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  1. Alexandra Theatre, Newton Abbot BABES IN THE WOOD Pantomime playbill. Reg Lever presents his Annual Xmas Pantomime, in 12 Scenes. See Toyland... The Dancing Skeletons... Horace the Horse. Playbill printed in three colours on card, size 12" x 8", with picture of children, rabbits, etc. 1951. £12.00

  2. Alexandra Theatre, Newton Abbot JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Reg Lever presents his Annual Xmas Pantomime, in 14 Spectacular Scenes. See The Wonder Circus, The Dancing Donkeys.... Playbill printed in three colours on card, size 12" x 8", with picure of giant asleep and Jack stealing hen, in red, yellow and blue. Early 1950's. £12.00

  3. Ashburton TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet CXIV N.E (much of Ashburton, Buckfast), and CIX S.W (Bickington, West Ogwell). Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 17", plus margins. Trace of central vertical fold in first map. Revision of 1904 with additions in 1938. £18.00

  4. Aylesbeare PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Two Highly Desirable Valuable Freehold Farms, viz. 'Rill Farm' and 'Homer Dairy'.... which will be offered for Sale by Auction by Messrs. Hussey & Son.... Friday June 17th, 1921.... 12pp., sm. folio, wraps, coloured folding plan. 1921. £18.00
    Part of Lord Clinton's Estate.

  5. Barnstaple ROYAL AND FORTESCUE HOTEL Barnstaple, North Devon. 23pp., oblong small 8vo, stiff wraps with gold embossed title and coats of arms. Five illustrations of the hotel from pencil drawings, and 4 photographic illustrations of Barnstaple. Mendip Press, Bath. c1930. £7.00

  6. Barnstaple THE BARNSTAPLE CHARTER Printed transcript of the Latin charter, with summaries in English in the margins. 2pp., folio, folded with docket title. Pages numbered 1-3... together with... THE COMMISSION AND INQUISITION Temp. Edward III. Taking Notice of King Athelstan's Charter to the Burgesses of Barnstaple. The same format as above, but with no English note in the margin. Both documents have small needle holes in the blank area at the foot of the third page where it was once sewn onto card. 2 items. n.d. c1830 £50.00

  7. Barnstaple, Ilfracombe, Ashcombe Hill ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size approx. 24" x 36". 1890. £25.00
    Much of the map is sea area.

  8. Bell-ringing GUILD OF DEVONSHIRE RINGERS Meeting at Ottery St. Mary 1894. Photograph, size 9" x 11", showing a large group of approx. 60 men and a few young boys, grouped in front of an ivy-covered wall, the first three rows seated, others standing, a few in the front row holding hand-bells, and others holding bell-ropes. Titled in pencil on the print. Small tear at top edge, repaired on verso. 1894. £25.00

  9. Bishops Tawton CASH RECD. AT BISHOPS TAWTON COURT on Wednesday the 14th day of May 1794. List of names and sums received on 3 sides 12" x 4". 80 names listed. 1794. £24.00

  10. Bishops Tawton COUNTERPART OF LEASE of Whiteamoors, a tenement containing 24 acres, for ninety nine years. George Barber to William Joyce. Vellum, size 23" x 30", good wax seal with a bird. 1814. £17.00
    Gives amounts of fine, rent, heriot, best beast.

  11. Bishops Tawton MEMORANDUMS taken at Bishops Tawton Apl. 24 1793. 4 pages folio, notes taken presumably by an agent of an estate. Notes many requests for timber 'Jhn Rumbello has applied for some rough Timber for Gates on Upcott', 'Mr Seldon applied for Timber for a Barn's floor he says there are a great many trees more than a Hund. but they are not large ones. Qy. is there any large enough for a Barn's floor?' 1793. £18.00

  12. Branscombe COPY WILL of Thomas Channon of Branscombe. Extracted copy of will proved 1750. 17 lines on large folio sheet. Affixed is copy taken from the register of Branscombe by the Vicar in 1805, recording his parents, and christening in 1730. c1805. £18.00
    Gives various people mourning rings, leaves his land and chattels to his cousin Ellis Randall.

  13. Bridestowe COBHAM WEEK manuscript plan on waxed cotton. Size 26" x 30". Folded. Scale 1/2500. Covers area from Standon to Watergate Cross. Areas outlined in three colours, presumably to indicate ownership. n.d. c1900. £12.00

  14. Broadwood-kelly ABSTRACT OF MR GEORGE COLWILL'S TITLE to Bowood and Inleigh in Broadwoodkelly and Okehampton. 2p, folio, 2 small holes in paper with loss of name of one parish in title and two words in first paragraph. Details indentures etc. from 1668 to 1714. With opinion of lawyer as to a Recovery added in 17 lines at the end, signed Hen. Walrond. dated 1726. £18.00
    Titled 'Lethbridge's Case' on verso.

  15. Butterleigh CORRESPONDENCE relative to a claim by S. Danby to fee farm rents from the Living of Butterleigh. 3 copy letters on 4p 4to. 1857. £8.00
    Concerns Revd. Beaumont, and Mr Abrahams.

  16. Capern (Edward) LETTER to J.H. Haydon, signed 'E. Capern'. Addressed from Rock Villa, Harborne, 27th November 1877. Tipped inside is an envelope addressed to Haydon at Bethlem Royal Hospital, penny red stamp. 1877. £26.00
    Capern published various books of poems. He was known as 'the rural postman of Bideford'. He says he recalls Hayden's visit with Mr. Risdon 'he was quite a walking chronicle to me touching the Giffords of Hatchbury and other old North Devon families', and reminisces about Devon 'there was a freshness and simplicity in Devonshire and a sweet poetry too that the so-called civilization of a large town like Birmingham can never supply.' He tells him where he can get two particular editions of Barnes' poems, naming the publisher' 'I sincerely hope you may succeed in getting a set of his works...' and asks him to let him know the price.

  17. Cary (J) A MAP OF DEVONSHIRE from the best Authorities. Engraved map, size 17" x 19", outline hand-colouring. Coloured compass rose, reference to Hundreds. Laid down on card. Published by J. Stockdale, 26th March 1805. £40.00

  18. Chittlehampton MORTGAGE of messuage called Hawkeridge, with Hawkeridge Wood and other lands, in Chittlehampton, with various other cottages, etc. in Goodleigh and Swymbridge, Malett Hals to Charles Davie and Robert Furledon. Vellum, size 20" x 29", hole in vellum with loss of about four words, another small hole with loss of half a word. Wax seal. 1731. £28.00
    The original mortgage was by Baldwin Hals and John Honycombe.

  19. Church Stanton LEASE of two tenements called Dyers and Picks, part of the Manor of Church Stanton, Frank Nicholls, Doctor of Physick, to John Frood, yeoman. Large vellum sheet, good wax seal with bust. Ink very slightly faded but legible. 1753. £15.00

  20. Clovelly PROBATE of the will of Thomas Hockridge of Eastacott in Clovelly, farmer. Manuscript on vellum, size 12" x 19". Together with an extracted copy of the will, 2p., small folio... together with... form for probate, 4p., folio, with list of debts due in Schedule on last page, listing sums due to 30 tradesmen etc. in Clovelly and Wolsery. 1882. £18.00

  21. Collumpton CERTIFICATE OF ADMINISTRATION of the goods and chattels of William Wright, late of Collumpton, granted to his brother Henry. On paper, sheet folded to 8" x 11", impressed seal of Bishop of Exeter top left. Signed by Registrar. Folded. 1773. £10.00

  22. Colyton ABSTRACT of the title of Mesdames F.M. Lott & L.C. Lott to a freehold dwelling house and garden in Colyton. 9p. folio, in manuscript, detailing title from 1819 when it belonged to John Restorick. 1855. £16.00

  23. Colyton CONVEYANCE in Fee of a dwelling house at Colyton, Messrs. Pidgeon & Lott Assignees of the estate and effects of Mr B.B. Smark a Bankrupt... Vellum, 24" x 31", signed with 4 wax seals. 1844. £10.00

  24. Coryton DEED OF BARGAIN AND SALE of messuage at Coryton known at Foord Fenton, with gardens, orchards etc., Thomas Sherwill of Stonehouse to Thomas Stert of Maristow. Vellum, 10" x 15", some greyish damp spotting, mainly on verso. Good decorative calligraphic initial letter, lacks wax seal from tag. 1655. £30.00
    Names previous owners.

  25. Cubitt Estates Ltd. NOTE signed 'W. Cubitt', ordering letter paper, foolscap, and a 'quarter hundred pens'. 3 lines, addressed from 'Kenn Wood', on slip of paper pasted to thin paper album leaf. n.d. c1860. £6.00
    William Cubitt was born in Fallapit. His company managed large building estates in London.

  26. Dartmouth REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF DARTMOUTH with a Description of the Proposed Boundary. 3pp, with a folding lithographed Plan of Town, coloured in outline, by R.K. Dawson, scale 2" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound, some slight off-setting of plan. 1832. £18.00

  27. Dawlish CUSTOMARY COPYHOLD MANOR OF DAWLISH Mr Thomas Prowse, tenant, requests the attendance of all his fellow tenants at this court... Printed, 3pp., small folio, on two separate leaves, the margins have been cut away. Address on the back to Revd. Gilbert Burrington, Chudleigh. Prowse complains that after the sale of the Manor of Mr Fortescue 'encroachments were continually making on the rights & privileges of the tenants...' and attempts were made to destroy the written Customs. He calls on the Lord to produce the Rolls at the next Court. There follows a list of the Customs (with references to Blackstone on tenants' rights). Trewmans, Printers, High-Street, Exeter. Dec. 13th, 1809. £32.00
    Prowse was the son of Revd. Thomas Prowse who had done a survey of the Manor.

  28. Dawlish TWO WATERCOLOURS. in the same amateur hand, on a light reddish brown card, each decoratively titled in lower margin, sizes approx. 4" x 7", within painted 'frame' borders, plus margins. The views are titled:- 'Near Dawlish' (view of Cliffs with train approaching, wooded hill with houses in background); 'Rocks at Dawlish' (rock arch with two small figures, house glimpsed through arch). c1850's £25.00
    Charmingly, if naively, painted in rather solid gouache type colours.

  29. Dawlish, Totnes, Exeter, etc. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM An album containing 44 actual photographs, mainly of Dawlish and including Teignmouth, Totnes, Exeter, Starcross, Torquay, and Totnes. Album measures 6" x 10" and some being full page, 4" x 6", and others pasted two to a page, most neatly titled underneath in ink. Grained cloth boards, cloth partly split along hinge at back. 1880's £65.00
    27 full page views of Devon, including: The Strand, Dawlish (2); fine view of The Beach, Dawlish, with people on the beach; Cofton; Luscombe Castle; Totnes from the Bridge, with man on a horse and people on the bridge; Assize Court, Exeter; Starcross, with a nurse in long white apron with a child. The 14 smaller photos include bathing huts on the beach at Dawlish; Beach and Railway, Dawlish, with people sitting on the wall. At the end of the album are full page views 'The Kings Head, Chigwell, two wedding groups, and a family group, plus two commercial views of Dawlish (possibly Valentine).

  30. Dibdin (T.C) and Vivian (Edward) TORQUAY, FROM WALDRON HILL. Tinted lithograph. Drawn by T.C. Dibdin from a sketch by E. Vivian. On stone by E. Gauci. Size approx. 8" x 12", plus margins. A few foxing spots in sky area. Printed by M. & N. Hanhart, c1841. £45.00
    A very attractive view across the terraces of houses and the harbour, sailing ships in harbour, men hauling nets on beach etc.

  31. Dibdin (T.C) and Vivian (Edward) BABBICOMBE, FROM PETIT TOR. Tinted lithograph. Drawn by T.C. Dibdin from a sketch by E. Vivian. On stone by E. Gauci. Size approx. 8" x 11", plus wide margins. Some feint browning in plate. Printed by M. & N. Hanhart, c1841. £35.00
    A view across the bay, with a boy asleep on rocks near sheep in foreground.

  32. Dibdin (T.C) and Vivian (Edward) TORBAY, FROM TOR ABBEY SANDS. Tinted lithograph. Drawn by T.C. Dibdin from a sketch by E. Vivian. On stone by E. Gauci. Size approx. 8" x 12", plus margins. Printed by M. & N. Hanhart, c1841. £35.00
    A view across the bay towards terrace of houses in distance, with ships in the middle ground, and women standing by a fence in the foreground.

  33. Dibdin (T.C) and Vivian (Edward) TORQUAY, FROM PARK HILL. Tinted lithograph. Drawn by T.C. Dibdin from a sketch by E. Vivian. On stone by E. Gauci. Size approx. 8" x 11", plus margins. Printed by M. & N. Hanhart, c1841. £35.00
    A very attractive view showing sailing ships in the harbour, with men in the foreground.

  34. Ellacombe (Revd. H.T) LETTER addressed to 'My Dear Sir', Feb, 24, 1873. 3p, small 8vo, signed 'H.T. Ellacombe'. Asks him if he can find a copy of the Act relating to the River Exe and Topsham 'no copy or record of it can be found in the Lord's Library. Refers to addresses from the County in 1786, the year 'Peggy Nicholson attempted the life of George III and all who went up with addresses were created Peggy Nicholson Knights'. Signed 'H.J. Ellacombe.' There is no address at the head of the letter. Small 8vo 3p., the second leaf pasted to thin card. 1873. £22.00
    Ellacombe was rector of Clyst St. George and author of a book on the parish, as well as works on campanology.

  35. Exeter INVENTORY AND VALUATION of Machinery, Messrs. W. Brock, Cabinet Manufactory, Smythen Street, Exeter. By Alfred Bodley, Engineer, Exeter. 7th April 1885. 15 pages, in manuscript, in small 8vo notebook, stiff green decorative wraps. The sums have not been entered in the cash columns. Includes lathes, circular saws etc... together with INSURANCE CERTIFICATE for the Manufactory, 1895. Large folio, printed with manuscript inserts, folded... together with... LEASE of premises in Fore Street and Synogogue Place, Exeter, J.C. Wilcocks to William Brock, 1869. 2p., large folio. 1869-95. £22.00

  36. Exeter Linen Draper DEED OF PARTNERSHIP between William Brock and Augustus Cudland, William Traies and Mark Moyle, whereby Brock takes the last three, who were in his employ, into partnership in his Linen and General Furnishing Drapery and Cabinet Making business. 1861. 21 pages, in manuscript, on folio sheets written on rectos only, tied at corner, folded. Contemporary copy, not signed... together with... DEED OF ARRANGEMENT on the Expiration of the Partnership between Messrs Wilcocks & Brock. 1852. Large vellum sheet, signed with wax seals by the two parties... together with... PARTNERSHIP DEED Messrs. Brock & Company. 1871. The original partnership having expired Brock now takes other employees, Heal and Pockwell, into the partnership. Manuscript on vellum, 13 large folio sheets, folded, signed with small wax seals. 3 items. 1861-71. £35.00
    Brock's extensive premises were in Fore Street.

  37. Frith (Francis) FOUR VIEWS OF SEATON With 'F.F. Seaton' and number in white in plate. Size approx. 6" x 8", views looking along the beech, two from the east, two from the west, showing boats on beach, donkeys, ladies with parasols etc. The view with the castellated building in the foreground is slightly faded... together with a Hudson's series view along beach with lobster pots in foreground, slightly spotty. c1900. £16.00

  38. Frithelstock DEED OF EXCHANGE relating to fields part of Southcott, Emily Lewis and George Boundy. 3 large folio pages, vellum, sewn at edge, plus basic double page sketch plan... together with Mortgage relating to same property, 2p, large folio. 1907-8. £15.00

  39. Frithelstock POSTER advertising letting of Knaworthy Farm, 1894. Size 29" x 20", folds. 1894. £16.00

  40. Frithelstock TWO MANUSCRIPT PLANS one showing 'Ashbury' and the other 'Southcott. Both on waxed cotton in ink and outline colour. Size approx. 20" x 22", folded. Shows buildings, field outlines with acreage. c1900. £12.00
    Scale 1/2500.

  41. Geological Survey DEVON AND CORNWALL Five maps covering the western part of Devon and parts of Cornwall. Hand coloured on five sheets, dissected, and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo cloth endpapers with index map to front. Endpapers of one map spotty. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Key in margin or sea area. Sheet Nos. 24 (Plymouth), 25 (Tavistock), 26 (Bideford), 27 (Ilfracombe), 30 (Camelford). Sheet sizes 37" x 25", except for sheets 27 and 24 which are 17" x 37". Contained in a morocco slipcase with Stanford label (with Cockspur St. address) and key map on front. Some professional restoration to joints of slipcase. Probably c1880, or slightly earlier. £520.00

  42. Georgeham CONDITIONS OF SALE for the tenement called Middleborough containing 34 acres. 2pp., sm. folio, signed receipt for purchase money on adjoining leaf. 1834. £8.00

  43. Great Torrington and Langtree PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of freehold properties comprising Withecott Farm... 5 Cottages and Large Garden... for Sale by Auction... 16th July, 1898. 6pp., folio, folded with docket title. Large folding coloured plan. 1898. £32.00

  44. Harberton PARTICULARS of Valuable Property called 'Maryland', for Sale by Auction at the Castle Hotel, Totnes, Tuesday, October 9th, 1883. 3pp., folio, includes Schedules. Wear at fold on last leaf. 1883. £12.00

  45. Hemiock PARTICULARS OF THE MANOR OF HEMIOCK, CASTLE FARM, AND OTHER LANDS, In Hemiock Aforesaid, Which Will Be Sold by Auction, By Messrs. Hussey & Son, at The Star Inn, In Hemiock, On Wednesday the 23rd June, 1869. Lot 1 comprises the Lordship and Hundred of Hemiock, with Castle Farm, and the other 5 Lots include lands at Coniger, Newlands, Fourways, with Schedules for each Lot. Folio, 5pp, folded. 1869. £24.00

  46. Ilfracombe & North Devon OPEN RIFLE MEETING to be Held at the Alexandra Hall, Mar. 4,5 & 6. Poster advertising the 12 events taking place over the three days, with prizes, section on Rules. Heading in very large letters. Overall size 34" x 22", folds. 1914. £28.00
    Includes Deliberate Firing Comp. Solano Target Comp., Team Rapid Firing Competition, etc.

  47. Ilfracombe ABSTRACT OF THREE LEASES of 1897, 1898, 1899, of a farmhouse and lands called Comyn Farm in Ilfracombe, Walter Raleigh Gilbert to George Brown of Barnstaple. 6p., folio, folded. With Schedules. 1899. £8.00

  48. Ilfracombe PHOTOGRAPH showing four-horse coach outside Colwill's office. Albumen print, size 5" x 8", mounted on chipped and frayed card. 'R.H. Blyth' printed below photo. Shows coach laden with passengers, boys and men standing by, one holding a small dog. There are large advertising posters for Lynton trips in the office window. Some slight fuzziness in the image where a horse and a man have moved, some minor fading at edge. c1895. £14.00

  49. Kennedy (James) TO THE FREE INHABITANTS, Yeomanry, &c. of the Town and Parish of Tiverton. Poster size 12" x 8", signs where once folded, small hole affecting one letter. This is a request by Kennedy, a radical, to meet constituents in the Three Tuns to persuade them to vote for him in the coming election. He was successful. Parkhouse, Printer, Tiverton: 1832. £35.00

  50. Kenton POSTER advertising the auction sale of nos 1 and 2 High Street, Kenton, April 1st, 1931. Printed in bold letters, size 20" x 15". A few very small tears at one fold. 1931. £9.00
    'Joint use of Courtledge and Pump of Water'.

  51. Kilkhampton ABSTRACT OF TITLE of Messrs Jones and Lord to a tenement and farm called Thurdon Jenns on sale to Thomas Andrew. 6p., folio, folded with docket title. 1883. £10.00

  52. King (Daniel) and Newcourt (Richard) Sculpt. and Delin. EXONIENSIS ECCLESIAE CATH. FACIES AUSTRALIS Etching, engraved surface 7" x 13", coat of arms and dedication to Solomon Bolton in corner. Ragged along most of top edge, affecting title. c1665. £17.00
    Somers Cox 'Devon Topographical Prints' no. 784

  53. Lake LEASE of a tenement called Lake in the village of Lake, Richard Copleston of Knightstone in Ottery St. Mary, to Robert Aplyn of Langtre, yeoman. Vellum, size 18" x 22", seal on tag. 1705. £28.00
    Lists two 'lives'. The heriot was a best beast.

  54. Landkey and Swymbridge COPY CONTRACT for the purchase of the Tythes of Swymbridge and Landkey, between William Berry of Shilston in Bishops Tawton to James Nott of Torr Down. 3p, sm. folio. 1797, copy, slightly later. £12.00

  55. Landkey THESE ARE TO CERTIFY that James Shapland of Landkey... Husbandman was on the Day of the Date hereof Sworn Constable of the parish of Landkey... Manuscript note, 9 lines, 8vo, signed by a Justice, Richard Bawden. The conjoint leaf has been used for the address to send to the Steward of Bishops Tawton Manor, Philip Sydenham, at Barnstaple. Small hole in blank leaf. 1772. £16.00

  56. Langtree A SCHEDULE OF DEEDS delivered to Thomas Lock of Instow on his advancing 700£ to John Nancekivell of Bideford on mortgage of part of Bearhouse... 3p., small folio. Brief summaries of deeds from 1737 - 1851. Folded with docket title. 1851. £8.00

  57. Lifton FURTHER CHARGE by way of Mortgage of Smalecombe, Overy East, Carligh and Corhellacott in Lifton, Samuel Harris of Smalecombe in Lifton of the one part and Charles Prideaux of Padstow and Benjamin Prideaux of The Temple, London, of the other part. 38 lines, in English, on vellum, size 17" x 23", signed Harris with good wax seal with head of a man. 1758. £30.00
    Refers to the Messuage and Barton of Smalecombe and Over Yeat, Carleigh, and Coshellacott. Charles and Benjamin were entitled to the principal and interest under the will of Edmund Prideaux.

  58. Little Torrington POSTER advertising letting of North Hole Farm. Size 22" x 18", tears and pinholes in top corners. 1934. £6.00

  59. Littleham & Exmouth ASSIGNMENT of a two dwelling houses in Exmouth, William Culley to Walter Kendall. Large vellum sheet, wax seal. 1828. £12.00
    Gives measurements of houses frontages, gardens etc.

  60. Lydford PHOTOGRAPH of laying the foundation stone of Nicholls Hall, Lydford. Photograph size 6" x 8", showing Mrs Nicholls in front of the stone which is being held in place with chains, brandishing a trowel. 1929. £6.00

  61. Lympstone CONVEYANCE of a field called Hill Head in Lympstone, Elizabeth Hoyles, widow of John Edwards, Mariner, to John Withers of Exeter. Large vellum sheet, wax seal, very stained on verso. Two wax seals. Creased in parts, and slightly rubbed at some folds... together with... Lease for a Year relating to the same transaction. Smaller vellum sheet, wax seal. 2 items. 1781. £22.00

  62. Manaton and Widdicombe LITHOGRAPHED PLAN of Two Freehold Estates Hedge Barton and Iseford. Plan size 18" xs 23", folded. Reference Table with key to 128 fields, woods. Prepared for an auction. Some light brown stains down centre of map. Spreat, Lith., Exeter. c £6.00

  63. Marsh Land, Seaton TO BE LET by Auction at the Pole Arms Inn, Seaton, on Wednesday the 24th March, 1850.... the Following Parcels of the Celebrated Seaton Marshes.... each Lot containing about 3 acres and Fenced with a substantial Iron Fence.... Lists 16 Lots. Size 13" x 8", traces of folds, some slight browning in margin at two folds, MS notes of bidding on 4 lots on verso. Gliddon, Printer, Watchet, 1850. £28.00

  64. McDonald (John), Illustrated by OLD PLYMOUTH Its Nooks & Corners. Album of views of Plymouth, size 8" x 11", grey wraps with decoratively printed title, 8 pages of lithographed views of buildings in Plymouth, two to a page, plus 7 full-page views. Descriptive text on facing page. List of subscribers on first leaf. Wraps slightly faded at edges. 1883. £35.00
    Scarce. Views include: Palace Court, The Hoe Gate, Pin's Lane, Friary Gate, Abbot's House, Basket Street, Notte Street, Old Custom House, Batter Street Chapel, Kitto's House.

  65. Meeth Nr. Hatherleigh BOND of Henry Abell to John and Thomas Webber, all Yeomen of Meeth, in the sum of two hundred pounds. Printed sheet, folded, with MS details, sm. folio, wax seal, signed by Abell and two witnesses, blank adjoining leaf. 1 page added in manuscript (23 lines) relating to the forthcoming marriage of Henry Abell and Ann Webber and the settlement of a farm called Balls and Bridges in Morton. 1809. £20.00

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  66. Millbay Ward, Plymouth THE FLOODING OF THE WESTERN DISTRICT Voters in Millbay Ward. Do you know how your present Representatives in the Council acted in this most important question... If Not, You Should! Vote for Taylor. Handbill, size 12" x 9", traces of folds and two small repaired edge tears, relating to the scheme for a Pumping Station, with verbatim quotes from the candidate in the Council Meeting of May 16th. Printed and Published by Mitchell & Co., Union St., Plymouth. 1899. £28.00

  67. Milton Abbot THE MANOR OF CHILLATON in the Parish of Milton Abbot, in the County of Devon. Property of The Revd. J.P. Carpenter. Copied from an Original Survey by W.T. Stentaford, Stoke Climsland. Collection of manuscript plans on vellum, loose, and folded, but with title sheet as above on vellum, size 9" x 6". The following plans and reference tables appear to have been once bound together in book form, there are small pin holes and traces of thread in the margins of some of the sheets, and they fold to, or are the same size as, the title page described above. Each plan has title in decorative script, border, scale of chains (approx. 6 chains to an inch), border, outline colour, with buildings in red, small trees to indicate wooded areas, small compass rose, adjoining owners names. As follows: (i) MONKSTONE. Size 9" x 6" plus separate page of the same size with Reference table. (ii) BOWDENHILL. Size 9" x 11", folded, with separate Reference table, size 9" x 6". (iii) CHILLATON MILL and HILL HEAD. plan 9" x 6", with Reference table on separate sheet. (iv) LOWER CHILLATON. Plan size 9" x 9", folded, still attached to Reference table sheet with remains of thread. Some names added to reference sheet in 20th century ink. (v) EAST LIDDATON and JACKMAN'S TENEMENT. Size 9" x 11", folded, attached Reference table, as before. (vi) BARTON. Size 10" x 11", folded. With Reference table as before. 'Barton Coom' has been divided up into six areas, and renumbered on the map at a later date, with a small reference table in the corner of the map. (vii) QUITHER. Seven separate plans, 9" x 9", folded at edge, with Reference table same size as before, but on the same piece of vellum, folded. Numbered on verso 7-13. Comprises tenements of the lesees John Gloyne, Nic. Kennard, Mrs Lang, Mrs Cory, Thomas Rowe, J. Cawl, with the last one simply 'Quither Tenement', but pencilled on verso with name 'Cornelius'... together with QUITHER COMMON. Map size 9" x 12", folded. Numbered 14 on verso. (viii) Plan size 13" x 20", showing three separate tenements 'Bear-walls', 'Kitterborough' and 'Quither Common'. Shows field outlines and adjoining owners (no buildings etc.) Numbered '15th' on verso. (ix) PART OF THE MANOR OF CHILLATON. Plan size 13" x 16", folded, shows village at the centre, with buildings, road to Tavistock and other un-named roads, many fields and copses, outlined and lightly shaded in difference colour, each numbered (1-121). Large compass rose. Small water-stain at bottom edge at fold, approx. 3" x 2", with slight crinkling of vellum there. Numbered 16 on verso. (x) PART OF THE MANOR OF CHILLATON. Vellum size 20" x 25", folded. Shows roads, buildings cross-hatched in red, fields outlined in various colours, woodland, adjoining owners' tenements named, e.g. 'Part of the Estate called Bickle the property of Arthur Kelly Esquire'. Large compass rose. Plots numbered 1-90. Shows the area bounded by Warracott, Ley, Upperton, Narrowcott, Bickle... together with.... THREE MAPS in a different hand, each signed at bottom corner 'T.H. Lakeman 1831', comprising: BALLS TENEMENT in the Parish of Milton Abbot in the County of Devon. In ink on vellum size 7" x 10", shows ten plots with numbers and Table of Reference. Finely drawn with attractive delicate lettering... together with... similar maps for KITTABOROUGH TENEMENT, and DAVY'S TENEMENT. Each with a different design of compass rose. Scale 1" = 8 chains. Adjoining owners named. The first map has plots shaded pink. On the second one there are brown stains either side of the title (not affecting drawing). together with... BOWDENHILL in Brentorr and TOWNLAKE in South Sydenham. Plan in ink and outline colour on vellum, size 13" x 25", folds. Decorative title, small compass rose, shows 23 numbered plots, outlines shaded in yellow, and a group of buildings, numbered on the plan, woodland shown with small trees, with shadowing, roads outlined in blue, adjoining owners named. Bowden Common is at the bottom left. A piece of vellum has been cut out of the plan, size 5" x 9". It looks as if this was a blank area, clipped for the vellum to be re-used, judging from the numbering of plots, or possibly a table of reference. 20 plans in all, of varying sizes. 1831 and earlier. £700.00
    W.T. Stentaford is listed in Eden's Dictionary of Land Surveyors as being active in Cornwall in the first decade of the nineteenth century. Thomas Hawkins Lakeman is listed as a civil engineer, of Milton Abbot. For Lakeman see also Ravenhill and Rowe's 'Devon Maps and Map-Makers'.

  68. Morice (Sir William) SIGNATURE of William Morice and a piece clipped from a legal document. 9 lines, in English, on vellum, size 2" x 6", pasted to thin paper album leaf. The left side of the document has been clipped so some words are lost, but it appears to relate to a debt of £20 of a tanner from Holsworthy, and refers to the Protector. 1657. £16.00
    Sir William Morice (1628 - 1690) was High Sheriff of Devon, and a member of the first Protectorate Parliament.

  69. Morice (William) DEVONSHIRE William Morice Esq. late Sheriff of the said Countie for the year ending at Michms. 1652.. Slip of paper, size 8" x 7", 6 lines, giving the sum for the account at the end of Morice's office, signed John Billingsley. The 'D' in Devonshire top left, has been torn away. 1652. £15.00
    William Morice, of Werrington, was made Sheriff in 1651, and became an M.P. in 1654.

  70. Musbury AUCTION PARTICULARS of 'Ashe House', Musbury. Cyclostyled on three small folio pages (printed on rectos only), describing the house in detail. Two punch holes in top margin. 1953 £6.00
    The auction was by Sanders of Sidmouth.

  71. Musbury PARTICULARS OF LANDS IN MUSBURY in Mortgage to the Revd. Benjamin Weaver and Samuel Domett. Manuscript, 1p, folio, giving list mainly of Drakes' estate with list of fields etc., with acreages. Paper watermarked 1857. £8.00

  72. Ordnance Survey THE SECOND PART OF THE GENERAL SURVEY OF ENGLAND & WALES, CONTAINING THE WHOLE OF DEVON, And a Portion of the adjoining Counties. Done by the Surveyors of His Majesty's Ordnance, under the Direction of Lt. Col. Mudge, of The Royal Artillery, F.R.S. A set of maps, with the original title sheet, covering all of Devon, except for Lundy, and including parts of Cornwall, Dorset, Somerset, and South Wales. Scale l" to 1 mile. Copper plate engravings, on 8 sheets, plus title sheet, dissected and mounted on linen, folded over to bind edges. Each sheet has a printed paper label to verso, numbered from 1 to 8 and listing the main towns on each sheet in differing typefaces. Sheet Nos:- 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, and title sheet. Some slight offsetting on title sheet, otherwise a clean set, contained in a contemporary box in the form of a book, full morocco, gilt lines, gilt arms of the 'Ordnance' on front of lower portion of box, corners slightly bumped. Published 11th October, 1809 by Lt. Col. Mudge, Tower. £875.00
    The sheets all correspond to Margary state one, having the borders which enable it to be fitted together to form a composite map.

  73. Pepperdon Estate, Moretonhampstead THE ATTRACTIVE AND AGRICULTURAL PROPERTY The Pepperdon Estate Moretonhampstead.... Residential Sporting Estate, Five Cottages.... Which will be offered for Sale by Auction.... at the Commercial Hotel, Newton Abbot, On Wednesday, 25th September, 1946.... Folio, 14pp, lacks the folding plan. 1946. £8.00

  74. Photographs BUCKFAST ABBEY 1928. Fifteen full-page sepia views, plus leaf with four reproductions from historic prints. Original paper wraps, slightly rubbed at edges, with coloured view of the Abbey in a roundel, 2pp. introductory text. 1928. £20.00

  75. Plymouth IMPROVED PATENT OIL CABINETS Western Counties Agricultural Co-operative Association Ltd., Millbay Road, Plymouth. List No. 6. Brochure advertising Cabinets for Engine Rooms, 4pp., 4to, printed in red and black, with illustrations. A few damp spots at corners. July 1907. £12.00

  76. Roscoe (Henry) and Rushton (Edward) MUNICIPAL CORPORATION INQUIRY. Borough of TIVERTON. 7pp, 4to, single folded sheet, first and last leaf dusty. T. Parkhouse, Tiverton: 1834. £20.00
    Gives details of the organisation of town including accounts, population, acreage, employment, etc. Includes a list names, and professions, of Burgesses, and their assistants.

  77. Rowe (G) ILFRACOMBE from Capstone Hill. Tinted lithograph, size 9" x 13" plus margins, showing view across the town and bay, two figures in middle foreground, paddle steamer in bay, sailing ships in harbour. Tear through title and 1" into plate, some light waterstaining of bottom margin, small portion torn from right margin, traces of crease down centre. c1840. £24.00
    Corresponds to Somers Cox 1300, except the dimensions of the view he lists are slightly smaller.

  78. Rowe (G), Drawn and Published by TORQUAY from Park Terrace. Lithograph with subtle touches of hand colouring. Size 6" x 8", plus margins, laid on to card. Margins slightly grubby. c1840. £18.00
    Attractive view looking across harbour with ships, people seated on wall in foreground.

  79. Rowe, Pub. EXMOUTH lithograph of terrace of houses with church behind, seen from across the estuary, rowing boat in foreground. Size 3" x 7", plus margins, mounted at corners on thin paper sheet, 'Lady Dixon' (presumably the artist), written below. c1840. £6.00

  80. Royal Naval College, Dartmouth THE PIRATES OF MILL CREEK An entirely Original Musical Extravaganza. Saturday, 26th November, 1910. Book of words, 17pp., 4to. 1910. £8.00

  81. Salcombe FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY of Special Interest to Yachtsmen and Motor-Boat Owners... Stonehanger, Salcombe, South Devon... 10pp., size 10" x 12", stiff wraps, photograph tipped onto front wrap, 6 tipped in photographs. no date, c1925? £30.00
    Included 'Lovely Gardens profusely planted with tropical plants...', Peach Walk, Bowling Green, etc.

  82. Salmon (J) LYNTON & LYNMOUTH VIEWS 16 Views. Booklet of sepia views in buff borders, on glossy paper. In buff wraps with printed title. Sold by Richards, Tobacconist, Lynmouth. Back wrap very slightly water-stained at top. Printed and Published by J. Salmon c.1910. £12.00

  83. 'Scrutator' FRIENDS OF THE CHURCH The opponents to the Church-Rate have been Virtually Defeated... Let not those who have received from the Church Rates large Sums, refuse paying small ones... Handbill, size 13" x 8", Traces of folds, some slight dustmarking along part of one fold. Chave, Printer, Higher-Back-Street, Tavistock. 29th October, 1834. £38.00

  84. Seaton ABSTACT of Mr. Richard Down's Title to a Dwelling House Garden and Linhay in the Occupation of John Larcome, and a Dwelling House and Garden in the Occupation of William Dommett, and a close of land called Knowles... situate in Seaton... 5p., folio, folded, outer leaf with title torn and ragged. c1810. £18.00
    Details title from 1787 - 1806.

  85. Seaton AGREEMENT for rent of shop and store rooms at Seaton, James Skinner to Robert Follett, 'to carry on business of China, Glass and Earthenware, as well as Tea and Wholesale Dealers and Family Grocers'. 3 pages folio, folded. 1887. £10.00

  86. Seaton BOND of William Head of Seaton, Merchant to Clifford Shirreff of Beacon House, Pinhoe. 2p., on paper, small wax seal. Relates to a marriage between Head and Sarah Welsford of Radipole, Dorset, and property in Seaton. 1840. £9.00

  87. Seaton FURTHER CHARGE on the Pole's Arms, with brewhouse etc., in Seaton for securing £100 and Interest, William Brown to William Bright. Vellum, size 26" x 29", wax seals, name written on patch of snopake on verso of deed. 1842. £10.00

  88. Seaton PHOTOGRAPH of Seaton Church. Albumen print, size 8" x 11", close up view of church framed by branches. Two light vertical creases. c1890. £8.00

  89. Seaton PHOTOGRAPH of the celebrations for the coronation of Edward VII. Fine large crisp view, size 7 x 9", showing crowds in front of the George Inn and part of Fore Street, 'Cycles for Hire' shop on right, a carriage with two horses approaching down Fore Street, decorations on tall pole, flags and bunting over the street. 1902. £16.00
    Most of the men are wearing buttonholes.

  90. Seaton SEATON AND BEER CHURCH BOYS BRIGADE At Rousdon 1909-10. Photograph, title as above in ink on back of mount. Size 6" x 8", mounted on thick card, with name 'G. H. Barton, Seaton, Devon', written on mount. Shows 15 boys and four adults, in uniform, lined up across the road. Image slightly faded. 1910. £12.00

  91. Shapland (R) A VALUATION of the Revd. Mr. Karslake's right and interest in several parts of Whitefield in the Parish of Highbray. 5p, sm 4to, sewn in plain wraps. Lists names of fields, quality and quantity, value, valuation of timber, etc., in a neat hand. 1832. £28.00

  92. Sidmouth (Manor of) DECLARATION by James Manning of Exeter that the tenants of the Manor of Sidmouth are to pay all rents to him or his attorney Isaac Cox, pursuant to a demise made to him by Thomas Jenkins, a Captain in the 11th Regiment of Light Dragoons, and others. 3p., folio, closely written. Contemporary copy, paper watermarked 1812. 1816. £18.00
    Included messuages in Sidbury and Salcombe, with all pastures, fishings, woods, heriots etc.

  93. Sidmouth PROBATE Certificate granting administration of the goods of Joan Fling, deceased, of Sidmouth, to her sister Hester Bird. Folio sheet folded in half and written on one side, large impressed seal of Archdeaconry of Exeter. signed by Robert Wright, Surrogate. 1768. £16.00

  94. Sommers Gard (R), of Exeter LETTER dated Rougemont 10 Dec. 1860. 1p., 8vo, with mourning border, to a Mr. Nott, saying he is sending him an autograph of Lord Ingestre for his collection. Signed R. Sommers Gard. Pasted to stiff paper, 4to sheet. 1860. £14.00
    Sommers Gard was an M.P. who gave money for the building of the Royal Albert Museum.

  95. Southern Railway PHOTOGRAPH of the railway engine 'Seaton'. Glossy black and white print with the stamp and number of the Southern Railway on verso, with the date June '46, and the number A5348. Size 6" x 8". 1946. £12.00

  96. Spreat (W) AWLISCOMBE CHURCH AND AYLESBEARE CHURCH Two views on one sheet. Lithotint from Nature by W. Spreat. C. Hulmandel's Patent. Size of each view 4" x 6", plus margins. c1842. £15.00

  97. Spreat (W) BISHOP'S NYMPTON CHURCH. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India paper. Printed by C. Hulmandel. c1842. £15.00
    With a child next to a man talking to a woman in the right foreground who is carrying a bundle of sticks on her head. There are two other figures closer to the church.

  98. Spreat (W) BRADNINCH CHURCH. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India paper. Printed by C. Hulmandel. c1842. £15.00
    With part of a house to the left and a man talking to a woman in the central foreground in front of the church wall.

  99. Spreat (W) BRAMPFORD SPEKE CHURCH. Sketched and Drawn on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India paper, large margins, margins slightly spotty. Printed by C. Hulmandel c1842. £22.00

  100. Spreat (W) CADBURY CHURCH. Sketched and Drawn on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 5" x 8", on India paper. Printed by C. Hulmandel c1842. £15.00
    Shows a woman, holding a basket walking along a path towards the church in the foreground.

  101. Spreat (W) CHAWLEIGH CHURCH. Sketched and Drawn on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 5" x 8", on India paper, large margins. Printed by C. Hulmandel c1842. £22.00
    Man, woman and child to the left foreground, and woman walking along path to wards church door.

  102. Spreat (W) DARTINGTON CHURCH. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India paper. Printed by C. Hulmandel. c1842. £15.00

  103. Spreat (W) DUNSFORD CHURCH. Lithotint from Nature by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India paper. C. Hulmandel's Patent. c1842. £15.00
    Shows two groups of figures talking in front of the church wall.

  104. Spreat (W) FILLEIGH CHURCH. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 9", on India paper, lower margin, slightly spotty. Printed by C. Hulmandel. c1842. £15.00
    A view of the church with trees to side and rear.

  105. Spreat (W) IPPLEPEN CHURCH. Sketched and Drawn on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India paper, large margins, margins slightly spotty. Printed by C. Hulmandel c1842. £22.00
    There is a man, a woman and a child on a path in the foreground with a man sitting on the kerb stones and another man behind him pointing to a grave stone.

  106. Spreat (W) KENN CHURCH. Sketched and Drawn on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 9", on India paper. Printed by C. Hulmandel. c1842. £15.00
    In the right foreground there are two men standing by the steps up to the church-yard with a man sitting on the steps. In the central foreground are 2 women and a child.

  107. Spreat (W) KENTON CHURCH. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India paper. Printed by C. Hulmandel. c1842. £15.00
    There is a group on the path, adjacent to the boundary wall of the church, i the foreground, and 2 women further along the path.

  108. Spreat (W) SIDBURY CHURCH. Lithotint from Nature by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India Paper. C. Hulmandel's Patent. c1842. £15.00
    With a woman holding a basket in the left foreground walking towards the church.

  109. Spreat (W) STOKE GABRIEL CHURCH. Lithotint from Nature by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India paper, large margins. C. Hulmandel's Patent. c1842. £20.00
    An attractive view showing the river in the foreground, two rowing boats, a man standing holding paddles, an empty boat on the shore and a sailing boat further along the river.

  110. Spreat (W) WARKLEIGH CHURCH. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface size approx. 6" x 7", on India paper. Printed by C. Hullmandel. c1842. £15.00

  111. Spreat (W) WIDDECOMBE IN THE MOOR CHURCH. Sketched and Drawn on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India paper, large margins, margins slightly spotty. Printed by C. Hulmandel c1842. £18.00

  112. Spreat (W) WOODBURY CHURCH CHURCH. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 9", on India paper, large margins. [C. Hulmandel, Printer.] c1842. £24.00
    In the left foreground are a young child and a man talking to a woman who is holding a large jar. To the right are two men one of whom is carrying a long length of wood on his shoulder.

  113. Spreat (W), Publisher TEIGNMOUTH The Den, Looking South. Tinted lithograph, size 7" x 13", plus margins. Shows bathing machines on beach, couple in a carriage in foreground, tall flagpole-type structure on lawn, The Ness in distance. Sky area with foxing spots. c1850. £30.00

  114. Stewart (W), Publisher VIEWS OF NORTH DEVON 23 vignette views, title page, cloth boards, decorative gilt title, corners slightly rubbed, overall size 6" x 10", size of views ranging from 3" x 4" to 4" x 6", plus margins. First views browned, a few of the other views with some foxing spots in margin. Printed title page. c1860. £65.00
    The views are published by Banfield. Artists include William Willis, T. Martin, W. Gauci.

  115. Tallis & Co. PLYMOUTH, DEVONPORT & STONEHOUSE Plan, engraved surface approx. 10" x 13", scale bar, decorative border and three vignette views. Delicate later hand-colouring. Pasted along about two inches at top edge to a thin sheet of card. Traces of central fold. The Plan drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin. 1860. £110.00

  116. Tavistock NOTES ON THE CHURCH OF SAINT EUSTACHIUS TAVISTOCK Part I. 28pp., A4, stapled. Printed on one side only. n.d. 1970's? £6.00

  117. Tavistock PHOTOGRAPH of a hunt meet outside the Guildhall. Shows four horsemen with hounds. Size 7" x 9". 1960's... together with... h.m.s. Pinafore. Town Hall, 1919. Photograph size 7" x 9", showing cast of 40 surrounding the 'ship' in front of a beautifully painted backdrop... together with... photograph size 6" x 8", sepia, showing a boat excursion to Calstock, 1920's. .. together with... photograph size 6" x 8", showing a procession in a street looking towards the church, decorated with flags, Matthews' garage on the left, grocers advertising 'Noted Saffron Cake' on the right corner. Possibly some kind of royalty-related celebration, early 1920's. 4 items. 1919-1960's. £20.00

  118. Temple (Dr), Bishop of Exeter LETTER on headed paper with address 'The Palace, Exeter'. 5 lines on 2 sides small 8vo., saying he will not be able to accept the invitation to the Conference and tea of the United Kingdom Alliance. Signed 'F. Exon.' 16th January 1872. £7.00
    Dr. Temple later became Archbishop of Canterbury.

  119. Theatre Royal, Plymouth AN ORIGINAL EPILOGUE Written for the Battle of the Alma, Will be Spoken by Mr. C.R. Warde... in the Character of 'Time, The Only True Historian'. Single sheet, 4to, woodcut border, printed in double columns on one side. Title in decorative lettering. c1856. £45.00
    'Let 'em come! lion spirits still remain/Like rocks of steel, on Inkerman's dread plain.'

  120. Tiverton OLD FRAZIER - TOWN CRIER Tiverton, Devon. Watercolour, size 9" x 6", in thick card mount with title in ink, as above, on mount. Shows a slightly stout man with black tail coat, waistcoat, blue checked necktie, a cane under his arm and a roll of papers in his left hand. The top part of the original paper has been torn, affecting the top of his hat, and this has been added by someone on the paper to which it has been stuck. The extreme bottom left corner has also been torn, affecting only a couple of lines which indicate the ground. Surface of paper with some small spots at edges, paper and mount rather dusty. n.d. Mid-nineteenth century? £15.00
    The face is very well drawn.

  121. Tiverton PHOTOGRAPH of F.A. Payne J.P. Mayor of Tiverton. Photographed by Maull & Fox, Piccadilly, London. Photograph size 6" x 4", pasted to card mount, with name of photographer printed, name of Mayor written in pencil. Shows the Mayor, with a white beard, wearing fur-trimmed robe, and chain. c1895. £8.00

  122. Tiverton TWO PHOTOGRAPHS of Bampton Street and Fore Street. Black and white glossy prints by the Tiverton Gazette, size 6" x 8". c1959. £8.00

  123. Totnes A LIST OF THE MAYORS OF TOTNES As collected out of divers records by William Yeo sometime Town Clerk of the Town, from the Reign of King Richard the 2nd 1377. The following is a copy of a book lent by Mr Thos. Creaser Kellock Mayor of Totnes in 1865, 1884 & 1885 to Fras. Benthall. Notebook, size 7" x 5", quarter calf, rubbed at edges, marbled boards, inner hinge broken, some leaves loose. 30 pages listing date and name, with the occasional brief note ('the S.E. pinnacle of the Tower struck down'). The list has been brought up to 1959. Further on in the book are 11 pages of notes on the families of a few mayors, such as Tucker, Savory. The rest is blank. With small stamp of Borough of Totnes on flyleaf, and a letter pasted to front board from E. Gay saying he has found the book among his uncle's papers. c1880. £36.00

  124. Vivian (Edward) TORQUAY, FROM PARK HILL. Tinted lithograph. Drawn by E. Vivian. On stone by E. Gauci. Size approx. 8" x 11", plus margins. Printed by M. & N. Hanhart, c1841. £45.00
    A very attractive view looking across the harbour to a terrace of houses, and a few houses on the hill behind, sailing ships in the harbour, with men in the foreground standing by a low wall.

  125. Week St. Mary POSTCARD real photo postcard. Titled 'Week St. Mary. Goodman Photo.' in white in plate. Unused. n.d. c1910. £4.00
    Shows a view taken from high up, across the village, tors in distance.

  126. Wembworthy LEASE of a messuage in Wembworthy with closes of land called Hayes, Mill Down, Lamma Crofts, etc., John Glynn of Glynn in Cornwall, to Mary Saunders of Wembworthy and Josias Downe of Winkleigh. Vellum, size 17" x 23", signed by Glynn with wax seal, witnessed on verso. 1779. £22.00
    Stipulates the payment of a 'best beast' as a heriot, refers to Fireboot, Ploughboot, etc.

  127. Winkleigh FINAL AGREEMENT made between Robert and George Arnold, William Arnold, Simon Dunning, Elizabeth his wife, deforciants of one messuage one cottage two barns... sixty acres... twenty acres of Moor... in the parish of Winkleigh. Printed on vellum with manuscript inserts, size 10" x 16". 1831. £14.00

  128. Winkleigh LEASE of the tenement of Wishland in Winkley, John Walter to Philip Davy yeoman. Vellum, size 19" x 24", good armorial wax seal. Written throughout in a large sloping hand. 1752. £24.00
    Conditions were that a heriot was to be paid, Davy was to appear at the Court of the Manor of Ashleigh Rolle, and the right to hawk and hunt was reserved to Walter.

  129. Winkleigh LEASE of Bransgrove in Winckley for 24 years, John Codrington of Exeter, Apothecary, to Richard Davie of Winckley. On paper, 20" x 26", signed with small papered seal, two splits in one fold. 1774. £16.00
    Lays out detailed conditions for husbandry, about sowing of clover, breaking up parish ground, etc.

  130. Yonge (Henry) INVITATION to dinner, to an unknown correspondent, signed Henry Yonge. Letter beginning 'Sir', no address, just date 'Mon. noon'. n.d. c1800. £10.00
    Says the Rolles of Winscot are dining with them on Wednesday and he would like them to come too.

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