AN HYMN to be sung by the Children Belonging to Saint Ann's Society Schools, on Sunday the 1st Day of November 1807. At the Parish Church of Saint Ann's, Aldersgate, After a Sermon to be Preached before the President.... and the rest of the Governors of the Institution By the Rev. Henry Draper.
Single folio sheet, printed on one side only, traces of folds, old repair with strip torn from the leaf of a book reinforcing two folds, two later repairs in blank area at edges, some creases and dust-marking, and some slight wear at folds.
Printed by J. Diggens, St. Ann's Lane, London. 1807.
¶ With a description of the society and its work in 17 lines. There were 1140 children in the two Charity Schools.
THE PARTICULARS Substantial and Extensive Range of Workshops & Stables being 11, 12 & 13, Dorset Mews West, Baker Street... proximate to a very wealthy neighbourhood... Which will be Sold by Auction... May 9th, 1851.
Single sheet, folio, printed on both sides, conditions of sale, memorandum, and docket title on verso. Folded.
¶ No. 12 comprised a large, light workshop with 'Paint and Glazing Rooms' on the first floor.
Baurmeister & Co., Queen Victoria St.
PRICE LIST of Doughing, Dividing, Sifting, and Sack Cleaning Machines.
38pp., 8vo., printed in blue, wraps. Wraps held at spine with archival tape. Numerous illusts.
Belgravia, Lea, Blackheath
PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Leasehold Premises, 3 Wilton St., Belgravia, 1 Belgrave Terrace Terrace, Blackheath, 5 & 6 Diamond Terrace, Blackheath.... to be sold by Auction... 28th January 1898.
2pp., folio, plus 1p. conditions of sale. Folded with docket title, which is dusty. Two small repaired tears at folds.
¶ Gives description of each house.
CATALOGUE of Well-Made Furniture and Effects... at Berkeley Cottage... for Sale by Auction 24th March 1949.
10pp., large 8vo... together with... A CATALOGUE OF FURNITURE removed from private residences, which will be sold by auction by Messrs. Hallett, Fox & White, September 4th, 1930. 15pp., 8vo. 2 items.
1930 and 1949.
MORTGAGE for securing £1200, Revd. Charles Dampier to Edwin Newman.
Dampier assigns to Newman three shares in the Plate Glass Works carried on at Albion Buildings Blackfriars and Ravenhead in Lancashire. 2p., large folio, signed with small seals.
LETTER from John Holland, dated London July 22, 1752.
There is no name of the correspondent, who is addressed as 'Old Acquaintance'. 17 lines on one side of folio sheet. Reminds the correspondent that he was owed a payment for 'painting the Charriott of the late Wm. Moore Esq. and for which you gave the assurance you would take care to see paid'. Apparently he had been told to see a lawyer at Lincoln's Inn, who would pay him, but he was not there. He adds (presumably) his address at Craven Street near Hungerford Market at the bottom as a P.S. Below the letter is a transcript of his bill, dated 1744, with details of the painting 'yellow Ground Arms and Quarterings with Crests... hightened with Gold, and Mantles with gold Tassals... wheels painted with Vermillion...'
Cassell, Petter and Galpin, Pub.
LONDON (Western Sheet).
Sheet from the nine-sheet map originally published by Edward Weller in the Weekly Dispatch newspaper. Lithographed, size 17" x 25", title along top, border on left. Scale 1 mile = 9¬". Traces of central fold.
London, Published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin, La Belle Sauvage Yard, Ludgate Hill E.C. 187-.
¶ Covers Paddington Workhouse, Lords Cricket Ground, Regents Park Basin, Round Pond in Kensington Gardens. Cassell, Petter & Galpin published between 1858 and 1878, when it became Cassell, Petter, Galpin and Co.
PARTICULARS of Freehold Ground Rents.... upon Nos. 2, 4 & 6 Glenwood Road, Catford. For Sale by Auction.... 1st of June 1916.
4pp., large 4to, folds, foxing.
PRINTED LETTER addressed to Henry Brown, Engraver, 14 Nicol Sq., Cripplegate.
6 lines, 4to, with dates and signature in manuscript. Informs Browne that the period for him obtaining freedom of the City has expired and he must present himself at the Office or proceedings will be taken against him. Address panel on verso of conjoint leaf, broken wax seal.
FOUR POSTCARDS 1915.
Two photographic cards, of the Sunday School Union, one showing Regent Street, with Swan and Edgar on the left, the other The Mall. Titled in white in plate. Another a sepia type photo showing Cheapside, same Company, with another coloured card of Piccadilly Circus. All four used.
THE SHEPPERTON FARM DAIRY John T. Clark Dairy Farmer & Butterman, 111 St. John's Hill.
Customer's order book, August 1910 - August 1913. 72p, small 8vo, morocco boards with gilt cow etc., spine chipped at bottom.
¶ Orders for milk, eggs, cream etc.
PRICE LIST W.C. Tanner & Son, Manufacturers of Self-Acting Door Slides, Rubber Tubing, Draught Excluders...
8pp, 4to, illustrations. The prices have been scribbled through, with a note on title 'For illustrations only'. Some creasing, and a few small marginal tears.
ATTESTED COPY ASSIGNMENT of reversionary interest in Bank Annuities, Mr James Cotencin, Tailor, of Duke Street, St. James, to Joseph Smith of Regent Street, Mercer.
3p., folio, tied at corner with tape. Refers to the will of Mary Cotencin late of Camberwell, of 1804. Smith agrees to accept a share of the annuities in payment of goods sold to Cotencin.
QUAKER BIRTH CERTIFICATE for the birth of a son, John, to Edward Weston Phillips and Mary his wife, at Corbet Court, Gracechurch Street, in the Parish of St. Peter's Cornhill so Called.
10 printed lines on vellum, size 5" x 7", details in manuscript. Vellum spotty in margins.
OBLIGATION BOND of Mary Miller, of Covent Garden, widow of John Miller, Merchant, late of Ramsbury in Wiltshire, to John Riley of Oundle, Draper, for £160.
In Latin and English, 1p., sm. folio, signed Mary Miller with good small wax seal, signed by three witnesses. Conjoint leaf with docket title.
MAP OF LONDON AND ITS ENVIRONS Showing the New Railways, Stations and Other Improvements.
Fully hand-coloured plan, scale 2 inches to 1 mile. Size 30" x 46", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into yellow endpapers, size 7«" x 5", inserted in slipcase with printed paper label, label spotty.
LINES ON THE BIRTH AND DEVOTION TO THE MUSE OF MR THOMAS GOUGH The Celebrated English Violinist.
Poem in 76 lines, printed in two columns on one side of 4to sheet, thin paper. Decorative border. Folds, two tiny splits at fold.
Second Edition. London July 7 1863.
¶ Recounts the life of Gough in glowing terms 'In Duncan Terrace, with a skilful hand/He leads a talented artistic band... Oh Islington, be proud of this young man/In thy locality it was his life began...'
Flax and Hemp Sale
FOR PUBLIC SALE at the London Commercial Sale Rooms, Mincing Lane... 3rd May, 1876, The Following Goods.... Manning, Collyer & Co., Brokers.
4 pages, size 17" x 7". Traces of horizontal folds, stab hole in top right corner.
¶ Lists 56 Lots in all, comprising numbers of bales of hemp and flax, for example Coconada Hemp, Sunn Hemp, Manila Hamp, Green Curled Fibre etc. Lists port shipped from, vessel, and which Quay or Wharf it is at, with merchants mark. For example 'Fine Rhine Italian Hemp... Per Emperor, from Venice, on Shew at Watson's Wharf...'.
AN ACT for repairing the Road leading from the Town of Fulham... to the great Road near the Pound at Hammersmith...
14pp., plus cover leaf. Sm. folio, disbound. Offsetting on some pages.
Gray (Sir James)
LETTER dated London 20th May 1714, signed Wm. Grahame, addressed on verso to Sir James Gray, (place illegible).
1p., 4to, 17 lines, blank conjoint leaf with address on verso. Tipped down right edge to a piece of blue paper. Says Gray can have the ledger 'when I am clear of the 100 guinee note which Mr Murray endors't...' but offers to answer any queries in the meantime. 'I desyre but justice in this affair... give your self that trouble in tyme or blame not me for the consequence of your neglect...'
¶ Sir James Gray, 1st Baronet, had been a merchant, and footman to James II.
LEASE of a room at 81 Grosvenor Street, previously used as a Counting House by Henry Earle, John Urell to Edward Gould.
Large vellum sheet, two plain wax seals.
CATALOGUE of the sale of antique and modern furniture etc. at 26 Rosecroft Avenue.
15pp, 8vo, staples rusty.
Heathman, Parsons Green, Fulham
WHEELED FIRE ESCAPES Extinguishers, Fire Pumps, Ladder Towers etc.
Brochure which seems to be made of four advertising sheets, printed on both sides with numerous illustrations of ladders etc, being worked by firemen, folio. Stapled at one corner, bottom edge of two sheets slightly ragged, with some repaired tears. Folded.
TO THE WORTHY INHABITANTS of the Parish of St. Dunstan in The West.
Handbill, 4to, printed on one side only, thanking parishioners for their support in the poll and soliciting further votes the next day. With results of the Poll 'at the Close of this Day'.
Hen & Chicken Court, Fleet St., Wednesday Evening, 18th July, 1810.
DEED OF ENFRANCHISEMENT of hereditaments in St. Mary Islington held of the Manor of St. John of Jerusalem, John Wainwright and others to Robert Enkel.
Three vellum sheets, size 20" x 23", coloured plan showing the land at Grove Road on the first sheet, size 13" x 8", 10 wax seals and signatures.
¶ With a brief schedule of deeds from 1845.
LEASE of premises No. 68 Queens Road Hornsey, Charles Hambridge to Mrs Mary Ann Catchpole.
Large vellum sheet, printed with manuscript inserts, small coloured sketch plan in margin.
TICKET Admit Bearer to the Quadrangle Buckingham Palace on the occasion of an Investiture by H.M. The King. 22 May 1919. Derek Keppel, Master of the Household.
Ticket printed on one side of card size 4" x 5". Small blue crown top left. One corner 'bumped'.
Johnston Brothers Ltd.
THE JOHNSTON 'DOME' AND 'SUPERDOME' for heating and spraying tar and bitumen. Travels Fast, Heats Faster, Works Fastest.
Advertising leaflet for boilers, long sheet folded to make 6 4to pages, printed in red and black, four photographs, details of dimensions etc.
King's College, London
LETTER from R.W. Self(?), Principal, to an unknown correspondent regarding the Resolution of the College respecting a Memorial to Sir Robert Inglis, with remarks on his character.
King's College London, Dec. 16, 1856.
EASTERN LONDON Lithographed plan.
Size 10" x 14", trace of central fold, and two other vertical folds. Some slight browning down central fold.
London. Charles Knight 90 Fleet Street. (1878).
¶ Covers Victoria Park, West India Dock, Blackfriars Bridge. From the book on London by Charles Knight. One of three maps from this publication, the others being 'The Environs of London', and 'Western London'.
ENVIRONS OF LONDON Lithographed plan.
Size 10" x 14", trace of central fold, split 2" along central fold at bottom edge, neatly repaired on verso. Two small foxing spots.
London. Charles Knight 90 Fleet Street. (1878).
¶ Covers Richmond, Tottenham, Plumstead Marshes, Northwood. From the book on London by Charles Knight. One of three maps from this publication, the others being 'Western London', and 'Eastern London'.
WESTERN LONDON Lithographed plan.
Size 14" x 10", trace of central fold.
London. Charles Knight 90 Fleet Street. c1860.
¶ Covers Primrose Hill, Waterloo Bridge, Battersea Park, Kensington Gardens. From the book on London by Charles Knight. One of three maps from this publication, the others being 'The Environs of London', and 'Eastern London'.
PROBATE of the Will and Codicil of James Early.
Large vellum sheet with copy of will, printed Probate Certificate attached with large papered seal.
¶ Leaves his house in Layham Place, South Lambeth, to his brother.
London and Epping Forest
ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Fifth Edition. Sheet No. 107.
Scale 1" to 1 mile. Blue and black Ellis Martin Cover with hiker, cloth-backed. Name and address written in left margin.
PROBATE of the Will and Codicils of Robert Geoghegan, of Gower Street, late of Beckenham.
Two large vellum sheets, with printed administration certificate attached, large papered seal.
THE NEW MADAME TUSSAUD'S EXHIBITION Official Guide and Catalogue 1928.
80pp., wraps. Adverts, a few photographic illustrations.
¶ Lists over 290 characters, plus 80 for the Chamber of Horrors.
LONDON & MIDDLESEX Manuscripts, Maps, Engravings, Ephemera, etc.
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HENRY HEATH. YE HATTERIE 106, 107, 109 Oxford St. W.
Illustrated brochure, 12pp., 8vo, each page with an illustration of a person wearing a hat. Stiff wraps with no title except 'To Her Majesty' with gilt coat of arms. Inside the front wrap is a list of patrons, topped with a crown, including The King, The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Empress of Russia etc. Brown silk ribbon ties perished. On the back wrap is an illustration of the shop.
PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of Two Valuable Leasehold Dwelling Houses with Shops... Nos. 97 and 100 on the West and Most Eligible Side of the Minories... which will be sold by auction.... 8th June, 1852....
3pp., folio, folds.
Noton Ltd., Walthamstow
Catalogue, 31pp., 4to, yellow wraps, numerous illustrations including many in colour. Staples rusty hence some sections loose.
¶ Includes Lizard Grain Range, Taper-Shape Range, leather handbags.
TRADE CARD of Augustus Gough & Co., Manufacturers of Wood & Iron Framed Pianofortes, Uxbridge Road, Shepherd's Bush.
Attractively-printed card, size 3" x 4«", inserted in an envelope of the same size, printed with the address and an illustration of the 'Villa Model' piano n.d. c1890... together with... list of Gough births, with exact dates, signed by Augustus Gough, 'This was told to me by Mother in 1871'. Lists nine births starting with Father, 1815... together with... memorial cards for Augustus Gough, died 1911, and Isabella Gough, died 1926.. together with... nine cabinet photos, family portraits, 1880's, mainly London photographers.
BILL of C. Hall, Poulterer & Licensed Dealer in Game, 52 Albemarle St.
Small 8vo, printed heading with vignette of pheasant, made out for three (illegible) items.
Pollard Engineering Co., Faringdon St.
SAFE! Catalogue of Pollard Safety Geysers.
16pp., 8vo, illusts. of geysers, baths etc. Decorative wraps with attractive illustration of railway signal, slightly worn at one corner, some page edges yellowed. Repaired down spine with archival tape.
c1930 or earlier.
Port of London
DELIVER TO Col. Campbell the following Goods, sold him by the Honble. Commissioners of Excise at their Sale on the 18th of Jany. 1822 viz....
Small folio sheet headed with three printed lines as above, details in manuscript, followed by listing of 11 Lots with price, totals. Signed by Accomptant, Receiver and Comptroller. Folds, docket title on verso, with a note 'Due to Mr. Trefusis for 4 extra Bottles Maderia at 4s per Bottle'.... together with... RECEIPT for payment to the London Dock Company for 12 weeks rent and Import Rate, 1853.
22nd March 1822 and 1853.
¶ Apart from '2«lb wax candles' the lots seem to be wine or spirits, as the measure is in gallons, but the item is referred to only as 'no 3' etc. The cost of carriage for lot 994 (35 Galls) is added.
Pratt (W.B) Ltd., Ludgate Hill
ILLUMINATED ADDRESSES Albums and Scrolls.
Advertising sheet, printed in red, folded to make 3p., small 8vo, two full-page illustrations of addresses, one in colour.
Princess's Theatre, Regent Street
PLAYBILL Double playbill, size 19" x 19", folded in half vertically, with programme printed on two sides.
Advertising programme for Wednesday March 13th, 1850. Main spectacles printed in large type-face. 9 small stab holes in margin.
Fairbrother, Printer, Covent Garden. 1850.
¶ The programme included a scene from Bellini's 'La Sonnambula', the romantic opera 'Night Dancers' by Mr Loder, a new farce 'Hot and Cold', and the ballet 'The Three Statues'.
POSTER Frank H. Fortescue presents his Gorgeous Comic Pantomime Little Bo-Peep.
On stiff card, size 12" x 8", printed in three colour. Holes at top for cord for hanging. Slight browning at extreme edges.
¶ Included 'the Real Live Tame Sheep'.
ROYAL WATER FILTERS By Her Majesty's Letters Patent. Sole Office 163, Strand, London, Opposite The New Church.
Printed advertising sheet, 4to, printed on both sides, coat of arms at head. 23 lines, plus headings in a variety of type-faces. Gives prices for different filters. On verso are 20 recommendations, and Directions for maintenance of the filter. Small piece torn from top left corner. A couple of small edge tears, traces of folds.
¶ 'I have been disgusted for some time past by the filthy fluid which has been served to my house by the Grand Junction Water Company'.
South Kensington, Pimlico etc.
PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Leasehold Ground Rents and House Properties situate in Various Parts of London.... to be sold by Auction.... on 6th day of December, 1882.
8pp, folio, some tears at folds.
¶ Includes sale of houses in Paulton Sq., Chelsea, Cavendish Square, Castelnau Villas, Barnes, The Cock Tavern, Hampstead Road.
IN THE EXCHEQUER Attorney General v. William Watts. Copy Information.
Legal case against William Watts, a maltster in Southgate, who had repeatedly 'whetted his barley' without giving notice, or registering the amounts etc., in his book, contrary to the form of the Statute. Manuscript on 9 pages folio, tied with tape at top corner, folded with docket title.
¶ His premises were 'situate out of any city and out of the suburbs of any city', and he was a 'maker of Malt for home consumption and not a compounder for the duties on Malt...'. He had been a Maltster there since 1763.
Southwark Monthly Meeting
QUAKER MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE for the marriage of John Biddle, of Corbet Court, Wholesale Linen Draper, and Anna Hooper of Gloucester House in the Parish of St. Mary (so called), at the Monthly Meeting at Southwark, 15th Third Month, 1804.
On thin vellum, size 23" x 15", printed with manuscript inserts. Signatures of 75 witnesses. Ink of handwritten entries faded.
St George Parish
ASSIGNMENT and Release of messuages in Grove Place, Artichoke Hill, Pennington Place, Andrew Burt of Stoke Newington, Maria Fladgate of Queen Square, Thomas Pellatt of Ironmongers Hall.
7 large vellum sheets, four wax seals. Includes half page schedule of property with details of lessees etc.
¶ Includes the Artichoke Public House.
BILL of J.W. Elliott, Silk-Dyer & Scourer, 101 Jermyn Street, India and other Shawls cleaned & dyed, Chintz Furniture Cleaned & Glazed...
Decoratively printed heading, paper size 4«" x 8", made out to Mr Preade for cleaning and glazing two couches.
St. John's Wood
LEASE of house and premises on the north side of Belsize Road, the fifth House westwards of Albion Road, J. Standen, to John Morgan and John Henry Morgan, plasterers.
Three large vellum sheets, wax seals. In the margin of the first sheet is an elevation of the three-storey house, and a plan, showing adjoining owners.
¶ The Morgans had recently built the house.
St. Martin in the Field
MEMORIAL to be registered of an indenture.... John Croombes, Bright Smith, and others to John Paragreen.
Vellum size 14" x 12". Not signed. Refers to an indenture of 1798, and relates to a messuage in Castle Street, Leicester Square, in the possession of John Paragreen and used as a Public House called The George.
BILL of Edward Corn, 385 Strand, Boot Maker To Their Royal Highnesses the Dukes of Sussex and Cambridge.
Size 7" x 8", fine large engraved heading taking up most of the paper, showing royal coats of arms with lion, unicorn, flags etc. Made out for 2 pairs of top boots and 2 pairs of dress shoes. Small receipt attached, signed by Corn.
CERTIFICATE OF ADMINISTRATION and probate copy of the will of John Flint of Queens Park Gardens.
Printed certificate with manuscript inserts, probate copy of will on vellum attached, large papered seal.
FREEMAN'S DECLARATION AND BYE-LAWS of the Vintners' Company.
2pp., folio, docket title. Printed on pale blue paper. First page with the Declaration and the bade with three tuns, the second page detailing rules regarding selling wines without a licence. Quotes from a bye-law of 10th year George IV ruling that no one can sell wine in a tavern, cellar etc., 'not being a freeman of the said mystery or craft by patrimony or servitude'. Also sets out the required dress of Tackle Porters.
Walters (H.E), Old Kent Road
SPECIAL NETT PRICE LIST for Wholesale Trade. H.E. Walters, Manufacturer of Oilskin Clothing, Oil-Dressed Cotton, Tarpaulin Canvas...
20pp., 8vo, with illustrations and prices.
¶ Includes Cabmen's and cyclists' capes, etc.
PROBATE of the will of James Beresford of 61 Thurlow Street Walworth.
Vellum sheet size 14" x 17", in manuscript, smaller certificate of administration attached, printed with manuscript inserts. Large papered seal, 3" diameter, of the Court of Probate.
¶ Leaves his gold watch and chain to his friend Benjamin Miller, of the same address, and the rest of his property to be divided between Miller and Anne Surguy.
Weinreb & Douwma
PLANS OF LONDON Catalogue.
20pp., oblong 8vo... together with... Plans for London. Architecture catalogue 24. 34pp., 8vo. Numerous illustrations in each. 2 items.
Weller (Edw.), Red Lion Square, drawn & engraved by
LONDON (South Sheet).
Sheet from the nine-sheet map originally published by Edward Weller in the Weekly Dispatch newspaper. Scale 9¬" = 1 mile. Lithographed, size 17" x 25", title and scale bar along top, border along bottom. Traces of central fold, border very slightly clipped along bottom edge for approx. 2".
Weekly Dispatch, 139 Fleet Street. (1860's).
¶ Shows Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Millbank Penitentiary, 'Bricklayer's Arms Railway Station', Kennington Oval, etc.
BOND Matthews Beachcroft Esq., Merchant, to Brook Watson, Alderman, of London, and Robert Rashleigh of London, Merchant, Esqrs., for securing an annuity.
On paper, 2p., sm. folio. Folded with docket title. Signed by Matthews Beachcroft, and Thos. Rashleigh, Hatton Gardens, with small wax seal. Relates to the imminent marriage of Beachcroft and Sarah Webber of Manchester Buildings, Westminster, stating that his heirs and executors should pay an annuity of £300 per annum to Sarah after his death.
¶ Sir Brook Watson (1735 - 1807), went to sea as a young man and lost his leg to a shark at Havana. He later became an M.P. for London, and Lord Mayor.
LEASE of land messuage and premises at Kensal Rise, known as 15 Liddell Gardens, The Warden and College of The Souls of All Faithful People Deceased of Oxford to Ernest Morgan, builder.
Vellum, 3p., large folio, folded, printed, with details in manuscript. Signed with two small wax seals, and the large papered seal, 3«" diameter, of All Souls. Some red registry stamps.
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