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ENGRAVED TOWN PLAN Ashmead (Geo. C) PLAN OF BRISTOL & ITS SUBURBS, Reduced from the Original Survey of the late J. Plumley With additions by Geo. C. Ashmead. Fine engraved plan, with a vignette of Clifton and the Hot Wells in the top right hand corner, coat of arms bottom right, Table of Reference at left. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into original cloth boards, slightly darkened down spine, 7" x 5", gilt title, overall size of map approx. 24" x 31". Scale approx. 1" to 1 furlong. Two small splits in linen at folds, plus two splits along length of sections, held on verso with document tape, and some holes in linen where folds meet. Surface very slightly grubby in places, narrow ink splash 1" long in one section. Printed by E. Turrell. No date, probably 1855. £200.00
¶ Extends from Nightingale Valley to Wellington Gardens, Redland Hall to Totterdown. Ashmead issued his first plan of Bristol in 1828. This was largely based on the work of Joseph Plumley who died after issuing the prospectus for his map.
Bacon's PLAN OF BRISTOL Coloured plan, size approx 12" x 18", mounted on linen. Scale 6" to 1 mile. c1890. £18.00
¶ Covers Ashley Down, Ashton Gate, Stapleton Road station.
Bedminster PROBATE of the Will and Codicil of Elizabeth Morris of Harford Place, New River. Two large vellum sheets with small printed Administration certificate attached, large papered seal of Perogative Court of Canterbury. 1837. £16.00
¶ Leaves money to Bristol Infirmary and London Mission Society.
British Association PROGRAMME OF SMOKING CONCERT in honour of The President of The British Association. Sir Wm. Crooks, F.R.S., Given by the Scientific Societies of Bristol. Sep. 1898. 6pp., large 4to, silk tie, very decorative wraps, printed in balck and white with vignettes of Bristol views, and on verso with cartoons of different groups of Smokers ('The Emanicipated Females' Smoker'). Lists songs etc., types of cigar and cigarettes to be served, decorated with many humourous drawings, including W.G. Grace at the wicket. Vertical crease, edge of wraps slightly grubby. 1898. £22.00
Central Unit for Environmental Planning SEVERNSIDE A Summary of the Feasibility Study. 27pp., wraps, spiral binding. 1971. £10.00
Clifton CATALOGUE of Miscellaneous Books, of T. Freeman Bookbinder and Second Hand Bookseller, Regent St. 12pp., 8vo, printed orange wraps, with scale of binding charges on back wrap. n.d. c1895. £10.00
Filton THE BRISTOL AEROPLANE COMPANY LIMITED Filton House, Bristol, England, Designers and Constructors of Civil and Military Aircraft and Aero Engines. Large display publicity card, size 21" x 18", very thick pale blue card, with 'Bristol' logo in top corners, and 'BAC' in bottom corners, mounted on it is a thick card circular map of the world, scale 740 miles = 1 inch, diameter 17", 'Projection Oblique Azimuthal Equidistant', which has a folding card hemisphere, which moves to show globe 'Centred on London', and 'Centred on the Antipodes of London' when folded to left, small rusty clips to sides to hold flap in place. The maps show air routes in red, with shipping routes in light dotted lines, with numbers indicating miles between places. Map printed by George Philip & Son Ltd., 1951, backing printed by Partridge and Love, Bristol (imprint on hanger on back). Bottom corners bumped and worn, northern map surface slightly darkened, with some slight rubbing at top in Pacific Ocean, two feint words written in Atlantic Ocean in childish hand. 1951. £85.00
Fry's Chocolate DESTINATION BRISTOL GAME Brightly coloured board on thin card, folding to sm. folio, showing trail across Sahara, finishing at Fry's Somerdale, with picture of factory. Counters not present. 1950's. £12.00
Goulter Street, Holmes Street, Salisbury Street, and Canterbury Street, Barton Hill PLAN, PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF VALUABLE FREEHOLD GROUND RENTS Amounting to the yearly sum of £145:10:0 Abundantly secured on convenient Residences in Goulter Street, Holmes Street, Salisbury Street, and Canterbury Street, Barton Hill. Which Messrs Alexander, Daniel, Selfe & Co. Will Sell by Auction.... at the Bank Auction Mart, Corn Street, Bristol, On Tuesday, 10th March 1896. Large coloured folding plan, 3pp, folio, docket title, spine partly split, few short tears at folds. H. Hill, Bristol: 1896. £22.00
Prout (J.S) PICTURESQUE OLD BRISTOL Reprinted from the Originals. Two parts, sm. folio, 10 plates and 12 plates in each. Wraps worn and loose, one plate browned, some spotting to a few plates. 1894. £40.00
St. Mary Redcliffe GREAT SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING for the Restoration of the Church, with some Notes on the History of the Church... Booklet, 4to, wraps with coloured illustration of church, 23pp., finely printed in red and black, photographic postcard of the clergy loosely inserted. 1933. £10.00
Sturge & Co. TOBACCO WAREHOUSE Surveyor's report signed by Y. & J.P. Sturge (on the instructions of the Surveyor of City Lands) on the suitability of a Tobacco Warehouse in Back Street for conversion to a `Mart for the sale of Leather'. One and a quarter sides of foolscap, in a clear hand. Oct. 25th l830. £17.00
Temple Street MEMORANDUM OF AN AGREEMENT made this 24th day of Septm. 1723 that Samuel Wilkins shall have a Lease of a tenemt. in Temple Street late in the tenure of Saml. Tuder.... twenty five pounds fine and two Guinieas to be spent at Sealing.... 1p., sm. folio, signed Wilkins and 5 others. 1723. £15.00
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Aylesbury AN ACT for the preventing of Bribery and Corruption in the Election of Members to serve in Parliament for the Borough of Aylesbury.... 3pp., disbound. 1804. £10.00
Teesdale (Henry) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE Hand-coloured engraved map, size 16" x 13", with Reference to the Hundreds, with key showing indication of market towns, churches, turnpike and mailcoach roads, canals, etc. Scale 3" = 10 miles. Coloured border, small compass rose. 1832. £45.00
¶ Shaded in hundreds, parkland and main roads coloured, boundary shaded.
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 MS inserts, signed with their marks, 2 small wax seals. Sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf. Traces of folds. 1781. £26.00
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Northwich TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION at the Angel Inn, Northwich... 29th day of July, 1844... Handbill, 1p. folio, conditions of sale attached at top corner. Lists 7 lots, including shops 'Lamb' Inn, Candle Manufactory and Warehouse, Cottages, 3 shares in the Northwich Gas Light & Coke Co. 1844. £24.00
¶ Gives occupiers.
Seacombe SEPIA WATERCOLOUR SKETCH titled in margin 'near Seacombe. Sept. 10 1811'. Size approx. 6" x 8", shows sailing boar moored at the bank, near pinkish coloured houses surrounded by trees, two fishermen in forfeground. In sepia tones with pencil shading and detail, sky left blank. 1811. £24.00
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Coins COINS AND OTHER THINGS found at a place in the Lowlands at St. Minver called the Chapel among the graves lately discovered by the Blowing away of the Sands. WS (William Sandys) 1778. 2p., 8vo., blank conjoint leaf with docket title on verso. Lists 7 early coins with description and references to Rapin, plus list of coral, jet circle etc., with later note re. graves. 1778. £12.00
Fowey Election BROADSHEET. 'To the Free & Independent Electors of the Borough of Fowey. Gentlemen, At the Solicitation of many respectable Inhabitants of your Ancient and Independent Borough, we beg leave to offer ourselves as Candidates.... Your most obedient, faithful, and humble Servants, Valletort, Alexander Glynn Campbell. London, 22nd May, 1818.' Single sheet, printed on one side only, size approx. 13" x 8", folds. Neatly repaired tear across 4" of text, without loss, traces of folds with some creasing. J. Bailey, 116 Chancery Lane, London. 1818. £32.00
Germoe ASSIGNMENT of the Equity of Redemption of Trenwell in Germoe, part of the Manor of Godolphin, and Bill of Sale of sundry effects in Consideration of an Annuity. William Cornish, Yeoman, to Dorcas Cornish. Three large vellum sheets, vellum on first sheet slightly water-stained at folds, three wax seals with coats of arms. 1786. £24.00
¶ Refers to Dorcas Cornish's goods, including four oxen, five horses, twenty five sheep, a clock, a pair of wheels, etc.
Helston HELSTON CHURCH PROVIDENT SOCIETY Rules. Small folio sheet, printed on one side only, title printed in attractive 'shadowed' type.... together with.... Annual Report of the Helston Provident Society. 1865. Small folio sheet, listing subscribers with amount given, cash account. Penaluna, Helston, Printer. c1865. £16.00
Helston THE LIST OF BURGESSES OF THE BOROUGH OF HELSTON List printed in 3 columns on one side of folio sheet, folded, giving name, nature of property, street, lane where property situated. Signed at the bottom by four overseers. Dated in ink Helston 5th Dec. 1835. £30.00
Holman Bros, Camborne SOUVENIR OF THE VISIT OF H.R.H THE PRINCE OF WALES 20th May 1926. Size 9" x 11", printed wraps, cotton ribbon tie. 8 photographs of the visit, plus page of portraits of Holman family and 5 pages of 'Extracts from the Press.' 1926. £30.00
¶ 'The Prince examines the drill bit after it has bored 17" in granite in 1 minute'.
Liskeard MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT between William Rawle of Liskeard and Elizabeth Hingston, and others, relating to a house in Lux Street, Liskeard, to be held in trust. Vellum, size 22" x 27", signed by 4 parties with wax seals. 1805. £22.00
Ludgvan COUNTERPART LEASE of part of Polgrean in Ludgvan, John Rogers to Mathew Rapson. Vellum, size 25" x 24", wax seal. 1857. £14.00
PREPARATION OF LYSONS' CORNWALL Lysons (Daniel), author FOUR LETTERS to William Sandys of St. Minver regarding the collection of material for his forthcoming History of Cornwall, with Sandys responses to his questions on the parish. Comprises: (i) Letter signed by Lysons, Hempstead Court, Sept. 5th 1812, saying he has been busy with other works, but had been 'in great hopes that during this time answers to our Queries would have arrived from all the Cornish Parishes & that we might have been able to have made our account of that Shire as complete as the nature of our work... would admit. I am sorry to say there are still several parishes from which we have had no communications. We are now however making every exertion in our power to get together the infomation of which we stand in need and to push our work through the press... a good proportion of it is completed and transcribed for the Printer.' Says he is sending some Queries for Sandys to answer. 27 lines, 4to, address panel. Loosely inserted is the list of 7 'queries' in Lysons' hand, with answers written above, untidily, by Sandys, plus more information. 4p, sm. 8vo. (ii) Letter dated Rodmarton Nov. 6th 1812. Refers to his use of two of Borlase's MSS lent him by Sir John St. Aubyn 'one containing his Memoranda for an intended parochial history the other pedigrees and brief notices of ancient families... his notes on St. Minver are rather scanty...' Quotes from Borlase's notes on the chapels, and their naming on Martyn's, Speed's and Nordens maps, and his notes on the family of De Cant, Lynam and Darell. Also refers to his disappointment in the slow sale of his work on the impoverished state of the clergy, the proceeds of which he had hoped to give to charity. 3p., 4to, with 1p of Sandys' untidy notes. Address panel. (iii) Letter signed by Lysons, Rodmarton, Dec. 10th, (1812) asking specific questions about the Manor of Trevelver and the Arundell family. 23 lines, 1p., sm. 8vo, docketed by Sandys with a few notes. With a reply from Sandys, to the two letters, Bath, Dec. 29th, 1812, giving Lysons much detail on the various Saints, local families, St. Minver, Porthilly, 'Dr. Borlase would have shone in his Heraldic researches, but in a parochial History, he was a little too credulous to be always correct'. 4p, 4to, very closely written. Also included is a list of all the parish registers of St. Minver, 'left with Mr. Davy. Dec. 18th. 1812.'' (iv) Letter dated Rodmarton Jan. 9th 1813., thanking Sandys, and assuring him he will be careful in dealing with Dr. Borlase's MS 'I shall not use Dr. Borlase ill or expose any error I may discover in his unedited work...' and criticising Mr Whitaker 'Mr W. is very coarse in his censure.... he threatened he would attack my Environs of London... we shall not retaliate... we shall not... expose his ignorance of ancient architecture... Dr Borlase MS with respect to the genealogy of Families will be highly useful.' Refers also to Norden, writes about Carew family, Roserrow, Porthillie, with some queries. There is a P.S. 'Dr. Borlase was a little wild on the subject of Druidism...' 3p, 4to, closely written. Address panel on verso. 1812-1813. £275.00
¶ Lysons' Cornwall was published in 1814. The letters have obviously remained together as Sandys had asked in one of his letters to Lysons for his notes to be returned to him when the work was completed.
Morvah, Pendeen, FOUR ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 6" to 1 mile, Sheets LXVII N.E (Morvah, Treen), LXVII S.W (Botallack, Pendeen), LXVII S.E (Chun Downs, Ding Dong), LXVII N.W (Pendeen Watch, mostly sea). Two maps have some coloured shading of small areas. Second Edition 1908. Slightly later. £28.00
Penberth, Ludgvan etc. FOUR ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 6" to 1 mile, Sheets LXXVIII S.E (Penberth), LXXIIIA S.E & N.E (Longships), LXXVIII S.E (Ludgvan), LXXVIII N.W (Castle an Dinas, Gear Common). A few minor edge tears, Penberth map has some areas outlined in red or blue. Second Edition 1908. Slightly later. £28.00
Penzance ASSIGNMENT of Mortgage Money relating to a tenement in New Street called Foster's Hall, John Batten and others to William Carne. 2 vellum sheets, 24" x 27", 5 good wax seals. 1798. £20.00
Penzance AUCTION POSTER. Advertising for sale a Leashold Dwelling House with Garden No 11 Penare Road. Size approx. 35" x 22", with several folds. Sale held at Central Hall, Penzance, 2nd April, 1913. £15.00
Porkellis COPY OF PARTITION DEED of Porkellis between Thomas Ryse of Trewardrevath and John Pendarves of Constantine and William Pendarves of Crowan, thirty third year of Elizabeth. An agreement for partition of their messuages and lands in Porkellis the Lower 'liberty for setting letting of the premises... for to work for Tynn... shall forever remain in common... and undivided'. 4 large folio pages, plus cover leaf, folded with docket title. Cover leaf torn. Copy of deed of 1591. Paper watermarked 1840. £34.00
¶ Ryse was to have enjoyment of the closes within the Hedge on the North west and North end of the Stamping Mill lately erected by William Pendarves in Portkellis 'from the West end of Gweale Drysack to the great River... together with all the waters of the Great River... between Lazarea and Porkellis and free liberty... to make digg and sink leats'.
Sancreed, Sennen etc. FOUR ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 6" to 1 mile, Sheets LXXIII S.E (St. Buryan), LXXIII N.E (Sancreed), LXXIII S.W (Sennen), LXXIII N. & LXXIIIA N.E (St. Just). Sennen map has a few small numbers in ink, others have a farm outlined in blue or red with details of mineral lease etc in margins. Second Edition 1908. Slightly later. £28.00
Smith & Sons REDUCED ORDNANCE MAP OF LANDS END and Environs. Colour-printed map 14" x 18", scale 4 miles to an inch, linen-backed folding into sm 8vo cloth boards, label on front board, cloth faded on front board. c1895. £14.00
South-East Cornwall Bye-Election VOTE FOR SANDYS and Retain Religion in our Day Schools. Ponder this before you Poll.... 4p brochure consisting of card size 7" x 5", folded in half to make booklet of 4pp. Printed in blue and red, with information on the poll, registered number, advice to Farmers, Fishermen etc. to support the Unionist candidate, and photograph of Mrs Sandys with message of support. 1906. £14.00
St Ive COPPY OF THE DECREE MADE IN CHANCERY 27 April 10 Anne 1703 Inter Thomam Dodson Quer., ac Johan. Buller, Nathaniel Trubody, Saram Dodson, Thomam Dodson.... Deft. Contemporary copy on 5p, sm. folio, in a neat clear hand, held at bottom right by small wax seal. Folded with docket title as above listing many names. There is another title which has been crossed through 'Coppy of the Decree for selling land for raising Mrs. Sarh. Dodson's fortune', 'Some papers about Hay in St. Ive psh.' 1703. £20.00
¶ All the documents and events referred to are 1672 and 1693.
St. Martin in Meneage APPORTIONMENT OF THE RENT CHARGE IN LIEU OF TITHES 13pp., large folio, paper wraps with printed label. Printed in columns with Landowners, Occupiers, no. on Plan, Description, State of Cultivation, quantity, Amount of Rent Charge. Wraps stained and split at spine, page edges and corners creased and dog-eared, some dust-marking at page edges. 1841. £95.00
¶ Tenements include Gear, Tresize, Tremayne, Soarne, Henver, Mudgeon.
St. Minver ACCOUNT OF THE GREAT TITHES for seven years prior to Christmas 1835. Manuscript on 10 pages, folio, sewn at edge, folded, docket title as above. Lists tithes for Harvest of 1829 - 1835 inclusive, each page listing approx. 65 names, in two columns, with amounts for Compositions, Receipts. Some notes on verso of tithes taken in kind, listing amounts paid in barley, oats, etc. 1835. £45.00
St. Minver SCHEDULE of Pengarrock Tenement. Lease to Rob. Nicholls for 11years from Michms. 1785 £70 per annum. Folio sheet, written on both sides, listing 55 fields etc. at the farm at the Mill, with statute and customary measure. With note of land tax. c1785. £18.00
¶ Listed in Symons' directory as 'farm 85 acres, mill 2 acres'.
Treveglas Mine LETTER to Messrs. Coode, Solicitors at St. Austell, from William Daman, saying Mr Gurney has informed him the sale of Treveglas Mine had been postponed, and they were not able to get the dues 'and there are certain Buildings to which he thinks we may have some claim...' 1p., 4to, 17 lines, conjoint leaf with address panel and postmark. June 11th, 1839. £16.00
Wendron COUNTERPART LEASE of a tenement in Trelobus Wollas, with two grist mills, dwelling house, barn, etc., William Hill to Thomas Grylls in trust for Catherine Hill. Vellum, 20" x 19", wax seal, printed with ms. inserts. 1793. £18.00
Wheal Vor Consolidated Mines, Breage ASSIGNMENT of 1/100 Share in 'all those Tin and Copper Mines or Adventures.... called by the names of Wheal Vor and Wheal Vreah Polladras Downs and Carleen... and the Smelting Works Engines Whims Tools...' John Silvester of Helston to John Cornish and Henry Borlase 'carrying on business at the Port of Gweek under the Firm of Cornish and Borlase'. Vellum, size 18" x 25", wax seal. 1834. £45.00
Wilks (R), Pr WOOLF'S PATENT STEAM ENGINE 'The following Affadavits and Certificates are respectfully submitted to those who are interested in the economical Application of Mechanical Powers, to the Purposes of Mining and Manufactures, as a complete Refutation of every Report to the Prejudice of Woolf's Invention, circulated by Ignorance and Malevolence....' Four Affadavits reporting on experiments, comparing performance of Woolf's engine with Bolton and Watt's, etc., carrying out grinding of corn etc., the latter with names of, among others, Richard Trevithick, Engineer, Henry Harvey, Iron-Founder. 2pp., folio. On verso are calculations in pencil comparing amount of coal used to grind a certain measure of wheat with Woolf's and Bolton & Watts' engines. 1811. £75.00
¶ For example 'Henry Rumble, employed by Meux, Reids and Co., Brewers, to look after and attend Steam Engines upon their Premises' concluded that the Bolton and Watt engine they erected in place of the Woolf engine 'requires to be worked on the average, daily, from Twenty to Twenty-one Hours, to perform the same work that was done by Mr. Woolf's Engine.... in Seventeen Hours'
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Brisco PARTICULARS, PLAN & CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Freehold Estate known as Bricso Hill, comprising Mansion House, Garden & Pleasure Grounds.... to be Sold by Public Auction.... 28th September 1887.... 3pp., folio, folded, large attractive hand-coloured folding plan. 1887. £30.00
SALE OF PART OF DERWENTWATER Eskdale, Keswick, Borrowdale, Cockermouth ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS, CONDITIONS OF SALE and Plan of The Major Portions of the... Leconfield Cumberland Estate, about 17,00 Acres, Four Very Sound Sheep Farms, Skiddaw Forest, Part of Derwent Water, 400 Acres of Valuable Woodland, The Mount, Papcastle... to be offered for Sale by Auction... 17th July 1957. 81pp., folio, printed front wrap only, lacks back wrap, front wrap stained and detached, key plan, one only of four folding plans. 11 photographs, mostly 2 to a plate. 1957. £30.00
¶ Includes numerous sheep and dairy farms, cottages, shooting rights. Lot 31 was the Western portion of Derwentwater, covering 562 acres.
Fowler (Henry), Surveyor LITHOGRAPHED PLAN OF CARLISLE CITADEL STATION of the line from Carlisle signal box no 1 to no 13. Fully hand-coloured, scale 2 chains to 1", size 21" x 86", plus one section size 15" x 13" covering the line running south towards Maryport. Titled 'Carlisle Citadel Station'. Dissected and mounted on linen, size of sections 21" x 10", folding into cloth covered boards, cloth stained and 'cockled'. Shows buildings, streets, courts, goal, reservoir, warehouses, cranes, named public houses, woollen mills, gas works, fitting shops, engine shed, etc., areas coloured to show lands belonging to various companies (Caledonian, North Eastern, etc.) Grubby old yellowed sellotape repair to split down linen at one fold, linen torn almost completely down another fold, short tear in linen at another fold. Small light foxing spots on first two sections, map surface grubby throughout. Some neat annotations of dates up to the 1950's. 1881. £140.00
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.
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Ashburton AUCTION POSTER Messrs. Sawdye & Son Have been instructed to sell by Auction... those Flour and Grist Mills Known as The Town Mills, together with the convenient Dwelling House.... in West Street... Size 21" x 14". Together with manuscript Conditions of Sale, 3p., folio, folded. 1890. £24.00
Axminster ADMINISTRATION of Ann Liddon Eames, late of Axminster. Certificate printed on vellum with MS inserts, size 7" x 7", large papered seal of Archbishop of Canterbury attached. 1811. £10.00
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. £30.00
¶ Margary State 2.
Barnstaple TO BE SOLD by Auction by Mr. Burch on Monday next, October 3rd... The Household Goods, Furniture, Handsome Piano Forte and other Effects, The Property of Mr. W. Rennels, at the Dwelling House, adjoining Mr. Hunt's Cabinet Maker, Boutport Street... Handbill, size 9" x 7". Some minor off-setting. Brightwell & Son, Printers, Barnstaple, 1831. £24.00
Barnstaple, Holland Street, TO BE SOLD By Auction... 6th November inst. By W. Hutton, at the Residence of the late Mrs. Dean, A Quantity of Household Furniture Consisting of A set of majogany Dining, Card, Tea & other Tables, neat Sofa, Cherry-tree Chairs with stuffed seats... Handbill, size 8" x 7", printed in bold type, the word 'Furniture' in a decorative shadowed type composed of small circles. Brightwell & Sons, Printers, Barnstaple. October 29th, 1833. £24.00
Besley (H) VIEWS OF DEVONSHIRE 19 large vignette views (engraved surface approx. 4" x 7"), tissue guards, oblong 8vo, decorative glazed card wraps, cloth spine, minor scratch on front wrap. c1860. £130.00
¶ Normally there would be 18 views, but two views of Torquay From the Rock Walk' have been bound in together by mistake. Views include Torquay (3), Daddy's Hole, Ansty's Cove, Babbacombe, Dartmouth, Dawlish, Teignmouth (3), Berry Pomeroy, Totnes, Exmouth, Exeter (2), Okehampton.
Bideford, Okehampton, South Molton GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN. Sheet XXVI. Printed surface area approx. 24" x 35". Scale 1" to 1 mile. Hand-coloured with key. Copper-plate engraving with the plate mark in the margins, embossed stamp to top margin, some grubby marks on right hand side, few small tears to margins, 8" tear from left-hand margin, repaired to verso. Some old sellotape marks to top margin and verso. Pub. 1809 by Lt. Col. Mudge. Later c1850. £50.00
¶ On this map there is only a small amount of colour.
Broadhempston VALUABLE LAND Dwelling House & Outbuildings, situate at Beaston.... Messrs. Rendell & Symons have been favored with instructions.... to sell by Auction.... Monday, July 30th, 1883. Poster, size 29" x 20", listing 13 Lots, folds.... together with.... Manuscript 'Auction Terms' for the sale, relating to Lot 1, 5p folio. 1883. £18.00
Buckfastleigh CONVEYANCE of two pieces of land known as Mill Field and Bottom Park at Kilbury, T. Edwards to G. Arscott. 5 large folio pages in MS, sewn at corner, with coloured sketch map on waxed cotton, 7" square. 'Duplicate copy.' 14th July 1891. £12.00
Cranford & Son, Publisher VIEWS OF DARTMOUTH AND THE RIVER DART 20 views, some two to a page, in obling 8vo album, gilt title. c1910. £16.00
Cullum, Exeter, Printer LIST OF CHARITIES For the Benefit Of The City of Exeter. No. 1. Folio sheet, printed in small fine type-face on one side only, in columns giving Donor, Instrument, Fund, Trustees, Charitable Purpose, Arrears, Observations. Lists 22 Charities. Signed 'A.B' Exeter, May 27, 1809. £38.00
¶ 'Any Information with respect to the Public Charities in the several Parishes of this City, will be thankfully received by the Printer'.
Culmstock ASSIGNMENT of cottage with garden and land at Down Green near Windwhistle in Culmstock, Agnes Chorley and others to Elizabeth Studley. Vellum, size 20" x 27", 3 wax seals. 1813. £18.00
Dartmoor Quarries TO BE LET BY TENDER With Immediate Possession, for a Term not exceeding 21 Years, either separately or together those two Granite Quarries situate near Tavistock, called Pew Tor and Stapletor.... Tenders to be addressed to the Secretary, Duchy of Cornwall Office... Poster, printed in large type-faces, size 15" x 10", horizontal fold. 1st February, 1872. £60.00
Dartmouth and Kingswear ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 miles, size 25" x 18", Sheet XXIII. Border all round. Two thirds of map is sea area. Shows Fathom line etc. Parkland, main roads and water-features hand-coloured, small estate south of Dartmouth shaded pink. hole in linen at one fold. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo endpapers. c1870. £18.00
Exeter ST PETROCK'S CHARITIES. Series of local Builder's Accounts with the Feoffees of St Petrock's, covering the period 1880 - 1910, for building and repair work, decorating etc. at St. Petrock's Church, at Cornish Court, Paul St., Paris St., The Almshouses in Magdalen Street, and the New Almshouses. Comprises bills of Thomas Gale, Builder, E. Marks Builder & Undertaker, to J. Ball, Builder, Undertaker, to William Mitchell, Junr. Joiner & Unertaker, House Decorator & Paperhanger'. Bills neatly hand-written, mostly on foolscap, often written on both sides, signed over a stamp; all have printed letter-heads. With a 'Description of Property in Paul Street belonging to the Feoffees', with occupiers and rental, 1p folio, c1890. In all approx. 70 bills. 1880 - 1910. £35.00.
'G.F. & S.' 'THE BEST' SIXPENNY VIEW BOOK OF PLYMOUTH And Neighbourhood Containing Photographic Views of All the Most Popular Places of Interest in the Three Towns & District. 19 views on extending strip, oblong 8vo album, faded gilt boards, cloth spine. c1910. £14.00
Haytor Volunteer Artillery LETTER from 2nd Earl of Liverpool, dated Whitehall 30th December 1805, signed Hawkesbury, to Earl Fortescue, informing him that the King has approved his plan that the Haytor Volunteer Artillery should be assembled upon permanent pay and Duty at Berrey Head Barracks for 21 Days from the 7th of next Month, and conveying His Majesty's Special directions that they should be so assembled. Informs him the Receiver General for the County of Devon will pay one guinea per man for the 'Non-commissioned Officers, Drummers and Privates'. 2p folio, blank adjoining leaf with docket title on verso, tear in margin, not affecting text. 1805. £45.00
Newton Tracey APPOINTMENT and Release in fee of the Manor of Newton Tracey and certain Lands in Newton Tracey, 1830. 11p., attested copy. 1865. £14.00
Pewtor Granite Works COST BOOK October 1846 - August 1847. Folio ledger, size 13" x 9", bound in bright green parchment boards, morocco label 'Cost Book' on spine. Small hole in spine. Details all payments on a fortnightly basis, including payments to Purser and Clerk, and many named workers, giving rate per hour for work, total, with deductions for doctor, e.g. 'Joseph Williams: 5 days at Wheal Josiah... 18s 9d, Cap Stone for Beer Chapel 4 days... 14s, 10 Window Sills, Dainty... 7s 6d, 1 Step, Dainty 3s 9d.', smith's work and repairs to tools (sharpening picks etc.), most work done is for 'making blocks', also cleaving stone, breaking stone for road, work at quarry. 80 pages of entries plus many banks.... together with... PEWTOR INVOICE BOOK book size 13" x 6", full parchment boards, title in ink on spine, giving detailed invoices of granite sent to Her Majesty's Dockyard at Portsmouth from Morwhellam, each headed with the name 'Peter Rolt Esq.', and giving name of ship, master and date, 21st April 1847 - 16 August 1848, plus a few invoices at the end made out for different people, including 'Devon Great Consols Mining Company, Invoice of Granite sent to the Great Consols Mine', 'Mr Thomas May, Mason Tavistock, Invoice of Granite delivered from the Wharf', 'W.B. Cudlipp, Paving for Commercial Inn', 'Kitts and Co. Granite shipped from Morwhellam for the Dock Yard.' Each invoice covers 1-2 pages and is in tabular form with numbers or letters down left side and columns for different sizes, qualities of stone (inverts, coping ashlar etc.) Includes the odd note, e.g. 'The courses on these Stones are obliterated and I am not quite certain they are now correct - would you be kind enough to ascertain'. 104 pages of entries, plus many blanks... together with... LEDGER, size 15" x 10", July 1846 - March 1855, Approx. 55 pages, plus Index, listing customers with Debit and Credit, plus many blanks. Customers include Wheal Anderton Adventurers, Plymouth Corporation, National School Committee, Wheal Maria Adventurers, Devon Great Consols, Duke of Bedford. Loosely inserted is a bundle of small receipts, larger invoices, letters etc., including: letter from John Hitchens, Harley St., suggesting he quote supply of granite for the building of a pier, adding 'I am sorry to say the cholera here is very bad and I hear that at Tavistock, Beer and at Callingon it rages with unabated fury...', sheets listing wages, price of loading, sheets of accounts, summaries of stone supplied to Dock Yard with list of ships (5p folio), goods supplied, bill for smith's work. 35 pieces. 1846-55. £850.00
Plymouth ASSIGNMENT of the remainder of a term of five hundred years in certain parts of the Manor of Sutton Pill, in trust. John Lowe to Samuel Williams. Refers to land in Plymouth known as Higher Stert, and an agreement made between John Molesworth and Lady Bridget Bastard. Ink rather faded, vellum creased at folds. 6 signatures with wax seals. 25" x 33". 17th May 1817. £10.00
Plymouth CHARLES CHURCH, CALENDAR-BLOTTER 1935. 8vo, With list of Vicars, main events, etc., small view on front wrap. Together with Beechams Photo-Folio 24 Views of Plymouth, 12mo. c1910 and 1935. £12.00
Rock & Co. VIEWS & SCENERY OF LYNTON & LYNMOUTH 16 vignette views, cloth boards, gilt title, size 5" x 7", front board faded, spine rubbed, lacks front endpaper, 2 small ink blots in margin of first plate. Inscription on front pastedown. c1860. £60.00
Spreat (W) BICTON CHURCH. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India paper, large margins, margins slightly spotty. [Printer, C. Hulmandel.] c1842. £22.00
Spreat (W) BRAMFORD SPEKE CHURCH. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 9", on India paper, large margins, margins slightly spotty. [C. Hulmandel, Printer.] c1842. £22.00
Spreat (W) BREWSTEIGNTON CHURCH. Lithotint from Nature by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 5" x 8", on India paper, large margins. C. Hulmandel's Patent. c1842. £22.00
Spreat (W) LYMPSTONE CHURCH. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 9", on India paper, large margins. [C. Hulmandel, Printer.] c1842. £22.00
Spreat (W) MOHUN CHURCH. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6 X 8", on India paper, large margins, slight spotting to margins. Printed by C. Hulmandel. c1842. £22.00
Spreat (W), Publisher TEIGNMOUTH The Den, Looking South. Tinted lithograph, size 7" x 13", plus margins. Shows bathing machines on beach, couple in a carriage in foreground, tall flagpole-type structure on lawn, The Ness in distance. Sky area spotty. c1850. £50.00
S(tanden) (E.J) LONDON BRIDGE, TORQUAY drawing so titled, in soft pencil heightened with white, on buff paper size 12" x 9". A few very minor foxing spots in sky area. Shows view looking toward rock arch, figures on cliff path, headland in far distance, sailing boats in bay, men fishing from small rowing boat near shore. Signed 'E.J.S.' c1850. £45.00
Tavistock ARCHITECT'S SCALE DRAWING for a granite plinth and iron railings, stamped 'Bedford Yard Office Tavistock', most likely for the base of the Francis Drake statue. On buff tracing paper, in black ink with blue watercolour shading, numerous measurements. Comprises full size 'Section of Granite Curb' (showing position of rail); 'Detail Full size above top of rails', with details of construction, welding etc., 'Plan of granite base 4ft to an inch'; 'Plan at angle (full size)'. Overall size 26" x 27", folded, a few small holes at central fold, not affecting drawing. c1880. £65.00
¶ The design for the railings corresponds with the design of those now around the statue, with plain 'arrow heads', and one in the centre of the length with curlicues either side of the basic design. The statue was erected by the Duke of Bedford in 1883. The sculptor was Joseph Boehm.
Tavistock election HERE YOU HAVE PRINTED AND PUBLISHED A COPY OF VERSES Giving a Full, True, and Particular Account of the Bold Young Samivell... Broadside, size 17" x 11", heading in large typeface, with poem in 13 stanzas, relating to the disqualification of Samuel Carter in the election of 1852, due to his lack of a property qualification. Printed in two columns, decorative border. Traces of folds, and light creasing, two small holes at one fold affecting a couple of letters. Relevant newspaper cutting, an obituary of Carter, pasted along top of cutting, at top left corner. 1852. £45.00
¶ 'He was brought up a Tanner, but tho't he would rether/Try his hand at the Law, than the making of leather;/Ses he, to be Tanning, is quite enfra dig/So I'll go in at vonce, for a Counsellors Vig'.
Tavistock PLAN OF PART OF THE TOWN OF TAVISTOCK shewing (in red lines) the Site of proposed new Market Buildings and Slaughter House. 1857. Ink and full colour wash plan, on thick paper, size 23" x 30", 3 vertical folds. Scale 36 feet to the inch. Scale bar, compass rose, Reference Table at right hand side, 'Reference Table to the Properties on and around the Site, the Numbers on the Plan corresponding with those on the Duke of Bedford's Rental', with Number on Plan, Description, Owners, Lessees, Occupiers (50 occupiers named). The properties are coloured grey brown and light blue according to whether let by the Duke of Bedford on lease or rack rent, or by other owners, all numbered. Shows river and island (with notes on its removal), bridge, Abbey Road, Elbow Lane, and other streets, the area of proposed buildings superimposed on shaded buildings with red line and pink shading. Title on verso 'Plans made by M. Jones for the commencement of the Market work. No. 3 section.' Cracks in paper at two folds reinforced on verso with archival tape... together with... TAVISTOCK MARKETS ORIGINAL SURVEY and Scheme lines laid down. Plan in ink on thick paper, size 26" x 28, folded vertically in four, shows simlar area to first map, without shading, same scale, but oriented differently. Four differently coloured outlines indicated four different sites. Small hole about the size of 1p piece, reinforced on verso with document tape. 1851. £250.00
The Tavistock Printing Co. Pr. THE TAVISTOCK GAZETTE and Weekly Advertiser for Devon and Cornwall. broadsheet newspaper, 8pp., a run from Friday 6th January 1939 - Friday 29th December 1939. Bound in stained, rubbed marbled boards, cloth spine, first two leaves of first copy creased and repaired with sellotape, spine worn and damaged. Water stain on edge of last copy. 1939. £70.00
¶ Headline September 1st 'Tavistock A.R.P. Official Complete Plan. Where to Go and What to Do. Sites For Trenches: Fire Patrols: Shelters: Sand Dumps'
United School District, Okehampton POSTER Size 15" x 11", folds, inviting 'Tenders for the Erection of a School in East Street... in accordance with Plans and Specifications prepared by Mr. Harry Green, Architect.' 1895. £15.00
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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. 1732. £28.00
Buckland Newton TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION by Percy and Son, At Revells Inn, Near Buckland-Newton... Wednesday the 20th Day of August next... A Freehold Tenement, called Tyley, Containing about 10 Acres of excellent Meadow or Pasture Land, Situate Nesar Revells Inn with Common of Pasture on Cosmore Common... The Reversion in Fee-Simple of and in Three Cottages adjoining, Now held by Thomas West, Jacob Tucker, and Emanuel Mitchell... Handbill, size 12" x 7", printed on one side. Langdon and Son, Printers, Sherborne. 6th August, 1817. £42.00
Corscombe PROBATE COPY OF THE WILL of Mary Moor, widow, of Corscombe, on paper, size 10" x 15". Heading written in large attractive letters. Attached is MS Probate certificate, signed. Papered seal apparently cut off. 1748. £22.00
Corscombe PROBATE COPY of the will of Grace Loveless of Corscombe, widow. On paper, 7" x 16", lacks seal on tag, signed with her mark. Leaves money to her three children, and attached are three dated notes from them, signed, declaring they have received the sums under their mother's will. 1775. £18.00
Newman and Co. TWELVE VIEWS OF WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND Twelve engraved vignette views, oblong 8vo album, blindstamped boards, both detached. Size of engraved surface 3" x 4". Waterstain affecting most of plates, obtruding onto engraved surface. c1850. £40.00
¶ Includes Chiswell, Portland from the Nothe, Portland Castle and Railway Station, Chesil Beach with quarry working in foreground, Bow and Arrow castle.
Sherborne TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION by Mr John Jeanes, at the Antelope Inn... the 28th day of January, 1809... That Extremely Rich Piece of Inclosed Freehold Meadow Land, known by the Name of Napped Hall.... Application may be made to Mr. Thomas Burfitt, Oddbinch Farm, Maiden Bradley... Handbill, attractively printed, size 7" x 6". Sherborne: Printed by J. Cruttwell. 1809. £30.00
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 & CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Properties situate at Swanage.... for sale by Public Auction at the Town Hall, Swanage.... on Monday 17th day of May, 1897. Folio, 4pp, folded. 1897. £10.00
¶ Includes Newton Cottage, Albany Terrace, etc.
Wimborne TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION by John Force, at The King's Arms, in Wimborne... 2nd September 1808, precisely at 4 o'clock.... the Following Premises.... Handbill, size 10" x 7", listing 5 Lots, with acreage and quality, at Leigh, Bothenwood, and Cowgrove. Moore, Printer, Poole. 1808. £45.00
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Burnham, Bradwell ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 18", dissected and mounted on linen, border all round, 8vo wraps. Water features, roads and parkland hand coloured. 4 small estates shaded with small dates. Linen split 3" at two folds, holes in linen where folds meet, wraps very rubbed. c1870. £16.00
Fairstead OBLIGATION BOND of William Noke of Fairstead, yeoman, binding him to Joshua Blower in the sum of £60. Manuscript in Latin and English, 1p., sm. folio, small wax seal. Signed with his mark by Noke, and by two witnesses with attractive signatures with ornate flourishes. Blank conjoint leaf, folds. 1700. £32.00
Tolleshunt Major, Witham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile, Sheet No. XLV, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper wraps. Roads and water-features coloured, some buildings coloured red, some areas shaded and numbered, probably for auction. Grubby. 2nd ed. 1898. £18.00
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Beckford WILL of Miss Sarah Harper of Beckford, 1796. Copy on 6p sm. folio. Paper water-marked 1796. £12.00
¶ Leaves legacies to William Wakeman of Beckford, Sarah Webb of Stanway etc.
Berkeley ABSTRACT OF TITLE of Mr James Phillips to an Orchard or Close of Land at Westfield in Berkeley. 12p. folio. Details title from 1827 onwards. 1846. £24.00
Berkeley BOND of William Plomer of Dursley, Mercer, to Robert Cole of the Oakleas in Berkeley, and Thomas Wetsmore of Hill. Relates to land called Little Horse marshes at Sanigar in Berkeley. Folio sheet, manuscript, good wax seal. Repaired 3" tear at one fold. With record of payments on verso. 1779. £22.00
Berkeley, Westfield Inclosure copy award of Messrs Long and Croome for the Partition and Division of Westfield in the Parish of Berkeley. 10 large folio sheets, held at corner with pink tape. Small sketch plan on last sheet. 1827. £38.00
¶ Lists allotment of lands for eleven people, including William Fitzharding Berkeley, Flora Fust, John de la Field Phelps, Robert Norman, etc., with details of who should pay for fencing etc.
Bockley CONVEYANCE of lands called Westfield and Four Ridges in Bockley, William Vizard of Dursley, William Joyner, of Bockley, and others, to Robert Norman. 3 vellum sheets, size 28" x 32", signed by 7 parties with wax seals. The last sheet comprises a Schedule of indentures from 1708-94... together with... Lease for a Year, 1794, relating to the same property, single vellum sheet, 2 wax seals. 1794. £27.00
Bourton on the Water PRIME TIMBER for Sale by Auction.... at the New Inn on Monday March 7th 1887, at the New Inn.... 50 very fine Oak, 24 Elm, 44 Ash, and 55 Pollards, standing on Haines' Farm. 3 page catalogue printed in blue on card, describing 33 lots. Crease where it has been folded horizontally. Stow, 1887. £12.00
Charlton Kings PARTICULARS of a Valuable Residential Property distinguished as Cotswold Lodge.... to be Sold by Auction... November 18, 1884. 4pp., folio. 1884. £14.00
WYNDHAM FAMILY OF CLEARWELL COURT Clearwell Court ACCOUNT BOOK 1747-49. Small folio ledger, vellum boards, size 13" x 8", lettered on front board 'Clear-well Ledger. MDCCXLVII'. Presumably kept be a steward or agent of the Wyndham family, beautifully written, with very decorative headings, in a fine copperplate hand. As the accounts were spread out leaving many blank pages the book has been used by a different owner(s) in the early nineteenth century to record barging, farm and churchwarden accounts. The original eighteenth century accounts comprise 63 pages, with many section headings, for example 'Bills unpiad when the Family went from Home', 'Bills contracted the Present year' (e.g. 'Mr Dew for Clothes for Mr Wyndham, and livery cloths for servants... £15.4.9d'), 'Home Estate Husbandry' (1 page clearly missing here), 'Husbandry at Broadfields', 'Husbandry at St. Briavels', 'Men Servants Wages' (23 servants named including 'Wm. Charles for keeping the Clocks'), 'Cattle Bought', 'Gardens Account', 'Gathering Apples and Cyder' 'Uncertain payments' which includes 'Robt. Clark for planting an Oak in the Clump at Cawdwells... 6d', 'Griff. Hoopkins for destroying 9 doz. Ratts'. On the blank pages have been written, in a much more untidy hand, accounts for journeys with barges, made in account with various people, most of the voyages being to Hereford, but also to 'Eighn', 'Mortiford', Fownhope, etc., for example 'Octo. 23 1820. With Tho. Rowel with the Barge called the Rival 1 voyage from Lidbrook to Hereford...', 'May 9 1826 1 Load of coal from The Young Colliers to come home 12 skips'. There are also farming accounts and records 'July 24th 1818 Turned 54 sheep to Forest. 1 killed, 1 died, 2 missing'. In a different hand are what appear to be Churchwardens accounts, detailing payments to a long list of recipients, including to various women for bastard children, and receipts from the fathers, wages, e.g. '1 week's pay to John Lewis by order of Smith Overseer of the Workhouse...' 'What was received of the Parish to the Church Account' etc. These mixed accounts comprise 82 pages. At some point 8 leaves have been cut out. 1747-1830. £420.00
Downend PARTICULARS WITH PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF FREEHOLD PROPERTIES (Estate of Henry Bridgman, Esq., Deceased) at Bromley Heath, Downend, comprising Two well-situate and Compact Small Holdings Cottages and Accommodation Lands.... which Geo. Nichols, Young, Hunt & Co are instructed to Sell by Auction... November 22nd, 1923. Folio, coloured folding plan, 10pp, original wraps. 1923. £22.00
¶ Comprises Bromley Heath Farm, Griffins Farm.
Dymock PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE Of Freehold Cottage at Broomsgreen, Dymock. To be Sold by Auction by Messrs. Lomas and Anthony at The Horse Shoe Inn, Broomsgreen On Friday the 12th day of August 1904. Loosely inserted is a large printed poster for the sale. 3pp, folio, docket title. 1904. £15.00
Frenchay ORIGINAL POSTER DESIGN for a Fancy Dress Dance at The Village Hall Frenchay, Feb. 6th 1934, The Excelsior Dance Orchestra. Part Proceeds in Aid of the Hambrook Village Hospital. The Women's Club. No one Under 13 Years of Age Admitted. In gouache in bright colours, on stiff card, shows head and shoulders of Elizabethan lady with ruff and Russian Officer with monocle. Some pin-holes at corners. 1934. £80.00
Gloucester BILLS of Price & Washbourne to Lord Sherborne for timber supplied (including Baltic Lathwood, Red Deals etc.) and hauling from Wasley. Four 4to bills with printed headings.... together with.... Receipt of Cheltenham Gas-Light company for £23 for lighting, paid by Lord Sherborne. 1835 & 1824. £10.00
Gretton, Winchcombe PLANS, PARTICULARS and Conditions of an Important Sale of Freehold & Tithe-free Properties, The Tithe Farm.... Also a Substantial Dwelling House.... Mr. E. Righton is instructed.... to sell by Auction at the White Hart Hotel, Winchcombe, 3rd July, 1896. Folio, folded, 2pp., plus docket title, large folding coloured plan. Some foxing spots. 1896. £30.00
Iron Acton DEED OF BARGAIN AND SALE of close of wood ground called Lawrence's Wood containing 12 acres, and close of wood ground called Little Round containing 2 acres, John Trewman of Westerleigh, Yeoman, Charles Harford of Bristol, linen draper, and Rachel his wife, William Dyer of Chippingham in Wiltshire, and others to Thomas Lawrence. Vellum, 11" x 24", 4 wax seals. Fine large calligraphic initial letter 'T', size 4" x 3", 4 good wax seals with birds, on tags, decoration of second word 'Indenture'. 1691. £28.00
¶ The lands were 'lately purchased of Dame Anne Poyntz' and were part of the Manor of Iron Acton.
Kell (Thomas) and Son, Printer GLOUCESTER CORPORATION. SESSION 1911. PLAN AND SECTION William Fox, F. Latrobe-Bateman, Richard Read, Engineers. 3 sheets of lithograph plans, printed green paper wraps, size 23" x 30", cloth spine. 6" repaired tear in first leaf, not affecting printing. Shows plans and sections of Aquaduct Work at Pauntley. 1911. £55.00
Rifle Volunteers A RETURN OF ARTILLERY AND RIFLE VOLUNTEERS Raised and Enrolled in the County of Gloucester... Made up to the 1st April, 1860. 3pp., folio, folded. Browning at edges and verso... together with... Subscription list for Volunteer Rifle Fund, 1p., 4to, and a printed report, 1p. 4to, of a meeting of the Lieutenancy for raising a Fund for Battalionising the Rife Volunteers, with covering printed letter. 1860. £46.00
¶ Lists Officers for Tewkesbury, Stroud, Forest, Cheltenham, Gloucester Dock, etc.
Ross BILL to the Executors of Henry Morse, for funeral expenses and costs involved in settling the deceased's estate, particularly as regards his coal yard at Hereford, arranging an auction sale, etc. presumably from an attorney or executor. 12pp., sm. folio, loosely stitched at edge, neatly itemised. Includes 'Paid for Horse Cart & Man to Ross for Cask Beer &c for Funeral', 'Payed for shrowd sheet', 'Payed John Meredith Voyage to Horn(?) with Mary Ann Barge & Towing Path....' May 1815. £18.00
Rowe (G) THE PROMENADE, CHELTENHAM. Tinted lithograph, engraved view area approx. 6" x 10", plus margins, neatly mounted in a double mount, bottom right hand corner of margin spotty, neat repir to short tear in plate. Drawn, Printed & Published by Geo. Rowe, Exeter House, Cheltenham. (1840) £46.00
Stratton PARTICULARS WITH PLAN & CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Stratton Estate, Comprising the house and Homestead known as "Salutation House" and 120 acres.... To be Sold by Auction, by Messrs Moore & Hill at the King's Head Hotel, Cirencester, on Wednesday 17th July, 1878. 6pp, folio, folding plan, with coloured outlines. 1878. £28.00
Tidenham MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT between Richard Lowe, Hooper, of Temple in Bristol, son of Richard Lowe late of Twyddenham in Gloucestershire, Yeoman, and Rebecca Stevens, and John Stevens, Hooper, of Bristol, and Nathaniel Hutton of Twyddenham. Relates to lands called Tanners, Holbrooks, Tollers Marsh, Sadbury, near the River Wye at Tidenham which was to be the marriage portion. Two sheets of vellum, one 25" x 32", the second sheet smaller, signed by three parties with wax seals. 1727. £36.00
Tidenham, Woolastone and Lancaut AN ACT for Inclosing Lands in the Parishes of Tidenham, Woolastone, and Lancaut.... 35pp, disbound. 1810. £24.00
Waterloo, Cirencester AUCTION POSTER advertising the sale of Freehold Dwelling Houses 'To be Sold by Auction by Blackwell & Jones, at the King's Head Hotel, Cirencester on Thursday the 7th of March 1861.' Size 19" x 15", folds. 1861. £18.00
Westley's REDUCED ORDNANCE MAP of the Environs of Cheltenham. Showing all Railways, Stations, Roads &c. from the Ordnance Survey. Size 19" x 24", scale 2 miles to 1 inch, folding into printed paper wraps. c1880. £18.00
¶ Shows railways open and authorized.
Wickwar LEASE FOR A YEAR of land in the Common Moor of Wickwar, and a close of pasture called Little Bockney, Arthur Machin Hockley to Joseph Plaister, Shopkeeper, of Wickwar. Large vellum sheet, good wax seal. 1819. £16.00
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Bishops Waltham Railway Company SHARE CERTIFICATE for one ten pound share. On thin paper, size 7" x 9", good impressed seal of company. Signed by Secretary. 1862. £35.00
Botley ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXVI. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper wraps. Some fields near Bursledon Common coloured pink. Slight browning of linen along one fold. 1871. £30.00
¶ Covers Thornhill Park, Shidfield.
Brixton, Shorwell ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XCVII. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper wraps. About half the map is sea area. 1866. £28.00
Keith Shackleton (Painted by) THE SHELL GUIDE TO HAMPSHIRE Poster, 29" x 20", lacks bottom metal stretcher. Paper torn along 6" of bottom left edge, a few edge trears with creasing at bottom left corner. A few minor short cracks in glaze in plate. c1960. £20.00
¶ Shows stream with fisherman, trout, yachts, man o'war.
Lyminge Inclosure TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION By order of the Inclosure Commissioners of England and Wales, by Mr Thomas Thurston, at the Coach and Horses Inn, In Lyminge, on Thursday, September 30th, 1852.... Before Mr William Murton, The Valuer appointed by the Commissioners.... 100 acres of Freehold Uninclosed Land, situate on Rhodes Minnis and High Minnis.... Double-page lithographed plan, 3pp, folio, docket title, folded. Ellott, Printer, &c., High Street, Ashford, 1852. £36.00
Ryde Isle of Wight AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Wallis, Riddett & Down. Have received instructions to Sell by Auction.... Four Dwelling-Houses known as Nos, 1, 2, 3 & 4, Trinity Terrace. Situated on the East side of Daniel Street, Ryde..... Size approx. 30" x 20". 1893. £14.00
Southampton PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Prominently Situated and Valuable Shop Premises known as 'Foy's Corner', 195-203 Shirley Road.... which Messrs. Nicholas are to offer by public auction.... 10th March, 1954. 7pp., sm. folio, actual photo on front wrap, key plan. 1954. £9.00
Wonston Farm, Sutton Scotney PARTICULARS OF THE VALUABLE FREEHOLD AGRICULTURAL AND SPORTING ESTATE known as WONSTON FARM, Sutton Scotney, Hampshire, comprising: A Comfortable Farm Residence, a small Old=fashioned Farm House or Bailiff's House, Gamekeeper's Cottage, 6 Labourers' Cottages and about 750 acres.... Large coloured folding plan, 9 photographic illusts, 7pp, 4to, original printed wraps, fold. c.1910. £20.00
Yarmouth, Isle of Wight PROBATE of the Will of John Blackburn, Rector of Yarmouth. Vellum, size 18" x 25", printed certificate attached, large papered seal of Winchester Registry. 1870. £14.00
¶ Leaves silver and property to son Samuel Blackburn, Principal of St. John's College, Auckland, New Zealand.
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Manor of Kenchester VALUABLE FREEHOLD ESTATE, Called the Old Weir, of the first quality, a moiety of the MANOR OF KENCHESTER, Together with a convenient Dwelling House. well-arranged Farm Buildings & Labourer's Cottage, and 101 Acres of Land.... Which will be Sold by Auction by Mr. J.H. Sunderland, On Wednesday, 1st November 1854. Double-page coloured plan, title, folio, docket title, folded, few short tears at folds, few contemporary ink amendments. 1854. £25.00
Old Colwall Estates PARTICULARS OF ALL THOSE VALUABLE FARMS, known by Old Colwall, Moorcroft, Branches, Pit House, Twenty Ridges, Fishpool, Leys Knell and Land: of the first quality, a moiety of the MANOR OF KENCHESTER, Together with a convenient Dwelling House. well-arranged Farm Buildings & Labourer's Cottage, and 101 Acres of Land.... Consisting of a valuable Mansion House.... a Farm House.... Cottages for Workmen.... with 385 acres, 3 roods, 37 perches.... For Sale by Auction.... 1820, at the Auction Mart, in London. 3pp, folio, docket title, folded. Printed by T. Hayes, Worcester: 1820. £45.00
Orcop MARRIAGE ARTICLES John Betham to Hannah Street, for settling messuages and 8 acres of land in Orcop. 4p., folio. Copy. 1833. £15.00
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Bowen (E) AN ACCURATE MAP OF THE COUNTY OF HUNTINGDON Divided into its Hundreds.... Illustrated with Historical Extracts relating to its Trade, Manufactures, Natural History &c. not extant in any other Map.... Engraved map, coloured in outline, size 28" x 21", dissected and mounted on linen, trimmed to coloured border, inserted in marbled slipcase, edges rubbed. Decorative cartouche showing turf cutters. With table bottom right listing villages with map reference, Lord of Manor, Deanery. French label on verso. c1790. £155.00
Kitchen (Thos) HUNTINGDONSHIRE Engraved map, size 9" x 7", plus margins, scale approx. 3 miles to one inch. 1786. £18.00
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Bredhurst, Borden ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXII. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. Some hand-shading of boundaries. First edition 1870, O.S. embossed stamp 1878. £30.00
Charing ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LIV, scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. Linen-backed. Boundaries hand-coloured, some brownish water-staining down left-hand margin, repaired tear 6" into map from top, small stain in bottom margin. First edition 1876. £28.00
Dover CERTIFICATE of the Contract for the Redemption of Land Tax for John Corbett for his messuage in Bench Street in the parish of St. Mary the Virgin, and four messuages and workshop adjoining. Large folio, printed with MS inserts. Coat of arms. Signed by Commissioners. Small hole where two folds meet. 1799. £18.00
¶ Names occupiers.
Romney Marsh ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet IV, scale 1" to 1 mile, size 16" x 27", dissected and mounte don linen, folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. Border all round. Letts label in lower margin, marginal information along top. Pink wash line north from Rye. c1840. £26.00
¶ Margary State 4. Covers Rye, Folkestone, Woodchurch.
Sittingbourne, Teynham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXIII. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. Neatly repaired 8" tear from top edge. First edition 1872, O.S. embossed stamp 1878. £30.00
Tunbridge ERIDGE ROCKS, NEAR TUNBRIDGE WELLS Watercolour, size 6" x 9", in old ivory mount with gilt edge, titled in ink on mount, which is slightly foxed. Shows close up view of rocks, with birch trees etc. The edges of the painting have been glued to the back of the mount. Late 19th century. £60.00
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Arley Mine, Ince MANUSCRIPT PLAN on waxed cotton, titled 'Hindley Field Colliery. Arley Mine, under land belonging to Execrs. of the late T. Gaskell'. Scale 20 yds. to an inch. Size 22" x 29", folds. Shows workings round Haslams Farm, with dates, pools. c1900. £36.00
Bartholomew (J) PLAN OF THE TOWN AND BOROUGH OF LIVERPOOL with Birkenhead, Tranmere, Seacombe, New Brighton etc. From the Ordnance and other Surveys. Colour printed plan, with key to buildings and streets, size 9" x 9", folded... Together with.... Environs of Liverpool and the Estuaries of Mersy & Dee. Colour printed map, size approx. 5" x 10"... together with... Plan of Liverpool. Scale 1" = half a mile. Colour printed plan, size 8" x 9". Fold. 1880's. £30.00
¶ From Atlases.
King Edward Colliery, Wigan MANUSCRIPT PLAN in ink on waxed cotton, size 34" x 36", folded. Titled 'King Edward Colliery. Pasture Seam. Scale 30 yards to an inch. Shows buildings around Ormskirk Road, Wall Cross Farm, Blackledge House, etc., grid of excavations, areas 'cut up into pillars'. c1956. £22.00
Lancaster AN ACT for improving the Navigation of the River Loyne... and for building a Quay... near the Town of Lncaster. 20pp., black letter, plus cover leaf. Attractive woodcut initial. 1749. £24.00
McCardy (J) Pub. THE WEEKLY RECORDER and General Commercial Intelligencer. Vol. 1 no 1. Newspaper, 4pp., size 15", fold. Attractive woodcut of stem packet, brandy still, in adverts on front page. Manchester, Thursday May 6, 1819. £22.00
¶ Contains notices for sale of Cotton Mill at Offerton, and many other auctions, performance of 'The Slave', report on The Liverpool Market, Canal Shares, Dock-Stocks, etc. Some minor light staining in margin on first page. Small edge tear at fold.
Mersey Railway PLAN Lithographed, size 18" x 24", scale 6" = 1 mile. Shows buildings, various Docks etc., Mersey Railway in red, from Waterloo Place Station to Green Lane Station, other railways in blue, including Authorized Wirral Railway. Section inset. Folds. c1880. £45.00
Prescott GRANT OF A SEAT IN THE GALLERY in Prescott Church, Thomas Case, Daniel Willis and others to Thomas Barron. 33 lines on vellum, 10" x 18", some browning of vellum but perfectly legible. Signed by four parties with good armorial seals. Small hole where two folds meet, outside rather stained. 1730. £32.00
¶ In 1729 a group of men was granted by the Bishop of Chester the right to erect a Gallery at the West end of the Church, with a suitable staircase, at their own expense, 'and to strike out.... convenient lights or windows'. They then cast lots, and Thomas Barron, one of their number, gained the right to seat number four.
Ribbleton, Grimsargh Preston VALUABLE DWELLING-HOUSES AND BUILDING LAND At RIBBLETON AND GRIMSARGH. A Dwelling-House in Maudland Bank and A Dwelling-House and Shop in Lune Street, PRESTON. To be Offered for Sale by Auction by Messrs. Jabez B. Jones & Sons at their Salerooms, 131 Church Street, Preston on Thursday, 17th day of November, 1921. Large coloured folding plan, 4pp, original printed wraps slightly dusty. W. Brown, Printer, Preston: 1921. £20.00
Ribchester, Barrow in Furness, Lancaster ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 59 (formerly 91 N.E) and four adjoining quarter sheets. Made up into one sheet with border all round, size 24" x 36". Small area round Bleasdale outlined in blue. 28 numbers in black on map. O.S. blindstamp 1897. £28.00
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Bacon's MOTORING AND CYCLING ROAD MAP Scale 2 miles to 1 inch. Leicester District. Folding map, with main roads in red. 8p. index of towns and villages. Red paper wraps. c1920. £7.00
Market Harborough A COPY OF AN ACCOUNT OF THE SALE BY AUCTION of the Household Furniture and various other Personal Effects late the Property of Mr. Robert Beardmore deceased and which were sold on the 22nd & 23rd of March 1808 on the Premises of his late Residence in Market Harborough. Manuscript in a neat hand, 4p, foolscap, set out in two columns per page, with prices. Lists approx. 330 items. Together with the inventory is a large folio sheet summarising the money raised by the sale, and list of beer etc sold to private individuals separately, and expenses of auctioneer (including 'Crying the sale 4 times'); a list of books, in a different hand; the bill of Mr Sheppard (porter) for 'attendance of Mr Beardmore's Sale.... and Delivering Bills', a note 'A Valuation of the house & premises of Birdsmore'. 1808. £45.00
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Boston ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXIX. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 36", folding into cloth endpapers. Parkland and main roads hand-coloured. Line of Lynn and Hunstanton Railway drawn in and named. Two small estates (one being the Ingoldisthorpe Hall Estate) coloured in pink. c1860. £35.00
¶ Covers Boston, Stickney, The Wash, Sandringham, Burnham Westgate.
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
Grantham, Boston ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 127, 128, 143, 144. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 36", mounted on linen and folding to 4to cloth endpapers. Railway lines inked in red, and stations neatly named in red ink. c1910. £28.00
Greetwell Hall Estate PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF THE GREETWELL HALL ESTATE Comprising Greetwell Hall and Lands.... Seven Compact Light Land Farms..... and Sixteen Cottages.... about 3,675 acres.... For Sale by Auction..... by Drivers, Jonas & Co., At the Angel Hotel, Brigg, On Thursday, the 25th September, 1924. Large coloured folding plan in pocket at rear, 35pp, folio, original printed wraps slightly dusty. 1924. £20.00
Nettleton Lodge Estate PARTICULARS OF THE NETTLETON LODGE ESTATE Extending to 179 acres 0 roods 9 perches. For Sale by Auction at the Angel Hotel, Brigg, On Thursday, 22nd September, 1949. Coloured folding plan in pocket at rear, 9pp, sm 4to, original printed wraps slightly spotty. 1949. £12.00
North Kelsey PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF VALUABLE AND DESIRABLE Freehold & Tithe Free Estates Siuate at NORTH KELSEY.... Late the property of Sir John Nelthorpe.... Farm Houses, Cottages, Farms and Lands consisting in the whole 1,205a 2r. 38p. Which will be offered for Sale by Auction by Mr. C.J. Calthrop at the Corn Exchange, in Brigg,... On Thursday, the 12th September, 1867. Large coloured folding plan, 13pp, folio, folded, docket title. outer leaf slightly dusty. W.T. Tubby, Gray's Inn, 1867. £35.00
North Orsmby Estate PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the NORTH ORMSBY ESTATE.... Consisting of The Manor House, Abbey and Manor, Farms, 23 Cottages, Woodlands.... about 1,788 Acres.... To be Sold by Henry Spencer and Son... 19th May 1961. Large coloured folding plan in pocket at rear, 7 photographic illusts, 4to, original printed wraps slightly spotty and dusty. 1961. £16.00
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Cruchley's NEW PLAN OF LONDON Shewing All The New And Intended Improvements To The Present Time. Hand coloured engraved map, size 17" x 32", scale 4" to 1 mile, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into marbled wraps, size 6" x 3", with key to streets and public buildings down sides and along bottom. Some slight rubbing to title, and some off-setting in a few sections bottom right, small holes in linen where folds meet. Paper on wraps chipped and creased. A New Edition Engraved on 1st Jan. 1842. £130.00
¶ Howgego 307 (13)
Gall & Inglis CYCLING & TOURING MAP 60 Miles South of London. Scale half and inch to a mile. Folding into 12mo blue and orange printed wraps. c1900. £8.00
¶ Covers area from Victoria Station to Eastbourne.
Grocers BILL of Rd. Blackiston G. Blakiston and Thos. Myles, Grocers in the Strand. London 15th Decr. 1775. Size 12" x 7", folds, printed heading. Made out to Sir Charles Tynte, Hill Street, for nutmegs, ginger, cloves, pistachio nuts etc., (15 items listed). Receipted as paid, with a note that they have only sent half the sun raisins 'as there may be some Newer in a fortnight'. Dusty, two small repaired tears at folds. 1775. £20.00
Holborn LIST OF PUBLIC WAYS &c Within the Wards of North St. Giles, Central St. Giles, Lincoln's Inn, North Bloomsbury.... 14pp, morocco wraps, worn at spine. Lists Street, Ward, Numbers of Houses. 1901. £14.00
Kershaw Engraved by THE NEW CRYSTAL PALACE AT SYDENHAM First Column erected Aug. 1852 to be opened May 1st 1853. Vignette view, size 3" x 5", on 4to sheet, some slight creasing, 1" tear at margin. 1852. £8.00
Lambeth PROBATE of the Will and Codicil of James Early. Large vellum sheet with copy of will, printed Probate Certificate attached with large papered seal. 1867. £10.00
¶ Leaves his house in Layham Place, South Lambeth, to his brother.
Lavender Hill PHARMACIST'S LABELS for Banbury & Co., approx. 20 small labels, for Developer, Lavender Water etc. c1920. £10.00
London & North Western Railway SUBURBS OF LONDON and Stations South of the Thames. Trains from Willesden Leave as Follows.... Handbill printed in blue, giving details of trains and plan of the lines, 6" x 10", on verso. Folds, some foxing spots. 1886. £10.00
London and Home Counties MOTORING AND TOURING MAP Section K. Including Bishops' Stortford, Chelmsford.... Tunbridge Wells. Colour-printed map, centred on London, scale 3 miles to an inch. Folding to 8vo, attractive wraps illustrated with chaffeur driven tourer in woodland. c1914. £7.00
London THE NEW ALBUM OF LONDON 22 photolitho views on strip, folding into sm. 4to boards, gilt decoration. Includes 2 views of Crystal Palace, panorama of Thames. c1880. £18.00
Marylebone PROBATE copy of the will of Margaret Winder of Portland Place. Vellum, 21" x 26", small printed certificate attached, large papered seal of Perogative Court of Canterbury. 1792. £16.00
¶ Leaves her two shares in the Waterworks at Richmond to two friends.
St Giles RELEASE of a plot at the West end of Shorts Gardens in the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields, Mary Thomas of St. Martin in the Fields, and Sarah Dalton widow of Thomas Dalton, Calico Printer, deceased, to George Kingsmell. 2 large vellum sheets, attractive engraved initial letter, some light browning, 3 wax seals. 1772. £18.00
St. Pancras A HIGH CLASS CONCERT Will Take Place at the Prince of Wales Hall.... 16th October, 1905.... to assist Mr Herbert Cooper, who as the result of a paralytic stroke, has had to resign his position as Superintendent of the St. Pancras Labour Bureau.... Poster, size 17" x 11", printed in brown. Strip of blue paper on verso along top edge.... together with.... Ticket for the Platform for the Preliminary Meeting for the London Pageant, 1909, Town Hall, Pancras Road. On red card, size 3" x 4", two small needle holes in margin. 1905 and 1909. £17.00
St. Pancras OPENING OF WORKING-CLASS DWELLINGS Goldington Buildings, Great College Street, by Alderman T. Idris, 4th June, 1904. Programme of Ceremony, Stiff printed wraps with gilt edges, embossed arms of Borough in blue, 12mo, 4pp. 1904. £14.00
PETER DOLLOND, OPTICIAN St. Paul's Church Yard OBLIGATION BOND binding Peter Dollond, late of the Strand but now of Saint Paul's Church Yard, London, Optician, to John Freer of Oakham in Rutland, in the sum of £120. In English, printed with manuscript inserts, signed by Dollond and two witnesses with small papered seal. Blank conjoint leaf. Folds. 1723. £40.00
St. Giles AN ACT to provide a new Burial Gound and erect a Chapel, for the Parish of Saint Giles in the Fields. 1803. 16pp... together with... An Act for vesting the disused Burial Ground of the Parish of Saint Giles in the Fields.... in the Rector as Glebe... 1862. Some underlining in ink. 2 items. 8pp, disbound. 1803 and 1862. £16.00
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Chepstow Gas AN ACT to incorporate a Company for supplying Gas to Chepstow and the Neighbourhood. 14pp, sm. folio, disbound. 1857. £9.00
Ifton AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing the Open or Comon Fields Common Moors, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands within the Parish of Ifton in the County of Monmouth. 25pp. 1776. £20.00
Tintern Abbey & Bigswear Roads AN ACT for continuing the Term and amending and extending the Provisions of the Act relating to the Abbey Tintern and Bigswear Roads. 10pp. 1852. £14.00
Trelleck, Penalt, Mitchel-Troy, Cwmcarvan, Landogo, Tintern and Lanishen AN ACT for Inclosing Lands within the Parishes of Trelleck, Penalt, Mitchel-Troy, Cwmcarvan, Landogo, Tintern, and Lanishen, in the County of Monmouth. 26pp, disbound. 1810. £22.00
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Aldeby PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF A DESIRABLE SMALL FREEHOLD OCCUPATION and Detached Cottage and Gardens, Situate in Aldeby, Norfolk, which James Mobbs is instructed..... to Sell by Auction at the King's Head Hotel, Beccles, on Friday, July 8th, 1898. 3pp, folio, docket title, folded. 1898. £15.00
Aslacton PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Small Farm called 'Spicer's'... situate in Aslacton, Bunwell, and Forncett Saint Peter... to be Sold by Auction... April 11th, 1867. 3pp., folio, good double-page lithographed plan, by William Drane, Surveyor, detailed Schedule. Wear at folds in last leaf with docket title, page edges slightly ragged. Letter relevant to a later sale of the property loosely inserted. 1867. £22.00
Blakeny OBLIGATION BOND binding Robert Athow of Blakeny otherwise Snitterly in Norfolk, Tanner, and William Athow of Brisley, Farmer and owner, to Thomas Athow of Holt, Cooper. 1p., sm. folio, printed with MS inserts. Blank conjoint leaf, folds. Two good wax seals of men with hats. Witnessed by John Loxton and Elisha Girdlestone. 1776. £28.00
Cantley and Hassingham INCLOSURE Manuscript on 5 pages large folio, printed heading, listing pieces of land to be allotted to William Gilbert. Probably lacks last page, as there is no date or names at the end. Some tears at folds. c1802. £15.00
Froncett, Manor of ENFRANCHISEMENT to John King of messuage and garden in Moulton near Broad Gateway. Large vellum sheet, with papered seal of Copyhold Commissioners. Later receipt attached for Rent Charge paid to the Duke of Norfolk. 1865. £12.00
Great Yarmouth OBLIGATION BOND binding Henry Thompson, late of Great Yarmouth, Barber and Perriwigmaker, but now belonging to his Majesty's Ship called the Fly Sloop, Mariner, to Francis Morse of Great Yarmouth, Linen Draper, in the sum of five hundred pounds. On paper, in English, printed with MS inserts, small papered seal. Sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf. Traces of folds. 1744. £27.00
Northropps OBLIGATION BOND binding Robert Warnes of Northropps, Miller, to William Ellis of Felbrigg, in the sum of four hundred pounds. On paper, in English, printed with MS inserts, wax seal. Sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf, fine wax seal showing head and shoulders of man with an interesting hat. Paper frayed and delicate at left margin, with some pieces torn away. 1771. £16.00
Norwich PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE OF VERY DESIRABLE PROPERTY, Situate at West Wymer Street, Heigham, Norwich. Which will be Sold by Auction by Mr. Hunter at the Grapes Hotel, Norwich, on Monday, April 9, 1866. 3pp, folio, docket title, folded. Fletcher and Son, Printer, Norwich. 1866. £16.00
Norwich, Watton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile, Sheet LXVI, size 25" x 35", linen-backed and folding into 8vo wraps, parkland, water features, main roads hand-coloured. Cosstesey Old Hall, Hevingham Estates and three other small estates shaded, with small dates. Wraps rubbed Made from two sheets joined along the centre. Printed from an Electrotype. c1860. £34.00
Riots THE GENERAL QUARTER SESSIONS OF THE PEACE of our Lord the King holden at the Castle of Norwich in the Shirehouse there... in the seventh year of our Sovereign Lord George the third.... Manuscript, folio, 4pp., folded, listing men bound over to the next sessions for Riot, and Riot and Misdemeanor, in the sum of £10 each, giving name and village of those bound over bracketed with name of person standing surety. On the last page is the report of the Quarter Session three months later, before Lord Walpole and others, 'This Indt. is totally quashed at the Instance of the Presecutors' listing all the names. This is a later copy. Paper watermarked 1806. £65.00
¶ Lists 68 men, all of whom are described as Labourers, from either Neatshead or Irstead.
Roughton OBLIGATION BOND binding Thomas Athow of Roughton, Farmer, to Robert Athow, Farmer, in the sum of five hundred pounds. On paper, in English, printed with MS inserts, wax seal. Sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf. Traces of folds. 1797. £26.00
Salhouse PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Estate....Situate in the Parish of Salhouse.... comprising Three desirable Farms, a Wood, and two parcels of arable land.... which will be Sold by Auction by Wm. Burt, at the Maid's Head Inn, Norwich, on Saturday, the Thirty-first day of July, 1813.... Folio, with 6 engraved plans, 6pp, folded, docket title, stitched as issued, spine worn, short tear to last leaf along fold. 1813. £85.00
Stratton St. Michael, Tasburgh and Tharston PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Desirable Freehold Estate known as "The Tasburgh Lodge Farm,".... 157a. 2r. 22p..... To be sold by Auction by Sewell & Barnes, at the Royal Hotel, Norwich, on Saturday, January the 9th, 1897. Folio, 5pp, coloured double-page map, docket title, folded, short split to one fold. 1897. £22.00
Swaffham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Residential and Business Properties comprising the Valuable and Convenient Dwelling House known as "Westgate", 7 substantially-built 5 roomed Cottages.... Which W.S. Hall & Palmer have received instructions... to Sell by Auction, at the "George" Hotel, Swaffham, on Monday, September 7th, 1931. Folio, 4pp, coloured folding map in pocket, wraps, 'Memorandum', completed. 1931. £20.00
Wells, Fakenham, Aylsham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXVIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36". Parkland and roads hand-coloured. Linen backed and folding into 8vo. cloth endpapers. About half of map is sea area. 'The Shoals from the Admiralty Survey.' c1860. £34.00
¶ Made up of two sheets joined along the middle of the map.
Wroxham and Salhouse PARTICULARS of a Highly Productive Estate.... Which will be Sold by Auction..... 15th day of April, 1848.... 6pp., folio, folded, plus attractive lithographed hand-coloured plan, with fourteen lots, near the River Bure. Shows Bridge Broad, Wroxham village, small view of church in elevation, large compass rose and decorative title. Adjoining owners named. Two or three small ink notes on plan, e.g. 'This lot has some fine oak trees which are included....' Pencil note of bidding and purchaser next to most lots in text, small piece torn from corner of one page, not affecting text. 1848. £46.00
Walgrave, Old & Broughton PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold and Tithe-Free Estates.... To Be Sold by Auction... 22nd June, 1860. 3pp., plus docket title, folds. Schedule. 1860. £26.00
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Newcastle & Gateshead Waterworks PLAN Shewing the Existing and Intended Works with their Drainage Areas & the Drainage Area to the North & South Tyne Rivers. Session 1889. Printed plan size 23" x 26", linen backed. Scale 2 miles to 1". Coloured to show 60 different numbered areas, key left blank. Table of drainage areas bottom right corner. Some minor creasing at left edge. 1889. £38.00
¶ Covers area from Tynemouth to Haltwhistle, intended Catcleugh Reservoir to Alston.
North Eastern Railway GENERAL ELEVATION OF RAILWAY & ROAD BRIDGE over the River Wear at Southwick. Three printed plans on one sheet, showing General Elevation, 100ft to an inch; General Plan (showing area between Camden St. and Lambton Railway) Scale 1/2,500; Cross Section at centre of bridge, scale 20' to 1". Linen backed, traces of folds. Marked up in blue ink to show water and gas mains. Indelible stamp of N.E.R. bottom right. 1902. £20.00
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Earls Barton, Thrapston GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. LII.N.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 18", plus margins. Fully hand coloured, key in left hand margin. Ordnance blind-stamp 1902. £22.00
Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway, Extension to London PLAN, SECTION AND BOOK OF REFERENCE of so much of the Railway as relates to the Parish of Kirkby in Ashfield. Session 1891. Three double-page plans, lithographed by Thos. Kell & Son, size 22" x 30", in printed wraps, with sections of inclination below. Shows line with limite of deviation, buildings, woodland, roads, Colliery etc., scale 6 chains = 1 inch, with a vertical section below, scale 5" = 300ft. Front wrap detached, wraps ragged at edges. 1891. £70.00
Nottingham ACCOUNT BOOK 8vo cash book, full morocco binding with tuck-in flap, gilt lettering on front wrap 'I. Youle & Son, Nottingham'. Entries in a neat hand, some dated 1804, but the majority being 1840's. 112p of entries, plus some blanks. The first section lists names of individuals, e.g. 'Hy. Heaslewood, Asfordby' with amounts for goods supplied, followed by double page spreads for shares in Railway Companies, Hull Flax & Cotton Co., etc. with details of calls, dividends etc. 1804-56. £55.00
¶ Among the many railway companies he invested in are: Bristol & Gloucester Rail Road, Churn Valley Rail Road, Exeter Yeovil & Dorchester, Cornwall & Devon Central, Ambergate Railway, North Eastern. The estimated value of his shares, mainly railway, was £23,000 in 1847.
Nottingham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of... Shops, Dwelling Houses and Stabling in Alfreton Road, Raleigh Street, Great Alfred Street... to be Sold by Auction... 12th May 1914. 3pp., folio, folded with docket tile. 1914. £9.00
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Bampton PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of Two valuable Inclosures of Pasture and Arable Land called 'Baker's'.... To be Sold.... 2nd of August, 1866.... 3pp, folio, folded with docket title. 1866. £14.00
ADMISSION OF DISSENTERS TO OXFORD Baxter, Oxford, Printer THE OXFORD DECLARATIONS Pamphlet 4pp., folio (size 19" x 12"), woodcut of University arms, setting out three Declarations of 1834:- of the Heads of Houses and Proctors, of the Members of the University, and the Members of Convocation and Bachelors of Civil Law, each with list of those signing and their college and (for the first two Declarations) their status. A few minor marginal tears, horizontal fold. 1834. £40.00
¶ The signatories believed that, if passed, the Bill before Parliament to allow non-Anglicans to enter the Universities would 'by dissolving the union between the University and the Church of England.... impair the efficiency and endanger the security, of both.'
Fritwell PARTICULARS OF SALE of a Freehold Estate known as 'Fritwell Farm'.... which will be Sold by Auction.... 9th day of July, 1888. 3pp., folio, plus docket title. Folds. A few minor edge tears at folds. 1888. £18.00
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Clungunford and Hopesay PARTICULARS AND PLAN of a very desirable Freehold Estate.... A Farm House with Outbuildings, Two Cottages, and 177a.2r.9p of Arable and Pasture Land.... to be Sold by Auction.... 8th day of June, 1880. 2pp., folio, title page printed in an attractive variety of decorative typefaces, hand coloured plan. 4p. folio manuscript 'Conditions of Sale' attached with pin.... together with.... 22p. manuscript Abstract of Title, in manuscript, detailing title from 1792. 1880. £55.00
Ironbridge CORRESPONDENCE FILE containing letters sent to F.G. Beddoes, Ironmonger, Ironbridge. Includes orders, quotations, replies to quotations, etc. Comprises approx. 140 letters, with printed headings, mainly 4to. In letter file with marbled boards, cloth spine with metal holder, size 11" x 9". With index of company names. Many have fine engraved headings showing pictures of the works, samples of their products, etc. 1908-1909. £65.00
¶ For example: 'Rd. Johnson, Clapham & Morris, Galvanizers, Wire Drawers..., Manchester'. Heading in green, size 4" x 7", with fine view of Johnson Works; 'Hardy Patent Pick Co. Ltd., Sheffield'. List of mining tools down left side, view of works and medals gained at top; 'James Baldwin & Sons, Paperbag and Gun Wadding Manufacturer, Printer, Birmingham'. Printed heading in green showing Paper Mills and Printing Works; 'Joseph Cookson, Rope & Twine Manufacturers, Manchester'. Heading in black showing locomotive and ship; 'Bickford, Smith & Co., St. Helens', plain heading, re. order for fuses.
Ludlow AN ACT for paving the Footpaths, within the Borough of Ludlow, in the County of Salop; and for lighting, watching, and otherwise improving the said Borough. 36pp. Attractive woodcut with ships at head. 1793. £18.00
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Banwell, Manor of LEASE of little Forty Acres, Cottage and Garden, in Churchill, the Bishop of Bath and Wells to Charles Knowles, Carpenter. Large vellum sheet, fine pendant papered seal on Bishop on bright pink paper. 1841. £18.00
Bath and Norton St. Philip SALE OF FREEHOLD AND OTHER PROPERTIES In the City of Bath and Norton St. Philip.... Messrs. Powell & Powell are favoured with Instructions To Sell by Auction at the Full Moon Hotel, Old Bridge, Bath, On Thursday, the 17th January, 1878... No 2, New King Street, Bath.... No 11, Caroline Buildings.... 30 Kingsmead Street.... 13 Monmouth Street.... Freehold Cottage and Garden at Norton St. Philip.... 5pp, folio, docket title, folded. Wilkinson Brothers, Bath: 1878. £20.00
Bath WARRANT OF ATTORNEY to Confess a Judgement, to William Dyms and Richard Messiter, Attorneys, to appear for John Cattermoule of Bath, Yeoman, in an action of Debt on Bond for the sum of £198, at the suit of Martin Moger. 1p., sm. folio, printed with MS inserts. Fine wax seal with bust. Folds, blank conjoint leaf with docket title on verso. 1793. £30.00
Bishops Hull FARM DIARY in 'Peacocks Pocket Journal' for 1815 probably kept by one of the Ludlow family, Bishops Hull (name and place on one page). Worn calf wraps, small 8vo. Notes hay, peas, wheat, sheaves of reed sold, cow sent to bull etc., plus listing of agreements with servants 1822-1825 at end, e.g. 'John Gold came into the House at 1s 6d per week'. Only 2-3 entries per week... together with... notebook of H. Ludlow, 1877-78, sm. 8vo, 68pp, mainly butter accounts, servants taken on, a few recipes, with a few recipes for wines etc. loosely inserted. 1815-78. £40.00
Bridgwater Local Militia PAY-LIST AND RETURN for the Period of Training at Bridgwater from 31 May 1813 to 15 June 1813. South Britain. Total Amount of Pay £1190.11.5d. Small folio, plain wraps with printed label as docket title, folded. 28pp., printed with MS inserts, in sections for Officers, Serjeants, Drummers, Private Men, with columns for marching allowance, no. of days, allowance for men in quarters etc. Names of 734 private men listed.... together with... Local Militia. South Britain, Training Estimate for 14 Days, 31 May to 13 June 1813. Folio sheet printed with Tables for sums required for Pay for Officers expected to assemble, allowances paid to Inkeepers, Surgeon etc., table of names of officers. Signed by Quarter Master. Instructions to Q.M. on verso. Folded with docket title... together with... Estimate of Sum on account of Neccessaries. Oblong folio, table with estimated number of soliders and allowances, signed by Commandant... together with... Bridgwater Local Militia. Non Training Estimate. For Four Months. 3 documents covering the whole year, oblong folio, printed with MS inserts. Estimates amounts required for different ranks. Signed by Quarter Master and Commandant. 1813. £220.00
Brislington Estate PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a 680 Acre Freehold Agricultural Estate comprising Hicks Gate Far.... Chery Orchard Farm... Scotland House Farm, Stockwood Farm, Scotland Bottom Farm.... Hicks Gate House, 2 Small Holdings... 4 Cottages... which Victor Osmond & Co. will sell by Public Auction.... 19th September 1946.... 19pp., folio, printed wraps, wraps loose from stapling. Large folding plan loosely inserted, 11 photographs on two plates, actual photograph of the sale taking place loosely inserted, together with press cutting relating to the sale. 1946. £36.00
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 mansucript on last leaf. Young and Son, Chard: 1924. £15.00
Chew Magna, Dundry PARTICULARS of the Manors of Chew Magna, North Elm, and Dundry, together with Valuable Freehold Estates, including Two Mansion Houses, called Hillgrove and Firgrove, Two Mills and Several Excellent Farms... which will be Sold by Auction.... 18th July, 1844. 19pp., folio, folded with docket title, cloth at spine. Repaired tears in leaf with docket title. 4 large folding plans and 1 single page plan, tear in margin of one plan. Describes 64 Lots, with detailed Schedules giving occupiers, acreage etc. 1844. £60.00
¶ The Manors covered 8,000 acres of land. Includes Iron Mill near Chew, 'Leather Mills', Meeting House, Slaughterhouse etc., in Chew Magna, numerous farms, cottages.
Churchill CONVEYANCE of several Closes in Churchill called Parkwall, Parkwall Paddock, and Biss's Acre, John Fisher of Langford, to Emily Newton, Spinster. Single large vellum sheet. 1824. £16.00
Churchill, Bishoprick Estate CONVEYANCE of interest in fee simple of and in a Messuage or Dwellinghouse and hereditaments situate in Churchill, The Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England to Revd. F. Arnold and others. Large vellum sheet, inset sketch plan of land, good papered seal of Commissioners, brief Schedule. 1874. £18.00
Dundry LEASE by Francis Baber of Chew Magna to Thomas Dole of the messuage 'in which the said Thomas now dwelleth'. Vellum, 17" x 30", small wax seal on tag, fine large calligraphic initial 'T' with date inside, small hole in bottom margin. 1623. £42.00
¶ Includes pastures called Overgrove, New Tyning, 'one other close of pasture ground there wherein the Pigeon house doth stand called by the name of Bircroft', Hill Close, eighteen acres of arable land lately enclosed, meadows called Winkwells, Crowe Mead, Standley, Woodyates, capital messuage in the occupation of Richard Lubbock, and other named lands, for a yearly rent of 40s., with sufficient hedgbote, ploughbote, firebote etc. Dole was to do suit to the Court of the Manor of Chew Baber twice yearly.
Dunster Priory CATTLE TAKEN IN TO KEEP Apply to Mr Thomas Paul, Senr. At the House. Dunster, 11th, July, 1816. Handbill, printed in bold lettering, size 5" x 6". Piles, Printers, Book-sellers, &c. Norton. 1816. £25.00
Freemasonry APPOINTMENT of Charles Kemys Tynte of Halswell as Provincial Grand Master of Somerset. In manuscript on vellum, size 22" x 26", 28 lines, large star-shaped embossed seal, diameter 3", with a blue background, top left, signed by Prince Augustus Frederick, Grand Master, and three others. Some slight rubbing on a couple of words in large letters. 10th day of May 5820. A.D.1820. £50.00
Great Western Railway HANDBILL on green paper, 10" x 6", advertising cheap tickets to Shepton Mallet for the Somerset v. Dorset football match Dec. 14th 1907. Map on verso... together with Handbill advertising tickets to Shepton Mallet for the Friendly Societies Sports, Aug. 3rd, 1908. On green paper, size 7" x 5". Both with stab holes and slightly torn down left hand edge, as if once bound in album. 1907-8. £12.00
Hillfarrence HAY AND GRASS FOR SALE To be Sold by Auction at Hillfarrence, on Monday the 22nd Day of August Instant, Lot. 1. A Hay Rick, in Grens Orchard.... A Rick of White Duch, in Jewels two Acres... A Rick of Clover Hay, in Shorlands Close... The Auction to beginin Greens Orchard, precisely at 4 o'clock... Handbill, size 8" x 6", printed in large type, listing 6 Lots. On verso are 11 lines in manuscript, listing how handbills were distributed ('sent to the Innholders and carriers in Taunton... sent one to Marriott to be inserted in their next paper... left at Horse and Jockey...') Pile, Printer, Norton, August 8th, 1814. £38.00
Hockworthy TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION (Under a Distress for Rent), at Lower Durley Farm, in the Parish of Hockworthy, On Monday next, the 21st Instant, by 2 o'clock; 5 Good Dairy Cows, 2 Mares, 2 Pigs, 11 Acres of well made Hay... A Three Wheel Put, and a Bed Quilt. Handbill, size 8" x 6", printed in bold type. Piles, Printers, Norton. 1th Day of October 1816. £34.00
Lopen LEASE of a house in Lopen with 22 acres, Earl Poulett to John Cable. Large vellum sheet, signed Poulett with wax seal. 1803. £12.00
Manor of Lopen LEASE of a house in Lopen with 22 acres, Earl Poulett to John Cable. Attested copy on 3 folio sheets. 1810. £10.00
Moorlands Farm, Merriott & Crewkerne PARTICULARS OF A VALUABLE FARM, Consisting of a convenient Dwelling-house and Garden In Merriott, now in the occupation of the Rev. H.J. Tressider; A Large Farm-Yard with a fixed Eight-Horse-Power Engine.... Meadow and Arable Land Situate in the parish of Merriott and partly in the parish of Crewkerne, containing altogether upwards of 98 Acres. Also 4 Cottages in Broadway, Merriott, Which will be offered for Sale by Messrs. Maynard At the George Inn, Crewkerne, On Tuesday, the 17th July. Folio, folded, 7pp, large folding map. Dated July 6th, 1883. £26.00
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. Pile, Printer, Norton, 12th April, 1815. £38.00
Otterford PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Two Valuable Farms called Lower Fyfett.... and Higher and Lower Rull.... Which will be offered by Auction by Messrs. T.D. Hussey & Son.... the 12th November 1913. 8pp, 4to, large folding plan, coloured in outline. 1913. £20.00
Ubley ABSTRACT OF TITLE to a piece of pasture land called Binhams in the Parish of Ubley. 16p. folio, held at corner with tape. 1869. £20.00
¶ Details title from 1818.
Wellow PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Desirable Freehold Estate consisting of a Farm House and About One Hundred Acres of Land... which will be Sold by Auction... 1st June 1839. 3pp., folio, docket title. Paper browned. 1839. £12.00
¶ Lists 17 pieces of land plus farm house. The new cider-press was excepted.
Wembdon Farm Estate PARTICULARS WITH PLANS AND CONDITIONS Of.... Highly Valuable Freehold Farms, Cottages, and several Closes of Accommodation Lands.... Building Sites on the suitably healthy summit of WEMBDON HILL and some rich grazing land.... about 372 Acres Which will be Sold by Auction in 20 Lots, by Messrs. C.R. Morris, Sons & Peard at the Royal Clarence Hotel, Bridgwater, On Wednesday, the 28th day of June, 1905.... With 2 large coloured plans, 9pp, folio, folded in half, original printed wraps, couple of leaves loose and slightly ragged Walter Belcher, Bridgwater: 1905. £32.00
West Somerset Imperial Yeomanry CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE that Sergeant Charles Ludlow served in the West Somerset Imperial Yeomanry from 1899-1908, having served continuously for eight years two hundred eighty eight days. On thin card, size 9" x 12", fine large gold and coloured coat of arms with flags, lion and unicorn. 1908. £16.00
Wheatley (William Walter) ILTON CHURCH, CHANCEL Watercolour showing architectural feature, what looks like a piscina in a decorated recess. Size 14" x 10", actual painted surface smaller, approx. 9" long 3" wide. Mounted in grey card, overall size of mount 23" x 17". Titled on verso of mount. Initialled... together with... similar watercolour of a memorial slab, titled on verso 'Ilton Church, Chancel, Blue Stone, Somerset.' Initialled. Two items. c1850. £60.00
¶ William Walter Wheatley (c1811-1885) was employed over a period of ten years by Francis Weare Braikenridge, the Bristol antiquarian, to record old houses, churches, monuments, etc. in Somerset. It was hoped they might be used to illustrate a new edition of Collinson's Somerset. He is thought to have been born in Bristol, lived for a time at Rode in Somerset, and died in Bath.
Wheatley (William Walter) LULLINGTON CHURCH SOMERSET Watercolour, size 12" x 10", initialled, painted right to the edge of the paper, showing very ornate and attractive Norman archway, filling the whole picture, with a young girl sitting in front of it on the grass feeding birds. In card mount, size of mount at top and bottom 6" and 3" at sides. c1850. £300.00
¶ Very attractive colouring and a pleasant subject. William Walter Wheatley (c1811-1885) was employed over a period of ten years by Francis Weare Braikenridge, the Bristol antiquarian, to record old houses, churches, monuments and antiquities in Somerset. It was hoped they might be used to illustrate a new edition of Collinson's Somerset. Wheatley is thought to have been born in Bristol, lived for a time at Rode in Somerset, and died in Bath.
Wheatley (William Walter) OLD CLEEVE CHURCH Watercolour illustrating a medieval memorial of a man in long robes lying with his head resting on a pillow, in a decorative niche. In brown tones, size 10" x 14". Initialled. Mounted in ivory card mount, 4" margins. On verso is ink inscription (presumably copied when mounted) 'Old Cleeve Church, Somerset sketched 1844. Unknown! perfectly right! If Collinson does not mention it he is (as he very often was) inaccurate! I remember it perfectly...' 1844. £36.00
¶ It is not known who this monument represents. William Walter Wheatley (c1811-1885) was employed over a period of ten years by Francis Weare Braikenridge, the Bristol antiquarian, to record old houses, churches, monuments and antiquities in Somerset. It was hoped they might be used to illustrate a new edition of Collinson's Somerset. Wheatley is thought to have been born in Bristol, lived for a time at Rode in Somerset, and died in Bath.
Wheatley (William Walter) COMPTON BISHOP CHURCH Somerset. 1840. Watercolour, initalled, interior view of church, showing pulpit, lectern with open book, old trunk in front of lectern, view through arch to chapel. Size 14" x 10", actual watercolour approx. 8" x 8", in buff mount, size 22" x 17". Titled on verso of mount in ink as above. 1840. £38.00
¶ William Walter Wheatley (C1811-1885) was employed over a period of ten years by Francis Weare Braikenridge, the Bristol antiquarian, to record old houses, churches, monuments and antiquities in Somerset. It was hoped they might be used to illustrate a new edition of Collinson's Somerset. Wheatley lived for a time at Rode in Somerset, and died in Bath.
Wiveliscombe TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION at the White Hart... 30th day of March Instant... In Lots, Eight Bech and Two Ash Trees, of large Dimensions, on the Lands of Mr. Hancock, at Nunnington Down... adjoining the Road to Spears Post. Handbill, size 7" x 6", printed in large type-faces. With blank adjoining leaf, which has been used, with the back of the handbill, to write 3p. of 'Conditions of Sale. 'Philip Hancock, Vendor, William Collard, Auctioneer'. Signed by Collard. Piles, Printers, Norton, 15th March, 1824. £30.00
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Codsale OBLIGATION BOND binding Joseph Elton of Codsale, Brass Founder, to Thomas Bradney of Pen in the sum of six hundred pounds. On paper, in English, printed with MS inserts, wax seal. Sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf. Traces of folds. 1750. £26.00
Stafford Quarter Sessions SUMMONS for Witnesses Thomas Harrison and Joseph Palmer to appear in a case between the inhabitants of Marchington Woodlands and Newborough regarding the settlement of Joseph Hawkins and Sarah his wife, ordering them also to bring the Assessments made for the Relief of the Poor. 10 lines printed on vellum slip, size 3" x 11", slight browning at edges, ink slightly faded, MS inserts, wax seal. 1795. £22.00
Tamworth, Lichfield GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Fully hand-coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, Sheet No. LXII N.E., size approx. 12" x 14", plus margins, key in margins. 1901. £22.00
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Hadleigh COVENANT BOND binding John Burrell of Hadleigh, gentleman, to George Clark, Linen Draper, for £525. Refers to lands held by Burrell of the Manor of Hadleigh Hall, called Haunches Meadow, and Tainter Croft. On paper, manuscript, size 18" x 21", two small splits at fold, wax seal. 1777. £22.00
Ilketshall PEREMPTORY SALE Messrs. Rix & Burton re Instructed Positively to Sell by Auction.... The Well Cultivated Farm at St. Margaret's Ilketshall In the occupation of Mr. Wm. Chandler..... together with Two Rights of Commonage on the Common Called Stow Fen.... Poster, size 23" x 18", printed with large type-faces, folds, some off-setting. 1850. £20.00
Lowestoft and Blundeston PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF DESIRABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTY in Arnold Street, Lowestoft and in Somerleyton Street, Blundeston Which will be Sold by Auction by Mr. W.T. Balls at the Crown and Anchor Hotel, Lowestoft, on Tuesday, April 17, 1866. 3pp, folio, docket title, folded. Fletcher and Son, Printers, Norwich. 1866 £18.00
Lowestoft and Gunton PARTICULARS AND PLAN of The North Lowestoft and Gunton Building Estate.... To Be Sold by Private Contract.... 1902. 7pp. 4to, printed wraps, very large folding plan. Amendments in red ink to title on front wrap, and to the Agreement on the last leaf. Staples have rusted through wraps at spine, leaving contents detached. 1902. £18.00
¶ The amendments appear to refer to a later sale in 1921.
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
Sudbury PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE , of two substantial brick-buiilt and slated dwelling houses, nos 23 and 24, King Street.... To Be Sold by Auction by Messrs. Wheeler & Westoby at the Four Swans Hotel, Sudbury, on Friday, September 10th, 1875. 3pp, folio, docket title, folded. Sudbury, 1875. £18.00
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Banstead & Epsom Downs Railway Company SHARE CERTIFICATE for one ten pounds share. Size 5" x 7", signed by Secretary with fine impressed seal showing horse and jockey, locomotive, crossed rifles. Perforated cancellation stamp, traces of red cancellation stamp. 1863. £45.00
Cary (John), Engraver SURREY Engraved map size 8" x 11", parkland, woodland etc., handcoloured. Title, scale bar and small compass rose, small repaired tear 1" along platemark at top. 1787. £10.00
Chertsey ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile, Sheet No XI, N.W. etc. Made up of quarter sheets, overall size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into cloth 8vo wraps. Three small areas outlined in red. Second edition 1920. £17.00
¶ Covers Shepperton, Weybridge, part of Egham.
Leigh, Earlswood ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into cloth 8vo wraps, lacks back wrap. Sheet XXXIV. Roads, water features and some buildings hand-coloured. Slightly grubby, many areas neatly colour washed in different colours. Second edition 1898. £17.00
¶ Covers Earlswood Asylum, Reigate Park, Brockham Park, etc.
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Fyning OBLIGATION BOND of Richard Ridge of Fyming in Rogate, to William Bridger of River in TIllington, for £500. 1p, printed with MS inserts, signed by Ridger and two witnesses, small wax seal. Blank conjoint leaf. 1791. £22.00
Lewes ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet LIV. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Bottom part of map around Lewes neatly colour-washed in different shades to show 5 different soils, key in margin. 1878. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1890. £30.00
Lewes, Winchelsea ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet V. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36". Linen-backed. 'Index to the Tithe Survey' printed in top margin. Yellowish markes from old sellotape along all margins except bottom, along ten inches at top intruding onto border. O.S. blindstamp 1879. £40.00
Litlington, Eastdean ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet LXXIX. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. . 1879. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1893. £30.00
Pulborough LEASE of Cooks Farm for 7 years, J. Drinkwater to John and Hugh Boxall. 4p., folio. Gives instructions for cultivation etc. Repaired split along fold in one page. Loosely inserted is section from a printed auction sale particular giving Schedule. 1854. £10.00
Pulborough PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of an Exceedingly valuable freehold estate called 'Oak House', containing about eighty acres, which will be Sold by Auction.... Chichester, July 3rd, 1878. 8pp., folio, plus last leaf with docket title, folds, double-page hand-coloured plan loosely inserted. First leaf detached down most of spine. 1878. £38.00
Whatlington and Mountfield PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF..... FREEHOLD ESTATE together with Home Place and Dorrels and Hoath Farms, Whatlington and Mountfield.... comprising 206a. 1r. 23p.... A Gentlemen's Superior Residence.... first rate Stabling, Modern Farmhouse, Five Cottages.... To be Sold by Auction by Nicholas, Denyer & Co at the Mart, Tokenhouse Yard, London, on Friday, June 10th, 1904. Large coloured folding plan, 2 photographic illusts, 7pp, original printed wraps, fold. 1904. £22.00
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Birdingbury PARTICULARS OF A MOST ATTRACTIVE COUNTRY RESIDENCE.... "Thee Elms" Birdingbury, Warwickshire. To be offered for Sale by Auction.... by Frank Mason, Newey & Co. in association with James Styles & Whitlock.... On Tuesday, 22nd May, 1951. 4to, original card covers, 7pp, one illust. 1951. £11.00
Leamington Spa AUCTION CATALOGUE for sale of Small Country Estate known as Bromson Hill.... About 346 Acres.... 9pp, sm. folio, stiff wraps with actual photo of house. Folding coloured plan. 1964. £8.00
Parkfield PENCIL DRAWING of a large detached house with Georgian portico, path leading up to front door, walled garden with beds of shrubs, trees, foxgloves etc., edged with small shrubs. Drawing size 9" x 12" between borders, in ivory mount, overall size 16" x 18", titled in pencil in bottom margin 'Home of Mr & Mrs. Edward Haycock, Parkfields, Coventry.' On verso is written 'Where Sarah Snaly(?) was born'. Very detailed and attractive drawing in soft pencil showing all the architectural details. c1860. £55.00
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Badbury BOND of Joseph Stevens of Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, Mealman, Wright Burdett of Milbank, Mealfactor and Thomas Freeman of Canterbury, Clerk, to Thomas Hardyman of Park Rivett near Basingstoke, for £1200. 3pp., folio, in manuscript, 3 wax seals. 1768. £30.00
¶ Refers to lost title deeds to messuages at Badbury in Wilts, closes called Strong Boys and Bother Boys in Chisleton. The three first named were the legal representatives of the deceased children of Anne Bagshaw. Refers to indentures back to 1702.
Calne THE WILTSHIRE SOCIETY April Election, 1884. Printed card soliciting 'Your Vote and Interest' for Walter Young, aged 15, sone of Charles Young of Hazeland Farm, Calne, who died in August 1883, leaving a widow and 8 children, with list of referees. 3" x 4". 1884. £7.00
County Rate LIST OF PARISHES AND PLACES with the Amount of the Present Assessment of Each and the Revised Assessment... to be Adopted for The County Rate... 20pp, 8vo., Title page as front wrap. 1845. £18.00
¶ In tabular form with name of village, acreage, population, number of houses, past and present rate.
SALE OF DEVIZES CASTLE Devizes Castle THE PARTICULARS OF THE ESTATE, AT DEVIZES, WILTSHIRE comprising the Fine and Exceeding Interesting Castle, And its Antique Furniture, Works of Art &c With the Stabling, Gardens, and beautifully-timbered Park-like Land and Pleasure Grounds, the whole in perfect condition, and with the Caen Hill Farm, Upwards of 120 Acres. 31pp, 4to, highly decorative gilt cloth-covered boards. Superbly printed catalogue, each page with fine Renaissance-style borders, many head and tail-pieces. 2 plans, one of which is folding, and six actual mounted photographs. Decorative title-page, and separate title page for the Inventory of Furniture, Fittings, and Works of Art. Bemrose and Sons, Printers, n.d., c1880. £125.00
¶ 'Devizes Castle Formed part of the Dowry of Twelve Queens of England for several centuries, and had, until comparatively a recent date, all the immunities of a Royal Castle'.
Fawley INDENTURE OF FINE relating to two messuages, two orchards and eight acres of land, in Bishops Closes and Fawley, James Pendlebury Hewit, Plaintiff, Peter Robins & Wife, and Joseph and Mary Bubb, deforciants. Vellum, size 11" x 17". 1773. £20.00
Fovant PARTICULARS of the Charming Stone Built Residence The Old Rectory... for sale by auction... 20th September 1949... 12pp., 4to, wraps, plan and photos. 1949. £10.00
Inglesham, Buscot ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS with Plan and Conditions of Sale of the Freehold Agricultural Estate distinguished as 'Lynt Farm'... 4to, 9pp, wraps, photo., vertical fold, lacks plan. 1910. £10.00
Lower Studley PARTICULARS of a Pleasantly Situate Suburban Residence... Two CLoses of Pasture Land... to be sold by auction... 28th June, 1888. 4pp., folded with docket title. 1888. £15.00
Ludgershall PARTICULARS of Freehold Business Premises with Shop, Yard and Garden Ground, Accommodation Land... for sale by auction, Sept. 15, 1909. 3pp., folded... together with... Particulars of Business Premises, Garage Business, Bungalows, for sale by auction 29th August, 1946. 5pp, 4to. 1909 and 1946. £10.00
Maiden Bradley PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Various Freehold Investment Properties including The General Stores, Village Smithy.... 47 Cottages and Gardens.... and the Parsonage, Gare Hill.... Rawlence & Squarey are favoured with instructions.... to Sell the Above by Auction.... July 29th, 1953. 40pp., wraps, folding coloured plan in pocket, staples rusty hence wraps detached. 1953. £20.00
Malmesbury PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of The Mill Brewery known as Luce's Brewery, and 42 Licensed Houses in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, together with Goodwill in Trade and Several Parcels of Freehold Accommodation Pasture Land and Cottages... to be Sold by Auction... June 5th and 6th, 1912. 24pp., large 4to, printed wraps. Coloured plan. 1912. £26.00
¶ Public Houses include 'The Rifleman's Hotel', Swindon; 'The Foresters' Arms' Ashton Keynes; 'New Red Lion', Minety; 'The King's Arms' Wotton-under-Edge; 'The Three Cups', Malmesbury.
Melksham PARTICULARS with Plan and Conditions of Sale, of a Highly Valuable Freehold Residential Estate.... Family Residence, known as 'Shaw-Hill House.... 2 detached cottages and Gardens.... 60 Acres.... for Sale by Auction.... July 27th, 1887. 6pp., folio, printed wraps, folding plan. Folded in four horizontally. 1887. £25.00
Mildenhall PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of... The Woodlands Estate... divided into Two Farms, with Suitable Residences, Homesteads and 11 Lborers' Cottages, with Valuable Fishing Rights... For Sale by Auction... 26th July, 1881. 5pp., folio, folded, docket title, very large coloured folding plan. Some foxing spots on docket title. 1881. £30.00
New Swindon PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Houses, situate in Catherine Street & Carr Street, within a short distance of the Great Western Railway Works.... To Be Offered for Sale by Auction By Bishop & Day.... New Swindon, On Wednesday, the 27th June, 1888. Folio, folded, 4pp, top corner of lower leaf missing, without loss of text, loosely enclosed is a coloured folding plan. 1888. £20.00
Newton Tony PARTICULARS of Manor Farm.... Fine Georgian Manor House.... 670 Acres.... 10 Good Cottages... for sale by auction 17th June, 1969. 16pp., folio, wraps, plan and numerous photos. 1969. £8.00
North Wilts. Musical Society GRAND AFTERNOON CONCERT Programme for concert at the Corn Exchange, Devizes, North Wiltshire Musical Society. 4pp., 4to. folds, a few small edge tears. 14th April, 1890. £8.00
Pewsey FOR SALE BY AUCTION Freehold Dwelling-House lately occupied as an Inn, and called the Phoenix Inn, but now converted into a Private Residence... Poster, 18" x 11", folds. 1847. £22.00
Pinnock (W) MAP OF WILTSHIRE Unusual map in white engraving on black background, size 9" x 7", maroon card mount. Published for the Proprietors by W. Edwards. 1833. £18.00
¶ The maps were printed from woodblocks for Pinnock's 'Guide to Knowledge'.
Poulshot PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Estate of Rich Grazing and Arable Land with Valuable Common Rights, with Comfortable Residence, Two Cottages.... which will be Sold by Auction... 21st August, 1873. 5pp., folio, folded with docket title. Large folding plan. 1873. £32.00
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
Salisbury LIST OF THE PERSONS entitled.... to be Registered as Parliamentary Voters.... for the Borough of New Sarum, in respect of the occupation of Property within the Liberty of the Close of the Canons of the Cathedral.... Printed list, size 23" x 12", in table form giving name, abode, qualification, adress of qualifying property. On one side is list of 48 people entitled to vote and to be enrolled as Burgesses, on verso is list of persons to be enrolled as Burgesses but not as Voters (all women).... together with.... 4to sheet headed 'The Close of New Sarum', listing 5 persons and details entitled to Vote for the Southern Division of the County, and another sheet listing 12 people entitled to vote between December 1883 and January 1885. All three sheets signed by Overseers. 1884. £45.00
Semington PARTICULARS with Plan and Conditions of Sale of Two Renowned Dairy Farms 'Manor Farm'.... and 'Church Farm'..... for Sale by Auction October 12th, 1943. 18pp., sm. folio, folding coloured plan. 1943. £18.00
Shrewton PARTICULARS of the Freehold Agricultural Estate known as Elston Hill.... with Excellent Farm House, 11 Cottages.... which Woolley & Wallis will sell by Auction on... May 23rd, 1950. 14pp., 4to, stiff wraps, coloured folding map in pocket, 7 photographic views. 1950. £17.00
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
West Knoyle PARTICULARS Plans and Conditions of Sale of the Valuable Freehold Agrilcultural Property with Attractive Residential and Sporting Amenities known as 'The Manor Farm'. 13pp., stiff wraps, edges of wraps foxed, large folding cold. plan. 1933. £18.00
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) CHILTERNE ALL SAINTS Wilts. Burnt down April 17th 1852. Old Ecclesiastical Building, Sketched the day after the fire; belonged (I believe) to Bradenstoke Abbey. Watercolour sketch, initialled, in pencil and pale brown and grey, of large medieval building with partly collapsed roof, church on right, groups of onlookers. Good architectural detail of windows, etc. Size 10" x 15", mounted in buff card mount, size 13" x 18". Titled as above on back of mount. c1852. £80.00
¶ William Walter Wheatley (c1811-1885) was a prolific painter of antiquities, churches, and old buildings in Wiltshire and Somerset. He worked for various patrons including George Weare Braikenridge. Thought to have been born in Bristol, he lived for a time in Rode, and later in Bath.
Wheatley (William Walter) BISHOP CANNINGS Watercolour of the church, in soft light brown and grey tones with good detail of the architecture, attractive framing of the view in trees, small figure in foreground. Initialled. Size 10" x 15", painting completely filling paper, in buff mount. c1860. £220.00
¶ William Walter Wheatley (c1811-1885) was a prolific painter of antiquities, churches, and old buildings in Wiltshire and Somerset. He worked for various patrons including George Weare Braikenridge. Thought to have been born in Bristol, he lived for a time in Rode, and later in Bath.
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Bromsgrove, Mitton, Claines, etc. THE PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of Several Freehold Messuage Lands and Premises in the Parishes or Hamlets of Bromsgrove, Mitton, Wichenford, Doddenham, Claines, Staunton... to be Sold by Auction.... 18th day of January 1800, at the Hop Pole, Worcester... 3pp., plus docket title, folio, disbound and inset in very large sheet of plain paper. Folded. 1800. £55.00
¶ With names of fields and acreages.
Churchhill OBLIGATION BOND binding Thomas Berwick of Hill in Fladbury, yeoman, John Sisam, yeoman and Charles Cotton of Dumbleton, Gloucestershire, yeoman, to John Lloyd and John Sharp Churchwardens of Churchhill, for eighty pounds. Printed with MS inserts, small folio, 3 wax seals, blank conjoint leaf with docket title on verso. On verso of printed form are 22 lines in manuscript, signed, stating that the bond relates to the support of a bastard child due to be born to Mary Jennings of Churchhill, of which William Berwick, son of Thomas, is the father, setting out the method of payment for the maintenance and education of the child. 1787. £32.00
Redmarley d'Abitot AUCTION POSTER advertising sale of two cottages at the Rose and Crown Inn, 27th october 1886. Printed in large type-faces, size 16" x 13", fold down right hand side and centre, 3" tear repaired on verso with archival tape. Pinned to corner is 4pp. printed conditions of sale, with is rather browned. 1888. £18.00
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Armley PROBATE OF THE WILL of Thomas Craven of Armley, Clothier. Large vellum sheet, with printed probate certificate attached, papered seal. Browning throughout but easily legible. 1799. £14.00
¶ Leaves a cottage in Armley, and 'all that my stand in the Leeds Cloth Hall'.
Badmin (S.R), Painted by SHELL GUIDE TO YORKSHIRE Poster with very attractive illustration showing Scarborough castle, Bolton Abbey, high tea with parkin etc., Whitby in distance. Description and map with key below. Overall size 29" x 20", metal hanger top and bottom. c1960. £24.00
Carlton Highdale, Arbotton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to a mile, size 24" x 36", Sheet 99. Mounted on linen and folding into marbled wraps. Some slight browning, some areas shaded in colour wash, 1 small split in linen. 1852. £25.00
Hargrove (William), Publisher THE YORK HERALD Saturday April 19, 1879. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp, unopened. Some browning at right-hand edge of first page. 1879. £8.00
Hargrove (William), Publisher THE YORK HERALD Saturday November 26, 1859. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp, unopened. 1859. £8.00
Knaresbrough YOU ARE HEREBY REQUIRED PERSONALLY TO APPEAR AT THE COURT LEET with the Court Baron, of our Sovereign Lady Queen Victoria, to be held for Her Borough of Knaresbrough.... 184-.... Richard Simpson, Bailiff.... Notice printed on one side only in large type-face, on verso and at the top of the printed side are notes and a draft Solicitor's letter, 1842, regarding the will of Mrs Mary Wayre, of York. 1842. £18.00
¶ The Queen was presumably Lord of the Manor.
Langsett, Midhopestones ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Composite map, following the course of the Little Don River, scale 25" to 1 mile, size 32" x 60", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into cloth wraps 16" x 6", labelled 'Barnsley Cor. Water. Session 1895.' Water features, roads, main buildings, hand coloured. n.d. but First Edition, c1880. £28.00
Newhouse, Belmont Street and Trinity Street, Huddersfield PLAN, PARTICULARS, AND CONDITIONS OF FREEHOLD GROUND RENT, Freehold & Leasehold Residences, Building Land. To Be Sold by Auction... 26th June, 1894. Large coloured folding plan, 3pp, folio, original printed wraps, folded, split at spine, few short tears to margins. 1894. £20.00
Scarborough ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to mile, size 24" x 36", linen-backed and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers, parkland and main roads hand-coloured. About half the map is sea area.Top and bottom margins trimmed to border. c1860. £24.00
¶ Sheet number trimmed away. Sheet no. XCV.
Sheffield RELEASE of five properties at Darnal, and household goods of Sarah Heward, deceased, William Heward of Attercliffe, Cutler and other Legatees of Sarah Heward, to Revd. John Blackburn. Large vellum sheets, signed by 9 parties with wax seals. 1846. £15.00
York BILL-BOOK Oblong 4to record book, marbled boards, worn calf spine, corners rubbed, printed label to front board 'Frobisher's Gentleman & Tradesman's Bill-Book: Sold at his Wholesale Book-Warehouse, Pavement, York.' Entries on 45 double page spreads, printed in columns for When & of Whom Recd., When & Where Drawn, Time, Payable To, By Whom Drawn, On Whom Drawn, Value, etc. First entry Jan. 31st 1806, last one for August 1811. Places where drawn include Leeds, Macclesfield, Saddleworth, Accrington, Blackburn, Bradford, Halifax, Bowling Iron Works. People listed under 'On Whom Drawn' include Sir James Esdaile & Co., Sir Richd. Carr Glyn, Ramsbottom & Co., Masterman & Co. 1806-1811. £50.00
Yorkshire Union of Agricultural Clubs and Chambers of Agriculture NOTICE of Annual General Meeting and Annual Dinner, at York. 1p, folio, folds. 1906. £12.00
¶ Gives special Railway arrangements.
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Bichard (Thomas), Printer LA GAZETTTE DE GUERNESEY Journal Officiel, Politique et Litteraire, Samedi 24 Aout 1895. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., in French. 1895. £8.00
Channel Islands PHOTOGRAPHS by Charles Norman. Ten loose views, size 5" x 8", titled and numbered in white in the plate, with initial C.N. c1880. £30.00
¶ Includes St. Peter Port, The Esplanade, Jersey, Saint Aubins, Jersey, Grand Hotel, Jersey.
Le Feuvre, Printer MAP OF THE ISLAND OF JERSEY Divided into Parishes, with all the Roads, Lanes, &c. Colour printed map size 15" x 25", linen-backed and folding into sm. 8vo cloth boards. c1880. £20.00
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Chalmers (D), Pub. ABERDEEN JOURNAL and General Advertiser for the North of Scotland. Wednesday, December 30, 1829. Broadsheet style, 23" x 17", 4p, folded, some light water-staining, a couple of small splits at fold. 1829. £10.00
¶ Contains numerous local news and adverts, houses and farms to let, shares in ships for sale etc.
Haddington REPORT ON THE BURGH OF HADDINGTON. Folio, engraved plan coloured in outline, with a sheet of text printed on one side only, couple of short tears to inner margin text leaf. c183-. £18.00
Nigg, Aberdeenshire ACCOUNT BOOK OF REVD. DR. DAVID CRUDEN minister at Nigg, 1814-1819. Size 13" x 8", cloth-covered boards with morocco label on spine. 145 pages of entries, closely written, covering each page fully, with credit and debit on facing pages. Receipts include details of stipend, rents from house, money from sale of milk, etc. Expenditure covers a wide range including payments to labourers for farm work, charitable gifts, travel, medical expenses, repairs to Manse, books, details of journeys 'for health and to see the family...', ledgers for recording baptisms, gowns for servants, presents for children, etc., for example 'Given Wm. Donald, salmon Fisher, Bridge of Dee, sickly... 2s', 'lent John Allan in Cove to help building a Boat... £2', 'Paid for seeing Panorama of Waterloo for self, Liza Cruden... 5s', 'given widow of Proven, Carpenter, Footlee, who fell from Masthead...', 'Given Mrs John Leonard for going to sea on passage to London Ginger loaf and spiceries...', 'to Mr A. Crombie for cupping in Neck...'. Loosely inserted are 13 detailed bills sent to Dr Cruden, The Manse, Nigg. 1814-1819. £295.00
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Anglesey ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXXVIII, scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 41", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to small 4to, marbled wraps, stained red slip-case with Stanford label. Electrotyped in 1864. £30.00
¶ Covers Ormes Head, Caernarvon, the whole of Anglesey.
Brecknock ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36", parkland, water features and county borders hand-coloured, two small areas about 1" square shaded in pink. Linen-backed, overall size, including margins, 26" x 40", folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. Linen between sections slightly discoloured. c1860. £35.00
Brecon A RENT ACCOUNT OF THE ESTATE OF MRS MARY WATTERS of the Town and County of Brecon. 1726. 3p., folded, written on rectos of leaves only, size 16" x 13", in a neat attractive hand. Lists parish on left, tenants name, Land Tax, Yearly Rent. With totals. Short split at fold in last leaf. 1726. £38.00
¶ Includes tenants in Crughoel, Langattock, Partrishoe, Lanvigan, Vaynor etc.
Caermarthen ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLI. Sheet 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36". Borders shaded in different colour of wash. Linen-backed, folding into 4to marbled endpapers. 1871. £36.00
Llanarmon, Denbigh FEOFFMENT of an Allotment of Common Land in Llanarmon in Yale, Edward Jones, Farmer, Edward Davies, Shoemaker, and others to John Davies, Miner, all of Llanarmon. Vellum, size 21" x 27". 4 wax seals. 1842. £22.00
¶ Refers to land at Oyfnant, number 12 on the Inclosure map. Gives details of lands adjoining.
Ynyshir AUCTION POSTER for the sale of houses at Craig Road, at the Ynyshire Hotel, August 15th, 1889. Size 23" x 17", folds. 1889. £17.00
¶ Names occupiers.
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Allen Line ROAYAL MAIL STEAMERS to Canada and the United States every week. 4pp., pamphlet on pink paper, with illustration of ship, advertising the steamers leaving Liverpool to Canada, Manitoba The Great North West and British Columbia, with information on 'Free Grant Land in Manitoba, Ontario', 'A Vist to America by the Allan Line', etc. Inserted is a 2p printed 'letter' from a successful settler in Winnipeg. John Down, Bath Bridge, Bristol, Agent. c1890. £20.00
Angus & Co. ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE of Roll-Top Desks, Writing Tables, Pigeon-Hole Cases and Writing Chairs. January 1896. Large sheet 24" x 39", illustrating 24 desks, with measurements, prices, sheet folding to make booklet in blue printed grained paper wraps, large 4to. Loosely inserted is an advertising leaflet, 4p, sm. folio, with pictures of chairs and desks, and a 1903 price list for chair suite... together with... TRADE LIST of Roll-top Desks. Writing Tables, Pigeon-Hole Cases and Writing Chairs. Size 4" x 11". 9pp., listing wood type, price etc. Illustrations of works inside wraps. 2 items. 1896. £34.00
Arrowsmith (A), Engraver LINE OF THE PROPOSED ENGLISH AND BRISTOL CHANNELS SHIP CANAL Surveyed under the direction of Thomas Telford F.R.S.E. &c By James Green, Civil Engineer. 1824. Engraved plan on thick paper, size 10" x 6", plus margins, towns coloured in red, water features and coast shaded blue, hachures in brown. Small inset of whole of Britain top right. Scale 4" x 8 miles. 1824. £140.00
¶ Shows the line of the proposed canal from Stolford to Seaton.
Befordshire and Hertfordshire PARTICULARS OF VERY DESIRABLE FREEHOLD ESTATES comprising the Vine Farm... First-class Garden and Arable Land at Langford.... Fertile Land at Clothall.... to be Sold by Auction.... July 24, 1862. 3pp., folio, including completed Memorandum. Large folding hand-coloured plan. 1862. £34.00
Betts's NEW ITINERANT AND COMMERCIAL MAP OF ENGLAND & WALES Shewing the Various Lines of Railroad, the Turnpike and Principal Cross Roads, Navigable Rivers, Canals etc. Size 37" x 29", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 8vo paper wraps, printed label. Two ink blots at top border, small piece of sealing wax adhering to surface, a few towns underlined in ink. With inscription of Fred Simmons, Major of Brigade, York. 1841. £45.00
Birmingham & Oxford Railway FOLDING MANUSCRIPT PLANS of the line, in two volumes, each plan in ink heightened with colour, on tissue, backed with linen, size approx. 56" x 10", 10 plans in each volume. First volume lacks both boards, but with cloth spine having printed label, second volume lacks spine and front board. Each plan titled on front section, with number (the first plan is 'Begbroke to Bletchindon 68 to 71', the last plan is 'Yardley to Birmingham 125 to 127'), each one with GWR stamp to verso. n.d. probably 1860's. £250.00
¶ The plans show owners of land, water features, buildings etc, with various notes as to deeds, etc. The second volume has far fewer notes of owners etc.
Brinsmead's CREMONA PIANOFORTE Descriptive booklet, illustrated, 23pp., small 4to, last page is a price list for grands, semi-cottages, 'Pianofortes for India and Extreme Climates'. Inside back wrap is list of tuning rates. Double page woodcut illustrations of the Kentish Town works. Attractive full colour printed wraps, the front wrap illustrating a young lady playing the piano, in a Walter Crane style, the back wrap a decorative advert for the firm with list of Royal clients etc. Tiny barely noticeable edge tear throughout. c1900. £25.00
Britton (T), Printer THE DAILY NEWS Fiftieth Anniversary Edition. January 21st 1896. Broadsheet newspaper, 16pp. 1896. £8.00
Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 238. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 12" x 19", border all round. Linen backed and folding into marbled wraps with label. Boundaries and woodland hand-coloured. c1880. £18.00
¶ Covers Stoke Mandeville, Hemel Hempstead.
Cambridge and Norfolk ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXV. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36", linen-backed and folding into 8vo wraps. County boundaries, main roads, water features, parkland hand-coloured. The Woodhall Estate and estates of Lyne Stephens, Angerstein and Donwham Estates in the south east have been hand shaded in different colours. Printed from an Electrotype. c1870 or earlier. £36.00
¶ Covers Kings Lynn, Wisbech, Swaffham.
Colin & Cie, Ancne. Mon. Godin ALBUM GENERAL Des Appareils de Cuisine, Chauffage et Batiment. Mai 1903. 495pp., large 8vo, cloth covered boards, blindstamped title on front board. In French. Illustrates many stoves, ranges, grates, gas stoves, radiators, pumps, baths, ornamental washbasins, jardinieres, garden edging, umbrella stands. 1903. £85.00
Conveyancing AN ACT against covenous and fraudulent Conveyances. 4pp., disbound, resewn at margin in original holes. Large vignette initial letter showing Hercules fighting monster, on last page is large coat of arms, 4 x 3". Some slight darkening of paper. 1585. £36.00
Cornwall & Devon ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXV. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 36". Small area south of Prince Town shaded pink, and 'Plymouth Leat' leading to it marked in pink. A few minor edge tears. O.S. Blindstamp. 1861. £30.00
¶ Covers Launceston, Saltash, Morton Hampstead.
Coubro and Scrutton, Ship Store and Steamship Furnishers CATALOGUE 297pp., 4to, cloth covered boards, titled on spine and front board. Includes all kinds of ship's equipment and fittings. Every item illustrated, with descriptions and prices on facing page. 1912. £125.00
¶ Includes steering wheels, ladders, lanterns, anchors, compasses, binacles, foghorns, engineers' tools, windlasses, as well as kitchen equipment, crockery, etc. The Works were at Tilbury and West India Docks, and Newport, Monmouthshire.
Couesnon & Cie. CATALOGUE POCHETTE 296pp., 8vo, cloth covered boards, small gilt title, cloth slightly spotty along foredge. Details an enormous range of instruments and accessories, including hats and banners for bands, with numerous illustrations in black and white, and coloured plates of cellos, violins and mandolins. At the rear is an appendix of national songs. 1915. £55.00
¶ Styled as 'Manufacture General d'Instruments de Musique La Plus Importante Du Monde'.
Dept. of the Environment SOUTH WEST REGIONAL ATLAS Fourteen coloured maps in folder with cloth covered boards, key map on front board, size 14" x 20". Index page and cyclostyled letter from the Department in Bristol listing maps to be enclosed in this, copy no. 8 of the Atlas. 1970. £18.00
¶ Includes maps of the South West showing Population, Buildings of Architectural Interest, Unemployment, Migrational Change, etc. 1961-69.
Derby, Yorkshire, and Nottinghamshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXXII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 29", linen-backed and folding to 4to marbled wraps. Boundaries shaded in three colours. Very wide margins at sides. Part of railway line into Sheffield inked in red. 1877. £35.00
¶ Covers Ollerton, Rotherham, Dronfield.
Devon & Somerset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXVII. Printed surface 24" x 36". Dissected and mounted on linen. Water features, main roads and parkland hand-coloured, county boundary shaded in two colours. Pub. 11th Oct. 1809. Later state naming 'Gas Works' and 'Factory' at Barnstaple c1850. £30.00
¶ Shows area from Braunton Burrows to Countesbury. Over half the map is sea area.
F.I.A.T Motor Cab Company PROSPECTUS 4pp., size 18" x 11", printed on glossy paper, folded, with docket title. Loosely inserted is form for application for shares. With coloured picture of yellow cab on docket title, and a similar illustration of a motor cab with male passenger and luggage piled on roof, size 5" x 7", on first page. Some minor dust-marking at bottom of docket title. 1907. £60.00
Fashion and Textiles AMERICAN FABRICS Number 46, SPRING 1959. Magazine, 95pp., folio, stiff decorative wraps. Numerous black and white and colour illustrations, some tipped in. Actual fabric samples throughout. 1959. £16.00
¶ Includes 'The Story of Shamokin Clan Tartans' with 10 tartan samples tipped in, articles on Italy's Bossi Mills, the Pucci silk shirt, the Textile Schools of America.
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. 1959. £16.00
¶ Includes articles on colour loading, 'The Shakers. An American Phenomenon', 'Heathers'.
Guyon Freres, Maitre de Forges ALBUM DE FOURNEAUX Audemar-Guyon Successeur a Dole (Jura). Catalogue size 11" x 7", card wraps, 64pp. Numerous black and white woodcut illustrations of highly decorative cast iron enamelled stoves of different types, trivets, umbrella stands, boilers for laundry etc. In French. 1899. £65.00
Hampshire & Berkshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 30". Parkland, roads, hand-coloured, boundaries shaded in two colours. A few holes in linen where folds meet, Approx. 11 estates shaded in different colours, with dates, wraps worn. c1875. £28.00
¶ Covers Basingstoke, Andover, Newbury, Odiham.
Hereford, Monmouth, Glos. ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 23" x 30", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo wraps. Printed from an Electrotype made by joining four sheets. c1880. £30.00
Hereford, Worcester ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LV. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 30". Linen-backed and folding to 8vo wraps. Electrotype, c1880. £30.00
Hilder (Roland) THE SHELL GUIDE TO APRIL LANES Arranged and Painted by Edith and Rowland Hilder. Poster, 29" x 20", metal stretchers, surface crack in glaze surface top right reaching 4" into plate, repaired tear top right corner, across the word 'Lanes'. Some minor creasing at botom edges and some slight discoloration on left of title. c1960. £30.00
¶ Spring flowers against a dark background.
Hook (Thomas) Artist LETTER WITH SKETCH to a Mr Bower, Rock Park, Nr. Birkenhead. 3p, sm 4to, address panel with postmark on verso. Says he has just completed Mr. Robinson's picture 'I will scribble the arrangement of it with my pen....(sketch below this).... it is quite an English rural scene one I found in a green nook in Surrey.... a mother with her eldest boy as pioneer, is going to market on her pony freighted with fowls & eggs....' Sketch of the picture in dark brown ink on the first page, size approx. 4" x 6", small portion torn from corner (and a few words missing from text on verso). Gives detailed description, size, price etc.... together with.... Letter to Thomas Robinson thanking him for the money for 'The Market Morning', saying he will keep the picture until Robinson visits 'on the chance of your seeing some trifle you wd. wish added or altered'. 2p., sm. 8vo., and another letter, 1854, from Ruth Redgrave (unknown recipient) 'the picture went yesterday to Mr Hook's...' 3 items. Kensington Nov. 24 and 30th, 1854. £38.00
¶ James Hook (1819-1907) was a painter of coastal and rustic scenes much admired by Ruskin.
Indian Army ALBUM OF CRESTS 31 card pages of small embossed crests, in half morocco 4to album, half of spine missing and crudely sellotaped, ownership stamp of Lt. Col. in 122nd Rajputana Infantry, Ahmedabad, on flyleaf. In sections for Indian Chiefs, Indian Army Infantry, Cavalry etc., includes some English regiments such as Manchester, W. Yorks. c1905. £36.00
¶ Includes two very finely painted original watercolours in Indian miniature syle, on card, size approx 4" x 3" with very detailed crests of H.H. the Rao of Cutch, showing men on elephants etc.
Library CATALOGUE in manuscript of a library, place unknown but possibly Somerset as it includes works of Somerset topography such as Savage's Hundreds of Carhampton, Collinson, etc. 106 pages listing books alphabetically by title, with date, Author, Editor, plus 42 page index according to author, and 12 pages listing borrowings, with title, author, date borrowed and returned, name of borrower. 4to, full morocco, lacking spine, edges rubbed. 1864 - 79. £55.00
¶ Nicely written with column headings in large 'Gothic' script. Borrowers' names include Poole family, H. Westmacott, Lady Elton, Mrs. Littlehales, Miss Dickinson.
Licensed Premises PARTICULARS, PLANS, AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of 20 Freehold Premises in the Districts of Liverpool, St. Helens, Sheffields, Middlewich, Birmingham, Manchester.... together with Valuable Shops, Warehouses and other Premises.... for Sale by Auction... 20th day of March, 1928. With 18 folding coloured plans, 22 + (1)pp, 4to, original printed wraps, some leaves and maps loose, edge tears to a few leaves. 1928. £45.00
Mahilllon & Co., Brussels CATALOGUE 1908 of Musical Instruments. 52pp, large 8vo, printed wraps with name in dull gold. Text in French. Wraps originally glued to text at spine, but now loose. 1908. £40.00
¶ Illustrates many kinds of instruments, mainly brass and woodwind, but also drums, violins, accessories, with prices and details on facing page.The firm was founded in 1836.
Malicious Damage to Mines etc. AN ACT for making perpetual several Acts.... for preventing Theft and Rapine on the Northern Borders.... and also Two Clauses to prevent the cutting or breaking down the Bank of any River.... Punishment of Persons maliciously setting on Fire any Mine, Pit.... or Canal Coal; and of Persons unlawfully hunting or taking any Red or Fallow Deer.... 5pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. 1758. £18.00
Medici Society CATALOGUE OF THE PRINTS and Other Colour Reproductions. 4to, printed boards with pasted on colour print, 140pp., approx. 100 colour and black and white plates illustrating prints by Russell Flint, Margaret Tarrant, Peter Scott, etc., as well as Old Masters, with prices. foxing on first few pages. c1940? £22.00
Middlesex, Surrey, Sussex ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile, boundaries, woodland, main roads hand-coloured. Composite map, borders on all sides, size 37" x 58", linen-backed and folding to 8vo marbled wraps. Electrotype, c1870. £90.00
¶ Covers Brighton, Guildford, Reigate, West London, Windsor, Shiplake.
Monmouth and Gloucester AN ACT for repairing and maintaining certain Roads leading to and from Chepstow, and other Places in Monmouth and Gloucester, called The District of Chepstow and The New Passage District. 52pp, sm. folio, disbound. 1822. £20.00
Newport family AN ACT impowering the Committee or Committees for the Time being of the Estate of John Newport, Esquire, a Lunatick, to make Leases of his Estates during his Lunacy. 7pp, disbound, plus docket title leaf, attractive floral headpiece and initial letter. 1777. £22.00
¶ The custodian of Newport's estate was the Earl of Bath, who was to let the lands near Wolverhampton to 'encourage Persons to build Houses, Workshops, and Warehouses thereupon'.... in view of the 'Want of Houses and Buildings for the Reception and Conveniency of the Merchants and Artificers....'
Piano Catalogue PIANOS BY MONINGTON AND WESTON 20pp., stiff wraps, pages printed in blue and black, with photographs and descriptions of 18 pianos, including 'Period Grand', 'Babette Grand' etc. Prices written in ink at bottom of each page, printed price list loosely inserted. Inside double-page loose. 1932. £24.00
Railway Clearing House OFFICIAL RAILWAY MAP OF ENGLAND & WALES Drawn & engraved by G. & W. Emslie. Colour printed map size approx., 58" x 48", scale 1" = 7 miles. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo, lacks front board, small piece approx. 1inch square rubbed away at bottom edge, affecting imprint, border, and reaching about quarter of an inch into sea area. Small ink splash near Hull. 1921. £65.00
Recusant's Estates AN ACT for the Application of the Rents and Profits of the Estates forteited by the Attainders of James late Earl of Derwentwater, and Charles Radcliffe. 9pp, disbound, black letter, plus cover leaf. Decorative initial letter. 1735. £17.00
¶ Refers to the Manor of Langley, Northumberland.
Royal Canal, Ireland AN ACT to provide for the maintaining of the Royal Canal from the River Liffey to the River Shannon... 22pp, sm. folio, disbound. 1818. £20.00
Severn Bridge OPENING OF THE SEVERN BRIDGE by Her Majesty the Queen at Aust, Gloucestershire... Thursday 8th September 1966. 4to, stiff wraps with gold embossed coat of arms, 8pp., some slight foxing on front wrap... together with... The Severn Suspension Bridge including details of The Wye Bridge and Viaduct. General Information. 5pp., folio, glossy wraps with photo, diagrams. 2 items. 1966. £16.00
Severn fisheries AN ACT for the better Preservation of Fish, and regulating the Fisheries, in the Rivers Severn and Verniew. Black Letter. 14pp, cover leaf, sm. folio, disbound. Tear in left margin throughout, just reaching into text. 1778. £26.00
¶ Repealed the Elizabethan Act which limited the size of nets and prohibited the taking of elvers 'which come up the River Severn at a certain Season in immense Quantities and afford a great Suport for the Inhabitants of the adjacent Parishes and Places...' It lays down the size and mesh of nets, etc.
South Africa TIME TABLES FARES AND RATES Cape Government Railways. Quickest and Cheapest Royal Mail Route to the Diamond and Gold Fields. 245 and lxiv pages, large 8vo, coloured lithographic wraps with map and views, both detached and very ragged at edges, lacks folding map. October 1903. £14.00
¶ Numerous adverts front and back, on coloured pages.
Stafford Quarter Sessions SUMMONS for Witnesses William Porter and Thomas Steel to appear in a case between the inhabitants of Marchington Woodlands and Newborough regarding the settlement of Joseph Hawkins and Sarah his wife, ordering them also to bring the Assessments made for the Relief of the Poor. 10 lines printed on vellum slip, size 3" x 11", slight browning at edges, ink slightly faded, MS inserts, wax seal. 1795. £20.00
Stockton and Darlington Railway AN ACT to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Stockton and Darlington Railway to make a Branch therefrom in the Counties of Durham and York... 20pp. 1828. £130.00
Surrey, Kent ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet VI. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 36". Linen-backed. 'Index to Tithe Survey' printed top margin. Top edge of paper with some grubby tears, one reaching into printed border. Cancelled stamp in corner 'Boundary Section Record Copy'. c1880. £38.00
Surrey, Sussex, Kent ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile, Sheet No. Surrey XLIII, Parts of Sussex Sheets V,VI. Size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper wraps. Roads and water-features coloured, some buildings coloured red. Four areas shaded in wash. 1881. £28.00
¶ Covers most of East Grinstead, Cowden, Markbeech.
Sussex and Kent ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile. Sussex Sheet XXX and Kent part of Sheet LXXVIII. Size 24" x 36". Edition of 1877-8, printed from zinc, 1889. £28.00
¶ Covers Burwash, Hurst Green, Robertsbridge.
The Lake District ORDNANCE SURVEY TOURIST MAP Scale 1" to 1 Mile. Cloth backed. Coloured wraps with illustration by Ellis Martin, cream ground. 1925. £9.00
Weller (E) Engr. GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY London to Reading, Oxford &; Continuation to Bristol; Bristol to Plymouth; Oxford to Chester. Lithographed plan in vertical strips on four sheets, each sheet 17" x 12", some outline hand-colouring. Scale " to 1 mile. 1863. £50.00
¶ From 'The Dispatch Atlas'.
Wills, Players etc. COLLECTION OF CIGARETTE PACKETS 91 cigarette packets, hulls only, without insert slides, mounted on 5 hardboard panels, with string loops for hanging. One packet ('Peacock') with some damage, 3 with creases. 1930's and 40's? £70.00
¶ Among W.D & H.O. Wills packets are: 'Scissors', 'Flag', 'Pirate', 'Pasha', 'Berkeley', 'Golden Cross', 'King Stork', 'Rough Rider', 'Ameer', 'Louisville'. Other attractive and unusual packs include 'Loadstone', 'Bicycle', 'Airman', 'Trumpeter', 'Rhodian No. 3', 'Anchor', 'Homeward Bound', 'Torchlight', 'Robin', 'Gunboat', 'Three Spears'.
Wills's Cigarettes CIGARETTE CARDS Fifty Wills' cards of flowers, stuck on 2 cards. 3 with surface damage... together with... set of the 24 cards of the 'Famous Trains' series, The British Automatic Company Ltd, stuck on heavy card. n.d. 1940's. £14.00
Wiltshire & Gloucestershire. ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXIV. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 36", linen-backed. 5 old sellotape marks in margin. 'Index to the Tithe Survey' printed top margin. Cancelled red 'Boundary Section Record Copy' stamps in margin. O.S. Blindstamp 1881. £35.00
Woodward (H.B), Edited by STANFORD'S GEOLOGICAL ATLAS OF GREAT BRITAIN Based on Reynold's Geological Atlas. 8vo, 139 pages of text and 33 coloured geological maps of counties, plus one of Great Britain, with fold out key. Some of the smaller counties are grouped in pairs. Bound in blue cloth, new front endpapers. 1904. £80.00
Wye Valley Railway AN ACT for granting powers to the Wye Valley Railway Company; and for other purposes... 18pp. 1875. £15.00
Yorkshire and Westmoreland ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 97. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Made up of quarter sheets. Border all round. County border shaded in blue and yellow. Linen-backed, folding to 4to, marbled endpapers. Electrotyped 1871. £26.00
¶ Covers Bedale, Kirkby Stephen, Ingleton.
Yorkshire, Cheshire MAP OF RESERVOIRS Untitled printed map in black and two colours, showing some reservoirs in red, some in blue. Shows roads, railways, rivers. Covers area from Chesterfield to Holmfirth. c1910. £18.00
Zacharias, Leipzig BESTANDTEILE fur Pianos, Flugel, Harmoniums, Orgeln, Einbau Klaviers, Musikwerke. Catalogue in German, No. 18. 176pp., 4to, stiff paper wraps with black embossed lettering. Numerous illustrations of accessories such as candleholders for pianos, repair kits, woodworking tools, small machines etc., for piano repairers and makers, hinges, pedals, metronomes etc. Foreword in English, French and German. c1918. £45.00
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