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  1. American Colony Photo. Dept. 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. c1920. £30.00

  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. £10.00

  3. Amherst (Earl) FREE FRONT sent to G.L. Austen at Sevenoaks. Red 'Free' stamp with '9 NO 9 1832', and Stratford on Avon circular postmark No. 8 1832. 'Amherst' signature bottom left, remains of black wax seal at top. 1832. £8.00
    William Pitt Amherst was Governor-General of India in 1823.


  4. Annuities RELEASE of interest in five thousand pounds of annuities, Thomas Mitchell of the King's Dragoon Guards, residing at Mayfair, to Thomas Sharpe Mitchell of Phantafore in Midlothian, and James Robert Gardiner of Somerset House. Vellum, size 23" x 28", wax seal. 1854. £9.00

  5. Asnieres, Paris CACHEMAILLE Tout pour Harley. Tarif Des Pieces Detachees. Septembre 1923. 16pp., 8vo, printed on lilac paper, small illustration of tricycle type motorbike with two seats on cover. 1923. £18.00

  6. 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. £20.00

  7. 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.


  8. Bank of New South Wales SEVENTY-SIXTH REPORT to the Half-Yearly General Meeting... 31st October, 1888. 4 pages, 4to., folded... together with... Commercial Bank of Australia. Forty-Third Half-Yearly Report. 2nd August 1888. Blank verso of last leaf dusty. 2 items. 1888. £14.00

  9. 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. £18.00

  10. Bartholomew's MAP OF THE BRITISH ISLES Showing The New Grouping. Each Group is Distinguished by a Separate Colour. Fully colour-printed map, size 32" x 29". Linen-backed, folding into printed wraps. With inset Enlargement of South Lancashire and Yorkshire District, Edinburgh and Glasgow District, and London and Suburbs, and three other insets. Also shows shipping lines, canals, railways under construction. n.d. c1930. £30.00

  11. 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

  12. Bedford Levels A STATE OF THE REVENUES AND DEBT OF THE CORPORATION OF BEDFORD LEVELS, as the same stood at Lady-day 1752, with the Advantages which will accrue to the Creditors of the Corporation, and the Proprietors of the South and Middle Levels, by permitting the Proprietors of the North Level to be discharged of the Debt. in order to their making a Security for a sufficient Sum of Money to be raised for their better Draining, on the Terms which have lately been proposed. 3pp, folio, docket title, folded. (1752) £85.00
    The Bedford Levels were in the counties of Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon, Northamptonshire, and Lincolnshire.


  13. Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire PARTICULARS OF VERY DESIRABLE FREEHOLD ESTATES comprising the Vine Farm... First-class Garden and Arable Land at Langford.... Fertile Land at Clothall.... to be Sold by Auction.... July 24, 1862. 3pp., folio, including completed Memorandum. Large folding hand-coloured plan. 1862. £38.00

  14. Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire BACON'S NEW 'HALF-INCH' CYCLING ROAD MAPS No. 12. Hertford. Reduced by permission from the New Ordnance Survey. Coloured map size 24" x 32", linen-backed and folding into tall thin 8vo boards, which are spotty. Best cycling roads shown in red. With Index of Towns, giving population at 1901 census. Key shows dangerous roads, etc. c1910. £12.00
    Covers North London.


  15. Bertram W. Mills' CIRCUS AT OLYMPIA 7th Season. Brochure printed in black, white and red, in the form of a sheet size 11" x 15", folded to 5" x 4", 11 photographs of the acts, including 'Katie Sandwina The Wonder Woman', 'The Inimitable Charlie Revel', with their details on verso. 1" repaired tear at one fold. 1927. £10.00

  16. Betts's NEW RAILWAY AND COMMERCIAL MAP OF ENGLAND & WALES on which the various Lines of Railroad, The Turnpike & Principal Cross Roads, with the Courses of the Rivers & Canals are Carefully Laid Down, and the Situation of the Cities, Market Towns and Principal Villages accurately described. Handcoloured engraved map, size 36" x 30". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into cloth endpapers with printed label. Original owner's inscription on front endpaper, dated September 1850. Inserted in slipcase with gilt title. Counties fully shaded in different colours, with darker shade around county boundaries. 1850. £145.00

  17. Blacksmith BILL of A. Law, Blacksmith, to Benjamin Lumsdon Esq., Kingsford. 2p., foolscap. Manuscript. June - December 1849. £8.00
    It is not clear which Kingsford it refers to. Items mostly new shoes, mending collars, cart wheels etc.


  18. 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. £50.00
    With tables, petitions, reports, correspondence etc., on 33 Boroughs, including Birmingham, Manchester, Cheltenham, Bristol, Reading, Newport, Windsor.


  19. Bowen (E) A NEW MAP OF THE COUNTIES OF CUMBERLAND AND WESTMORELAND Divided into their respective Wards From the Best Surveys and Intelligences, Illustrated with Historical Extracts relative to Natural History, Produce, Trade and Manufactures Shewing also the Rectories & Vicarages With various other Improvements. Engraved map, size 27" x 20", folded, not dissected. Original colouring of borders of Hundreds and border of map. Decorative cartouche, and dedication top right to Sir James Lowther. Descriptive text around edge of map. Map trimmed to within a quarter of an inch of border, losing imprint (as was often done with folded maps). Two tiny splits in paper where folds meet reinforced on verso with archival tape. Small light brown spot in border bottom right. 1760. £60.00

  20. 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

  21. 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 at the White Hart Hotel, Launceston, on Saturday, August 24th, 1918. By Messrs. J. Kittow & Son. 12pp, folio, original printed wraps. 1918. £24.00
    Includes one fourth of the Manor of Penpont and Treglasta, with the Chief Rents and Mineral Rights over 3,000 Acres of waste lands.


  22. Bristol and Plymouth LIST of Water Barrows, Garden Hose, Wheelbarrows, Troughs etc. Sold by Western Counties Agricultural Co-operative Assn. Ltd., Plymouth, Bristol and Branches. List 083. 4pp., 4to, printed in dark red. Each item illustrated, with prices for different sizes. 1903. £15.00
    Approx. 50 items illustated.


  23. 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. £18.00
    '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.


  24. Bristol District GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF ENGLAND AND WALES Solid and Drift. Bristol District. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Parts of Sheet 250,251,264,265,280,281. Coloured map, overall size 42" x 34", vertical sections at sides, including sections of coalfields, sections in bottom margin. 1962. £16.00

  25. British Association LETTER to G. Griffiths, Esq. from the Duke of Bedford, dated Bolton Abbey 2nd August 1871. Says he will be pleased to accept the office of Vice President for the meeting at Brighton. Signed 'Devonshire'. 2p., sm. 8vo. 1871. £8.00

  26. 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.


  27. Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Wakefield Lodge Estate including Wakefield Lodge, a unique residence designed by Kent... Cottages... Farms... 340 Acres of Timber and Woodland... in all about 2551 Acres... to be offered by Auction... 28th September 1955. 39pp., folio, stiff wraps. 5 photographic plates with 3 views apiece, large actual photo of the house tipped in as frontispiece, folding coloured plan in pocket at rear. Loosely inserted is a Schedule of Timber. 1955. £38.00
    The house was designed by William Kent and built by the second Duke of Grafton. Included Assarts Farm, Sholebroke Farm, The Kennels Farm, etc. and 25 cottages.


  28. 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. £36.00
    'The Barns together are reputed to be the largest Stone-built Tithe Barns in the country...'.


  29. Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the The Tring Park Estate... Eleven well-equipped Farms... Cottages... Miswell House... for Sale by Auction October 31st 1938. 40pp., folio, printed wraps, two large coloured folding plans in pocket at rear. Four photographic plates. Some prices realised added in pencil.... together with... SALE OF STANDING TIMBER on the Tring Park Estate. March 24th 1939. Separate booklet, 8vo, 6pp, printed wraps. 1938-0. £48.00
    Includes Silk Mill Farm, Manor Farm and Great Farm at Marsworth, Stud and West Leith Farms.


  30. 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. £60.00

  31. Cambridge and Norfolk ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXV. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo green grained paper endpapers. Printed from an Electrotype. c1860. £55.00
    Covers March, Wisbech, Kings Lynn, Brandon.


  32. Cambridgeshire, Suffolk ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LI. Sheet LI. Scale 1" to mile, size 24" x 36", linen-backed and folding to large 8vo, green silk edging tape. Railways (not printed) have been added in red. Light brown line along middle horizontal fold due to off-setting of edging tape where folded. Published at the Ordnance Map Office Tower of London 1st June 1836. £60.00
    Covers Cambridge, Bury St. Edmunds, Ely.


  33. Campbell (J), Pub. THE FINANCIER A Daily Record of the Money Market, Investments and Trade. Sept. 8, 1879. Newspaper, 12pp., size 14" x 10"... together with... THE JOURNAL OF AUCTIONS AND SALES and Property and Investment Reporter. Supplement to the Law Times. Oct. 1, 1853. 12pp. 2 items. 1879. £10.00
    Includes Receipts of Railway Traffic, Stock and Share List, Mining, etc.


  34. Carlisle and Canobie Railway SUBSCRIPTION CONTRACT Indenture between several persons and Isaac Cartmell of Carlisle, Tanner, and William Richardson, Ironmonger, 'for subscribing to a Company called 'The Carlisle and Canobie Railway Company... applying to Parliament for enabling the Company to make the following Railway and Branch Branch Railways...' 4p on parchment, manuscript, unsigned, with 10 ruled in columns for signatures etc, with numerous small wax seals, none of which have been filled in. Size 18" x 12", morocco wraps with gilt title. 1855. £45.00
    Presumably a surplus or draft copy.


  35. 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

  36. Cheshire and Wales NORTH WALES AND SOUTH CHESHIRE ELECTRICITY DISTRICT Transmission System, June, 1927. Map covering Anglesey, Liverpool, Crewe, Aberystwyth, printed in black with Lines Constructed printed in green, Lines under Construction in red. Scale 6 miles to an inch, size 14" x 18", plus margins, folded to 8vo. Shows railway lines. North Wales Power Coy. 1927. £14.00

  37. China and United States Railways MONTHLY TICKET Kowloon Canton Railway (British Section). Ticket printed on thick blue card, size approx. 3" x 2", stamped with the date 1973, and various other stamps on back... with... ticket on yellow paper, 3" x 5", for The Pennsylvania Railroad Company, for travel from New York to Philadelphia, for a Technical Assistant British & Irish Railways, 1962. 2 items. 1973 and 1962. £8.00

  38. Chocolate CHROMOLITH ADVERTISING CARD Cacao van Houten. Chromolith, charming picture of a couple picnicking in a railway carriage having brewed up some cocoa on a small spirit stove. Size 4" x 3". Information in French on verso... together with... Chocolat Poulain. Goutez et comparez! Card size 4" x 2", chromolith, slightly embossed, showing sea view surrounded by roses. Printed in French on verso. 2 items. c1900. £8.00

  39. Clarke (Sarah) SEVEN CALLIGRAPHIC PIECES of prose and poetry on a religious and moralistic theme. Seven sheets, size 12" x 8", on the subject of 'Almighty Power' (4 lines of poetry), 'Death' (6 lines of poetry), 'Benevolence' (12 lines of poetry), 'Fortitude' (3 lines, prose), 'Grief' (6 lines of poetry), 'Flattery' (6 lines of poetry), 'Life' (6 lines of poetry), 'Address to Sympathy' (12 lines of poetry). Large calligraphic headings, two of the sheets with pale pink borders, three with the name S. Clarke or Sarah Clarke at the bottom, one dated as below. Watermarks of 1816-1827. One sheet with three small brownish areas at edge. Sarah Clarke, Midsummer 1821, and later. £46.00

  40. Coates & Howes, Wine Merchants, London PRICE LIST for 1865, with introductory letter above summarising the vintages etc. 1 page, in small print, with adjoining leaf with address panel on verso, some small holes in a couple of lines of text at top and at folds of address panel... together with... Letter from Walter Howes explaining how the case of champagne ordered will be transported to Wadebridge. 1865. £20.00

  41. Cornwall and Devon SET OF EIGHT ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheet size 37" x 25", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 8vo., red cloth endpapers. Inserted in modern paper-covered card slipcase, with original printed James Wyld label relaid on the front. Small key map on endpapers. Comprises (i) Sheet 33 (Penzance, 'portrait' format). (ii) Sheet 31 (Truro). (iii) Sheet 30 (Camelford). Some dark spots on endpapers. (iv) Sheet 25 (Liskeard, Tavistock). Railway and road from Tavistock to Ashburton coloured pink. (v) Sheet 24 (Plymouth). Railway and a couple of roads coloured pink. (vi) Sheet 26 (Bideford). North Devon Railway and road along north coast coloured pink. (vii) Sheet 23 (Dartmouth). Road from Chillington to Start Point coloured pink. (viii) Sheet 22 (Exeter). South Devon Railway coloured in pink, 1" tear in linen at border bottom right, just reaching into sea area. Whatman watermarks 1858-60. £380.00
    Margary State 3.


  42. Coronation of Edward VII THE GRAPHIC Naval Review Number. August 23, 1902. Illustrated magazine, folio. Pages numbered 229-268. Fine illustration in blue on front wrap of a navy ship, with extra double-page supplements showing the naval review at Spithead. 1902. £18.00

  43. 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. £10.00

  44. 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 into cloth-covered boards, front board detached. Roads, railways, parkland and county boundaries hand-coloured. 1892. £45.00

  45. 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. Which will be sold by Auction.... the 25th of October, 1844. Folio, folded, 3pp, plus fine double-page lithographed plan. 1844. £40.00

  46. Davies (B.R) MAP OF CENTRAL EUROPE, CONTAINING ALL THE RAILWAYS in Use with the Stations Also those in Progress & Projected Forming the Best Railway Traveller's Guide. Drawn and Engraved under the Diection of Willm. indley Esq., C.E., by B.R. Davies. 1863. Hand-coloured engraved map, dissected and mounted on linen, size 34" x 43", plus margins, with an additional piece projecting 7" beyond the bottom border covering Italy. Sea colour-washed, boundaries of countries shaded in bright colours. Railways shown in black, named along their course. Inset map of Europe bottom left showing the railways 'Also the Routes to India'. Scale of British, Italian, German and French miles. Folding to 15" x 11", marbled endpaper, the other marbled endpaper has come off the linen and is missing. Some wear in the linen at the central vertical fold, but not affecting the paper. 1863. £200.00
    Extends to Chester, Stockton, Rennes, Nimes, Rome, Buda Pest, Warsaw, Konigsberg, Sleswig. First edition of this map. A later edition was published in 1870.


  47. 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.


  48. Devon & Somerset GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. XXVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Printed surface 24" x 36". Hand-coloured, key in sea area. Embossed stamp of Board of Agriculture, 1896. £55.00
    Shows area from Braunton Burrows to Countesbury. Over half the map is sea area.


  49. Devon and Cornwall BOUNDARY COMMISSION MAPS 1917. Two maps, printed in red and black, scale four miles to an inch. Two sheets mounted on linen, size 20" x 40", folding into marbled wraps, inserted in plain cloth-covered tall 8vo slipcase. C.F. Close, Colonel, Ordnance Survey, 1917. £38.00
    Shows Parliamentary Divisions and Boroughs, County and Municipal Boroughs, Civil Parishes, etc.


  50. Devon and Somerset FOUR ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet LXVII S.E (and parts of Devonshire); LXVII S.W (and parts of Devonshire); Somerset LXVII N.E. (and parts of Devonshire); LXVII N.W (and parts of Devonshire). Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 12" x 18", plus margins. Second Edition 1906. £28.00
    Covers Exebridge, Morebath, Oldways End, Dulverton, Bury, Northmoor.


  51. Dufour (G.H) MAP OF NEUCHATEL, FREYBURG Sheet XII. Engraved map size 20" x 29", scale 1/100000. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into sm. 4to marbled wraps. 1860. £16.00
    From the Survey of Switzerland. Covers Thun, Lucens, Bulle, Bern.


  52. 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. £65.00

  53. Earl of Auckland LETTER signed 'Auckland' to Sir John Sibleir 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. Early nineteenth century. £25.00
    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.


  54. English (Henry), Publisher THE MINING JOURNAL Railway and Commercial Gazette. 24th October 1863. Size 18" x 11", pages numbered 753-768. Folds. Red tax stamp. 1863. £25.00
    Prospectus of Golden Shoe Lead Mining Company, Flintshire; new discoveries at Great Wheal Busy; brief reports on over 30 Cornish mines and some Devon ones, including Great Work, Grambla, Lady Bertha, Hingston Down, etc., report of Morfa Colliery Explosion, Mining Share Lists.


  55. 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.


  56. Essex, Kent, London TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets I and II. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 26" x 37", linen-backed, linen folded over to bind edges, folding to quarto. Stanford labels on verso. Two items. Printed from an Electrotype in 1884 and 1882. £100.00
    Sheet I Covers part of London from the 'Upper Pool' eastwards, Hoddesdon, Maldon, Isle of Grain. Sheet II covers Bradwell, Burnham, Sheerness.


  57. 'F.W. Esq.' TWO MANUSCRIPT POEMS one on the fleeting charms of beauty and the survival of virtue, entitled 'Written immediately after the occurrence it recites in France by F.W. Esq.', six 4-line stanzas, 1p., sm. folio, and on the conjoint leaf a poem about Buonaparte in six 8-line stanzas. c1810. £40.00
    The first poem describes how the writer while walking on the shore with Amanda writes her name in the sand, she protests that as the letters will be effaced by the tide, so will her memory: 'Not so my Amanda thy beauty shall live/In the heart which thy virtue hath won/And virtue the ruin of time shall survive/And live when extinguish'd the sun'. The poem on Napoleon 'Wondrous chief of modern days' describes how he has survived many setbacks, including the attacks of the Turks, 'Plague at Suez', crocodiles, famine, 'Often kill'd yet still existing/What a paradox we find/Some new project ever twisting/In thy mistchief making mind'.


  58. Fell-Smith (Charlotte) WILLIAM PENN IN THE TOWER by Charlotte Fell-Smith. Typescript of an article, 12p, 4to, on thin copy paper, pinned at corner into rough brown paper wraps. Printed label of Christy and Moore Ltd., the literary agents, on the title page. c1913. £30.00
    Charlotte Fell-Smith was the author of a biography of John Dee.


  59. Finance LETTER from R.A. Johnson to Joseph Hill, Chancery Office, London, dated Brock Street, (Bath?) 18th Decr. 1774. 8 lines on one side 4to, conjoint leaf with address and postmark 20/DE in small circle on verso. Says he has received the letter with the enclosed notes 'very safe by this mornings post', and is sending a receipt. 1774. £16.00

  60. 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

  61. First World War PHOTOGRAPH of a group of twenty officers seated and standing in front of a stone doorway to what looks like a large country house. Some carry batons. Size 4" x 6", mounted on thick card, photographer's imprint of F. Barkway, Bury St. Edmunds. Card mount rubbed, with tear (not affecting photograph). On verso someone has written in ink names of the men according to their position, and a list of the four 'the only persons still living'. In pencil there is a feint inscription 'Worcestershire Yeomanry 1914'. 1914. £16.00

  62. 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 Harcwick, 1565-1689. 17p. (iv) Another parchment-bound notebook, duplication of notebook (iii) in a tidier hand. 15p. c1890. £85.00
    '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'.


  63. Fox Photo Archive AN IMPORTANT PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIAL AND HISTORICAL RECORD of Great Britain between the years 1926 and 1976, will be Sold by Tender by Sotheby's Belgravia... to be sold as two separate archives... 20pp., decorative wraps, size 8" x 8", numerous illustrations, including some in colour. 1976. £16.00

  64. French Departements THIRTY CHROMOLITH CARDS with maps of the different Departements. Each card size three and a quarter inches by four and a half inches, chromolithographed in bright colours, some with gold backgrounds, with the map surrounded by scenes of local produce, figure in local costume, etc., badge of the departement. Verso blank. c1890. £40.00
    The card for 'Pyrenees Orientales' for example shows a man in red cap and blue striped trousers, with pots of honey, sardines, tuna, keg of wine, oranges etc.


  65. Funeral of Winston Churchill SUNDAY EXPRESS AND THE SUNDAY TIMES Churchill Memorial Issue. January 31st 1965. 32 and 16 pages respectively, broadsheet size. Many large photographs. Sunday Times with slight wear at horizontal fold on front page, and some light browning at vertical fold. 1965. £14.00

  66. Garnet (J), Publisher VIEWS OF THE ENGLISH LAKES Fifteen engraved views. Lacks wraps. Decorative title with two soldiers. Size of views approx. 3" x 5", overall size 5" x 9". Tissue guards c1850. £15.00
    Four of the pages have double views in two adjacent circles. Includes Mill on the Stock, Ambleside; Barrow Fall; Dungeon Ghyll; Rydal Water; Windermere.


  67. Girls boarding education PROSPECTUS, REPORT AND CORRESPONDENCE relating to pupil Mary Waddington's education at Gunnersbury Lodge, a boarding School for girls in Mill Hill Park, London. Comprises (i) School Prospectus. 5pp. of text, 9 full page photos. Oblong 8vo, printed wraps. (ii) School report. Christmas 1901. 2p., 4to. (iii) 18 letters from the Principal, J. Spark, to a Mr Chambers, who appears to have been a lawyer and Mary's guardian (includes details of her plan to start a photography course for the girls); six letters to Mr Chambers from Mary, 6 letters from a Mrs Leyland in Halifax who appears to have been a surrogate mother. (iv) 6 letters from principals of other schools to whom Chambers had applied for details. 1901-3. £36.00
    Gunnersbury Lodge originally belonged to the Bodington family. It was demolished in the 1920's.


  68. 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. £40.00
    Attractive view of a village street under snow, fields and trees on lef, 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'.


  69. Govan (Alexander) MOTOR CARS Article from the 'Proceedings Of the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland. Vol. XLVII.' Disbound, pages numbered 240 - 284, 8vo. Four lithographed folding plates at the end. Read 26th April 1904. £8.00

  70. Great Northern Railway MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS of the One Hundred and Nineteenth Half-Yearly Ordinary General Meeting and Special Meeting of the Proprietors.... 7pp., folio, folded, with docket title. 1906. £14.00

  71. Great Western Railway IN PARLIAMENT SESSION 1888. 4pp., plus docket title. Lists expenses for Permanent Way, Bridges, Gatekeepers Houses, land etc. 1888. £16.00
    The Engineers were Fowler and Roberts.


  72. Guildford, South London ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 270 and sheets to south and west. Scale 1" to 1 mile, Size 26" x 38", water features hand-coloured. Linen-backed and folding into 8vo marbled endpapers. Printed from an Electrotype 1888. £40.00
    Also covers parts of Berkshire and Hampshire, including Windsor, Farnham.


  73. 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'. Unused.... together with... six other smaller Christmas cards of the same period, some with names written inside. c1910. £8.00

  74. 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. £25.00
    The credit was made under an Act to raise money for the 'Service of the War... and for charging of Prize Goods and Seizures'.


  75. Halliwell (A.E). artist POSTER Royal College of Art Associates Exhibition at The Royal Academy of Arts Piccadilly, W.1. Painting Sculpture Architecture Drawing Engraving. October 13 - November 6, 1948. Admission One Shilling. Poster size 29" x 20", printed in brown and black. Stylised coat of arms at head. A few very small chips at bottom edge. 1948. £46.00
    A.E. Halliwell was a teacher of design at Camberwell School of Art and The Central School of Arts and Design. He designed a wide variety of posters, including for the Underground Group.


  76. 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. £34.00
    Covers Basingstoke, Andover, Newbury, Odiham.


  77. 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. £50.00
    Covers Andover, Basingstoke, Lambourne, Reading.


  78. Hatton (J.L.) Composer and performer LETTER addressed from Aldeburgh, 2nd Sept. 1866, to 'My dear Henry' (at the end is the name 'H.E. Hume(?). 1p., small 8vo. Written on one and a half sides. Says will see him on Friday, and he wants the 'Leider ohne Worte' and asks him to save a nicely bound small edition for him. 1866. £15.00
    J.L. Hatton was a composer of songs and performer. He made a collection of 'The Songs of England' and 'The Songs of Ireland'.


  79. Head (Edward), Printer and Publisher HEAD'S REPRINT OF 'THE TIMES' containing the account of the Battle of Waterloo, Thursday June 22, 1815. Early twentieth century reprint, 4pp., horizontal fold. n.d. 20th century. £7.00

  80. 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

  81. Her Majesty's Theatre SOUVENIR OF NERO Ninth of March, 1906. Presented, With Mr. Tree's Compliments, on the Occasion of the Fiftieth Consecutive Performance of Nero. Booklet with cast list etc., 14 pages of text, plus 10 coloured full-page portraits of the cast, from pastels by Chas. Buchel. Oblong 4to, attractive decorative stiff wraps with picture of charioteer. 1906. £14.00
    Beerbohm Tree played Nero.


  82. Herefordshire, Worcestershire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LV.S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. 'Index to the Tithe Survey' printed in top margin. Cancelled 'Record Map' stamp top right margin. O.S. blindstamp 1891. £18.00
    Covers Bromyard, Hallow, Great Malvern.


  83. 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. Roads coloured yellow. n.d. c1900. £15.00
    Covers Biggleswade, Clare, Billericay, Watford.


  84. Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Middlesex ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet VII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size approx. 24" x 36", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. A few light browning spots in places in bottom two left-hand sections, road from Wendover to Windsor lightly coloured in crayon, a road at from Wargrave, in the bottom left corner of the map, to the bottom edge of the map, has been coloured in red. Electrotyped 1876. £55.00
    Covers West London (west from London Bridge, Great Marlow, St. Albans.)


  85. 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. £25.00

  86. 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.


  87. Iron imports and exports ACCOUNTS of the Quantities of Foreign Iron Imported into and Exported from Great Britain in the Year 1832... British Iron Exported... British Hardwares and Cutlery Exported from Great Britain (continuation of Parl. Paper no. 455 Sess. 1831-2) Mr Guest. 5p., folio, folded with docket title, sewn at edge. Ordered by The House of Commons to be Printed. 17 May 1833. £24.00

  88. Ivory Coast, Guinea, Sudan, Togo MAP Croquis du Sahara et ses Regions Limitrophes au 1.000.000e. Dresse par the A.O.F. a Dakar en 1926. Map printed in black, blue, brown and pink, size 18" x 80", plus margins, composed of several sheets butted together. 1" = approx. 25 kilometres. Heliograve et imprime par le Service Geographique de l'Armee en 1928. £35.00
    Goes from Jebba in Nigeria in the east to Makump in Sierra Leone in the west


  89. (Jaillot, A.H. & Mortier, P.) CARTE DE L'ENTREE DE LA TAMISE Avec les Bancs, Passes, Isles et Costes comprises entre Sandwich et Clay. Copper-engraved chart, size approx. 18" x 35". extends from Sandwich to Clay in Norfolk. Inset map of Thames from London to 'Greane Island'. Hand-coloured. Scale bar in French, English, Spanish and German leagues, compass roses. North is to the right of the chart. Towns and villages shown with small churches etc., coloured red, also shows windmills. Traces of central fold, small skilfully repaired tear at right-hand margin. (Paris, 1693.) £340.00

  90. Johnston RAILWAY MAP OF ENGLAND & WALES Revised by the Various Companies. Also Showing Canals. Natural Scale 1:520,000. Colour-printed map, dissected and linen-backed, size 48" x 44", folding into 8vo boards, Index to map on 22 pages, buff wraps, bound inside front board, new cloth spine with gilt title. Inserts around map of Environs of London (with separate Explanation), Manchester, Plymouth, The Potteries, S. Wales, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield. Explanation showing colours for 47 Lines. W. & A.K. Johnston. Eleventh edition. £70.00

  91. Johnston (W. & A.K), Lithographers GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY Scale 8 miles to an Inch. December 1926. Map size 29" x 31", folded to 8vo, lines printed in different colours. Larger scale inserts around map of west London, Birmingham, Plymouth, Wrexham, South Wales. Small piece torn from margin top left. 1926. £26.00

  92. 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. £30.00
    Includes 'The Freemason's Railway Hotel', Ladywell; 127 Gower Street, London; 121 Lansdowne Road, Notting Hill.


  93. Kent, Surrey ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet VI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo endpapers. About half the sections have edges with a light pinkish stain, some light browning patches. Cloth on endpapers stained and 'cockled'. Printed from an Electrotype. Circa 1846. £20.00
    Does not show the Gravesend to Strood Railway (opened 1847).


  94. Lake District ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 29. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", dissected and mounted on line, paper wraps with marginal information pasted on back wrap. Some roads and paths inked in in red or black ink. Derwentwater is at the centre of the map. 1897. £15.00

  95. Lake District ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 38. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. Admiralty stamps in margin. Margins rather dusty. Published 1905. £20.00
    Covers Wastwater, Coniston Water, Windermere.


  96. Lake District ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 39. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18", dissected and mounted on linen, marginal information pasted to endpaper. Some roads in three sections inked in red, light red blot at top edge. 1898. £14.00
    Covers Windermere, Kendal, Sedbergh.


  97. Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Co. EIGHT POUND PREFERENCE SHARES, 1888. Printed circular concerning the raising of additional capital, single sheet, printed on both sides, together with 4 small printed letters, MS inserts, confirming registration of shares for a Mr. Mair, Macclesfield. 1888. £12.00

  98. Lancashire and Yorks. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Fully hand-coloured map. Scale 1" to 1 mile, Sheet No. LXXXVIII N.W., size approx. 13" x 15", plus wide margins, key in right-hand margin. Surface slightly dusty. A few repaired edge tears. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1904. £28.00
    Shows numerous faults with white lines, and one mineral vein in gold.


  99. Lancashire and Yorks. TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 6" to 1 mile. Sheet LXV S.E (Higher Twiston, Rimington Moor) and XLVIII N.W/CLXXXIII (Walk Mill, Deerplay Moor). Water features hand-coloured. Surface dusty. Some edge tears. c1899. £17.00
    Shows old lead mines, quarries etc.


  100. Le Marchant family BILL of G. Potbury to Mrs. Le Marchant, May 6th - June 1st, 1805. 28 items listed on plain sheet size 11" x 6". Small receipt attached 'including Mrs Andros' bill'. 1805. £9.00
    Includes music stool, a pair of mahogany bedsteads, mahogany knife box, 6 yds. carpet.


  101. Leghorn to London BILL OF LADING Shipped in good Order and well conditioned by Viollier & Co. upon the good Ship called the Ann whereof is Master for the present Voyage N. Pentreath and now lying in the port of Leghorn and bound for London... One Case Alabaster's Works... Printed with manuscript details inserted, signed by Pentreath. Size 7" x 9", some vertical folds. Attractive engraved vignette of a ship in top corner. With a few lines on verso signed for Viollier instructing delivery to Michael Williams. Small stab hole... together with... Manuscript on 1p., 4to, listing charges 'upon a Case Alabasters landed ex. Ann... delivered to Henry Stokes Esq. 5th May 1820. 6th March and 5th May 1820. £38.00

  102. Lodwidge family SMALL ARCHIVE OF CORRESPONDENCE 1847 - 1917. Comprises letters between members of the Lodwidge family (who were orignally Vintners in London), some genealogical notes, notes of property, family portraits, etc. Approx. 20 letters, mostly small 8vo., and a few pages of family notes. 1847-1917. £24.00
    Several letters refer to an ancestor 'the martyred Sheriff' Alderman Sir John Cornish, and the possibility of claiming his title, and to the advantages of joining the Vintner's Company.


  103. London and Devon PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Modern-Built Private Residence, No. 8, St. George's Terrace, Islington... Also of a Freehold House in Whimple Street, Plymouth... Which will be Sold by Auction... March 12th, 1856. 3pp., plus docket title, folio. 1856. £20.00
    With description of rooms etc.


  104. London and Ipswich QUAKER MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE for the marriage of John Biddle Alexander, Banker, of Ipswich, son of Samuel Alexander, Banker, and Anna Sophia Phillips daughter of John Phillips of Vauxhall, Coal Merchant, at Southwark Meeting. Printed on vellum, with manuscript details, size 19" x 15", rolled. Signed by 98 witnesses... together with... envelope of cuttings, papers etc., relating to the Alexander family, of Ipswich, including a lengthy newspaper obituary of William Alexander, printed notice of the death of Samuel Alexander, at Bagni di Lucca, 1877, letter on the 17th century family, notes of births and deaths, transcript of Lydia Alexander's will, 1890, etc. June 1836. £40.00
    Alexander Bank was founded in Ipswich in the 18th century.


  105. London, Oxford & Cheltenham PROSPECTUS for The London, Oxford & Cheltenham Railway Company. Capital £1,500,000 in 75,000 Shares of £20. Each. 2pp, folio, with title on verso of adjoining blank leaf. Lists Provisional Directors, many of whom were from Cheltenham and Gloucester, describes route, etc. The Engineer was Robert Stephenson. 1846. £45.00
    No plan is referred to in the text. One may have been issued separately.


  106. 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).


  107. 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.


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

  109. Maberly (W), Chief Secretary to the Post Office FREE FRONT Envelope addressed to St. Helier, red 'Free' stamp, with small cross under date, signed Maberley bottom left. Envelope measures 3" x 5", large red wax Post Office seal on verso. 1838. £18.00
    This is an early use of an actual envelope. Maberley was often in disagreement with Roland Hill, saying the public would never agree to pre-payment. He retired in 1858.


  110. Maldon, East London ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet I. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36", linen-backed, folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. County boundaries shaded in pink, yellow and bright blue, main roads, railways and parkland handcoloured. Composed of quarter sheets, border all round edge. Electrotype 1867-8. £68.00
    Covers East London, Isle of Grain, Southend, Chelmsford, Hoddesdon.


  111. Malvern, Scotland, Lake District SKETCH BOOK Mary Swainson, Malvern, Sepr. 1846. Sketchbook size 6" x 9", half calf. Front inner hinge broken. 25 drawings in soft pencil, of views in Malvern, Scotland and the Lake District. Views all titled and dated, some with the day's date as well as the year, except for two or three. 1846-50. £70.00
    Views include: Little Malvern; The River, Great Malvern; Bay of Beaumaris; The Sisters Isle, Windermere; St. Catherine's, Windermere; Patterdale; Bolton Abbey; Arrdaroch, Loch Long; Loch Long from Arddaroch; Dousby Castle, Oban; Loch Long from Ballachulish Inn; Loch Leven & Slate Quarries; Bowness; Inn, Ballachulish; Cathedral & Bridge, Dunkeld; Loch Katrine from Trossachs; Loch Katrine; Elein's Isle, Loch Katrine; Menai Bridge.


  112. 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

  113. 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

  114. Mhow, India FIVE PHOTOGRAPHS of the army barracks and Mhow. Postcard size, glossy prints. Shows regiment on parade ground, white uniforms and pith helmets; small group of cavalry in front of barracks; one titled feintly in the plate 'British Cavalry Barracks Mhow'; wider view of the area with part of barracks on left; Mhow Church. A soldier has written on verso in pencil 'this is a photo of our reg. in peace time' etc. c1930. £16.00

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  115. 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

  116. (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

  117. (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

  118. 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.


  119. 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

  120. 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

  121. 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.


  122. New Zealand POSTCARD title in white in plate 'Victoria St. looking East. Cambridge. Sherris Series 25'. Real photographic postcard showing view down a very wide street, with one and two storey buildings, with colonnades, large shop signs, mountains in distance. Two small cars. Together with another later card with a photo of Tauranga, dated 1935 on verso. c1920. £8.00

  123. 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.


  124. Newman (R.Z) LETTER dated Guildhall Buildings, 8th July 1833. 1p., 4to, 4 lines, address panel on blank conjoint leaf says only 'G.R. Corner'. Thanks him for the medal of Mr. Calvert he has sent 'it does justice as well to the Artist who took the likeness & Mr. Wyon'. 1833. £15.00
    Apparently the medal was commissioned by 'the Boroughnians'. William Wyon was chief engraver at the Royal Mint and responsible for the head of the young Victoria on coins.


  125. Newspaper cuttings ALBUM OF CUTTINGS clipped from newspapers from approx. 1776 - 1830. Album size 11" x 9", paper covered boards, morocco spine. Titled in gilt on spine 'Cuttings 1765 - 1820 Vol. II'. 182 pages, cuttings pasted on both sides of pages. All the cuttings are 'Anecdotes', for example 'Anecdote of Mr. Congreve', 'Anecdote of Dr. Smollett' (dated 1777 in ink). There are also some small clippings of 'Bons Mots'. Of the cuttings that are dated in ink, the majority are 1770's, '80's and '90's. 1765-1820. £45.00

  126. Newspaper cuttings ALBUM OF CUTTINGS clipped from newspapers from approx. 1776 - 1830. Album size 11" x 9", paper covered boards, morocco spine. Titled in gilt on spine 'Cuttings 1765 - 1820 Vol. II'. 82 pages, cuttings pasted on both sides of pages. All the cuttings are 'Anecdotes', for example 'Anecdote of Mr Congreve', Anecdote of Dr. Smollett'(dated 1777 in ink). There are also some small clippings of 'Bons Mots'. Of the cuttings that are dated in ink, the majority are 1770's, '80's and '90's. 1765-1820. £45.00

  127. Newspaper cuttings ALBUM OF CUTTINGS clipped from newspapers from approx. 1853 - 1859. Album size 11" x 9", marbled paper covered boards, morocco spine, boards rubbed, morocco on spine split. 300 pages of cuttings pasted on both sides of pages, pages numbered in red ink. On the back endpapers are 3 pages of crests, mauve, blue and pink. There is a three-page manuscript Index at the front (double column) with subjects such as 'Police', 'Wit and Humour', 'Great Eastern Steamship', 'American'. 1853-1859. £45.00

  128. Nister (E), Publisher ALBUM FOR CRESTS Monograms, Coats of Arms, Postmarks &c., With a Supplement of Mottoes and Classical Quotations, with their Meanings... Album size 8" x 6", half morocco, gilt title on front board, top and bottom of spine rubbed. Title page printed in pale green and black. 22 printed pages at the end, with illustrations. Decoratively printed pages, with leaves, ships etc., for the owner to paste their crest collection. 30 pages of small colourful crests pasted in. A few crests loosely inserted not yet pasted in. Postcard with large crest of Merchant Taylors School loosely inserted. n.d. c1880? £60.00

  129. Norfolk and London PROBATE of the Will of John Mann Nelson. Vellum sheet, size 24" x 28", manuscript, with printed administration certificate attached, with manuscript inserts. Large papered seal on tag. 1879. £18.00
    Makes numerous charitable bequests, including to The Brixton Orphanage for Fatherless Girls, recently established by Revd. Spurgeon; Miss Macpherson's Home of Industry in Spitalfields; and money to the Churchwardens of East Dereham, Norfolk, to be invested and used to provide funds for 200 poor people in the parish regardless of 'Creed or Nationality', to be called 'The Nelson Charity'.


  130. 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.


  131. North Eastern Railway TWENTY SEVEN HALF-YEARLY REPORTS 1875-1890. 8pp., large folio, folded with docket title. All with Report of the Directors, Engineer's Report, numerous tables for Revenue and Expenditure, Statements of Stock and Share Capital, Traffic Expenses, Train Mileage, etc. From the Forty-Third Report to the Seventy-Third, but lacking reports 56, 67, 70. Twenty-seven items. Last report slightly browned. 27 items. 1875-1890. £170.00

  132. North Eastern Railway AT THE FORTY-FIFTH HALF-YEARLY GENERAL MEETING of the Proprietors... 40 printed half-yearly reports of the General Meeting of Proprietors. 4to, printed on one side only. 7 reports with form of Proxy on conjoint leaf, with address and stamp, and York postmark on verso... together with... 37 forms for amount of dividend, small 4to, sent to Wm. Hatton, with amount of stock, and dividend entered in ink, and letter to Hatton, regarding transfer of stock. 1876 - 1896. £45.00

  133. North Staffordshire and Mid-Derbyshire Railway Bill STATEMENT OF PROOFS before the Examiner for Standing Orders, previously to the Introduction of the Bill... Houses of Lords and Commons. 22pp., large folio, folded with docket title. January 1898. £16.00

  134. Northamptonshire and Warwickshire SALE PARTICULARS of the Badby House Estate of about 640 Acres Situated in the cream of the Pytchley Hunt... Comprising a Georgian Country Residence... Three Capital Farms... Stud Farm... Hunting Coverts.... to be Sold by Auction... July 20th, 1926. 21pp., small folio, printed in brown on thick paper. Five photographs tipped in, folding plan. Stiff wraps, printed with title, traces of vertical fold in wrap. 1926. £28.00

  135. Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Rutland ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into faded sm. 4to marbled paper wraps with title in ink on front wrap. n.d. c1860. £50.00
    Shows Oundle, Stamford, Melton Mowbray, Bourn, Deeping Fen, Peterborough.


  136. Norwich Union Life Insurance Society FOUR BONUS CERTIFICATES 1842-1852. 4to, printed with manuscript inserts, the earliest one signed by Secretary, the others lithographed with lithographed signature. Notes bonuses from 1823-52. Name 'Moyle. Helston' in pencil at top. 1842-52. £10.00

  137. 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.


  138. 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.


  139. Ordnance Survey ANCIENT BRITAIN A Map of the Major Visible Antiquities of Great Britain Older Than A.D. 1066. North Sheet and South Sheet. Two maps, linen-backed, scale 1/625,000, illustrated wraps, slightly bumped at corner. Index of names. 1951. £14.00

  140. Ordnance Survey ANCIENT BRITAIN A Map of the Major Visible Antiquities of Great Britain Older Than A.D. 1066. South Sheet and North Sheet. Two maps, scale 1/625,000, glazed card wraps. Index of names etc. Second Edition 1964. £14.00

  141. Ordnance Survey ANCIENT BRITAIN A Map of the Major Visible Antiquities of Great Britain Older Than A.D. 1066. South Sheet. Map scale 1/625,000, illustrated glazed card wraps. Index of names, etc. Second Edition 1964. £7.00

  142. Ordnance Survey MAP OF ROMAN BRITAIN Scale 16 Miles to One Inch. Coloured map, folding to 4to, 44pp. of text. Glazed printed wraps with coloured mosaic decoration. Third Edition. 1956. £12.00

  143. Palmerston (Viscount) FREE FRONT addressed to Fred. Payne at Tiverton. Signed 'Palmerston' bottom left, red postmark 'official paid'. Front clipped from envelope and pasted to piece of stiff paper. 1864. £7.00

  144. 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 cholcolat (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. £10.00

  145. 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

  146. Paul and Co., Printer, 7 Dials, London ELIJAH FED BY RAVENS Illustrated poem 'The History of Elijah the Prophet', followed by a short poem 'The Hosanna: Or, Salvation ascribed to Christ.' Printed on thin paper, overall size 19" x 15", central horizontal fold. Title in decorative lettering at top, and superb woodcut illustration size 5" x 14" showing Elijah in a rocky landscape with river, waterfalls, palm trees, sun rising behind the mountains, being brought food by two swooping ravens. Three illustrations down each side, illustrating dramatic scenes from his life, such as the chariot of fire, the angel appearing to him under a juniper tree, etc., with relevant Biblical verse below each one. 1" tear at central fold at both sides, neatly repaired on verso. Paul and Co., 7 Dials, c1830. £60.00
    London: Printed and Sold by Paul and Co. 2 & 3 Monmouth-court, 7 Dials and Sold by J. O'Neill, Printer and Stationer, S. Pottinger's Entry, Belfast.


  147. Peachey (James) LETTER dated St. James Street, April 15, 1752. To 'Mr Timy. Waldo'. 1p., 4to, blank conjoint leaf with 'For Mr. Timothy Waldo'. 26 lines in a neat hand, setting out details of financial transactions between them. 'I left with yr clerk Last week the mastr. in chancerys Report of what was due To Each Person in the Bill mentioned... due to me at midsumr. 1747 the sum of £5333 7s from which deducting the Purchase money clear of cost of Suit £3811 15s...' Tipped onto album leaf down left side. 1752. £30.00
    The Waldo family owned Hever Castle in Kent. Timothy Waldo is described in 'British History Online' as 'an eminent merchant of London'


  148. Philadelphia, U.S.A SIX BILLS with printed headings, for Philadelphia firms. 8vo and small 8vo, made out for various items, dated between 1852 and 1856... together with a receipt for Pew Rent in the First Presbyterian church. 1852-7. £15.00
    Comprises Snider, Wine Dealer; Desilver & Thomas, grocer; Kelly, Draper; Zimmerman, Baker; Sheppard & Van Harlingen, Linen goods; Oakford, Hat & Fur Manufacturers.


  149. Philip (George) & Son, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY and Connecting Railways. Folding map size 27" x 16", printed in blue and black, with lines in red. Shows L.N.E.R and Joint Lines, Track of 'Flying Scotsman'. Pther Railways, Road Services. Folding into 8vo orange printed wraps, partly split at spine. London, July 1930. £24.00

  150. Phosphatine Falieres LES BEBES CELEBRES Three French advertising cards for child's health food. Humourous portraits of Victor Hugo, Mr. Coquelin, Sarah Bernhardt. Size 3" x 4", printed backs. Signature on backs in red ink. c1900. £5.00
    Sarah Bernhardt is dressed as a toddler bowling a hoop.


  151. Postal arrangements LETTER to Col. Edward St. John about postal arrangements at Billingshurst. 2p., small 8vo. Red and white seal of Post Master General at top. 'I will take care that the case be brought before me before any final decision...' Browning at edges of paper. 28th November 1895. £6.00

  152. Postal history ENVELOPE WITH 'FREE' STAMP signed 'Lowther'. Size 3" x 5", addressed to Miss Norman, Post Office, Lyme Regis. Red 'free' stamp with date, date also written above address by Lowther 'London August twenty eight 1837'. 1837. £18.00
    Envelopes such as this were rarely used before 1840 as they incurred an extra charge as an extra sheet. Lord Lowther was the Postmaster General from 1841 to 1846.


  153. Railway Magazine LONDON, BRIGHTON AND SOUTH COAST RAILWAY Express Locomotive No. 213. Designed by Mr. R.G. Billinton, Locomotive Superintendent. Coloured lithographed illustration of the Locomotive, being the Supplement to The Railway Magazine, April 1900. Size of sheet 12" x 9". Technical details of weight etc., printed below. Central fold. Small repaired tear at fold in bottom margin. 1900. £5.00

  154. 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

  155. 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. £18.00
    Baron Rowton (Montague William Lowry-Corry) was Private Secretary to Disraeli. He Founded 'Rowton Houses', working men's hostels.


  156. Royal Mint LETTER dated Mint Office, 11th March, 1817, to Messrs. Fryer & Co., Blandford. 1p., 9 lines, signed 'Jas. Morrison'. Integral address panel on verso of conjoint leaf, large wax seal, feint postmark in corner. Traces of paper from blue album leaf stuck to edges of verso of conjoint leaf. 1817. £26.00
    Says he is directed by the Master of the Mint to refer them to the inclosed letter and gives details of the allowance to the Inspector proposed by the Mint 'from 15s to one Guinea per day at the Banker's discretion'.


  157. S.D.U.K. MARSEILLE Ancient Marsilia. Town plan, size 12" x 16". Narrow margins. Slight crease top left corner. 1840. £20.00

  158. Saddlers EIGHT BILLS of saddlers and harness makers. All with printed headings, 8vo and 4to. 1892-1904, one 1863. £12.00
    Includes Muir, Baxtergate, Whitby; Sewell, Carlisle; McAdam, Castle Dougles; Wood, Crewe.


  159. Sanford and Percival families ABSTRACT OF SETTLEMENTS made previous to the Marriage of The Revd. Edw. Ayshford Sanford with Miss Christina Emma Percival. 22p., sm. folio, folded. 1853. £10.00
    Refers to the will of Sir Charles Flower, Alderman of London. His Trustees included Ambrose Lethbridge Goddard, Henry Hussey Vivian. Does not mention lands in detail. The Sanford family were from the Taunton area.


  160. 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

  161. Schmidt (J.M.F) POST KARTE VON DEUTSCHLAND und den angrenzenden Staaten in 4 Blatten gezeichnet von Professor J.M.F. Schmidt. Engraved map with outline hand-colouring, size 37" x 38", dissected and mounted on thin linen, folding to tall 8vo. Linen dusty on verso. On verso is fine Mapseller's label of Simon Schroppsche 'Magazin des Cartes et Ouvrages Geographiques', Berlin, size 3" x 4", with oval cartouche with street plan of part of Berlin, old price in black ink in corner of label. Berlin 1858. £120.00

  162. Scott (Valerie), Editor THE MAP COLLECTOR Three issues, nos. 67, 68, 69. Magazine, stiff wraps, size approx. 12" x 8". 76pp. in each. 1994. £24.00
    Includes articles on Collecting Maps of Bermuda, Cartobibliographies of City and Town Plans in England, Printed Maps of the Whole of Wales 1573-1837, Parts I and II.


  163. Second World War TRANSCRIPTS OF LECTURES and lecture notes about Germany given to soldiers of the British Army or Air Force 1944. Cyclosyled foolscap pages, stapled at top corners, some staples rusty. Some lectures headed 'Control Commission School (Air). Restricted.' Each lecture with headings for aims (e.g. 'To give students a sound knowledge of modern German Government' 'To familiarise the students with Germany... with particular emphasis on the British occupied zone'), Introduction, Development etc. Topics of lectures include 'Probable German Propaganda during the Occupation', 'Examples of Possible Post War Myths Intended to Excuse the German Army for its Defeat', 'Mr Fraser's lecture The Political Mythology of Germany', 'G.A.F. Intelligence Organisation'. 64 pages in all (sheets printed on both sides). 1944. £65.00
    'I do not think we should under-rate in Western Germany anyhow, the effect which the physical surroundings - scenes of destruction and devastation - will have on people going into that country for the first time... any German with whom we come in contact will be very anxious to make the most of that possible atmosphere of sympathy...'. The notes appear to have belonged to an Air Force Captain called Carr.


  164. Sewing Machines INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING THE 'NAUMANN' Family Medium and Titania Sewing Machines. 32pp., 8vo, original wraps with illustration of treadle machine. Numerous illustrations of decorative machines, at the back are three pages illustrating all the numerous small parts which can be ordered. View of works in Dresden on back wrap. n.d. c1910? £16.00

  165. Shooting and Fishing GAME AND GUN & The Angler's Monthly. Two issues, no. 238 and 254. 28pp in each, 4to. Includes 4p. article on 'Sea Birds of Scilly'. 1945-6. £5.00

  166. Shropshire, Montgomery ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXIV S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 20", border all round. Dissected and linen-backed, folding to small 4to, marbled wraps. A few foxing spots. Electrotype. c1880. £15.00
    Covers Oswestry, Hengoed, Mochnant.


  167. 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. £30.00
    Includes 'Italian Alabaster Bowl Fittings' 'Cornelian Glassware Fittings' etc.


  168. Silver Plate CATALOGUE of Old English Silver Plate... the Property of Viscount D'Abernon removed from Esher Place... to be Sold by Auction by Messrs. Christie... June 25, 1929. 15pp., 8vo, printed wraps, the catalogue has once been folded vertically, leaving a crease. 1929. £8.00
    Half the lots were from Esher Place.


  169. Sleeper (James) ENTER YE IN AT THE STRAIT GATE for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction... Religious tract, with no title but this quotation at the head, 4pp., 8vo, traces of folds. The name 'James Sleeper. 8th mo. 8th, 1828' at the end. Printed by John Young, 3 Black Horse Alley, Philadelphia. £35.00
    'Having... witnessed in our own time the dreadful misery which building Meeting-houses and setting up a traditional wordly religion hath had on mankind... we do sincerely pray... that we may not have any forms of religion only such as he orders by his spirit in our hearts... some of us fully believe that the goodness of GOD is like electricity, that if 100 persons have hold of hands, all feel the shock at once...'


  170. Smith's NEW AND ACCURATE MAP OF THE LAKES in the Counties of Cumberland, Westmoreland, and Lancaster. Engraved map, size 24" x 19", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 6" x 5". Scale 2 miles to an inch. Map border, lakes, main roads, parkland and county boundaries hand coloured. Shows market towns with distance from London, Churches and Chapels, Turnpike Roads with distance from one market town to another. Explanation and List of Inns supplying Post Horse & Carriages bottom left. Inserted in original marbled paper covered card slip case, original printed label, card split at left edge, marbled paper rubbed. London. Printed for C. Smith, Mapseller no. 172, Strand. May 1800. £170.00

  171. Somerset and Dorset PARTICULARS WITH PLANS OF THE AGRICULTURAL PROPERTIES ON THE BORDERS OF SOMERSET AND DORSET comprising Lattiford Farm, Holton situated within 2 miles of Wincanton... also Ryalls Farm and Accommodation Lands within 3 miles of Sturminster Newton.... To be offered by Auction in Lots at the George Hotel, Frome, on Wednesday, the 3rd of June, 1914. Folio, key plan, 19pp, photographic plate with two views, 2 coloured folding plans in pocket at rear. 1914. £38.00
    With detailed Schedules of farms.


  172. Somerset and Dorset A SURVEY AND VALUATION of the Farms, Lands and Tenements belonging to Mrs. Clarissa Vigor in the Parishes of Mark, Winford and Kinston-Seymour in the County of Somerset and in the Parishes of Buckland-Ripers and Broadway in the County of Dorset. Done in 1788, 1789 and 1790 by Richard Richardson of the Devizes. Manuscript, very neatly written. Title page in bold lettering with a variety of calligraphic styles, one page 'General Summary', and 12 double-page spreads ruled in columns for Premises, State in 1789, Quantity, Per Acre, Annual Value, Remarks, written on rectos only. 4to, size 10" x 8", marbled boards, calf spine. The name of the tenant is added in pencil top right. 1790. £95.00

  173. Sotheby & Co. CATALOGUE of Valuable Printed Books, Fine Bindings, Autograph Letters and Historical Documents... 15th and 16th July, 1957. 86pp., 8vo, printed wraps, slightly rubbed at base of spine. 1957. £9.00
    Includes letters from Nathaniel Hawthorne, George Bernard Shaw, Charlotte Bronte, George Washington, etc.


  174. Sotheby's Belgravia AUCTION CATALOGUE for Sale of Arts and Craft Furniture and Bronzes, Decorative Arts, Studion Ceramics, 7th and 8th November, 1973. 132pp., 8" x 9", printed wraps, a few tears at spine. Numerous illustrations. List of estimates loosely inserted. 1973. £15.00
    Includes Doulton, Ruskin, Martinware pottery, Galle and Lalique glass, Chiparus bronzes etc.


  175. South Africa STANDARD RAILWAY MAP OF SOUTH AFRICA Drawn in the office of the Chief Civil Engineer, S.A.R., Johannesburg. Map printed in black on thin paper, size 36" x 27", folded to 8vo. Insets of Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, etc. Scale 1in 3,500,000. Photo-lithographed at the Government Printing Works, Pretoria. n.d. 1920's? £24.00

  176. South-Eastern Railway HALF-YEARLY GENERAL MEETING. REPORT AND ACCOUNTS July 1875 - January 1890. Each 8pp., folio, uncut and unopened. Folded with docket titles. Comprises July 1875 - July 1881 (a complete run, 13 items), and January 1883 - January 1890, with the July 1884 and the two 1888 Reports missing (12 items). The January 1886 and July 1889 reports have brown stains. 1875-1890. £140.00

  177. 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. £55.00
    Shows the life of Moses in comic strip style, in a series of pictures, each with its own title.


  178. St. Petersburg RELEASE by the Creditors of Francis Dring of St. Petersburg in Russia and of Francis Dring and John Brunning Merchants lately in Partnership in St. Petersburg, in consideration of the sum of £500 paid by Katherine Dring of Hull, Francis' mother. 2p., sm. folio. n.d. c1800. £16.00
    Presumably a contemporary copy, not signed.


  179. Stanford's Geographical Establishment MAP OF ENGLAND AND WALES Showing the Areas of the Principal Electrical Power Companies. Specially Prepared for Geo. D. Atkin & Co. Reproduced from the Ordnance Survey Map. Colour-printed map, size 34" x 42", dissected and mounted on linen. Scale 10 miles to the inch. Folding into green cloth boards, size 11" x 7", paper label on front board. May 1929. £45.00
    With key to colour shading for 15 Electrical Companies and coloured borders for 11 Schemes.


  180. 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

  181. Surrey and Sussex LOG OF THE 'CARPE DIEM' on the Wey Navigation Canal 24-30 August 1946. D.H. Williams, Captain... Home-made manuscript travel log, 13 leaves, written on one side only, with punched holes, tied with tape into card boards. Title page, two folding manuscript plans at rear showing the route, with locks marked in red., points reached marked with time and date they arrived. On the last page is a postcard size photograph of the 'Carpe Diem' leaving Hampton, showing the three men in the punt, which has a rolled canvas awning. 1946. £75.00
    'Unmoored at 10.30 a.m. Through Thames Lock into the Wey Navigation Canal about 11.00 a.m., hiring lock key (10s deposit). Paddled and poled to Black Boy Lock, 11.40... On to Coxes Lock 1.00 p.m. Had dinner some way above the lock, meat soup, sardines and mulberries...'


  182. Surrey, Berks. ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 269. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 14" x 19". Some railway lines added neatly in red and blue ink. O.S blind stamp 1907. £20.00

  183. Sussex, Kent ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 303. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19", border all round, full colour wash in pale green, boundaries, main roads, railways, parkland and water features hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 8vo marbled wraps with Stanford label and key map on front. c1890. £22.00
    Covers Tunbridge Wells, East Grinstead, Buxted.


  184. 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. £20.00
    Title on front wrap 'Topographischer Atlas. Berninapass'. Covers Livigno, Samaden, Poschiano.


  185. Switzerland PERMIS DE SEJOUR le Departement de Justice et Police, Lausanne, for George Binyon, pensionnaire, originaire de l'Angleterre. Attractively printed on yellow paper, 9" x 13", details in ink. Decoration at corners. Folded, with some slight browning along 6" of one fold. 1854. £10.00

  186. Theatre EXTEMPORE LINES ON CAPT. WINCHESTER and Mr. Roberts making a Collection for Miss Poole at her Benefit. Manuscript satirical poem in 22 lines, rhyming couplets, on one side of small folio sheet, folded. Describes how a Captain of Dragoons and a Lawyer persuaded the audience to part with their money 'He dwelt on Pool's youth her grimace and her quaver/And hop'd that their verdict would run in her favour... Some sixpences gave and some shillings, and zounds/Cries a buckish Dragoon, here's a file of half crowns.' c1830. £16.00
    The writer ends on a cynical note 'By thus playing their Cards they make sure of the Pool'. I have been unable to find whether this is a copy of a printed broadside or similar. Miss Poole acted in the 1830's. A print exists of her in 'The Daughter of the Regiment'.


  187. Thompson & Co. THE IDOLICE CONFECTIONER Edited by 'Craftsman'. Catalogue and recipe book of cake decoration manufacturer, aimed at bakeries. 19pp, 4to, illusts. Some stab holes in front wrap. 1930's. £8.00

  188. Traction Engine and Endless Railway BOYDELL'S PATENT Brochure explaining the invention, with testimonials, proposals for investment. 3p., size 15" x 9", printed on thin paper, closely printed. On the last page is half a page of text and docket title. Traces of folds. Docket title dust-marked. Large lithograph illustration occupying over one third of the first page, showing two men working the engine, which has a tall chimney, and the innovative wheels with 'sleepers and rails, over which the wheel rolls'. Includes reports of trials, testimonials from the Life Boat Institution, W.J. Codrington at the 'Camp before Sebastopol', reports of work on various farms, etc. 'in descanting on the value of this invention as a locomotive engine, it must not be lost sight of that it is equally adapted to all the purposes of any portable or stationary engine... it can convey itself to the scene of operation without the aid of horses or other motive power but what itself contains.' London, January 10, 1857. £95.00
    Proposes a Joint Stock Company to purchase and work the Patent, 12,000 Shares of £10 each. James Boydell joined with the engineer Burrell to produce the first traction engine. 'Boydell patented a system called the 'Endless Railway, which foreshadowed the track-laying vehicles of many years later. Demonstrations of the Burrell-Boydell traction engine at Croxton... and Brackenborough... were held in 1857 and made a very favourable impression' (website of Reading University's Museum of English Rural Life.)


  189. 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 4to marbled wraps, small key map label on front wrap. O.S blindstamp 1901. £36.00

  190. 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? £15.00
    The 'joker' card shows a liner.


  191. 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. £35.00

  192. 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

  193. United States of America THIS BILL WILL BE RECEIVED At the Union Bank of Maryland for Twelve & A Half Cents. Printed on thin poor quality paper, number, date 1st June and signature of Teller added in ink. Woodcut of Peru Spanish Colonial real coin on the left. Size 2" x 5", surface of paper dusty, paper darkened, some very small chips in border... together with... THIS BILL valued at Six and a Quarter Cents, will be received at the Post-Office, Baltimore in exchange for Notes of any of the Banks of this City, or in payment for postage. Size as previous bill, signed J. Skinner, red Baltimore stamp with date. Surface dusty, small tear at left repaired on verso with archival tape. 2 items. 1816. £20.00
    Apparently these bills were issued because of a shortage of small change coins in 1815.


  194. Urban Plans HISTORIC CITY PLANS AND VIEWS Catalogue, Spring 1970. 12" x 5", 53pp., stiff wraps. Catalogue of the company 'Historic Urban Plans' reproduction Limited Edition prints of eighteenth and nineteenth century town plans, with numerous illustrations (approx. 3 per page). New York. 1970. £14.00
    Many are of American cities, but also includes British and European city plans.


  195. Van Noy-Interstate Company, Publisher THE OVERLAND TRAIL From The Golden Gate to The Great Salt Lake. A Scenic Guide Book 'Through the Heart of the Sierras' On the Line of the Southern Pacific. Exclusive Edition. Booklet with 23 tipped in coloured illustrations (including a double panorama at the centre-fold), plus a view on to front wrap. Size 9" x 12", silk tie at spine, thick grey paper, decorative cover with train crossing Great Salt Lake, gold border and title. Each view 6" x 8". Title-page, two pages of text, full page map showing route. c1910. £36.00
    Includes 'S.P. Steamer 'Contra Costa', Port Costa, Cal.', 'Pulp Mills Dam and Train No. 4, Floriston, Cal.'.

    VIGOR CORRESPONDENCE

  196. Vigor family BOND OF INDEMNITY on paying a legacy. 1787. John W. Harding, Distiller, of Bristol to J. Powell, Executor of the will of Robert Vigor deceased. Manuscript, 2p., narrow folio, signed by Harding. Refers to the will of Fortune Little of Bedminster, ... together with... a series of correspondence concerning a dispute and case in Chancery relating to the legacy, 1802-11. Comprises 16 letters, 2-4 pages each, 4to, all but one with address panels and postmarks on verso. Most addressed to Revd. T. Stonhouse Vigor at Bath. 1787-1811. £95.00
    The two nieces of Frances Vigor were claiming a legacy of £500. Includes 5 letters from Mary Butler, in Hotwells, Bristol, a niece, explaining her case, one of which is to 'The Revd. The Archdeacon of Gloucester on his Visitation at Dursley, Gloucestershire' begging him to 'put an end to the litigations before the Funds are further diminished'. Some of the letters contain personal information. Also includes letters from Samuel Sellwood at Abingdon to Stonhouse Vigor 'I so devoted myself to Parliamentary business when in Town, and was so harassed and worn down with fatigue and vexation that I had neither leisure nor resolution to pay my respects to Lady Bowyer... My Son has escaped any... attack till last Sunday when he had three strong Fits within four hours... I am strongly inclined to take him to London with me, but I know not who is best to be consulted...' Sellwood was agent for the Member of Parliament for Abingdon, Loveden, and Town Clerk. Sir George Bowyer was M.P. for Malmesbury, and stood down to stand for Abingdon.


  197. 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

  198. 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.


  199. 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.


  200. 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.


  201. Weinreb Architectural Books ITALY, ARCHITECTURE AND ANTIQUITY Catalogue 40. Catalogue of books and prints. 500 items. 150pp., 8vo, stiff wraps. Numerous illustrations, many full page. 1978. £20.00
    Many rare early works in English, French and Italian.


  202. Weinreb Ltd., Booksellers ARCHITECTURE Catalogue One. A Catalogue of Books and Drawings. 76pp., tall 8vo., wraps. Illusts. 1961. £12.00

  203. 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. 1863. £20.00
    From 'The Dispatch Atlas'.


  204. Whitcomb & Tombs, Printer AUCKLAND Latest Views of the Queen City. 44 photographic views, mainly full page, one folding panorama, oblong 4to, decorative wraps with bi-plane and yachts. c1920. £10.00

  205. 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. £24.00
    Lists 5 Lots, with occupiers.


  206. 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.


  207. 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

  208. 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. £45.00
    Covers Axbridge, Curry Rivel, Gillingham, Fonthill Bishop, Seend.


  209. 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 marked all round with miles from London. 1802. £550.00
    This map does not correspond exactly with any of the listings given in Howgego 188. Extends to Hertford, Chelmsford, Reigate, Beaconsfield.


  210. 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. £25.00

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