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  1. Arrowsmith's 1d MAP OF BRISTOL to accompany Arrowsmiths 'How to See Bristol' by J.F. Nicholls. Folding plan size 10" x 12", folding into yellow decoratively-printed wraps, 6" x 4". On verso of map are 7 advertisements for local firms, including one for a dentist in St. Pauls illustrated with large illustration of dentures. c1880. £16.00

  2. Ashmead (G.C) MAP OF THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF BRISTOL Reduced from the Original Survey and corrected to 1855. Engraved plan, size of engraved surface approx. 36" x 33", plus margins. Scale approx. 1" to 1 furlong. With reference tables of Public Buildings, Schools, Almshouses, Dissenting Chapels, Principal inns and Hotels etc. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into plain buff paper 8vo wraps, with owner's name 'Russell Prichard' on front wrap in ink. Drawn on the map in a light green wash is a line marked 'Bristol and South Wales Union Railway' leading from the Dings to St. Pauls, with stations at Lawrence Hill and Stapleton Road, and another line in brown wash branching off from this to Clifton with 'Ashley Station' and three others named along route. A few small ink spots at the border with a couple on blank area in map, and one small ink spot near the middle of the map. Published by G.C. Ashmead & Son, 29 Small Street, Bristol and E. Mardon, Bookseller, Clifton. Septr. 1st 1855. £500.00
    Extends from Coldharbour Farm in the North, to The Black Swan at Stapleton in the East, Windmill Hill in the South, Nightingale Valley in the West. Ashmead issued his first plan of Bristol in 1828. This was largely based on the work of Joseph Plumley who died after issuing only the prospectus for his map. The 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. Another, smaller plan, titled 'Plan of Bristol and its Suburbs' was issued in the same year as this plan, 1855, which showed less of the surrounding areas such as Windmill Hill. The original proposal for a line to Clifton through Queen's Square and over the docks was put forward in 1861, but had to be abandoned through opposition by the 'fixed property party'. The line on this map follows the line of the Clifton Extension Railway. The line going north to South Wales was opened in 1863.

  3. 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

  4. Bedminster ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXIV.4.20. Scale 1/500 being 10.56 Feet to One Statute Mile. Size approx. 25" x 39". Shows buildings in detail with garden layout, shrubs, etc. Covers area from East Street and Timber Yard to Bedminster Station. Shows two Tanneries with Tanpits, Doveton Mill, Stoneyard, Smithy, Chapels. Surveyed 1882, printed 1891. £35.00

  5. Bedminster ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXIV.4.20. Scale 1/500 being 10.56 Feet to One Statute Mile. Size approx. 25" x 38". Shows buildings in detail with garden layout, shrubs, etc. Covers area from East Street and Timber Yard to Bedminster Station. Shows two Tanneries with Tanpits, Doveton Mill, Stoneyard, Smithy, Chapels. A small area 5" x 5" top left edge has been marked out lightly in red ink, in small squares. Surveyed 1882, printed 1891. £26.00

  6. Besley (William) OBLIGATION BOND to Thomas Neast of Bristol, Victualler for £120. In English and Latin, printed with manuscript inserts. 1p, sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Small wax seal. Signed by Besley and 2 witnesses. 1729. £24.00

  7. 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.

  8. 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.)

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. Bristol Breweries LETTER from George Ingram, Secretary of the Bristol United Breweries Limited to Messrs J. & J. Usher, Horfield Road Brewery. Writes in response to the "offer by you of your Brewery and business." He explains that the Board discussed the matter but could not entertain the proposal for amalgamation. 2p. 8vo., on headed paper, with the envelope. May 12th, 1890. £16.00

  12. Bristol Gaol TWO LETTERS from a half-pay lieutenant pleading for a loan to keep him out of gaol. First letter dated Bristol, Dec. 31st 1806, 11 lines, on one side of 4to sheet. Says he has been ill from 'fretting at my melancholy situation' and begs for help 'unless you assist me I am lost'. The second letter is dated Bristol Jan. 4th 1807. 50 lines on 3p., 4to, integral address panel on verso with wax seal and address of Charles Cox, 20 Bartletts Buildings, Holborn, London (possibly his banker). A desperate appeal, saying he has drawn on him at two months for £20, but needs his permission 'it is the only alternative I have of keeping out of Bristol prison & being turn'd out of the Regt., whereas if I remain... I shall be entitl'd at the peace if I don't get a Compy. to the allowance of twenty five pounds a year & a six months pay... if you refuse my total ruin must follow...'. Both letters signed W. Langley. 2 items. 1806-7. £60.00

  13. Bristol properties FIVE AUCTION CATALOGUES for sale of contents of houses, one for 1885, the others 1950's. Comprises: Cleeve House, All Saints Road, Clifton, 1885 (26pp., 4to, lacks back wrap); 10 Princes Buildings, Clifton, 1958 (26pp plus photos, 8vo); 2 Rockleaze, Sneyd Park 1958 (24p. 8vo); 9 Stoke Hill, 1957 (14p. 8vo); Hambrook Grove, Hambrook, 1958 (22p. 8vo). 5 items. 1885-1958. £15.00

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. Burge and Windey families AFFADAVIT of John Burge of Brislington, Soap Boiler, saying he is the nephew and heir of John Burge of West Street, Soap Boiler. 1p., signed by Burge and J. Hinton 'a Master Extra in Chancery'. 1825. £10.00

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. Circus Enis Togni POSTER advertising First Ever Tour of Britain by Italy's Greatest Circus. Durdham Down. Size 19" x 12", trace of two central folds. Shows clown, escapologist 'Alan Alan' dangling above lions c1970. £18.00

  21. 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.

  22. Clifton BILL of James Garaway & Compy., Nurserymen, Seedsmen, Durdham Down Nurseries, Clifton to Mr. Stevens at Ilminster cemetery. 4to sheet with printed heading, listing 14 types of tree with cost. Signed over stamp. Stab hole under heading. 1888. £8.00
    Includes 5 irish Yews, 2 Cupressus aurea variegata.

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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'.

  26. 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.

  27. Clifton PROBATE of the will of John Barry, of Clifton, Shipwright. Probate copy of the will on vellum, size 14" x 16", certificate of administration attached, chipped papered seal attached. 1792. £18.00
    Leaves numerous money bequests, including to his apprentices and servant.

  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. Clifton Wood LEASE for a year of land part of an orchard near the road leading from Bristol to the Hotwells, and a piece of woody ground, part of Clifton Wood, Charlotte Punter to Thomas Coates. Large vellum sheet, 3 wax seals. 1789. £14.00

  31. Clifton, Redland PHOTOGRAPHS on a card album leaf. Thick card with four views on one side, two on the other, size of views approx. 4" x 6". Includes fine view of the King's Arms on Blackboy Hill, with people leaning on the railings outside, carts; 2 views of the 'Tobacco, Snuff & Cigar Warehouse' in Mary-le-Port Street (one rather faded), large houses in Lower Redland Road. Card chipped at bottom, not affecting prints. 1890-1900. £18.00

  32. Cotham CONVEYANCE of a plot of land at Cotham, B.J. Frankis to Wm. Stephens. Large vellum sheet, signed with wax seals. In text is a sketch plan, size 10" x 8". The land formed an entrance to 'The Cottage' at Cotham... together with... Handbill advertising auction sale of The Cottage, Cotham, and No. 1 Cotham Terrace. Small 7vo sheet, attached to larger Conditions of Sale, filled in for purchase of No. 1. 1878. £16.00
    'The Cottage' is described as having a vinery, fernery, cucumber house, conservatory, etc., and there was also a separate gardener's cottage.

  33. Dawe (G), Engr. THE GREAT BRITAIN STEAM SHIP 1000 Horse Power, Length 322 Feet, Weight of Iron Used in the Ship & Engines 1500 Tons... Built at Bristol and 19th July 1843... Aquatint size 7" x 9", plus margins. Shows the ship with six masts, other ships in distance, three towing boats in foreground with rowers cheering. Margins dusty, some light staining along top edge of view and four repaired tears from top edge, the longest of which is about three quarters of an inch. 1843. £50.00

  34. Doctor Owen's Lands COPY OF A LEASE of 1808 granted by Sir John Durbin, Edward Brice, Levi Ames and others, Aldermen and Councillors of the City of Bristol of the rents of Doctor Owen's Lands, for the maintenance of certain Poor People within the City. Together with notes of some subsequent deeds. 4p., 4to, over half the document is written in shorthand. Paper watermarked 1820. £18.00

  35. 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

  36. 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

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

  38. 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.

  39. Harveys WINE LIST Second Edition 1964-5. Sm. 4to, 70pp., decorative card wraps. Illustrated with drawings of ships by John Gardner. Two very small (wine?) splash marks on front wrap. 1965. £35.00

  40. 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. £38.00
    A view looking up river towards the city and the terraces of Clifton, Hotwells just visible, sailing ship being towed up river.

  41. 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

  42. 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.

  43. Howard (Thos.) BRISTOL DOCKS. DESIGN FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN THE RIVER AVON And For New Entrance and Junction Locks at Cumberland Basin. Lithographed plan, with some hand colouring, size 42" x 15". Scale 1000ft = 3 inches. Folds. The plan is oriented so that the Somerset side of the river is at the top. Shows the New Cut, Mardyke, River as far as Black Rock and Pheasant Quarry Point, Hotwell Road, Dowry Parade and other roads and buildings in Hotwells, Rownham Ferry, Suspension Bridge, named locks, the railways either side of the river, coloured pink. Rocky areas and woods indicated, showing mixture of deciduous and evergreen trees. The River, New Cut and Cumberland Basin are shaded pale green, the Harbour, Merchants Dock, and Junction Lock in pale blue. The proposed developments are indicated in red lines: 'Proposed New Entrance Lock' and 'Proposed New Junction Lock'. Lavars, Lith. Broad St. Hall, Bristol. 1864 £320.00
    Thomas Howard was the first full-time Bristol Docks Engineer. In 1865 an Act of Parliament was obtained for making a new entrance lock, enlarging the Cumberland Basin, and making a new Junction Lock. The improvements were completed in 1873.

  44. 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

  45. 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.

  46. Kingsdown, Stokes Croft ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXI.16.10. Scale 1/500 being 10.56 Feet to One Statute Mile. Size approx. 25" x 39". Buildings shown with gardens, glasshouses, trees, layout of flowerbeds, tramway, Ward Boundaries. First Edition Published 1885. £45.00
    Shows great detail of Carriage Manufactory on Stokes Croft (designed by Godwin and now being redeveloped). Includes Stokescroft Brewery, Old Circus, Baptist College, Carriage Manufactory in Jamaica Street, King Square, Somerset Street, St. Mathews Church.

  47. 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

  48. 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.

  49. 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

  50. 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.

  51. 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

  52. 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....'

  53. Merchant Venturers' Technical College TYPOGRAPHY CLASS ANNUAL A Record of the Work of the Evening Classes, Workshop Section, For the Session 1926-27. 4to, printed wraps, silk tie. List of Contents on front wrap. 3 pages of text, and 56 pages of examples of printing. Some plates in full colour, others black and one colour. 1927. £24.00
    Examples include extracts from catalogues or adverts of Bristol firms, such as Carter & Sons, Cabinet Makers, The Mall; Capper Pass; Turnbull & Son, Signwriters, etc., and printing for concerts, church fetes, etc.

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  54. 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

  55. Pawnbroker BOND TO INDEMNIFY AGAINST DOWER William Baker of Bristol, Pawnbroker, to William Fry, Distiller, of Bristol, for £100. 2p. folio, signed by Baker with his mark, wax seal. 1772. £24.00

  56. 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

  57. Pope family JOSEPH POPE OF THE CITY OF BRISTOL AUCTIONEER and Land Appraiser maketh oath and saith that he is the only surviving child of Joseph Pope late of Bristol Innholder.... Manuscript declaration signed by Joseph Pope about the children of Joseph and Mary Pope. 14 lines, 1p., folio. Blank conjoint leaf. Folds. 1825. £18.00


  58. 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

  59. 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.

  60. 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'.

  61. 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.

  62. Shattock, Hunter & Co ILLUSTRATED PATTERN BOOK OF HAMES AND TUG BUCKLES. Warehouse: Nicholas Street, Manufactory: Frogmore Street, Bristol. Two tinted lithograph pages, illustrating 48 types of hames and 10 types of buckle. Oblong folio, original wraps, top wrap decoratively printed, few short tears to margins of plates and wraps, edges of wraps slightly faded. Some ink and other marks to back wrap, crease where once folded vertically.... loosely inserted.... Lithograph ILLUSTRATED SHEET. Illustrating 6 types of Carriage Lamps, printed on one side only, with prices added in ink, folded, 2" split at fold. c186- £20.00
    Shattock, Hunter & Co were Saddlers' Ironmongers, Manufacturers and Exporters, and Manufacturers of Horse & Carriage Mountings.

  63. 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.

  64. 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.

  65. St. Pauls ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXII.19.11. Scale 1/500 being 10.56 Feet to One Statute Mile. Size approx. 25" x 39". Shows buildings in detail with garden layout, shrubs, detailed layout of planting in squares, etc. Small ink blot in bottom margin. Covers area from Wilder Street to Houlton Street and River Street. Shows Portland Square, Nonconformist Burial Ground with Mortuary Chapel, most of Brunswick Square, St. Paul's Church, Great Western Saw Mills, Vinegar Works... together with... Sheet No. LXXII.13.6. Extends from Buckingham Terrace on Brigstocke Road, to Cave Street, Cross's Gardens and Wilson Place, William Street. Names the various terraces along the main streets, and shows much detail of their gardens. 2 items. 1885 and 1891. £65.00

  66. 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

  67. Stapleton and Frenchay PARTICULARS WITH PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of exceptionally well-situate Freehold Building, Pasture or Accommodation Lands situate at Begbrook, Stapleton and Frenchay... for Sale by Auction... November 8th, 1923. 7pp., folio, original pink wraps, very large coloured folding plan. Describes 5 Lots, including Woodland, Stone Quarries, 'Begbrook Fruit Farm', Lodge at Beg Brook, etc. Pasted inside front wrap is newspaper report of the sale. 1923. £32.00

  68. Stapleton CONVEYANCE of a messuage and hereditaments in Stapleton, William Froom to The Trustees of Thomas Proctor. Vellum sheet, 22" x 27", five fine wax seals showing bust of a gentleman in a ruff. In text is sketch plan, size 6" x 8". 1879. £16.00

  69. Street (George Edmund), architect DESIGN FOR PROPOSED CHURCH of S. Mary in the Parish of S. John the Evangelist Clifton. No. 4. Plan of Site. George Edmund Street Archt., 51 Russell Sqr. W.C. Oct. 1863. Architect's drawing in black ink and three colours of wash, on thick paper backed with linen. Size 16" x 25", scale 2" = 50ft. Scale bar, compass rose. Shows Alma Road at bottom, 'Proposed Road' and footpath leading off to the right at an angle (now the continuation of St. John's Road), Alma Vale Road shown as 'Proposed Road' at the top, site of church in a roughly triangular shape between these roads. Shows plan of church in red, walkways around it and entrance in buff, lawns, bushes etc, in green. 'Parsonage' is indicated to the north of the church, but in lettering only. Owners of land Taylor and Ashmead, are named. 1863. £170.00
    This site is now occupied by the Bethesda Chapel. Presumably this church was never built. George Edmund Street was a well-known Victorian architect working in the early Gothic style. His most notable design was for the Law Courts in the Strand. He also designed All Saints, Clifton, and the nave of Bristol Cathedral. William Morris was one of his apprentices.

  70. 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

  71. 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

  72. 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'.

  73. 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'.

  74. Theatre Royal PLAYBILL Sept. 5th 1867. Return of the Eminent Tragedian Mr Charles Dillon, After His Triumphant Tour Round the World... Playbill on thin paper, with the title of plays 'Belphegor', 'A New Way to Pay Old Debts', 'Nick of the Woods' in very large letters, paper size 29" x 10", a few foxing spots at top. 1867. £26.00
    Charles Dillon had toured America in the early 1860's, and appeared there in 'Belphegor'.

  75. Theatre Royal PLAYBILL for week beginning May 23rd 1866. Advertises Mr. Geo. Melville and Miss Clara Morgan in 'The Ticket of Leave Man', 'Box and Cox', 'Black Eyed Susan', etc. Printed with names of plays in large black letters, thin paper, size 29" x 10". Light waterstain in small area at edge. 1866. £26.00

  76. 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

  77. 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.

  78. 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

  79. 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'.

  80. Weston (T.H), Bristol, Publisher BLAISE HAMLET To John S. Harford Esq. of Blaise Castle Gloucestershire, in whose Grounds these Picturesque and beautiful Dwellings are Erected this Plate is most respectfully inscribed.... Lithograph, hand-coloured, size approx. 9" x 11", plus margins, on thick paper, showing the nine cottages of the hamlet individually. Some very light waterstaining across top left corner of the top left cottage. The top margin has been slightly trimmed. c1840. £35.00
    From a set of five views of Henbury and Pen Pole Point.

  81. Wills (W.D. & H.O) PRICE LIST September 1939. 8vo. 40pp. Illustration inside back wrap, aerial view of factory on back wrap. Lists prices for different types of tobacco, cigarettes, snuff, cigars. Wraps rubbed. String in top left corner for hanging up. 1939. £35.00
    Includes 'Brown Cut Cavendish', 'Brown Pigtail', 'Passing Clouds', 'Castella Panatellas' etc.

  82. 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

  83. 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

  84. 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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