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  1. Altarnun POSTER To Be Let.... well-known Grassy Farm called Burland.... now in the occupation of Messrs. Hicks and Coombe.... valuable Rights of Common on Trevague Moor. 17" x 11", with folds. Dated 21st December, 1858. £18.00

  2. Bacon's MAP OF CORNWALL Divided into 5 mile squares. Colour printed map size approx. 12" x 18", central fold. Reduced from the Ordnance Survey, scale " to 1 mile. c1885. £10.00
    From 'Bacon's Atlas of The British Isles'.

  3. Baldew Mine, Kea SETT of Baldew Mine, Viscount Falmouth to Thomas Reed of Stithians. Grants right to dig for copper ore, lead ore, tin ore etc., throughout an area bounded by 'a landmark fixed up in Skits Coome near the High Way marked with a Borrier... to a Stone post fixed up near Crugigizard Burrow... all which piece of ground or sett is commonly called Baldew Mine... Paper, size 18" x 24". Signed 'Falmouth' with large wax seal, and by Reed with a smaller one. 1786. £65.00
    Viscount Falmouth was to have 1/20th of all Black Tin sold and 1/14th of copper or lead ore.

  4. Blaeu (J) CORNVBIA A fine attractive map with contemporary hand colouring, with Latin text to verso. Engraved surface approx. 15" x 20", with wide margins. Coats of arms at top and left, fine cartouche showing fish and tin. In parchment card mount, with gold line, arranged so as to show text to verso. c1645 £460.00
    'Despite the fact that the map is copied from Speed, its appearance is markedly different, the composition being much lighter and more open in effect. The engraving is superb, the calligraphy magnificent, and the restrained use of decoration gives a clarity, which greatly facilitates map-reading without any loss of charm or beauty.' Quixley. (Frame available for anyone able to collect).

  5. Bodmin area ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXX. Covers the area from Boscastle to Luxulyan. Printed surface 24" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo marbled wraps. There are three tears to the linen along folds, of 11", 6" and 8" from the edge, although the paper is unaffected. Watermark 1846. £12.00
    Cheap working copy.

  6. Bodmin REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF BODMIN Zincographed from the Ordnance Survey. 1pp., with map (from the Ordnance Survey), coloured in outline. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Approved by Henry James. Folio, disbound. 1868. £22.00

  7. Bodmin, Nanstallon ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXIV N.W. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 17" plus margins, linen-backed and folding into 8vo boards with Stanford label, cloth worn at spine, marbled endpapers. Roads coloured pink, water features coloured. 1887. £16.00
    First Edition Without Contours.

  8. Bodmin, Newquay GEOLOGICAL SURVEY four colour-printed maps, size approx. 14" x 19", plus wide margins, comprising Sheets 335 (Trevose); 347 (Bodmin), 336 (Camelford), 346 (Newquay). Scale 1" to 1 mile. 1951-1970. £17.00

  9. Brimmell (John) Printer LAUNCESTON WEEKLY NEWS Cornwall and Devon Advertiser. No. 982, Feb. 6, 1875. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp, slight wear at fold on first page, a couple of old sellotape repairs to small tears, one longer unrepaired tear. 1875. £10.00
    Numerous adverts for local firms on front page.

  10. Bude Bay GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet XXXIX. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 33" x 14", plus margins, borders all round. Shaded in grey and buff to show Alluvium and Carboniferous, key to these two in margin. 1895. £16.00
    Shows only a small strip of coast, from Hartland to Cambeak.

  11. 'C.A.G.' FAREWELL TO ST. MICHAEL'S MOUNT Royal Baths, Penzance, June 14th, 1872. Poem in eight stanzas printed on one side of an 8vo sheet, with a heading in large type, black border similar to a mourning border. Pasted to a sheet of paper which has some newspaper cuttings on the back. Le Lievre, Printer. 1872. £20.00
    The writer bids farewell to the Mount, as he is going home to die, and will look on the scene no more: 'But "Never more" is plainly writ/Upon this Church, these rocks and towers/'Tis strangely sad these friends to quit/Companions of my quiet hours'. Le Lievre was a Guernsey printer, and the writer was presumably returning from Penzance to Guernsey. It could be that the 'G' of the initials points to a member of the Guille family.

  12. Camborne ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT between William Pearse of Camborne, Miller, and Edward Stackhouse whereby Pearse agrees to surrender the water grist mill on the Stream below Pendarves Mills, and the croft adjoining called Gibraltar in consideration of Stackhouse converting the Mills into a triple mill and providing materials to add another mill. 2p, small folio, signed by Pearse and Knight. With a note in a different hand about a further agreement relating to fields. 1810. £18.00

  13. Camborne ASSESSED TAXES for the Year ending 5th April 1820, Ed. W.W. Pendarves of Camborne. Form printed on two sides, 8" x 5", with manuscript inserts. Lists taxable items such as various types of horses, dogs, windows, coaches etc., with amount of duty added in ink, signed by Collector on verso. 1820. £8.00

  14. Camborne MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT between John Fiddick and Henry Walters of Camborne whereby Fiddick surrenders his title in Croft Mitchel in Camborne, excepting the house and '20 Lace of ground' for potatoes, together with two other small slips of paper relating to the transaction. 1p., folio. 1811. £15.00

  15. Canon's Town ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXVIII.8. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36", folded in four. Covers Canon's Town, Trencrom Hill, Wheal Merth. Second Edition 1908. £17.00

  16. Cargenwyn PLAN Proposed Extension of No. 3 Reservoir for the Camborne Water Co. Plan in ink and colour on thick paper. Scale 4 inches = 1 chain, size 26" x 36", full wash colour. Shows raised ground with hachures, pipes, granite pitching, puddled clay core etc. n.d. watermark 1908. £40.00

  17. Cary (C & G) MAP Covering Forrabury, Mawgan Point, Helland. Scale half an inch to one mile, size 19" x 25", plus margins, outline colouring, coloured border to map and inset map, scale bar. With inset of Scilly Isles and Land's End, size 11" x 17". Some edge tears and light browning due to damp. July 1st, 1820. £28.00
    Sheet no. 8, which formed part of a map of the whole of England.

  18. Checkhouse Common RECEIPT signed by Henry Paynter affirming he has received four pounds from John Hill for the annuity in consideration of his house and garden and also '1/16th share of Checkhouse(?) Common... and from the sale of Five Tons of Copper Oar to be raised in the said Common... to pay Five pounds yearly instead of four pounds'. 1p, folio. signed and witnessed, blank conjoint leaf. 1757. £14.00

  19. Collins (H.G) CORNWALL Lithographed map with decorative border of leaves, size 13" x 15". Inset of Scilly Islands. Traces of folds, leaf border on left trimmed away, small library stamp in bottom margin. 1852. £16.00
    From 'The British Gazeteer'.

  20. Constantine, Wendron PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Desirable Freehold Properties which Messrs Hocking & Johns will offer for Sale by Auction.... 30th day of July, 1902.... 6pp., folio, folded. One large folding coloured plan and one full page one. Details 24 Lots, in Wendron and Constantine and one field in Helston. 1902. £36.00
    Includes Gweek Hotel, School Building at Gweek, Gweek Wollas Wharf, Wheelwright's Shop, Tenements of Mellanoweth, Naffean Downs, parts of Crahan Bowling Green, etc.

  21. Cornish Chamber of Mines SILICOSIS COMPENSATION SCHEME cyclostyled copy of a letter from the Home Office to the Chamber responding to their representation to limit the scheme. 2p, sm. folio. 11th Dec. 1928. £10.00
    'The Secretary of State is not quite sure what your Chamber means by the handling of dry material. He is advised that the process of breaking or crushing of the ore containing rock or any handling or moving incidental thereto give rise to dust.'

  22. Cornish elections SONNET TO THE ENSUING ELECTION for the County of Cornwall, by a Freeman. Written in pencil in 36 rhyming lines, on two pages, 4to, folded and addessed on verso to E.W.W. Pendarves, Five Lanes. Small papered seal. Signed Rd. Hill, 13th Feb. 1825. Mocks the Tories, and calls upon Cornishmen to support Pendarves. 1825. £38.00
    'A freeman is here/No vote at election/Yet wishes reflection/And closer inspection/To make a selection/For Knight of the Shire'...

  23. Cornish Post SUPPLEMENT to the Cornish Post and Mining News, April 30, 1898. Single large sheet, broadsheet size, being a Paper read at Camborne School of Mines by W. Hopwood 'Modern Winding Appliances'. Printed on one side only, folded. 1898. £6.00

  24. Cornwall Election REPRESENTATION OF CORNWALL Extract from the West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser, of December 31, 1824. Broadside, 54 lines, reporting on the canvassing of Mr Pendarves at Newlyn and Penzance, and giving details of his address, in which he rebutted claims that he was a Catholic. Size 13" x 8". E. Heard, Printer, Truro. 1824. £38.00
    'he would yield to no man in attachment to the Constitutional rights and liberties of the People and in ardent zeal for the prosperity of Cornwall, of its Agriculture, its Mines, and its Fisheries.. (Loud and continued cheering)...'

  25. Cornwall election MR. PENDARVES Respectfully Solicits your Vote and Interest, at the next General Election, for this County. Printed on thick card, size 2" x 3". E. Heard, Printer, Truro. 1841? £15.00

  26. Cury & Mawgan PLANS OF CHYNITHON HENDRA AND CONTENT in the Parishes of Cury and Mawgan Property of Revd. J. Rogers. Folded hand-coloured manuscript map on paper, mounted on linen, size approx. 21" x 18". In ink and 3 colours of wash. Shows buildings (coloured red), roads ('from the Lizard', 'Road to Helston'), footpaths, 2 small streams. Fields numbered, adjoining owners named. Very decorative heart-shaped cartouche with title in a variety of calligraphic styles. A later note entered below title states "these estates do not adjoin as represented here". Very clean and bright condition. By J(ohn) R(oberts) 1833. £120.00

  27. Cury LEASE of a tenement called Tannangoffe in Cury, occupied by Jane Boaden. John Vivian of Pencalenick and others to John Borlase of Helston, Surgeon. Large vellum sheet, 4 wax seals, small inkstain in margin in top corner. 1833. £22.00

  28. Deeds of Married Women DECLARATION signed by two Commissioners testifying that Susanna Thomas, Mary Bray and Elizabeth Hicks are of full age and understanding and have been examined apart from their husbands regarding a particular deed. Attached is the certificate with the names of the Commissioners, the wives and the husbands, and the location of the property concerned, which was Lanivet. Each document printed on vellum, approx. 14" x 9", manuscript inserts. 1866. £14.00

  29. Easter Cant BILL of Rashleigh Coode to Revd. William Sandys, 1808-9, for legal services, expenses for travel, etc. 1p, manuscript, 4to. 8 attendances listed. 1808. £8.00
    Includes 'Oct. 3. Journey to Lanhydrock to inspect Map of Easter Cant and writing you thereon... £1.1s.' He no doubt consulted the Lanhydrock Atlas.

  30. Egloshayle THOS. LOBB RENT BOOK For Egloshayle Houses. Notebook, small 8vo, full diced calf, spine faded and chipped at head and foot. 50 pages of entries, recording rents paid 1877 - 1890, with date, name of tenant and amount. 1877-90. £24.00
    Tenants' names include Menhenick, Craddock, Rowe, Treglown.

  31. Election THE THATCHED-HOUSE ALLIANCE, A New Song to An Old Tune. Election broadside, printed on one side of sheet 14" x 5", seven verses plus refrain, with detailed explanatory notes at the bottom. E. Heard, Printer, Truro. £38.00
    'The Thatch'd-House alliance would drive us like Flocks/But we'll stand fast and firm as our own native Rocks... Though the Sons of corruption may bully and storm/Here's success to Pendarves, the friend of Reform'. The song urges support for Pendarves, the Reform Candidate, and deplores the machinations of the anti-reform group who meet at the Thatch'd House in London, citing how Sir R. Vyvyan had voted away six thousand pounds of public money to the Prince of Cumberland, a child of six, and how he had come to Helston to canvass at midnight.

  32. Falmouth ABSTRACT OF THE TREASURER'S ACCOUNTS Borough of Falmouth, For the Year Ending 31st March, 1940. 69pp., together with Abstracts for the years 1945,46,47,48,49,50, 8vo, except for the last two which are 4to. Original wraps. All except the 1940 booklet have approx. 35pp. 1940-50. £12.00


  33. Forbes (Stanhope A.) GOODBYE! OFF TO SKIBEREEN Fine etching by C.G. Murray, size approx. 20" x 15, on thick paper. Art Union 1903. £40.00

  34. Foreign copper imports OFF-PRINT FROM A NEWSPAPER being a letter dated Truro, March 31, 1823, signed 'V'. Points out the deleterious effect on employment in Cornish mines of the proposed Warehouse Bill which permits goods, including copper and tin, to be imported and then exported free of duty. Printed in two short columns on paper 9" x 7", folds. In the bottom margin the owner has written 9 lines stating that since this date an amendment protecting watch and clock makers has been added to the Bill, and suggesting it would be appropriate to introduce a similar clause relating to copper and tin. 1823. £18.00

  35. Fraddon BILL on small slip titled 'Mr Paynter Bill to Fradden Gate' Sept. - January 1801, mentions 'sadle horses' 'cheas', enclosed in small sheet of paper with docket title 'the Keeper of Fraddon Gate in full to this day £0.5.8d'. 1801. £8.00

  36. Germoe WILL of Joseph Tuckfield of Germoe in the County of Cornwall, Miner. Appoints Stephen Davey, Farmer and John Curtis, Farmer and Mine Agent, both of Breage, as Trustees. 19th Feb. 1871. 1p. sm. folio, signed and witnessed. 1871. £12.00

  37. Grade TITHE APPORTIONMENT of the Parish of Grade in the County of Cornwall. 1843. 13pp, folio, plus 2p introduction. Printed in columns for Landowner, Occupiers, No. on Plan, Description of Lands, Cultivation, Rent Charge apportioned. Pages dog-eared and dusty at top right corner, lacks back wrap, printed label on front wrap, which is stained. Helston, 1843. £50.00

  38. Grade TITHE APPORTIONMENT of the Parish of Grade in the County of Cornwall. 1843. 14pp, folio, plus 2p introduction. Printed in columns for Landowner, Occupiers, No. on Plan, Description of Lands, Cultivation, Rent Charge apportioned. Original wraps, front wrap stained, with printed label on front wrap. Slight wear to corners of pages at top right corner. Helston, 1843. £65.00
    Tenements include Worvas, Trevelgas, Kuggar, Chiverton, Plain an Quarry, Ledra, Polteska.


  39. Gulval PLAN OF PART OF THE PARISH OF GULVAL Scale 6 chains = 1 inch. By Thomas Mathews, Surveyor. Manuscript plan in ink and three colours, size 26" x 32", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 14" x 8". Shows Chyandour, Trescrowan, Ponjou, Polkinghorne, Garras, etc, with buildings, roads, streams, shoreline. Many small fields, all numbered, large number in the south coloured brown - later note by reference simply states 'Brown - potatoes'. Ink smudge near scale bar, some foxing, some dust-staining at bottom of map. A few ink amendments giving acreage of fields. Signed and dated by Matthews bottom right. 21st October, 1872. £170.00

  40. Gunwalloe and Winnianton LEASE for two lives on a tenement in Chyvarloe called Deebles, part of the Manor of Carminow, Lady Gifford and Lord and Lady Arundell to John Dale, yeoman. 1747.... together with... Counterpart of Elizabeth Freeman's lease of 2 cottages in Chyvarloe, 1771... Lease of tenement to Edward Freeman, 1795, signed Arundel with large wax seal... Counterpart of Rack lease of a tenement in Chyvarloe, John Rogers to Thomas and Edward Freeman, yeomen, 1826... Lease of two tenements in Chyvarloe, John Rogers to John Kerby, Scrivener, 1840... Lease of Harry's tenement in Chyvarloe, John Rogers to John Kerby, 1840. All on vellum, wax seals... Lease of Deeble's and Richard's tenements in Chyvarloe (on paper), Mrs M. Guy to F. Mitchell, 1873. Seven items. 1747-1883. £65.00
    Dale was to pay a capon and a harvest journey every year.

  41. Gunwalloe COUNTERPART LEASE of the Tenement of Trenoweth, John Rogers to H. Grylls. Large vellum sheet, printed with information filled in in ink, ink slightly rubbed on a few words. Names 'lives'. 1822... with... Counterpart Lease of Fields of nine acres, part of Trenoweth Morrops, Gunwalloe, Capt. Rogers to Wm. Oats. Printed on paper, 3p. folio, with manuscript inserts. 1885. Two items. 1822 and 1885. £24.00
    Grylls had to act as Reeve if needed, and to have his corn ground at the mill of the Manor.

  42. Gunwalloe PARISH OF GUNWALLOE sketch map. Basic plan in red and black ink, on paper size 16" x 16", folds, showing river, roads to Helston and Mullion, bridge, 'proposed sanding road' and 'proposed footpath', farm house, church. Field belonging to J.J. Rogers outlined in red. Line with numbers along river, with reference key giving distance between these numbers 'No. 1 to 2. 4 Chains. Moorstone posts and batten rails.... 4 to 5. 8 chains. dry stone fence on bank of river...' 17th November 1866. £22.00

  43. Gwinear AFFADAVIT of Service of Order Nisi. Filed 11th November 1842, in case of John Vivian, Glynn Grylls and John Kendall, against Thomas Robinson. Says the Plaintiffs Petition was dismissed for want of prosecution. 1p., sm. folio. Attached is Affadavit of John Pascoe, Bailiff saying he served the order to Frederick Hill, Solicitor for the Plaintiffs, at Helston. Small blurred blue Stannary stamp. 1842. £14.00
    Grylls and Kendall were bankers to the Relistian Mine in Gwinear.

  44. Gwinear DEMISE for 2000 years of the estate of Taskus in Gwinear for securing £500, Robert Osborne to Revd. Henry Penneck. Large vellum sheet, engraved heading. Wax seal, receipt for sum on verso, with another wax seal. 1848. £12.00

  45. Halse Town ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXI.15. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36", folded in four. A few small marginal tears neatly repaired on verso. Second Edition 1908. £17.00
    Covers Ransom United, Vorvas Mines.

  46. Helston BOOK-KEEPING EXERCISE BOOK 'Chambers Educational Course' Book-keeping Exercise Book, completed in a clear rather childish hand, with mock Invoice Book, Cash Book etc. 36pp., sm. folio, wraps. Name of Arthur C. Thomas on front wrap. 1895. £16.00
    Entries with name of customer and town, items such as 'paisley shawl', 'silk hat' etc.

  47. Helston in Kirrier, Manor of AT A SPECIAL COURT of the said Manor held at the Borough of Helston... before Thomas Grylls gentleman, Steward of the said Manor... Manuscript on vellum, size 27" x 13", signed by Grylls. Refers to Surrender by Stephen Usticke, the heir of Sir Michael Nowell of Penwarne, to John Rogers, Lord of the Manor, of four acres of land at Mean Moor and Parc and Gwarrack, part of Gweal Hellis in Wendron, and the granting of the tenancy to John Borlase 'upon the payment of the ancient acknowledgement of eight pence'. Below the details of the Surrender is a copy of Usticke's Letter of Attorney appointing Joseph Roberts, Attorney, to act for him in this matter. 1812. £40.00

  48. Helston market MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT between John Cork and Thomas Wills Farmers of the Market of the Borough of Helston, and Anthony Hoskyn and John Sandys of Pengarrack in St. Keverne (on behalf of themselves and Sir Francis Vyvyan and others). Manuscript on 3p., small folio, folded. Sets a temporary rate for toll on corn brought to the market whilst a legal dispute was in progress. This is a copy, with the day and the 'penal sum' not filled in. May 1732. £18.00
    The toll was to be a pint and a half of corn in dues for every bushell.

  49. Helston NOTICE to John Penberthy from Glynn Grylls, Town Clerk. States that unless his dog 'be forthwith destroyed or kept muzzled' a Bill of Indictment will be served against him at the next Quarter Sessions. 11 lines in a large neat hand on one side, 4to, folded with docket title on verso 'Notice to J. Penberthy to muzzle his Dog. Copy served by G. Dobb' 27th Feb. 1829. £12.00

  50. Helston ORDER OF FILIATION by John Borlase and John Rogers, Justices of the Peace, concerning the female Bastard Child lately born of Mary Ann Banfield. 52 lines on one side of small folio sheet, with manuscript inserts. Folds, signed by Justices with small papered seals. The order required the reputed father Richard Eva of Helston, mason, to pay towards the lying-in, and thereafter to pay the Overseers of the Poor 1s 6d a week for maintenance of the child. 1815. £28.00

  51. Helston REPORT ON THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY OF HELSTONE; 2pp. with a plan by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline, Scale 4" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound, some offsetting of plan onto text page. 1837. £20.00

  52. Helston TO THE FREEHOLDERS OF CORNWALL Helston March 6th 1826. Broadside by 'A Cornish Freeholder' attacking the conduct of Sir Richard Vyvyan, 'the youthful Earl', claiming he abandoned the Helston Electors 'and in open contempt of his asserted regard for the interest of Mr. Tremayne, commences a renewed canvass for the County, by a system of treating to which the other candidates would consider it disgraceful to resort...' 72 lines. Size 16" x 9". Folds. E. Heard, Printer Truro. 1826. £36.00

  53. Helston, Lizard ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 359. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 14" x 19", plus margins. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 8vo, cloth endpapers. Cloth at fold between two sections torn (4" tear). Boundaries revised to 1898. £12.00

  54. Illogan SETT of undivided moiety of Dudnance in Illogan. Rt. Hon. Viscount Clifden to Messrs Harvey, Thomas and Holman. 10p, typed, large folio, joined at top left with tape. Attached are two plans in ink and colour, one 8" x 11", one 7" x 7". Folded with docket title. Not signed. 1901. £26.00

  55. Jenkyns (Frans.) A PLAN FOR MAKING A SAFE AND COMMODIOUS HARBOUR IN ST. IVES BAY Cornwall. Surveyed and Drawn by Frans. Jenkyns, St. Ives. Engraved plan, size 11" x 17", plus wide margins (overall size 19" x 23"). Scale 3" = 1000ft. Compass rose. Shows the town with buildings, main streets named, Porthminster Point, The Island, Porth Meor, and the proposed Breakwater '2000ft in length'. Shows high ground with hachures, parkland or orchard with trees, rocky areas, sand banks, low water mark, Batteries, Pier. Some greyish spotting in margins bottom right, a few greyish marks on plan, mainly in Bay area, and some small rust spots below the word 'Cornwall' on title. Trace of vertical crease, some small impressions in paper like pencil points at a few places on plan. Backed recently with stiff paper. c1800. £130.00

  56. Kenwyn WILL of John Wilkins of Kenwyn, Tinner, 1716. Copy extracted from the Registry dated 1776. 2p. folio on 2 sheets held with rusty pin, tax stamps in margin. 1776. £22.00
    Bequeathes 20s a year to the poor of Kenwyn, property at Bossore, Veyseys tenement, 'part in the Grist Mill and all thereunto belonging in Idless', part in 'Husband tenement' etc., to his son.

  57. Kind Edward Mine PHOTOGRAPH of two students timbering an adit. Black and white, size 5" x 6". Shows two students at the mouth of an adit sawing planks, watched by a man in a bowler hat seated at the side. Titled later on verso in ink. 1920's. £6.00

  58. Lanlivery and Lostwithiel PLAN OF THE PELYN ESTATE in the Parishes of Lanlivery and Lostwithiel. For sale by Auction June 23rd 1925. Colour plan only from auction sale particular. Size 37" x 30", scale 14" to a mile. Shows 16 Lots. 1925. £7.00

  59. Launceston CONVEYANCE of Premises at Wooda in the Hamlet of Saint Thomas by Launceston, Messrs Pethybridge and others to The Boys Brigade. On vellum, folio, 5p, sewn at edge, with coloured sketch plan, size 10" x 6", on first page.... together with.... Abstract of Title, 1884, to same premises, 1857-70, 5p folio, and Mortgage of the New Hall Suite of rooms and Cottages, Henry Paynter to The Trustees of the Boys Brigade, vellum, 3p folio. 3 items. 1884-88. £20.00

  60. Launceston REPORT OF THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY AND DIVISION INTO WARDS OF THE BOROUGH. 3pp, with a sheet on which is a plan of town, coloured in outline, scale 4" to 1 mile and a plan of the borough, scale 1" to a mile, by R.K. Dawson. Folio, disbound, some slight off-setting, onto text. 1837. £22.00

  61. Leatherwork SHOEMAKER'S BILL drawn to Revd. Sandys. Neatly written on sheet 15" x 6", folded. Lists 80 items, 1803-4. Receipted as paid. 1803-4. £15.00
    Includes shoes tapped and heeled for Richard Oliver and Elizabeth Jory, as well as Sandys, mending the carriage harness, mending the portmanteau, 'to leather for the pump by Malachi Martin', 'leather for the Kitchen pump'.

  62. Lescudjack LEASE FOR A YEAR of lands in Lescojack otherwise Leskinnack, Joseph Biscoe and Nicholas Green to John Rogers. Vellum, size 13" x 19", four armorial wax seals. 1741. £20.00
    Details closes of land, and area of moor near Treneer Weeth, with occupiers of adjoining lands.

  63. Lescudjack, Penzance TRANSFER OF MORTGAGE Walter Borlase of Castlehorneck, John Trewren of Trewardreva, Richard Pearce of Kerris to Christopher Hawkins of Trewinnard. Concerns lands at Lescodgiack, Park and Growse, Bojowans, etc. 4 vellum sheets, 27" x 31", 4 good wax seals. 1750. £30.00
    Refers back to indenture of 1692, amongst others. Gives occupiers.

  64. Liskeard REPORT OF THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY OF THE BOROUGH OF LISKEARD. 2pp, with a folding plan, by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline. Scale 4" to 1 mile, and a Plan of the Borough, Scale 1" to a mile. Folio, disbound, some slight off-setting and waterstaining on text leaf. 1837. £22.00

  65. Liskeard REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF LISKEARD 2pp., with folding lithographed map, coloured in outline. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1832. £20.00

  66. Liskeard TO THE VOTERS FOR MEMBERS TO SERVE IN PARLIAMENT for the County of Cornwall. Broadside reprinting Joseph Childs letter to the Editor of the West Briton, Liskeard 20th February, 1826, with an introductory paragraph 'as an individual publicly attacked by the organ of the ultra Tories I send you this explanation of my conduct...'. 50 lines, size 16" x 10", folded and sent through the post to E.W.W. Pendarves. Straight-line Liskeard postmark with numbers '237'. Rowes, Printers, Whimple-Street, Plymouth. 1826. £40.00
    Refers to the controversy among the Liberal party about Catholic Emancipation. 'I trust we shall never see the County of Cornwall brought to a level with the Borough of Ipswich (where a friend of his had ben hooted out of town preceded by the Corporation carrying the images of saints on poles) but I sincerely believe that those who attempt to raise the foolish cry of 'No Popery' with the equally foolish hope of thereby securing the return of Sir Richard Vivyan have just as much and no more of the principles of true Religion... than the Electors of the Borough of Ipswich...' Ends with a plea for religious tolerance.

  67. Lostwithiel GENERAL STATEMENT of the Receipts and Expenditure on account of the Highways of the Parish of Lostwithiel from 7th May 1849 to 11 April 1850. Printed sheet with manuscript inserts, folio, printed on one side only, signed by John Bennett, Clerk to the Justices. 30th January 1852. £18.00

  68. Ludgvan CASTLE AN DINAS Sketch map in ink on paper backed with linen, size 13" x 24", very basic plan, scale 4 chains to one inch indicating Castle, Dennis Downs, Edwards's Crofts, Black Lane, etc. n.d. c1850. £25.00

  69. Ludgvan LEASE FOR A YEAR of the tenement of West Polgrean in Ludgvan, Tobias Tilly to John Beard. Single vellum sheet, wax seal, ink faded but legible. 1772. £8.00
    Includes Parc and Low, Great East Close, etc.

  70. Ludgvan PLAN OF COLLORIAN in the Parish of Ludgvan Property of The Revd. Canon Rogers 1834. Manuscript map on paper, scale 3 chains to 1 inch, size approx. 19" x 16". Mounted flat on recent very fine linen, traces of old folds. In ink and green wash, shows roads, buildings at Collorian and Cockwells, Poldi(ce) Lode, line of water supplying Trewinnard House, well, field boundaries, each plot with a number. Owners of adjacent lands named. By J. Roberts, 1834. £80.00

  71. Luscadjack, Penzance LEASE FOR A YEAR of lands, tenements, fields in Lescodgiack in the parish of Madern, Richard Pearce of Kerris, in Paul, to Thomas Trewren of Trewardreva. Vellum, size 15" x 21", small wax seal. 1742. £22.00
    Details the various areas of land including Tonkins Wieth, Finneys, Alverton Wieth, etc.

  72. Maclean (John), historian FOUR LETTERS from John Maclean to Jonathan Rashleigh, 1873-5. Small 8vo, three of them written on both sides. On headed paper of Pallingswick Lodge, and Tolcarne, St. Austell, and one from Bodmin. 1873-5. £18.00
    Mentions proposing Rashleigh as a member of the Harleian Society, the fire destroying the Society's stock of early books, etc. Maclean was the author of 'The Parochial History of the Deanery of Trigg Minor'.

  73. Manaccan DECLARATION of Edward and Jane Williams that they have received the £100 due to them under the will of Francis Boucher of Manaccan, yeoman, and that they release the executor James Johns of any further claims. 1p, large folio, signed by Edward and Jane, with small papered seals. Witnessed by Patrick Reilly. 1794. £16.00

  74. Manaccan, Wendron DEMISE by way of Mortgage of Halvose in Manaccan, Gwealhellis in Wendron, and Rent Charge in lieu of Great Tithes in Wendron and St. Hilary and St. Keverne for a term of 800 years, John Vivian and John Kendall to George Treweeke of Illogan Rectory, 1842. On verso is a reassignment of 1856, Cordelia Vivian to John Kendall. Two large vellum sheets, 2 wax seals. Outside where titled rather dusty. 1842. £16.00

  75. Manor of Liskeard AWARD OF THE COMMISSIONERS made under 'An Act to Confirm and Enfranchise the Estates of the Conventionary Tenants of the Ancient Accessionable Manors of the Duchy of Cornwall, and to quiet titles....' concerning the commutation of Fines, Fees, Heriots etc. Size 20" x 24", 'Manor of Liskeard. Duchy Award' written in ink on back wrap. 2pp. preamble explaining the Award, followed by 17 printed pages, printed on rectos only, printed in columns for Name of Proprietor or Claimant, Description of Tenement, Particulars of the Lands (Field names etc. with measure), Annual Payments, Casual Payments, Sum of Heriot, etc., Total, Arrears. In plain paper wraps, cloth spine, name 'Robert Coad, Liskeard' in ink on top wrap. Loosely folded down centre (but not creased). May 1845 £95.00
    Tenements include Trevelmond, Landazard, Caduskett, Boduel, Penhale, Tempellow, Double Boies Mill, Tremabe, Liskeard Workhouse, Troy's Pitt, Lady Parks. The last page lists the Demesne Lands of the Duke of Cornwall. The preamble refers to a separate map which was made.

  76. Mawgan in Meneage LEASE two messuages and 37 acres, part of Killianker, known as Roskymer Cutter, G.L. Bassett of Tehidy Park to Elisha Aver. Printed on three pages, folio, sewn at edge, with details in manuscript. With double-page sketch plan in ink on waxed cotton sewn in, with schedule giving acreage of fields numbered on plan 1883. £15.00
    Signed by Bassett's Mineral Agent.

  77. Merther LEASE of a moiety of a messuage or tenement in the parish of Merther near a place called Penpons Tresillian, Edward Wynne to Joseph Weekes of Merther, Carpenter. Later copy of a 1777 lease, 3p., folio.. together with... Conditions of a Survey for leasing a tenement at Tresillian, 1819. 2p., folio. Lists the offers made by 9 people. William Gartler was the purchaser. Two pieces. 1819. £16.00

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  78. Mining Equipment INVOICE of G. Treglown & Son, Pool, Carn Brea. 1930. 1p., folio, printed heading and listing of 28 items sold to South Crofty in September 1930. Includes Miners Picks, Cotton Waste, Ragging Sledges etc. September 1930. £6.00

  79. Morden (Robt.) CORNWALL by Robert Morden. Engraved map, cartouche with title and Morden's name, coloured in yellow and blue, outline colour in yellow and pale blue-green, with churches indicating villages in red, border yellow. Size 14" x 16", traces of central fold. Table at top with key to the figures, and an explanation of the signs for Market Town, Parish etc. Two very small edge tears in top margin, repaired on verso. 1695 £100.00
    From the 1695 edition of Camden's 'Britannia'.

  80. North Petherwin, and Jacobstow PARISHES OF NORTH PETHERWIN, AND JACOBSTOW. Attractive Sale of Freehold Agricultural Properties. Known as Middle Whiteley Farm, Billacott Farm, and Little Clubworthy Farm, A Tenement at Maxworthy Cross, and Little Exe Farm. Messrs. J. Kittow & Son.... For Sale by Public Auction at the White Hart Hotel, Launceston, on Tuesday, the 11th day of June, 1912. 8pp, folio. 1912. £25.00

  81. Ordnance Survey CORNWALL. A set of five maps covering almost the whole of Cornwall. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Copper plate engravings, on five sheets, each folding to 12" x 9", dissected, and mounted on linen. Being Sheet Nos. 29, 30, 31, 32 & 33, sheet sizes approx. 25" x 36". Decorative engraved borders pasted to 3 edges of each sheet, except for Sheet 31 which has no borders, and Sheet 30 which has border on left edge only. The margins of all sheets have been clipped at the top with loss of sheet nos., on several sheets the scale bar and imprint have been cut off or partly obscured by border. A clean set, apart from a few light foxing spots on the Bude Bay sheet (29), contained in a very fine original box with pull off top in the form of a book, full straight grained red morocco, gilt, a.e.g., raised bands. Arms of the Ordnance in gilt on the front of the box. The maps fit into a shiny card folder which facilitates their slipping into the box, onto this is pasted an Index map. Five sheets in all:- sheets 29, 30, 31, 32, & 33. Published Lt. Col. Mudge, Tower. 1809-13. This edition 1820's. £540.00
    A fine set of very early impressions, covering most of Cornwall from a line just east of Bude Haven down to 'Polperrow'. The sheets correspond to Margary State 3. These five sheets were published as 'Part the III' of the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain. The sheets covering the area near the eastern border were in 'Part the II' (Devon) on sheets 24, 25, 26.

  82. Ordnance Survey SET OF SEVEN MAPS Scale 1" to 1 mile, covering all of Cornwall and part of Devon. All sheets dissected and mounted on linen, folding into pale grey endpapers, 8vo. Some of the places covered written in ink on the endpapers. Comprises: Sheet XXXII. Lizard. Size 8" x 16". Borders at bottom and left stuck on; Sheet XXXIII. Penzance. Size 21" x 24". Borders at top and bottom are pasted on; Sheet XXX. Lostwithiel, Newquay. Size 24" x 31"; Sheet XXXI. Fowey, Redruth, Truro. Size 25" x 36"; Sheet XXXIV. Looe, Plymouth, Prawle Point. Size 16" x 36". Bottom border is pasted on. Paper slightly cockled mainly in sea area, linen on verso grubby; Sheet XXXV. Liskeard, Launceston. Size 24" x 36". Some slight discoloration of linen on verso; Sheet XXVI. Stratton, South Molton, Holdsworthy. Size 24" x 36"; Sheet XXIX. Bude. Size 24" x 10". Left border is pasted on; Sheet XXV. Stratton, Holdsworthy. Size 24" x 36". J. Whatman watermarks, 1850's. £260.00

  83. Penzance DEED for declaring uses for a Fine, Richard Pearce and his wife of Kerris to Walter Borlase of Castle Hornack. Refers to twenty cottages, a hundred acres of pasture at Lescudjack, Castle Down, Morraps. Vellum, 12" x 22", 3 wax seals, including good armorial one by Borlase's signature, and one with a sailing ship. Witnessed by Margaret Borlase and W. Tremenheere. 1741. £30.00

  84. Penzance Harbour ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXIV.2. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36", folded in four. Corner piece covering some fields, approx. 6" x 11", torn away top right, and a piece from a later edition neatly tipped on. Second Edition 1908. £22.00
    Covers area from Graving Dock to rail platforms east of Chyandour, north as far as Chyanhall.

  85. Penzance SKETCH OF CORIN'S FIELDS 1834. Simple sketch plan in ink, on folio sheet, showing four fields, adjoining owners. Scale bar with scale of chains, (3 chains to an inch), with measurement and total. Signed by J.H. Rutger. 1834. £14.00
    A note added in a later hand below title 'since Coulson's, bought 1850 by J.J. Rogers. Rutger surveyed Penzance for a lithographed town plan of 1841.

  86. Peters (J.P.) THE YEOMAN'S CLUB To Support Freedom of Election & Constitutional Protection. Broadside, size 12" x 8", putting forward a proposal for funding a sum by subscription of £20,000,the interest to be applied 'against oppressive Law, when the spirit of darkness has a too powerful ascendancy'. 'This plan is humbly submitted to the Yeomanry of Cornwall by their friend and Brother J.P. Peters. January 21, 1825.' E. Heard, Printer, Truro. 1825. £36.00

  87. Pipe Roll JOHN STACKHOUSE ESQUIRE Sheriff Accounting for the Issues of his Office from the feast of St. Michael... for the space of one whole year sendeth an account of the fee farm and other Debts underwritten, viz. PARCELS OF THE PIPE... GREENWAX... Roll on vellum, size 58" x 11", on two membranes sewn together. Lists sums from various properties in Cornwall, for example 'Of the Prior and Convent of St. Michael Cornwall for a messuage and land in Lambden...', 'Of Francis Godolphin Esq. for a Messuage and land in Milor', 'Of Simon Middleton for the Manor of Bodmin'. 'Greenwax' includes fines of persons at the Assizes and General Gaol delivery for the County, at Quarter Sessions, etc. There is also a total for Judges' lodgings, delivering proclamations, etc., with sum total. Signed by Edward Woodcock, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe. Vellum with some discoloration due to damp, and with some 'cockling' of vellum. The top 6 inches with the title has been affected with damp or rodent damage with loss of some words. The text itself is legible throughout. 1779. £140.00

  88. Polsue (Manor of) ABSTRACT OF TITLE of Luttrell Wynne to the Manor of Polsue. 4p., small 4to. Details title from 1732 to 1765, beginning with Narcissus Luttrell... together with... The Clear Yearly Value of Polsue in St. Erme. May 18811. CHECK this n.d. c1820. £18.00

  89. Porkellis, Carvedras ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 12" x 18". Top margin trimmed and plain paper pasted across with title in ink 'Trewavas and Carlidna'. Linen-backed, central fold. Area round North Lovel Mine and around Trewavas shaded in pink wash, upper part of area marked 'Undivided', 'Proposed new HT Line' marked in pencil. c1910. £12.00
    Shows numerous old tin mines and quarries.

  90. Prince Royal Mine TWO PLANS Prince Royal Mine. Two drawings on cartridge paper, size 21" x 30", both headed 'Prince Royal Mine', scale 1:300, one showing simple Plan, with Watson's shaft etc., the other Longitudinal Section and Cross Section. Both have compass rose. In pen and pink and green wash. L. Buckney, May 1932. £22.00
    Presumably prepared by a student. A teacher has marked a slightly misaligned labelling with a pencil note.

  91. Rae (Oliver M) FOUR POSTCARDS of Polperro. Original etched views on good quality card with uncut edges, good plate marks, each with tissue guard. Views are: The Jew's House, Couch's House, The Harbour (2). Titled and signed in plate. c1930? £10.00

  92. Reynolds (C) Publisher THE ALBUM OF CORNWALL VIEWS. Being 21 photo litho views on an extending strip. Original boards, approx. 6" x 5", decorative gilt title, cloth spine. c189- £15.00
    Includes Penzance, St. Ives, Botallack Mine, Port Minster, St. Ives, Falmouth etc.

  93. Roscarnon, St.Keverne LEASE of two messuages at Roscarnon, John Sandys of Lanarth to Nicholas Banfield, yeoman. Vellum, 22" x 23", wax seal with dragon. 1713. £30.00
    The lease reserves all trees of 'Oake Ash Elme and Sickamore'. For an extra £4 rent Banfield was to have all the tithes and tenths of hay, corn and grain.

  94. Ruan Major RECTOR'S COMMUTATION RENT CHARGE due 1st January 1845. Manuscript, folio, neatly and clearly written over 6 double-page spreads, headings to each page written in large decorative script, in columns with No., Occupier, Situation of Property, Increase on Averages, Amount to be Collected, Property Tax, etc. Covers Rent Charge due 1st January 1845, July 1845, January 1846. Sewn in plain wraps, decorative manuscript title.... together with.... similar documents for 1846-7, 1848, 1849, 1850. 5 booklets in all, the last two have extreme bottom right hand corners of pages damp-affected, not affecting text. 1845-50. £85.00
    Approximately 25 names of occupiers listed in each volume. Surnames include Lugg, Lambruck, Keverne, Barnicoat, Pengelly.

  95. Saint Cleer and Saint Stephen's-by-Saltash PLANS, PARTICULARS, AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF WELL-SITUATED FREEHOLD FARMS And Valuable Quarries of Stone, to be Held at Webb's Hotel, Liskeard, On Monday, December 11th, 1911. By Messrs. J. Kittow & Son, Launceston. With 3 large coloured folding plans, 7pp, folio, original printed wraps. 1911. £40.00
    Includes farms of East and West Hendra, Trevollard, the tenement of Cumble Torr with the Quarry on the bank of the River Lynher.

  96. Saint Keverne APPORTIONMENT OF THE RENT CHARGE IN LIEU OF TITHES in the Parish of Saint Keverne in the County of Cornwall... 1842. (xiii) + 59pp., large folio, lacks wraps. Printed in columns with Landowners, Occupiers, No. on Plan, Description, State of Cultivation, Quantity, Amount of Rent Charge. pages dog-eared and dusty at corners, 2" tear in top margin throughout the volume. 1842. £170.00
    Comprises three 'Schedules', 'Remainder of Lands', 'Summary'.

  97. Saint Wenn APPORTIONMENT OF THE RENT CHARGE IN LIEU OF TITHES in the Parish of Saint Wenn, in the County of Cornwall. 24pp., folio, thin card wraps, cloth spine. Printed in columns giving names of Landowners and Occupiers, no. on Plan, Description of premises and land, Cultivation, Quantity, Rent-charge. 1839. £100.00
    Includes the tenements of Tregolls, Lancorla, Tregurtha, Trewollack, Cransworth, etc., and the public roads

  98. Salwey (Jasper) CORNWALL. A SKETCH-BOOK 16 pencil sketches. Sm. 4to, boards, bookplate. Label with illustration on front board. Published 1922. £12.00

  99. Sancreed REFERENCE To The Map of the Parish of Sancreed. Oblong roy 8vo, rebound in modern half calf, raised bands, gilt lettering piece on spine. Manuscript title on first page. Printed in columns, across two pages, completed in manuscript, on 130 double-page spreads, plus blanks. With columns:- Estates (e.g. Tregerras, Botrea, Bejowans etc.), Owners, Occupiers, Nos referring to the Plan, Names and Description of Lands and Premises (field names, gardens etc., Acreage of Arable and Pasture, of Croft and Commons, Total, and Remarks.. together with... THE PARISH OF SANCREED IN THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL, R. Pentreath, W. Marrack, G. Hosking, Surveyors. Recent manuscript copy of the Tithe map, 1851, scale 10 chains to an inch, on two sheets of thin card, each sheet 20" x 25". In ink, with the outlines of the estates in colour, and each plot numbered lightly in pencil - the numbers corresponding with the Book of Reference. 1851. £170.00
    Approximately 16 lands and premises per spread.

  100. Sithney PLAN of of Several Plots of Ground Lying Contiguous to the Boundary line between Canon Rogers lands in Bosoar and lands of John Buller, at Longstone Down. Manuscript plan in ink and colour, size 25" x 10", scale 99ft. to 1", showing bound stones, small strips of land, reference table with distances between named points in links, one for Rogers and one for Buller... with... PLAN of proposed New Hedge to enclose Site of old Cottages at Sithney Common. Basic printed plan on large folio sheet, hand shading, names seem to have been printed with rubber stamp kit. 2 items. c1850 & 1902. £34.00

  101. Sithney THE LIST OF PERSONS ENTITLED TO VOTE in the Election of a Member for the Borough of Helston, in respect of Property occupied within the parish of Sithney. Printed sheet, signed by the four Overseers, size 14" x 18", listing 139 voters, in columns with Nature of Qualification, Place in the Parish. Folded in half vertically, traces of other folds, pin-holes at corners (these lists were usually nailed to the church door). Someone has numbered each entry in ink at the left of each name, from 229 - 368. They have also made amendments to about a dozen entries, for example deleting 'Mill' in 'House and Mill'. Roberts, Printer, Helston. 1833. £70.00

  102. South Crofty Ltd. SHARE CERTIFICATE Capital £130,000. Printed in pale mauve, with decorative border, manuscript inserts, cancelled stamps. Size 11" x 13". Made out for 50 shares. Trace of central fold. 1951. £26.00

  103. St. Agnes and Perranzabuloe BOND of John Thomas of Chiverton to Joseph Reed of Wendron for two hundred pounds. Contemporary copy, in a very small hand, on 2p., folio. 1823 (paper watermarked 1821). £16.00
    Relates to an arbitration to be held in a dispute over land in the Manor of Tywarnhale. Thomas was Lord of the Manor and claimed Reed was committing a trespass when he and his servants entered land in the area of Bans and dug up soil and caused stones and rubbish to be thrown into the leats. He claimed he had a right to do this as he was a copyholder.

  104. St. Buryan & St. Just ELECTION POSTER 'Notice of Election of one County Councillor for each of the above Electoral Divisions.' Size 24" x 18", several folds. 1946. £10.00

  105. St. Enoder COUNTERPART LEASE of eight Acres of Fat Work Common in St. Enoder, William Rashleigh of Menabilly to Banjamin Brokenshire. Large vellum sheet, wax seal. Ink slightly faded. 1825. £14.00

  106. St. Enoder COUNTERPART OF DEMISE of a moiety of Nankervis in St. Enoder for 21 years, William Rashleigh of Menabilly to Francis Symonds. On paper, size 21" x 29", two small splits at one fold, wax seal. 1825... together with two similar deeds, Demise, 1827, and Counterpart Demise, 1848. 3 items. 1825-48. £26.00
    The last document contains one large folio page of stipulations about farming methods to be carried out - amount of sea sand, manure, lime etc., to be added per acre, and type of stock to be kept.

  107. St. Enoder COUNTERPART DEMISE of Ennis and Chyowne in the parish of St. Enoder for 4 years, Philip Rashleigh of Menabilly to John Parkin of St. Enoder. 1808. On paper, 20" x 28", paper seal... together with... COUNTERPART DEMISE of Nankervis in St. Enoder, Wiliam Rashleigh of Menabilly to William Hooper, 1848. On paper, 2p. large folio. 1808 and 1848. £17.00

  108. St. Enoder DEMISE of a moiety of Nankervis in St. Enoder for 21 years, William Rashleigh to Francis Symonds. on paper size 21" x 29", signed by Rashleigh with wax seal. Three small splits in paper at central fold. 1825. £16.00

  109. St. Erme AN ESTIMATE OF THE YEARLY VALUE of Tregoniney in the Parish of St. Erm taken October 1813 by Francis Retallack. Manuscript schedule on 1p., 4to, listing names of 22 fields with no. of acres and value per acre. On adjoining leaf is an accompanying letter from Francis Retallack to Charles Rashleigh at Duporth, thanking him for keeping the 'Boatsmans place' for young Mr. Vincent. Address panel with large '4' on verso... together with... LETTER from R.D. Michell to C. Rashleigh, 19th March 1814, saying he thinks Retallack has been erroneous in his calculation of the value and he would abide by the value of Mr. Whitley of Tregony. 1813. £16.00

  110. St. Erth AUCTION POSTER Advertising the sale of the Fee-Simple of a Tenement in Higher Leah, adjoining Tenement in Killinoon, in the occupation of Richard Woon, moiety of Killinoon Common.... Sale at the White Hart Hotel, Hayle, on Friday 15th August 1873. Size 24" x 17", several folds, few short tears to margins. 1873. £16.00

  111. St. Ive and Callington PLANS, PARTICULARS, AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF FREEHOLD FARMS Mill, Accommodation Lands & Dwelling-houses in the Parishes of St. Ive & Callington, Cornwall. To be held at Golding's Hotel, Callington, Wednesday, Sept. 13th, 1916 by Messrs. J. Kittow & Son, Launceston. With 2 large coloured folding plans, 13pp, folio, original printed wraps. 1916. £45.00
    Includes farms of East Crift, West Crift, Durnaford, houses in Fore Street and Well Street, Callington.

  112. St. Ive, Quethiock and Pillaton ST. IVE, QUETHIOCK AND PILLATON PARISHES CORNWALL. PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE OF FREEHOLD PROPERTIES Comprising Farms and Detached Fields. Messrs J. Kittow & Son Are instructed to offer the above for Sale by Auction at Golding's Hotel, Callington on Wednesday, 5th July, 1916. With 4 large coloured folding plans, 9pp, folio, original printed wraps. 1916. £45.00
    Includes the farms of Penpoll, Ford and Saunton, tenement of West Morsehead.

  113. St. Ives THE REPRESENTATION OF ST. IVES Mr Pendarves before the Electors. Off-print from the Cornish Telegraph, printed on one side only, size 30" x 12", in three columns, comprising a letter to the electors from William Cole Pendarves, the Liberal candidate, and a Report of his election meeting at St. Ives Town Hall. Numerous folds, long repaired tear across 1 fold. 1881. £7.00

  114. St. Just BOND A Bill binding Thomas Lanyon of St. Just, Yeoman, to pay £204. to Humphrey Pascoe of St. Ives, Merchant. 1p. sm. folio, blank adjoining leaf with docket title and note on interest on verso, small wax seal, signed Lanyon and witnessed by Wm. Usticke, Jn. Harvey, D. Keskey. 1728. £22.00

  115. St. Keverne DEMISE of the tithes and tenths of hay, corn and grain belonging to the Rectory of St. Keverne, arising from a part of a tenement called Trevivian, Richard Hele of Fleet Damerell, Devon, to John Reskilly, yeoman, of St. Keverne. Printed on vellum, 41 lines, with manuscript inserts, size 13" x 14", signed by Reskilly with small wax seal. Large heading with attractive initial letter. 1706. £36.00
    Three 'lives' with their ages listed on verso. Symons' 'Gazeteer of Cornwall' lists Trevivian as a farm of 120 acres in St. Keverne.

  116. St. Leonard's Hospital Launceston DISPUTE REGARDING SEAL. A series of letters between C.L. Cowlard, clerk of the Lazar Ground Charity, and Miss A.M. Gurney of Trebursye regarding the ownership of the seal of St. Leonard's and requesting her to hand it to the charity. 11 letters dated between 1892 & Feb. 1893. £50.00

  117. St. Minver ABSTRACT of the Title Deeds &c to the premises bought by William Sandys Clerk of Mrs Lewellen taken by Samuel Warren the 15th May 1771. Manuscript on two sides small folio, blank conjoint leaf with docket title on verso, partly split at fold between first and second leaf. Signed by Warren. Details leases etc. from May 1742 to June 1771. 1771. £24.00
    Concerns tenements of Little Trehawke, Hamblys, Styles, and 'The Wastrell'.

  118. St. Minver INSURANCE CERTIFICATE for 'St. Minver House' and farms and cottages in Church Town and Trevanger, St. Minver. 2pp., folio, blank conjoint leaf, folds. Manuscript inserts, listing 23 properties. Vignette at top of page, size 4" x 5", showing large sun flanked by firemen. 1901. £18.00

  119. St. Minver LEASE of Anthony's tenement in Tregwarmond in St. Minver, Trehane Symons to Samuel Symons. On paper, size 19" x 26", two good wax seals with busts, some minor small splits at folds, and slight wear at two points where folds meet with loss of a couple of letters... together with... DEPOSITION of Moses Ede, son of Roger Ede, who held a lease in Tregwarmond under Jonathan Anthony, relative to the bounds of the tenement, hedges etc. (a Walter Ede is referred to in the 1793 lease). 31 lines, small folio, signed and witnessed. 2 items. 1793 and 1806. £25.00
    The closes appurtaining to the messuage were called Neilden's Ground, German's Bargain, Seven Acres. 'his father always cut the said Bound of furze which was stubbed up, when the High road was formed...'

  120. St. Minver NOTE OF COSTS of Mr May for repairing St. Minver Church. Manuscript, 2p, small 8vo, 27 items listed, e.g. 'Buttresses to Chancel... £10'. 1870. £8.00

  121. St. Neot, Padstow ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 14" x 19", plus margins. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into new marbled paper endpapers. Trimmed to border hence lacking marginal information. c1895. £16.00

  122. St. Wenn A PARTICULAR and estimate of the yearly value of the Barton of Tregganetha in the Parish of St. Wenn.... surveyed and valued in the month of July 1803 by John Stephens of Lower St. Columb. Manuscript valuation on one side of single sheet size 15" x 6". Folds. Lists 21 fields by name, plus dwelling house and garden, with acreages, value per acre, and yearly value. 1803. £18.00

  123. Sunday Observance LINES Dedicated to Abram B. Broadside, size 9" x 8", folds, being a poem in 17 stanzas, printed in two columns with decorative border between them, satirising the hypocrisy of those who impose a strict Sunday observance on the lower orders whilst the elite do as they like. n.d. c1830? £38.00
    'But Mechanics who travel on foot/Shall taste not a drop of sour Porter/They dare not - and if they dispute/We'll fine them on every quarter... Godolphin the doctrine imbibes/And hunts after Masons and Tailors/To bridewell conveys in whole tribes/Gipsy-women and castaway Sailors'. A previous owner has written a footnote in ink in the bottom margin explaining the reference to fines in the second line as referring to 'Revd. Molesworth's opinion expressed on the Bench at St. Columb'

  124. Symons (R), Surveyor PLAN OF THE PARISH OF TOWEDNACK in the County of Cornwall Lithographed hand-coloured plan on thick paper backed with linen, size 35" x 25", scale 8 Chains to an Inch. Decorative title, compass rose, scale bar. Shows buildings, roads, fields (with numbers from Tithe Apportionment), Tin Works at Bolenow Vean, 'Three Blue Stones' on south-west parish border, cliffs and 'St. George's Channel' in the North. Different areas shaded in very pale wash of different colours with brighter shading at edges. Dissected into four sections, mounted recently on linen, silk edging tape, folding into modern cloth covered boards, printed label on front board. Printed for and Published by R. Symons, Surveyor. Truro: 1848. £250.00
    The lithographers were Frise & Marker, 3 Palace Gate, Exeter.

  125. Tregonetha, St. Wenn ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 33 S.W. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18", linen-backed and folding into 4to marbled endpapers, printed label. Revised 1905. £10.00
    Covers Castle-an-Dinas, Little Brynn, Demelza, St. Wenn

  126. Trenethick DRAFT INSTRUCTION FOR PETITION to Chancellor for William Hill Esq., tenant for life on Trenethick &c., to cut down Timber for purchase of Land Tax. 5p., folio, together with: Bill of Mr Corfield for measuring trees, 1798. 1p. narrow folio; Account of Timber sold at Trenethick 1799. 4p., folio, written in columns with 'To Whom Sold', 'Cash Recd.' etc. Paper ragged at edges; Act. of 2nd Sale July 1800, 1p. folio; In Chancery. Order for Sale of Timber to purchase Land Tax. April. 1799. 3p., folio; Sale of Trenethick Timber. Bill of Costs. Details legal costs Oct. 1798 - Dec. 1800. 4p., narrow folio. 6 items. 1798-1800. £50.00
    Among the purchasers were Joseph Vivian, Capt. Gundry, Capt. Teague, William Trewartha of St. Day, etc.

  127. Trescowthick family AFFADAVIT OF DEBT Statement of Elizabeth Moore of Helston affirming that Mark Trescowthick of Sithney is indebted to her for the sum of £2.2s. 6d. 10 lines in manuscript on one side of small folio sheet, folded. Signed by H. Tremenhere, Mayor, and Elizabeth Moore. 1741. £16.00

  128. Truro and Saint Austell ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Printed surface area approx. 24" x 36". Scale 1" to 1 mile. Linen-backed,folded to small 4to, marbled endpapers, in red slipcase with yellow Stanford label. Printed from an Electrotype taken in 1878. £50.00
    Covers an area from the Helford River to Polperro and from Illogan and Perran Sands to Lanreath. Corresponds to Margary State 5.

  129. Truro Boundaries REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF TRURO 3pp, with a coloured folded Plan by R.K. Dawson. Scale 2" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 3 pages of text. 1832. £22.00

  130. Valentine (J) ALBUM containing 24 views of Penzance area, each size 6" x 8", titled in white in plate, in album with cloth covered boards, thick card window mounts. c1910. £25.00
    Views include: Longships Light, St. Buryan Church, Trereiffe Avenue in Penzance, Mousehole, The Square St. Just, Pendeen Lighthouse.

  131. Wheal Canon, Sithney ANSWER of Hugh Stevens Defendant to the Petition of William Stevens Plaintiff in the Stannary Court. 2p folio, tear at one fold repaired, small Stannary stamp. 1842. £25.00
    Hugh denied that he had held shares in the mine up until 'the working was abandoned on the 30th day of June 1841'.

  132. Wheal Margaret, Uny Lelant, near St. Ives SET OF QUARTERLY REPORTS 1858-1873. Group of separately published printed quarterly Reports, each 2p, 4to, mostly on blue paper, printed on one side of leaf only, name of mine in decorative lettering at head. Comprises Statement of account, giving amounts for labour costs, carriage, merchants bills, Doctor, etc., and Tin sold, details of shares etc., and on the second page a detailed Agents' Report on work in the different lodes (such as South Russoe, Mushell Lode, Foul Lode), equipment installed etc. Agents include Thomas Michell, Thomas Treweeke, John Williams. A broken run. Comprises (no. of reports in brackets) :- 1858 (2), 1861 (1)1862 (3), 1863 (3), 1864 (3), 1865 (2), 1866 (3), 1867 (2), 1869 (2), 1873 (2). Two reports rather browned. 23 Reports in all. 1858-1873. £95.00
    Wheal Margaret had been worked in the eighteenth century, restarted in 1842, and became one of the most productive mines in the area. In 1874 it became part of the Wheal Sisters group. It is uncommon to find a group of mine reports spanning a number of years.

  133. Whig cause in Cornwall A SUBSCRIPTION in favour of Mr. White, editor of The Independent Whig, in consideration of his pecunious losses in the cause of Liberty. Manuscript, single 4to sheet, headed as above, with 13 signatures with the amount subscribed. On verso is 'Paid £15 10s. to Mr White March 21st at the Whig Office.' Folds. Paper watermarked 1813. £25.00
    Among the subscribers are R. Gerveys Grylls, Wm. Davey, J. Rashleigh, Wm. Michell. The British Library has a copy of 'The Trials at large of the Editor and Printer of the Independent Whig, Sunday Newspaper (J.H.H. and W. White); on charges of Libels on Lord Ellenborough and Sir S. Le Blanc, Taken in short-hand.' 1808.

  134. William Wynne Pendarves LETTER to Mr Rashleigh, dated Queen Anne Street, London 24 Jan. 1807. 2p., 4to, blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Thanks Rashleigh for money from a sale, and tells him to keep five pounds for himself from the next remittance for the 'good bargain which you made for me'. No wrapper or envelope. 1807. £12.00


  135. Withers (A) PLAN OF ROSKEAR FARM IN THE PARISH OF CAMBORNE The Property of E.W. Pendarves, Esqr. 1832. Manuscript plan in ink and colour, on thick paper backed with linen, rolled. Signed beneath the scale bar 'A. Withers'. Size 76" x 49", scale bar of 'Chains in the Proportion of 16 Fathoms to an Inch' (2 chains = approx. 3in.) Large decorative title across top, compass rose. Covers the Red River at the top, with Tehidy Mills and streamworks on a tributary of the Red River, Paull's Farm and the area just to the south of it at the bottom of the map (near the bottom edge someone has added 'Freeman's Shaft' in pencil at a much later date). Shows roads in buff, water features, areas outline shaded in bright blue-green (presumably Pendarves's land), woodland shown in green with small trees, field boundaries, with hedges, buildings, names of adjoining owners. Quarries are shaded in brown, high ground shown with hachures in pale buff, elvan courses shown with wide buff shading, Great Cross Course shown with wide buff line. Shows mines above ground and below in great detail. Reference table on right, with decorative heading, with key to 23 named shafts (more shafts are named on the map). Shows adits, courses in blue red, green, with numerous small figures. At the mines shows Cobbing House, Capstan, Skew Buds, Carpenter's and Smith's Shop, Account House, Whim Round, Ore Floors, Steam Whim, Engineer's House, Dressing House, Stamps. Some information on underground workings seems to have been added at a later date. At the left edge of the map are shown 'Old Copper House', and the houses of Richards, Jenkins, Hocking, Rule, Quintrell. Some pale brown spotting from damp down the top 18" of the map, and a few tears in linen near the top edge. The linen here is also darkened due to exposure where the map kept rolled. 1832. £650.00
    A map of a relatively early date, providing very detailed information for the surface and underground topography of these mines. Alexander Withers is listed in Eden's 'Dictionary of Land Surveyors' as active in Cornwall 1824-57, recorded as making estate, mineral and tithe maps.

  136. Wreck LETTER to Joseph Yonge Attorney at Mevagissey, dated Redruth 14th March 1750, from A. Angove. 13 lines on 1p., small folio, folded, address panel on verso, and docket title 'papers sent me abt the Wreck'. Angove says he is sending a paper by order of Lord Falmouth and other landowners to Sjt. Wynne, to see if he wishes to support them in their proportional claim (presumably referring to a wreck). Says if Mr. Fortescue needs a man to erect his furnace he can recommend a better workman than Martyn Cornelius 'who is very idle & bad'. Enclosed is 4to sheet 'An Account of the Estates Joyning to the western side of the Gannell with the value of each Lord's Estate from Portislandjoack to Penpoll Cove'. Lists 35 owners with name of land and monetary value. 1750. £35.00

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