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  1. Aldridge (John), Artist SHELL GUIDE TO NORFOLK Poster, lithograph and letterpress printing, glossy surface. Illustration showing watery landscape, 'flush work' building, Holkham Hall, book of Sir Thomas Browne, various birds, etc. Description and map with key below. Overall size 29" x 20", metal hanger top and bottom. Red and yellow Shell logo at bottom. 2" tear at bottom along metal stretcher. 1950's. £30.00





  2. Aylsham ABSTRACT OF THE TITLE of the Revd. Robert Rackham to an Estate in Aylsham. 4p., folio, held at corner with tape. 1856. £20.00
    * Details title from 1785 - 1856.






  3. Banham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Small Estate of Arable and Pasture Land... Residence... Agricultural Buildings... the property of the late William Spruce... to be Sold by Auction June 24, 1880. 3pp., folio, docket title, completed memorandum on verso. 1880. £12.00
    * One lot only, 1p. are 'Conditions of Sale'.






  4. Blow Norton FINAL AGREEMENT between George Baker and John and Ann Glears regarding a messuage, two cottages, barn, gardens and orchards, and 28 acres of land in Blow Norton. Vellum, size x 8" x 16", printed in cursive with manuscript inserts. Blue paper tax stamp. 1824. £14.00





  5. Carbrooke ACCOUNT OF YEARLY RENT CHARGE of Four hundred and eighty two pounds four shillings payable to Sir Willobert Clayton Bart.... Rector... in lieu of Tithes of Corn, Grain, Hay, Lamb... Manuscript ruled in columns, small folio, bound in vellum wraps made of an old lease. 18 double-page spreads, listing Occupiers, Land Owners, Quantity, Yearly Rent, Observations. 78 occupiers listed. A few additions in pencil. 1845. £50.00
    * Also includes Watton and Great Ellingham parishes.






  6. Cleer's Map MAP OF THE CITY OF NORWICH Reduced with a few alterations form Cleer's Map dated 1696 now in the Norwich Museum and Formerly in the Possession of Mr. John Kirkpatrick. Lithographed plan, size 18" x 13", folded in four. Scale 4" = 600 yds. The plan has been amateurishly, but neatly coloured with crayon. Some glue marks on verso. n.d. c1920? £22.00





  7. East Bradenham POSTER. Sale of the Freehold Small Country Dwelling House known as The White House, East Bradenham.... Which W.S. Hall & Palmer, have received instructions.... to Sell by Public Auction at the Wayland Hall, Watton on Wednesday, Jan. 7th, 1942. Size approx. 26" x 17". folded. Harvey and Sons, Printers, Watton: 1942. £14.00





  8. Felbrigge area WRIGHT'S CASH BOOK 1805. Manuscript account book, title in ink as above on front board. Size 13" x 8", parchment-covered boards, modern bookplate on front paste-down. 41 double-page spreads of debit and credit accounts, Oct. 1805 - Dec. 1809. Very neatly and clearly written throughout. Items for moneys paid out fill the right hand pages, moneys received on the left side fill approximately one third to a half of the page. The book is completely full with no blank leaves at the end. The accounts appear to be for a fairly large and prosperous farm. 1805-1809. £200.00
    * There is no indication as to the location of the farm, but there are occasional place names mentioned, such as 'Steward twice to Felbrigge...' 'Pd for a Hamper from Yarmouth'. Other expenses include ''Paid the boys for 11 crows nests...', 'Gave Lord Suffield Harvestmen...', 'Wheat unloading', 'Pd Thurkell for killing 12 rats...', 'Pd Shearing for 6 Beasts'. On the credit side large sums are often noted as received from Major Petre. Other credits include 'Recd. of Pointer for 1 Hund. Trees...', 'Rec'd of Williamson for 12 bunches of Ozier...'.






  9. Fuller's MAP OF NORWICH 1871. Lithographed map printed in black buff and blue. Size 10" x 18". Decorative border, six circular vignettes showing Pull's Ferry, Gatehouse to Bishop's Palace, Guildhall, Norwich Cathedral, Erpingham Gate, Norwich Castle. Traces of central vertical fold. 1871. £110.00





  10. Great Dunham & Great Fransham AN IMPORTANT FREEHOLD AGRICULTURAL ESTATE known as Rookery Farm... Fields House Farm... to Be Sold by Auction June 21st, 1941. 8pp., 8vo, wraps, folding coloured plan. 1941. £12.00





  11. Great Yarmouth OBLIGATION BOND of Henry Thompson of Great Yarmouth, Barber and Perrywigmaker, to Jacob Arnold, Beerbrewer, for 𧶀. 30 lines on one side of large folio sheet, written in a bold hand. Signed by Thompson and two witnesses, with small wax seal with bust. 1734. £25.00





  12. Great Yarmouth PARTICULARS, CONDITIONS, STIPULATIONS for letting by Auction the Stallages, Rents and Tolls in the Markets and Fair of Great Yarmouth, and the Rents of the Shops in the Fish Market.... by Samuel Aldred & Son.... 17th November, 1913. 11pp., sm. folio, folded, with docket title.. 1913. £20.00





  13. Great Yarmouth PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of an Old-Established Woollen Draper's and Tailor's Shop and dwelling House... for Sale by Auction, February 2nd, 1882. 3pp., 4to, plus signed memorandum. Folded vertically with docket title. 1882. £12.00





  14. Hockering PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Very Desirable Property situate at Hockering, Norfolk, which will be sold by Auction by Mr. Wilde, on Thursday, September 19th, 1849, at the Cock Inn... Sm. folio, 4pp. 1849. £12.00

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  15. Nash (Percy A.), Architect & Surveyor PLAN Showing Ancient Water Courses and Their Gradients to Norwich Castle Ditch. Lithographed plan, size 17" x 11", plus wide margins. Scale 1" = 200 ft. Covers area from St. Catherine's Plain in the south to Bank Plain in the north. Shows main roads, churches, post office etc., levels marked in small circles, arrows show direction of flow... together with another plan by Percy Nash 'ROMAN NORWICH. 'Venta Icenorum'. As designed by a Roman Surveyor 1st Century A.D. The Discovery by Geometrical Analysis by Percy A. Nash... of the Lost Sciences of Ancient Roman, Greek and Egyptian Geometric Surveying... Dating back about 6000 Years to the Great Pyramid. Reproduced plan in a brownish print, on thick paper, size 24" x 19". Shows the city centre on a sort of graph with lines radiating out, some marked 'Cross Interval', city circles, etc. Various scale bars for Roman Miles, Cross-Interval Miles, etc. 'I have discovered these four long measures in the design of the Great Pyramid of Gizeh.' Two items. n.d. c1920. £95.00
    * Nash was an amateur archaeologist, with rather unorthodox views. He was convinced that the Romans had planned Norwich as a copy of ancient Rome. He published various pamphlets etc. to put forward his controversial views.






  16. Norfolk Chronicle, Publisher NORFOLK CHRONICLE MAP OF THE WARDS OF THE CITY OF NORWICH As determined by Her Majesty's Commissioners... August 12th 1892, with the Polling Divisions for the said Wards... Lithographed map by Wright & Ratcliffe, Surveyors, size 23" x 26". Small compass rose, scale bar (scale 4" = 3000ft.) Shows main roads and principal buildings, river, railway, with wards and polling districts labelled. On verso is a printed copy of the Official Award, with detailed descriptions of each of the 16 Wards. 1892. £48.00
    * This was issued as a Supplement to the Norfolk Chronicle.






  17. Norfolk Estuary Company CERTIFICATE OF A 㿞 SHARE Made out to John Harwood Good of Bridge Street, Cambridge, Painter. Signed by the Solicitor to the Company. Size 6" x 8". Impressed seal 2" in diameter with classical figure with anchor, sea and ships in distance. 1847. £46.00
    * The seal has the words 'Incorporated 1843'. The Company was established in 1847 to undertake land reclamation in the area of the Ouse Estuary.






  18. North Lynn, Gaywood & South Wootton PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Valuable Freehold Old Marsh & Pasture Land.... in three lots.... Charles Hawkins & Sons are instructed to Sell by Auction at the Globe Hotel, King's Lynn, on Tuesday, May 26th, 1942. Folio, 8pp, plan in pocket at rear, wraps, folded. 1942. £15.00





  19. Northrepps BOND whereby Phebe Stoneham of Northrepps spinster daughter of Joseph Stoneham Thatcher deceased, releases all claim on an enclosure of land of four acres in North Repps for the sum of 10s paid to her by Joseph Cawston. 1p., blank conjoint leaf, which has some large holes, signed with her mark by Phebe with small wax seal, witnessed. 1729. £24.00





  20. Norwich ABSTRACT OF THE TITLE to an Estate in St. Michael at Thorn in Norwich. 6p., large folio, manuscript, neatly written, folded with docket title. Recites indentures from 1748 - 1821. 1821. £14.00
    * Owners' names include Bell, Finch, Rowe.






  21. Norwich PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE OF VERY DESIRABLE PROPERTY, Situate at West Wymer Street, Heigham, Norwich. Which will be Sold by Auction by Mr. Hunter at the Grapes Hotel, Norwich, on Monday, April 9, 1866. 3pp, folio, docket title, folded. Fletcher and Son, Printer, Norwich. 1866. £16.00





  22. Norwich TWO BILLHEADS with engraved headings, decorative calligraphy. sm. 8vo, for G. Mingay, Ladies Boot & Shoe Warehouse; Mrs Taylor, Stay & Elastic Bandage Maker. 2 items. 1841-2. £9.00
    * Made out and receipted as settled.






  23. Norwich WILL of John Branch, of Norwich, yeoman. Extracted copy of a will of 1795. 2p., folio. Branch leaves his property in St. John Sepulchre at St. Michael at Thorn to his wife Judith, and after to his seven children. Extracted 1796. £14.00





  24. Norwich, Watton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXVI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 35", linen-backed and folding into 8vo wraps, parkland, water features, main roads hand-coloured. Costessey Old Hall, Hevingham Estates and three other small estates shaded, with small dates (presumably date of sale). Wraps rubbed at edges. Printed from an Electrotype. c1860. £65.00





  25. Oulton Broad POSTCARD of the Wherry Hotel, Oulton Broad. Valentine's Series. 610. Coloured view showing Hotel in middle distance, boats of various kinds in the foreground. Sent through the post, squared circle postmark. 1903. £4.00





  26. Roughton OBLIGATION BOND binding Thomas Athow of Roughton, Farmer, to Robert Athow, Farmer, for 𧺬. On paper, in English, printed with manuscript inserts, wax seal. Sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf. Traces of folds. 1797. £26.00





  27. Shouldham and Marham PARTICULARS with Plan and Conditions of Sale of Freehold Estate, 6 Dwelling Houses and 17 Cottages... extending to 492 Acres... with Tithe Rent Charge from Land at Cavenham... to be Sold by Auction... August 19th, 1919. 16pp., folio, wraps, creased where folded in half vertically. Lacks plan from pocket at back. With detailed schedules. 1919. £18.00





  28. Swaffham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Residential and Business Properties comprising the Valuable and Convenient Dwelling House known as "Westgate", 7 substantially-built 5 roomed Cottages.... Which W.S. Hall & Palmer have received instructions... to Sell by Auction, at the "George" Hotel, Swaffham, on Monday, September 7th, 1931. Folio, 4pp, coloured folding map in pocket, wraps, 'Memorandum', completed. 1931. £20.00





  29. Utting (J), Surveyor, Lynn Regis A MAP OR PLAN OF THE SURVEY AND LEVELS taken in the Country of Marshland, by order of His Majesty's Commissioners of Sewers for the County of Norfolk, by J. Utting, Surveyor, Lynn Regis. 1826. Engraved map, wash colour, size 25" x 37", vertical fold, and light horizontal fold. Scale 2 miles = approx. 5". Compass rose, large title in plain circle, scale bar, 'Reference to the Drainage Engines' top right. Shows Lynn Regis bottom right, River Nene along the top, Wisbech Canal at the left. Parishes coloured in full light wash, Turnpike roads coloured buff, sewers drains with a solid black line, sluices, tunnels, corn mills indicated, and windmills and churches shown in elevation with small engravings. Shows water levels. Different fields named. Shows buildings, with some named, such as 'Popinhoe Manor House', inns such as 'The Shore Boat', 'The Robin Hood', lanes and droves named. Tear of approx 3" from right edge, neatly repaired on verso 1826. £300.00
    * Scarce.






  30. West Norfolk election TO THE ELECTORS OF WEST NORFOLK. Address from the Liberal candidate and sitting Member Brampton Gurdon, setting out his principles, followed by address of his running mate Willoughby Green. Leaflet, 3p., 4to. Hole approx. 1" in diameter in margin at top right corner, probably caused by silverfish, not affecting text, and some chips in paper at right edge. June 1865. £22.00





  31. Wickmere LABOUR AND SMALL PAYMENTS ACCOUNT on Mr Sharpin's Farm at Wickmere. 4to exercise book, stiff wraps, titled as above, with accounts of payments to various people, May 1889 to March 1890. 25 pages. Lists people paid for mostly unspecified labour by the week, occasional payment for lambs etc. 1889-90. £20.00





  32. Wreningham PARTICULAR AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Messuage, Cottage and Lands.... to be sold by Auction by Mr. Jno. Standley.... 4th day of December 1861. 3p., 4to, folded, two small edge tears neatly repaired. Re-inforced down spine with green paper. Attractive headings with decorative type faces. Sm. folio, 4pp., folded. 1861. £8.00





  33. Wymondham and Besthorpe PARTICULARS of Valuable property which will be sold by auction by Mr. Glasspoole... May 15th, 1847... under the Will of Mrs. Ann Burrell, in Four Lots. 3pp., including one page of Conditions of Sale. Folded with docket title. 1847. £20.00
    * The properties were copyhold of the Manors of Wymondham Cromwells and Wymondham Grisaugh. Comprised two farmhouses and land in Wymondham, two cottages, and inclosures in Besthorpe.






  34. Wymondham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Small Property comprising a Farm-House.... Double Cottage situate in Spooner Row, which Salter & Simpson will sell by Auction.... on Friday the 9th or July, 1880. Folio, 4pp., folds. 1880. £14.00
    * The farmhouse is described as 'Clay lump and tiled'.






  35. Wymondham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Messuage and land at Spooner Row... for Sale by Auction.... 12th February, 1864. 3pp., small folio, folded with docket title. 1864. £10.00





  36. Wymondham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of A Capital Messuage and Accommodation Land which will be sold by auction... 30th day of January, 1856. 3pp., folio, plus docket title. Folded... together with... Particulars of a Small Farm in Sutton Division... for Sale by Public Auction... 29th August, 1873. 2pp., 4to, folded with docket title. Some small tears at folds. 2 items. 1856 and 1873. £12.00





  37. Wymondham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of A Valuable Small Estate, at and Near Silfield Division, In Wymondham, Comprising Farm, Barn, Stable.... Garden and Orchards and 38 Acres of Highly Productive Arable and Pasture Land.... which Mr S. Cann will offer for auction Friday, the 25th Day of July, 1873. 4to, 7pp., folding coloured plan. 1873. £24.00





  38. Wymondham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Messuages, Cottages, Brick-Kiln & Yards.... for Sale by Auction.... 14th August, 1877. 4pp., folded with docket title. 1877. £14.00





  39. Wymondham PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Small Farm... brick & slate Farm House... Convenient Cottage... several inclosures of superior arable and pasture land... by the side of the Norwich Turnpike Road... to be Sold by Auction... 27th August, 1870. 3pp., folio, plus full page lithographed plan with some outline hand-colouring. Docket title spotty. 1870. £24.00





  40. Wymondham PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of the Freehold Estate comprising a Dwelling-House... Two Cottages and Gardens... arable and pasture land... for Sale by Auction 26th July, 1867. 2pp., folio, plus docket title. Repaired split down left edge. 1867. £8.00
    * Names occupiers.






  41. Wymondham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Cottages and Land at Wymondham... for Sale by Auction.... 2nd July, 1869. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. 1869. £8.00





  42. Wymondham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Desirable Cottages, and Gardens situate in Wymondham, Morley St. Botolph, and Wicklewood in Norfolk... to be Sold by Auction... 26th Day of July, 1861. 5pp., 4to. Vertical fold. The headings to the lots are printed in attractive decorative type-faces. 1861. £15.00
    * The 10 Lots comprise cottages and tenements in Rattle Row, Fairland Street, and near the church.


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