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Measurements for maps, engravings, etc are given depth x width.


  1. Bacon's MAP OF CHESHIRE Reduced from the Ordnance Survey by Edw. Weller. Colour printed map, size approx. 12" x 18", central fold. Reduced from the Ordnance Survey, scale " to 1 mile. From 'Bacon's Atlas of the British Isles'. c1885. £10.00
    From 'Bacon's Atlas of The British Isles'.


  2. Chorlton Hall PHOTOGRAPH of Chorlton Hall, The Seat of Mrs. Clutton. Photograph size 6" x 8", showing the house from the side, mounted on thick paper with lithographically printed title below... together with... similar, slightly larger photograph of Little Moreton Hall, The Seat of Mrs Moreton-Craigie, with similar title (the second image not as crisp as the first). c1880 £15.00

  3. Guilden Sutton, near Chester PARTICULAR OF FREEHOLD ESTATE, Situate at Guilden Sutton, about Two Miles from Chester, advertised To be Sold by Auction, at the Albion Hotel, in Chester, On Monday, the 25th Day of October, 1824.... A Good Spacious Farm House, with Spacious Outbuildings.... Poster, size 17" x 11". Carnes, Printer, Northwich, 1824. £24.00
    In fine crisp condition.


  4. Hospital of St. Cross ENGRAVING View showing buildings on three sides of a central green with figures. Copper engraving size 8" x 10", plus margins. Etched by S. Middiman. Published by W. Byrne & T. Hearne, 1780. £15.00

  5. Lever Bros., Port Sunlight ADVERTISING MAGAZINE INSERT Chromolith showing a young girl washing clothes in a river, with the slogan 'Sunlight Soap. A child can use it'. Size 7" x 4". printed back. 1890. £4.00

  6. Lymm PARTICULARS OF FREEHOLD FARMS AND LANDS, In Lymm.... to be sold by Auction... at Manchester, 25th day of July, 1838. Small folio, 3pp, docket title, folds. Swinnerton, Printer, Knutsford. 1838. £24.00
    Comprises Little Heatley and Great Heatley Farms, 10 fields. Gives details of acreages etc. in the three lots.


  7. Lymm THE OUGHTRINGTON ESTATE and a Considerable Portion of the Beechwood Estate, Valuable Farms, Business Premises in the Town of Lymm... Valuable Building Sites Extending to 956 Acres... to be offered by Auction... 25th and 26th September 1911... 131 pages, folio, original printed wraps. Key map at front, but lacks folding map from pocket at back. 1911. £40.00
    Includes Burford Lane Farm, Agden Lane Farm, Foxley Hall Farm, Jolly Thresher Inn, Broomedge Smith, Bank Premises in Lymm, 'Bleak House', 'The Chestnuts'. Completed Memorandum at end, signed over stamp. The owners of the estate were Lever Bros., Ltd.


    CHESHIRE Manuscripts, Maps, Engravings, Ephemera, etc.
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  8. Miln & Co., Seedsmen, Broughton MILNS SEEDS Spring 1966. Catalogue on 48pp., size 7" x 8", numerous photographic illustrations. Decorated throughout with 15th century medallions. Stiff wraps with coloured illustration from shooting print. 1966. £10.00

  9. Mottram COUNTERPART of James Bretland's Lease from Alexander Hollinworth of a piece of land in Hollingworth in the parish of Mottram called the 'Rough Hollinsay', measuring 'three roods by the Cheshire measure'. Large vellum sheet, slightly browned, good armorial wax seal. 1754. £15.00

  10. Peak Forest Canal LETTER OF ATTORNEY The Company of Proprietors of the Peak Forest Canal to Messrs. David Browne & Maurice Jones, to surrender to the Manor certain copyhold land in Yeardsley Whaley in the County of Chester 'lately used by the said Company of Proprietors for part of a wharf or quay at the termination of the branch... out of the said Peak Forest Canal...' 3p., sm. folio, signed next to fine large papered seal of the Company, 2" diameter... together with... Letter of Attorney to receive Admission to land in Yeardsley Whaley in the Manor and Forest of Macclesfield. 2p., small folio, signed. 2 items. 1806. £24.00
    The small piece of land concerned had lately been used by the Canal Proprietors 'for part of a wharf or quay at the termination of the branch or cut from and out of the Peak Forest Canal to Whaley Bridge'.


  11. Sandbach PARTICULARS OF SALE AND PLAN of Valuable Freehold Land, House, Smith & Buildings at Arclid, near Sandbach..... to be Sold by Auction.... 26th day of October, 1887. 2pp., folio, plus docket title, 1p. hand-coloured plan, 2p. Conditions of Sale on blue paper sewn in at rear. Attractively printed in blue. 1887. £28.00

  12. Stockport, Warrington ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Composite map made of quarter sheets, border all round. Size 14" x 44", linen backed, folding into small 4to boards, cloth worn. Some slight 'toning' in places. Railway line added in fine red ink between Grand Junction Railway to just north of Altrincham. Electrotype c1870. £25.00
    Covers Knotty Ash, Runcorn, Hayfield.


  13. Swire (W) and Hutchings (W.F) A MAP OF THE COUNTY PALATINE OF CHESHIRE Divided into Hundreds and Parishes, From an Actual Survey Made in the Years 1828 and 1829 by W. Swire and W.F. Hutchings, London. Engraved by J. Dower, Cumming Place, Pentonville, London. Engraved map, fully hand-coloured, size 38" x 52", dissected and mounted on linen, edges bound with green silk tape (missing from edge of one section). Scale three quarters of an inch to 1 mile. Large title, large vignette view of Chester Cathedral bottom right, Explanation bottom left, compass rose. Some brownish off-setting in area of title, a few foxing spots in Irish Sea area top left. Map folding to size 10" x 6", inserted in rubbed calf slipcase in the form of a book, calf chipped and worn, pieces of calf missing from spine, leather label with title chipped at edge. Major part of the surface of the marbled paper has been torn away on one of the endpapers. Published by Henry Teesdale & Co., 302 High Holborn, July 1st 1830. £350.00

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