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

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A selection of :- Berkshire Acts of Parliament
When ordering from this list please note item No, and brief description.
Measurements for maps, engravings, etc are given depth x width.

  1. Abingdon LEASE of a messuage with garden, warehouse and workshop in Ock Street, The Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of Abingdon to Ann Jackson, widow. Vellum, size 22" x 28", small plan in margin, papered seal of the Borough on tag. 1851. £22.00

  2. Bradfield PARTICULARS of the Exceptionally Attractive Residential Property known as Mead House, Bradfield, A Country House of Exceptional Character... walled kitchen gardens, a capital cottage, Potash Farm.. for Sale by Auction... 15th July, 1930. 12pp., 4to, folding plan, stiff wraps, photo on front wrap, lacks one of the two tipped-in photographs. Foxing at bottom of front wrap. 1930. £8.00

  3. Britwell LETTER from J.P. Johnson to an unknown correspondent, dated Britwell Rectory May 1st 1891. 4p., small 8vo, in a small hand. Supports his friends views expressed in a letter to a Bristol newspaper about Income Tax. 'I well remember the time Sir Robert Peel put it on only... for 7 years...'. 1891. £9.00
    Says 'overteaching a certain class' is wrong and in country parishes 'boys have refused to plough and run off to town to clerical situations, cui bono?' James Johnson was Rector of Britwell 1851-92.

  4. Chatteris family of Sandleford Priory GRANT OF ARMS to William Pollett Brown Chatteris of Brazen Nose College Oxford On vellum, size 25" x19", 25 lines in ink, blue borders, first line in Gothic script in gold letters. Top left is Chatteris coat of arms, 7" x 6", and three other coats of arms including a royal one alongside. Signed by George Nayler, Garter Principal King of Arms, and Ralph Bigland, Clarenceaux King of Arms, at the bottom, with slots of tags for seals, but there are no seals or tags present. Trace of horizontal fold 1831. £200.00
    The arms were 'a chevron gules between three fleurs de lis vert on a Chief Azure three Bezants' with 'a Pheasant proper' holding a Fleur de lis in his beak on the crest. William Pollett Brown Chatteris purchased the lease of Sandleford Priory, near Newbury in 1835. His second wife was the daughter of Sir Thomas Hardy. He died in 1889. George Naylor was the author of a work on Gloucestershire coats of arms (1792) and Ralph Bigland wrote 'Historical, Monumental and Genealogical Collections Relative to Gloucestershire' (1791).

  5. Hills & Saunders, Photographers CARTE DE VISITE showing four Eton boys, whose names have been written in the bottom margin. Size 4" x 2", image very slightly faded. On the back below the photographers name, is 'All Communication Respecting this Photograph to be Addressed to Eton.' October 1880. £5.00

  6. Hurley THE SINGULARLY CHARMING FREEHOLD RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY known as The Malt House, Hurley, near Maidenhead... charming Old World Gardens over Seven Acres. Messrs. Wilson & Co. Will Sell the above by Auction.. 14th July, 1926. 10pp., size 12" x 9", stiff printed wraps which are slightly darkened, ink number on front wrap. 3 photographic plates, one leaf of text loose. 1926. £18.00

    BERKSHIRE Manuscripts, Maps, Engravings, Ephemera, etc.
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  7. Reading GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet 268. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Colour-printed, size 13" x 20" plus margins, dissected, linen-backed and folding to 8vo, marbled wraps. 1904. £16.00

  8. Reading PROBATE of the will of John Dudman, gent., of Reading, late of Sackville Street, Piccadilly. Two large vellum sheets, manuscript, with Certificate of Administration, printed with manuscript inserts, attached, large papered seal. Brown stain approx. 2" x 2" affecting two sheets, verso where titled rather spotty. 1823. £18.00
    Leaves large amounts of Bank of England stock, annuities etc. to different people, and his tea chest, silver spoons, Bible.

  9. Sandhurst RELEASE of a messuage known as Aylwards in Sandhurst, together with numerous other named lands and properties in Sandhurst, Francis White of Basingstoke to Richard Linbrey of New Inn, Middlesex. Vellum, size 27" x 33". Good armorial wax seal. Vellum very creased, small tear. 1743. £25.00
    Includes moor called Halls Grove, lands known as Street Moor, newly-erected dwelling house on The Breach, Owls Moor, Jennings Moor, etc.

  10. Shellingford CATALOGUE of Auction Sale on the Farm Premises in the Village of Shellingford, by the direction of the Executors of T.M. Goodlake. 8pp, first page printed in a variety of type-faces with details of the Auction, and items in sale, including 6 Capital Working Horses, 7-Horse-Power Steam Engine, 4 Scotch Carts, 71 Hampshire Down Stock Ewes, 24 Geese, etc. Luker, Typ. Faringdon. 1877. £16.00

  11. Stanford's Geographical Establishment FOLDING MAP showing Marlborough, Savernake. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Covers the whole of Marlborough, Axford, Savernake Forest, Wootton Rivers. Size 32" x 34", folding to 8vo. Lacks front wrap, but back wrap still attached. c1910. £18.00

  12. Windsor, Addlestone ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. 269. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. Admiralty stamp in margin. Margins slightly grubby. Minor corrections March 1914. £22.00

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