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  1. 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

  2. Anderson (J.G.C),X editor ASIA MINOR. Murray's Handy Classical Maps. Coloured folding map, 17" x 22", mounted on linen, folding into the original cloth boards, with 11pp, index pasted to rear board. John Murray, London: 1903. £20.00

  3. Annuities CERTIFICATE for £13,000 interest in the Joint Stock of Three per Cent. Annuities. Printed with manuscript inserts on one side of sheet 6" x 8". Transferred to Sir Henry Cann Lippincott. Signed and witnessed. Verso slightly spotty. 1808. £14.00
    Refers to 'Act for converting the several Annuities... into several Joint Stocks... transferable at the Bank of England to be charged on the Sinking Funds...'

  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. 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. £80.00

  6. Arts Council of Great Britain GEORGE CRUIKSHANK Catalogue of an Exhibition February - April 1974. 59pp., 4to. Numerous illustrations. Lacks something from a small pocket inside back wrap. With an article by William Feaver. A few ink marks in margins. 1974. £10.00

  7. 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

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

  9. Avenue Press, Drury Lane XPr. 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

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

  11. Ayres (F.H), XPub. RULES for Playing the Game of Bowls. 15pp., small 8vo., faded yellow wraps with title. Illustrated adverts. for cricket bat, tennis racket and bowls set inside wraps and on verso, advertisement leaf at front with some slight browning and nibbling along top and bottom edge. 1902. £14.00
    Includes a section on the rules for Scotland.

  12. Balmoral PRESENTATION OF COLOURS to the First Battalion The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders by Her Majesty the Queen, Balmoral, 30th May, 1955. Booklet, stiff card wraps, 8vo, 8 pages. Coloured illustration of banners below list of battle honours. Small light stain throughout at bottom staple. 1955. £8.00

  13. 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

  14. Bartholomew & Son, XPub. 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

  15. Bartholomew (John) THE IMPERIAL MAP OF ENGLAND AND WALES; According to the latest Additions; Shewing Clearly Every Feature of the Country, Railways and their Stations, Roads, Canals, Rivers, Gentleman's Seats, etc. On the Scale of 4 miles to an inch. Fully coloured map on 18 sheets, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into plain 4to endpapers. Sheets numbered 1 to 15 plus sheets 16a, b and c, lacks th Index sheet. The first 15 sheets measure 21" x 29", including margins, the last 3 measure 10" x 29" including margins, some spotting mainly to verso. A. Fullarton and Co., London & Edinburgh: c.1870. £95.00

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  21. Berkshire, Oxfordshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 31" plus margins, linen-backed, folding into 8vo green paper wraps. Printed from an Electrotype. c1860. £60.00
    Covers Oxford, Faringdon, Henley, Reading.

  22. 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. £22.00
    Covers Henley on Thames, Radley.

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

  24. Bill of Rights MANUSCRIPT copied 1689, setting out resolutions relating to the 'Crimes for which some persons be excepted out of the Bill of Indemnity...'. 3p, folio, verso of second leaf blank, no docket title or heading. Written in a neat but not careful hand, with some abbreviations throughout. One small hole in paper, not touching any text. Verso dusty. Watermark of a fleur de lys with a coronet above. Lists 13 resolutions, each section headed 'Resolved'. The first resolution states 'that it is the opinion of this Committee that the... suspending of Lawes & execution of Lawes without the Consent of Parliament... is one of the Crimes for which some persons be excepted out of the Bill of Indemnity...'. Other resolutions refer to the prosecution of Bishops, Courts for Ecclesiastical Causes, keeping Standing Army, excessive bail, etc. The last three resolutions state the house be moved that on Monday next, 'May the 21st '89', Major Wildman (Chairman of the Committee relating to Mr Brent, Mr Graham, Mr Burton & other prisoners), do make his report of 'all Commissions, Dispensations & other papers in his hands relating to the heads; that the Clerk of the Commons bring the record of Sir Edward Hale's Case to the House, & that the Chairman of the Grand Committee of Grievances bring writings relating to the Ecclesiastical Court.' A line at the end states '... taken from a copy which Mr Sa(illegible) lent me. finis.' 1689. £250.00
    The Convention Parliament was convened in January 1689. On the 2nd February a committee reported to the House 23 Heads of Grievances. The Bill of Rights was passed on 16th December 1689. John Wildman, who sat in the Convention Parliament for Wootton Bassett, was active in bringing a case against Burton and others who were charged with subordinating evidence in the state trials of James' reign.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. Bonhams AUCTION CATALOGUE of Scientific and Medical Instruments, Barometers, Cameras... 21st July 1998. 44pp., 4to, glossy wraps. Many photographs. Title page partly loose, lacks last page of conditions of sale. 1998. £16.00
    Includes waywiser, compasses, sextants, microscopes etc.

  28. 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.

  29. [Bowen and Kitchen] AN ACCURATE MAP OF THE COUNTIES OF GLOUCESTER AND MONMOUTH Divided into their Respective Hundreds collected from the Best Materials and Illustrated with Historical Extracts relative to their Natural Produce Trade Manufactures &c. Size approx. 20" x 27", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into sm. 4to marbled card slipcase with printed label. Scale ten miles to three and five eighths inches. Outlines of hundreds and border coloured, ornamental cartouche in top left-hand corner, with dedication to The Hon. John Thynne How, with three columns of notes to the right; title at bottom right, on a piece of masonry with trees, figure holding wheat, above it notes referring to Fairford, Stow etc. Key shows churches, rectories, vicarages or curacies, charity schools, hamlets, parks, woods, roads with distances between the towns. Pr. For Bowles & Carver, R. Wilkinson, and Laurie and Whittle. c1760. £200.00

  30. Bradshaw's NEW RAILWAY MAP of Gt. Britain and Ireland, with Enlarged Plans of the Principal Towns. 1867. Map printed on thin paper, size 27" x 23", folded to small 8vo. With large inset of London, and smaller ones of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool. 1867. £22.00
    Possibly taken from a Bradshaw's guide.

  31. 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.

  32. Bristol and Gloucestershire OATH OF A BURGESS of Josiah Jones, Coalminer, of Bitton. Vellum document printed with the oath, decorative headpiece of city arms, swags, etc, admitting Josiah Jones, in the Liberties of the City. Printed, with manuscript inserts, name, occupation, dates, Mayor and Sheriffs' names, completed in MS. Signed by the Chamberlain. Size 10" x 7", folds, with perforations of heart, crescent, diamond and trefoil. Vellum slightly darkened overall, with slight browning at folds, manuscript inserts rather faded. 1771. £65.00
    Jones qualified as the son of Henry Jones, Rough Mason. He is listed in the Bristol Poll Book of 1774.

  33. 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 illustrated.

  34. 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.

  35. Bristol, Cardiff, Gloucester THREE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MAPS colour-printed. Comprises: The Bristol District. Scale 4 miles to one inch. Size 10" x 13", plus margins. Central fold. 1955; Sheet 263 (Cardiff, Sand Bay). 1947. Size 13" x 20", plus margins; Sheet 234 (Gloucester). 1975. Size 17" x 24", plus very wide margins, central fold. 3 items. 1948-1975. £16.00

  36. 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.

  37. 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...'.

  38. 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

  39. Bulldogs 'THE STOCK-KEEPER' KENNEL BOOK with details of Bulldogs. Book size 12" x 9", hardcovers, name of Youen Smith, Wigan, on flyleaf. Printed, with manuscript information added in columns, sections for Pedigrees (21 pages filled in), Stud Services (21 pages filled in), Litter (not filled in), Prizes Won (15 pages filled in), Index. The prizes are mainly for north of England shows. 1895-1923. £40.00
    The pedigrees give names of parents, grandparents and 8 great-grandparents, date of birth, name of breeder, date and place of purchase (all over Britain), colour.

  40. 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.

  41. 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

  42. Campbell (J), XPub. 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.

  43. 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 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.

  44. Chapman and Hall, XPub. 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

  45. 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

  46. 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. £18.00
    Includes globes and sundials.

  47. Christie's THE CAMERARIUS FLORILEGIUM Catalogue for Auction Sale 20th May 1992. 30pp., 4to., glossy wraps with coloured illustrations, numerous coloured plates. 1992. £18.00

  48. 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

  49. Clarke (W) BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR showing a long spray of pale mauve wisteria hanging from a twig. Very detailed watercolour, size 10" x 6", plus wide margins, on thin card. The flower covers the whole length of the paper. The name 'W. Clark fecit' in very small letters. c1880. £16.00

  50. Classics manuscripts COLLECTIONES EX OVIDIO METAMORPHOSEON Robert Long Eius Liber. Manuscript transcription of the Metamorphosis in nine books, with English translation of some of the lines. 344 pages in a very neat clear hand, in a notebook with plain parchment-covered boards, 8" x 6", each page completely full, no blanks. The first page is a fine calligraphic title, with a peacock-type bird underneath, surrounded by a border of scrolls with little faces in some of the loops. The next page has the inscription in a very decorative 'Gothic' style script, 'Robert Long Eius Liber'. There are occasional notes in the margin explaining names etc. e.g. 'Cynthia a very beautifull woman', 'Arcos the son of Jupiter and Calisto'. At the end of some of the books he has written the date in Latin in a small script, the earliest '13.Cal.Oct', the last 'Ter. Cal. Sext' (August). It would seem to be the work of an older Latin pupil. The translations are fairly basic and literal, e.g. 'When Juno looked gruff on you all', with occasional self correction, e.g. '... per aetas par forma fuit' he begins as 'Her age...' then crosses it out and puts 'She was of the same age and same shape'. There are some eccentricities of spelling such as 'Tho littly wounded he died, Being stabed'... together with another manuscript book of Robert Long COLLECTIONES E DIONISIO. A similar notebook, 625 lines in Greek of the description of the world by Dionysius Periegetes, with the names of the listed places in Latin as headings, e.g. 'Nilus Fluvius', 'Mare Creticum. 30p. At the other end of the book 17 pages headed 'Diarium Sophoclis', 'Collectiones E Sphoclis Electra', lines in Greek, with Latin equivalents of some phrases. The name Robt. Long is on the front paste-down. 47 pages, on rectos only, plus some blanks. Two items. c1800 or slightly earlier. £300.00

  51. Coates & Howes, XWine 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

  52. Colman (George), XThe Younger GOD SAVE THE KING broadside with verses by different authors. Size 9" x 5", printed on one side only. The second, third and fourth stanzas are 'Additional Verses, written by George Colman the Younger', the fifth 'By the Author of the Monody'.... together with... HAIL! GEORGE THE FOURTH. A New Loyal Song. The Words by W. Collard, Esq., The Music by F. Kalkbrenner, Esq. Fulsome praise of the King in four stanzas. Title printed in a variety of type-faces. 2 pieces. Both printed by Major, St. John's Steps, Bristol (1830). £40.00
    'Whilst aid to his blest father yielding/Who made the World shout England's paise?/The Prince, who now the Sceptre weilding/More lofty still its fame shall raise'. George Colman the Younger, a dramatist and writer of popular verse, had got into debt and was imprisoned in the King's Bench prison. He was released through the support of George IV.

  53. 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

  54. 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

  55. 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. £40.00

  56. Cruchley (G.F.), XPublisher CRUCHLEY'S REDUCED ORDNANCE MAP Planned upon a scale of two miles to an inch. Fully hand-coloured map, size 50" x 37", decorative border. Folding into cloth-covered boards, marbled endpapers, large 8vo., gilt title, crack in cloth only at edges of spine. Shows all main railway lines and stations. Composite of 4 sheets, nos. 18, 19, 25, 26, covering Gloucester, Bath, Buckingham, Oxford, Guildford, Winchester. 1859. £145.00
    A very bright and fresh copy.

  57. Cruchley's REDUCED ORDNANCE MAP OF ENGLAND AND WALES Map formed of sheets 17,18, 10,11. Fully hand-coloured map, size 38" x 50", scale half an inch = 1 mile. Linen-backed and folding into cloth-covered boards, gilt title, size 10" x 7". Covers Bridgend, Hungerford, New Forest, Portland, Newton Abbot. Counties in full wash colour, county borders in darker colour, railways in red, large title cartouche at top 'From the Ordnance Survey', border all round. Key map inside front board. Boards spotty, corners rubbed, cloth spine, but lacking mauve cloth on spine. 1854. £110.00

  58. Currier and Ives prints SALE CATALOGUE for an auction of Rare and Fine American Lithographs, mainly the work of N. Currier and Currier and Ives. A Collection Formed by Rita Michaelsen. American Art Association, New York City, December 18th, 1930. 57pp., 8vo., wraps. Many illustrations. 1930. £18.00

  59. Cycling maps THE CYCLIST Pocket Touring Maps of Britain. Set of 14 colour-printed maps folding into seven booklets, boards size 4" x 3", map size 12" x 14", printed on both sides. With each map is printed 'Useful Information for cyclists' by H. Camm. Spine of one board worn, not affecting map, nick in cloth at spine of another. Inserted in faded slipcase with key map, slipcase lacks top side. n.d. c1938. £12.00

  60. Dalton (W) THE POCKET GUIDE TO POKER PATIENCE. Second Edition. 24pp., a.e.g., illustrations, size 4" x 2", blue wraps printed in red. 1910. £6.00

  61. 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 Direction of Willm. Lindley 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.

  62. 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.

  63. 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.

  64. Devon & Somerset PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM of approx. 100 commercial views, size 2" x 3", of Devon & Somerset. Plus approx. 60 of The Lakes and Wales. Mounted 4 to a page in oblong 8vo album, grained paper covered boards. Includes views of Chagford, Dartmouth (including interesting view of Kingswear Ferry carrying two waggons with horses), Dartmoor, Exeter, Lydford, Porlock, Horner, Dunster, and a few of Bude. Many have titles in white in plate, (Judges Ltd.), and printed titles to verso of snaps, all have titles in MS on mount. c1910. £65.00

  65. Devon and Bristol TO THE PROPRIETOR OF THE PRINCESS ROYAL STEAMER for Freight From Bristol. L. Llewellyn Esq. Printed form with manuscript inserts, size 5" x 8". Columns for goods, measurement, charges etc. 1854. £20.00

  66. 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.

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

  68. Devon and Dorset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sidmouth and Lyme Regis. Fifth Edition. Sheet No. 139. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Blue and black Ellis Martin Cover with hiker, cloth-backed. 1937. £7.00

  69. Dorset, Devon MAP OF THE COUNTRY & OF THE RAILWAYS Existing and Proposed in the Districts Situated between Bristol, Exeter & Dorchester. Lithographed map, with railways hand-coloured, on thick paper, size 21" x 22", plus margins, which are very wide right and left. Trace of vertical fold at centre. Scale bar, scale 5" x 45 miles. Decorative title top left. Covers Exeter, Weymouth, Bristol. Shows towns and villages, rivers. Shows 7 railway lines in different colours, plus 'Devon & Dorset proposed Railway', which is underlined in red in the Reference, and is shown running from the G.W.R. line at Maiden Newton through Axminster to Exeter, with a branch to Bridport, and Sidmouth. 'Proposed Devon and Dorset Ry. 1855 Sess.' written in red ink along line. J. Whatman watermark 1853. £95.00
    The line from Maiden Newton to Bridport was built, but not the rest of the line. Lines shown are Great Western, Bristol and Exeter, Southampton & Dorchester, S. Devon, Wilts., Somerst & Weymouth, N. Devon, Chard Canal & Railway.

  70. Duchy of Cornwall AN ACCOUNT OF THE RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS of the Duchy of Cornwall in the year ended on the 31st December 1852. 37pp., folio, recent cloth boards, gilt title on spine. Lists income from Rents and Profits of Courts for different Manors in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Somerset, Hertfordshire, Lincolnshire, in detail, with names of tenants etc. Includes Royalties on 118 mines in Cornwall, and others in Devon and Somerset. Disbursements include details of repairs to properties, donations to charities such as The Cornwall Lunatic Asylum 'Reward to W. Summerhayes for apprehending and convicting Offenders for stealing gates at Curry Mallet'). 1852. £50.00

  71. 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

  72. Dulau & Company Ltd, XOld Bond St. OLD PRINTS, MAPS & DRAWINGS Persian & Indian Miniatures... and a Few Important Rarities. Catalogue 190. 37pp., 8vo., wraps. Wraps repaired down spine with archival tape. Illusts... together with... Old Prints & Maps. Catalogue. 29pp., numerous illustrations. 2 items n.d. 1940's? £12.00
    Includes botanical paintings on vellum by the Misses Crabtree, 'Original Sketch-Books of the Great Pre-Raphelites'.

  73. Earl of Auckland LETTER signed 'Auckland' to Sir John S? Bt.' Dated only 'Palace Yard Monday night'. 2p., 8vo., blank conjoint leaf. Says he has received his letter and has had some conversations on the subject with the Chancellor and Ld. Lauderdale. He has given notice in the House of Lords that he will present a Petition calling for a hearing of the appeal, which he feels has a claim to attention 'under the circumstances of the dormant Peerage'... together with.... Two 'free fronts' signed 'Auckland', postmarked 1822 and 1834. Early nineteenth century. £20.00
    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.

  74. Eastern Counties TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets 9 (Eastern Counties S) and 6 (Eastern Counties N). Scale quarter inch to 1 mile. Covers in blue and buff showing motor-cyclist reading map, coat of arms below. Cloth-backed. Brownish spots in top corner of one sheet, obtruding onto border. 2 items. Third Edition. c1930. £8.00

  75. 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. £50.00

  76. 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.

  77. Essex and Hertford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. In four sheets, each sheet dissected and linen-backed and folding into small 4to blue paper wraps, overall size 24" x 35". Border at top and left sides only. A few very light browning spots in south-east sheet. 1840's. £75.00
    Covers Royston, Thaxted, Halstead, Witham. Corresponds to Margary state 3, although this copy has 'price eight shillings' top left (slightly clipped at the top), and Margary only mentions a price of fourteen shillings.

  78. 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.

  79. 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

  80. First World War SIX POSTCARDS four used, two unused. Comprises: (i) Morocco spahis camping in a farm at Ribecourt; (ii) Aviator reconnoitring (plane with pilot on ground, surrounded by military with bicycles). Ritchie & Sons. Unused. (iii) Interneeringskamp Zeist. Ingang. Shows men at gae of camp. Postmark on verso and stamp 'Militaires etrangers internes dans les Pays Bays', addressed to a man in Bristol from a Belgian corporal. 1915. Purple stamp and postmark on image. (iv) Three colour-tinted cards illustrating 'L'Entente Cordiale', and 'Unis Contre Les Barbares' showing British and French soldier, and one 'La Pensee' with British, French and Russian. 1915. Six items. 1915. £20.00

  81. Fisher family of Gloucestershire, Staffordshire, etc. GENEALOGICAL NOTES Manuscript in 4 small 8vo notebooks. Comprises (i) Notebook, limp calf wraps, approx. 160 pages of notes plus some blanks. A few leaves loose. Includes heraldic description of the arms of 20 various branches, pedigrees written in a very small hand (beginning from the 17th and 18th centuries), some tipped in on folding blue paper, blue paper occasionally slightly discoloured, list of Fishers buried in Gloucestershire, extracts from registers of Baptisms at Elmstone Hardwick, notes on Fisher portraits, relevant extracts from Rudder, Atkyns, Chalmers Biographical Dictionary, etc. (ii) Vellum bound notebook, brass clasp 'Notes disconnected & unarranged'. 70 pages. (iii) Another notebook, same binding as (i), Baptisms, marriages etc. from Registers of Alrowas, Stafford, more on registers of Elmstone Hardwick, 1565-1689. 17p. (iv) Another parchment-bound notebook, duplication of notebook (iii) in a tidier hand. 15p. c1890. £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'.

  82. 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

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

  84. 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.

  85. 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

  86. French school copy books CAHIER DE GRAMMAIRE Paule Julliany. Manuscript fair copy book, size 11" x 7", sewn into wraps with manuscript title as above. 24 pages, plus some blanks. First page with decorative calligraphic title 'Abrege de Grammaire'. Lists parts of speech with headings in large letters, some decorated with small leaves.... together with... CAHIER A ANALYSES Paule Julliany. Similar format copy book, 12p., consists of ten proverbs, written in large letters, with grammatical word by word analysis underneath. Front wrap lightly stained. At the end of the book is a rough family tree, in pencil, of the Leon family (many were notaires) with revolutionary and later dates (up to 1830). 2 items. c1830. £36.00

  87. Funeral expenses THE EXPENSES PAID BY THE EXECUTORS of the Late Thos. Hallett Deceased. Sheet size 11" x 5" listing 18 items, such as 'Paid the Wakers... £1.5s.6d', 'Beer & Eatables'. 1837. £8.00

  88. 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

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

  90. Glanville Richards (W.U.S) VOLUME OF GENEALOGICAL NOTES AND PEDIGREES manuscript with notes on various families, many of West Country origin. 157 pages of pedigrees, historical details, transcripts of wills, fines, etc., plus many notes, pedigrees and letters loosely inserted, many folded, in volume size 13" x 8", rubbed marbled boards, lacks spine. Includes notes on Ough of Cornwall, Aplin of Somerset, Avery, Sainsbury, Jobe, Carwadine, Harmsworth, and other families. Compiled c1910. £50.00
    Glanville Richards was the author of 'Records of the Norman House of Glanville 1050-1880'. He had served a two-month prison sentence for tampering with Harleian manuscripts in the British Museum, attempting to prove a link between the Avenel family and that of Leete, which he was researching on behalf of a wealthy client.

  91. Gloucestershire and Monmouth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Glos. Sheet LXII N.E, & Part of Sheet XXXI. Scale 6" to a mile. Size 12" x 18" plus wide margins. Shows Aust and Beachley... together with... AUST. Shore South of the Spur of Aust Cliff. Survey made 27 Feb. 1947 Showing the High Water Mark of the Forenoon Tide. Scale 1/500. Sketch plan in pencil and crayon, size 25" x 14". 1924 and 1947. £14.00

  92. Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXXIV Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 29", linen-backed, folding into 8vo green paper endpapers. Small Letts label on bottom border. Published at the Tower 1828, this edition c1850. £55.00
    Covers Stroud, Cirencester, Swindon, Avebury.

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

  94. 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'.

  95. 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

  96. Great Britain SET OF QUARTER-INCH MAPS in carrying case. Eight maps, scale quarter of an inch to one mile, colour-printed, different shades showing height, each map size 7" x 70", dissected and mounted on both sides of folding linen strip. Folding into red cloth-covered boards, size 9" x 4", inserted in fine full stiff leather carrying box with metal lock and key, carrying handle, lettered 'Great Britain'. Map covers England, Scotland and Wales, and part of Northern Ireland. Marginal information pasted inside front boards, with labels of Sifton Praed and Co. The North Central map has crease in boards, and some slight foxing in margin. n.d. c1920. £75.00

  97. 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

  98. 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.

  99. Gun repair BILL of Charles Gill to Henry Stevens for gun repairs. 4to sheet, listing sums paid 'for a new stock', 'for a tricker and touchole'for a thume pice', 'for repering the outher Gune', etc. Signed by Light as received. 22nd Octr. 1738. £18.00

  100. Guyana THE TRIBUNE Vox Populi. Vox Dei. Vol 5 no. 13. Georgetown, British Guiana, June 30, 1920. Broadsheet newspaper, 4p., folded. Note of three words in biro on first page. 1920. £7.00
    Articles on Constitutional Difficulties, The Typhoid Menace, etc.

  101. Hagelberg, Berlin XPrinters 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. £10.00

  102. 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'.

  103. 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.

  104. 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

  105. Hartland, Okehampton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36". Flat sheet, linen-backed. 'Index to the Tithe Survey' printed in top margin. Cancelled 'Boundary Section Record Copy' stamp in top left margin... together with... Sheet XXIX, same format, showing only a small strip of land from Hartland Quay to Cambeak. Some brownish staining from old sellotape mark at extreme right edge of margin. 2 items. O.S. blindstamps 1888 and 1882. £55.00
    Sheet XXI extends into Cornwall as far as Stratton.

  106. Hay & Brecon Tram Road LETTER on headed paper of 'Home Office', 9th June 1860, to F.L. Bodenham. 1p., small 8vo, signed 'B. Charles Stephenson'. Informs him he has spoken to Sir George Lewis respecting the Hay & Brecon Tram Road and the he will give his proxy to Mr Drew. 1860. £7.00
    Sir George Lewis was Chancellor of the Exchequer and later Home Secretary under Gladstone. He lived in Herefordshire. Bodenham was a Hereford solicitor.

  107. 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

  108. 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.

  109. 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.

  110. Hertfordshire and Essex ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", linen-backed, folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. Paper watermarked 1854. £48.00
    Covers Royston, Hertford, Sudbury, Witham.

  111. 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.)

  112. 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

  113. His Majesty's Stationery Office X(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.

  114. Hoursch (Vering von) ASTUDIN-KARTEN VOM RHEIN 20 colour postcards on a folding strip, with views from paintings. Pink wraps, some slight foxing on verso of cards. n.d. 1920 or earlier. £12.00

  115. 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

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

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

  118. 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.

  119. 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).

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

  121. 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

  122. 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.

  123. Lake District ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 38. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to sm. 4to. Marginal information pasted to endpaper. Some roads inked in red. c1897. £12.00
    Covers Derwentwater, Crummockwater, Glenridding.

  124. 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.

  125. 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.

  126. Lewis (Sir George Cornewall) LETTER dated Kent House April 29, 1861. On 3 sides, small 8vo., embossed coat of arms in blue at head. To 'My dear C. Bodenham'. Thanks him for letting him know about Mr Price's will, and asks him to thank his brother for the advice about precedence of Mayors 'I intend to act upon it, & to bring in a Bill to put them at the head of the Borough magistrates...'. 1861. £15.00
    Lewis was Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1855-58. He argued against British intervention in the American Civil War. He was interested in linguistics and Herefordshire dialect. Bodenham was a solicitor in Hereford.

  127. London and Cornwall LETTER to a member of the Rashleigh family in Cornwall from L. Wynne addressed from Queen Anne Street West, 24th June 1806. 4p., 4to, in a rather untidy hand. Folds. 1806. £18.00
    Presumably Luttrell Wynne. Sends his condolences on the loss of a family member, and sympathises on his suffering from the gout. Refers to the agreement he's made with Mr Peters about Tresawle, and asks him to send a complete rental. He will send some seeds to replace the plants which died last year.

  128. 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.

  129. London Midland and Scottish Railway LIST OF STATIONS AND MAP of the London Midland and Scottish Railway. 24pp., size 11" x 8", printed wraps. Four maps, printed in red and black, in back pocket, each map size 24" x 20", key map to sheets inside front wrap. 1939. £36.00

  130. 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).

  131. 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.

  132. 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

  133. 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.

  134. 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.

  135. Maldon, East London ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet I. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36", linen-backed, folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. Published 1843. This edition Electrotyped, n.d. c1860. £48.00
    Covers East London, Isle of Grain, Southend, Chelmsford, Hoddesdon.

  136. 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.

  137. Masey (Cecil), XF.R.I.B.A, Bedford Sq. PROPOSED NEW HOUSE AT CROHAM HURST South Croydon, for H.D. Chapman Esq. Architect's measure drawing, scale 8ft. to 1in., in ink and full bright colour, on paper size 20" x 27". Shows four elevations of house, roof plan, two sections and small plan of the site in Hurst Way. Traces of folds, paper damaged at bottom left corner by damp, not affecting drawing, and some small holes in left margin. Left edge slightly frayed.... together with... GROUP OF ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS by Alfred Church, as follows: (i) Proposed New Depot Garage, Norfolk St., E7 for C.G. Hill Esq. Alfred Church, Architect, Kingston on Thames. 2 measured drawings on thick tracing paper in ink, scale 8' to 1". (ii) Drawings produced by Church as a student, 1930-33, each drawing approx. size 21" x 27", and slightly larger, comprising 'A Bathing Pavilion by a Private Lake', 'A Small Museum in a Park', 'A School Chapel', 'Sketch Design for a Village Dance and Concert Hall'. These four drawings scale 8' to 1", and fully coloured in attractive bright shades, together with a sepia drawing 'Design for an Office Building for an Architectural Firm', with another 'R.I.B.A Final Examination. Design for an Island Shopping Arcade.', Scale 16' to 1", and two sheets of drawings for a 'Private Theatre for an Actor.' A few of the drawings have some slight wear at one edge. 11 sheets in all. 1930's. £120.00
    Cecil Masey was known for his designs for theatres and cinemas, including the Phoenix Theatre Camden, the Granada Cinema Tooting. It's possible that, as these drawings are together and several of the Church drawings are for places of entertainment, that Church trained with Masey in London, later becoming an architect in Kingston on Thames.

  138. 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

  139. 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

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

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  141. 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

  142. 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. £25.00
    Covers Watford, much of North London, Stratford, Southall.

  143. (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

  144. (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

  145. 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.

  146. Morris Motors Ltd. THE MORRIS EIGHT Series 'E'. Brochure, 9pp., oblong 4to, 3 cold plates, including double page coloured 'section' of the car showing all the works inside. Lists prices. Rusty marks at staples, which have rusted away, wraps and first page grubby. 1945. £15.00

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

  148. Municipal Corporations Act ADDRESSED TO ALL OVERSEERS of Persons executing the Duties of Overseers of the Poor in Parishes maintaining their own Poor... Folio sheet, printed on both sides, giving instructions for recording all 'Male Persons of the age of Twenty-one Years... rated to the Poor Rates....' according to the Act. On the back is a list of boroughs, and warning about penalties.. together with... Order in Council regarding the Act, Court of St. James, 11 September 1835, large folio, folded. Covering letter from Whitehall printed at head. 2 items. 1835. £30.00

  149. 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

  150. 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

  151. 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.

  152. 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

  153. 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.

  154. 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'.

  155. Norfolk and Suffolk TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets L N.W. and L S.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18", plus wide margins. 2 items. O.S. blindstamps 1885. £26.00
    Covers Stowmarket, Botesdale, Lavenham

  156. Norfolk and Suffolk ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet L N.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", plus margins. 'Record Map' stamp in margin. Railways inserted to 1875. £22.00
    Covers Ixworth, Brettenham, Diss.

  157. 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.

  158. Norfolk Broads A WHERRYMAN sepia photograph. Shows head and shoulders of a bearded gentleman in a straw hat, guernsey with a few holes, smoking a clay pipe, ropes of a boat rigging behind him. Size 8" x 6", mounted on grey paper stuck to card. Title as above printed in white on card... together with... Photograph of two women in long white aprons filling buckets with water at a pump, cottage in background. One woman wears a shawl and headscarf. An attractive photograph. Sepia view, size 8" x 6", stuck onto brown paper, which is tipped onto card. No title or date. 2 items. c1910? £30.00

  159. 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

  160. 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

  161. Northumberland, Durham, Scotland PAPERS RELATING TO THE LYON FAMILY ESTATE and Hetton le Hole. 1796 - 1801. Bundle of papers including (i) An Abstract of Wm. Hutchinson's Account as Agent to the Execr. of the late Honble. Mrs Lyon for Hetton Estate from May day to Marts. 1796. 4p., 4to, in booklet form held with pin at centre fold. Account for rents, hay, poor and highway cess, garden bill, 'to George Walker for Timber for a Barn floor' etc., together with four similar booklets, half-yearly accounts for 1797 and 1798. (ii) Dr. The Honble. Mrs Lyon to The Excrs. of he Honble. Thomas Lyon Sept. 1796 - June 1797. 2p., large folio. (iii) The Honble. Mrs Lyon to C. Wren. Sept. 1796 - Sept. 179. Debit and credit account, 4p., folio. Includes cash in bank, Hetton rents, payments to Goldsmith, Coachmaker etc., 'to Mr Bowes for horses', 'half year's interest of £8325 of the Earl of Strathmore', 'of P. Proctor of Glammis for Sundry Crops', 'Mr Lyons subscription to Houghton Church Organ', 'Pd Lewis Legg on account of work done in the Colliery... £200.' (iv) Papers relating to the case in Chancery of Mary Wren, widow v. S. Hinton and others. Includes: Copy charge of John Ord as Trustee under the will of Hon. Thos. Lyon (refers to T. Lyon's will of 1788). 19p, large folio, held at corner with pin; Collection of Affadavits including Wm. Hutchinson, Steward of Thos. Lyon, 6p., folio, 1801., of Mary Lyon of Hetton House, Durham, Widow of T. Lyon. 6p., folio, of Mr. Proctor of Glammis Castle, 4p., 4to. (v) Lawyer's bill. The Hon. Mrs Lyon & Sir. Vane Tempest to the Representative of C. Wren Decd. 5p., folio. Includes items such as 'Journey to Durham to meet Dean & Chapter... chaise hire', 'Drawing up Colliery lease Mrs Lyon to Sir Henry Vane Tempest 69 folios £4.12s', 'Wayleave lease 55 folios £3.13.4d'. 1800. (vi) The Execrs. of the Honble Thos. Lyon to C. Wren. Lawyer's bill for drawing up deeds, recoveries etc. Includes much legal work for 'your purchase from Mascall'. 5p., folio. 1800. (vi) Nine letters to Robert Thorp at Alnwick 1800-1801, most with postmarks, together with 7 copy letters by Thorp in reply to Mr. Griffith about the Lyon/Wren case. 1796-1801. £220.00
    The Lyon family were ancestors of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, who was a Bowes-Lyon. Thomas Lyon, who was a member of Parliament, married Mary Wren of Binchester. He died in 1796.

  162. 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

  163. 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.

  164. 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.

  165. Nottingham, Derby MAP OF RESERVOIRS Untitled lithographically printed map in black and two colours, showing Ambergate service reservoir. Size 22" x 32". Shows roads, railways, rivers, cotton mills, saw mills. Covers Nottingham, Derby, Matlock. Small repaired tear in right margin. c1910. £22.00

  166. 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. Central fold. No printed page number, but someone has added '94' in pale ink. top left corner. c1675. £150.00
    A good strong impression. The edition with no plate number.

  167. 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. £15.00

  168. Ordnance Survey FOUR MAPS Quarter-inch to 1 mile. Sheet 6 & 9 (Eastern Counties N & S), Sheet 5 (Midlands N), Sheet 3 (N.E). Linen-backed, folding into blue and black wraps with motor-cyclist reading map. 1920. £12.00

  169. Ordnance Survey MAP OF BRITAIN IN THE DARK AGES Scale 1:1000,000. South Sheet. Linen-backed, decorative card wraps. Small water-stain at top of front wrap. 19pp. booklet at front. Recent owner's bookplate inside front wrap. 1939. £10.00

  170. 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

  171. Oxford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheet 219 and sheets to south and west, size 38" x 38", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen and folding into large 8vo cloth-covered boards, with label of Charing Cross Central Depot. Hand-coloured in delicate wash colour. Oxford is roughly at the centre of the map. Printed from an Electrotype in 1887. £70.00
    Extends to Brackley, Henley on Thames, Burford, Bishopstone.

  172. 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

  173. 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

  174. 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

  175. 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. £24.00
    The Waldo family owned Hever Castle in Kent. Timothy Waldo is described in 'British History Online' as 'an eminent merchant of London'

  176. 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. £40.00

  177. Philadelphia, XU.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.

  178. 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.

  179. Pitcairn Press, XPublisher WILLIAM BLIGH Extraordinary Seaman. An Exhibition held by The Earl & Countess of Devon in their home during Maritime England Year 1982. 49pp., 8vo., colour illustrated wraps, numerous colour illustrations. 1982. £10.00

  180. Poetry COMMONPLACE BOOK of poetry copied in a neat hand, from Bryon, Mrs Hemans, Milton, and other lesser-known poets. 4to, full calf with blindstamped decoration gilt border to boards, gilt panels on spine, marbled endpapers. Calf rubbed at edges, and at hinges, some small areas of rubbing on boards. 84 pages of script (mainly written on rectos only). Some poems are unattributed, others are possibly by the owner, two poems being signed 'R.F. 1829'. A few pages have contributions in a later, less neat hand. The flyleaf and the two subsequent leaves have been excised. c1840. £70.00
    Includes extract from 'Banwell Hill' and 'Lines on the Schoolchildren of Castle Coombe' by the Revd. Lisle Bowles.

  181. Queen Victoria MEDAL FOR VICTORIA'S JUBILEE 1837 - 1887. Bronze medal 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. £30.00

  182. Rigby, Beaumont, Gambier families MANUSCRIPT PEDIGREES in ink on paper. Comprises one on folio sheet watermarked 1817 showing descendants of Edward Rigby and (?) Bent, six generations, from the early 17th century, no dates but some historical information added, another small folio sheet, slightly earlier, showing descendants of John Beaumont of Bilderstone, Suffolk (will dated 1543), to 1809... together with two letters, 1852 and 1853, from W. Gambier to his cousin Beaumont, one giving his advice on the best diet for gout. 4 items. c1817 - 1853. £18.00
    The connection between the two pedigrees is the marriage of Mary Beaumont and Edward Venn.

  183. Roads AN ACT for the better repairing and amending the Highways, and for settling the Rates of Carriage of Goods.... 1689. 12mo, 99pp, separately paginated, disbound, title page, presumably once bound, with cloth spine, but lacking boards, old sellotape mark on title page, last few leaves browned. Reprinted by Thomas Bassett, 1749. £25.00

  184. 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

  185. 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.

  186. Royal Automobile Club PRINTED LETTER to members about the new form of badge. Printed in blue on 4 pages, 8vo. Explains that a new form of badge will be issued to stop badges getting into the wrong hands. The first 2p., are the letter, and on 3rd and 4th page there is an illustration of the new badge, which has a card with the date (1914) inserted. On verso is covering letter for return of the old badge. 1914. £10.00

  187. Royal Commission MAP OF THE CANALS AND NAVIGABLE RIVERS IN THE CATCHMENT BASINS of England and Wales. Two maps, each size 22" x 33", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into cloth-covered boards, 4to. Colour printed, with brown hachures for mountain ranges. Scale 10 miles = 1 inch. Canals marked in red and blue, names in small capital letters, 'the Catchment Basins are shown in coloured tints and their watersheds in black small dotted lines'. Average rainfalls shown in small black circles at 159 stations. The northern map has a large inset of The Birmingham Canal System... together with... MAP OF THE CANALS AND NAVIGABLE RIVERS OF SCOTLAND, MAP OF THE CANALS AND NAVIGABLE RIVERS OF IRELAND. Two maps, mounted as above, same scale. Different systems printed in red or blue, boxes with information about each system around the maps, giving length, original cost, maximum load etc. Shows population of each county and main towns. Each map approx. 35" x 27"... together with... Foreign Inquiry. GENERAL MAP OF THE NAVIGABLE WATERWAYS OF FRANCE. Scale 1: 500,000. Shows main and secondary lines, summit levels etc. Size 28" x 26", bound as above.... together with.... MAP OF THE CANALS AND INLAND WATERWAYS OF BELGIUM. Size 19" x 26", scale 1:384,000. Bound as above.... together with... MAP OF THE INLAND NAVIGATION AND WATERWAYS OF GERMANY. Size 12" x 25". Scale 1: 2000000. Shows waterways for boats of different tonnage, new works to be constructed under the law of 1905. Bound with: THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ALONG THE FINOW CANAL. Two coloured diagrams of canal showing traffic of metal, stone, paper etc. in 1902 and 20 - 25 Years earlier, and two showing similar for Canalized Main from Frankfurt to Mainz. Size 20" x 26". Two maps bound as above. Five folders. Printed at the Ordnance Survey Office. 1893-1909. £300.00
    Some or all of these maps were obviously lent to the Admiralty during the Second World War for photographing as there are letters from them to the owner (whose name is on the endpapers) about this loosely inserted.

  188. 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'.

  189. 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. £140.00
    Covers area from Lancaster to Carlisle, Whitehaven to Kirkby Stephen.

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

  191. Sailing SAIL TRAINING INTERNATIONAL RACE Torbay - Lisbon, 1956. Britannia R.N. College, Dartmouth, Devon. Folder of 14 black and white photographs, prints size 6" x 8", showing ships, mostly just one ship, see close up. Title printed on folded, as above. Small mark on folder, later bookplate inside flap. 1956. £20.00
    This became the 'tall ships' race.

  192. 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

  193. Scott (Valerie), XEditor 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, Carto-bibliographies of City and Town Plans in England, Printed Maps of the Whole of Wales 1573-1837, Parts I and II.

  194. 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.

  195. 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

  196. 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

  197. Shorthorn cattle DAIRY SHORTHORNS Dairy Shorthorn Booklet No. 9. Booklet, 8vo, 32pp., illusts... together with... The Scotch Shorthorn at home. 40pp. 2 items. 1952. £6.00

  198. 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.

  199. 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.

  200. 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.

  201. Sladen (Douglas B.), Xnovelist 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.

  202. Smith & Son's NEW RAILWAY MAP OF THE BRITISH ISLES Colour printed, 32" x 28", linen backed and folding into Sm. 8vo cloth boards, gilt titled. Scale 19 miles to 1". With insets of Birmingham, London and S. Lancs and Yorkshire Districts. Paper inside spine slightly worn. c1890. £26.00
    Also shows railways under construction, canals, steamer tracks, coach roads

  203. 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.

  204. 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.

  205. 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.

  206. Sotheby's CATALOGUE OF BROADSIDES, PAMPHLETS and other Printed Ephemera from the celebrated collection formed by Sir Thoms Phillipps. For sale by auction 28th November 1975. 86pp., 8vo. Illustrations. Price list stapled in, first page of price list scribbled on in biro. 1975. £10.00

  207. Spanish trade TWO NOTEBOOKS in Spanish, one an account book, the other a book of model documents for students of commerce. The first one has the words 'Cliper. Maria Guadalupe 1854' inside front wrap. The accounts are dated between Dec. 1854 and Dec. 1855, and list items with prices of materials used in construction such as planks, screws etc., possibly for ship building (e.g. 'cadenotes', 'cabilla arponada', 'mesas de guarnicion', 'para el molinete'). Whether these are items bought or sold is not clear. The accounts are signed off by Juan Guereca. 29p., stiff marbled wraps, some pages coming loose. Wraps and endpapers grubby. The second notebook consists of 'modeles' of receipts, business letters, formal announcements of births, deaths etc., invoices in tablular form, bills. 4to, stained and rubbed stiff wraps, with water-colour of sailing ship on back wrap. 24p. 1855. £35.00

  208. 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. £35.00
    Shows the life of Moses in comic strip style, in a series of pictures, each with its own title.

  209. 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.

  210. 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.

  211. 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

  212. Suffolk and Lincs. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM of R.H.W. Barnes, September 1901. 32 pages, thick album leaves, photographs mainly two to a page, average size approx. 3" x 3". Not all the photographs are captioned. Original plain half morocco boards, front board and first leaf detached, lacks spine. Name of flyleaf. 1901. £26.00
    Includes views of farming, wherries, churches etc. Includes Burgh Church, Steam Plough Foston, Carting Barley, Gateway Harlaxton Manor, Booton Church, Steam Plough Burgh, 'The Kate' wherry, a large mill, windmill. R.H.W. Barnes was Vicar of Burgh.

  213. Suffolk and Norfolk ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LI. N.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Blue 'Record Map' stamp in margin. 'Index to the Tithe Survy' printed in top margin. Covers Mildenhall, Thetford. O.S. blindstamp 1880. £18.00

  214. 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...'

  215. 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

  216. Sussex, Hampshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37". Linen-backed and folding into green 8vo paper wraps. No sheet no. Printed from an Electrotype 1881. £40.00
    Covers, Alton, Chichester, Pulborough.

  217. 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.

  218. 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. c1890. £20.00
    Covers Horsham, Cuckfield, Capel.

  219. 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. £22.00
    Covers Frensham, Billingshurst, Liphook.

  220. Swiss & Co's NO. 5 HUNTING MAP The Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire, and Wiltshire District. Shewing the Meets of The Monmouthshire, The Cotswold, The Ledbury.... Large colour-printed folding map mounted on linen, measuring 28" x 36", folds to 8vo into red cloth boards, 12pp. booklet at the front. Scale: half inch to 1 mile. Title and key top left, key shows main roads, cross roads, railways. Small inset shows 'Continuation North'. Hunts shown in different colours, meets numbered. Swiss & Co, Fore St., Devonport. 2nd edition. c1900. £65.00

  221. Switzerland and Italian Lakes JOURNAL of a young girl travelling in Switzerland and Italy in August 1875. Size 6" x 3", 74p., 20 lines per page. Lacks wraps. Headed 'Diary. August 1875'. 'Had a most delightful row on the Lake round the Borromeo Islands, Isola Bella & The Fisherman's Island... we had a very nice boatman. He used to take out the Emperor Frederick and the Empress when they were at Baveno & spoke so warmly of the Emperor... anything more lovely than this evening on the Lake I cannot imagine'... together with... 'Journal of a Tour with Aunt Harry & Ken in May 1878.' Leave Birmingham for Dover, Brussels, Coblenz. 15p., in notebook 6" x 4", stiff wraps. The account ends abruptly. It appears Aunt Harry had travelled to Germany to consult an eye doctor. 'Went a delightful drive in the afternoon to Guls on the Moselle. Met such quantities of people coming into the town with their prayerbooks in their hands, drove through rather Devonshire-like lanes & across the Moselle bridge, such a curious old thing...' 2 items. 1875. £50.00
    Travel from Dover to Berne, lake of Geneva, Ouch, Zermatt, Riffelhau, Simplon, Bavero, Como, Interlaken.

  222. 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

  223. 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

  224. Tailor BILL of Thomas Smyth to Mrs Moore, Nov. 1810 - April 1811. Manuscript 12" x 7", folds. Lists 28 items, including 'repairing a waistcoat for the Boy', 'making a stable jacket', 'repairing a pair of pantaloons'. 1811. £8.00

  225. 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. £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'.

  226. 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

  227. Tidal Harbours Commission FIRST REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. Folio, disbound, (xiv) + 216 pages. At the end are 5 folding hand-coloured lithographic plans: Southwold Harbour, Harwich Harbour, The River Clyde, The River Tay, Rye Harbour. Printed by Wm. Clowes & Sons... 1845. £95.00
    Witnesses included Alan and David Stevenson, George Stephenson, William Cubitt, the Lord Provost of Glasgow.

  228. 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.)

  229. Tuck's Post Cards SIX POSTCARDS OF JEAN AYLWIN 'Framed Gem Glosso' Series. In original envelope. Colourd postcards, gilt 'frame', showing the actress in a variety of Scottish costumes. 1910. £9.00

  230. U.S. Navy SIX POSTCARDS showing U.S. battleships. Coloured views, all unused. Includes good view of 'Gun Crew in Action', and quarterdeck with large guns. Valentine, New York. c1912. £7.00
    Includes 'Kansas', 'Wyoming', 'Florida'.

  231. 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.

  232. 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

  233. 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

  234. United States TWENTY SIX POSTCARDS all coloured views, many of buildings. Comprises: New York. 8 cards. All by American Art Publishing Co. British address and date on verso, but not sent through post. Includes Polo Grounds, Elevated R.R. Curve at 110 St., City College; Chicago. 11 cards, unused. Includes Washington Park Conservatory, Seigel Cooper Building, 2 views of faculty buildings at University, Congress Hotel; Ohio, 7 views, 3 of Cleveland (Hippodrome Building, Hollander Hotel), 4 of Canton (Auditorium, Haden Bank), together with 2 of Boston. c1914. £25.00

  235. 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.

  236. Van Noy-Interstate Company, XPublisher 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.'.

  237. Vuillemin (A) PLAN PITTORESQUE DE LA VILLE DE PARIS Grave sur Acier par Benard. Engraved plan, size 32" x 42", plus " margins, dissected, mounted on linen, folding to 8vo, linen slightly dusty, without the slipcase. Street Index along the bottom, Table of all the public buildings, and monuments, Mairies, Hospitals, Museums, Libraries, etc. Upwards of 60 small vignettes of buildings on the map, such as Tuileries, Louvre, Ecole Militaire etc, including elevation of all the bridges, trains on railway line, boats on river, etc. Chez Fatout, Publisher, Boulevard Poissoniere, Paris: 1840. £145.00

  238. 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

  239. 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.

  240. 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.

  241. Wedderburn family THE GENEALOGY OF JOHN WEDDERBURN OF CLAPHAM in the County of Surrey Esquire Shewing his Descent from an ancient and equestrian amily of Wedderburn in North Britain Compiled from the Historical Account of the Family in the Baronage of Scotland and sundry other authorities MDCCC. Manuscript pedgree in ink and watercolour, some picked out with gold, on vellum size 49" x 90", rolled (three vellum sheets joined). Decorative coloured floral border all round. The 'immediate ancestor' James Wedderburn 'Burgess of Dundee temp Jac III' is at the top in the middle, in an oval cartouche with cherub, gold leaves etc. Above this is a box of text, size 4" x 26", with the history of the family in Berwick, surrounded by banners, coronet, helmet, armorial shield. The lines of the pedigree are in red, the names in green circles. One has a bishop's mitre in gold. Alexander Wedderburn has a large circle, with information on his posts as Lord Chancellor etc, and he and his two wives have coloured coronets above. Top right is a large coat of arms, 12" x 10", top left is the title, as above, in very decorative script in an elaborate floral cartouche size 12" x 14", with date at the bottom. There are five boxes of historical text (shown as unrolled scrolls), labelled A to E. John Wedderburn and his wife, Mary Bedward, are shown as 'living in 1800'. 1800 or slightly later. £620.00
    John Wedderburn (1743-1820) was a wealthy West Indies planter and merchant, son of Thomas Wedderburn and Katherine Dunbar. When he returned to London from Jamaica he was the owner of 10 estates in the island. He married Mary Bedward in 1782. The youngest of their five children, John, was 'born at Clapham 1798'.

  242. 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.

  243. Weinreb & Douwma Ltd. CATALOGUE 17 The British Isles Part 1. Bookseller's catalogue of 1495 prints and maps, arranged by county. 116pp... together with... British Isles Part 2. 589 prints and maps. 47pp. Each small 4to. Numerous illustrations. Original wraps. 1977-8. £18.00

  244. Weinreb Architectural Books GARDENS AND LANDSCAPES A Catalogue of Books. Catalogued and edited by Hugh Pagan. 72pp., stiff paper covers with illustration, numerous plates. 1977. £15.00
    A scholarly listing of rare early gardening books, British and foreign.

  245. 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.

  246. 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

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

  248. Weller (E) XEngr. 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. £36.00

  249. Weller (E) XEngr. 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

  250. Whitcomb & Tombs, XPrinter 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

  251. Wilts and Berks Canal RULES ORDERS AND BY LAWS made by the Committee of Management of the North Wilts Canal Navigation at their General Quarterly Meeting held on the thirty first day of March 1819 for the well and orderly using of the said Navigation... Manuscript on two vellum sheets, size 22" x 30", listing 24 rules for the use of the canal and the 'Behaviour of all Bargemen, Watermen, Boatmen and others employed thereon'. Split in vellum at left side of first sheet, reaching about 6" into text. Split at vellum at centre, with small hole affecting a couple of words. Some dust-marking at edges and on verso. This was presumably a contemporary copy, as there is no seal of the Committee, referred to in the last line, at the end. 1810. £175.00
    The Wilts. and Berks Canal was opened in 1810, and abandoned in 1914. The Bill for construction of the Canal received Royal Assent in 1795, and an Act was passed in 1801 allowing the Company to raise a further £200,000 to complete the Canal. It brought coal from the mines in Somerset via the Somerset Coal Canal, eventually reaching the Thames at Abingdon. The Rules cover such things as passing locks, rudders, boat horses (which were to be muzzled), unloading of boats, etc.

  252. 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.

  253. 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.

  254. Wiltshire and Somerset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet Somerset VIII S.E. etc. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 12" x 18", plus margins. Stab holes in left margin. Second Edition 1904. £12.00
    Covers Box, Ashley, Bathford Bridge, Shockerwick House.

  255. 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

  256. 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.

  257. 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. £350.00
    This map does not correspond exactly with any of the listings given in Howgego 188. Extends to Hertford, Chelmsford, Reigate, Beaconsfield.

  258. 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

  259. 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

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

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