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  1. Acton Turville CATALOGUE of Valuable Furniture and Effects of Portcullis house... to be sold by Auction... September 5th... 1967. 66pp., 8vo., wraps. 8 photographic plates. Some prices written in. 1967. £8.00
    Included fine Chippendale and Sheraton furniture.


  2. Alvington LEASE FOR A YEAR of a cottage, an acre of land, wood ground by the name of Roughett, in Alvington. Attested copy on single large sheet, folio, plus cover leaf with docket title. James Parsons and Ann and Mary Davis to George Williams. 1805. £14.00

  3. Avening AUCTION SALE CATALOGUE Avening Court, near Tetbury. The Magnificent Contents of the House. 76pp., 4to, glossy wraps. Photographs. 1972... together with... Catalogue of the Furniture and Effects of Ampney Park, Cirencester, to be sold by Auction October 27th... 1959. 58pp., 8vo. Photographs. Most lots with prices realised in pencil... together with... Antique Furniture & Effects. Hawkesbury Stoke, Hawkesbury Upton, Badminton. For Sale by Auction... 1966. 30pp., 8vo. Three items. 1959-66. £18.00

  4. Bacon's LARGE SCALE PLAN OF CHELTENHAM Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 20" x 26", linen-backed, folding into small 8vo boards with gilt title, Street Index at front. Coloured in wards, wood and parkland coloured. White tape around edges reaching to neat line. Someone has indicated certain buildings with red, blue or yellow spots in watercolour. c1890. £38.00

  5. Baily & Woods, Printers, Cirencester ADVERTISING BROCHURE for the printers, booksellers and stationers in Market Place. 4" x 6", listing prices etc., with illusts of shop and town. c1910. £8.00
    With small gold embossed phoenix on front wrap.


  6. Cheltenham and District ORDNANCE SURVEY Tourist Map. Size 23" x 33", full colour printing. Linen-backed and folding into grained paper wraps with Stanford label showing red and green globe. c1930. £10.00

  7. Cheltenham CATALOGUE OF HORSES To be Sold by Auction by Warner, Sheppard & Wade Ltd. at The Repository, Cheltenham, Oct. 13th.... Catalogue, 4pp., folio, folded. Lists 96 horses under owner's name, with type of horse, age, character, prizes won, where hunted, brief history etc. Three horizontal folds, with water staining and discolouration along folds, tear in margin at two folds, some foxing spots. Loosely inserted is Catalogue of Carriages, Harness & Saddlery for sale after the horses. 1p. 4to. n.d. late 19th century. £30.00
    Owners include Hartigan Brothers, Waterford; Asgill Colville; R.C Berkeley; Charles Tilley, Huntsfield Court ('sold on account of Owner having bought a Motor Car').


  8. Cheltenham CATALOGUE OF HORSES To be Sold by Auction at the Repository, Cheltenham... May 7, 1908. 4pp., folio. Folds. Lists 10 horses owned by A. Byard,. 4 hunters property of C. Ratcliff, 18 Cotswold Hunt Horses, and numerous horses of other owners. Some slight darkening of paper and slight wear on the 'Conditions of Sale' section on the back page... together with... single sheet catalogue, 1p, 4to, of sale of Carriages, Harness etc. on October 13th. 1908. £25.00

  9. Cheltenham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Cheltenham and Gloucester Water Board. Part of 6" to the mile Ordnance Survey map, size 36" x 18", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small folio boards with printed label. Covers the town of Cheltenham and extends to Bishops Cleeve, Prestbury, Leckhampton Quarries, Rowanfield. 'Work 9' pipeline drawn in red along Greenhills Road, Greening Lane. n.d. c1920. £24.00

  10. Cirencester LETTER from B. Bathurst on headed notepaper of Thessaly Lodge, Stratton, to an unnamed lady correspondent, in reply to a letter about the registration of nurses 'I must see the Bill.... before I say that I will support it.... I should be pleased to support a Bill which would have any good effect for the care of the sick....' 2p, sm. 8vo. Jan. 16th, 1904. £8.00

  11. Coleford RECONVEYANCE in fee of Premises in Coleford, Messrs. Howells by direction of Mr. Williams and wife, to James Yarworth. Two large vellum sheets, five interesting wax seals, diameter just over an inch, showing the bust of a Roman or Greek soldier with a curly beard, helmet, shield. 1815. £20.00

  12. Dymock POSTER advertising a Freehold Cottage at Broomsgreen, Dymock, To be Sold by Auction by Messrs. Lomas and Anthony at The Horse Shoe Inn, Broomsgreen On Friday the 12th day of August 1904. Size 19" x 14", folds. 1904. £17.00

  13. Dymock PROBATE of the will of Thomas Onions of Ryton, yeoman. Vellum, size 20" x 23", printed certificate and large papered seal attached. 1874. £12.00

  14. Elberton THREE AGREEMENTS for letting a farm at Elberton, for the years 1808, 1812, 1822. Each 4p, folio, one with printed preamble, the rest completely in manuscript. Brown stains on all three. With list of approx. 30 fields with acreage. 1808-1822. £16.00

  15. Falfield House CATALOGUE of Antique Furniture which John E. Pritchard have been instructed to sell... 25 November 1937... 16pp., 8vo. Traces of vertical fold. Prices realised entered in ink. 1937. £8.00

  16. Forthampton and Chaceley PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a valuable residential property The Forthampton House Estate... comprising a Queen Anne Residence... The Lower Farm, Forthampton, New Barn Farm and Lawn Farm, Chaceley... George Hone will sell the above by auction... 24th June, 1939. 9pp., small folio, stiff printed wraps, photograph tipped on front wrap, one other tipped-in photo, plan in pocket at back. 1939. £20.00

  17. Frampton upon Severn WILL of John Hieron of Frampton, 1776. 2p, folio, attested copy taken in 1787. Leaves his estate at Frampton 'lately purchased of Thomas Loveday of Painswick' to his three sons. 1787. £18.00
    Also refers to 'one acre of land in the Nassfield'.


  18. Gloucester Bank POSTER To Capitalists and Others. 100 Shares in the County of Gloucester Bank, Late the Property of John James, deceased, Esq.... By Auction at the Plough Hotel, Cheltenham, On Thursday, the 27th of July, 1848.... 18" x 11" printed on one side only, in large type-faces. Some off-setting. Folds. Printed at the Chronicle Office, Gloucester. 1848. £30.00

  19. Gloucester Boundaries REPORT ON THE CITY OF GLOUCESTER; with a Description of the Proposed Boundary. 3pp, with a folding Plan of the borough by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline. Scale 2" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1837. £22.00

  20. Gloucester Waggon Company Limited and Reduced DIRECTORS' REPORTS & ACCOUNTS 30th June, 1888. Folio, 4 printed pages, folded, couple of short tears. 1888. £14.00
    'The Waggon stock of the Company now consists of 5,436 wagons let on simple hire, and 3,232 sold on deferred payments...'


  21. Gloucester, Forest of Dean GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet XLIII S.E. Handcoloured map, size 13" x 16", plus wide margins. Key in right margin. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 4to marbled wraps. Levels revised 1884. £30.00

  22. Great Washbourne CORRESPONDENCE between Robert Rance and his agent regarding the letting of a farm of 450 acres near Beckford in the parish of Great Washbourne. 6 letters from Robert Prance at Hampstead, 1864-70, with 8 letters from his agent, prospective tenant etc., and letter to Editor of Gloucester Journal with the text of the advert for letting. 1864-70. £10.00
    Robert Rance was Lord of the Manor.


  23. Great Washbourne PARTICULARS AND PLAN of a Valuable.... Estate Situate in the Parish of Great Washbourne which will be Sold by Auction at the Swan Hotel, Tewkesbury... 6th Day of September, 1854. Folio, folded, 2pp plus hand-coloured lithographed plan on third page, with reference table giving names of fields and acreage. Some slight wear at folds in page with plan. 1854. £24.00

  24. Hicks-Beach (M.E) PHOTOGRAPH Head and shoulders portrait, in profile, size , pasted onto thick card. c1880. £5.00

  25. Holmes (M), del. HENBURY CHURCH to Edward Sampson Esq. of Henbury Gloucestershire, this Plate is most respectfully dedicated by The Publisher... Lithograph by Day & Haghe, on thick paper, a view across the churchyard, three figures on path. Size 8" x 11", plus margins. Later hand colouring... together with... HENBURY CHURCH NEAR BRISTOL Pubd. by T. Bedford, High Street. Lithograph of the church and churchyard the same elevation as the previous view but from a different angle, five figures on the path, size 8" x 10" (including title). Margin trimmed away. Later handcolouring. 2 items. c1840. £35.00
    The headstone of 'Scipio Africanus' is in the foreground of the first view.


  26. Home Farm, Almondsbury Hill THE ALMONDSBURY HERD OF DAIRY SHORTHORN CATTLE and Gloucestershire Old Spots Pigs, Also Cart Horses, Implements.... for Sale by Auction.... Monday April 30th, 1923. 14pp, fold, splash stain on outer leaf. 1923. £10.00
    Gives detailed record, pedigree, prizes etc. for each beast.


  27. Iron Acton LEASE FOR A YEAR of a dwelling house newly built by William Thomas, with Craddock's Wood and Lawrence's Wood, Arthur Trewman of Westerleigh to Walter Chapman of Bristol, Tanner. Vellum, size 17" x 25", engraved heading with coat of arms, signed by 5 parties with wax seals showing an animal. Some slight browning in parts. 1717. £26.00

  28. Kell (Thomas) and Son, Printer GLOUCESTER CORPORATION. SESSION 1911. PLAN AND SECTION William Fox, F. Latrobe-Bateman, Richard Read, Engineers. 3 lithographed sheets showing plans and sections of Aquaduct Work at Pauntley, printed green paper wraps, size 23" x 30", cloth spine. 6" repaired tear in first leaf, not affecting printing. 1911. £45.00

  29. Longford LEASE FOR A YEAR of a cottage in the hamlet of Longford together with two newly-erected cottages now in the occupation of John Cam and Charles Wells, James Nicholls, Tailor, to Thomas Aubrey, yeoman. Vellum, 18" x 25". Wax seal. 1838. £12.00

  30. Manor of Whaddon ADMISSION of William Cherrington to lands in the Manor of Whaddon, at the Court Baron of Samuel Eckley, 28th April 1705. Vellum, size 10" x 12", in Latin. Signed by Eckley, but small wax seal has been clipped away. Details areas of land in Sidstone, Purland, Whaddon Hill etc., with acreages. 1705. £18.00
    The Lord of the Manor was Charles Hyett.


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  31. Minchinhampton CONVEYANCE of pieces and parcel of ground at Watledge in the parish of Hampton, Jonathan King of Watledge, Millman to Isaac Wakefield of the same place, Baker. Manuscript on 2p folio, folded with docket title on conjoint leaf. Signed by King with his mark, and witnessed. Receipt for £5 signed by him and witnessed. Attached with a pin is a small release by Wakefield's widow of her right in his property at Watledge to Richard Coombs, 1845, and with a receipt for his payment to her for her 'right of dower'... together with... CONVEYANCE of a dwelling house and garden and pieces of land at Watledge, Isaac Wakefield to Richard Coombs, 1845. Large vellum sheet, wax seal. 2 items. 1804. £24.00

  32. Minchinhampton MORTGAGE of property at Watledge for £80 and interest, James Sansum, Clothworker and Eunice his wife (surviving daughter of John Browning, Tallow Chandler of Tetbury) to Richard Wigmore of Avening, yeoman, 1803. Contemporary copy (paper watermarked 1805) on 4 pages, large folio, tied with tape at corner, folded with docket title. Refers to 'that Shop many years since converted into a Dwelling house with the little Buttery there adjoining to a dwelling house formely of James Smith... and to an Entry late also of James Smith with the chamber over the Entry' and a plot of garden ground 'bounded with stone marks' with 'Liberty of Ladder room' for repairing the house, together with half an acre of arable or woodland. On the verso are records of yearly payments up to 1808. 1803. £25.00
    Sansum was to register a Fine 'sur Conusand De Droit'.


  33. North Nibley AGREEMENT between Francis Chambers of North Nibley, yeoman, and Robert Purnell of the Redge In Wotton Under Edge, Clothier, for dividing the hedgerow and trees which run between their respective lands at Pitcombe(?) in North Nibley. On vellum, size 13" x 19", small wax seal with a deer, witnessed on verso. 1706. £18.00
    Docket title 'deed for dividing mounds'. Refers to the hedge 'between the moorstone now set up about the middle of the hedge' to 'the moorstone at the foot of the elme next the highway'


  34. Painswick AGREEMENT between Robert Townsend of Pittville Circus, Cheltenham, and John Collins of Steambridge House, Painswick, for the letting of orchard and pasture opposite the house. Manuscript on 2p, folio. Narrow line of light browning down page. 1891. £9.00

  35. Sherwood, Jones & Co. Pub. WILLIAMSTRIP Engraving of the house with a hunt meeting in the foreground. Size 4" x 5", plus margins. Engraved by J. Storer. £5.00

  36. Slimbridge FEOFFMENT of a ridge of arable land called South Furlong in Slimbridge, Thomas Stratford of Horsley, to John Jeffreys of Slimbridge. Vellum, size 13" x 23", fine engraved heading with coat of arms. Signed with wax seal. Vellum slightly spotty. 1724. £20.00
    Gives names of occupiers of adjoining lands.


  37. Slimbridge PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Freehold Estate Known as Kingston Farm, with Good Farm House & Buildings, Four Cottages, 116 Acres.... and Orcharding.... close to some of the best meets of Lord Fitzhardinge's Hounds.... to Be Sold by Auction.... 28th June, 1884. 4pp., folio, folded, large hand-coloured folding plan loosely inserted. 1884. £32.00

  38. South Cerney TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION By Mr Jefferies, At the George Inn, South Cerney, On Saturday, the 29th of June, 1844.... Freehold Property Situate in South Cerney. Poster, printed on one side only, size approx. 17" x 11".' With it are 'Conditions of Sale', 4pp, with manuscript notes and amendments. Two 2" tears in poster, neatly repaired on verso with archival tape. Henry Smith, Printer & Bookseller, Cirencester: 1844. £20.00

  39. Stanton WILL of Joseph Evans of Stanton. 5p folio, signed with wax seal. 1833. £14.00
    Refers to farm and lands called Butler's Ground, Upper Orchard etc.


  40. Storer (J. & H.S) CIRENCESTER Steel engraving showing the main street with man herding cows, church in middle distance, small vignette of coat of arms and stags in title. Size 4" x 6", plus margins. Small tear in top margin. Published 1825. £7.00

  41. Tewkesbury LEASE FOR A YEAR of a messuage in High Street, Elizabeth Callow and others to Harriet Scott. Vellum, size 19" x 24", 3 wax seals... together with... Attested Copy of a Release of a dwelling house and malthouse in the High Stret, John Clarke to Thomas Sandilands. 1829. 3p., folio. 2 items. 1833. £18.00

  42. Westley's REDUCED ORDNANCE MAP of the Environs of Cheltenham. Showing all Railways, Stations, Roads &c. from the Ordnance Survey. Size 19" x 24", scale 2 miles to 1 inch, folding into yellow printed paper wraps. c1880. £24.00
    Shows railways open and authorized.


  43. Weston (T.H), Bristol, Publisher BLAISE HAMLET To John S. Harford, Esq., of Blaise Castle, Gloucestershire, in whose Grounds these Picturesque and beautiful Dwellings are erected this print is most respectfully inscribed by The Publisher. Lithograph, by Day & Son, on thick paper, hand coloured, printed surface size 9" x 11", plus margins, comprising two oblong views one above the other, showing 8 of the cottages. Some light dust-staining in top margin, slightly obtruding onto extreme top left corner of top view. Bottom left corner slightly bumped. c1840. £35.00
    From a set of five views of Henbury and Pen Pole Point.


  44. Weston (T.H), Bristol, Publisher BLAISE HAMLET To John S. Harford Esq. of Blaise Castle Gloucestershire, in whose Grounds these Picturesque and beautiful Dwellings are Erected this Plate is most respectfully inscribed.... Lithograph, hand-coloured, size approx. 9" x 11", plus margins, on thick paper, showing the nine cottages of the hamlet individually. Some very light waterstaining across top left corner of the top left cottage. The top margin has been slightly trimmed. c1840. £35.00
    From a set of five views of Henbury and Pen Pole Point.

    SOCIETY OF TRADESMEN

  45. Wickwar CONVEYANCE by Appointment and Release of Lands at Wickwar, Arthur Hockley of Wickwar, William Jones, Labourer, master, and Thomas Watts, Labourer and others, Stewards of a Society of Tradesmen formerly meeting at the Kings Arms in Wickwar and now meeting at the house of John Chandler known as the New Inn, Revd. Thomas Jones and others to Joseph Plaister, shopkeeper, of Wickwar. 3 vellum sheets, some browning and rubbing, outside dusty, signed by 48 parties, with small wax seals, on the last sheet, some with their marks, and again on the back of one sheet, without seals, acknowledging receipt of £250 paid by Plaister. 1819. £38.00
    The names of the parties are given in the body of the deed, all with occupations, including farrier, pargeter, woolstribbler, woolcomber, mason. The majority are listed as labourers. Parishes they come from include Tortworth, Yate, Hawkesbury, Cromhall.


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