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Lesley Aitchison's - Catalogue 110

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

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    Bristol


  1. Bristol companies FIVE BILLS with printed headings, made out for supplies to South Crofty Mine, Cornwall. 8vo and 4to. 1931-2. £7.00
    Comprises: First Anglo Russian Oil Co., Vacuum Oil Co., Sloan Electrical, Stotesbury, Springford and Taylor (First Anglo) Ltd.


  2. Bristol (Lulsgate) Airport OFFICIAL OPENING 1st May 1957. Brochure, size 10" x 8", 12pp., including photographs, plan. City and Corporation of Bristol 1957. £18.00

  3. Bristol (Lulsgate) Airport AIR SERVICES GUIDE to 31st March, 1958. brochure, 4p., narrow 8vo, illustrated, giving flight information, and information on airport facilities... together with... This is Bristol. From Bristol Airport. Brochure with tourist information, hotels, airport history and facilities, shopping etc. 25pp, 4to, illusts. c1970... together with... Bristol Airport Handbook 1969. 40pp., 8vo, and Programme for Airport Open Day, 1978. 23pp. 4 items. 1958-1970. £20.00

  4. Sheriff's Court MANUSCRIPT NOTES OF PROCEEDINGS Grand Jury Room, Sheriff's Court. Feb. 15th 1878 - April 1879. Sets out writs with details of plaintiff, defendant, names of jurors etc. in very neat writing. Some notes of evidence etc. scribbled quickly. 104 pages, 4to, some pages loose, marbled boards, front board detached. Some details of case (written neatly) cover up to six pages. 1878-9. £65.00
    Includes James Smith and The G.W.R.; Commissioners of Sewers for the County of Somerset vs The Bristol & Portishead Pier & Railway Co.


  5. Stratford (Alan) and Associates BRISTOL Airport Study. Air Traffic and Airport Development in The Britol/Severnside Region. Prepared for The City and County of Bristol June 1971. 157pp., plus numerous folding plans. Spiral binding, glossy wraps. Overall size 12" x 9". 1971. £10.00


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    Cornwall

    TEHIDY ESTATE

  6. Brown (T. Foster) REPORT UPON THE MINES AND MINERAL PROPERTY SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL HELD BY THE TRUSTEES OF THE TEHIDY ESTATE. Includes Dolcoath, Cooks Kitchen, Carn Brea, Wheal Basset, South Crofty and East Pool Mines. 40 typewritten pages, blank on verso, giving general summary for each mine, royalties payable, minerals raised, dues received, numbers employed, plus a detailed description of lodes etc. and suggestions for further development. Includes an O.S. map of the Redruth and Camborne, on 8 sheets, coloured to show extent of mining setts and tin stream lettings, together with 2 printed folding sections of Dolcoath, backed with linen: Transverse Section and Main Lode, coloured. Sketch of section of East Pool. The Appendix consists of transcripts of two Abstracts of Leases:
    (i) Abstract of Lease of Cooks Kitchen Mine, 1873. Describes extent of mine, rents etc and gives 9 point schedule to be followed detailing payment of miners, tributers and tutmen, tools, appointment of Doctor etc. 10pp.
    (ii) Abstracts of Lease of Carn Brea Mine. 1892. Similar to above with detailed instructions for management of mine to be undertaken by lessees. 10pp.
    Folio, full roan boards, size 14" x 8" gilt, new endpapers. Some brownish marks due to damp on some pages. August, 1893. £190.00

  7. Buchanan (Dr. G) DR. BUCHANAN'S REPORT on the Sanitary State of Camborne, and on a Scarlatina Epidemic There, 1879. 3pp., folio. Traces of folds, some repaired tears in margins, ink blot on date on last page. Loosely inserted is 'Abstract of Report of the Sanitary Committee of the Camborne Local Board Dated the 29th November 1892.' Manuscript, 1p., folio. Describes conditions in Drakes Court, Park Holly, Carn Entral etc., with number of occupants per room 'Bath's Court: Ten houses without any back doors or windows only 2 privies between them, one of these houses with two small rooms... 10 occupants... General: in 33 houses, each with two rooms there are 243 occupants... 10 Dec. 1879. and 29th November 1892. £35.00
    'The sanitary state of Camborne town... is such as to help the spread of any epidemic...'. Makes 10 recommendations at the end of the report. Buchanan was a pioneer in public health and visited various towns to make reports.


  8. Bude-Calstoke Canal AN ACT for making a navigable Cut or Canal, from the Port or Harbour of Bude, in the Hundred of Stratton, in the County of Cornwall, to the River Tamer, in the Parish of Calstoke, in the said County. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 64pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Recent paper wraps with printed label. 1774 £40.00

  9. Camborne and Illogan AGREEMENT to search for minerals at Wheal Grenville, West Basset and West Frances Mines, J.B. Fortescue of Boconnoc to John Jewell of Treskillard. 4pp., folio, copy, typed. Some amendments added in pencil. Refers to a map which is not present. 1923. £12.00

  10. Camborne CAMBORNE TEETOTAL SOCIETY Regester No. 2. 1838. We whose names are written in this book have become members of the Camborne Teetotal Society... Pledge: We agree to abstain from all Intoxicating Liquors except for Medicinal purposes and Religious Observances. Manuscript, 110 pages, in vellum notebook, titled as above in ink on front board, with small ink decoration above and below title. Some light stains on vellum. 2 leaves have been torn out half way through the book, and three leaves have been partly torn out. Made out in columns for No., Name, Residence, Description (occupation), Date, Remarks, ruled across two pages. This book begins at no. 1171, and ends with 2517, so a great many took the pledge. Unfortunately many are also recorded in the 'Remarks' column as 'Broke' with the occasional acid comment such as 'a disgrace to civil Society' 'broke times out of number'. The last entries are in July 1840. 1838-1840. £160.00
    A large proportion of the men listed are miners. Other occupations include whim driver, blacksmith, stone cutter, millers, 'mine girls', dressmaker. Considering this book covers only three years, an enormous number of people must have 'taken the pledge' in the area.


  11. Coverack LEASE by John Sandys of Lanarth to Nicholas Robearts of Coverack, fisherman, of a messuage lately built by Robearts in Coverack adjoining the western end of the dwelling of John Morrish. On vellum, size 11" x 19", signed by Robearts with wax seal. On the verso is a memorandum that Robearts is to do suite and service at the Manor Court of Namboll, signed by 3 witnesses. 1717. £30.00

    LARGE SCALE MAP

  12. Greenwood (C) & (J) MAP OF THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL, from actual Survey made in the Years 1826 & 1827. Scale: One inch to one mile. Good full wash colour. Inset of Scilly Isles. Map dissected, in six sheets, recently mounted on linen, each sheet 23" x 35", eight sections per sheet, overall size approx. 70" x 72", folding into new green stiff endpapers. Inserted in recent thick card slip case in dark green and light green, in the forn of a book, raised bands. Paper very slightly darkened throughout, a few creases in paper, a couple of closed tears professionally restored. The Bude sheet has some light browning down the edge in the blank area of Devon, and there are some light traces of waterstaining on the sheet with the title.. Some greyish damp spots on verso of linen. 1st September, 1827. £650.00
    'Copies were available coloured or plain, but unfortunately very few copies have survived to the present day in good condition.' 'In the lower right corner there is a large vignette of St. Michael's Mount.... a beautifully engraved view from the east.... Other noteworthy features are the hachures used in representing relief, and an inset of the Isles of Scilly.... ' Quixley's Antique Maps of Cornwall and the Scilly Isles.


  13. Gwennap MANUSCRIPT PLAN titled on verso 'Map of Trevethan' in red ink on a crude paper label. Size 25" x 16", in ink and colour on thick paper backed with linen. Shows roads, buildings field outlines, fields shaded in wash in four different colours, each field numbered. There is no key, or any writing whatever on the plan... together with... another manuscript plan on tissue paper backed with paper, size 15" x 10", exactly the same, with the same field outlines and numbering, but a smaller scale. This plan has some writing indicating adjoining property 'West Wheal Damsel', 'Manor of Carharrack', etc. 2 items. n.d. c1870? £70.00

  14. Illogan LETTER from William Reynolds to Pearce Rogers, attorney at Helston, dated Pool 7th April 1802. Complains that a few months ago the boundary between Mr. Stackhouse's tenement of Condurrow & Canarthen in Illogan, of which he has a lease, was entirely destroyed by some Streamers who worked in the River on the Boundary. Also refers to the Watercourse to Stackhouse's Stamping Mills. 1p., 4to, address panel on verso, Truro '260' postmark. 1802. £14.00

  15. Lescudjack, Penzance TRANSFER OF MORTGAGE Walter Borlase of Castlehorneck, John Trewren of Trewardreva, Richard Pearce of Kerris to Christopher Hawkins of Trewinnard. Concerns lands at Lescodgiack, Park and Growse, Bojowans, etc. 4 vellum sheets, 27" x 31", 4 good wax seals. 1750. £30.00
    Refers back to indenture of 1692, amongst others. Gives occupiers.


  16. Liskeard and Caradon Railway Company AN ACT for conferring further powers on the Liskeard and Caradon Railway Company.... 7pp. Disbound. Act of Parliament. Paper slightly darkened. 1887. £10.00

  17. Liskeard REPORT OF THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY OF THE BOROUGH OF LISKEARD. 2pp, with a folding plan, by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline. Scale 4" to 1 mile, and a Plan of the Borough, Scale 1" to a mile. Folio, disbound, some slight off-setting and waterstaining on text leaf. 1837. £22.00

  18. Manor of Namboll WILLIAM SANDYS NOTEBOOK with details of rents. 1795. Notebook size 5" x 8", full calf, metal clasp, gilt tooling on spine, raised bands. Sandys name and the date 1795 on flyleaf. Comprises (i) 21 double-page spreads 'Scattered Lands in Cury, Helston, Wendron and Penryn', ruled in columns for Date of Lease; Tenement; Tenant; Lives; Rents and Dues; Observations, etc. One tenant per double-page. Gives 14 properties in Helston (e.g. 'House against the Market House in Helston'), 2 in Wendron (including Treloar Stamps), 4 in Cury, 1 in Penryn ('Blowing House & Mills'. Lease dated 1756). (ii) Manor of Namboll. 28 double page spreads, same format as above, listing properties in Coverack and a few in St. Keverne. Includes 'part of the Great Cellars in Coverack', 'Pentecost's House in Coverack'. Earliest lease dated 1758. (iii) 10 pages in an untidy hand listing leases in St. Minver area, 1800 - 1824, with brief details. (iv) 2 pages at the end with notes on Land Tax redeemed for tenements in St. Minver. Many blank pages between these sections... together with... another notebook of Sandys, size 3" x 4", limp calf wraps, wraps detached from content. 16p. list of tenants with notes, e.g. 'Harvey, George. in Prison... Harvey, Henry. Ho. & Garden & 2 acres in Tregajisans bought of Ben. Hockin. This man's mother married to Angove of St. C.', 'Browne, Wm. for Rosewithan Mills... Joseph Simms has them till next Midsummer & pays £20 p.a. the Old Miller pd. 4s 4d per acre...', plus 10p 'Non Compounders Memoranda', 'Receipts at Illogan Oct. 17 1774'. 12p. The handwriting very small. Two items. 1775 and later. £120.00

  19. Morden (Robt.) CORNWALL by Robert Morden. Engraved map, cartouche with title and Morden's name, coloured in yellow and blue, outline colour in yellow and pale blue-green, with churches indicating villages in red, border yellow. Size 14" x 16", traces of central fold. Table at top with key to the figures, and an explanation of the signs for Market Town, Parish etc. Two very small edge tears in top margin, repaired on verso. 1695 £120.00
    From the 1695 edition of Camden's 'Britannia'.


  20. Ordnance Survey CORNWALL. A set of five maps covering almost the whole of Cornwall. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Copper plate engravings, on five sheets, each folding to 12" x 9", dissected, and mounted on linen. Being Sheet Nos. 29, 30, 31, 32 & 33, sheet sizes approx. 25" x 36". Decorative engraved borders pasted to 3 edges of each sheet, except for Sheet 31 which has no borders, and Sheet 30 which has border on left edge only. The margins of all sheets have been clipped at the top with loss of sheet nos., on several sheets the scale bar and imprint have been cut off or partly obscured by border. A clean set, apart from a few light foxing spots on the Bude Bay sheet (29), contained in a very fine original box with pull off top in the form of a book, full straight grained red morocco, gilt, a.e.g., raised bands. Arms of the Ordnance in gilt on the front of the box. The maps fit into a shiny card folder which facilitates their slipping into the box, onto this is pasted an Index map. Five sheets in all:- sheets 29, 30, 31, 32, & 33. Published Lt. Col. Mudge, Tower. 1809-13. This edition 1820's. £540.00
    A fine set of very early impressions, covering most of Cornwall from a line just east of Bude Haven down to 'Polperrow'. The sheets correspond to Margary State 3. These five sheets were published as 'Part the III' of the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain. The sheets covering the area near the eastern border were in 'Part the II' (Devon) on sheets 24, 25, 26.


  21. Penzance DEED for declaring uses for a Fine, Richard Pearce and his wife of Kerris to Walter Borlase of Castle Hornack. Refers to twenty cottages, a hundred acres of pasture at Lescudjack, Castle Down, Morraps. Vellum, 12" x 22", 3 wax seals, including good armorial one by Borlase's signature, and one with a sailing ship. Witnessed by Margaret Borlase and W. Tremenheere. 1741. £30.00

  22. Pool, Camborne etc. EIGHTEEN BILLS for Cornish firms, supplying South Crofty Ltd. All with printed headings, ranging from octavo to foolscap. 3 with small illustrations at head. 1929-32. £20.00
    Includes: Sara, Pool Foundry; Thomas, Ironmonger, Camborne; Treglown, Mining and General Merchants, Pool; John Mayne, Furnishing Ironmonger, Pool House; The Lanner Syndicate, Tresavean Mines.


  23. Sithney LANNER AND LANDS IN VENTON-VEDNA in the Parish of Sithney. Folded hand-coloured manuscript map on vellum, scale 3 chains to 1 inch, size approx. 20" x 28". Very fine manuscript map in ink and green wash, with hatching and indication of rough ground, hedges, roads, stream, wooded areas shown with trees. Compass rose. Scale 3 chains to 1". Fields and buildings lettered, owners of adjacent land named, with asterisks indicating ownership of hedges. Reference table gives No. on map, Parcel (House and garden, field name etc.), State, Customary and statute measure, Measure of Hedges. Surveyed by R. Thomas 1833. £160.00.
    A note on verso indicates these lands were Sir C. Lemon's, purchased by Revd. J. Rogers. The reference table lists 16 parcels in Lanner and 20 in Venton Vedna.


  24. St. Buryan & St. Just ELECTION POSTER 'Notice of Election of one County Councillor for each of the above Electoral Divisions.' Size 24" x 18", several folds. 1946. £10.00

  25. St. Just BOND A Bill binding Thomas Lanyon of St. Just, Yeoman, to pay £204. to Humphrey Pascoe of St. Ives, Merchant. 1p. sm. folio, blank adjoining leaf with docket title and note on interest on verso, small wax seal, signed Lanyon and witnessed by Wm. Usticke, Jn. Harvey, D. Keskey. 1728. £22.00

  26. St. Martin in Meneage DEPOSITION AND EXAMINATION of Mary Michell the widow of Richard Michell. Manuscript, 1p., 4to. 11 lines. Signed with her mark, but not signed by Justice. 1818. £14.00
    Says that Walter Priske her natural child now 4, was born in St. Martin in Meneage and that Richard Michell of Constantine with whom she afterwards intermarried was the father of Walter Priske.


  27. St. Minver LETTER from Praed & Co. to Rev. Wm. Sandys, 8 Oct. 1812. 3p., 4to, folded with address and postmark on verso, account on first two pages showing payment to Society for Clergymens' Orphans, subscription to S.P.C.K, Grand Junction Canal dividends, etc. With letter on third page signed Praed & Co., together with another letter to Sandys, 1815, presumably from his Solicitor, about a confusion with Praed & Co. in Truro and in London. 1812. £8.00

  28. St. Minver PLAN OF TREGWORMOND in the Parish of St. Minver the Property of the Rev. William Sandys Surveyed 1809. Manuscript map on vellum, size 14" X 17", scale of 5 chains to an inch. Title top left, compass rose. Some outline colour. Shows road along the bottom with cluster of 9 buildings, field outlines, fields numbered, two areas of fields outlined in different colours to show the three tenements... together with... REFERENCE TO THE PLAN OF TREGWORMOND. Three double-page spreads in a 4to notebook, very neatly written, headed for 'Anthony's Tenement', 'Ede's Tenement', and 'Nailor's Tenement', giving field names, buildings, etc. with no. on the plan above, measure of hedges and waste, and clear ground, yearly value, remarks. Oringal rough marbled wraps, endpapers damped. Loosely inserted are six small folded papers with 'Account of Repairs Tregwarment... Antoneys tenement Wainhouse 50 Sheaves Reed, Oxenhouse 120 Sheaves Reed 2000 Sparrs...' 'Ede's barn. Frank and George kent thatching 15s' and other bills 1809-12... together with... Survey and Valuation of Little Tregwormand and Benethicks by William Paynter the 12th Day Decr. 1814. Manuscript, 1p., sm. folio, gives 18 numbers with name of field, no. of acres, price per acre. 3 items. 1809. £85.00

  29. St. Minver ST MINVER COMPOSITIONS from Michaelmas 1736. Rent book of Simon Llewellin, Vicar of St. Minver, with his name inside front board, recording Compositions for tithes 1736 to 1765. Manuscript, full vellum boards, size 16" x 6", written in a clear, neat and attractive hand, 108 pages, written on rectos only, with the occasional note on the facing page. Each year's entries divided into four sections, 'The South Side', 'The North Side', 'The Lowland North Side' and 'The Lowland South Side'. Approximately 40 names per section. Gives name, tenement, and amount paid, for example 'William Varcoe for Trelawder... £1. 15s. Od'. Following this are 8 pages in William Sandys very small untidy hand, detailing contents of leases (name of tenants, lives, conditions for repairs, husbandry etc.) and 3p of notes about Land Tax, education of poor children, etc. At the other end of the book are four pages of entries titled 'Cubert Tythe Book begun by Simon Llewellin Vicr. Michl. 1738', but only the compositions for 1738,1739 and 1742 are present. 1736-1804. £250.00
    Tenements include Composition was an agreement made with the incumbent whereby a payment, land or other recompense was taken in lieu.


  30. Tehidy Minerals AGREEMENT between Tehidy Mineral Ltd. and Messrs Bewick Moreing & Co. 2p., folio, typed. Large red paper seal of Tehidy Minerals. Refers to payment of shares under an agreement whereby Moreing & Co. would manage the Company for five years. 1924... together with... Agreement for Sale, Dolcoath Mine Ltd, East Pool & Agar Ltd., and Tehidy Minerals. 1919 5p., folio, and a draft Conveyance with the same parties, 8p., 1920... together with... Assignment, Tolgus Mines Ltd and its Liquidator to East Pool & Agar Ltd. 2p., folio. 1930. 4 items. 1919-30. £16.00

  31. Valentine & Sons, Publisher CORNWALL AND THE ISLES OF SCILLY 56 Photographic Pictures. Some full page, others four to a page. Oblong 4to., decorative gilt boards, 6pp. of text. Small tear in paper at hinge at top of spine, gilt on boards slightly faded. c1910. £24.00
    Includes: picking daffodils in the Isles of Scilly, Porthcurno Telegraph Station, Tresco Gardens, Launceston, Coverack, Porthoustock, etc.


  32. Wheal Treasure SUMS RECEIVED for E.W.W Pendarves Esq. 1821. Manuscript on one and a half pages small folio, listing sums received from 11 people, with interest... together with brief one page list summarising payments 1820-1. 1821. £15.00


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    Cumberland


  33. Carlisle CONVEYANCE of the Bush Hotel and Stables, Carlisle, and other dwelling houses and hereditaments in the Parish of St. Cuthbert, Thomas Wright and others to The Mayor Aldermen and Citizens. Attested copy. 27p. on vellum 4to, in booklet form, with folding plan size 18" x 12", scale 3" = 100ft., showing the different buildings, shaded in pink, with areas etc. 1876. £28.00
    Shows vaults, stables,stables, yards, cottages with named occupiers etc.


  34. Carlisle to Workington Road AN ACT for repairing the Road from the City of Carlisle in the County of Cumberland, to the Market and Sea-port Town of Workington in the said County. Cover leaf, pages numbered 3-34, small folio, Black Letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett, 1753. £12.00

  35. Carlisle, Silloth, Bewcastle Fells TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets 11/12/17/18 and Sheet 7. Scale 1" to 1 mile. The first sheet size 26" x 37", plus margins, covering Silloth, Carlisle, Bewcastle Fells (the Scottish side of the Solway is blank), and the second 26" x 18", plus margins, covering Caplestone Fell, Kielderhead Moor (in bottom right corner, the rest blank). Both sheets dissected and mounted on linen, folding into large 4to marbled wraps, small key plan on front wrap. Small library stamp on verso. Two items. 1897. £45.00

  36. Carlisle, Wigton, Caldbeck PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Several Estates Situate at Black Hall & White Quay, in the Parish of St. Cuthbert, Carlisle, Buckaban in the Parish of Caldbeck; Barney House in the Parish of Wigton; Gillbrow in the Parish of Lorton.... containing altogether 463 Acres.... all of which will be offered for Sale by Auction.... 30th day of October, 1868. 6pp folio, plus leaf with docket title, folded. 7 lithographed plans, hand coloured in outline, five of which are folding, by John Pears, Land Surveyor, Penwith. One folding plan clipped down right edge with loss of some of lithographed surface. Folded with docket title. 1868. £45.00

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


  38. Dalston PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold and Copyhold Estates, in the Parish of Dalston, and known as the 'Gill' and 'Greensyke' Estates, containing about 350 Acres, together with the Mansion House, Farm House, Dwelling Houses, Stables, Coach-Houses, Barns.... which will be Sold by Public Auction... 19th July, 1882. 6pp., folio, docket title, very large folding coloured plan. 1882. £32.00
    'The Mansion House stands in a handsomely timbered Park, through which the Gill Beck winds its way, and is most substantially built in the Tudor Style.'


  39. Keswick MAYSON'S ORDNANCE MODEL OF THE LAKE DISTRICT Exhibited Daily During the Year at the Lake District Repository, Lake Road, Keswick... Open At Eight and Lighted During the Summer Months. Admission One Shilling Each. Poster, advertising the exhibition, size 16" x 11", finely printed in gold, red, black and green on a buff ground. Decoration of fern leaves, lithographed view of the building showing the sign for the exhibition on the side, size of view approx. 3" x 4". With a description of the model, scale and dimensions, and its educational benefits. Some slight spotting in right hand margin. McFarlane & Erskine Lithogrs. Edinburgh. c1880. £120.00
    Henry Mason had a photography business in Keswick, and at the premises he exhibited the model which he had constructed based on the Ordnance Survey, at a scale of 6" to one mile. The 'English Lakes Visitor and Kewsick Guardian' of April 1878 urges visitors to see Mayson's Ordnance Model.


  40. Solway Moss, Longtown GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. 107 N.E. (New Series Sheet 11). Fully hand-coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 13" x 19", plus margins, linen-backed, key in margin. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1890. £10.00
    Shows only a small portion in bottom right corner, as the area beyond the Scottish border is blank.



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    Derbyshire


  41. Alfreton LETTER from Caleb Watson, Financial Agents, Liverpool. On headed paper, to an unknown correspondent, advising him about a Colliery which is for sale, and giving details of cost, location, production, type of engines '20 inch Cylinder good vertical winding Engine at original pit's mouth also 15 inch winding and pumping Engine...' etc. 2p., 8vo, in a small hand. 18th June, 1873. £18.00
    'It now produces 350 tons weekly... the soft part of which is useful for house Coal and the hard is much in demand in the neighbourhood for Steam purposes'.


  42. Shirley PARTICULARS of Several Very Valuable Freehold Messuages, Farms & Lands, Situate in the Parishes of Shirley, Crich, Wessington, & Morton... Containing Together nearly Four Hundred Acres to be Sold by Auction in Lots.... 14th day of September and... the Next Day the 15th. 6pp., small folio. Gives names of fields etc., with acreage. Printed at J. Drewry's Office, Derby. 1812. £48.00
    Occupiers were Pearce, Bestall, Machin, Jackson and Chawner. The first day's sale was held at the Green Man, Ashburn, and the second day's sale at the Peacock Inn, Upton Barns.



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    Devon


  43. Bishops Tawton CASH RECD. AT BISHOPS TAWTON COURT on Wednesday the 14th day of May 1794. List of names and sums received on 3 sides 12" x 4". 80 names listed. 1794. £24.00

  44. Bonner (T), drawn and engraved by OLD GATEWAY TAWSTOCK. To Sir Bourchier Wrey This Plate is inscribed. Copper-plate engraving, engraved area 12cm x 17cm, plus margins, some foxing mainly to margins. R. Polwhele, 1795. £12.00
    From Polwhele's History of Devonshire.


  45. Bridestowe School BRIDESTOW SCHOOL SALVAGE SOLDIERS October 1942. Photograph, black and white, size 6" x 8", showing a gorup of about 40 primary school children with their teacher displaying a silver cup. Behind is a board with writing as above. 1942. £8.00
    Presumably the children had won the prize for the most salvage collected for the war effort.


  46. Honiton WILL of Ann Hook of Honiton, Spinster. Attested copy made 1855. 3p., folio. 1834. £14.00
    Refers to her messuage in Yonder Street, Ottery St. Mary.


  47. Ilfracombe HIRING AGREEMENT Messrs. W. Brock & Co., of Fore Street, Exeter, Warehousemen, with Mrs Emily Saxon, of the Belgrave Hotel, Ilfracombe for the hiring of articles for the hotel for seven years. 4 pages, folio, plus a 7 page Inventory of the articles, which include furniture, kitchen equipment, cutlery, linen etc. 1894. £14.00
    Mrs. Saxon was to pay £968 pounds for the hire of the goods.


  48. Lamerton PHOTOGRAPH showing Lamerton Home Guard parading in Tavistock. Postcard size, black and white, showing large group marching, some with rifles. Titled on verso 'Lamerton Home Guard 1941 taken in Tavistock'... together with... Lamerton Hunt. Photograph size 4" x 5", showing mounted huntsmen, dogs, followers in a narrow road. Titled on verso 'Lamerton Hunt 1912. Pitland Corner'. 2 items. 1912 and 1941. £9.00

  49. Little Torrington POSTER advertising auction sale of 445 trees at North Hole Wood, including Ash, Beech, Oak 'well-suiting the purposes of Wheel-wrights and others...' Size 22" x 18", folds. 1896. £14.00

  50. Photographs BUCKFAST ABBEY 1928. Fifteen full-page sepia views, plus leaf with four reproductions from historic prints. Original paper wraps, slightly rubbed at edges, with coloured view of the Abbey in a roundel, 2pp. introductory text. 1928. £20.00

  51. Plymouth area FOUR ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet CXXIII S.W & S.E (Mount Edgcumbe, Mount Batten, Sutton Harbour), Sheet CXXIII N.E (Devonport, Lipson, Compton Gifford), CXIV.S.E. (Buckfastleigh, Hood Ball, Woolston Green), and Sheet CXX N.E (Rattery, Tigley). All scale 6" to 1 mile, quarter sheets, approx. 13" x 18", plus wide margins, first three sheets Provisional Editions, with additions to 1938, with some printing in red, last sheet Second Edition of 1902. 1930's. £30.00

  52. Plymouth area SCRAP BOOK of newspaper cuttings relating to Plymouth and Saltash. In ring binder, size 14" x 10", 100 pages of cuttings, mostly pasted on rectos only, plus a large number of loose cuttings at the back which presumably awaited another file to be pasted in. A few typed notes with cross-references (some referring to an earlier volume, not present). 1960-62. £20.00
    Mostly from the 'Western Morning News' and 'The Independent'. Includes articles on rebuilding of Mount Edgcumbe House, Barbican area building, sale of Duncan House, Saltash, Tamar bridge, Foulston Terrace preservation, 'Ancient Flyover Bridge May Have to Go. Carries more sheep than people'.

    FIRST EDITION STATE ONE

  53. Plymouth, Kingsbridge FOUR ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Uniform editions, on thick paper, corresponding to Margary State 1. All with 180(?) (the last digit is indistinct in each case but it could be a '1') watermarks, two also with the word 'Smith'. Scale 1" to 1 mile, engraved surface size 23" x 34", plus wide margins. Vertical central fold. Comprises: SHEET XXIV (Looe to Prawle Point), half inch tear in sea area repaired on verso with archival tape. Two tears in top margin, repaired. and one small tear just touching engraved surface. Small v-shaped piece torn from top margin. Margin at bottom and left. SHEET XXIII. (Start Point, Berry Head). Some small marginal tears at top edge, 1" tear in bottom margin, repaired on verso. SHEET XXII. (Torbay, Exeter, Lyme Regis). Border at right edge. Piece torn from left margin, approx. 13" x 1", just touching plate mark. SHEET XXI (Axminster, Tiverton, Dulverton). Border on right. Also covers part of Somerset and part of Dorset. Pub. 11th Oct. 1809 by Lt. Col. Mudge, Tower. £300.00
    Corresponds to Margary State 1. The 'Second Part of the General Survey... containing the whole of Devon...' comprised eight sheets.


  54. Rifle Shooting BOOK OF CUTTINGS compiled by Private (later Sergeant) George Starkey, relating to his prize rifle shooting, 1882-1891. 127 pages of cuttings in a book with stiff boards, 8" x 8", boards covered in plain brown paper, labelled '1' in ink. Front inner joint broken. There are some notes in ink against the cuttings, for example 'the first annual Prize shooting I attended', 'seven rounds, no sighting shots'. The cuttings are mainly from The Western Morning News, with some printed scores from the 'English Twenty Club.' Pasted in is a decorative small folio printed handbill on pink paper for the presentation of prizes by The Prince of Wales in Plymouth, 31st Oct. 1887. 1882-91. £45.00
    Sergeant Starkey was a chemist and druggist in Plymouth, and in the 2nd Devon Rifle Volunteers. He invented and patented a new type of rifle target.


  55. River Axe FISHING RIGHTS FOR SALE BY AUCTION parishes of Colyton and Musbury, Devon. Messrs. R. & C. Snell, Axminster. Map scale 1/2500, size showing Whitford and the River Axe, with fishing rights marked in yellow and green along the banks. n.d. 1950's. Together with an agreement titled 'Axe Bridge Salmon Fishing, 1892, between Samuel Sanders Stephens of Axmouth and Timothy Beer of Axmouth Fisherman. 1p., sm. folio, tears at folds... together with a small 'Site Plan of Proposed Landing Stage for he Stedcombe Estate of the Harbour, Axmouth. 1955', a portion of the relevant 25" in. to a mile O.S. map with the site marked, and some relevant correspondence. 1955. £18.00

  56. Rowe (G), Cheltenham, printed and published by THE TREADWATER In the Valley of the East Lyn, Devon. Tinted lithograph, size 9" x 12", plus margins. A few foxing spots in margins, and some slight spotting in sky area. c1840. £16.00

  57. 'Scrutator' FRIENDS OF THE CHURCH The opponents to the Church-Rate have been Virtually Defeated... Let not those who have received from the Church Rates large Sums, refuse paying small ones... Handbill, size 13" x 8", Traces of folds, some slight dustmarking along part of one fold. Chave, Printer, Higher-Back-Street, Tavistock. 29th October, 1834. £38.00

  58. Seaton PHOTOGRAPH of the celebrations for the coronation of Edward VII. Fine large crisp view, size 7 x 9", showing crowds in front of the George Inn and part of Fore Street, 'Cycles for Hire' shop on right, a carriage with two horses approaching down Fore Street, decorations on tall pole, flags and bunting over the street. 1902. £22.00
    Most of the men are wearing buttonholes.


  59. Sidmouth PARTICULARS of the Valuable Freehold Residential Property known as Pauntley, Sidmouth, comprising an attractive Georgian House... Picturesque Cottage, Well-Timbered Pleasure Gardens... Fine Building Site... for Sale by Auction... 15th June, 1939. 7pp., 8vo, stiff wraps, 3 tipped-in photographs, coloured sketch plan. 1939. £8.00

  60. Tallis & Co. PLYMOUTH, DEVONPORT & STONEHOUSE Plan, engraved surface approx. 10" x 13", scale bar, decorative border and three vignette views. Delicate later hand-colouring. Pasted along about two inches at top edge to a thin sheet of card. Traces of central fold. The Plan drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin. 1860. £110.00

  61. Tavistock LETTER on headed paper of the Bedford Hotel, July 21st 1906. 8vo, with fine lithographed vignette of the hotel and adjoining buildings size 2" x 3". 1906. £8.00

  62. Totnes MARRIAGE ARTICLES between Timothy Earl of London and Dorothy Trist of Totnes. Refers to dwelling house with three herbgardens in Leechwell Street, and Eastleigh and Westleigh in Harberton. Two large vellum sheets, size 24" x 31", signed by 6 parties concerned with wax seals. Vellum dustmarked on verso, some minor yellowing. 1736. £48.00
    On verso is a note in pencil 'Devon Phillips 26/1/65. 193.


  63. Vivian (Edward) TORQUAY, FROM PARK HILL. Tinted lithograph. Drawn by E. Vivian. On stone by E. Gauci. Size approx. 8" x 11", plus margins. Printed by M. & N. Hanhart, c1841. £60.00
    A very attractive view looking across the harbour to a terrace of houses, and a few houses on the hill behind, sailing ships in the harbour, with men in the foreground standing by a low wall.


  64. Wembworthy LEASE of a messuage in Wembworthy with closes of land called Hayes, Mill Down, Lamma Crofts, etc., John Glynn of Glynn in Cornwall, to Mary Saunders of Wembworthy and Josias Downe of Winkleigh. Vellum, size 17" x 23", signed by Glynn with wax seal, witnessed on verso. 1779. £22.00
    Stipulates the payment of a 'best beast' as a heriot, refers to Fireboot, Ploughboot, etc.


  65. Winkleigh LEASE of the tenement of Wishland in Winkley, John Walter to Philip Davy yeoman. Vellum, size 19" x 24", good armorial wax seal. Written throughout in a large sloping hand. 1752. £24.00
    Conditions were that a heriot was to be paid, Davy was to appear at the Court of the Manor of Ashleigh Rolle, and the right to hawk and hunt was reserved to Walter.


  66. Winkleigh LEASE of Bransgrove in Winkleigh, John Codrington of Exeter, Apothecary, to Richard Davie, yeoman. On paper, size 19" x 26", signed by Codrington with wax seal. Two small splits in paper at folds. 1779. £22.00
    One of the conditions was that the tenant was to put forty bushels of lime per acre of tillage ground, or 'two hundred and fifty seams of good rotten Dung in lieu thereof... a breaking Crop before every such Dressing and Two Crops after it', 'preserve all saplings or slips', take care of the thatch, hedges 'cider engine and press' etc.



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    Dorset


  67. Abbotsbury WILL of Garland Richards of Abbotsbury. Vellum, size 12" x 14", smaller certificate in Latin attached, large papered seal. 1699. £30.00
    Leaves his farm at Beaminster to his nephew William Chilcott. In exceptional crisp condition.


  68. East Burton and Wool PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Freehold Sporting and Agricultural Estate including East Burton Dairy and Brookhill Farm.... Trout and Salmon Fishing in the Frome.... which will be offered for Sale by Auction.... 21st September, 1929. Folio, 22pp., large folding plan loosely inserted. 1929. £24.00

  69. Evershott WILL AND CODICIL OF HENRY PETTY of Evershott. Attested copy. 2p, folio. Ink slightly faded. 1841. £12.00
    Bequeathes his property in Evershott to three Trustees for the use of his wife.


  70. Swanage POSTER advertising the Auction Sale of the Goods Chattels and Effects of Mr. Reuben Hardy 'comprising 2 Roan Cart Horses, Harness and other Effects...' 6th of May, 1889. Printed using large capital letters. Size 17" x 11", folds, two minor marginal tears. 1889. £16.00

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

  72. Weymouth LIST OF PROPERTIES Belonging to the Corporation. 16pp., 4to, printed in columns with Property, Lessee, Term of Lease etc. 1925. £12.00


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    Durham


  73. Chopwell, Barmston ORDER OF THE COURT dated Martis 3tio die ffebruarii 1673, relating to fee farm rents. Concerns a dispute about the fee farm rent out of the Manor of Chopwell, now the lands of Robert Clavering, and out of lands in Barmeton now the lands of Francis Bowes. All of the lands were once the land of John Swymborne, 'attainted', and in 1588 granted to Sir Robert Constable. Details the claims by various parties relating to a lost deed of entaile 'prior to the said attainder' which Clavering challenged Bowes to produce in Court, and makes a judgement. 2p, small folio, neatly written... together with... A lawyer's notes on title to the Manor of Chopwell, detailing a demise of 1528 to John Swymborne the elder of the Manor, and the purchase by the Duke of Northumberland for 1000 marks, 1563. Swymborne's heir is said to have been a bastard. 1p., small folio. n.d... together with... A Briefe Setting Out of my title to Barmeston'. Closely written folio sheet, docket titled as above on verso, detailing Swyborne's title from 1528. 37 lines. Refers to Letters Patent from Queen Elizabeth. With brief pedigrees. Three holes at centre horizontal fold, possibly rodent damage, which as it it mainly in the blank area between paragraphs affects only a few words. 1673. £75.00
    John Swymborne was attainted for 'the rebellion in the north'.


  74. Ormiston and Glass, Publishers SUNDERLAND Album of photolitho views. 12 views on a folding strip, folding into heavily embossed cloth boards, 4" x 6", advert for Ormiston & Glass inside back board. Split between view pasted to front board and the next view, some spotting in inner margins of last four views. c1880. £14.00
    Views include The New Bridge (with paddle steamer etc.), Railway Station (outside and interior), Fawcett Street.



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    Essex


  75. Chingford reservoirs IN PARLIAMENT. EAST LONDON WATER Plans and Sections Session 1900. William B. Bryan, M. Inst. C.E., Engineer. Four lithographed sheets, size 22" x 30", plus title page with 'Explanation'. Sewn into pale green wraps, with large printed title in decorative typefaces, morocco spine, morocco split down spine (sewing sound). Comprises (i) Plan of intended reservoirs between Chingfield and Edmonton. Scale 6" to a mile. Intended reservoirs handcoloured. Shows river Lea, lines of conduits, diversion of river, railway, buildings, Ponders End Station, roads, proposed cuts, etc. (ii) Six enlargments at 25" to a mile of specific points on plan. 9" repaired tear at right edge reaching into one enlargement. (iii) Sections. 2 small edge tears. (iv) Plan of Road Diversion, 6" to a mile, One enlargement & 3 sections below. 1" tear at edge. Waterlow & Sons. 1900. £95.00

  76. Easthorpe RELEASE of the Manor and farm of Badcocks in Easthorpe, Francis Hills of Prested Hall, Rachel Hills and Joseph Smith of Pattiswick Hall. 3p., folio. Contemporary copy, unsigned. 1867. £8.00
    Refers to the intended marriage of Rachel and Joseph.



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    Gloucestershire


  77. Cheltenham BILL of James New, Bookseller, 371 High Street... Bibles, Prayers and Church Services, in Great Variety... Visiting Cards neatly Engraved... Printed heading, large 8vo, traces of folds. made out for 17 items, to Rev. Ryder at Oaksey, Wilts. 1856. £8.00
    Includes '3 Surface of the Earth', '1 Bristol Catechism', 1 'Steps to the Altar'.


  78. Dymock POSTER advertising a 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. Size 19" x 14", folds. 1904. £17.00

  79. Elberton THREE AGREEMENTS for letting a farm at Elberton, for the years 1808, 1812, 1822. Each 4p, folio, one with printed preamble, the rest completely in manuscript. Brown stains on all three. With list of approx. 30 fields with acreage. 1808-1822. £16.00

  80. Gloucester Waggon Company Limited and Reduced DIRECTORS' REPORTS & ACCOUNTS 30th June, 1888. Folio, 4 printed pages, folded, couple of short tears. 1888. £16.00
    'The Waggon stock of the Company now consists of 5,436 wagons let on simple hire, and 3,232 sold on deferred payments...'


  81. Gloucester Workhouse GROUP OF RECEIPTS for payment of sums for the Poor Rate by the Overseers of the Parish of St. John. Three printed slips with manuscript inserts, size 3" x 8", heading 'Glocester Workhouse' in Gothic style type, and a vignette of a shield leaning against a tree top left. Signed by Treasurer. Together with 4 manuscript receipts for payments by the parish officers. 1831-2. £10.00

  82. Iron Acton LEASE FOR A YEAR of a dwelling house newly built by William Thomas, with Craddock's Wood and Lawrence's Wood, Arthur Trewman of Westerleigh and others to Walter Chapman of Bristol, Tanner. Vellum, size 17" x 25", engraved heading with coat of arms, signed by 5 parties with wax seals showing an animal. Some slight browning in parts. 1717. £26.00

  83. Kingswood ASSIGNMENT of a cottage and garden "being in the fforest or Chace of Kingswood". Samuel Flook of Stapleton, Coalminer, to John Flook, his brother. Refers to Indenture of Lease between Norborne Berkeley of Stoke Gifford, and Moses Flook. Single sheet of paper, 15" x 12", a few small tears, repaired on verso with archival tape. Draft copy. April 1765. £24.00

  84. Pauntley (Manor of) PAUNTLEY COURT SURVEY 24th October 1806. 3 pages, folio, signed by 11 people (some with marks). Describes the perambulation of the boundaries, with precise directions as to marker trees, etc., beginning 'at Boteler Green in a Garden there belonging to Stephen Morgan at the lower part thereof by the side of a bank at a place where an oak tree formerly stood and where a cross was made and proceeded in a westwardly direction by the same bank to the south corner of Hundred field where the Hundred Oak formerly stood...' 1806. £36.00

  85. South Gloucestershire Methodists NOTEBOOK RECORDING SERMONS in many different chapels in South Gloucestershire between August 1823 and February 1833. Notebook, small 8vo, 155 pages in a neat hand. Limp calf wraps. Some blank pages at end, wraps rubbed, spine rubbed and chipped. The entries give place and date, verse preached on, followed by several points developed, e.g. 'Kendalshire Jan. 18th. 'Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling'. 1. The nature and extent of this Salvation. 2nd. The duty enjoin'd. 3. The manner in which to perform it. 4. It is our own Salvation.' 1823-36. £175.00
    Among the villages visited are: Wickwar, Coalpit Heath, Olveston, Almondsbury, Iron Acton, Thornbury, Earthcott, Rangeworthy. Some weeks two places are visited in one day, for example both Thornbury and Milbury Heath are recorded for March 19th 1826. He records the subject of the sermon at Conference in Bristol July 27th 1825, and in May of that year 'Heard (Dr. A. Clark) from Peter 4.7'. From 1832 onwards the entries give only very brief details of the sermon - just the short Bible verse that was the subject.



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  86. Grafton PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Grafton Court, Containing about 9a 2r 18p... 30th day of April, 1913. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. Coloured plan in text. 1913. £18.00

  87. Leominster LETTER from John Lawton, Leominster, to C. Bodenham, Solicitor at Hereford, requesting his help in obtaining an appointment as Assistant in the Hop Excise for the ensuing season. 1p., small 8vo. 24th Jan. 1860. £5.00

  88. Marden and Much Cowarne PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Agricultural Properties comprising the outlying portions of 'Amberley Court' Farm, 'Green Barn, Farm and a small pasture orchard adjoining, in Much Cowarne... to be offered for Sale by Auction.... 27th October, 1920. 6pp., small folio. Large folding plan. 1920. £18.00


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    Lancashire


  89. Bacon's MAP OF MANCHESTER Corrected to the Present Time. Divided into Half mile Squares and Circles. Size approx 12" x 18", single fold at centre, printed in 3 colours. Scale 5" to 1 mile. Small tear at centre, repaired on verso. c1885. £20.00
    With street index printed down sides.


  90. Newby Wiske Wesley Church CENTENARY CELEBRATION Thursday Oct. 22nd, 1903. Sermon... Public Tea... Public Meeting... Poster, size 11" x 8", folds. 1903. £16.00
    'The Proceeds of the above will be given to Mr. Wilkinson, who is just approaching his 100th Birthday, and the Chapel Fund'.


  91. Parbold PLAN OF PARBOLD QUARRY as Worked by Mr. William Winnard out of Land Belonging the Hon. R.J. Gerard-Dicconson. Manuscript plan in ink and colours on thick paper backed with linen, rolled. Scale bar, decorative title. Reference Table with key showing colours for different dates of workings from 1906 - 1918. Size 21" x 38" plus margins, scale 20 yards to an inch. Some minor creasing, surface slightly dusty. 1906-18. £40.00

  92. Seacombe PROSPECTUS for a Smelting and Lead Company, at the Seacombe Works, Liverpool. Capital £20,000 in 200 Shares of £100 each. 2pp., folio, blank conjoint leaf. Top corners worn, a few small edge tears repaired with document tape, traces of folds. c1850. £38.00
    The works contain 'three furnaces saturated with lead, four refineries for separating the silver... the machinery consists of a crushing mill, a complete apparatus for drawing lead pipes... a rolling mill... steam engine of 30 horses power...' Emphasises savings to be made by bringing the ores by sea, mentioning ores from Scotland, Cumberland, South Wales, Cornwall and Devon.



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    Leicestershire


  93. Leicestershire Winter Assizes SENTENCES OF PRISONERS Tried on Monday, December 3rd... before the Hon. Sir George Bramwell... Broadside, size 15" x 6", printed on thin paper and pasted onto light green card. Title printed in large type-face. Lists details of 2 cases for 'Borough' and 5 for 'County', giving prisoner's name, age, occupation, charge, date of crime, sentence. T. Warwick, Printer, Union Street, Leicester. 1860. £65.00
    Includes Joseph Booth a Post Office employee sentenced to 4 years' penal servitude for stealing 'a post letter, containing two half sovereigns and five stamps'. Sarah Clayton 'a hawker of nets' was given 6 months for stabbing James Clayton at Husband's Bosworth.



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    London


  94. Baker Street THE PARTICULARS Substantial and Extensive Range of Workshops & Stables being 11, 12 & 13, Dorset Mews West, Baker Street... proximate to a very wealthy neighbourhood... Which will be Sold by Auction... May 9th, 1851. Single sheet, folio, printed on both sides, conditions of sale, memorandum, and docket title on verso. Folded. 1851. £18.00
    No. 12 comprised a large, light workshop with 'Paint and Glazing Rooms' on the first floor.


  95. Covent Garden OBLIGATION BOND of Mary Miller, of Covent Garden, widow of John Miller, Merchant, late of Ramsbury in Wiltshire, to John Riley of Oundle, Draper, for £160. In Latin and English, 1p., sm. folio, signed Mary Miller with good small wax seal, signed by three witnesses. Conjoint leaf with docket title. 1717. £28.00

  96. Guildhall Coffee-house DREADFUL MURDER On Saturday afternoon, the 14th of August, 1846, a horrid murder was committed at the Guildhall Coffee-house, London, by John Smith, the cook, on the person of Susan Tolloday, the kitchen-maid. Broadside printed on thin paper, size 19" x 5", mounted on pale green card. 96 lines, heading in large bold type-face. Some slight browning at points in margin where paper originally folded, and two spots of old sellotape marking at one point in margin. 1846. £75.00
    Fanny Wrettenhall, a twelve-year old kitchen helper, said that 'when I left her she was cutting beans and prisoner was trussing ducks - they were quarrelling'. When she came back she found Tolloday with her throat cut. The broadside recounts the testimony of the witnesses, before the Mayor at the Mansion House, and the sentencing. The coffee-house was in King Street, Cheapside.


  97. Jeweller and Goldsmith LETTER dated London April 16th 1824, signed John Salter, to Thomas Stevens Esqr. 1p., 4to, folded, single sheet (probably originally had conjoint leaf with address panel). Replies to Stevens enquiry, saying dishes 'as occasionally serve... for Second Course with Shell border' would be £35.14s for the four. Also gives price for 'Kings Pattern Spoons', 'fiddle head plain' cutlery , etc., with weights. Requests a pattern if he wishes to have his own spoons matched 'I fear from the Death of the Maker the die is not in use exact, tho' very near'. 1824. £12.00
    John Salter was a jeweller and goldsmith and is listed in the 1817 London Directory at 35 The Strand.


  98. London Bridge AN ACT for the Rebuilding of London Bridge, and for improving and making suitable Approaches thereto. Pages numbered 59pp, disbound, folio, first and last leaves slightly dusty, Act of Parliament. 1803. £30.00
    Includes a 6 page schedule listing the names and addresses of the freeholders, leaseholders and occupiers affected by the construction of the bridge.


  99. Minories PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of Two Valuable Leasehold Dwelling Houses with Shops... Nos. 97 and 100 on the West and Most Eligible Side of the Minories... which will be sold by auction.... 8th June, 1852.... 3pp., folio, folds. 1852. £14.00

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

  101. Southwark Monthly Meeting QUAKER MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE for the marriage of John Biddle, of Corbet Court, Wholesale Linen Draper, and Anna Hooper of Gloucester House in the Parish of St. Mary (so called), at the Monthly Meeting at Southwark, 15th Third Month, 1804. On thin vellum, size 23" x 15", printed with manuscript inserts. Signatures of 75 witnesses. Ink of handwritten entries faded. 1804. £25.00

  102. Taylor (Arthur), Printer A LIST OF THE BROKERS of the City of London at Christmas 1848. 32pp., 12mo, plain paper wraps, with name of earlier owner in ink. 1848. £18.00

  103. Vinters FREEDOM OF THE CITY OF LONDON Admittance of John Lodwidge Son of John Lodwidge who was the Appr. of Isaac Matthews Cit. & Vintner of London. Printed on vellum, with manuscript inserts, size 3" x 17", engraved coat of arms on the left, seal impressed into vellum, rather rubbed, on right. 8th July, 1772. £30.00
    Gives the names of the Mayor and Chamberlain.


  104. Westminster BOND Matthews Beachcroft Esq., Merchant, to Brook Watson, Alderman, of London, and Robert Rashleigh of London, Merchant, Esqrs., for securing an annuity. On paper, 2p., sm. folio. Folded with docket title. Signed by Matthews Beachcroft, and Thos. Rashleigh, Hatton Gardens, with small wax seal. Relates to the imminent marriage of Beachcroft and Sarah Webber of Manchester Buildings, Westminster, stating that his heirs and executors should pay an annuity of £300 per annum to Sarah after his death. 1786. £25.00
    Sir Brook Watson (1735 - 1807), went to sea as a young man and lost his leg to a shark at Havana. He later became an M.P. for London, and Lord Mayor.



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  105. Davey (G) INTERIOR OF TINTERN ABBEY, MONMOUTHSHIRE East Window.... Together with... Interior of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire, West Window. Two lithographs, on India paper, size 9" x 11", plus margins. Drawn by John Willis. Day & Haghe, Lithographers. c1850. £50.00

  106. Taylor (Robt.), Chepstow, Publisher CHEPSTOW CASTLE, MONMOUTHSHIRE Tinted lithograph, drawn on stone by W. Walton. On thick paper, size 8" x 11", plus margins. Shows castle with woods behind, looking up to the main entrance, with low wall in foreground with seated figures, and woman driving cattle towards a cottage with smoking chimney. Overall light foxing, mainly affecting margins and sky area. Feint crease approx. 1" in bottom margin. Dangerfield, Lithographers. c1840. £40.00


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    Norfolk


  107. North Lynn, Gaywood & South Wootton PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Valuable Freehold Old Marsh & Pasture Land.... in three lots.... Charles Hawkins & Sons are instructed to Sell by Auction at the Globe Hotel, King's Lynn, on Tuesday, May 26th, 1942. Folio, 8pp, plan in pocket at rear, wraps, folded. 1942. £15.00

  108. Roughton OBLIGATION BOND binding Thomas Athow of Roughton, Farmer, to Robert Athow, Farmer, for £500. On paper, in English, printed with manuscript inserts, wax seal. Sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf. Traces of folds. 1797. £26.00

  109. Stanfield Hall, Wymondham PARTICULAR OF THE TRIAL AND SENTENCE OF RUSH For the wilful Murder of Mr. Jermy, Recorder of Norwich, and his Son, also disabling Mrs. Jermy and her house maid, Eliza Chestney, by Shooting... Broadside, size 19" x 5", printed on thin paper and pasted onto thick pale green card. Title in large type-faces, text recounting the proceedings of the trial over five days, printed in two columns. Some small areas of light browning in margins. Printed at T. Warwick's Circulating Library, Union St., Leicester. 1849. £75.00
    Jermy and his son were shot in the hallway of their mansion by Rush, a tenant of theirs who was in debt. Although he was wearing a wig and false whiskers he was recognised by the servants. He was hanged at Norwich Castle in 1849.


  110. Wymondham and Besthorpe PARTICULARS of Valuable property which will be sold by auction by Mr. Glasspoole... May 15th, 1847... under the Will of Mrs. Ann Burrell, in Four Lots. 3pp., including one page of Conditions of Sale. Folded with docket title. 1847. £20.00
    The properties were copyhold of the Manors of Wymondham Cromwells and Wymondham Grisaugh. Comprised two farmhouses and land in Wymondham, two cottages, and inclosures in Besthorpe.


  111. Wymondham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Cottages and Land at Wymondham... for Sale by Auction.... 2nd July, 1869. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. 1869. £8.00


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    Northumberland


  112. Newcastle ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Composite map, made up of 4 quarter sheets, Sheets 14 and 15 and sheets to the south. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 38" x 25". Area round Newcastle and to the north hand-coloured in different colours according to area, and neatly titled ' Prestwick', 'Dinnington', etc. A few repaired marginal tears. O.S. blindstamp 1902. £30.00
    Covers Newcastle, Blyth, Sunderland, Morfet.


  113. Otterburn CLOSEHEAD QUARRY Proposed Alteration to Line of Authorised Tramway. Sketch plan on waxed cotton, scale 208 ft. to an Inch. Size 17" x 16", folds. Shows Closehead, roads, stream, wells, wood, Whinstone Dyke, authorised Double Line and Proposed 24" Gauge single line in red. With stamp of County Surveyors Office... together with... Closehead Quarry. Plan Showing Amended Position of Stonebreaking Plant. Scale 1/2500. Size 18" x 14". 1919-20. £16.00


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    Oxfordshire


  114. All Souls AN ACT for enabling the Warden and College of the Souls of All Faithful People deceased of Oxford to grant Building and Improving Leases of their Estates in the County of Middlesex. 8pp., sm. folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1846. £10.00

  115. Banbury CATALOGUE OF 14 OXFORD DOWN RAM LAMBS for Sale by Auction by Paxton & Holiday, Sept. 6th, 1917. 3pp., small 8vo., 1917... with... Banbury Fair, Sept 1st 1892, Auction of 25 Superior Oxford Down Ram Lambs. Small card, printed on one side only with details. 1917 and 1892. £8.00

  116. Goring AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, Cow Commons... within the Parish of Goring... 21pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. Separately paginated, docket title. 1787. £26.00

  117. Little Chesterton, near Bicester 12 HEAD OF CATTLE, CART MARE, 14 Pigs, Agricultural Implements, Dairy Utensils... To Be Sold by Auction by Messrs Jonas Paxton & Geo. Castle on the Premises, on Thursday, October 1st, 1874 at Twelve o'clock.... Poster, size 20" x 15", couple of short tears, a few foxing spots in heading. E. Smith and Company, Printers, Bicester, 1874. £22.00
    Includes an extensive list of the items in the sale, including furniture and furnishings in the farm-house as well as stock.


  118. Littlemore, near Oxford CATALOGUE OF PART OF THE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, Brewing Plant, Useful Pony, 2 Fat Pigs, Quantity of Potatoes and various Effects, To Be Sold by Auction by Messrs T. Mallam and Son, On Friday Next, the 28th Day of September, 1855.... Poster, size 17" x 13", few folds. Printed by H. Cooke & Co, Oxford, 1855. £20.00
    Includes an extensive list of the items in the sale.


  119. Oxford, Wytham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP scale 6" to 1 mile. Composite map, Sheet XXXIII S.E. and the two sheets to the left, size 52" x 12", plus margins. plus section 13" x 18", covering Cumnor and North Hinksey. Overprinted in red by Oxford Corporation with information about intended aqueduct, pipe lines, Intended Headington Service Reservoir etc. c1920. £28.00

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


  121. Stoke Lyne LETTER signed S.T. Cole, to an unknown correspondent, dated Tredenham 5 May 1820. 22 lines on both sides of single 4to sheet. Says he has received 'the Nos. from 23 to 27'. Refers to Lady Sophia Pierrepoint 'who is a friend of my Wife's Lady Elizth. Cole.' Suggests that he visit Mr Walter Jewkes(?) house which is near his relation Sir Henry Ibbetson's. 1820. £22.00
    'As you intend to Print the subscribers names I send mine underneath as correct. On my Estate at Stoke Lyne in Oxon. at one Period stood a very Fine Building placed in a delightful situation but during the Life Time of the late Countess of Shipbrook from whom I inherit the Place it was burnt to the Ground'.



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  122. Higher Ercall DECLARATION OF TRUST by John Rodenhurst the elder of High Ercall, saying that of a £1200 mortage Thomas Edmonds and others to himself, £300 is to be taken for his son John. 1p., 4to, signed and witnessed. 1802. £10.00

  123. Wentnor ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LV N.W & S.W, LV N.E & S.E. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36" plus margins. Area of 'Adstone Farm' coloured in blue and pink wash. Linen backed, folding into cloth covered slipcase. Surveyed 1882, reprinted 1901. £24.00
    Covers Ratlinghope, Asterton, Linley Hall, Minton.



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

  125. Bath BATH HISTORICAL PAGEANT Victoria Park, July 19th-24th, 1909. 3,000 Performers, Grand Orchestra... Stately Dances. Booklet, 14pp., small 8vo, illustrations. Presumably this was a Programme. Gives introduction, historical background for the 8 Episodes of the pageant. Small map showing railways and pageant ground. Traces of vertical fold. 1909 £14.00

  126. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by YARLINGTON LODGE. The Seat of John Rogers Esq. Copper-plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 7" x 10", plus margins. 1791. £25.00
    From Collinson's History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset.


  127. 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

  128. Combe Saint Nicholas DEMISE of dwelling houses garden and orchards in Combe Saint Nicholas, Richard Fowler to John Whellar. Large vellum sheet, signed by Fowler with good armorial wax seal. 1834. £17.00

    FIRST LARGE-SCALE MAP OF THE COUNTY

  129. Day (William) & Masters (Charles Harcourt) Surveyed by COUNTY OF SOMERSET. Surveyed by Day and Masters. Designed and Drawn by C.W. Bampfylde Esq., P. Begbie, Sculpt. Large copper-engraved map, fully hand-coloured in hundreds, in nine sheets. Each sheet 18" x 24", plus a small margin on one or two sides of sheets where the sheets were originally pasted together to form a flat rolled map. Some brownish traces of glue on these margins, which are approx. a quarter of an inch wide, but actual engraved surface not affected. Small pinholes down outside edge where originally sewn with silk edging tape, which has disappeared. Some light dustmarking at bottom right corner of the sheet with the title and vignette, a few very small spots around scale bar where surface of paper slightly rubbed. Some dustmarking along bottom border of the map, a few very light splash marks around the compass rose. Overall size of map when sheets fitted together is 71" x 55". Scale: 7 miles to 6 and seven eighths of an inch. Blagdon: Publish'd according to Act of Parliament by W. Day. March 1st, 1782. £950.00
    This was the first map of the county on a large scale, and the first new survey since Saxton's. It shows the boroughs and market towns, villages, churches, gentlemen's seats, mines, roads, rivers bridges etc. all beautifully engraved. At the bottom left-hand corner of the map is engraved a piece of masonry, on the face of which is the title, this rests on a plinth beneath which are the arms of Bath, and a figure-head with water flowing from its mouth. Around the base are representations of trees, ships, and a figure of Neptune. In the foreground are two figures, one an invalid receiving water from the fountain. See Chubb's Descriptive List of the Printed Maps of Somersetshire, page 56.
    One of the rarest of the large-scale 18th century county maps.

    PROPOSALS FOR ALTERATIONS TO THE BATHS

  130. Dingley (Robert) PLANS ELEVATIONS AND SECTIONS presented to the Corporation of Bath for the improvement of the baths in that city: intending to make the whole on grand, uniform, elegant and convenient structure of the Ionic order. Six engraved plates, on five sheets, strong dark impressions on thick paper, from this work, produced as a proposal for altering the Pump Room and Cross Bath. Comprises: (i) A Plan of the King's and Queens Baths, with the Adjacent Buildings as they now are. The Pricked lines from ABCD Shew the Real bed and Walls of the Bath.... The Several Stars shew the extent of the proposed Bath and Buildings. Manuscript note in margin 'From which may be observ'd that the old Walls of the present Baths will be preserv'd as much as possible to avoid any risque of disturbing the Springs'. Size 14" x 16" plus margins. (ii) Two engravings on one sheet, each size 8" x 12", plus margins, 'The Pump Room or Principal Front to the North' showing elevation with steps leading up to a classical portico with statues, and 'A Section of the Pump Room', showing fireplaces, statues in niches, etc. (iii) A Plan of the Attic Stories. Size 11" x 14", plus margins. (iv) A Plan of the Basement Story. Below in manuscript is a Key to thirteen points on the plan, which are lettered in capital and lower case letters. Includes 'Two Pumps for common People and Servants under the Portico's', 'The Piazzas in the Bath wth. Niches or Seats for the Bathers' 'Where the Springs are hottest'. 1" tear at right margin, repaired on verso. Presumably the notes are by Dingley, or his assistant. (v) 'The Cross Bath', an elevation, and 'St John's Hospital', with a lift-up flap showing the floor below. Size 14" x 11", plus margins. All have scale bars except (iii). R.D. inv. et delin., J. Noval Sculp. c1780. £240.00
    See James Lees-Milne and David Ford 'Images of Bath' page 353. The sheets are numbered 1, 2/3, 6, 8, 9. The work was a kind of prospectus, issued with some text - this and Plates 4, 5 and 7 are lacking. Dingley's proposal was never taken up.


  131. Evercreech AN ACT for authorizing and enabling Sales to be made of Estates, respectively situate in the Parishes of Evercreech, East Pennard, and in Bruton... devised by the Will of Thomas Sampson Esquire, deceased.... 34pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1845. £15.00

  132. Kingsdon Estate COTTAGE RENTAL For the Half Year due Michaelmas 1891. Folio, folded, 4 pages with printed columns, lists the tenants, rent, arrears, allowances, amount received, remarks, outer blank slightly dusty. 1891. £16.00

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


  134. Pigot & Co. SOMERSETSHIRE Engraved map. Size 9" x 14", plus margins. Vignette off Wells Cathedral top left, Reference to the Hundreds, Explanation. Coast and county boundary shaded in green. Published by Pigot and Co. c1830. £38.00

  135. Portishead Inclosure AN ACT For inclosing Lands in the Parish of Portishead.... 18pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Folio, full roan, bound with several blanks, marbled endpapers, stamped `Town Clerk, Bristol.' at foot of front cover. 1814. £20.00


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  136. Guildford CATALOGUE of all the excellent well made Household Furniture... Oil Paintings... Brussels Carpets, Rugs & Druggets... Pair of Globes... To be Sold by Auction... on the premises at 146 High Street... May 24th, 1855. 14pp., 8vo., nicely printed title on front wrap with different type faces. Prices reached added in ink, and on the last page is manuscript total for sale, minus costs such as posting bills, printing, etc. Gardners and Stent, Printers, Guildford. 1855. £24.00

  137. Long Ditton, Esher DEED OF BARGAIN AND SALE George Carleton of Walton on Thames to Edmond Hutton of Stoke d'Abernon, Surrey, yeoman. 1564. Concerns all his lands, tenements, woods, meadows etc in Long Ditton, tenements in Esher, land in Chadsworth in Thames Dutton in the occupation of Alexander Hale, purchased by George's father John of Robert Shutt, Henry Bishop, and others. On vellum, size , 73 lines, in English. Mentions his wife, Elizabeth, (who was his second wife, Elizabeth Mohun), and a demise to Joyce Carleton late wife of John Carleton (George's mother, originally Joyce Welbeck). Signed by George Carleton. Short vellum tag, but no seal. On the verso are copies of two earlier deeds relating to the lands, involving John Welbeck, John Culpeper, and Anthony Carleton: one of 1557 (Phillip and Mary), and one of 1562, in Latin, 37 lines and 14 lines respectively. 1564. £110.00
    George Carleton (1529 - 1590), was a Member of Parliament of Puritan sympathies. Some scholars have suggested he was involved in the writing of the 'Marprelate Tracts'. The Culpepers were related to Katherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII.



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  138. Broadwater CONVEYANCE of the Decoy Farm and other Hereditaments in Broadwater, Jane Newland and others to William Newland. 20 pages folio, tied at corner. Contemporary solicitor's copy. Cites indentures from 1818... together with... Schedule of Deeds belonging to William Newland's Devisees. 6p., folio. 1868. Lists deeds realting to Manor of Broadwater from 1789, Agreements from 1710 etc. 1844. £18.00
    Cites indentures as far back as 1818.


  139. Chilgrove PARTICULARS OF OAK, ASH & BEECH TIMBER standing on Upton's Farm in Cilgrove and Chilgrove Tenant Down belonging to The Trustees of George Ognell's Educational and Poor Charity... For Sale by Private Contract. Handbill size 13" x 8", traces of folds. Goodner, Printer, Midhurst, 1887. £16.00

  140. Laughton, Danehill ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet LV. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1879. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1892. £28.00

  141. Worthing PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Desirable Freehold Estate known by the name of the 'Decoy Farm', situate in Broadwater, near Worthing... a Good Farm House, Three Cottages, 116 Acres... and Three Mortgages on the Worthing and Lancing Turnpike Road... 3pp., folio. With Schedule of fields etc., of the farm. Agreement for sale on verso signed. 1843. £24.00


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  142. Coventry THE HARRIS BICYCLE Made as Perfect As A Gun... Ridden by the Elite. Advertising leaflet, printed in black and red with photographic illustrations, with lady riders in long skirts and large hats, view of the works, with 'contented workmen' etc. Lists different models with prices. Sheet 23" x 9", folding to a 4to 6-page leaflet. c1900. £25.00
    'Weighty Men need fear no longer. This Bicycle will carry a 20-stone Man...'


  143. Leamington PARTICULARS of Freehold Dwelling-Houses situate in Leam Terrace and Clarendon Crescent and Valuable Freehold Building Land in Newbold Lawn, Leamington, to be Sold By Auction... July, 1867. 2pp., folio, plus full-page hand-coloured plan, docket title on verso. 1867. £22.00
    The houses were 'Albert House', 'Sussex House', and 'Clantarf House'.



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  144. Beckhampton, Swindon, Blunsden Roads AN ACT for more effectually repairing, widening, altering, and improving the Road at or near Beckhampton, and from the North Side of Swindon to the Carpenters Arms in Blunsden.... 28pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1799. £14.00

  145. Bratton PARTICULARS OF THE VALUABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTIES Comprising "The Butts," Bratton, Orchard and Lands Adjoining "Mill Vale House," Freehold Factory & Seven Cottages, to be offered for Sale by Auction... April 13th, 1926. Coloured folding plan, 8pp, small 4to, original printed wraps. Trowbridge: 1926. £12.00

  146. Calne, Bremhill, Pewsham PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Freehold Agricultural Property Forming an Outlying Portion of The Bowood Estate comprising an area of 1,429 Acres To Be Sold by Auction in Lots by Bruton, Knowles & Co... on Monday 13th October, 1947. 4to, 47pp., wraps, 10 photographic plates, 4 folding coloured plans at rear, key plan. Light crease in front wrap. 1947. £30.00

  147. Poulshot, etc. THE REMAINING OUTLYING PORTIONS of the Wiltshire Estates of the Right Honble. Walter Long, M.P., in the Parishes of Poulshot, Potterne, Seend, Hilperton, Semington, Great Hinton, Melksham, Steeple Ashton and North Bradley. For Sale by Auction.... 17th May, 1911. 50pp., 4to, stiff wraps. First Day's Sale. Numerous small photographs of properties throughout the text. With one folding map only, in pocket at back, covering Lots 10-17, so there were probably at least two other maps. 1911. £30.00
    Includes Barleyhill Farm, Townsend Farm, Church Farm, in Poulshott; Hag Hill Farm and Stranger's Corner Farm, Watts Farm, Portway House, in Great Hinton


  148. Rodbourne Cheney PARTICULARS Of a Valuable Freehold Estate known as Northleaze & Even Swindon Farms.... for sale by Auction.... 18th June, 1870. 4pp., folio, folded, large folding hand-coloured plan. Docket title slightly foxed. 1870. £28.00

  149. Stratton St. Margaret POSTER advertising auction of land at Gorse Hill, to be sold at The Goddard Arms, Swindon, 29th May, 1876. Size 29" x 20", folds. 1876. £16.00


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  150. Witley Court CATALOGUE of the Contents of the Mansion including the finest Collection of Antique Carpets and Rugs in existence. Fine Specimens of French and English Furniture... the Sale... will proceed on September 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th... Catalogue of 105 pages, 4to. Printed boards, cloth spine. Lacks front free endpaper. There are a few notes of purchases in pencil on the 'Notes' page at the back, part of one blank 'Notes' page cut away. Key plan of the situation, and 12 pages of sepia illustrations of statuary, rugs, tables etc. Prices for the Lots of rugs, and some of the furniture, have been added in pencil. 1938. £65.00
    'Probably never before in the history of this country has such a wonderful collection of Persian Carpets and Rugs been offered for sale by a private collector...' Includes a Kirman Carpet with the heads of 108 former Shahs of Persia signed by Mohammed Ibn Djafar, a pair of 16th century Florentine cassone, etc.

    WITLEY COURT ESTATE

  151. Witley Court SALE CATALOGUE of the Freehold of Witley Court, Once a Royal Palace and renowned throughout the world for its magnificence together with the Wonderful Grounds and parklands containing some of the Finest Statuary, Gates, Garden House & Embellishments in England... The Home Farm.... 1,100 Acres... Magnificent Timber... September 26th 1938. 49pp., folio (size 15" x 10"), original wraps, large folding coloured map in pocket inside back wrap. 23 photographs. A small patch of slight water-staining throughout in top margin. Together with... four black and white photographic prints, size 5" x 11", one showing the fountain, garden and front of the house before the fire, and three showing the house some time after the fire, the fountain overgrown with shrubs etc., plus two smaller photos showing the portico and gardens all overgrown... together with... Witley Court. By Bill Pardoe. Containing numerous photographs. 1986. 1938. £110.00
    The mansion was 'at one time the residence of the Dowager Queen Adelaide, the widow of William IV.' The sale included the famous fountain 'said to be the largest piece of sculpture in England... capable of throwing the central spray to a height of 90 feet... the superb double gates giving access from the grounds to the park, made for a royal visit, are worthy of a royal site... the two bronze groups of lions with their prey are full of life and action, and rank among the finest in the kingdom...' The house caught fire in September 1937, and the owner put the estate up for auction. The statuary and garden furnishings were removed, and the house and gardens fell into decay.



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  152. Hobson (William Colling) MAP OF YORKSHIRE dedicated to the Nobility, Clergy, Gentry, Landowners, and Manufacturers of the County.... Large folding hand-coloured map, scale " to 1 mile, engraved by J. & C. Walker, dissected and mounted on linen, onto two sheets, engraved surface for each sheet approx. 48" x 30", plus margins, folding into 4to cloth-covered boards, size 13" x 9", with large decorative gilt title on front board, with coat of arms, border of leaves etc., lacks metal clasp, short splits to outer hinges of boards. Map fully coloured in 'Wapentakes'; shows churches, castles, mills, canals, railroad, woods, heaths. Decorative border, compass rose, large calligraphic title, 'Explanation' table. Some off-setting and browning, mainly of the title, some occasional foxing and browning to some of the blank sections. A few sections with some slight browning in coloured areas. First edition. Engraved by J. & C. Walker, Published by William Colling Hobson, York, July, 1843. £350.00

  153. Pudsey, Gildersome, Bowling Iron Works ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 217. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Linen-backed. 1852. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1867. £34.00


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  154. Belfast CHANNEL FLEET AT BELFAST Complete Programme of Proceedings. With Illustrated Description of the Vessels and the Arrangements of Welcome... 8pp., 8vo. Woodcut illustration of ship on title page and 6 other illustrations of the ships. Title and first page with foxing spots. 1887. £18.00
    With detailed description of 'The Sultan', 'The Agincourt', 'The Monarch', 'The Iron Duke', 'The Curlew' torpedo boat.


  155. Dublin LETTER dated Dublin, Feb. 18th. 1728, from Edward Crofton to William Flower at Ashbrooke, near Maryborrough. 1p, 4to, address panel on verso on conjoint leaf, broken wax seal, small circular postmark. 22 lines, written in a very untidy hand. Says he has finished the sale of Arundel's estate for Lady Gavan(?) and her second son, but there have been many orders and counter-orders from the other side. Says he will try and prevent any mischief if her Ladyship is 'in such hands as are willing to keep her in hott water'. Refers to Counsellor Fitzpatrick who is in bad circumstances and must quit the kingdom. Mentions some horses he has 'if you are a hard rider and keep fleet hounds I fear the dun won't be fit for purpose, he will make a good rode hors'. 1728. £30.00
    Flower was created Baron of Castle Durrow in 1733.


  156. Meath, Kildare ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 101. Trim and District. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Linen backed. Buff and red covers with large coat of arms, key map. Two very small pinholes at two points where folds meet. 1902. £6.00


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  157. Bacon's PLAN OF GLASGOW Coloured plan Size approx 12" x 18", single fold at centre. Scale 4" to 1 mile. c1885. £22.00
    With street index in margins.


  158. Brown (James) Printers THE ABERDEEN HERALD April 7, 1860. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp., folds, Some minor browning along part of one fold on front page. 1860. £10.00
    Many adverts for steamship and clipper sailings, with small vignettes of ships.


  159. Cleghorn, Lanark LETTER from J. Lockhart, Senr., Cleghorn, 29th April 1824. 3p., 4to, folds. Docket title 'W.E. Lockhart. April 1824'. Tipped down left hand edge onto blue paper. Correspondent not named. Refers to furnishings and decoration of the house, and some sketches done by a Mr. Newton, whose style he/she admires, for furnishing a room. Refers to positioning of mirrors, a marble shelf, excavating a recess etc.: 'I cannot relinquish the lowest mirror' although 'the other Ladies would like to have a Glimpse of their heads as well as their feet'. The glass was to be obtained for £45, 'the girandoles would look very brilliant'. 1824. £24.00
    The mansion, near Lanark, no longer exists. This letter is probably from the lady of the house.


  160. Dumfries SEISIN of all and haill ane acre of land called the Long Acre lying within the Burrow of Dumfries, In Favour of Joseph Corrie Town Clerk. Vellum, size 15" x 18", ink rather faded, with paragraph in Latin at the foot, note on verso that it has been entered in the Register of Seisins by Corrie's apprentice. 1739. £10.00

  161. Seafort (Earl of) AN ACT to enable William Mackenzie late Earl of Seafort to sue or maintain any Action or Suit, notwithstanding his Attainder.... to take or inherit any real or personal Estate... 4pp., plus cover leaf, sm. folio. Black letter, attractive woodcut initial letter. One page spotty. 1735. £14.00
    The Earl had been attainted for treason in 1715.


  162. Uphall, Linlithgow EXTENSIVE SALE OF GROWING CROP Draught Horses, Farm Stocking, and Household Furniture, at Powflatts.... To be Sold by Public Roup.... The Crop consists of about 6 acres of Wheat, 10 do. Barley.... 3 Draught Horses, 2 Mares, 10 Milch Cows.... Poster, size 11" x 9". Traces of folds, small piece torn from margin, some repaired edge tears, some slight wear near central fold. 1841. £12.00


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  163. Copper smelting at Swansea AN ACT for confirming a Lease granted by the Most Noble Henry Charles late Duke of Beaufort to John Vivian, of Lands and Hereditaments in the Parish of Saint John juxta Swansea... and other Leases... granted to John Williams and others... 29pp., small folio, including brief Schedule. Recent paper wraps with printed label. Act of Parliament. 1837. £25.00
    Under this Act Williams and Vivian acquired further land in South Wales for their copper smelting.


  164. Darton (W) A NEW MAP OF NORTH WALES Divided into its Six Shires and The Parliamentary Divisions. Engraved map with outline colour, size 22" x 27", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo cloth-covered boards, decorative gilt title with globe, leaves etc., on front board, which is detached, lacks spine. Long description under the title, Explanation, List of Market Towns and Market Days, scale bar, coloured border, fine dramatic engraved view of 'Snowdon Mountain', size 8" x 10", bottom left, showing figures in a valley near a lake, looking towards the peak of Snowdon. (1822). £130.00
    The view is taken from Loutherberg's aquatint in 'Romantic and Picturesque Scenery of England and Wales'.


  165. 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.


  166. Merionethshire AUCTION POSTER. Valuable Oak, Ash and other Timber to be Sold by Auction by Mr Thomas Payne, At the Cross-Foxes Inn, Mallwyd, on Tuesday the Fourteenth Day of February, 1826.... Size approx. 18" x 11", folds. Some wear along approx. 1 inch at central horizontal fold, with slight loss of paper. Dolgelley: printed for J. Pugh. 1826. £26.00
    Lists 7 lots of the timber and farms concerned in the Parish of Mallwyd. The Timber was fourteen miles from Derwen-las and equal distance from the Barmouth River 'at either of which places the Timber or Bark may be Shipped'.


  167. Ruthin Rural District Council JOURNAL OF INSPECTOR OF NUISANCES 1900-1907. Three ledgers, size 10" x 14", half parchment boards. Approx. 100 double-page spreads, with printed columns for situation of property, owner and occupier, conditions requiring comment etc., action taken. Approx. 400 cases in each ledger. 1900-1907. £45.00
    Cases include disinfection after diptheria and typhoid fever, discharging of drains onto roads, delapidated roofs, fencing of shaft at mine, defective water supply etc.



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  168. African exploration ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. STANLEY RECEPTION MEETING Albert hall, May 5th, 1890. Sketch Map of the Route of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition From the Mouth of the Aruwimi, to Bagamoyo. On stiff paper, map printed in blue, black, red and brown, folding in three with the title as above on verso, finely printed in a variety of decorative typefaces, Royal Geographical Society insignia in an oval showing a classical figure with globe, scroll etc. A few foxing spots at top edge. London: Edward Stanford. 1890. £26.00
    Stanley addressed the society at the Albert Hall.


  169. Bacon (G.W. & Co. Ltd.) MAP PUZZLE BOX. NO. 1. Four jigsaw puzzles in original box. Four colour-printed puzzle maps, size 7" x 9", 12 thick card pieces in each puzzle (i) England and Wales. Inset of London bottom right. (ii) Canada, United States and Central America. Inset of Isthmus of Panama and 'The Nicaragua Route'. (iii) Asia. (iv) Africa. Original pale blue box with map of Europe on the lid, lacks some card from the sides of box and lid, sides of box and edges of lid rubbed, card of sides (box is approx. a quarter of an inch deep) split in places. The maps in the box are in good condition. c1890. £65.00

  170. Blacksmith BILL of A. Law, Blacksmith, to Benjamin Lumsdon Esq., Kingsford. 2p., foolscap. Manuscript. June - December 1849. £8.00
    It is not clear which Kingsford it refers to. Items mostly new shoes, mending collars, cart wheels etc.


  171. Boer War ADVERTISEMENT for the White Sewing Machine Co., Cleveland, Ohio. Printed in red and blue on both sides of sheet size 12" x 9". Folds. Picture of a sewing machine with list of its features, and photos of Generals Roberts, Kitchener, Joubert, Paul. On verso is a map 8" x 6" of 'The South African Republic (Transvaal) and Orange Free State'. Printed in red with important sites regarding the war (Mafeking, Ladysmith) printed in blue. n.d. 1901? £30.00
    'The Average Resident of the United States delights in the acquisition of information... we present this map of So. Africa so that the recipient may follow the trend of events now taking place in that country... General White of Ladysmith is not the inventor of the celebrated Ball-Bearing White Sewing Machine, but he is doubtless fully informed regarding its many labor-saving improvements...'


  172. Bonhams AUCTION CATALOGUE of Scientific and Medical Instruments, Barometers, Cameras... 21st July 1998. 44pp., 4to, glossy wraps. Many photographs. Title page partly loose, lacks last page of conditions of sale. 1998. £16.00
    Includes waywiser, compasses, sextants, microscopes etc.


  173. Cartographical advertisement CARDBOARD GLOBE advertising a medicine for gout. comprising two circles of coloured card, diameter approx. 5", printed with maps on each side, which slot together to form a 'globe', standing on feet advertising a patent medicine 'Esanofele. Cura Della Gotta'. One opening shows South America, one North America, one Italy, with the seat of the company 'Bisleri & C. Milano' marked, (also marks 'Imp. Austro-Ungarico'), and one the 'Spedizione dl Duca degli Abruzzi al Himalaja' with his route marked with small ships and trains. Printed in Germany. c1909. £22.00
    Probably issued to mark the Duca degli Abruzzi's mountaineering expedition in 1909, when his party reached a height of 20,510 ft. on the mountain K2.


  174. Cheffins's MAP OF THE ENGLISH & SCOTCH RAILWAYS Lithographed map, size 27" x 22", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into sm. 8vo cloth boards with faded printed label. Railways hand-coloured, coast shaded. Inset map of Principal Railways in Scotland. A previous owner has added some railways, such as the North Devon, in brownish wash colour, with the name of the railway, and a manuscript key. There are two brownish smudges in the English Channel just off the Kent coast, each smudge about 2" x ", and a small light smudge near the title. Inset 'Map of the Principal Railways in Scotland' top right. Fourth Edition c1855. £45.00
    Shows lines open, under construction, and projected.


  175. Copper AN ACCOUNT OF COPPER IMPORTED into Great Britain, from 1818 to 1825 inclusive. Large folio sheet, printed on one side with tables for each year, giving Country, Unwrought, Old Copper, Copper Ore etc. Folded with docket title... together with... COPPER EXPORTED for the same period, a similar sheet. 2 items. 1825. £18.00

  176. Devon & Somerset GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. XXVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Printed surface 24" x 36". Hand-coloured, key in sea area. Embossed stamp of Board of Agriculture, 1896. £55.00
    Shows area from Braunton Burrows to Countesbury. Over half the map is sea area.


  177. Educational toys THE WONDER OF DAY AND NIGHT The Children's Encyclopedia Scientific Toys. Metal rectangle size 4" x 9", painted with the sun and stars, and a hemisphere representing 'night' with a small revolving disc on the back which rotates to show different parts of the globe in daylight. Some slight rubbing of surface of disc where it is fixed, due to turning... together with... WHY THE SUN NEVER SETS UPON THE BRITISH EMPIRE. Invented by George F. Morrell for the Children's Encyclopedia. Black card size 7" x 6", printed with explanation, and circle of hours. A disc printed with the map of the world with the British Empire in pink, rotates to show times.... together with... OXO IS USED ALL OVER THE WORLD Card envelope printed with map of the world, and table for area, population, longest river etc. of various countries, a pull-down card inside gives figures. On verso is map showing cattle farms and factories. 3 items. 1950's? £24.00

  178. Girls boarding education PROSPECTUS, REPORT AND CORRESPONDENCE relating to pupil Mary Waddington's education at Gunnersbury Lodge, a boarding School for girls in Mill Hill Park, London. Comprises (i) School Prospectus. 5pp. of text, 9 full page photos. Oblong 8vo, printed wraps. (ii) School report. Christmas 1901. 2p., 4to. (iii) 18 letters from the Principal, J. Spark, to a Mr Chambers, who appears to have been a lawyer and Mary's guardian (includes details of her plan to start a photography course for the girls); six letters to Mr Chambers from Mary, 6 letters from a Mrs Leyland in Halifax who appears to have been a surrogate mother. (iv) 6 letters from principals of other schools to whom Chambers had applied for details. 1901-3. £36.00
    Gunnersbury lodge originally belonged to the Bodington family. It was demolished in the 1920's.


  179. Grand Junction Canal LETTER to Revd. William Sandys in St. Minver, Cornwall, dated G. Junction Canal Office, Surrey St., Strand, April 5 1810. Informing him his name is 'entered for One Share in the New Canal, and the fraction of 2 and 5/8 Shares in the Grand Junction Canal. In a neat hand, 1p., 4to, blank conjoint leaf with address panel and postmark on verso. Sandys has used the conjoint leaf for drafting his reply... together with... Letter from R. Gwilt in answer to Sandys reply, saying his name has been entered as a subscriber to the proposed Canal for three shares. Address panel and postmark on verso... together with... Two letters from Sandy's friend E. Barnard, Bexley, discussing transfer of shares etc., saying he will 'nominate you to my share... that will be enough to purchase a share in the Western Junction Canal'. 4p 4to, the conjoint leaves with addresses cut off. 1810. £24.00
    The Western Junction Canal, which was to have run from Aylesbury to the Grand Junction, was never built. At the second reading in 1811 the bill was narrowly defeated in Parliament.


  180. Grand Junction Canal AN ACT to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Grand Junction Canal to finish and complete the same, and the several Cuts, and other Works... 11pp, disbound, sm. folio, Act of Parliament. 1795. £16.00

  181. Great Western Railway SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY Lithographed plan of the line in the parishes of Kidderminster (Worcestershire) and Bowles (Shropshire). Plan no. 4 only from a folder of plans, the line in two parts, one above the other, covering portion 6-8 miles from Shrewsbury. Shows line in blue, embankments, trees etc., level crossings. 7" old repaired tear from edge in blank area., some small repaired edge tears, some (muddy?) marks at bottom edge. Surveyed 1880. £20.00

  182. Hellard (Col. R.C) CATALOGUE of the 6-Inch and 25-Inch County Maps and Town Plans of England and Wales and the Isle of Man and of the One-Inch and Smaller Scale Maps, and Other Publications of the Ordnance Survey.... to 1st January, 1906. 187pp of text and 101 pages of maps and plans, some in colour. Original printed boards, new blue cloth spine, new endpapers. 1906. £50.00
    Includes Ordnance Survey of Jerusalem and of Sinai.


  183. Ivory Coast, Guinea, Sudan, Togo MAP Croquis du Sahara et ses Regions Limitrophes au 1.000.000e. Dresse par the A.O.F. a Dakar en 1926. Map printed in black, blue, brown and pink, size 18" x 80", plus margins, composed of several sheets butted together. 1" = approx. 25 kilometres. Heliograve et imprime par le Service Geographique de l'Armee en 1928. £35.00
    Goes from Jebba in Nigeria in the east to Makump in Sierra Leone in the west


  184. Lake District ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 39. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18", dissected and mounted on linen, marginal information pasted to endpaper. Some roads in three sections inked in red, light red blot at top edge. 1898. £14.00
    Covers Windermere, Kendal, Sedbergh.


  185. Mertens (Leon), Lith., Bruxelles FIL GEOGRAPHIQUE Chromolith hanging card showing an unruly school classroom with the teacher pointing at maps on the wall. On thick card in gold and bright colours, size 14" x 12", edges slightly rubbed. Hole for hanging cord in top margin. There are four maps, with hangers, illustrating four French departements, Gironde, Loire inferieure, Rhone, La Seine (Paris), each with its coat of arms, local produce and manufactures (in the manner of the Levasseur maps). The teacher is pointing to the map of Paris whilst the boys are fighting, drawing on the wall etc. The initials 'A G' at the centre of the card. c1880. £45.00

  186. Mhow, India FIVE PHOTOGRAPHS of the army barracks and Mhow. Postcard size, glossy prints. Shows regiment on parade ground, white uniforms and pith helmets; small group of cavalry in front of barracks; one titled feintly in the plate 'British Cavalry Barracks Mhow'; wider view of the area with part of barracks on left; Mhow Church. A soldier has written on verso in pencil 'this is a photo of our reg. in peace time' etc. c1930. £16.00

  187. Middlesex, Essex, Kent LONDON (CORPORATION). GAS. SESSION 1867-8. William Corrie, Remembrancer, William Haywood, Engineer. Eight lithographed sheets of maps and sections, size 20" x 30", in buff wraps (the sewing has come loose), front wrap with title in large decorative type-faces. Cloth spine, long repaired tear in back wrap, front wrap dust-stained, and with some small chips at edges. Comprises four plans at 6 chains to a mile: (i) Plan showing main roads, parish boundaries, from Royal Mint Street to Limehouse Cut. (ii) Plan showing edge of E. India Docks, Bow Creek (water hand coloured). (iii) Plan showing the whole of Victoria Docks, Graving Docks, Custom House Station, River Thames coloured. (iv) Plan showing Silvertown, River Thames, Gutta Percha and other works, Pavilion Gardens, North Woolwich Station etc., Pipe Track. Land to be purchased coloured pink. Followed by four sheets of plans and sections of bridges, tunnels etc. C.B. Cheffins, Lithographer. 1868. £130.00

  188. Ordnance Survey INDEXES to the 1/2500 and 6-Inch Scale Maps and Small Specimens of different Maps published. 101pp., small folio, plus 9 pages of specimens, some in colour. Original printed boards, new endpapers. c1910. £30.00

  189. Rathbone (R.A) THE MODERNIZATION OF FARMSTEADS Interim Report to The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. 74 cyclostyled pages, plus 11 pages of actual photographs, on stiff grey card, mounted 6 to a page, and 24 pages of plans showing layouts of farms etc. Bound in red cloth, lettered on spine. Size 13" x 8", a few spots on front board. University of Cambridge Dept. of Estate Management. c1950. £35.00
    There is no indication of where the photographs were taken.

    DELEGATION FROM BRISTOL TO RUSSIA

  190. Saratov Bristol link TO THE DELEGATION OF BRISTOL FROM SARATOVITES Folder containing actual photographs of the visit. 1956. In blue cloth, size 8" x 6", title in gilt on front board in English and Russian, small photograph of Saratov above title. 28 black and white photographs of the visit, size 5" x 7". Shows the party being shown round various places (including some sort of factory), at dinners, at a theatre, etc., The Lord Mayor being presented with a bouquet by a schoolgirl, drinking vodka toasts etc. Also inserted are three clippings from printed Council minutes, 1956, relating to the cost of the visit, etc., and carbon copy (translation) of an Address to the Citizens of Bristol from the A. Gavrilov, President of the Executive Committee of the Workers' Deputies of the Council of Saratov, 26th June, 1961, and of a letter from the Lord Mayor to the President, 1st August 1861. 8p., 4to. Later owner's name and bookplate inside front board. 1956-61. £65.00
    'The citizens of Saratov... will never forget the brotherly blood shed by Soviet and English soldiers in the fight against fascist agressors, will not forget the contribution in the cause of victory made by the works and factories of Bristol...'. An interesting item from the Cold War era. Bristol and Saratova had a 'sister city' relationshship, but from the early sixties Saratova (which had numerous defence related industries) closed down to visitors from the West and Bristol was replaced with Bratislava. Donald J. Raleigh's book 'Soviet Baby Boomers: An Oral History of Russia's Cold War Generation' records childhood memories of this visit by people who were schoolchildren in Saratova at the time.


  191. Slave Trade AN ACT for the Appropriation of certain Proceeds arising from the Capture of Vessels and Cargoes... seized in Violation of the Conventions made with those States, and for granting Bounties upon Slaves captured in such Vessels... 6pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1821. £15.00

  192. United Grand Lodge CERTIFICATE OF ADMISSION of John Lodgwidge into the Oakley Lodge, Basingstoke. Finely engraved folio vellum sheet, folds, engraved with columns, globes, coat of arms and mason's tools, etc, impressed seal, signed by secretary and Lodwidge. 1858. £35.00

  193. Warwickshire and Worcestershire PARTICULARS AND PLANS of Valuable Freehold Estates of nearly 800 Acres, comprising Five Superior Farms... Lapworth, and Beoley... to be Sold By Auction... June 12th, 1919. 13pp., small folio. Wraps, coloured folding plan. 8 photos in text. Wraps spotty, vertical crease, staples rusty, stain down margin of plan. 1919. £8.00

  194. Wilkie & Soames Ltd., Greenwich THE TIME O'DAY UNIVERSAL TIME INDICATOR. Time-O-Day Purest Soap. Card advertising display, with a circular colour-printed map of the world (British Empire coloured in pink), which is pinned at the centre to a thick cardboard circle marked with the hours, which stands on a rectangular bar of 'Time-O-Day' soap, the map rotates to show the time in that country. Instructions are printed on back. Two places where cardboard slightly creased, two areas on the white circle printed with the hours have some light waterstaining... together with PHILIPS PLANISPHERE. Thick embossed card, stars printed in gold. Size 10" x 10", the gilt on the lettering on the heavy embossed frame part, but not on the sky chart, has completely rubbed away (the title and the hours), with a book 'The Tarquin Globe to Cut-Out and Make Yourself'. 1986. 3 items. c1920 and 1986. £30.00
    Inspired by the firm's location in Greenwich. The company had been making soap since the early 19th century, and the Soames were prominent in Greenwich public life. 'Greenwich the world standard in both soap and time' was the firm's slogan.



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