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Measurements for maps, engravings, etc are given depth x width.


  1. Arkengarthdale ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 22. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 26" x 35". Shows pits at Tan Hill at the bottom left corner, River Greta in the north. 1856. £25.00

  2. Bacon's PLAN OF BRADFORD From Bacon's Atlas. Coloured plan, size approx 12" x 18", single fold at centre. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Street index printed down sides. c1885. £20.00

  3. Bacon's YORK, HULL, AND EAST RIDING Half-Inch Road-Map. Folding map backed with linen, main roads in red. Index to Towns. Brown printed boards. c1910. £15.00

  4. Baker (B.C) THE CONTINUING WITNESS Methodism in Barwell from the 18th century to the Present Day. 15pp., sm. folio, gestetnered. Printed wraps. 1973. £6.00

  5. Beverley ADMISSION of Joseph Stephenson to a cottage and land at Tickton in the Manor of the Chapter of Beverley. Signed as 'A True Copy' by the Deputy Steward, J. Myers. 1836. £12.00

  6. Castleford PLAN AND PARTICULARS of Valuable Building Sites at Castleford, to be Sold by Auction... 16th January, 1873. 2pp., folio, folded with docket title. Large folding coloured plan. 1873. £30.00
    Comprised 29 plots of land north of Albion Street. The streets are marked as 'Intended'.


  7. Coatham Mandeville, Darlington, Fighting Cocks ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile. Sheet 14a. Size 32" x 36", plus margins. Water features, main roads, parkland, railways handcoloured. Dissected and mounted on linen and folding into stiff marbled covered endpapers with printed key map. O.S. blindstamp 1884. £36.00

  8. Crackpot Moor ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 27" x 34", margin trimmed away from right hand side. Slightly dusty at edges, a few small marginal tears, one just protruding into map surface. 1893. £15.00
    Covers Crackpot Side, Birk Hill, Bank Heads, North Gate Scar. Shows numerous old mine shafts.


  9. Darlington Show Society SCHEDULE OF CLASSES Darlington Show, August 1955 and August 1956. Two booklets, each appro. 50pp.... together with... Catalogue of Entries August 1957, and Catalogue of Entries August 1964, each approx. 150pp. All with printed wraps, apart from the last, which is bound in boards, cloth spine. 1955-64. £12.00

  10. Diggle (James) Borough Engineer HEYWOOD CORPORATION. In Parliament. - Session 1883. Map, Shewing the Parliamentary Limits of Water Supply. Scale 1" to a mile, size approx. 19" x 15", plus margins, hand coloured, key showing Population supplied with water for each area. short tear to one margin, neatly repaired to verso, feint water stain at bottom corner. 1883. £26.00

  11. Dix (Thomas) THE COUNTY OF YORK divided into its Ridings with their Subdivisions, Exhibiting the whole of the Mail, Direct and principal Cross Roads, Rivers, Navigable Canals, Railways And The Parliamentary Divisions. Engraved map, mounted on linen but not dissected, folded, size 23" x 28", wapentakes coloured in outline. Heights of hills top left, Market Towns, Reference to Wapentakes top right, fine view 'South East View of York' bottom right, title and Explanation, scale bar bottom left. Some slight wear at two points at central fold, one place with a small hole in paper and linen, small tear in paper only at bottom margin. The margins have been trimmed to the border, so there is no cartographer's name: this may have been originally on a slipcase label. c1820. £65.00

  12. Earby, Ickornshaw GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MAP Sheet 184. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 36". Geological information published 1872. c1880. £22.00
    Uncoloured copy, 'Key to Colours and Signs' left uncoloured.


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

  14. Fenwick, near Askern SALE OF LIVE AND DEAD FARMING STOCK Wheat & Bean Stacks, Eatage, Household Furniture &c at Fenwick, near Askern... By Public Auction On the Premises of Mr Mark Skelton.... 14th & 15th of Feb. 1844, All the Valuable Farming Stock... Poster, size 15" x 10", rather creased in places, with some marks with printers ink. Lists Horses, beasts, Sheet, Poultry, Carriages & Implements, Furniture. T. Brooke & Co. Printers, Doncaster. 1844. £20.00

  15. Fryholme, Dalton on Tees ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 26. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1857. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1876. £26.00
    Covers area to the South of the River Tees, the Northumberland part of the map (about one third) being blank.


  16. Guisbrough, Newton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 117. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Rather dusty around margins. Engraved 1856. £28.00

  17. Harewood (Earl of) LETTER Dated Harewood House 17th August 1831 to Mr. Lynch Cotton. 8 lines on one side of sm. 8vo notepaper. Answers Lynch Cotton's request as to the date 'of my first Election subsequent to the year 1800...'. 1831. £8.00
    Richard Lynch Cotton published lectures and sermons. He became Vice chanceller of the University of Oxford.


  18. Headley Estates PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Valuable Freehold Estates, occupying 1,802 Acres of fertile Arable, Pasture and Rich Meadow Land, situate in the parishes of Bramham, Little Habton, Butterwick, South Holme, Amotherby and Muscoates.... comprising Eleven Excellent Farms, known as Headley Hall, Wise Warren, Manor, Habton Grange.... Which will be Sold by Auction.... 8th of August, 1903. Folio, 24pp, with 3 large folding coloured plans, loosely inserted. Spine re-inforced with brown paper. A few small edge tears in front wrap. Traces of having been folded horizontally. 1903. £34.00

  19. Heywood HEYWOOD CORPORATION. IN PARLIAMENT - SESSION 1883. MAP. Shewing the Parliamentary Limits of Water Supply. Lithographed map, size 19" x 14". Scale 1" x 1 mile. Hand-coloured to show different populations supplied with water. Repaired marginal tear. Shows supply main, reservoirs, catchment area etc. 1883. £20.00

  20. Hull SECOND REPORT of the Committee Appointed to Obtain Additional Dock Room at the Port of Hull. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. Ross, Printer, Bowlalley-Lane, Hull. 24th February, 1820. £30.00
    'The Port of Hull unquestionably possesses local advantages superior to most other sea-ports in the United Kingdom, and it is painful to reflect, that, by the disjointed situation of the docks, these advantages are in a great measure rendered inefficient...'


  21. Ingleton LEASE of inclosure in the Township of Ingleton called Between Gates, Adam Shepherd, Ironmonger, to Richard Balderston. 2pp., folio, wax seals. Folds. 1797. £24.00

  22. Keighley, Haworth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 200. Sheet 200. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo cloth covered boards with printed label of seller W.T. Hansbrow, Land Surveyor, Manchester on front board. Cloth slightly frayed down edges of spine, a few spots on front board. Parishes lightly shaded in colour wash, with darker colour along borders. Published 30th April 1852. £60.00
    Useful for Bronte fans.


  23. Kingston-upon-Hull PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of A Freehold Estate at Carleton & Aldboro' In the County of York which will be Sold by Auction... at The George Inn... 5th Jan. 1819. 3pp., sm. folio, folded with docket title. 1819. £55.00
    Lists 15 Lots, with acreage, including the Family Mansion House in Carleton lately occupied by John Dodsworth, with description of buildings etc.


  24. Kirkham WATERCOLOUR inscribed on verso (obviously later) 'E. Eng. Window at Kirkham Priory'. Attractive, finely-painted watercolour showing two ruined arched windows and ruined masonry in foreground, tree growing over arch, large building seen through the windows. Size 10" x 8", complete surface painted, narrow ivory mount. late Victorian. £30.00

  25. Leeds BILL of Minors & Scurr, Linen Drapers & Haberdashers, Importers of Irish Linens. Bill made out to Mrs Goodman for lawn poplin, cotton hose etc. Printed calligraphic heading and fine vignette engraved by Livesey and Co. above the words 'Family Mourning' showing a woman seated near a beehive. Size 5" x 8". Leeds June 16, 1820. £16.00

  26. Leeds City Transport Department SEAT RESERVATION ON LAST TRAM Saturday, 7th November, 1959. Ticket size approx. 3" x 4", printed on coloured card. The details of name and tram number have not been filled in. 1959. £8.00
    Passengers were asked to be at Swinegate depot at 6 p.m.


  27. Leeds MR. PERCY HAGGAS'S WAR WORKERS 1914-1918. Oldfield Lane, and Armley Road Works, Leeds. Photograph size 6" x 8", mounted on thick card with printed title as above., showing approx. 150 workers, men and women, in a field in front of a house, winter trees. Signed by photographer, J. Garratt, Leeds. c1918. £16.00
    The Haggas family were mill owners in the area.


  28. Leeds PLAN OF THE NEW POST OFFICE BUILDING Scale 8 Feet to an Inch. Lithographed plan, by Thomas Winn, Architect, Leeds, showing three floors. Size 22" x 30". Repaired tear along much of central horizontal fold. n.d. c1880. £18.00
    Prepared for An Arbitration in The Matter of Samuel Croft's Trustees and The Postmaster General.


  29. Melbourne AN ACCOUNT OF WOOD Sold by me off the East Wood upon Lady Vavasour's Farm Melbourne. Lists name of purchaser and price, for example 'Wright, Everingham... 9s', 'Snell, Pocklington... 4s'. Feb. 1st 1845. Written on both sides of sheet 13" x 4"... together with... Expences of Cutting Wood in East Wood March 17 1838. Small 8vo slip listing 9 items, name of person, dates worked and rate per day, plus ale expense. Signed as settled by C. Horner, Woodman. 1838-45. £16.00

    YORKSHIRE Manuscripts, Maps, Engravings, Ephemera, etc.
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  30. Norman (Charles) TWO PHOTOGRAPHS OF WHITBY ABBEY pasted to either side of sheet of card. Size of views 8" x 12". One titled 'Whitby Abbey Interior. C.N. & Co.' in white in plate. c1880. £15.00

  31. Northallerton REPORT OF THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY OF THE BOROUGH. 5pp., with a plan coloured in outline, on folding sheet, by R.K. Dawson, scale 4" to 1 mile and 1" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1837. £24.00

  32. Pateley Bridge, Fewson ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 12" x 16", folded to small 8vo. Margins have been cut away leaving only piano key border. High ground shown with hachures. c1850. £10.00

  33. Richmond ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 39. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 26" x 35". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 4to marbled endpapers with small key map. Water features, roads, railways, parkland hand-coloured. Area near Gilling feintly outlined in pale blue crayon. 1857. £45.00
    Covers Richmond, Middleton Tyas, Sebury Hall, Scorton, River Swale.


  34. Settle, Malham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Quarter sheet with borders all round, size 13" x 18", folded, two small splits at central fold repaired on verso, some slight browning at fold. c1870. £8.00
    '92 N.W' in pencil on verso.


  35. Sheffield CONCERNING HANDSAWS Published and Presented by Spear & Jackson Ltd., Sheffield. 12mo, wraps, 23pp. Staples rusty. Illustrates a variety of saws, with tips on use. 1913. £14.00

  36. Shorthorn Sales at York CATALOGUE of about 60 Pure Bred Shorthorn Bulls... For Sale by Auction... March 20, 1901, By John Thornton & Co., York. 35pp., small 8vo. Printed wraps. Lot 58 has been clipped out of the page... together with... similar catalogues for sales of Shorthorn Bull and Cattle for October 1901, April 1902, April 1903, all 40-50 pages... with The Yorkshire Society For the Christmas Exhibition... Catalogue of Ten Pure-Bred Shorthorn Bulls for Sale by Auction November 30th 1899, 7pp., with similar for 1902 and 1903, and a 2p. list of entries for the York Gold Challenge Cup, April 1902. 8 items. 1899-1903. £22.00

  37. Skelton TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION On Saturday the 28 day of October 1820, at the House of Eliz. Green, the Duke William Inn, by Mr. John Watson, Houses and Land at Skelton, in Cleveland. Printed in large typefaces with 6 lines of description of each of the 2 Lots. Size 14" x 8", traces of folds. Marshall, Printer, Guisbro'. Sept, 26. 1820. £40.00
    Comprised 2 cottages with Wright Shop, Orchard, Garth, and half a Pew in Skelton Church, and An Allotment on Manless Green 'desirable to any Person... anxious to Build; as there are good Public Quarries in and for the use of the Township, where the Purchasers will have right to win Stones'.


  38. Sneaton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 46. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Area in south-east approx. 7" x 8" outlined in green wash. 1853. £25.00
    Covers Wragby, Row, Pike Hill.


  39. South Cave PARTICULARS of a Valuable and Truly Desirable Freehold Estate.... Which Will be Sold By Auction at the House of Mr. William Hudson, Known by the Sign of the Fox and Coney.... 31st day of October 1839. Title page, 1p listing 12 lots, mainly in MS, plus 1p. printed conditions, completed Memorandum. 1839. £18.00

  40. Sowerby Bridge ACCOUNTS of the Sowerby Bridge Evening Schools Committee, Session 1893-94. Single large 4to sheet, printed on one side only, with account for three schools showing fees received, expenditure on salaries, etc. 1894. £9.00

    LEAD MINING IN SWALEDALE

  41. Swaledale PLAN OF THE FELL END MINES Swaledale N.R.Y. 1857. Manuscript map in ink, with water features in blue, on paper backed with linen. Size 77 " x 38". Scale 4 chains to 1 inch. Very large compass rose, scale bar, large title. Arkle Beck along the bottom, Farn Gill at the left edge (north west side), Reeth Bridge at the bottom right edge. Boundary of the area in a blue line, reaching up to St. Andrews Cross, Pike Stones and Stony Poping top left corner, Copperthwaite on the right. The main area of mines is on the left and the right of the map, so that the middle section is fairly empty. The mining area near Farn Gill shows Blucher Vein, Wellington Vein, Primrose String, Haggs Level, East Level, the different Rises, Shafts, 'Foreheads' with dates marked, level mouths, Smiths, Gun Nest. Light red lines at 1" intervals across the whole map, on north-south axis. Remains of silk ribbon edging tape, some discoloration of linen on verso. 1857. £160.00

  42. Thirsk ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XCVI.S.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19", border all round. Parkland and main roads hand-coloured. Linen-backed and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. Linen slightly discoloured between sections with a few holes in linen where folds meet. 1859. £20.00

  43. Thornton, near Bradford PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Freehold Farm, Together with Barn, Mistal, Stable, also a Messuage (in ruins) known as 'Alderscholes Farm'... to be Sold by Auction, 26th September, 1902. 3pp, sm. folio, printed wraps, folding coloured plan. 1902. £16.00

  44. Walker (B), Bradford, Sold Wholesale by JOHN BULL AND THE NEW TAXES. Slip ballad in two columns, size 10" x 7". No. 4. top right. c1840. £22.00
    Humourous attack on taxes and the Corn Laws. 'And for to raise some money/For the wedding of the Queen/They'll tax old maids and bachelors/That have turned seventeen... To tax and starve the nation/They do cobble up some laws/And the devil swears he'll tax them all/When they get into his claws.'


  45. Walker (J & C) EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE Map with outline colour, size 12"x 17", plus margins. Shows the areas covered by various Hunts, with small circles showing place of meets. Parkland, railways, borders of hunting areas coloured. c1836. £26.00
    From 'Hobson's Fox Hunting Atlas'.


  46. Walker (J) & (C) NORTH RIDING OF YORKSHIRE. Folding engraved, hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries. Dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area approx. 12" x 15", plus margins, folding to approx. 4" x 3". 1841. £16.00

  47. Wath upon Dearne, Wentworth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 283. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Boundary round Wath upon Dearne shaded pink. 1887. £24.00

  48. Whitby Water Act ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLV S.E. and the sheet to the south, scale 6" to 1 mile, size 25" x 18", plus margins, overprinted in red with 'Whitby Water Act. 1928. House of Lords. The Plan referred to...' and showing the pipe-lines etc. west of New Wath Scar. 1928. £18.00

  49. Whitby, Scalby ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XCV N.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", dissected and mounted on line, folding into small 8vo marbled endpapers. An extra piece from the adjacent sheet covering Whitby has been added by sewing an extra piece of linen, which folds in neatly. 1872. £12.00

  50. Withernsea, Keyingham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile. Composite map, made of six quarter sheets, top right sheet is CCXLIII. N.W. Water features hand-coloured. 'Withernsea Water' in capital letters top centre, area round Withernsea and around area to the east of Winestead Hall shaded with thick red line, windmill pump, impounding reservoir, pumping station, tank etc. marked in red ink, rising main marked in red ink. 1895. £35.00

  51. Woollen mill TWO PHOTOGRAPHS of men at work at machines in a woollen mill. Each image 4" x 6", mounted on thick grey card with dark grey borders. n.d. c1920. £22.00
    One photograph shows a very large wicker basket full of fleece and two machines with rollers, the other with a line of four machines with the wool being fed into them.


  52. York CATALOGUE of 256 Pure-Bred Shorthorn Cattle for Sale by Auction, 30th April 1924. 96pp., 8vo., green wraps. Staples rusty, tear in paper at part of spine. 1924. £7.00

  53. York City Club MENU for the Annual Dinner at Harker's Hotel, Nov. 24th, 1893. 4pp, 12mo, on pink card with decorative gold border with medieval people, etc. Small trace of glue near the word 'City' in the title. 1893. £10.00

  54. York INVITATION from the Sheriff of York to a Reception at the Exhibition Buildings, January 16th, 1895. Card size 4" x 6", printed in brown, with shield surrounded by leaves at top... together with... Menu for the City Club, York, Annual Dinner, Nov. 28th, 1894. 4pp., printed in red on card, small 8vo. 1894-5. £14.00

  55. York THREE PHOTOGRAPHS of York. Album leaf with view of Monk Bar, and view of city walls, river, Minster in distance, size 5" x 8" pasted on, on verso is large view of flooding showing three men in a boat paddling towards the 'Blue Boar Inn, crowd of spectators watching near the 'Crown Commissioners', woman looking our of first floor window of Georgian building opposite the inn. Some slight fading. The title on the mount is 'Floods in Bristol', but this scene is not Bristol, and is probably York. c1890. £15.00

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


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