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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. Ampthill ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 21. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 27" x 37". Water features hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper endpapers. Small railway cutting and land around Brockhill Pastures coloured in pink. Surface slightly dusty, some slight browning at paper edges of some sections at one fold. Second edition 1885. £20.00
    Covers Maulden, Marston Moretaine, Lidlington.


  2. 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

  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. 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. £850.00
    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.


  7. 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

    BEDFORDSHIRE Manuscripts, Maps, Engravings, Ephemera, etc.
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  8. 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'.


  9. 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.


  10. 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
    Scarce.


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