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Measurements for maps, engravings, etc are given depth x width.


  1. Banbury CATALOGUE OF 14 OXFORD DOWN RAM LAMBS for Sale by Auction by Paxton & Holiday, Sept. 6th, 1917. 3pp., small 8vo., 1917... with... Banbury Fair, Sept 1st 1892, Auction of 25 Superior Oxford Down Ram Lambs. Small card, printed on one side only with details. 1917 and 1892. £8.00

  2. Hoyle (Walter), Artist SHELL GUIDE TO OXFORDSHIRE Poster, lithograph and letterpress printing, glossy surface. Illustration showing river with Magdalen Tower, dinosaur skeleton, William Morris wallpaper, etc. Description and map with key below. Overall size 29" x 20", metal hanger top and bottom. Red and yellow Shell logo at bottom. 1950's. £30.00

  3. Littlemore, near Oxford CATALOGUE OF PART OF THE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, Brewing Plant, Useful Pony, 2 Fat Pigs, Quantity of Potatoes and various Effects, To Be Sold by Auction by Messrs T. Mallam and Son, On Friday Next, the 28th Day of September, 1855.... Poster, size 17" x 13", few folds. Printed by H. Cooke & Co, Oxford, 1855. £20.00
    Includes an extensive list of the items in the sale.


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  4. Oxford Great Ram Fair CATALOGUE OF 40 OXFORDSHIRE-DOWN SHEARLING RAMS for Sale by Auction.... Bred by and the Property of Mr. E. Gillett, Cote House, Bampton... August 10th, 1892. Catalogue printed on card, 4p., size 6" x 4", names sire and sire of dam, reference to Sires giving purchasers, where and when purchased and price... together with... Card, size 3" x 4", printed with details of Banbury Fair, Auction of 25 Superior Oxford Down Ram Lambs bred by W. Reading, Langford, Lechlade... together with... Catalogue of Rams for Sale by Auction... Banbury Fair... 1917. 3pp., sm. 8vo. 3 items 1892-1917. £18.00

  5. Oxford Great Ram Fair CATALOGUE OF 40 OXFORDSHIRE-DOWN SHEARLING RAMS for Sale by Auction.... Bred by and the Property of Mr. E. Gillett, Cote House, Bampton... August 10th, 1892. Catalogue printed on card, 4p., size 6" x 4", names sire and sire of dam, with columns for entering purchaser and price, 'Reference to Sires', on verso. 1892. £10.00

  6. Oxford PEREMPTORY SALE Under an Execution, and by Order of the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire. To Be Sold by Auction by Messrs T. Mallam and Son, On the Premises, Park End Wharf, and near to the Railway Station, on Wednesday Next, December the 21st, 1853.... Two Useful Horses, Spring Van, Carts, Harness, Cochin China Fowls, a few Lots of Furniture and effects of Mr John Gammon.... Poster, size 20" x 14", few folds, slight off-setting. Printed by H. Cooke & Co, Oxford, 1853. £22.00
    Includes an extensive list of the items in the sale.


  7. Oxford, Wytham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP scale 6" to 1 mile. Composite map, Sheet XXXIII S.E. and the two sheets to the left, size 52" x 12", plus margins. plus section 13" x 18", covering Cumnor and North Hinksey. Overprinted in red by Oxford Corporation with information about intended aqueduct, pipe lines, Intended Headington Service Reservoir etc. c1920. £28.00

  8. Raine (Rd.) PLAN OF AN ESTATE AT SYDENHAM AND CHINNOR in the County of Oxford, The Property of Henry Burrows Esq., by Richd. Raine 1828. Manuscript plan in ink and wash colour on vellum, size 25" x 22", plus margins. Scale 5" = 6 chains. Title in a variety of decorative lettering styles, with flourishes, compass rose, scale bar. Shows buildings (some in pink some in grey), roads, 'Chinnor Footway', parish boundary, hedges drawn along boundaries of fields and of roads, orchards and gardens, coppice areas. Pasture areas shaded green, arable in buff lines. 'Sydenham Village' marked in bold Gothic lettering, with small drawing of Church in elevation. Adjoining owners named. Reference Table bottom left, with numbers on plan (1-32), with Description of Premises, State, Quantities. Extends from the road from Thame to Chinnor top right, to the road from Tetsworth to the Church on the left. An interesting feature of this map is the many narrow strips of land in 'Sturt Furlong'. 1828. £300.00
    A very finely drawn and lettered plan. Richard Raine (1799-1848) is listed in Eden's Dictionary of Land Surveyors as 'of Doughty St., London and Woodstock, Oxfordshire.' The Burrows family were originally woollen drapers from Thame.


  9. Steeple Barton EXTRACT FROM THE AWARD of the Commissioners acting under an Act of Parliament for dividing and enclosing the common fields.... within the parish of Westcott Barton... within the Liberty of Middle Barton in the parish of Steeple Barton... in so far as relates to the Allotments in lieu of property of Samuel Churchill a Bankrupt. Manuscript, 26p., folio, docket title. Paper watermarked 1838. £30.00
    The Act dated from 1796.


  10. Stoke Lyne LETTER signed S.T. Cole, to an unknown correspondent, dated Tredenham 5 May 1820. 22 lines on both sides of single 4to sheet. Says he has received 'the Nos. from 23 to 27'. Refers to Lady Sophia Pierrepoint 'who is a friend of my Wife's Lady Elizth. Cole.' Suggests that he visit Mr Walter Jewkes(?) house which is near his relation Sir Henry Ibbetson's. 1820. £22.00
    'As you intend to Print the subscribers names I send mine underneath as correct. On my Estate at Stoke Lyne in Oxon. at one Period stood a very Fine Building placed in a delightful situation but during the Life Time of the late Countess of Shipbrook from whom I inherit the Place it was burnt to the Ground'.


  11. Taynton TAYNTON INCLOSURE AWARD 1822. Manuscript plan by Edward Webb of Stow on the Wold, Land Surveyor, on vellum, in ink and outline colour, size 30" x 21", scale 1 inch = 10 chains. Roads and water features in colour, shows buildings in red or black, allotments with acreage, names of owners. Scale bar, compass rose, Reference to Small Allotments. Shows the village just north of the river, plots within village and larger areas around are labelled with a letter referring to the key. Folded into 4, bound with 24 vellum pages, written on one side only, setting out the award. Original full calf boards, size 18" x 13", metal clasps, titled in gilt on front board, re-spined in calf, gilt, with morocco lettering piece, some restoration to edges of boards. The Commissioner was John Davis. 16th May 1822. £340.00
    Sets out details of the Public Carriage Roads and Highways, bridle ways, orchards, cottage gardens, homesteads, etc. Among the names of the landowners involved were Wheeler, Lenthall, Cozens, Southall, Hall, Lambert, Lord Dynevor. This copy is not actually signed, and has no embossed seal.


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