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Measurements for maps, engravings, etc are given depth x width.


  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. 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.

  4. Bradpole CHRISTMAS GREETINGS CARD 'Kindly Greetings from The Knapp, Bradpole.' Thick card, gilt-edged, size 4" x 6", actual photograph of a book-lined sitting room mounted on the card, with border, size 2" x 3", printed with greeting as above and the quote 'There is a pleasure in remembrance'. Crease across card just below bottom edge of photo. n.d. c1910? £8.00
    'The Knapp' was built by the controversial barrister, Alexander Meyrick Broadley.

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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. £20.00

  10. Hazelbury Bryan PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS of Freehold Properties in Hazelbury Bryan, Bagber, East Orchard, Sutton Waldron, Hinton St. Mary and Powerstock... for sale by Public Auction... March 1st, 1918. 10pp., wraps. Vertical fold. 1918. £16.00

  11. 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

  12. Hinton St. Mary PROBATE COPY of the will of Robert Foot of Hinton Saint Mary, yeoman, 1818. 3p, large folio, held at top left corner with tie, folded with docket title on cover leaf. Probate copy of 1820. £22.00
    Bequeathes properties at Fifehead St. Quentin, his house at Hinton St. Quentin, house at Donhead St. Mary in Wiltshire, house at Brookhill in Donhead St. Andrew, etc. to his various children, watches to his grandchildren.

  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. £12.00

  14. Hutchins (John) TYPUS OPPIDI SHASTONIENSIS in comitatu Dorset (1615). Engraved plan size 9" x 11", plus wide margins. Key to 8 buildings top left. Some buildings shown in elevation with small vignettes. Slight waterstain top left corner, only just obtruding onto plan. 1868. £15.00
    From the third edition of Hutchins' history.

  15. Kingston WILL of John Barns of Kingston in the Tything of Great Canford, yeoman. Extracted copy of 1811 of will made 1804. 5p., folio, folded, cover sheet with docket title. 1811. £16.00
    The executors with William Recks and Hookey King. Bequeathes his estate to his wife, money to his grandchildren. Andrew Barns Burlington was to have his clock and his feather bed.

  16. 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. £8.00

  17. 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

  18. 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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  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. Pouncy (B.T), engr. by SOUTH EAST VIEW OF CANFORD CHURCH IN DORSETSHIRE To Ralph Willett of Merly... this Plate Engraved at his Expence is Respectfully inscribed... engraving size 8" x 12", plus wide margins. Good large view of the church from across the graveyard, small figure near one tomb. Two small ink blots just below plate mark. n.d. c1810. £10.00

  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. 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.

  24. 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. £20.00

  25. 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

  26. Wareham LICENCE to assign land at Pound Lane, John Calcraft of Rempstone Hall to Samuel Townsend of Wareham. 1p., sm. folio. 1843. £8.00

  27. 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. £12.00

  28. 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. £20.00
    Names many occupiers of properties adjoining the two properties, both previous and present.

  29. Wimborne PLAN OF WIMBORNE 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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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