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    BONFILS, PHOTOGRAPHER

  1. Alexandria PHOTOGRAPH of Pompey's Pillar, by Bonfils. Albumen print, showing pillar in centre, buildings in distance. Size 10" x 9", signed 'Bonfils 100' in the plate in black. Small tear approx. a quarter of an inch long at bottom edge, some light creases at corners. c1880. £10.00

  2. American Presidential Campaign PRESS PHOTOGRAPH showing Barry Goldwater in a television studio. Size 7" x 9", typed heading pasted along top 'Los Angeles. Republican Presidential Nominee Barry M. Goldwater is shown before the cameras at a commercial television studio...' Stamp 'United Press International Photo', and clipping in Spanish pasted to verso. 1964. £8.00
    Goldwater lost to Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson.


  3. Ancient Greek NOTEBOOK of student's Greek exercises. 4to notebook, with stiff wraps, cloth spine. Cover with 'School Exercises' surrounded by vignettes of figures, castle etc. The first page beautifully engraved with windows, minarets etc. and two figures. The main window has been filled with a pen and ink drawing of a coastal scene with a temple on the headland. In the space for student's name is 'J.H. Backhouse'. 33p., all in Greek. There are exercises from 'The First Greek Book' and 'A Practical intoduction to Greek Prose Composition'. The Greek is corrected in red. The first set of exercises end with 'Finished 31/1 1860.' £50.00

  4. Angers, France FOUR CARDS advertising the Palais des Marchands, Angers. Each 4" x 3". Printed backs. Chromolith, with some gold. Includes man on a penny-farthing, sailor and ship with medal of Du Mont d'Orville... together with one advertising Canivet, Chaussures, Angers, and two slightly smaller cards for Maison de la Belle Jardiniere, and three other Angers cards. 9 items. c1900. £8.00

  5. Architect's Drawings EIGHT MEASURED DRAWINGS by Alfred G. Church, Kingston on Thames, a student at Regent St. Polytechnic. comprises: (i) R.I.B.A. Intermediate Examination. Testimony of Study. Design For a House. Half Inch Details. Fine drawing in ink and full colour on thick paper, size 22" x 29", interior and exterior in elevation, with a similar coloured drawing showing four elevations, two plans, section, and another drawing, same size 'Full Size Details of the Double Hung Sliding Sashes. Browned along bottom margin. ii) Testimony of Study No. Temple of Mars Ultor, Rome. in pencil, ink and grey wash, half elevation of portico, and section. Size 28" x 21", fraying due to damp below border, otherwise fine, with a similar very attractive drawing showing The Orders of the Temple, showing decoration on soffit etc. (iii) R.I.B.A Final Examination. Three drawings for 'A Motor Coach Inn'. On thick paper, each size 31" x 21", in pencil, ink, and attractive shades of red, buff and grey. 1933. £60.00

  6. Army Medical Board EXTRACT OF AN OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION from Dr. Dorland to John Weir Director General dated Palermo 13th Sept. 1813. Manuscript on two and a half pages, 4to, titled as above. The passage of 53 lines is in quotation marks. Underneath is the signature of S. Dorland, and 'To John Weir Esq. Director General'. Tipped down left edge onto a sheet of blue paper. n.d. Paper watermarked 1810. £35.00
    The communication proposes that a volume of 'Army Medical and Surgical Transactions' be published annually, collecting information from the 'varied services of our Military Force distributed over every clime in the habitable Globe... it is a matter of regret that the contributions of Army Medical Officers to Medical knowledge should have been hitherto so scanty'. Gives reasons why this would be useful and suggests how it could be done.


  7. Au Bon Marche BELGIQUE Chromolith card size 4" x 7", with map of Belgium, flags, people with Belgian produce, buildings. On verso is advert with fine view of the Paris store. Traces of glue at edges of verso... together with four other Bon Marche chromolith cards showing historical costume, and six illustrating fairy tales etc. 11 cards altogether c1900. £8.00

  8. Austrian manufacture RAYMANN AND REGENHART Linen and Table Linen Manufacture... purveyors of the imp. roy. court of Austria... Principal warehouse 401. city, Vienna. Advertisement printed on thin paper size 4" x 6", decorative type-faces, engraving of two sides of medal and Hapsburg eagle at head. n.d. 1860's? £8.00

  9. Avenue Press, Drury Lane Pr. POSTER advertising The News Review. Vol. 7 No. 22, June 1, 1939. Printed in red and blue, size 29" x 19", 'News Review' in large letters at top and 'Premier to Quit?' in large blue letters, height of letters 6". Traces of having been folded in 4, some small edge tears at folds, neatly repaired on verso. 1939. £8.00

  10. Avery (W & T), Ltd., London & Colchester AVERY COAL WEIGHERS List No. 16. 16pp, wraps, 8vo. Printed in mauve with very attractive illustrations. 1912. £16.00
    Includes 'dead-weight scales', 'sack machines', 'lever weighers' etc.


  11. Baring, Mair and Company AFFADAVIT of Thomas Wallop the Younger of Bath, swearing that he had witnessed Charles Baring of Exeter, Merchant sign an agreement between Baring and Stephen Minot of Jamaica, and others, of the Firm of Baring Mair and Company, and that it is his handwriting. 2p., sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf, signed, witnessed by Edw. Protheroe, waterstained at top and bottom... together with... Affadavit of Edward Protheroe, Mayor of Bristol, swearing that Thomas Wallop 'a person well known and worthy of good credit' had sworn the affadavit before him 'upon the Holy Evangelists'. 1p., large seal, tear in paper behind crack in seal, repaired. Some slight browning at top of page. 1804. £24.00
    Charles Baring was the brother of Francis, the founder of Barings Bank. The Exeter firm was the original company, but suffered from Charles' wild speculations.


  12. Bartholomew & Son, Pub. L M S MAP OF ENGLAND AND WALES Scale approx. 2" = 30 miles. Printed on thin paper, showing lines in heavy black with stations in red, size 27" x 23", folded to small 8vo. 2" repaired tear at top. c1910. £10.00
    Shows LMS and other rail lines, Country Lorry Services with red spot, Railhead Distribution Centres with red symbol.


  13. Bartholomew Pub. W.H. SMITH & SONS 'PEGAMOID' WATERPROOF ROAD MAP of England and Wales. No. 8. Birmingham, Oxford, Bristol etc. Colour-printed map sale 4 miles to an inch, folding into printed small 12mo printed wraps, slightly dusty at edges. n.d. 1910. £8.00
    'Pegamoid' was the type if cloth it is printed on.


  14. Bartholomew (J) L.M.S. MAP OF ENGLAND & WALES Scale 25 x 23" Printed in red and black on thin paper, size 25" x 23", folded. Shows L.M.S. Railway, other railways, Country Lorry Services with red dot, Railhead Distribution Centres with red symbol. n.d. c1920? £10.00

  15. Bath and Bristol ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheet 250 and sheets to the south and east, which when put together make a complete map, with border all round. Overall size 26" x 37", plus margins. Roads and water features hand coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo cloth endpapers, inserted in faded plain slipcase. Linen on verso of maps browned, not affecting paper, except for some very slight browning at two or three section edges. 1900. £28.00

  16. Bayly Wallis (Lady) LETTER to an unknown correspondent, dated simply 'Saturday'. 20 lines on both sides of sm. 8vo sheet. Signed 'B.W'. A note at the bottom of the letter in a contemporary hand says 'Lady Bayly Wallis, sister of Sir Robert Wilson, and planner of Lavalette's escape'. Paper stained in top left corner, three edge tears in blank area. Traces of folds. c1810? £45.00
    Apologises for not being able to meet him (or her) and explains that Sir Wm. Adams the oculist who is just returned from France would like to meet Mr Asselini and 'to converse together upon the late operation', so Lady Wilson has invited them to dinner today and she must attend as 'Manager Carver'. Sir William Adams (1783-1827) was oculist to the Prince Regent. Born in Morwenstow, he founded Exeter's West of England Eye Infirmary. Sir Robert Wilson was a prominent General, and M.P. with radical sympathies. In 1815 he helped the Bonapartist Conte de la Valette escape from Paris. Asselini was one of the physicians of the French army in Egypt.


  17. Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Bedfordshire Sheet XXXV N.E. and sheets to south and west. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 26" x 38", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo wraps, Stanford label. Contours in red. Edition of 1925. £18.00
    Covers Harpenden, Redbourn, Flamstead


  18. Berkshire, Oxfordshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 31" plus margins, linen-backed, folding into 8vo green paper wraps. Printed from an Electrotype. c1860. £40.00
    Covers Oxford, Faringdon, Henley, Reading.


  19. Berkshire, Oxfordshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 254. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", border all round, counties lightly shaded, parkland and main roads hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 8vo marbled wraps, marginal information on verso. n.d. c1880. £18.00
    Covers Henley on Thames, Radley.


  20. Berkshire, Oxfordshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 31" plus margins, linen-backed, folding into 8vo plain wraps. Parkland, main roads, county boundaries hand-coloured. Electrotyped 1866. £55.00
    Covers Oxford, Faringdon, Henley, Reading.


  21. Blackwell's RARE AND INTERESTING BOOKS on Science mainly related to Transport and Technology. 203pp. 4to, coloured pictorial wraps, illustrations in text. late 1960's. £16.00
    Includes maps and printed ephemera.


  22. Boer War ADVERTISEMENT for the White Sewing Machine Co., Cleveland, Ohio. Printed in red and blue on both sides of sheet size 12" x 9". Folds. Picture of a sewing machine with list of its features, and photos of Generals Roberts, Kitchener, Joubert, Paul. On verso is a map 8" x 6" of 'The South African Republic (Transvaal) and Orange Free State'. Printed in red with important sites regarding the war (Mafeking, Ladysmith) printed in blue. n.d. 1901? £10.00
    '...we present this map of So. Africa so that the recipient may follow the trend of events now taking place in that country... General White of Ladysmith is not the inventor of the celebrated Ball-Bearing White Sewing Machine, but he is doubtless fully informed regarding its many labor-saving improvements...'


  23. Boundaries of Boroughs COPY OF RETURN OF ALL PETITIONS, LETTERS Papers and Memorials laid before the Select Committee of the House of Commons on the Boundaries of Boroughs, together with the Reports of the Assistant Commissioners. 293pp., size 13" x 8", original blue paper wraps, small pieces of paper chipped from top and bottom of spine. Ordered to be printed 2d July 1868. £35.00
    With tables, petitions, reports, correspondence etc., on 33 Boroughs, including Birmingham, Manchester, Cheltenham, Bristol, Reading, Newport, Windsor.


  24. [Bowen and Kitchen] AN ACCURATE MAP OF THE COUNTIES OF GLOUCESTER AND MONMOUTH Divided into their Respective Hundreds collected from the Best Materials and Illustrated with Historical Extracts relative to their Natural Produce Trade Manufactures &c. Size approx. 20" x 27", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into sm. 4to marbled card slipcase with printed label. Scale ten miles to three and five eighths inches. Outlines of hundreds and border coloured, ornamental cartouche in top left-hand corner, with dedication to The Hon. John Thynne How, with three columns of notes to the right; title at bottom right, on a piece of masonry with trees, figure holding wheat, above it notes referring to Fairford, Stow etc. Key shows churches, rectories, vicarages or curacies, charity schools, hamlets, parks, woods, roads with distances between the towns. Pr. For Bowles & Carver, R. Wilkinson, and Laurie and Whittle. c1760. £140.00

  25. Bowring (John) LETTER FROM EGYPT to Joseph Hume, M.P., dated Mafalout 29th Jany. 1838. 70 lines on 3p., 4to, address panel and remains of two wax seals on verso. Written on thin paper. Paper with small foxing spots on first page, and a few on second page, but always legible. 1838. £75.00
    He says Egypt has great possibilities for production, but the condition of the people is 'inconceivably miserable' and a means should be found to end exhausting conflicts between Egypt and Turkey which only benefits Russia. He has written to 'Lord P' on the subject: 'my habits of travelling perhaps give me means of insights which diplomacy in its narrow circle of official relations cannot possess, insights into the feelings & interests of the masses...' He Says to help introduce peace and good government 'would be the real triumph of English freedom of intelligence over Russion despotism...' Bowring was an M.P., diplomat, translator, author, and traveller, and friend of Jeremy Bentham. When he lost his parliamentary seat 1837 he undertook investigative journeys, with an emphasis on economics, to Egypt, Syria, and parts of Europe, reporting back to the House of Commons.


  26. Bradshaw (G) MAP AND SECTIONS OF THE RAILWAYS OF GREAT BRITAIN Dedicated by Permission to James Walker F.R.., L & R., President of the Institute of Civil Engineers By George Bradshaw. Published 1st Mo. 1841 by G. Bradshaw, Manchester, and Sold by J. Gardner, 33 Brewer St., Golden Sq., London. Engraved by J. Dower, Cumming Place, Pentonville, London. Engraved map, size 66" x 40", scale 1" = 10 miles, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo calf boards, boards lack cloth spine. Green silk edging tape. Counties hand-coloured in outline, railways in red. Large calligraphic title top right, compass rose, sections down right side and at the bottom. Edging tape has been off-set along bottom edge of two rows of sections, leaving a light brown line. 1841. £400.00

  27. Brentor, Devon, and Davidstow, Cornwall PARTICULARS OF FREEHOLD ESTATES in the Parishes of Brentor, Devon, and Davidstow, Cornwall, comprising the Farms of Liddaton, Telay, Tresoke, Tippaton & Trevivian. In all about 637 Acres, with One-fourth the Manor of Penpont and Treglasta.... To be sold by Public Auction August 24th, 1918. 12pp, folio, original printed wraps. 1918. £20.00
    Included the Chief Rents of the Manor and Mineral Rights over 3,000 Acres of waste land.


  28. Bristol and Exeter Railway SUPPLEMENT TO THE BRISTOL TIMES Saturday August 31, 1850. Gratis. Single sheet of broadsheet newspaper, which was inserted in the normally 8 page newspaper. With large block letter heading as above. Red tax stamp, folds. Consists solely of a very detailed report of a stormy meeting of the Bristol and Exeter Railway, at the White Lion Hotel in Bristol, printed on both sides. Accusations of financial impropriety were made and the meeting ended in uproar. 1850. £20.00
    'Mr Franklyn: Don't speak to me sir, how dare you speak to me... you ought to try and behave like a gentleman, which you are not (great uproar). Mr Bernard: Take your dirty hands off me sir...'


  29. Bristol and Gloucestershire OATH OF A BURGESS of Josiah Jones, Coalminer, of Bitton. Vellum document printed with the oath, decorative headpiece of city arms, swags, etc, admitting Josiah Jones, in the Liberties of the City. Printed, with manuscript inserts, name, occupation, dates, Mayor and Sheriffs' names, completed in MS. Signed by the Chamberlain. Size 10" x 7", folds, with perforations of heart, crescent, diamond and trefoil. Vellum slightly darkened overall, with slight browning at folds, manuscript inserts rather faded. 1771. £40.00
    Jones qualified as the son of Henry Jones, Rough Mason. He is listed in the Bristol Poll Book of 1774.


  30. Bristol and Plymouth CORRESPONDENCE between the Western Counties Agricultural Co-operative Association Ltd., and Bristol Docks Committee, relating to their request to lease sheds at Avonmouth. 4 letters from the Company, 1-2p. 4to, and 3p 8vo., with printed heading with company's crest, and two from the Docks Committee. November-December 1884. £10.00
    'We think Avonmouth would suit us best provided your Committee would accept a reasonable rental'. After some negotiations about the rent which they consider 'exorbitant' compared to Plymouth, they agree to take 3 sheds for a year.


  31. British Railways (Western Region) BRISTOL DIVISION Map of lines and stations. Scale 1 inch to 5 miles. Covering area from Droitwich to Penzance. Size 26" x 36", folded, inset maps of Bristol & Avonmouth, Worcester, Gloucester, Plymouth, St. Austell at larger scale. Freight only lines shown by a thinner black line. Printed in some kind of early reproduction process, folded. n.d. late 1950's? £18.00
    A note at the bottom says it is based on the Ordnance Survey map and reproduced by the British Railways Board.


  32. British School at Rome LETTER from Thomas Ashby, undated, on headed paper of British School at Rome, Palazzo Odaleschi, Piazza S.S. Apostoli. Letter dated just 'Apr. 10th', beginning 'Dear Bishop of Worcester', 1p., 4to, 25 lines in a small hand. Commiserates with him on being ill in Rome, discusses at length bibliographical details of an edition of St. Augustine the Bishop had enquired about, comparing various collations from booksellers, etc., and whether the book is complete. 'I will verify it from a copy in the Casanatense Library here, and let you know.' n.d. c1903? £20.00
    The school was founded in 1901, and Ashby was the Librarian, and later Director. The school moved to the Lutyens building in Valle Giulia in 1916. It was founded to promote archaeological research in the Mediterranean basin.


  33. Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire SALE OF VALUABLE FREEHOLD RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY known as Passenham Manor, Passenham, Charming 16th Century Residence... Monastic Tithe Barns... 41 Acres... for Sale by Auction... 13th July, 1931. 8pp., 4to, printed wraps. Large folding plan, 2 photographic plates, one a full page view of the interior of a tithe barn. One page historical note loosely inserted. 1931. £30.00
    'The Barns together are reputed to be the largest Stone-built Tithe Barns in the country...'.


  34. Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLVI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 8vo, edges bound in green silk tape, which is frayed in places. Slight off-setting of tape along top horizontal fold. At bottom horizontal fold there is a 1" split in linen and 3 small holes where folds meet. Composed of 4 quarter sheets. First Edition. 1st Dec. 1834. £50.00

  35. Byron (Lord William) ORDER TAKEN THIS SECOND DAY OF JULY 1736 by virtue of his Mts. Letters of Privy Seal... that you deliver.... unto William Lord Byron the sum of Two hundred and fifty pounds... 12 lines on small folio sheet, conjoint leaf with docket title on verso. Signed by Mathew Lamb and Alexander Chocke. A note at the bottom says 'Sir Charles Turner Pray pay this Order out of Additional Tonage for the Civil List 27 July 1736.' The paper seems to have been trimmed down the right side so although the text is complete, within a ruled ink border, a signature has been clipped in the bottom right corner. 1736. £45.00
    The sum was a quarter of the yearly pension. This would appear to relate to the 4th Baron Byron, 1669 - August 1736. He was Gentleman of the Bedchamber to Prince George of Denmark. His son William was great uncle of the poet.


  36. Cambridge and Suffolk PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Freehold Estate Consisting of Fee Farm Rents issuing out of Estates in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk..... Which Will be Sold by Auction.... 19th day of March, 1824.... Single folio sheet, listing rents in two columns, listing 28 premises in Cambridgeshire and 11 in Suffolk, with Owner and Rents Payable. On verso are Conditions of Sale and Docket title. Folded. 1824. £38.00
    Properties include Ashley Manor, Boxworth Manor, Fishing at Benwick, tenement in Petty Cury (Petticura), Trumpington Manor, etc


  37. Cambridge, Newmarket ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LI. Scale 1" to mile, size 24" x 36", linen-backed and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. c1860. £38.00

  38. Cary's REDUCTION OF HIS LARGE MAP OF ENGLAND AND WALES With Part of Scotland; Comprehending the whole of the Turnpike Roads, the Principal Rivers and the course of the different Navigable Canals... Dedicated with Permission to the Rt. Hon. the Post Master General. Engraved map dissected and mounted on linen, size 30" x 24", marbled endpapers. 2" tear in linen at one fold, and some small holes in linen at a few points where sections meet. County boundaries coloured. Inserted in 8vo card slip-case, rubbed and faded, with printed label. Printed for J. Cary, Engraver and Mapseller, Strand. n.d. 1830? £90.00
    Shows distances of one market town from another, and from the metropolis.


  39. Catholic Emancipation LETTER dated Gower Street May 4th 1825, to The Reverend Mr Kent, Lincoln, unsigned, setting out the petition to Parliament of the Archdeacon and Clergy of the Archdeaconry of Lincoln against Catholic emancipation. 3 pages folio. At the beginning is a letter,12 lines, beginning 'Dear Sir' explaining that if he and the other gentlemen approve this petition they should give it to a Mr Swan who will expedite their wishes. He says he commissioned Archdeacon Bayley to institute a subscription 'to an address similar to his own'. The petition is 87 lines. Small hole in paper where seal broken, slightly affecting a couple of words. 1825. £35.00
    On the verso is 'Suppose you send a copy to the Lincoln paper next week. It will animate the cause'. The controversy about Catholic emancipation lasted through the 1820's until the passing of the Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829. The petition is vehemently anti-Catholic 'Power and influence will by this Bill be opened to a church which systematically condemns & abhors every other Communion' expounding on the tenets 'hostile to a Protestant Establishment... that all but Romanists are heretics & out of the way of Salvation...'.


  40. Chapman and Hall, Pub. ISLES OF MAN, JERSEY & GUERNSEY Engraved map, coloured in outline, showing the three islands. Size 7" x 9", linen-backed and folding into small 4to boards, gilt title. Some spots on boards. c1840. £16.00

  41. Cheffins's MAP OF THE ENGLISH & SCOTCH RAILWAYS Lithographed map, size 27" x 22", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into sm. 8vo cloth boards with faded printed label. Railways hand-coloured, coast shaded. Inset map of Principal Railways in Scotland. A previous owner has added some railways, such as the North Devon, in brownish wash colour, with the name of the railway, and a manuscript key. There are two brownish smudges in the English Channel just off the Kent coast, each smudge about 2" x ", and a small light smudge near the title. Inset 'Map of the Principal Railways in Scotland' top right. Fourth Edition c1855. £35.00
    Shows lines open, under construction, and projected.


  42. Cheshire and Derbyshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 27", dissected and mounted on linen and folding into boards size 7" x 7". Owner's name on linen on verso. Made of different quarter sheets, border all round. High grounds shown with hachures. No Sheet Number but Sheet LXXXI. Part of road south of Buxton coloured with thin red line. Electrotype 1871. £35.00

  43. China COLOUR-TINTED PHOTOGRAPH from a series of Chinese punishments. Size 8" x 10", shows a man and a woman locked into a board round their necks, known as the 'cangue'. n.d. c1900. £18.00

  44. Christie's THE CAMERARIUS FLORILEGIUM Catalogue for Auction Sale 20th May 1992. 30pp., 4to., glossy wraps with coloured illustrations, numerous coloured plates. 1992. £8.00

  45. Cobbler BILL of Charles Peal to a Mrs Gell. 1817. Small 4to slip of paper size listing 11 items of shoe repair, with cost, Feb. 14th - Dec. 29th 1818. Signed as received by Peal. 1818. £12.00
    Includes 'a pr of Brown pumps stifned behind', 'Mrs Gell a pr Shoes 4 stitcht Straps...', 'a pr of Black Cloth boots heels worn bad'.


  46. Colonies and Trade TIN COMMERCE Extract from a journal, headed 'Colonies and Trade'. 12pp., 8vo., disbound, pages numbered 249 - 260. The first section concerns a letter received by George Unwin about 'sending the Tin of Cornwall to India and China', with a statement on the flourishing state of the trade in Cornwall, and figures giving tin raised 1788-1791. (7pp)... with... Letters on the Cinammon trade by Thomas Dancer, Botanic Garden, Jamaica (5pp) 1792. £14.00
    Presumably from the Journal of the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. 'from the exports that have taken place beyond the Cape of Good Hope... the Tin Trade of Cornwall is now in the most flourishing state possible and every man, woman, and child, who can work in tin-works, may find constant employment.'


  47. Corsica LA CORSE Album Souvenir. 16 sepia photographic views, published by 'LL'. Stiff wraps, with gold embossed title, size 6" x 9". Tissue guards. c1910. £6.00

  48. Coventry, Rugby, Northampton, Market Harborough ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 170 and quarter sheets to south and west. Scale 1" to one mile, size 25" x 37", plus margins. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to small 4to, back board still affixed, but front board detached. Roads, railways, parkland and county boundaries hand-coloured. 1892. £25.00

  49. Cricklade Saint Sampson and South Cerney Estates PARTICULARS OF A VERY COMPACT AND DESIRABLE ESTATE, Comprising A Dairy and Grazing Farm, bounded by the River Thames with an Excellent Newly-Built Farm House, 92 acres.... and a Valuable Estate of 26 Acres. For sale by Auction.... 25th October, 1844. Folio, folded, 3pp, plus fine double-page lithographed plan. 1844. £30.00

  50. Derbyshire, Cheshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXXI. Made up of quarters. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 28". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 4to marbled wraps, Stanford label. 4 rust sports west of Ashbourn, and 4 more west of Bakewell. In worn slipcase which lacks bottom edge. Electrotype 1880. £28.00
    Covers Leek, Wilmslow, Stockport, Bakewell.


  51. Devon & Somerset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXI Scale 1" to 1 mile, dissected & mounted on linen, folding into 8vo marbled wraps. O.S Blindstamp 1869. £45.00
    Covers Axminster, Dulverton, Taunton.


  52. Devon and Cornwall TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet XXIV. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36". Flat sheet, linen-backed. 'Index to the Tithe Survey' printed in top margin.. Covers Looe Bay, Prawle Point.. together with... Sheet XXV, flat sheet, linen-backed. Covers Dartmoor, Liskeard. Cancelled 'Boundary Section Record Copy' stamp in top left margin on both maps. 2 items. 1887. £30.00

  53. Devon and Cornwall ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 323. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 14" x 19", backed with linen and folding to 12mo, paper rubbed away over area just less than half an inch in diameter, just south of Lashbrook Moor. Linen on verso grubby. 1889. £12.00
    Covers Holsworthy, Bratton Clovelly, Week St. Mary.


  54. Devon, Cornwall, Somerset SIX ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets XX (West Somerset), XXIII (Dartmouth), XXIV (Plymouth), XXVI (Okehampton, Tawstock), XXVII (North Devon), XXIX (Bude Bay). Scale 1" to 1 mile. Each sheet 25" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 8vo, edges bound in silk tape. All sheets affected by some light brownish spotting, particularly in sea areas, apart from Sheet XXVI, which is only affected in top right sections. Good strong impressions of an early state, corresponding to Margary State 6. Sheets XXIII, XXVI and XXVII have a line of brown silk stitching, presumably following some geological feature, and notes referring to 'Sedge & Mur' figures, no doubt relating to a work by geologists Sedgewick and Murchison, and Sheet XX has some small areas in Somerset (e.g. Brent Knoll) hand-coloured in mauve or pink, with key in margin for 'lias' and 'red marl & sandstone'. Six items. n.d. 1830's. £130.00
    Sedgewick and Murchison wrote various papers together in the 1830's.


  55. Diary COMMONPLACE BOOK 1847-52. 10p of poetry, 37p of a diary, March 30th 1847 to March 21st 1852, plus many blanks. 4to notebook, marbled boards, calf spine. On a few pages the ink is slightly faded. Poems include 'On the Bible Society', 'The Choice', and are of a religious nature. The diary is solely concerned with his faith and spiritual life, rather than events. 'Nov. 23rd. This has been a very profitable quarter to my Soul... Revd. Alfred Barrett who is a Father in Christ to me renewed my quarterly ticket tonight 'be much in prayer' was his kind advice...', 'Yesterday I heard Mr Barrett preach from the 32nd Psalm... in the afternoon I attended the love feast... several spoke and told their happy experiences among whom was Mrs Holgate...' In September 1849 he laments the departure of Revd. Barrett, who has gone to the 5th Manchester circuit. At the end of the book are two poems (possibly original) 'Sonnet on Home', and 'On The Death of a Mother'. 1847 - 1852. £55.00
    There was a Revd. Alfred Barrett who was a Wesleyan minister living at Hackney in the 1840'.


  56. Dorset and Somerset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XVIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 26" x 30". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into marbled endpapers, inserted in plain cloth slipcase, size 9" x 6". Electrotype n.d. c1870. £45.00
    A good strong impression. Covers Langport, Gillingham, Dewlish.


  57. Dorset and Somerset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", border all round, but margins only at sides. Dissected and linen-backed, folding into cloth endpapers. c1890. £15.00
    Covers Ilchester, Sherborne, Mosterton, Packington.


  58. Du Halde (Johann) HU KEW HYEN or Kyew on the River Kyang. Copper engraving, size 8" x 12", plus margins. Full later hand-colouring. Shows the temple complex from the river, boat in foreground. A few small repaired tears in top margin. c1740. £8.00
    From English Edition of Du Halde's work on China 'A Description of the Empire of China...'


  59. Duchess of Somerset NOTE in the third person, un-dated. 7 lines on small 8vo paper, small embossed gilt circle with initials and coronet. Sends compliments to Mme. Fini(?) and says she will see here tomorrow as early as possible after 10. Dated only Park Lane June 12. n.d. c1820(?). £8.00
    A note in pencil says it is from the wife of the 11th Duke.


  60. Duchy of Cornwall AN ACCOUNT OF THE RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS of the Duchy of Cornwall in the year ended on the 31st December 1852. 37pp., folio, recent cloth boards, gilt title on spine. Lists income from Rents and Profits of Courts for different Manors in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Somerset, Hertfordshire, Lincolnshire, in detail, with names of tenants etc. Includes Royalties on 118 mines in Cornwall, and others in Devon and Somerset. Disbursements include details of repairs to properties, donations to charities such as The Cornwall Lunatic Asylum 'Reward to W. Summerhayes for apprehending and convicting Offenders for stealing gates at Curry Mallet'). 1852. £35.00

  61. Duke of Wellington FREE FRONT 1835. Size approx. 3" x 5", addressed to 'Mr Dodd Portsmouth', 'London March Sixth 1835' written across the top, 'Free' circular postmark with crown. Signed 'Free Wellington' bottom left. 1835. £45.00

  62. Earl of Auckland LETTER signed 'Auckland' to Sir John S? Bt.' Dated only 'Palace Yard Monday night'. 2p., 8vo., blank conjoint leaf. Says he has received his letter and has had some conversations on the subject with the Chancellor and Ld. Lauderdale. He has given notice in the House of Lords that he will present a Petition calling for a hearing of the appeal, which he feels has a claim to attention 'under the circumstances of the dormant Peerage'... together with.... Two 'free fronts' signed 'Auckland', postmarked 1822 and 1834, and an engraved portrait of the Earl size 7" x 4". Early nineteenth century. £24.00
    It is likely that the letter is from the earlier Baron Auckland and the free fronts from his successor, who became an M.P. in 1810 and a member of the House of Lords in 1814, and went on to become Governor General of India. The signatures do not look exactly the same.


  63. Editions d'Utilite Publique BRUXELLES VOYAGES Les Rues, Les Trams en 1 Plan d'Ensemble et 72 Plans Detailles. Booklet size 7" x 5", printed wraps with signpost. Fold-out plan with tram information. Wear at spine, staples rusty. Printed on thin paper. c1920? £8.00

  64. Education COURS DE COSMOGRAPHIE 40 'Lecons' in a manuscript of 436 numbered pages. Quarter calf, marbled boards, 4to, panelled spine, gilt, raised bands, title 'Cours de Cosmographie'. Paper on boards slightly rubbed, corners rubbed. Each chapter headed with a Roman numeral on the first page, each chapter with a date on the blank page at the beginning of that section. The first date is 5 mars 1838, the last 16 aout. The first page of text of each section headed '14me Lecon' etc., in Gothic script, with 'Programme' or summary of the chapter at the beginning. The text (in French throughout) is beautifully written, in a very small but clear and even hand, with wide margins. At the back is a Table of contents. There are 34 diagrams in ink in the text. 1835. £220.00
    Lesson headings include 'L'Atmosphere', 'De la Parallaxe des astres', 'De la temperature de la terre', 'Les eclipses', 'Des Marees', 'De l'anneau de Saturne'.


  65. Ejected ministers ORDER by the Lords in Parliament, that the Order of 23 June... concerning the Staying and Securing the Profits of the Livings... mentioned... be Repealed... 2pp., sm. folio, plus blank leaf. Large coat of arms at head of first page. Jo. Brown, Cleric. Parliamentorum. 1660. £16.00

  66. Elstobb (William) A CHAIN AND SCALE OF LEVELS ALONG WISBEACH RIVER and Channel from Peterborough Bridge down to the Eye at Sea. Taken in 1767 by William Elstobb. Chart size 10" x 33", five vertical folds. Shows The Longitudinal Section of the bottom of the river, line of level of surface of water at Peterborough Bridge. Scale of feet at left and furlongs horizontally. Features on the land shown along the top, such as 'The End of Black Dike', 'Knar Lake', 'West Marsh Tunnel'. 1767. £30.00

  67. English (Henry), Publisher THE MINING JOURNAL Railway and Commercial Gazette. December 8, 1862. Size 18" x 11", pages numbered 757-772. Folds. Red tax stamp. 1862. £22.00
    Includes reports on Cornwall and Devonshire, Durham and Northumberland, news of Great Wheal Martha Mining Company, reports of meetings of numerous Cornish Mining Companies.


  68. Essex and Hertfordshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP In slip case with printed label 'The Country Around Brentwood'. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 38", plus margins. Sheet 241 and adjacent sheets. Border all round. In full wash colour, water fully coloured, Essex coloured in pale yellow, Hertfordshire in pale pink, roads and parkland coloured. County border and coast in deeper yellow. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo marbled endpapers, in red Stanford slipcase with printed label as above. Railways inserted to 1901. £50.00
    Covers Widford, West Ham, Southend, Shoeburyness, mouth of the Blackwater.


  69. Essex and Hertford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo endpapers. Full border at top and left sides only. Parkland, main roads, county border, hand-coloured. Good plate-mark. No marginal information in bottom margin, only Letts Mapsellers label. High ground indicated by hachures. Information about Geological, 25" and 6" maps on verso, with coloured illustration showing geological information. c1850. £50.00
    Covers Royston, Thaxted, Halstead.


  70. Essex and Suffolk ORDNANCE MAP OF THE COUNTRY ROUND COLCHESTER Sheet 244 and sheets to south and west. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 37", plus margins. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo 8vo marbled endpapers, in slip case with Stanford label, cloth of slipcase faded with some red staining on label. Map fully hand-coloured in bright wash, colour key to heights in margin, some slight red marking on linen on verso, but map itself is clean. Printed from an Electrotype 1878. £40.00

  71. Faden (William) THE ROADS OF GREAT BRITAIN by William Faden, Geographer to the King. With dedication to John Henniker Esqr. one of the Barons of the Cinque Ports. Engraved map, size 28" x 23", plus margins. Dissected and backed onto linen, county boundaries coloured. Inset top right 'Supplement For the Roads of Scotland'. Light browning in parts of sea area, one small brown mark in the sea slightly encroaching onto the land, linen has holes at corners and is slightly browned, and marked, and with owners name in ink:- 'Robert Todd. 22,11.10' to one section of the linen, contained in a sm.8vo marbled paper slipcase, with printed label, slipcase very rubbed and browned, with holes to edges, original printed label on top rubbed and browned. Second Edition. London: Published as the Act directs, May 10th 1790, by William Faden, Geographer to the King, Charing Cross. £170.00

  72. Fire Engines FABRIQUE SPECIALE DE POMPES A INCENDIE & ACCESSOIRES Ancienne Maison Bouchard L. Guinand, Succr. Ingenieur, Quai de la Charite, 42, Lyon. 4pp., 4to, with fine large illustrations of fire engines, one showing a fireman in full gear standing by it, another with 6 firemen on a cart pulled by a galloping horse, towing a fire-engine. Detailed description with columns for measurements. On the last page is a long list of the towns and villages supplied, arranged by departement. Imp. B. Arnaud, Lyon. Late 1870's. £40.00

  73. Fire service TWO POSTCARDS showing fire engines. One an American card with the imprint 'Ill. Post Card Co. N.Y'. Very heavily embossed card in blue showing horse drawn engine with two men mounted at back, going at pace down a street. Sent from Philadelphia to Bristol. Postmark indistinct, possibly 1907... with... Police & Fire Stations Ladbroke Road. Coloured card showing engine and extended ladder, small boys looking on. Slight rubbing at corners. Postmark 1907. 2 items. c1907. £12.00

  74. Fisher family of Gloucestershire, Staffordshire, etc. GENEALOGICAL NOTES Manuscript in 4 small 8vo notebooks. Comprises (i) Notebook, limp calf wraps, approx. 160 pages of notes plus some blanks. A few leaves loose. Includes heraldic description of the arms of 20 various branches, pedigrees written in a very small hand (beginning from the 17th and 18th centuries), some tipped in on folding blue paper, blue paper occasionally slightly discoloured, list of Fishers buried in Gloucestershire, extracts from registers of Baptisms at Elmstone Hardwick, notes on Fisher portraits, relevant extracts from Rudder, Atkyns, Chalmers Biographical Dictionary, etc. (ii) Vellum bound notebook, brass clasp 'Notes disconnected & unarranged'. 70 pages. (iii) Another notebook, same binding as (i), Baptisms, marriages etc. from Registers of Alrowas, Stafford, more on registers of Elmstone Hardwick, 1565-1689. 17p. (iv) Another parchment-bound notebook, duplication of notebook (iii) in a tidier hand. 15p. c1890. £50.00
    'Feb. 6th 1889 I went to the Royal College of Arms where I had an interview with Alfred Scott-Gatty, Esq., York Herald, who was most kind and careful in helping to search the records...' Apparently Benjamin Fisher had applied for arms and 'Mr Naylor sent him a rough sketch of of the arms that would be assigned to him', but the writer possessed a document that he did not sign and return so 'the Fishers of Stroud are a non-armigerous family'.


  75. Frampton Cotterell and Bury Hill, Gloucestershire, and Luckington, Wiltshire PARTICULARS WITH PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of well-situate and desirable Freehold Farms and Lands which Geo. Nichols, Young, Hunt and Co. Have received instructions to Sell by Auction at the Grand Hotel, Broad Street, Bristol, On Thursday, November 7th, 1918. Folio, 3 coloured folding plans, 11pp, original wraps. Staples rusty, hence one small section loose. Some light traces of folds in wraps. 1918. £26.00
    Includes Bury Hill Farm at Moorend, The Farm at Luckington, Tanner's Farm at Frampton Cottrell.


  76. French military COMPAGNIE DE VILLEUX list of officers. 4to sheet, with lists in ink in a small hand. One side headed 'Compagnie de Villeux' with two columns of 58 names (mostly commencing with a 'de'!) under 'Commandant (de Villeux la faye), 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sections. Similar list on verso of 'Compagnie de S. Clair, 4 Sections, 54 names. n.d. paper watermarked 'C.I. Molitor'. £30.00

  77. Gabbitas, Thring & Co. PUPILS' DEPARTMENT Prospectus, setting out their services. 2pp., 4to. The second page is a list of Patrons, with asterisks denoting parents of pupils placed by the firm. c1900. £15.00

  78. General Strike THE BRITISH GAZETTE No. 8, May 13, 1926. 4pp, broadsheet newspaper, folds. 1926. £8.00
    'General Strike Off', 'No Resumption by Miners etc.


  79. Gibraltar SEVEN POSTCARDS coloured views of Gibraltar. Includes attractive view of Hawkers in local costume, Europa Pass, Market. The Commercial Tobacconist Shop, Gibraltar. c1910. £8.00

  80. Gloucestershire and Worcs. ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XLIV. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 29", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo green endpapers. Letts label on bottom border. c1860. £50.00
    Covers Cheltenham, Evesham, Burford.


  81. Gotch (Bernard) LINOCUT black and white, titled in pencil in margin 'Winter', signed Bernard Gotch in pencil on the right. On thin paper, size 6" x 7", mounted along top margin on thin card. Letter 'G' in bottom corner. 1940's or earlier. £20.00
    Attractive view of a village street under snow, fields and trees on left, cottage with three gabled windows on the right, other houses beyond. This same print illustrated on the Oxford Museum of the History of Science website shows the same print titled and signed as above, but with 'Dry Sandford' added after 'Winter'.


  82. Great Western Railway MAP of the lines. Size 19" x 24", extending to Manchester and Liverpool, with ferry lines to Ireland. G.W.R. lines in red, other lines in black. Insets of system in South Wales, Birmingham and London. Folded to small 8vo. n.d. c1890? £10.00

  83. Great Western Railway STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS for the GWR Widows and Orphans' Benevolent Fund. June 1881. 3pp., 4to. With Report of Secretary, list of Committee members (Daniel Gooch at head), Account... together with... List of Subscriptions and Donations. With addresses. 4pp., 8vo. 1881. £12.00

  84. H.J.B. Copyright NOVELTY CHRISTMAS CARD printed in blue cursive on tinfoil. Size approx. 4" x 9", folded vertically. Signed 'Ethel Courtney'. The back is blank. Six-line verse, followed by wishes for a jolly Christmas and a con-tin-uance of happiness. c1912? £8.00
    'Now Tin is most scarce but this Christmas shan't pass/Though I can't wire my Gree-tin as I have no brass/I will not be foiled so in friendship I'm lead/To steal just one moment....' etc.


  85. Hagelberg, Berlin Printers CHRISTMAS CARD die-cut card. Size approx. 4" x 5", single piece of card with blank back. Fully coloured, shows a kilted Scotsman leaning on his elbow, holding a bottle and glass, with the legend 'Many O' Them', and a verse about 'helping yourself' at Christmas, by 'J.G.F' c1910. £5.00

  86. Half Subsidies RECEIVED BY ME George Sayer Esq. Execr. of the Last Will & Testament of the Rt. Honble. Lewis Late Earle of Beversham Deceased by 3 orders dated first day of September 1708 of the Rt. Hon. John Lord Viscount Fitzharding.... nine pounds being for six months interest of Three Hundred Pounds.... Lent unto Her Majesty... Printed on one side of small folio sheet, manuscript inserts, pasted to a blue album leaf down left hand edge of paper. Signed by Sayer and a witness, figures in margin. Paper slightly trimmed at top and left edge. 1709. £20.00
    The credit was made under an Act to raise money for the 'Service of the War... and for charging of Prize Goods and Seizures'.


  87. Hall (S), engraved by ENGLAND AND WALES folding engraved map. Size 20" x 16", dissected and linen-backed, folding to 12mo. Counties outlined in bright hand-colouring. Ink splodge in Channel, some feint off-setting of title. Some traces of glue on back of one section. n.d. c1860. £12.00

  88. Hampshire & Berkshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 30". Parkland, roads, hand-coloured, boundaries shaded in two colours. A few holes in linen where folds meet, 6 places where linen split from edge of map down fold, to approx 1" - 1". Approx. 11 estates shaded in different colours, with dates, endpapers rubbed, with green surface chipped at corners on back wrap. c1875. £24.00
    Covers Basingstoke, Andover, Newbury, Odiham.


  89. Hampshire and Berkshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Made of quarter sheets. Sheet 268 and sheets to south and west. Border all round. Size 26" x 37", plus margins. Dissected and mounted on linen and folding into 8vo marbled wraps. Inserted in cloth covered slipcase with printed Stanford label. Parish boundaries inserted to 1883. £40.00
    Covers Andover, Basingstoke, Lambourne, Reading.


  90. Hampshire, Sussex GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MAPS four colour-printed maps. Comprises: Sheet 315 (Southampton), 1904; Sheet 314 (Ringwood) 1902; Sheet 299 (Winchester). Drift. 1949; Sheet 319 (Lewes), Drift. 1961; Approx. size 13" x 19", plus margins with key. 1904-62. £22.00

  91. Heber (Richard), Bibliomaniac FREE FRONT addressed to John Broadly, South Hill, Hull. Size 3" x 4", red postmark with 'Free 20 Feb. 1824'. 'R. Heber' bottom left. Pasted to 4to sheet with newspaper cutting about Heber's library. 1824. £8.00
    Heber was M.P. for Oxford University. He collected a library estimated at 105,000 books, not counting the ones he kept on the Continent.


  92. Hennessy Cognac TWO RESTAURANT MENU SHEETS advertising Hennessy Cognac, with black and white illustration of Breton coifs. On thin card, nicely printed, size 13" x 9", photographic illustration in top corner size 4" x 3". Shows ladies in 'Coiffe de Marans', and 'Coiffe de la region d'Aigre'. 2 items. Helio Sadag, Ain. c1950? £10.00

  93. Hereford, Monmouth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Part of Sheet XLIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 23" x 20". Dissected and linen-backed and folding to 6" x 4", marbled endpapers, Wyld label. The eight sections on the east have been cut away. The linen is stained with light pink between sections, but this does not affect the paper at all. n.d. c1880. £15.00
    Covers Forest of Dean, Hereford, Monmouth, Mitcheldean.


  94. Hertford and Essex REDUCED ORDNANCE MAP Published by Gall and Inglis, Sheet No. 27. Scale " to 1 mile, size 20" x 25", linen-backed, folding to sm. 8vo. green paper wraps. Index map on verso. Roads coloured yellow. n.d. c1900. £15.00
    Covers Biggleswade, Clare, Billericay, Watford.


  95. Hertfordshire and Yorkshire LETTER from J. Nicholson, dated Widdial, near Buntingford, Herts, 23rd Feby. 1807. Addressed to Revd. Alderson, Rector of Birkin, Yorkshire. 2p., 4to, address panel on verso of conjoint leaf, large broken wax seal. With Alderson's draft reply, 1p., on conjoint leaf... together with... LETTER to Alderson from William Nicholson, 5th Sept. 1806, saying he is purchasing from his brother land left to him by their father, but cannot find the money unless by mortgaging his land at Bishop Auckland. 1p., 4to, conjoing leaf with address and broken wax seal. 2 items. 1806-7. £24.00
    The first letter discusses Nicholson's brother's failure to comply with conditions of a trust, which has left him short of money, and he begs Alderson to sign a mortgage deed. He says he has been promised a living by the Countess of Egremont 'and I shall dine at Montagu Square on Monday'. In his reply Alderson says 'I trust your noble patroness may keep her Promise and present you with a Living speedily - I find you wish to be a pluralist.'


  96. Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XVIII S.E. etc., composite map, scale 6" to 1 mile. Size linen-backed and folding into 8vo endpapers. Water features hand-coloured. Estate south of Biggleswade hand-coloured, presumably relative to sale. 1891. £18.00

  97. His Majesty's Stationery Office (Pub.) THE BRITISH GAZETTE May 12th 1926. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., published in the General Strike. Folded in four, some browning along part of one fold. 1926. £8.00
    Anti-strike newspaper, reporting 'Increasing numbers of Men Returning to Work', 'Legal Issue of the Strikee', cartoon showing John Bull confronting the T.U.C., etc.


  98. Holiday tours THREE PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS tracing holiday tours in 1929 and 1930, mainly in Devon and Cornwall. Comprises: (i) Two similarly bound albums, size 10" x 13", rexine covers, The first album has a fully coloured hand-drawn map bound in showing a route Looe to the Lizard, Land's End, St. Columb, Padstow, Boscastle and another smaller map showing a route from Leicester (presumably the start) to Looe. 46 photographs of places on the route stuck to album leaves, with typewritten labels pasted in. Includes 13 photographs of Polperro, and a fine one of one of the travellers standing on Lanyon Quoit. (ii) Album with small label '1930 Part 2', with map showing Boscastle to Combe Martin, and another showing route Combe Martin to Weston super Mare. 40 photographs, including 6 of Padstow, 8 of Boscastle. (iii) Album with map title page 'Summer Holidays July 1929', showing route from Bridgnorth to St. Ives, with a loop along the N. Devon coast back to Exeter and on to Dover, back through Oxford. There are 7 other maps loosely inserted throughout, all fully coloured (showing high ground), showing route on different days. Two photographs show the travellers with their motorbikes in the Avon Gorge at Bristol. 142 photographs. Includes 13 of Polperro, 7 of Tintagel, 'Unloading Timber, West Bay', 'Unloading Tomatoes, Weymouth.' 3 items. 1929-30. £70.00
    The photogaphs are matt black and white prints, not particularly crisp, and vary from 3" x 5" to approx. 5" x 7".


  99. House of Commons VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS Veneris, 13 die Februarii, 1824. 3pp. folio, listing 33 items, plus motions and Orders. Folds. 1824. £15.00
    Among the business to be dealt with are East India Company, Brighton Police, Tay Fisheries.


  100. House of Commons AN ADDITIONAL BOOK OF RATES OF GOODS and Merchandizes Usually Imported and not particularly Rated in the Book of Rates referred to in the Act of Tonnage and Poundage... with Rules, Orders and Regulations, Signed by the... Speaker of the Honourable House of Commons. Cover leaf and 26pp., folio. Disbound. Lists items alphabetically. Fine engraved headpiece and tailpiece, with flowers, etc., and fine large headpiece for 'Rules' section, which is printed in large type. Printed by John Baskett... and the Assigns of Henry Hills deceas'd. 1725. £16.00
    Particularly finely printed.


  101. Humphrey Bogart PHOTOGRAPH black and white, from a film, with a young Bogart and another actor, in smart suits, looking at an opened safe. Size 8" x 10", numbered 'AD-61 3004' in white in the plate. n.d. 1950's? £8.00

  102. India LETTER signed 'T.F Calcutta' to the Chief Justice of Calcutta Sir Edward Hyde East. Dated from an indecipherable place beginning with 'Ch' (possibly Chowringhee in Calcutta) 13 Dec. 1817. 33 lines on 3p 4to. Thanks him for conveying in a letter the respects of Mr Justice Park. Says they were members of the same club 'consisting principally of Lawyers and Divines... Justice Park and Baron Richards were our leading Lawyers.' Says the clergy members were 'heartily attached to our Constitution of Church and State', and that he is sending him a copy of his 'Charge to the Clergy of India'. 1817. £40.00
    Thomas Fanshaw Middleton was the first Bishop of Calcutta, appointed in 1814. Sir Edward Hyde East was Chief Justice of Calcutta. Middleton died in 1822.


  103. India ORDER from Christopher Eyre, to pay his son Thomas in India. Dated Winchester Dec. 12 1739. Begins 'Messiurs' and asks them to pay his son, Paymaster of the Council of Fort St. Davids 'one thousand pounds current British'. It is to be paid to the account of the executors of Robert Eyre, free-merchant, and is addressed to Richard Eyre, of Patna and William Barwell of Calcutta, the Executors. 'This my first Bill being paid, pay not my second, its duplicate'. 1739. £35.00
    Note at the bottom that this is a 'true copy enclosed in two letters sent to my son Thomas'. Fort St David was a British fort just south of Pondicherry. Richard Barwell (1709 - 1769) was an administrator in the East India Company, and Governor of Bengal. His first wife was Elizabeth Eyre.


  104. Ingpen (Thomas) LETTER to a theatre manager about a song he has composed, Oct. 9, 1813. 2p., 4to, with address on verso of conjoint leaf, simply 'Mr Shaw'. A five stanza song, followed by a letter beginning 'Sir', saying he has sung this song to some private friends to the tune of 'The White Cliffs of Albion', and 'in this small circle it has pleased very much... if you shall think it worth your notice and shall give it a Trial in your Theatre you shall be extremely welcome...' He will hum him the tune if he has forgotten it. Small edge tear in left margin. 1813. £30.00
    A patriotic song extolling Wellington 'In the field still asserting old England's high claim/He humbles the Tyrant's invincible fame... May we ne'er want such Britons to fight in the Cause/Of our country our King our Religion and Laws'.


  105. Japan FOUR POSTCARDS portraits of Japanese ladies. Three of the ladies with babies. Divided backs, unused, 'Carte Postale' and printing in Japanese down right edge. n.d. c1920 or earlier. £5.00
    From photographs, which appear to have been colour-tinted.


  106. Jermyn (G. Alfred), Drawn by PLAN AND SECTION OF THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY London Division. Reduced from the Ordnance Survey, drawn by G. Alred Jermyn, engraved by Richard Palmer. The line has been added in reddish brown hand-colouring. Scale 7" = approx. 20 miles. Extends to Woodstock, Bishops Stortford, East Grinstead, Whitchurch. Size 20" x 24", plus margins. Large title in top margin. Below the map is a section, size 7" x 24". Linen-backed and folding into cloth endpapers, size 7" x 5", inserted into original cloth slipcase with gilt title as above on the front. Great Western Railway Company 1838. £140.00

  107. Kashmir PHOTOGRAPHS six black and white prints. Comprises three fine photographs, size 6" x 8", one of 'The Mar Canal' showing a view looking up the narrow canal with houses overhanging, boatman; untitled view across a lake with houseboats at edge; another view on a river with buildings; smaller view 4" x 6" of Shah Hamadan; postcard type view of Dal Lake; small view of Agra. Three views have white number in plate... together with... twenty later views, 1930's?, matt black and white prints, of Indian architecture, including Taj Mahal, size 6" x 8". c1890. £22.00

  108. Kent and Surrey ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 27" x 37", linen backed and folding into marbled endpapers, in 8vo slipcase with Stanford label printed with 'The Country Around East Grinstead'. Made of four sheets, Sheet 287 and sheets to south and west, border all round. East Grinstead is more or less at the centre of the map. Electrotyped 1881. £45.00
    Covers Horsham, Leatherhead, Sevenoaks, Mayfield.


  109. Kent, Essex, Surrey, Middlesex TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 1" to one mile. Sheet VI, covering Rochester, Bromley, Tunbridge Wells. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into green grained cloth 8vo endpapers. Bright colouring of county boundaries in pink, blue, yellow and green, roads and parkland coloured. Electrotype 1863. £55.00

  110. Kent, Essex, Surrey PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable... Properties, including securities at Croydon, Ladywell, Gravesend, Norwood... and in London, together with 'The Docks Estate' Plaistow... Which will be Sold by Auction... March 25th, 1908. 13pp., folio, plus large folding plan. Stiff wraps printed in red and black, slight wear at spine, one leaf loose. Lots which sold crossed through with ink line and price marked, unsold lots marked with reserve in code. Slight vertical crease. 1908. £20.00
    Includes 'The Freemason's Railway Hotel', Ladywell; 127 Gower Street, London; 121 Lansdowne Road, Notting Hill.


  111. Kestell Cornish (Rt. Rev. Robert) LETTER to a Mr Drummond, dated Winchester April 8, 1887. 2p., sm. 8vo, signed Robert Kestell Madagascar. Suggests dates they might meet, and thanks him for interesting himself in his work... with... LETTER dated College of Winchester Oct. 19, 1896. 3p, 12mo. Name of correspondent is illegible, but thanks him for hospitality, and mentions the recipient's interest in building a church at Ankadifotsy 'which is a suburb of the Capital, in which the natives are taking an active part and deserve encouragement'. Someone has typed Kestell-Cornish's name and dates top left. 2 items. 1887 and 1896. £16.00
    Ankadifotsy is a suburb of Antannarivo in Madagascar. Kestell-Cornish was Bishop of Madagascar from 1874-96. On his return he became Rector of Down St. Mary in Devon.


  112. Kitchin (George William), Dean of Winchester LETTER addressed to 'My dear Jacob' about the memoir of Bishop Edward Harold Browne he is working on. 4p., small 8vo, signed 'G.W. Kitchin'. Asks him for his memories of the 'Ordination week at Farnham'. Says he's had to cut and leave out a lot, and the 'domestic & family life too, has had far less than justice dealt to it.' Winchester 14 July, 1894. £15.00
    'I've done great lots of grubbing and writing - too little of reading. One feels one's mind grow stale...' The book was published in 1907 by John Murray.


  113. Kitchin (Thomas) SOUTH BRITAIN or England & Wales. Drawn from the Several Surveys &c on the New Projection. Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline, size approx. scale approx. 10 miles to an inch, dissected and mounted on linen. Very large pictorial cartouche top right, showing a coastal scene, with houses on the shore, ship, two figures and a tree flank the title cartouche, clock and rolls of cloth above the title, products laid out on the ground including wheat, fish, sheep, barrels of beer, cannonballs. Linen on verso browned, some splits in linen between sections. Folding to 8" x 7". Some light browning at extreme edges. 1777. £300.00

  114. Label SHEETS OF PRINTED LABEL for can of sardines 8vo sheet, printed with top and side labels for cans, for Ramirez & Cie, 'Sardines a l'huile d'olive', chromolith printing in red, green and gold. c1910. £8.00

  115. Laycock THEE AN' ME by Samuel Laycock. Price one Penny. Poem in 8 verses, printed on one side of an 8vo sheet, with decorative border, Gothic-style type face for title. John Macleod, Printer, Stalybridge. n.d. 1850? £18.00
    Poem with an egalitarian message, pointing out differences in the life of a rich man and the speaker, written in Lancashire dialect. 'But deawn i' th' grave, what spoils o' the' sport/No ray o' leet an shine/An th' worms below can hardly sort/Thy pampered clay fro'mine.'


  116. Leckie (Gould Francis) ESSAY ON THE PRACTICE OF BRITISH GOVERNMENT Distinguished from the Abstract Theory on Which it is Supposed to be Founded. 53pp., 8vo., plus title page, with volume number at bottom of page. 1817. £8.00
    Extract from a journal, un-named. The original work was published in 1812. Leckie was a Scot who farmed land in Sicily and later had an estate in Tuscany. He is buried at Livorno.


  117. Lincolnshire and Leicestershire BOOK OF MANUSCRIPT PLANS Name 'F. Orton' on front wrap. Six plans in fine ink, in borders, some with a small amount of colour wash, varying in scale from 3" to 6" per mile, sewn into marbled wraps, size 11" x 9". Shows roads, basic plot, with measurements all round the perimeter, compass rose, scale bar, adjoining owners named. Plans titled Mr. Stokes', Mr. Kemp's, Mr. Harvey's (2), Mr. Hall's Close, and 'Lands in Spittlegate'. The first plan has some light brownish marks. n.d. c1830. £60.00
    There is a record of a Francis Orton, farmer, at Bottesford.


  118. Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP made of two sheets joined, Sheet 123 and sheet to the west. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 26" x 47", linen-backed and folded to 17" x 9". Covers Nottingham, Boston, Leicester. Area at centre of map outlined in red and lettered in black 'Area of Application'. Etton Waterworks and Wilsthorpe Reservoir and Waterworks labelled in ink. New Popular Edition. Some foxing spots down a couple of folds. Revision 1916. £16.00
    With stamp in bottom margin of Peterborough Waterworks Engineer.


  119. Lincolnshire, Yorkshire SET OF SIX ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS early states. Six sheets, each 25" x 36", dissected and mounted on linen, each sheet with blue silk binding at edges. Inserted in full blue calf slip case, 14" x 10", in the form of a book, gilt Ordnance arms on the front, gilt dentelles. In shiny card slip, with key map. Slipcase rubbed at edges, and some scuffing on spine and front and back. Comprises: Sheet LXIV (Stamford, Oundle), Sheet LXIX (The Wash, Boston, Houghton), Sheet LXXXIII (Lincoln, Gainsborough, Horncastle), Sheet LXXXIV (Louth, Burgh), Sheet LXXXV (Mouth of the Humber), Sheet LXXXVI (Epworth, Kingston upon Hull). Published at the Tower of London 1st March 1824. £220.00
    Paper watermarked Whatman 1823.


  120. Logerot, Editeur CARTE SPECIALE DES CHEMINS DE FER DE LA FRANCE ET DE L'ALLEMAGNE Indiquant toutes les stations qui desservent les villes, bourgs et communes situees sur le parcours des lignes exploitees. Hand-coloured engraved map, size 22" x 34", plus margins, dissected and linen-backed and folding to small 4to. The map has been bound in modern maroon cloth boards with a label showing title and picture of a train in yellow on front board. As well as lines and stations that are open it shows lines in construction and projected. With small insert bottom left showing lines around Paris at a large scale. Key to the 7 colours of the lines for different companies. Also shows northern part of Italy, parts of Belgium, Holland and England (these countries are not hand-coloured). Dresse par Vuillemin, Geographe. n.d. c1870. £120.00
    On verso is a fine engraved label, size 3" x 4", of August Logerot, Quai des Augustins, Paris, Atelier de Collage des Cartes Geographique, showing an orrery and a globe.


  121. Lord Spencer's property LETTER dated London 7 March 1789, signed Thomas Harrison, to a Mr. Brooks at Woodstock. 24 lines on two sides 4to, blank conjoint leaf with address and small black postmark on verso. The letter was probably written by some kind of agent or tenant of Lord Spencer's and concerns encroachment on his land. He says Lord Spencer will be informed of the matter and 'His Lordship is by no means satisfied with such frequent Inroads upon his Estate, and whatever powers Parliament may have given, it has that Complexion as to carry a strong Resemblance of unwarrantable Invasion. The accommodation of the public is one thing - the Caprice and Blunders of Engineers is another.' Asks for a copy of the Act, and what the Company intends to pay in compensation. 1789. £30.00
    This may refer to road building or possibly canal building.


  122. Lorne (Marquis of) LETTER to a Mr. Bull, signed 'Lorne', embossed one-line address 'Kensington Palace', dated July 5, 1894. 2p., small 8vo., conjoint leaf pasted to a sheet of paper which is the same size. 1894. £9.00
    Thanks the writer for his note, and encloses a letter for him to forward to someone. The Marquis of Lorne was the fourth Governor of Canada. When he returned to England he lived at Kensington Palace (his wife was Princess Louise, daughter of Queen Victoria).


  123. Lottery HANDBILL Candidates are now offering themselves for every City, County and Borough in the Empire... it is necessary to inquire what Favors may be received from Candidates, without the Imputation of Bribery... but the Present of a Lottery Ticket, which may on Tuesday, the 12th of this Month gain Thirty Thousand Pounds.... in this grand Lottery, abounding with Capital Prizes is No Bribery. Size 8" x 5", printed on one side only. No imprint. The words 'Candidates', 'Favors', and 'Bribery' are printed in very large letters. 18 lines in all. c1810? £25.00
    The reference to the Lottery was presumably making a satirical political point.


  124. Lyon TWO CHROMOLITH CARDS advertising alcool de menthe Ricqles. Each size approx. 4" x 3". Printed backs. One shows an actress having a sip to give her courage before going onstage, the other a couple being served by a housemaid with the drink. c1900. £5.00

  125. Lyons (Richard, Baron) LETTER written in the third person, unsigned, on paper with printed embossed heading 'Ambassade d'Angleterre, Paris', to Captain Charles Beresford, requesting his company 'at dinner on Xmas day and 8 o'clock'. 4 lines, 8vo notepaper, blank conjoint leaf. Decr. 23, 1879. £12.00
    Lord Lyons was British Ambassador in Paris 1867-1887.


  126. Maldon, East London ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet I. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36", linen-backed, folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. Published 1843. This edition Electrotyped, n.d. c1860. £45.00
    Covers East London, Isle of Grain, Southend, Chelmsford, Hoddesdon.


  127. Map Collector Publications THE MAP COLLECTOR MAGAZINE Four issues, nos. 62, 67, 68, 69. 1993-4. £16.00
    Includes the two parts of 'Printed Maps of the Whole of Wales' by Iolo and Menai Roberts, Italian fakes, mapping of Bermuda.


  128. Map Collector Publications THE MAP COLLECTOR MAGAZINE Four issues, nos. 22, 27, 28, 29. 1983-4. £16.00
    Includes: New England Charts, Mapping of Alaska, Coronelli, Silk Maps.


  129. Medici Society CATALOGUE OF THE PRINTS and Other Colour Reproductions. 4to, printed boards with pasted on colour print, 140pp., approx. 100 colour and black and white plates illustrating prints by Russell Flint, Margaret Tarrant, Peter Scott, etc., as well as Old Masters, with prices. foxing on first few pages. c1940? £10.00

  130. Metal casting LETTER from Albert Cadman at the Canal Foundry, Openshaw, Manchester, on headed paper, to a Mr. Carmichael, about the setting up of the fund for the 'Oliver Stubbs Medal'. In ink, 8 lines, 4to, says he is enclosing correspondence about the medal fund. 'a great amount of good will be done... more interest will be taken in the institution from the Employers' side'. Attached are three copy letters relating to the gift to the Institution of British Foundrymen from the National Ironfounding Employers' Federation.... together with... another letter on headed paper, same correspondents, with 3 copy letters attached. The medal is still awarded. January, 1922. £10.00

  131. Middle East FIVE PHOTOGRAPHIC POSTCARDS Comprising: Bedouin Mother and Swaddled Baby; Going to the Village Fountain (9 women carrying large pots on their heads); Jerusalem, Eighth Station of the Cross; Shepherd Type with rod and staff and flintlock; Jerusalem. Herod's Gate (crowded scene with boy with sheep in foreground). All unused... together with... four other photographic postcards, Porte de Damas, Old Street leading to Golgotha; Place du Temple, Kait Bey; Bedouin youth (with long ringlets, holding rifle). 9 items. American Colony Photo Dept. c1920. £30.00

    GENERAL LOCAL HISTORY Manuscripts, Maps, Engravings, Ephemera, etc.
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  132. Middlesex, Dorset & Berkshire PARTICULARS OF SALE OF A SUPERIOR SEMI-DETACHED VILLA RESIDENCE, AT WEST BROMPTON: 113 Acres of Superior Grass Land and Corn rents at Willesden; A Farm of 105a. 1r. 14p., the Rent charge and pew rents, at Handley, Dorsetshire, and the Rent Charge, on lands in the hamlet of Grove in the Parish of Wantage, Berkshire..... Which will be Sold by Auction... 6th of August, 1858. Folio, 8pp, docket title, folded, lacks lower half of last leaf which is the 'memorandum', partly affecting description of Wantage lot. 1858. £12.00

  133. Middlesex, Essex ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 256. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19", border all round, boundaries, main roads, railways, parkland and water features hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 8vo marbled wraps with Stanford label. c1890. £16.00
    Covers Watford, much of North London, Stratford, Southall.


  134. Modern Power Systems, Publisher THE SEVERN BARRAGE Tidal energy for the future. Large coloured poster illustrating the project, printed on glossy paper, in bright colours, size 27" x 38", folded. Shows large sections of the proposed barrage, with key, with smaller illustrations showing aerial view, casson, map, graph etc. Renewable Energies Bureau. n.d c1990? £10.00

  135. (Moll, H) A MAP OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND Copper engraving. Size 6" x 10", plus margins. Shows Britain and the coast of France, Shetland, Orkney and Faroe Islands inset top left. Central fold. Scale bar, small compass rose. 1720. £25.00

  136. (Moll, H) A NEW MAP OF THE RIVERS And Sea Coasts of England. Engraved map, size 11" x 11", central horizontal fold. Title and scale bar top right. Shows the Counties and Rivers (which are named), ports along the coasts, main towns. 1720. £60.00

  137. Monin (C.V) OCEANIE. (Map) Engraved map, size 11" x 15", plus margins, with an inset of 'Colonie Anglaise' (New South Wales). Later coloured key in manuscript denoting countries and their colonies, though not completed on plan. Some light creases. Lyon: 1838. £50.00

  138. Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire OBLIGATION BOND of Philip Baker late of Felton in Gloucestershire but now of Langston in Monmouth, Grazier, to John Smith of the parish of St. Philip and Jacob, Gloucestershire, Gardener. 1p., folio, printed with manuscript inserts, signed by Baker and three witnesses with good wax seal. Blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Folded. 1805. £18.00

  139. Morley (Arnold) LETTER to W.R. Bousfield, M.P. 7 lines on one side of 8vo notepaper with seal of Post Master General, white on red background, at head. Says he will look into the case of W. Swansboro of Stoke Newington. Blank conjoint leaf. 1890. £8.00
    Morley was Post Master General from 1892-5.


  140. Moscow ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPH of a wet Moscow street with a woman sweeping the water with a broom, a few people on pavement, and crossing street. Black and white print, size 7" x 9", typed note pasted on verso 'AP News Features Photo... for use Sept. 1 with Jim Becker's Moscow APN story on Moscow' and description of photo. '... Scenes like this point up... Russia's slow progress in its efforts to catch up with the West's material achievements'. 1963. £8.00
    Jim Becker Associated Press journalist who covered the Korean and Vietnam wars.


  141. Moss Bros. RIDING, HUNTING KIT AND SADDLERY Price List October 1949. 4pp., 8vo., green wraps with illustration of hunting horn etc. 1949. £7.00

  142. New Hampshire, United States of America APPOINTMENT of Jonathan P. Taylor as Ensign in the Fifth Company of Infantry in the Seventh Regiment of Militia in the State of New Hampshire. Printed certificate, printed in cursive type-face, size approx. 9" x 12", two vertical folds. 12 lines of printed text, with manuscript inserts, signed by the Governor, John Pages, and by Josiah Stevenson, Secretary of State. At the bottom are three lines stating he has taken the Oath of Allegiance, signed by a J.P. Large papered seal of the New Hampshire. Two small repaired edge tears at folds. 1840. £40.00
    John Page was Governor from 1839-42.


  143. New Zealand CHRISTMAS POSTCARD showing black shield with four red stars above heavily embossed silver fern in an oval. Design in oval cartouche, six-line Christmas verse below. Divided back, Christmas greetings on back with date 1910. B.B. London. 1910. £4.00

  144. New Zealand COLLECTION OF FIFTEEN POSTCARDS eleven black and white and four colour. Comprises (in colour): Coach West Coast Road near Otira. Viking Series. 3149. (c1910?); Mount Egmont, 1908; Wanganui. 1910; Clinton River, with inset map of New Zealand. (1920's?). (in black and white) The South Bound Express at Waidura Railway Station showing Mt. Purperu & Noaurhde Volcano in Eruption. 1909. Ral photo'; Kaikoura. 1906. (real photo); Ascending the Rimutaka Incline length 3 miles.. (real photo). 1920's?; Water Fall, Te Aroha (c.1910); Rawrimu on the N.I.M.T Line (Jones & Coleman), c1910?; East St. Invercargill, 1912; Oat Crop Blenheim (farmers and 5 horses in field). n.d. c1910? and three others. 1906 and later. £25.00

  145. New Zealand COLLECTION OF POSTCARDS 58 postcards, unused, photographic black and white views. Mostly from Seaward's Studio, Dunedin, 1950's, and showing town scenes, buildings, mountains, harbours. Together with two postcards from 1907, one a view of Nelson, the other Auckland from 'Scenes in Maori Land'. 1907-1960. £20.00
    Includes Auckland, Alexandra, Milford Sound, Bay of Islands.


  146. New Zealand SIX POSTCARDS of Wellington. Blue-grey printing of photos. Divided back, unused.... together with... sepia card showing 'Panorama of Wellington' in oval. All F.T. Series. 7 items. c1930. £15.00
    Views are: General View; Wellington from the Western Hills; The Water Shute, Days Bay; Convent of the Sacred Heart, Island Bay'; Town Hall; Rocks near The Pinnacles.


  147. Ney (Michel), Marechal de l'Empire LETTER signed by Ney, on paper with engraved heading 'Ney, Marechal de l'Empire, Commandant en Chef le Camp de Montreuil sur Mer'. To 'General Dutaillis(?) Chef de l'Etat-major gal. Au Quartier General a Recques le 28 Pial. (Prairial?)... (year missing). 13 lines on 2 sides 4to, blank conjoint leaf. Signed simply 'Ney'. Asks him to arrange delivery of the three 'voitures' requested by General Dupont for the 9th Light Infantry. He must ask Col. Cazals to get all the 'brouettes' (presumably a kind of wheeled barrow for carrying soldiers equipment) delivered, so each Company has two in good condition. 'Officiers de genie' (engineers) attached to Divisions will review the carts each month and order repairs or replacements. The right edge of the paper has been slightly trimmed, and there is just a part of the first digit of the year visible, and the last word bottom right on the first page 'etat' is missing the last two letters, as is part of the letter 't' at the end of 'Commandant' in the printed heading. 1804-5? £260.00
    Marechal Ney was one of the most important of Napoleon's generals, named by him 'the bravest of the brave'. He was made 'Marechal de l'Empire' in 1804. This letter dates from the time when the French army were camped at the coast near Etaples (the 'Camp de Montreuil'), under Ney's command, preparing for an invasion of England. When Napoleon returned in the 'hundred days', Ney switched allegiance from the Bourbons to his old commander, and was subsequently executed by firing squad in 1815. He was famously allowed to give the order to fire.


  148. Norfolk and Suffolk ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet L N.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. 'Index to the Tithe Survey' printed in top margin. Railways inserted to 1881. O.S. blindstamp 1886. £20.00
    Covers Diss, Ixworth, North Lopham.


  149. Northbrook (Earl of) NOTE written in the first person. 10 lines on one side, sm. 8vo., mourning border. Headed 'Stratton, Micheldever'. Presents his compliments to Mr Bentley, and says he will call on him to look at 'the pictures which Mr. Bentley has of Lord Northbrooks'. Together with a portrait of Northbrook clipped from a magazine article. dated only 'July 29'. c1890? £18.00
    Thomas George Baring, First Earl of Northbrook 1826 - 1904, M.P. for Falmouth and Penryn, Secretary to the Admiralty, Governor-General of India. Retired to Winchester.


  150. Nottingham and Derbyshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXXII S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile, Size 13" x 15", plus wide margins. c1890. £18.00
    Covers Ollerton, Elmton.


  151. Nottingham and Yorkshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXII.S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 14" x 17", linen-backed, folding to 8vo. Electrotyped 1865. £16.00
    Covers Worksop, Bawtry, Maltby, Tickhill.


  152. Ogilby (J) THE ROADS FROM EXETER TO DORCHESTER and from Plimouth to Darmouth com. Devon By John Ogilby Esq., His Maties. Cosmographer... the first containing 51 miles 6 furlongs... Handcoloured engraved 'Ribbon' road map, attractive title cartouche with coat of arms, fruit etc., compass rose on each of the six strips. Size 13" x 17", plus margins. Small edge tear repaired on verso. Central fold. No printed page number, but someone has added '94' in pale ink, top left corner. c1675. £65.00
    A good strong impression. The edition with no plate number.


  153. Ordnance Survey ANCIENT BRITAIN A Map of the Major Visible Antiquities of Great Britain Older Than A.D. 1066. South Sheet only. scale 1/625,000, illustrated wraps, slightly bumped at corner. Index of names. Second Edition... together with... ROMAN BRITAIN Map scale 16 miles to an inch, plus 44pp., 4to. Cover with illustration of a mosaic. 2 items. 1951 and 1964. £10.00

  154. Owen (J) and Bowen (E) ROAD MAP from Britannia Depicta 1720. Size approx. 7" x 5", strip map in three columns showing the road from Bittadon and Barnstaple to Bedford, hand-coloured. Arms of Bishopric and Deanery of Exeter, and description of Chumleigh and Ilfracombe. On verso is uncoloured continuation from Exeter to Chiddingford. 1720. £22.00

  155. Oxfordshire and Wiltshire RECONVEYANCE of lands in West Lavington, Charlbury, Shipton under Wychwood, Rt. Honble. John Baron Monk-Bretton and others to Rt. Honble. V.A. Francis Lord Churchill. Large vellum sheets, with schedules of lands. Signed by 3 parties with wax seals. 1896. £16.00

  156. P & O Ports SUEZ CANAL Leaflet giving a history and description of the canal. Two pages of text, title on front with coat of arms, printed in red and blue, map on verso showing canal from Port Said to Suez Bay. Some slight creasing. c1928. £12.00

  157. Paris FOUR CHROMOLITH CARDS advertising Paris firms. Comprising Cordonnerie du Grand Cadran (monkey throwing pumpkin at man), A La Ville de Strasbourg, Literie etc. (boy in cherry tree throwing fruit to children below), 'A La Rose Blanche', cafe and chocolate (a gold artists palette with inset picture of country scene), Cartes Taride (school scene). All with printed backs. Approx. 4" x 2"... together with another card for a chicory firm showing the Palais de Fils et Tissus, Exposition de 1900. c1900. £8.00

  158. Paris RECEPTION DES MEDECINS ANGLAIS Programme for the Soiree 12 May 1905 at the Theatre de l'Automobile-Club. 2 pages small 8vo, plus stiff wraps with engraving showing fauns, musical instruments etc., trace of slight fold in front wrap. Invitation loosely inserted. 1905. £8.00

  159. Publishing MESSRS. VICTOR GOLLANCZ have organised and will shortly launch The Left Book Club... Leaflet explaining the ethos behind the series, 'How the Club Will Work', 'How to Join' and information on some of the books in preparation. Printed on yellow paper, sheet size 10" x 15", folded vertically, printed in two pages on the inside, verso blank. n.d. 1936. £25.00
    The club aimed to be 'for the service of those who desire to play an intelligent part in the struggle for World Peace and a better social and economic order, and against Fascism'.


  160. Queen Victoria MEDAL FOR VICTORIA'S JUBILEE 1837 - 1887. Bronze medal by Pinches showing the queen in profile on one side and crown, wreath, and 'Jubilee of Her Majesty's Reign 1887 on verso. In original read leather case in fine condition, gilt monogram with crown and dates. 1887. £18.00

  161. Quesnoy, Northern France AU ROY Les Prieure et Religieuses hospitaliers Royales duquesnoys remontrent tres humblement a Votre Majeste que Les Ennemis n'etant qu'a trois Lieues de Cette Veille, les on reduites a la mendicite par les grands pillages qu'ils on fait... 7 lines in a very neat hand, on paper size 7" x 12", blank conjoint leaf. Top right in large letters 'Au Roy', followed by 'Sire' and the seven lines. The sisters ask that they be allowed 20 cords of wood in the forest of Mormal 'ce qui ne se montera qu'a 40 ecus, la corde ne Valant que 6l.' They had little means of substistance with the pillaging in the area, and they had fed and cared for in their hospital 'un grand nombre de soldats blesses et malades, ayant pour ce sujet Vendu et engage tout leur bien'. Top left a different hand has written a note to M. Le Rebours saying an ordinance of 300l should be sent 'en consideration des services qu'elles ont donne aux soldats malades.' On verso is a date 'Du 12 sepbre(?) 1711 R.' and what is possibly 'Mr. quenet Expedier lordre'. 1711. £95.00
    Quesnoy is on the Belgian border near Lille. '... les Hospitalieres ont ete admises en 1667 dans une ancienne maison dite l'hopital des passans. Leur etablissement fut confirme en 1711 et elles desservent l'hopital des troupes du Roi'. Le Long 'Histoire du Diocese de Laon', 1783. The war referred to was presumable the war between the French and the Dutch-English army. This is presumably a contemporary copy of the original address.


  162. Railway signs SMALL COLLECTION OF UNUSED TRANSFERS in gilt. In block letters size approx. 1" high. Comprises three 'Lift to Open', 'Used Tickets', 'Fuel', 'Off' (with arrow) plus to part signs 'Wait Until...', and 'To Seat Passengers...', together with 'Southern Vectis' in green. n.d. 1950's or earlier. £18.00

  163. Rationing MOTOR FUEL RATION BOOK 1950's. Size 3" x 5", staples. Unused. 1950's. £5.00

  164. Religion NOTEBOOK OF MEDITATIONS ON RELIGION 1832-34. 8vo notebook, marbled boards, calf spine. 73 pages, in a small neat hand, plus many blanks at end. At the front of the book are 4 pencil drawings, three of landscapes, and one of a workman in a top hat sitting on a pile of stones eating his lunch. The entries are headed 'DAY I', etcetera, up to 'DAY XVIII', with some being dated, and two giving a place with the date, 'Aisthorpe' (Lincolnshire), and 'Girton' (Nottinhamshire). The writer expounds on various sins, such as Pride, Falsehood, etc., The Lord's Prayer, forgiveness, and so on. There are occasional mentions of Locke. 1832-1834. £55.00
    'Deprived of my Mother in tender infancy and of my Father in early youth, Thou Lord wast my hope when I hanged yet upon my Mother's breast and when my Father and my Mother forsook me Thou didst take me up...'

    'THE DEMOSTHENES OF THE PULPIT'

  165. Rennell (Revd. Thomas), Dean of Winchester LETTER with address panel to J. Nichols Junr., Printing Office, Parliament Street, Westminster. 34 lines on 2p., 4to, blank conjoint leaf with address and postmark. The wax seal has been cut from below the address panel (affecting only blank area). Partly tipped onto a large sheet of paper by a hinge. Deanery, Winton, June 27th 1825. £35.00
    Says he has found some tracts 'unseen for many years... in a dark part of my study' which he thinks had been lent to him by Nichols' father. Mentions parts of the 'Topographia Britannica', and other works. He thinks he paid him for the 'History of England' but not the other, and says he will either return them, or pay any reasonable price. Rennell was christened 'The Demosthenes of the Pulpit' by Pitt, after he heard him preach a sermon on the French Revolution. John Nichols Senior was a noted printer and publisher who was for 40 years editor of the Gentleman's Magazine.


  166. Rolle and Guille families THE PEDIGREE OF MRS GEORGE GUILLE AND ARTHUR CLAYFIELD-IRELAND traced from their common ancestor. Manuscript pedigree covering 8 generations, up to the early 19th century, starting with George Rolle, purchaser of Stevenstone. 1p., small folio, folds. c1840. £8.00

  167. Rome PHOTOGRAPH of the Pentheon, some carriages in front, two kiosks by fountain. Albumen print, size 8" x 10", mounted on card album leaf. Title '279 Roma...' On verso is a view of Castel S. Angelo with carriages and carts passing over bridge. Print slightly faded... together with... Grand Canal Venice. Similar format view on album leaf, by Salviati, gondola in foreground, and on verso good view of side canal with gondola, titled 'Ponte al SS. Apostoli'. 2 items c1890. £16.00

  168. Rowton (Baron) LETTER addressed to 'Dear Col. Beresford', 13 July 1890. Written on 4 sides 8vo, printed heading of 17 Berkeley Square, in an untidy hand, signed 'Rowton'. Says Beresford can by all means take General Fry(?) with him, and if he wishes to see another, rather smaller House he should go to 'R. House in King's Cross Road. But I should rather like the General to see our best & penultimate attempts at Newington Butts - our latest of all only opens on Dec. 1'. 1890. £14.00
    Baron Rowton (Montague William Lowry-Corry) was Private Secretary to Disraeli. He Founded 'Rowton Houses', working men's hostels.


  169. Royalty PART OF THE COVER OF A LETTER with 'Her Royal Highness/The Langravine of Hesse Hombourg/Princess of Great Brittain/Brighton/Pavillion.' Paper size 5" x 5", trimmed from a larger paper, written on one side only. Below this address is a red wax seal with a coronet over two shields, slightly chipped on one side. c1820? £16.00
    Princess Elizabeth was the third daughter of George III. She married Prince Friedrich of Hesse Homburg in 1818, at the age of 48.


  170. Rummerley & Frey, Berne, Printers CARTE GEOGRAPHIQUE DE LA REGION VEVEY-MONTREUX avec description des promenades et Excursions. Colour printed map, on stiff paper, scale 1:50,000. Size 16" x 15", plus margins. Folded to small 8vo., with printed text of excursions etc., and along the bottom, a section of the mountains, on verso. n.d. c1920. £8.00

  171. Ruthven (John) MAP OF THE ENGLISH LAKES and Adjoining Country Geologically Coloured by John Ruthven of Kendal 1855. Fully hand-coloured map, size 21" x 19". Coloured sections in all four margins. Index in bottom left corner. Linen-backed, now flat, but with traces of once having been folded to 8vo. 1855. £110.00
    Covers area from Lancaster to Carlisle, Whitehaven to Kirkby Stephen.


  172. S.D.U.K. MARSEILLE Ancient Marsilia. Town plan, size 12" x 16". Narrow margins. Slight crease top left corner. 1840. £15.00

  173. Salem, Massachussets BILL of Gabriel Holman to Joseph Sprague. Small 4to sheet, setting out bill for 800 Galls. Molasses, 10 Bushels Corn, Balance on settlement of Schooner Molly's outward bound voyage, 34 gallons of Rum. Note at bottom from Gab. Holman and Jona. Goodhue for Mr Sprague to send him by the bearer 'my father'. Signed by Benj. Goodhue as received. 1773. £30.00
    The amounts are in pounds.


  174. Saurel (B.J) PLAN DE GAND (GHENT) dresse par B.J. Saurel, Geometre de 1re Classe, et Lithographie par G. Jacqmain. Plan size 12" x 15". Scale 1: 10,000, street index down margins and at bottom. Traces of folds, 7 small worm holes, some creasing. 1858. £14.00

  175. Schomberg (J.) LETTER to E. Burton at Daventry, from J. Schomberg, Cadogan Place, 13th July 1821. 2p., 4to, 22 lines, blank conjoint leaf with address and good unbroken wax seal on verso. Says he returned to Winton 'because I was going to stand the Election for College' but he has no chance of success. Bathurst will be the Champion's Page at the coronation 'his dress will be all finished tomorrow - I think he is high luck in getting such a pleasant situation... it is very fine and beautiful...' Mentions a medal which he will send which was not finished till 'just the end of the half year' as it had to be altered. 1821. £22.00
    The Coronation of George IV July 1821 was the last time the 'King's Champion' appeared, in full armour, accompanied by two squires.


  176. Shropshire, Hereford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LV N.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Small blue 'Record Map' stamp in margin, 'Index to Tithe Survey' in top margin. O.S. blindstamp 1891. £18.00
    Covers Great Malvern, Bromyard.


  177. Shuldham (A.S) LETTER to Frederick Booth, Craven Street, Strand, from A.S. Shuldham, dated Henbury 22 April, 1790. 22 lines in a neat hand on 2 sides 4to, address panel on verso of conjoint leaf, with broken wax seal, Bristol postmark. Small hole in conjoint leaf where seal broken. Relates to the recovery of Shuldham's articles from the ship 'Diana' which had been seized. He'd asked a Mr. Gretton to retrieve his articles, but he'd drawn on him for 㿋, and given half to the mate, who'd gone off with the money. He'd heard a man from Plymouth had come to Dartmouth to examine the 'Diana', hauled her on shore, and 'took up some of the Dining room Floor and shifted the Ballast to look for some secret Places', but found nothing. 1790. £48.00
    Amongst the Blaise Castle estate deeds in the Bristol Archives is an assignment of a lease from Francis Adams to Arthur Samuel Shuldham.


  178. Siemens ELECTRICAL FITTINGS Bowls, Globes, etc. Catalogue, 11" x 8", 24pp., wraps. 2-3 illustrations per page. Some slight dustmarking at corner of some pages. 1927. £25.00
    Includes 'Italian Alabaster Bowl Fittings' 'Cornelian Glassware Fittings' etc.


  179. Skinley (John E) GROUP OF DRAWINGS OF PLANS FOR MODEL RAILWAYS All for Gauge 'O' 7m/m to 1ft. In white on blue background. Comprises 5 drawings, size 29" x 39". (i) Main Line Through Station, Drawing No. A.W.32. (ii) Line Through Station 'Down Platform'. A.W.33. (iii) Mainline Through Station 'Up' Platform. A.W.34. (iv) Main Line Through Station Entrance & Booking Hall. A.W.35. (v) Through type Goods Shed with Road loading Ramps. A.W.4... together with... four smaller drawings: A.W.12 Double Track Engine Shed, AW.31. Single track Halt Station, A.W.8 Signal Cabin, S.G.3. Steel Tubular Signal Posts. Some drawings have 'L.N.E.R' on buildings. 9 items. n.d c1950. £38.00

  180. Sladen (Douglas B.), novelist LETTER to an unknown correspondent, Nov. 11th 1887. 17 lines in a large hand on 3p., sm. 8vo, plus address (two addresses given, Cheltenham and Kensington). Signed 'I am your wellwisher Douglas B.W. Sladen'. Pasted down edge to thick card. A note in a different pale ink at the top says 'Just out. Uniform with 'Australian Lyrics' 'The Poetry of Exiles', in white parchment covers... 4s...' 1887. £18.00
    Says he is enclosing two slips of paper. Refers to his biography, and says 'you may send the poem if you like to a local paper. I hope your troubles are over...'. Sladen was a novelist who spent some time in Australia, becoming the first Professor of History at Sydney University.


  181. Smuggling LETTER from Charles Bush to 'The Respective Officers of His Majesty's Ordnance at Portsmouth'. Dated Office of Ordnance 12 December 1751. 13 lines in a very good clear hand, 1p., folio, plus conjoint leaf with address panel, traces of seal, and postmark. Says that as the ships 'The Seahorse' and 'Savage', 'employed cruizing against the Owlers' are to be refitted every two months in summer and every three months in winter, at Portsmouth and Plymouth, the Officers are to take their guns, gunners stores etc., and deliver them back on board to the gunners after the refit. Small hole in blank space below 4th line, not affecting text. 1751. £65.00
    'Owlers' were smugglers of sheep and wool from England to other countries, and their boats were called 'Owling boats'.


  182. Somerset and Dorset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 130. 'Yeovil and Blandford' Popular Edition. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 19" x 27", plus margins. Printed in black and blue only. Small 'Record Map' stamp top right corner. Folded to 4to. n.d. 1930's. £5.00

  183. Spinning TWO PHOTOGRAPHS showing men working at machines in some kind of small mill or factory. Black and white photographs size 4" x 6", mounted on grey cards size 8" x 10", dark grey border. One view shows man with machines with rollers, another man with large wicker basket of dark coloured wool(?), big sacks of wool, another shows row of machines without rollers, and some kind of hopper, four men working. n.d. 1900? £18.00
    The workplace seems to that of a small-scale enterprise. There are large curtain screens as dividers.


  184. Spooner (William) THE HISTORY OF MOSES THE LAW GIVER Of Israel. Wooden jigsaw puzzle, size 13" x 14", lithograph with hand colouring. 35 pieces, one small piece is missing, and a blank wooden piece has been inserted to fit. There is no box. Published by William Spooner, 379 Strand. n.d. c1860. £30.00
    Shows the life of Moses in comic strip style, in a series of pictures, each with its own title.


  185. Sport FOOTBALL CLUB PHOTOGRAPH circa 1894. Albumen print size 8" x 11", showing 30 men, some standing, some seated, under a tree, most wearing blazers, some wearing caps with tassels, date '1894' legible on one cap. 2 men holding footballs, 3 are holding small dogs. Some blazers are striped, others plain with pale braiding. c1894. £30.00
    Possibly the team of an Oxford or Cambridge College. The cap badge appear to be two stars either side of a tree or cross.


  186. St. James's Palace BANQUET of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael & St. George to be held at St. James's Palace on St. George's Day... 23rd April, 1887. Plan of the Tables. Leaflet, 4pp., 4to, plan of tables listing 147 names on inside pages, index of names with number on last page. Creased, piece cut from margin of last leaf. 1887. £5.00

  187. Staffordshire, Shropshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Composed of quarter sheets LXI N.E., LXII N.W., LXXII S.W., LXXIII S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 29", plus margins. Counties lightly colour washed, parkland, water features, railways, main roads hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 4to marbled wraps with small printed label giving early owner's name. Electrotyped in 1872. £50.00
    Covers Stafford, Market Drayton, Rugeley, Broseley.


  188. Stanford (Edward) MAP OF ENGLAND AND WALES Scale 4" = 50 miles. Colour-printed map on thin card, size 34" X 24", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to into small 4to boards. Some of the sections have browning. Shows railways and canals. On verso is a map of Wales, Reduced from the Ordnance Survey. Scale approx. 5 miles to an inch. With table 'Explanation of Words Frequently Occurring in Welsh Names of Places.' Cloth on boards faded, split at bottom of spine, printed label. n.d. c1880. £15.00

  189. Stratford upon Avon and Midland Junction Rly. PILOTMAN'S TICKET 'Shakespeare Route'. To be used in accordance with Rule 25... To the Guard and Engine-driver. You are authorised to proceed from... Printed on white card, size 3" x 4", heading in 'Gothic' type script. Instructions that it is to be given by the driver to person in charge of the station to which he is ordered to proceed on verso. Small greyish stain in bottom right corner... together with... Stockton & Darlington Railway. Season Ticket. Stockton and Redcard. Printed, but name etc. not filled in. On green card, size 2" x 3". 2 items. c1910 and 1930's? £14.00
    The Stratford upon Avon railway took the name in 1909 and became part of the LMS in 1923.


  190. Street cleaning, watering SOHY Constructeur Mecanicien, Materiel d'Arrosement, Materiel de Nettoiement, 62 rue Amelot, Paris. Catalogue, large 4to (size 13" x 19"), 4pp., traces of folds. Two small pieces chipped away in right margin. Illustrations, including large illustrations of machine for watering streets, another for cleaning streets with a large brush at the back (both drawn by horses), attractive view size 3" x 7" showing a large park with gardener watering with complicated hose system, also carts, rakes, pipes, men using hoses mounted on wheels, fire pumps, firemens uniforms, pumps for wells etc. 1879. £40.00

  191. Sturges (J), Writer LETTER presumably to his publishers, dated Winchester June 11 1799. 24 lines on two side of 4to sheet, beginning 'Gentlemen' and signed 'J. Sturges'. Says he's sending two copies of 'my little book for the King and Queen with letters to the Lord in waiting & the Q's Chamberlain'. He wants a letter sent to St. James Palace 'before the Levee tomorrow'. He mentions advertising in the papers, but wants him to add an 'N.B' that the paper and type-face is uniform with his other book, so they could be bound together. 1799. £18.00
    Sturges published sermons and religious works.


  192. Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP The Country Round Churt. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Composite map, size 45" x 44", border all round. Fully coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into mrbled endpapers, size 7" x 5", printed label as above. With concentric circles at 1" intervals, centred on the village of Churt. 1881. £70.00
    Covers Bucklebury, Staines, Kingston on Thames, Sompting, Chester, Titchfield.


  193. Sussex, Kent ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Part of Sheet IV. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 16" x 28". Border all round. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo green paper endpapers. Very small hole in linen at three points where folds meet. n.d. c1870. £18.00
    Covers Folkestone, Rye, Woodchurch.


  194. Sussex, Surrey ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 302. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19", border all round. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 8vo marbled wraps with Stanford label and key map on front. Back wrap with old piece of paper stuck to it. c1890. £14.00
    Covers Horsham, Cuckfield, Capel.


  195. Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 301. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19", border all round. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 8vo marbled wraps with Stanford label and key map on front. c1890. £16.00
    Covers Frensham, Billingshurst, Liphook.


  196. Switzerland CARTE GEOGRAPHIQUE de la Region Vevey-Montreux, avec description des promenades et Excursions. Echelle 1:50,000. Colour-printed map, size 17" x 16", folded to form a booklet with title, and information, as well as a section showing different mountains from the Lake. n.c. c1910? £12.00

  197. Switzerland MAP of Berninapass. Lithographed map printed in black, blue and brown, scale 1:50,000. Size 29" x 36". Linen-backed and folding into 8vo printed endpapers, small Philips label pasted on. Finely printed with contours in brown and blue, high rocky peaks with hachures. 1909. £15.00
    Title on front wrap 'Topographischer Atlas. Berninapass'. Covers Livigno, Samaden, Poschiano.


  198. Tuck's Post Cards SIX POSTCARDS OF JEAN AYLWIN 'Framed Gem Glosso' Series. In original envelope. Colourd postcards, gilt 'frame', showing the actress in a variety of Scottish costumes. 1910. £6.00

  199. Ulverston, Grasmere, Kirkby Lonsdale ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP made up of quarter sheets 38/39/48/49. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 39", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into large 4to marbled wraps, small key map label on front wrap. O.S blindstamp 1901. £36.00

  200. Union Castle Line PACK OF PLAYING CARDS in pink box with flag and 'Union-Castle Line, Royal Mail Steamers between England and South & East Africa' on the front. Cards have gilt edges, and decoration in blue and gold with flags of the company. n.d. 1930's? £5.00
    The 'joker' card shows a liner.


  201. United Grand Lodge CERTIFICATE OF ADMISSION of John Lodgwidge into the Oakley Lodge, Basingstoke. Finely engraved folio vellum sheet, folds, engraved with columns, globes, coat of arms and mason's tools, etc, impressed seal, signed by secretary and Lodwidge. 1858. £25.00

  202. United States DECORATIVE MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE Folding lithographed 'Marriage Seal', completed in manuscript for the marriage of William Bauer and Catherine O'Neill at Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington. Attractive lithograph at head of couple sailing on a lake, framed in flowers. Size 13" x 9", folding into card wraps. Meyer & Bro., Chicago, 1919. £10.00

  203. United States TWENTY SIX POSTCARDS all coloured views, many of buildings. Comprises: New York. 8 cards. All by American Art Publishing Co. British address and date on verso, but not sent through post. Includes Polo Grounds, Elevated R.R. Curve at 110 St., City College; Chicago. 11 cards, unused. Includes Washington Park Conservatory, Seigel Cooper Building, 2 views of faculty buildings at University, Congress Hotel; Ohio, 7 views, 3 of Cleveland (Hippodrome Building, Hollander Hotel), 4 of Canton (Auditorium, Haden Bank), together with 2 of Boston. c1914. £20.00

  204. Valentine Series POSTCARD 'Breakers and Heart-Breakers'. Coloured card showing three girls jumping in the waves. Used. 1912. £4.00

  205. Van den Kerckhove (Antoine), Belgian artist LETTER addressed from 13 Guildford Place, Pentonville, undated. One and a half pages, sm. 8vo., signed. Written in French. Queries why his picture 'The Combat between Hector and Ajax over the body of Patroclus' was not at the Portland Bazaar. Blank conjoint leaf is pasted down to a slightly larger sheet, with name of artist. c1860. £8.00
    Antoine van den Kerckhove was a Belgian sculptor and artist who lived for a time in London. The Portland Bazaar or 'German Fair' was a vast shop at Langham Place selling imported goods.


  206. Warminster, Frome ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 281. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 14" x 19". Repaired tear in bottom margin. Railways inserted to 1907. £16.00
    Covers Leith Hill, Lingfield, Epsom.


  207. Warwickshire and Worcestershire PARTICULARS AND PLANS of Valuable Freehold Estates of nearly 800 Acres, comprising Five Superior Farms... Lapworth, and Beoley... to be Sold By Auction... June 12th, 1919. 13pp., small folio. Wraps, coloured folding plan. 8 photos in text. Wraps spotty, vertical crease, staples rusty, stain down margin of plan. 1919. £8.00

  208. Warwickshire and Staffordshire LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION from William Vyse, Vicar General of the Lord Bishop of Litchfield and Coventry, to John Barratt of Powley, regarding the estate of Samuel Yeomans, late of Bangley in Stafford. 25 lines in manuscript on large folio sheet, folded, followed by printed section with manuscript inserts. Impressed seal of Bishopric. 4" split at edge neatly repaired on verso. 1806. £22.00
    Administration had been granted to Yeomans' son, but he also died. A term of 500 years in an estate at Ansley in Warwickshire was vested in Samuel Yeomans the elder. Trustees had nominated Barratt to take out the letters of Administration.


  209. Warwickshire, Worcester ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LIV. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 28", in four quarter sheets, border all round, normal margin at top and bottom, wide margins mounted at the sides. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into plain 8vo endpapers. A couple of sections top left have buildings hand-coloured in red, and parkland in green. Printed from an Electrotype. c1870. £45.00
    Covers Worcester, Solihull, Stratford upon Avon.


  210. Wedgwood EXHIBITION CATALOGUE of Early Wedgwood Pottery Exhibited at 34 Wigmore Street, London W.1., 1951. 4to, 110pp, spiral bound, wraps, many photographs including some in colour. Wraps slightly rubbed. 1951. £20.00
    Lists 289 exhibits.


  211. Weinreb CATALOGUE 8 Industrial Revolution. A Catalogue of Prints. 31pp., 8" x 7", stiff wraps. Numerous illustrations... together with... BRIDGES, RAILWAYS & ENGINEERING Catalogue of Prints, Plans etc. 261pp., illustrated wraps, size as above. 2 items. 1972 and 1987. £16.00

  212. Weller (E) Engr. NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY Sheet 1, London to Birmingham, Sheet 2 Birmingham to Manchester & Liverpool. Lithograph maps, hand-coloured in outline, on 2 sheets 17" x 12", each divided into three strips, scale " to 1 mile. From 'The Dispatch Atlas'. 1863. £25.00

  213. Weller (E) Engr. SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY Dover & Hastings Branch. Lithographed map with some outline hand-colouring, size 17" x 12", divided into 3 vertical strips, scale " to 1 mile. From 'The Dispatch Atlas'. 1863. £20.00

  214. Whitaker (John) LETTER to the Rev. Benjamin Richardson, Rector of Farleigh Hungerford. Defective letter, what is probably the second page of a folded sheet. 65 lines in a small hand, closely written on one side of sheet 13" x 8", folds. On verso is address 'Rev. Mr. Richardson, Hungerford Farley, near Bath', with the figures '1 0' written in the top corner. Under the address, in an early hand is written 'Rebuilding the Temple of Minerva Review of the History of Bath', circled round. A few splits at folds, small piece torn from left margin with loss of first half of three words, some foxing at left side. There is an old repair approx. one and a half inches along one fold on verso, using printed paper. Whitaker starts by saying that since he has freed himself from the 'Blagdon Controversy' he has been working on a review of Warner's History of Bath for the 'Jacobin Review': 'it has made many mistakes and left many deficiences... I have aimed to illustrate the history rather than censure the author'. He goes on to say 'in the third article I have nearly rebuilt the Temple of Minerva' and asks Richardson for his 'architectural assistance' - would he inspect some specified parts of the building and answer some questions about holes in the stone. Refers to a 'portrait of a lady' discovered there, and mentions Guidott's work on Bath. He offers to help Richardson in the sale of his book 'I shall be very happy if what I say shall enable you to sell it well'. He says his wife is still lame, but his daughter well. n.d. c1801? £85.00
    John Whitaker was Rector of Ruan Lanithorne in Cornwall. As well as works on Cornwall and Manchester he wrote 'The Genuine History of the Britons Asserted' (1772). His review of Warner's book appeared in the 'Anti Jacobin Vol X, 1801'. Benjamin Richardson was a keen amateur geologist and scientist, and a friend and supporter of William Smith. He helped Smith with his work on the Bath strata.


  215. William Coxe, author LETTER dated Salisbury April 4, 1809. Presumably to a publisher, asks whether the intended publication of the letters of Elizabeth Montagu is 'in such a state of forwardness as to be likely to come out this spring'. 5 lines, on one side of 4to sheet, signed Wm. Coxe. 1809. £14.00
    William Coxe was the author of 'History of the House of Austria', 'Memorial of Sir Robert Walpole' and travel works on Poland, Russian, Denmark etc.


  216. William Pitt the younger. MEMORANDUM from the executors of the late Right Honourable William Pitt, John, Earl of Chatham, and George Lord Bishop of Lincoln, giving power of attorney to Thomas Coutts, Edmund Antrobus and others, bankers, to act in their names. 33 lines in a neat hand, on one side folio. Signed 'Chatham' and 'G. Lincoln', each signature witnessed by two people, including 'John Pretyman Student of St. John's Coll. Cambridge', and 'H. Bradford Capt. 4th Regt.' 14th August 1806. £80.00
    William Pitt is given all his titles, including Commissioner of the Treasury, Governor of Dover Castle, etc. Pitt became Prime Minister in 1783, at the age of twenty four, and served again from 1804 until January 1806. John Pitt was his elder brother. Thomas Coutts was the founder of the banking house of Coutts and Co. A note along the left margin says it has been entered in the Office for Auditing the Public Accounts.


  217. Wiltshire and Gloucestershire AUCTION POSTER for lands in the parishes of Ewen, in Kemble, and Oaksey, to be sold by auction by Acock & Son at the King's Head Inn, Cirencester, Monday February 20, 1837. Size 17" x 11", folds, small tear at one fold, repaired. Attached with a pin are MS Conditions of sale, 3p sm. folio. 1837. £20.00
    Lists 5 Lots, with occupiers.


  218. Wiltshire and Herefordshire MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT Tripartite indenture between Arthur Plomer, of Bristol, Mercer, Richard Haynes of Wick and Abson, and Mary Haynes, and John Batchelor, Alderman of Bristol and James Haynes. 1710. 13 sheets, folio, folded, held at top margin with yellow ribbon. Attested copy 1746. £36.00
    Refers to marriage of Arthur Plomer and Mary Haynes, listing a great many properties and lands in Chippenham and Langley Burrell in Wiltshire, and Whitchurch, Langarren, mostly with occupiers, former occupiers, adjoining landowners, etc.


  219. Wiltshire and Somerset Auction PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Farm.... Known as 'Alcombe Farm'.... Situate in the Parishes of Box and Ditteridge, also Freehold Dwelling-Houses, Gardens, Building Land, Lime-Kilns and other Premises, Situate in the Upper Bristol Road, about 1 miles from the City of Bath. To Be Sold by Messrs. Hawkins & Son.... On Thursday the 4th day of November, 1886. Folio, 5pp, folded, 3 large folding coloured plans. 1886. £32.00

  220. Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP 'The Country Around Mendip Hills'. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Composite map made up of Sheet 264 (Wells) and adjacent sheets. Size 26" x 38", plus margins. Full wash colour, roads in buff, parkland in green, county borders shaded with wide bands of colour. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into marbled endpapers, inserted into 8vo red slipcase with Stanford label, titled as above. 1898. £40.00
    Covers Axbridge, Curry Rivel, Gillingham, Fonthill Bishop, Seend.


  221. Wyld (J) THE COUNTRY TWENTY-FIVE MILES ROUND LONDON Planned from a Scale of One Mile to an Inch by W. Faden, Geographer to His Majesty and H.R.H the Prince of Wales. 3rd Edition. N.B. The Extent of the Penny Post coloured Orange. Counties hand-coloured in full bright wash colour, county boundaries in darker colour, roads in buff. Size of map 40" x 48", scale 1" to 1 mile. Dissected and mounted on linen. Title as above in yellow oval cartouche on tablet. An earlier owner seems to have gone over the small figures of the date 1802 in the cartouche in ink. Border coloured and printed all round with miles from London. 1802. £260.00
    This map does not correspond exactly with any of the listings given in Howgego 188. Extends to Hertford, Chelmsford, Reigate, Beaconsfield.


  222. Yacht insurance POLICY CERTIFICATE of Norie and Wilson for the yacht 'Octopus', for six months from April 1892. 1p., large folio, printed in black and red, with manuscript inserts. Blank conjoint leaf with docket title on verso. Price was 𧴰 and this was shared between 6 named owners who each paid 㿀. 1892. £7.00

  223. Yorkshire, Cheshire MAP OF RESERVOIRS Untitled lithographically printed map in black and two colours, showing some reservoirs in red, some in blue. The area round the red reservoirs shaded pink and marked with acreages. Size 22" x 32". Shows roads, railways, rivers, mills. Covers area from Chesterfield and Sheffield to Holmfirth. c1910. £20.00

  224. Young people's manuscript journal THE LOG BOOK OF THE MOHAWK COUNCIL Album of news, drawings, cartoons, 1922. Drawings initialled 'BWM' and dated between January and April 1922. Appears to be an album made by a teenage boy or boys. Contains some coloured illustrations of flags, drawing of the Three Musketeers, drawings of ships, trains, 'Evolution of the letter 'A', information on the GWR, humorous verses, double-page cartoon featuring Lloyd George as a pirate, comic strip type account of the Boat Race, and 'Becket v Cook boxing match at Holland Park'. 32 pages in ruled 4to notebook, cloth spine, many blanks. 1922. £50.00

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