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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. 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. £68.00
    Also covers part of Somerset and small part of Dorset.

  6. 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. £70.00
    An early state. Corresponds to Margary State 2. Also covers part of Somerset and small part of Dorset.

  7. Barnstaple ABSTRACTS from Philip Wyot's Book of Barnestaple. Manuscript, 68p., written on rectos only in a neat hand, in 4to notebook, marbled boards, calf spine, piece of calf missing at top and bottom of spine, spine and corners rubbed. On two blank leaves at the back someone has pasted two pages from Sir Stanley Wyatt's 'Cheneys and Wyatts', and noted title in a different hand from that of the manuscript. c1890. £40.00

  8. Barnstaple REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF BARNSTAPLE 1p, folio, with 1p. zincographed plan of the Borough, by Henry James, scale 3" to 1 mile, hand-coloured in outline. 1868. £18.00

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. Berry (W.E.), Photographer, Luppitt PHOTOGRAPH OF LUPPITT SCHOOL 1902. Photograph size 4" x 6", in grey card mount with white border. Shows pupils and teachers in front of the school, with 'Luppitt School 1902' written on a blackboard, view across the hill in the distance. 1902. £15.00

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. Bishopsnympton, Meshaw, Alverdiscott Estates PARTICULARS, PLANS & CONDITIONS OF SALE OF SEVERAL VALUABLE AND ATTRACTIVE FREEHOLD ESTATES Accommodation Lands, Free and Fully Licensed Inn, Coverts and Cottages, comprising- BISHOPNYMPTON.- North Hayne, South Hayne, with fine old House, and South Hayne Plantation... MESHAW.- Five Estates, viz:- Meshaw Barton, with fine Elizabethan Manor House, Great Whitstone, Little Whitstone, Gidley Arms Inn and Farm, Bourne Bridge... ALVERDISCOTT.- Alverdiscott Barton, Borough and Hall, Nethercott, and Lashingcott, Luppincott, South Down and Cloggs Hill, Three Corner Ley and Abboton Cottages... Messrs J. Hannaford & Son, F.A.I. Have been favoured with instructions... to offer the above for Sale by Auction... 26th July.... Folio, photo illustration in text, 12 large coloured folding plans, 24pp, original wraps, cloth spine, photo of thatched cottage (The Barton, Meshaw) pasted to top wrap. Small tear in cloth of spine, tear in margin in front wrap and first six leaves (not affecting maps), corner of pages rather dog-eared. Pencil notes on prices throughout. Second Edition. 1907. £75.00

  18. Borough of Barnstaple PAGEANT: BARNSTAPLE THROUGH THE CENTURIES by the Children of the Borough Schools in the Sports Ground. September 15th 1930. 16pp., 8vo., printed wraps. Gives details of each historical tableau, with names of actors. 1930. £8.00

  19. Bovey Tracy ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet CI. S.W. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 12" x 17" plus margins, on stiff paper. 1906 £10.00
    Covers the whole of Bovey Tracy, Bovey Pottery and Lignite Pit, Whitestone Quarry.

  20. 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.

  21. 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

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. Camera Series ALBUM OF VIEWS OF TORQUAY Fourteen photolitho views. On extending strip, folding into gilt sm. 4to boards. Advert for 'The Torquay Bazaar and Doll's Infirmary' inside back board. c1900. £15.00
    Includes fine panorama over two pages.

  25. 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.

  26. 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. £60.00

  27. 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.

  28. 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

  29. Churchstanton AN AUCTION WILL BE HELD at the York Inn, in Churchenford... on Friday 11th Day of June next... For Sale of the Lands Hereinafter described... Poster, size 11" x 9", folds, printed in a variety of typefaces, with the word 'Lands' in a particularly decorative large block print over an inch high, with white floral decoration inside the letters and the comma. Describes two lots with tenants, etc. Traces of folds. Spurway, Columbian Press Office, Honiton. 1841. £22.00

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. 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.

  34. Crediton DEED to declare Uses of a fine. Elizabeth Lee, late of St. Mary Ottery now of Holborn, and Francis Buller and Susanna his wife, referring to a messuage called the Wardens House in the College in Ottery, with two gardens, and messuage on the north side, various other tenements in Ottery, a share in a farm called Bears and Bears Mills in Crediton, etc. Attested copy on 4p folio, made in 1784. 1767. £24.00
    Names occupiers.

  35. 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

  36. 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.

  37. Devon election GILES STANWELL TO HIS MOTHER by the author of the Exeter Guide descriptive of the late County Election. 38 lines of poetry, manuscript, on 1p., 4to, blank conjoint leaf. Satirises the candidates in the election, which was won by Bastard: 'That the Rout is compleat of the Ebrington pack/Of Sandford & Fellowes and Arlington Jack'. Paper watermarked 1808. £20.00
    Also refers to Lopez, Bassett, Cann.


  38. Devonport Dockyard MARINE DRAWINGS 30 fine scale drawings of parts of battleships, cruisers, etc, by S.E. Hancock, Acting Carpenter. Each on cartridge paper, in ink and wash colour, size approx. 20" x 25", folding, each with accompanying description in manuscript on 1p ruled paper, signed by Hancock, titled and with rubber stamps of Chief Constructor and Captain. Scales mainly " to 1 foot, 1" to 1 foot, some valves, etc. half size. Some bound into and some loosely inserted in folio ledger, half cloth, marbled boards, rubbed. Bottom of one leaf of text torn away. 1904-5. £350.00
    Drawings include:- section showing framing abaft armour; mid section, and framing of after part; 'boat hoisting derrick'; 'Cruiser Fore Section'; 'midship section, and stem'; 'Cressy Class', section showing before and abaft double bottoms; 'Gun support as fitted to 1st Class Cruiser'; 'Plan of Conning Tower, K.E.VII Class'; '13'6" Balsa Punt'. H.M.S. Hibernia, a King Edward VII class battleship, was launched in 1905. H.M.S. Encounter was a destroyer. Other ships mentioned are H.M.S. Queen and H.M.S. Minotaur.

  39. 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.

  40. Exeter and Heavitree PARTICULARS OF SALE of Seven Business and Residential Properties viz:- No 1 Manston Road, Polsloe Park Estate, Heavitree; Amherst Villa, North Avenue, Heavitree; Belgrave Villa, South Avenue, Heavitree; No 1, Grendon Villas, Polsloe Road, Exeter; No 27, Fore Street, Heavitree; Manor House, Fore Street, Heavitree.... To Be Sold By Auction.... Wednesday, March 23rd, 1910. Folio, folded, 3pp. 1910. £14.00

  41. Exeter election GILES STANWELL TO HIS MOTHER by the author of the Exeter Guide descriptive of the late County Election. Satirical poem in manuscript, 38 lines in rhyming couplets, 1p. 4to, plus blank conjoint leaf. Refers to various local figures 'the thumb-screwing Parson', 'The Man of the Mob', 'Squire Cann' etc. Paper watermarked 1808. £25.00
    'I'm happy however dear Mother to say/That Bastard had gained his Election today/That the Rout is compleat of the Ebrington pack/Of Sandford and Fellows and Arlington Jack'.

  42. 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.

  43. Fortescue (Earl) LETTER dated Castle Hill Jany. 30 1886. 9 lines on 8vo sheet, pasted to larger sheet of stiff paper. To J. Jesmond. Advises him on what he should write as a dedication in his book to be presented to the Queen. 1886. £9.00
    James Jesmond was the author of ' Dissertation on the rights to the sea shores' 1877, and technical works on boundaries etc. (he was a tithe commissioner in Devon).

  44. 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

  45. 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

  46. Frithelstock LEASE of the tenement of Knaworthy, Christiana Maria Stevens of Cross to Raymond Seldon, Merchant Tailor, of Langtree. Large vellum sheet, wax seal. Ink very slightly faded. 1757. £14.00
    Names two 'lives'.

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

  48. 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.

  49. 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
    Devon was the first county to be surveyed geologically, by Henry de la Beche, in the 1830's.

  50. 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

  51. Gray (Joseph W.) THE DEVON TOR RANGE an Improved Ventilating Kitchener or Cooking Apparatus.... Sold Exclusively by Joseph W. Gray, Kitchen Fitter & Furnisher & Domestic Engineer, 31 Fleet Street, Torquay, Manufacturer and Erecter. Illustrated Prospectus of ranges, baths, kitchen equipment etc., 12pp., folio, folded, bottom half of last page browned. c1874. £24.00
    Includes list of satisfied customers who had the range installed.

  52. 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

  53. Hamlyn (James) ARITHMETIC MANUSCRIPT Mathematics exercise book of James Hamlyn, April 1793 - February 1801. Size 12" x 8", bound in later (late nineteenth century) cloth boards. 200 pages of workings, each page full. First page very browned. Slight browning down extreme edges of leaves. Headings of different sections with large calligraphic lettering, some with decorative scrolls and flourishes. Headings include 'Reduction', 'Compound Division', 'Duodecimals or Cross Multiplication', 'Practical Improvements by the Rule of Three', 'Solid Measure', 'Ale Measure', 'Troy Weight', 'Slater's and Tiler's Work'. The problems or 'Cases' are presented following by working. At the bottom of every page he has written 'James Hamlyn His Book' followed by the date. 1793-1801. £250.00
    A fairly recent note in pencil loosely inserted says this is the arithmetic book of James Hamlyn of Buckfastleigh, Devon, 1784-1856.

  54. 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

  55. Heathfield, near Newton Abbot PLANS PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE SALE OF ABOUT 13 ACRES OF LAND With Manufacturing Premises thereon, Together with Two Cottages and a Valuable Building Site. Re John Sampson, Deceased. To Be Sold By Auction.... September 19th, 1910. Folio, folded, large coloured folding plan and 3pp, tear in last page at fold. 1910. £24.00
    The premises were those of 'The Ligno Carbon Co.', opposite Candy's premises.

  56. Heavitree, Exeter PLANS, PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF A VALUABLE BRICK-YARD With Buildings, Cottages and Premises, together with about 5 Acres, and the Goodwill of the Business. About 13 Acres of land adjoining including Valuable Building Sites, A 14-Roomed Villa Residence, known as "Melrose," and Three Dwelling-Houses. To Be Sold By Auction... September 22nd, 1910. Folio, folded with docket title, very large coloured folding plan and 7pp. 1910. £36.00

  57. 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

  58. 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.

  59. 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

  60. 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'.

  61. 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

  62. 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.

  63. 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

  64. 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.

  65. Little Torrington Manor LEASE of Lower Withecott in Langtree for 99 years, Christiana Maria Stevens of Cross, Little Torrington, to John Smale, yeoman, of Frithelstock. Vellum, size 19" x 24", signed by Smale with small wax seal. Memorandum on verso stating that Smale has the right to decide whether to rebuild the malthouse or not, should it fall down... together with.... Counterpart of Alexander Sadler's lease of Mowhay in Frithelstock from Christiana Maria Stevens, 1754, vellum spotty and ink rubbed. 2 items. 1760. £24.00
    Smale and Pedler were to do service at the courts of the Manor.

  66. 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.

  67. 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. In dark green mount with gold line. c1806. £50.00
    The drawing covers the whole of the paper.

  68. 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

  69. 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.

  70. 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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  71. 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'.

  72. Moore and Stevens families LEASE FOR A YEAR of all of the Manors, Lordships, lands and houses in the County of Devon of Henry Stevens Esq., Elizabeth Cooke and Christian Moore to Thomas Moore. Vellum, 18" x 23", two wax seals. 1812. £16.00

  73. 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.

  74. 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

  75. 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

  76. 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, beginning with a brief report of the preliminary proceedings, then a transcription of his speech "his Worship again rose, and addressed the audience in nearly the following Words....". The final lines of the speech state that "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...." Paper watermarked 1813. £30.00
    Parry was Vice Warden until 1824.

  77. Passmore (R) Land Surveyor SURVEY or estimated value of Easewell Estate & Cott situate in the Parish of Morthoe in the County of Devon taken acct. of the 5th & 6th of September 1820. Folio sheet listing in columns 16 parcels of land, measure, value, with recommendations for improvement. Foxing along central fold, and small tear, without loss. 1820. £12.00

  78. 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

  79. 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

  80. Platt (G & N) HERALDRY FOR THE TOURIST Collected by Geo. and N. Platt. Three notebooks, size 5" x 7", pastel coloured pages. Manuscript, each page headed with the name of the town or village, in alphabetical order, brief description of the place and leading family, and pasted alongside a coat of arms of local family (or occasionally town) very finely painted in glossy bright colours, shield size 3" along the top, length 3". Boards with orange printed wraps, brief introduction inside front wrap, wraps decorated with painted coloured coat of arms of the County. Title page to each volume with illustration of a ship. 192 shields in all. In two places the shields have never been added, three pages have traces of red paint which has transferred from the shield on facing page, and 5 pages of text have the paper surface damaged through adherence to the surface of the facing shield, with the loss of a few words. Probably 1950's. £60.00
    'The observant traveller will be well aware of the heraldry that abounds in country houses and seats, ancient monuments and abbeys... schools, public buildings and even public houses. It is with the identification of such that these books are concerned'.

  81. 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. c1865. £6.00

  82. 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


  83. Plymouth, Kingsbridge FOUR ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Uniform editions, on thick paper, corresponding to Margary State 1. All with 180(?) (the last digit is indistinct in each case but it could be a '1') watermarks, two also with the word 'Smith'. Scale 1" to 1 mile, engraved surface size 23" x 34", plus wide margins. Vertical central fold. Comprises: SHEET XXIV (Looe to Prawle Point), half inch tear in sea area repaired on verso with archival tape. Two tears in top margin, repaired, and one small tear just touching engraved surface. Small v-shaped piece torn from top margin. Margin at bottom and left. SHEET XXIII. (Start Point, Berry Head). Some small marginal tears at top edge, 1" tear in bottom margin, repaired on verso. SHEET XXII. (Torbay, Exeter, Lyme Regis). Border at right edge. Piece torn from left margin, approx. 13" x 1", just touching plate mark, not effecting engraved surface. SHEET XXI (Axminster, Tiverton, Dulverton). Border on right. Also covers part of Somerset and part of Dorset. Pub. 11th Oct. 1809 by Lt. Col. Mudge, Tower. £300.00
    Corresponds to Margary State 1. The 'Second Part of the General Survey... containing the whole of Devon...' comprised eight sheets.

  84. Quatremain (W.W) TORQUAY Queen of English Watering Places, from Original Water Colours by W.W. Quatermain. 13 views, size approx. 4" x 5", overall size of album 7" x 9", wraps with small view on front wrap, wraps darkened, staples rusty hence middle leaf loose. Recent bookplate, a few small spots in margin of first few views. c1910? £7.00

  85. Reynolds (Charles), Pub. THE ALBUM OF PLYMOUTH AND DEVONPORT VIEWS 16 photolitho views on extending strip, some two or four to a page, some double-page, folding into red boards, size 8" x 6", faded gilt title and decoration on front board, cloth spine. Some marks on back board. c1900. £18.00

  86. Rifle Shooting BOOK OF CUTTINGS compiled by Private (later Sergeant) George Starkey, relating to his prize rifle shooting, 1882-1891. 127 pages of cuttings in a book with stiff boards, 8" x 8", boards covered in plain brown paper, labelled '1' in ink. Front inner joint broken. There are some notes in ink against the cuttings, for example 'the first annual Prize shooting I attended', 'seven rounds, no sighting shots'. The cuttings are mainly from The Western Morning News, with some printed scores from the 'English Twenty Club.' Pasted in is a decorative small folio printed handbill on pink paper for the presentation of prizes by The Prince of Wales in Plymouth, 31st Oct. 1887. 1882-91. £45.00
    Sergeant Starkey was a chemist and druggist in Plymouth, and in the 2nd Devon Rifle Volunteers. He invented and patented a new type of rifle target.

  87. 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

  88. 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.

  89. 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. £16.00

  90. 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.

  91. Rowe (G), Pr. and Pub. VALLEY OF THE LYN From Mars Hill. Drawn by Mr. Rowe. Tinted lithograph on thick paper, size 8" x 11", plus margins. Margins grubby, small piece torn across corner. c1845. £18.00
    A view looking upstream to bridge, houses on hillside.

  92. 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

  93. 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

  94. '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

  95. 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.

  96. 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

  97. 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

  98. 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

  99. 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

  100. 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.

  101. 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

  102. 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. £38.00

  103. 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.

  104. Sidmouth PARTICULARS of the Valuable Freehold Residential Property known as Pauntley, Sidmouth, comprising an attractive Georgian House... Picturesque Cottage, Well-Timbered Pleasure Gardens... Fine Building Site... for Sale by Auction... 15th June, 1939. 7pp., 8vo, stiff wraps, 3 tipped-in photographs, coloured sketch plan. 1939. £8.00

  105. Sidmouth POSTER advertising sale of the freehold residence 'Somerdon', situated in the Elysian Fields, 29th August, 1899. Size 25" x 19", printed in large type-faces, with detailed description of the house. Folds... together with... CONVEYANCE of Smerdon House, Devisees of the late Wm. Andros to Sophia Guille. 1882. 12p, folio, folded, with various papers tucked in, relating to valuation, history of Cumberland Cottage etc. 1899. £24.00

  106. 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

  107. 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.

  108. 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 rights to break fences, ploughing etc, in pencil and red ink in various fields. c1920. £10.00

  109. 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. £18.00

  110. 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, large margins. Printed by C. Hulmandel. c1842. £18.00
    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.

  111. Spreat (W) BRADNINCH CHURCH. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India paper, large margins. Printed by C. Hulmandel. c1842. £22.00
    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.

  112. 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

  113. Spreat (W) BUCKLAND MONACHORUM CHURCH. Lithotint from Nature by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 9", on India paper, large margins. C. Hulmandel's Patent. c1842. £22.00
    With two groups of people in front of the church wall in the foreground and a young boy pointing to the church.

  114. Spreat (W) CADBURY 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. £20.00
    Shows a woman, holding a basket walking along a path towards the church in the foreground.

  115. 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.

  116. Spreat (W) CULLOMPTON CHURCH. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 10" x 7", plus margins, on India paper. Printed by C. Hulmandel c1842. £20.00
    Shows groups of people by the church wall.

  117. Spreat (W) DARTINGTON CHURCH. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India paper, large margins. Printed by C. Hulmandel. c1842. £22.00

  118. Spreat (W) DREWSTEIGNTON 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. £20.00
    Shows thatched houses on street leaading to the church, groups of people in the street.

  119. Spreat (W) DUNSFORD CHURCH. Lithotint from Nature by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India paper, large margins. C. Hulmandel's Patent. c1842. £22.00
    Shows two groups of figures talking in front of the church wall.

  120. Spreat (W) EGGESFORD CHURCH. Sketched and Drawn on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 9", on India paper, large margins, margins slightly spotty. Printed by C. Hulmandel c1842. £22.00
    Shows the church surrounded by trees with part of a ruined (?) wall in the foreground.

  121. 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 anoher man behind him pointing to a grave stone.

  122. Spreat (W) KENN CHURCH. Sketched and Drawn on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 9", on India paper, large margins, margins slightly spotty. Printed by C. Hulmandel. c1842. £20.00
    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.

  123. Spreat (W) KENTON CHURCH. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India paper, large margins. Printed by C. Hulmandel. c1842. £22.00
    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.

  124. Spreat (W) LITTLE HEMPSTON CHURCH. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India paper, large margins. Printed by C. Hulmandel. c1842. £24.00
    In the bottom lower corner are 2 men holding scythes one of whom is sharpening his.

  125. Spreat (W) SIDBURY CHURCH. Lithotint from Nature by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India Paper, large margins. C. Hulmandel's Patent. c1842. £22.00
    With a woman holding a basket in the left foreground walking towards the church.

  126. 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 attractiive view showing the river in the foreground, two rowing boats, a man standing holding padlles, an emptiy boat on the shore and a sailing boat further along the river.

  127. Spreat (W) WARKLEIGH CHURCH. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface size approx. 5" x 7", with large margins. Printed by C. Hullmandel. c1842. £20.00

  128. 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. £22.00

  129. 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.

  130. Spreat (W), Publisher PLYMOUTH FROM MOUNT EDGECUMBE Stoke, Stonehouse, Stonehouse Pool, Victualling Office, Devil's Point. Dedicated by special permission to the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Mount Edgecumbe. Fine tinted lithograph, size 9" x 14", plus wide margins (overall size 15" x 22") showing the town from across the river, with docks, smoking factory chimneys etc., shipping in river, hills in far distance. Three small edge tears, repaired on verso, at top edge, light waterstain approx. 5" across, in bottom margin. A few very small spots in bottom margin. c1845. £50.00
    Somers Cocks 'Devon Topographical Prints', No. 2208. A print with an unusual rich velvety texture, and the clever tinting in sepia gives a very realistic, almost photographic feel. The reflections in the water are particularly well done.

  131. Spreat (W), Publisher PLYMOUTH, FROM MOUNT EDGECUMBE New Docks, Millbay, West Hoe, The Hoe. Dedicated by special permission to the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Mount Edgecumbe. Fine tinted lithograph, size 9" x 14", plus wide margins (overall size 15" x 22") showing the town from across the river, citadel on the left, shipping in river, hills in far distance. Tear at bottom edge just reaching into bottom line of title, 2" tear and 1" tear at top edge, and a piece torn away at edge about the size of a thumb-print. A few light foxing spots in margins. Somers Cocks No. 2328. c1845. £70.00

  132. 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

  133. 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.

  134. Swimbridge LETTER from John Cowell to Edward Bray at Tavistock. 8 lines on small 4to sheet, blank conjoint leaf with address and Barnstaple postmark on verso. Informs Bray of the death of George Pope, 'late a life on Mr John Howe's Estate South Dinniton by which I find the best Beast Heriot is due to His Grace...' and wishes to know how to proceed. Docket title on verso John Cowell Reeve of the Manor of Bishopstawton... together with... LETTER to John Cowell at Swimbridge, from William Jones, dated Woburn, March 20 1792, concerning the best beast heriot on a farm at Downrue, telling him to demand the heriot 'I do not wish to be strict but must do Justice to His Grace'. 18 lines, 4to, folded with address and Woburn postmark on verso. 2" semi-circular tear in paper. 2 items. 1792-4. £16.00
    Bray was the Duke of Bedford's agent at Tavistock.

  135. 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

  136. Tavistock LETTER from the Bedford Office, dated February 1840, from J. Benson, discussing the eligibility of the Master of the Free Latin School in Tavistock for money left in trust by the Ford charity. 1p., 4to, signed J. Benson... together with... Letter from W.G. Adam, Berkeley Sq., 16th March 1835, to Mr Crapp at Tavistock, 4p., 4to. 'Your letter... on the subject of establishing a School in Tavistock on the principle of the Devonport Institution has engaged no small portion of His Grace's attention.... he has come to the conclusion that the Devonport system is not... adapted to a town like Tavistock'. Says the Duke has decided to build a schoolroom and master's residence at his own expense, for 35-40 scholars, setting out ideas for curriculum, which included land surveying.... together with... Letter from Mr Beale, Brooke Vicarage, Nr. Norwich, to Benson, Jan. 21st 1865, setting out the history of the Grammar school at Tavistock from the earliest times. 3p., 4to. 3 items. c1860's. £28.00
    These letters are copies, and were presumably made from letters at the Bedford Office in response to some queries involving administration.

  137. 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

  138. 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

  139. 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

  140. 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.

  141. 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.

  142. 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

  143. 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

  144. 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

  145. Totnes MARRIAGE ARTICLES between Timothy Earl of London and Dorothy Trist of Totnes. Refers to dwelling house with three herbgardens in Leechwell Street, and Eastleigh and Westleigh in Harberton. Two large vellum sheets, size 24" x 31", signed by 6 parties concerned with wax seals. Vellum dustmarked on verso, some minor yellowing. 1736. £40.00
    On verso is a note in pencil 'Devon Phillips 26/1/65. 193.'

  146. Turner (J.M.W.) DARTMOUTH Engraved view. From a drawing by Turner, engraved by George Cooke. Size 6" x 9", plus margins, mounted in burgundy card mount, size 14" x 16", with gold line. Description of Dartmouth printed on verso. 1840. £25.00
    Shows a quay in foreground with two small boats loading barrels, the town on the right, mouth of the estuary with castles in the distance.

  147. Valentine & Sons PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEW ALBUM OF PLYMOUTH And the Surrounding Neighbourhood. 70 Pictures of Plymouth, Stonehouse and Devonport, with the Rivers, Moors and Coast in their Vicinity. Size 8" x 11", orig. boards, gilt faded, boards faded at edges, spine chipped. Two pages of text at end. c1910. £18.00

  148. 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.

  149. 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.

  150. 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.

  151. Whimple MANUSCRIPT PLAN of Woodhayes, Whimple, Devon, for Sale by Private Treaty by Messrs. Smyth-Richards... Bideford. In strong black ink on waxed cotton, size 14" x 13", folds, scale 1:2500, with Schedule, and description of the house and two cottages, with dimension of rooms. Bottom right is an attractive ink drawing of the house, framed in trees. c1900. £18.00

  152. 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

  153. 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.

  154. Winkleigh LEASE of Bransgrove in Winkleigh, John Codrington of Exeter, Apothecary, to Richard Davie, yeoman. On paper, size 19" x 26", signed by Codrington with wax seal. Two small splits in paper at folds. 1779. £22.00
    One of the conditions was that the tenant was to put forty bushels of lime per acre of tillage ground, or 'two hundred and fifty seams of good rotten Dung ', 'preserve all saplings or slips', take care of the thatch, 'cider engine, press' etc.

  155. 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 arish ground, etc.

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