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A selection of :- Bedfordshire Acts of Parliament
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Measurements for maps, engravings, etc are given depth x width.

  1. Baldock PARTICULARS of a Small but Valuable Estate known as the 'Vine Farm', Possessing extensive Common Rights, and partly bounded by a Trout Stream.... a neat snug House easily convertible into a Sporting Box.... which will be Sold by Auction.... November 9th, 1824.... 3pp, sm. folio, plus docket title, folded. Some wear at one fold in 'Conditions of Sale', three small edge tears. 1824. £38.00

  2. Conviction for felony RECEIPT of Luke Richards for nine pounds received from Francis Pym, Sheriff of Bedford for his share of the reward for conviction of John Robertson for Felony and Burglary. Four lines on paper, size 3" x 8", signed by Richards. Impressed stamp. 1791. £18.00

  3. County Theatre, Bedford GOLDILOCKS Charles Denville presents his Spectacular Xmas Family Pantomime... Les Trios Farlows from the Folies Begere Paris... Playbill on card, size 15" x 10", printed in four colours with picture of Goldilocks and bears. early 1950's. £10.00

  4. Felmersham, Thurleigh, Milton Ernest ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet VII S.W, VII S.E etc. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo, cloth endpapers. Water features hand-coloured. Two areas of land shaded. c1890. £22.00

  5. Grand Theatre, Luton GOLDILOCKS Charles Denville presents his Spectacular Xmas Family Pantomime... Les Trios Farlows from the Folies Begere Paris... Playbill on card, size 15" x 10", printed in four colours with picture of Goldilocks and bears. c1952. £10.00

  6. Harrold Estate PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of The Mansion, Harrold Park and Dungee Estates comprising Elizabethan Mansion... 5 Farms, 10 Cottages, Woodlands known as Harrold Park and Dungee Wood, also Valuable Meadows, Building and Garden Lands... 1590 Acres... for sale by Auction 18th July 1925. 16pp., folio, large folding coloured plan loosely inserted, 4 photographic plates. Original wraps, slightly rubbed at one part of spine. 1925. £40.00
    With Historical Notes on Harrold Manor, and The Mansion. The estate was owned by Lady Lucas.

  7. Harrold Priory Estate PARTICULARS with Plan, Views and Conditions of Sale of the Agricultural and Sporting Property known as Harrold Priory Estate extending to about 900 Acres... for Sale by Auction 18th July, 1925. 23pp., folio, printed wraps. Coloured folding plan at rear, 6 actual photographs tipped in. 1925. £30.00
    Includes Priory Farm, Nunwood House, Water Mill and Mill Cottages.

  8. Jefferys (T) THE COUNTY OF BEDFORD Surveyed Anno MDCCLXV, and engraved by Thomas Jefferys, Geographer to His Majesty. Engraved map, scale 2 inches to 1 mile, published in eight sheets, which have been mounted on linen, rolled, overall size 72" x 42", plus margins. Main roads coloured in brown, hundreds outlined in shading of different colours. Plan of Bedford top right, size 11" x 11", scale 3in. = 440 yds. Decorative compass rose, scale bar, vignette bottom right showing a country road with a cart, two women talking to a man on horseback. Second Edition, Published by W. Faden, Geographer to His Majesty, and to his Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Charing Cross Oct. 1st 1804. £800.00
    Shows buildings, turnpike, inclosed and open roads, numbers showing distances from Post House in Bedford, churches with small church in elevation, 'seats' shown with small house, windmills, woodland. Hachures indicate high ground, and under the Explanation Table, bottom right Jefferys explains 'the great Angles were taken by the Theodolite, and the Roads were measured by the Chain and Transcribed on the Plain Table in the Field'. The first edition was published c1765.

  9. Langford TURNIP, MANGEL WURZEL, CARROT SEEDS, &c, Warranted by J. Gudgin, Langford. Leaflet giving prices per pound for 17 different varieties, heading in large type-faces. 1p. small 8vo, blank conjoint leaf. Some ink and pencil calculations on verso and blank leaf. Traces of fold. Stott, Printer, Biggleswade, c1840. £18.00

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  10. Morden (Robt.) BEDFORDSHIRE Engraved map, uncoloured, size 14" x 16", title cartouche. Central fold. Sold by Abel Swale, Awnsham & John Churchill c1700. £36.00
    From the 1695 edition of Camden's 'Britannia'.

  11. Olney PARTICULARS of the Historical Clifton Reynes Estate Extending to about 1300 Acres... the Principal Residence, with the Lordship of the Manor, The Charming Old-World Village of Clifton Reynes, The Robin Hood Inn, Convenient Farms... Limestone Quarries... to be Sold by Auction... July 25th, 1925. 26pp., small folio, printed wraps. Folding plan. 2 photographic plates with 2 views on each. History of the estate from medieval times at the front. 1925 £35.00

  12. Potton LAND SALE To be Sold by Auction in Seven Lots, by Thomas Hagger, at the Rose and Crown Inn, the 10th day of December, 1814, All Those Several Pieces of Garden Ground, called Byard's Green... 3pp., sm. folio, plus docket title. 1814. £45.00
    Lists the Lots with acreage and requirements as to fences. Purchase prices and buyers have been added neatly in MS.

  13. Reynolds (M) MAP OF THE TOWN OF BEDFORD From Actual Survey in the year 1841. To The Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough of Bedford This Map is by Permission Respectfully Dedicated by their much obliged most Obedient Servant M. Reynolds, Surveyor, Bedford. Lithographed map backed with linen, mounted on mahogany roller with turned finials, and mahogany stretcher with small brass rings for hanging at the top. The map has been varnished. Size 28" x 23", scale 1" = 200 feet, piano key border with coats of arms in the roundels at the corners of borders, decorative compass rose. Covers the Bedford Workhouse top right, and Russell Street, in the North, Ampthill Street in the South. Buildings shown, with garden plot, large gardens, parks etc. with layout of trees, hedges shown on surrounding fields, orchards, nursery plots, etc indicated. Streets and main buildings (churches, chapels, Gaol, Gas Works, Schools etc.) named. Some minor chipping of paper at some places at extreme edges, outside border. Lacks edging tape which once bound right and left edges. 1841. £240.00

  14. Todington DEED OF SETTLEMENT of a cottage or Inn at Todington called the Bell, with yards and outhouses 'abutting south east into the Market Place', together with lands called Nightingale Pightell, and 3 closes of sward and meadow in Rockliffe, Rebeccah Shaw of Todington, widow, to her son Thomas Peele, of St. Anne, London, Citizen and plate worker. 3 pages folio, in a large clear hand, tied at top with vellum tie. Attested as a true copy of a deed of 1696 taken 20th December 1706, signed by two parties. At the bottom is a note 'Quere who keeps orig.', 'Mr Reddall has the originall deed in keeping'. 1706. £38.00

  15. Woburn, Tring, Biggleswade ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XLVI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 4to marbled wraps. Inserted in slipcase with Wyld label, which is rubbed at corners. Electrotype 1868. £50.00

  16. Yelden PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Yelden Estate... 1,129 acres... Yelden Farm... Three Homesteads, Nine Cottages... a Small Holding and Nine Additional Cottages... for Sale by Auction 17th July 1917. 11pp., folio. Printed wraps. Key map at front, and two coloured folding plans at rear. Traces of vertical fold. 1917. £30.00
    Includes Newton Farm, Bottom Farm, Twelvetrees Farm, Rifle Range, Old Brick Yard.

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