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  1. Aislabie (John) I DO HEREBY TRANSFER THE PRINCIPLE SUM of Five Hundred Pounds... to the Govr. & Co. of the Bank of England... with all Interest... due thereon from the first day of August 1715. Slip of paper, size 3" x 10", three lines in ink, signed J. Aislabie. The slip has been cut from a printed document, with three first lines only, referring to repayment of a loan by Aislabie, with the date 11 May 1715. 1715. £26.00
    Aislabie had been made Treasurer of the navy in 1714. In 1717 he became Chancellor of the Exchequer. He supported the South Sea Company, and steered the Bill through the House of Commons, but when the scheme collapsed he was found guilty of corruption and sent to the Tower of London.

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

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

  4. Army Medical Board EXTRACT OF AN OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION from Dr. Dorland to John Weir Director General dated Palermo 13th Sept. 1813. Manuscript on two and a half pages, 4to, titled as above. The passage of 53 lines is in quotation marks. Underneath is the signature of S. Dorland, and 'To John Weir Esq. Director General'. Tipped down left edge onto a sheet of blue paper. n.d. Paper watermarked 1810. £25.00
    The communication proposes that a volume of 'Army Medical and Surgical Transactions' be published annually, collecting information from the 'varied services of our Military Force distributed over every clime in the habitable Globe... it is a matter of regret that the contributions of Army Medical Officers to Medical knowledge should have been hitherto so scanty'. Gives reasons why this would be useful and suggests how it could be done.

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

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

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

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

  10. Bates (Frederick) NOTEBOOK with his translation into English of part of 'Faune Entomologique Francaise' by MM. Fairmaire et Laboulene, which was published 1854-6. Size 8" x 6", stained paper boards, paper spine chipped. Manuscript, neatly written on 55 pages. Name 'Fredk. Bates' on flyleaf, initialled 'F.B. 1856.' at end. Some blank leaves at end. 1856. £150.00
    This translation contains the Preface and the section on nomenclature of the parts of the coleoptera. The French names are often given in brackets after the English word, e.g. 'The antennae (antennes) vulgarly called horns ('cornes'). Bates was a brewer and entomologist from Leicester who had a vast collection, some of which ended up in the Natural History Museum. He died in 1903.

  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. 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. £32.00

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

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

  15. Blacksmith's work BILL Mr. Gimson dr. to Samuel Hands. Bill listing items from January 11 1828 to January 2nd 1829. 67 items, on sheet 16" x 7". 1828. £18.00
    Includes '4 Shoes Pony', 'Putting Iron to frame & mending to Dash Boards to gig', 'new shovle', 'punching 4 oles in to Iron axel'

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

  17. 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. £25.00
    With tables, petitions, reports, correspondence etc., on 33 Boroughs, including Birmingham, Manchester, Cheltenham, Bristol, Reading, Newport, Windsor.

  18. 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

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

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

  21. 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. £8.00
    '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.

  22. 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, on thick paper, overall size 42" x 34", folded. Vertical sections at sides, including sections of coalfields, sections in bottom margin. 1962. £18.00

  23. 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.

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

  25. Buckingham and Bedford GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. XLVI.N.W. Fully hand-coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 13" x 15", plus wide margins, key in left-hand margin. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1901. £25.00

  26. 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. £24.00
    'The Barns together are reputed to be the largest Stone-built Tithe Barns in the country...'.

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

  28. 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. £35.00
    Covers March, Wisbech, Kings Lynn, Brandon.

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

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

  31. Cary's REDUCTION OF HIS LARGE MAP OF ENGLAND AND WALES With Part of Scotland; Comprehending the whole of the Turnpike Roads, the Principal Rivers and the course of the different Navigable Canals... Dedicated with Permission to the Rt. Hon. the Post Master General. Engraved map dissected and mounted on linen, size 30" x 24", marbled endpapers. 2" tear in linen at one fold, and some small holes in linen at a few points where sections meet. County boundaries coloured. Inserted in 8vo card slip-case, rubbed and faded, with printed label. Printed for J. Cary, Engraver and Mapseller, Strand. n.d. 1830? £85.00
    Shows distances of one market town from another, and from the metropolis.

  32. 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

  33. Chapman (Thomas) A JOURNAL OF MEMORANDA AND OBSERVATIONS ON RURAL ECONOMY 1826. These observations were committed to Paper during the time I was with R.S. Ford Esq. a Tenant under the Marquis of Stafford on Newstead Farm nr. Trentham and at the same time an Agent to Earl Granville for the Stone Estate when abt. 17 Years of Age where I remained abt. 2 years. Manuscript of farming advice, arranged in months in small 8vo notebook, half calf, marbled boards, calf at base of spine chipped, spine and calf corners very rubbed, title and description as above written on flyleaf. The manuscript is written in a clear hand, approx. 20 lines per page, very occasional additional remark added in a different ink. The number of pages per month varies from 17p., for example, for January, to 5p for February. For some reason June, July and August have been left blank. 60 pages, plus at the end 6p. headed 'Horticultural Seeds' listing varieties of vegetables, for example 12 varieties of pea ('Woodford Green Marrows', 'Blue Prussian'), 7 of beans, 12 of onion, etc., plus a 2p list of 'Perennial Vegetable Grasses.' Pasted in at the end and folded is an article 'The Utility of Bone Manure', 1p, 4to, Rowley, Printer, Market Square, Hanley. A few blank leaves left between each month. 1826. £160.00
    Comprises advice on ploughing, rolling, harrowing, care and medical treatment of cattle, how to store turnips and potatoes, managing dung etc. For example, in January the farmer must make sure turnips for feeding stock are not damaged by frost 'turnips both Common and Swedish should be housed or slightly covered with straw in his Rickyard'. A beast which is swollen from choking on turnip or 'greedily eating clover', 'should be relieved by paunching or stubbing the animal in the left side', and afterwards 'a plaster of pitch' should be put over the wound. In March he recommends the sowing of oats 'any time after the 11th.' In October he recommends storing potatoes by 'Hogging... with straw or Fern' so as to keep out the Frost, then earthing it up.

  34. Charitable Donations AN ACT for procuring... Returns of all Charitable Donations, for the Benefit of Poor Persons.... 12pp., plus cover leaf. Small folio, disbound, sewn at margin. Act of Parliament. 1786. £12.00

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

  36. Christie's AUCTION CATALOGUE for sale of Scientific, Philosophical and Medical Instruments. South Kensington, 29th November, 1990. 38pp., 4to, stiff wraps with colour photographs, numerous illustrations. 1990. £10.00
    Includes globes and sundials, and also Nine Halcyon 27 Cruising Yachts.

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

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

  39. Costume HOW TO WASH CALLICO OR HOLLAND FLOWR'D WITH SILKS Take a pound of Crown Soap... Manuscript of 10 lines on one side of 4to sheet. n.d. c1800 or earlier. £20.00
    The garment was to be washed twice, starched, and 'spread out upon a Sheet laid upon the grass to dry with the flowers downwards...' then ironed as quickly as possible.

  40. Courtenay family FACSIMILE OF A PEDIGREE OF THE ROYAL AND IMPERIAL HOUSE OF COURTENAY being the French and the Eastern Branches, from a Genealogical Tree of the Royal Family of France drawn and presented by D.H. Thuret P.D.H to King Louis XIV pm 28th April 1687. In watercolour on thick paper, rolled, size 28" x 26", plus wide margins. From the Library of the Dukes of Burgundy at Bruxelles. Signed W.H. Shippard, 4th April 1838. Formed of a large tree, with 39 coloured shields, with names in circles, with date of death. Begins at the bottom with Louis VI, the last date is 1307. 1838. £120.00

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

  42. Crests CREST ALBUM Collection of crests pasted on decorative chromolith pages. 45 pages of crests, in album with heavy diamond embossed calf boards, size 9" x 11", rubbed at edges and spine. Front board detached, gilt lettering 'Crests' on front board. Later Beardsley-esque bookplate inside front board. Decorative and very fine coloured chromolith 'frames', each of which is completed with crests. Examples include a chessboard with the 'black' squares in gold, and a floral border; an artist's easel, a clock, a fan, a church window; a five-bar gate. There is a small amount of delicate hand-colouring in the borders. Tissue guards to each page. There are a few pages with large shields of the coats of arms of monarchs. n.d. c1880? £90.00

  43. Crests CRESTS AND MONOGRAMS album so titled. Size 11" x 9", full calf, rubbed at spine and edges, and corners. Title in gilt as above on front board, decorative gilt borders which on front board are faded. Marbled endpapers, inner hinge weak. 25 plates showing a fan, a chess board, a compass rose, a collection of letters, fleur de lys, etc., delicately hand coloured, with monograms and crests carefully arranged, completely filling all the 25 plates. Includes Oxford Colleges, Ships, military, etc. Name and date 1894 on flyleaf. c1894. £120.00

  44. Crests THE LINCOLN CRESTS AND MONOGRAM ALBUM Collection of crests pasted on decorative chromolith pages. 36p., 4to, green cloth with decorative gilt title on front board and spine. Decorative title page. Decorative elaborate coloured chromolith 'frames', of church windows, portcullis, naval ropes and anchor, flags etc. printed in one colour on one side only. Of the pages 19 are completed, 21 are blank. At the back are 16 pages, with illustrations, for other 'Lincoln' products. n.d. c1890. £65.00

  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. For sale by Auction.... 25th October, 1844. Folio, folded, 3pp, plus fine double-page lithographed plan. 1844. £30.00

  46. Denmark THE BEARER OF THIS LETTER Lady Muller (nee Wibe) wishes the honour of presenting to your Excellency a very antick piece of Ivory... 13 lines on thin paper, 4to, blank conjoint leaf. No signature or address of recipient. At the bottom is written 'Christianshavn Brogaden No 2, the 30th April' but with no year. The ivory is apparently 'a little chest to keep or beware precious Stones', and was 'once in the Cabinet of Ludwig XIV'. It is engraved with 'la belle Gabrielle'. The owner's family is forced to sell, and asks '10£ or a 100 dollar Danish'. no date. Paper watermarked 'E & R'. c1820's? £40.00
    Possibly written to Henry Watkyn Williams-Wynn who was Envoy to Denmark 1824 - 1853.

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

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

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

  50. Direct Western Railway REPORT 19th February, 1846. 2pp., 4to, blank conjoint leaf with docket title, folded. 1846. £18.00
    The intended line was to connect London to Falmouth, with branches to Bath and Bridgwater. The Company had prepared Plans and Books of Reference for the line as far as Launceston, but was hit by a collapse in public confidence in railway investment. The Report calls upon those who had not paid up for their Allotment of Shares to contribute 'one hundred and fifty miles of Survey having been completed'.

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

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

  53. 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. £35.00

  54. Durham (John), Stony Stratford PLAN OF SALCEY FOREST in the Counties of Northampton and Buckingham. Corrected by John Durham, Stony Stratford, Decr. 1848. Note: the Original Survey was made under 6th Geo 4th. Cap 132 by John Durham of Dunstable. Lithographed plan, size 16" x 20", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen and folding into small 8vo cloth endpapers. Scale 10" to an inch. Title, compass rose, Reference Table giving property, parish, quantity. Shows clearing in the centre with buildings, and area just outside the boundary, shaded yellow, roads and paths, gates, fences coloured according to who was to keep them up. Forest area shown with small trees, and the different copse and coppices neatly lettered in ink at a later date. Adjoining owners named. Ordered by the House of Commons to be Printed 25th July 1848. £90.00

  55. Earl of Warwick LETTER to an unknown correspondent, addressed as 'My Dear Sir'. 10 lines in an untidy hand, dated W.C. (Warwick Castle) January 5 1799. Signed 'Warwick'. Written on one side of folio sheet, folded, with docket title 'Earl of Warwick, Letter 15th Jan. 1799, Castle. hopes of Success.' Assures the recipient he can have no greater pleasure than to succeed so as to be able to communicate a favourable account of his application. What the application was is not clear as some words in the last two lines are illegible. 1799. £18.00

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

  57. Education TWO COPY BOOKS of handwriting. Each book 4to, with marbled wraps, name 'Matr. Beeson November 3rd 1856' and 'Matr. Beeson Mids. 1857' inside respective front wraps. Each comprises 40 pages of writing practice, in a fine large cursive hand, with approx. 10 lines repeating the same sentence on each page, the sentences chosen to practice the capital letters from A-Z, for example the first page 'Avoid vicious companions' to 'Zeal aids emulation'. There are no blots or crossings out. 2 items. 1856-7. £90.00

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

  59. Elstobb (William) A CHAIN AND SCALE OF LEVELS ALONG WISBEACH RIVER and Channel from Peterborough Bridge down to the Eye at Sea. Taken in 1767 by William Elstobb. Chart size 10" x 33", five vertical folds. Shows The Longitudinal Section of the bottom of the river, line of level of surface of water at Peterborough Bridge. Scale of feet at left and furlongs horizontally. Features on the land shown along the top, such as 'The End of Black Dike', 'Knar Lake', 'West Marsh Tunnel'. 1767. £25.00

  60. Essex and Hertford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo endpapers. Full border at top and left sides only. Parkland, main roads, county border, hand-coloured. Good plate-mark. No marginal information in bottom margin, only Letts Mapsellers label. High ground indicated by hachures. Information about Geological, 25" and 6" maps on verso, with coloured illustration showing geological information. c1850. £40.00
    Covers Royston, Thaxted, Halstead.

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

  62. Felonies on Canals and Navigable Rivers AN ACT to facilitate the Trial of Felonies committed on board Vessels employed on Canals, Navigable Rivers, and Inland Navigation. 2pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1819. £10.00

  63. Finance NOTE from J. Pelham to Albert Nesbitt Esq., Coleman Street, London, asking him to pay James Mackartney one hundred pounds received on his account. 8vo sheet, 4 lines. Dated Bristol 30th July 1743. Tipped onto a blue album leaf. On the same leaf is tipped a slip of paper with 5 lines in Italian, presumably some sort of draft for payment. Dated Livorno 9 Marzo 1725. Mentions Sig. Edoardo Monington, and is signed as 'accepted' by him 26/29 May. 1725-1743. £15.00

  64. 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. £34.00

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

  66. French poetry MANUSCRIPT of French poetry in exercise book with printed title on front wrap 'Mons. Valter's French Verbs, and Exercise Books.' Plain paper notebook, size 7" x 9", printed wraps, 40p, of poetry in manuscript, very neatly written throughout, in the same hand. Book completely full. Front wrap slightly dusty, small piece torn from top corner, and some small edge tears. First two pages with very small piece torn from corner. n.d c1860. £20.00
    Many poems by La Fontaine, and also Beranger, Chateaubriand.

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

  68. Geography STUDENT'S EXERCISE BOOK with geometrical problems and maps. Notebook size 10" x 7", marbled boards, slightly rubbed, calf spine which has been nibbled away down one inch near the bottom. Contains 13 pages of geometrical problems, with very neat calculations and diagrams, e.g. 'Required: the plan area of a field from the following notes....', and 23 maps of countries, drawn in ink, mostly full page but with a couple of pages having two to a page. n.d. c1860? £95.00
    The maps are mainly of India and Australia, with others of southern Africa, South America, Rivers Indus, Ganges and Danube, British North America.

  69. Gloucestershire and Worcs. ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XLIV. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 29", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo green endpapers. Letts label on bottom border. c1860. £40.00
    Covers Cheltenham, Evesham, Burford.

  70. Greetings VALENTINE CARD Coloured picture of roses, with cut lace effect silver frame, which is on hinges and can be pulled forward. Small motto 'So fair and gentle must be kind'. Inside is blank. Size 6" x 4". Edge is scalloped. c1890. £6.00

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

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

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

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

  75. 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. Small hole in linen at one fold. Electrotyped 1876. £30.00
    Covers West London (west from London Bridge, Great Marlow, St. Albans.)

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

  77. 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.

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

  79. House of Commons AN ADDITIONAL BOOK OF RATES OF GOODS and Merchandizes Usually Imported and not particularly Rated in the Book of Rates referred to in the Act of Tonnage and Poundage... with Rules, Orders and Regulations, Signed by the... Speaker of the Honourable House of Commons. Cover leaf and 26pp., folio. Disbound. Lists items alphabetically. Fine engraved headpiece and tailpiece, with flowers, etc., and fine large headpiece for 'Rules' section, which is printed in large type. Printed by John Baskett... and the Assigns of Henry Hills deceas'd. 1725. £12.00
    Particularly finely printed.

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

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

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

  83. Jewellery INVENTORY of jewellery and money. Manuscript on one side of small 4to sheet. 17 lines, heading 'In a Red & gold purse' at the top. Lists different kinds of jewellery in the red and gold purse, a gimp purse, a larger purse, and a silver box. Includes '19 peices of gold 21 mourning & plane gold rings, 6 Locket rings & one dymond ring...', 'Two medals in a gimp purse', '20 larg peices of Silver & 63 lesser peices of old Silver...', 'a pr. of Dimond pendance...', '2 Stone Girdle Buckles set in Silver a Load Stone a blood Stone...' n.d. c1700. £35.00

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

  85. Kent and Surrey SEVEN ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet XXVI.14. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37". Water features, roads, buildings hand-coloured... with... Sheet XXXIX.6 (Westerham); Sheet II.15 (East Wickham); Sheet VII.7 (Perry Hill); Sheet VII.3 (Ladymead, Lewisham Road); Sheet XXVII.9 (Aperfield Court); Sheet VII.6 (Forest Hill). All maps with buildings and water features hand-coloured. Some sheets have slightly ragged edges, and a trace of a central fold. First editions. 1860's. £70.00

  86. Kent and Surrey SEVEN ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet XXVI.14. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37". Water features, roads, buildings hand-coloured... with... Sheet XXXIX.6 (Westerham); Sheet II.15 (East Wickham); Sheet VII.7 (Perry Hill); Sheet VII.3 (Ladymead, Lewisham Road); Sheet XXVII.9 (Aperfield Court); Sheet VII.6 (Forest Hill). All maps with buildings and water features hand-coloured. Some sheets have slightly ragged edges, and a trace of a central fold. First editions. 1860's. £70.00

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

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

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

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

  91. Kitchin (Thomas) SOUTH BRITAIN or England and Wales. Drawn from the Several Surveys &c on the New Projection; Corrected from Astronomical Observations, & the Places marked where the Observatns were made. By Thos. Kitchin Geogr. Engraved map, Large pictorial cartouche, with clock, ship, etc. Size 52" x 42", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 4to. Linen fragile at folds, with many splits between sections. Printed for Robt. Sayer and John Bennett. 1777. £200.00
    A cheap working copy.

  92. Lake District ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP made up of quarter sheets, Sheet 39 and sheets to west and south. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 27" x 38". Linen-backed and folding into large 4to marbled wraps. 1898. £22.00
    Covers Kendal, Dalton-in-Furness, Wast Water.

  93. Lancaster, Grange, Hawes, Gargrave ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 50 and adjoining sheets. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 30" x 37". Made up of smaller sheets, pasted together with border all round edge. With hachures. Mounted on linen, folding into small 4to marbled wraps. Inserted in green cloth slipcase with Philips label. 1852. £36.00
    Shows Settle and Carlisle Railway.

  94. 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, by Aliprandi. 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 for customs, 'pierage & Lazzaretto dues' wharfage etc. 'upon a Case Alabasters landed ex. Ann... delivered to Henry Stokes Esq. 5th May 1820. 6th March and 5th May 1820. £40.00
    Volterra and Livorno (Leghorn) were centres of the alabaster trade in Italy.

  95. Leicestershire and Northamptonshire PARTICULARS of Two Twelfth Shares of a Freehold Estate situate in the Parish of Brampton, and Two Fourth Shares of a Freehold Estate in East Norton... which will be Sold by Auction... at the George Inn, Northampton, Saturday 10th February, 1810. 2p, size 12" x 7", folds. Title and description of 4 lots, which comprised rich meadow land. Gives occupiers. Names of buyers and price realised have been added in ink, and there is a manuscript memorandum on the blank verso. 1810. £35.00

  96. Lincolnshire and Leicestershire BOOK OF MANUSCRIPT PLANS Name 'F. Orton' on front wrap. Six plans in fine ink, in borders, some with a small amount of colour wash, varying in scale from 3" to 6" per mile, sewn into marbled wraps, size 11" x 9". Shows roads, basic plot, with measurements all round the perimeter, compass rose, scale bar, adjoining owners named. Plans titled Mr. Stokes', Mr. Kemp's, Mr. Harvey's (2), Mr. Hall's Close, and 'Lands in Spittlegate'. The first plan has some light brownish marks. n.d. c1830. £75.00
    There is a record of a Francis Orton, farmer, at Bottesford.

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

  98. Literary history MANUSCRIPT synopsis of French literature from the Middle Ages to the mid-19th century. Notebook lettered 'P.I' in gilt on front board, 4to, paper-covered boards with cloth spine. Comprises 82p, in two different hands, brief biographical summaries of writers. There follows a list of Kings and Queens in English, with brief summary of their reign, from William the Conqueror to 1871. 52p. The last section is headed 'English Litterature (sic). Steinamanger december 11th '79. and is in English. 58p. At the end are 40p in Hungarian(?) about different countries. A note 'Finished at the 9th of July 1881' on last page. 1881. £65.00
    Steinamanger was the old name for Szombathely near the border with Austria.

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

  100. 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. £40.00
    Covers East London, Isle of Grain, Southend, Chelmsford, Hoddesdon.

  101. Manuscript poetry CHARADES Twelve riddling poems, heading as above. Written in a small neat hand on 4p., 4to. The last two puzzles are in Latin. Small repaired tear along edge fold. n.d. Paper watermarked 1805. £20.00
    'My first with more than quaker's pride/At your most solemn duty/You keep, nor deign to throw aside/Even though it veils your beauty.'

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

  103. Medical PLAISTER for a pain in the Side. Slip of paper with four lines detailing recipe, which included beeswax, oil of mace. n.d. c1800. £4.00

  104. Metal casting LETTER from Albert Cadman at the Canal Foundry, Openshaw, Manchester, on headed paper, about the setting up of the fund for the 'Oliver Stubbs Medal'. In ink, 8 lines, 4to.'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. £8.00

  105. Methodism THE ORIGIN OF METHODISM Manuscript poem. Twenty one four-line stanzas on 4 sides 4to, in a small neat hand. The first page has two repaired tears at central fold, and second page has a repair all along a central horizontal fold, with some wear which has caused the loss of one line on the verso, there are also a few small holes in blank area. The poem is a vituperative attack on Methodism, presenting Old Nick as having blended 'A Man Man, Knave and Motley Fool' to make a Methodist: 'Of zealot pride he added store/To make the Mass ferment/Of Dark Hypocrisy yet more/With Temper violent'. The writer deplores the Methodists' attacks on the theatre, on drink and feasting, and their lack of education: 'And from the unletter'd lank Hair breed/Your fellow Labourers choose/ For he who cannot write or read/More plain his Mission shows'. Watermark showing a horserider. Late 18th century. £50.00

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  106. 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

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

  108. (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

  109. (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

  110. (Moll, H) BRITANNIA ROMANA Engraved by M. Burghers. Size 7" x 10" plus margins. Shows England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, title cartouche with Romans and a Druid top left, a thatched house top right. Shows rivers, hills, towns. Central fold... together with... BRITANNIA SAXONICA in similar format. 2 items. 1720. £25.00
    From Cox's Magna Britannia.

  111. Monin (C.V) OCEANIE. (Map) Engraved map, size 11" x 15", plus margins, with an inset of 'Colonie Anglaise' (New South Wales). Later coloured key in manuscript denoting countries and their colonies, though not completed on plan. Some light creases. Lyon: 1838. £40.00

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

  113. 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.

  114. Moss Bros. RIDING, HUNTING KIT AND SADDLERY Price List October 1949. 4pp., 8vo., green wraps with illustration of hunting horn etc. 1949. £5.00

  115. New Forest AN ACT for the better Preservation of Timber in the New Forest in the County of Southampton, and for ascertaining the Boundaries of the said Forest, and of the Lands of the Crown within the same. 14pp., sm. folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1810. £12.00

  116. 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.

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

  118. 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.

  119. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  125. 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. £8.00

  126. 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

  127. Paris SALE CATALOGUE for sale on 4th May 1840, of two Hotels Meubles du Prince Regent, 'situees rue Saint-Hyacinte-Saint-Honore nos. 10 et 5, et rue du Marche-Saint-Honore no 18.' In two Lots. 4pp., 8vo. 1840. £10.00
    'un des hotels meubles les plus recherches par les etrangers et surtout par le commerce anglais. En 1836 il a ete vendu 135,000 fr...'.

  128. Peel (Robert) LETTER Dated Drayton 13th Mar., addressed to 'Dear Sir', signed 'Robert Peel'. 11 lines, written in a large scrawly hand. Asks him to go to see an old friend of his, Mr Thackeray, who is very poor, and ask him if a present of 'fifty pound or ten pound pr annum will be more acceptable'. Paper very creased. On verso is a note in a different hand saying it was sent under cover to Jn. Harding, and that he found Mr. Thackeray who accepted the annuity, and he died 2 years after. Someone has written 'Sir R. Peel the Elder' in pencil on verso. No date. £24.00
    Robert Peel bought Drayton Manor, in Staffordshire, in 1790. Peel died in 1830.

  129. Peerage MANUSCRIPT PEDIGREES of British earls, barons, etc. 28p, neatly written in a small hand, in small 8vo notebook, one calf board, detached, back board and spine missing. Gives name of peer, date of birth, marriage, wife's name, and list of issue, date of creation. e.g. 'Francis Godolphin Osborne Baron Godolphin of Farnham Royal. b. 11 Oc. 1777 m. 31 March 1800 Eliz. Charlotte Eden dr. of Wm. 1st Lord Auckland and has Issue... creation 10th May 1832...' n.d. probably 1830's. £24.00

    SIR BLUE STRING

  130. Political satire THE NEGOTIATORS Tune of Packington Pound. Manuscript poem attacking Walpole's conciliatory policies against Spain. Begins by proposing a copper plate showing 'three English Saylors' drawing a Spanish dustcard, the British lion rearing up to attack but 'Sir R. W...le' pulling him back by the tail. 12 verses of 9 lines each, presenting the government as kow-towing to and appeasing 'Don Diego'. Mentions 'Hosier the brave', Admiral Francis Hosier, who as Vice Admiral at the blockade of Porto Bello in 1726 was ordered not to fight the Spanish and take the port: 'When our Fleets were equipped you must certainly know/By him they were hindred from striking a blow/Thus Hosier the brave/Was sent to his grave/On an Errand that better had fitted a slave'. On four sides folio, in a neat hand, with some amendments. The second page has some wear and splits which have been repaired with archival tape. A strip of paper has been torn away, approx. 4" long, resulting in loss of the last word in six lines. Some very small edge tears. c1730. £75.00

  131. Puzzles CHARADES manuscript so titled on 4p, 4to, in a small neat hand. 11 acrostic-type rhyming puzzles, the last one being in Latin. Watermark 1805. £25.00
    For example 'The child of a peasant Rose thought it no shame/To toil at my first all the day/When her father grew rich, and a farmer became/My first to my second gave way.... etc.'

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

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

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

  135. 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

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

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

  138. Ruthven (John) MAP OF THE ENGLISH LAKES and Adjoining Country Geologically Coloured by John Ruthven of Kendal 1855. Fully hand-coloured map, size 21" x 19". Coloured sections in all four margins. Index in bottom left corner. Linen-backed, now flat, but with traces of once having been folded to 8vo. 1855. £95.00
    Covers area from Lancaster to Carlisle, Whitehaven to Kirkby Stephen.

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

  140. Sanders (William) MAP OF THE BRISTOL COAL FIELDS AND COUNTRY ADJACENT In 19 Sheets. Geologically Surveyed by William Sanders, F.G.S. 1861. Scale 4 miles = 1 inch. 11 double page and one single page sheets only (there should be 19), plus half of one double-page sheet. Hand coloured, lithograph title with coloured key beneath. Folio, 25" x 18", calf spine with gilt title, lacks front board, back board present, with marbled paper rubbed. The front board had the small index map pasted inside, so this is not present. No free front endpaper, the first leaf has the title page, facing the first map. Small piece of paper missing at corner of title page, and there are some very small edge tears on this leaf. Sheets comprise: Sheet 1 (Oldbury); Sheet 3 has right half of double-page map only (Thornbury, Olveston); Sheet 5 (Walton in Gordano); Sheet 7 (Oldland, Doddington); Un-numbered sheet (8) (Kewstoke, Salthouse Point); Sheet 10 (Bedminster, Hanham, Chew Magna); Sheet 11 (Bath, Keynsham); Sheet 12 (Weston super Mare); Sheet 13 (Axbridge); Sheet 14 (Ubley, Clutton); Sheet 16 (East Brent, Huntspill); Sheet 18 (Wells, Gurney Slade); Sheet 19 (Stratton on the Fosse, Elm). 1862. £520.00
    Scarce. An unusually large-scale survey. Encouraged in his work by H.T. de la Beche, Sanders made his own surveys between 1835 and 1862, using also a map he made by collating approximately one hundred parish maps. He was curator of the Bristol Institution from 1857-1872.

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

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

  143. Shuldham (A.S) LETTER to Frederick Booth, Craven Street, Strand, from A.S. Shuldham, dated Henbury 22 April, 1790. 22 lines in a neat hand on 2 sides 4to, address panel on verso of conjoint leaf, with broken wax seal, Bristol postmark. Small hole in conjoint leaf where seal broken. Relates to the recovery of Shuldham's articles from the ship 'Diana' which had been seized. He'd asked a Mr. Gretton to retrieve his articles, but he'd drawn on him for £31, and given half to the mate, who'd gone off with the money. He'd heard a man from Plymouth had come to Dartmouth to examine the 'Diana', hauled her on shore, and 'took up some of the Dining room Floor and shifted the Ballast to look for some secret Places', but found nothing. 1790. £40.00
    Amongst the Blaise Castle estate deeds in the Bristol Archives is an assignment of a lease from Francis Adams to Arthur Samuel Shuldham.

  144. Silver LIST OF SILVER PLATE 16 items listed on one side of 4to sheet. Dated at the bottom 28 Septr. 1754. There is no heading. Repaired split down most of central vertical fold, and along right half of horizontal fold. Includes 'Three dozen of Silver hefted Knives, three dozen of Silver hefted Forks', 'Three Sugar Castors', 'One Silver Soop Spoon'. 1754. £20.00

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

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

  147. Spain JAMES CRAGGS Her Majesty's Resident at the Court of Spain humbly prays an allowance of his Extrays. from the 17th of June to the 17th of Sept. 1710. Viz... Slip of paper, the top part only of a document which has been torn horizontally, heading as above, lists sum for postage of letters (a hefty £50) and Stationary ware. Size approx. 4" x 7". 1710. £25.00
    Craggs became secretary to Stanhope, the envoy to Spain, in 1708, but was made a minister in Spain so he could stand in for Stanhope when he was away. After his return to England he became M.P. for the 'rotten borough' of Tregony, in Cornwall, later becoming a member of the Privy Council.

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

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

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

  151. 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

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

  153. Sunlight soap ADVERTISEMENT Chromolith advert showing young girl in clogs washing clothes in river 'Sunlight Soap. A child can use it.' Sm. 8vo., text on verso. c1910. £5.00

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

  155. Sussex and Durham AN AGREEMENT for placing out Trust Money. Between Mary Pooley, Mary Monypenny, Robert Lambe and James Monypenny. 1p., large folio, signed by 5 parties with small wax seals. Witnessed. Refers to £600 originally placed with the Commissioners for repairing the Harbour of Rye, now to be advanced to the Trustees appointed by an Act 'for repairing the road from Buckton Burn in Durham through Berwick upon Tweed...'. 1755. £18.00

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

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

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

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

  160. Theatre EXTEMPORE LINES ON CAPT. WINCHESTER and Mr. Roberts making a Collection for Miss Poole at her Benefit. Manuscript satirical poem in 22 lines, on one side of small folio sheet, folded. Describes how a Captain of Dragoons persuaded the audience to contribute 'He dwelt on Pool's youth her grimace and her quaver/And hop'd that their verdict would run in her favour...' c1830. £18.00
    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'.

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

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

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

  164. Uxbridge (Earl of) LETTER setting out Mr Partington's opinion as to a loan to be advanced to Lord Uxbridge, written in the third person. 18 lines on 1p., 4to, blank conjoint leaf with docket title on verso with date '19 Feb 1789'. Says Mr Gilbert is satisfied with the security offered by Lord Uxbridge, although he has not seen the Particular of that part of the estate 'it will be sufficient for the money and the Lord Uxbridge's title will be found clear'. However he himself wants nothing to do with the business as he's been informed of the state of Lord Uxbridge's affairs... with... another letter relating to the affair, from H. Metcalfe, New Norfolk Street, to Thomas Harrison, 25th September 1789. 20 lines, 4to, blank conjoint leaf with remains of wax seal and name of Harrison on verso. Both items tipped on to blue album leaves. 1789. £30.00
    The amount concerned was £10,000.

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

  166. Varley (Jno.), delin. A PLAN OF THE INTENDED NAVIGABLE CANAL from Chesterfield to the River Trent near Stockwith. Surveyed in 1769. Fine engraved plan, size between borders 15" x 31", overall size 19" x 37". Scale 1 mile = 1 inch. Title across the top, compass rose, scale bar, reference table with list of 9 distances between letter along the length of the canal. Canal itself outlined in hand-colouring in three different colours for the three counties traversed. Shows Rivers Trent, Idle, Rother, with various tributary 'Dykes'; buildings, with larger buildings shown with tiny elevation (e.g. 'Rhenishaw Hall', 'Bilby Hall'); hills shown in profile; wooded areas; windmills, mills (e.g. 'Mr Wilden's Mills', 'Peck Mill'); roads shown with dotted lines, some named (e.g. 'Esq. Hewit's Coach Road'; Glass House; Fire Engine, Coal Works. A few light creases at edges, and a few very light foxing spots, mainly in margin at bottom right corner. A later owner has written the title in ink on the verso of the map. Thos. Kitchin, Sculp. 1759. £230.00
    The canal was promoted by James Brindley but most of the work was carried out by John Varley. It opened in 1777, and was successful throughout the nineteenth century, carrying coal, iron, pottery, and stone, the most famous cargo being 250,000 tons of stone used in the building of the Houses of Parliament.

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

  168. 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

  169. 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.

  170. Warwickshire, Oxfordshire GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. LIII S.W. Hand-coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, size 12" x 14", plus margins, key. 1899. £25.00
    Covers Warmington, Alderham, Lower Shuckburgh

  171. Weinreb and Douwma Books SEVEN WEINREB CATALOGUES From the 1970's. Comprises: Gardens and Landscapes, 72pp; Bridges, Railways & Engineering, 42pp; Industrial Revolution, 31pp; Plans for London, 36pp; Plans of London, 20pp; Architecture, 75pp; Italy Architecture and Antiquity, 150pp. All profusely illustrated. Stiff paper covers. Seven items. 1970's. £18.00
    Very scholarly and informative catalogues.

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

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

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

  175. Whitaker (John) LETTER to the Rev. Benjamin Richardson, Rector of Farleigh Hungerford. Defective letter, what is probably the second page of a folded sheet. 65 lines in a small hand, closely written on one side of sheet 13" x 8", folds. On verso is address 'Rev. Mr. Richardson, Hungerford Farley, near Bath', with the figures '1 0' written in the top corner. Under the address, in an early hand is written 'Rebuilding the Temple of Minerva Review of the History of Bath', circled round. A few splits at folds, small piece torn from left margin with loss of first half of three words, some foxing at left side. There is an old repair approx. one and a half inches along one fold on verso, using printed paper. Whitaker starts by saying that since he has freed himself from the 'Blagdon Controversy' he has been working on a review of Warner's History of Bath for the 'Jacobin Review': 'it has made many mistakes and left many deficiences... I have aimed to illustrate the history rather than censure the author'. He goes on to say 'in the third article I have nearly rebuilt the Temple of Minerva' and asks Richardson for his 'architectural assistance' - would he inspect some specified parts of the building and answer some questions about holes in the stone. Refers to a 'portrait of a lady' discovered there, and mentions Guidott's work on Bath. He offers to help Richardson in the sale of his book 'I shall be very happy if what I say shall enable you to sell it well'. He says his wife is still lame, but his daughter well. n.d. c1801? £65.00
    John Whitaker was Rector of Ruan Lanithorne in Cornwall. As well as works on Cornwall and Manchester he wrote 'The Genuine History of the Britons Asserted' (1772). His review of Warner's book appeared in the 'Anti Jacobin Vol X, 1801'. Benjamin Richardson was a keen amateur geologist and scientist, and a friend and supporter of William Smith. He helped Smith with his work on the Bath strata.

  176. 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. £16.00
    Lists 5 Lots, with occupiers.

  177. 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. £35.00
    Covers Axbridge, Curry Rivel, Gillingham, Fonthill Bishop, Seend.

  178. Wyld's MAP OF ENGLAND WALES & SCOTLAND describing all the Direct and principal Cross roads in Great Britain with all the distances measured from London likewise the Great Rivers and Navigable Canals and Railroads. Lithographed map, size 29" x 25", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into cloth-covered slipcase, with Wyld label, rubbed, cloth frayed at edges of slipcase. Pale wash colour with brighter colour for the county boundaries. Published by James Wyld, 11 & 12 Charing Cross. n.d. c1875. £130.00

  179. Yacht insurance POLICY CERTIFICATE of Norie and Wilson for the yacht 'Octopus', for six months from April 1892. 1p., large folio, printed in black and red, with manuscript inserts. Blank conjoint leaf with docket title on verso. Price was £120 and this was shared between 6 named owners who each paid £20. 1892. £7.00

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

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