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A selection of :- Leicestershire Acts of Parliament
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Measurements for maps, engravings, etc are given depth x width.


  1. Bottesford OBLIGATION BOND of Mathew Livesey of Bottesford, Yeoman, to William Rose of Shelton, Yeoman. 1p., small folio, blank conjoint leaf, folds, in English with preamble in Latin, signed by Livesey with small wax seal, two witnesses. 1704. £25.00

  2. Buck (S & N) THE SOUTH-WEST VIEW OF OLVESTON-PRIORY, IN THE COUNTY OF LEICESTER. Copper plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 8" x 14", plus wide margins. A fine early impression. Samuel & Nathaniel Buck, 1730. £30.00

  3. Oadby area FARM ACCOUNTS 1856 - 1864. Narrow folio cash book, 12" x 4", parchment covered boards, darkened and rubbed at spine. Probably for a farmer called Hawthorn. 109 pages of entries, in an untidy hand, plus many blanks, listing amounts for cheese sold (the sale of cheese predominates) under the heading of purchaser, barley, wheat, oats sold, payments for thatching etc. ('2 men thatching Cotages 2.6d a day, 4 days... £1. 0s 0d'), wages of workers, noting agreements made with them 'Jane Bryan has engaged herself to Mrs Hawthorn for £11. 10s from the 10 of October 1877 till 10 of October 1878', 'sold Mr Evrett 11 qrtrs of beans'. At the beginning of the book about 6 pages have been cut out. 1856-1864. £80.00
    Mentions Oadby, 'Burbidge' (Burbage), Seagrave.


  4. Leamington Spa PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS of Leamington and District. 12 views, oblong 8vo, decorative card wraps, ribbon tie rather frayed. c1910. £10.00

  5. Leicester APPRENETICESHIP INDENTURE whereby Richard Johnson son of William Johnson of Evington is apprentised to John Palmer of Leicester, fellmonger, for seven years. On vellum, size 7" x 11", 20 lines in a small fine hand. Signed by Palmer, tag, but lacks wax seal. Signed on verso by three witnesses. Two very small wormholes, one of which affects one letter. 1642. £70.00
    With the usual stipulations about not frequenting taverns or tippling houses, not committing fornication, matrimony, etc.


  6. Leicester ORDER OF PROCESSION at the Laying The First Stone of St. George's Church, At Leicester, On Friday 29th August, 1823. 2pp., 4to, blank conjoint leaf. Lists Charity School Children, Clergy, High Sheriff etc., with printed vertically down the side 'Soldiers' and 'Constables' who were walking either side, on verso are words of hymns etc... together with... Three handbills, all printed by J.G. Brown, Printer, size 7" x 8", as follows: 'New Church Procession' detailing the route; 'New Church' giving instructions for positions 'The Nobleman and Gentlemen attending as Free Masons to fall back, right and left... etc.; 'The National Anthem to be Sung at the Ceremony...' 4 items. August 1823. £30.00

  7. Leicester, Melbourne MAP OF RESERVOIRS Map printed in black and 2 colours, showing reservoirs in blue, with names of 'service reservoirs' in buff. Size 22" x 32". Covers Thorpe Langton, Cadeby, Kegworth. Shows railways, stations, roads, villages, rivers, streets in Leicester. c1900. £18.00

    LEICESTERSHIRE Manuscripts, Maps, Engravings, Ephemera, etc.
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  8. Misterton PARTICULARS of the Valuable Freehold Estates at Walcote... Dwelling-House... Thre Farm Houses... 329a.... which will be Sold By Auction at the Hind Inn, Lutterworth... October the 1st, 1845. 2pp., plus full page plan lithographed by Le Blond & Co. Title page in a variety of type-faces with decorative border, docket title on verso rather dusty. 1845. £46.00
    With detailed Schedule of Tenants, Field Names, etc. 'The House would form a very eligible Residence.... being in the imeediate Vicinity of excellent Coverts in the Quorn, Pytchley, and Atherstone Hunts...'


  9. Teesdale & Co. Publisher MAP OF LEICESTERSHIRE Engraved fully hand-coloured map, size 13" x 16". 1832. £18.00
    Shaded in wards.


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