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Lesley Aitchison's - Catalogue 95

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

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  1. Anon. BERKSHIRE LADY In Four Parts. Ballad in 45 verses, printed in three columns with large heading, very decorative border with swags, etc., and woodcut head and shoulders portrait of a lady. Size 14" x 9". Trimmed to within half an inch of the border, no imprint. c1830. £50.00
    Tells the story of a rich lady of Reading who challenged the man she had fallen in love with to marry her or fight her in a duel 'You shall find I do not vapour/For I have a trusty rapier/So now take your choice said she/Either fight or marry me'. Possibly cut from a large sheet of several ballads.

  2. East Hagbourne PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Freehold Properties comprising The Elizabethan Residence (dated 1591) known as 'Kingsholme'... rich in old oak panelling, carving and beams... A Tudor Cottage... for Sale by Auction, October 1st, 1932. 6pp., 8vo., stiff wraps with photo pasted to front wrap, 3 photographic views on two pages. Number written in ink at top of front wrap. 1932. £14.00

  3. Eton College AN ACT for effecting an Exchange between Her Majesty and the Provost and College of Eton. Pages numbered 865-874, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode. 1842. £12.00

  4. Garden House, Stanford Dingley PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE Of the Freehold Residential Property known as THE GARDEN HOUSE Comprising an enlarged Queen Anne Residence.... in all about 2 acres.... For Sale by Auction.... by Messrs. Daniel Smith, Oakley & Garrard.... on Wednesday, May 8th, 1929. With photographic illust, coloured plan, 9pp, 4to, original printed wraps, staples slightly rusty. 1929. £22.00

  5. Holyport PARTICULARS of The Historic Residence known as 'Gays House'... Lodge... Farmery../ Cottages... Bijou Old World Residence... extends to 70 Acres... for Sale by Auction... June 10th, 1931. 26pp., finely printed with borders to each page, size 9" x 11". Stiff wraps with photograph pasted to front wrap, 7 tipped in photographs in text. Folding plan at rear. Foxing spots around edges of front wrap, back wrap dusty. 1931. £20.00

  6. Hurley THE SINGULARLY CHARMING FREEHOLD RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY known as The Malt House, Hurley, near Maidenhead... charming Old World Gardens over Seven Acres. Messrs. Wilson & Co. Will Sell the above by Auction.. 14th July, 1926. 10pp., size 12" x 9", stiff printed wraps which are slightly darkened, ink number on front wrap. 3 photographic plates, one leaf of text loose. 1926. £25.00

  7. Much Hadham PARTICULARS of 'The Lordship', Much Haddham, One of the Principal 'Lesser' Seats in Hertfordshire... 58 or 327 Acres... Early Georgian Residence... Fine William and Mary Block of Stabling... Home Farm... Cottages. Sole Agents Harrods Ltd. 9pp., 4to, stiff wraps, 3 photographic plates with 7 views. no date. c1930. £15.00

  8. River Kennett AN ACT to make the River Kennett navigable from Reading to Newbury in the County of Berks. 13pp., plus cover leaf. Some ink underlining in text. 1852. £15.00

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  9. Avon Gorge STABILISATION WORKS AT BLACK ROCKS, PORTWAY Site Plan. Reproduced plan, size 24" x 38", scale 1/500, showing Portway, Black Rocks, Old Quarry, Clifton Down Tunnel, with services marked... together with... Reproduction of the 6" O.S. map, size as above, covering area from Stoke Lodge to Windmill Hill, site of works indicated. 2 items. City of Bristol Engineer's Dept. Oct. 1974. £18.00

  10. Cannington & Cannington Kerbey families FAMILY PEDIGREES and genealogical notes. Some typewritten, some ms. Loose in rough paper folder. 1920's. £22.00
    Traces the family back to mid 18th century.

  11. Frenchay SIX POSTCARDS OF TEA GARDENS Frenchay. Four coloured cards, three of Ham and one of Cleeve Tea Gardens, including a fine view of the house (by Geo. E. Bullock) with large greenhouse, gardener watering border on right, tables on left, all postally used, 1905-8, plus two black and white cards, unused, c1910, one by Bullock of similar view, another of people on a path in the woods, Cleeve Tea Gardens ...together with... A small folding 'Letter Card' with five views of Cleeve Tea Gardens around a blank space for message. 1905-10. £22.00

  12. Harwood (J), Pub. COOKE'S FOLLY on the River Avon, Clifton. Engraved vignette view, size 3" x 4", on sm. 8vo letter sheet. Lacks blank conjoint leaf. 1854. £8.00
    Shows a view down the Gorge to the folly, large ship on river, figures in foreground, tall tower with dome-like top (the water-pumping tower).

  13. King Street WILL of John Potter, formerly of Kidderminster now of the City of Bristol. 2p, folio, plus blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Extracted copy. Folds, a few small edge tears. 1802. £18.00
    Leaves his messuage in King Street to his friend Mary Bowen.

  14. Lighting of Bristol and Clifton AN ACT for lighting with Oil Gas the City of Bristol, and the Parish of Clifton.... and certain Parishes adjacent. 38pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1823. £14.00

  15. Manuscript poem ON THE DEATH OF MRS HAWKESWORTH by her Husband. Poem of 18 lines, in rhyming couplets, on 4to sheet, written with an amendment to one line. Describes his wife's decline, and how he resigns her 'not to earth... but to God'. no date, probably early 19th century. £20.00
    Refers to the fact his wife had taken the Hotwell waters: 'Who'er like me, with boding anguish brings/His heart's whole treasure to fair Bristol's springs....'

  16. Palmer (F.H) LETTER BOOK of Electrical Contractor, 1901-1906, 4to volume, half calf, spine rubbed, containing 500 flimsy pages of copy hand-written letters, copies a little feint in parts but on the whole legible. Includes specifications, quotations etc for installing wiring, fittings etc. in houses and commercial premises in Bristol, orders to suppliers. With Index of clients. 1901-6. £35.00
    Clients include W.D. & H.O. Wills at Bedminster, Chesterfield House, Clifton, etc.

  17. Redland LEASE FOR A YEAR of closes of meadow or pasture land known as Great Ground, Lower Ground, Inner Meadow, Outer Meadow, near Cotham Lane in Redland, Sir Godfrey Webster of Battle Abbey, Elizabeth Miller, widow, of Cotham, and John Miller, Nurseryman, to Peter Fry, Carpenter. Vellum, size 23" x 29", three wax seals. 1817. £26.00
    The Millers were owners of market gardens in the area of what is now Whiteladies Road.

  18. Shirehampton A RATE for Raising the Sum of One Hundred and fifteen Pounds fifteen Shillings and Three pence as Land Tax in the Tything of Shirehampton... in the year 1797... Manuscript sewn into booklet form, 6p., 4to, marbled wraps. Folded vertically. Lists proprietor with tenement, sum due. Written neatly throughout, on rectos only. Signed by Commissioners with small wax seals.... together with... AN ASSESSMENT MADE... for the year 1800... this one ruled in columns over double-page spreads, for Proprietor, Occupier, Sum Assessed, Sum Assessed on Personal Estates, and on Offices, sewn into plain rough paper wraps, 4to. 6 double-page spreads. Signed by the Commissioners. 2 items. 1798-1800. £45.00
    Includes Revd. Harding for Downend, Lord de Clifford for Avon House, Green Dragon, Cooks, Worralls, and other properties, Poor of St. Peters, Poor of St. Michaels.

  19. St. James CONVEYANCE of a plot of land formerly part of a meadow called the Lower Montagues, but now called Joblings Leaze, near Earle Street and Marlborough Street, John Wall, of Bristol, Silk Dyer and Elizabeth Addison, Widow, to John Stout, Merchant Taylor. Vellum, size 22" x 33", very black printed heading, slightly rubbed. Small hole at one fold with loss of two words. 2 wax seals. 1721. £24.00

  20. Villiers & Quick, Photographers ALL SAINTS, CLIFTON photograph showing All Saints Church Hall at the end of Alma Vale Road, with distinctive turret and weathervane, corner of the church on the left side, shops of Alma Vale Road with awnings on right. Albumen print, size 6" x 8", mounted on thin card, with red ink border, and name 'Villiers & Quick, Bristol' in red ink below. c1890. £16.00
    Villiers & Quick were based in Park Street, from the early 1870's.

  21. Westbury AN ASSESSMENT made in Pursuance of an Act of Parliament for Granting an Aid by a Land Tax upon the Tything of Westbury upon Trim in the County of Gloucester at Fours Shillings in the Pound for the year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Seven. Large folio sheet, folded, ruled in columns for Proprietors, Occupiers, amount due. Lists 61 proprietors, some with property, for example 'White Lion Inn', 'The Butts Grounds'. Signed by three commissioners with small wax seals. Written neatly throughout... together with... AN ASSESSMENT MADE... for the year 1798... together with... AN ASSESSMENT MADE... for the year 1800... both as above. 3 items. 1798-1800. £40.00
    Includes Henry Hobhouse for The College, the Farm, Trim Lodge, The Goat Inn, Widow Hancock for the White Horse, Miss Rooke for Cote, Henry Bengough for Penpark, etc.

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  22. Boar's Croft Farm, between Cheddington and Aylesbury 30 HEAD OF EXCEEDINGLY WELL-BRED SHORT-HORN CATTLE, Including 12 Heiffers, 7 Cows, 6 Heiffer Calves & 5 Bulls, also A Valuable Entire Cart Colt.... 40 Acres of Grass Crop.... The property of Thomas Kingsley.... To be Sold by Auction, by Messrs. Jonas & Son & Castle, On the premises, on Wednesday, June 13th, 1877.... Poster, size 30" x 20", few short tears, a couple of small holes where once folded. Smith and Company, Printers, Bicester, 1877. £22.00

  23. County Theatre, Aylesbury RED RIDING HOOD Alan Gale presents A Grand Christmas Pantomime.... Adelaide Elliot's Juveniles... Six Military Maids... See Toyland, The Glen, Merryland.... Playbill in four colours on stiff card, 15" x 10". early 1950's. £10.00

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  24. Guilden Morden OBLIGATION BOND James Coxall of Guilden Morden, Carpenter, to Hale Wortham the Younger of Royston, for £200. Printed with MS inserts, 1p., small folio, record of 6 payments on conjoint leaf. Signed by Coxall and two witnesses, small wax seal. 1749. £22.00
    Refers to a mortgage between Mary Sell, James Coxall and Hale Wortham.

  25. Newmarket Heath ANGLESEY ABBEY An Exceptionally Fine Old Historic Residence Partly of Twelfth and Thirteenth Century Construction... about 45 Acres, Also Arable and pasture Land, Garden Ground & Cottages... forming an attractive Small Freehold Estate of About 193 Acres... for Sale by Auction... Cambridge... May 15th, 1926. 23pp, large 4to, printed wraps, 2 photographic plates. Historical introduction. Crease down front where once folded vertically. 1926. £30.00

  26. Webster & Waters, Engineers BILL OF QUANTITIES for Corporation of Cambridge and The Local Board of Chesterton, New Roadway, Contract No. 3. Sm. folio, 8p. printed in cursive, prices in ink. Front wrap loose. n.d. late 19th cent. £15.00
    Includes prices for excavating, banking, metalling, granite macadam, kerbs, drains, fencing, etc.

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  27. Chester LEASE OF POSSESSION of a piece of ground with dwellinghouse, workshops and other buildings on the east side of Nicholas Street in Chester, The Governors of the Possessions and Goods of The Free Grammar School of King Edward the Sixth in Macclesfield, to James Hilton of Chester. Vellum, size 17" x 25", written in a large clear hand. Fine large oval wax seal of the Trustees. 1822. £36.00
    Description of the property gives measurements in feet and occupiers of adjacent properties.

  28. Gladstone (W.E) LETTER on headed notepaper of Hawarden Castle, Chester, dated Nov. 14. '74, to a Mr Dean, saying he cannot attend the meeting of today as 'I have engaged myself to be in East Lothian this evening... I write on the point of receiving'. 1p, sm. 8vo., mourning border, blank conjoint leaf... together with... LETTER from Stephen E. Gladstone, Hawarden Rectory, March 24th, 1883, beginning 'Dear Sir', saying 'we will gladly welcome your men & officers to Church tomorrow morning...' and asking him to pass on to the men the times of Holy Communion, which he lists. 19 lines, small 8vo., blank conjoint leaf backed with thin card and pencilled note that it was sent to Robt. Montgomery, Q.M. of the 1st Lancashire Engineer Volunteers. 2 items. 1874 and 1883. £25.00

  29. Guilden Sutton, near Chester PARTICULAR OF FREEHOLD ESTATE, Situate at Guilden Sutton, about Two Miles from Chester, advertised To be Sold by Auction, at the Albion Hotel, in Chester, On Monday, the 25th Day of October, 1824.... A Good Spacious Farm House, with Spacious Outbuildings.... Poster, size 17" x 11". Carnes, Printer, Northwich, 1824. £24.00
    In fine crisp condition.

  30. Macclesfield PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Valuable Estates called The Foden Bank, The Hollins, and Guncar Lane Estates, in Sutton.... For Sale by Auction.... August 3, 1831.... 5pp., folio, plus docket title. Folds. Gives schedules for each lot with occupier, description, acreage. Values have been added in ink in margins. 1831. £38.00

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  31. Altarnun POSTER To Be Let.... well-known Grassy Farm called Burland.... now in the occupation of Messrs. Hicks and Coombe.... valuable Rights of Common on Trevague Moor. 17" x 11", with folds. Dated 21st December, 1858. £16.00

  32. Brynn ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXIII.15, scale 1/2500, size approx. 25" x 38". Second edition 1907. Folded. £16.00
    Shows Retire Common, Brynn Mine, Great Brynn, Union and R.D. Railway, Kirriers, Higher Colbiggan.

  33. Carlyon Estate, St. Austell PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Farms, Smallholdings, Building and Accommodation Lands, Houses, Cottages and Freehold China Clay Works and Kilns, Rights and Easements Situate at Sandy Bottom, Holmbush, Bethel, Boscundle, Porthtowan, Polglaze.... in the Parishes of St. Austell and St. Blazey.... to be offered by Auction.... 28th, 29th and 30th October, 1946.... 71pp., sm. folio, wraps, slightly worn at spine. Lacks all of the 7 folding plans, which appear never to have been bound in, or have been issued separately. 1946. £40.00
    Includes Gover China Clay Works, Bodelva China Clay Works, Carveor China Clay Works, Par Moor Mica Works. The 'Conditions of Sale' give a list of 26 setts, grants etc. relating to the lots.

  34. Checkhouse Common RECEIPT signed by Henry Paynter affirming he has received four pounds from John Hill for the annuity in consideration of his house and garden and also '1/16th share of Checkhouse(?) Common... and from the sale of Five Tons of Copper Oar to be raised in the said Common... to pay Five pounds yearly instead of four pounds'. 1p, folio. signed and witnessed, blank conjoint leaf. 1757. £18.00

  35. Cornwall Minerals Railway Co. MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS AT A SPECIAL BOARD MEETING 22nd July 1873. Manuscript, 5p. signed by Chairman, size 15" x 9", plain wraps with MS title, horizontal fold, wraps rather grubby. Pasted in at relevant points are 3 notices, one giving notice of first Ordinary General Meeting of the new company, for electing Directors, etc., notice requesting Shareholders submit old shares for new issue under the 1873 Act, and covering letter explaining the conversion to a Parliamentary Company. 1873. £80.00
    'From a personal inspection of the Works on the above Railway made within the last few days, I am satisfied that the Contractor, Sir. S. Peto, has so far advanced the work as to justify me in recommending that the payment which would be due to him under his Contract on the 7th proximo be made.... W.H. Thomas, Engineer'. The railway was revitalised under the speculator W.R. Roebuck 'he formed the Cornwall Minerals Railway, authorized on 21 July 1873' a number of standard gauge mineral lines 'all opened after feverish activity on 1 June 1874'. David St. John Thomas 'West Country Railway History'.

  36. Dolcoath, Cooks Kitchen Mine, etc. TWENTY SEVEN PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS taken from the photographs in Burrows' 'Mongst Mines and Miners'. Each size 10" x 7", with label on verso 'Photo Archive, Penzance, Cornwall'. With a photocopy of the list of illustrations from the book as a key. n.d. 1970's? £30.00

  37. Falmouth FALMOUTH HAVEN From a Chart drawn in the Reign of K. Henry VIII preserved in the British Museum. Lithographed map, size 15" x 10", plus margins. Central horizontal fold. 1814. £16.00
    From Lysons 'Magna Britannia'.

  38. Feock to Flushing Road AN ACT for making and maintaining a Public Road from or near Killiganoon Corner, in the Parish of Feock.... to the Village of Flushing, in the Parish of Mylor.... 40pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Last page loose. 1815. £22.00


  39. Forbes (Stanhope A.) GOODBYE! OFF TO SKIBEREEN Fine etching by C.G. Murray, size approx. 20" x 15. Art Union 1903. £70.00

  40. Grade ASSIGNMNENT of a messuage adjoining Chiverton, including plots of wastrel land enclosed by Thomas Bryan out of Gwendreath Common, Laurence Stephens to Thomas Stephens. Large vellum sheet, wax seal. 1846. £14.00

  41. Grade LEASE of Kugar in the Parish of Grade for 99 years, The Rt. Hon. Viscount Falmouth to Naboth Randle. Vellum 18" x 24", fine black armorial seal of Viscount Falmouth, 1" in diameter, and another red seal. Outside where titled rather browned. 1793. £16.00
    Reserves the right for Viscount Falmouth to divert any water courses on the land for the purpose of working any mine. Names 3 'Lives'.

  42. Gwinear COUNTERPART OF SETT to raise tin, lead, copper etc. in land in Gwinear limited by the Lamin Estate, Wheal Hope Sett, George Duke of Leeds to John Davies of Crowan. Vellum, size 17" x 22", wax seal. Outside dusty. Ink very slightly faded, but completely legible. 1803. £40.00

  43. Helston FINAL AGREEMENT between John Rogers and John Paddy and Anne his wife, relating to four messuages, two curtilages, two gardens, one acre of land in the Borough of Helston. On vellum, size 8" x 17", lithographed with manuscript insertions. Blue paper tax stamp top left. 1825. £12.00
    John and Anne Paddy quitclaimed their right in the tenement to Rogers.

  44. Helston REMOVAL ORDER from the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Borough of Helston to those of Cury, for conveying John Seville back to his place of settlement, 12th November 1810. Printed folio sheet, with manuscript inserts, signed by two Justices, small papered seals. With memorandum on verso, also signed, stating Seville is unfit to be removed... together with... similar order for removing Elizabeth Hall, singlewoman, pregnant with a bastard child, to the Parish of North Bradley, Wiltshire, 7th Nov. 1819... with... a similar document for removing Betsy Hill to the Parish of St. Georges, Bloomsbury, 21st May, 1814, and another one 9th June, 1814, for her removal to St. Pancras, both with memorandum on verso saying she is unfit to be moved. 4 documents in all. 1810-1819. £65.00

  45. Helston, Lizard ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 359. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 14" x 19", plus margins. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 8vo, cloth endpapers. Cloth at fold between two sections torn (4" tear). Boundaries revised to 1898. £12.00

  46. Helston, Tregoning etc. GROUP OF TEN LETTERS TO THE WILLIAMS FAMILY Mainly about property matters. 1848-55. Each 2-3p. 8vo. Three are from Frederick Hill about Roskarnon, Tregidden Wartha, Lanarth 'I have not heard from Mr. W. Grylls but I think Lanarth likely to suit him if put in immediate order... not a day should be lost in the Gardens...' 1848-55. £10.00

  47. Kenwyn RELEASE of messuage and lands in Kenwyn, late in the possession of Walter Luke, called Bossore Chapel, Samuel Newton of Stepney, Weaver and Elizabeth his wife to Jacob Jackman of Truro, Merchant. 1696. Vellum, 14" x 19", two small chipped wax seals on tags, ink brownish rather than black. Witnessed, receipt on verso. Small brownish stain below docket title on verso... together with... Account of Farther Lands in Chinwine given from his mouth May 16 1796. 1p., small folio... together with... An Abstract of John Wilkins the Testator's Title to the Tenements in Bossore and Bossore Chappell. 3p., folio, details deeds from 1679-1715... together with... Draft Copy of Bill in Chancery, Collins v. Wilkins. John Collins of Redruth, Clerk, complains that John Wilkins of Kenwyn, Tinner, did 'apply to your Orator to lend him (£400) alleging that he would convey the said estates to your orator by way of Mortgage...' The estates consisted of Veysey's tenement in Idless, part of a Grist Mill in Idless, Husbands and Casiers Tenements in Bossore. Gives details of the lands. 26p, small folio, last leaf worn and browned with some loss of words at right edge. No date, c. 1750... together with... A SCHEDULE AND INVENTORY containing a full and True Account of all the real and personal estate... of John Wilkins late of the parish of Kenwyn... now a prisoner in Bodmyn Gaoll... for Debt. 1749. Lists 8 people owed, with details of rights in properties, for example 'Three Lords Wood'. 1p, folio, splits at folds repaired on verso, some spotting, address panel and memorandum signed by Wilkins on verso saying it is a true schedule of all 'exceptt wearing apparall Bedding for myself and family...' together with a letter from Mr. Praed Hill, a lawyer at Crediton to Mrs Elizabeth Wilkins, 19th Jan., 1750, regarding a judgement which allows her to take possession of the Mill at Idless 'As to the Death Warrt. there is no such thing for he is not Indicted'... together with... DECLARATION OF EJECTMENT to Mrs Eliz. Wilkins, 18th Jan., 1750. 1p., 4to, printed with manuscript inserts. Refers to Idless in Kenwyn, and John Wilkins who was in the Marshalsea. 1696-c1750. £45.00

  48. Linkinhorne PARTICULARS OF SALE OF CHOICE FREEHOLD DAIRY & STOCK FARM.... known as "Lower Trefrize" in the parish of Linkinhorne..... For Sale by Public Auction at the White Hart Hotel, Launceston, on Tuesday 16th June 1964. With tipped in photographic illusts, 3 pages, cyclostyled, on rectos only, original printed wraps. 1964. £8.00

  49. Lostwithiel BILL the Corporation of Lostwithiel to Richd. Rundle Constable. For expenses of Jury of the Inquest on the Body of Harry Goldsworthy, Constables fee, telegraph messuages to coroner etc. single 4to sheet, signed by Coroner. Oct. 1st. 1867. £16.00

  50. Ludgvan CERTIFICATE OF ADMINISTRATION in the Archdeaconry of Cornwall granted to Catherine Roberts the widow of William Roberts of Ludgvan who died intestate. Printed on vellum with manuscript inserts, size 7" x 7". 1774. £12.00

  51. Newham Quarry LETTER from J. Bassett Collins to W.C Foulkes, Bodmin, headed 'Newham Quarry', referring to some dispute, and saying 'it is more a matter for a Court of Law than an unprofessional referee... Lord Vivian is much pressed to bring in all his accounts by the Court of Chancery...' 2p. 4to, folds. 1852. £8.00

  52. Penzance Chapel LICENCE granting James Tonkin M.A. 'the curacy of 'the Chapell of Penzance within the Parish of Maddern... augmented with the Bounty of Her late Majesty Queen Anne', 'upon the Nomination of The Mayor, Aldermen and Assistants of Burriton otherwise Penzance'. Manuscript on paper, 1p. oblong small folio, good impressed seal of Bishop of Exeter, 2 rather smudgy tax stamps. Signed S. Weston. Folded, with docket title on blank conjoint leaf. Paper slightly darkened at edges. 1745. £45.00

  53. Reynolds (C) Publisher THE ALBUM OF CORNWALL VIEWS. Being 21 photo litho views on an extending strip. Original boards, approx. 6" x 5", decorative gilt title. cloth spine. c189- £15.00
    Includes Penzance, St. Ives, Botallack Mine, Port Minster, St. Ives, Falmouth etc.

  54. Saint Keverne APPORTIONMENT OF THE RENT CHARGE IN LIEU OF TITHES in the Parish of Saint Keverne in the County of Cornwall... 1842. (xiii) + 59pp., large folio, lacks wraps. Printed in columns with Landowners, Occupiers, no. on Plan, Description, State of Cultivation, Quantity, Amount of Rent Charge. pages dog-eared and dusty at corners, 2" tear in top margin throughout the volume. 1842. £180.00
    Comprises three 'Schedules', 'Remainder of Lands', 'Summary'.

  55. St. Ives Fishery AN ACT for the Encouragement and Improvement of the Pilchard-fishery carried on within the Bay of Saint Ives.... Black Letter. Cover leaf + 26pp, disbound, affected by damp, cover leaf with some loss of paper in right margin, first five leaves with staining in margin, not affecting text. Act of Parliament. 1776. £26.00
    'if any Boat having a Seyne-net on Board, shall be put out to Sea before the Warp-rope of her Seyne-net shall be landed, the Hewer or Hewers of such Boat and Seyne shall... forfeit and pay the Sum of Fifty Pounds...'

  56. St. Just, Morval etc. COUNTERPART LEASE of Moiety of Tin Bounds in St. Just in Penwith, Morval, Madeern, Sancreed, Morvah, Sennen, Zennor, Ludgvan and Towednack within the Stannaries of Penwith in Kirrier, John Jones Pearce of Gulval to Mary, Ann and Jane Pearce, his spinster Aunts. On vellum, size 22" x 28", 59 lines, signed by the aunts with three wax seals. On verso are signatures of witnesses, and a Memorandum, signed by the aunts, agreeing that John Pearce shall have the exclusive right to grant setts for working the said bounds without interference by Mary, Jane and Ann. Ink faded, but legible, very badly damp spotted down the right side, to about 8" in from the right edge, with loss of an area about 6" x 10" at the top right hand side. 1789. £55.00

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

  58. St. Minver ACCOUNTS from Coode & Sons Solicitors for Mrs Sandys, 1821-1863. Each double page, small folio, listing payments made and received. Refers to legal work carried out, dividends on Grand Junction Canal shares, income from lands in St. Minver and Lanivet, and marriage jointure. 30 accounts, folded with docket title (several years missing). 1821-63. £15.00
    Probably the daughter of Rev. William Sandys of St. Minver, who moved to Somerset.

  59. St. Minver area FOUR NOTICES TO QUIT Four slips, manuscript, signed by Wm. Sandys, giving notice to quit to William Graveton for Kirso, 1811 and 1815, Richd. James 1814, Samuel Arthur for Trevanger 1801. sm. 8vo. 1801-1815. £8.00
    Signed by John Lang as having been delivered.

  60. St. Minver LETTER from George Browne, Bodmin 9th July 1791, to William Sandys at Saint Minver. 3p., 4to, integral address panel (not posted). Refers to a query about who is responsible for repairing part of the Church Yard Hedge 'which late Charles Moyle lately Planted with Elder', and Great Tithes payable. Sandys has added vitriolic comments in the margin and below: 'Scelerate!' 'This letter is preserved to show how these two base men combined to take advantage of my Ignorance as well of my Benevolent disposition towards my Parishioners....' 1791. £10.00

  61. Stokeclimsland ASSIGNMENT of 3/8th parts of Over Hampt and Snells Hampt in the parish of Stokeclimsland, Messrs. Sandys and others by the direction of William Robinson Hill to Arthur Kelly, yeoman. 5 vellum sheets, 21" x 27", plus a slightly smaller sheet with a Schedule listing deeds from 1734. 4 wax seals. 1826. £25.00
    The tenements were part of the Manor of Manaton.

  62. Stokeclimsland COUNTERPART LEASE of a share in North Norton and a meadow called Manaton Meadow in Stokeclimsland, John Hill of Trenethick to Philipaa Deacon of Stokeclimsland, widow. Vellum, size 16" x 24", armorial wax seal on tag. Vellum browned. 1735. £16.00

  63. Truro Boundaries REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF TRURO 3pp, with a coloured Plan by R.K. Dawson. Scale 2" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1832. £22.00

  64. Truro Tin INVOICE 'Tynn Office Truro May 15th 1712. Invoice of the Contents of five Hundred and Ninety Blocks of Her Majesties Tynn Shipt on Board the Rebeccah Anthony Jenkins Master for London Consigned.... unto the Honble the Warden Master and Comptroler of Her Majesties Mint in the Tower of London being Marked as per Margin Coynd Numberes & Stannary Weight follows Viz.... ' There follows 55 lines of numbers in 5 columns across the page. Folio sheet of stiff paper, 17" x 11", tear at central fold, repaired, a few small tears at top edge, 1 short tear in text, repaired on verso with document tape. 1712. £140.00
    Early documents on tin are rare.

  65. Truro Water AN ACT for better supplying with Water the District of Truro in the County of Cornwall.... 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1875. £10.00

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

  67. West Cornwall Railway HALF-YEARLY REPORT AND ACCOUNTS 30th June, 1861. 3pp., folio, folded, with docket title. August 1861. £42.00
    Includes half-page report from the Engineer, R.P. Brereton. 'The relaying of the Permanent Way on portions of the Main Line, by substituting longitudinal Fish-jointed Rails for the Barlow Rails is in progress, upwards of two miles having been laid...'

  68. Williams & Sons THREE LETTERS to Mr Skewes at Burncoose Copper Office from E. Corrie, Williams Foster & Co. in London, regarding Messrs. Williams and Sons Annuities, and accounting matters. Each 1p 4to, address label with postmarks on verso of conjoint leaf... together with a similar letter to Michael and William Williams at Scorrier House. 4 items. 1850-53. £16.00

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  69. Ainstable AN ACT for Inclosing Lands in the Manor of Ainstable, in the County of Cumberland. 30pp., small folio, separately paginated. Disbound, Act of Parliament. Outer leaf with docket title dust-stained. Traces of folds. 1818. £22.00

  70. Bolton AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor of Bolton... 43pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1777. £22.00

  71. Brampton TO BE SOLD by Public Auction At the House of Mr. Thomas Bell, The Howard's Arms Inn, in Brampton.... 25th of May, 1802.... All those valuable Tithe-Free Estates called by the respective Names of Kiln-Hill, Harrows, and the Close.... consisting of three Dwelling Houses.... 105 Acres.... a right upon a valuable and extensive adjoining Common...... Handbill, size 12" x 7", traces of folds. Carlisle: Printed at B. Scott's Office, 1802. £50.00

  72. Brisco PARTICULARS, PLAN & CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Freehold Estate known as Brisco Hill, comprising Mansion House, Garden & Pleasure Grounds.... to be Sold by Public Auction.... 28th September 1887.... 3pp., folio, folded, large attractive hand-coloured folding plan. 1887. £28.00

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

  74. Great Croglin A BILL for Inclosing Lands in Great Croglin, in the County of Cumberland. 33pp., sm. folio, disbound, separately paginated. Docket title, traces of folds. A few leaves with some slight discoloration in right margin. With amendments and corrections in ink in a neat contemporary hand throughout. 1808. £28.00
    Refers to rights to Mines of Coal, Lead, Tin, Copper, Minerals, Stones, Fossils, etc. The Lord of the Manor who was entitled to Mines and Minerals was the Earl of Egremont. Presumably the Bill was amended prior to becoming an Act.

  75. Mason (W), Ambleside, Publisher FRITH'S SERIES ALBUM OF 45 VIEWS representing The Lake Country. 19 full page sepia photographic views, and 26 half page ones, on glossy paper, oblong large 8vo, gilt boards, front board rubbed. c1910. £18.00

  76. Penrith PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Premises at Netherend, which will be sold by Auction.... the 7th day of June, 1855.... 2pp., folio, plus docket title. 1855. £15.00

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  77. Ashburton MANUSCRIPT AUCTION TERMS for sale of properties in Torquay. Comprises 8 houses in Warborough Vale, Ellacombe. 4 pages, folio, completed memorandum signed over stamp. Folded. 1878. £8.00

  78. Bonaparte-Wyse (W.C) A SONG FOR THE 'INVINCIBLE ARMADA!' Plymouth: I.W.N. Keys, Printer, Whimple Street. Leaflet, 4pp., printed in red with decorative title on the front, with statue of Drake. Manor of St. John's May 23rd, 1888. £5.00

  79. Brushford GRANT of Brushford Farm by Robert Luxton to John Westron, in relation to the forthcoming marriage between Robert Luxton and Frances Westron. Vellum, size 20" x 28"., remains of wax seal on tag. Small hole near one fold, a few small foxing spots. 1725. £25.00
    Mentions the parlour and chamber for Robert Luxton the elder to 'keep his household good in during his naturall life and the pasturage of one cow and horse on the Barton', as well as 'the little house adjoining to the parlour and the easter orchard'.

  80. Capern (Edward) LETTER to J.H. Haydon, signed 'E. Capern'. Addressed from Rock Villa, Harborne, 27th November 1877. Tipped inside is an envelope addressed to Haydon at Bethlem Royal Hospital, penny red stamp. 1877. £38.00
    Capern published various books of poems. He was known as 'the rural postman of Bideford'. He says he recalls Hayden's visit with Mr. Risdon 'he was quite a walking chronicle to me touching the Giffords of Hatchbury and other old North Devon families', and reminisces about the particular quality of Devon 'there was a freshness and simplicity in Devonshire and a sweet poetry too that the so-called civilization of a large town like Birmingham can never supply.' He tells him where he can get two particular editions of Barnes' poems, naming the publisher' 'I sincerely hope you may succeed in getting a set of his works...' and asks him to let him know the price.

  81. Chudleigh ATT A MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES OF AND FOR THE PERPETUAL ADVOWSON of the Viccaridge and parish Church of Chudleigh... the seaventh day of August Anno Dom. 1718... for the Electing of a fitt and orthodox divine... to be Vicar... of the Parish Church... now vacant and wanting a viccar by the death of Nicholas Trip... Manuscript, 2p., small folio, blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Heading as above followed by signatures in two columns under the names of 'John Serjent Candidate' and 'Samuel Coker Candidate. Serjent has 25 signatures and Coker 13. Small hole in paper at central fold, slightly affecting one letter, some slight browning in small area at top centre. 39 signatures. Docket title reads 'The Poll when Mr Sarjent was chosen'. 1718. £55.00

  82. Churches NOTES ON ANCIENT DEVON CHURCHES Revised 1937. Album with photographs and manuscript descriptions of 18 Devon churches, cloth-covered boards, size 11" x 8", manuscript label. 44 pages of neatly-written description on lined paper, interspersed with stiff leaves with postcard-size photographs taken by the writer, with his initials below, and some commercial photographic postcards (with numbers in white in plate.) 21 original photographs, and 15 postcards. 1937-38. £65.00
    Churches are at: Wolborough; Highweek; Coffinswell; Denbury; Coombe in Teignhead; Stoke in Teignhead; West Ogwell; Dean Prior; Stoke Gabriel; Kenton; Ipplepen; Torbryan; Ringmore Shaldon; North Bovey; Widecombe in the Moor; Hennock; Trusham; Dittisham. The descriptions include brief history, architectural features, memorial tablets, restoration works etc.

  83. Collins (R.G) POWDERHAM CASTLE (S. DEVON RAILWAY) Drawn and Engraved for the British Gazetteer. Hand-coloured engraved oval view, size of view 5" x 8", excluding title. c1850. £9.00
    Shows the castle from the land side, with the estuary in the distance.

  84. Colyton and Seaton CONVEYANCE of a dwelling house and garden in Colyton, near the market place, on the site of a house which had burned down, Frances Lott to Hamilton Rogers. Two large vellum sheets, small wax seals... together with... RELEASE in fee of two closes of land called Higher and Middle Dungeon situate at Seaton, Sir John Trevelyan to William Head. Large vellum sheet, wax seal, ink slightly faded, some slight wear at folds... together with... Schedule of title deeds to those closes, 1805 - 1841, 4p. folio. 1855 and 1838. £18.00

  85. Colyton, Seaton and Beer DAWN OF DAY AND COLYTON, SEATON AND BEER PARISH MAGAZINES Containing Matters of Local Interest and Information. The first 8 pages are the magazine, and then the 'Dawn of Day', on thinner paper, comprises 20 pages, illustrated. Includes numerous adverts for local firms, report of baptisms, the Pantomime, Christmas Treat, etc. 4to, wraps printed with local adverts, edges of wraps slightly chipped... together with... similar magazine for December of that year. February and December 1897. £12.00

  86. Crispin family FOLDER OF MANUSCRIPT NOTES on the Crispin family of South Poole, Portlemouth etc. Folder, thick boards size 14" x 8", with notes and pedigrees, comprising 13p., 4to, recording Crispin marriages, baptisms and burials at South Poole, 1572-1795; pedigrees on 5 large folio sheets, folded and loosely inserted; 11p., folio of notes taken from various sources; 4 letters from Crispin family members, 1902, and a letter from J. Ingle Dredge 'I have copied the following North Devon Parish Registers down to 1812... some of my copies are very bulky, viz. Bideford, Hartland... 1896.' c1902. £22.00

  87. Cuming (Nicholas), Surveyor MAP OF KELLY'S HIGHER WITHECOTT in the Parish of Langtree, County of Devon, Property of Richard B. Rouse Esq. Manuscript map in ink and watercolour, size 17" x 26", scale on thick paper, folded in eight. 3" repaired tear from left edge, affecting blank area only beyond border. Some light greyish discolouration down left edge and on Reference Table. Large title with an interesting variety of decorative lettering styles. Shows house and outbuildings, coloured pink, gardens, roads (which are outlined in blue), fields with hedges, shaded according to cultivation in bright solid green, green and buff lines, orchard plots with trees. Compass rose, scale bar. Adjoining owners named. Reference table with nos. on plan, inclosures, contents. Top right is a note saying this is the Plan referred to in the declaration of Henry Ley, 4.8.1869, and another note in red 'Those outlined bought by S. Guille and A. Haworth Feb. 1866', referring to five areas which are outlined in red pencil. 1845. £160.00

  88. Devon Poor AN ACT to repeal an Act, passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the more effectual Relief of the Poor in the County of Devon.... 5pp., small folio, disbound. Cover leaf. Act of Parliament. 1773. £16.00

  89. Devonport Dockyard Tunnel AN ACT to empower the Commissioners of the Admiralty to construct a Tunnel between Her Majesty's Dockyard at Devonport and Her Majesty's Steam Factory Yard at Keyham, and to acquire certain Property for Her Majesty's Service. Disbound, folio. 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1854. £17.00
    With 3p. Schedule of property concerned

  90. East Budleigh, Buckfastleigh, Ilsington THREE MANUSCRIPT AUCTION TERMS for sale of properties. Comprises 'Batstone Lodge', East Budleigh; three houses in Fore Street Buckfastleigh; cottage called 'Crooked Beam' in Ilsington. Each approx. 4 pages, folio, folded. 1875-1880. £10.00
    Contains brief description of the property at the head of the Conditions of Sale.

  91. Exeter Boundaries REPORT OF THE PROPOSED BOROUGH OF EXETER, with a Description of the proposed Boundary. 4pp, with a folding lithographed plan, hand-coloured in outline. Scale 2" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1832. £20.00

  92. Great Torrington OBLIGATION BOND between Thomas Dyer of Great Torrington, Cordwainer, and Christian Maria Stevens of Cross, Widow, for £930. 1p., small folio, printed with manuscript inserts, signed by Dyer with small wax seal. Blnak conjoint leaf. 1758. £20.00

  93. Harberton PARTICULARS of Valuable Property called 'Maryland', for Sale by Auction at the Castle Hotel, Totnes, Tuesday, October 9th, 1883. 3pp., folio, includes Schedules. Wear at fold on last leaf. 1883. £12.00

  94. Honiton Boundaries REPORT OF THE PROPOSED BOROUGH OF HONITON with a Description of the proposed Boundary. 2pp, with a folding lithographed plan, hand-coloured in outline. Scale 2" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1832. £20.00

  95. Hooper (S), Pub. by LUNDY CASTLE Copper engraving, size 4" x 6", in cream card mount, with gilt and black lines. Size of mount 10" x 12". 1775. £20.00
    Shows castle outlined against the Channel with Devon coast in distance, two figures in foreground. From Grose's 'Antiquities'.

  96. Lifton ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS Plans and Conditions of Sale of Freehold, Residential Agricultural and Village Properties at Lifton, also about Twelve Miles of Fishing in the River Tamar and its Tributaries, 306 Acres... for Sale by Auction at the Coronation Hall, Lifton... 22nd day of July 1948. 23pp., size 8" x 11", two very large folding plans, Plan 2 being of the fishing rights. Memorandum completed by the purchaser of the fishing rights. 1948. £40.00
    The fishing rights included 4 miles on the Tamar, and stretches on the Rivers Carey, Lyd, Wolf and Thrushel. Properties included 'Hornapark', 'Woodbine Cottage', house in Fore Street, 'Underwood', Gatherley and Leat Woods, etc. There do not appear to have ever been any illustrations in this copy.

  97. Lydford PENCIL DRAWING titled 'Lydford bridge'. On thick paper, size approx. 10" x 14". Shows stream in steep wooden ravine, looking upstream towards the bridge, ferns etc. in foreground. In dark green mount with gold line. c1806. £70.00

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

  99. Mallet (J) delin. A PLAN OF THE BARTON OF WINSCOTT in the Parish of Peters Marland, the property of John Cleveland Esq. Manuscript plan on thick paper backed with linen, size 23" x 35", fully hand coloured. Scale 3 chains to 1 inch. Small title cartouche, scale bar in form of ruler, plain compass rose top right. In the top left corner is a view of the house from the side, and a smaller building behind, in different shades of grey wash, size 5" x 7", and in the bottom right corner is similar view of the front elevation of the house, showing railings in front and a curved path. Along the bottom of the plan, from the left, are: a drawing of an arm with dividers, with protractor, instrument case, ruler, fully handcoloured and drawn in careful detail; a plane table; a coloured plan; survey books; protractor; pen and notebook (all these drawings coloured). Reference table on right with key to fields, orchards etc., with acreage. Buildings shown in red, with main house at the centre, detailed plan of garden in front. Woodland and plantations shown with small trees, adjoining owners named. Roads and water features coloured. The plan has been folded lightly into eight, so there are traces of folds. Some small horizontal creases in paper down edges. Minor foxing at edges, and some greyish marks in blank area at top border. Area of light waterstaining at bottom left edge slightly obtruding beyond border. n.d. c1805. £550.00
    The estate of Winscott was the birthplace of Tristram Risdon, author of 'The Chorographical Description of Devon', which was written there. John Cleveland was a Member of Parliament for Barnstaple. He died in 1817.

  100. Monkleigh (Manor of) ABSTRACT OF TITLE to a tenement called Hole, otherwise North Hole, parcel of the Manor of Monkleigh in Little Torrington. 38p., folio, written on rectos only. Refers to the tenements of Servis, Cliffe, Bowden, North Frizenham, Westcotts, North Hole, etc. The first indenture listed is a Bargain and Sale between Richard Coffin and Robert Incledon, 1709, the last one is a deed of 1808. Paper watermarked 1812. £34.00

  101. Muffery SCHEDULE OF DEEDS made c1740, of Mr. Vigures' title to the tenements of Westford, Chasty, and Muffery. 3p., small folio. The period covered is 1680-1732. c1740. £8.00

  102. Palmer (Sutton) DEVON WATERCOLOURS 20 coloured plates, including illustration on front board. Published by A. & C. Black, 1926. £18.00

  103. Plymouth and Stonehouse Gas AN ACT for enlarging the powers of the Plymouth and Stonehouse Gaslight and Coke Company..... 9pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1879. £9.00

  104. Plymouth Dock AN ACT to enable certain Persons, during the Minority of Sir John Saint Aubyn Baronet, to renew and grant Leases of Lands, and to sell other Lands, all at Plymouth Dock, in the County of Devon, for the Use of His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors.... 16pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. Act of Parliament. 1774. £16.00

  105. Plymouth THE CITADEL PLYMOUTH from the Sound. Tinted lithograph 8" x 14", plus margins. Show the citadel from the sea, with hills in the distance, cliffs on the left with path leading up the hill, tower on right, variety of ships in the foreground, a sailing boat with dark sails manned by two men in the foreground, other sailing boats and paddle steamer behind them. Published by Jewitt & Micklewood opposite the Bank of England, Plymouth. c1850. £50.00
    Somers Cocks 'Devon Topographical Prints', No. 2025.

  106. Political skit TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION a few couple of Draft Hounds The Property of a Nobleman. Manuscript satirical 'auction handbill', 3p., 4to, folded with docket title as above. Refers to the people by their initials, e.g. 'Perjury' by 'Puritan' out of 'Calvinist' - enquire of B.. H.E. and W... S...', 'This Hound runs in the Horsewhipp'd Esquires Pack near Combmartin... his place is now supplied by a more effectual Hound from Ilfracombe'. Other figures are referred to as 'Arselick Tommy', 'Jesuit by Userer', 'Turncoat: A single eyed Hound to be found at South Molton...' Paper watermarked 1809. £25.00
    Presumably relates to local politicians the author wished to attack anonomously. 14 'Hounds' are listed.

  107. Rowe (G), Cheltenham, printed and published by THE TREADWATER In the Valley of the East Lyn, Devon. Tinted lithograph, size 9" x 12", plus margins. A few foxing spots in margins, and some slight spotting in sky area. c1840. £28.00

  108. Seaton (Manor of) COUNTERPART OF A LEASE of Lands in Seaton for two lives... Sir George Trevelyan Bart. to Robert Clapp. Large vellum sheet, signed by Clapp. Someone has covered some mark on the verso of the vellum with white correction fluid... together with a slightly later lease of a messuage called Wislades, Sir George Trevelyan to Bampfylde Carslake. Large vellum sheet, verso of vellum where titled very rubbed. 1758 and 1784. £14.00
    The earlier lease includes lands called Knowles and Aish Grove.

  109. Sidmouth Railway AN ACT to authorise the construction of a Railway.... to be called "the Sidmouth Railway".... 18pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1871. £24.00

  110. Spreat (W), Publisher PLYMOUTH FROM MOUNT EDGECUMBE Stoke, Stonehouse, Stonehouse Pool, Victualling Office, Devil's Point. Dedicated by special permission to the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Mount Edgecumbe. Fine tinted lithograph, size 9" x 14", plus wide margins (overall size 15" x 22") showing the town from across the river, with docks, smoking factory chimneys etc., shipping in river, hills in far distance. Three small edge tears, repaired on verso, at top edge, light waterstain approx. 5" across, in bottom margin. A few very small spots in bottom margin. c1845. £70.00
    Somers Cocks 'Devon Topographical Prints', No. 2208. A print with an unusual rich velvety texture, and the clever tinting in sepia gives a very realistic, almost photographic feel. The reflections in the water are particularly well done.

  111. Spreat (W), Publisher TEIGNMOUTH The Den, Looking South. Tinted lithograph, size 7" x 13", plus margins. Shows bathing machines on beach, couple in a carriage in foreground, tall flagpole-type structure on lawn, The Ness in distance. Sky area with foxing spots. c1850. £45.00

  112. Sutton Harbour Railway AN ACT for enabling the South Devon Railway Company to improve their Sutton Harbour Branch.... 10pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1854 £15.00

  113. Teignmouth Harbour AN ACT for the Maintenance and Regulation of the Harbour of Teignmouth and the Navigation of the River Teign.... 36pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1853. £15.00

  114. Torquay ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Fifth Edition. Sheet No. 145. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Blue and black Ellis Martin Cover with hiker, cloth-backed. Small library stamp on back wrap. 1935. £9.00

  115. Turner (J.M.W.) TEIGNMOUTH Engraved view. From a drawing by Turner, engraved by George Cooke. Size 6" x 9", plus margins, mounted in burgundy card mount, size 14" x 16", with gold line. Description of Teignmouth printed on verso. 1840. £20.00

  116. Western District Rate-Payers' Association, Plymouth SCRAP BOOK of newspaper cuttings and some ephemera, 1893-1900. 4to scrap book, cloth boards, 42 pages of pasted in cuttings from The Mercury, etc., recording the Association's Meetings, Municipal Politics, etc. Also pasted in are a membership card, printed Committee's Report, tipped-in handbill printed on green paper advertising a public meeting at the Forester's Hall, a printed folio sheet with photographs of the candidates in the Municipal Election, 1896, with their election manifestos; a card soliciting votes for John Taylor, programme for excursion. 1893-1900. £45.00
    'The association has done much to foster and keep alive a keen interest in the doings of the local authority. At times its attitude towards the Town Council has been that of a hostile critic. But more generally it has been that of the more or less candid friend.' There is much on drainage schemes for the Western District, Burrator Reservoir, etc. The album seems to have been compiled by John Taylor, Councillor and President of the Association

  117. Winkleigh FINAL AGREEMENT made between Robert and George Arnold, William Arnold, Simon Dunning, Elizabeth his wife, deforciants of one messuage one cottage two barns... sixty acres... twenty acres of Moor... in the parish of Winkleigh. Printed on vellum with manuscript inserts, size 10" x 16". 1831. £14.00

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  118. Beaminster ANCIENT NAMES & ADMEASUREMENTS of Chapel Marsh Estate. Sheet of paper size 13" x 7", listing 20 closes and fields with acreages. Folded with docket title. 1756. £16.00

  119. Bright's Stores Ltd. ALBUM OF BOURNEMOUTH VIEWS Full-Page and Other Photographic Reproductions and Panoramic View. 32 views, including one folding panorama. Cloth-covered boards, size 9" x 11". Adverts. Lacks most of cloth on spine, boards darkened at edges. Inner front hinge split, some slight pinkish staining in bottom margin of last three views. c1900. £24.00
    Views (mostly by Miell & Ridley) include Branksea, Swanage, Corfe, as well as Bournemouth.

  120. Collins (Capt. Grenville) PORTLAND Chart showing Lulworth Cove, Weymouth Road, Weymouth and Melcombe, Portland Bill, Crab, Chisham, Portland Castle. Size 17" x 21", plus margins. Scale 1" = 1 mile. Vignette bottom left with four figures, goats, dedication to Capt. George St. Lo, bottom right are harvester, animals etc., around scale bar. Compass rose at centre with rhumb lines. Left hand edge with several small edge tears (not reaching beyond plate mark), top 6" of left hand edge rather ragged. A few light grey marks top left. c1700. £180.00

  121. Corfe Castle INDENTURE TRIPARTITE between William Rose of Rempstone in Corfe Castle, gent., and Susannah his wife with Henry Hooton of Mappowder, clerk, John Nelson of Dorchester, clerk, and Thomas Cox of Stinsford, clerk, concerning Rose's marriage settlement and messuage farm and demesne called Rempstone in Corfe Castle now in the possession of Thomas Tidbury. Copy made for Chancery case, 1746, of deed dated 1722. Vellum, 26" x 27", vellum foxed, grey stain at centre, but legible. 1746. £26.00

  122. Isle of Portland Harbour and Breakwater AN ACT to amend an Act for empowering the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods to purchase Land for the Purposes of a Harbour of Refuge and Breakwater in the Isle of Portland.... Pages numbered 1361-1370, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1850. £14.00

  123. Portland ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 31", dissected and mounted on linen and folding into small 4to marbled wraps. Water features, main roads hand-coloured, shoreline shaded in pink and blue. Five parishes shaded, with a printed 'Reference to Parishes' giving the key to the colours pasted to a blank section. The Parishes are Litton Cheney, Long Bredy, Kingston Russell, Swyre and Burton Bradstock. Printed from an Electrotype taken in 1865. £35.00
    Covers Bridport, Dorchester, Lulworth. The parishes coloured were possibly part of the Bedford Estate, and the map may have been prepared for them.

  124. Southbourne-on-Sea SALE CATALOGUE for auction of the Marine Residence known as 'Gorselands', St Catherine's Road.... 4pp., sm. folio. Wraps with actual photo, photo frontis. Creases in wraps where once folded. 1939. £12.00

  125. Southdown Cottage, Weymouth PENCIL DRAWING on grey paper, heightened with white, showing the cottage in middle distance surrounded by trees. Size 7" x 10". Signed in corner 'E. Morant. 1844.' Mounted on thin card. 1844. £18.00

  126. Stourpaine RELEASE of messuage at France in Stourpaine, George Long to John Parker, Surgeon, of Blandford. Vellum, 18" x 22", armorial wax seal. 1727. £25.00

  127. Wambrook RELEASE IN FEE of Premises in Wambrook Dorset and Grant of a Right of Way, Isaac Deane and his Trustee to Revd. Wm. Palmer. Two large vellum sheets, wax seals. With brief Schedule of deeds. Loosely inserted is LEASE FOR A YEAR, single vellum sheet, 2 wax seals. Ink slightly faded. 1814. £16.00
    The land comprised 30 acres part of allotments of land numbered on the map of inclosure, and bounded on by a piece of land called Buenos Ayres, and land belonging to Wadham College.

  128. Wambrook TO BE SOLD by Auction By Mr Thomas Bunston, at the George Inn, Chard... All That Messuage, Tenement and Farm called Bewley Down... Poster, 17" x 11", folds. Some slight off-setting. 1856. £18.00

  129. Weymouth RECORD OF PAYMENT for 'Harwich Light'. Single folio sheet titled on verso 'Weymouth Harwich Light for Ladyday Quarter 1809', listing 4 quarterly payments for 1809, on verso ruled columns giving breakdown of Ladyday payment, single line, signed J.H. Browne. 1809. £12.00

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  130. Birtley, Houghton le Spring, Chester le Street, Durham GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No XIII. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size approx. 23" x 35", plus margins, fully hand coloured, key in right-hand margin. 1869. £45.00

  131. Hopetown and Cockerton PARTICULARS AND PLAN of Valuable and Important Freehold Building Land, Garden Ground and Dwelling-Houses, Situate near Hopetown and Cockerton in the Vicinity of Darlington... To be Sold by Auction... 29th Day of April, 1868. 3pp., folio, hand-coloured folding plan, docket title. 1868. £26.00

  132. South Shields AN ACT for vesting in the Dean and Chapter of Durham a certain Piece of Ground adjoining to the Town of South Shields... and for enabling the said Dean and Chapter to remove the Fairs and Market.... 6pp, small folio, fine woodcut headpiece with church, some slight browning at edges, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1767. £14.00

  133. Walker, Printer FORGET NOT THE SOLDIER The Return of the Admiral, and Merry Maids of England.. Ballad sheet, size 9" x 7", printed in two columns, on thin paper, two vignettes of a soldier and an admiral. Number 59 at bottom. Walker, Printer, Durham: c1845. £20.00

  134. Walker, Printer, Durham JOHN AND HIS WIFE On Using Tea. and 'Oh, No! We Never Mention Her'. Slip ballad sheet, printed in two columns, the second ballad with a vignette heading of a fox under a vine trellis. Printed on one side on thin paper, 4to, three large foxing spots, edges rather dusty, bottom corner slightly clipped in margin. c1860. £16.00
    The first ballad recounts how a man becomes incensed on finding his wife drinking 'a wee drop of tea': 'He up with his foot, gave the table a kick/Saying, you and your tea-pot may go to old Nick'.

  135. Walker, Printer, Durham WHEN I WAS YOUNG AND FAIR Oh Saw Ye the Lass wi' the Bonny Blue E'en, and 'The American Serenaders'. Ballad sheet, size 9" x 7", printed in two columns, with border, on thin paper, large vignette of two lovers. Walker, Printer, Durham: c1845. £20.00

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  136. Castle Hedingham PROBATE of the will of Susannah King of Castle Hedingham. Vellum, size 25" x 29", heading in very large letters, small certificate of administration attached, which is printed with manuscript inserts. Large papered seal. 1766. £18.00
    Refers to her farm called Rosemary, her dwellinghouse with the hop-ground, shop, kiln etc., and the stock of hop poles upon the premises, and other properties in Castle Hedingham. Leaves a legacy to the poor of the parish.

  137. Castle Hedingham PROBATE of the will of Elizabeth Moss of Castle Hedingham, widow. Vellum, size 14" x 16", smaller administation certificate attached, printed with manuscript inserts, large papered seal. 1783. £14.00

  138. Colchester ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXXVII. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper wraps. Contours in red. Small area around Sandford Iron Works outlined in blue. Paper slightly darkened overall. Edition of 1924. £18.00

  139. Dunmow FOUR ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS TL6622, 6623, 6722, 6723. Scale 25" to 1 mile, size 17" x 17". 1954. £16.00
    Covers Porters Hall, Stane Street, Church End, Rookwoods.

  140. Gosfield, Manor of ADMISSION of Allen Canning to a two acre piece of land called Rainbow Field. 3 vellum pages, folio, red margins. Signed by Steward. 1881. £10.00

  141. Much Maplestead SETTLEMENT of John Tyndale's estate upon the marriage of his daughter Elizabeth to Jasper Blythman, son of Jasper Blythman of Leeds. Two very large vellum sheets, 5 good armorial wax seals on tags. 1701. £30.00
    Refers to the Manor of Prested Hall, Chelmshoe House and Church House, in Maplestead, and property in St. Sepulchres and Holborn in London.

  142. Northfleet, Grays Thurrock, Gravesend ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XCV. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper wraps. 1923. £20.00

  143. Southend ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 258. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", plus margins. Hydrographic Dept. stamp in margin. Railways inserted to March 1911. £22.00

  144. Stambourn LEASE of Stambourn Hall Farm and two cottages in Stambourn, Barker Myall, Merchant, to Ambrose Myall, farmer. Manuscript on paper, size 20" x 30", two wax seals, but not signed. 1784. £18.00

  145. Terling, Boreham, Hatfield Peverel ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XLIV. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo cloth wraps, cloth stained. Some fields shaded in watercolour, marked with ink numbers, presumably relating to auction sale. Margins rather grubby. 1881. £20.00
    Shows in detail the layout of New Hall, Boreham House, Mowden Hall, Chelmer and Blackwater Canal, Terling Hall.

  146. Weathersfield PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of... all that capital Manor and Farm, with the rights, royalties and appurtenances, called the Hyde... farmhouse, dairy, butteries, brew-house... a detached messuage, divided into a cottage and hop kiln.... adjoining the hop garden... to be Sold By Auction... March the 15th, 1820... 3pp., small folio, folded with docket title. Includes schedules. Two small repaired marginal tears at one fold. 1820. £38.00

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  147. Almondsbury A RATE AND ASSESSMENT on the Tything of Amondsbury... for collecting the sum of One hundred and three pounds, eight shillings by a Land tax... for the use of the Present year, 1797. Manuscript on 2p., folio, folded, blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Lists proprietor, with tenement, sum due. Signed by Commissioners with small wax seals... together with... A RATE AND ASSESSMENT... for 1798, as above. 2 items. 1797-8. £30.00
    Includes Samuel Worrall for Knole House, Revd. Hunter for Vicarage Tithes, James Tizzard for The Bowl, Mrs. Hibbs for the Hop Yard.

  148. Almondsbury AN ACT for inclosing the Marsh Common, otherwise Salt Marsh, in the Parish of Almondsbury.... 18pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1815. £18.00

  149. Causton (Arthur), Surveyor MAP OF THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF GLOUCESTER From an Actual Survey Made in 1843, Respectfully dedicated to the Subscribers by their Obedient Servant Arthur Causton... Engraved map, size 35" x 45", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into marbled boards, half calf, size 13" x 6". Scale approx. 3 chains to one inch. Large title, key bottom right showing Boundaries, Churches and Chapels, Ancient Religious Houses and ruins, Warehouses and Outoffices, Plantations, Archways, Gardens. Vignette 'View of the Port of Gloucester', large compass rose with three feathers at the top, fine wide border with leaves. Scale bars in yards and chains. Water features, roads, hand-coloured, Municipal Divisions fully colour-washed, wih key bottom left. Front board detached, boards rubbed and darkened, bookplate inside front board. 1843. £380.00
    Covers Llanthony Abbey, Lunatic Asylum (shown in great details with areas for '1st Class Male', '3rd Class Female' etc., indicated), Wotton St. Mary in the south to Kingsholm House in the north.

  150. Chester-Master (G) SOME GLOUCESTERSHIRE HOUSES 24 views from pen drawings, printed on heavy-weave paper, loosely inserted in printed paper boards with ties, list of houses pasted inside front board. Front board stained along bottom, contents unaffected. 1916. £35.00
    Includes Syston, Hatherop, Kingsweston, Sherborne etc.

  151. Filton AN ASSESSMENT MADE for raising Ninety four pounds Charged on the Tything of Filton for the year 1798. Manuscript on folio sheet, listing Proprietor, tenement, Sum due. Lists 22 tenements. Neatly written, signed by three commissioners with small wax seals... together with... AN ASSESSMENT MADE... for the year 1800... 1p. folio, listing proprietor, property, occupier and sum. 2 items. 1798-1800. £26.00
    Includes the Duke of Beaufort for Wallscourt, Mr Mathew for Conegar, Isaac Gunter for Stanley.

  152. Forest of Dean Leases AN ACT to empower the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues to confirm the Titles to and to grant Leases of Encroachments in the Forest of Dean in the County of Gloucester. Pages numbered 313-322, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1838. £14.00

  153. Foxcote, Upper Coberley ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXV N.W. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Linen-backed and folding into plain card wraps. Small label of Norman, Sawyer & Co., Cheltenham, in margin. Second edition 1903. £10.00
    Shows Foxcote top right, Round Hill, Hilcot, Chatcombe Wood, Upper Coberley. Numerous quarries shown.

  154. Gloucester Bank POSTER To Capitalists and Others. 100 Shares in the County of Gloucester Bank, Late the Property of John James, deceased, Esq.... By Auction at the Plough Hotel, Cheltenham, On Thursday, the 27th of July, 1848.... One Hundred Valuable Shares in Lots of Ten Each.... 18" x 11" printed on one side only, in large type-faces. Some off-setting. Folds. Printed at the Chronicle Office, Gloucester. 1848. £35.00

  155. Hanham AN ASSESSMENT MADE ON THE SEVERAL INHABITANTS of the Hamlet of Hanham in the Parish of Bitton in the County of Gloucester Pursuant to an Act of Parliment made for Granting an Aid and Contributation to his Majesty by a Land tax to be Raised in Great Britain for the Service of the Year 1800 at 4s in the Pound. Manuscript on 5p., size 8" x 6", sewn into rough paper wraps. Signed with small wax seals. 1800. £28.00
    Includes 'Hannah Earl for Mould house.... £19.3s.4d', 'Mr Batty for the Works at Hanham Mills... £10.8s.4d', 'Jno. Couch for his Dwelling house... for Jones's Mead... for Huntingtons, for Crews...', 'Lionel Lukin for Conham...' etc.

  156. Lechlade RULES TO BE OBSERVED AT A DINNER To Be Given To The Poor At Lechlade on Thursday June 28th, 1838, To commemorate Her Majesty's Coronation. Handbill, printed in large letters on coloured paper. Trace of vertical fold. Gives 7 rules for the poor such as 'No person to convey from Table any sort of provisions.' 1838. £38.00

  157. North Nibley AGREEMENT between Francis Chambers of North Nibley, yeoman, and Robert Purnell of the Redge In Wotton Under Edge, Clothier, for dividing the hedgerow and trees which run between their respective lands at Pitcombe(?) in North Nibley. On vellum, size 13" x 19", small wax seal with a deer, witnessed on verso. 1706. £18.00
    Docket title 'deed for dividing mounds'. Refers to the hedge 'between the moorstone now set up about the middle of the hedge' to 'the moorstone at the foot of the elme next the highway'

  158. Olveston A YEARLY ASSESSMENT made on the Lands in the Tythings of Olveston for Raising the Sum of £172-18s-8d by a Tax of 4 shillings in the Pound for the Year of 1797. manuscript on 3p., folio, sewn into rough blue paper wraps, folded. Lists 'Persons Names', with tenement, sum due. 1797. £24.00
    Includes Robert Hayward for The Mill, Edward Cork for The Nap House and Garden, William Ward for Hazel Farm.

  159. Oxenton RELEASE and Confirmation of the Manor or Lordship of Oxenton in the Parish of Oxenton and Tewskesbury, Edmund Lechmere of Hanley Castle, in Worcestershire, to John Parsons of Kemerton. Large vellum sheet, signed by Lechmere with wax seal. Verso dusty. 1774. £18.00

  160. Rock's ROYAL CABINET ALBUM OF GLOUCESTER Ten photolitho views on folding strip. Small 4to, gilt wraps, faded, stains on back board, repaired split along first fold. c1890. £6.00
    8 of the 12 views are of the Cathedral.

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  161. Arlesford, Petersfield ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. 300. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. Stamp of Hydrographic Office in margin. Corrected to May 1913. £20.00

  162. Barber (delt.) BONCHURCH engraving. Steel engraving, size approx. 4" x 6", later hand colouring, in ivory mount. c1860. £8.00

  163. Beaulieu PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the unique residential estate known as Salternshill nr. Beaulieu... delighful XVIth Century House... lovely matured gardens... 114 acres with frontage to the Beaulieu River... for sale by auction... 20th May, 1931. 10pp., 8vo, stiff wraps, slightly dusty, and rubbed at bottom edge. Folding plan, 3 tipped-in photographs in text. 1931. £16.00

  164. Conford, Linchborough Park ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheets XLIV.7. Scale 25" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36". Edition of 1910. £10.00

  165. Dean PARTICULARS, VIEWS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Country Manor House known as 'East Dean House', together with some excellent Trout Fishing, Matured Gardens... in all about 17 Acres... for Sale by Auction, 27th September, 1921. 8pp., 8vo, stiff wraps, four photographs on two plates. 1921. £12.00

  166. Dibden AN ACT for Dividing and Allotting the Intermixt of Commonable Lands and Grounds and Common Pastures... in the Manor and Parish of Dibden... 22p., small folio, separately paginated, docket title. Act of Parliament. 1790. £25.00

  167. Droxford PARTICULARS, PLAN AND VIEWS of the Freehold Residential Property Meonstoke House, Comprising a Fine Georgian Residence and Premises, Gardens of exceptional beauty... three-quarters of a mile of Trout Fishing... For Sale by Private Treaty. 7pp., large 4to, stiff printed wraps, key map inside front wrap, plus two plates with 4 photographic views, folding plan at rear. c1930. £30.00

  168. Micheldever AUCTION SALE PARTICULARS of the Residential, Sporting and Agricultural Estate Stratton Park, Micheldever, extending to about 2,243 Acres, including The Important Georgian Residence... 4 Lodges, Four Capital Farms, First Class Shooting, Attractive Cottages... for sale by Auction... March 3rd, 1930. 28pp., folio, stiff printed wraps with photograph tipped onto front wrap.,13 tipped-in photographs, tissue guards, large folding plan at rear. Edges of front wrap dusty. 1930. £40.00

  169. Portsmouth REPORT UPON THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY and Division into Wards of the Borough of Portsmouth. Plan and 4pp, disbound. 2 fully-coloured plans on one page, one scale 1" to 1 mile, one 4" to 1 mile. Offsetting on page 1 of text. (1837) £20.00

  170. Ryde Isle of Wight AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Wallis, Riddett & Down have received instructions to sell by Auction Villa Residence, known as "Sussex Lodge".... at the corner of Melville Street and Dover Street, Ryde.... Size 30" x 20" 1894. £17.00
    'Within a few minutes' walk of the Sea, the Esplanade Gardens and the Pier...' Lists the rooms in the house, stables, etc.

  171. Ryde Isle of Wight AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Wallis, Riddett & Co. Sale by Auction at the Town Hall Chambers... Furniture and other effects.... Three Handsome Inlaid Cabinets.... An Upright Grand Pianoforte by Hummel and a Cottage Piano by Moore... Size 35" x 22", a few very small edge tears... together with a similar poster for another furniture sale there a few months later, listing Pedestal Writing Table, Buhl and Ormulu cabinet, etc. Some wear to right edge at top. 2 items. 1914. £18.00

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

  173. Southampton LEASE FOR A YEAR of a messuage and garden near Bordles Gate in the parish of St. Michael, John Harris to Thomas Ridding. Vellum, 15" x 22", three wax seals. Vellum rather yellowed. With further lease of 1807 on verso. 1790 and 1807. £18.00

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  174. Burghill FEOFFMENT of a cottage at Cowmore, with an orchard, garden and half an acre of land,next to the land of Charles LLoyd and the roadway between Hereford and Weobley, Stephen Powell, a soldier in Col. Lewis Dejean's Regiment of Foot, and Margaret Powell, spinster. Vellum, size 13" x 22", wax seal with crest. Written in a large bold hand. 1746. £26.00
    With memorandum and receipt on verso.

  175. Hampton Bishop PARTICULARS PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Freehold Estate called 'Whitehall' containing 169A. 2R. 3P.... together with Most Comfortable Dwelling-House, Six Cottages... for Sale by Auction... 9th day of July, 1902. 5pp., small folio, pink printed wraps, plus large coloured folding plan. 1902. £22.00

  176. Much Dewchurch PARTICULARS, PLANS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Freehold Ornamental Cottage Residence and Lands known as 'Pool Cottage', which will be offered for sale by Auction by Mr. F.H. Merrick at the Green Dragon Hotel, Hereford.... 25th day of August 1880. 3pp, folio, lacks plan. Loosely inserted is a fine lithograph showing the house with figures on lawn, on thick paper, plate size 5" x 8", plus margins. 1880. £20.00

  177. Weobley PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of dwelling-houses, orchard, pasture and garden lands... Which Mr Sunderland is instructed by The Most Honorable the Marquess of Bath to Sell by Auction... 5th December, 1876 in 32 Lots. 5pp., folio, printed on blue paper, folded with docket title, completed agreement on verso. Large folding plan, hand-coloured in outline. The Lots in Schedule form giving Description, Occupier, Quantity, Commuted Tithe. 1876. £34.00

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  178. Berkhampstead LETTER signed 'Brownlow', on notepaper headed 'Ashridge, Gt. Berkhampstead', to an unknown correspondent, date only 'Aug. 11th'. 3p., small 8vo. Answers an enquiry about 'the butts', 'I may mention the great butt is a large affair made of oak timber... but the small butts are only stacks of underwood about fifteen feet deep, and I never knew a bullet go through them...' no date. c1890? £8.00

  179. Great and Little Munden EXTRACT FROM CONFIRMED INCLOSURE AWARD of John Nockolds, Land Surveyor. 2p., folio, in MS, relating to Great Souls field Common, Fellowsfield Common, various private carriage roads etc. With schedule. Plain wraps, folded.... together with.... PLAN on tracing paper, scale 3 chains to an inch, 'traced from Inclosure Map', showing various Great Souls field, etc. 1853. £22.00

  180. Heronsgate PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of The Pines, Heronsgate... for Sale by Auction... July 28th, 1938. 13pp., 4to, printed wraps, photo tipped onto front wrap, 5 tipped-in photographs. Crease in front wrap, number in ink on wrap. 1938. £15.00

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  181. Kitchen (Thos) HUNTINGDONSHIRE Engraved map, size 9" x 7", plus margins, scale approx. 3 miles to one inch. 1786. £18.00

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

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  183. Ashford, Brook ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXV N.W. etc. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo wraps, light browning of linen along one fold, with some slight discoloration of section edges. 1908. £17.00

  184. Brent AN ACT to make provision with respect to certain lands known as the Brent at or near Dartford... 13pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1877. £8.00

  185. Charlton and Woolwich AN ACT to authorize the granting of Building and Repairing Leases of Lands in the County of Kent, formerly belonging to Francis McCulloh, George Boone Roupell, and James Horner, in undivided Shares. 28pp., small folio. Disbound, held with small staples. Act of Parliament. Includes 3p. Schedule, with occupiers, etc. 1843. £14.00

  186. Chatham Docks AN ACT for making Compensation to the proprietors of such Lands, and Hereditaments as have been purchased 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 1189-1195, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806. £14.00

  187. Cranbrook BOND of John Tilden of Cranbrook to George Baker. 1p., folio, 31 lines, in English and Latin. Small wax seal, signed Tilden and two witnesses (including 'Mantle Boughton'). 1729. £26.00
    Relates to a house in Hawkhurst.

  188. Deal Waterworks AN ACT to confer further powers upon the Company of Proprietors of the Deal Waterworks; to authorise the Company to raise additional Capital; and for other purposes. 13pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1878. £10.00

  189. East Kent, Chatham, Weald of Kent FOUR ORDNANCE MAPS Scale 1" to 1 mile. Popular edition. Nos. 116, 117, 125, 126, linen-backed. Red and buff wraps with map reader. Corner of front wrap of 125 creased. c1930. £10.00

  190. Folkestone Improvements AN ACT for paving, repairing, and cleansing, the Highways, Streets, and Lanes, in the Town of Folkestone, and Liberty thereof, in the County of Kent.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 655-691, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £15.00

  191. Gravesend AN ACT to authorize the Trustees of the Will of the late Anthony Harman to grant Building, Improving and other Leases of certain Freehold Estates... 24pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. Includes 3p. Schedule of properties in Gravesend, with occupiers. 1849. £12.00

  192. Guston AN ACT to authorize the Sale of a certain Leasehold Estate in the County of Kent, Part of the settled Estate of the Earl of Guilford. 20pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. Includes brief Schedule, giving occupiers. 1844. £10.00

  193. Halstow COUNTERPART LEASE of a farm house called Dalham, with barns, pasture etc., adjoining, in the parish of High Halstow, Robert Wilkins of St. Margarets, ROchester, to John Prebble of High Halstow. Vellum sheet, size engraved coat of arms with lion and unicorn below, wax seal. Some brownish spotting in places. 1765. £24.00
    Lists 11 stipulations about manuring, use of straw, crops to be sewn etc.

  194. Luddesdown, Paddleworth, etc. AN ACT for vesting certain Real Estate devised by the Will of Thomas Whittaker Esquire, deceased, in Trustees... 20pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. Includes 5p. Schedule, with occupiers, etc. 1841. £12.00

  195. Orpington BILLHEAD of E. Yeates, Saddler and Harness Maker, High Street. Folio sheet, with attractive deep printed heading showing jockey, carthorses, light carriage, saddles and bridles, stirrups etc. Made out to Sir F. Evans for 17 items. 1906. £8.00

  196. Snave and Brenzett PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Desirable Freehold Property Comprising A Brick and Tiled Dwelling House, Stable... eleven Enclosures of Excellent Pasture Land... For Sale by Auction... 28th day of June, 1904. 2p., folio, plus 1p. conditions of sale, folding coloured plan. Creases, map and pages with repaired tear at old fold, title very dusty at edges. 1904. £22.00

  197. St. Michaels, Tenterden PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Commodious Freehold Coachbuilders' and Wheelwrights' Premises, with 2 Dwelling Houses adjoining... for sale by Auction... April 6th, 1900. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. 1900. £12.00

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  198. Bacon's PLAN OF MANCHESTER Size approx 12" x 18", single fold at centre, printed in 3 colours. Scale 5" to 1 mile. c1885. £20.00
    With street index printed down sides.

  199. Clitheroe REPORT OF THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY AND DIVISION INTO WARDS OF THE BOROUGH. 2pp. with a folding Plan of the borough by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline. Scale 4" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound, some off-setting on plan. 1837. £22.00

  200. Euxton, Ulveston-Walton, Eccleston CAPITAL ESTATES IN LANCASHIRE TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION At Mr. Richardson's, The Royal Oak in Chorley, 16th of November, 1802... being Part of the Property of the late James Longworth in his several Manors of Euxton, Ulveston-Walton, lying between Preston, Wigan and Ormskirk in a populous and manufacturing part of the County. Single sheet, printed on one side only, size 18" x 14", folded, foxing spots. Lists 25 Lots, with tenant, description, measure of land, e.g. 'Lot V. An Estate in the possession of Thomas Lowe, called Doom's-Hall, consisting of a House, Garden, Orchard, Croft and 2 Closes of Land, containing 5 Acres, 3 Roods, 27 Perches. Liverpool: Printed by J. Lang, 13, Fenwick St. 1802. £60.00
    Includes Runshaw Hall Estate with Mansion House, close called 'the Old Bowling Green', etc. Names the occupiers of each lot.

  201. Goosnargh TRANSFER OF A MORTGAGE IN FEE of an estate at Goosnargh for £1500 interest, John LLoyd and William Turner of Warrington to James Worthington of Wigan. Vellum, size 27" x 37", 4 wax seals. 1768. £24.00
    Concerns a house and lands at Goosnargh of 70 acres, and land of 20 acres where a house called Cottam formerly stood.

  202. Lancashire TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet 67 (Garstang, Ribchester), Sheet 59 (Lancaster, High Bentham). Each size 13" x 18", plus margins. 'Outline Series' stamp in right margin. 2 items. 1913. £25.00

  203. Liverpool FORTY FIVE LETTERS to Colonel Montgomery, Lancashire Engineers, Territorial Army, Secretary of the Liverpool Corn Trade Association. Written to Montgomery in the first decade of the twentieth century and the last years of the nineteenth. Includes two letters from H. Cunningham, Secretary of State, about wheat imports and storage methods, one from Lord Balfour, 10 Downing Street (dictated) replying to a query about wheat, from Lord Brughclerc about a protest to do with corn storage, from Joseph Street, Chairman of Lloyds about 'National Indemnity as regards shipping', from Dorothy Hope Park enclosing two letters (both present) from Lord Henry Brougham, from Lord Donaghmore, Under Secretary of State about wearing of uniform by Chaplains, from Sir Michael Hicks Beach (1883), Sir John Columb, Sir John Lubbock M.P., from the Royal Commision on Food Supply In Time of War, The Board of Trade, Sir Henry Seton Karr, etc. Many of the letters are to do with the corn trade, or the Territorial Army. 1883-1915. £36.00

  204. Manchester SIXTEEN COLOUR POSTCARDS with views of central Manchester. Divided backs, mark 'G.D. & D. L' in star on back, white borders. One with small tear. c1910. £12.00
    All the same format - possibly from some kind of pack.

  205. Mawdesley family, of Ormskirk MAWDSLEY PEDIGREES AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS NOTES Notebook so titled on front board. Size 13" x 8", boards, cloth spine. First page with large painted shield showing three picks, surmounted by an eagle. 79 pages of pedigrees and notes, index to wills, pedigrees in red and blank ink. Includes at the end some pedigrees and notes on Lockton of Ducklington, Oxfordshire, Angove of Redruth and Phillack, Cornwall, Furlong of Ilsington, Devon. Tucked in a home-made pocket inside front board are a list of Mawdesley Baptisms, Marriages, Burials, 18p., foolscap, and a bundle of letters, responses to requests for searches in registers, 1879-1903. Endpapers dusty. c1910. £50.00

  206. Robinson (T) and Son, Rochdale CATALOGUE ILLUSTRE des Machines - Outils a Travailler Le Bois. 1892. 6ieme Serie. 117 pages, in French, decorative stiff wraps in red, green and gold, showing gold medals gained etc., back wrap with woodcut view of the works. Profusely illustrated, with description and tables of dimensions etc. 1892. £75.00
    Shows machines for planing, sawing, polishing, cutting mouldings etc.

  207. Warrington AN ACT for Repairing, Widening and Amending the Road from Warrington to Wigan, in the County of Lancaster. Cover leaf + pages numbered 423-444, some pages spotty and rather browned, disbound, Act of Parliament. Printed by John Baskett, 1727. £15.00

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  208. Knipton PROBATE of the Will of Robert Harvey of Knipton, Farmer. Vellum, 18" x 22", printed certificate with ms. inserts attached, large papered seal. 1808. £15.00
    Leaves his land in Foston in Lincolnshire called Moor Hedge to his wife.

  209. Leamington Spa PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS of Leamington and District. 12 views, oblong 8vo, decorative card wraps, ribbon tie rather frayed. c1910. £10.00

  210. Leicester ORDER OF MASONIC PROCESSION to Lay the Foundation Stone of The New Church of St. George, in Leicester, Friday 29th day of August, 1823. Handbill, size approx. 7" x 5", listing order of procession including members of St. John's Lodge. Traces of folds. J.G. Brown, Printer. 1823. £20.00
    Includes 'Bible, Square, and Compasses on a Crimson Velvet Cushion carried by a Master Mason', 'Mallet, carried by an Operative Mason'.

  211. Little Glen SETTLEMENT by Abstinence Poughfer of Leicester on his son Thomas Poughfer's marriage to Hannah Spencer, of Beccles. Vellum, size 25" x 31", 4 wax seals, some browning. 1732. £20.00
    Refers to the Manor of Little Glen and the various tenements and lands within it.

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  212. East Lincolnshire Railway AN ACT to amend the East Lincolnshire Railway Act, 1846, and to authorize the Construction of a Branch Railway to join the Great Grimsby and Sheffield Junction Railway... 4pp. disbound. 1847. £12.00

  213. Grantham PRICE LIST of Hornsby & Sons Ltd., Spittlegate Iron Works, Grantham. Sheet printed on both sides, illustrating turnip cutters, root pulpers. 6 woodcut illusts. Size 13" x 8". Creasing of paper. n.d. c1880. £15.00

  214. Great Gonerby PROBATE of the Will of Thomas Peter Winter, late of Foston, farmer. Vellum, size 11" x 16", with smaller printed certificate with ms. inserts attached, large papered seal. 1795. £15.00
    Bequeathes his farm in Great Gonerby to his heirs.

  215. Long Bennington and Foston (Manor of) SURRENDER of William Winter of Foston, Farmer, Customary tenant, of Messuage and farmhouse,in Foston, with dovecoat, garden ground, barn, stables etc., and 13 acres of an allotment taken out of Cleves End Field. 3p., small folio, some splits at edge of central horizontal fold repaired with archival tape. 1802. £12.00
    Refers to a marriage between William Winter and Sarah Harvey.

  216. North Kelsey PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF VALUABLE AND DESIRABLE Freehold & Tithe Free Estates Siuate at NORTH KELSEY.... Late the property of Sir John Nelthorpe.... Farm Houses, Cottages, Farms and Lands consisting in the whole 1,205a 2r. 38p. Which will be offered for Sale by Auction by Mr. C.J. Calthrop at the Corn Exchange, in Brigg,... On Thursday, the 12th September, 1867. Large coloured folding plan, 13pp, folio, folded, docket title. outer leaf slightly dusty. W.T. Tubby, Gray's Inn, 1867. £35.00

  217. Rutland (Duchess of) LETTER to a Mrs Nicholls mentioning a dance, trip to Hatfield, a book she sent her. 2p., 8vo., with an impressed view of Belvoir Castle at the top, white on a red background... together with a note to the same correspondent on card with a morning border. Both signed 'Janett Rutland.' no date. c1900. £8.00

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  218. Chelsea Hospital AN ACT for regulating the Payment of Army Prize Money, and to provide for the Payment of unclaimed and forfeited Shares to Chelsea Hospital. Pages numbered 689-714, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1814. £14.00

  219. Chelsea Hospital AN ACT to amend the Laws relating to the Payment of Out Pensioners of Chelsea Hospital. Pages numbered 805-807 , disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode. 1842. £12.00

  220. Greenwich Hospital AN ACT to prevent the Embezzlement of certain Property belonging to the Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, and to amend so much of an Act of the Parliament of Ireland of the Thirty-third Year of His present Majesty as relates to Payments to Out-pensioners of the said Hospital residing in Ireland. Pages numbered 949-954, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1814. £14.00

  221. Harrild (R), Printer SHEET OF TWELVE CUTS in borders, printed in three columns, size of sheet approx. 7" x 9". c1820. £35.00
    Shows soldiers, a proposal, a wedding, etc. presumably scenes from some story.

  222. Lecture Rooms AN ACT to amend the Laws relating to Corresponding Societies and the Licensing of Lecture Rooms. Pages numbered 329-330, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre, and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1846. £12.00

  223. London and Epping Forest ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Fifth Edition. Sheet No. 107. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Blue and black Ellis Martin Cover with hiker, cloth-backed. Name and address written in left margin. 1935. £9.00

  224. London and Newcastle FIVE LETTERS From George Gilroy at Bow to his father John Gilroy of Newcastle (millwright), dated London, 29 March 1841 - 28 July, 1843. Each letter approx. two pages, in a neat hand, with integral address panel on conjoint leaf, with postmarks and wax seals. 1841-3. £50.00
    He complains of the difficult conditions 'trade is very slack here now... I drew my money out of the Savings Bank thinking these rumours of wars would depress the funds.... would you advise me to speculate in a railway share for I have got about £85 and I should like to make it work....' Later letters mention his buying a Great North of England Railway share for £13.00, enquiring whether the 'Edinburgh Railway is to come by the East coast or West....'. In August 1841 he joins a drawing school '2 guineas a quarter', but in May 1842 is still out of work 'I have had only 5 days work in the last 15 weeks and no prospect of anything doing....' Later he considers going to India as an engineer in the East India Co., quoting the rates of pay, etc.... 'I find the Sierra Lione man has 3 guineas per week... so you see father I have asked less than the 3d class engineers.... my friend advises me as trade is so dull to take a little less....'

  225. London Bridge Fund AN ACT for regulating the Priorities of Monies authorized to be charged on a Fund called 'The London Bridge Approaches Fund' Pages numbered 765-778 , disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode. 1842. £12.00

  226. London Roadworks AN ACT to empower the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods to form a new opening from the Knightsbridge Road into Hyde Park, and a new opening from High Street Kensington, into an extended new Road across the Palace Green; and for annexing a Piece of Extra-Parochial Ground in the Royal Garden to the respective Parishes of Saint Mary Abbots Kensington and Saint Mary Paddington in several Portions. Pages numbered 205-232, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode. 1842. £14.00

  227. Pentonville Prison AN ACT for establishing a Prison at Pentonville. Pages numbered 353-360, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode. 1842. £12.00

  228. Princess's Theatre, Oxford Street PLAYBILL Triple playbill for 'Henry The Fifth', March 29th, 1859, advertising 'Farewll Season of Mr Charles Kean'. On thin paper, large sheet folded in three, making 3 pages, each size 10" x 20". Some slight brownish 'shadowing' outlining the letters of the main heading. One page is an address from Mr. Kean, giving his view of the play and his production, and thanking his supporters. 1859. £40.00

  229. Saint Luke Parish Improvements, Middlesex AN ACT for the better enlightening and cleansing the open Places, Squares, Streets, Lanes, Alleys, Passages, and Courts, within the Parish of Saint Luke in the County of Middlesex; and regulating the Nightly Watch and Bedels; and for repairing the Highways within the Parish. Cover leaf + pages numbered 83-102, small folio, black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett, 1754. £11.00

  230. St. Mary's Church, Savoy ESTIMATE of John Lavington, Strand, for repairs to the Savoy Church. Short letter accompanying a particular of the repairs, with costings. 1p., 8vo, together with single sheet written on two sides, small folio, detailing repairs needed under headings 'Plumber', 'Carpenter', 'Glazier', 'Bricklayer', 'Slater' etc. Includes '3 new Portland steps to Front entrance', 'wash, stop and colour the lobby and sides of the Vestry where not wainscoted', etc. The glazing in the Vestry was to be 'with proper Crown squares in very strong lead.' June 17th, 1799. £38.00

  231. Streatham CERTIFICATE OF ADMINISTRATION and probate copy of the will of John Flint of Queens Park Gardens. Printed certificate with manuscript inserts, probate copy of will on vellum attached, large papered seal. 1895. £10.00

  232. Victoria Park lands AN ACT to extend an Act passed in the Fourth and Fifth Years of Her present Majesty, for enabling Her Majesty's Commissioners of Woods to purchase certain lands for Victoria Park. Pages numbered 233-264, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode. 1842. £12.00

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  233. Grocer's TRADE CARD of Morgan & Williams, Wholesale & Retail Grocers and Tea Dealers, Hop Cheese & Butter Factors, Spices, Fish, Sauces, Capers, Olives &c. Shiny card, some slight discoloration at edge. c1860. £10.00

  234. Tintern Abbey & Bigswear Roads AN ACT for continuing the Term and amending and extending the Provisions of the Act relating to the Abbey Tintern and Bigswear Roads. 10pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1852. £14.00

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  235. Blakeny OBLIGATION BOND binding Robert Athow of Blakeny otherwise Snitterly in Norfolk, Tanner, and William Athow of Brisley, Farmer and owner, to Thomas Athow of Holt, Cooper. 1p., sm. folio, printed with manuscript inserts. Blank conjoint leaf, folds. Two good wax seals of men with hats. Witnessed by John Loxton and Elisha Girdlestone. 1776. £28.00

  236. Wreningham PARTICULAR AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Messuage, Cottage and Lands.... to be sold by Auction by Mr. Jno. Standley.... 4th day of December 1861. 3p., 4to, folded, two small edge tears neatly repaired. Attractive headings with decorative type faces. Sm. folio, 4pp., folded. 1861. £8.00

  237. Wymondham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Messuages, Cottages, Brick-Kiln & Yards.... for Sale by Auction.... 14th August, 1877. 4pp., folded with docket title. 1877. £14.00

  238. Yarmouth and Lowestoft GREAT YARMOUTH WATERWORKS COMPANY and Lowestoft Gas and Water Company 1906. Colour printed Ordnance Survey Map, Sheets 40 & 48. Scale 2 miles to 1in. Size 30" x 37", linen=backed. Marked with blue circles and numbers. 'Figures show the Average Rainfall Observed at the Stations Indicated by Blue Circles. Ratio Stations shown in Red.' Boundaries of Catchment areas of Rivers Bure and Wensum marked. 1906. £18.00

  239. Yarmouth POWER OF ATTORNEY of Christopher Ames to his wife Sara Ames to sell the house they own standing in Cobs Rowe in Yarmouth, purchased four years ago from his father John Ames. 1p., 4to, blank conjoint leaf, small papered seal, signed by Ames, and witnesses. Rotterdam, 1649. £38.00

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  240. 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, Cornhill, London, Thursday April 2, 1801... 3pp., folio, folded. 1801. £38.00

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  241. Fordyce, Printers THE BATTLE OF THE NILE and Money is Your Friend. Two poems on one sheet, titles printed in a variety of type-faces. Large illustration showing a devilish character kneeling amongst corn. Size 10" x 7". Number 102 bottom left. W. & T. Fordyce, Printers, 48, Dean-street, Newcastle. c1840. £30.00
    The first ballad celebrates Nelson's victory and 'Howe, Jarvis adn Duncan'.

  242. Holy Island, Wooler, Berwick-upon-Tweed ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 1/2/3/4. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 26" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into large 4to marbled wraps, small key plan on front wrap. Small library stamp on verso. 1897. £32.00

  243. Leconfield (Lord) LETTER to Professor (handwriting illegible), saying he and Lady Leconfield will be glad to receive his son at Petworth, although he will be detained in London by the meeting of Parliament. Printed address of 9 Chesterfield Gardens, dated Nov. 12th 1884. 3p., small 8vo. 1884. £8.00

  244. Newcastle BILL for items bought by John Adams Esq. from Skinnerburn Foundry, 1792. Written on one side 4to, listing 'piston weights', 'bearing bars' etc., with weight and price. On conjoint leaf is a letter from James Tyler at the Foundry, June 19th, 1793, saying 'As cash is a very scarce article in NCastle at present I wou'd esteem it a favor to remit the amount'. Address panel on verso with Newcastle postmark. 1793. £10.00

  245. Newcastle, Sunderland ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Made up of quarter sheets pasted together, sheets 14, 15, 20, 21, size 26" x 38". Area between Morpeth, Stocksfield and Gateshead outlined and shaded in different areas and labelled (Bedlington, Horton, Burradon, etc.) Tear in bottom margin, repaired. c1902. £28.00

  246. Stannington FARMING RECORD BOOK of the Vicar of Stannington, recording mowing, tithes paid etc. Vellum bound book, size 8" x 6", originally used as a school copy book, name on flyleaf 'T.C. son livre le 21 mai 1814. Fait a l'ecole de Monsieur Barlow 1815'. 36 pages at the front of accounts naming Dorset firms (probably an invented for a student exercise rather than real firms), and at the back 35 pages of mathematical problems, currency conversion etc. The book has been used later to record haymaking, yearly, 1818-1844, and 1867-69, naming mowers, number of 'pikes' made, wages, ale bought, occasionally weather, and for the earlier years, 1818-1822, the 'Small Tithes' paid, naming payer, calf, goose, pig, etc., paid, and 'Great Tithes', rents for properties, 'Mrs Hall's composition for Cattraw', 'Mrs Hall's Stints', 'Sir M. W. Ridley's half year's tithe' etc. 1815-69. £90.00
    '1868 After a long drought such as has not been known according to good authorities since 1826 mowed with the Machine the North East quarter of Glebe on Friday June 26th. Piked the same next day... Sunday July 5 offered prayers for rain of whch. we had several heavy showers in the afternoon...'

  247. Whittingham, Ingram, Alnham COPY MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT of Alexander Collingwood and Dorothy Lawson, 1691. Closely written on 5 sides of large folio, folded with docket title, signed as a true copy, 1755. Paper slightly darkened in places. 1755. £40.00
    Details various manors, mansion house, houses, farms, etc. This was no doubt the family of Vice-Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood, who was according to the D.N.B 'of an old Northumberland family which had fallen into reduced circumstances'.

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  248. Darlton LEASE FOR A YEAR of 23 acres and a private road in Darlton, William Calvert to George Hutton. Vellum, size 18" x 23", two wax seals. Area of browning along central fold. 1793. £14.00

  249. Nottingham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of... Shops, Dwelling Houses and Stabling in Alfreton Road, Raleigh Street, Great Alfred Street... to be Sold by Auction... 12th May 1914. 3pp., folio, folded with docket tile. 1914. £9.00

  250. Nottingham SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION Broxtowe Ward, Polling District No. 1. If You Desire the Return of the Liberal Eight Please Plump for Mr. Thos. Hardy. Handbill, 4to, printed on yellow paper, giving details of time and place of Poll, exhorting voters to chose the Liberal candidate. On verso are tabled names of 21 candidates, with Hardy's in large type, and an illustration of a large hand writing the number 15 by it. 1892. £16.00

  251. Sherwood Forest ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheet 113. Size 13" x 19", plus wide margins. Published 1908. £20.00
    Covers Cuckney, Ollerton, Girton. Good black impression.

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  252. Bampton PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF TWO VALUABLE INCLOSURES..... Containing 17a. 2r. 8p.... Situate in the Parish of Bampton, To be Sold by Auction, by Messrs. Jonas Paxton & Geo. Castle, At the Fleece Inn, Witney, On Thursday, the 2nd of August, 1866.... Folio, 4pp, completed manuscript Memorandum, folded. 1866. £12.00


  253. Baxter, Oxford, Printer THE OXFORD DECLARATIONS Pamphlet 4pp., folio (size 19" x 12"), woodcut of University arms, setting out three Declarations of 1834:- of the Heads of Houses and Proctors, of the Members of the University, and the Members of Convocation and Bachelors of Civil Law, each with list of those signing and their college and (for the first two Declarations) their status. A few minor marginal tears, horizontal fold. 1834. £40.00
    The signatories believed that, if passed, the Bill before Parliament to allow non-Anglicans to enter the Universities would 'by dissolving the union between the University and the Church of England.... impair the efficiency and endanger the security, of both.'

  254. Bloxham, Milcombe, Wigginton PARTICULARS OF SALE of Agricultural Holdings known as 'The Bloxham Glebe Estate' extending to 165 Acres... for sale by auction... July 31st, 1919. 4pp., 4to, folds and creasing. 1919. £7.00
    Included an osier bed.

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  255. Bridgnorth FOUR VOTING PAPERS for the election for Councillors of the Borough, Nov. 1st 1843. Size 6" x 7", printed with names of four people voted for, with their address and profession, signed by four different voters, with their property address. 1843. £16.00

  256. Witton OBLIGATION BOND of Alexander Toppe of Witton and his son John, to John Wase of Shrewsbury. 1p., manuscript, signed by Toppe with small wax seal, witnessed. Notes on verso of conjoint leaf recording payments for a mortgage. 1703. £22.00

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

  258. Ashill and Isle Abbots, Manor of Wood COUNTERPART LEASE of a tenement in Aishill and Abbots Ile, Sir Henry Northcote of Corfe in Devon, to Richard Parsons of Aishill. Vellum, 15" x 22", wax seal, slightly faded overall, some minor browning, and two lines of text very faded so as to affect legibility. 1725. £20.00
    The rent was eleven shillings.

  259. Bacon's SOMERSET County Map and Guide For Cyclists and Tourists. Folding coloured map, linen-backed, 8vo cloth wraps in bright colours, attractive illustration of cyclists. 17pp. Guide, advert for Triumph on the back. c1900. £12.00

  260. Brockley COUNTERPART LEASE of land in Brockley, Sir Charles Kemeys Tynte of Goathurst to John Durban, of Brockley. Paper, size 19" x 27", good wax seal with bust of bearded man. 3 small splits at folds. Outside rather browned. 1754. £18.00

  261. Cheddar and Wookey A VIEW OF OKEY HOLE and 'A View of Cheddar Cliffs'. Two copper-engraved views on one sheet, size approx. 7" x 5", in cream mount with a gold line, overall size of mount 11" x 9". c1790. £30.00
    The view of Wookey shows a section through two chambers, with people admiring the stalactites, surrounding hills. The view of Cheddar shows the imposing cliffs at a narrow point, with a small cottage in the foreground, and a waggon passing through.

  262. Congresbury Station LETTER on Great Western Railway notepaper to C. Poultney, Congresbury Parish Council, replying to his request for trains to stop at Congresbury on Sundays. 1p., typewritten. 1916. £6.00

  263. Davy (George), Bristol, Published by THE CAVE AT CHEDDAR Drawn on Stone by W. Muller, Printed by C. Hullmandel. Lithograph, printed surface size approx. 8" x 7", plus margins, hand-coloured. In cream card mount. 1834. £48.00
    Shows a woman doing washing in a tub, in the mouth of the cave, watched by a young girl. There is a narrow bed, a carved chest and various pots, buckets, shovels etc., a line of washing strung up. They are obviously living in the cave.

  264. Goathurst and Bridgwater LEASE of two closes of arable and pasture land at Frodgate in Goathurst, and a property in Bridgwater near the West Gate, John Stowell of Bridgwater, Smith, to John Chapman, Baker. Vellum, size 11" x 13", in Latin, large calligraphic initial letter, wax seal on tag which is bound in vellum. On verso is a note in English saying possession of the within-named property was taken by the Attorney, and delivered to Chapman. 1577. £50.00

  265. Hawkins (Thomas M.). Publisher GRAND PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEW ALBUM OF TAUNTON Sixteen plates on glossy paper. Size 7" x 9", boards with gilt title. Boards stained and faded (not affecting contents.) c1890. £14.00
    Most plates are whole-page views, but some are two to a page. Views include County Cricket Ground, The Barracks, Independent College, Hospital and Nursing Institute.

  266. Hunstrete Estate TIMBER SALE 700 Timber Trees to be Offered for Sale by Tender, Situate on the Hunstrete Estate.... comprising some Very Fine Ash, Oak & Elm Beech, S. Chestnut, Alder, Aspen and Walnut.... Sale leaflet, 3pp., 8vo, listing 4 Lots, with details of situation. December 1890. £9.00

  267. Ilton ASSIGNMENT of land in Ilton called Floods Stoverd, Isaac Standerwick of Westhambrook in Huish Episcopi, Lincloth maker and James Crabb of Ashull, yeoman. Vellum, size 19" x 29", 2 wax seals. Some damp spotting in one area, ink slightly faded. 1771. £8.00

  268. Lower Failand ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. V.3. size approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Water features and buildings hand-coloured. Small tear with a little loss of paper in blank area. Linen backed. First edition. 1884. £30.00
    Shows Jubb's Court, Failand Hill House, Higher Farm, Quarries, Deer Park.

  269. Maperton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXXV.6, printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Folded. Second Edition 1903. £14.00
    Shows Maperton and Maperton House, Blackford, Claremont Farm.

  270. Oldford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXX.11. Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 1/2500. Second edition 1904. £14.00
    Covers Staplemead Woollen Mills, Oldford, Whitechapel Farm.

  271. Othery, Middlezoy, Aller HANDBILL with auction sale particulars for 'Shride Farm', comprising house, orchard, meadow land, and 19 lots of named pieces of ground. For Sale by Auction at Bridgwater, 24th September, 1919. Single sheet, small folio, rather creased. 1919. £8.00

  272. Pawlett and Puriton PARTICULARS of an Excellent Dairy Holding known as Court Farm, for sale by Auction, 24th July, 1929. 5pp., small folio. Traces of folds. 1929. £12.00

  273. Syer (J), drawn by & Hawkins (G) lith. BATH, FROM BEACON HILL Tinted lithograph. Size approx. 11" x 17", plus margins (which are narrow at sides), on thick paper. Some small light foxing spots in sky area and below title. Small tear less than 1" long in bottom margin, in surface of paper only, small crease at bottom left corner, not affecting engraving. Pub. Everitt, Pulteney Bridge (1850) £70.00
    A fine view across the whole city. Shows two figures seated in foreground, the river, terraces of house, Abbey in distance, train on railway at left. This lithograph was published separately and offered by Everitt at 4s each, 7s 6d coloured.

  274. Taunton Area THE WEEKLY AVERAGE PRICE OF WHEAT for 1826, 1827 & 1828. An Abstract of the Weekly returns sent to the Board of Trade. Manuscript on folio sheet ruled in columns for Date, Average, Remarks. At the bottom is the name 'Wm. Court. inspector of Corn Returns for the District of Taunton and its Vicinity'. Folded, docket title, small piece of sealing wax dropped on verso making small hole, with loss of one digit. Paper watermarked 1827. £18.00

  275. Taunton Roads AN ACT for amending the several Roads leading from the Town of Taunton, in the County of Somerset. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 26pp, recent cloth boards. Act of Parliament. 1752. £18.00

  276. Wedmore and Heathouse POSTER Messrs, Bennett & Millard Will Sell by Auction, At the "George" Hotel, Wedmore.... February 18, 1892.... Dwelling Houses and Premises.... Size approx. 22" x 17", folded, a few small ink stains, repaired split at fold. Oliver & Son, Stationers and Machine Printers, Axbridge. 1892. £14.00

  277. Wells TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION for the Lives of three healthy Persons; At the Bull's-Head Inn, in the City of Wells... 26th day of January Instant... The Under-Mentioned Messuage Lands and Premises; Situate in the Tithing of Coxley and near to the said City... Handbill, size 15" x 10", some light creasing. Some prices and purchasers' names added in ink. Lists 10 Lots, with name of field, acreages, occupier. Printed by J.E. Lewis, of whom may be had Stamps for Bills.... 9th January 1815. £45.00
    Includes land called South Croft at Polsham, Folly-Ground, Dwelling House at Coxley.

  278. Yatton CONVEYANCE of an acre of land known as Quarry Ground in Yatton, Edward Gregory and others to Elizabeth and Frances Wickham. Two large vellum sheets. Signed by 4 parties. with wax seals. 1823. £18.00
    One of the parties is John Heale, schoolmaster of Yatton.

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  279. Lichfield PRINTED REFERENCE for Mr. C.E. Newcomb, Assistant Master at the Grammar School, from the Headmaster, T. Goldney. 1p, 8vo. April 23rd, 1880. £6.00

  280. Scholastic Souvenir Co., Blackpool PHOTOGRAPH of a class at Hassell Street Boys' School, Newcastle. Size 6" x 8", mounted on card, card very dusty. One boy is holding a slate with the name of the school, the number of the Standard is illegible, but the date appears to be 1924. 30 boys are shown, and two teachers. 1924. £8.00

  281. Tamworth LEASE FOR A YEAR of 'all that farm or tenement or Mease Place whereon a messuage formerly stood' in Wigginton, part of a farm called Buckley's and a cottage in Cumberford, Hugh Annerley of Clifton Campville to Humphrey Woodcock. Vellum, size 20" x 28", good wax seal showing a bird with a branch in its beak. Some slight yellowing of vellum. 1765. £20.00

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  282. Borough of Sudbury AN ACT to indemnify Witnesses who may give Evidence before the Lords Spiritual and Temporal on a Bill to exclude the Borough of Sudbury from sending Burgesses to serve in Parliament. Pages numbered 677-678, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode. 1842. £12.00

  283. Bungay, Loddon ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXVI S.E. scale 1" to 1 mile, size 12" x 14", plus margins, 'Index To Tithe Survey' along top. O.S. blindstamp 1883. £18.00
    Covers Long Stratton, Bungay, Toft Monks.

  284. Burston PLAN, PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of a Small, Compact Freehold Estate... for Sale by Auction... 29th May, 1863. 3pp., folio, folded, very small plan above title. 1863. £12.00

  285. Burston POSTER advertising the auction sale at Diss of a small freehold estate now in the occupation of John Esling, adjoining the estates of the Earl of Albermarle. 16" x 11", folded. Brownish offsetting throughout. 1863. £14.00

  286. Ipswich, Lowestoft ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 25. Size 19" x 28", plus margins, scale half an inch to 1 mile, printed black and blue, rivers and sea in blue. 'Record Map' stamp in margin. Published 1913. Corrections in 1933. £12.00
    Covers Anglesea, Portmadoc, Rhyl.

  287. Jansson (J) SUFFOLCIA Vernacula Suffolke. Decorative hand-coloured copper engraved map, size 16" x 20", plus wide margins. Pasted at edges to thin paper. Latin text on verso. Elaborate title cartouche with boar and deer, cherubs, and nine coats of arms, scale bar with waterfowl, rabbit, compass rose with rhumb lines, two sailing ships. 'Joannes Janssonius Excudit' bottom centre. Central fold, with some browning down fold from hinge on verso. Paper uniformly slightly darkened, possibly where map once framed and left in the sunlight, altough hand-colouring is bright and unfaded. Traces of a light crease running diagonally across left bottom corner. c1650. £120.00
    Cheap copy of a very attractive map. Registration Nnn on verso.

  288. Mildenhall ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile, Sheet No. LI N.E., size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. 'Index to Tithe Survey' in top margin. O.S. blindstamp 1880. £17.00
    Covers Fordham, Thetford.

  289. Rishangles PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of three substantial cottages with large gardens... for Sale by Auction... 5th October, 1874. 3pp, folio, folded. 1874. £8.00

  290. Ufford OBLIGATION BOND of Thomas Underwood of Ufford, Baker, and Andrew Blake of Whiton, Farmer to Nathaniel Whimper, Gentleman, for £600. 1p., sm folio, printed with ms. inserts, two small wax seals with busts. With a memorandum on verso signed by Nathaniel Whimper stating the bond relates to a four-part indenture made between those parties and Revd. William Garrood of Belstead. 1774. £22.00

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  291. Croydon CROYDON GUARDIAN and Surrey County Gazette. 8pp. Broadsheet newspaper. Spine torn down 8". Folded in four. May 1, 1880. £7.00
    Includes report on meeting of Croydon Board of Guardians, Croydon Microscopical and Natural History Club, etc.

  292. Ewell ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XIII S.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 12" x 18", plus wide margins. Water features hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo marbled wraps. Label of Commons & Footpaths Preservation Society on front wrap, part footpath near Ewell circled in red with an arrow. 1903. £16.00
    Covers Nonsuch Palace, Worcester Park, Cheam Park.

  293. Farnham, Guildford, Croydon ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet VIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size approx. 25" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo marbled endpapers, inserted in rubbed slipcase with faded Wyld label. Printed from an electrotype in 1871. £34.00

  294. Great Bookham, Ripley ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Parts of sheets XXV, XVII, XVIII. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, made up of quarter sheets, contours in red. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into cloth 8vo wraps, which are partly darkened. Edition of 1919. £18.00
    Shows Leatherhead Court, Effingham, West Horsley, Eastwick Park, Ockham Park, R.H.S. Gardens at Wisley.

  295. Richmond AN ACT to enable the Trustees... of certain Charity Estates, situate in the Parish of Richmond... to grant building, repairing, and other Leases thereof. 19pp., sm. folio, disbound, last leaf with docket title. With 2p. Schedule of properties. Inserted in plain card wraps with typewritten label to front. Act of Parliament. 1820. £18.00

  296. Stockdale (J) A MAP OF SURREY Engraved map, scale 4" = 10 miles, size 15" x 19". Traces of folds. Trimmed to platemark down 6" of left margin. Small foxing spot below title. 1798. £30.00
    Shows villages in detail, canal, high ground, parkland, roads with numbered distances etc.

  297. Wonersh ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXII, made up of quarter sheets, Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into cloth 8vo wraps. Roads, water features and some buildings hand-coloured. 3 small areas neatly colour washed in different colours, presumably relevant to property sales, and marked with dates. Second edition 1897. £22.00
    Covers Bramley, Shere, Gomshall.

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  298. Bexhill PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of.... Detached & semi-Detached Houses and A Pair of Unfinished Semi-Detached Villas... in a high and bracing position at Gunter's Road.... for sale by Auction at the Bell Hotel.... October 6th, 1892. 4pp, folio, last page spotty. 1892. £14.00

  299. Brighton, Horsham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet IX. Size 24" x 36", linen-backed and folding into 8vo endpapers, slightly chipped. Two roads coloured brown. Some slight discoloration at corner of 2 sections. Electrotype 1875. £28.00

  300. Iford, West Firle ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet LXVII. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1879. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1893. £28.00

  301. West Dean, Goodwood ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet XLVIII. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Some areas in Goodwood Park outlined in orange and blue wash. 1880. £28.00

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  302. Birdingbury PARTICULARS OF A MOST ATTRACTIVE COUNTRY RESIDENCE.... "Three Elms" Birdingbury, Warwickshire. To be offered for Sale by Auction.... by Frank Mason, Newey & Co. in association with James Styles & Whitlock.... On Tuesday, 22nd May, 1951. 4to, original card covers, 7pp, one illust. 1951. £11.00

  303. Birmingham LEASE of an Engine and premises in Broad Street, for seven years. Messrs. Badger, Merchants of Dudley, to Joseph Deeley, Engineer, and George Deeley, Ironfoundry manager. Two large vellum sheets, wax seals. Includes Schedule detailing machinery, such as 'three grinding cills, two inch shaft ten yards long, five drums...', 'two four feet French stones' etc. 1835. £18.00
    The land was in Broad Street, near a cut of the Birmingham Canal, with 'Steam Engine, Corn Mill, Smith's Shop, Polishing Shop'.

  304. Murray (T) MAP OF WARWICKSHIRE Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline, 18" x 14". Scale 3" = 10 miles. 1830. £35.00

  305. Stratford on Avon REPORT OF THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY OF THE BOROUGH. 2pp., with a plan coloured in outline, by R.K. Dawson, scale 4" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1837. £24.00

  306. Walker (J & C) WARWICKSHIRE Engraved fully hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, distance of towns from London, railways. Size 16" x 13". 1839. £24.00

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  307. Kirkby Lonsdale, Grange ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 49. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 20" plus wide margins. Hydrographic Dept. stamp in margin. Corrections to 1914. £22.00

  308. Whitchurch PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT between Mary Witheridge and James Witheridge her son, relating to the running of a farm. Single vellum sheet, two wax seals. 1871. £14.00
    The business was a farm called Grenofen. Mary Witheridge took her son into the partnership as her husband had died.

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  309. Alderbury MAP of Alderbury Hundred. Hand coloured engraved map, size 15" x 10", border at top and bottom. Small piece torn from top right corner, just affecting border, 1" repaired tear at top edge. 1844. £18.00
    From Hoare's 'Modern Wiltshire'.

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

  311. Calne PARTICULARS OF CONDITIONS OF SALE of Highly Important First Class Freehold Business premises Situate in the Market Place and large Warehouses & Premises in the New Road..... to sell by Auction, On Wednesday, the 18th day of June, 1890.... Folio, 3pp. 1890. £12.00

  312. Calne, Calstone-Wellington, and Blackland AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the several Parishes of Calne, Calstone-Wellington, and Blackland.... 16pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1813. £17.00

  313. Chippenham Swine Fever [The Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act, 1878.] THE ANIMALS ORDER. NOTICE IS HEARBY GIVEN, That the Pigstye situate at Harding's Yard in the Parish of Chippenham, in the County of Wilts, in the occupation of Mr George Eatwell.... is.... ordered, determined, and declared to be a place infected with Swine Fever, and that the limits of such yard is the limit of such infected place. Such pigstye will continue to be an infected place.... By Order, R.W. Merriman, Clerk to the Authority, Marlborough, July 28th, 1880. Poster, size 11" x 8", fews folds. R.F. Houlston, Printer and Bookseller, Chippenham, 1880. £16.00

  314. Compton Chamberlain parish ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXV.10. size approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Buildings, roads and water features hand coloured. Some minor edge tears at right. 'Record Map' stamp in margin. Zincographed 1887. £24.00
    Shows Compton House and lake, Dinton Mill, Maurice Hatches, Dinton Station.

  315. Laverstock Inclosure AN ACT for Inclosing Lands within the Parish of Laverstock including the Tithing of Ford.... 25pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1818. £16.00

  316. Manningford Abbots, Pewsey PARTICULARS of the Rich Freehold Dairy and Stock Farm known as Lower Farm, about 208 acres.... for Sale by Auction, December 8, 1949. 5pp., 4to, wraps, orange colour from wraps staining edge of some leaves. 1949. £8.00

  317. Melksham, Corsham, Biddlestone, West Yatton, Castle Coombe Roads AN ACT for more effectually amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from the Turnpike Road at the Bottom of Shaw Hill, in the Parish of Melksham, through Googe's Lane, Corsham, Biddlestone, and West Yatton, to the Turnpike Road at Upper Coombe, in the Parish of Castle Coombe.... 24pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1799. £14.00

  318. Minety PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the attractive and enviably placed residential property known as Minety House, Nr. Malmesbury... Stone-Built Manor House (Early XVIIIth Century)... two cottages... gardens, park and woodland... for sale by auction... 21st day of September, 1937. 9pp., folio, stiff wraps. Folding plan at rear, 5 tipped-in photographs. Stiff wraps. Number on front wrap. 1937. £18.00

  319. Moule (T) WILTSHIRE Hand-coloured steel engraved map. Size 10" x 8", in dull green card mount, with backing, size 15" x 13". Gothic masonry border at top and sides, views of Salisbury Cathedral and Stonehenge at bottom. Reference to Hundreds. c1840. £27.00

  320. Sheppards Shord, Devizes, Ashlington Hill and Rowdford Roads AN ACT for enlarging the Terms and Powers granted by an Act passed inthe Fifth Year of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Anne, Entitled, An Act for Repairing the Highways between between Sheppards Shord and the Devizes, and the Top of Ashlington Hill and Rowdford.... Black Letter. Cover leaf + 10pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1725. £12.00

  321. Simpson (G) Printer DEVIZES AND WILTSHIRE GAZETTE Thursday September 13, 1821. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp. 1821. £18.00
    'A large ball of fire was seen to descend from the clouds by several persons of Melksham a little after 12 o'clock on Monday. It providentially fell into the water near the bridge, causing a hissing noise for several minutes.'

  322. Tilshead Inclosure AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Tilshead.... 20pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1811. £17.00

  323. Turnpike Trusts (Devizes) RETURN OF THE MEMORIALS FROM THE INHABITANTS OF DEVIZES which have been presented to the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for and against the Abolition of the Turnpike Trusts in the immediate Neighbourhood of the Town, with the Signatures which have been appended... together with the Correspondence... Printed on 20p., small folio, sewn at edge, folded with docket title. Contains 13 Memorials, with hundreds of names of those signing, with their village, and sometimes profession. 1865. £25.00

  324. Wheatley (William Walter) PEN AND INK DRAWING titled on verso of mount in later hand 'Hazelbury House, Box, Wilts.' Pen and ink sketch in brownish ink, size 10" x 16", in buff mount, overall size 17" x 23", initialled 'W.W.W.' c1850. £50.00
    Shows a house with tall chimneys and two gables, large pillars at the gate with shields on top, two figures, one with a shot-gun, outside the gate.

  325. Wilton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXVI. N.W, and quarter sheets to West and South. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 26" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo boards with Stanford label. 1926. £18.00
    Covers Wilton and Wilton House, Barford St. Martin, South Newton.

  326. Wilton, Burcomb, Netherhampton and Fugglestone Saint Peter Inclosure AN ACT for dividing, allotting, and inclosing Lands in the Parishes of Wilton, Burcomb, Netherhampton, and Fugglestone Saint Peter.... 19pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1825. £17.00

  327. Wotton Rivers, Pewsey CATALOGUE and Conditions of Sale of Valuable Oak, Elm and Ash Timber, at Wootton Rivers, Near Pewsey To be Sold by Auction... at the Phoenix Inn, Pewsey... 15th December, 1857. 3p., printed on card, size 6" x 4". 1857. £14.00
    Lists 34 Lots, with type of tree and location. The timber was on the Manor Farm, and the property of St. John's College, Cambridge.

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  328. Berrow CONVEYANCE of a piece of land called Casson Park, a cottage and garden at Chase End Hill, Henry Hart to D. Clutterbuck. Vellum, 3p., folio, red margins, coloured plan 6" x 5" in text. 1903. £14.00

  329. Elmley Lovett TWO MANUSCRIPT CERTIFICATES from the Land Tax Office at Kidderminster. Two large folio pages, signed with a 10-line declaration by the Commissioner, listing in tabular for the Land Tax payable for approx. 9 years between 1798 and 1853 for Rock Orchard and other lands in Elmley Lovett, giving Proprietor, name of Property, sum assessed. 1860. £10.00

  330. Rowe (G), Lithographer TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE CONTRACT the above elegant villa situated on the slope of Rainbow hill about five minutes walk from the centre of the city of Worcester... the House consists on the Ground Floor of a handsome Entrance Hall with two painted glass windows.... The Garden has been laid out with great taste... there are also Moss, Shell, and Summer Houses.... a Fountain to play at will... Gothic Ruins with ancient stone figures in niches.... Single sheet lithographed on one side only, 23" x 17", lithographed view of the house from a drawing by S.W. Daukes, Architect, Gloucester, size approx 6" x 11", Plans of the House, General Plan, showing layout of garden, with fruit trees etc., 17 lines of description lithographed in cursive, list of four people to apply to for tickets to view etc. Lithographed and Printed by G. Rowe, Exeter House, Cheltenham. n.d. c1835. £70.00

  331. Tyndale (Thomas) WORCESTERSHIRE WATER-COLOURS 20 coloured plates, including one on front board. Small tear in paper at bottom of spine. Published by A. & C. Black, reprint 1919. £16.00

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  332. Barr (R), Printer FLORA THE LILLY OF THE WEST and Mary of the Moor. Two ballads on one sheet, printed on one side, on thin paper, 4to. The second ballad has a vignette of a dying maiden. Left hand edge slightly chipped, paper slightly browned at edges. Barr, Printer, Leeds. 1850's. £18.00
    'Mary of the Moor' tells the story of a village girl who returns home with a child but her father refuses to let her in and she dies on the moor.

  333. Barr (R), Printer OLD GOSPEL SHIP and TRY AGAIN. Size 9" x 7", two small vignettes. Right hand edge ragged. Barr, Printer, Leeds. 1840's. £20.00
    Stirring religious ballads. Mentions Wesley and Whitfield.

  334. Dewsbury LEASE FOR A YEAR of a messuage now divided into three tenements, with gardens, orchard, croft, and a close called Little Ing, Samuel Beckett of Dewsbury, Clothier, to James Foster of Pontefract, Maltster. Vellum, size 10" x 18", signed Beckett with attractive wax seal. Memorandum on verso in a large bold hand in very black ink, saying the deed was registered at Wakefield, signed by Deputy Registrar. 1745. £25.00

  335. East Riding of Yorkshire PLAN AND PARTICULARS of a Valuable Freehold Estate of Excellent Wold Land with several detached Closes and Cottages, at Lund, to be Sold by Auction.... 16th January, 1875. 3pp., folio, folds, large coloured folding plan. Describes 6 lots, with schedule giving tenants, acreage etc. 1875. £24.00

  336. Guisborough ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 17. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Linen-backed. Contours at 100ft intervals have been coloured in buff water-colour, and marked neatly with heights in red. 1856. £25.00
    Guisborough is more or less at the centre of the map.

  337. Leven PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of Valuable Mill Land and House Property to be Sold by Auction by David Nutchey.... February 10th, 1873. Folio, 3pp., folded, completed memorandum. 1873. £16.00
    Includes 'Brick Tower Wind Mill... There is a good Business to the Mill... working two pair of French and one pair of Grey Stones....'

  338. River Hull Navigation AN ACT to amend and enlarge the Powers of Two Acts of His present Majesty, for improving the Navigation of the River Hull and Frodingham Beck, and extending the same to the Town of Great Driffield, in the County of York. Pages numbered 1613-1623, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1817. £10.00

  339. Sunk-Island to Ottringham Road AN ACT to enable the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works... to make and maintain a Road from the Church in the Parish of Sunk Island to the Town of Ottringham... Disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. With a brief Schedule of Properties with owners and occupiers. 1836. £12.00

  340. Walker (B), Bradford, Sold Wholesale by JOHN BULL AND THE NEW TAXES. Slip ballad in two columns, size 10" x 7", a few edge tears at left side. No. 4. top right. c1840. £25.00
    Humourous attack on taxes and the Corn Laws. 'And for to raise some money/For the wedding of the Queen/They'll tax old maids and bachelors/That have turned seventeen... To tax and starve the nation/They do cobble up some laws/And the devil swears he'll tax them all/When they get into his claws.'

  341. Yorkshire Union of Agricultural Clubs and Chambers of Agriculture NOTICE of Annual General Meeting and Annual Dinner, at York. 1p, folio, folds. 1906. £12.00
    Gives special Railway arrangements.

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  342. Connel TWELVE REAL PHOTOGRAPHS Snapshots of Connel. 12 views size 3" x 4", in printed buff envelope. c1920. £5.00

  343. Dublin Baronies AN ACT to alter the Number and define the Boundaries of the several Banories of the County of Dublin. Pages numbered 1137-1138, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode. 1842. £12.00

  344. Dublin lands AN ACT to extend the Provisions of an Act of the Fourth Year of Her present Majesty, for enabling the Commissioners of Wide Streets to sell, and Her Majesty to purchase, certain Hereditaments in the City of Dublin, on the North Bank of the River Anna Liffey. Pages numbered 753-758, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode. 1842. £12.00

  345. Dublin Police AN ACT for improving the Dublin Police. Pages numbered 285-312, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode. 1842. £12.00

  346. Newgate Gaol, Dublin AN ACT to amend an Act of Her present Majesty for vacating any Presentment for rebuilding the Gaol of Newgate in Dublin, and any Contract between the Commissioners for rebuilding the said Gaol and the Contractor. Pages numbered 21-23, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode. 1842. £12.00

  347. University of Dublin Voting AN ACT to amend an Act of the Second and Third Years of His late Majesty, 'to amend the Representation of the People of Ireland', in respect of the Right of Voting in the University of Dublin. Pages numbered 821-823, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode. 1842. £12.00

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  348. Cellardyke, Fife ARTICLES OF ROUP of the East Subjects in Cellardyke lying in the Orfat wynd consisting of a House and yard... Manuscript on 2p., sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf, setting out conditions of sale, and with a signed agreement for the sale at the highest bid price of £34. 1803. £15.00
    The house was William Eadie's and the purchaser was Andrew Pratt.

  349. Devon Valley Railway AN ACT to authorize the Construction of Branch Railways from the Devon Valley Railway into the Mineral Districts of Fife and Clackmannan.... 8pp. 1866. £10.00

  350. Dumfries COGNITION for seven acres of land inclosed into two Parks lying in the Burrowroads of Drumfries in favour of Joseph Corrie Son and heir of umq. Joseph Corrie late Conjunct Town Clerk of Drumfries. Vellum, 24" x 17", ink faded... together with... SASINE for the same property, 1752. Similar document, with fine notary's mark of Archibold Malcolm. 1773. £25.00

  351. Edinburgh THREE BILLS OF COACH & HARNESS MAKERS all with decorative printed headings. Comprises bill of James Macnee & Co., Coach and Harness Makers to Her Majesty, 2p., for repairs to dog carts etc., 2 bills of Peter Croall, Princes St., for new Dog Cart, with packing and delivery to Lochbrey. 2 4to, and 1 8vo. 1852-66. £22.00

  352. Haddington BILL of Roughead & Park, Seedsmen, Edinburgh Corn Exchange. Oblong 8vo, fine engraved heading with street scene on left. Made out to J. Black, Cornhill. 1871. £9.00

  353. Hay (J) PLAN OF PINKIE PARK, GARDENS, AND PLEASURE GROUND The Seat of Sir John Hope of Craighall, Bart. By J. Hay. 1805. Manuscript plan in ink and colour on paper backed with linen, size 52" x 50", fixed to wooden dowel at bottom and wooden stretcher at top. Chipped silk edging tape to sides. Decorative title cartouche with leaves, scale bar of Statute Scotch Chains: Scale 2" = 1 Chain (74ft 4in. each chain). Table of Contents at bottom, with Scots acreage, compass rose top left. Shows road from Newbigging to New Barracks at bottom, road to Haddington at top. Pinkie House is at the centre, with other buildings, all shaded in red, garden house and office houses to the north, hothouses. Detailed layout of flower beds and shrubberies, and garden paths, trees shown in elevation, indicating whether deciduous or evergreen, each tree coloured in a bright green, with brown shading at the left, each tree with its own shadow. The hedges also shown. Broad avenues of trees radiate from the house to the right. There are long strips of land to the east of the house, with acreage, labelled 'Mason Society', 'Mr. Salmond', etc. At the top is a large pond, and a smaller one to the right. There are two areas of light grey shading, presumably indicating some sort of 'mound'. The Contents Table indicates House, Washing Green, Garden House, Dog Kennel, Old Inn, Pleasure Ground, Kitchen and Flower garden, Stables, Barn and Hay Yard, Under Park, Upper Park. There is a stain in the form of a thin brown line through the title, 5 tears down from top edge of plan, two tears reaching into the pond, with a small horizontal tear as well, occasioning some very slight loss of paper at the top edge of the pond, another into the road, another through the compass rose. Some creasing in paper at top. 1805. £400.00
    A James Hay 'of Edinburgh' is listed in Eden's 'Dictionary of Land Surveyors'. Pinkie House is now used by Loretto School.

  354. Kirknoll, Roxburgh CARTA Williami Sheill... in favorem Thome Boxsoun et Joannis Sheill terrarum de Kirknoll... Vellum, size 12" x 22", tag but no seal. In Latin in a small hand. Vellum slightly dusty. 1660. £22.00

  355. Lockerbriggs DECREET William Gavin Mason at Lockerbriggs against Thomas Learmont, Gardner in Dumfries as executor of John Crombie deceased, for money owed by Crombie. Manuscript., 10p., small folio, folded with docket title. Note on verso to say contents paid. 1801. £20.00
    William Gavin had made various headstones, and there is a list of 14, e.g. 'one headstone with a Corvette Moulding', 'one through stone with three broad feet to Penpont £1.9s', 'one headstone with a panelling to Hollywood... 8s'. Also includes 'one grindstone, 2 feet and a half in diameter hewn 2s 6d.'

  356. Muirhead (C) Printer THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER No. 7272. August 6, 1833. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., folded. 1833. £14.00
    Includes reports of murders and fatal accidents, discovery of fossil trees in the sandstone quarry at Rutland Street, auction of the Lands of Arnhall and Altens in Kincardineshire, etc.

  357. Portobello ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet IV N.W. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18", plus margins. Contours in red. Slightly less than half the map is sea area. Revision of 1931. £12.00
    Covers Seafield Hospital, Joppa, Buddington Mills, Eastfield.

  358. Roxburgh and Berwick AN ACT for more effectually repairing and maintaining certain Roads in the Counties of Roxburgh and Berwick. 10pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1849. £8.00

  359. Scottish Estates AN ACT to discharge from a disputed and dormant Claim of the Publick, several Estates belonging to the Right Honourable William Carr Earl of Erroll, Lord High Constable of Scotland. Pages numbered 625-628, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1800. £12.00

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  360. Anglesea ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 11. Size 19" x 28", plus margins, scale half an inch to 1 mile, printed in black and blue (with sea area solid blue). 'Record Map' stamp in margin. Published 1913. Corrections in 1933. £12.00
    Covers Anglesea, Portmadoc, Rhyl.

  361. Brecon AN ACT for altering and amending an Act made in the Fifty-Fifth Year of His present Majesty to amend an Act made in the Forty-eighth Year of His present Majesty to improve the Land Revenue of the Crown, so far as relates to the Great Forest of Brecknock... and for vesting in His Majesty certain Parts of the said Forest, and for inclosing the said Forest. 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1818. £15.00

  362. Cardiganshire 'HYMETTUS' WILL SERVE THIS SEASON Thorough-bred Mares, 6 Guineas; Half-bred Mares 3 Guineas; and 5 Shillings the Groom. Printed handbill, small 8vo, on blue paper, setting out pedigree, with a description of horse, and list of wins. Owner was J. Rees, Berthlwyd, near Cardigan... together with a similar notice on pink paper for 'Dalnacardock', a bay horse foaled 1869, winner of the Yorkshire Handicap. Owner John Griffith, Llandugwydd. Traces of many folds. 1866 and c1880. £36.00

  363. Dovey, Mawddach... Salmon Fishery District THE SALMON FISHERY ACTS 1861-1873. 7pp printed on pink card, 4" x 3". Details 3 Acts, and on the last page Scale of Licence Duties for Fishing for Salmon ('for each weir hang, baulk, garth, goryd... £10....') 1894. £16.00

  364. Llandrindod Wells PHOTOGRAPH Grand Pump, Llandrindod Wells. Hudson's Series. Albumen print, size 8" x 11", unmounted, showing musicians playing in the bandstand, buildings in the background, a few people seated on benches in foreground, with a lady in a bath-chair pulled by a donkey, tall pine trees. Small crease at bottom left corner. Title in plate in white. c1890. £22.00

  365. Llangollen ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXIV S.E. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18", plus margins. Contours in red. Revision of 1910 with additions in 1949. £12.00
    Covers the whole of the town, Cefnyfedw. Shows many old quarries.

  366. Pembrokeshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS quarter sheets, Nos. XL.N.W. (Cosheston, Llanion Barracks) and S.W. (Pembroke, Lamphey); Nos XXXIX.S.E (Hundleton) and N.E (Neyland, Pwllcrochan) Four maps, scale 6" to 1 mile. Second edition 1909. £26.00

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  367. Apprenticeship Indentures AN ACT to render valid certain Indentures for the binding of Parish Apprentices, and Certificates of the Settlement of Poor Persons. Pages numbered 937-938, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1814. £10.00

  368. Boys in Majesty's Navy AN ACT for extending the Period of Service of Boys in Her Majesty's Navy. Pages numbered 377-379, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1847. £10.00

  369. Bristol, Nottingham, Gloucestershire, Exeter, etc. REPORT upon the petition from Bristol relating to Wool. 23d Mar. 1730. Copy, probably mid-eighteenth century, manuscript on 21 sides, folio, written in a large clear hand. Leaf at the end with docket title on verso. Traces of having been bound. The petition had been presented to a Parliamentary Committee by the Company of Weavers of Bristol, with petitions from the Merchants of London trading to Spain and Portugal, of Exeter, Cirencester, Tiverton, Pensford, Bodmin, Lyme Regis and other towns, mostly West Country ones. c1750. £45.00
    The Petition deplored the 'great Decay of the Woollen Manufacture' which they attributed to clandestine exportation of poor quality products from Britain and Ireland. 'Mr. John Slater produced a piece of Wool very loosely and ffraudulently Worked up as Bays or Wadding very Course for the sale of the Wool only, weighing about 5 or 6 pounds, and which he said he could Unravell in half an hour, and could afford to Work it up in that manner for a half penny per pound'. In the top left corner is written 'Phillips MS 13761'.

  370. Buttons AN ACT to regulate the making and vending of Metal Buttons, and to prevent the Purchasers thereof from being deceived in the real Quality of such Buttons. 8pp., plus cover leaf, sm. folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1796. £12.00

  371. Carlisle and Canobie Railway SUBSCRIPTION CONTRACT Indenture between several persons and Isaac Cartmell of Carlisle, Tanner, and William Richardson, Ironmonger, 'for subscribing to a Company called 'The Carlisle and Canobie Railway Company... applying to Parliament for enabling the Company to make the following Railway and Branch Branch Railways...' 4p on parchment, manuscript, unsigned, with 10 ruled in columns for signatures etc, with numerous small wax seal, none of which have been filled in. Size 18" x 12", morocco wraps with gilt title. 1855. £75.00
    Presumably a surplus or draft copy.

  372. Chad Valley Games RAILWAY BOARD GAME Board only, showing Euston (L & N.W Ry.), St. Pancras (Midland Ry.), King's Cross (G.N. Ry.) Stations, and routes north to Scotland, with small pictures along the routes of sites in the towns traversed. Coloured, size 21" x 10", folded twice. View of Edinburgh along the top, and London along the bottom. A previous owner has written 'Princes Street Waverley Stn.' in small blue ink letters at the top. There are no counters. n.d. 1940's. £9.00

  373. Chepstow, Pilning, Wootton Bassett Railway AN ACT for incorporating a Company for making a Railway to be called "the South Wales and Great Western Direct Railway," 18pp, recent cloth boards, couple of pages slightly ragged and dusty. Act of Parliament. 1865. £16.00

  374. Cider and Perry AN ACT for continuing the Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry in that Part of Great Britain called England, and... Scotland... 30pp., plus cover leaf. Decorative initial letter. Last two leaves with foxing spots. 1728. £14.00

  375. Cornwall and Devon VIEWS OF CORNWALL AND DEVON and Notices of St. Michael's Mount and Dartmoor 1895. Collection of engravings, maps and a few complete magazine articles, professionally mounted (many views 'set into' paper so as not to be too bulky), in full morocco album, size 10" x 8", title in gilt on spine. Some of the larger maps and views are neatly folded, and some maps mounted on linen. Maps comprise: Bowen's small Map of Devon; Morden's map of Cornwall (trimmed to borders); O.S. map of Helston with area of Crenver and Wheal Abraham mines marked, with lodes; Antiquities of the Land's End District; Plans from the Boundary Commission Reports of Dartmouth, Devonport, Truro; Cruchley's Map of Cornwall Showing all the Railways... and the same map of Devon; Van den Keeres's map of Devon, with 5p. of text (size of map approx 3" x 5", text slightly larger, and the same map and text of Cornwall; 'Chart of the English Channel from the latest and best Authorities'; 'A Chart of Plymouth Sound, Catwater and Hamoaze' pub. J. Bew, 1782; Map of the South Coast of Devon; early map of the Scilly Isles, 4" x 5". Includes four parts of 'An Unsentimental Journey Through Cornwall' from 'The English Illustrated Magazine', and some other short articles, (e.g. Baring Gould's 'Among the Western Song-Men'); separately published 'Extraordinary Convulsion and Land-Slip Near Lyme Regis Dorsetshire' published by Daniel Dunster, Lyme Regis, with woodcut view of landslip, with text (c1840). There are 55 views of Cornwall and 62 of Devon, various sizes, arranged alphabetically, all one per page. Some are full-page, a few vignette views, a few folding. 1840-90. £360.00
    Most views date from the 1840's, 50's and 60's, although the album was compiled later. Full-page views include: 'Clowance', coloured aquatint published by Ackerman, Clovelly, Mt. Edgcumbe, Place House, Royal Yacht off Mt. St. Michael, Ivybridge Viaduct.

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

  377. Death of George V DAILY SKETCH Memorial Number. January 21, 1936. 28pp. Horizontal fold. Some slight browning at edges. 1936. £5.00
    Numerous photographs of the King and Queen.

  378. Defence of the Realm AN ACT to enable His Majesty annually to train and exercise a Proportion of His Subjects.... to provide for the Defence of the Realm. 22pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Folded, with manuscript docket title, dusty on the outside. 1806. £18.00

  379. Devon and Cornwall ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 144. Fifth Edition. Printed in black and blue only. Size 23" x 29". Covers Lansallos, Plymouth, Gunnislake, Newton Ferrers. 1931. £15.00
    Possibly and outline edition issued in preparation for a final edition.

  380. Devon and Somerset CASE for the opinion of.... 4p., folio, folded. Requires lawyer's opinion on whether Thomas, Frances and Peregrine Sandford are intitled to a legacy. Recites indentures etc. from 1745, beginning with the Marriage Settlement of Revd. John Sanford and Catherine Musgrave, made between John Sanford, Sir John Chichester, Sir Charles Kemys Tynte, etc. Mentions property at Oakford, Devon, and West Monkton, Somerset. Drewe, New Inn, c1780. £20.00

  381. Devon, Shropshire, Lincolnshire ALBUM OF COPY WILLS AND ADMINISTRATIONS Manuscripts bound into folio boards. Abstracted from various sources, such as the Principal Registry, Court of the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple, Consistory Court, etc. The wills transcribed are mainly sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The name of the family is written in red ink as a title. The writer has reproduced the seals with small drawings. 105 pages of manuscript in all, on different types and sizes of paper, bound on stiff paper hinges. Boards covered in worn brown paper. A letter answering a request for information, loosely inserted, would put the date of compilation around 1907. £45.00
    Families are: Prust; Webber; Glanville; Job (Combinteignhead, Devon); Dennis (Wyspryngton, Horsington, Devon, and Tothill, Lincoln); Morgan (Monmouth); Manfield; Horlock (Somerset); Barnfield; Atcherley (Shropshire); Gibson; Rowhead.

  382. Essex and Suffolk PLAN, PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Several Freehold Estates with Three Manors, and a Tithe Commutation Rent Charge; covering about Seventeen Hundred Acres... embracing Seven Complete Farms, with Residences... Labourers' Cottages.... which Mr. B. Rix... will Sell by Auction, at The Mart, Opposite the Bank of England, London, 1st day of June, 1853... 19pp., size 13" x 10", six folding lithographed plans, and a one-page hand-coloured key plan. Front wrap with long title has a long tear, with slight loss in second line of title. Folded horizontally, with docket title on verso. 1853. £60.00
    Includes farms in Halstead, Great Maplestead, Gestingthorpe, Sible Hedingham, Great Bentley, in Essex, and Boxted, Glemsford, Cavendish, Somerton, Stowupland in Suffolk, also the Manors of Trucketts Hall, Byham Hall, Hipworth Hall. Seven Lots, with detailed Schedules.

  383. Exmoor Inclosure AN ACT for vesting in His Majesty certain Parts of the Forest of Exmoor, otherwise Exmore, in the Counties of Somerset and Devon; and for inclosing the said Forest. 35pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1815. £30.00

  384. 'F.W. Esq.' TWO MANUSCRIPT POEMS one on the fleeting charms of beauty and the survival of virtue, entitled 'Written immediately after the occurrence it recites in France by F.W. Esq.', six 4-line stanzas, 1p., sm. folio, and on the conjoint leaf a poem about Buonaparte in six 8-line stanzas. c1810. £40.00
    The first poem describes how the writer while walking on the shore with Amanda writes her name in the sand, she protests that as the letters will be effaced by the tide, so will her memory: 'Not so my Amanda thy beauty shall live/In the heart which thy virtue hath won/And virtue the ruin of time shall survive/And live when extinguish'd the sun'. The poem on Napoleon 'Wondrous chief of modern days' describes how he has survived many setbacks, including the attacks of the Turks, 'Plague at Suez', crocodiles, famine, 'Often kill'd yet still existing/What a paradox we find/Some new project ever twisting/In thy mistchief making mind'.

  385. First World War SIX LETTERS to Mr Sanford (Eddy) from different correspondents, mainly London, thanking him for presents of wild duck 'in these hard times they are doubly welcome', and giving news of their relatives serving in the war. Small 8vo, all dated Jan. 1915, 2-8 pages. 1915. £20.00
    '(Lewis) has been lucky in his trenches, the last had a brick floor! He was knocked down by the concussion of a Bomb but only made dizzy... a German deserter came into their Trenches carrying tea to a sniper. He shouted mercy mercy when he saw the trench... a wonder he was not shot...' Possibly related to the Sanford who was rector of Combe Florey in Somerset.

  386. Flying Boats NOTES on Flying Boats taken at Messrs. Saunders Ltd. Small 8vo notebook, 24p., wraps, notes in pencil, and sketches, with measurements in ink, for example 'View of Fin & Rudder shewing Position of Tail Plane''... together with... slightly larger notebook, marbled boards, with 65p of notes in ink, under section headings such as 'Recovering Planes', 'Use of Dopes', 'Fixing Fabric to Ribs', 'Sopwith Pup', 'Sopwith Camel', etc. At the back is a page 'Specification of Materials for F2', with small diagram. On flyleaf is name and address at Tregantle Fort, Cornwall. no date. c1920? £65.00
    Contains much very precise information on woodwork, fabric etc., 'When lacing up fuselage the cord is to be securely fastened by double knots at every 12th pair of eyes to prevent the whole undoing should the cord get broken...'

  387. Funeral Expenses MR. RICHARD FUSTON'S BILL Executor to Mrs Mary Fuston. Funeral Charges. Manuscript in a neat hand on one side of sheet, 14" x 6". Signed by Thos. Adams. Lists 25 items, including sheets, shrouds, 13 silk hat bands. 4th Feb. 1736. £16.00

  388. Great Northern Railway MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS of the One Hundred and Nineteenth Half-Yearly Ordinary General Meeting and Special Meeting of the Proprietors.... 7pp., folio, folded, with docket title. 1906. £14.00

  389. Great Western Railway GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. B DIVISION, ORDNANCE MAPS Five Ordnance Survey Maps, Scale 1" to 1 mile.. Sheets as follows: Sheet VII. London, Wendover. Border bottom and right; Sheet XIII. Oxford, Reading. Border at bottom; Sheet XXXIV. Cirencester, Calne. Border at right; Sheet XXXV. Bristol, Forest of Dean. Border at left; Sheet XLIV. Cheltenham, Chipping Camden. Border at bottom. All sheets dissected and mounted on linen, folding into red morocco slip case, size 12" x 8", gilt title as above on front and on spine. Morocco slightly rubbed at edges. 1840's. £180.00
    With the name on one map 'Geo. E. Frere', probably George Edward Frere, of Roydon Hall, Norfolk.

  390. Guille family THE PEDIGREE of Mrs George Guille and Arthur Clayfield-Ireland traced from their common ancestor. Starting with 'George Rolle, purchaser of Stevenstone'. 8 generations up to early 19th century. 1p., small folio, folds. c1840. £8.00

  391. Hagelberg, Berlin Printers CHRISTMAS CARD die-cut card. Size approx. 4" x 5", single piece of card with blank back. Fully coloured, shows a kilted Scotsman leaning on his elbow, holding a bottle and glass, with the legend 'Many O' Them', and a verse about 'helping yourself' at Christmas, by 'J.G.F'. c1910. £7.00

  392. Hampshire & Wiltshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LV.4/LXXVII.4, scale 25" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36". Edition of 1925. £14.00
    Shows Whiteparish, Melchet Park, Melchetcourt Farm, Landfordwood Farm.

  393. Hampshire and Wiltshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheets VII.3/XLIII.3. Scale 25" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36". Some pink and green markings. 2 items. Edition of 1924. £22.00
    Shows Ham Ashley Copse, White Farm, Upper Horns Farm..

  394. Henry (R.S) ON THE RAILROAD Colored Illustrations by Otto Kuhler. 21pp., size 12" x 10", illustrated wraps. The Saalfield Publishing Company, Akron, Ohio. 1936. £8.00

  395. Heraldry MANUSCRIPT MANUAL OF HERALDRY 25 pages of text and 8 plates of illustrations in ink. Bound in cloth-covered boards, calf spine, gilt title on spine. c1820. £110.00
    The text comprises an alphabetical list of heraldic terms, in two columns per page, with explanation, with references to the plates that follow, and a list of terms in English, French and Latin. The illustrations (approx. 60 shields per page) comprise shields illustrating terms, e.g. 'Treille', 'Bordure' etc., 40 different types of cross, heraldic animals, quarterings, etc., plus illustrations of different orders, crowns and coronets.

  396. Herbert Warren (Sir Thomas) LETTER to F. Borwick at Clifton College, Bristol, dated Magdalen College, Oxford, December 1st, 1917. 1p., 4to, folded, typed, signed 'Herbert Warren'. Two punch holes in margin. 1917. £9.00
    Thanks Borwick for sending the 'Cliftonian', and says he was glad to see his brother-in-law's touching sermon on Major Clissold, and points out a small error. Encloses a subscription to the 'Cliftonian'. Warren was president of Magdalen and Professor of Poetry.

  397. Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XVIII S.E. etc., composite map, scale 6" to 1 mile. Size linen-backed and folding into 8vo endpapers. Water features hand-coloured. Estate south of Biggleswade hand-coloured, presumably relative to sale. 1891. £25.00

  398. Impersonating soldiers AN ACT to repeal an Act made in the Thirty-ninth Year of... Queen Elizabeth, intituled An Act against lewd and wandering Persons pretending themselves to be Soldiers or Mariners. 1p., plus blank conjoint leaf. Small folio, disbound. 1812. £8.00

  399. Inclosure THREE ACTS OF PARLIAMENT relating to Inclosure and Improvement of Commons. Comprising: An Act to facilitate the Inclosure and Improvement of Commons... 1845. 75pp.; An Act to amend the Act to facilitate the Inclosure and Improvement of Commons. 1846. 7pp.; An Act to further extend the Provisions of the Act for the Inclosure and Improvement of Commons. 1848. 8pp. All small folio, disbound, inserted in clear plastic folders. First page of two Acts dust-stained. All have stamp of London County Council on first page. 1845-8. £16.00

  400. India LETTER from J. Guille to his father, on paper with the blue crest of the Wiltshire Regiment. Dated Peshawar 18th Jan. 1886. 4p., 8vo, folds. Describes the new Colonel and says 'we have just received a draft of 270 men... which will make us 1070 strong... plenty to do licking them into shape'. Deplores the fact that Devonshire after the election 'is now nearly all red in the political maps'. 1886. £8.00

  401. Kent and Middlesex AN ACT to authorize the Sale of a Mansion House purchased under the Trusts of the Will of the late John Julius Angerstein deceased... 32pp., disbound, small folio, 1840... together with... An Act to enable John Angerstein to grant Building and Repairing Lease of Lands in the Parish of Grimsby... and in the Parish of East Grenwich... 27pp., includes 2p. Schedule of property, 1837. Two Acts of Parliaments. 1837-40. £16.00
    The Mansion house was in St. James's Square, Westminster.

  402. King (P.S.), Westminster, Publisher A RECORD OF JUBILEE BONFIRES in The United Kingdom, Queen's Night, June 22nd, 1897. Booklet, 8vo, printed wraps, splits at spine, 22pp. Names of Committee printed inside front wrap. 1897. £18.00

  403. Letter stealing AN ACT for abolishing Capital Punishments in Cases of Letter Stealing & Sacrilege. 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1835. £12.00

  404. Mantua maker APRENTICESHIP INDENTURE for Charlotte Hilton to be apprentised to Ann Perkins of Sunbury, Middlesex, Mantua Maker, for 3 years. On vellum, size 7" x 8", printed with manuscript inserts, two small seals, one wax and one papered. Traces of folds. Receipt for £27 paid by Lancelot Hilton on verso, signed by Ann Perkins. 1783. £30.00

  405. Micklewright (G.P), Illustrator RAILROADS Full Page Colour Ilustrations by G.P. Micklewright. 24 illustrations of trains, including GWR Diesel Streamlined Railcar, The Blue Train, Tregenna Castle, etc. Size 7" x 9", illustrated wraps, small owner's name on top wrap... together with... Boys' Book of World Famous Railway Engines. 99 Real Photographs of Railway Engines. 32pp., 4to, illustrations 2 or 3 to a page. 1950's. £12.00

  406. Middlesex, Dorset & Berkshire PARTICULARS OF SALE OF A SUPERIOR SEMI-DETACHED VILLA RESIDENCE, AT WEST BROMPTON: 113 Acres of Superior Grass Land and Corn rents at Willesden; A Farm of 105a. 1r. 14p., the Rent charge and pew rents, at Handley, Dorsetshire, and the Rent Charge, on lands in the hamlet of Grove in the Parish of Wantage, Berkshire..... Which will be Sold by Auction... 6th of August, 1858. Folio, 8pp, docket title, folded, lacks lower half of last leaf which is the 'memorandum', partly affecting description of Wantage lot. 1858. £12.00

  407. Middlesex, Dorsetshire, Berkshire PARTICULARS OF SALE of a Superior Semi-Detached Villa Residence known as No. 7, Bolton's, 113 Acres of Grass Land at Willesden... Rent Charge and Pew Rents at Handley, Dorsetshire.... Rent Charge in Wantage.... which will be Sold by Auction... 6th August, 1858. 7pp, folio, memorandum cut out of last page, affecting description of Wantage Lot. 1858. £12.00

  408. Norfolk and Suffolk ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet L N.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. 'Index to the Tithe Survey' printed in top margin. Railways inserted to 1881. O.S. blindstamp 1886. £20.00
    Covers Diss, Ixworth, North Lopham.

  409. North British Railway BOOK OF REFERENCE To The Plans of the North British Railway, Hawick and Carlisle Junction Railway and Branches, and to the Plan of Additional Land at the Hawick Station, Containing The Names of the owners or reputed owners, Lessees or reputed Lessees and Occupiers of Lands in and through which the lines of the said Railway and Branches will or may pass... 97 printed pages, printed on one side only, plus title page. Printed in columns with Number on plan, Owners, Lessees, Occupiers. Size 15" x 9", paper wraps, slightly dusty, printed label. Edinburgh 1857. £125.00
    Parishes imclude Hawick, Kirkton, Castleton, Kirkandrews, Arthuret, Grinsdale, Rockcliffe, Canobie.

  410. Nottinghamshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire etc. REDUCED ORDNANCE ROUND NOTTINGHAM by Cruchley. Fully hand-coloured engraved map, 56" x 49", linen-backed and folding into cloth-covered boards, 4to, with morocco label on front board, marbled endpapers. Explanation pasted inside front board. Counties shaded in different colour wash, with borders in a deeper tone, parkland and railways coloured. Map centred on Nottingham with concentric circles at 1" intervals. Border all round with Sheet Nos. in margins. Published by G.F. Cruchley, Mapseller and Globe Maker, Fleet St. £120.00
    Extends to Chorley, Pontefract, Barton on Humber, Stamford, Bedford, Stratford upon Avon, Bromyard, Much Wenlock.

  411. Offences on the sea AN ACT for the more speedy Trial of Offences committed in distant Parts upon the Sea. 2pp., small folio, disbound. Blank conjoint leaf. Act of Parliament. 1806. £8.00

  412. Ogilby (J) THE ROAD FROM BRISTOL TO WEYMOUTH com. Dorset By John Ogilby Esq., His Maties. Cosmographer... viz From the High Cross in Bristol to Bishops Clive 7, to Wells 12, to Glastonbury 6.... 'Ribbon' road map, title cartouche with coat of arms, compass rose on each of the six strips. Size 13" x 17", plus margins. Central fold. Border neatly ruled in red, main part of title underlined neatly in red. Small light pinkish smudge near Somerton (probably from the red ink). c1675. £70.00
    A good strong impression. The edition with no plate number.

  413. Pasta Vampa, Mestre ADVERTISING CARD showing a young housewife rolling out a sheet of pasta, bag of 'OO' flour and eggs on the table, a small boy feeding pasta to two hens, broken eggs on the floor. On card, 13" x 9", 'Vampa' in large letters across the top 'Pastificio Volpato, Mestre' at bottom. Blue background with lettering in yellow. 1950's. £18.00
    'La vera pasta fatta in casa dalla massaia con uova fresche...'

  414. Perceval family AN ACT for settling and securing certain Annuities on the Widow and eldest Son of the late Right Honourable Spencer Perceval... 10pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1812. £10.00

  415. Pringle (T.F) THREE MANUSCRIPT MAPS of Europe, Africa and Asia. All in the same hand, in pen and outline colour, with coast shaded, on thick paper, sizes approx. 9" x 13". Each has lines of latitude and longitude, with numbers in margins, mountain ranges marked with little outline hills, lettering in Dutch, in copperplate. Each has a title cartouche with title in ink and the decoration in pencil. Comprises: Kaart van Azie 1822 29 Maart. Covers New Guinea to the Red Sea, Siberia; Kaart van Europa; Kaart van Afrika. Covers Cape Town ('De Hottentotten' marked) to Cadiz, Damascus. 3 items Asia map signed 'T.F. Pringle de 29e Maart 1823'. £65.00

  416. Print Works AN ACT to amend the Law as to the School Attendance of Children employed in Print Works. Pages numbered 721-724, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1847. £15.00

  417. Publishing AN ACT for more effectually preventing the Sale of Obscene Books, Pictures, Prints.... 4pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1857. £10.00

  418. Rizzi Zannoni (G.A) TOPOGRAFIA DEL AGRO NAPOLETANO Con Le Sue Adjacenze. Deleneata del Rc. Geografo G.A. Rizzi Zannoni Copper engraving with etching and burin. Map size 23" x 35", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 8vo. Recently relaid on new fine buff-coloured linen, original 18th century manuscript label 'Cicondario de Napoli' relaid on verso. Some very slight darkening at edges of some sections, some feint spotting at area bottom left in sea area above cartouche. Fine elaborate allegorical title cartouche, with classical figures, cherub, mathematical and musical instruments, view of the coast dotted with classical buildings. Shows roads, buildings, different cultivation. Superb aerial view of Vesuvius. Attractive dark border with vine leaves, corner medallions. The map extends to Torre dell'Annunziata, Aversa, Sasso, Punta di Miseno. Naples is at the centre. Gius. Guerra Nap. Reg. Inc. 1793. £420.00
    Rizzi Zannoni was Geographer to the Republic of Venice.

  419. Rolle and Guille families THE PEDIGREE OF MRS GEORGE GUILLE AND ARTHUR CLAYFIELD-IRELAND traced from their common ancestor. Manuscript pedigree covering 8 generations, up to the early 19th century, starting with George Rolle, purchaser of Stevenstone. 1p., small folio, folds. c1840. £8.00

  420. Salisbury (Marquis of), Prime Minister LETTER dated Arlington St. March 2, 1893, to a Mr E.O. Bull who has enquired about obtaining a situation as private secretary, saying he does not know of any vacancy. 2p., small 8vo. Signed 'Salisbury'. 1893. £16.00
    Salisbury was the last Prime Minister not to live at number 10 Downing Street, offering the house to his nephew, Balfour.

  421. Scottish Parliament AN ACT for the Effectual Securing the Kingdom of England, from the Apparent Dangers that may arise from several Acts lately Passed in the Parliament of Scotland. 8pp, disbound, black letter, cover leaf, floral woodcut initial. Act of Parliament. 1704. £24.00

  422. Smith's NEW ENGLISH ATLAS, Being a Reduction of His Large Folio Atlas Containing a Complete Set of County Maps, on which are Delineated All the Direct & Principal Cross Roads, Cities, Towns, & most considerable Villages, Parks, Rivers and Navigable Canals: Preceded by a General Map of England & Wales The whole carefully Arranged according to the Stations & Intersections of the Trigonometrical Survey of England. 4to, printed title page, list of contents, 4p. printed 'List of the Principal Towns' at rear, plus 2 leaves for notes with printed heading 'Remarks'. Map of England and Wales, 42 county maps outlined in colour, main roads, parkland, and map borders hand-coloured (the map of Yorkshire being a larger folding one). Recently finely rebound in half calf, with marbled boards, morocco label with gilt title on spine, raised bands, blindstamped in panels, gilt decoration at base of spine. London, Printed for C. Smith, Mapseller.... 1825. £700.00
    An exceptionally crisp and clean copy.

  423. Somerset and Devon ORDNANCE SURVEY Sheet XXI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to calf boards, with tuck-in flap, size 6" x 4". Hand-coloured in full wash colour, with borders in darker shading. Borders and all marginal information trimmed away, a piece of the map (middle right) comprising 6 sections has been neatly cut out, and is loosely inserted. c1845. £24.00
    Covers Crediton, Dulverton, Taunton, Ilminster.

  424. Somerset and Dorset PARTICULARS of Valuable Freehold Estates, in the Parishes of Henstridge & Horsington, and Kington Magna, Marnhull, and Sturminster Newton.... to be Sold by Auction at the Henstridge Ash Inn.... 18th September, 1862. 7pp., folio, attractive variety of type-styles. Lists 24 Lots, with acreages, occupier. Fine large folding hand-coloured plan. 1862. £45.00
    Includes Whitchurch Farm, Stone Quarry in Marnhull, etc.

  425. Somerset and North Wales PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM Thirty-two good amateur photographs. Album size 7" x 10", cloth-covered boards, manuscript title 'Holidays 1908'. Thick card leaves with photos carefully mounted, titled very neatly in white. Average size of prints 3" x 4". 10 unidentified prints of thatched houses, churches etc. loosely inserted, including one of Cheddar Gorge. 1908. £38.00
    Includes good street scene of Porlock, Lynmouth, The Lyn, Coombe Park Water, Hillford Bridge, The Wye near Llangurig, Tan-y-Bwlch, Ogwen Falls.

  426. Sotheby's CATALOGUE OF VALUABLE AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, Literary Manuscripts, Historical Documents.... 240pp., 4to, illustrations, wraps. 428 Lots. Printed wraps, a few small spots on wraps. Prices realised stapled to front wrap. 5th and 6th July, 1977. £14.00
    Includes the William Beckford papers (description over 8 pages), papers of the Smythe family of Long Ashton, Somerset.

  427. St. James's Palace MEMORANDUM Convention and Banquet of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George To be Held At St. James's Palace on St. George's Day... 1887. Leaflet setting out arrangements for the banquet which is to be attended by the His Royal Highness the Grand Master, mainly to do with dress and medals to be worn. 2p., 8vo, impressed seal of Order at top of first page. 1887. £6.00

  428. St. Kitts CLAIM to Nathaniel Hart, Colonial Treasurer and George Evelyn, Officer of Customs, of Isaac Richards of the town of Basseterre, Master Mariner, for the return of his sloop 'Lady Robinson', which had been seized under the Act relating to carriage of passengers by sea. Manuscript, signed, 2p, sm. folio, folded. Paper slightly browned, with a couple of wormholes. 1858. £16.00

  429. Telegraph engineer's NOTEBOOK recording meetings, memorandums sent, regulations, technical details, terms of employment, calculations. E.g. 'Jointers. here were 7 qualified jointers and a probationer. These worked in pairs and each pair had a lad to wait on them... between them they had 10 labourers - filling in & opening out holes. 2 night watchmen'. 'Letter Boxes: pillar boxes supplied by Handyside & Co., Brittania Iron Works, Derby. Wall Boxes supplied by W.J Allen & Co., 132 Queen Victoria St., Swindon. Locks for above provided by Chubb and Son. 16.3.95.' Probably an engineer in the Birmingham area. On painting poles partly green and cream it is noted 'In the Black Country cream would probably be impracticable'. A few telegrams, cuttings and letters pasted in. Notebook size 7" x 4", full red calf, rubbed at edges. Written in a very small hand throughout. Approx. 200 pages of entries. 1887-1907. £65.00
    With long and detailed Index. Amongst the subjects in the Index are 'Wayleaves', 'Workbench for linemen', 'Weight of poles', 'Telephone Co.'s plant on Rly. & canals', 'Tools - lost', 'Submarine cables', 'Measurement of currents', 'Lineman's Examination', 'Dynamo Charged Cells', 'Bronze Wire, 'Creosoted Poles'.

  430. War Office LETTER dated War Office 25th Jan. 1809, to Rev. Sandys at St. Minver, regarding a payment to Private Nutting of the 2nd Battalion 28th Foot. 1p., 4to, manuscript, plus blank conjoint leaf. Gilt edges. Together with copy of a letter from the Paymaster of the Battalion to the Commander, Major Nixon, dated Limerick Jan. 13th 1809. 1809. £10.00

  431. Warwickshire, Oxfordshire GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. LIII S.W. Hand-coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, size 12" x 14", plus margins, key. 1899. £25.00
    Covers Warmington, Alderham, Lower Shuckburgh

  432. Wiltshire and Gloucestershire AUCTION POSTER for lands in the parishes of Ewen, in Kemble, and Oaksey, to be sold by auction by Acock & Son at the King's Head Inn, Cirencester, Monday February 20, 1837. Size 17" x 11", folds, small tear at one fold, repaired. Attached with a pin are MS Conditions of sale, 3p sm. folio. 1837. £24.00
    Lists 5 Lots, with occupiers.

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