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  1. American Colony Photo. Dept. FIVE PHOTOGRAPHIC POSTCARDS Comprising: Bedouin Mother and Swaddled Baby; Going to the Village Fountain (9 women carrying large pots on their heads); Jerusalem, Eighth Station of the Cross; Shepherd Type with rod and staff and flintlock; Jerusalem. Herod's Gate (crowded scene with boy with sheep in foreground). All unused... together with... four other photographic postcards, Porte de Damas, Old Street leading to Golgotha; Place du Temple, Kait Bey; Bedouin youth (with long ringlets, holding rifle). 9 items. c1920. £30.00

  2. American Presidential Campaign PRESS PHOTOGRAPH showing Barry Goldwater in a television studio. Size 7" x 9", typed heading pasted along top 'Los Angeles. Republican Presidential Nominee Barry M. Goldwater is shown before the cameras at a commercial television studio...' Stamp 'United Press International Photo', and clipping in Spanish pasted to verso. 1964. £10.00

  3. Amherst (Earl) FREE FRONT sent to G.L. Austen at Sevenoaks. Red 'Free' stamp with '9 NO 9 1832', and Stratford on Avon circular postmark No. 8 1832. 'Amherst' signature bottom left, remains of black wax seal at top. 1832. £8.00
    William Pitt Amherst was Governor-General of India in 1823.


  4. Annuities RELEASE of interest in five thousand pounds of annuities, Thomas Mitchell of the King's Dragoon Guards, residing at Mayfair, to Thomas Sharpe Mitchell of Phantafore in Midlothian, and James Robert Gardiner of Somerset House. Vellum, size 23" x 28", wax seal. 1854. £9.00

  5. Asnieres, Paris CACHEMAILLE Tout pour Harley. Tarif Des Pieces Detachees. Septembre 1923. 16pp., 8vo, printed on lilac paper, small illustration of tricycle type motorbike with two seats on cover. 1923. £18.00

  6. Au Bon Marche MAP OF BELGIUM on a chromolith card of 'Au Bon Marche' Department stores. Size 4" x 6", map size 2" x 2". Map surrounded with Belgian products, famous buildings, etc. View of store on verso, some traces of glue at edges... together with... five similar sized cards with views from fairy tales, one has some text on verso rubbed away, two with brownish traces of glue on verso. n.d. c1900. £9.00

  7. Avenue Press, Drury Lane Pr. POSTER advertising The News Review. Vol. 7 No. 22, June 1, 1939. Printed in red and blue, size 29" x 19", 'News Review' in large letters at top and 'Premier to Quit?' in large blue letters, height of letters 6". Traces of having been folded in 4, some small edge tears at folds, neatly repaired on verso. 1939. £20.00

  8. Avery (W & T), Ltd., London & Colchester AVERY COAL WEIGHERS List No. 16. 16pp, wraps, 8vo. Printed in mauve with very attractive illustrations. 1912. £16.00
    Includes 'dead-weight scales', 'sack machines', 'lever weighers' etc.


  9. Balmoral PRESENTATION OF COLOURS to the First Battalion The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders by Her Majesty the Queen, Balmoral, 30th May, 1955. Booklet, stiff card wraps, 8vo, 8 pages. Coloured illustration of banners below list of battle honours. Small light stain throughout at bottom staple. 1955. £8.00

  10. Bank of New South Wales SEVENTY-SIXTH REPORT to the Half-Yearly General Meeting... 31st October, 1888. 4 pages, 4to., folded... together with... Commercial Bank of Australia. Forty-Third Half-Yearly Report. 2nd August 1888. Blank verso of last leaf dusty. 2 items. 1888. £14.00

  11. Bartholomew & Son, Pub. L M S MAP OF ENGLAND AND WALES Scale approx. 2" = 30 miles. Printed on thin paper, showing lines in heavy black with stations in red, size 27" x 23", folded to small 8vo. 2" repaired tear at top. c1910. £18.00

  12. Bartholomew's MAP OF THE BRITISH ISLES Showing The New Grouping. Each Group is Distinguished by a Separate Colour. Fully colour-printed map, size 32" x 29". Linen-backed, folding into printed wraps. With inset Enlargement of South Lancashire and Yorkshire District, Edinburgh and Glasgow District, and London and Suburbs, and three other insets. Also shows shipping lines, canals, railways under construction. n.d. c1930. £30.00

  13. Bath and Bristol ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheet 250 and sheets to the south and east, which when put together make a complete map, with border all round. Overall size 26" x 37", plus margins. Roads and water features hand coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo cloth endpapers, inserted in faded plain slipcase. Linen on verso of maps browned, not affecting paper, except for some very slight browning at two or three section edges. 1900. £28.00

  14. Bedford Levels A STATE OF THE REVENUES AND DEBT OF THE CORPORATION OF BEDFORD LEVELS, as the same stood at Lady-day 1752, with the Advantages which will accrue to the Creditors of the Corporation, and the Proprietors of the South and Middle Levels, by permitting the Proprietors of the North Level to be discharged of the Debt. in order to their making a Security for a sufficient Sum of Money to be raised for their better Draining, on the Terms which have lately been proposed. 3pp, folio, docket title, folded. (1752) £85.00
    The Bedford Levels were in the counties of Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon, Northamptonshire, and Lincolnshire.


  15. Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire PARTICULARS OF VERY DESIRABLE FREEHOLD ESTATES comprising the Vine Farm... First-class Garden and Arable Land at Langford.... Fertile Land at Clothall.... to be Sold by Auction.... July 24, 1862. 3pp., folio, including completed Memorandum. Large folding hand-coloured plan. 1862. £32.00

  16. Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire BACON'S NEW 'HALF-INCH' CYCLING ROAD MAPS No. 12. Hertford. Reduced by permission from the New Ordnance Survey. Coloured map size 24" x 32", linen-backed and folding into tall thin 8vo boards, which are spotty. Best cycling roads shown in red. With Index of Towns, giving population at 1901 census. Key shows dangerous roads, etc. c1910. £12.00
    Covers North London.


  17. Bertram W. Mills' CIRCUS AT OLYMPIA 7th Season. Brochure printed in black, white and red, in the form of a sheet size 11" x 15", folded to 5" x 4", 11 photographs of the acts, including 'Katie Sandwina The Wonder Woman', 'The Inimitable Charlie Revel', with their details on verso. 1" repaired tear at one fold. 1927. £10.00

  18. Betts's NEW RAILWAY AND COMMERCIAL MAP OF ENGLAND & WALES on which the various Lines of Railroad, The Turnpike & Principal Cross Roads, with the Courses of the Rivers & Canals are Carefully Laid Down, and the Situation of the Cities, Market Towns and Principal Villages accurately described. Handcoloured engraved map, size 36" x 30". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into cloth endpapers with printed label. Original owner's inscription on front endpaper, dated September 1850. Inserted in slipcase with gilt title. Counties fully shaded in different colours, with darker shade around county boundaries. 1850. £145.00

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


  20. Blackwell's RARE AND INTERESTING BOOKS on Science mainly related to Transport and Technology. 203pp. 4to, coloured pictorial wraps, illustrations in text. late 1960's. £16.00
    Includes maps and printed ephemera.


  21. Boundaries of Boroughs COPY OF RETURN OF ALL PETITIONS, LETTERS Papers and Memorials laid before the Select Committee of the House of Commons on the Boundaries of Boroughs, together with the Reports of the Assistant Commissioners. 293pp., size 13" x 8", original blue paper wraps, small pieces of paper chipped from top and bottom of spine. Ordered to be printed 2d July 1868. £50.00
    With tables, petitions, reports, correspondence etc., on 33 Boroughs, including Birmingham, Manchester, Cheltenham, Bristol, Reading, Newport, Windsor.


  22. Bradshaw (G) MAP AND SECTIONS OF THE RAILWAYS OF GREAT BRITAIN Dedicated by Permission to James Walker F.R.., L & R., President of the Institute of Civil Engineers By George Bradshaw. Published 1st Mo. 1841 by G. Bradshaw, Manchester, and Sold by J. Gardner, 33 Brewer St., Golden Sq., London. Engraved by J. Dower, Cumming Place, Pentonville, London. Engraved map, size 66" x 40", scale 1" = 10 miles, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo calf boards, boards lack cloth spine. Green silk edging tape. Counties hand-coloured in outline, railways in red. Large calligraphic title top right, compass rose, sections down right side and at the bottom. Edging tape has been off-set along bottom edge of two rows of sections, leaving a light brown line. 1841. £400.00

  23. Brentor, Devon, and Davidstow, Cornwall PARTICULARS OF FREEHOLD ESTATES in the Parishes of Brentor, Devon, and Davidstow, Cornwall, comprising the Farms of Liddaton, Telay, Tresoke, Tippaton & Trevivian. In all about 637 Acres, with One-fourth the Manor of Penpont and Treglasta.... To be sold by Public Auction at the White Hart Hotel, Launceston, on Saturday, August 24th, 1918. By Messrs. J. Kittow & Son. 12pp, folio, original printed wraps. 1918. £24.00
    Includes one fourth of the Manor of Penpont and Treglasta, with the Chief Rents and Mineral Rights over 3,000 Acres of waste lands.


  24. Bristol and Plymouth CORRESPONDENCE between the Western Counties Agricultural Co-operative Association Ltd., and Bristol Docks Committee, relating to their request to lease sheds at Avonmouth. 4 letters from the Company, 1-2p. 4to, and 3p 8vo., with printed heading with company's crest, and two from the Docks Committee. November-December 1884. £18.00
    'We think Avonmouth would suit us best provided your Committee would accept a reasonable rental'. After some negotiations about the rent which they consider 'exorbitant' compared to Plymouth, they agree to take 3 sheds for a year.


  25. British Association LETTER to G. Griffiths, Esq. from the Duke of Bedford, dated Bolton Abbey 2nd August 1871. Says he will be pleased to accept the office of Vice President for the meeting at Brighton. Signed 'Devonshire'. 2p., sm. 8vo. 1871. £8.00

  26. British Railways (Western Region) BRISTOL DIVISION Map of lines and stations. Scale 1 inch to 5 miles. Covering area from Droitwich to Penzance. Size 26" x 36", folded, inset maps of Bristol & Avonmouth, Worcester, Gloucester, Plymouth, St. Austell at larger scale. Freight only lines shown by a thinner black line. Printed in some kind of early reproduction process, folded. n.d. late 1950's? £18.00
    A note at the bottom says it is based on the Ordnance Survey map and reproduced by the British Railways Board.


  27. Brown (Tom) CHRISTMAS CARD 'The Safest Place for the Keepers'... May you Bring Down all you Aim at This Season. Card size approx. 3" x 4", showing sportsman aiming a gun, four keepers cowering behind him. Appropriate verse inside... together with... three similar cards 'May you always Hit the Mark at Christmas-Time... When Father Hangs the Pictures'; 'May you be Enveloped in Good Things this Christmas... I Had a Message to Send Her', and 'May Your Christmas Prove No Farce... Up in the Gods'. One card unused, three with brief messages. 4 items. Davidson Brothers. c1905. £24.00

  28. Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire SALE OF VALUABLE FREEHOLD RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY known as Passenham Manor, Passenham, Charming 16th Century Residence... Monastic Tithe Barns... 41 Acres... for Sale by Auction... 13th July, 1931. 8pp., 4to, printed wraps. Large folding plan, 2 photographic plates, one a full page view of the interior of a tithe barn. One page historical note loosely inserted. 1931. £36.00
    'The Barns together are reputed to be the largest Stone-built Tithe Barns in the country...'.


  29. Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the The Tring Park Estate... Eleven well-equipped Farms... Cottages... Miswell House... for Sale by Auction October 31st 1938. 40pp., folio, printed wraps, two large coloured folding plans in pocket at rear. Four photographic plates. Some prices realised added in pencil.... together with... SALE OF STANDING TIMBER on the Tring Park Estate. March 24th 1939. Separate booklet, 8vo, 6pp, printed wraps. 1938-0. £48.00
    Includes Silk Mill Farm, Manor Farm and Great Farm at Marsworth, Stud and West Leith Farms.


  30. Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLVI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 8vo, edges bound in green silk tape, which is frayed in places. Slight off-setting of tape along top horizontal fold. At bottom horizontal fold there is a 1" split in linen and 3 small holes where folds meet. Composed of 4 quarter sheets. First Edition. 1st Dec. 1834. £60.00

  31. Bulldogs 'THE STOCK-KEEPER' KENNEL BOOK with details of Bulldogs. Book size 12" x 9", hardcovers, name of Youen Smith, Wigan, on flyleaf. Printed, with manuscript information added in columns, sections for Pedigrees (21 pages filled in), Stud Services (21 pages filled in), Litter (not filled in), Prizes Won (15 pages filled in), Index. The prizes are mainly for north of England shows. 1895-1923. £45.00
    The pedigrees give names of parents, grandparents and 8 great-grandparents, date of birth, name of breeder, date and place of purchase (all over Britain), colour.


  32. Cambridge and Norfolk ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXV. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo green grained paper endpapers. Printed from an Electrotype. c1860. £55.00
    Covers March, Wisbech, Kings Lynn, Brandon.


  33. Cambridge and Suffolk PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Freehold Estate Consisting of Fee Farm Rents issuing out of Estates in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk..... Which Will be Sold by Auction.... 19th day of March, 1824.... Single folio sheet, listing rents in two columns, listing 28 premises in Cambridgeshire and 11 in Suffolk, with Owner and Rents Payable. On verso are Conditions of Sale and Docket title. Folded. 1824. £38.00
    Properties include Ashley Manor, Boxworth Manor, Fishing at Benwick, tenement in Petty Cury (Petticura), Trumpington Manor, etc


  34. Cambridgeshire, Suffolk ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LI. Sheet LI. Scale 1" to mile, size 24" x 36", linen-backed and folding to large 8vo, green silk edging tape. Railways (not printed) have been added in red. Light brown line along middle horizontal fold due to off-setting of edging tape where folded. Published at the Ordnance Map Office Tower of London 1st June 1836. £60.00
    Covers Cambridge, Bury St. Edmunds, Ely.


  35. Campbell (J), Pub. THE FINANCIER A Daily Record of the Money Market, Investments and Trade. Sept. 8, 1879. Newspaper, 12pp., size 14" x 10"... together with... THE JOURNAL OF AUCTIONS AND SALES and Property and Investment Reporter. Supplement to the Law Times. Oct. 1, 1853. 12pp. 2 items. 1879. £10.00
    Includes Receipts of Railway Traffic, Stock and Share List, Mining, etc.


  36. 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 seals, none of which have been filled in. Size 18" x 12", morocco wraps with gilt title. 1855. £45.00
    Presumably a surplus or draft copy.


  37. Catholic emancipation ADDRESS OF THE CATHOLICS OF ENGLAND to their Protestant Countrymen. Broadside, small folio, with heading as above printed in a variety of large type-faces, printed in two columns. A few edge tears. Some folds re-inforced on verso with old paper. With the names of upwards of 60 catholic signatories at the end, including including Norfolk, Stourton, Clifford, Petre, Stafford, etc.) Extracted from the 'Exeter News' Saturday June 17, 1826. £40.00
    Disclaims the beliefs they say are commonly attributed to catholics, such as 'dividing the allegiance which is due to the King', points out that 'six or seven million of the people are deprived of equal chances under equal laws... we claim the right of free discussion... to be admitted in a full participation in all the rights of British subjects'.


  38. Chapman and Hall, Pub. ISLES OF MAN, JERSEY & GUERNSEY Engraved map, coloured in outline, showing the three islands. Size 7" x 9", linen-backed and folding into small 4to boards, gilt title. Some spots on boards. c1840. £16.00

  39. Cheshire and Wales NORTH WALES AND SOUTH CHESHIRE ELECTRICITY DISTRICT Transmission System, June, 1927. Map covering Anglesey, Liverpool, Crewe, Aberystwyth, printed in black with Lines Constructed printed in green, Lines under Construction in red. Scale 6 miles to an inch, size 14" x 18", plus margins, folded to 8vo. Shows railway lines. North Wales Power Coy. 1927. £14.00

  40. Cheshire Regiment THE SOLDIER'S ADIEU For the Benefit of the Celebrated Polly. Tune 'Nancy Dawson'. Ballad in 9 four-line verses, printed on one side on 4to sheet in two columns with a vertical line of small stars dividing, title in large letters. Comprises a farewell to 'the Belles of Truro Town' from the 'Royal Cheshire, Sixty-two' who are to be sent to Dublin. The sheet has been trimmed at the top, right and bottom margins. There is a narrow strip of brown gummed paper down the left hand side on verso, and some names with sums of money. n.d. c1830? £20.00
    'And now these smiles must flee away/Like morning dews before the day/To Herhsams Barracks Cheshire must/Be march'd away besmear'd with dust'.


  41. China and United States Railways MONTHLY TICKET Kowloon Canton Railway (British Section). Ticket printed on thick blue card, size approx. 3" x 2", stamped with the date 1973, and various other stamps on back... with... ticket on yellow paper, 3" x 5", for The Pennsylvania Railroad Company, for travel from New York to Philadelphia, for a Technical Assistant British & Irish Railways, 1962. 2 items. 1973 and 1962. £8.00

  42. Chocolate CHROMOLITH ADVERTISING CARD Cacao van Houten. Chromolith, charming picture of a couple picnicking in a railway carriage having brewed up some cocoa on a small spirit stove. Size 4" x 3". Information in French on verso... together with... Chocolat Poulain. Goutez et comparez! Card size 4" x 2", chromolith, slightly embossed, showing sea view surrounded by roses. Printed in French on verso. 2 items. c1900. £8.00

  43. Chocolaterie d'Aiguebelle FIFTEEN CHROMOLITH CARDS illustrating 'La Vie de Jeanne d'Arc'. Each card size 4" x 3", illustrating a different episode, which is recounted in detail (in French) on verso. c1910. £14.00
    There is no card of Jeanne at the stake so presumably the set is not complete. The Chocolaterie was in the Drome.


  44. Christie, Manson & Woods CATALOGUE of the Valuable Collection of Ancient and Modern Pictures... of Sir Hugh Hume Campbell, Bart... to be Sold by Auction... June 16, 1894. Catalogue, 8vo., 11pp., sewn... together with... CATALOGUE of Ancient & Modern Pictures of Onley Savill-Onley, deceased, removed from Stisted Hall, Essex. 12pp. Bound together, separately paginated. Traces of pink paper on the spine, so appears to lack wraps. 1894. £16.00
    Includes works by Lely, De Hooch, Murillo, Ruysdael, Van de Velde, Vandyck.


  45. Christie's THE CAMERARIUS FLORILEGIUM Catalogue for Auction Sale 20th May 1992. 30pp., 4to., glossy wraps with coloured illustrations, numerous coloured plates. 1992. £18.00

  46. Clarke (Sarah) SEVEN CALLIGRAPHIC PIECES of prose and poetry on a religious and moralistic theme. Seven sheets, size 12" x 8", on the subject of 'Almighty Power' (4 lines of poetry), 'Death' (6 lines of poetry), 'Benevolence' (12 lines of poetry), 'Fortitude' (3 lines, prose), 'Grief' (6 lines of poetry), 'Flattery' (6 lines of poetry), 'Life' (6 lines of poetry), 'Address to Sympathy' (12 lines of poetry). Large calligraphic headings, two of the sheets with pale pink borders, three with the name S. Clarke or Sarah Clarke at the bottom, one dated as below. Watermarks of 1816-1827. One sheet with three small brownish areas at edge. Sarah Clarke, Midsummer 1821, and later. £46.00

  47. Classics manuscripts COLLECTIONES EX OVIDIO METAMORPHOSEON Robert Long Eius Liber. Manuscript transcription of the Metamorphosis in nine books, with English translation of some of the lines. 344 pages in a very neat clear hand, in a notebook with plain parchment-covered boards, 8" x 6", each page completely full, no blanks. The first page is a fine calligraphic title, with a peacock-type bird underneath, surrounded by a border of scrolls with little faces in some of the loops. The next page has the inscription in a very decorative 'Gothic' style script, 'Robert Long Eius Liber'. There are occasional notes in the margin explaining names etc. e.g. 'Cynthia a very beautifull woman', 'Arcos the son of Jupiter and Calisto'. At the end of some of the books he has written the date in Latin in a small script, the earliest '13.Cal.Oct', the last 'Ter. Cal. Sext' (August). It would seem to be the work of an older Latin pupil. The translations are fairly basic and literal, e.g. 'When Juno looked gruff on you all', with occasional self correction, e.g. '... per aetas par forma fuit' he begins as 'Her age...' then crosses it out and puts 'She was of the same age and same shape'. There are some eccentricities of spelling such as 'Tho littly wounded he died, Being stabed'... together with another manuscript book of Robert Long COLLECTIONES E DIONISIO. A similar notebook, 625 lines in Greek of the description of the world by Dionysius Periegetes, with the names of the listed places in Latin as headings, e.g. 'Nilus Fluvius', 'Mare Creticum. 30p. At the other end of the book 17 pages headed 'Diarium Sophoclis', 'Collectiones E Sphoclis Electra', lines in Greek, with Latin equivalents of some phrases. The name Robt. Long is on the front paste-down. 47 pages, on rectos only, plus some blanks. Two items. c1800 or slightly earlier. £300.00

  48. Coates & Howes, Wine Merchants, London PRICE LIST for 1865, with introductory letter above summarising the vintages etc. 1 page, in small print, with adjoining leaf with address panel on verso, some small holes in a couple of lines of text at top and at folds of address panel... together with... Letter from Walter Howes explaining how the case of champagne ordered will be transported to Wadebridge. 1865. £20.00

  49. Corsica LA CORSE Album Souvenir. 16 sepia photographic views, published by 'LL'. Stiff wraps, with gold embossed title, size 6" x 9". Tissue guards. c1910. £10.00

  50. Coventry, Rugby, Northampton, Market Harborough ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 170 and quarter sheets to south and west. Scale 1" to one mile, size 25" x 37", plus margins. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into cloth-covered boards, front board detached. Roads, railways, parkland and county boundaries hand-coloured. 1892. £45.00

  51. Cricklade Saint Sampson and South Cerney Estates PARTICULARS OF A VERY COMPACT AND DESIRABLE ESTATE, Comprising A Dairy and Grazing Farm, bounded by the River Thames with an Excellent Newly-Built Farm House, 92 acres.... and a Valuable Estate of 26 Acres. Which will be sold by Auction.... the 25th of October, 1844. Folio, folded, 3pp, plus fine double-page lithographed plan. 1844. £40.00

  52. Cruchley's REDUCED ORDNANCE MAP OF ENGLAND AND WALES Map formed of sheets 17,18, 10,11. Fully hand-coloured map, size 38" x 50", scale half an inch = 1 mile. Linen-backed and folding into cloth-covered boards, gilt title, size 10" x 7". Covers Bridgend, Hungerford, New Forest, Portland, Newton Abbot. Counties in full wash colour, county borders in darker colour, railways in red, large title cartouche at top 'From the Ordnance Survey', border all round. Key map inside front board. Boards spotty, corners rubbed, cloth spine, but lacking mauve cloth on spine. 1854. £110.00

  53. Davies (B.R) MAP OF CENTRAL EUROPE, CONTAINING ALL THE RAILWAYS in Use with the Stations Also those in Progress & Projected Forming the Best Railway Traveller's Guide. Drawn and Engraved under the Diection of Willm. indley Esq., C.E., by B.R. Davies. 1863. Hand-coloured engraved map, dissected and mounted on linen, size 34" x 43", plus margins, with an additional piece projecting 7" beyond the bottom border covering Italy. Sea colour-washed, boundaries of countries shaded in bright colours. Railways shown in black, named along their course. Inset map of Europe bottom left showing the railways 'Also the Routes to India'. Scale of British, Italian, German and French miles. Folding to 15" x 11", marbled endpaper, the other marbled endpaper has come off the linen and is missing. Some wear in the linen at the central vertical fold, but not affecting the paper. 1863. £200.00
    Extends to Chester, Stockton, Rennes, Nimes, Rome, Buda Pest, Warsaw, Konigsberg, Sleswig. First edition of this map. A later edition was published in 1870.


  54. Derbyshire, Cheshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXXI. Made up of quarters. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 28". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 4to marbled wraps, Stanford label. 4 rust sports west of Ashbourn, and 4 more west of Bakewell. In worn slipcase which lacks bottom edge. Electrotype 1880. £28.00
    Covers Leek, Wilmslow, Stockport, Bakewell.


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


  56. Devon & Somerset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXI Scale 1" to 1 mile, dissected & mounted on linen, folding into 8vo marbled wraps. O.S Blindstamp 1869. £45.00
    Covers Axminster, Dulverton, Taunton.


  57. Devon & Somerset PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM of approx. 100 commercial views, size 2" x 3", of Devon & Somerset. Plus approx. 60 of The Lakes and Wales. Mounted 4 to a page in oblong 8vo album, grained paper covered boards. Includes views of Chagford, Dartmouth (including interesting view of Kingswear Ferry carrying two waggons with horses), Dartmoor, Exeter, Lydford, Porlock, Horner, Dunster, and a few of Bude. Many have titles in white in plate, (Judges Ltd.), and printed titles to verso of snaps, all have titles in MS on mount. c1910. £65.00

  58. Devon and Cornwall THE YACHTSMAN'S LOG BOOK for 'Morwenna'. Sailing log for voyages to Cornwall, Devon, Scillies, 1946-9. Printed log book, 4to, recording cruises off the Devon and Cornwall coast, and the Scillies. Printed columns, over double-page spreads. Entries in ink and in pencil. Records position, compass course, technical details. Entries on 63 double-page spreads, nearly all entries in 'Remarks' column, some pages just a few lines, others up to 20 lines. 1946 £35.00
    'Wolf Rock Abeam. Sail: Mainsail Foresail Staysail & Jib. Visibility good. Ship sailing well. Sailing vessel (Crabber) sighted on Starboard bow. Scilly Islands on Starbord Bow. Masts on Centre of S. Marys abeam. Penninis Head Identified. Spanish Ledges Buoy identified. Dropped anchor in line with Hugh Town Beacon. Went ashore hoping to get dinner....'


  59. Devon and Cornwall BOUNDARY COMMISSION MAPS 1917. Two maps, printed in red and black, scale four miles to an inch. Two sheets mounted on linen, size 20" x 40", folding into marbled wraps, inserted in plain cloth-covered tall 8vo slipcase. C.F. Close, Colonel, Ordnance Survey, 1917. £38.00
    Shows Parliamentary Divisions and Boroughs, County and Municipal Boroughs, Civil Parishes, etc.


  60. Devon and Cornwall ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXIV. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36". Flat sheet, linen-backed. 'Index to the Tithe Survey' printed in top margin. Cancelled 'Boundary Section Record Copy' stamp in top left margin. Covers Looe Bay, Prawle Point.. together with... Sheet XXXII, same format, showing only the Lizard from the Manacles to Lizard Head. Some brownish staining from old sellotape marks at a few points in margins. 2 items. O.S. blindstamps 1875 and 1887. £40.00

  61. Devon and Cornwall ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 323. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 14" x 19", backed with linen and folding to 12mo, paper rubbed away over area just less than half an inch in diameter, just south of Lashbrook Moor. Linen on verso grubby. 1889. £12.00
    Covers Holsworthy, Bratton Clovelly, Week St. Mary.


  62. Devon and Somerset FOUR ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet LXVII S.E (and parts of Devonshire); LXVII S.W (and parts of Devonshire); Somerset LXVII N.E. (and parts of Devonshire); LXVII N.W (and parts of Devonshire). Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 12" x 18", plus margins. Second Edition 1906. £28.00
    Covers Exebridge, Morebath, Oldways End, Dulverton, Bury, Northmoor.


  63. Duchy of Cornwall AN ACCOUNT OF THE RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS of the Duchy of Cornwall in the year ended on the 31st December 1852. 37pp., folio, recent cloth boards, gilt title on spine. Lists income from Rents and Profits of Courts for different Manors in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Somerset, Hertfordshire, Lincolnshire, in detail, with names of tenants etc. Includes Royalties on 118 mines in Cornwall, and others in Devon and Somerset. Disbursements include details of repairs to properties, donations to charities such as The Cornwall Lunatic Asylum 'Reward to W. Summerhayes for apprehending and convicting Offenders for stealing gates at Curry Mallet'). 1852. £50.00

  64. Dufour (G.H) MAP OF NEUCHATEL, FREYBURG Sheet XII. Engraved map size 20" x 29", scale 1/100000. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into sm. 4to marbled wraps. 1860. £16.00
    From the Survey of Switzerland. Covers Thun, Lucens, Bulle, Bern.


  65. Duke of Wellington FREE FRONT 1835. Size approx. 3" x 5", addressed to 'Mr Dodd Portsmouth', 'London March Sixth 1835' written across the top, 'Free' circular postmark with crown. Signed 'Free Wellington' bottom left. 1835. £65.00

  66. Earl of Auckland LETTER signed 'Auckland' to Sir John Sibleir Bt.' Dated only 'Palace Yard Monday night'. 2p., 8vo., blank conjoint leaf. Says he has received his letter and has had some conversations on the subject with the Chancellor and Ld. Lauderdale. He has given notice in the House of Lords that he will present a Petition calling for a hearing of the appeal, which he feels has a claim to attention 'under the circumstances of the dormant Peerage'... together with.... Two 'free fronts' signed 'Auckland', postmarked 1822 and 1834. Early nineteenth century. £25.00
    It is likely that the letter is from the earlier Baron Auckland and the free fronts from his successor, who became an M.P. in 1810 and a member of the House of Lords in 1814, and went on to become Governor General of India. The signatures do not look exactly the same.


  67. Edward VII IN MEMORIAM CARD 1910. Embossed card in silver and grey, circular photograph stuck on, surrounded by drapes and crown. Size 6" x 4", in booklet form, bound with black ribbon, printed insert with details of his titles, birth, marriage etc. 1910. £10.00

  68. Eerste Nederlandische Globe Industrie CARDBOARD GLOBE made up of two folding circles which open out to show four maps covering the whole globe. Card feet which enable the maps to stand up, show flags of the world. Names of countries and names of flags in French. Red dotted lines show shipping routes. n.d. 1950's. £34.00

  69. Elstobb (William) A CHAIN AND SCALE OF LEVELS ALONG WISBEACH RIVER and Channel from Peterborough Bridge down to the Eye at Sea. Taken in 1767 by William Elstobb. Chart size 10" x 33", five vertical folds. Shows The Longitudinal Section of the bottom of the river, line of level of surface of water at Peterborough Bridge. Scale of feet at left and furlongs horizontally. Features on the land shown along the top, such as 'The End of Black Dike', 'Knar Lake', 'West Marsh Tunnel'. 1767. £50.00

  70. English (Henry), Publisher THE MINING JOURNAL Railway and Commercial Gazette. 24th October 1863. Size 18" x 11", pages numbered 753-768. Folds. Red tax stamp. 1863. £25.00
    Prospectus of Golden Shoe Lead Mining Company, Flintshire; new discoveries at Great Wheal Busy; brief reports on over 30 Cornish mines and some Devon ones, including Great Work, Grambla, Lady Bertha, Hingston Down, etc., report of Morfa Colliery Explosion, Mining Share Lists.


  71. Essex and Hertfordshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP In slip case with printed label 'The Country Around Brentwood'. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 38", plus margins. Sheet 241 and adjacent sheets. Border all round. In full wash colour, water fully coloured, Essex coloured in pale yellow, Hertfordshire in pale pink, roads and parkland coloured. County border and coast in deeper yellow. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo marbled endpapers, in red Stanford slipcase with printed label as above. Railways inserted to 1901. £50.00
    Covers Widford, West Ham, Southend, Shoeburyness, mouth of the Blackwater.


  72. Essex and Hertford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. In four sheets, each sheet dissected and linen-backed and folding into small 4to blue paper wraps, overall size 24" x 35". Border at top and left sides only. A few very light browning spots in south-east sheet. 1840's. £75.00
    Covers Royston, Thaxted, Halstead, Witham. Corresponds to Margary state 3, although this copy has 'price eight shillings' top left (slightly clipped at the top), and Margary only mentions a price of fourteen shillings.


  73. Essex, Kent, London TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets I and II. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 26" x 37", linen-backed, linen folded over to bind edges, folding to quarto. Stanford labels on verso. Two items. Printed from an Electrotype in 1884 and 1882. £100.00
    Sheet I Covers part of London from the 'Upper Pool' eastwards, Hoddesdon, Maldon, Isle of Grain. Sheet II covers Bradwell, Burnham, Sheerness.


  74. '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'.


  75. Fell-Smith (Charlotte) WILLIAM PENN IN THE TOWER by Charlotte Fell-Smith. Typescript of an article, 12p, 4to, on thin copy paper, pinned at corner into rough brown paper wraps. Printed label of Christy and Moore Ltd., the literary agents, on the title page. c1913. £30.00
    Charlotte Fell-Smith was the author of a biography of John Dee.


  76. Finance LETTER from R.A. Johnson to Joseph Hill, Chancery Office, London, dated Brock Street, (Bath?) 18th Decr. 1774. 8 lines on one side 4to, conjoint leaf with address and postmark 20/DE in small circle on verso. Says he has received the letter with the enclosed notes 'very safe by this mornings post', and is sending a receipt. 1774. £16.00

  77. Fire Engines FABRIQUE SPECIALE DE POMPES A INCENDIE & ACCESSOIRES Ancienne Maison Bouchard L. Guinand, Succr. Ingenieur, Quai de la Charite, 42, Lyon. 4pp., 4to, with fine large illustrations of fire engines, one showing a fireman in full gear standing by it, another with 6 firemen on a cart pulled by a galloping horse, towing a fire-engine. Detailed description with columns for measurements. On the last page is a long list of the towns and villages supplied, arranged by departement. Imp. B. Arnaud, Lyon. Late 1870's. £40.00

  78. Fox Photo Archive AN IMPORTANT PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIAL AND HISTORICAL RECORD of Great Britain between the years 1926 and 1976, will be Sold by Tender by Sotheby's Belgravia... to be sold as two separate archives... 20pp., decorative wraps, size 8" x 8", numerous illustrations, including some in colour. 1976. £16.00

  79. Frampton Cotterell and Bury Hill, Gloucestershire, and Luckington, Wiltshire PARTICULARS WITH PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of well-situate and desirable Freehold Farms and Lands which Geo. Nichols, Young, Hunt and Co. Have received instructions to Sell by Auction at the Grand Hotel, Broad Street, Bristol, On Thursday, November 7th, 1918. Folio, 3 coloured folding plans, 11pp, original wraps. Staples rusty, hence on small section loose. Some light traces of folds in wraps. 1918. £26.00
    Includes Bury Hill Farm at Moorend, The Farm at Luckington, Tanner's Farm at Frampton Cottrell.


  80. French Departements THIRTY CHROMOLITH CARDS with maps of the different Departements. Each card size three and a quarter inches by four and a half inches, chromolithographed in bright colours, some with gold backgrounds, with the map surrounded by scenes of local produce, figure in local costume, etc., badge of the departement. Verso blank. c1890. £40.00
    The card for 'Pyrenees Orientales' for example shows a man in red cap and blue striped trousers, with pots of honey, sardines, tuna, keg of wine, oranges etc.


  81. French school copy books CAHIER DE GRAMMAIRE Paule Julliany. Manuscript fair copy book, size 11" x 7", sewn into wraps with manuscript title as above. 24 pages, plus some blanks. First page with decorative calligraphic title 'Abrege de Grammaire'. Brief description of parts of speech with headings in large letters, some decorated with small leaves. Margins ruled in ink... together with... CAHIER A ANALYSES Paule Julliany. Similar format copy book, 12p., consists of ten maxims, e.g. 'Une douce reponse adoucit la colere', written in large letters, with grammatical word by word analysis underneath. Front wrap lightly stained. At the end of the book is a rough family tree, in pencil, of the Leon family (many were notaires) with revolutionary and later dates (up to 1830). Shows a Paule Josephine-Felicite Julliany who married Cesar-Auguste Leon. 2 items. c1830. £36.00

  82. Funeral expenses THE EXPENSES PAID BY THE EXECUTORS of the Late Thos. Hallett Deceased. Sheet size 11" x 5" listing 18 items, such as 'Paid the Wakers... £1.5s.6d', 'Beer & Eatables'. 1837. £8.00

  83. Funeral of Winston Churchill SUNDAY EXPRESS AND THE SUNDAY TIMES Churchill Memorial Issue. January 31st 1965. 32 and 16 pages respectively, broadsheet size. Many large photographs. Sunday Times with slight wear at horizontal fold on front page, and some light browning at vertical fold. 1965. £14.00

  84. Gotch (Bernard) LINOCUT black and white, titled in pencil in margin 'Winter', signed Bernard Gotch in pencil on the right. On thin paper, size 6" x 7", mounted along top margin on thin card. Letter 'G' in bottom corner. 1940's or earlier. £40.00
    Attractive view of a village street under snow, fields and trees on lef, cottage with three gabled windows on the right, other houses beyond. This same print illustrated on the Oxford Museum of the History of Science website shows the same print titled and signed as above, but with 'Dry Sandford' added after 'Winter'.


  85. Govan (Alexander) MOTOR CARS Article from the 'Proceedings Of the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland. Vol. XLVII.' Disbound, pages numbered 240 - 284, 8vo. Four lithographed folding plates at the end. Read 26th April 1904. £8.00

  86. 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

  87. Great Western Railway IN PARLIAMENT SESSION 1888. 4pp., plus docket title. Lists expenses for Permanent Way, Bridges, Gatekeepers Houses, land etc. 1888. £16.00
    The Engineers were Fowler and Roberts.


  88. 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'. Unused.... together with... six other smaller Christmas cards of the same period, some with names written inside. c1910. £10.00

  89. Half Subsidies RECEIVED BY ME George Sayer Esq. Execr. of the Last Will & Testament of the Rt. Honble. Lewis Late Earle of Beversham Deceased by 3 orders dated first day of September 1708 of the Rt. Hon. John Lord Viscount Fitzharding.... nine pounds being for six months interest of Three Hundred Pounds.... Lent unto Her Majesty... Printed on one side of small folio sheet, manuscript inserts, pasted to a blue album leaf down left hand edge of paper. Signed by Sayer and a witness, figures in margin. Paper slightly trimmed at top and left edge. 1709. £25.00
    The credit was made under an Act to raise money for the 'Service of the War... and for charging of Prize Goods and Seizures'.


  90. Hampshire & Berkshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 30". Parkland, roads, hand-coloured, boundaries shaded in two colours. A few holes in linen where folds meet, 6 places where linen split from edge of map down fold, to approx 1" - 1". Approx. 11 estates shaded in different colours, with dates, endpapers rubbed, with green surface chipped at corners on back wrap. c1875. £34.00
    Covers Basingstoke, Andover, Newbury, Odiham.


  91. Hampshire and Berkshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Made of quarter sheets. Sheet 268 and sheets to south and west. Border all round. Size 26" x 37", plus margins. Dissected and mounted on linen and folding into 8vo marbled wraps. Inserted in cloth covered slipcase with printed Stanford label. Parish boundaries inserted to 1883. £50.00
    Covers Andover, Basingstoke, Lambourne, Reading.


  92. Hartland, Okehampton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36". Flat sheet, linen-backed. 'Index to the Tithe Survey' printed in top margin. Cancelled 'Boundary Section Record Copy' stamp in top left margin... together with... Sheet XXIX, same format, showing only a small strip of land from Hartland Quay to Cambeak. Some brownish staining from old sellotape mark at extreme right edge of margin. 2 items. O.S. blindstamps 1888 and 1882. £55.00
    Sheet XXI extends into Cornwall as far as Stratton.


  93. Harvey (Sir Charles) LOG OF THE SCHOONER YACHT 'DARING' of Cowes, Bound for Falmouth, Owner and Captain Sir Charles Harvey Bart. 17th July 1877 - 9th Aug 1877, and July 19-21st, 1879. Printed Log Book, size 13" x 11", with columns for hour, Courses, Winds etc., and a large column for 'Remarks'. Printed label, worn at edges, with details entered in ink. Blue paper covered boards, paper torn away at corners, morocco spine, lacks morocco down spine. 4 printed pages at the front on 'Treatment of the Apparently Drowned' etc., with illustrations. 32 pages of entries in all. There are few entries in the columns for 'Winds' etc., all the information being in the 'Remarks' columns. The first section details the trip from Dover, to Beachy Head, Newhaven, Cowes Bay, and ends at Southampton Water. There follows a small section Ryde - Lowestoft, then a description of a race they enter at Great Yarmouth - 'the course was so small we had to turn to get canvas on her... met with some damage by a sail swinging down on us breaking.... the figurehead' (next to this is a drawing of 'Sir C' threatening to throw himself overboard in frustration). The last section, to Margate, is mainly a series of humorous poems - comic opera style, 'Chorus of Indignant Crew', 'Chorus of Angry Captain' etc.. with pencil sketches. 1877-9. £70.00

  94. Hatton (J.L.) Composer and performer LETTER addressed from Aldeburgh, 2nd Sept. 1866, to 'My dear Henry' (at the end is the name 'H.E. Hume(?). 1p., small 8vo. Written on one and a half sides. Says will see him on Friday, and he wants the 'Leider ohne Worte' and asks him to save a nicely bound small edition for him. 1866. £15.00
    J.L. Hatton was a composer of songs and performer. He made a collection of 'The Songs of England' and 'The Songs of Ireland'.


  95. Head (Edward), Printer and Publisher HEAD'S REPRINT OF 'THE TIMES' containing the account of the Battle of Waterloo, Thursday June 22, 1815. Early twentieth century reprint, 4pp., horizontal fold. n.d. 20th century. £7.00

  96. Hellyer (Roger) and Oliver (Richard) A GUIDE TO THE ORDNANCE SURVEY One-Inch Third Edition Maps, in colour. 160pp., folio. Hard covers. Charles Close Society. 2004. £15.00

  97. Hennessy Cognac TWO RESTAURANT MENU SHEETS advertising Hennessy Cognac, with black and white illustration of Breton coifs. On thin card, nicely printed, size 13" x 9", photographic illustration in top corner size 4" x 3". Shows ladies in 'Coiffe de Marans', and 'Coiffe de la region d'Aigre'. 2 items. Helio Sadag, Ain. c1950? £10.00

  98. Her Majesty's Theatre SOUVENIR OF NERO Ninth of March, 1906. Presented, With Mr. Tree's Compliments, on the Occasion of the Fiftieth Consecutive Performance of Nero. Booklet with cast list etc., 14 pages of text, plus 10 coloured full-page portraits of the cast, from pastels by Chas. Buchel. Oblong 4to, attractive decorative stiff wraps with picture of charioteer. 1906. £14.00
    Beerbohm Tree played Nero.


  99. Herefordshire, Worcestershire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LV.S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. 'Index to the Tithe Survey' printed in top margin. Cancelled 'Record Map' stamp top right margin. O.S. blindstamp 1891. £18.00
    Covers Bromyard, Hallow, Great Malvern.


  100. Hertford and Essex REDUCED ORDNANCE MAP Published by Gall and Inglis, Sheet No. 27. Scale " to 1 mile, size 20" x 25", linen-backed, folding to sm. 8vo. Roads coloured yellow. n.d. c1900. £15.00
    Covers Biggleswade, Clare, Billericay, Watford.


  101. 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

  102. His Majesty's Stationery Office (Pub.) THE BRITISH GAZETTE May 12th 1926. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., published in the General Strike. Folded in four, some browning along part of one fold. 1926. £8.00
    Anti-strike newspaper, reporting 'Increasing numbers of Men Returning to Work', 'Legal Issue of the Strikee', cartoon showing John Bull confronting the T.U.C., etc.


  103. Iron imports and exports ACCOUNTS of the Quantities of Foreign Iron Imported into and Exported from Great Britain in the Year 1832... British Iron Exported... British Hardwares and Cutlery Exported from Great Britain (continuation of Parl. Paper no. 455 Sess. 1831-2) Mr Guest. 5p., folio, folded with docket title, sewn at edge. Ordered by The House of Commons to be Printed. 17 May 1833. £24.00

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


  105. (Jaillot, A.H. & Mortier, P.) CARTE DE L'ENTREE DE LA TAMISE Avec les Bancs, Passes, Isles et Costes comprises entre Sandwich et Clay. Copper-engraved chart, size approx. 18" x 35". extends from Sandwich to Clay in Norfolk. Inset map of Thames from London to 'Greane Island'. Hand-coloured. Scale bar in French, English, Spanish and German leagues, compass roses. North is to the right of the chart. Towns and villages shown with small churches etc., coloured red, also shows windmills. Traces of central fold, small skilfully repaired tear at right-hand margin. (Paris, 1693.) £340.00

  106. Johnston RAILWAY MAP OF ENGLAND & WALES Revised by the Various Companies. Also Showing Canals. Natural Scale 1:520,000. Colour-printed map, dissected and linen-backed, size 48" x 44", folding into 8vo boards, Index to map on 22 pages, buff wraps, bound inside front board, new cloth spine with gilt title. Inserts around map of Environs of London (with separate Explanation), Manchester, Plymouth, The Potteries, S. Wales, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield. Explanation showing colours for 47 Lines. W. & A.K. Johnston. Eleventh edition. £70.00

  107. Johnston (W. & A.K), Lithographers GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY Scale 8 miles to an Inch. December 1926. Map size 29" x 31", folded to 8vo, lines printed in different colours. Larger scale inserts around map of west London, Birmingham, Plymouth, Wrexham, South Wales. Small piece torn from margin top left. 1926. £26.00

  108. Kashmir PHOTOGRAPHS six black and white prints. Comprises three fine photographs, size 6" x 8", one of 'The Mar Canal' showing a view looking up the narrow canal with houses overhanging, boatman; untitled view across a lake with houseboats at edge; another view on a river with buildings; smaller view 4" x 6" of Shah Hamadan; postcard type view of Dal Lake; small view of Agra. Three views have white number in plate... together with... twenty later views, 1930's?, matt black and white prints, of Indian architecture, including Taj Mahal, size 6" x 8". c1890. £22.00

  109. Kent, Essex, Surrey PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable... Properties, including securities at Croydon, Ladywell, Gravesend, Norwood... and in London, together with 'The Docks Estate' Plaistow... Which will be Sold by Auction... March 25th, 1908. 13pp., folio, plus large folding plan. Stiff wraps printed in red and black, slight wear at spine, one leaf loose. Lots which sold crossed through with ink line and price marked, unsold lots marked with reserve in code. Slight vertical crease. 1908. £30.00
    Includes 'The Freemason's Railway Hotel', Ladywell; 127 Gower Street, London; 121 Lansdowne Road, Notting Hill.


  110. Kent, Surrey ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet VI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo endpapers. About half the sections have edges with a light pinkish stain, some light browning patches. Cloth on endpapers stained and 'cockled'. Printed from an Electrotype. Circa 1846. £20.00
    Does not show the Gravesend to Strood Railway (opened 1847).


  111. Lake District ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 29. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", dissected and mounted on line, paper wraps with marginal information pasted on back wrap. Some roads and paths inked in in red or black ink. Derwentwater is at the centre of the map. 1897. £15.00

  112. Lake District ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 38. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. Admiralty stamps in margin. Margins rather dusty. Published 1905. £20.00
    Covers Wastwater, Coniston Water, Windermere.


  113. Lake District ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 38. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to sm. 4to. Marginal information pasted to endpaper. Some roads inked in red. c1897. £12.00
    Covers Derwentwter, Crummockwater, Glenridding.


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


  115. Lake District ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 38. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Quarter sheet, size 13" x 19", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 8vo cloth wraps. Water features, towns and main roads hand coloured. Mapsellers label on front wrap with manuscript title and some ink blotches. c1890. £16.00

  116. Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Co. EIGHT POUND PREFERENCE SHARES, 1888. Printed circular concerning the raising of additional capital, single sheet, printed on both sides, together with 4 small printed letters, MS inserts, confirming registration of shares for a Mr. Mair, Macclesfield. 1888. £12.00

  117. Lancashire and Yorks. TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 6" to 1 mile. Sheet LXV S.E (Higher Twiston, Rimington Moor) and XLVIII N.W/CLXXXIII (Walk Mill, Deerplay Moor). Water features hand-coloured. Surface dusty. Some edge tears. c1899. £17.00
    Shows old lead mines, quarries etc.


  118. Le Marchant family BILL of G. Potbury to Mrs. Le Marchant, May 6th - June 1st, 1805. 28 items listed on plain sheet size 11" x 6". Small receipt attached 'including Mrs Andros' bill'. 1805. £9.00
    Includes music stool, a pair of mahogany bedsteads, mahogany knife box, 6 yds. carpet.


  119. Lodwidge family SMALL ARCHIVE OF CORRESPONDENCE 1847 - 1917. Comprises letters between members of the Lodwidge family (who were orignally Vintners in London), some genealogical notes, notes of property, family portraits, etc. Approx. 20 letters, mostly small 8vo., and a few pages of family notes. 1847-1917. £24.00
    Several letters refer to an ancestor 'the martyred Sheriff' Alderman Sir John Cornish, and the possibility of claiming his title, and to the advantages of joining the Vintner's Company.


  120. London and Devon PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Modern-Built Private Residence, No. 8, St. George's Terrace, Islington... Also of a Freehold House in Whimple Street, Plymouth... Which will be Sold by Auction... March 12th, 1856. 3pp., plus docket title, folio. 1856. £20.00
    With description of rooms etc.


  121. London Midland and Scottish Railway LIST OF STATIONS AND MAP of the London Midland and Scottish Railway. 24pp., size 11" x 8", printed wraps. Four maps, printed in red and black, in back pocket, each map size 24" x 20", key map to sheets inside front wrap. 1939. £36.00

  122. London, Oxford & Cheltenham PROSPECTUS for The London, Oxford & Cheltenham Railway Company. Capital £1,500,000 in 75,000 Shares of £20. Each. 2pp, folio, with title on verso of adjoining blank leaf. Lists Provisional Directors, many of whom were from Cheltenham and Gloucester, describes route, etc. The Engineer was Robert Stephenson. 1846. £45.00
    No plan is referred to in the text. One may have been issued separately.


  123. Longleat Estate SALE OF A LARGE PORTION OF THE FAMOUS LONGLEAT ESTATE extending to a total area of approximately 5,400 Acres Somerset and Wiltshire in the Parishes or Villages of Corsley, Chapmanslade, Upton Scudamore, Westbury, Warminster, Crockerton, Longbridge Deverill, Horningsham, Norton Bavant, Sutton Veny and Frome Selwood. Comprising 20 Excellent Dairy and Grazing Farms.... 130 cottages.... &c. &c. Cooper & Tanner, Ltd. have been favoured with instructions to Sell by Auction at the Grand Cinema, Frome, Somerset, On Thursday & Friday, July 24th & 25th, 1947. 8 pages of photographic illustrations, small folio, original wraps, lacks the 5 plans, tape applied to spine, occasional note of prices realised. 1947. £50.00

  124. Lorne (Marquis of) LETTER to a Mr. Bull, signed 'Lorne', embossed one-line address 'Kensington Palace', dated July 5, 1894. 2p., small 8vo., conjoint leaf pasted to a sheet of paper which is the same size. 1894. £9.00
    Thanks the writer for his note, and encloses a letter for him to forward to someone. The Marquis of Lorne was the fourth Governor of Canada. When he returned to England he lived at Kensington Palace (his wife was Princess Louise, daughter of Queen Victoria).


  125. Lottery HANDBILL Candidates are now offering themselves for every City, County and Borough in the Empire... it is necessary to inquire what Favors may be received from Candidates, without the Imputation of Bribery... but the Present of a Lottery Ticket, which may on Tuesday, the 12th of this Month gain Thirty Thousand Pounds.... in this grand Lottery, abounding with Capital Prizes is No Bribery. Size 8" x 5", printed on one side only. No imprint. The words 'Candidates', 'Favors', and 'Bribery' are printed in very large letters. 18 lines in all. c1810? £25.00
    The reference to the Lottery was presumably making a satirical political point.


  126. Lyme Regis, Lydlinch MORTGAGE of Messuages Farms and Lands in Dorset Somerset and Devon for securing £6000 and Interest. Revd. H. Yeatman of Stock Gaylord Dorset to Revd. J. Daintry Vicar of Putney, Wiltshire, and J. Du Boulay of Holwell, Somerset. Made in pursuance of an Act of Parliament. Properties include Summerleaze Estate at Kilmington, Devon, newly-built house in Lyme Regis on Uplyme Road, houses in Vicarage St., Yeovil, and Holwell, and house and orchards at Lydlinch in Dorset. 23 ms pages, folio, secured with pin. Contemporary copy. 21st Aug. 1845. £25.00

  127. Lyons (Richard, Baron) LETTER written in the third person, unsigned, on paper with printed embossed heading 'Ambassade d'Angleterre, Paris', to Captain Charles Beresford, requesting his company 'at dinner on Xmas day and 8 o'clock'. 4 lines, 8vo notepaper, blank conjoint leaf. Decr. 23, 1879. £12.00
    Lord Lyons was British Ambassador in Paris 1867-1887.


  128. Maberly (W), Chief Secretary to the Post Office FREE FRONT Envelope addressed to St. Helier, red 'Free' stamp, with small cross under date, signed Maberley bottom left. Envelope measures 3" x 5", large red wax Post Office seal on verso. 1838. £18.00
    This is an early use of an actual envelope. Maberley was often in disagreement with Roland Hill, saying the public would never agree to pre-payment. He retired in 1858.


  129. Maldon, East London ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet I. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36", linen-backed, folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. County boundaries shaded in pink, yellow and bright blue, main roads, railways and parkland handcoloured. Composed of quarter sheets, border all round edge. Electrotype 1867-8. £68.00
    Covers East London, Isle of Grain, Southend, Chelmsford, Hoddesdon.


  130. Malvern, Scotland, Lake District SKETCH BOOK Mary Swainson, Malvern, Sepr. 1846. Sketchbook size 6" x 9", half calf. Front inner hinge broken. 25 drawings in soft pencil, of views in Malvern, Scotland and the Lake District. Views all titled and dated, some with the day's date as well as the year, except for two or three. 1846-50. £70.00
    Views include: Little Malvern; The River, Great Malvern; Bay of Beaumaris; The Sisters Isle, Windermere; St. Catherine's, Windermere; Patterdale; Bolton Abbey; Arrdaroch, Loch Long; Loch Long from Arddaroch; Dousby Castle, Oban; Loch Long from Ballachulish Inn; Loch Leven & Slate Quarries; Bowness; Inn, Ballachulish; Cathedral & Bridge, Dunkeld; Loch Katrine from Trossachs; Loch Katrine; Elein's Isle, Loch Katrine; Menai Bridge.


  131. Medici Society CATALOGUE OF THE PRINTS and Other Colour Reproductions. 4to, printed boards with pasted on colour print, 140pp., approx. 100 colour and black and white plates illustrating prints by Russell Flint, Margaret Tarrant, Peter Scott, etc., as well as Old Masters, with prices. foxing on first few pages. c1940? £10.00

  132. Metal casting LETTER from Albert Cadman at the Canal Foundry, Openshaw, Manchester, on headed paper, to a Mr. Carmichael, about the setting up of the fund for the 'Oliver Stubbs Medal'. In ink, 8 lines, 4to, says he is enclosing correspondence about the medal fund. 'a great amount of good will be done... more interest will be taken in the institution from the Employers' side'. Attached are three copy letters relating to the gift to the Institution of British Foundrymen from the National Ironfounding Employers' Federation.... together with... another letter on headed paper, same correspondents, with 3 copy letters attached. The medal is still awarded. January, 1922. £10.00

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  133. 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

  134. (Moll, H) A MAP OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND Copper engraving. Size 6" x 10", plus margins. Shows Britain and the coast of France, Shetland, Orkney and Faroe Islands inset top left. Central fold. Scale bar, small compass rose. 1720. £25.00

  135. (Moll, H) A NEW MAP OF THE RIVERS And Sea Coasts of England. Engraved map, size 11" x 11", central horizontal fold. Title and scale bar top right. Shows the Counties and Rivers (which are named), ports along the coasts, main towns. 1720. £60.00

  136. Morley (Arnold) LETTER to W.R. Bousfield, M.P. 7 lines on one side of 8vo notepaper with seal of Post Master General, white on red background, at head. Says he will look into the case of W. Swansboro of Stoke Newington. Blank conjoint leaf. 1890. £8.00
    Morley was Post Master General from 1892-5.


  137. Municipal Corporations Act ADDRESSED TO ALL OVERSEERS of Persons executing the Duties of Overseers of the Poor in Parishes maintaining their own Poor... Folio sheet, printed on both sides, giving instructions for recording all 'Male Persons of the age of Twenty-one Years... rated to the Poor Rates....' according to the Act. On the back is a list of boroughs, and warning about penalties.. together with... Order in Council regarding the Act, Court of St. James, 11 September 1835, large folio, folded. Covering letter from Whitehall printed at head. 2 items. 1835. £30.00

  138. New Zealand CHRISTMAS POSTCARD showing black shield with four red stars above heavily embossed silver fern in an oval. Design in oval cartouche, six-line Christmas verse below. Divided back, Christmas greetings on back with date 1910. B.B. London. 1910. £4.00

  139. New Zealand COLLECTION OF FIFTEEN POSTCARDS eleven black and white and four colour. Comprises (in colour): Coach West Coast Road near Otira. Viking Series. 3149. (c1910?); Mount Egmont, 1908; Wanganui. 1910; Clinton River, with inset map of New Zealand. (1920's?). (in black and white) The South Bound Express at Waidura Railway Station showing Mt. Purperu & Noaurhde Volcano in Eruption. 1909. Ral photo'; Kaikoura. 1906. (real photo); Ascending the Rimutaka Incline length 3 miles.. (real photo). 1920's?; Water Fall, Te Aroha (c.1910); Rawrimu on the N.I.M.T Line (Jones & Coleman), c1910?; East St. Invercargill, 1912; Oat Crop Blenheim (farmers and 5 horses in field). n.d. c1910? and three others. 1906 and later. £25.00

  140. New Zealand COLLECTION OF POSTCARDS 58 postcards, unused, photographic black and white views. Mostly from Seaward's Studio, Dunedin, 1950's, and showing town scenes, buildings, mountains, harbours. Together with two postcards from 1907, one a view of Nelson, the other Auckland from 'Scenes in Maori Land'. 1907-1960. £20.00
    Includes Auckland, Alexandra, Milford Sound, Bay of Islands.


  141. New Zealand POSTCARD title in white in plate 'Victoria St. looking East. Cambridge. Sherris Series 25'. Real photographic postcard showing view down a very wide street, with one and two storey buildings, with colonnades, large shop signs, mountains in distance. Two small cars. Together with another later card with a photo of Tauranga, dated 1935 on verso. c1920. £8.00

  142. New Zealand SIX POSTCARDS of Wellington. Blue-grey printing of photos. Divided back, unused.... together with... sepia card showing 'Panorama of Wellington' in oval. All F.T. Series. 7 items. c1930. £15.00
    Views are: General View; Wellington from the Western Hills; The Water Shute, Days Bay; Convent of the Sacred Heart, Island Bay'; Town Hall; Rocks near The Pinnacles.


  143. Newman (R.Z) LETTER dated Guildhall Buildings, 8th July 1833. 1p., 4to, 4 lines, address panel on blank conjoint leaf says only 'G.R. Corner'. Thanks him for the medal of Mr. Calvert he has sent 'it does justice as well to the Artist who took the likeness & Mr. Wyon'. 1833. £15.00
    Apparently the medal was commissioned by 'the Boroughnians'. William Wyon was chief engraver at the Royal Mint and responsible for the head of the young Victoria on coins.


  144. Newspaper cuttings GENTLEMAN'S POCKET BOOK with newspaper cuttings and manuscript extracts. 12mo, full red calf, a.e.g., slightly rubbed at spine. Inscribed 'Charles Miles 1855' on fly-leaf. 48 pages of manuscript, including extract from sermons (e.g. Bishop Wilberforce), histories, etc., and 34 pages of newscuttings. At the end are 13 pages of addresses - possibly added by a later owner. 1850's - 70's. £65.00
    Cuttings include: fire at Warwick Castle, Seige of Dahr, Vaccination, Paris Pigeon Post, report of a lecture given 'by the Royal Artillery at St. Helen's Island (the lecturer was the Artillery Medical Officer Dr. Chalmers Miles. The manuscript pages include two pages intitled 'Account of an Earthquake in the North of England' (1871), no attribution given so possibly his digest of articles he read 'in the neighbourhood of Kendal... it caused much alarm, doors and windows were shaken violently.... another phenomenon was the unusual swell in Lake Windermere'.


  145. Norfolk and London PROBATE of the Will of John Mann Nelson. Vellum sheet, size 24" x 28", manuscript, with printed administration certificate attached, with manuscript inserts. Large papered seal on tag. 1879. £18.00
    Makes numerous charitable bequests, including to The Brixton Orphanage for Fatherless Girls, recently established by Revd. Spurgeon; Miss Macpherson's Home of Industry in Spitalfields; and money to the Churchwardens of East Dereham, Norfolk, to be invested and used to provide funds for 200 poor people in the parish regardless of 'Creed or Nationality', to be called 'The Nelson Charity'.


  146. Norfolk and Suffolk ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet L N.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", plus margins. 'Record Map' stamp in margin. Railways inserted to 1875. £22.00
    Covers Ixworth, Brettenham, Diss.


  147. 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.


  148. North Eastern Railway AT THE FORTY-FIFTH HALF-YEARLY GENERAL MEETING of the Proprietors... 40 printed half-yearly reports of the General Meeting of Proprietors. 4to, printed on one side only. 7 reports with form of Proxy on conjoint leaf, with address and stamp, and York postmark on verso... together with... 37 forms for amount of dividend, small 4to, sent to Wm. Hatton, with amount of stock, and dividend entered in ink, and letter to Hatton, regarding transfer of stock. 1876 - 1896. £45.00

  149. North Staffordshire and Mid-Derbyshire Railway Bill STATEMENT OF PROOFS before the Examiner for Standing Orders, previously to the Introduction of the Bill... Houses of Lords and Commons. 22pp., large folio, folded with docket title. January 1898. £16.00

  150. Northamptonshire and Warwickshire SALE PARTICULARS of the Badby House Estate of about 640 Acres Situated in the cream of the Pytchley Hunt... Comprising a Georgian Country Residence... Three Capital Farms... Stud Farm... Hunting Coverts.... to be Sold by Auction... July 20th, 1926. 21pp., small folio, printed in brown on thick paper. Five photographs tipped in, folding plan. Stiff wraps, printed with title, traces of vertical fold in wrap. 1926. £28.00

  151. Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Rutland ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into faded sm. 4to marbled paper wraps with title in ink on front wrap. n.d. c1860. £50.00
    Shows Oundle, Stamford, Melton Mowbray, Bourn, Deeping Fen, Peterborough.


  152. Northumberland, Durham, Scotland PAPERS RELATING TO THE LYON FAMILY ESTATE and Hetton le Hole. 1796 - 1801. Bundle of papers including (i) An Abstract of Wm. Hutchinson's Account as Agent to the Execr. of the late Honble. Mrs Lyon for Hetton Estate from May day to Marts. 1796. 4p., 4to, in booklet form held with pin at centre fold. Account for rents, hay, poor and highway cess, garden bill, 'to George Walker for Timber for a Barn floor' etc., together with four similar booklets, half-yearly accounts for 1797 and 1798. (ii) Dr. The Honble. Mrs Lyon to The Excrs. of he Honble. Thomas Lyon Sept. 1796 - June 1797. 2p., large folio. (iii) The Honble. Mrs Lyon to C. Wren. Sept. 1796 - Sept. 179. Debit and credit account, 4p., folio. Includes cash in bank, Hetton rents, payments to Goldsmith, Coachmaker etc., 'to Mr Bowes for horses', 'half year's interest of £8325 of the Earl of Strathmore', 'of P. Proctor of Glammis for Sundry Crops', 'Mr Lyons subscription to Houghton Church Organ', 'Pd Lewis Legg on account of work done in the Colliery... £200.' (iv) Papers relating to the case in Chancery of Mary Wren, widow v. S. Hinton and others. Includes: Copy charge of John Ord as Trustee under the will of Hon. Thos. Lyon (refers to T. Lyon's will of 1788). 19p, large folio, held at corner with pin; Collection of Affadavits including Wm. Hutchinson, Steward of Thos. Lyon, 6p., folio, 1801., of Mary Lyon of Hetton House, Durham, Widow of T. Lyon. 6p., folio, of Mr. Proctor of Glammis Castle, 4p., 4to. (v) Lawyer's bill. The Hon. Mrs Lyon & Sir. Vane Tempest to the Representative of C. Wren Decd. 5p., folio. Includes items such as 'Journey to Durham to meet Dean & Chapter... chaise hire', 'Drawing up Colliery lease Mrs Lyon to Sir Henry Vane Tempest 69 folios £4.12s', 'Wayleave lease 55 folios £3.13.4d'. 1800. (vi) The Execrs. of the Honble Thos. Lyon to C. Wren. Lawyer's bill for drawing up deeds, recoveries etc. Includes much legal work for 'your purchase from Mascall'. 5p., folio. 1800. (vi) Nine letters to Robert Thorp at Alnwick 1800-1801, most with postmarks, together with 7 copy letters by Thorp in reply to Mr. Griffith about the Lyon/Wren case. 1796-1801. £220.00
    The Lyon family were ancestors of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, who was a Bowes-Lyon. Thomas Lyon, who was a member of Parliament, married Mary Wren of Binchester. He died in 1796.


  153. Norwich Union Life Insurance Society FOUR BONUS CERTIFICATES 1842-1852. 4to, printed with manuscript inserts, the earliest one signed by Secretary, the others lithographed with lithographed signature. Notes bonuses from 1823-52. Name 'Moyle. Helston' in pencil at top. 1842-52. £10.00

  154. Nottingham and Derbyshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXXII S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile, Size 13" x 15", plus wide margins. c1890. £18.00
    Covers Ollerton, Elmton.


  155. Nottingham and Yorkshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXII.S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 14" x 17", linen-backed, folding to 8vo. Electrotyped 1865. £16.00
    Covers Worksop, Bawtry, Maltby, Tickhill.


  156. Ordnance Survey ANCIENT BRITAIN A Map of the Major Visible Antiquities of Great Britain Older Than A.D. 1066. South Sheet. Map scale 1/625,000, illustrated glazed card wraps. Index of names, etc. Second Edition 1964. £7.00

  157. Ordnance Survey MAP OF ROMAN BRITAIN Scale 16 Miles to One Inch. Coloured map, folding to 4to, 44pp. of text. Glazed printed wraps with coloured mosaic decoration. Third Edition. 1956. £12.00

  158. P & O Ports SUEZ CANAL Leaflet giving a history and description of the canal. Two pages of text, title on front with coat of arms, printed in red and blue, map on verso showing canal from Port Said to Suez Bay. Some slight creasing. c1928. £12.00

  159. Palmerston (Viscount) FREE FRONT addressed to Fred. Payne at Tiverton. Signed 'Palmerston' bottom left, red postmark 'official paid'. Front clipped from envelope and pasted to piece of stiff paper. 1864. £7.00

  160. Pankhurst (Christabel), Editor THE SUFFRAGETTE No. 35 Vol. 1. Friday, June 13, 1913. The Official Organ of the Women's Social and Political Union. Facsimile of Memorial issue of the newspaper, 20pp., size 16" x 12", large illustration on front page showing an angel in front of race spectators with a halo 'Love That Overcomes' 'In Honour and in Loving, Reverent Memory of Emily Wilding Davison. She Died For Women'. 'Miss Davison, who made a protest at the Derby against the denial of Votes to Women, was knocked down by the King's horse and sustained terrible injuries of which she died on Sunday, June 8th, 1913.' Facsimile of issue of 1913. £25.00

  161. Paris FOUR CHROMOLITH CARDS advertising Paris firms. Comprising Cordonnerie du Grand Cadran (monkey throwing pumpkin at man), A La Ville de Strasbourg, Literie etc. (boy in cherry tree throwing fruit to children below), 'A La Rose Blanche', cafe and chocolate (a gold artists palette with inset picture of country scene), Cartes Taride (school scene). All with printed backs. Approx. 4" x 2"... together with another card for a chicory firm showing the Palais de Fils et Tissus, Exposition de 1900. c1900. £10.00

  162. Paris RECEPTION DES MEDECINS ANGLAIS Programme for the Soiree 12 May 1905 at the Theatre de l'Automobile-Club. 2 pages small 8vo, plus stiff wraps with engraving showing fauns, musical instruments etc., trace of slight fold in front wrap. Invitation loosely inserted. 1905. £8.00

  163. Parker (Joseph), Surveyor A PLAN of the intended Navigable Canal from Basingstoke to the River Wey. Engraved by Wm. Faden. Size 10" x 32", plus margins. Engraved on thick paper, three vertical folds. Shows The River Thames at the right, Basingstoke at the left edge, shows buildings near the canal, villages, with small churches, higher ground shown with hachures, ponds. Damp spotting and staining down two of the folds. 17-. £65.00

  164. Paul and Co., Printer, 7 Dials, London ELIJAH FED BY RAVENS Illustrated poem 'The History of Elijah the Prophet', followed by a short poem 'The Hosanna: Or, Salvation ascribed to Christ.' Printed on thin paper, overall size 19" x 15", central horizontal fold. Title in decorative lettering at top, and superb woodcut illustration size 5" x 14" showing Elijah in a rocky landscape with river, waterfalls, palm trees, sun rising behind the mountains, being brought food by two swooping ravens. Three illustrations down each side, illustrating dramatic scenes from his life, such as the chariot of fire, the angel appearing to him under a juniper tree, etc., with relevant Biblical verse below each one. 1" tear at central fold at both sides, neatly repaired on verso. Paul and Co., 7 Dials, c1830. £60.00
    London: Printed and Sold by Paul and Co. 2 & 3 Monmouth-court, 7 Dials and Sold by J. O'Neill, Printer and Stationer, S. Pottinger's Entry, Belfast.


  165. Peachey (James) LETTER dated St. James Street, April 15, 1752. To 'Mr Timy. Waldo'. 1p., 4to, blank conjoint leaf with 'For Mr. Timothy Waldo'. 26 lines in a neat hand, setting out details of financial transactions between them. 'I left with yr clerk Last week the mastr. in chancerys Report of what was due To Each Person in the Bill mentioned... due to me at midsumr. 1747 the sum of £5333 7s from which deducting the Purchase money clear of cost of Suit £3811 15s...' Tipped onto album leaf down left side. 1752. £30.00
    The Waldo family owned Hever Castle in Kent. Timothy Waldo is described in 'British History Online' as 'an eminent merchant of London'


  166. Peerage MANUSCRIPT PEDIGREES of British earls, barons, etc. 28p, neatly written in a small hand, in small 8vo notebook, one calf board, detached, back board and spine missing. Gives name of peer, date of birth, marriage, wife's name, and list of issue, date of creation. e.g. 'Francis Godolphin Osborne Baron Godolphin of Farnham Royal. b. 11 Oc. 1777 m. 31 March 1800 Eliz. Charlotte Eden dr. of Wm. 1st Lord Auckland and has Issue... creation 10th May 1832...' n.d. probably 1830's. £40.00

  167. Perrot (A) DEPARTEMENT OF THE AUDE Decorative hand-coloured map from the 'Atlas Portatif'. Size 6" x 3", small map of the departement, topped by behive with bees buzzing around, reeds, grapes, and barrel below. 1823. £20.00

  168. Philadelphia, U.S.A SIX BILLS with printed headings, for Philadelphia firms. 8vo and small 8vo, made out for various items, dated between 1852 and 1856... together with a receipt for Pew Rent in the First Presbyterian church. 1852-7. £15.00
    Comprises Snider, Wine Dealer; Desilver & Thomas, grocer; Kelly, Draper; Zimmerman, Baker; Sheppard & Van Harlingen, Linen goods; Oakford, Hat & Fur Manufacturers.


  169. Philip (George) & Son, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY and Connecting Railways. Folding map size 27" x 16", printed in blue and black, with lines in red. Shows L.N.E.R and Joint Lines, Track of 'Flying Scotsman'. Other Railways, Road Services. Folding into 8vo orange printed wraps, partly split at spine. London, July 1930. £24.00

  170. Phosphatine Falieres LES BEBES CELEBRES Three French advertising cards for child's health food. Humourous portraits of Victor Hugo, Mr. Coquelin, Sarah Bernhardt. Size 3" x 4", printed backs. Signature on backs in red ink. c1900. £5.00
    Sarah Bernhardt is dressed as a toddler bowling a hoop.


  171. Pitcairn Press, Publisher WILLIAM BLIGH Extraordinary Seaman. An Exhibition held by The Earl & Countes of Devon in their home during Maritime England Year 1982. 49pp., 8vo., colour illustrated wraps, numerous colour illustrations. 1982. £10.00

  172. Poetry COMMONPLACE BOOK of poetry copied in a neat hand, from Bryon, Mrs Hemans, Milton, and other lesser-known poets. 4to, full calf with blindstamped decoration gilt border to boards, gilt panels on spine, marbled endpapers. Calf rubbed at edges, and at hinges, some small areas of rubbing on boards. 84 pages of script (mainly written on rectos only). Some poems are unattributed, others are possibly by the owner, two poems being signed 'R.F. 1829'. A few pages have contributions in a later, less neat hand. The flyleaf and the two subsequent leaves have been excised. c1840. £70.00
    Includes extract from 'Banwell Hill' and 'Lines on the Schoolchildren of Castle Coombe' by the Revd. Lisle Bowles.


  173. Postal arrangements LETTER to Col. Edward St. John about postal arrangements at Billingshurst. 2p., small 8vo. Red and white seal of Post Master General at top. 'I will take care that the case be brought before me before any final decision...' Browning at edges of paper. 28th November 1895. £6.00

  174. Queen Victoria MEDAL FOR VICTORIA'S JUBILEE 1837 - 1887. Bronze medal showing the queen in profile on one side and crown, wreath, and 'Jubilee of Her Majesty's Reign 1887 on verso. In original read leather case in fine condition, gilt monogram with crown and dates. 1887. £30.00

  175. Rawlinson (Lord), Commander-in-Chief, India PROGRAMME of the Ceremony on the 31st March 1925 for The late Lord Rawlinson, Commander-in-Chief in India. 3p., folio, plus title on front page. Loosely inserted are two sheets with preliminary instructions re. train, pall-bearers etc. Split down most of spine, traces of fold. 1925. £15.00
    Gives very detailed arrangements. Lord Rawlinson died on 28th March, in Delhi, and the body was taken to Bombay.


  176. Ricketson (Shadrach) MAP OF THE MEETINGS constituting New-York Yearly Meeting of Friends by S. Ricketson, 1821. Engraved map, size 10" x 13", plus wide margins, folded. 3" repaired tear top right corner, in margin only. Title in decorative variety of type-faces, key to symbols on map which indicate places having Yearly, Quarterly, Monthly, Preparative Meetings, and Meeting for Worship. Covers the area from Long Island, in the south-east, Lake Champlain, Grand Isle, Derby, Barton, in the north-east, Lake Ontario, Indian River in the north, to Yonge Street, Queenstreet, Norwich, Lake Erie in the west. There are dotted lines with numbers which presumably show the distance in miles between the towns. No imprint. 1821. £46.00

  177. Rigby, Beaumont, Gambier families MANUSCRIPT PEDIGREES in ink on paper. Comprises one on folio sheet watermarked 1817 showing descendants of Edward Rigby and (?) Bent, six generations, from the early 17th century, no dates but some historical information added, another small folio sheet, slightly earlier, showing descendants of John Beaumont of Bilderstone, Suffolk (will dated 1543), to 1809... together with two letters, 1852 and 1853, from W. Gambier to his cousin Beaumont, one giving his advice on the best diet for gout. 4 items. c1817 - 1853. £18.00
    The connection between the two pedigrees is the marriage of Mary Beaumont and Edward Venn.


  178. 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

  179. Rowton (Baron) LETTER addressed to 'Dear Col. Beresford', 13 July 1890. Written on 4 sides 8vo, printed heading of 17 Berkeley Square, in an untidy hand, signed 'Rowton'. Says Beresford can by all means take General Fry(?) with him, and if he wishes to see another, rather smaller House he should go to 'R. House in King's Cross Road. But I should rather like the General to see our best & penultimate attempts at Newington Butts - our latest of all only opens on Dec. 1'. 1890. £18.00
    Baron Rowton (Montague William Lowry-Corry) was Private Secretary to Disraeli. He Founded 'Rowton Houses', working men's hostels.


  180. Royal Mint LETTER dated Mint Office, 11th March, 1817, to Messrs. Fryer & Co., Blandford. 1p., 9 lines, signed 'Jas. Morrison'. Integral address panel on verso of conjoint leaf, large wax seal, feint postmark in corner. Traces of paper from blue album leaf stuck to edges of verso of conjoint leaf. 1817. £26.00
    Says he is directed by the Master of the Mint to refer them to the inclosed letter and gives details of the allowance to the Inspector proposed by the Mint 'from 15s to one Guinea per day at the Banker's discretion'.


  181. S.D.U.K. MARSEILLE Ancient Marsilia. Town plan, size 12" x 16". Narrow margins. Slight crease top left corner. 1840. £20.00

  182. Sailing SAIL TRAINING INTERNATIONAL RACE Torbay - Lisbon, 1956. Britannia R.N. College, Dartmouth, Devon. Folder of 14 black and white photographs, prints size 6" x 8", showing ships, mostly just one ship, see close up. Title printed on folded, as above. Small mark on folder, later bookplate inside flap. 1956. £24.00
    This became the 'tall ships' race.


  183. Sanford and Percival families ABSTRACT OF SETTLEMENTS made previous to the Marriage of The Revd. Edw. Ayshford Sanford with Miss Christina Emma Percival. 22p., sm. folio, folded. 1853. £10.00
    Refers to the will of Sir Charles Flower, Alderman of London. His Trustees included Ambrose Lethbridge Goddard, Henry Hussey Vivian. Does not mention lands in detail. The Sanford family were from the Taunton area.


  184. Saurel (B.J) PLAN DE GAND (GHENT) dresse par B.J. Saurel, Geometre de 1re Classe, et Lithographie par G. Jacqmain. Plan size 12" x 15". Scale 1: 10,000, street index down margins and at bottom. Traces of folds, 7 small worm holes, some creasing. 1858. £14.00

  185. Schmidt (J.M.F) POST KARTE VON DEUTSCHLAND und den angrenzenden Staaten in 4 Blatten gezeichnet von Professor J.M.F. Schmidt. Engraved map with outline hand-colouring, size 37" x 38", dissected and mounted on thin linen, folding to tall 8vo. Linen dusty on verso. On verso is fine Mapseller's label of Simon Schroppsche 'Magazin des Cartes et Ouvrages Geographiques', Berlin, size 3" x 4", with oval cartouche with street plan of part of Berlin, old price in black ink in corner of label. Berlin 1858. £120.00

  186. Scott (Valerie), Editor THE MAP COLLECTOR Three issues, nos. 67, 68, 69. Magazine, stiff wraps, size approx. 12" x 8". 76pp. in each. 1994. £24.00
    Includes articles on Collecting Maps of Bermuda, Carto-bibliographies of City and Town Plans in England, Printed Maps of the Whole of Wales 1573-1837, Parts I and II.


  187. Second World War TRANSCRIPTS OF LECTURES and lecture notes about Germany given to soldiers of the British Army or Air Force 1944. Cyclosyled foolscap pages, stapled at top corners, some staples rusty. Some lectures headed 'Control Commission School (Air). Restricted.' Each lecture with headings for aims (e.g. 'To give students a sound knowledge of modern German Government' 'To familiarise the students with Germany... with particular emphasis on the British occupied zone'), Introduction, Development etc. Topics of lectures include 'Probable German Propaganda during the Occupation', 'Examples of Possible Post War Myths Intended to Excuse the German Army for its Defeat', 'Mr Fraser's lecture The Political Mythology of Germany', 'G.A.F. Intelligence Organisation'. 64 pages in all (sheets printed on both sides). 1944. £65.00
    'I do not think we should under-rate in Western Germany anyhow, the effect which the physical surroundings - scenes of destruction and devastation - will have on people going into that country for the first time... any German with whom we come in contact will be very anxious to make the most of that possible atmosphere of sympathy...'. The notes appear to have belonged to an Air Force Captain called Carr.


  188. Sewing Machines INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING THE 'NAUMANN' Family Medium and Titania Sewing Machines. 32pp., 8vo, original wraps with illustration of treadle machine. Numerous illustrations of decorative machines, at the back are three pages illustrating all the numerous small parts which can be ordered. View of works in Dresden on back wrap. n.d. c1910? £16.00

  189. Shooting and Fishing GAME AND GUN & The Angler's Monthly. Two issues, no. 238 and 254. 28pp in each, 4to. Includes 4p. article on 'Sea Birds of Scilly'. 1945-6. £5.00

  190. Shorthorn cattle DAIRY SHORTHORNS Dairy Shorthorn Booklet No. 9. Booklet, 8vo, 32pp., illusts... together with... The Scotch Shorthorn at home. 40pp. 2 items. 1952. £6.00

  191. Shropshire, Montgomery ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXIV S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 20", border all round. Dissected and linen-backed, folding to small 4to, marbled wraps. A few foxing spots. Electrotype. c1880. £15.00
    Covers Oswestry, Hengoed, Mochnant.


  192. Siemens ELECTRICAL FITTINGS Bowls, Globes, etc. Catalogue, 11" x 8", 24pp., wraps. 2-3 illustrations per page. Some slight dustmarking at corner of some pages. 1927. £30.00
    Includes 'Italian Alabaster Bowl Fittings' 'Cornelian Glassware Fittings' etc.


  193. Sleeper (James) ENTER YE IN AT THE STRAIT GATE for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction... Religious tract, with no title but this quotation at the head, 4pp., 8vo, traces of folds. The name 'James Sleeper. 8th mo. 8th, 1828' at the end. Printed by John Young, 3 Black Horse Alley, Philadelphia. £35.00
    'Having... witnessed in our own time the dreadful misery which building Meeting-houses and setting up a traditional wordly religion hath had on mankind... we do sincerely pray... that we may not have any forms of religion only such as he orders by his spirit in our hearts... some of us fully believe that the goodness of GOD is like electricity, that if 100 persons have hold of hands, all feel the shock at once...'


  194. Smith & Son's NEW RAILWAY MAP OF THE BRITISH ISLES Colour printed, 32" x 28", linen backed and folding into Sm. 8vo cloth boards, gilt titled. Scale 19 miles to 1". With insets of Birmingham, London and S. Lancs and Yorkshire Districts. Paper inside spine slightly worn. c1890. £26.00
    Also shows railways under construction, canals, steamer tracks, coach roads


  195. Smith's NEW AND ACCURATE MAP OF THE LAKES in the Counties of Cumberland, Westmoreland, and Lancaster. Engraved map, size 24" x 19", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 6" x 5". Scale 2 miles to an inch. Map border, lakes, main roads, parkland and county boundaries hand coloured. Shows market towns with distance from London, Churches and Chapels, Turnpike Roads with distance from one market town to another. Explanation and List of Inns supplying Post Horse & Carriages bottom left. Inserted in original marbled paper covered card slip case, original printed label, card split at left edge, marbled paper rubbed. London. Printed for C. Smith, Mapseller no. 172, Strand. May 1800. £170.00

  196. Somerset and Dorset PARTICULARS WITH PLANS OF THE AGRICULTURAL PROPERTIES ON THE BORDERS OF SOMERSET AND DORSET comprising Lattiford Farm, Holton situated within 2 miles of Wincanton... also Ryalls Farm and Accommodation Lands within 3 miles of Sturminster Newton.... To be offered by Auction in Lots at the George Hotel, Frome, on Wednesday, the 3rd of June, 1914. Folio, key plan, 19pp, photographic plate with two views, 2 coloured folding plans in pocket at rear. 1914. £38.00
    With detailed Schedules of farms.


  197. Somerset and Dorset A SURVEY AND VALUATION of the Farms, Lands and Tenements belonging to Mrs. Clarissa Vigor in the Parishes of Mark, Winford and Kinston-Seymour in the County of Somerset and in the Parishes of Buckland-Ripers and Broadway in the County of Dorset. Done in 1788, 1789 and 1790 by Richard Richardson of the Devizes. Manuscript, very neatly written. Title page in bold lettering with a variety of calligraphic styles, one page 'General Summary', and 12 double-page spreads ruled in columns for Premises, State in 1789, Quantity, Per Acre, Annual Value, Remarks, written on rectos only. 4to, size 10" x 8", marbled boards, calf spine. The name of the tenant is added in pencil top right. 1790. £95.00

  198. Sotheby & Co. CATALOGUE of Valuable Printed Books, Fine Bindings, Autograph Letters and Historical Documents... 15th and 16th July, 1957. 86pp., 8vo, printed wraps, slightly rubbed at base of spine. 1957. £9.00
    Includes letters from Nathaniel Hawthorne, George Bernard Shaw, Charlotte Bronte, George Washington, etc.


  199. Sotheby's Belgravia AUCTION CATALOGUE for Sale of Arts and Craft Furniture and Bronzes, Decorative Arts, Studion Ceramics, 7th and 8th November, 1973. 132pp., 8" x 9", printed wraps, a few tears at spine. Numerous illustrations. List of estimates loosely inserted. 1973. £15.00
    Includes Doulton, Ruskin, Martinware pottery, Galle and Lalique glass, Chiparus bronzes etc.


  200. Sotheby's CATALOGUE OF BROADSIDES, PAMPHLETS and other Printed Ephemera from the celebrated collection formed by Sir Thoms Phillipps. For sale by auction 28th November 1975. 86pp., 8vo. Illustrations. Price list stapled in, first page of price list scribbled on in biro. 1975. £10.00

  201. South Africa STANDARD RAILWAY MAP OF SOUTH AFRICA Drawn in the office of the Chief Civil Engineer, S.A.R., Johannesburg. Map printed in black on thin paper, size 36" x 27", folded to 8vo. Insets of Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, etc. Scale 1in 3,500,000. Photo-lithographed at the Government Printing Works, Pretoria. n.d. 1920's? £24.00

  202. South-Eastern Railway HALF-YEARLY GENERAL MEETING. REPORT AND ACCOUNTS July 1875 - January 1890. Each 8pp., folio, uncut and unopened. Folded with docket titles. Comprises July 1875 - July 1881 (a complete run, 13 items), and January 1883 - January 1890, with the July 1884 and the two 1888 Reports missing (12 items). The January 1886 and July 1889 reports have brown stains. 1875-1890. £120.00

  203. Spanish trade TWO NOTEBOOKS in Spanish, one an account book, the other a book of model documents for students of commerce. The first one has the words 'Cliper. Maria Guadalupe 1854' inside front wrap. The accounts are dated between Dec. 1854 and Dec. 1855, and list items with prices of materials used in construction such as planks, screws etc., possibly for ship building (e.g. 'cadenotes', 'cabilla arponada', 'mesas de guarnicion', 'para el molinete'). Whether these are items bought or sold is not clear. The accounts are signed off by Juan Guereca. 29p., stiff marbled wraps, some pages coming loose. Wraps and endpapers grubby. The second notebook consists of 'modeles' of receipts, business letters, formal announcements of births, deaths etc., invoices in tablular form, bills. 4to, stained and rubbed stiff wraps, with water-colour of sailing ship on back wrap. 24p. 1855. £28.00

  204. Spooner (William) THE HISTORY OF MOSES THE LAW GIVER Of Israel. Wooden jigsaw puzzle, size 13" x 14", lithograph with hand colouring. 35 pieces, one small piece is missing, and a blank wooden piece has been inserted to fit. There is no box. Published by William Spooner, 379 Strand. n.d. c1860. £55.00
    Shows the life of Moses in comic strip style, in a series of pictures, each with its own title.


  205. St. Petersburg RELEASE by the Creditors of Francis Dring of St. Petersburg in Russia and of Francis Dring and John Brunning Merchants lately in Partnership in St. Petersburg, in consideration of the sum of £500 paid by Katherine Dring of Hull, Francis' mother. 2p., sm. folio. n.d. c1800. £16.00
    Presumably a contemporary copy, not signed.


  206. Staffordshire, Shropshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Composed of quarter sheets LXI N.E., LXII N.W., LXXII S.W., LXXIII S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 29", plus margins. Counties lightly colour washed, parkland, water features, railways, main roads hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 4to marbled wraps with small printed label giving early owner's name. Electrotyped in 1872. £50.00
    Covers Stafford, Market Drayton, Rugeley, Broseley.


  207. Stanford's Geographical Establishment MAP OF ENGLAND AND WALES Showing the Areas of the Principal Electrical Power Companies. Specially Prepared for Geo. D. Atkin & Co. Reproduced from the Ordnance Survey Map. Colour-printed map, size 34" x 42", dissected and mounted on linen. Scale 10 miles to the inch. Folding into green cloth boards, size 11" x 7", paper label on front board. May 1929. £45.00
    With key to colour shading for 15 Electrical Companies and coloured borders for 11 Schemes.


  208. Street cleaning, watering SOHY Constructeur Mecanicien, Materiel d'Arrosement, Materiel de Nettoiement, 62 rue Amelot, Paris. Catalogue, large 4to (size 13" x 19"), 4pp., traces of folds. Two small pieces chipped away in right margin. Illustrations, including large illustrations of machine for watering streets, another for cleaning streets with a large brush at the back (both drawn by horses), attractive view size 3" x 7" showing a large park with gardener watering with complicated hose system, also carts, rakes, pipes, men using hoses mounted on wheels, fire pumps, firemens uniforms, pumps for wells etc. 1879. £40.00

  209. Suffolk and Norfolk ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LI. N.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Blue 'Record Map' stamp in margin. 'Index to the Tithe Survy' printed in top margin. O.S. blindstamp 1880. £18.00
    Covers Mildenhall, Thetford.


  210. Surrey and Sussex LOG OF THE 'CARPE DIEM' on the Wey Navigation Canal 24-30 August 1946. D.H. Williams, Captain... Home-made manuscript travel log, 13 leaves, written on one side only, with punched holes, tied with tape into card boards. Title page, two folding manuscript plans at rear showing the route, with locks marked in red., points reached marked with time and date they arrived. On the last page is a postcard size photograph of the 'Carpe Diem' leaving Hampton, showing the three men in the punt, which has a rolled canvas awning. 1946. £75.00
    'Unmoored at 10.30 a.m. Through Thames Lock into the Wey Navigation Canal about 11.00 a.m., hiring lock key (10s deposit). Paddled and poled to Black Boy Lock, 11.40... On to Coxes Lock 1.00 p.m. Had dinner some way above the lock, meat soup, sardines and mulberries...'


  211. Surrey, Berks. ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 269. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 14" x 19". Some railway lines added neatly in red and blue ink. O.S blind stamp 1907. £20.00

  212. Sussex, Kent ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 303. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19", border all round, full colour wash in pale green, boundaries, main roads, railways, parkland and water features hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 8vo marbled wraps with Stanford label and key map on front. c1890. £22.00
    Covers Tunbridge Wells, East Grinstead, Buxted.


  213. Sussex, Surrey ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 302. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19", border all round. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 8vo marbled wraps with Stanford label and key map on front. c1890. £20.00
    Covers Horsham, Cuckfield, Capel.


  214. Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 301. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19", border all round. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 8vo marbled wraps with Stanford label and key map on front. c1890. £22.00
    Covers Frensham, Billingshurst, Liphook.


  215. Sweet (S.), Pub. THE JURIST No. 1. London, January 14, 1837. Periodical, small folio, 16pp., sewn. 1837. £8.00
    Contains Court reports, lists of cases in 1835-6, article on wills etc.


  216. Swiss & Co's NO. 5 HUNTING MAP The Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire, and Wiltshire District. Shewing the Meets of The Monmouthshire, The Cotswold, The Ledbury.... Large colour-printed folding map mounted on linen, measuring 28" x 36", folds to 8vo into red cloth boards, 12pp. booklet at the front. Scale: half inch to 1 mile. Title and key top left, key shows main roads, cross roads, railways. Small inset shows 'Continuation North'. Hunts shown in different colours, meets numbered. Swiss & Co, Fore St., Devonport. 2nd edition. c1900. £65.00

  217. Switzerland MAP of Berninapass. Lithographed map printed in black, blue and brown, scale 1:50,000. Size 29" x 36". Linen-backed and folding into 8vo printed endpapers, small Philips label pasted on. Finely printed with contours in brown and blue, high rocky peaks with hachures. 1909. £20.00
    Title on front wrap 'Topographischer Atlas. Berninapass'. Covers Livigno, Samaden, Poschiano.


  218. Switzerland PERMIS DE SEJOUR le Departement de Justice et Police, Lausanne, for George Binyon, pensionnaire, originaire de l'Angleterre. Attractively printed on yellow paper, 9" x 13", details in ink. Decoration at corners. Folded, with some slight browning along 6" of one fold. 1854. £10.00

  219. Tailor BILL of Thomas Smyth to Mrs Moore, Nov. 1810 - April 1811. Manuscript 12" x 7", folds. Lists 28 items, including 'repairing a waistcoat for the Boy', 'making a stable jacket', 'repairing a pair of pantaloons'. 1811. £8.00

  220. Theatre EXTEMPORE LINES ON CAPT. WINCHESTER and Mr. Roberts making a Collection for Miss Poole at her Benefit. Manuscript satirical poem in 22 lines, rhyming couplets, on one side of small folio sheet, folded. Describes how a Captain of Dragoons and a Lawyer persuaded the audience to part with their money 'He dwelt on Pool's youth her grimace and her quaver/And hop'd that their verdict would run in her favour... Some sixpences gave and some shillings, and zounds/Cries a buckish Dragoon, here's a file of half crowns.' c1830. £16.00
    The writer ends on a cynical note 'By thus playing their Cards they make sure of the Pool'. I have been unable to find whether this is a copy of a printed broadside or similar. Miss Poole acted in the 1830's. A print exists of her in 'The Daughter of the Regiment'.


  221. Thompson & Co. THE IDOLICE CONFECTIONER Edited by 'Craftsman'. Catalogue and recipe book of cake decoration manufacturer, aimed at bakeries. 19pp, 4to, illusts. Some stab holes in front wrap. 1930's. £8.00

  222. Tidal Harbours Commission FIRST REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. Folio, disbound, (xiv) + 216 pages. At the end are 5 folding hand-coloured lithographic plans: Southwold Harbour, Harwich Harbour, The River Clyde, The River Tay, Rye Harbour. Printed by Wm. Clowes & Sons... 1845. £95.00
    Witnesses included Alan and David Stevenson, George Stephenson, William Cubitt, the Lord Provost of Glasgow.


  223. Traction Engine and Endless Railway BOYDELL'S PATENT Brochure explaining the invention, with testimonials, proposals for investment. 3p., size 15" x 9", printed on thin paper, closely printed. On the last page is half a page of text and docket title. Traces of folds. Docket title dust-marked. Large lithograph illustration occupying over one third of the first page, showing two men working the engine, which has a tall chimney, and the innovative wheels with 'sleepers and rails, over which the wheel rolls'. Includes reports of trials, testimonials from the Life Boat Institution, W.J. Codrington at the 'Camp before Sebastopol', reports of work on various farms, etc. 'in descanting on the value of this invention as a locomotive engine, it must not be lost sight of that it is equally adapted to all the purposes of any portable or stationary engine... it can convey itself to the scene of operation without the aid of horses or other motive power but what itself contains.' London, January 10, 1857. £95.00
    Proposes a Joint Stock Company to purchase and work the Patent, 12,000 Shares of £10 each. James Boydell joined with the engineer Burrell to produce the first traction engine. 'Boydell patented a system called the 'Endless Railway, which foreshadowed the track-laying vehicles of many years later. Demonstrations of the Burrell-Boydell traction engine at Croxton... and Brackenborough... were held in 1857 and made a very favourable impression' (website of Reading University's Museum of English Rural Life.)


  224. Tuck (Raphael & Sons) CHRISTMAS CARD showing a policeman watching a tipsy man clinging to a lamp-post. The man is waving his umbrella at a receeding carriage. Bottom right a bottle of champagne with gold wrapper, and 'May you always find a friend to lean on'. Policeman and champagne embossed. Size 4" x 5". Ink message and printed verse inside. n.d. c1910? £7.00

  225. Tuck's Post Cards SIX POSTCARDS OF JEAN AYLWIN 'Framed Gem Glosso' Series. In original envelope. Colourd postcards, gilt 'frame', showing the actress in a variety of Scottish costumes. 1910. £9.00

  226. Ulverston, Grasmere, Kirkby Lonsdale ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP made up of quarter sheets 38/39/48/49. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 39", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 4to marbled wraps, small key map label on front wrap. O.S blindstamp 1901. £36.00

  227. Union Castle Line PACK OF PLAYING CARDS in pink box with flag and 'Union-Castle Line, Royal Mail Steamers between England and South & East Africa' on the front. Cards have gilt edges, and decoration in blue and gold with flags of the company. n.d. 1930's? £15.00
    The 'joker' card shows a liner.


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

  229. United States DECORATIVE MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE Folding lithographed 'Marriage Seal', completed in manuscript for the marriage of William Bauer and Catherine O'Neill at Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington. Attractive lithograph at head of couple sailing on a lake, framed in flowers. Size 13" x 9", folding into card wraps. Meyer & Bro., Chicago, 1919. £10.00

  230. Urban Plans HISTORIC CITY PLANS AND VIEWS Catalogue, Spring 1970. 12" x 5", 53pp., stiff wraps. Catalogue of the company 'Historic Urban Plans' reproduction Limited Edition prints of eighteenth and nineteenth century town plans, with numerous illustrations (approx. 3 per page). New York. 1970. £14.00
    Many are of American cities, but also includes British and European city plans.


  231. Van Noy-Interstate Company, Publisher THE OVERLAND TRAIL From The Golden Gate to The Great Salt Lake. A Scenic Guide Book 'Through the Heart of the Sierras' On the Line of the Southern Pacific. Exclusive Edition. Booklet with 23 tipped in coloured illustrations (including a double panorama at the centre-fold), plus a view on to front wrap. Size 9" x 12", silk tie at spine, thick grey paper, decorative cover with train crossing Great Salt Lake, gold border and title. Each view 6" x 8". Title-page, two pages of text, full page map showing route. c1910. £36.00
    Includes 'S.P. Steamer 'Contra Costa', Port Costa, Cal.', 'Pulp Mills Dam and Train No. 4, Floriston, Cal.'.

    VIGOR CORRESPONDENCE

  232. Vigor family BOND OF INDEMNITY on paying a legacy. 1787. John W. Harding, Distiller, of Bristol to J. Powell, Executor of the will of Robert Vigor deceased. Manuscript, 2p., narrow folio, signed by Harding. Refers to the will of Fortune Little of Bedminster, ... together with... a series of correspondence concerning a dispute and case in Chancery relating to the legacy, 1802-11. Comprises 16 letters, 2-4 pages each, 4to, all but one with address panels and postmarks on verso. Most addressed to Revd. T. Stonhouse Vigor at Bath. 1787-1811. £95.00
    The two nieces of Frances Vigor were claiming a legacy of £500. Includes 5 letters from Mary Butler, in Hotwells, Bristol, a niece, explaining her case, one of which is to 'The Revd. The Archdeacon of Gloucester on his Visitation at Dursley, Gloucestershire' begging him to 'put an end to the litigations before the Funds are further diminished'. Some of the letters contain personal information. Also includes letters from Samuel Sellwood at Abingdon to Stonhouse Vigor 'I so devoted myself to Parliamentary business when in Town, and was so harassed and worn down with fatigue and vexation that I had neither leisure nor resolution to pay my respects to Lady Bowyer... My Son has escaped any... attack till last Sunday when he had three strong Fits within four hours... I am strongly inclined to take him to London with me, but I know not who is best to be consulted...' Sellwood was agent for the Member of Parliament for Abingdon, Loveden, and Town Clerk. Sir George Bowyer was M.P. for Malmesbury, and stood down to stand for Abingdon.


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

  234. Warwickshire and Staffordshire LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION from William Vyse, Vicar General of the Lord Bishop of Litchfield and Coventry, to John Barratt of Powley, regarding the estate of Samuel Yeomans, late of Bangley in Stafford. 25 lines in manuscript on large folio sheet, folded, followed by printed section with manuscript inserts. Impressed seal of Bishopric. 4" split at edge neatly repaired on verso. 1806. £22.00
    Administration had been granted to Yeomans' son, but he also died. A term of 500 years in an estate at Ansley in Warwickshire was vested in Samuel Yeomans the elder. Trustees had nominated Barratt to take out the letters of Administration.


  235. Warwickshire, Worcester ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LIV. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 28", in four quarter sheets, border all round, normal margin at top and bottom, wide margins mounted at the sides. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into plain 8vo endpapers. A couple of sections top left have buildings hand-coloured in red, and parkland in green. Printed from an Electrotype. c1870. £45.00
    Covers Worcester, Solihull, Stratford upon Avon.


  236. Wedgwood EXHIBITION CATALOGUE of Early Wedgwood Pottery Exhibited at 34 Wigmore Street, London W.1., 1951. 4to, 110pp, spiral bound, wraps, many photographs including some in colour. Wraps slightly rubbed. 1951. £20.00
    Lists 289 exhibits.


  237. Weinreb & Douwma Ltd. CATALOGUE 17 The British Isles Part 1. Bookseller's catalogue of 1495 prints and maps, arranged by county. 116pp... together with... British Isles Part 2. 589 prints and maps. 47pp. Each small 4to. Numerous illustrations. Original wraps. 1977-8. £18.00

  238. Weinreb Architectural Books GARDENS AND LANDSCAPES A Catalogue of Books. Catalogued and edited by Hugh Pagan. 72pp., stiff paper covers with illustration, numerous plates. 1977. £15.00
    A scholarly listing of rare early gardening books, British and foreign.


  239. Weinreb Architectural Books ITALY, ARCHITECTURE AND ANTIQUITY Catalogue 40. Catalogue of books and prints. 500 items. 150pp., 8vo, stiff wraps. Numerous illustrations, many full page. 1978. £20.00
    Many rare early works in English, French and Italian.


  240. Weinreb CATALOGUE 8 Industrial Revolution. A Catalogue of Prints. 31pp., 8" x 7", stiff wraps. Numerous illustrations... together with... BRIDGES, RAILWAYS & ENGINEERING Catalogue of Prints, Plans etc. 261pp., illustrated wraps, size as above. 2 items. 1972 and 1987. £16.00

  241. Weinreb Ltd., Booksellers ARCHITECTURE Catalogue One. A Catalogue of Books and Drawings. 76pp., tall 8vo., wraps. Illusts. 1961. £12.00

  242. Weller (E) Engr. NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY Sheet 1, London to Birmingham, Sheet 2 Birmingham to Manchester & Liverpool. Lithograph maps, hand-coloured in outline, on two sheets 17" x 12", each divided into three strips, scale " to 1 mile. 1863. £36.00
    From 'The Dispatch Atlas'.


  243. Weller (E) Engr. SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY Dover & Hastings Branch. Lithographed map with some outline hand-colouring, size 17" x 12", divided into 3 vertical strips, scale " to 1 mile. 1863. £20.00
    From 'The Dispatch Atlas'.


  244. Whitcomb & Tombs, Printer AUCKLAND Latest Views of the Queen City. 44 photographic views, mainly full page, one folding panorama, oblong 4to, decorative wraps with bi-plane and yachts. c1920. £10.00

  245. 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.


  246. Wiltshire and Herefordshire MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT Tripartite indenture between Arthur Plomer, of Bristol, Mercer, Richard Haynes of Wick and Abson, and Mary Haynes, and John Batchelor, Alderman of Bristol and James Haynes. 1710. 13 sheets, folio, folded, held at top margin with yellow ribbon. Attested copy 1746. £36.00
    Refers to marriage of Arthur Plomer and Mary Haynes, listing a great many properties and lands in Chippenham and Langley Burrell in Wiltshire, and Whitchurch, Langarren, mostly with occupiers, former occupiers, adjoining landowners, etc.


  247. Wiltshire and Somerset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet Somerset VIII S.E. etc. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 12" x 18", plus margins. Stab holes in left margin. Second Edition 1904. £12.00
    Covers Box, Ashley, Bathford Bridge, Shockerwick House.


  248. Wiltshire and Somerset Auction PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Farm.... Known as 'Alcombe Farm'.... Situate in the Parishes of Box and Ditteridge, also Freehold Dwelling-Houses, Gardens, Building Land, Lime-Kilns and other Premises, Situate in the Upper Bristol Road, about 1 miles from the City of Bath. To Be Sold by Messrs. Hawkins & Son.... On Thursday the 4th day of November, 1886. Folio, 5pp, folded, 3 large folding coloured plans. 1886. £32.00

  249. Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP 'The Country Around Mendip Hills'. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Composite map made up of Sheet 264 (Wells) and adjacent sheets. Size 26" x 38", plus margins. Full wash colour, roads in buff, parkland in green, county borders shaded with wide bands of colour. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into marbled endpapers, inserted into 8vo red slipcase with Stanford label, titled as above. 1898. £45.00
    Covers Axbridge, Curry Rivel, Gillingham, Fonthill Bishop, Seend.


  250. Wyld (J) THE COUNTRY TWENTY-FIVE MILES ROUND LONDON Planned from a Scale of One Mile to an Inch by W. Faden, Geographer to His Majesty and H.R.H the Prince of Wales. 3rd Edition. N.B. The Extent of the Penny Post coloured Orange. Counties hand-coloured in full bright wash colour, county boundaries in darker colour, roads in buff. Size of map 40" x 48", scale 1" to 1 mile. Dissected and mounted on linen. Title as above in yellow oval cartouche on tablet. An earlier owner seems to have gone over the small figures of the date 1802 in the cartouche in ink. Border coloured and marked all round with miles from London. 1802. £550.00
    This map does not correspond exactly with any of the listings given in Howgego 188. Extends to Hertford, Chelmsford, Reigate, Beaconsfield.


  251. Yorkshire, Cheshire MAP OF RESERVOIRS Untitled lithographically printed map in black and two colours, showing some reservoirs in red, some in blue. The area round the red reservoirs shaded pink and marked with acreages. Size 22" x 32". Shows roads, railways, rivers, mills. Covers area from Chesterfield and Sheffield to Holmfirth. c1910. £25.00

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