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  1. Ashford, Canterbury, Margate ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet III. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Dissected and mounted on linen, size 24" x 36", folding into 8vo marbled endpapers. Thin black ink line drawn from Westgate Bay through Canterbury to Charing, following a road. Inserted in rubbed and faded slipcase with Wyld label. Electrotype 1876. £48.00

  2. Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells DICK WHITTINGTON Reg Lever presents His Second Annual Pantomime With Elsie Winsor... The Arcos and Their Feathered Family.... Corps de Ballet and Orchestra And the Sight That Must Be Seen to Be Believed The Miraculous Third Dimensional Rat Fight. Playbill in four bright colours on stiff card, 15" x 10", with illustration of Dick and his Cat. 1952. £10.00

  3. Bacon's PLAN OF CHATHAM Rochester, etc. Coloured plan, size approx 12" x 18", single fold at centre. Scale 6" to 1 mile. c1885. £18.00

  4. Biddenden SHORT NOTICE OF SALE Crampton House Farm, Biddenden... Catalogue of the Household Furniture... Agricultural Implements... 2 Draught horses... 2 Cows... for Sale by Auction on the Premises... June 14th, 1880. Poster, size 20" x 15", folds, heading in large lettering, listing 149 Lots. Two small splits at fold, repaired on verso with archival tape. 1880 £18.00

  5. Bromley PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Six Villa Residences... situate at Alma Grove, Plaistow.. which will be offered by Auction... Sept. 21st, 1899. 3pp., folio, plus docket title on verso. Folded... together with Particulars of Sale for auction of residences at Wimbledon, Bromley, Beckenham, Southall, Harrow, 1918. 6pp., folio, some splits at folds. 2 items. 1899. £14.00

  6. Canterbury LETTER to Mrs. Brydges, Canterbury, Kent, from Elizabeth Patrick. Dated Saturday Oct. 13 1792. 2p., 4to, 37 lines in a neat hand, conjoint leaf with address, black wax seal, and black postmark on verso. 1792. £50.00
    Says she's glad to hear her daughter is as well as can be expected in the circumstances but thinks it best if she and the children do not come to stay with her as 'it would be too much for her weak spirit... the Hooping cough is still very much about and a fever among the children... I am much obliged to you and Mrs Branfill for the copy of my Dr. Son's will, he could not do too much for so good a Wife'. There is a strange postcript about not sending dogs to India 'for fear of Madness'. The son referred to is probably Champion Branfill, who had married Charlotte Brydges and died in 1792. The writer had married Matthew Patrick.


  7. Conyer Brick Works ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Composite map, scale 25" to 1 mile, Sheet XXI.16 and sheets to south and west. Size 78" x 80", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into cloth endpapers size 15" x 10", printed label of 'Eastwoods Ltd. Conyer'. One section top right has come loose as linen torn along its edges. Various areas around brickworks shaded in different colours. Key bottom right with four colours showing Company Freehold, Dixon's Land, C.P. French's Land, Maxted's Land, public and private roads, cable and pipe lines. Covers Teynham, Barrow Green, Upper Newlands, Fowley Island and Oyster Beds, Watling Street. Linen slightly brittle at folds in places. 1908. £70.00
    Eastwoods Ltd. had large brickfields in Halstrow and Conyer. Founded in the early nineteenth century, they owned extensive wharves and depots, river barges. They were absorbed into the Redlands Group in the 1960's.


  8. Cranbrook BOND of John Tilden of Cranbrook to George Baker. 1p., folio, 31 lines, in English and Latin. Small wax seal, signed Tilden and two witnesses (including 'Mantle Boughton'). 1729. £26.00
    Relates to a house in Hawkhurst.


  9. Deal, Walmer, Tilmanstone ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LVIII Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 36". Light red Ordnance stamp of 'Record Map' in top margin at right. First edition 1877. £48.00
    Shows layout of the estates of Dane Court, Waldershare Park, Northbourne Court, Langdon Abbey in detail.


  10. Deeds of Married Women DECLARATION signed by two Commissioners testifying that Mary Ann Underdown Jarman, wife of John Jarman, is of full age and understanding and has been examined apart from her husband regarding a particular deed. Attached is the certificate with the names of the Commissioners, the wife and the husband, and the location of the property concerned, which was Ramsgate. Each document printed on vellum, approx. 14" x 9", manuscript inserts. 1854. £14.00

  11. Dymchurch PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Freehold Dwelling House and Ripe Building Land... situate at Dunkirk End... to be Sold by Auction... 15th August, 1904. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. 1904. £12.00
    At the back of the dwelling house was a brick building 'formerly used as a Herring Hang'.


  12. Erith & Wrotham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Very Valuable Freehold Estate called The Marsh Farm.... and a Public House called The Chequers or Halfway House, Situate on the Banks of the River Thames, at Erith.... and also of a Freehold Estate at Wrotham... with a residence called Ivy Hall.... For Sale by Auction.... 23rd September, 1847. Folio, 3pp, fine double-page lithographed plan by J. Cross & Son, Holborn, loosely inserted, hand-coloured in full wash colour showing the Thames, The Chequers building and adjacent fields, with table of reference. There is no reference to any plan or plans in the document so it is not clear whether there was also a plan of Lot 2. 1846. £36.00

  13. Hadlowe and East Peckham ASSIGNMENT of several mortgages to attend an inheritance, John Kipping of East Peckham in the county of Kent, yeoman, Walter Barton of Hadlowe, yeoman. Vellum, size 21" x 27", large initial 'T' in ink. Signed by Barton with small wax seal on tag. Refers to indenture of 1691 made between John Bate of Canterbury and Thomas Lightwick of Ashley and Thomas Carter of Wye, and the Manor of Caustens in the parishes of Hadlowe and East Peckham, with all messuages, stables, dovehouse, orchards, rents etc. 1698. £50.00

  14. Halstow COUNTERPART LEASE of a farm house called Dalham, with barns, pasture etc., adjoining, in the parish of High Halstow, Robert Wilkins of St. Margarets, Rochester, to John Prebble of High Halstow. Vellum sheet, size engraved coat of arms with lion and unicorn below, wax seal. Some brownish spotting in places. 1765. £24.00
    Lists 11 stipulations about manuring, use of straw, crops to be sewn etc.


  15. Hop-picking POSTCARD titled 'Hop-Picking, Kent.' with black and white view of a group of hop-pickers standing amidst hop poles covered in hops, large filled sack. Group includes sailor in uniform and some children. Sent through the post with Goudhurst postmark (date has not come out). Mockford Series 4. n.d. c1910. £7.00

  16. Lewisham ASSIGNMENT of the a house and a piece of land between the London-Lewisham Road and the Tunbridge-Dartford Railway, James Kent to William Giddins. Vellum, 22" x 28", 2 wax seals. Small coloured plan in margin. 1867. £12.00

  17. Luddenham LUDDENHAM COURT The Property of Sir R.M. Filmer, Bart. Ordnance Survey map, scale 25" to 1 mile, centred on Luddenham Court, composite map, with no borders, size 52" x 39", linen-backed and folding into small folio boards, gilt lettered as above on front board, cloth on front board slightly spotty. Water features hand-coloured, area of Luddenham Estate shaded in pink. c1900. £70.00
    Covers Brick Works and Pottery in the north, Davington Mills (Gunpowder) in the south.


  18. Maidstone PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the attractive modern residence known as 'Rossdale' Sittingbourne Road... for sale by Auction, March 12th, 1914. 2pp., folio, plus 1p. conditions of sale. Folded with docket title... together with... similar particulars for sale June 27th, 1918, of a dwelling house known as Bodman House, No. 8, London House, with a large school room at the rear with side entrance for pupils. 1914 and 1918. £15.00

  19. Maidstone, Loose, Leston ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XLII Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. A few small repaired edge tears at bottom. 1st edition 1870. £55.00

    KENT Manuscripts, Maps, Engravings, Ephemera, etc.
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  20. Perry Hill, Rushy Green ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet VII.7. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37". Water features, roads, buildings hand-coloured. Traces of central vertical fold, some repaired tears in top margin. n.d. Embossed Ordnance stamp 1862. £50.00
    Extends from London and Brighton Railway, Lowther Hill top left, to Claremont Villa, Rose Lawn. Shows in detail the house and garden layout of various large houses such as Perrymount, Red Hall, Perry House. Shows various gravel pits.


  21. Rolvenden PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of 8 Recently Erected Cottages and Building Land... for sale by Auction, March 4th, 1870. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title, and completed memorandum signed over stamp. 1870. £12.00

  22. Romney Marsh ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet IV Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 26" x 36, dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 4to. Stanford label on verso. Printed from an Electrotype in 1870. £40.00
    About three quarters of the map is sea area.


  23. Romney Marsh ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP part of Sheet No. IV. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 16" x 26", border all round. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo grained cloth endpapers. n.d. c1860. £16.00
    Covers Rye, Folkestone, Woodchurch.


  24. Sandwich, Eastry, Ash ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XLVIII Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. 1st edition 1877. £50.00

  25. Tongswood, near Hawkhurst PRIVATE CATALOGUE of Pure Bred Shorthorn Cattle. The Property of C.E. Gunther Esq. of Tongsood. 74pp., size 5" x 7", cloth boards with gilt title. Introduction, and pedigrees, with name of animal at head of each page, with details of dam, sire, breeders etc. Each page with border. Two photographic illustrations of Tongswood and 14 plates of beasts. February 1912. £36.00

  26. Westerham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXIX.6 Scale 25" to 1 mile. 37" x 26". Roads, water features, buildings hand coloured. Traces of vertical central fold, a few chips in paper at top edge. No information except scale bars in bottom margin. 1869 (paper watermarked 1859). £50.00
    Attractive map with the whole of Westerham at the centre, Squerryes Court with its large pool, Dunsdale with its lake, River Darent.


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