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  1. Bartholomew's REDUCED ORDNANCE SURVEY For Tourists & Cyclists. Sheet 34. Dorset. Scale 2 miles to an inch. Colour-printed, linen-backed and folding into decorative blue cloth wraps. c1918. £12.00

  2. Beale's Fancy Fair, Publisher PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF BOURNEMOUTH AND NEIGHBOURHOOD Sm. 4to, 42 photolitho views on extending strip (some full page, some 2, 4 or 6 to a page). Gilt title on front board. Map on back endpaper, lacks the back free endpaper with half the map. c1900. £16.00
    Includes two good views of Beale's shop.


  3. Bennett family AN ACCOUNT OF THE SEVERAL CLOSES and parcels of land and the quantities and number of acres thereof and how the same have been used and cultivated, Lady day 1824 to Lady day 1825 in the occupation of the defendent John Light Bennett. Manuscript, one and a half pages folio, setting out in columns 22 field names with quality, quantity and how cropped. On verso is list of tithable articles on his farm, such as sheep, calves, clover seed etc, with value and value of tithe. 1826. £15.00
    The place is not given, but there was a John Light Bennett of this period in the Shaftesbury area.


  4. Bloxworth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLII N.E. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 17", plus margins. Second Edition 1902. £10.00
    Covers Bloxworth House, Morden, Black Heath.


  5. Bradpole ASSIGNMENT of a term of 1000 years in premises in Bradpole, Miss Tamlyn to Henry Templer. Large vellum sheet, size 23" x 29". 4 wax seals. 1835. £14.00
    The property was in Banack Street.


  6. Bradpole LEASE FOR A YEAR of a tenement in Barrack Street in Bradpole, James Froom and Stephen Hussey to John Foot. Large vellum sheet, size 16" x 27". 3 wax seals. 1835. £14.00

  7. Chardstock AGREEMENT for a Lease of messuage and land at Alson, John Stevens of Axminster to Philip Griffith of Lyme Regis. 3p, folio, including 12-line schedule with names of fields. 2 small splits at folds, outer sheet dusty. 1853. £10.00

  8. Chardstock (Liberty and Manor of) LICENCE to William Bond of Axminster, Land Surveyor, to let a cottage and four acres called Purdishay in Chardstock. Granted at the Court Baron of the Rt. Hon. George Lord Auckland. Vellum, 12" x 15". 1814. £16.00

  9. Evershott WILL AND CODICIL OF HENRY PETTY of Evershott. Attested copy. 2p, folio. Ink slightly faded. 1841. £12.00
    Bequeathes his property in Evershott to three Trustees for the use of his wife.


  10. Fontmell Magna COUNTERPART LEASE of Bitchester Farm, William Bennett, of Tower Cottage, Parkstone, to Anne Stay. Three large vellum sheets, signed by Ann with wax seal. 1843. £16.00
    Lays down stipulations about maintenance of windows, fences, stiles, fertiliser, etc.


  11. Geological Survey FIVE MAPS colour-printed. Comprises:- Sheet 329 (Bournemouth), Drift. Maps size 17" x 24", overall size 25" x 36", key and sections in margins. 1976... with... Sheet 342 (Weymouth, Portland), 1937. Drift, size 13" x 19", key in margin, sections, central fold.... with... Sheet 326/340 (Lyme Regis, Sidmouth), Drift. Size 13" x 19" plus margins. 1955; Sheet 313 (Shaftesbury) 1977. Size 16" x 24", plus margins, folds... with... O.S. Provisional Edition Sheet SY67 (Weymouth and Portland) 1958 (6" scale, not geological). Size 21" x 20, plus margins. Five maps in all. 1937-1976. £26.00

  12. Henbury Park, Charborough Park ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXIV S.W. Size 13" x 17" plus margins. Contours in Red. Provisional Edition. Revision of 1926 with additions in 1938. £12.00

  13. Hinton St. Mary WILL of William Wadman of Hinton St. Mary, Carpenter. 1p., blank conjoint leaf. Signed by Wadman and three witnesses with wax seal. 1831. £16.00

  14. Lydlinch DECLARATION of Robert Drake, of Poole, Pork Butcher, as to the heirs of his father's brother, Thomas Drake, of Lydlinch, yeoman. 3p., folio, folded. Gives information about the eleven children of Thomas, where they lived, where buried etc. 1853. £12.00

  15. Lyme Regis, Lydlinch MORTGAGE of Messuages Farms and Lands in Dorset Somerset and Devon for securing £6000 and Interest. Revd. H. Yeatman of Stock Gaylord Dorset to Revd. J. Daintry Vicar of Putney, Wiltshire, and J. Du Boulay of Holwell, Somerset. Made in pursuance of an Act of Parliament. Properties include Summerleaze Estate at Kilmington, Devon, newly-built house in Lyme Regis on Uplyme Road, houses in Vicarage St., Yeovil, and Holwell, and house and orchards at Lydlinch in Dorset. 23 ms pages, folio, secured with pin. Contemporary copy. 21st Aug. 1845. £25.00

  16. Mabel Lucie Attwell POSTCARD Here's Lots of Good Luck from Bournemouth. Shows four postboys in blue carrying black cat in basket. Written in pencil but not used. n.d. £10.00

  17. Melcombe Regis WILL of Mary Petty. Attested copy on 7p sm. folio. 1858. £9.00
    Details her bequests of 'purple & gold Dresden china' etc.


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  18. National Farmers' Union, Dorset County Branch CALENDAR BLOTTER FOR 1932-3. 4to, stiff green covers with photo of County Chairman, 7pp of local adverts, plus calendar, and information on branches etc. 1923. £7.00

  19. Poole LETTER dated Poole 16th August 1622. 15 lines on one side of 4to sheet, conjoint leaf with address panel to his cousin Edward Waties Esq. Begins 'Worthie Cosyn' and signed 'John Lloyd'. There is a small piece torn from the conjoint leaf, presumably where seal torn. 1622. £40.00
    Says he has received the £50 he sent him, and he should pay the rest of the money owed the first of November, and give it to Thomas Mathews for the payment of a hundred pounds 'by which I may satisfy Sir Robert Vaughan that I freed him from that sum he being bound for me to Mr Mathews'. His bearer should take the acquittance to Mr Mathews.


  20. Portland ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 31", sea area hand-coloured in blue wash, yellow shading around coast. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to large 4to, marbled endpapers. A red line has been drawn from the railway near Broadway to Abbotsbury. Electrotyped 1872. £40.00
    Covers Dorchester, Bridport, Lulworth Cove. The red line shows the railway branch line to Abbotsbury through Upwey, opened in 1885.


  21. Portland ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 31". 10" repaired tear at right-hand edge, in sea area, but just touching Isle of Portland. O.S blindstamp 1880. £22.00
    Covers Chesil Beach, Bridport, Dorchester, Lulworth.


  22. Rack Close, Sherborne ABSTRACT OF TITLE of Edward Earl Digby to a Close called Rack Close.... agreed to be exchanged with Messrs. Stevens & Fooks for a Piece of Land called Purly. Folio, 2p. c1840. £10.00

  23. Shaftesbury LETTER to John Rutter, Solicitor, Shaftesbury. Aug. 11th 1845. From a John Gray at Croydon, who offers his services as a valuer, enclosing his card (not present). 1p., 4to, address panel on verso, postmarks, wax seal. 1845. £6.00
    'I have just finished one of upwards of 3000£ at Southampton, and can also refer to Messrs. Smyth of Liverpool...'.


  24. Stourpaine LEASE FOR A YEAR of messuage at France in Stourpaine, George Long to John Parker, Surgeon, of Blandford. Vellum, 12" x 24", very small wax seal. 1727. £16.00

  25. Swanage PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Properties situate at Swanage.... for sale by Public Auction at the Town Hall, Swanage.... on Monday 17th day of May, 1897. Folio, 4pp, folded. 1897. £12.00
    Includes Alexandra Terrace, Newton Cottage, Albany Terrace, etc.


  26. Thorncombe POSTER advertising auction sale at the Golden Lion Inn, 15th September, 1852, of two cottages and premises, at Hewood Green in Thorncombe, late the property of William Hawker, deceased. Printed in large type faces, size 18" x 12", folds. Wills, Printer, The Axe Fishing Tackle & Gun Warehouse, Axminster. 1852. £24.00

  27. Walker (J) & (C) DORSETSHIRE. Folding engraved, hand-coloured map, showing boundaries of boroughs, reference table with Divisions, Hundreds, Liberties etc., dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area approx. 12" x 15", plus margins, folding to 12mo. Some glue marks on back at one section. c1840. £15.00

  28. Wambrook CONVEYANCE of a messuage and lands in Wambrook late the Estate of the said Thomas Laurence, John Beviss and Thomas Laurence to C.B. Tucker. 2 vellum sheets, 24" x 27", signed by various parties with seven fine armorial wax seals. 1829. £18.00

  29. Wambrook RELEASE in fee of several pieces of Ground in Wambrook allotted in respect of his Estates, John Beviss of Wambrook to Thomas Lawrence of Chard. Two vellum sheets, vellum slightly browned, size 17" x 28", wax seals. Refers to allotments of Common ground of Wambrook under the Enclosure Act. Lists the plots by number according to the enclosure plan, and the tenements such as White's, Brown's, Warren's, Darby's, etc. qualifying Beviss for them. Loosely inserted is a lease for a year relating to the same transaction. 1809. £20.00

  30. Wareham ASSIGNMENT of a piece of land at Wareham at the south side of West Street, Revd. H. Capel to R.C. Hutchings of Wareham. Vellum, 20" x 22", ink rubbed in parts. 1881. £8.00

  31. Wareham LICENCE to assign land at Pound Lane, John Calcraft of Rempstone Hall to Samuel Townsend of Wareham. 1p., sm. folio. 1843. £10.00

  32. Weymouth HAWKES FREEMAN LIMITED Bridge Cash Stores, Weymouth. Leaflet advertising 5 types of Frister & Rossmann's sewing machines, 4pp., 8vo, 5 good large illustrations. Gives prices... together with... very small leaflet of the same Weymouth stores advertising the 'Kent' rotary knife cleaner, 4pp., illustration. n.d. c1910. £14.00

  33. Weymouth LIST OF PROPERTIES Belonging to the Corporation. 16pp., 4to, printed in columns with Property, Lessee, Term of Lease etc. Vertical fold. 1925. £12.00

  34. Weymouth PROPOSED PLAN of Layout of the Weymouth Bay Estate. Estate Surveyors Jackson & Greenen, Bournemouth. Coloured plan, size 20" x 34", showing plots above Overcombe Beach, proposed Cliff Walk and Gardens, Recreation Ground, Charlbury Lodge, Jordon Farm, Preston. Each plot numbered. Some stamped 'Sold'. Folded to 8vo. Issued November 1926. £18.00

  35. Weymouth RECORD OF PAYMENT for 'Harwich Light'. Single folio sheet titled on verso 'Weymouth Harwich Light for Ladyday Quarter 1809', manuscript listing 4 quarterly payments for 1809, on verso ruled columns giving breakdown of Ladyday payment, single line, signed J.H. Browne. 1809. £12.00

  36. Weymouth RELEASE FOR MAKING A TENANT to the Freehold in Order to make a Recovery with Voucher, Samuel Braine, Mariner and Ann his Wife daughter of Thomas Ledoze, to James Syndercombe of Stratton, Dorset and others. Refers to two messuages and gardens in the part of town called Melcombeside, adjoining lands belonging to the late dissolved Priory, and Governor's Street. 6p., folio. Copy made in 1796 of original release of 1739. 1796. £25.00
    Names many occupiers of properties adjoining the two properties, both previous and present.


  37. Wimborne area ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS scale 6" to 1 mile. Sheets XXIV S.W. (Henbury Park, Charborough Park), Sheet XXV S.E. Hinton Parva, High Hall, Sheet XXXIV N.W. (Shapwick, Sturminster Marshall), Sheet XXVI N.W. Chalbury, Horton, Sheet XXV N.E. (More Crichel, Witchhampton), Sheet XLII N.E. (Bloxworth), Sheet XVI S.W. (Wimborne St. Giles, Woodlands), Sheet VIII S.W. (Fontmell Magna, East Orchard). Three of the maps are 1929 editions with red contours. The others are Second Editions 1902. 8 maps. 1902-1929. £65.00

  38. Wimbourne PLAN OF WIMBOURNE MINSTER copper engraved plan, covering the town from Walford Mill to Deans Court. Size 13" x 10", clipped to edge on left side. With Reference table giving index to buildings. Small compass rose with face of sun. n.d. late 18th century. £8.00
    Appears to have been taken from a book.


  39. Woodrow INSTRUCTIONS for Making Mr. Jo. Mitchell's Will. Manuscript 2p., written presumably by John Mitchell, setting out the bequests he wishes to put in his will. With amendments and underlining, and eccentric spelling. Names of Executors added in a different hand (presumably by the lawyer.) 1846. £18.00
    Leaves to his wife Sarah 'all that Woodrow Estate with house and a strip of land ajoining at my desise and 2 Cowes... all my house goods', leaves to his daughter Mary Strange 'that Estate at Woonston with house and orchid thereto about 40 ackers', and to his other daughter land at Okeford called Longclose and Newcross.


  40. Wyke Regis, Manor of ADMISSION of Jacob Roper, a Minor, to a tenement in Elwell. Vellum, 12" x 28", waterstaining along one fold, but legible. Verso of deed browned. 1837. £10.00

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