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  1. Anon. SIR FRANCIS DRAKE 1542-1596. Born at Crowndale, Tavistock, Died of Dysentry at sea off Mexico. Typescript of a talk. 10pp., 4to, bound in plain paper wraps with typed title. The author begins by saying there will be no time to speak of his exploits, 'so I will try to deal with Francis Drake, the man, and his connection with Tavistock.' n.d. 1960's? £6.00

  2. Appledore, Okehampton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXVI. Scale 1" to 1 mile, approx. 25" x 38". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo endpapers. Parkland, water features, main roads and county borders hand coloured. Littleham and Metherell Estates coloured in neatly. Linen along one 8" fold split, repaired with archival tape, some small holes in linen where folds meet. High ground shown with hachures. n.d. c1850. £20.00

  3. Appledore, Okehampton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXVI. Scale 1" to 1 mile, approx. 25" x 38". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 8vo. Some light brownish mottling in some areas, due to damp, and some small areas of discoloration and wear in margins. Linen on verso discoloured. n.d. c1850. £15.00

  4. 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

  5. Axminster RELEASE of a messuage on Castle Hill, Axminster, and three tenements at the rear, Thomas Edwards to J.B. Edwards. Vellum, size 23" x 29". Certificate attached relative to taking acknowledgment of deeds by married women. 1844. £12.00

  6. Bampton, Honiton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36", mounted on linen, folding into small 4to marbled wraps. Fully coloured with counties shaded in wash, boundaries in a brighter wash. Main roads, railways, parkland coloured. Electrotyped in 1876. £60.00
    Also covers part of Somerset and small part of Dorset.


  7. Bampton, Honiton, Tiverton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36", mounted on linen, folding into large 4to, silk edging tape. Main roads coloured in buff. The borders at left, top and bottom edges have been pasted on. c1820 or slightly earlier. £65.00
    An early state. Corresponds to Margary State 2. Also covers part of Somerset and small part of Dorset.


  8. Barnstaple & Ilfracombe ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Mounted on linen, size approx. 24" x 36", very worn silk edging tape. Border on top and left edges. Linen on verso rather stained at edges, a couple of small splits between folds. c1810. £25.00
    Margary State 2.


  9. Barnstaple Bay ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 292. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", border all round. Full wash colour. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 8vo marbled wraps, Stanford label. c1890. £14.00
    Covers coast from Woolacombe to Hartland Point. Much of map is sea area.


  10. Barnstaple, Ilfracombe, Ashcombe Hill ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size approx. 24" x 36". 1890. £16.00
    Much of the map is sea area.


  11. 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

  12. Bishop of Exeter CERTIFICATE OF ORDINATION in the Cathedral Church of St. Peter, of Donald Williams Jackson. Printed on vellum, with ms. inserts. Large papered seal of Bishop attached. 1897. £8.00

  13. Bishops Tawton ASSIGNMENT OF HUGH VENNERS MORTGAGE to Mary Stephens of Braddamore. "Concerns the Tennement with Appurtenances of Braddamore.... together with.... Buildings, Barns, Stables, Shipping Ways etc.... ". Covers 1 sides of a 23" x 37" folded sheet. This is a copy made 1790, and attested as such by three witnesses. 4th March, 1790. £16.00

  14. Cary (John) A NEW MAP OF DEVONSHIRE, Divided into Hundreds. Folding engraved map, hand coloured, mounted on linen 20" x 23", folding to 12mo, contained within the original slipcase with manuscript paper label pasted to top, few small marks to map, slipcase worn and broken at sides. 1831. £35.00

  15. Chulmleigh AGREEMENT whereby Matilda Wadland agrees to give up to Henry Wadland the possession of the Estate of Newnham. He agrees to pay for the livestock and machinery, excepting certain items of silver listed. 2p, sm. folio, in MS. 1878. £8.00

  16. Churchford, Little Torrington POSITIVE SALE of well-made Furniture, Brass Face Grandfather Clock... Poster advertising sale by auction of furniture of Rev. H.G. de C. Stevens Guille, 8th May 1918. Copp, Printer, Torrington. 1918. £15.00
    Includes Skin Mats, Pier Glass, 'Washstand (been through the Crimean War)' etc.


  17. Clawton APPOINTMENT Demise and Assignment by way of Mortgage of Lands in Clawton, Devon, Upon Trust for Sale for securing � and Interest, Gideon Mapowder, John Mill and Mathew Cole, to Charles Kingdon. Three vellum sheets, 24" x 30", three wax seals. Some slight rubbing at fold in first sheet. 1838. £15.00
    Refers to the tenement of Hammett's Justment alias North Beer.


  18. Cockburn (M), Bishopston, Bristol SIDMOUTH - FORTFIELD TERRACE Photograph size 5" x 7", mounted on card with printed title. Shows man leaning on wall near railings, looking over flat meadow to the terrace, cliff in far distance. Some minor foxing in margins. Small impressed stamp in corner 'N. Warner. Photo.'.... Together with.... 'The Weir on the Sid' in the same format, slightly faded, and 'Ladram Bay' Photographed by F. Bedford, the same size. 3 items. c1870. £12.00

  19. 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

  20. Copper mining MANUSCRIPT 'A Great Devonshire Copper Discovery of the 19th Century'. Manuscript on 8p, 4to, either an article or the text for a lecture (there re some crossings out and amendments). Written in pencil on rectos only. The text is mainly about the history of Devon Great Consols. n.d. c1950 or slightly earlier. £22.00
    'Of the first men employed were three brothers by the name of Clymo who came from the Ivybridge district. On taking over the afternoon shift soon after the sinking had resumed they made the great discovery of copper and by 10 o'clock that night had brought 㿨 worth of copper ore to the surface and during the first year of working a profit of 㿲,000 was made.'


  21. Croydon (E) and Rock & Co. VIGNETTE LETTERHEADS Two sm. 8vo letter sheets with vignette views, Raleigh's Birthplace; Bicton. c1860. £8.00

  22. Dartmoor ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXV. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Bottom half of map only, dissected and mounted on linen, 17" x 36", folding to 4to. The top half of the map and the right hand margin have been cut away. Covers Liskeard, Tavistock, Ashburton. Electrotype, c1870. £18.00

  23. Dartmouth ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE REGATTA, 1918 Programme, 2pp 8vo, plus title, paper slightly browned at top.... with.... Athletic Sports, April 3rd, 1918, programme, 4pp.... with.... Programme of Sports at Dartmouth, 7th April, 1917, The London Regiment, 7th Battalion, 4pp.... with... Book of Words of 'The Pirates of Mill Creek' a Musical, 1910. 17pp., 4to. All slightly weak at folds, as if removed from an album. 1917-1918 £12.00

  24. Dawlish PARTICULARS Plan, Views and Conditions of Sale of ..... Langdon House..... extending to about 56 acres. To be offered for Sale by Auction.... 28th April, 1927.... 10pp., 8vo, stiff wraps, plan and 2 photographic plates. Some minor creasing.... together with.... A Catalogue of the Contents of the Residence.... To Be Sold by Auction.... 3rd May & Two following days.... 47pp. Some prices in margins. 1927. £15.00

  25. Deaneries of Dunsford and Exeter ROUGH NOTES (FOR CORRECTION) OF CHURCHES Being the Remainder of Those in the Deanery of Dunsford and the Whole of the Deanery of Christianitie of Exeter. Printed folio sheet size 20" x 28", folded with attractively printed docket title, printed in columns listing 10 churches in Dunsford and 13 in Exeter, with detailed architectural information entered under headings for Font, Nave, Tower, Chancel, Peculiar Features, etc. General notes down right hand side. Trewman and Co. Printers, 1849. £35.00
    Descriptions give detailed measurements.


  26. Devonshire Association LETTER TO PEARSE CHOPE from T.W. Whale to accompany his papers for the 'Transactions'. 1903. 1p., small 8vo. Signed T.W. Whale. 22 Dec. 1903. £7.00
    'I fancy the Manors in Hundreds will be useful. The Printer has been rather slow but the work heavy...' R. Pearse Chope wrote works on Devon, and was President of the Devonshire Association. Whale's paper 'Analysis of the Exon Domesday in Hundreds' appeared in the 'Transactions' of 1903.


  27. Dibdin (T.C) and Vivian (Edward) FIVE LITHOGRAPHS OF TORQUAY Size approx. 8" x 11", plus wide margins. As follows: (i) TORQUAY FROM PARK HILL. Attractive view showing sailing ships in harbour, terrace across the water, cliff and hill in middle distance. (ii) TORBAY FROM TOR ABBEY SANDS. View looking across the bay towards terrace of house, ships in middle ground, women on path in foreground. (iii) BABBICOMBE FROM PETIT TOR. A few small foxing spots in sky area, foxing spots in margins. Shepherd and sheep on rocks in foreground, view across the bay. (iv) TORQUAY FROM WALDRON HILL. View across the terraces of house and the harbour, sailing ships in harbour, men hauling nets on beach, etc. (v) TOR CHURCH Man in foreground leaning on tomb, trees framing church. c1841. £65.00

  28. Dunsford, North Tawton etc. RELEASE of lands at Dunsford, North Tawton, Monke Okehampton, and rents issuing from numerous tenements at Hatherleigh, Richard Reynell of Ogwell to Edward Sainthill of Bradninch. Manuscript on 4 pages, large folio. Folded with docket title. Small split in folds at two places. Attested copy of an indenture of 1725. 1773. £18.00
    Reynall was the only surviving trustee of the three appointed under an Act of Parliament by which the estates of Hugh Stafford of Pynes was to be sold for payment of debts.


  29. Elliot Thomas (W) TORQUAY BY THE SEA An illustrated Souvenir, by W. Elliot Thomas M.J.I. 32 plates, a few with two or three views on one plate. Maroon boards with gilt title, size 8" x 11", slightly rubbed down spine, back board partly faded. Inside joint broken at point after a few leaves, but stitching sound. Full descriptive text opposite each view. c1900. £15.00

  30. Exe Estuary ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 24" x 35". Mounted on linen, folding into to small 4to. marbled wraps. Pale pink full wash colour, rivers, parkland, roads railways and county boundary hand-coloured. Printed from an Electrotype taken in 1879. £50.00
    Covers Tor Bay, Lyme Regis.


  31. Exeter CORONATION EXHIBITION of City Archives illustrating Exeter's history through eight centuries. Royal Albert Memorial Museum.... 35p., 8vo, plates. Withdrawn Library stamp on front wrap and inside front wrap. 1953. £12.00

  32. 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 Synagogue Place, Exeter, J.C. Wilcocks to William Brock, 1869. 2p., large folio. 1869-95. £22.00

  33. Free Fronts ELEVEN FREE FRONTS clipped from envelopes, sent by notable Devonians. Address labels cut and stuck on 9 4to album leaves, with signature bottom left, with postmarks. Some slight browning where glue has shown through. Name of the sender written neatly in ink underneath. 1820's and 30's, with one 1897. £18.00
    Includes Sir Masseh Lopes, Duke of Bedford, James Wentworth Buller, Sir Vicary Gibbs, E.R. Bastard.


  34. 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

  35. Frithelstock POSTER advertising letting of Knaworthy Farm, 1894. Size 29" x 20", folds... together with... Manuscript sketch plan of the farm on waxed cotton, size 21" x 13", scale 1:2500 1894. £16.00

  36. Hartland CERTIFICATE of Land Tax Redemption, Office Copy, of William Bickford Jackson and Walter Clerk, Commissioners, of the lands of the Hospital of King James in Charterhouse, Middlesex. 2p., folio, with small schedule of lands, which include Impropriate Rectory of Hartland, tenements of Baxworthy and Blagdon, North Gate. Paper browned along part of two folds, with repaired tear. 1799, Copy made 1842.. £8.00

  37. Hartland, Morthoe, Bideford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 276. Size 16" x 19", linen backed and folding into 4to cloth wraps. 2 railway lines neatly coloured, and stations written in in very small red lettering. 1908. £16.00
    Much of the map is sea area.


  38. 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.


  39. Ilfracombe CATALOGUE of the Contents of No. 1 Belgrave Villas, Ilfracombe... for sale by Auction Sept. 21st & 22nd, 23pp., 8vo., printed wraps. n.d. c1900. £8.00

  40. Ilfracombe Chapel HYMNS TO BE SUNG at the Sunday School Anniversary, Sunday August 8th, 1875. Sermons will be Preached... by the Rev. J. Bainton. 3p., 4to., some small edge tears. 1873. £8.00

  41. Ilfracombe HIRING AGREEMENT Messrs. W. Brock & Co., of Fore Street, Exeter, Warehousemen, with Mrs Emily Saxon, of the Belgrave Hotel, Ilfracombe for the hiring of articles for the hotel for seven years. 4 pages, folio, plus a 7 page Inventory of the articles, written on sheets of Brock letter paper with decorative business heading, which include furniture, kitchen equipment, cutlery, linen etc. 1894. £14.00
    Mrs. Saxon was to pay 𨂀 pounds for the hire of the goods.


  42. Ilfracombe ILRFRACOMBE FROM HILLSBOROUGH engraved vignette view. Size of view 2" x 4", plus margins. In cream card mount. n.d. c1850. £5.00

  43. Ilfracombe SKETCH MAP of the Lincombe Estate. Property of the trustees of Cutcliffe. In pen and a small amount of colour. On waxed cotton, size 21" x 29", scale 3 chains to an inch. Shows field outlines, acreage, reservoir. n.d. 1920. £8.00

  44. 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

  45. Langtre CONDITIONS OF LETTING MUFFWORTHY FARM Trustees of Major Guille's Marriage Settlement to Thomas Balsdon. 3pp., folio, printed with manuscript inserts. With Schedule of fields, pinned to last page is a manuscript plan of the farm showing numbered fields, on waxed cotton. 1909. £8.00

  46. Langtree and Frithelstock VALUABLE FREEHOLD ESTATES EXTENDING OVER 749 ACRES Divided into Six Farms... for Sale by Public Auction by Messts. Kivell & Harris at the New Inn Hotel, Bideford, 30th day of July, 1907. Poster printed in red and black, folded, size 23" x 29". 1907. £18.00
    The farms are 'Knaworthy', 'Bibbeare', 'Ashbury', 'Hollamoor', 'Southcott', 'Smithacott'.


  47. Langtree AUCTION POSTER for the sale at The Globe Hotel, of the Freehold Estate of 'Withecott' near Stibb Cross and five cottages in Great Torrington. Printed in very large type-face, size 35" x 22", folds. 1898. £20.00

  48. Langtree TO BE LET From Michaelmas 1901... All that desirable Farm known as 'Muffery'... Poster printed in large letters, size 23" x 18", folds. 1900. £15.00

  49. Little Torrington DEPASTURAGE OF 100 ACRES OF LAND Grazing lands to let... parts of Bagbear and Smytham Farms... to be offered by auction.. 7th May, 1894... Handbill size 10" x 8", folded. Lists 21 Lots, with acreage, and cultivation. 1894. £8.00
    'The first year's seeds may be mown at once, and carried off'.


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

  51. Little Torrington DEPASTURAGE OF 100 ACRES OF LAND Grazing lands to let... parts of Bagbear and Smytham Farms... to be offered by auction.. 7th May, 1894... Poster, printed in large letters, size 34" x 22 ", folded. Lists 21 Lots, with acreage, and cultivation. 1894. £17.00
    'The first year's seeds may be mown and once, and carried off'.


  52. Lydford PENCIL DRAWING titled 'Lydford bridge'. On thick paper, size approx. 10" x 14". Shows stream in steep wooden ravine, looking upstream towards the bridge, ferns etc. in foreground. c1806. £30.00
    The drawing covers the whole of the paper.


  53. 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

  54. Manaton and Widdicombe LITHOGRAPHED PLAN of Two Freehold Estates Hedge Barton and Iseford. Plan size 18" x 23", folded. Reference Table with key to 128 fields, woods. Some light brown stains down centre of map. Spreat, Lith., Exeter. c £12.00

  55. Marland TWO LETTERS to Mrs Stevens at Sidmouth, from John Mallet, presumably her agent. Each 1p, sm. 8vo, address on verso. The first letter concerns the reversion of Harris's Wick and whether she will sell it to the Archdeacon for ٟ,000, the second about a disagreement with his tenant Sir Trevor Wheeler. February and April 1845. £12.00
    'The gout hangs about me'.


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  56. Moon (W.J), Chemist THE MINIATURE HANDBOOK TO ILFRACOMBE Lynmouth, Lynton, Clovelly etc. 92pp., size 4" x 3", printed stiff card wraps. Contains guide to places of interest, list of local flora, tide table for 1914, etc. Many adverts for Moon's products, and local firms. c1914. £5.00
    Someone has written the date 1927 at the top of the front board.


  57. North Hill LETTER from John Phillips to unknown correspondent about lands bought from Lord Rolle by Mr Stevens, detailing three areas of land, including 'that part of North Hill which was cut off by the new turnpike road'. 1p., 4to. 1813... together with... Two Poems 'The Wish' and 'The Wish Enjoyed' on each side of small 8vo sheet, browned, no date folded and addressed to 'The Lady Rolle, Bicton Park' with a wax seal. 1813. £8.00
    'I hope that this fine weather will continue for the sake of your Cavalry Meeting.'


  58. 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. £800.00
    The sheets all correspond to Margary state one, having the borders which enable it to be fitted together to form a composite map.


  59. Paington CONTRACT of James Rowe for the fee simple and inheritance of Preston Meadows and Water Leate.... At a Survey held 26th October 1775 pursuant to publick Notice at the Swan Inn Exeter. 1p. large folio, folded. Lists 6 offerers names with sums offered. Signed and witnessed. 1775. £15.00

  60. Parry (John) ADDRESS of John Parry Vice Warden of the Stannaries of Devon, at his first court in the Town Hall of Tavistock. Manuscript, 1p folio, with report of proceedings, and transcription of his speech "his Worship again rose, and addressed the audience in nearly the following Words....". He ends by stating "it is my intention to fix my Residence in the vicinity of the Stannaries so that I shall be ready to hold a Court every month...." Watermark 1813. £26.00

  61. 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

  62. Petrockstowe COUNTERPART OF THE ASSIGNMENT of Thomas Littletar's estate, Richard Stevens of Smithacott to Mary Coplestone of Langtree. On paper, size 16" x 21", wax seal. Loosely inserted is a slip with 7 lines, signed by Littletar, saying he has received on lease of 2 tenements called West Bury and promising to return it inside a month to Stevens. Signed by Mary Coplestone. 1716. £24.00
    Property included New Moore Ley, Pittiford, Bury Down, Crapwell Meadow.


  63. Phillimore (G.G) RETURN to an Order of The House of Commons dated 26 July 1905 comprising The Reports made to the Charity Commissioners.... Parish of Berry Pomeroy. 6pp, sm. folio. Comprises report of 1822 on Bound's Gift, Digest 1865-7, Report on Bound's Charity and School, with Table. 1911. £8.00

  64. Plimsaul Brothers, Plymouth PRICE LIST on card, for Plimsaul Brother's Warranted Table Cutlery. Size 4" x 3", printed on one side only, with Ivory Handled, Stag Horn Handled Knives etc. Bottom right corner chipped away, not affecting text. c1865. £6.00

  65. Plymouth ADMINISTRATION with the Will annexed of John Cornish. Manuscript on vellum, 13" x 21", with smaller certificate of administration attached, large papered seal. Extracted copy. 1878. £8.00
    Leaves his house in Essex Street to his wife.


  66. 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

  67. Plymouth LEASE of 53 Admiralty Street, in the parish of Stoke Damerel, Lord St. Levan to John Williams. Vellum, 3p., folio, printed with ms. inserts. Small coloured plan of premises on last page. Two wax seals. 1898. £14.00

  68. Plymouth PHOTOGRAPHS of Red Devon cattle by Hawkings of Plymouth, presumably taken at a show, or sale. Size approx. 4" x 6", mounted on thick card, two with Hawkings name. Two show bulls held by owner, onlookers, one a bull alone. One image faded. c1900. £14.00

  69. Rolle and Stevens families GRANT of an annuity of ٢ a year, Henry Stevens of Smythcott in trust for George Williams, Clerk, and Mary his wife, to Samuel Rolle, of Hudscott On vellum, signed by Stevens with small wax seal. Affixed is a letter relative to filling up some blanks in the deed, from a relative at Bideford, Charles Cutcliffe. 1737. £18.00

  70. 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.


  71. Rowe (G) Exeter, Pub. ENTRANCE TO LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH Lithograph, after drawing by Rowe, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8". Shows two men near wall in foreground, ships in distance. c1830. £12.00

  72. 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. £8.00

  73. Rowe (G), Cheltenham LINTON From the Valley of the East Lyn. Tinted lithograph, Drawn, Printed & Published by G. Rowe. Size 8" 11", plus margins. Shows two people on donkeys on a road running along the river valley.. c1845. £8.00

  74. Royal Kinersley Studio PHOTOGRAPH with printed title 'Ilfracombe National Schools (Holy Trinity), May, 1903. Group of 217.' with teachers' names listed. Shows eight rows of infant and junior school children, with teachers. Size 6" x 11", backed with card. 1903. £12.00

  75. Sampford Courtenay FROM THE OLD REGISTER OF THE PARISH OF SAMPFORD COURTNENAY Manuscript detailing Rectors 1558 - 1797. 1p. in a neat hand, gives date of becoming Rector and death, with some details. n.d. R. Turner watermark. c1830? £10.00
    'It appears about A.D. 1558 a M. Harper came to this parish as Rector (probably the first Protestant Minister) and that he built the Parsonage House, others conjecture that he only repaired it...'


  76. Sampford Courtenay PARTICULARS PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Outlying Portions of the Sampford Courtenay Manor Estate. 15pp., small folio. Folding coloured map. Vertical crease, wear at spine. 1923. £12.00
    Includes Ball Farm, Underdown Farm, Chapple Agistment.


  77. '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. £30.00

  78. Seaton ABSTRACT 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. £12.00
    Details title from 1787 - 1806.


  79. 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

  80. 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. Mounted on thick card, half the bottom margin of the card mount is chipped away. 1902. £14.00

  81. 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. £10.00
    Sommers Gard was an M.P. who gave money for the building of the Royal Albert Museum.


  82. South Molton MANUSCRIPT PLAN of West Kidland Farm, showing farm buildings and fields. Sketch map on waxed cotton, scale 1/2500, size 32" x 16", folds. Shows farm buildings, and fields shaded in different colours. Notes about right to break fences, ploughing etc, in pencil and red ink in various fields. c1920. £10.00

  83. 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

  84. 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

  85. 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.


  86. 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.


  87. 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

  88. Spreat (W) EGGESFORD CHURCH. Sketched and Drawn on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 9", on India paper. Printed by C. Hulmandel c1842. £12.00
    Shows the church surrounded by trees with part of a ruined (?) wall in the foreground.


  89. 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. £12.00
    A view of the church with trees to side and rear.


  90. 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. £12.00
    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.


  91. 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.


  92. Spreat (W) LITTLE HEMPSTON 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
    In the bottom lower corner are 2 men holding scythes one of whom is sharpening his.


  93. 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 on the left walking towards the church.


  94. 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

  95. 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. £90.00

  96. 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

  97. Tavistock, Okehampton, Berry THE WEST VIEW OF TAVESTOCKE-ABBY, IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON 1734. a drawing in ink and shades of monochrome grey watercolour, copying the view of 1734 by Buck, being exactly the same size as the Buck view, with the title copied in the same lettering. There is a black border approx. a quarter of an inch wide, but this is not continued along the bottom... together with... a similar painting of 'The South View of Berry Castle, in the County of Devon', and 'The South View of Okehampton-Castle In the County of Devon'. All three on good quality lined paper. The latter two views are uniformly 'toned', the first one is fine. Each view has traces of two vertical folds. The first view has a 1" repaired split in the margin at one fold, as does the Okehampton view, and the Berry view has two longer repaired splits at the folds. 3 items. n.d. c1820? £50.00

  98. Tawstock SURVEY TERMS for Leasing Rollstone Down in Tawstock. Terms and Conditions of a Survey 18th June 1784, by Philip Sydenham Jnr. on behalf of Sir Bourchier Wray... Lists bidders. 1p, small folio, folded with docket title. 1784. £10.00

  99. 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.


  100. 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. £35.00
    'Let 'em come! lion spirits still remain/Like rocks of steel, on Inkerman's dread plain.'


  101. Thorverton CONDITIONS AND SPECIFICATION of Works to be done in constructing the extension of a Common Sewer in the Town of Thorverton. 5p., sm. folio, signed over stamp by Contractors. Small drawing of section in text. 26th October 1877. £16.00
    '... the pipes are to be jointed with clay worked to and made of a consistency sufficiently tough to allow a band of it a foot long to be suspended without breaking...'


  102. 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

  103. 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

  104. Torquay POSTCARD Real photo postcard titled in Ms below view 'Torquay in winter. Feb 1907'. Shows bandstand in park in snow with two men with brushes, church in distance. Divided back. 1907. £5.00

  105. Torquay TORQUAY, THE VICTORIA HOTEL Advertisement. Single sheet, 8vo, with black and white photo of hotel, and description. Crease at one corner. Reprinted from 'Signpost'. c1952. £4.00
    'throughout the hotel colour has been used most becomingly to enhance the general impression of good cheer'.


  106. Torquay views TORQUAY 16 views of Torquay and area Oblong 8vo, gilt decorated boards. c1890. £14.00
    No date or publisher given.


  107. Torquay, Budleigh Salterton, Chudleigh ORDNANCE SURVEY part of sheet XXII. Size 17" x 21", dissected and mounted on linen, six sections, folding to 9" x 7". Electrotype. c1860. £16.00

  108. 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.


  109. 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.


  110. 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.


  111. Western Counties Agricultural Co-operative, Devon CATALOGUE October 1906. 48pp., 4to, printed on buff paper. Staples rusted, hence one section loose, spine held with archival tape. Some spotting at bottom corner of first few leaves and on front page. 1906. £15.00
    Illustrates numerous types of brush, knife sharpeners, buckets, horse clippers, cast iron hollow-ware, water cans, saws, carriage and cart lamps (19 types illustrated), hot water heating apparatus.


  112. Whitby (Capt. John) VOUCHER NO. 1 A List of Artificers belonging to H.M. Brig Busy Lord Falkland Commander employed Caulking His Majesty's Ship Severn under my Command... Slip of paper written on one side only, size 5" x 9". Ruled in columns for Names, No. of Days, rate etc, with the names of two men, details not yet filled in. Signed 'J. Whitby Captain'. Small piece nicked from paper in top margin. c1800. £35.00
    The work was to be done 21st November and two days of December, but no year is given. The 'Severn' was wrecked off Guernsey in 1804. This is probably Captain John Whitby, protege of Lord Cornwallis, who was sent to break the news of Nelson's death to Lady Hamilton. He died in 1806 aged only 31. Viscount Falkland assumed command of Busy in 1800. Apparently the Busy was laid up in Plymouth Dock in 1802.


  113. 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

  114. 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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