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Barton in the Clay, Manor of AT THE GENERAL COURT BARON of the Right Reverend father in God Edward Willes Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells Lord of the said Manor there held for the Manor aforesaid the second day of January... 1745 before William Barker, Steward there... sworn Thomas Brasier, Richard Crouch and William Nash. 11 pages on vellum sheets (written on both sides), each sheet 25" x 11". Tenants presenting include Rev. Wm. Hopkins, for 25 acres, Joseph Striffe, Maltster, for house, land and cottages, Henry Potts for cottages, William Field for messuage, lands and cottage, Owen Davis and Hugh Smyth for messuage, orchards and 26 acres, Thomas Evans for a cottage. Each property described in detail with field names etc.... together with... The General Court Baron... 16th April 1746. 3 pages on similar vellum sheets. Details surrender of Edward Wilson, Wheelwright for 7 acres in the common fields, Admission of Elizabeth Betts for 3 acres in Long Croft and Short Croft near the Water Mill. 1745-6. £140.00
Grand Theatre, Luton GOLDILOCKS Charles Denville presents his Spectacular Xmas Family Pantomime... Les Trios Farlows from the Folies Begere Paris... Playbill on card, size 15" x 10", printed in four colours with picture of Goldilocks and bears. c1952. £10.00
Bucklebury, Kidmore End PARTICULARS of a Most Attractive House of Character known as Blacknest Lodge, Brimpton Common. 7pp., 8vo, 3 small photos loosely inserted.... together with.... Catalogue of Sale of Remaining Contents, Blunts Court, Peppard. 19pp, 8vo, small plan loosely inserted. 2 items. 1952 & 1960. £8.00
Reynolds & Co. THE ALBUM OF WINDSOR VIEWS 30 photolitho views on extending strip, folding into sm. 4to boards, gilt, corners slightly rubbed. c1880. £17.00
Sonning ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXX13/LVII.13. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37". Shows Sonning, Great Western Railway, Butts Hill. Folded. Revision of 1932. £15.00
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Bedford (T), Published by COOKE'S FOLLY Sketched from Nature by T. Hulley. Lithograph, printed surface size 7" x 10", plus margins, in a buff mount, size of mount 12" x 16". c1840. £70.00
¶ Shows a stone wall in the foreground with a man leaning on it looking at the view, ships on the Avon, and the Severn and the Welsh hills in the distance. Cooke's Folly slightly to the right of the picture.
Bristol Avon River Board FIFTEENTH AND FINAL STATUTORY ANNUAL REPORT for the year ended 31st March 1965. 45pp., wraps, small folio. Illusts. 1965. £8.00
¶ Includes sections on drainage, fisheries etc.
Building works REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS of Her Majesty's Woods, Forests, Works and Buildings... on the Bristol Building Act Amendment Bill (xii pp.)... with... MINUTES of Evidence taken before J.M. Herbert and A. Poynter, At the Guildhall, in the City of Bristol, respecting the Bristol Building and Improvement Act Amendment Bill. 39pp., folio, disbound. 1847. £30.00
¶ Concerns proposals to widen Bristol Bridge, improve access to Clifton, to the Railway Station etc., and demolish properties in central Bristol, creating Victoria Street, etc.
Cowlin (William) & Son PROPERTY REGISTER Clifton and Neighbourhood. 68pp, adverts, original wraps. Spring Issue, 1908. £24.00
¶ Lists properties, with descriptions, street by street, in Clifton, Leigh Woods, Stoke Bishop, Redland, including 'Sundon House', The Promenade, detached house on the corner of Tyndall's Park Road and Woodland Road, previously occupied by William Sturge, large house with 'covered promenade on roof 51ft. long' in Leigh Woods, etc.
Gas Lighting AN ACT to enlarge the Powers and Provisions of an Act.... for lighting with Gas the City of Bristol and certain Parishes adjacent thereto, by enabling the Bristol Gas Light Company to raise a further Sum of Money.... 4pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1821. £10.00
Hawking (G), Lith. CLIFTON, AND ST. VINCENT'S ROCKS, FROM LEIGH WOODS Tinted lithograph, size 8" x 12". A few small foxing spots in margins. c1840. £48.00
¶ A view looking up river towards the city and the terraces of Clifton, Hotwells just visible, sailing ship being towed up river.
Hulley (T), Sketched by NEW PUMP ROOM, BRISTOL HOTWELLS Drawn on Stone by H. Jones, R.I.A. Lithograph, size 7" x 10", plus margins. View shows the pump room from a near a building on the opposite side of the river. Shows Windsor terrace in the distance, and a few other buildings on the hill, boats on river. Some feint greyish marks at corners in margins, one small light spot in sky area. Edges of paper slightly trimmed. Bristol. Pubd. by T. Bedford, High Street. c1830. £48.00
Thatcher sold by QUEEN'S CABINET VIEWS OF BRISTOL AND CLIFTON Size 6" x 4«", 24 photolitho views on a folding strip, two per page, views taken from engravings, decorative gilt boards, faded, spotty. Light crease down one page. c1890. £17.00
¶ Includes Park Street, Clifton Down Hotel, Bristol From Brandon Hill.
Warren (Robert Hall) BRAUN'S MAP OF BRISTOL Commonly called Hoefnagle's. Pamphlet reprinted from the Proceedings of the Clifton Antiquarian Club. 15pp., 8vo. Wraps faded and slightly worn. 1900. £6.00
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Finmere, near Buckingham USEFUL HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, And Effects, Various Agricultural Implements, Stump of Prime Old Hay..... The property of Thomas Dagley, who is leaving, To be Sold by Auction, by Messrs. Jonas & Thos. Paxton, On the premises, on Wednesday, May the 26th, 1858.... Poster, size 20«" x 15«", one small tear. E. Smith and Company, Printers, Bicester, 1858. £24.00
¶ Includes an extensive list of the items in the sale.
Westbury POSTER advertising auction of '86 Excellent Half-Bred Couples, 23 Barren Ewes, 70 Ewe Tegs... 3 Ricks of Wheat...' property of Thomas Hiorns, to be sold by auction by Jonas & Thos. Paxton... Mary 22nd, 1859. Printed in large type-face, size 22" x 18". Folded. 1859. £24.00
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Middlewich ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXX N.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Small blue 'Record Map' stamp in margin. O.S. blindstamp 1897. £18.00
Peak Forest Canal LETTER OF ATTORNEY The Company of Proprietors of the Peak Forest Canal to Messrs. David Browne & Maurice Jones, to surrender certain copyhold land in Yeardsley Whaley in the County of Chester. 3p., folio, signed next to fine large papered seal of the Company, 2" diameter.... together with.... Letter of Attorney, Francis Jodrell to Messrs David Browne & Maurice Jones, to receive Admission to certain copyhold land in Yeardsley-Whaley, to appear at the Halmote of the Manor and Forest of Macclesfield. 1p., sm. folio.... together with.... three draft copies of printed document of Admission to Manor and Forest of Macclesfield, manuscript insertions in an untidy hand with many amendments (referring to the above mentioned piece of land and the Letters of Attorney). 1806. £35.00
¶ The small piece of land concerned had lately been used by the Canal Proprietors 'for part of a wharf or quay at the termination of the branch or cut from and out of the Peak Forest Canal to Whaley Bridge'.
Seacombe SEPIA WATERCOLOUR SKETCH titled in margin 'near Seacombe. Sept. 10 1811'. Size approx. 6" x 8", shows sailing boat moored at the bank, near pinkish coloured houses surrounded by trees, two fishermen in foreground. In sepia tones with pencil shading and detail, sky left blank. 1811. £24.00
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Bacon's COUNTY MAP OF CORNWALL with parts of Adjoining Counties. On linen, with index, folding into sm. 8vo wraps showing cyclists, wraps slightly faded at edges. Scale 1" = 3.84 miles. c1920. £7.00
Breage DEED OF RELEASE AND INDEMNITY to the Estate of the late William Oates of Breage, Capt. William Oates, Capt. John Oates, William Prideaux and others. 3p., folio, signed by five parties with small red paper seals. 1891. £10.00
Callington SALE PARTICULARS of the Pencrebar Estate, Callington. By Tender. 14 cyclostyled pages, 4to, stiff paper wraps, folding plan, 4 actual photos of Pencrebar House, 4" x 3«", in an envelope. c1962. £12.00
¶ The Estate of the late Rt. Hon. Isaac Foot Decd.
Callington, South Hill, Stokeclimsland, and St Ive PARTICULARS, PLANS & CONDITIONS OF THE SALE OF PART OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM HEXT HORNDON, ESQ. Situate in the Parishes of Callington, South Hill, St Ive, and Stokeclimsland.... within a short distance of the Town of Callington, and the Railway Station of Kelly Bray... Comprising Several Valuable Pasture and Arable Farms, Mills, Carpenter's Shop, Cottages, Small Holdings, & Woodlands. To be offered for Auction by Messrs. J. Kittow & Son at the Golding's Hotel, Callington on Wednesday, the 6th March, 1912. With 7 coloured folding plans contained in a pocket at the rear, 25pp, folio, original printed wraps. 1912. £70.00
¶ Includes the farms of Penwarden, Trevigro, Trevenn, Trefinnick, Trewassick,
Crowan MORTGAGE of 34 acres, part of Pengelly, and Trelabras, in Crowan, W. Williams to Jacob Lory. 3p., folio, vellum, red lined margins. 1897. £10.00
Duke of Leeds ACKNOWLEDGEMENT and Undertaking with respect to Documents relating to the portion of the Cornish Estates which remains subject to the limitations of the Duke's Marriage settlement, George Godolphin 10th Duke of Leeds to Capt. J. P. Rogers, R.A. Vellum, 2p., folio. Signed 'Leeds'. Lists indentures 1860-99, including indenture of disentail etc., involving Earl Glanville, Earl of Chichester, etc. 1900. £8.00
¶ Does not list any properties.
Fraddon BILL on small slip titled 'Mr Paynter Bill to Fradden Gate' Sept. - January 1801, mentions 'sadle horses' 'cheas', enclosed in small sheet of paper with docket title 'the Keeper of Fraddon Gate in full to this day £0.5.8d'. 1801. £10.00
Germoe COUNTERPART LEASE of 'The Godolphin Inn' and 3 acres of land in Trewithen in the Parish of Germoe, Sibella Tyacke to William Hubbard. Vellum, size 22" x 29", wax seal. 1833. £16.00
Great Wheal Prosper Mine STANNARY COURT DOCUMENTS in the Case of Joseph Ferris representing the Western District Banking Coy., against Joseph Thomas and John Buckingham. Thomas was liable for the Mine's £2000 debts. Includes bills relating to the sale of Thomas's goods, e.g. printing sale notices, refreshments for men at sale, for the use of the Assembly room; Warrant from the Lord Warden to the Bailiffs to levy £1,102 from Thomas, vellum, blue Stannary stamp, 1839; Order, 1840, ordering money to be paid to the Plaintiff, 2p, folio; account of money raised by sale of Thomas's furniture, cattle, crops (he lived at Polgwynne, Feock); bill of auctioneer for taking inventory and work at sale (the family and employees tried to hide items), refreshments at the Punch Bowl and ladle; Rule Nisi; Affadavit of Thomas, 8p, folio; Further Affadavit of Thomas, 2p. 1839-1840. £50.00
¶ The Mine's account was £2000 overdrawn in 1838. Thomas, who lived in Polgwynne, Feock, claimed he did not know he could be personally liable.
Illogan DUPLICATE GRANT of the right to stream and work for tin on hereditaments situate in the Parish of Illogan, The Rt. Hon Viscount Clifden to William Wickett and others. Printed on vellum, in booklet form, 4to. 9 printed pages, red ruled margins, sewn. With folding plan on waxed cotton 9" x 35", scale 1/2500th, showing area from Rayle Bottom to Shuffley. 1911. £36.00
Illogan LEASE of Stamps in Carnarthen in Illogan, William Oates, retired Mine Agent, and John Oates to James, Stephen and Peter Rodda. 3p. folio, signed with small paper seals. 1891. £12.00
Kugar CONVEYANCE of a Freehold Tenement in Kugar in Grade, Thomas Pollard to Alice Randle. Vellum, 26" x 30", 2 wax seals. 1864. £15.00
¶ Includes a 15ft. wide road through a field called the Little Vous-an-Nell leading to Poltesco Cove, and the right to use the road to take oreweed sand and manure.
Leans' ENGINE REPORTER And Advertiser. No. 424. December, 1846. Work performed by Steam Engines. Consists of 5p of tables for Pumping Engines, and 1 page of Stamping and Whim Engines, listing 26 mines with 19 columns for details such as Length of Stroke, Depth, Consumption of Coal, and Remarks & Engineers' Names. 7pp, 4to, uncut, red tax stamp. 1846. £40.00
Lesnewth DEED OF COVENANTS for the Production of Title Deeds, William Beterson of St. Germans to Edmund Glynn of Glynn of part of the Manor of Holwell Barton. Vellum, size 23" x 30", wax seal with bust, with Schedule listing 15 indentures from 1576-1803. 1820. £18.00
¶ At this time the North Cornwall Bank of which Glynn had been a founder member was experiencing difficulties. By 1818 Glynn and his business agent Thomson were the only active partners: when the bank failed in 1819 Glynn became liable, ending in the King's Bench prison in 1823.
Lewannick, North Hill, Launceston PLANS AND PARTICULARS OF SALE OF VALUABLE FREEHOLD FARMS With excellent Shooting and Fishing; well situated Accommodation Holdings in the Parishes of Lewannick and North Hill, and an Exceedingly Attractive Queen Anne Residence, With Grounds, in the Parish of St. Mary Magdalene... for Sale by Action at the White Hart Hotel, Launceston, 25th June, 1907. With 5 coloured folding plans, 10pp, folio, original printed wraps, maps and text have now become detached. 1907. £70.00
¶ Includes the house 'Trevell' in Launceston, farms of Trenhorne, Trekernell, Trevell.
Lizard ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 32" x 36", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into large 8vo marbled endpaper. Armorial bookplate of George Folliott on front endpaper. J. Edmonds Wycombe watermark 1829. £20.00
¶ Shows only the tip of the Lizard, covering barely more than one section.
Mousehole ASSIGNMENT of number 9 Dumbarton Terrace, Mrs. Carolan to James Roberts. Large vellum sheet, 2 wax seals. 1885. £12.00
(Nankivell, Denyse, nee Griffiths) JOURNAL August 1st 1818 - May 16th 1822. Manuscript in a small hand, 174 pages, closely written filling every page. In notebook size 7" x 4«", half calf, calf slightly rubbed. 4 small sketches of houses ('Gamekeeper's Cottage', 'Stithians Church', 'Pengrip', 'Our Perran Cottage')in text. 1818-22. £175.00
¶ See Boase 'Collectanea Cornubiensis' p. 611, under the name of her husband 'John Thomas Nankivell'. Boase notes their wedding at St. James' Church, London, 25th August 1818, and the births of Thomas and Louisa, which are in the journal. Refers throughout to her husband as 'my dear Nankivell' (Thomas Nankivell, wine merchant at Truro). The journal begins in London, where she is living at Argyll Street, recording her wedding day and the long journey after the wedding down to Truro. She leads a fairly uneventful life at Truro, recording visits to her family and friends ('the Humphrey Williams dined at Stythians. Mrs H.W. a ladylike woman, her Daughter very clever but not at all pretty.', '... walked in the morning to see the Pit where between 5 & 6 thousand people can sit to hear preaching. The Williams of Scorrier dined at St. Day. Mrs M.W. in the family way'), callers, attendance at church ('walked in my new pattens to Kenwyn Church'), coughs and colds, domestic errands ('to buy beef for potting') walks, painting and needlework, dining at Bosvigo, visit to a paper mill etc. She records the birth of her children ('at two in the morning after six hours suffering my beloved child came into the world perfect in every respect... Tolerably well all the day except after pains which were rather an unexpected thing...'). Entries approx. five lines per day. She never refers to the nature of her husband's work.
Pendeen, Botallack ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXVII S.W., scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 12" x 18", linen, backed, folded but not dissected. Second Edition 1908. £12.00
Penzance RELEASE of a house near the Quay, William Nenis, Shipwright, to John Denis, Mariner. Vellum, size 18" x 32", two wax seals. Vellum browned, not affecting legibility. 1759. £16.00
Penzance, Breage, Germoe DEMISE and Assignment by Way of Mortgage of nine dwelling houses and school room in Alverton Street, Penzance and 10/119ths of 'a Mine or Adventure known as Great Work Consols situate in the parishes of Breage and Germoe together with like shares of and in... Engines Whims Tackles Machinery... all Tin and Tin Stuff...', John Boase, late of Wendron, to John Richards of Poltair. 4 large vellum sheets, wax seal. Loosely inserted is a Mortgage Bond, 1p, sm. folio, printed with ms. inserts, and a copy letter from solicitors acting as agents for John Richards to John Silvester Purser of Great Work Consolidated Mines setting out the terms of the sale, the right to various minerals, etc. 1«p, folio, in manuscript. 3 items. 1838. £50.00
Redruth COUNTERPART LEASE of a house in Falmouth Road, Baron Clinton to John Odgers. Vellum, size 20" x 26", printed with manuscript inserts, on verso is small sketch plan with premises coloured. Good wax seal with a coronet and a 'C'. 1895. £12.00
Redruth REPORT OF THE DIRECTORS of Messrs. Menhennet, Chapman & Co. Ltd., Tailors and Outfitters, Redruth. 4pp., folded with docket title. Gives Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss Account. 1942. £6.00
Saint Cleer and Saint Stephen's-by-Saltash PLANS, PARTICULARS, AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF WELL-SITUATED FREEHOLD FARMS And Valuable Quarries of Stone, to be Held at Webb's Hotel, Liskeard, On Monday, December 11th, 1911. By Messrs. J. Kittow & Son, Launceston. With 3 large coloured folding plans, 7pp, folio, original printed wraps. 1911. £45.00
¶ Includes farms of East and West Hendra, Trevollard, the tenement of Cumble Torr with the Quarry on the bank of the River Lynher.
Saint Keverne ASSIGNMENT BY WAY OF MORTGAGE of the Great Tithes of Hay, Corn and Grain, or Rosenithen in St. Keverne, to secure £250. Edward Kempthorne of Constantine to James Kempthorne of Mawnan. Vellum, size 23" x 28", wax seal with fine bust. Ink slightly rubbed in parts, vellum slightly discoloured in parts. 1820. £16.00
St. Columb LEASE FOR A YEAR of lands in St. Columb, Robert Hoblyn of Nanswhydon, Clerk, to Thomas Rawlings of Padstow. Two vellum sheets, size 22" x 29", signed by Hoblyn, wax seal, 1810. £18.00
¶ Includes lands called Little Bospolvan, a plot called Paradise, a long list of various dwelling houses, with occupiers.
St. Endellion PARTICULARS, PLANS & CONDITIONS OF SALE OF EARL FORTESCUE'S PROPERTY in the Parish of St. Endellion, Cornwall, to be Sold at Auction at Port Isaac, On the 22nd day of August, 1911. 14pp, folio, original printed wraps, lacks the two folding plans. 1911. £22.00
¶ Includes the farms of Trewetha and Tregaverne, cliff land near Port Gaverne, Headland called 'The Mains', Sandpits, Beach and Foreshore at Port Gaverne, Manor and Farm of Treore, cottages at Port Isaac and Port Gaverne.
St. Just COUNTERPART LEASE of a plot of ground dwelling house and premises part of Trigaseal formerly part of the Town Field, in St. Just, for 99 years, Messrs. Bryan Lawry and John Lawry to John Nankervis. Vellum, size 21" x 29", wax seal. 1868. £16.00
¶ Also gives right of Turbary for fuel on the waste land in Bosvargus.
Stithians LEASE of one third part of Nampean in Stithians, Francis Lord de Dunstanville and Basset to Thomas Reed. On vellum, size 18" x 25", closely written. Signed by de Dunstanville with wax seal. Written in rather light ink. 1810. £16.00
Stithians LEASE of one sixth part of the tenement of Nampean Wollas in Stithians, Henry Vincent the younger of Truro to William Dunston of Stithians, for 'fifteen guineas of gold'. Vellum, size 16" x 23", fine large engraved heading, wax seal on tag. Witnessed on verso. 1713. £28.00
¶ Lists 'lives' on outside.
Stithians LEASE of a share in the tenement of Nanpean Wartha, John Nichols of Trereife to Denis Russell of Penryn, Surgeon. Vellum, 16" x 21", good armorial wax seal. Witnessed, receipt for £26 signed by Russell at bottom. Two small tears in vellum, repaired on verso. 1708. £25.00
Stithians LEASE of the tenement of Pennalurick, and a sixth share in the tenement of Nanpean, John Rogers of Penryn to Walter Reed of Stithians. Vellum, 13" x 22", wax seal. 1708. £22.00
Tehidy, Manor of LEASE of a moiety of a dwelling house and garden pacel of Penhellick Vean in Illogan, the Rt. Hon. Frances Baronness Basset to William Willoughby. Large vellum sheet, printed with ms inserts, wax seal. 1852. £14.00
¶ 3 lives named.
Valentine (J) ALBUM containing 24 views of Penzance area, each size 6" x 8", titled in white in plate, in album with cloth covered boards, thick card window mounts. c1910. £35.00
¶ Views include: Longships Light, St. Buryan Church, Trereiffe Avenue in Penzance, Mousehole, The Square St. Just, Pendeen Lighthouse.
Wendron (Manor of Trenethick) COUNTERPART LEASE of a Plot of 4 acres in Lowertown Moor in the parish of Wendron, Edward Browne and others to Peter Roberts. Vellum, size 23" x 29", wax seal. Names three 'lives'. 1864. £18.00
¶ Names the various boundstones marking the plot, such as the one on the bank of the Helston Mill Leat marked 'H1'. A piece of land in the plot 'now in the use of James Michell for washing and streaming tin' was excepted from the lease.
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Carlisle PARTICULARS, PLANS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of valuable freehold estate called 'Knight's Lodge', situate at Ivegill.... Closes of Land at Greystone.... and excellent dwelling house no. 42 Aglionby St., Carlisle..... to be Sold by Auction.... 23rd September, 1902. 3pp., folio, folds, docket title, 2 large folding plans. 1902. £28.00
Castle Sowerby, Dean, etc. PARTICULARS of Three... Freehold Estates, Most desirably situate in the vicinity of the beautiful scenery of the Cumberland Lake District... Deanscales.... Newlands... Penruddock... 6pp., folio, printed wraps, two large folding plans, lacks the plan of the Deanscales estate. Some edge tears. 1872. £20.00
Kendal, Keswick ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 102. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Folding into sm. 8vo cloth wraps, edges of sections slightly browned, 6" split in linen at one fold. Electrotype 1878. £22.00
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Alphington DEED OF APPOINTMENT of John Sweet pursuant to his Marriage Settlement. Vellum, size 16" x 25", wax seal. 1759. £22.00
¶ Concerns a tenement at Alphington, in the Manor of Ottery St. Mary, and the heirs of John Sweet and Mary Bailey, James, Mary and Benedictus.
Bedford (Francis) PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF TORQUAY 16 mounted views. Size of plate approx. 4" x 5«", printed title and 'Photographed by F. Bedford' in bottom margins. Title page printed in red and black. Size of album 7«" x 10", decorative gilt title on front board. Thick paper guards to each view, gilt edges. Chester: c1870. £200.00
¶ SCARCE. Not in Brockett's Devon Union List.nViews include: Imperial Hotel & Beacon Hill, Atkinson's Hotel & Waldron Hill, Avenue Torre Abbey, Hesketh Crescent, View from the New Cut. Many of the views have figures, carriages etc. There are two particularly good views of Babbacombe, one showing people outside the Inn, the other with boats, bathing huts and nets on the beach, figure in foreground.
Brown & Rawcliffe, Liverpool, Publishers TORQUAY AND NEIGHBOURHOOD The 'Coronation' Series. Album of tinted and sepia photographs, size 15" x 11". 5 glossy tinted full-page views, one full-page sepia view, and 9 smaller sepia views. Views tipped in, with descriptive text on facing page. Paper rather browned at edges (not affecting plates), paper wraps detached, and ragged at edges, chips in paper at spine, lacks silk tie at spine... together with... The Album. Supplement. Torquay and Neighbourhood. From Photographs by Poulton & Son. March 4, 1895. 16 views, folio, wraps, which are detached and held at spine with archival tape, with designs by Cecil Aldin. 2 items. 1895 and c1910. £35.00
ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Brown (Rev'd Charles) WHITSTONE MEMORANDA Being two 4to manuscript volumes compiled by Charles Brown, the Rector, between 1807 and 1856. Each volume has a list of contents. The first volume includes: Description of the celebrations on Coronation Day 28th June 1838 'Several farmers hving ascertained that the labourers were determined to have a holiday and concluding that they wd. mispend it in Exeter, wished to keep them in the Parish by the Attraction of a dinner. The subscribers were....' There follows description of the different races and the winners 'To end a dispute about Tapley's age I gave each boy 2.6d', football, music etc., 'the 26 loaves of Currant Bread... which had been made at the Rectory were cut early in the morn into 470 thick slices...'; the church bells; obstruction to the Adder Bottom Foot Path; Fire in Whitestone Woods. 1 May 1841 'my 3 Labourers about 5 perceived from my yonder field the fire had entered the wood and hastened to the spot...'; Robberies in the village; the first post; observations on birds etc. 'Landrail shot in W. by Capt. Morshead was sent to me Sep. 1834... my venerable Mother saw a magpie carry off a chicken from the front of the house... My labourer Grant killed in 1835 a Timunculus or Kestrel, called parochially a Cresset...'. The second volume includes description of the church, arms in the church, break-in at the church Aug. 20, 1843; extracts from Parish Registers with his observations: '1826. George Blanchford Elson, aged one month. I refused to bury the corpse without an Inquest as the Mother of this illegitimate child was in a few days to be sent to prison for obstinately refusing to affiliate it. The verdict was that it died from inflam. on the lungs.' '1814 James Hammet, 39, was before he came to reside in Whitstone, a follower of Joanna Southcote, from whom he purchased for half a crown a piece of parchment, which was to entitle him to free admission into Heaven'(41 deaths mentioned, with observations on their life and manner of death); Account of the Population; Parochial Superstitions; Parochial Expressions (e.g. 'apple drain - a wasp') with 170 dialect words exemplified; his improvements to the Rectory House, trees planted; etc. There are two very fine full page water-colours of the Rectory House, which show the alterations, and a floor plan. At the front is a folding watercolour drawing of an early inscription, drawing of church plate, the font, coloured watercolour of a stained glass window, three large coloured coats of arms, and a plate with 12 coloured coats of arms, plan of the church, with pencil elevations, watercolour of the church. 2 volumes, both bound in full original calf, one of which is diced, one volume is titled 'Whitstone Memoranda' on the top board, marbled endpapers. 1807 - 1856. £420.00
¶ A note on the first leaf of the first volume states that he lent the volume to George Oliver to help him with his research for his work 'Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Devon', quoting Oliver's letter of thanks on returning the volume. The water colours are in strong bright colours, and the views of the church and house cover the whole of the paper.
Camera Series ALBUM OF VIEWS OF TORQUAY Fourteen photolitho views. On extending strip, folding into gilt sm. 4to boards. Advert for 'The Torquay Bazaar and Doll's Infirmary' inside back board. c1900. £15.00
¶ Includes fine panorama over two pages.
Churchstanton AN AUCTION WILL BE HELD at the York Inn, in Churchenford... on Friday 11th Day of June next... For Sale of the Lands Hereinafter described... Poster, size 11" x 9", folds, printed in a variety of typefaces, with the word 'Lands' in a particularly decorative large block print over an inch high, with white floral decoration inside the letters and the comma. Describes two lots with tenants, etc. Traces of folds. Spurway, Columbian Press Office, Honiton. 1841. £22.00
Collumpton CERTIFICATE OF ADMINISTRATION of the goods and chattels of William Wright, late of Collumpton, granted to his brother Henry. On paper, sheet folded to 8" x 11", impressed seal of Bishop of Exeter top left. Signed by Registrar. Folded. 1773. £10.00
Crediton THE CHARTERS OF CREDITION (ALIAS KIRTON) to Which are annexed certain Decrees. Manuscript in folio volume, size 14" x 9", full calf, gilt decoration on boards and in panels on spine, gilt title on spine, calf slightly rubbed at edges, split in calf at top and bottom of spine at front hinge. Very decorative calligraphic title page, with two faun-like creatures, shells, birds etc., signed 'Dunn, sc.' Comprises transcripts in a large and clear hand of: (i) The Charter of Edward VI. 40 pages, in Latin, plus a translation into English, 43 pages. (ii) The Charter by Q. Elizabeth. Title page in fine calligraphy, 32 pages. (iii) Order of the Court. Trinity Term, 12th Year of King James' reign 'This Court is clearly of the Opinion that the several Letters Patent granted by King Edward VI and by the late Queen Elizabeth were granted for the Good & Benefit of the poor inhabitants... and not for the Benefit of the Governors or of other Persons of Wealth...'. 21p. (iv) A Statement of Facts respecting the Administration of The Crediton Tithe Trust and the application of Sir John Hayward's Charity By one of the Twelve Governors of the Church of Crediton... including 'Copy of a Letter from James Buller Esquire, to Mr Lambert Gorwyn, dated January 11th, 1799. 20 pages. Paper watermarked 1808. £280.00
¶ King Edward VI had vested the small tithes of Crediton, Sandford and Exminster in 12 Governors, and founded the Grammar School, stipulating the salary to the master, ministers etc. In 1624 a complaint was made that the profits from the appointed properties had not been used for the benefit of the poor of Credition. A Court hearing in 1808 ruled that the salaries of the ministers were to be raised. In 1794 a Samuel Dunn left money for a school whereby his descendents were to be taught writing, navigation and surveying. The title page was possibly made by one of his family. This volume was evidently prepared in connection with the court hearing of 1808.
Cross, Little Torrington POSTER advertising auction sale of 115 Timber Trees at Cross in Rookery Field, North Hole and Never-Be-Good Wood. Size 22" x 17", folds. Printed in large type-face. Pease & Son, Bideford. 1896. £18.00
¶ Included Ash, Beech, Sycamore, Larch, Fir, Elm.
Dibdin (T.C) and Vivian (Edward) TORQUAY, FROM PARK HILL. Tinted lithograph. Drawn by T.C. Dibdin from a sketch by E. Vivian. On stone by E. Gauci. Size approx. 8" x 11«", plus margins. Printed by M. & N. Hanhart, c1841. £55.00
¶ A very attractive view showing sailing ships in the harbour, with men in the foreground.
Exeter election GILES STANWELL TO HIS MOTHER by the author of the Exeter Guide descriptive of the late County Election. Satirical poem in manuscript, 38 lines in rhyming couplets, 1«p. 4to, plus blank conjoint leaf. Refers to various local figures 'the thumb-screwing Parson', 'The Man of the Mob', 'Squire Cann' etc. Paper watermarked 1808. £25.00
¶ 'I'm happy however dear Mother to say/That Bastard had gained his Election today/That the Rout is compleat of the Ebrington pack/Of Sandford and Fellows and Arlington Jack'.
Frithelstock ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT between Henry Stevens of Frithelstock and Christiana Maria Rolle of Birkton, Henry Rolle of Stevenstone, John Rolle of Shapwick, etc. 3p., folio, signed by H. Stevens. Short tear at fold. Details sum to be laid out to purchase land and devising to Trustees Manors called Gornys, Taddiport, Cross, West Bagbear, West Ford, Smithicott etc. 1737. £18.00
¶ The bride's portion was £4,000.
Frith's 'Strong Cover' Series EXETER Sixteen views. In album size 7«" x 10", boards with gilt title. c1890. £15.00
Great Torrington INQUISITION POST MORTEM Court of Christopher Osmond, Gabriel Churt, Ferdinand Badbrooke, Chistopher Hocken and others. Vellum, in Latin in a neat hand, size 9" x 15", small wax seal on tag. 1617. £32.00
¶ Concerns property at South and North Hearle, pasture lands in Littleham etc.
Haytor Volunteer Artillery LETTER from 2nd Earl of Liverpool, dated Whitehall 30th December 1805, signed Hawkesbury, to Earl Fortescue, informing him that the King has approved his plan that the Haytor Volunteer Artillery should be assembled upon permanent pay and Duty at Berrey Head Barracks for 21 Days from the 7th of next Month, and conveying His Majesty's Special directions that they should be so assembled. Informs him the Receiver General for the County of Devon will pay one guinea per man for the 'Non-commissioned Officers, Drummers and Privates'. 2p folio, blank adjoining leaf with docket title on verso, tear in margin, not affecting text. 1805. £30.00
Honiton Church AN ACT for building a new Parish Church in the town of Honiton.... 28pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1835. £15.00
Ilfracombe & North Devon OPEN RIFLE MEETING to be Held at the Alexandra Hall, Mar. 4,5 & 6. Poster advertising the 12 events taking place over the three days, with prizes, section on Rules. Heading in very large letters. Overall size 34" x 22", folds. 1914. £26.00
¶ Includes Deliberate Firing Comp. Solano Target Comp., Team Rapid Firing Competition, etc.
Kingsbridge, Dartmouth, Modbury, Salcombe Road AN ACT for more effectually making, repairing, and maintaining certain Roads from Kingsbridge to Dartmouth, Modbury, Salcombe, and other Places.... 15pp. 1828. £14.00
Langtree LETTER to Dr. Moore, Temple, London from P. Glubb (presumably a Solicitor). Concerns a dispute regarding a gate which a poor man calle Hewer had put on waste in the parish to stop pigs getting at the potatoes he grew there. A man called Rod returned drunk from 'a Revel at Padstow' and broke up the gate. Also speaks of hunting 'I was at Aggicleave yesterday and saw 2 foxes to earth, one I shall turn out tomorrow at Rolle View...'. 3p., folio, with integral address panel on verso, wax seal, postmark with 'A' in circle with date. 1816. £15.00
Lifton FURTHER CHARGE by way of Mortgage of Smalecombe, Overy East, Carligh and Corhellacott in Lifton, Samuel Harris of Smalecombe in Lifton of the one part and Charles Prideaux of Padstow and Benjamin Prideaux of The Temple, London, of the other part. 38 lines, in English, on vellum, size 17" x 23", signed Harris with small wax seal with head of a man. 1798. £30.00
¶ Refers to the Messuage and Barton of Smalecombe and Over Yeat, Carleigh, and Coshellacott. Charles and Benjamin were entitled to the principal and interest under the will of Edmund Prideaux.
Little Torrington SHEEP, CATTLE, ETC., To Be Sold by Mr. G. Copp, May 4th, 1903. 4p., 4to, stiff paper, vertical fold. Included 216 Devon Longwool Sheep, 46 Devon Cattle. Gives name, breeder, pedigree, of 16 cows and bulls. 1903. £12.00
Little Torrington POSTER advertising letting of Bagbear Farm and Part of Smytham, contianing 150 acres. Size 30" X 20", folds. Pease and Son, Bideford. 1894. £17.00
Little Torrington ASSIGNMENT of a mortgage on the estate of Grounsell, William Chapple to John Robins and Thomas Dyer. Vellum, size 26" x 31", 3 wax seals. Engraved heading with coat of arms... together with... OBLIGATION BOND of Thomas Dyer, Cordwainer, to John Robins of Clovelly, Clerk, for £447. Printed on 1p., small folio, manuscript inserts. Signed by Dyer with small wax seal. Blank conjoint leaf. 1744-5. £36.00
Little Torrington ARCHITECT'S DRAWING Pair of Cottages for Hill Farm. Scale 4 ft. to 1 inch. Draft, on waxed cotton, size 26" x 32", folds, coloured. Comprises three plans, a section, and elevation... together with... PLANS SECTIONS AND ELEVATIONS for a pair of Semi-detached Labourers Cottages to be erected at Hill Farm, Little Torrington.... In full wash colour on thick paper, size 20" x 24", scale 8ft to an inch. Signed as approved by Council Chairman. Paper with light brown stains in part. Attached is 10p. Specification, and two other plans on waxed cotton, one showing outhouses, and one the location... together with... Draft specification in manuscript. 15p. 1904. £45.00
COMPTON CASTLE Marldon and Ipplepen PARTICULARS WITH PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Highly Important Freehold Domain... known as 'The Compton Castle Estate', Comprising The Historical and Venerable Remains of an Ancient Castle... together with an Attractively-Situated Residence with Charming Pleasure Grounds... Farms, Compact Tenements and Small-Holdings... An Area of about 1,100 Acres... Which will be Offered for Sale by Messrs. Andrew & Son... 24th June, 1904. 26pp., folio, stapled, 6 very large folding coloured plans. Foredges of pages dusty, water stain at top of last few leaves (not affecting plans) which caused some leaves to stick together along the top and tear slightly when separated, first page dusty and dog-eared at edges. Title page loose. Buff-coloured printed wraps with good lithograph view of the castle, cloth spine, wraps creased, and dusty at edges, small tear at top left corner, detached from content. 1904. £85.00
¶ Includes a photograph of the Castle, with a 3 page description of it. Other properties include 'Coombefishacre' Estate, Compton Mill, Compton Farm, Compton Barton, Brookside Farm, the 'Hole in the Wall' Cottages, 'Parkfield' in Marldon, Limestone Quarry at Path Torr, Totnes Down. With detailed Schedules.
Matthews (A), Stationery & Fancy Depot,Published by PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM OF ASHBURTON AND DARTMOOR Sixteen 'collotype' photographs, titled in white in the plate. In album size 7" x 9", faded cloth boards with gilt title, slightly rubbed at spine and corners, slightly loose where once glued to boards. Advert for Matthews shop inside back board. c1890. £16.00
Mosley (Charles), Sculp. THE CITADEL OF PLYMOUTH To The Hon. Charles Churchill Esqr.... Governour of Plymouth and Member of Parliament for Castle Rising in Norfolk, This View of the Royal Citadel of Plymouth is humbly presented by His Most obliged Grateful & most Obedient servt. Sandford Mace. Finely engraved view, size 18" x 27", plus margins, shows Citadel looking from the sea, large ship bottom right, and boat in harbour, with features such as Guardhouse, Storekeeper's House, New Harbour etc., labelled with small letter, key below, with list of Governors either side of dedication and coat of arms. Inset plan of Plymouth Sound top right, size 6" x 9", and a view of ships in the Sound top left, size 3" x 7", with key. A very feint mark approx. 2" x 1«", in sky area, central fold, some old paper strips placed at fold on verso for reinforcement. Published July 25th, 1737. £600.00 -- See Illustration
¶ A good strong impression. See Somers Cocks ('Devon Topographical Prints') 2014; Stuart ('Lost Landscapes of Plymouth') 95. Scarce.
Mutlow (Sculpt.) CIVITAS EXONIAE Vulgo Excester Urbs Primaria in Comitatu Devoniae. Engraved bird's eye view of the town, size 8«" x 10«", plus good margins, trace of vertical fold to the right of centre. Shows the city completely surrounded by wals, the river, St. Thomas church at the bottom of the plan in the foreground, and St. Sidwell's at the top, Weare Cliffe, The Key, Crane, etc. Early 19th century. £48.00
¶ Based on the plan of Exeter by Hooker, engraved by Braun and Hogenberg in 1617. This plan has only one coat of arms (top right) whereas the original has three.
Newton Abbot PHOTOGRAPHS Eighteen photographs. In boards size 7" x 9", gilt decoration. Boards slightly spotty. Photos titled in white in plate. Stamp of E. Mudford, Portrait Studio, inside front board. c1890. £15.00
¶ Four of the photos are two to a page.
Northmore (W), Princetown, Publisher PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEW ALBUM OF PRINCETOWN AND THE MOORS Sixteen views by Valentine. In boards, 7" x 9", title page, gilt title with floral decoration, gilt slightly rubbed, some slight rubbing to edges, chip at bottom of spine. c1890. £20.00
¶ Views include: The Street (with carts, groups of onlookers); Prison Gates (with prisoners marching out); Princetown Prisons; Duchy Hotel; Merrival Bridge, Mistor; Tor Royal; Postbridge.
Plymouth & Devonport THE ALBUM OF PLYMOUTH AND DEVONPORT VIEWS 22 photolitho views on extending strip, folding to sm. 4to, gilt boards, edges of boards darkened. Double-page litho plan at rear, which has split down central fold. c1880. £18.00
¶ Includes double page view showing pier, four panoramas over two double-pages, Views include Plymouth from the Citadel; Raglan Barracks; Keyham Steam Yard; Royal Albert Bridge; Ivybridge Viaduct; Eddystone Lighthouse; Smeaton's Tower.
Plymouth and Devonport Railway AN ACT for conferring further Powers upon the Devon and Cornwall Railway Company for the Construction of Works and the raising of Money, and otherwise in relation to their Undertakings of other Companies.... 19pp. 1873. £12.00
Plymouth and Devonport HOUSE OF COMMONS SELECT COMMITTEE on The Local Government Provisional Order (No. 18), (Plymouth Order) Bill. Wednesday, 1st July, 1914. 481pp., small folio... together with... Select Committee... Wednesday 15th July, 1914. Speech. 51pp. Bound in thin cloth-covered boards, very faded and spotty, with gilt title, back inner hinge broken. With various tables, some folding. 1914. £45.00
¶ 'This.. is a Bill promoted in order to confirm a Proviosnal Order made by the Local Government Board to amalgamate a district which is often spoken of as the three towns... it is really to amalgamate the County Borough of Plymouth, the County Borough of Devonport, and the Urban District of Stonehouse'. The name of Alderman Tozer is on the front board.
Plymouth Improvements AN ACT for paving, lighting, and watching the Town of Plymouth, in the County of Devon; and for regulating the Carmen and Porters within the said Town. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 32pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1770. £18.00
EARLY MANUSCRIPT Plymouth Siege etc. A TRUE NARRATION OF THE MOST OBSERVABLE PASSAGES, IN AND AT THE LATE SIEGE OF PLYMOUTH, from the 15th September 1643, untill the 25th December following. Attested from thence under the hands of most creditable persons wherein is manifested to the world the handy works of God and his gracious assistance to the united forces of that Town and Garrison. As also the Summons of the Cavaliers to the Major and Governour of the said Towne.... Large folding map in ink, split in two at fold, few tears, not affecting legibility, portion torn from top corner and margin of the general title on the front free endpaper, (the detailed title page is after the map), affecting one letter, and corners torn from first two leaves. 26 leaves written on one side only...with... A CONTINUATION OF THE TRUE NARRATION.... 13 leaves written on one side only. Both of these appear to be early transcripts of the Rare tracts which were published in 1644. Also included in this volume are:- A COPY OF AN ORDER OF COUNCIL RELATING TO THE TOWN OF PLYMOUTH MADE IN THE TIME OF QUEEN ELIZABETH. 4 leaves written on one side only. With:- A LIST OF THE MAYORS OF PLYMOUTH since it was first incorporated..... 7 leaves written on one side only. Includes all the Mayors to 1808. There then follows 6 leaves, written on one side only concerning the early history of Plymouth. Tipped in are two 4to leaves, written on one side only, concerning Sampford Courtney, one page being about a storm there in 1711, the other a short history of the rectors. Folio, manuscript notebook, marbled boards, rubbed, hand lettered to spine. Written in a neat legible hand. c1808. Paper watermarked 1794. £225.00
Plymouth, Devonport and Stonehouse Carriages, Boats and Roads AN ACT for regulating Hackney Coaches and other Carriages, Boats, and Wherries within the several Parishes of Saint Andrew and Charles in the Borough of Plymouth, the Parish of East Stonehouse and the Parish of Stoke Damerel in the Borough of Devonport, and for amending Two several Acts for repairing certain Roads leading from the Borough of Plymouth to Stonehouse Bridge and Plymouth Dock.... 20pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1843. £17.00
Plymouth, Kingsbridge ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXIV. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to tall 8vo, marbled sides, edges bound with tape. c1850. £34.00
¶ Shows area from Looe to Prawle Point, as far inland as Diptford, Eddystone Lighthouse.
Plymstock & Oreston Estates PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF THE PLYMSTOCK & ORESTON ESTATES Belonging to His Grace the Duke of Bedford, K.G., situate in the Parish of Plymstock (close to Plymouth), in the county of Devon. To be offered for Sale by Auction by Messrs. Ward & Chowen and J. Kittow & at the Royal Hotel, Plymouth,On the 15th, 16th and 17th of June, and the 18th and 19th July. 1911. The second and third day's sale catalogues only (there were sales on five days). Comprises Second Day's Sale, 2 coloured folding plans, 36pp, Index plan and Key plan inside front wrap, wraps partly faded; Third Day's Sale, 4 coloured folding plans, 36pp, Index plan of lots and Key plan inside front wrap. Wraps slightly foxed. 1911. £120.00
Plymtree RELEASE of properties in Plymtree, between Anne Ford of Plymtree, relict of George Ford, and 3 daughters, heirs of George Ford, William Wright of Bradninch, and Henry Cruwys of London. Vellum, size 22" x 29", signed by Anne and three daughters with small wax seals. 1727. £28.00
¶ Tenements are called Normans and Westcrofts.
River Taw NOTICE TO THE MAYOR Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough of Barnstaple from Thomas Law advising them he will indict anyone who encroaches upon the River due to the proposed new road 'which is to occupy a portion of and encroach upon the present Waterway'. Manuscript on one side of foolscap sheet, signed, 3rd June 1845.... together with Receipt for Chief Rent paid by Law to the Council of Barnstaple as Lord of the Manor of Castle Court, 1837, signed by Mayor and Treasurer. 1837 and 1845. £15.00
Rock & Co. VIEWS & SCENERY OF LYNTON & LYNMOUTH 16 vignette views, cloth boards, gilt title, size 5" x 7", front board faded, spine rubbed, lacks front endpaper, 2 small ink blots in margin of first plate. Inscription on front pastedown. c1860. £60.00
Rolle family COPY OF A DEED executed by Mary Rolle to Sr. Hugh Pollard and Mr. Henry Stevens. 1662. In a neat hand on one side of folio sheet, folded and titled as above on verso. There is a note at the bottom in a different hand, signed G. Fountayne (presumably a lawyer) 1669, saying 'one moiety belongs to Henry Stevens and the other to the adminstrator of Sr. Hugh Pollard...' Small repaired tear at top. 1669. £18.00
Rowe (G) ILFRACOMBE from Capstone Hill. Tinted lithograph, size 9" x 13«" plus margins, showing view across the town and bay, two figures in middle foreground, paddle steamer in bay, sailing ships in harbour. Tear through title and 1" into plate, some light waterstaining of bottom margin, small portion torn from right margin, traces of crease down centre. c1840. £30.00
¶ Corresponds to Somers Cox 1300, except the dimensions of the view he lists are slightly smaller.
Sampford Peverell, Burliscombe, and Halberton AN ACT for Inclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands, in the Parishes of Sampford Peverell, Burliscombe, and Halberton.... 19pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1809. £16.00
Sidmouth Market AN ACT for maintaining and regulating the Market in the Parish of Sidmouth.... 14pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1839. £11.00
Smith (W.H), (Pub.) PICTURESQUE ILFRACOMBE A Collection of Hand Coloured Prints with Descriptive Sketch. 15 hand-tinted photographic views, 2 full-page and the others two to a page, with text opposite, printed wraps, size 14" x 10", with view pasted on, wraps detached and ragged at edges. One leaf loose. c1900. £18.00
South Devon GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY. 2 Chain Survey 1909. 215M to 227M. Vol. 119. Containing 5 sheets Nos. 12-17, hand-coloured lithographically printed, each sheet mounted on linen, size of the volume approx. 25" x 41". Scale 2 chains to 1". Compass rose and scale bar on each sheet. Stiff maroon cloth wraps with morocco spine and gilt lettering on front wrap, approx. one quarter of back wrap missing, wraps chipped at edges, corners of some pages dogeared and worn, in one case with some wear to some words in title of sheet in top right-hand corner, but not to plan. Thos. Kell and Son, Lith., 40 King St., Covent Garden. £250.00
¶ The plans show the route of the railway from the Quarry at Stoneycombe to Totnes, showing Dainton Quarry, Fishacre Mill, Little Hempston Quarry, Totnes Station, buildings and streets in Totnes including Cider Stores, Seven Stars Hotel, Mill Leat, Timber Yard, etc. Detail includes adjacent buildings, houses, signal boxes, goods sheds, cranes, troughs, platforms, tunnels, parish boundaries, woodland, wells, etc. The names of the landowners adjacent are shown with details of leases or conveyances, mineral rights. There are occasional later details of land transactions neatly written in red ink, up to the 1950's. The distance from Paddington is shown at quarter of a mile intervals.
Sprytown, Axworthy ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets LXXXVI.N.E. and S.W., together with Sheet CVI.S.E. Stanlake, Princetown. Scale 6" to 1 mile. On thick paper, water features hand-coloured. Last sheet with some foxing spots. 3 items. 1884. £28.00
Stowford, Lewtrenchard ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Four maps, scale 6" to 1 mile, on stiff paper, size 13" x 17" plus margins, Sheet Nos. LXXXVII.N.W, N.E, S.W, S.E. Some water-features coloured. First edition without contours, 1888. £32.00
¶ Covers Broadwood Widger, Thrushelford, Combebow, Sprytown, Eastcott.
Symons (W.H), Post Office, Lydford (Published by) PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEW ALBUM of Lydford and District. Sixteen views by Valentine, printed paper wraps. Size 7" x 9", a few small ink splashes on front wrap. c1900. £14.00
Tawstock POSTER advertising auction of farm called Eastacombe. Size 28" x 19", folds. Affixed to corner is 4p. manuscript conditions of sale. With schedule giving field names etc. 1881. £18.00
Teign Valley Railway Company AN ACT for authorising the Teign Valley Railway Company to make an Extension of their Railway to the North Devon Railway at Crediton; and to raise further Moneys; and for authorising Agreements between them and other Railway Companies.... 11pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. stapled. 1875. £18.00
Thornbury and Buckland Brewer OBLIGATION BOND Johanna Stevyns of Ogledon in Devon, Widow, is obligated to William Stevyns. In Latin and English, on vellum size 3" x 13", small wax seal on tag, signed by two witnesses on verso with their marks. Some slight rubbing of ink in a few places. 1591. £40.00
¶ Refers to tenements called Hapthorne and Brendon in Thornbury and Middlecott in Virginstowe and Broadwoodwidger.
Tormoham, Saint Mary Church and Cockington Gas AN ACT to incorporate a Company for manufacturing and supplying Gas within the Parishes of Tormoham (including the Town of Torquay), Saint Mary Church, and Cockington.... 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1860. £10.00
Torquay ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Fifth Edition, Sheet No. 145. 1" to 1 mile, blue and black Ellis Martin Cover with hiker, cloth-backed. Fine condition. 1930's. £9.00
¶ 'Book' type wraps.
Torquay Water AN ACT for the better Supply of the Town of Torquay and the Neighbourhood thereof with Water.... 20pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1856. £10.00
Totnes MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT relative to the marriage of Charles Taylor of Totnes and Anne Yard of Alston, settling Taylor's dwelling house in Totnes on Anne Yard, in return for the 'competent sum of money' from George Yard as his daughter's marriage portion. Vellum, 21" x 25", good armorial wax seal on tag, fine calligraphic initial letter, with date enclosed, some slight fading of ink in places, outside dusty. 1690. £40.00
Week LEASE of the tenement of Week in the village of Week in Langtree, Joseph Coplestone of Woodland to John Bragg the Elder of Langtree, yeoman Vellum, size 11" x 27", attractive armorial wax seal on tag, calligraphic initial 'T' with date incorporated. 1687. £30.00
¶ Bragg was to pay to Coplestone 'one fat Goose' at Christmas. The heriot was a 'best beast'.
Witheridge (G), Fore St., Ivybridge, Publisher PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM OF IVYBRIDGE 16 photographs. In boards size 7" x 9", gilt title with decorations at corners. c1899. £17.00
¶ Poulton's Collotype Series. Views include London Hotel, Paper Mill, Fore St., New Church.
Woolmer's EXETER AND PLYMOUTH GAZETTE For the West of England. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp, folded. 2" tear affecting both leaves, some minor wear and creasing in margins, some light brownish 'mottling' in places. April 28th, 1821. £18.00
¶ Includes adverts for sale of properties at Marldon (the Castle of Compton), Upton Pyne, Exeter, Budleigh Salterton etc., account of a sale of negroes by auction by a person lately moved from England to Virginia, suicide at Plymouth, etc.
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Barnstow MAP OF THE MANOR OF BARNSTOW Manuscript map, in ink on paper, backed with linen, mounted on mahogany roller with finials, size 18" x 28". Scale 1" = 4 chains. Sides edged with silk tape. Large title with initials 'G.F.' below in a small garland, large compass rose. Paper slightly darkened uniformly, a few very small chips in paper at top left border, and a few small creases in the middle at the top. c1840. £110.00
¶ Shows roads, stream, buildings, areas with trees, fields, all numbered. Adjoining owners named. Shows stile and footpaths at 'Vere Cross'. A George Forrester is recorded in the 'Dictionary of Land Surveyors' as having worked in Dorset in the 1840's.
Beale's Fancy Fair, Publisher PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF BOURNEMOUTH AND NEIGHBOURHOOD Sm. 4to, 42 photolitho views on extending strip (some full page, some 2, 4 or 6 to a page). Gilt title on front board. Map on back endpaper, lacks the back free endpaper with half the map. c1900. £17.00
¶ Includes two good views of Beale's shop.
Bournemouth FOUR AUCTION SALE PARTICULARS for properties in Talbot Woods. Properties are: 4 East Avenue, 1948. 7pp., 4to; 19 Huntly Road, 1954. 4pp., 8vo; 30 Elgin Road, 1955, 4pp., 4to; 74, East Avenue, 1949, 7pp., 4to. All with actual photograph pasted to front wrap. Four items. 1948-55. £16.00
Bournemouth IMPORTANT SALE of.... The Imposing Detached Property known as Richmond Mansions arranged as 30 Flats.... 7pp., sm. folio, wraps with photograph... together with... Auction Sale Particulars for 'Gorselands', St. Catherine's Road, May 30th, 1939, 4pp., folio, photo on wrap, photo frontispiece, central fold... together with... Auction Sale Particulars for 'Farney', 5 Cavendish Place, July 31st, 1934, 8pp., 8vo., small photo. 3 items. 1934-1949. £15.00
Bournemouth THREE SALE PARTICULARS of properties in Talbot Woods, comprising 'Amat', 4 East Avenue, 6pp, 4to; 'Chalumna' 7 Dunbar Road, 8pp., 4to, 'Pine Ridge', Glenferness Avenue, 9pp., 4to, 2 photos. in text, crease in front wrap. All three have a real photo on front wrap. 1936-1948. 3 items, 1936-55. £17.00
Chapel Marsh RELEASE by way of Mortgage for £1300 of Chapel Marsh, Beaminster, Bishop and John Dunning to John Russell. Vellum, 16" x 25", 2 wax seals. 1768. £18.00
¶ Lists a great many small plots of land by name.
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
Sherborne ABSTRACT of the Title of Wm. Flooks to premises in Half Moon St., next to the King's Arms Inn, agreed to be sold to G.D.W. Digby. 3p. folio, in manuscript, copy deed of covenant for production of title deeds enclosed, 3p. 1861. £10.00
Sherborne, Long Street AUCTION POSTER. Sale of Five Freehold Cottages.... Mr Thomas Farrall Has been instructed to Sell By Auction at the Black Horse Hotel, on Tuesday, October 25, 1892.... Printed on one side only, size approx. 22«" x 17«". J.C. and A.T. Sawtell, Printers, Sherborne. 1892. £18.00
Sturminster Newton DISCHARGE of John Young of St. Botolph Without Aldgate, Middlesex, Grocer, to his brother Thomas Young, of Sturminster Newton Castle, Clothier, of any claim on the inheritance from their father, in return for a sum of money. 33 lines, small folio, blank conjoint leaf. Signed by Young and three witnesses, including Nicholas and Phillis Romayne. 1694. £30.00
Swanage PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Properties situate at Swanage.... for sale by Public Auction at the Town Hall, Swanage.... on Monday 17th day of May, 1897. Folio, 4pp, folded. 1897. £12.00
¶ Includes Alexandra Terrace, Newton Cottage, Albany Terrace, etc.
Symondsbury ASSIGNMENT between Samuel Coade of Lyme Regis and George Follett of Exeter of a messuage in Symondsbury and closes of land called Easthay, Westhay and Vears. Vellum, size 24" x 33", 9 wax seals. Vellum spotted from damp but perfectly legible. 1792. £12.00
Weymouth and Melcombe Regis Harbour AN ACT for reducing the Dues of the Harbour of the Borough and Town of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis.... and consolidating the Trusts created by the Acts relating to such Harbour and the Bridge of the said Borough.... 20pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1847. £12.00
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Chopwell, Ryton PLAN OF AN ESTATE SITUATE AT CHOPWELL in the Parish of Ryton in the County of Durham Belonging to Robert Thorp Esqr. Surveyed by Edward Grace in 1825. Finely drawn manuscript plan in ink and some outline colour, on vellum, size, 32" x 24", edges bound with tape. Large decorative title with variety of calligraphic styles, scale bar (5" = 20 Chains), compass rose, Reference Table on left listing fields etc. with acreage for Horse Gate Farm, Broom Field Farm, Chopwell Hall Farm, Plantations. Areas of different farms outlined in colour. Shows buildings, plantations with numerous neatly-drawn trees, streams, high ground with light hachuring in watercolour, small mounds indicated in some fields, adjoining owners named. Field names and acreage given on map. Small water-stain bottom left, and small grey spots along bottom border and on Reference Table, with some slight cockling of vellum, area of dark grey spotting over compass arrow, thin line of spotting half way across top edge. Staining does not affect legibility. Verso of plan very dusty at bottom 12". 1825. £200.00
¶ Shows Chopwell Hall, Horse Gate Broom Fields, Mason's House. Areas of different farms outlined in colour.
Sunderland LEASE FOR A YEAR of a third share in a piece of ground on the south side of the High Street bounding a Beer House in a street called Warren Street known by the Sign of the Ship Speculation, David Walker to Joseph Young. Vellum, size 16" x 26", wax seal. 1837. £14.00
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Chelmsford, Maldon, Halstead, Much Hadham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheets 222, 223, etc., Size 27" x 37", scale 1" to 1 mile, composite map, dissected and linen-backed and folding into 8vo endpapers, lacks front endpaper. Wyld label in bottom margin. Some very slight discolouration in places on left side. Electrotype 1886. £32.00
Forest of Hainault AN ACT for disafforesting the Forest of Hainault in the County of Essex. Pages numbered 369-378, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre, and William Spottiswoode, 1851. £12.00
Oliver (John) A MAP OF THE COUNTY OF ESSEX By a New Survey... being the largest County ever yet done. Reduced facsimile of the map of 1696. Colour printed, size 17" x 23", plus margins. 1" tear top left, repaired on verso. Published by Essex Record Office. 1947. £28.00
South Weald OBLIGATION BOND of Thomas Emerton of Brook Street in South Weald, Carpenter, to Robert Ward of Romford, for £110. 1p., small folio, plus blank conjoint leaf. Small wax seal with bust. 1716. £26.00
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Arlingham SAYER FAMILY Sketch book. Oblong folio, containing 16 leaves of pencil sketches, of flowers, heads, cottages, architectural details etc., including a view of Arlingham Church. Many of the sketches are signed 'M. Sayer, 1873.' LOOSELY INSERTED ARE TEN WATERCOLOURS on stiff paper, one sheet bearing the watermark 179- (at edge of paper). Size of paper ranges between 10" x 14" and 8«" x 10". They are rustic views of thatched cottages, barns, brick and timber-beamed houses, probably farmhouses, with gables, leaded windows etc., with trees, figure in foreground, some showing the landscape with hills in the distance, etc. The style of building leads one to believe the views are local to Arlingham, although none of them is titled. One shows what seems to be a ruined abbey gateway with a horseman on the path. All are in the same tones of flat blue, grey and green, except one, of the Monnow Bridge(?), which is in sepia-type colours. Most are signed "Sayer" either on the verso or in the margin. c1790-1873. £140.00
¶ The Sayer family had long connections with Arlingham. The watercolours were possibly the work of the grandfather of the owner of the album. A John Sayer published "Antiquities of Arlingham Parish" in 1886.
Bourton on the Hill Road AN ACT for repairing the Road leading from Chappel on the Heath, in the County of Oxon, to the Quarry above Bourton on the Hill, in the County of Gloucester. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 20pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1731. £15.00
Cirencester Road AN ACT for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act.... intituled, An Act for repairing the Roads leading from Cirencester Town's-end to Saint John's Bridge in the County of Gloucester. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 13pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1742. £15.00
Forest of Dean Constable AN ACT for vesting the Office of Constable of the Castle of Saint Briavel's in the First Commissioner of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works, and Buildings; and for vesting the Office of Keeper of the Forest of Dean in the County of Gloucester in the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works, and Buildings. Pages numbered 9-10, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1836. £16.00
Gloucester and Cheltenham Railway Company AN ACT for enabling the Gloucester and Cheltenham Railway Company to raise a further Sum of Money for the Completion of their Works. 6pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1815. £10.00
Gloucester Gas AN ACT for enabling the Governor and Guardians of the Poor of the City of Gloucester to light the said City with Gas.... 14pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1819. £10.00
Gloucester Gaslight Company AN ACT to consolidate the Powers of the Gloucester Gaslight Company, to enable them to raise Money..... 16pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1856. £8.00
Gloucester to Clay Pitts Road AN ACT for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act.... for amending and keeping in Repair the Road from a certain Bridge over a Brook or Stream, called Sudbrook, near the City of Gloucester, to the Nine Mile Stone on the Bristol Road, at or near a Place called The Clay Pitts.... 4pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1800. £12.00
Moreton Valance and Standish AN ACT to extend, amend, and enlarge the Powers of an Act.... for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Moreton Valence, and in the Hamlet or Tithing of Putloe in the Parish of Standish.... 6pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1821. £12.00
Slimbridge FEOFFMENT of a cottage at Slimbridge adjoining the Common pasture called the Warth, Giles Hieron of Frampton upon Severn, yeoman, to Revd. William Davies of Eastington. Vellum, size 24" x 28", wax seal. 1787. £18.00
¶ Hieron inherited the property through his wife who was a relation of Giles Jefferies, whose will of 1694 is mentioned.
Stanton WILL of Joseph Evans of Stanton. 5p folio, signed with wax seal. 1833. £14.00
¶ Refers to farm and lands called Butler's Ground, Upper Orchard etc.
Stroudwater Navigation AN ACT for making Navigable the River Stroudwater, in the County of Gloucester, from the River Severn, at or near Framiload, to Wallbridge, near the Town of Stroud in the same county. 20pp, disbound, Black Letter. Paper in top margin throughout frayed and browned, text unaffected. 1730. £14.00
Wickwar LEASE FOR A YEAR of land in the Common Moor of Wickwar, and a close of pasture called Little Bockney, Arthur Machin Hockley to Joseph Plaister, Shopkeeper, of Wickwar. Large vellum sheet, good wax seal. 1819. £16.00
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Aldridge (H) JOURNAL 1836-7. Five volumes, written in a large clear hand, approx. 500 pages in each volume, bound in half calf, slightly rubbed at edges, marbled boards, gilt title and gilt decoration in panels on four of the volumes, title 'Journal. H. Aldridge. 1836', 'Journal. H. Aldridge. 1837 (2 volumes), 'Letters & Geography. H. Aldridge. 1837', and 'H. Aldridge'. Comprises: (i) Journal Jan. 25th-May 13th 1836. Letters Jan. 25th - May 17th. Includes simple comparison between Southampton and Bath, life of lizards, etc. At the end are 9 finely drawn and fully coloured manuscript maps, with written comment on the facing page, showing different areas of Britain, based on the main rivers (Severn, Humber etc.); (ii) Letters and Geography. 14 manuscript maps, coloured in outline, of parts of America, India, Europe etc., showing large river systems such as the Danube. Letters July 25th - Octo. 31st. 1836. Includes 'a curious ash tree near Corfe Mullen. (iii) Journal July 25th-No. 30th. 1836. (iv) Journal Jan. 30th - May 31st 1837. Much on bird migration. Letters Feb. 1st - March 22nd. (v) Journal July 31st - Nov. 25th. Some damp spotting. Includes examination of a stag beetle, skulls of birds, various flowers, and 84p on cellular tissue of plants, with many small diagrams. 1836-7. £400.00
¶ The journal (which is not a journal in the sense of a diary, more of a daily lesson) and 'letters' (which all begin 'Dear Sir', and are dated from 'Southampton') are written in a simple, clear language and appear to have been written as an educational tool for his children, describing and explaining a variety of subjects, such as how a watch works, coal mines, weather, the polar regions, etc., but mainly natural history, with emphasis on encouraging close observation of the natural world, as a manifestation of the Almighty. There is also much on church history, the Bible, and religious meditations on 'text of the week'. There are also occasional reference to local events and local topography: 'We have lately seen a piece of one of the piles or large posts which support the Southampton Landing Pier most extensively and curiously perforated by a small insect...' (there follows several pages on wood-boring insects); on a storm in Christchurch 'There were several trees blown down, also barns, chimneys, summer houses - the Gloucester mail was stopped several times between Southampton and Romsey & was obliged to pass through Lord Palmerston's Deer Park to get to the town... there were upwards of a hundred trees blown down on His Lordship's Estate one of which fell on a cow and killed it'; 'Muscliffe the village in which I live is rather small... there is a very pretty chapel...'
Bacon's PLAN OF PORTSMOUTH From the Ordnance & Actual Surveys. Size approx 12«" x 18", single fold at centre. Scale 6" to 1 mile. c1885. £20.00
Basingstoke LEASE of cottage in Basingstoke, Robert Blunden to Richard Westlake. Vellum, size 26" x 29", wax seal on tag. Engraved heading with coat of arms inside initial 'T'. A few small spots. 1706. £28.00
Chapman and Hall (Pub.) HAMPSHIRE, OR SOUTHAMPTON Engraved map, coloured in outline, size 7«" x 10", linen-backed, folding into boards size 4«" x 4". With distance of towns from London. Small mark in border. c1850. £15.00
Ryde Isle of Wight AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Wallis, Riddett & Down have received instructions to sell by Auction.... the valuable long-leasehold property known as "Eastland Villa" in Castle Street, Ryde. Size 30" x 20". 1894. £16.00
Ryde Isle of Wight AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Wallis, Riddett & Co. Will Sell by Auction The Antique and Modern Furniture formerly the complete Equipment of "Beech Cottage. Ryde.... Size 30" x 20". Includes safety bicycle, oak furniture etc. 1895. £17.00
Southampton QUIETUS for the City of Southampton. Vellum roll, made up of several membranes joined, size 45" x 12". In Latin, in a large script, with very large decorative calligraphic flourishes on the last word '(Quietus') at the foot of the document. Letters rather rubbed in some places (without affecting legibility). Lists Green wax, parcels of the pipe, etc.. Signed by Whitaker, Deputy Clerk to the Pipe. 1691. £120.00
Stanford's TOURIST'S MAP OF THE ISLE OF WIGHT With Popular References to Fossiliferous Localities, Antiquities, Landing Places For Boats &c and an Appendix Shewing The Island, Southampton Water, And the Adjacent Country on a reduced scale Geologically Coloured. Engraved map, size 18" x 25", scale 'British Statute Miles 69.12 to a Degree', dissected, mounted on more recent linen, folding to 8vo, some slight wear at some section edges, trimmed to border. Inset bottom right in a decorative border is a geological map, hand-coloured of the Island and the Southampton area, size 5" x 3", scale 1" = 7 miles. Shows Lymington, Portsmouth, Exbury. c1870. £28.00
¶ Shows Lymington, Exbury, Portsmouth.
Tichborne, North End ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLII.13. Scale 25" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36" Some fields outlined in colour with notes as to cultivation, area of trees planted added in pencil. Edition of 1909. £10.00
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Abbeydore ANNUAL SALE OF TIMBER TREES Poles, and Underwood Growing on the Whitfield Estate... to be sold by Auction, January 15, 1873 at the Green Dragon Hotel, Hereford. 1p., 4to, with details of 4 lots. Blank conjoint leaf. Record of bidding on verso in ink. 1873. £12.00
County Theatre BABES IN THE WOOD Pantomime playbill. Frank Fortescue presents a Gorgeous Comic Pantomime... With Sensational Specialities.... Playbill printed in three bright colours on card, size 12" x 8", with picture of children, rabbits, etc. Holes at top for hanging thread. 1951. £12.00
Ledbury PROBATE OF THE WILL of Benjamin Bill the Elder of Ledbury. Will on vellum, size 20" x 29", printed administration certificate attached, large papered seal. Dustmarking on verso where titled. 1840. £12.00
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
Moccas, Dorstone POSTER advertising Sale by Auction of Oak and Ash Timber Trees growing on the Moccas Estate, 6th December, 1871. Size 22" x 17", folds. Very large type faces (the word 'Timber' is in type 4" high). 1871. £17.00
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Braughing (Hundred of) DUPLICATE OF THE ASSESSED TAXES 1824 To the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer and to Adolphus Meetherke Receiver General. Vellum sheet, 21" x 30", ruled in 17 columns, with names of 13 parishes down left hand side, and respective entries for Assessors Name, Collectors, Windows Schedule, Male Servants Schedule, Duties on Carriages, Horses, Dogs, Hair Powder, Armorial Bearings, Game, etc., with totals. Signed by Commissioners with wax seals. Vellum slightly yellowed in places, ink slightly faded in places, but always easily legible. 1824. £70.00
Wormley FINE relating to a cottage, coach-house, two gardens and three acres of land in Wormley, George Goodman to Richard Sainthill. Vellum, size 10" x 16", 1813. £14.00
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Bowen (E) AN ACCURATE MAP OF THE COUNTY OF HUNTINGDON Divided into its Hundreds.... Illustrated with Historical Extracts relating to its Trade, Manufactures, Natural History &c. not extant in any other Map.... Engraved map, coloured in outline, size 28" x 21", dissected and mounted on linen, trimmed to coloured border, manuscript label in French on verso, edges rubbed. Decorative cartouche with title on masonry, winding river in background, men cutting turf and women and children loading it onto a cart. With table bottom right listing villages with columns for map reference, Lord of Manor, Deanery. Geographical and historical information around map. French label on verso. c1790. £150.00
¶ 'Ramsey Meer produces larger Fish and more in quantity than any of the Meers and Pools in the Fenns... here Pikes of a wonderful bigness are caught...'
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Bexley Will AN ACT for vesting a Rent Charge in Fee Simple, in Trustees, for the Benefit of certain poor Familys, described in the Will of John Styleman, deceased, in Lieu of a Moiety of certain Lands and Hereditaments.... and for vesting the said Moiety in Fee Simple in John Boyd and his Heirs. 11pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Browned with damp down right margins. 1761. £16.00
Chatham Docks AN ACT to vest certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments in Trustees, for better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships, and Stores, at Chatham and for the Use of His Majesty's Ordnance at Warley Common and Woolwich. Pages numbered 737-750, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1804. £14.00
Dover AN ACT to amend an Act made in the Eighteenth Year of His present Majesty for paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching the Town of Dover... 43pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1810. £12.00
Dover AN ACT for the Repair of Dover Harbour. 10pp., plus cover leaf, small folio. Attractive floral decoration around initial letter. Margins spotty. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1700. £24.00
Farnborough to Sevenoaks Road AN ACT for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Well at the North-West End of the Town or Village of Farnborough in the County of Kent, to a Place called River-hill in the Parish of Sevenoaks, in the said County. Cover leaf + pages numbered 131-160, disbound, Black Letter, paper darkened. Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett, 1748. £16.00
Lewisham AN ACT for rebuilding the Church of the parish of Lewisham... 16pp., plus cover leaf. Small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1774. £14.00
Milton AN ACT for paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching the Streets... within the Town of Milton next Sittingborne... 26pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1804. £10.00
Ramsgate and Sandwich AN ACT for the Maintenance and Improvement of the Harbour of Ramsgate... and for cleansing, amending and preserving the Haven of Sandwich... Spotty throughout. 46pp., plus cover leaf, small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1792. £12.00
Sevenoaks Free School AN ACT to vest the Ground, Wharf and Key called Wooll Key in the Parish of All Saints Barking... with the Buildings and Warehouses... in Trustees... subject to an Agreement... with the Wardens and Assistants of the Free School in Sevenoaks... 6pp., small folio, cover leaf. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1722. £17.00
Woolwich AN ACT for applying a Sum of Money, given by the Will of Daniel Wiseman, for finishing the new Church at Woolwich.... 8pp, small folio, disbound, plus cover leaf. Some slight darkening of paper. 1739. £16.00
Woolwich AN ACT for the Sale of the Glebe Lands belonging to the Rectory of Woolwich and the Parish Church of St. Mary Woolwich... 22pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. Includes 10pp Schedule of properties, with Lessee, Name of Rector granting Lease. 1807. £14.00
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Birkenhead Dock Company AN ACT to enable the Birkenhead Dock Company to sell or lease their Land. Pages numbered 89-91, small folio, outer margins of last leaf water stained, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1848. £10.00
Birkenhead LETTERHEAD of Gamlins Limited, Cabinet & Chair Manufacturers, Laird Street. 4to, fine decorative heading in bold dark printing with views of the Mersey Works, and the St. John's Works, heading 5" x 8". Typed letter quoting price of a piece of gimp. Two small stab holes at right edge where once filed. 1909. £8.00
Blackburn THE PUBLIC HEALTH ACT, 1875. Whereas the Town Council of the Borough... have applied to the Local Government Board for sanction to borrow money for purposes of Street Improvement... Notice is given that Col. C.H. Luard, Inspector appointed to hold the said Inquiry, will attend... at the Town Hall... Poster, the word 'Blackburn' in large heavy type-face, size 18" x 11". 1899. £10.00
Crompton PROBATE of the Will of Edwin Clegg of Croft Head, Crompton, cotton spinner and manufacturer. Vellum, size 15" x 20", printed administration certificate, papered seal. Will dated 1876, probate 1886. £12.00
¶ Mentions his Mills, Factories, Engine Houses, his share in the machinery etc.
Harkness, Printer, Preston THE FLARE-UP FACTORY GIRL and A DREAM OF NAPOLEON Two ballads on one sheet, the first with a vignette of a factory building with smoking chimney, the other with a sailing ship. Size 10" x 7". Number '141' bottom right. A few grubby marks at extreme edges. Harkness, Printer, Church Street, Preston. 1840's. £30.00
¶ The first ballad is an about the life of a very sparky independent girl who is looking for a place as a domestic 'Mark my behaviour and my face/And get for me a tidy place... I'll made the beds and clean and scrub/For a bob a week and all my grub'. She confesses that she has played truant from school, diddled her mother over the shopping, and stayed out late at night. 'A Dream of Napoleon' portrays him as a great hero bringing liberty to oppressed peoples.
Harkness, Printer, Preston VILIKINS AND HIS DINAH and The Lady and Weaver. Two ballads on one sheet, the first with illustration of a couple at head, the other with a sailing ship. Size 9" x 6", slightly clipped at top affecting the very top of one illustration. Number 774 bottom right. c1840. £25.00
Lancaster AN ACT for improving the Navigation of the River Loyne... and for building a Quay... near the Town of Lancaster. 20pp., disbound, black letter, plus cover leaf. Attractive woodcut initial. Act of Parliament. 1749. £22.00
Liverpool LETTER from G.U. Noel (Sir Gerard Uctred Noel), Downham, Norfolk, Oct. 1st 1903, to Col. Montgomery. 2p., on 8vo notepaper with printed address, enclosing a table of cargoes he has written out 'shewing the cargoes discharged at Liverpool during 1902...' and asking Montgomery to fill it in. He has not filled in this table. 1903. £8.00
¶ 'I am sorry that our President will not go with Chamberlain. I must say that I think the latter is on the right track'. Sir Gerard Uctred Noel, Admiral of the Fleet, one time A.D.C. to Queen Victoria.
Liverpool SUBSCRIPTION DINNER Royal Liverpool Country Hospital for Children. Menu, for the dinner at the Adelphi Hotel, 23rd February, 1911. Size 11« x 4", central horizontal fold. On thin card, printed in brown on green background, with fine view of the hospital and the gardens, with a small girl holding an actual tiny envelope which is pasted on. 1911. £12.00
Manchester Bishopric AN ACT for establishing the Bishopric of Manchester. and amending certain Acts relating to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England. Pages numbered 993-995, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1847. £11.00
Manchester OBLIGATION BOND binding Richard Thornton of Manchester, Innkeeper, to Joseph Barker, Liquor Merchant, in the sum of £600. 1p., sm. folio, printed with ms inserts, papered seal. Blank conjoint leaf, folds. 1793. £26.00
Mersey Volunteer Division, R.E., Submarine Miners SMOKING CONCERT January 8th, 1894. Programme, printed on thick paper, pale green floral border, blue badge of the association at the top. Broom Keating & Co., Printers, 1894. £6.00
Milnrow DUPLICATE AGREEMENT in reference to a supply of water from Pit Shafts at Butterworth Hall, Milnrow, Platt Bros. & Co. and the Corporation of Oldham. 12pp., 4to, in booklet form. Good paper seal of Platt Bros. showing man in front of a factory. 1909. £16.00
Much Hoole TO BREEDERS OF DRAUGHT HORSES That Promising Colt 'Magnum Bonum' Rising 6 years old, the property of Mr. John Nightingale, Much Hoole, offered to serve Mares £1.5s.0d each Mare, and 5s the Groom.... Card printed on one side only, with description of colt, and his pedigree, and precise details of his route from Tuesday to Saturday. Size 7" x 5", small piece of paper stuck to verso. Ambler & Son, Printers, Preston. 1881. £14.00
Rochdale DEED OF PURCHASE of dwelling house, stable, garden in Yorkshire Street in Rochdale, in the occupation of John Scholfield and others, and a close of land formerly called Middlemort Roads near the market town of Rochdale, John Leech to Richard Hampson. On paper, size 19" x 22". 1723. Later copy. Paper watermarked 1794. £20.00
Wigan, Hendley, Westleigh AN ACT for enabling Leases for Mining, Agricultural and Building Purposes to be made of the Estates of John Walmesley.... 32pp., including 4 pages of schedules. 1856. £14.00
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Bitteswell AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing the Open and Common Fields... in the Parish of Bitteswell... 24pp., small folio, disbound, leaf with docket title. 1787. £22.00
¶ The Lord of the Manor was the Earl of Denbigh, and the Haberdashers Company held the Rectory.
Bottesford SETTLEMENT by Francis Dadsley of Bottesford, yeoman, of a messuage and tenement with two oxgangs of land, on his son Robert Dadsley, upon his intended marriage with Millicent Fairebarn of Bottesford. Vellum, 28 lines in English, heading in bold lettering. Size 10" x 12", signed by Dadsley with his mark, tag lacking seal. 1648. £36.00
Fleckney DEED OF BARGAIN AND SALE of a part of messuage, cottage and lands in Fleckney, Sir Alexander Cave of Baggrave and others to John Halford of Kibworth Beauchamp and Thomas Andrew of Wistow. Vellum size 24" x 29", with a smaller sheet 10" x 24", signed by four parties, only one of the tags still has a wax seal, chipped. Some light waterstaining down part of central fold, not affecting legibility. Large calligraphic initial letter with date inside it. Witnessed on verso. 1627. £38.00
¶ The lands involved were three acres of arable, three poles of meadow, one cow pasture and ten sheep's commons.
Leicester, Melbourne MAP OF RESERVOIRS Map printed in black and 2 colours, showing reservoirs. Size 22" x 32". Covers Thorpe Langton, Cadeby, Kegworth. Shows railways. c1900. £18.00
Teesdale & Co. Publisher MAP OF LEICESTERSHIRE Engraved fully hand-coloured map, size 13" x 16". 1832. £38.00
¶ Shaded in wards.
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Lincoln, Gainsborough, Horncastle ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXXIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 36", linen backed, folding into 8vo paper wraps. Parkland, roads, county boundaries hand-coloured. Small area about 1" square shaded pink. O.S Blindstamp 1858. £40.00
Moor Farm, Linwood PARTICULARS AND PLAN OF MOOR FARM.... Extending to 63 acres. For Sale by Public Auction..... at the Corn Exchange, Market Rasen, On Tuesday, 13th October, 1964. Small coloured folding plan loosely inserted, 4pp, sm 4to, original printed wraps. 1964. £12.00
Somerby PROBATE of the Will of Edward Weston of Somerby near Brigg. Probate copy on vellum, size 22" x 24", printed administration certificate attached. Large papered seal on tag. 1844. £14.00
¶ Leaves property in Somerby and Gedney, and £20,000 of stock in the 3 per cents.
South Holland, Lincolnshire AN ACT for amending and rendering more effectual an Act of His Majesty, for draining in South Holland; and for continuing and amending another Act of His present Majesty, for maintaining and repairing a certain Bank, and the Road thereon from Spalding High Bridge to Brother House, all in the County of Lincoln. Pages numbered 1693-1728, small folio, occasional foxing, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1817. £11.00
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Cadogan Place, Sloane Street PARTICULARS, WITH CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Completely Modernised and beautifully Appointed and Decorated Town residence.... To be offered for Sale by Auction, At the Mart, Tokenhouse Yard, E.C., by Messrs. Daniel Smith, Son & Oakley, on Monday, the 4th of July, 1910.... Folio, 9 + (1)pp, original printed wraps. 1910. £25.00
Chelsea Hospital AN ACT for rendering more effective the Service of such Out-Pensioners, of Chelsea Hospital as shall be called out to assist in preserving the Public Peace. Pages numbered 965-968, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1843. £10.00
Fulham to Hammersmith Roads AN ACT for enlarging the Terms and Powers granted by an Act.... For repairing the Road leading from the Town of Fulham in the County of Middlesex, through Fulham Fields, to the great Road near the Pound at Hammersmith.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 251-252, disbound, Black Letter, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett, 1749. £14.00
Hoxton CONVEYANCE of share of The Old Flint House Public House at Hoxton, Revd. J. Hatch to City of London Brewery Company. Large vellum sheet, fine seal of the Brewery Company on tag. 1902. £10.00
International Horse Show, Olympia OFFICIAL PROGRAMME Afternoon performance, June 13th 1911. 4to, 134pp., glossy paper, attractive coloured lithograph cover showing lady and boy rider, numerous adverts. for riding habits etc. 1911. £24.00
Islington Lighting AN ACT for lighting such Part of the Town of Islington as lies in the Parish of Saint Mary, Islington, in the County of Middlesex; and for establishing a regular Nightly Watch therein. Cover leaf + pages numbered 415-414, small folio, Black Letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1772. £15.00
Lambeth PROBATE of the Will and Codicil of James Early. Large vellum sheet with copy of will, printed Probate Certificate attached with large papered seal. 1867. £10.00
¶ Leaves his house in Layham Place, South Lambeth, to his brother.
London BILL of Banting & Son, Upholders & Cabinet Makers, No. 27, St. James's Street, London. Printed heading, bill made out to Executors of the late Wm. Tyringham Praed, M.P., for packing furniture and 'A deal packing case for the large painting of the Duke of Wellington... taking an Inventory of the Furniture at 35 St. James Place... '. 1p., small folio, blank conjoint leaf, small receipt glued at top corner. July 1846. £8.00
Mill Hill ADMISSION of James Dunning to a part of a messuage called Welch's House, with 20 perches of land, on the surrender of Richard Briant, at the Court Leet of the manor of Hendon. Vellum, size 14" x 22". Signed by R. Lowndes, Steward. 1802. £12.00
Northwood PROSPECTUS of 'Eastbury', Near Northwood, Middlesex, Home School for Girls. Principals - Miss Eddes and Madame Brichta. Finely printed brochure, size 8" x 10", font wrap with title and gilt floral decoration, silk tie. 9 pages of photographs of the school, including interiors, some 2 to a page. With insert giving details of curriculum, fees, list of Referees, etc. 4pp., 8vo. c1900. £32.00
¶ Includes view of girls playing tennis in long skirts.
St. Dionis Back Church DEED to lead uses of Recovery between Ann Hayward and her son Thomas Hayward, Hosier, and Francis Pease and John Alexander of Threadneedle Street. Attested copy on 3p. folio, of deed made in 1753. Refers to properties in Fenchurch Street near Ingram Court, known as The Black Lion, The Queen's Head, and the Three Kings, with the gateway and rooms on it leading out of the court, and a long list of lands in East and West Ham, including lands purchased by Anne's father, Sir George Merttins, Alderman. Gives occupiers. Copy made 1762. £25.00
The People's Palace LETTER signed Edm. Hay-Currie to The Hon. J. Nilson?, thanking him for 'the grand words I listened to in the Abbey this morning. I do believe that the Peoples Palace will produce a change in East London & I need hardly add how much indebted I am to you for the encouragement to go on'. 2p, sm 8vo, blank conjoint leaf, embossed heading '1 Hyde Park Terrace' crossed through and '10 Holles Street' added. Some foxing. Feb. 20 1886. £18.00
¶ Sir Edmund Hay-Currie was a business-man and philanthropist who supported many charitable undertakings in the East End, and was one of the principal fund-raisers for the The People's Palace project in the 1880's.
Tillage AN ACT for explaining and amending..... An additional Act for the Improvement of Tillage, as relates to the City of London. Cover leaf + pages numbered 303-306, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Mark Baskett, 1766. £12.00
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King's Lynn PROBATE OF THE WILL of Mary Cooper of King's Lynn, 1783. On vellum, size 13" x 23", administration certificate, printed with manuscript insert, attached, large papered seal. 1789. £14.00
¶ Leaves sums to members of the Fysh family, bequeast to her servant etc.
Norwich TWO BILLHEADS with engraved headings, decorative calligraphy. sm. 8vo, for G. Mingay, Ladies Boot & Shoe Warehouse; Mrs Taylor, Stay & Elastic Bandage Maker. 2 items. 1841-2. £9.00
¶ Made out and receipted as settled.
Walker (J) & (C) NORFOLK Folding engraved, hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area approx. 12«" x 15«", plus margins, folding into 12mo cloth boards, with original label. Descriptive summary with table of distances etc., pasted inside front board. 1841. £22.00
Wicklewood WILL of Archibald Rowing of Wicklewood, farmer. 4pp., folio, signed and witnessed. 1870. £13.00
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Aynho, Hinton, Newbottle 95 VALUABLE ELMS 70 Beech, 40 Ash, 15 Oaks... Walnut, Abele, and Other Timber Trees, 52 Loads of Capital Ash Poles... Standing and lying on thbe Aynho Estate, To be Sold by Auction... March 1st, 1871.. 4pp., 8vo, folded to 3" x 9", with details on verso. 1871. £12.00
¶ Includes timber at Mr Holton's Farm, Mr Alkin's Farm Forceleap Spinney, Keeper's Cover.
Brixworth PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Capital Freehold Estate situated at Brixworth, Six Miles from Northampton.... comprising Brixworth Hall A Spacious Stone Mansion, Coach House, Stabling, Gardens, Canals and Fish-Ponds.... One undivided Fifth Part of the Extensive Manor of Brixworth..... Which Will be Sold by Auction by Mr Devenish, at Garraway's Coffee House, Change Alley, Cornhill, London, Thursday April 2, 1801, at One O'Clock.... 3pp., folio, folds.... together with... Mr Devenish in account with the Vendors of Brixworth. Manuscript, 6p, 4to, setting out commission, travelling expenses etc.... An Account of the Sale of Brixworth, 1801. 10p, 4to. 3 items. 1801. £45.00
¶ The Auctioneer was at Villiers Street, Strand. His name is printed in letters about 1" high (bigger than the other type faces used - he obviously wanted to advertise.)
Forest of Rockingham AN ACT to enable His Majesty to grant to John Earl of Westmoreland... all the Estate, Right, Title, and Interest, remaining in His Majesty in and upon the Hayes or Walks of Sulehay Fermes, and Shortwood, and Morehay, in the Forest of Rockingham... Cover leaf + pages numbered 847-855, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £18.00
Hawkins (Thomas) MANUSCRIPT HISTORY OF BRACKLEY Brockley October 1832. 68 pages in a small neat hand, in small 8vo notebook, limp calf wraps, slightly rubbed, written in 'Penny's Improved Memorandum Book', which has 8 printed pages listing Bankers, Table of Wages etc. On the first leaf is written 'This Book belongs to Thomas Hawkins Junior, Master of the Free Grammar School, Brackley, Northampton Shire. Brockley 1 October 1832', and the name Thomas Hawkins is on the front pastedown. Recounts the history of the town from the conquest onwards, presumably compiled from various written sources 'In Leland's time were several tombs of noble men and Women remaining in the presbytery of the Chapel. He hath given us a description of five...' At the end are 8 pages 'History of Northampton Shire 1730', and 3p. 'In Leland's Itinerary Vol 7 p5 I meet with this account of Brackley Hospital or College...', and a copy of a letter from Browne Willis (the 18th century antiquary) about monuments in Brockley Church, with a date of Nov. 5th, 1844. 1832. £110.00
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Bywell St. Andrew LEASE FOR A YEAR of several tenements with a smith's shop adjoining one of them, Ralph Redhead of Forbridge, husbandman, to William Robson of Aydon, Smith. Vellum, size 12" x 27", written in a bold hand, signed with wax seal, showing bust of man with large wig. 1730. £22.00
¶ Signed by three witnesses, including 'Shafto Downes'.
Edlingham TO BE SOLD by Auction, for Ready Money, At Abberwick Mill... by W. Amory, Auctioneer, All the Stock upon the Farm there, occupied by Mr. Thomas Purvis: Consisting of 2 Milch Cows, 1 Yearling Quey... several Bolls of Oats and Barley in Granary, a Bolting Mill and Cloths... 2 Boats and Oars... 1 Acre of Turnips... Handbill, with some lines printed in very large type-faces, 9 lines listing machinery, crops etc. Some creasing. Feb. 17th, 1834. £30.00
Morwick Hall ARCHTIECT'S DRAWING Plans, Sections and Elevations of Morwick Hall etc., the Property of Major General Sir John Greg Knight, Scale 10ft to an Inch. In ink on cartridge paper, size 26" x 36". Small tear at right edge. 8" on verso from right edge dusty, where rolled. Titled in pencil on verso 'Morwick Hall 1848'. Paper watermarked 1848. £35.00
Warden PLAN OF STAWARD ESTATE in the Parish of Warden and County of Northumberland belonging to William Bacon Foster Esqr. Manuscript map in ink on vellum, size 28" x 25", scale 1" = 5 chains. Large title top right in decorative 'Gothic' lettering, large compass rose, Contents table down right-hand side with names of 45 fields etc., numbered and referring to numbers on map, with acreage. Shows the Allen river at the left, with the lands to the east of it. Woodland along the river shown with many small trees, shows roads, hedges, buildings, public quarry, Lots of Common with to whom awarded, lands and boundaries belonging to Greenwich Hospital. no date. c1800. £160.00
Whittingham TO BE SOLD By Auction at Great Ryle, in the parish of Whittingham... on Saturday the 9th day of May, 1840 all the Farming Stock on the said Farm belonging to the Trustee of Mr. G.H. Grey... Poster, size 15" x 10", folds. Hodgson, Union St., Newcastle, Printer, 1840. £28.00
¶ Printed with a list of 11 types of stock in large type-face, including '318 Ewes and their Lambs', '33 Gimmers', '56 Kyloes'.
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Aynho Station A CATALOGUE OF 380 FAT SHEEP & LAMBS 26 Fat & Store Cattle... Fat & Store Pigs... which will be sold by auction... June 19th, 1877. Poster, size 15" x 10", traces of light folds. Smith & Co., Printers, Bicester. 1877. £22.00
¶ Gives times of up and down trains at Aynho.
Blenheim Estate A CATALOGUE OF 729 VALUABLE COPPICE OAKS Felled and Barked This Season, Lying in King's Wood and Paason's Coppice, on the Blenheim Estate, which will be Sold By Auction... at The Marlborough Arms Inn, Woodstock, July 7th, 1870... 4p, sm. 8vo. 1870. £9.00
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Batheaston WATERCOLOUR DRAWING titled 'Batheaston Church 1864' bottom right. On grey paper, size 7" x 11", in ink and shades of grey wash, looking across a hedge to the church, and surrounding hills, other buildings visible through the trees. View framed by trees either side. Small piece torn away at right edge, slightly affecting trunk of tree. 1864. £35.00
Bathwick PROBATE OF THE WILL of William Whittick, of Bathwick, Clothier. Vellum, size 12" x 17", printed administration certificate attached, papered seal of Bishop of Bath and Wells. Vellum slightly spotty. Leaves money for the maintenance and education of the five children of John Tiley of Bath, Cordwainer... together with... a small bundle of signed receipts acknowledging payment to the children by the executor of the will, William Abraham, for example 'Recd. 2 Sept. 1782... Four Guineas toward the support of my Son Richd. Tyley he being in a bad state of Health and going to the Hot Wells Bristol... John Tylee; Recd. 19 Sepr. 1782... four guineas towards the Burying of my Son Rchd. Tyley... Mary Tylee; '... my Son Simon Tyler for buying his Freedom of the Society of Shoemakers...', a copy declaration from John Tylee's grandaughter (originally made c1820) about how he and his brother died, and where he was buried, accusing Mrs Abraham's daughter of witholding money due to her, and a printed Account with manuscript inserts of the Personal Estate of William Tyley, late of the 79th Regiment of Foot, 1814, signed by Caleb Tiley. 1776. £35.00
¶ John Tyley was buried 'in the Moravian burying ground at Weston'.
Bishops Hull MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT on the marriage of William Ludlow of Bishops Hull, Gentleman and Elizabeth Chave of Uplowman, Devon. Vellum, size 26" x 30", large decorative heading. Signed by 4 parties with small wax seals. Small water-stain about 3" long, not affecting legibility. 1818. £26.00
Chappell (Henry) THE DAY Poem published at the beginning of the First World War. 6 verses, with introduction about the author, 8vo, border in red and blue, folds, small area rubbed with loss of three letters. Reprinted from the 'Daily Express' (22nd August 1914). £10.00
¶ Known as the 'Bath Railway Poet' Chappell worked as a porter on Bath station. This poem was published in his book 'The Day and Other Poems' in 1918.
Chew Magna EPITOME of the Settlement executed on the marriage of William Watson Esq. with Miss Bridget Bowles Abraham. 12p., folio, neatly written throughout, tied at top left corner with tape. 1842. £15.00
¶ Refers to a messuage in Chew Magna. There are no Schedules present with the document.
Chew Magna TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION By S. Oliver, at the Pelican Inn, Chew-Magna... 11th day of August 1814... the Following Freehold Lands, in the Parish of Chew-Magna... Also, To be Sold by Private Contract, The Great Tythes of the Several Valuable Farms & Lands, within the Hamlet of Norton Hawkfield... Handbill, size 13" x 8", printed in a variety of type-faces, traces of folds, prices neatly added in ink. A few light brownish marks in one section (off-setting of letters where once folded. Brown, Printer, Bristol Mirror Office. 1814. £40.00
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
Creech St. Michael CONVEYANCE by Henry Trowde of West Buckland, yeoman, to John Acastle of West Monckton, yeoman, of a tenement in 'Michael Creech' late in the occupation of Robert Shoobrooke, a cottage, and another messuage with half an acre of land adjoining. 58 lines on vellum, size 16" x 26", tag, lacking wax seal on tag, ink slightly rubbed at places at folds, vellum slightly darkened. 1649. £38.00
Evercreech & East Pennard FREEHOLD HOUSES AND LANDS FOR SALE to be Sold by Auction by Mr. E.T. Percy, on Friday the 26th Day of August, 1847, at the George Inn, in Evercreech. Handbill size approx. 13" x 8", folded, small split at one fold. Describes 10 lots, naming tenants, and owners of adjoining lands. 1847. £20.00
¶ Includes lands at East Pennard known as Crabtree Close and Elbow Corner, and rights of Common on Southwood Common.
Gatcombe SURRENDER of lands including pasture called the Slade, closes called Langlands, Acastle, Broomlyne, and other closes, and two tenements called Gatcombe, Johana Boult of Broomfield, Widow to Sir Nicholas Halswell. Vellum, in English, size 8" x 11", lacks wax seal from tag. Affixed is 'A Schedule containing the Division of the Dwelling House of the two tenements called Gatcombe... of all houses and offices to the same belonging and of the Barton Court... the Ground called Hill... to be used and occupied by Nicholas Halswell. Lists 6 stipulations 'they shall hav ethe moytie of the Bakehouse... the moiety of the court before the back door of the dwelling house... liberty to make fire in the hall chimney and to use the Table in the same....' Vellum, 12" x 8". Lacks wax seal from tag. 1562. £70.00
Gilliard (Walter) FOUR CHRISTMAS CARDS From paintings by Walter Gilliard, showing scenes as follows: West End of Cheddar Gorge; Homeward Bound, A Winter Fantasy Based on Compton Dando; The Old Towpath Before its Reconstruction, now the Portway, Bristol; Old Brislington Village. Size of image approx. 5" x 6". 1952-1962. £20.00
¶ Printed by Mr Gilliard for his own use.
Godfrey (D) THE BEAUFORT MARCH Dedicated by Permission To His Grace The Duke of Beaufort &c, Composed for, and presented to The Ladies Committee & to Jonathan Gray Esq. as Honr. Director of The Fancy Fair, Held at Bath June 7th, 8th & 9th in aid of the Funds for the Soldiers Wives & Children, by D. Godrey. Sheet music, 4 pages, plus wraps. Small folio, very fine chromolithographed cover with picture of flags, drums, cannon balls etc. in gold and bright colours, taking up most of the front wrap. Johnson & Bessant, Chromo Lith., 2 Tudor Place, Tottm. Ct. R. n.d. c1860. £18.00
Ilminster BOND for £652, John Slee, Sergemaker, to Bridget Slee. Printed on sm. folio sheet, blank adjoining leaf, details in MS., small wax seal. 1766. £22.00
Ilminster COPY CONVEYANCE of 'The Bell Inn' in Ilminster, R. Allen and Revd. J. Coles to George Richards. 7pp folio, folded. Tear in margin of first leaf. 1871. £10.00
Jolly & Son, of Bath BROCHURE with brief history of firm and illustrations and details of all the different departments. 13pp, 8vo, card covers. n.d. 1940's? £6.00
Martock CONVEYANCE of Martock East Field, the Trustees of W.R. Warry to Samuel Darby. 2 large vellum sheets, signed by 9 parties with 9 wax seals. 1874. £12.00
¶ With Schedule of deeds from 1837-73.
Moss Flower (T.J) PORTISHEAD SEWERAGE SCHEME Contract No. 1. Outfall details. Engineering drawing in ink and full colour on Whatman paper backed with linen, size 24" x 43". Scale 1" to 1 foot. Delicately coloured in shades of blue and brown, with great detail of each bolt etc. Shows large side elevation with piles, and four other sections and plans. Some creasing of paper at centre. Signed by J. Moss Flower. 18th June 1897. £65.00
¶ A beautifully executed and coloured engineering drawing.
Nether Stowey OAK TIMBER TO BE SOLD at the Globe, in Nether Stowey, on Wednesday the 19th, Day of April Instant, by Four O'Clock, Forty Large Oak Trees... The Trees are in Holford Wood, near Stowey, 3 miles from Coombwich; 6 from Watchet.... John Webber of Holford aforesaid, will shew the Timber.... Handbill, size 8" x 6", printed in large type, decorative border above imprint, little hand pointing to John Webber's name. Paper slightly frayed at top corner, traces of vertical fold. Pile, Printer, Norton, 12th April, 1815. £36.00
Rowe (G) THE KITCHEN Glastonbury Abbey. Lithograph, size 8" x 8", plus margins, on India paper, small fault in paper in blank area near title. c1830. £20.00
¶ Attractive view showing building covered in ivy, old man and boy in front near window.
Somerton A CATALOGUE of the Equipment of the Residence 'The Grange', to be Sold by Auction... July 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 1909. 42pp., 8vo, wraps. 1909. £8.00
Stoke under Hamden, Thorne Coffin SETTLEMENT OF REAL ESTATE in contemplation of the marriage to Miss Eleanor Wyllie with John Francis of Stoke under Hamden. 1838. 9p. folio, tied at corner with tape, folded. Attested copy 1842. £18.00
¶ Properties include cottage, house and a dovecote, numerous areas of meadow, pasture, arable etc., described in detail over two pages.
Sweeting (Miss) THE OLD MANOR HOUSE AND CHURCH East Quantocks Head. The Seat of J.F. Luttrell Esq. Tinted lithograph, engraved surface 8" x 11", plus margins. A couple of foxing spots in one margin, two minor water-stains at extreme edge of paper. Lithographed by A. Pocock, c1840. £34.00
¶ An attractive view showing the house on a wooded rise with boats on the Channel in the background.
Taunton St. James RELEASE of a tenement called the Barr House, on the south side of Blackpoole, four acres of land called Grassegrove, two closes divided by a Rhine, etc. James Musgreave of Kingston to John Hall of Taunton St. James. Vellum, 15" x 18", wax seal on tag, calligraphic title, vellum browned in lower half, vellum worn on verso. 1708. £28.00
Taunton THE TAUNTON AND WEST OF ENGLAND Perpetual Benefit Building Society... Incorporated April, 1883... Prospectus. 4pp., 8vo, setting out Objects of the Society, Subscription Shares, etc. Central fold. Phoenix Printing Works Taunton. c1883. £8.00
Walcot Land AN ACT for vesting part of the Residuary Estate of Hannah Silcock, Widow, deceased, in Trustees upon Trust, to sell and dispose of the same, and to lay out the Money arising therefrom in the Purchase of other Hereditaments... 11pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1815. £14.00
¶ Includes a 2pp schedule of the land and tenants involved in Walcot.
Watchet CONVEYANCE of cottages in Swine Street, Watchet, John Drake Jarman and George Knight of Bridgwater to Walter Copp of Watchet, Draper. Vellum, size 22" x 29", 3 wax seals. 1880. £12.00
Wells PROBATE of the Will of Betty King of Wells, Spinster. Vellum, size 10" x 11", smaller printed certificate attached, large papered seal of Bishop of Bath and Wells. 1806. £17.00
¶ Directs that she is to be buried at St. Cuthberts, and her six bearers to be given seven shillings each 'instead of Hat Bands and Gloves'. leaves wearing apparel, books, etc to her neice Frances King, etc.
West Harptree TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION At the Crown Inn.... 16th day of March... For Lives to be Named by the Purchasers, The Following Lands and Tenements.... Poster, size 16" x 13", printed in bold type, giving details of 11 Lots for sale, plus 2 Lots which were to be let. Folds, some minor offsetting, small piece torn from top right corner. Baker, General Printing-Office, Wellington. Dated 22nd February 1819. £48.00
¶ Includes tenements called Gains, Fairash, Budds, Holbrooks, Crown Inn, Flowers, Snooks.
Weston super Mare CONVEYANCE in fee of a dwellinghouse no 7 Orchard Place, Messrs. Stock, Jones and Harvey to Charles Greenslade. Large vellum sheet, wax seals. 1862. £12.00
Whereat (J), Public Library, Weston,Publisher WOODSPRING PRIORY Near Weston super Mare, which was founded for regular Canons of the order of St. Augustine.... Vignette view, with three lines of historical text below, engraved surface approx. 3«" x 5", overall size 5" x 7", glued at corners onto beige paper mount. c1850. £5.00
Withypool LEASE FOR A YEAR of tenement of Halsgrove, Samuel and George Cary to Francis Bastone. Vellum, 17" x 24", 2 wax seals. 1821. £14.00
Yatton A TERRIER as well of all the Glebe lands Tenements, Orchards & Gardens belonging to the Rectory or Parsonage of Yatton and Kenne, As also of all the Glebe lands Orchards Gardens obligations profits emoluments & portions of Tythes belonging to the Vicarage thereof made by us whose names are hereunto subscribed the Third day of March Anno Domini 1635. 12 folio pages, folded, sewn at corner, listing tenants, acreage of lands held and location, with details of tithes paid for orchards, lambs, cows, 'hay silver' 'Cheate wheat' etc., e.g. 'Item the tythe of the Mills in Yatton and Kenn and also of Fishing fowling and other personall tythes do belong to the Vicar. Item due to the vicar for Pidgeon houses or dove houses four pence. For every house for Churching of Women four pence....' Copy made circa 1825, probably in connection with a dispute over tithes, with rough notes of lawyers' opinion etc. on verso of several pages. Some underlining in text. 1625, copied c1825. £60.00
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Beccles PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Cottages and Buildings, Shoemaker's Shop, in Long's Yard, Ravens Meer, Beccles, for sale by auction... 31st October, 1876. 3p., small folio. 1876. £10.00
Bungay PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Accommodation Meadows, in the parish of BUNGAY HOLY TRINITY, and of a Going upon STOWE FEN, which will be Sold by Auction by Mr George Durrant, at the Tuns Inn, Bungay, on Thursday, 25th October, 1869. Folio, 3pp, docket title, folded, manuscript agreement on verso re. sale. 1866. £15.00
Ellingham, Geldeston POSTER advertising auction sale of Cottage Properties.... 10th November, 1865. Poster, size 18" x 12", folds. 1865. £17.00
Ilketshall St. Margaret PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a well cultivated Farm, consisting of A Good Farm House.... Two Rights of Common on Stow Fen: Which will be sold by Auction by Messrs. Rix and Burton. Tuesday, June the 7th, 1849, at the King's Head Inn, Bungay. Contemporary ink notes to last leaf. Folio, Plan and 4pp, docket title, folded. J.M. Burton, Ipswich, Steam Press. 1849. £22.00
Long Stratton, Beccles ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LVI.S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Blue 'Record Map' stamp in margin. 1883. £20.00
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Bagshot Heath PENCIL DRAWING Size 7" x 10«", on card, plus margin, showing rough land with ponds, four large trees, a farm cart with three horses in middle distance. Titled in margin 'On Bagshot Heath'. A few very small foxing spots, mainly in left margin. c1850. £25.00
¶ A fine drawing with good detail.
Caves MOTHER LUDLAM'S HOLE, SURREY Published May 27, 1785 by S. Hooper. Copper engraving 5" x 6«", plus wide margins. Shows couple in front of a gate leading to the mouth of a cave in a large mound, framed by trees... together with... QUARRY HOLE, similar size engraving, section of cave, with scale bar, and small view bottom left of the cave entrance in a cliff. 1785. £12.00
North Downs, Weald GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. VIII. Fully hand-coloured map, size 24" x 36", scale 1" to 1 mile, key in margin. Linen-backed, folding into marbled wraps which are faded and rubbed, Stanford label. Geologically surveyed the Secondary rocks by F. Drew, the Tertiary beds by T.R. Polwhele... Published 1862. The Drift surveyed by W. Whitaker... Published December 1887. £95.00 -- See Illustration
Sutton CONVEYANCE of land in the parish of Sutton, Thomas Alcock to Joseph Hallett. 2 large vellum sheets, with Schedule detailing deeds from 1785. On first page is coloured manuscript plan, size 15" x 14" 1866. £28.00
¶ Land amounted to 30 acres, including Robin Hood Lane Meadow, Hurst Close, Cheam Street Three Acres, etc.
Sutton CONVEYANCE of hereditaments in the Parish of Sutton, E. Clapham to Miss J. Worrell. 2 large vellum sheets, 3 wax seals, the second sheet being a fully coloured manuscript plan, size 19" x 26", scale 4«" = 400ft. Scale bar, compass rose. Plan shows plots near St. James Road and Sydney Road, shows rows of trees, buildings, pool, garden paths etc. Adjacent owners named. 1895. £46.00
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Bodiam INNER VIEW AND GATE OF BODIHAM CASTLE Published May 27, 1785 by S. Hooper. Copper engraving 5" x 6«", plus wide margins. Shows ivy-clad ruins, woman on path. 1785. £7.00
Stansted Chapel, Stoughton AN ACT for settling the Right of Patronage or Presentation of or to a Chapel to be called Stansted Chapel, in the Parish of Stoughton, in the County of Sussex. Pages numbered 1269-1274, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1817. £11.00
Westbourne Manor SURRENDER by John Micklam of his five acres in the Town Field of Westbourne in a Furlong called Gatefurlong, and four acres called Savages, to the use of Richard Tanner of Emsworth. 1p., sm. folio, folded. Signed by Micklem and Thos. Longcroft the Steward. Some small repaired tears, some browning spots. 1777. £12.00
Worthing PLAN OF WORTHING Colour printed plan, size 25" x 42", scale 1" = 400ft. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to rubbed sm. 4to, marbled endpapers. no date. c1870. £140.00
¶ Shows buildings in red, parkland, parish boundaries, shore as far as low water mark, groynes etc. Streets named. Covers area from Elm Grove to Meadow Road,Broadwater Green to the shore.
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Cleeve Prior, Pebworth, Stratford on Avon etc. SHAKESPEARE'S COUNTRY The Warwickshire Avon. Photograph album. Size 9" x 12", cloth-covered boards with title painted in decorative lettering in black and white. 39 photographs, each approx. 3«" x 5«", white borders, pasted each side of 12 thick card leaves, each view mounted on different paper then on the album leaf, titled in white on mount in decorative lettering. Fine atmospheric views, particularly on the river, and detailed close-up views of individual houses. One view spotty, some fraying of cloth at spine. Monogram 'FAS' on back board (the photographer apparently was named Simmonds and lived in Bristol). One view spotty. The first page shows 'Marlcliff. Our home for time being'. c1905. £90.00
¶ Views include 'Two men in a Boat (in skiffs near boathouse); 'Cleeve Mill', 'Cleeve Prior Church'; view of a house and farmyard with waggon at Cleeve Prior; 'Cleeve Mill'; Pebworth (3 views of thatched cottages); Offenham Ferry (carrying a passenger in a bowler hat); Welford on Avon (half-timbered thatched cottages); Lenchwich; Wood Norton; Moor (a gabled house); Fishermen at Fladbury; Elmley Castle (4 views including Deacon's Cottage); Bidford; Stratford (5 views including view of punts); Warwick, Marlcliff (2 views).
Meriden LEASE FOR A YEAR of a tenement, orchard, garden etc., William Baldwin to Bernard Whaley and others. Vellum, size 10" x 20", engraved heading, wax seal. A few browning spots. 1827. £16.00
St. Matthews Mixed School, Smethwick WORK BOOK, SYLLABUS AND PROGRESS REGISTER and Class Teachers' Diary of Work. Two printed record books, Standard II, School year ending January 1907 - Septemeber 1910, and Standard I (Upper) January-September 1907. Completed by teacher in a neat hand, with work done for every lesson throughout, Report on Examination, with list of names and results. 4to, cloth spines, printed titles on front boards rubbed, cloth on spine darkened. 1907-10. £46.00
Warwick REPORT ON THE PROPOSED EXTENSION of the Borough of Warwick by R. Owen Jones. Map showing Parliamentary boundaries, scale 2" to 1 mile, size 14" x 12". With one brief page of text, folio. Zincographed at the Ordnance Survey Office. 1885. £20.00
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Colby LEASE for seven years of the 'tithe sheaves of corn and grain arising... out of the Township of Colby', Sir Philip Musgrave of Edenhall in Cumberland to James Hanson of Colby, yeoman. 3p., folio, in a bold hand. signed and witnessed with small wax seal. 1766. £20.00
Undermillbeck and Crook PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Valuable Freehold Estates called 'Mitchell Land', and 'Beckside', with the Thriving Larch Plantations.... 165 Acres of land, and 'Sunny Brow' containing 29 Acres.... For Sale by Auction.... July 27th, 1872. 4pp., folio, plus docket title, 2 large folding plans hand-coloured in outline, section with the last two leaves and page with docket title have become detached from the rest at spine. 1872. £32.00
Walker (J) & (C) WESTMORELAND Folding engraved map. Hand-coloured in outline, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, size approx. 12" x 15", folding into sm 8vo boards, original decorative printed label. c1840. £24.00
Westmoreland Sheriff AN ACT to provide for the Appointment of Sheriff of the County of Westmoreland. Pages numbered 281-283, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre, and William Spottiswoode, 1850. £11.00
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Bishops Cannings AN ACT for dividing and allotting certain Lands and Grounds within the several Tithings of Bourton, Easton, Horton, Nursteed, and Week, in the Parish of Bishops Cannings.... 15pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1815. £17.00
Box and Ditteridge Auction PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF FREEHOLD FARM, With good Dwelling-House, Outbuildings, Garden, Arable and Pasture Lands, known as "Alcombe Farm," comprising 28a. 2r. 3p. Situate in the Parish of Box and Ditteridge, for many years in the occupation of Mr Thomas Andrews; also Freehold Dwelling Houses, Gardens, Building Land, Lime Kilns, and other Premises situate in the Upper Bristol Road, about 1« Miles from the City of Bath, known as "Belle-Vue Lodge," Locksbrook Place, and "Cork Paddock." The whole comprising an area of 5a. 3r. 13p. to be Sold by Auction by Messrs. Hawkins & Son. At the Full Moon Hotel, Southgate Street, in the City of Bath, On Thursday, the 4th day of November, 1886. Folio, 3 coloured folding plans, 4pp, folded. 1886. £30.00
Calne Boundaries REPORT OF THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY OF THE BOROUGH OF CALNE. 2pp, with a coloured Plan of the borough by R.K. Dawson. Scale 4" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1837. £22.00
Chippenham Estate PARTICULARS, WITH PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Desirable Freehold Estate consisting of a Convenient Residence, 51a. 0r. 27p. of Land, also Cottages.... in Pipsmore Leaze, Situate at Lowden, In the Parish of Chippenham, Which will be Offered for Sale by Public Auction, by Mr William Burbidge at the Angel Hotel, Chippenham, On Friday, the 16th of June, 1882. Folio, folded, 4pp, 2 coloured folding plans. 1882. £24.00
Devizes PARTICULARS of a Valuable Freehold Residential Property, Building Sites, Dwelling-Houses, Shops & Premises.... 2pp. folio, folded with docket title, large folding plan, hand-coloured in outline, showing 'Spitalcroft' in detail. 1875. £18.00
Great Bedwin AN ACT for Dividing and Allotting several Open and Common Lands... within the Parishes of Great Bedwin, Little Bedwin and Preshute... 21pp., small folio, disbound. Separately paginated. Act of Parliament. 1790. £17.00
Hilperton and Trowbridge AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Parishes of Hilperton and Trowbridge.... 15pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1815. £17.00
Jackson (J.E) TEN POUNDS REWARD Folio Volume of Aubrey's Wiltshire Antiquities: An Original Manuscript, Missing. 3pp. off-print, 4to, reprinted from Notes & Queries and 'Wiltshire Independent, 1860, together with another off-print, 8vo, and explanation of the affair in MS pinned to the two, signed by Jackson, Feb. 2, 1866: 'Everybody, old Britton & all, up to my time, were under the mistake that the Two Parts, printed by Phillipps, were the 2 volumes compiled by Aubrey.... I signed a circular, to all London Booksellers, and others, calling attention to this....'. 1860-66. £18.00
Ludgershall PARTICULARS of Freehold Business Premises with Shop, Yard and Garden Ground, Accommodation Land... for sale by auction, Sept. 15, 1909. 3pp., folded... together with... Particulars of Business Premises, Garage Business, Bungalows, for sale by auction 29th August, 1946. 5pp, 4to. 1909 and 1946. £10.00
Pigot & Co. WILTSHIRE Engraved map. Coloured in outline, size 9" x 14", , vignette of Salisbury Cathedral, Reference to the Hundreds, inset of outlying parts of county. A few minor edge tears, some foxing spots down right hand side. c1850. £28.00
Salisbury LIST OF THE PERSONS entitled.... to be Registered as Parliamentary Voters.... for the Borough of New Sarum, in respect of the occupation of Property within the Liberty of the Close of the Canons of the Cathedral.... Printed list, size 23" x 12", in table form giving name, abode, qualification, address of qualifying property. On one side is list of 48 people entitled to vote and to be enrolled as Burgesses, on verso is list of persons to be enrolled as Burgesses but not as Voters (all women).... together with.... 4to sheet headed 'The Close of New Sarum', listing 5 persons and details entitled to Vote for the Southern Division of the County, and another sheet listing 12 people entitled to vote between December 1883 and January 1885. All three sheets signed by Overseers. 1884. £45.00
Salisbury PARTICULARS OF SALE of The White Hart Hotel... comprising the widely-known Historical Hotel... with four important frontages.... for Sale by Public Auction.... 3rd March, 1937. 8pp, folio, tipped-in photographic frontis and photo. on front wrap. 1937. £26.00
¶ With interesting one page Historical Note.
Salisbury PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Freehold, Fully-Licensed Premises... known as The West End Hotel... together with Two Freehold Dwelling Houses known as Rosetta Villas... to be sold by Auction... August 26, 1902. 6pp., folio, decorative printed wraps, traces of vertical folds. 1902. £20.00
Semington PARTICULARS of the Desirable Dairy Farm known as 'Seend Park Farm', Semington.... for Sale by Auction September 4th, 1945. 10pp., sm. 4to, wraps. 1945. £12.00
Sutton Veny and Bishopstrow PARTICULARS of Valuable Freehold Estates.... Comprising nearly 500 Acres.... Convenient Homesteads.... Farm-Buildings also an 8-Quarter Malthouse, with Dwelling House and the Free Public-House known as 'The Bell Inn'.... which will be Sold by Auction.... 15th September 1875. 6pp., folio, folded, with schedules for each lot. Docket title dusty. 1875. £25.00
Tilshead PARTICULARS WITH PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Freehold Agricultural Estate known as Manor Farm, Tilshead.... for Sale by Auction, June 25th, 1925. 6pp., 4to, wraps, folding plan. Actual photo on title page. 1925. £13.00
Trowbridge PARTICULARS with Plan and Conditions of Sale... of a Residential Property... known as 'Northfield' with the Entrance Lodges, Conservatory, Pleasure Gardens and Tennis Lawns... Hot Houses, Melon Pits.... for Sale by Auction, July 27th, 1893. 5pp., folio, pink wraps. Frontispiece with plan and two photographs. Traces of two horizontal folds. 1893. £30.00
Uffcott PARTICULARS OF VALUABLE SMALL FREEHOLD ESTATE and Accommodation Lands.... for Sale by Auction.... June 6th, 1899. 3pp., folding coloured plan. 1899. £20.00
Winterslow Estate PARTICULARS Plan and Conditions of Sale of a Freehold Agricultural and Sporting Property known as The Winterslow Estate... comprising Agricultural Holdings known as Livery Farm and Broads Farm... 14 Cottages.... for sale by auction.. 23rd June, 1903. 8pp., folio, decorative wraps, large folding plan. Wraps ragged, traces of vertical fold. 1903. £28.00
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Beoley ASSIGNMENT AND SURRENDER of Estates at Beoley... for residue of Term of 1000 years.... Joshua Walker and others to Miss Holmes. 4 large vellum sheets, second sheet with some light browning. Contains very long list of farms and lands, naming each close etc. 5 wax seals. 1854. £24.00
¶ Includes Witmore Farm, Pink Green Farm, Marlfield Farm, Battens Farm.
Beoley SURRENDER of Hereditaments in Beoley for residue of term of 1000 years, Timothy Yeats Brown, Her Britannic Majesty's Consul at Genoa, and others to Harriet Holmes. 5 vellum sheets, size 23" x 27", four wax seals... together with... Deed of Appointment and Release of £10,000, 1835... secured upon two Farms called The Mills Farm and Pot End Farm at Beoley, Mrs Hunter to William Holmes. 2 vellum sheets, ink slightly faded. 1835 and 1854. £25.00
¶ Included Churchill Farm, Holt End Farm, the farm near the Hall, Upper Bowling Green Hill. Gives a long list of lands.
Redmarley APPOINTMENT AND RELEASE in fee of certain Parcels of the Burrend Estate, John Stokes and Trustee to Jonathan Gilbert Price and Trustee. Vellum, size 24" x 31", sketch plan size 5" x 4" in text. 1826. £15.00
¶ Gives details of the names of the closes and adjoining owners.
Worcester Cathedral APPOINTMENT of Anthony Lechmere as Honorary Canon. In MS on vellum, 12" x 14", vellum with slight yellowing, good papered seal. 1849. £10.00
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Forth, Printer I REMEMBER, I REMEMBER and 'Dere's Some One in De House Wid Dinah. Slip ballad, printed in double columns, very decorative wide vertical dividing line, illustration of a man and two flirtatious ladies above first song, a portrait of a man above the other. Size 10" x 7". Forth, Printer, Pocklington. c1850. £26.00
Greenwood (C) MAP OF THE COUNTY OF YORK made on the Basis of Triangles in the County & determined by Lieut. Col. Mudge, Royal Arty. F.R.S. and Captn. Thos. Colby, Royal Engrs. in the Trigonometrical Survey of England, by Order of the Honourable Board of Ordnance, and Surveyed in the Years 1815, 1816 & 1817 By C. Greenwood, Wakefield. Engraved by S.J. Neel & Son, London. With list of mountains with heights, Explanation, elaborate title, large compass rose. Scale three quarters of an inch to 1 mile, dissected and linen-backed in six sheets, each size 25" x 39", and each folding into marbled sides. Inserted in full purple calf slipcase, 8vo, in the form of a book, title on spine, surface of calf very rubbed. Published by the Proprietors, June 4th 1817. £650.00
¶ A nice clean uncoloured copy.
Hornsea DRAWING titled 'View from my bedroom window, Grantham's Lodging, Hornsea, preventive House. Sept. 23rd, 1857'. Size 7" x 9", competent amateur drawing of detached house with tall mast in the garden, man looking through telescope coastline in distance. Thick paper, lightly foxed throughout. 1857. £18.00
Huddersfield APPRENTICESHIP INDENTURE binding Francis Morton of Kirkheaton to John Fishwick of Huddersfield, Sadler. On paper, size 13" x 16". Contemporary copy. 1733. £20.00
¶ As well as the usual stipulations about Matrimony etc., he is to attend 'the writing school' for one month in the first two years.
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Channel Islands AN ACT for reviving... An Act to oblige Ships coming from Places infected, more effectually to perform their Quarentine; and for the better preventing the Plague being brought from Foreign Parts into Great Britain or Ireland, or the Isles of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark or Man; and to hinder the spreading of Infection. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 14pp, disbound, small folio. 1733. £15.00
Channel Islands Army AN ACT for continuing.... An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters, within the United Kingdom, and the Islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, and Man. Pages numbered 349-350, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806. £10.00
Guernsey BANQUE D'EPARGNES Pour Guernesey, Auregny, Serk &c. Messire James Saumarez, Baronet.... President.... Les Amis Des Pauvres qui prennet a coeur de leur etre utiles, sont invites de leur faire savoir, qu'on a etabli dans cette ile une Banque d'Epargnes.... Handbill, size 9" x 7", pasted to blue paper, margins clipped away, with loss of imprint at bottom. Guernesey, 21 Juin, 1823. £30.00
¶ 'peut-etre au tems ou nous vivons, l'Europe entiere n'offre pas de meilleure garantie pour une pareille somme que celle des Etats de cette ile.' The interest rate was 3 per cent per annum. The aim was to help young workers, domestice servants etc.
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Belfast AN ACT to empower the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Customs to acquire certain Lands and Houses in the Borough of Belfast, for the Purpose of erecting a Custom House and other Offices and Buildings required for the Public Service in the said Borough. Pages numbered 249-262, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre, and William Spottiswoode, 1852. £12.00
Dangerous Assemblies AN ACT for the Suppression of dangerous Associations or Assemblies in Ireland. Pages numbered 3-8, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan, 1829. £12.00
Dublin Post Office AN ACT to amend several Acts for enabling His Majesty's Postmaster General of Ireland to purchase Premises for the Enlargement of the General Post Office in the City of Dublin. Pages numbered 485-488, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1814. £10.00
Ireland Estates AN ACT for Vesting Part of the Estate of Charles Daly Esquire, in the Kingdom of Ireland.... 7pp, disbound, Act of Parliament, couple of small holes in last leaf where once folded. 1753. £14.00
Irish Fever AN ACT to amend, and continue.... an Act for making Provision for the Treatment of poor Persons afflicted with Fever in Ireland. Pages numbered 289-294, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1847. £10.00
Irish Grand Canal AN ACT to direct the Application of the Sum of Fifty thousand Pounds and of such further Sums as may be granted for the Benefit of the Company of Undertakers of the Grand Canal in Ireland. Pages numbered 1049-1054, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1813. £14.00
Irish Mines and Minerals AN ACT to amend several Acts for the Encouragement of finding and working Mines and Minerals within Ireland. Pages numbered 685-687, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806. £11.00
Irish Piers and Harbours AN ACT for the further Improvement of the Fishery Piers and Harbours of Ireland. Pages numbered 753-756, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1847. £11.00
Irish Post AN ACT to provide for the Security and Expedition of Letters by the Post in Ireland, Pages numbered 1209-1212, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806. £11.00
Irish trade AN ACT to repeal the schedule annexed to an Act.... by which the Drawbacks and Bounties on Sugars exported from Ireland are to be ascertained and to substitute another Schedule in lieu thereof; and to permit the Importation into Ireland of Sugar, Coffee, and other Articles, the Produce of Martinique, Martegalante, Guadoloupe, Saint Eustatia, Saint Martin, and Saba, under the same Duties and Regulations, as similar Articles of the British Plantations.... Pages numbered 877-880, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1814. £10.00
Northern Ireland THREE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet 1 (Londonderry) Layered edition. 2 miles to 1 in. Buff wraps... together with... Half Inch Series, Sheet 9, Newry, and Sheet 2, Coleraine. Buff wraps. Sheet 2 has some old sellotape at top corners of wrap. 1912 and 1938. £12.00
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Caerlaverock REGISTERED MORTIFICATION Doctor John Hutton, In favour of The Poor of the paroch of Carlaverock and others. 3pp., small folio, printed on blue paper, giving the complete text of the mortification of 1719... together with... A different printing of the same mortification, on slightly larger paper, 2pp... together with... Memorandum of Information by the Trustees of Dr. John Hutton to the Commissioners appointed under the Educational Endowments (Scotland) Act, 1882. 2pp., folio, setting out the objects of the Trust and describing the funds and the existing and previous Schools, with subjects taught. 3 items. 1883. £26.00
¶ John Hutton had made a considerable fortune as physician to 'their late Majesties William and Mary', and left £900 to the Elders of Carlaverock to pay a schoolmaster and educate and apprentice four local boys 'native born of honest parents'. He also (although this is not mentioned here) left a collection of books to the Presbytery of Dumfries, including the prayer book used by King Charles on the scaffold.
Caledonian Canal AN ACT for incorporating the Commissioners of the Caledonian Canal, and for vesting the Crinan Canal in the said Commissioners. Pages numbered 637-643, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre, and William Spottiswoode, 1848. £12.00
Dumfries ARTICLES AND CONDITIONS OF THE ROUP AND SALE of All and Whole these two Parks or Inclosures... within the Burrow Roods of Dumfries in that part called Carsewell... in the King's Arms Tavern... 7th day of November... 1787... Manuscript, 3«p, folio. Each page signed by the two commissioners named by Sophia Corrie, who had inherited the property from her brother Joseph, Merchant in Dominica. Together with a document appointing Hugh Corrie, Writer, and Thomas Goldie, Commissary, to act for her and her husband as they live at some distance... together with... Extracted copy of an arbitration, 1747, between Joseph Corrie and John Fraser of Laggan, relating to a dispute about a dyke and ditch between their properties at Milldamhead, plus a receipt for money paid to Fraser by Corrie for 'thorns crabs and gardener's workmanship', 1747, and the Cognition and Seisin relating to the property (which was seven acres), on vellum, 12" x 23", ink slightly faded in parts. 1747-1787. £24.00
¶ Joseph Corrie was Town Clerk of Dumfries.
Dumfries THE TESTAMENTAR and Inventory of Umquhile James Anderson, Painter and Glazier in Dumfries, 1849. 13p, sewn at edge. Includes a long list of debts due to the deceased, naming the person, trade, and amount, shares in the Dumfries Theatre, Observatory, Billiard Room, etc.,... together with... Inventory and appraisement of the Stock in Trade (including crown, fluted, sheet glass, various paints), 8p., with 'List of Accounts due by Purchasers at the Sale of the Stock in Trade... ', 2p., 80 purchasers listed alphabetically, with prices... together with... Inventory and Appraisement of Furniture and Household Goods, 8p... together with...Lease of a house and shop in Friars Vennel, Alan Anderson to Thomas Turner, 1837, 2p., all documents small folio. Together with other documents relating to his estate, lawyers' bills, list of title deeds of the Anchor Inn, etc. 1849. £30.00
Duns FOUR LETTERS signed by Robert Ainslie, Berrywell, Dunse, 1780-81, to a Solicitor at Alnwick. 3 letters written on one side of small folio paper, one on 2p, 4to. All with blank conjoint leaves with integral address panel, Dunse straight-line postmark. Wax seals at bottom of letter. The letters press the Alnwick solicitor to make payment of a bill from Ralph Compton of Comptonhalls for £88. In one letter he says he hopes the 'Boy Heniot that went from this Neighbourhood to you is attentive Dilent and Sober, he was at School with My Sons who wish to hear of him...' 4 items. 1780-1. £40.00
¶ Robert Ainslie was Land Agent for Berwicksire Estates. His son, also called Robert, was a good friend of Robert Burns, who stayed with the family at Berrywell, where he wrote a poem to his sister, Rachel Ainslie.
Edinburgh Funerals NINE BILLS of John Croall and Sons, Funeral Undertakers and Carriage Hirers, Greenside Place. 4to, printed heading in a variety of type faces. Made out to various parties for funerals, including coffins, cloths, shroud, 'best plumed hearse and pair' etc. 1878-1909. £14.00
¶ Funerals include that of Mrs McLean, Alba St., Hugh Morton, Belvidere House, Helen Donaldson of Auchairne.
Edinburgh General Register House AN ACT to authorize the Application of certain Sums received on account of the Fees payable to the Office of Director of Chancery in Scotland towards the Payment of Debts incurred in completing the General Register House at Edinburgh. Pages numbered 281-283, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1847. £10.00
Edinburgh PICTURES OF THE PAGEANT Held at Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh, 14th, 15th and 16th July 1927. Official Souvenir. 48pp., sm. 4to, coloured pictorial wraps. Numerous photographs. Local adverts. A few leaves dog-eared. 1927. £6.00
Edinburgh SEVEN BILLS of Robert Maitland, 51 Rose Street 1839, 1848 (4), and 1852 (2). Printed headings with name and address, made out for livery of horses, e.g. 'Dr. Hunter. To Livery of a bay mare to 30th March at £1.1s per week...' Two are 4to, the others oblong 8vo. 1839-52. £12.00
Edinburgh Water AN ACT for the better supplying the City of Edinburgh with fresh and wholesome Water. Cover leaf + pages numbered 795-798, small folio, black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Robert Baskett, 1756. £11.00
Greig family, Bandon CONTRACT OF MARRIAGE Betwixt David Greig and Katherin Baveridge. 3 closely written pages, sm. folio, signed and witnessed. Some foxing and ink blots. 1726. £20.00
¶ Involved a bond of three thousand marks Scots.
Melrose PROSPECTUS of the Proposed Corn Exhange and Public Hall at Melrose. 1p., 4to, giving a list of the Provisional Committee and setting out the proposals, conjoint leaf with for for application for Shares. On verso of the first page is a manuscript note of six subscriptions, including The Rt. Hon. Lord Polvarth with 40 Shares (£200). Folds. 29th January 1862. £25.00
Ordnance Survey THE ANTONINE WALL 2« inch map. Folding map, illustration of Roman coin on wrap. 1969. £24.00
Queensferry AN ACT to enable the Trustees appointed by an Act.... for the Improvement of the Passage across the Frith of Forth, called The Queensferry, to carry the same into Execution. Pages numbered 1185-1187, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1814. £12.00
Scottish Aqua Vitae AN ACT for charging Duties on Licences for retailing Aqua Vitae in Scotland. Pages numbered 165-167, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1818. £12.00
Scottish Land Drainage AN ACT to facilitate the Drainage of Lands in Scotland. Pages numbered 1025-1032, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1847. £10.00
Scottish Mail AN ACT to repeal the Exemption from Toll granted for or in respect of Carriages with more than Two Wheels, carrying the Mail in Scotland; and for granting a Rate for Postage, as an Indemnity for the Loss which may arise to the Revenue of the Post Office from the Payment of such Tolls. Pages numbered 461-464, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1813. £10.00
West Lothian AN ACT for continuing a Duty of Two Pennies Scots... upon every Scots Pint of Ale and Beer brewed and sold in the Town of Linlithgow... in the County of West Lothian, and for paying the Debts of the said Town... 3pp., small folio, plus cover leaf. Disbound. Decorative initial letter with coat of arms. Act of Parliament 1733. £12.00
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Barmouth and Harlech ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets LIX N.E, LXXV N.E., borders, each linen-backed and folding into uniform cloth wraps with yellow Stanford label. Electrotypes, c1880. £16.00
Carmarthen ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 4to, blue silk edging tape... together with... Sheet XXXVII (Swansea Bay), in the same format. Both inserted in worn morocco slip case, size 13" x 10", which lacks tuck-in flap at top. Paper watermarked 1828. £80.00
Llanfyllin, Montgomeryshire PARTICULARS, PLANS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Estates near to the Market Town & Borough of Welshpool.... comprising Valuable Allotments of Rich Pasture Land and 'Lluast Wen Farm' in the Townships of Bodran & Cammen.... which will be Sold by Auction..... 2nd day of May, 1884. 3pp., folio, with docket title and completed memorandum on verso, large folding coloured map, folds. A few small edge tears at folds. 1884. £32.00
¶ With schedules.
Walker (J) & (C) SOUTH WALES. Folding engraved, hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area approx. 16" x 25", folding into sm 8vocloth covered boards, printed label. Description pasted inside front board, with table of distances etc. c184-. £32.00
¶ Covers South Wales, as far north as Aberystwyth and LLangurig.
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America and Portuguese Trade AN ACT to carry into Effect a Convention of Commerce concluded between His Majesty and the United States of America and a Treaty with the Prince Regent of Portugal. Pages numbered 693-698, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan, 1819. £10.00
American Prizes AN ACT to extend Two Acts of the Forty-fifth and Forty-ninth Years of His Present Majesty to American Prizes. Pages numbered 437-438, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1813. £10.00
CHINA CLAY Anon. A STUDY OF THE CHINA CLAY INDUSTRY WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO DEVON AND CORNWALL. Manuscript, illustrated with 7 actual photographs and reprints of photos presumably cut from other works, and with 19 manuscript maps on tracing paper. 4to, loose leaves in unlettered binder, slightly damped to one corner, internally sound, 126 pages of text on ruled paper. 7 good actual photographs, 5 of which are half-plate size, the other 2 small snapshots. c1940. £90.00
¶ The photographs, which are mounted on thick grey paper, with ruled borders and captions, are of Cornish works. Includes, for example, 'Panoramic View of the China Clay Works on the eastern margin of Hensbarrow Down' (size 4" x 11", folded) with text on facing page explaining the works, tin mine chimney etc., to be seen; 'View of Lower part of Clay pit', showing three men working.
Antigua, Saint Kitts, Nevis, Dominica, and Montserrat AN ACT for granting Relief to the Islands of Antigua, Saint Kitts, Nevis, Dominica, and Montserrat. Pages numbered 641-644, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1843. £10.00
Bath and West of England Society CERTIFICATE OF ENTRY. FOR CATTLE ONLY for Tunbridge Wells Meeting, 1881. Large folio blank form, printed on one side only, to be filled in by exhibitor. Keenes, Printers, Bath. 1881. £6.00
¶ 14 questions were to be answered, e.g. 'The Colour (Any animal found to be artificially coloured will be disqualified.')
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire PARTICULARS OF VERY DESIRABLE FREEHOLD ESTATES comprising the Vine Farm... First-class Garden and Arable Land at Langford.... Fertile Land at Clothall.... to be Sold by Auction.... July 24, 1862. 3pp., folio, including completed Memorandum. Large folding hand-coloured plan. 1862. £34.00
Brentor, Devon, and Davidstow, Cornwall PARTICULARS OF FREEHOLD ESTATES in the Parishes of Brentor, Devon, and Davidstow, Cornwall, comprising the Farms of Liddaton, Telay, Tresoke, Tippaton & Trevivian. In all about 637 Acres, with One-fourth the Manor of Penpont and Treglasta.... To be sold by Public Auction at the White Hart Hotel, Launceston, on Saturday, August 24th, 1918. By Messrs. J. Kittow & Son. 12pp, folio, original printed wraps. 1918. £24.00
¶ Includes one fourth of the Manor of Penpont and Treglasta, with the Chief Rents and Mineral Rights over 3,000 Acres of waste lands.
Bristol District GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF ENGLAND AND WALES Solid and Drift. Bristol District. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Parts of Sheet 250,251,264,265,280,281. Coloured map, overall size 42" x 34", vertical sections at sides, including sections of coalfields, sections in bottom margin. 1962. £25.00
Brockley Academy CALLIGRAPHIC TEXT 'Ignorance is the Bane of Society.... etc.', on Whatman paper, size 22" x 15«", using a variety of at least 10 styles of lettering. Signed at foot 'Charles Hayward, Brockley Academy, June 8th'. The right hand margin has been slightly cropped, losing the year in the date at the bottom, but not affecting any of the text. Two 4" repaired tears, small hole at centre. Paper watermarked 1830. £26.00
¶ Not clear if this is the Brockley in London, or in Somerset.
(Brooke, G.F.) THE ENGLISH MEAT SUPPLY By A Farmer. 15pp., 8vo. Disbound. First Edition. 1887. £10.00
¶ '.... it requires no rare gift of prophesy to predict that unless something is done speedily to ameliorate the existing state of affairs, long before the end of the present century the British farmer will have ceased to exist.'
Canada trade AN ACT to prevent Foreign Goods of certain Descriptions being brought from the United States of America into Canada, and to allow a greater Quantity of Worsted Yarn to be exported from Great Britain to Canada. 2p., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1812. £8.00
Cary's REDUCTION OF HIS LARGE MAP OF ENGLAND AND WALES with Part of Scotland, Containing the whole of the Turnpike Roads the Principal Rivers &c the course of the different Navigable Canals. Published by Order of and Dedicated with Permission to the Rt. Hon. the Post Masters General. Engraved map, size 30" x 25", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo marbled endpapers, inserted into rubbed card slipcase with original circular printed label. Inscription on marbled end-paper 'John Campion, Whitby'. County boundaries hand-coloured. London: Printed for J. Cary, Engraver & Mapseller, 86 St. James's St. 1824. £95.00
¶ Shows the distance from one market town to another, and to the metropolis.
Chapman and Hall, Pub. ISLES OF MAN, JERSEY & GUERNSEY Engraved map, coloured in outline, showing the three islands. Size 7«" x 9", linen-backed and folding into small 4to boards, gilt title. Some spots on boards. c1840. £22.00
Child Stealing AN ACT for the more effectual Prevention of Child Stealing. Pages numbered 881-882, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1814. £14.00
Cornwall & Devon Miners AN ACT for repealing an Act.... intituled, An Act for raising a Body of Miners in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon.... and for the more effectually raising and regulating a Body of Miners for the Defence of Great Britain. Pages numbered 601-612, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1802. £18.00
Cornwall and Devon PLACES OF INTEREST IN CORNWALL visited Aug. & Sept. 1894, and Devon '90. Scrap book and journal so titled, size 4" x 7", boards, 59 pages of pasted-in commercial photographs, watercolours, sketches, manuscript description. 9 pages cover Devon, the rest Cornwall. c1894. £70.00
¶ The writer stayed at 'Rose Cottage', Newquay (a newspaper clipping names 'Rose Cottage, Mrs Baker and the Misses Baker, Surrey). There is an ink sketch 'Rose Cottage, Tea time, with charming original photo of 'Lizzie Trethewy our parlourmaid', 'some names of householders', sketch of the 'sociable horse that walks in at our window'. There are three small watercolours of 'The Banqueting Hall' cavern, with notes ('Cecil sang in this Cavern for us Aug. 31 'The Storm King'...), two watercolours of 'The Norwegian Rock' and 'A cove near Porth', a fine watercolour 3" x 5" 'Roche rocks', with a pencil sketch of Burngullow clay Works old smelting chimney; good watercolour view of the coast, 'Rose Cottage, Atlantic Hotel'; view of their lodging at Falmouth, fine ink and wash view of Carn Brea. There 8 pages on St. Ives, with description of 'The Island' etc., 'the natives have oval faces, black or grey eyes, large mouth & nose'. There are some quotes from local people: 'Noall (fisherman at St. Ives) said his brother in America was 'home-sea-sick... why there's nowt there but a passel o'hills'. There are some fine Valentine views of St. Ives, including a view of cottage with many skates pinned on walls. There are also four pages of pressed plants, including 'Himalayan Rhododendron. From Miss Fox, Penjerrick '94'.
Cumberbatch family, Barbados COPY RELEASE of C. Cottle, Aministrator in Barbados of the Will of Laurentia and Rosalie Cumberbatch, for the use of Anne Cumberbatch and others. 14pp., sm. folio, manuscript. 1891. £12.00
¶ Refers to the will of Laurence Trent Cumberbatch of St. Peters, who left his Plantation and Estate to Laurentia his great niece.
Devon & Somerset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXVII. Printed surface 24" x 36". Dissected and mounted on linen. Water features, main roads and parkland hand-coloured, county boundary shaded in two colours. Pub. 11th Oct. 1809. Later state naming 'Gas Works' and 'Factory' at Barnstaple c1850. £30.00
¶ Shows area from Braunton Burrows to Countesbury. Over half the map is sea area.
Digby family DRAFT GRANT of a Rent Charge of £3000 to be issuing out of he estates devised by the Will of the late Edward Earl of Digby. 15pp., folio. 1856. £10.00
Dufour (G.H) MAP OF NEUCHATEL, FREYBURG Sheet XII. Engraved map size 20" x 29", scale 1/100000. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into sm. 4to marbled wraps. 1860. £24.00
¶ From the Survey of Switzerland. Covers Thun, Lucens, Bulle, Bern.
Dufour (G.H) MAP OF ZERMATT AND LAKE MAGGIORE Sheet XXIII. Engraved map size 20" x 29", scale 1/100000. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into sm. 4to marbled wraps. 1869. £24.00
¶ From the Survey of Switzerland. Covers Arona, Lake Orta, Isole Borromeo, Domodossola, Klein Matterhorn.
Dufour (G.H) MAP OF SIMPLON, JUNGFRAU, BRIEG Sheet XVIII. Engraved map size 20" x 29", scale 1/100000. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into sm. 4to marbled wraps. 1854. £25.00
¶ From the Survey of Switzerland. Shows numerous glaciers in the northern half of the map.
Duke of Wellington AN ACT to amend several Acts for purchasing an Estate for the Duke of Wellington. Pages numbered 249-250, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan, 1819. £10.00
English Militia AN ACT for establishing and maintaining a permanent additional Force for the Defence of the Realm, and to provide for augmenting His Majesty's Regular Forces; and for the gradual Reduction of Militia of England. Pages numbered 517-538, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1803. £12.00
Essex and Hertford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", linen-backed. Border at top and left sides. Scale bar and 'Index to the Tithe Survey' in top margin. O.S. blindstamp 1891. £40.00
¶ Covers Royston, Thaxted, Halstead.
Exeter, Bath, Bristol AFFADAVIT of Thomas Wallop the Younger of Bath, swearing that he had witnessed Charles Baring of Exeter, Merchant sign a deed, an agreement between Baring and Stephen Minot of Jamaica, John Douglas late of Jamaica now of London, and William Douglas of Jamaica and Surrey, and Hugh Campbell Mair, carrying on Trade in London as Merchants in Copartnership under the Firm of Baring Mair and Company, and that the handwriting is that of Charles Baring. 2p., sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf, signed, witnessed by Edw. Protheroe, waterstained at top and bottom... together with... Affadavit of Edward Protheroe, Mayor of Bristol, swearing that Thomas Wallop 'a person well known and worthy of good credit' had sworn the affadavit before him 'upon the Holy Evangelists'. 1p., large seal, tear in paper behind crack in seal, repaired. Some slight browning at top of page. 1804. £26.00
¶ Charles Baring was the brother of Francis, the founder of Barings Bank. The Exeter firm was the original company, but suffered from Charles wild speculations.
Forests, Parks, Museums etc. ACCOUNTS OF THE RECEIPT AND EXPENDITURE OF THE COMMISSIONERS of Her Majesty's Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works and Buildings, In the Year ended on the 31st day of March, 1849, and of the Balances due to or by them... distinguishing the Receipts, Payments and balances relating to each separate Service... 66p., folio, sewn. Ordered by The House of Commons to be Printed. 1 August 1849. £75.00
¶ Includes Forests of Dean, Woolmer, Alic Holt, Bere, Parkhurst, the Royal Parks, Kew Gardens (including Palm House), Pheonix Park, Richmond Park ('Salary of Botanical Collector in India, six months.... £800, 'Clearing out the Serpentine', 'Purchase of food for the deer'), New Houses of Parliament (payments for carver's work, stained glass, gilding, frescoes etc.), Holyhead Harbour and Holyhead Road, British Museum Buildings, Geological Survey, Ambassador's House in Paris, Nelson Monument (for Alti Rilievi... £777.15s.6d'), etc.
Frederick William III, King of Prussia NOTE in French, signed 'Frederic Guillaume', but the body of the note written by someone else in a different hand, to 'Chambellan de Latroliere a Londres', saying he is unable to grant him the pension he has asked for. 7 lines at the top of a quarto sheet, dated 'Potsdam le 25 avril 1805'. Blank conjoint leaf, traces of folds. 1805. £20.00
Gold Wares AN ACT for allowing Gold Wares to be manufactured at a Standard lower than is now allowed by Law. Pages numbered 665-668, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1798. £14.00
Goode & Co. (London) Ltd. CATALOGUE OF ENGLISH BONE CHINA and Earthenware Services. 32pp., 4to, imitation snakeskin boards, 10 full colour plates, some with gilt, attractively printed, prices on facing page, plus black and white illusts. c1950. £24.00
¶ Includes Crown Derby, Spode, Minton, Worcester etc.
Great Western Railway NOTICE of the Special General Meeting of the Proprietors, 3rd June, 1869. With a list of 6 Bills to be considered by the meeting, including Bristol Harbour Railway, Severn Navigation Commission, Whitland and Taff Vale Railway. 1p., 4to, form for proxy voting on conjoint leaf, folded with address panel on verso. Vertical fold, slight wear at top and bottom edge of fold. Paddington, 18th May, 1869. £14.00
Grenada and Saint Vincents AN ACT for allowing further Time for the Payment of Instalments to become due on certain Sums advanced by way of Loan, to certain Persons connected with and trading to the Islands of Grenada and Saint Vincents Pages numbered 121-128, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1799. £10.00
Hertfordshire and Middlesex ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36", margins trimmed away. Mounted on linen, folding into plain 8vo endpapers, paper of endpapers chipped. Thin red line drawn from near Bowes to Edmonton. c1880. £18.00
¶ Covers Cock Fosters, Enfield, Lower and Upper Edmonton, Colney Hatch.
Hospital PHOTOGRAPH size 8" x 11", of a group of 22 nurses, a matron, and four doctors, posed in front of a building, the nurses in long white aprons, coifs and starched cuffs, five of them (presumably Sisters) in darker dresses with caps with a large bow under the chin, matron in dark dress with silver buckle. The front row is sitting on Turkish carpets. Very small tear at bottom edge. A very fine crisp photograph, with great detail. c1890. £40.00
Illumination SUPPLEMENT TO ILLUSTRATED LIST OF ILLUMINATED ADDRESSES and Testimonials. 4to, wraps, 43pp., illustrating photographically 44 specimens of highly decorative illuminated presentation certificates etc. c1920. £18.00
Isle of Man AN ACT for regulating the Trade of the Isle of Man. Pages numbered 793-900, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1833. £12.00
Jamaica and Saint Domingo AN ACT to prohibit all Intercourse between the island of Jamaica and certain Parts of the Island of Saint Domingo. Pages numbered 297-299, being one leaf printed on both sides, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1812. £12.00
Kensington Baron LETTER on headed notepaper, 69 Grosvenor Street, dated Nov. 30th 1885. 3p, sm. 8vo, signed 'Kensington', written to Mr. Colfax who had asked him about disestablishment. He says the matter is very important and should be 'a direct issue before the Country for their verdict at a General Election'. He himself was in favour of Disestablishment and Disendowment. 1885. £18.00
¶ William Edwardes, Baron Kensington, politician. 1835-1896.
Lace AN ACT to place the Employment of Women, Young Persons.... in Lace Factories under the Regulations of the Factories Acts. 4pp, disbound, including schedule. Act of Parliament. 1861. £12.00
Land Tax AN ACT for granting an aid to Her Majesty by a Land-Tax, to be raised in the year one thousand seven hundred and five. 74pp., cover leaf, disbound, Act of Parliament. Attractive floral initial letter. 1704. £20.00
(Longhurst, Percy) MANUSCRIPT OF UNTITLED SHORT NOVEL set during the Civil War In Yorkshire. In 4to notebook, 182 pages, written on rectos only. Marbled boards, calf spine, calf chipped at top and bottom of spine, boards rubbed. In 15 chapters, with Headings such as 'I Join the King's Service', 'The Taking of Pontefract', 'A Deed of Some Daring', 'A Venture on My Dear Lady's Behalf'. On the flyleaf is the inscription 'To my dear Rose, for without whom this had never been written, Percy Longhurst'. c1920, or possibly earlier. £80.00
¶ 'The flag of the Parliament was hauled down and most solemnly cut in shreds and burned, and then, to the accompaniment of great cheering and hearty emptying of tankards, the royal standard was hoisted informing the good folk of Pontifract that once again the castle was held for the King... up to the castle for many days afterward, since the news of our great exploit spread about the country with great quickness, came from all parts gentlemen who had been in hiding, in the houses of friends, the fastnesses of the eastern and western moors, and the obscurity of disguise, all once more ready and anxious to strike another blow for their royal master...' The swashbuckling story tells of the adventures of a young man who joins the Royalist troops. It ends with the flight of some of his companions who take ship from Robin Hood's Bay. He decides to stay because he is in love with a girl in Yorkshire who had originally inspired him to join he Royalist cause. A Percy Longhurst wrote adventure stories for 'The Magnet' (1919), 'Blackie's Boy's Annual' (1930's), and 'Young England'. The style of this story would tie in with that type of writing.
Lyons (Richard, Baron) LETTER written in the third person, unsigned, on paper with printed embossed heading 'Ambassade d'Angleterre, Paris', to Captain Charles Beresford, requesting his company 'at dinner on Xmas day and 8 o'clock'. 4 lines, 8vo notepaper, blank conjoint leaf. Decr. 23, 1879. £12.00
¶ Lord Lyons was British Ambassador in Paris 1867-1887.
North Petherwin, and Jacobstow PARISHES OF NORTH PETHERWIN, AND JACOBSTOW. Attractive Sale of Freehold Agricultural Properties. Known as Middle Whiteley Farm, Billacott Farm, and Little Clubworthy Farm, A Tenement at Maxworthy Cross, and Little Exe Farm. Messrs. J. Kittow & Son.... For Sale by Public Auction at the White Hart Hotel, Launceston, on Tuesday, the 11th day of June, 1912. 8pp, folio. 1912. £25.00
Ordnance Survey ANCIENT BRITAIN A Map of the Major Visible Antiquities of Great Britain Older Than A.D. 1066. South Sheet and North Sheet. Two maps, linen-backed, scale 1/625,000, glazed card wraps. Index of names etc. Second Edition 1964. £14.00
Ordnance Survey ANCIENT BRITAIN A Map of the Major Visible Antiquities of Great Britain Older Than A.D. 1066. North Sheet. Map scale 1/625,000, illustrated glazed card wraps. Index of names, etc. Second Edition 1964. £7.00
Ordnance Survey MAP OF BRITAIN IN THE DARK AGES Scale 1:1000,000. Illustrated glazed card wraps, 4to. Descriptive text and index of place names. Second Edition 1966. £8.00
Paris RECEPTION DES MEDECINS ANGLAIS Programme for the Soiree 12 May 1905 at the Theatre de l'Automobile-Club. 2 pages small 8vo, plus stiff wraps with engraving showing fauns, musical instruments etc., trace of slight fold in front wrap. Invitation loosely inserted. 1905. £8.00
Pilchard Fishery AN ACT to revive and continue an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of His present Majesty, intituled An Act for the Encouragement of the Pilchard Fishery, by allowing a further Bounty upon Pilchards taken, cured and exported. 2pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1805. £10.00
Pyne (W.H) THE LAMP LIGHTER Coloured aquatint, approx. 13" x 10", showing a lamplighter up a ladder propped against a lamp in front of the window of a large house, handing down the oil container to a young boy who is waiting with the oil can. The lamp lighter is wearing a very colourful red and white striped coat, and a blue apron. Published by William Miller, Albemarle Street, Jany. 1, 1805. £85.00
¶ From 'The Costume of Great Britain', the fully coloured edition.
Royal Institution MEMORIAL TO FARADAY Proceedings at a Public Meeting, at the Royal Institution, London, June 21st, 1869. 11p, 8vo. Last page torn and corner worn. 1869. £7.00
¶ Includes speeches by Prince of Wales, Professor Owen etc.
Saurel (B.J) PLAN DE GAND (GHENT) dresse par B.J. Saurel, Geometre de 1re Classe, et Lithographie par G. Jacqmain. Plan size 12" x 15". Scale 1: 10,000, street index down margins and at bottom. Traces of folds, 7 small worm holes, some creasing. 1858. £20.00
Scott (Valerie), Editor THE MAP COLLECTOR Three issues, nos. 67, 68, 69. Magazine, stiff wraps, size approx. 12" x 8". 76pp. in each. 1994. £24.00
¶ Includes articles on Collecting Maps of Bermuda, Cartobibliographies of City and Town Plans in England, Printed Maps of the Whole of Wales 1573-1837, Parts I and II.
Scott (Valerie), Editor THE MAP COLLECTOR MAGAZINE Three issues, nos. 27, 28, 29. Magazine, stiff wraps, size 12" x 8", 76pp. in each. 1984. £24.00
¶ Includes: Large Scale Maps of Derbyshire, New England Charts, Manuscript Maps, Fire Insurance Plans.
Sikes's Hydrometer AN ACT for establishing the Use of an Hydrometer, called Sikes's Hydrometer, in ascertaining the Strength of Spirits, instead of Clarke's Hydrometer. Pages numbered 1161-1166, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1816. £14.00
Slave Trade AN ACT to enlarge the Time for commencing Prosecutions for Forfeitures under certain Acts relating to the Abolition of the Slave Trade. Pages numbered 757-758, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1813. £18.00
Slave Trade AN ACT to carry into Execution a Treaty made between His Majesty and the King of Spain, for the preventing Traffic in Slaves. Pages numbered 297-310, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1818. £15.00
Somerset and Gloucestershire AN ACT for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of Simon Payne Esquire, and Hester his Wife, in the County of Gloucester, in Trustees, to be exchanged for Part of their Unsettled Estates, in the County of Somerset. 14pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1799. £18.00
¶ Concerns estates at Frampton in Gloucestershire and Uphill in Somerset.
South Sea Stock MANUSCRIPT PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of John Dawson's Right to £1264. of Stock in the Old South Sea Annuities. 1«p, sm. folio, folds, decorative heading. 1797. £15.00
¶ Dawson was a Suffolk linen-weaver. The sale, at Beccles, was to pay his creditors.
Spanish trade ARTICLES OF CO-PARTNERSHIP between Mark Gregory of Cowes, Merchant, and Nicholas Guille of Guernsey, Merchant, to be partners in the business of a merchant for seven years, and to set up a house in Barcelona known as Gregory and Guille. Copy setting out terms of the original agreement, the renewal for another 7 years, sale of a share to William Gregory, etc. Manuscript, 12p. small folio. Ink slightly faded in parts. 1799. £20.00
¶ Each partner was to put in £1000.
Street cleaning, watering SOHY Constructeur Mecanicien, Materiel d'Arrosement, Materiel de Nettoiement, 62 rue Amelot, Paris. Catalogue, large 4to (size 13" x 19"), 4pp., traces of folds. Two small pieces chipped away in right margin. Illustrations, including large illustrations of machine for watering streets, another for cleaning streets with a large brush at the back (both drawn by horses), attractive view size 3" x 7" showing a large park with gardener watering with complicated hose system, also carts, rakes, pipes, men using hoses mounted on wheels, fire pumps, firemens uniforms, pumps for wells etc. 1879. £40.00
Surrey, Berks. ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 269. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 14" x 19". Some railway lines added neatly in red and blue ink. O.S blind stamp 1907. £20.00
Sussex Kent and Cornwall AN ACT to confirm certain Provisional Orders made by the Board of Trade under the General Pier and Harbour Act 1861 relating to Bognor Herne Bay and Truro. 13pp., 4to, Act of Parliament. 1909. £6.00
Thames and Isis Navigation ELEVEN ACTS OF PARLIAMENT concerning the Thames Navigation, as follows: An Act for the better carrying on and regulating the Navigation of the Rivers Thames and Isis from the City of London... to the Town of Cricklade..., 1747; An Act for improving and completing the Navigation of the Rivers Thams and Isis from the City of London to the Town of Cricklade..., 1771: An Act for improving and completing the Navigation of the Rivers Thames and Isis..., 1768; An Act to amend an Act... for improving and completing the Navigation..., 1774: An Act to explain, amend and enlarge the powers of Two Acts..., 1784; An Act for amending and rendering more effectual...' the act of 1768, 1790; An Act for amending... two Acts... in relation to the Navigation..., 1810; An Act to authorize the Commissioners... to make a navigable canal out of the River Thames near Milson's Pond... to comminicate with the said river at... Bell Weir... and to erect Pound Locks..., 1812; An Act to provide for the conservation of the River Thames... 1857; An Act to amend laws relating to the Conservancy..., 1864; An Act for extending to the Thames between Staines and the Metropolis... Provisions of the Thames Navigation Act, 1866 relating to the prevention of the pollution of the River... 1867. 11 Acts, each sm. folio, sewn, the earlier Acts with cover leaf. The 1771 Act is bound in recent boards. A few small chips to page edges occasionally. 11 items. 1747-1867. £80.00
United States of America Trade AN ACT to continue the Laws now in force for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the Territories belonging to the United States of America, so far as the same relate to the Trade and Commerce... Cover leaf + pages numbered 823-824, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £12.00
Weller (E) Engr. NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY Sheet 1, London to Birmingham, Sheet 2 Birmingham to Manchester & Liverpool. Lithograph maps, hand-coloured in outline, on two sheets 17" x 12", each divided into three strips, scale «" to 1 mile. 1863. £36.00
¶ From 'The Dispatch Atlas'.
West Cornwall Railway, South Devon Railway etc. SELECT COMMITTEE ON GROUP (2) OF RAILWAYS Proceedings of the Committee. Tuesday 21st Map, 1846. Railway Bills comprised in Group (2) 1. Cornwall. 2. West Cornwall. 3. South Devon (No. 2) 4. Taw Vale Extension. 9pp. 1846. £25.00
¶ I.K. Brunel appeared in support of the West Cornwall Railway Bill.
Whidborne family FAMILY RECORDS Notebook transcribing letters, receipts, indentures, wills relating to the Whidborne family. Notebook, size 7" x 4«, limp grained morocco wraps. Written in a neat hand throughout, 98 pages. Title on flyleaf 'Family Records mostly compiled by the Rev. G. F. Whidborne born 1809 died 1869'. With a foreward explaining his plan to keep a special book where 'records of the Family, Extracts from Registers and other matters which were lying about on loose papers, and might thus be collected and preserved'. Includes brief biographies of various Whitbournes of Exmouth, Mamhead, Dawlish etc. (beginning in the 16th century), monumental inscriptions, list of deeds from 1629, survey of Lidwell estate, 1841, etc., life of Whitbourne of Newfoundland, etc. At the back of the book are 20 pages about the Lucas family (of London). Transcript compiled c. 1910. £32.00
Wiltshire and Somerset AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing Part of a Certain Commom... called Road Common, within the Manor of Road and Langham... 25pp., small folio, separately paginated, cover leaf with docket title. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1790. £18.00
Works of Art AN ACT for the better Protection of Works of Art, and Scientific and Literary Collections. Pages numbered 665-666, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre, and William Spottiswoode, 1845. £12.00
Wyld (James) RAILWAY MAP OF GREAT BRITAIN Compiled from the Plans Deposited According to the Standing Orders of Parliament. Lithographed map covering England, Wales and Scotland and the Eastern part of Ireland, showing railways existing, in progress, and with proposed railways in red. Size 32" x 22", linen-backed, folding to 12mo, lacks front board, paper browned where glued to board, some minor discolouration of paper overall. Printed by the Lithographic Steam Press. c1860. £30.00
Yorkshire, Lincolnshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Large Sheet Series, scale quarter of an inch = 1 mile. Sheet 3. Linen-backed, folding into white linen wraps with key map. 1914. £9.00
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