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  1. Ackland (J), Printer RULES FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE "ELTON" CHARITY IN THE PARISH OF NEMPNETT. October, 1862. Single sheet listing seven rules concerning eligibility, distribution, etc., size approx. 11" x 8". Traces of vertical fold. J. Ackland, Printer and Bookbinder, Dolphin Street, Bristol: 1862. £15.00

  2. Banwell POSTCARD showing The Castle, Banwell. Coloured view, with cart and some children in front of the gateway. Used, with Banwell postmark. 1909. £4.00

  3. Barrett (John), topographer LETTER to John Winter at Loxton, dated Somerston 15th Jany. 1851. 6 lines on 1p 4to, paper rather creased, with 1" split at one fold. On verso is address panel, penny red stamp, and small black wax seal. Small piece missing from right margin where seal broken. Barrett says he has forwarded Winter's last communication to North Curry, and that he cannot meet him on Friday as he is confined to bed with ill health. 1851. £8.00
    Hunt's Directory of 1851 lists a John Barrett, Solicitor, at Somerton.

  4. Bath Abbey WEST VIEW OF BATH ABBEY CHURCH. Monochrome watercolour drawing. On paper, size 7" x 5", a fine very detailed drawing, titled as above in the lower margin. On the lower corner is written 'Britton's B.A.C'. This drawing would seem to be taken from a plate in John Britton's 'Bath Abbey Church', (the figures in the doorway are the same) but whereas the engraving shows the rest of the Abbey this shows only the front. n.d. c1830? £18.00

  5. Bath SUBSCRIPTIONS AND DONATIONS BOOK For the Society for Preserving to the Public the Right of Ancient Footpaths. R. Hare, E. Saunders, Secretaries. Manuscript recording names and amounts for subscribers 1843-1870. 38p., sm. 8vo, parchment boards, worn, chipped morocco label with gilt title. There are also two minutes of meetings noting change of collector, signed R. Wilbraham Falconer (the author of works on the Bath Mineral Waters). 1843-70. £90.00
    Pasted inside front board is a printed letter stating the Society would like a subscription from each household 'the health and pleasure of the Inhabitants of Bath being so dependent upon the Footways that afford accommodation to pedestrians in reaching the various delightful situations around the City.' Among the subscribers are: R. Tite, C. Milsom, Rev. Bartram, T. Jolly, S. Rutter, J. Pulteney, Lady Hargood, Holloway & Son.

  6. Bath WARRANT OF ATTORNEY to Confess a Judgement, to William Dyne and Richard Messiter, Attorneys, to appear for John Cattermoule of Bath, Yeoman, in an action of Debt on Bond for the sum of £198, at the suit of Martin Moger. 1p., sm. folio, printed with manuscript inserts. Fine wax seal with bust. Folds, blank conjoint leaf with docket title on verso. 1793. £20.00

  7. Bath, Chippenham, Bradford on Avon FOUR POSTERS of Coward, James & Co., each offering different properties for sale by auction. Posters printed in red and brown, size 32" x 21". Sales were at the Oak Room, Fortts' Restaurant. July 1973. £18.00
    Properties were: Cedar Bungalow, Camden; Coniston, Newbridge Road; Cottage at Huntingdon St., Bradford; Homestead Farmhouse, Mountain Bower, Chippenham.

  8. Bathwick and Chew Magna COPY WILL of William Abraham of Bathwick, Banker, 1803. 6p., small folio, sewn at edge, folded with docket title. Copy. Paper of will watermarked 1814. £16.00
    Bequeathes his house in Bathwick, held under Lady Bath, property in Chew Magna, house at 6 Caroline Buildings in Lyncombe & Widcombe, money for bread for 'the second poor' of Chew Magna, shares in Sydney Gardens, money to the Bath Dispensary and Infirmary. The house at Chew Magna was called 'Fosters House'.

  9. Bishops Hull OBLIGATION BOND of William Ludlow of Bishops Hull Gentleman to William Walters of Tiverton and John Chave of Bristol for four hundred pounds. 1p., sm. folio, printed with ms inserts. Signed Ludlow with a wax seal. Blank conjoint leaf. Folded. 1818. £17.00

  10. Bleeck (Charles), Printer THE BATH EVENING CHRONICLE June 11, 1877. Facsimile Edition. 4pp, folds. Includes long report on the Widcombe Bridge collapse. Printed to mark the Centenary of the newspaper, 1977. £7.00

  11. Braddon (Paul), artist BYGONE CHARD as it appeared in 1740. Watercolour, size 19.5cm x 27.5cm, pasted onto a large thick card. Signed and titled by Braddon, in pencil, on the back of the card. A charming scene with the Guildhall at the centre, with weather vane and clock, gabled buildings either side, In the the foreground is a village pump with 2 women collecting water, there are several other figures, as well as a covered cart. Some spotting to the card. n.d. c1910? £35.00
    Paul Braddon, was the pseudonym of James Leslie Crees, who was born in Birmingham in 1864. He started by doing mainly architectural drawings of continental churches and cathedrals. Eventually he turned to watercolour, and his London agent sold them mainly in the United States. He died in 1938.

  12. Braddon (Paul), artist GEORGE INN, NORTON ST PHILIP. Watercolour, size 19cm x 27cm, pasted onto a large thick card, titled, in pencil on the front and back of the card, and initialled PB at bottom corner of view. Braddon has signed the back of the card with pencil. The scene depicts the inn (filling most of the paper) with several people in the foreground, as well as a covered cart. Some spotting to the card, not affecting watercolour. n.d. c1910? £35.00
    Paul Braddon, was the pseudonym of James Leslie Crees, and was born in Birmingham in 1864. He started by doing mainly architectural drawings of continental churches and cathedrals. Eventually he turned to watercolour, and his London agent sold them mainly in the United States. He died in 1938.

  13. Braddon (Paul), artist GLASTONBURY OLD CROSS. Watercolour, size 19cm x 27.5cm, pasted onto a large thick card, titled, as above, in pencil on the front and back of the card. Braddon has signed the back of the card with pencil. The scene depicts the cross, surrounding buildings, St. John's church in the background, several people in the foreground, as well as 2 covered carts. Some spotting to the card. n.d. c1910. £40.00
    Paul Braddon, was the pseudonym of James Leslie Crees, and was born in Birmingham in 1864. He started by doing mainly architectural drawings of continental churches and cathedrals. Eventually he turned to watercolour, and his London agent sold them mainly in the United States. He died in 1938.

  14. Braddon (Paul), artist PART OF GLASTONBURY ABBEY. Watercolour, size 27.5cm 19cm, pasted onto a large thick card, titled, as above, in pencil on the front of the card. There is a slightly different title, and signature of Braddon, in pencil, on the back of the card. The scene depicts a narrow walk-way on which are 2 women and a man, with buildings on either side and a chapel at the end of the street. Some spotting to the card. n.d. c1910. £38.00
    Paul Braddon, was the pseudonym of James Leslie Crees, and was born in Birmingham in 1864. He started by doing mainly architectural drawings of continental churches and cathedrals. Eventually he turned to watercolour, and his London agent sold them mainly in the United States. He died in 1938.

  15. Braddon (Paul), artist SHEPTON MALLET MARKET CROSS. Watercolour, size 27.5cm x 18.5cm, pasted onto a large thick card. Braddon has titled and signed the back of the card with pencil. A lively scene depicting the cross, surrounding buildings, St. Peter and St. Paul church in the background, several people in the foreground, including flower sellers, as well as a covered carts, and busy stalls with customers. Some spotting to the card. n.d. c1910? £35.00
    Paul Braddon, was the pseudonym of James Leslie Crees, and was born in Birmingham in 1864. He started by doing mainly architectural drawings of continental churches and cathedrals. Eventually he turned to watercolour, and his London agent sold them mainly in the United States. He died in 1938.

  16. Braddon (Paul), artist THE REFECTORY, CLEEVE ABBEY, Somersetshire. Watercolour, size 27.5cm x 19cm, pasted onto a large thick card, titled, as above, in pencil on the front and back of the card, It is also signed by Braddon, in pencil, on the back of the card. It depicts the stone walls of the refectory, a large window, and part of the fireplace. There is a chair and a man standing holding a walking stick. Some spotting to the card. n.d. c1910. £35.00
    Paul Braddon, was the pseudonym of James Leslie Crees, and was born in Birmingham in 1864. He started by doing mainly architectural drawings of continental churches and cathedrals. Eventually he turned to watercolour, and his London agent sold them mainly in the United States. He died in 1938.

  17. Braddon (Paul), artist THE PILGRIM'S INN (GEORGE INN) GLASTONBURY. Watercolour, size 27.5cm x 19cm, pasted onto a large thick card, titled, as above, in pencil on the front and back of the card. It is also signed by Braddon, in pencil, on the back of the card. It depicts the front and doorway of the Inn with 3 women and a man on pavement. Some spotting to the card. n.d. £40.00
    Paul Braddon, was the pseudonym of James Leslie Crees, and was born in Birmingham in 1864. He started by doing mainly architectural drawings of continental churches and cathedrals. Eventually he turned to watercolour, and his London agent sold them mainly in the United States. He died in 1938.

  18. Bridgwater Bay ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XX. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Covers Porlock, North Petherton, Weston-super-Mare, part of South Wales coast. Size approx. 24" x 35", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to large 4to. Edges bound with tape, partly obscuring sheet number and scale bar. Main roads coloured buff. No railways shown. c1840. £50.00

  19. Bridgwater TO THE WORTHY AND INDEPENDENT ELECTORS of The Borough of Bridgwater... Broadside in which Vere Poulett comments on the recent decision of Select Committee of the House of Commons, referring to the Polls of 1806 and 1807, thanking people for their support and conveying his readiness to represent them in Parliament in future. Size 10" x 8", 24 lines, pasted to card, with inscription in ink below 'Presented to the Club by Mr Henry Harding in memory of his father... 4th December 1893'. Lower Grosvenor Street, 25th March, 1808. £35.00

  20. Buckland St Mary SALE BY AUCTION In the Parish of St. Mary. An Excellent Freehold Dairy and Stock Farm known as "Moorsick Farm".... embracing 148a 0r. 28p. Messrs. W.R.J. Greenslade & Co. will Sell by Auction at the George Hotel, Ilminster on Wednesday, the 12th day of March, 1924. With coloured folding plan, 3pp, folded, totals and names in manuscript on last leaf. Young and Son, Chard: 1924. £15.00

  21. Chard OBLIGATION BOND Thomas Lawrence and Elizabeth Lane of Chard to Charles Edwards for £263. 1p., sm. folio, preamble printed with ms inserts, the main paragraph in manuscript. Signed by Thomas Lawrence and by Elizabeth Lane with her mark, two small wax seals. Blank conjoint leaf. Folds. 1809. £16.00

  22. Charlinch FINE relating to two messuages and land at Edington Burtle in Charlinch, between William Perkins and John Pearce. Vellum, size 9" x 16", printed with manuscript inserts. 1821. £12.00

  23. Cheddar COX'S STALACTITE CAVERN At the Foot of Cheddar Cliffs, Somersetshire. Mr. Cox Invites the attention of the Nobility and Gentry, to this Cavern... one of the most wonderful Productions of Nature, yet discovered.... Handbill, size 11" x 9", backed with stiff paper. Large heading in a variety of type-faces, and 17 lines of text describing the 'grotesque and fanciful' formations, such as a Hindoo Temple, a Mummy etc. At the end mentions his 'Pleasure Gardens' opposite a sheet of water 'as clear as Crystal'. Slight traces of folds. Richard Grey Bartlett, Printer, Axbridge. n.d. c1880. £75.00

  24. Cheddar GOUGH'S CAVES Cheddar, Somerset. Booklet of 16 sepia views, size 9" x 6", printed wraps, views titled in plate in white. 2pp. of text. Loosely inserted are 3 postcards of the caves. Small piece torn from corner of back wrap. n.d. late 1930's. £18.00

  25. Cheddar PHOTOGRAPH Titled in white in plate 'Tea Gardens, Cheddar', showing a small tent in the garden with ladies with parasol, rocks in distance. Size 4" x 6". Numbered W5614. c1910. £7.00

  26. Chew Magna EPITOME of the Settlement executed on the marriage of William Watson Esq. with Miss Bridget Bowles Abraham. 12p., folio, neatly written throughout, tied at top left corner with tape. 1842. £10.00
    Refers to a messuage in Chew Magna. There are no Schedules present with the document.

  27. Chewstoke LEASE FOR A YEAR of a tenement at Portbridge with orchard and mill adjoining, and a tenement called Vaughan's, Miss Mercy Webb to William Ogbourn and John Hammett. Vellum, size 15" x 19", signed by Mercy with armorial wax seal. 1795. £18.00

  28. Chilton NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Commissioners named and appointed in and by an Act of Parliament entitled 'An Act for dividing and Allotting the Open and Commonable Pastures... within the Hamlet of Chilton in the parish of Moorlinch' will hold their third Meeting.... at the Bull Inn... 12 lines on one side of 4to sheet, signed Thos. Mullins. 27th July 1798. £10.00

  29. Compton Pauncefoot SALE OF TIMBER small notebook listing Ash, Larch, Faggots etc., with purchaser and price. 12mo, blue wraps, 24p. 1851-2. £12.00

  30. Coulsting's Bazaar, High St., Weston SOUVENIR ALBUM of Weston Super Mare. Photolitho sepia views on folding strip size 35" x 5", folding into 8 pages. Some views one to a page, others three to a page. Includes full page view of Pier (old Pier). 2 views with small tear in paper, edges of boards rubbed. Decorative boards with illustration of Birnbeck Pier. c1900. £8.00

  31. East Lydford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP 6" to 1 mile, showing Wheathill, Lovington and East Lydford. Size 9" x 11", plus margins, mounted on linen, folding into stiff wraps. The area of Priory Farm has been coloured in green wash. c1930. £6.00

  32. Evercreech PARTICULARS of the Freehold Estates known as the Evercreech Park Farm, Bagbury Farm, & Durns.... to be Sold By Auction.... 8th of August, 1862. 3 pages, size 17" x 11". Folded. With detailed schedules of each farm, listing fields with cultivation, tenant, acreage. etc. 1862. £18.00

  33. Exford, Withypool etc. FIVE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS scale 6" to 1 mile. Each size 18" x 12", plus margins. Comprises: Sheet XIV S.E (Exford). Water features hand coloured, one field outlined in blue crayon; LVII N.E (Exton); LVII N.W (Winsford); LVII S.E (Brompton Regis); LVIII S.W (Yellands). A few small edge tears in Exford map. Five items. 1891 - 1907. £24.00

  34. Frith's PERMANENT PHOTOGRAPHIC PICTURES OF WELLS 16 prints. 6" x 8", title in white in plate. In original printed envelope, which is slightly spotty. Published By T.W. Phillips, Wells. n.d. c1920? £7.00

  35. Frome COUNTERPART LEASE of a cottage in a close called Mill Close, Daniel Yerbury to Richard Prater of Whitchurch. Vellum, 12" x 20", signed by Prater with wax seal. Ink slightly faded but legible. 1743. £14.00
    Gives the names and occupations of occupiers of the adjoining premises, including clothworker, saddler. Prater was to pitch and pave part of the road by the cottage.

  36. Gibbs (S), Published by A NEW AND CORRECT PLAN of the City of Bath. Engraved plan, on thick paper, size 10" x 11", plus margins. Scale 1" = 100 yds. Border, decorative title, scale bar, compass rose, and Reference to 19 buildings. Covers Royal Victoria Park, Sydney Gardens, Mount Beacon, Prior Park Buildings. Published by S. Gibbs, 3 Union Street, Bath. n.d. c1830. £85.00
    Gibbs published numerous guidebooks to Bath, but this plan does not appear to have been folded or inserted in a book.

  37. Gilliard (Walter) FOUR CHRISTMAS CARDS From paintings by Walter Gilliard, showing scenes as follows: West End of Cheddar Gorge; Homeward Bound, A Winter Fantasy Based on Compton Dando; The Old Towpath Before its Reconstruction, now the Portway, Bristol; Old Brislington Village. Size of image approx. 5" x 6". 1952-1962. £14.00
    Printed by Mr Gilliard for his own use, ink message on back of card.

  38. Glastonbury Abbey WATERCOLOUR showing a view through the Norman doorway into St. Joseph's Chapel.' Size 8" x 5", on thick paper, backed at corners onto a thinner sheet. A good amateur watercolour, with good architectural detail, in tones of sepia, grey and blue. Standing in the archway is a man who looks like a workman, and a ladder is propped against the edge. no date. mid-nineteenth century? £20.00
    There seems to be a signature in the bottom right-hand corner which looks like 'Ellen. May 1841?' but the number after '18' is not clear.

  39. Glastonbury DEED TO LEAD THE USE OF A FINE relating to fifty acres formerly enclosed out of the Moores or Woody Ground called South Moor and Alder Moore, part of the Manor of Glastonbury, and a tenement and land in Mere and right of common on Godney Moor, Heath Moor, etc., Thomas Maynard and Hannah his wife, of Halton and Richard Godwyn of Street. Vellum, size 14" x 21". Some light browning of vellum in places. 1732. £22.00

  40. Glastonbury THE SOUTH PROSPECT OF THE RUINS OF GLASTONBURY ABBY copper engraving. Size 7" x 15", book page number P.252 bottom right. Trace of fold at centre, and slight trace of two other vertical folds. c1750. £12.00

  41. Gough (A.G.H) TWELVE POSTCARDS of the Cheddar Caves. Photo. by A.G.H. Gough. Sepia postcards pasted to 3 black paper album leaves. c1930. £15.00
    Includes 'Fairy Grotto', 'Marble Curtain', etc.

  42. Great Western Railway BILL Dr. To the Great Western Railway Company... Ilminster Station. 1904. Form printed in blue with columns for carriage of goods. Oblong 4to. Lists in manuscript 9 separate months' charges. Made out to Mr. Sandys. On verso is similar manuscript calculation for 1903. 1903-4. £4.00

  43. Ham Green, Portbury LEASE FOR A YEAR of a house, lands and orchard at Ham Green, Miles Ariel, Broker and Elizabeth his wife, and Samuel Hicks Withers, to Philip John Miles, of Leigh Court, Abbots Leigh. Vellum, size 21" x 27". Signed by 3 lessors with wax seals, Schedule at the bottom of the sheet listing house, orchard, copse, withy bed, cottage, piece of land described as 'at Portbury Wharf', etc. with 'Quality', 'Quantity'. Names previous owners of the various plots. 1830. £20.00

  44. Hardington Mandeville MAP OF THE PARISH OF HARDINGTON MANDEVILLE in the County of Somerset. 1843. Tracing of the tithe map in ink and some colour on tracing paper, size 55" x 36". Very neat tracing, with names and number for each field, woodland shown by small trees, roads shaded in red, etc. no date. Probably circa 1950. £45.00

  45. Henrietta Park ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet ST7565 SW. Scale 1" = 50ft. Size 17" x 18", plus margins. Some stab holes in left margin. Provisional Edition. 1951. £16.00
    Covers Laura Place, Cornwell Buildings, part of Broad St. Shows 'Coronation Oak', 'Jubilee Oak', Mineral Water Factory, Iron Foundry, Invalid Chair Factory etc.

  46. Hooper (S), Pub. BURROUGH CHAPEL SOMERSETSHIRE Copper engraved view. Size 4" x 7", plus wide margins. Shows chapel on a hill with houses in front, surrounding trees. 1785. £5.00

  47. Hornblotton PARTICULARS of the Medium-size Country Residence Hornblotton House, nr. Castle Cary... well-timbered gardens... small lake and 2 tennis lawns... for Sale by Auction 19th October, 1938. 12pp., small folio. Folding plan, 4 tipped in photographs, and photograph on front wrap. Wraps detached and repaired down spine with archival tape, stains on front wrap. 1938. £10.00

  48. Hunstrete Estate TIMBER SALE 700 Timber Trees to be Offered for Sale by Tender, Situate on the Hunstrete Estate.... comprising some Very Fine Ash, Oak & Elm Beech, S. Chestnut, Alder, Aspen and Walnut.... Sale leaflet, 3pp., 8vo, listing 4 Lots, with details of situation. December 1890. £9.00

  49. Ilminster BOND for £652, John Slee, Sergemaker, to Bridget Slee. Printed on sm. folio sheet, blank adjoining leaf, details in MS., small wax seal. 1766. £22.00

  50. Ilminster THE WILL of Elizabeth Slee, widow. 8p, sm. folio, with codicil. Will proved at London 1747. Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court at Canterbury... together with... Pedigree of Samuel Slee, folio sheet, manuscript, showing four generations from 1738. Copy circa 1824. £18.00
    Concerns Elizabeth's share of a messuage at South Brent, 'The Swan Tenement' in Ilminster. Mentions items of clothing 'my linen Gown and two petty Coats one being blue cloth serge with a silver lace..... my scarlet Cloth Coat I give to my sons to make them Waistcoats....'

  51. Ilton ASSIGNMENT of land in Ilton called Floods Stoverd, Isaac Standerwick of Westhambrook in Huish Episcopi, Lincloth maker and James Crabb of Ashull, yeoman. Vellum, size 19" x 29", 2 wax seals. Some damp spotting in one area, ink slightly faded. 1771. £8.00

  52. Keynsham TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 25" to 1 mile. Sheet VII.9 and sheet to south. The bottom margin of VII.9 has been trimmed away as has the top margin of the lower sheet, so that they butt up together (but not glued). Overall size 50" x 29". Left margins trimmed away. 3 neat red circles have been drawn at a quarter, half and three-quarter mile radii from Keynsham church, and public houses have been coloured red or blue, and neatly named in ink. Edition of 1931. £28.00
    Covers Somerdale Factory, Durley Park, Avon Paper Mills, Isolation Hospital.

  53. Kingsbrompton TO BE LET BY AUCTION at the Lion Inn, in Wiveliscombe, on Thursday the 1st day of March next.... all the Capital Dairy & Grazing Farm, Situate at Ruggs.... To view the Lands, apply to Mr. Langdon, at Withiel Florey, one of the Owners.... Handbill printed in large type, size 11" x 8", extract from draft conveyance of house in Williton on verso, probably written by a solicitor, the writing showing through slightly on the front. 20th January 1832. £26.00

  54. Lamyatt & Ditcheat HANDBILL for auction sale of a freehold estate in Lamyatt and Ditcheat known as Snagg Farm, 19th September, 1889. Neatly printed measuring 8" x 5". With a description of the property and access via Somerset and Dorset Railway or Great Western. 1889. £6.00

  55. Larkhall, Bath AUCTION POSTER. Sale of Long Leasehold Property at Larkhall, Bath. Powell & Powell have received instructions to Sell by Auction.... the Semi-detached desirable residence known as Brookleaze Lodge, No 23 Brookleaze Buildings, Larkhall, Bath.... Size approx. 28" x 17". Bath: 1890. £20.00

  56. Lottisham DRAINING done on George Scott's Farm with Frank Parson and Wm. Webb, drainers. Contains details of wages, and at back of book a few rough sketches of drainage and calculations, in pencil. 3 small printed delivery notes from Hornblotton Brick and Tile Yard pinned in. Sm 8vo notebook, entries on 21pp. February - May 1880. £6.00

  57. Lympsham, Berrow, Brent Knoll PLAN, PARTICULARS and Special Conditions of Sale of a valuable Agricultural Estate comprising Three Commodious Farm Houses... Pasture and Orchard Land... 560 Acres, which will be sold in 27 Lots... 14th June, 1910. Folio, 14pp., plus 10 full page and 2 folding coloured plans. Blue paper wraps, attractively-lettered decorative title on front wrap. Staples rusty, and one section of 4 pages loose. 1910. £35.00
    Includes lands by the River Axe.

  58. Marston Magna ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXIV.15 Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Folded. Second Edition 1903. £14.00
    Covers the whole of Marston Magna, Lambrook Bridge.

  59. Mere LEASE FOR A YEAR of various closes of lands in Mere called Barbara Lease, West Mead, Shalden, Park, turbary ground in Westhay Moor, etc., Mary How to Arthur Phippen of Westhay and Thomas Gidding of Cheddar. Vellum, size 15" x 20", signed by Mary How with wax seal. 1788. £18.00

  60. Mere RELEASE of houses and lands in Westhay in the parish of Mere, Elizabeth Kearle, Spinster to George Andrewe of Bowless. Vellum, size 11" x 18", large engraved heading with coat of arms, signed with her mark by Elizabeth with black wax seal. Some very light discolouration of vellum in places. 1731. £28.00
    Refers back to an earlier document of 1706. The properties included a close of pasture at Barbleaze 'on the South part of the Reene there', pasture called East Craft, and a cottage and orchard.

  61. Mere RELEASE of a messuage and lands at Westhay, John Esgar of Mark, George Cooke of Wookey, to the Rt. Hon. George Somerville. Vellum, size 31" x 33", 3 wax seals. 1753. £22.00
    Names the various closes of land.

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  62. Minehead and Porlock HANDBILL advertising Porlock Weir, Porlock and Minehead Motor Service Company's Daily Motor & Mail Service between Minehead Station & Porlock Weir. Gives time table and fares. Size 10" x 7", folds, paper slightly browned, small piece chipped from top corner. c1930. £14.00

  63. Moss Flower (T.J) PORTISHEAD SEWERAGE SCHEME Contract No. 1. Outfall details. Engineering drawing in ink and full colour on Whatman paper backed with linen, size 24" x 43". Scale 1" to 1 foot. Delicately coloured in shades of blue and brown, with great detail of each bolt etc. Shows large side elevation with piles, and four other sections and plans. Some creasing of paper at centre. Signed by J. Moss Flower. 18th June 1897. £40.00
    A beautifully executed and coloured engineering drawing.

  64. Newton Bridge NEWTON BRIDGE, BATH. Watercolour On paper size 8" x 12", mounted on thick card, ruled border. A view taken from the river bank, showing fields and countryside through the arch of the bridge, with 2 girls sitting near the bridge, and a covered cart being driven across the bridge. mid 19th century. £20.00
    The bridge was rebuilt in the late 18th century by William Armstrong of Bristol.

  65. Ninehead GRANT OF ADMINISTRATION to Elizabeth Ludlow Widow of William Ludlow of Ninehead. Vellum certificate, printed with ms inserts, good papered seal of Archdeaconry of Taunton on tag. On verso is endorsement concerning Wiveliscombe Turnpike. 1853. £14.00

  66. North Cadbury PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of a Valuable Freehold Property consisting of a Public House called The New Inn and Land at Galhampton... Several Parcels of Rich Arable Land being the remaining portion of the Askew Estate... for sale by auction 14th August, 1877. 3pp., folio, plus docket title, folded. 1877. £16.00

  67. Norton St. Philips, Beckington, Road, and Wolverton Auction PLAN, PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF IMPORTANT FREEHOLD AND LEASEHOLD, LANDED ESTATES, with Farm-House and Farm Buildings Dwelling House and Cottage, Situate in the Parishes of Norton St. Philips, Beckington, and Road, and Wolverton, in the County of Somerset, which will be Sold by Auction... 29th day of August, 1879, In 16 Lots. Folio, 7pp, and large coloured folding plan. 1879. £35.00

  68. Pawlett and Puriton PARTICULARS of an Excellent Dairy Holding known as Court Farm, for sale by Auction, 24th July, 1929. 5pp., small folio. Traces of folds. 1929. £8.00

  69. Penselwood PLAN OF PROPERTY IN THE PARISH OF PENSELWOOD in the County of Somerset Belonging to the Rt. Hon. Earl of Ilchester & Sir Henry Ainslie Hoare, Bart. 1876. Manuscript map in ink and outline colour on paper, backed with linen, size 46" x 76", rolled. Scale 3 Chains to an inch. Large compass rose. Joint property of Sir Henry Hoare and Lord Ilchester coloured pink, Sir Henry Hoare's in green. Shows roads, buildings, plantations and rough ground, field boundaries, water features, public buildings such as school and church. Extends from Hunter's Lodge Public House on road to Wincanton, to lakes by.... Many adjoining owners named. Fields numbered, presumably referring to a book of reference. 1876. £220.00

  70. Portbury FINE between Philip John Miles and Myles and Elizabeth Ariol deforciats of five messuages two cottages three barns... seven gardens... thirty six acres of land twenty one acres of pasture... one acre of furze... in the Parish of Portbury... Vellum, size 7" x 17", printed with manuscript inserts. 1820. £14.00

  71. River Parrett, Combwich ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Quarter sheet, No. XXXVIII. S.W, Scale 6" to 1 mile, on stiff paper. Slight trace of two folds... together with... Sheet XXXVII S.E, showing Otterhampton, Stogursey. Water features on both maps coloured. 2 items. Surveyed 1886. 1891. £16.00
    Covers Hill Park, Combwich (with brick tile and pottery works), Yearsey Farm.

  72. Salisbury's 105 VIEWS OF WESTON-SUPER-MARE 'The Camera' Views of The United Kingdom, published by Brown & Rawcliffe. Extending strip, approx. 130" long, boards size 9" x 6" with large gilt decoration. Some views double-page, others with many small views on one page. Advert for Brown & Rawcliffe with view of works inside back board. c1890. £28.00
    Photographs by Poulton & Son. Includes lively views on the beach: 'A Quiet Dip', 'Minstrels', 'A Sitting on the Rocks' (photographer); views of Clevedon, Ilfracombe,

  73. Somerset Guild of Craftsmen HANDBOOK 4to, decorative card wraps, 15pp, photographs of woodwork, embroidery, metalwork, etc. Small piece chipped away at edge of front wrap, a few small foxing spots at edge of wraps. 1953. £7.00

  74. Somerton SOMERTON THE MAIN SQUARE, With Market Cross. Watercolour 10" x 14", on paper pasted onto card, showing a view across part of the square looking towards the church of St. Michaels and All Angels. The Market Cross is partly hidden with an early building which is still in the square, as is a building on the right of the picture and the building on the far side of the square. On verso is a good sepia watercolour of an Italian scene with a Roman arch. late 19th century. £20.00

  75. South Cadbury GLEBE EXCHANGE A Survey and Valuation of Lands in the Parish of South Cadbury the subject of a Proposed Exchange between Revd. Henry Bennett as Rector and James Bennett. Manuscript on 8p folio, sewn, with two double page schedules of lands, with field names, cultivation, declaration of surveyor etc. Folded. 1846. £16.00
    Refers to a plan, not present.

  76. South Cadbury SURVEY AND VALUATION OF LANDS AND PREMISES IN THE PARISH OF SOUTH CADBURY.... the subject of a proposed exchange between the Revd Henry Bennett as Rector of that parish and James Bennet Esq. Folio, folded, 8p, manuscript, with schedules of lands giving field names, state of cultivation etc. Marked "copy declaration, survey etc. as finally adopted'. 1848. £24.00

  77. South Petherton Auction PARTICULARS, VIEWS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of 33 Acres of Freehold Accommodation Lands and 2 Desirable Freehold Dwelling-house... for sale by auction.... Sep. the 11th, 1900. 4pp., folio, large coloured folding plan. 1900. £32.00

  78. Stoke under Hamdon DEMISE of a plot of ground, part of a garden, on Ham Hill, Samuel Haynes, Labourer, to John Tavender, Labourer. On paper, size 20" x 28", signed with his mark by Haynes, wax seal with a bust. Two very small splits in folds. 1827. £18.00

  79. Sweeting (Miss) CULBONE CHURCH Tinted lithograph, engraved surface 8" x 11", plus margins. A few foxing spots in margins, margins slightly trimmed. Lithographed by A. Pocock, c1840. £15.00
    Shows church in middle distance with mother with two children nursing baby in foreground, high hill in background.

  80. Taunton Area THE WEEKLY AVERAGE PRICE OF WHEAT for 1826, 1827 & 1828. An Abstract of the Weekly returns sent to the Board of Trade. Manuscript on folio sheet ruled in columns for Date, Average, Remarks. At the bottom is the name 'Wm. Court. inspector of Corn Returns for the District of Taunton and its Vicinity'. Folded, docket title, small piece of sealing wax dropped on verso making small hole, with loss of one digit. Paper watermarked 1827. £14.00

  81. Taunton Gas Works BILL Printed bill with manuscript inserts, for a Mr. Saunders. for 1700 cubic feet of gas. sm. 8vo, with 3 'clocks to fill in. Gives State of Meter, Gas consumed. Nov. 1. 1840. £6.00

  82. Taunton STATUTE MEASURE OF HOLWAY FARM belonging to Messrs Jeffery and Evered in the Parish of Taunton St. Mary Magdalen. 1p. folio, manuscript, listing fields, orchards etc., with quality, and acreage of each. Blank conjoint leaf torn, repaired tear. Folds. Paper watermarked 1832. £8.00

  83. Taunton TAUNTON PARADE photograph so titled in plate. Size 5" x 8", glossy print. A fine view showing cross in centre, lines of trees, shops, carts in street. n.d. c1910. £7.00

  84. Theatre Royal, Bath FAREWELL BENEFIT and last appearance of the Extraordinary and Original Danseuses Viennoises... Saturday Evening, November 15, 1845.... Playbill on thin paper, size 15" x 10", some slight wear at one point where once folded vertically, reinforced on verso with tape. Some light browning at two points. Details 7 Acts, commencing with the 'Fascinating Pas de Fleurs'. There were three short plays between the different dances. Keenes, Printer, Bath. 1845. £40.00
    The young Queen Victoria sketched the dancers at a London performance. On the 18th November there was a variety benefit for Mrs Macready, the Lessee.


  85. Tucker (J.M), Surveyor SURVEY OF THE PARISH OF WEARE IN SOMERSET 1815 4to, full calf, lacks calf on spine, calf on boards very worn and torn. 55 double-page spreads, with columns for no. on map (not present), Proprietors, Premises, Cultivation, Measure, Value per Acre, Annual Value, Rate, followed by 75 pages giving Proprietors in Alphabetical Order, with premises, cultivation. 1815. £200.00
    807 Proprietors listed.

  86. Twerton-on-Avon PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold business premises on the main road at Twerton, for sale by auction... 29th April, 1901. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title and Memorandum on verso. 1901. £10.00
    Comprised Stanley House, Stanley Cottage, and Stables and Workshop.

  87. Tynte family BILL of the Estate of C. Hancock to Sir C.K. Tynte Bart. 1p., 4to. For cleaning and repairing lights e.g. 'to cleaning a six light branch Ornamentd. and sent home in a Case', 'cleaning... 2 light Girandoles' etc. Signed as paid. 1779. £10.00

  88. Uphill LEASE FOR A YEAR of five houses and land in Uphill, Robert Coles and William Parfitt of Wells to John Fisher. Vellum sheet, 15" x 23", 3 wax seals. 1832. £18.00
    Gives occupiers of the houses.

  89. Wellington LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION from the Bishop of Bath and Wells to Anstice Chadwell and Sarah Frackrell, daughters of Jane Prickman of Wellington, who died intestate. Printed on vellum with manuscript inserts, size 7" x 8", large papered seal of Bath and Wells. 1816. £17.00

  90. Wells and Frome ORDNANCE SURVEY Contoured Road Map, Sheet 121. Scale one inch to one mile. Popular edition, linen backed, Ellis Martin Covers. Pin-size hole at two places where folds meet. Published 1919. Slightly later. £5.00

  91. Wells TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION for the Lives of three healthy Persons; At the Bull's-Head Inn, in the City of Wells... 26th day of January Instant... The Under-Mentioned Messuage Lands and Premises; Situate in the Tithing of Coxley and near to the said City... Handbill, size 15" x 10", some light creasing. Some prices and purchasers' names added in ink. Lists 10 Lots, with name of field, acreages, occupier. Printed by J.E. Lewis, of whom may be had Stamps for Bills.... 9th January 1815. £45.00
    Includes land called South Croft at Polsham, Folly-Ground, Dwelling House at Coxley.

  92. Wells TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION For the Lives of three Persons; At Coxley-Pound Inn, In the Out-Parish of Saint Cuthbert in Wells... the First Day of December next.... The Undermentioned very Valuable Lands and Premises Situate at Polsham.... Handbill printed in a variety of type faces, size 13" x 8", some slight creasing. Purchasers and prices realised added in margins in a contemporary hand. Wells: Printed by J.E. Lewis, of whom may be had Stamps for Bills... November 12, 1814. £35.00
    Includes House called 'Carters', pasture called 'Polsham Field' etc.

  93. West Harptree TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION At the Crown Inn.... 16th day of March... For Lives to be Named by the Purchasers, The Following Lands and Tenements.... Poster, size 16" x 13", printed in bold type, giving details of 11 Lots for sale, plus 2 Lots which were to be let. Folds, some minor offsetting, small piece torn from top right corner. Baker, General Printing-Office, Wellington. Dated 22nd February 1819. £38.00
    Includes tenements called Gains, Fairash, Budds, Holbrooks, Crown Inn, Flowers, Snooks.

  94. Whitchurch BOND of James Colston of Whitchurch, Gentleman, to Charles Hall of Englishcombe for one thousand pounds. 1p, folio, folded. Small wax seal. 1779. £16.00
    Concerns the marriage portion of his daughter Ann, about to be married to Charles Hall.

  95. Withypool LEASE FOR A YEAR of tenement of Halsgrove, Samuel and George Cary to Francis Bastone. Vellum, 17" x 24", 2 wax seals. 1821. £14.00

  96. Woodley (W), Publisher THE WESTERN NEWS and Farmers' Market Reporter. Taunton, Monday and Tuesday September 5 and 6. Broadsheet newspaper, 4p. Small vignettes of ships etc., in notices on front page, masthead with coat of arms. Folds. (1859). £14.00
    Contains local and national news. Includes reports of a man attempting to sell his wife at Dudley, theft of 29 pairs of boots and shoes at Weston super Mare, etc.

  97. Woodley (W), Publisher THE WESTERN NEWS Taunton, April 28, 1868. Large broadsheet newspaper, 4pp. 4 small holes in each leaf (rodent damage) , with loss of some words. 1868. £7.00
    Includes supposed case of infanticide at Middlezoy, reports of police courts at Bristol, Wiveliscombe, etc.

  98. Woodley (W), Publisher THE WESTERN NEWS and Farmers' Market Reporter. Taunton, Monday and Tuesday February 1 and 2. Broadsheet newspaper, 4p. Folds. 1858. £12.00
    Reports of Alleged Murder at West Hatch, Free Entertainment for the Working Classes at Bridgwater etc.

  99. Woodley (W), Publisher THE WESTERN NEWS and Farmers' Market Reporter. Taunton, Monday and Tuesday June 4 and 5. Broadsheet newspaper, 4p. Small vignettes of ships etc., in notices on front page, masthead with coat of arms. Folds. (1859). £14.00
    Includes news from Haselbury, Chard, Milverton, Wincanton, Dulverton etc.

  100. Wookey TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION at The Mitre Inn, in the City of Wells... 6th Day of February, 1809... An Eligible Farm & Lands, Situate in the Parish of Wookey... occupied by Mr. William Hill... in the undermentioned Lots... containing... 106 Acres... Handbill, size 16" x 10", listing 25 Lots, with name of field, orchard, etc., and measurement. Name of purchasers written in untidy hand down left hand margin, and some figures written in right margin. 2" repaired tear from top margin into title, paper generally rather creased, with some light browning. Bryan & Co., Printers, High Street, Bristol. 1809. £40.00
    On the verso is written neatly in ink the sum paid for Lots 1 and 10, with amount for deposit, auctioneers fee etc.

  101. Yatton A TERRIER as well of all the Glebe lands Tenements, Orchards & Gardens belonging to the Rectory or Parsonage of Yatton and Kenne, As also of all the Glebe lands Orchards Gardens obligations profits emoluments & portions of Tythes belonging to the Vicarage thereof made by us whose names are hereunto subscribed the Third day of March Anno Domini 1635. 12 folio pages, folded, sewn at corner, listing tenants, acreage of lands held and location, with details of tithes paid for orchards, lambs, cows, 'hay silver' 'Cheate wheat' etc., e.g. 'Item the tythe of the Mills in Yatton and Kenn and also of Fishing fowling and other personall tythes do belong to the Vicar. Item due to the vicar for Pidgeon houses or dove houses four pence. For every house for Churching of Women four pence....' Copy made circa 1825, probably in connection with a dispute over tithes, with rough notes of lawyers' opinion etc. on verso of several pages. Some underlining in text. 1625, copied c1825. £40.00

  102. Yatton LEASE of the prebend and parsonage of Yatton.... the Mansion House.... pastures, trees.... Rents Reversions.... Courts Baron fines herriots.... Tythes etc. Dr. Thomas Eyre to Earl Poulett. 11th March, 1799. Contemporary copy on paper, 3 closely-written pages, flscp. 1801. £12.00

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