course of the Piece, the following New Scenery: Interior of a Gothic Mansion in Ruins.... A Ballet... to Conclude with the View of A Magnificent Terrace... Wednesday 19th August, 1818. Playbill, size 12" x 7". Margin slightly trimmed down left-hand edge. Norbury, Printer, Brentford. 1818. £45.00
Warlingham, Sanderstead ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XX. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into cloth 8vo wraps, hole in linen at one fold. 1871. £26.00
Weybridge, Chertsey ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No XI, N.E. etc. Scale 6" to 1 mile, Size 24" x 35", linen-backed, folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. Contours in red. A few small areas outlined in colour. Edition of 1920. £20.00
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Bartholomew (J) NEW PLAN OF EASTBOURNE from the Ordnance Survey. Colour-printed plan, size 15" x 19", scale 6" to 1 mile, linen-backed and folding into blue cloth printed wraps, sm. 8vo. Inset plan of Environs. With street index and 6 page guide. c1900. £18.00
Chichester, Brighton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet IX. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to small 4to, endpapers, printed label. Cut almost to top border. A previous owner has marked a dotted red line from Chichester to Wiggonholt, with a note on front endpaper explaining that it refers to Ogilby's road. Electrotyped in 1875. £34.00
Saunders (W) and Son A NEW PLAN OF BRIGHTON and its Environs, from Actual Survey Including all the Recent Improvements. Engraved folding hand coloured plan, size approx. 12" x 22", including margins, scale 6«" to 1 mile, folding into the original sm 8vo, cloth boards, with the original paper label on top board, upper board loose, plan slightly off-set. All the streets named, shows parkland etc, in detail. Buildings which are shaded show 'the extent of the Town fifty years since'. Published by W. Saunders and Son, 112 High St., James's Street, Brighton, c1837. £75.00
¶ There is a pencil note, in a very small hand, below the decorative title with the dates:- '1836 or 1837' and notes to justify these dates.
Winchelsea, Hawkhurst, Seaford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet V. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size approx. 24" x 36", linen-backed and folding to 8vo. A few light blue splashes in one section. Paper very slightly darkened. Electrotype. Watermarked 1853. £24.00
Worthing MAP OF WORTHING. Coloured folding plan, dissected and mounted on linen, size approx. 26" x 42«", including margins, scale approx 5" to 200 feet. Folding into marbled endpapers, surface of marbled paper rubbed away in places. No imprint, c.1880. £85.00
¶ A detailed map showing houses, buildings, railway line, parks, with street names, etc.
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Atherstone TO TANNERS AND CAPITALISTS... VALUABLE FREEHOLD & COPYHOLD PROPERTY to be Sold by Auction.... at the Phoenix Inn.... Nov. 11, 1857. 1p, plus docket title, fine double-page hand-coloured plan lithographed by Moody, Printer, Cannon St., Birmingham. 1857. £40.00
¶ Includes large house with Tannery Yards and Works lately occupied by William Freer, the Phoenix Inn.
Birmingham VIEW OF ASTON FLINT GLASS WORKS Two mezzotint views on one sheet, each view size 5«" x 9", plus margins, the two views printed from one plate, one below the other, overall size of paper 19" x 14", folded horizontally making a crease between the two plates. No imprint or title of any kind. c1810. £140.00
¶ The top view shows the works with a Regency facade, a pavement in front with elegant figures strolling and talking in doorway, the smoking cone behind, open countryside on the left with a house among trees in the distance. The lower view shows the canal in the foreground with barges and horse towing, the cone and works, with smoking chimneys, on the opposite bank, with figures working unloading barges. The two views present an interesting contrast.
Caldecote TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 25" to 1 mile, one a composite map, size 35" x 56", showing Caldecot Hall, Leather Mill Farm, Lindley Hall, Lindley Grange, the other a sheet measureing 26" x 36", no borders top and right, covering Caldecot Hill, Tuttle Hill Granite Quarries with Tramway, windmill, Hill House. Both linen backed and folding into 4to marbled endpapers. Buildings, roads and water features hand-coloured, some field names and acreages added in ink. 1887. £45.00
Hill TO THE PARISHIONERS OF ST. JAMES'S, HILL Printed letter from the Minister, Montagu Webster, to the Parishioners on the occasion of the Rev. Richard's appointment as curate. 1pp, 4to, some foxing, adjoining leaf with address panel. 1882. £12.00
Pratt (W), Printer, Birmingham VILIKINS AND DINAH and Banks & Braes o' Bonny Doon. Two poems the first the tale of a girl who refuses to marry the man chosen by her father, in 7 verses, with chorus to be sung by 'poisoned people', 'for the Chemist round the corner, where the poison was bought', etc. Size 10" x 7". Nick in paper in left margin. Woodcut vignette at head. No. 431 bottom right. c1860. £20.00
Stratford on Avon GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. LIV S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 15", plus wide margins. Fully hand coloured, key in right-hand margin. Railways inserted to 1894. Embossed stamp 1898. £24.00
¶ Covers Alcester, Charlecote, Wolverton.
Warwick REPORT ON THE PROPOSED EXTENSION of the Borough of Warwick by R. Owen Jones. Map showing Parliamentary boundaries, scale 2" to 1 mile, size 14" x 12". With one brief page of text, folio. Zincographed at the Ordnance Survey Office. 1885. £20.00
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Bradford Poor AN ACT for the Appointment of an additional Overseer for the better Government of the Poor of the Parish of Bradford.... Black Letter. 10pp, disbound, plus cover leaf, recent paper boards. 1784. £18.00
Calne Cemetery HANDBILL Calne Non-Conformist Cemetery. The Foundation or Memorial Stone Of the Mortuary Chapel will be laid on Wednesday next, May 15th, at 4p.m.... Size approx. 11" x 8«", fold. A. Heath, Printer, Calne, May 9th, 1867. £18.00
Calne REPORT OF DIRECTORS and Statement of Accounts, 1919, of the Calne Gas and Coke Company. 3pp., folio... together with.... REGULATIONS and Provisions, 1889, of the Calne Gas and Coke Company. 34pp., 8vo, wraps. 1889 and 1919. £12.00
Chippenham Improvements AN ACT for lighting, watching, cleansing, paving, and otherwise improving the Town of Chippenham.... 46pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1834. £14.00
Chitterne St. Mary POSTER Printed in red and black, advertising auction sale of Glebe Lands and Farmyard & Buildings at Chitterne St. Mary with Chitterne All Saints. 30" x 20", folded. 1919. £14.00
Dawson (Robt. K) REPORT ON THE PROPOSED DIVISION of the County of Wilts. 2p, plus folding handcoloured map... with... Report on the Borough of CALNE, 2p., plan scale 2" to 1 mile... with... Report on the Borough of CHIPPENHAM, 3p, map scale 2" to 1 mile... with... Report on the Borough of DEVIZES, 3p, plan scale 6" to 1 mile... with... Report on the Borough of MALMESBURY, 3p, plan scale 1" to 1 mile... with... Report on the Borough of MARLBOROUGH, 2p., plan scale 2" to 1 mile... with... Report on the City of SALISBURY, 3p, plan scale 2" to 1 mile... Report on the Borough of WESTBURY, 2p, plan scale 2" to 1 mile... Report on the Borough of WILTON, 3p., plan scale 1" to 1 mile. All bound in recent paper boards, cloth spine. All plans are folding and handcoloured in outline, (approx. 13" x 17"), except the Salisbury one which is single page. 1832. £110.00
Devizes PARTICULARS WITH PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Desirable Agricultural Properties being the Patney Manor Estate.... for sale by Auction... July 31st, 1919. 8pp., small folio, wraps, damp stained along 6" of top edge. Large folding coloured plan. 1919. £16.00
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
Great Western Railway DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF THE BOOKS in the Central Lending and Reference Libraries of the G.W.R. Institution, Swindon. 1917. Compiled by the Librarian W. Hildon Bagguley. 578pp., 8vo, grained cloth, calf spine, gilt title on spine and front board. Photos of the Institution and its three branches, a few adverts. Swindon 1917. £50.00
¶ Includes 27 works by or about Richard Jefferies, listed with extracts from reviews.
Idmiston PARTICULARS of the Desirable Dairy Farm... Manor Farm, Idmiston... which includes The Interesting Early 17th Century Parsonage House and 245 Acres... for Sale by Auction... May 12th, 1936. 7pp., folio, printed wraps with actual photo of house pasted on, vertical fold. 1936. £18.00
Lacock SALE OF ATTRACTIVE SMALL RESIDENCE Known as 'Bewley Villa', Valuable Pasture Paddock, Brewery and Malting Premises. 3pp., folio, folded. 1924. £8.00
Lydeway Roads AN ACT for continuing.... the Powers of Two Acts.... for repairing and widening the Road from Turnpike Road at Weyhill, in the County of Southampton, to the Turnpike Road at Lydeway, in the County of Wiltshire. 6pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1799. £12.00
Marlborough, Salisbury and Amesbury Road AN ACT to vary and alter the Line of the Marlborough and Salisbury Road, and for making a Road from the same to Amesbury... 6pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1836. £11.00
Melksham Inclosure AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Melksham.... 14pp, some slight browning. Disbound, Act of Parliament. 1813. £18.00
Rodbourne Cheney GRANT of a plot of land and messuage no 6 Richmond Terrace, Rodbourne Road, Messrs Hickes and Isaac to Robert Nicholls. Large vellum sheet, wax seals, small inset sketch plan with small decorative compass rose. Brief schedule. 1873. £18.00
Rowde PARTICULARS AND PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Capital Villa Residence.... A Compact Holding, comprising Farm House, Buildings, Yard, Garden.... at Marston.... to be Sold by Auction..... July 20th, 1893. 3pp., folio, folded, double-page coloured plan. 1893. £20.00
Salisbury Rebuilding AN ACT for repealing so much of an Act.... for the Removal and Rebuilding of the Council Chamber, Guildhall, and Gaol, of the City of New Sarum; and for ascertaining the Tolls of the Market, and regulating the Chairmen... 12pp, disbound, cover leaf. Recent cloth boards. 1800. £16.00
Salisbury WEBB & CO., ART CABINET MAKERS In the English Renaissance Style. Advertising leaflet, decoratively printed in brown on pinkish backgound, 4pp., size 8" x 11", illustrating fireplaces, columns etc. Includes article on 'A Renaissance Mantel by Messrs. Webb & Co.'. Trace of vertical fold. 1886. £16.00
Simpson (G) Printer DEVIZES AND WILTSHIRE GAZETTE Thursday April 14, 1825. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., red tax stamp. 1825. £16.00
¶ Includes notice of Sale of Milton Lilborne estate, report on the Asylum at Laverstock, etc.
WILTSHIRE ESTATES OF ERNEST TERAH HOOLEY Steeple Langford, Stapleford, All Cannings, Maddington PARTICULARS, PLANS, ILLUSTRATIONS and Conditions of Sale of Freehold Estates forming Sporting, Agricultural and Manorial Properties, including The Villages or Greater Parts of the Villages... a total area of about 10,913 acres, Twelve Large Farms, Four Fully-Licensed Premises... A Water Corn and Grist Mill.... for sale by auction.... 10th November, 1898. 54pp., folio, decorative art nouveau wraps, detached and ragged, first few leaves ragged at edges, back wrap with key map torn. Three very large coloured folding plans, one with repaired tear, photographic illustrations in text. Detailed schedules. 1898. £40.00
Stourton CATALOGUE OF LIVE AND DEAD FARM STOCK Comprising: A capital Flock of Hampshire Down Ewes, lambs and Rams, Cart Horses, Implements &c. To be Sold by Auction at Stourton Farm.... March 23rd... Printed on card, folding, size 6" x 9", 142 Lots, with prices realised added neatly in pencil, with totals for implements, horses and sheep. c1890. £14.00
¶ Involved Stourton, Hill Grounds and Coldcot Farms. 142 Lots. Gives makers of various drills, steam engines etc.
Stratton St. Margaret PARTICULAR of Building Sites and Land... for sale by auction 29th May, 1876. 3pp., folio, plus docket title, folded.... together with.... POSTER, advertising the sale, size 29" x 20", folded, printed in large typeface, a few small tears at central fold. 2 items. 1876. £20.00
Westbury PARTICULARS Plans and Conditions of Sale of the Residential, Agricultural and Sporting Estate known as 'Leighton', comprising Stone-Built Georgian Mansion... Model Home Farm, Forty Seven Cottages, Westbury Drill Hall... in all embracing about 850 Acres... for Sale by Auction... 14th December 1921. 36pp., small folio, wraps, 3 large coloured folding plans, photos., photo frontis. loose, traces of vertical fold. 1921. £30.00
Westbury PARTICULARS AND PLANS of the Greater Portion of ... The Belle Vue Estate, Including 60 Valuable Building Sites... The Old Cricket Field... Bella Vista House... Brook Mill Far, together with the Valuable Mineral underlying this Lots, and Valuable Wyleave Rent paid by the New Westbury Iron Company... 10pp., folio, wraps, 2 large folding maps. 1912. £22.00
Wheatley (William Walter) LONGBRIDGE DEVERILL as it was about 1845. Church, Bridge, etc., all altered. Property of Marquis of Bath. Watercolour, size 11«" x 15«", in buff mount, size of mount 18" x 23". Lettered neatly on back of mount as above. Initialled 'WWW' bottom right. c1860. £280.00
¶ A very attractive scene showing people on wooden bridge, two attractive thatched cottages in foreground, one with washing hung out, other cottages surrounding church, many figures. Trees in background. Wheatley (c1811-1885) was employed over a period of ten years by Francis Weare Braikenridge, the Bristol antiquarian, to record old houses, churches, monuments, etc., in Somerset. It was hoped they might be used to illustrate a new edition of Collinson's Somerset. He was born in Bath, and lived for a time at Rode in Somerset.
William and Mary A TRANSCRIPT OF THE RECORD IN THE EXCHEQUER of what the County of Wilts paid to the ffirst Four shillings Aid in the 4th year of the Reign of King William & Queene Mary. 28pp., plus blanks, in small 4to volume, vellum wraps. Amounts listed in Hundreds, with villages in each hundred and three columns for 'Reall', 'Personall', and 'Total'. There is a total for the whole county at the end. c1700. £90.00
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Bromsgrove SHORT MORTGAGE for £70, Gabriel Bradley of Stourbridge, ironmonger, to Thomas Brettell, on his house at Bromsgrove now in the occupation of Edward Thomas, butcher. 2«p, small papered seals. Signed by Thomas and Mary Brettell and two witnesses. 1767. £18.00
Elmley Lovett LEET ROLL for the Court Leet and Court Baron of Brooke Forester Esq. for the Manor of Elmley Lovett, holden 28th Oct. 1829. Manuscript on folio sheet, size 13" x 15", written on one side only. Lists names for different Townships including Upton, Elmley, Sneads, Luttrall, in 4 columns, ruled in red ink. Folded. 1829. £18.00
¶ For the Township of Sneads lists Frans. Moule of Sneads Green, Frans. Moule Junr., Thos. Moule, Joseph Moule (as well as other names).
Sneads Green Manor, Everton Estate, etc. A PARTICULAR OF THE FREEHOLD AND LEASEHOLD ESTATES purchased by G. Forester Esq. and in which he has the fee subject to the Incumbrances charged thereon. 3p, size 16" x 10". Details lands with columns for acreage, rent for the year 1815, and on the inside is a list of 'Incumbrances' on the estates, and 'Remarks', stating rights of Common, right of pasturing cows etc... together with a similar document... A Particular of the settled Estates of G. Forester Esq.... measured and valued by Mr. Fulljames in the year 1806. 1806 and 1815. £26.00
¶ Includes 'The Manor & Lordship of Sneds green purchased of Mr. Fras. Mole with the Manorial rights and several Cottages Orchards & Gardens thereto adjoining', 'A Leasehold under the Bishop of Worcester called the Mitre Oak Inn..' etc.
Staunton PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a very Desirable and Compact Freehold Estate, situate at Staunton.... Consisting of A Capital Breast-Shot Grist Mill, also an Excellent and Convenient Family Residence, with Cider Mill, Barn, Stables.... Sixty Acres.... To be Sold by Auction by C.F. Moore, at the King's Head Hotel, Gloucester, On Saturday, the 2nd day of August, 1846. Folio, 3pp, folded. 1846. £12.00
Stourbridge ASSIGNMENT OF MORTGAGE of £600 from Gabriel Bradley, Mr. Thomas Brettell of Stourbridge, Gentleman, to George Parsons, of Stourbridge, Hop Merchant, 1768. 7 large folio sheets, tied at corner, written on one side only, folded. Attested copy, 1775. £30.00
¶ Refers to a deed of 1689 between Samuel Foley of Dublin and John Clare of Stourbridge, Ironmonger, and later deeds, mentioning various properties in Stourbridge, including a tenement in Kidderminster Street, a warehouse converted into a smith's shop, and other properties, naming their previous occupiers.
Stourbridge FIRE INSURANCE CERTIFICATE of the Bristol Crown Fire Office. For Thomas Brettell's policy on his house with the 'Shop, Storehouse & Brewhouse adjoining, Brick built & Til'd', in the High Street, in the possession of Gabriel Bradley, Ironmonger, another house in Rye Market Street, and four houses adjoining in the possession of Thomas Wood, Shovel Maker, and others. On thick paper, size 19" x 12". Fine engraved vignette, size 4" x 5", showing firemen with axes, buckets, and primitive fire engine on a trolley. Signed by 3 members and the Secretary. Folds, 2 small holes where folds meet, some slight offsetting of vignette where folded. 1767. £40.00
Worcester ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LIV S.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. 'Index to Tithe Survey' in top margin. O.S blindstamp 1883. £20.00
¶ Shows Worcester, Fladbury, Feckenham.
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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
Bramley LEASE for a Year of lately rebuilt messuage with workshops, warehouse... in Bramley, with three closes of land, John Haley and Thomas Tottie, Cloth Manufacturer, to James Brown. Single large vellum sheet, 2 wax seals. 1831. £15.00
Cadman (J), Printer, Leeds COUNTRYMAN'S RAMBLE TO LONDON Story in Yorkshire dialect of an innocent's trip to London, interspersed with songs. Printed in two columns. Number 112 at bottom. Printed & Sold by J. Cadman, Gt. Ancoats St., Manchester, also Sold by H. Andrews, St. Peter's St., Leeds. c1850. £20.00
Halifax LEASE FOR A YEAR of ground containing 'two days' work', lately occupied by the Cross Pipes Inn, adjoining Parkinson's House Lane and King's Cross Lane, John Watkinson of Ovenden, Merchant, and others, to John Howarth and others. Vellum sheet, two fine wax seals with rampant lion, lightly browned throughout. 1784. £18.00
Langsett GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No 281. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size approx. 23«" x 35«", plus margins, fully hand coloured, key in right-hand margin. 1872. £40.00
Market Weighton AN ADDRESS delivered by Mr. W.B. Plummer at the Devonshire Arms Inn, Market-Weighton, on Monday, the 4th of October, 1847, when the Market-Weighton Branch of the York and North Midland Railway was Opened. 8pp., 12mo, plain paper wraps. William Boast, Printer, Market Weighton, 1847. £20.00
Pately Bridge, Bolton Bridge ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Quarter sheet with borders all round, size 13" x 18", folded, a few splits at central fold repaired on verso. c1880. £9.00
¶ '92 N.E' in pencil on verso.
Sheffield LETTERHEAD of Burys & Co. Ltd. 4to, decorative heading printed in blue, comprising a fine view of the Regent Works & Philadelphia Rolling Mills & Forges, with many smoking chimneys, kilns etc., size 2" x 4", trade marks on either side, list of tools for 'Miners, Navvies and Quarrymen' etc., printed down left side... together with... The Hardy Patent Pick Co. Ltd., 4to, heading in blue with view of works, list of tools etc. for miners down left side... together with... Thomas Turner & Co., Suffolk Works, Cutlery, Tools, Pen and Pocket Knives, Cutlers to His Majesty. 4to, heading in 'shadowed' lettering. 3 items. All with typed letter, and with stab holes at left edge, where once filed. 1908. £17.00
Singleton (J), Architect SKETCHES FOR PROPOSED NEW WESLEYAN CHURCH, SCARBOROUGH Architectural drawing, on thick paper backed with linen, titled in pencil as above, signed botton right 'J. Singleton, XI 1915'. Four drawing of elevations back, front and sides (untitled), and ground plan. In black ink. Scale 16ft. to an inch. Overall size of paper 30" x 39". Size of each drawing of side elevations approx. 9" x 13". 1915. £75.00
¶ Attractive drawings with Gothic tracery, windows etc. shown in detail.
South Cave PARTICULARS of a Valuable and Truly Desirable Freehold Estate.... Which Will be Sold By Auction at the House of Mr. William Hudson, Known by the Sign of the Fox and Coney.... 31st day of October 1839. Title page, 1p listing 12 lots, mainly in MS, plus 1p. printed conditions, completed Memorandum. 1839. £18.00
Thurgoland, Tankersley GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No 282. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size approx. 24" x 35", plus margins, fully hand coloured, key in right-hand margin. Small piece torn from margin bottom left, without loss of text. c1875. £40.00
York, N. Grimston ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 93 N.E. Scale 1" to a mile, size 13" x 19", borders on all sides, mounted on linen, folding to 8vo. 1858. £15.00
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Dublin BILL of Harvey and Company, Proprietors of Harvey's Great Remedies for the Horse, 49, Lr. Gardiner Street. Made out to Lady Stuart Mentell, for Embrocation. 4to, lithographed heading with horse etc. List of preparations available. 1898. £5.00
Dunleary AN ACT to authorize the Appointment of Commissioners for erecting an Harbour for Ships to the Eastward of Dunleary, within the Port and Harbour of Dublin. 2pp. 1815. £12.00
Irish Population AN ACT for taking an Account of the Population of Ireland, and of the Increase or Diminution thereof. Pages numbered 1221-1316, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1812. £14.00
Irish Rebellion AN ACT to continue.... An Act for the Suppression of Rebellion in Ireland, and for the Protection of Persons and Property of His Majesty's faithful Subjects there, to continue in force until Six Weeks after the Commencement of the next Session of Parliament. Pages numbered 37-38, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1803. £10.00
Port of Dublin AN ACT to make more effectual Provision for enabling the Corporation for preserving and improving the Port of Dublin to erect, repair, and maintain Light Houses and Lights round the Coasts of Ireland, and to raise a Fund for defraying the Charge thereof. Pages numbered 1017-1024, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1812. £14.00
Post Office AN ACT to enable His Majesty's Postmaster General of Ireland to purchase Premises for the Enlargement of the General Post Office in the City of Dublin.... 4pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1807. £12.00
Royal Hospital at Kilmainham AN ACT to authorize the Governors of the Hospital of King Charles the Second for ancient and maimed Officers and Soldiers of the Army of Ireland, (usually called the Royal Hospital at Kilmainham), to suspend or take away the Pensions of such Pensioners of the said Hospital as shall be guilty of any Fraud in respect of Prize Money or Pensions, or any other gross Misconduct. Pages numbered 49-50, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1818. £11.00
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Aberbrothwick Harbour AN ACT to make Provision for equalizing the Revenue and Expenditure of the Aberbrothwick Harbour Trust; to enable the Trustees to borrow a further Sum of Money; and for other Purposes relating to the said Harbour. Pages numbered 309-328, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1864. £10.00
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, 1«p. folio. 1834-7. £26.00
Ayr Ram Society, Scotland THE ANNUAL SHOW & SALE of Blackfaced Rams & Ram Lambs will take place.... 7th September within the Cattle Market... 4pp., 8vo, traces of folds. c1890. £10.00
¶ Lists 35 sellers of Shearlings and 37 of Lambs.
Ballater, Aberdeenshire MONALTRIE HOUSE - PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM Family photograph album, size 9" x 8", lacks calf spine. Later note in pencil on flyleaf 'Mary Bacon, Monaltrie. Contains 54 photographs, plus others which are very faded. c1899. £45.00
¶ Includes photos of the house, lady cycling, Bishop Douglas of Aberdeen in top hat and gaiters, carriage in front of the house, pipers marching in a town with 'Welcome to our King and Queen' banners in the street, shooting parties, gardeners hoeing beans etc.
Blackwood & Sons LANARKSHIRE Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline, hills shown with hachures. Size 9" x 7«", folding into 12mo boards, gilt title. c1840. £22.00
Braemar ORDNANCE SURVEY Sheet No. XCVIII. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size approx. 25" x 36". 2 indelible Survey Branch stamps in top margin. Second Edition 1903. O.S. blindstamp 1903. £20.00
¶ Covers the whole of Braemar, Corriemulzie, Loch Phadraig.
Coil Clutch Co., Ltd., Johnstone CATALOGUE of Clutches for Hauling, Winding, Stamping, Capstans, Compressors, etc. 4to, 20pp., wraps. illusts. c1927. £14.00
Devon Valley Railway AN ACT to authorize the Construction of Branch Railways from the Devon Valley Railway into the Mineral Districts of Fife and Clackmannan.... 8pp. 1866. £10.00
Dumfries ACCOUNT BOOK with printed label of David Lennox's Family Grocery and Italian Warehouse, listing goods sold to Dr. Grieve of Buccleuh St. 8vo., calf wraps, 16 pages of entries, plus blanks. 1861-62. £20.00
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
Middleby, Annandale ELIGIBLE FARM TO BE LET For such a number of Years as may be agreed on, The Farm of Crowdieknow.... as lately possessed by the deceased Robert Farries, consisting of 155 Acres Arable, Imperial, and 337 Acres of Meadow..... well adapted for the Cheviot Breed of Sheep.... Poster, size 11" x 9". 14th Feb. 1850. £16.00
Musselburgh REPORT UPON THE BOROUGH OF MUSSELBURGH 2pp, with a Plan of the Town, by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline, size 13" x 18", scale 6" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. c1832. £24.00
Sutherland ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 54" x 54", linen backed, folding into stiff wraps. c1900. £20.00
¶ Covers Loch Craggie, Dalreavoch, Loch Beannach, River Brora, River Fleet. There are very few habitations shown. Labelled 'Tressady' on front wrap.
War Monument AN ACT to incorporate the Contributors for the Erection of a National Monument in Scotland, to commemorate the Naval and Military Victories obtained during the late War. Pages numbered 937-956, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan, 1822. £15.00
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Barmouth and Harlech ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets LIX N.E, LXXV N.E., borders, each linen-backed and folding into uniform cloth wraps with yellow Stanford label. Electrotypes, c1880. £16.00
Caermarthenshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLI. Sheet 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36". A few very light foxing spots, two small repaired tears in bottom and right margin. Printed by Ramshaw. Published at the Tower of London 1st June 1831. £40.00
¶ Watermarked 'T. Edmunds Wycombe 1829.' Covers Laugharne, Newcastle Emlyn, Llandovery, Ystradgynlais.
Cardigan ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LVIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36". Shows only a small part of the Welsh coast. Published 1st May 1819 by Col. Mudge, Tower. Printed by Ramshaw. £18.00
¶ Covers Cardigan, Pennar Issa, Penwern. Watermark 'T. Edmunds Wycombe 1827'.
Carmarthen SERIES OF THIRTY SEVEN LETTERS from Bright & Garrard, Engineers, Old Foundry, Carmarthen, regarding the manufacture of machinery for the Mill at Felinuchaf, Lampeter. All 4to, headed notepaper, written on both sides, except two which are 8vo. May 1877 - May 1878, addressed to David Lloyd, Solicitor, Lampeter. 5 of the letters have ink sketches on verso showing position of wheel, stone, mill race etc, with measurements. 1877-8. £45.00
¶ With very specific description of his proposals for machinery, and modifications of the design over the period, e.g. 'Large Head Wheel to increase speed of stones - 104 teeth 8' 2" dia. To be a 'Mortice' wheel for receiving 104 Wood teeth. Pinion for Stone Spindle fitted with socket for lifting same out of fear 9" dia. and with 10 teeth.... supplied and delivered on Rails at Carmarthen for the sum of £27.6s.6d.'
Carmarthenshire A TRUE AND PERFECT INVENTORY of all Singular the Goods, Cattle & Chattels, household Stuff & Implements of husbandry of John Jenkin late of the parish of Llanvihangel Yerorth in the County of Carmarthen, within the Diocese of St. Davids, deceased, apprized & valued by Griffith Jenkin, William John & Hopwell April the thirteenth one thousand seaven hundred and twenty, as follows.... Manuscript in a neat hand, 1p., sm. folio, impressed and printed excise stamps. small hole in blank area at bottom. Some slight wear at old fold, and slight browning in parts. 1720. £75.00
¶ Possibly Llanvihangel ar Arth near Newcastle Emlyn. 21 items listed, including two pairs of oxen, 'fourteen head of barren cattle of all sorts', a brass pan, a feather bed, 'cart, plows, harrows and hurdles'.
Glamorganshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXVI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36". Published at the Tower of London 1st Jany. 1833. £50.00
¶ Watermark 'T. Edmunds Wycombe 1829'. Covers Cardiff, Newport, Pontypool, Merthyr Tydfil.
Mathias (R), Pub. PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEW ALBUM OF PONTYPRIDD Title page and 15 views, original boards, oblong large 8vo, gilt on boards faded, boards loose. c1910. £16.00
¶ Includes 'Great Western Colliery', 'Albion Colliery', 'Group of Albion Colliers', double-page panorama of town.
Merionethshire AUCTION POSTER. Valuable Oak, Ash and other Timber to be Sold by Auction by Mr Thomas Payne, At the Cross-Foxes Inn, Mallwyd, on Tuesday the Fourteenth Day of February, 1826.... Size approx. 18" x 11", folds. Dolgelley: printed for J. Pugh. 1826. £24.00
¶ Lists 7 lots of the timber and farms concerned in the Parish of Mallwyd.
Radnorshire, Herefordshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Made up of quarter sheets. Border all round. Small splash mark in right margin, a few very light spots in centre of map. Published at the Tower, 1st September 1832. £48.00
¶ Watermark 'T. Edmunds 1832.' Covers Abergavenny, Hay, Penderyn, Brecon Beacons.
Swansea LETTER to John Williams, Morfa Copper Works, from M. Williams, London, 2nd May, 1842, regarding the visit of a Mr. Zulueata and his son to Swansea 'respecting the consignment of the copper ore'. 3p, 4to, address panel with postmarks on verso. In an untidy hand. 1842. £9.00
Walker (J) & (C) SOUTH WALES. Folding engraved, hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area approx. 16" x 25", folding into sm 8vocloth covered boards, printed label. Description pasted inside front board, with table of distances etc. c184-. £32.00
¶ Covers South Wales, as far north as Aberystwyth and LLangurig.
Welsh Roads AN ACT for the further Amendment of the Laws relating to Turnpike Roads in South Wales. Pages numbered 733-738, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1847. £12.00
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Allen, Dobyns-Yate, Drake, Gorges families GENEALOGICAL NOTES Letters, manuscript pedigrees, transcripts, early nineteenth century to mid twentieth century. Includes: Printed Prospectus for a work in progress, July 1936 'The History of The Allen Family' by R.V. Allen, Limited to 250 copies', with notes and a letter from Montague Yates saying he has been in touch with 'the man who is doing the genealogical part of the book, and have lent him the pedigree'; 15 letters regarding the Yate and Allen families, 1844-1928, and a letter on the Reskymer family of Cornwall, pointing out errors in Vivian; pedigree of descendants of Thomas Drake and Eleonora Yate, with notes recording burial and marriage certificates, register entries, up to 1858, written in red and black ink with watercolour coat of arms at centre, transcriptions and small sketches from Drake monuments on verso; pedigree of Drake/Balguy families, on paper watermarked 1810, small ink portraits of a vicar on verso; pedigree of the ancestors of Mary Ella Drake and Rev. John Allen, small coloured coat of arms; pedigree on large folio sheet showing descendants of Ralph de Gorges, 1290 - early 19th century; other pedigrees of Johnston, Payter, Smyth, Allen, Drake families; pedigree of Westfield/Broomhead/Drake families, presented to F.H. Allen 1864; inscriptions from pictures at Arlingham Court and church monuments regarding Yate family; coat of arms painted on canvas, size 9" x 12", very rubbed; typed transcript of the Diary of Henry Gorges Dobyns Yate 1774-1795, 18p. c1820-1950, most items late nineteenth and early twentieth century. £85.00
Almon (J), Publisher THE GENERAL ADVERTISER February 7th, 1786. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., red tax stamp. Some nicks in paper at left edge. 1786. £14.00
¶ Includes adverts for various plays etc. (As You Like It with Mrs Inchbald etc.), notice from the General Post Office about Mr. Palmer's plans arrangements for delivery of mail, with list of mail coaches.
Anon. COPY OF A CURIOUS LOVE LETTER Letter printed on one side of 8vo sheet, with an explanatory note at the bottom. Paper rather browned, chipped down right hand side. Stamp of W.H. Palmer, Union Passage, Bath, on verso. c1880. £10.00
¶ The letter could be read by the lady's stern father in one way and in another way by the lady, who had to read every other line.
Arts Council of Great Britain WILLIAM NICHOLSON Paintings, Drawings and Prints. Catalogue of an Exhibition, 1981. 48pp., 4to, illustrations, stiff wraps. Crease in corner of front wrap. 1981. £9.00
Bacon's NEW SURVEY MAP OF NORTHAMPTON, HUNTINGDON, CAMBRIDGE & BEDFORD Full colour map, scale 2 miles to an inch, with Gazeteer, linen-backed, size 34" x 45", folding into 4to cloth boards. c1900. £25.00
Bath, Bristol, Birmingham JOHN HALL (TOOLS) LTD. Tool Catalogue. Autumn 1960. 108pp., wraps, 8vo, numerous illusts. Slight rubbing at bottom of front wrap. 1960. £12.00
Betts's NEW MAP OF ENGLAND & WALES Compiled from the Latest Parliamentary Documents. Shows principal roads, and railways opened and in progress. Counties fully hand-coloured, with boundaries in darker shade. Scale approx. 1«" = 20 miles. Size 30" x 25", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 8vo cloth boards, gilt title, top board detached. 1845. £48.00
Birmingham and Wolverhampton Manufacturers LETTERHEADS Six letters to an ironmonger in Shropshire from: Joseph Tomey & Sons, Patent Enamelled and Red Stripe Gauge Glasses, Aston Manor, Birmingham, heading printed in black and red; William Lacon & Co., Model Plating Works, Wolverhampton, decorative heading in green; The Ocean Accident & Guarantee Corporation, Birmingham, attractive heading with lighthouse and view of offices; W. Williams & Son Ltd., Wolverhampton, Manufacturers of Petroleum Lamps, Lanterns & Stoves, decorative green heading; Fletcher, Sons & Udal Ltd., Birmingham, Manufacturers of Hardware, Heavy Ironmongery. All 4to, with stab holes at right edge where once filed, plus one 8vo letter from Tinsley's Chain, Nail, Rivet.... Works, Old Hill, Staffs. 1908-9. £22.00
Boys Brigade PHOTOGRAPH of a Boys' Brigade Company posing with trophies. Size 4«" x 7«", shows group of about fifty boys in uniform, trees in background, with flag, drums, and two large metal plate trophies, and a small cup. The beginning and the end of the name of the company is visible on the large drum, but the middle is obscured. c1890. £18.00
Buller (General Sir Redvers Henry) LETTER to 'My dear Beresford', signed 'Redvers Buller', Kassassin, Egypt, Sept. 11th 1882. 2p., sm. 8vo, blank conjoint leaf. Says if he had a chance of employing him he would 'but... we are going to attack Tel El Kabir before daylight tomorrow, and we shall in my opinion read the Egyptians a lesson which will stop all further trouble... I have personally no idea of there being the slightest chance of failure, so I do not see that I can hold you out any hopes of my wanting you...' Some slight foxing down fold at left edge. 1882. £55.00
¶ Sir Redvers Buller (1839-1908) commanded the British armies in South Africa against the Boers. He served in the Egyptian Expedition at Kassassin and Tel el Kebir. 'Beresford' was Charles de la Poer Beresford (1850 - 1921), soldier and writer (he was 'Times' correspondent at Port Arthur, 1903).
Burials in Woollen AN ADDITIONAL ACT for Burying in Woollen. Cover leaf + pages numbered 3-5, small folio, disbound, some slight worm damage in left margin. Act of Parliament... with... An Act prohibiting the Importation of Cattel from Ireland. Pages numbered 6-11. London: Printed by the Assigns of John Bill, Thomas Newcomb, and Henry Hills, 1682. £30.00
Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire REMARKS Upon that Part of the Great Bedford Level, called The North Level, in Which The Causes of its First Drowning, and of its present ruinous Condition, are considered; with some Proposals for the better Draining the said Level. First Published in 1748, and now Corrected, and Published, for the Perusal of the Publick, as there is a Bill depending in Parliament for the better Draining of the North Level, with Porsand. 3p., folio, finely printed on thick paper, folded with docket title. c1750. £80.00
Chapman and Hall, Pub. ISLES OF MAN, JERSEY & GUERNSEY Engraved map, coloured in outline, showing the three islands. Size 7«" x 9", linen-backed and folding into small 4to boards, gilt title. Some spots on boards. c1840. £22.00
Children's Special Service Mission PHOTOGRAPH size 8" x 11«. Shows large group of over a hundred people, mainly children, on a pebbly beach, with a banner saying 'Children's Special Service Mission'. In the background are the houses of the esplanade, the main one being a gabled building with a wrought iron balcony and the words 'Grand Hotel' in wrought iron over the balcony. The people are very close to the camera and every face is distinct. Very light crease about 6" into plate from bottom edge. c1890. £40.00
¶ The children are rather well dressed, with straw hats, sailor suits, etc. There is no clue as to the location of the beach, but the architecture, with verandahs on every building, painted decorative bargeboards etc., suggests the coast of South Devon.
Churchill (Randolph S.) LETTER to Lord Headfort, October 20th 1876. 2 pages, manuscript, signed, on two leaves of 8vo notepaper with embossed heading 'Blenheim Palace, Woodstock' with small coronet. 17 lines, beginning 'Dear Lord Headfort'. Thanks him for his congratulations on behalf of his father, who has asked him to say he has had many applications for appointments and he is unable to decide 'on the filling of the various posts' yet, but that 'he will bear Mr. Beresford's name and your recommendation of him in mind.... Very sincerely yours, Randolph S. Churchill'. 1876. £40.00
¶ A later note in pencil initialled 'CB' notes 'Claudius Beresford was appointed I believe thinking it was me.' Lord Headfort was from a prominent Irish Protestant family. He had presumably recommended 'C. Beresford' for a post as John Churchill was about to take up his post as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Randolph was his third son, the father of Winston S. Churchill (born 1874).
Cleeve Prior, Pebworth, Stratford on Avon etc. SHAKESPEARE'S COUNTRY The Warwickshire Avon. Photograph album. Size 9" x 12", cloth-covered boards with title painted in decorative lettering in black and white. 39 photographs, each approx. 3«" x 5«", white borders, pasted each side of 12 thick card leaves, each view mounted on different paper then on the album leaf, titled in white on mount in decorative lettering. Fine atmospheric views, particularly on the river, and detailed close-up views of individual houses. One view spotty, some fraying of cloth at spine. Monogram 'FAS' on back board (the photographer apparently was named Simmonds and lived in Bristol). One view spotty. The first page shows 'Marlcliff. Our home for time being'. c1905. £90.00
¶ Views include 'Two men in a Boat (in skiffs near boathouse); 'Cleeve Mill', 'Cleeve Prior Church'; view of a house and farmyard with waggon at Cleeve Prior; 'Cleeve Mill'; Pebworth (3 views of thatched cottages); Offenham Ferry (carrying a passenger in a bowler hat); Welford on Avon (half-timbered thatched cottages); Lenchwich; Wood Norton; Moor (a gabled house); Fishermen at Fladbury; Elmley Castle (4 views including Deacon's Cottage); Bidford; Stratford (5 views including view of punts); Warwick, Marlcliff (2 views).
Coleridge (John Duke), Lord Chief Justice LETTER signed 'Coleridge', to 'My dear Childers'. 1p, handwritten, on headed notepaper of St. Vincents Rocks Hotel, Clifton, with vignette view printed in purple of the Avon Gorge and Suspension Bridge, hotel on right. 9 lines, introducing a Mr Anderson 'son of a tenant of a house of mine in Devonshire' who wishes 'to make some application to you on military matters'. 30th August 1880. £15.00
¶ Hugh Childers was Secretary of State for War, 1880-1896.
PREPARATION OF COPPERAS Copperas production AN ACCOUNT OF BOILINGS ... and receipt and fillings and receipt of Coals... 1766 - 1800. Account book bound in parchment, size 8" x 6«", some splits in parchment on spine, titled in manuscript as above (some words illegible), front board spotty. Entries consist of: (i) 'An Account of boilings for the year 1766', listing date fires lit and left off, with one or two firings per month, e.g. 'March 10th. Litt fires at 6 in the Morning filled all the Coolers left off 15th at 4 in the afternoon'. Similar account for each year up to March 23rd 1800. 53 pages. (ii) Coals account. 1771-1800. The first entry is '1771. Aug. 19th The Copperas Works borrowed of the House Coals 1 Chaldron and a half to dry the new Boiler...'. Lists coals received 'for the House' ,'for the Works', 'for the Lodging at Blackheath', 'Recd. 1 for Speerings house...', 'Recd. 5 Chaldron of Coals for the Coppera Works...' 'Received of Messrs May & Warner 5 Chaldron of Coals..' and 'coals remaining in the Works'. 26p. (iii) At the back of the book 'An Account of Casks for the year 1766'. Lists number of casks filled and received month by month from 1766-1800, e.g. 'Filled 9 large old Iron casks and 3 new ones... filled large Hogds....' 'Filled 8 Green 10 black', 'filled 50 Firkins by Speerings special Order', 'Recd. from Harrington, Cooper. 11 Hogds.' 'Filled 20 with black and green copperas of wch. was old Casks... 14', 'Brought to Account those that contained part of the Copps. that sunk & which I shall take of J. Letchmere', 'Recd. 21 out of 60 casks Mr Dixon sent the rest either damg. or lost by the Lightermans Fault for which he must account.' 32p. Many blank pages. 1766-1800. £270.00
¶ Probably a firm in the London area, as Deptford, and 'Greenwich Town' are mentioned. The firing of the boilers for long periods of time, the reference to green and black copperas and old iron would suggest this was the record book of someone involved in the manufacture of copperas. There were many works along the Thames Estuary, and at the period this book covers England was the biggest European manufacturer of copperas, which was used in the textile industry, ink making, engraving, etc.
Cotton Mills AN ACT for the Preservation of the Health and Morals of Apprentices and others, employed in Cotton and other Mills, and Cotton and other Factories. Pages numbered 613-618, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1802. £12.00
Doubleday family ACCOUNT BOOK recording large quantities of ale, gin, rum and brandy bought, 'Dr. Mr. Tho. Fox in Acct. with Thos. Doubleday'. 1825-7. 10 double-page spreads in small 8vo notebook with limp calf wraps. The right-hand pages mainly record cash, and porterage, for example 'porterage upon 95 casks at 3d per 6'. Titled 'Fox & Duchars' in ink on front wrap. 1825-7. £14.00
¶ Possibly from a brewer or ale-house keeper at Gosberton in Lincolnshire.
Farriery ELEVEN BILLS From William Hull and Son to Mistress Hannah Gibbon. Small folio, each bill listing approx. fifty items over a period of months. 1831-43. £40.00
¶ Includes shoes for horses, sharpening tools, doses of 'physick' for cows, 'blistering mare', mending wheels, 'sharpening coulter' etc.
Fashion and Textiles AMERICAN FABRICS Number 21, Spring 1952. Magazine, 122pp., folio, stiff decorative wraps. Numerous black and white and colour illustrations, some tipped in. Actual fabric samples throughout. Spine slightly rubbed. 1952. £16.00
¶ Includes articles on colour loading, 'The Shakers. An American Phenomenon', 'Heathers'.
Fashion and Textiles AMERICAN FABRICS Number 62, Fall and Winter 1963. Magazine, 86pp., folio, coloured stiff wraps. Numerous black and white and colour illustrations. Actual fabric samples tipped in throughout. 1963. £16.00
¶ Articles on American printed textiles from the early nineteenth century onwards, 'Marimekko' of Finland, The Posture of Fashion.
Foreign Protestants AN ACT to amend an Act intituled, An Act to enable His Majesty to grant Commissions to a certain Number of Foreign Protestants who have served Abroad as Officers or Engineers, to act and rank as Officers or Engineers in America only... Single sheet, pages numbered 789-790, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1799. £16.00
French Departments FRENCH TRADE CARDS WITH MAPS Twenty one finely chromolithographed cards of the French departements. Each card four inches by two and a quarter inches, in gold and bright colours, gold border, with a small map of the department, a figure in local costume with typical scene of the area, local products, the badge of the department and a small map, showing the department, rivers and towns shown. The back advertises 'Paul Mairesse, Fabricant a Cambrai, Maison Fondee en 1815. Nous recommandons Chicoree des Javanaises...' c1890. £140.00
¶ Departments include Cantal, Haute-Garonne, Corse, Puy-de-Dome, Bourgogne. The card for 'Ardeche' for example shows a mountaineer looking through binoculars, hot air balloon in distance, bust of Montgolfier.
Gaze & Son MAP OF THE MEDITERRANEAN The Black Sea & Adjacent Countries, Indicating Some of the Principal Steamer Routes included in Their System of Tours. Linen-backed map size 11" x 18", folding into small 4to boards with gilt title. n.d. c1890. £16.00
Great Western Railway AN ACT for authorising the London and South Western Railway Company to make new Railways and deviations... for the sale or amalgamation... with the undertaking of the Company of the Salisbury and Dorset Junction Railway.... 56pp., held at edge with staples. 1883. £16.00
Guilmin, Pub. PLAN METRO-OMNIBUS DE PARIS Divise en Vingt Arrondissements, Indiquant les Nos. Des Maisons a L'Angle des Rues, Les Metropolitains, Rues, Omnibus, Musees, etc. Coloured plan, size 24" x 30", dissected and linen-backed, folding into small 8vo boards, with gilt title, 64-page index and folding plan showing the bus and metro lines inside front board. n.d. c1900. £28.00
H.M.S. 'Superb' PHOTOGRAPH size 6«" x 10", mounted on thick card, titled simply 'H.M.S. 'Superb' in ink on mount. The background rather faded (the coast is just visible in the distance) although details of the ship are quite clear. c1910. £12.00
Hospital PHOTOGRAPH size 8" x 11", of a group of 22 nurses, a matron, and four doctors, posed in front of a building, the nurses in long white aprons, coifs and starched cuffs, five of them (presumably Sisters) in darker dresses with caps with a large bow under the chin, matron in dark dress with silver buckle. The front row is sitting on Turkish carpets. Very small tear at bottom edge. A very fine crisp photograph, with great detail. c1890. £40.00
Isaacs (Rufus) LETTER to The Speaker's Secretary, dated 32 Park Lane, 29th January 1907, asking him to put his name down for the ballot 'for a place in the House of Lords on the opening of Parliament by His Majesty'. 1p., 4 lines, signed 'Rufus Isaacs'. 1907. £12.00
¶ Rufus Isaacs, First Marquis of Reading, became Lord Chief Justice in 1913, and Viceroy of India in 1921.
Jute, Hemp and Sisal MANUSCRIPT COMPILATION of information on jute, etc., in folio volume titled 'Reference Book'. Half morocco, rubbed at edges, approx. 180 pages of entries and letters, reports etc. pasted in, with Index. Loosely inserted is a Report of the House of Commons Committee on the Petition of Messrs. Hill and Bundy on flax and hemp preparation., 9pp. 1920's. £60.00
¶ Includes material on New Zealand Hemp, Mexican Sisal, Production of Hemp and Flax in Italy, Madras hemp, Manila hemp, rope manufacturers, hemp imports into the UK, reports of interviews, copies of letters, detailed tables, lists of shippers, lists of exporters, references, phormium fibre, auction sales, etc. Possibly compiled by a broker as a reference. Some of the letters of which typed copies are pasted in are headed 'For Reference Book'.
Kennet and Avon Canal AN ACT for Making a Navigable Canal from the River Kennet, at or near the Town of Newbury, in the County of Berks, to the River Avon, at or near the City of Bath; and also certain Navigable Cuts therein described. 109 pages, docket title. 1794. £80.00
¶ Includes 3 page Schedule with Owners, Occupiers, Description of Property, etc.
Lancashire and Yorks. TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 6" to 1 mile. Sheet LXV S.E (Higher Twiston, Rimington Moor) and XLVIII N.W/CLXXXIII (Walk Mill, Deerplay Moor). Water features hand-coloured. Surface dusty. Some edge tears. c1899. £20.00
¶ Shows old lead mines, quarries etc.
Lunacy AN ACT for making Provision for the better Care of Pauper Lunatics in England. 3pp. 1819. £10.00
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.
Murchison (Sir R.I) GEOLOGICAL MAP OF EUROPE Exhibiting the Different Systems of Rocks according to the most recent researches and inedited materials, by Sir R.I. Murchison, D.C.L., Professor Nicol, and A. Keith Johnston. 1856. Coloured geological map, size 40" x 41", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into large 40 cloth-covered boards, gilt title. Split in cloth at spine, corners rubbed. Large 'Table of Colours &c With Explanations' bottom left. Green silk edging tape. Engraved and printed by W. & A.K. Johnston 1856. £200.00
¶ Includes Turkey, Russia, Iceland, and the coastal part of North Africa.
Ordnance Survey INDEXES to the 1/2500 and 6-Inch Scale Maps and Small Specimens of different Maps published. 101pp., small folio, plus 9 pages of specimens, some in colour. Original printed boards, inner hinge broken. c1910. £12.00
Ordnance Survey MAP OF SOUTHERN BRITAIN IN THE IRON AGE Scale About Ten Miles to One Inch. Large coloured folding map, 55pp. of text. 4to, (size 11«" x 9"), stiff wraps, with coloured decoration of armour etc. Chessington, Surrey, 1962. £17.00
¶ Original edition.
Priddy's Hard, Gosport LETTER from John Baddington at the Office of Ordnance to the 'Respective Officers at Portsmouth', 8th September 1779. 1p., sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf with address and circular postmark '8/SE' on verso, hole below address where seal torn. 10 lines, acquainting the Officers that 'Seventy Waggons were on Monday morning last loaden with Powder in order to proceed under a proper Guard to Priddy's Hard', together with 'two thousand 6 pounder Round Shot fix'd to Wood Bottoms with Flannel Cartridges... for the 6 pounder guns at Portsmouth.' Some small areas of browning in margins, conjoint leaf completely browned. 1779. £45.00
¶ Priddys Hard was built as a Gunpowder Store and opened in 1779. The gunpowder was transferred from the store at Portsmouth.
Radnorshire, Herefordshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale LVI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36", made up of 4 quarter sheets. Some slight discoloration at extreme edges of sections in places where glued, some foxing down left hand margin. Published at the Tower of London 1st October 1833. £48.00
¶ Watermark 'T. Edmunds 1832'. Covers Builth, Kington, Letton, Presteign, Llangurig.'
Schmidt (Rudolf) GLOBE LABELS An addition to the Catalogue 'The World in Your Hands' exhibition of globes and planetaria at Christies' London (1994), and Museum Boerhaave, Leiden (1995). 16pp., small folio, 120 black and white photos of labels. Glossy wraps. 1994. £8.00
Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway SIGNAL DIAGRAMS Reproduced drawings, stamps of Drawing Office, Asst. Engineer (Signals), Wimbledon, dated 16 June 1930. Four drawings each approx. 12" x 25", of Spettisbury, Cockmill Crossing, May's Siding Bath, Midsomer Norton Ground Frame. All with Mechanical Locking Tables.... together with... Three larger signals diagrams, size approx. 22" x 27", of Winsor Hill, Templecombe 'B', Masbury (together with smaller Ground Frame diagram)... together with... a drawing in white on blue ground, size 27" x 32", 'Arrangement of 8" Invincible Pumping Machinery', scale half an inch to 1 foot. n.d. 10 drawings altogether. 1930's. £55.00
Stanford (E) STANFORD'S PARLIAMENTARY MAP of the British Isles With Fifteen Plans of Parliamentary and County Boroughs on a Uniform Scale. Colour-printed map in two sheets, 30" x 52" and 36" x 52", list of Boroughs below map. Dissected and linen-backed, marbled endpapers, folding into cloth-covered slipcase, 10" x 7", rubbed at bottom corners, with white library number at bottom of spine. Small library stamp under title. 1913. £80.00
¶ Covers England, Wales, Scotland, and the whole of Ireland.
SIGNED BY BARON CUVIER Strasbourg, France DIPLOME DE BACHELLIER ES-LETTRES Au Nom Du Roi. Nous, Baron G. Cuvier... Grand-Maitre a l'egard des Facultes de Theologie protestante.... donnons audit Sieur... le Diplome de Bachelier es-Lettres... Certificate awarded 2 October 1824 to Frederic Diebl, born in Strasbourg 6 November 1804, printed on vellum, with manuscript inserts, size 12" x 15", folded in half, large coat of arms at head, decorative border with motifs in roundels, papered seal of 'Grand Maitre de l'Universite de France' affixed, diameter 2«". Signed 'B.G. Cuvier' in a bold hand with flourishes. Some slight creasing in places. 1824. £70.00
¶ Cuvier had been asked to make reports on higher educational establishments in the districts beyond the Alps and Rhine which had been annexed to France. After the Restoration of the monarchy he was elected Chancellor of the University, and, as a Lutheran himself, supervised the faculty of Protestant theology.
Van Keulen (Johannus) NIEUWE PASKAERT VANDE VERKEERDE CANAL Of De Kust Van Engelant. Engraved map, thick paper, attractively hand-coloured (including cartouche). Size 20" x 22", plus margins. Small split at fold from bottom margin reaching one inch into text, repaired on verso, without loss, repaired tear in top right margin, just touching border. Three scale bars showing Dutch, Spanish and English miles, fine large title cartouche, with portrait of Charles II, decorated with pots of flowers, figures to the left, and group of workers stacking bales on cloth to the right, sheep in distance. Two compass roses, rhumb lines, villages and towns along the coast shown, sandbanks, rocks, indicated. c1680. £380.00
¶ Covers Land's End, Helston, Bristol, Newport, St. David's, Lundy Island.
Walton (Thomas), Printer CONSERVATIVE JOURNAL And Church of England Gazette. Saturday Evening, January 12, 1839. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp. Some wear at edge, possibly where once bound. 1839. £10.00
¶ Includes issue of shares for Stockton and Hartlepool Railway, long report on Charlotte Chapel Schools, Pimlico, murder of the Earl of Norbury, etc.
Warwickshire and Oxfordshire AN ACT for making and maintaining a Railway or Tram Road from Stratford-upon-Avon in the County of Warwick to Moreton in Marsh... with a Branch to Shipston-upon-Stour.... 14pp., disbound, Act of parliament, stitching loose. 1825. £14.00
Weinreb Architectural Books ITALY, ARCHITECTURE AND ANTIQUITY Catalogue 40. Catalogue of books and prints. 500 items. 150pp., 8vo, stiff wraps. Numerous illustrations, many full page. 1978. £18.00
¶ Many rare early works in English, French and Italian.
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire ORDNANCE SURVEY Sheet LXXXVI. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 36". 2 small repaired tears in bottom margin. A few small foxing spots. Printed by Ramshaw. Published at the Tower of London 1st March 1824. £48.00
¶ Watermark 'T. Edmunds Wycombe 1829'. Covers Epworth, Castor, Howden, Kingston upon Hull.
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