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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. 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

  4. 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. £70.00
    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.

  5. Bath TWO POSTCARDS showing a parade. Both real photographs, black and white, no printed title on verso. One shows a parade with banners, possibly of a friendly society, one section in military-style uniform.. Sender has written 'Coming down Lansdown Rd. last Sunday' on front. The other shows the same? parade with what looks like policemen, marching by 'Hurder's Restaurant. One postmarked Oct. 12 1906, the other unused. £8.00

  6. Berrow POSTCARD showing gun carriage drawn by four horses, soldiers riding behind. Titled in white in corner 'Glos. R.F.A 2nd Battery, Berrow Camp', and on left 'Etches W.S.M no. 18'. c1914? £8.00

  7. 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

  8. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by BAILBROOKE LODGE. The Seat of Denham Skeet. Copper-plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 7" x 10", plus margins. 1791. £12.00
    From Collinson's History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset.

  9. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by COURT HOUSE. The Seat of Matthew Brickdale Esq. Copper-plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 7" x 10", plus margins. 1791. £12.00
    From Collinson's History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset.

  10. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by FAIRFIELD. The Seat of John Acland. Copper-plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 7" x 10", plus margins. 1791. £25.00
    From Collinson's History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset.

  11. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by HINTON ST. GEORGE. The Seat of the Right Hon. Earl Poulett. Copper-plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 7" x 10", plus margins. 1791. £20.00
    From Collinson's History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset.

  12. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by SHAPWICK. The Seat of George Templer Esq. Copper-plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 7" x 10", plus margins. 1791. £14.00
    From Collinson's History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset.

  13. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by SOUTH HILL. The Seat of John Strode Esq. Copper-plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 7" x 10", plus margins. 1787. £25.00
    From Collinson's History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset.

  14. Brislington POSTCARD Brislington House, near Bristol. Black and white view. Postmark 1906. £4.00
    The asylum was opened by Dr. Fox in 1806. It operated until the 1950's.

  15. Burnham-on-Sea, Love Lane CIRCUS FIESTA Tony Hopkins presents Live Family Entertainment at its Very Best. Poster, size 24" x 17", on glossy paper, picturing clown, lion, jumping poodle etc. Folded in four, small tear in margin at bottom corner, repaired on verso. 1970's? £12.00

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  21. Chilton NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Commissioners 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

  22. Combe Down, Bath MAGDALEN HOSPITAL SCHOOL Visitors' Book. 1912 - 1921. 4to volume bound in full reversed calf, very rubbed at corners and edges of spine, morocco label on front board with gilt title. 208 pages recording visits by inspectors, which were at least twice a month. The reports cover from 3 - 57 lines (the last being a report by the Commissioner of the Board of Control, 1914. Mostly the reports say all well and the children in good health, sometimes giving number of boys and girls resident. There are comments about repairs needed, granting requests by the Supervisor for purchase of pillowslips, mattresses etc. 1912-1921. £80.00
    The school which was run by a charity, was for children with learning difficulties. In September 1915 the school was visited by Catherine Nevile, Central Association for the Care of the Mentally Defective who wrote 'Very much enjoyed seeing this Home. The conditions are quite delightful - so much is done to make the children happy. I wish there were room for more!'

  23. 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

  24. 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. £65.00
    Gibbs published numerous guidebooks to Bath, but this plan does not appear to have been folded or inserted in a book.

  25. Halse POSTCARD Halse. The New Inn. Black and white photographic postcard showing children and a donkey cart in a narrow street, boys sitting on steps of cottage, girls in white pinafores. Used. 1906. £5.00

  26. Hawkridge AUCTION HANDBILL advertising sale of Overland Tenements comprising fee simple of pasture land called West Shercombe, 2 acres of wood on Hawkridge Common, and 40 acres known as Shercombe Allotment. Sm. folio, folded, printed in large capitals, off-setting. 2p. manuscript conditions of sale attached. 1835. £24.00

  27. 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

  28. Hunstrete Estate TIMBER SALE 1,100 Timber Trees to be Offered for Sale by Tender, Situate on the Hunstrete Estate.... comprising some Very Fine Ash, Oak & Elm.... Sale leaflet, 3pp., 8vo, listing 4 Lots, with details of situation. 1887. £12.00

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. Kingweston Estate CATALOGUE OF SAWN TIMBER to be sold by auction at the Cedar Walk, Kingweston, on Tuesday Nov. 16th, 1920. 8pp., printed wraps, size 9" x 4", vertical fold. 1920. £6.00

  32. 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

  33. Lyncombe and Widcombe PRINTED RECEIPTS for the payment of Property Tax, 7th November 1810 and 7th April 1811. For William Sheppard. MS inserts, signed by Collector. 1810 & 11. £8.00

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  34. 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

  35. 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. £20.00
    A beautifully executed and coloured engineering drawing.

  36. North Somerset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Ten maps, scale 1: 25,000 (2" to the mile). Each sheet measuring approx. 18" x 19", Sheet Nos. 31/47 (Portishead), ST65 (Paulton, Timsbury), SS84 (Porlock), SS93 (Luxborough),31/72 (Wincanton), ST74 (Frome), ST57 (W. Bristol & Avonmouth), 31/67 (E. Bristol & Kingswood), 31/66 (Keynsham), ST34 (Highbridge). Provisional Editions, 1950's. £20.00

  37. 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

  38. 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

  39. Rowe (G), Drawn and published by WESTON SUPER MARE (From the Encampment). Tinted lithograph, size 7" x 12", plus margins. Brownish edge of a water-stain half-way across the view vertically. n.d. c1850. £10.00

  40. 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,

  41. 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. £5.00

  42. 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.

  43. 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

  44. 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

  45. 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

  46. 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

  47. 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

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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. £8.00

  51. 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.

  52. 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

  53. 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

  54. 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.

  55. Weston super Mare CONVEYANCE in fee of a dwellinghouse no 7 Orchard Place, Messrs. Stock, Jones and Harvey to Charles Greenslade. Large vellum sheet, wax seals. 1862. £10.00

  56. Weston super Mare FOUR POSTCARDS attractive coloured views, all 'Celesque' Series: Marine Parade, Madeira Cove, Beach Gardens, Donkeys on the Sands. 2 are unused... with 3 coloured 'Valentine's' Series: Water Chute Birnbeck Pier, The Beach (with jetty and boats), Knightstone. Seven cards in all. 1920's. £16.00

  57. Weston super Mare GROUP OF POSTCARDS Eighteen views. Comprises: The Sands, Weston super Mare. Fine tinted photographic view showing very crowded beach, stage erected, ladies in extravagant hats etc. 1915... with... Grand Pier, coloured view showing frontage advertising 'The Bioscope', 1914, plus black and white views: The Grand Pier, Fountain in Grove Park, Regent Street (a fine view with many shop signs and shoppers), Madiera Cove (c1915), The Promenade, coloured view c1920 with fine cars parked, plus 11 other cards of Weston, various dates. 1915 and later. £22.00

  58. 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.

  59. 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

  60. 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). £10.00
    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.

  61. 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). £12.00
    Includes news from Haselbury, Chard, Milverton, Wincanton, Dulverton etc.

  62. 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.

  63. 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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