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  1. Ashmead (G.C) ASHMEAD'S MAP OF THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF BRISTOL, Reduced from the Original Survey and corrected to 1871. Fine engraved plan, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into original 8vo, unlettered cloth boards, overall size of map approx. 38" x 34". Scale approx. 1" to 1 furlong. With Reference tables of Public Buildings, Schools, Almshouses, Dissenting Chapels, Principal inns and Hotels etc. Some light marks on linen on verso, not affecting paper. Published by G.C. Ashmead & Son, 11 Small Street, Bristol: March, 1871. £680.00
    Ashmead issued his first plan of Bristol in 1828. This was largely based on the work of Joseph Plumley who died after only issuing the prospectus for his map. This first Ashmead map measured 75" x 58" with a scale of 200 feet = 1 inch. Ashmead went on to issue smaller, reduced scale, plans of Bristol in 1833, 1846, 1855, 1871 and 1882. This edition extends from Windmill Hill to Cold Harbour Farm in the north, from the Black Swan on Stapleton Road to Nightingale Valley in the West.

  2. Bedminster and Long Ashton FREEHOLD PROPERTY at Long Ashton, near Bristol, & in Langton Street, Jubilee Place, Redcliff St. and North Street, Bedminster... for sale by Auction... at the Hope and Anchor Inn Redcliff Hill... the following property... Auction particulars on 3p., folio, folded with docket title, listing 10 Lots, with address, name of tenant, rent, on the first page, and conditions of sale and completed memorandum on the other two. 1862. £25.00

  3. Berkeley Square CATALOGUE of Furniture and Effects at Berkeley Cottage, for sale by Auction by J.E. Pritchard, 24th March, 1949. 10pp., 8vo. 1949. £7.00

  4. Blackboy Hill, Westfield Park, Apsley Rd, Wellington Park, etc. ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet No. LXXI.12.22. Scale 1:500. Engraved surface approx. 25" x 38", mounted on dark blue linen, edged with tape, a few manuscript notes for cable runs, a couple of areas with small manuscript overpasted updates, tape missing from top and part of one side edge, one corner lightly dust-stained. First Edition, 1882, Reprinted 1897. £38.00
    Extremely detailed map showing garden layout, greenhouses, street trees, etc.

  5. Brewing RELEASE by Matthew Hawkings and Robert Bound, heir of Elizabeth Bound deceased, which Matthew and Elizabeth are two of the children of the late Sir John Hawkins, Knight, deceased, of two messuages in East Tucker Street in Temple parish in the occupation of Richard Vining, Maltster, to John Hawkins of Busselton. Vellum, size 13" x 12", two wax seals. 1748. £35.00
    This is presumably part of the group of properties which eventually became George's Brewery (Philip George bought a malthouse in Tucker Street in 1788.)

  6. Bristol Aeroplane Company 'BRISTOL' A Pioneer Firm in the Aircraft Industry. Brochure, size 7" x 10", stiff wraps in cream printed with large blue 'Bristol' logo and title. 16pp., printed on glossy paper. Numerous photographic illustrations of aircraft, including 'Beaufighter', 'Bombay' and the various engines, views inside of the works, frontis. illustration of Filton House. Printed by Everard Ltd., Bristol. c1949. £35.00

  7. Bristol Aeroplane Company 'BRISTOL' SLEEVE-VALVE AERO ENGINES c1950. Lavishly produced booklet, size 9" x 12", stiff card wraps with title embossed in gold. 39pp., text printed with blue headings. Describes 'Hercules', 'Centaurus', and 'Bristol Theseus Propeller Turbine' Engines. Numerous photographs of engines, and diagrams in black and white and colour. Eight colour plates from paintings. At the back is a card pocket with 8 cards showing graphs for performance curves etc. Text interleaved with smaller pages printed with French translation... together with... BRISTOL ENGINES Serve Throughout the World. Illustrated brochure, oblong 8vo., presenting the Centaurus and Hercules Sleeve-Valve Engines and the Bristol Gas Turbine. 7p., printed in blue and black, attractive front wrap with picture of engine merging into globe map of the world. 2 items. Printed by Everard Ltd., Bristol, c1950. £90.00

  8. Bristol Aeroplane Co. Ltd. THE 'BRISTOL' BULLDOG All Steel Single Seater Fighter. Brochure, size 11" x 6", stiff wraps, with design of plane and engine in dark blue on pale blue background. 'Bristol' logo. 16pp., 2 full-page photographic plates and photos and diagrams in text. Everard, Printer. n.d. early 1930's. £35.00
    Powered by the Jupiter VIIF engine. This was probably the Mark III Bulldog.

  9. Bristol Aeroplane Company Limited THE LATEST BLENHEIM BOMBER Brochure. Size 7" x 10", 8pp., printed in blue and black. Stiff wraps with design of plane and 'Bristol' logo. 2 full page photos, one of plane and one of Head Office at Filton, three smaller photos. of plane. c1936. £30.00

  10. Bristol Aeroplane Co. Ltd. THE 'BRISTOL' REVIEW Aircraft Issue No. 1. December 1931. 4to, wraps with coloured illustration of planes. 35pp., numerous photographs. Small tear in front wrap... together with... BRISTOL STEEL AIRCRAFT CONSTRUCTION. 8vo., stiff wraps with very decorative lettering. 32pp., many photographs in text. 2 items. Early 1930's. £28.00
    With articles on the 'Bulldog', Bristol Flying School, etc., photo of 'The Bristol M.R. 1 the first British all-metal aircraft to take the air'.

  11. Bristol Aeroplane Company OLYMPUS Turbojet Engine. Brochure, size 9" x 12", 15pp., glossy card wraps, numerous full plate illustrations, and photos in the text, as well as coloured sectioned drawing over two pages. Staples rusty, paper rather cockled along bottom edge... with... MOTEURS HERCULES 758-9 (Licence Bristol). Mai 1955. Pamphlet in French, 4pp., large 4to, diagrams and photos... with... 'BRISTOL' SLEEVE VALVE ENGINES Turboprops, Turbojets, Ramjets. Bochure which folds out to a single large sheet of glossy paper, illustrating four engines with their aeroplanes, c1954. 3 items. n.d. c1956. £38.00
    Includes information on the altitude record of May 4th 1953.

  12. Bristol Aeroplane Company PROTEUS 755 Free Turbine Engine. Brochure, size 9" x 12". Glossy card wraps. 20pp., many photographic illustrations, and double-page coloured section, page of graphs. Front wraps slightly chipped at top and bottom corners on right of front wrap... with... BRISTOL ENGINES. PROTEUS. Brochure, printed in red and black, large 4to, attractive design of white aeroplanes on red background on front, 4pp., folding out to large sheet with photographic illustrations on the inside. 2 items. n.c. 1955. £35.00

  13. Bristol Aeroplane Co. Ltd. AVION DE CHASSE 'BRISTOL' BULLDOG Entierement en Acier. Brochure, in French, size 11" x 6", stiff wraps, with design of plane and engine in red buff background. 'Bristol' logo. 16pp., 2 full-page photographic plates and photos and diagrams in text. Everard, Printer. n.d. early 1930's. £22.00
    Powered by the Jupiter VIIF engine. This was probably the Mark III Bulldog.

  14. Bristol Aeroplane Co. Ltd. LEADING FEATURES OF THE BRISTOL MERCURY and Pegasus Aero-Engines. Brochure, 55pp., size 6" x 8", wraps printed in blue with 'Bristol' logo. Many illustrations and diagrams. Printed by Everard. Staples rusted hence loose in wraps. 1950's. £25.00
    'Imperial Airways 'Empire' flying boats, operating over 130,000 miles per week, is equipped with 'Bristol' engines.'

  15. Bristol (Lulsgate) Airport AIR SERVICES GUIDE to 31st March, 1958. brochure, 4p., narrow 8vo, illustrated, giving flight information, and information on airport facilities... together with... This is Bristol. From Bristol Airport. Brochure with tourist information, hotels, airport history and facilities, shopping etc. 25pp, 4to, illusts. c1970... together with... Bristol Airport Handbook 1969. 40pp., 8vo, and Programme for Airport Open Day, 1978. 23pp. 4 items. 1958-1970. £20.00

  16. Bristol Ratepayers' Association BRISTOL RATEPAYERS' BROADSHEET Issued by the Bristol Ratepayers' (non-political) Protection Association. Newspaper, 4pp., folio, folds, some minor browning at folds. 27th Feb. 1909. £12.00
    'Members are also earnestly warned against the insidious movement.... to further dabble in Municipal Trading by acquiring the Tramways....'

  17. Bristol Union Fire Insurance Company INSURANCE CERTIFICATE for Nehemia Newman, Publican, for a dwelling house called the Cross Keys, Stone Timber & Tile... in Temple Street, with a Brewhouse and stable behind under one roof. Size 22" x 17", large decorative heading with a tied bundle of sticks. Details added in manuscript. Folds. 1839. £16.00

  18. British Association Bristol Meeting EXCURSION MAP Scale Half Inch to one Mile. Full colour, linen-backed, folding into printed buff wraps. Ordnance Survey 1930. £12.00

  19. Building works REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS of Her Majesty's Woods, Forests, Works and Buildings... on the Bristol Building Act Amendment Bill (xii pp.)... with... MINUTES of Evidence taken before J.M. Herbert and A. Poynter, At the Guildhall, in the City of Bristol, respecting the Bristol Building and Improvement Act Amendment Bill. 39pp., folio, disbound. 1847. £15.00
    Concerns proposals to widen Bristol Bridge, improve access to Clifton, to the Railway Station etc., and demolish properties in central Bristol, creating Victoria Street, etc.

  20. Burrow's POINTER GUIDE MAP of The City and County of Bristol. Map over 25 pages, plus Index to Streets, adverts. for local businesses. Large 8vo stiff wraps, with photo., tape attached to front wrap. Staples rusty, hence contents loose from wraps. 1950's. £8.00

  21. Central Unit for Environmental Planning SEVERNSIDE A Summary of the Feasibility Study. 27pp., wraps, spiral binding. 1971. £10.00

  22. Charities IN THE MATTER OF THE CHARITIES OF ALDERMAN JOHN WHITSON being some of the Municipal Charities of the City of Bristol, together with the Foundation called the Red Maids School.... Order by the Board of Charity Commissioners setting out sums payable yearly. 3pp., folio. 1905. £8.00
    Includes money for the poor of Clearwell, in Gloucestershire, Burnett in Somerset, poor widows in Bristol etc.

  23. Clark (J.A) Drawn by NEW GUILDHALL, BRISTOL. To the Right Worshipful James Gibbs, Esq., Mayor of Bristol, by whose exertions during his period of office the plan for erecting a new Guildhall was greatly forwarded, and by whom the ceremony of laying the Foundation Stone was performed on the 30th of October 1843. Tinted lithograph, size approx. 8" x 12", plus margins, some spotting to margins. Published by George Davey, Broad Street, Bristol, Oct. 30th 1843. £30.00
    Shows several people in the fore-ground.

  24. Clifton BILL of James Garraway & Compy., Nurserymen, Seedsmen & Florists, Durdham Down Nurseries, Dec. 11th, 1888. 4to, printed heading. Made out to Ilminster Cemetery for cupressus nataliensis, Irish yews, 3 doz. laurels, junipers etc. Receipted over stamp. 1888. £8.00

  25. Clifton CATALOGUE OF ALL THE COSTLY EFFECTS of Cleeve House, All Saints Road, Clifton, the late John Summers, Esq. Which Messrs. Alexander, Daniel, Selfe & Co. will Sell by Auction... 3rd march and three following days. 1885. 25pp. 4to, front wrap detached, lacks back wrap, small stain on last leaf. 1885. £8.00

  26. Clifton LETTER regarding the terms of a lease for no. 2 Harley Place. From J. Warne in Clifton to A. Sarel in Surrey St., Strand, London. 1p, 4to, address panel with broken wax seal on verso, Bristol postmark. The letter is in response to a letter from Mr Bernard which is on the first page. 20th July 1831. £10.00
    'Messrs. Hayman and Co. have given an estimate of £45 for the painting and as they intend papering the Drawing Rooms and bed Rooms it will cost from 25 to 30£ more'.

  27. Clifton OFFICE EXTRACT OF RECOVERY Jonathan Harwood demandeth against Thomas Ward Six Messuages Six Gardens.... Fifty Acres of Pasture Twenty Acres of Wood One hundred acres of Furze and Heath.... in Clifton. 1p, blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Impressed tax stamp. Michaelmas Term 1784. £16.00
    Extracted c1816.

  28. Clifton SHIRLEY AND SON LIMITED The Civil and Military Stores, 28 The Mall. Cash Price List. December 1914 - February 1915. Size 10" x 6", green wraps with embossed gold lettering. 112pp., including 25pp. of adverts at the end. Lists groceries, cleaning products, wine, vintage champagne, etc. The Ironmongery section has many illustrations of chinaware, jelly moulds, brushes, teapots, glasses, etc. 1914. £24.00
    At the beginning is a 'Journey List' showing dates of delivery to villages in a wide radius, including Tyntesfield, Bitton, Clevedon, etc.

  29. Clifton Theological College MEMORANDUM and Articles of Association of Clifton Theological College Trust. 13pp., printed wraps, sm. folio. 1936. £8.00

  30. Dolphin Society ANNUAL DINNER 13th November 1877 at the Victoria Rooms at 5 o'clock. Richard Bright Esq. M.P. President. Attractive invitation, made out in ink for The Rev. H. L. Thompson, on card size 4" x 6", printed with wide border of flowers and leaves in brown, decorative blue lettering, and blue dolphin in a circle. 1877. £16.00

  31. Fielding (C.V), drawn by KINGS WESTON NEAR BRISTOL The Seat of Lord de Clifford. Coloured aquatint, showing a rocky outcrop with a shepherd seated with his sheep in the foreground, view across parkland to the house in the middle distance, hills beyond. Approx. 10" x 12", plus wide margins. Havell (E), Publisher, London, 1816. £40.00

  32. Furnishers JAMES PHILLIPS & SONS Ltd. 47-51 Union St. Bristol. Leaflet, 4p., 8vo, printed in red and black, photo on each page. Shows front of shop, two items of furniture and their removal van. n.d. c1920. £14.00

  33. Gardiner & Sons, Ironmongers and Merchants LETTER to Rev. Sanford at Combe Florey, quoting prices for Grates, marble and slate baths etc. 2 pages, decorative printed heading. Traces of vertical fold... together with another letter giving prices for 'articles seen by you on Wednesday...', listed under rooms, including 'rouge fleuri and black marble chimney piece', plus another letter with receipt. 1888. £8.00

  34. Gardiner, Sons & Co. LIST 174. Small catalogue. 12mo, 11p. of illustrations showing garden furniture, chairs, hammocks etc. 1935. £6.00

  35. Geographia Ltd. NEW PLAN of the City of Bristol. Size approx. 40" x 46", coloured, mounted on linen and folding into cloth boards, with street index. Title on front board faded, ownership stamp on cover leaf of Index. c1930. £18.00
    Shows tram & bus routes, postal districts.

  36. Hawkins (G), Lith. CLIFTON, AND ST. VINCENT'S ROCKS, FROM LEIGH WOODS Tinted lithograph, size 8" x 12". A few small foxing spots in margins. c1840. £48.00
    A view looking up river towards the city and the terraces of Clifton, Hotwells just visible, sailing ship being towed up river.

  37. Hellier (Elizabeth) QUITCLAIM whereby Elizabeth Hellier of Bristol, Spinster (one of the Legatees named in the will of Elizabeth Symonds) releases to Sarah Dring all her interest in the estate of Elizabeth Symonds. 1p, sm. folio, manuscript, signed by E. Hellier and 2 witnesses, with small armorial wax seal. Blank conjoint leaf with docket title. 1727. £12.00

  38. Holesgrove (Thomas), Drawbridge, Bristol, Pub. CLIFTON Tinted lithograph. On stiff paper. Size 12" x 18", plus wide margins, buff border. Shows a view from the Somerset bank looking up to the Gorge, where the pillars of the bridge are in situ, but the actual bridge has not been started. Shows Royal York Crescent, Cornwallis Crescent, Windsor Terrace, Clifton Church, Clifton Vale. Paddle steamer and a few boats on river, sheep grazing on bank in foreground. A circular brown stain in left margin, not obtruding beyond border, some slight browning at right edge of paper at one point. Lithographed by Newman & Co. c1850. £80.00
    Scarce. Very attractive colour.

  39. Hulley (T), Sketched by NEW PUMP ROOM, BRISTOL HOTWELLS Drawn on Stone by H. Jones, R.I.A. Lithograph, size 7" x 10", plus margins. View shows the pump room from a near a building on the opposite side of the river. Shows Windsor terrace in the distance, and a few other buildings on the hill, boats on river. Some feint greyish marks at corners in margins, one small light spot in sky area. Edges of paper slightly trimmed. Bristol. Pubd. by T. Bedford, High Street. c1830. £38.00

  40. John Hall Ltd. TOOL CATALOGUE Autumn 1960. 108pp., 8vo., many illustrations. 1960. £14.00

  41. King Street WILL of John Potter, formerly of Kidderminster now of the City of Bristol. 2p, folio, plus blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Extracted copy. Folds, a few small edge tears. 1802. £15.00
    Leaves his messuage in King Street to his friend Mary Bowen.

  42. Latcham family ADMINISTRATION of the Goods and Chattels of Mary Latcham, of the Old Park in the Parish of St. Michael in the City of Bristol, deceased. Printed certificate with manuscript inserts, on vellum, size 8" x 8", large papered seal of Archbishop of Canterbury on tag. 1826. £12.00

  43. Lenthall Bros. GUARANTEED FURNITURE By Lenthall Bros., The Actual Makers. Catalogue, 19pp., with sepia-type photographic illustrations on each page, with prices. Black wraps with silver title and decoration. Staples rusty, some sections loose. 1930's. £15.00
    Their premises were on Redcliffe Hill and North Street.

  44. Loyal Order of Ancient Shepherds AN INVITATION to become a Member of the Shepherds Guiding Star Lodge No. 1206 (Bristol, Bath and Western Counties District)... held at the Golden Lion, Redcliff Street, Bristol. Leaflet, 3pp., 8vo, with poem encouraging the reader to join the Lodge on first page, financial facts, etc., and application form. 1893. £8.00

  45. Lysaght (John), Limited. AGRICULTURAL FEEDING APPLIANCES Manufactured by John Lysaght, Limited, Galvanized Iron Works, Bristol. Catalogue printed on yellow paper, on both sides of sheet 15" x 17", folded to form brochure 5" x 8". Each item illustrated, with prices listed below. 1902. £18.00
    Upwards of 50 items illustrated. Includes wheelbarrows, water-carriers, garden tables and chairs, hay-racks, troughs.

  46. Magpie published by THE TERRIBLE FLOODS IN BRISTOL From Photographs, and Sketches Taken Specially By Our Own Artist. Sheet with eleven black and white illustrations of the floods, March 1889, by F.G. Lewin. Size 15" x 20", central fold. Three small pieces of old paper strengthening folds at margin on verso.Shows horse drawn tram and carts in Broadmead in the floodwater, Old King St., boats at the Black Swan, etc. Published with Magpie, March 16th 1889. £22.00

  47. Manuscript poem ON THE DEATH OF MRS HAWKESWORTH by her Husband. Poem of 18 lines, in rhyming couplets, on 4to sheet, written with an amendment to one line. Describes his wife's decline, and how he resigns her 'not to earth... but to God'. no date, probably early 19th century. £20.00
    Refers to the fact his wife had taken the Hotwell waters: 'Who'er like me, with boding anguish brings/His heart's whole treasure to fair Bristol's springs....'

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  48. Midland, Western and Metropolitan Canal Carrying Co. PROSPECTUS First Issue of Six Per Cent Preference £5 Shares.... 4pp., folio, printed in red and black, with loosely inserted coloured plan of Bristol and of Company's Warehouses on the Floating Harbour. Also inserted is Report by F.R. Conder on the properties to be acquired by the Company, 8pp., 4to, and forms for application for shares. 1882. £36.00

  49. New Guildhall LAYING OF THE FOUNDATION STONE Offprint from the Bristol Mirror, describing the ceremony. Folio, single sheet, 2 columns, pencil note 'Given to me by Thomas Garrard, City Treasurer....' 1843. £10.00

  50. Phillips & Sons Ltd. ADVERTISING LEAFLET for James Phillips & Sons Ltd., Union St. 'The House with over 100 Years Reputation'. 4p., 8vo., good photographic view of the shop on front, their removal waggon pulled by road engine on verso., desk and armchair inside. Printed in red and black... together with... a similar leaflet advertising their Indian carpets, with picture of camel and ox train transporting goods. Berger chair shown on front. c1930? £12.00


  51. Prout (J.S) PICTURESQUE ANTIQUITIES OF BRISTOL. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by J.S. Prout. With an engraved title, an engraved dedication and 29 engraved India Proof plates, slight spotting mainly to margins of plates as usual. Folio, recent marbled boards, morocco label on spine. Bristol; Pub. by George Davey, 1 Broad St. Printed by C. Hullmandel. c185-. £180.00

  52. Redland LEASE FOR A YEAR of closes of meadow or pasture land known as Great Ground, Lower Ground, etc., near Cotham Lane in Redland, Sir Godfrey Webster of Battle Abbey, Elizabeth Miller, widow, of Cotham, and John Miller, Nurseryman, to Peter Fry, Carpenter. Vellum, size 23" x 29", three wax seals. 1817. £18.00
    The Millers were owners of market gardens in the area of what is now Whiteladies Road.

  53. Robinson (E.S & A.) PHOTOGRAPH showing the inside of a factory. Albumen print, size 9" x 11", mounted on thick card. Shows the length of a large workshop, with about fifty men and girls working at machines, in the foreground are men working on lithographic stones, and girls working on what appears to be a machine for sewing booklets. One man seems to be working on a sheet headed 'Newport Corn & Hay'. There are rows of pulley wheels fixed to spars running along the ceiling. The girls are wearing long white aprons. c1910. £18.00
    There is no contemporary title to the photograph, and nowhere in the view is the word 'Robinson' visible. Someone has written on the back in pencil ' E S & & A Robinson, Redcliff St'.

  54. Rownham Ferry DESIRABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTY near Rownham Ferry and the Hotwells, Bristol to be Sold by Auction... at the York Hotel, Dowry Square, Thursday 18th August, 1831.. Poster, size 18" x 11", folds, printed in large type with a variety of typefaces. Lists 4 Lots. Two small edge tears repaired neatly on verso. Printed at the Bristol Mirror Office by John Taylor. 1831. £50.00
    The lots included the Hotwell Tavern, with detailed description of the rooms, including the Brewhouse with the 'excellent Cellar 40 feet by 14', a house adjoining, Fee Farm rents of newly erected house forming a continuation of Freeland Place Buildings, a house in Freeland Place, with a slip of land behind Mr Watkinson's stable. Gives occupiers.

  55. St. James BOND of Samuel Varlow, Hairdresser, and George Gwinnett, of Bristol, to James Hingston Cabinet Maker, for £400. 2p., tall folio, 2 wax seals. 1802. £20.00
    Refers to purchase of a piece of land in North Street, St. James. Two deeds of 1724 and 1743 referring to a fee farm rent on the property had been lost, and Hingston wanted to indemnify himself against any future charges. The early owner was Michael Sidwell Free Mason and Stone Cutter.

  56. St. James CONVEYANCE of a plot of land formerly part of a meadow called the Lower Montagues, but now called Joblings Leaze, near Earle Street and Marlborough Street, John Wall, of Bristol, Silk Dyer and Elizabeth Addison, Widow, to John Stout, Merchant Taylor. Vellum, size 22" x 33", very black printed heading, slightly rubbed. Small hole at one fold with loss of two words. 2 wax seals. 1721. £24.00

  57. St. James WILL of Nicholas Brookshaw of Penn Street, St. James. 12pp., sm. folio, folded, 1784. Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Proved 1784. £16.00
    Refers to two tenements in Penn Street, 'Bristol Bridge Tickets and monies or Stock in the Public Government Funds'. Leaves the proceeds from the Bristol Bridge Tickets to his faithful servant Alice Pavey.

  58. St. Paul's THE ECLIPSE 'RAIL-TRACK' LADDER CO. Newfoundland St., St. Paul's, Bristol. Catalogue, 8vo, wraps, 8pp., illustrations. Some minor rubbing on front wrap. c1920. £8.00

  59. Sturge & Co. TOBACCO WAREHOUSE Surveyor's report signed by Y. & J.P. Sturge (on the instructions of the Surveyor of City Lands) on the suitability of a Tobacco Warehouse in Back Street for conversion to a `Mart for the sale of Leather'. One and a quarter sides of foolscap, in a clear hand. Oct. 25th l830. £8.00

  60. Temple Street MEMORANDUM OF AN AGREEMENT made this 24th day of Septm. 1723 that Samuel Wilkins shall have a Lease of a tenement in Temple Street late in the tenure of Saml. Tuder.... twenty five pounds fine and two Guineas to be spent at Sealing.... 1p., sm. folio, signed Wilkins and 5 others. 1723. £15.00

  61. Theatre Royal PLAYBILL March 15th, 1866. Advertising Mr. Dobbin's Annual Benefit. Printed on thin paper, size 30" x 10". The bill included 'The Hidden Hand', 'Ivanhoe' with a ballet divertisement. 1866. £25.00
    Details the different scenes in each play. After 'The Temporary Triumph of Atrocity', 'Ivanhoe' ends in 'The Unalloyed Happiness of Everybody'.

  62. Theatre Royal PLAYBILL Mr. Gomery's Last Benefit... on Monday next the 19th of June 1809 will be performed the last New Comedy of Grieving's a Folly.... after which, the Ballet Dance called The Bristol Sailors & Savages... Printed in a variety of type-faces, on thin paper, size 10" x 7", paper rather stained. 1809. £20.00
    The programme also included 'Don Juan' and 'Mother Goose, In Wooden Shoes'.

  63. Theatre Royal PLAYBILL February 17th - 21st. 1868. Printed with large type-faces in red and black on thin paper, size 30" x 10". Advertising Miss Marie Wilton's London Company in the Great Comedy of 'Caste', and concluding with the Farce of 'The Young Widow'. 1866. £22.00

  64. Trenchard Street WILL of William Baker of Trenchard Street, Plasterer. 1835. 3p. folio, folded, fastened at top corner with tape. Later copy on paper watermarked 1842. £18.00
    Leaves his house and workshop in Trenchard street to his friends Walter Hughes, of College Green, Cabinet Maker, Charles Fox of Cannon Street, Last Maker and William Hain of the White Ladies in the County of Gloucester, Lime Burner. Also refers to houses in Langton Street Bedminster and Dighton Street.

  65. Were (F) LETTER to 'Dear Pritchard'. No date. 2p., small 8vo. Enquires whether he has seen a silver alms dish engraved with monkeys and dragons, part of St. John's plate. Mentions a mistake by the illustrator in his book. c1920. £8.00

  66. West (Robert) and Toms (William) THE NORTH-WEST VIEW OF BRISTOL HIGH CROSS With a Prospect of the Cathedral, and the Parish Church of St. Augustine. Copper engraving, view size 12" x 18", plus 8 lines of text giving the history of the Cross, and dedication to the Bishop of Bristol, with coat of arms, under the view, overall depth 15". Margin trimmed to just outside border at sides. Slight trace of one vertical fold, and of light crease reaching about 3" into view at bottom. Publish'd March 25, 1743 by W.H. Toms Engraver in Union Court near Hatton Garden Holborn. £95.00
    Charming view of College Green, with the cross in the foreground showing excellent detail of the stonework, two men are sitting at the base of the cross, and others admiring it, a lady and her daughter, and other figures are walking nearby. There is a line of trees and wooden fence between the green and the Cathedral, houses and church tower on the left. When this view was made, from a drawing by Robert West, the Cross had been recently re-erected 'Painted in imitation of Grey Marble, ye Ornaments are Gilt, & ye Figures Painted in their proper Colours'.

  67. Windey family AFFIDAVIT of Henry George Windey of Bristol. Contemporary copy on 1p., small folio, folded. States that he is the brother of James Windey who died intestate and that Nathan Windey, Officer of Customs in Bristol, is his heir. 1825. £8.00

  68. Woollard (Dorothy) BRISTOL: A SKETCH BOOK 24 pencil sketches 8vo, label with illustration on front board, some slight rubbing on spine. A. & C. Black Ltd. c1950. £8.00

  69. Wright & Co., Photographers, Bedminster BELGIAN REFUGEES Under the Care of The Redcliffe, Southville and Bedminster West Wards. Photograph, on glossy yellowish paper, size 4" x 7", plus margins. Printed title. Shows about 50 adults and children against a background of trees. Chappell & Co., Redcliffe Printing Works. c1915. £16.00

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