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  1. Ashton ASHTON PRIORY, NEAR BRISTOL Pencil drawing so titled, on 'Bristol' paper, size 10" x 13". A fine detailed drawing in soft pencil showing figures on a lane outside a large house with walled garden, Gothic windows on first floor, tall tree in foreground framing view, larger building just seen through trees behind house. Signed 'MS' March 23, 1826. £40.00
    Shows in detail the architecture of the house, with 'Gothic' windows, porch, decorative details on roof etc.

  2. Axbridge TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets No. XXVI.4, XXVI.8. Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 1/2500. Second edition 1903. £18.00
    Covers southern tip of Axbridge, River Yeo, Cradle Bridge, and Brinscombe.

  3. Bath Abbey WEST VIEW OF BATH ABBEY CHURCH. 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 Auction PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Business Premises Situate on the Main Road at Twerton-on-Avon, near Bath, Which Will be Offered for Sale by Auction... April 29th, 1901. Includes Stanley House, Stanley Cottage, Shop, and Stables. Folio, 1p, plus Conditions, folded with docket title. 1901. £10.00

  5. Bath Auction PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Desirable.... Properties known as 30, The Paragon, 5,6 & 7 Newbridge Road, and 4 Ashley Avenue, Lower Weston.... Which will be offered for Sale By Auction By Powell & Powell at the City Auction Mart, on Tuesday, 15th Day of March, 1904. Folio, 4pp, folded. 1904. £10.00

  6. Bath CATALOGUE of Household Furniture... Two Grand Pianofortes, Mahogany Dining-Room Furniture... Upwards of 20 Cases of Stuffed Birds... which will be Sold by Auction... March 8, 1900. 15pp, 8vo. 1900. £9.00
    Note in ink 'The estate of the late J. Stone'. Birds include Northern Diver, Sandpipers, Kingfishers, Godwit, Oyster-Catchers.

  7. Bath City Centre ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet Somerset IV.5. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37". Covers The Circus, Locksbrook, Alexander Park, Morland Brick & Tile Works. Public Houses shaded in pink, and three which are in the bottom left corner named in red ink. 6" repaired tear at right edge. 2" brown stain in right margin from old sellotape, and in a few places bottom left some light narrow strips of tape, not obscuring printing. Second Edition 1904.... together with.... CITY OF BATH DEVELOPMENT PLAN TOWN MAP. Town & Country Planning Act 1962. Amendment No. 6 (1965). Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 28" x 31", plus margins with large title, key. Residential areas printed in pink, letters and numbers in red indicating Business Use, Shopping, Car Parks, area of Landscape Value etc. There are to overlays showing changes, north of Weston and at Lambridge. Two other overlays have been lost.... together with Ordnance Survey Map made of two part sheets, 25" to 1 mile, size 26" x 39", no margins, public houses shaded red. Covers Twerton Farm to Sydenham Buildings. 3 items. 1904 and 1965. £35.00

  8. Bath GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Ordnance Survey Map, 3rd Edition, Sheet 265. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 22" x 28". Colour-printed map, sections along bottom and in right margin, key., scale 1" to 1 mile, area between borders 13" x 19". A few dusty marks in margin, booksellers stamp near title. Reprinted 1970. £12.00
    Shows area between Bremhill and Mildenhall.

  9. Bath PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Business Premises.... 24 Union St., 2 Union Passage.... for Sale by Auction 4th September 1917. 3pp., folio, folded. 1917. £8.00

  10. Bath PROBATE OF THE WILL of William Jones Lye, Rear Admiral of the Royal Navy, of Sion House, bath. 7p., large folio, folded. Leaves property at New Romney, Newchurch etc., shares in Bath Gas Company, bequest to Missionary charities. Refers to his marriage settlement of 1817 with Eliza Cobb, which is copies at the end. 1846. £14.00

  11. 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. £110.00
    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.

  12. 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. £25.00

  13. 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.

  14. Batheaston ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet Somerset VIII 15 & 16. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 28" x 37", plus margins. Buildings printed in pale green. Paper slightly ragged at top right edge along about 18", tears not extending beyond margin. Slight darkening of paper at left edge... together with... Sheet VIII 11 & 12. Covers Sandybank Farm, Upper & Lower Shockerwick Farms, inset of Shockerwick House. Gloucestershire area blank... together with... Sheet VIII 13. Covers Charlcombe, Woolley. 3 items. Edition of 1932. £25.00
    Covers most of Batheaston, Bathford Bridge, Bathford Paper Mill, 'Elmhurst', Shockerwick Farm.

  15. Batheaston WATERCOLOUR in monochrome. Shows the church in the centre with hills behind, view framed by two trees.. On grey paper, size 7" x 10", small piece torn from top corner, slightly affecting drawing. Titled bottom right 'Batheaston Church 1864'. 1864. £14.00

  16. Bathwick and Chew Magna COPY WILL of William Abraham of Bathwick, Banker, 1803. 6p., small folio, sewn at edge, folded with docket title... together with... An Inventory of the Personal Estate and Effects of William Abraham Deceased. 1p, folio. Paper of will watermarked 1814. £28.00
    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'.

  17. Bishops Hull BISHOPS HULL CHURCH from E.N.E. Pencil drawing on thin card, 5" x 8", a fine, very detailed drawing showing the view across the churchyard with gravestones in the fore-ground, and a cottage to the right, titled as above and with the date on a tombstone. Ruled border. A few minute foxing spots in sky area. March 12 1851. £22.00

  18. Bishops Hull CONVEYANCE of the equity of redemption of and in the Royal Crown Inn and land opposite in the New Road, Bishops Hull, Abraham Waygood, Innkeeper, to William Hewett, Brewer. Large vellum sheet, two wax seals. 1880. £12.00

  19. 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

  20. 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. £18.00
    From Collinson's History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset.

  21. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by BURTON PYNSENT. The Seat of the Countess of Chatham. Copper-plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 7" x 10", plus margins. 1786. £25.00
    From Collinson's History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset.

  22. 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. £18.00
    From Collinson's History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by ILMINSTER. 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.

  26. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by LONG ASHTON COURT. The Seat of Sir John Hugh Smyth. Copper-plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 7" x 10", plus margins. 1792. £20.00
    From Collinson's History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset.

  27. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by LONG ASHTON CHURCH. Copper-plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", plus margins. 1791. £14.00
    From Collinson's History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset.

  28. 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. £20.00
    From Collinson's History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset.

  29. 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.

  30. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by SUTTON COURT. The Seat of Henry Strachey. 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.

  31. Bridgwater Bay ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XX. Size approx. 24" x 35", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to large 8vo. Edges bound with tape. Some light brownish spotting due to damp in Channel area, and bottom margin, and around Somerset levels. Some small areas at Brent Knoll, Pawlton, and Bridgwater hand coloured to show lias and red marl and sandstone, with key in margin. Pub. 11th Oct., 1809, later c1830. £35.00
    Covers Porlock, North Petherton, Weston-super-Mare, part of South Wales coast.

  32. Bridgwater TO THE WORTHY AND INDEPENDENT ELECTORS of The Borough of Bridgwater... Broadside in which Vere Poulett comment 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. £50.00

  33. Bridgwater Without PARTICULARS With Plans and Conditions of Sale of 'Upper Dunwear Farm' and other Properties.... to be Sold by Auction... 28th July 1937. 7pp., small folio, wraps. Trace of vertical fold. Lacks map from pocket at rear. 1937. £10.00
    Includes Withy Bed near Baltmoor Wall in Stoke St. Gregory, Cottages, etc.

  34. 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

  35. [Bulleid, (J)] MANUSCRIPT LISTING PLACE NAMES written on the blank versos of leaflets advertising the 'Accidental Death Insurance Company.... Agent for Glastonbury Mr. J.G.L. Bulleid, Solicitor', sewn into worn and chipped card wraps from an old exercise book, 4to. 40 pages, about ten names on each page, with entry quoting origin etc., and sources. Many names have no entry. Names seem to be field, house names etc., from the Glastonbury area, examples include 'Culver Close: There is a Culver Croft near the Grange farm being the enclosure where the priory pigeon house stood, from Culver a pigeon. White's Selborne p. 202'; 'Halfpenny Mead: '"20 acres a.". Cambell's Survey 1698'. Loosely inserted is a letter to Bulleid from Frank Reynolds translating a Latin inscription, and an envelope addressed to him with a stamp, the back of which he has used for pencilled notes. c1895. £45.00

  36. 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. Traces of two folds, small tear in margin at bottom corner, repaired on verso. 1970's? £12.00

  37. Chard ACCOUNT OF THE PERSONAL ESTATE of late Mr Edward Baker, died 19 Feb. 1820. Manuscript, 2p., folio. Lists sums due to him on mortgage (for people at Chard, Hatch, Wincanton), due on bond, money lent without security, leasehold estates at Overland, Sea Mills, Chard, House and Tan Yard at Broadway, etc. Total due amounted to nearly £16,000. 1820. £8.00

  38. 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

  39. 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

  40. Cheddar COX'S STALACTITE CAVERN Brilliantly Lighted with Gas. Visited by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales... The Fairies Grotte - A charming little Chamber, full of Small Stalactites, discovered 1887... Admission to the Cavern One Shilling each... Alfred E. Bragg, Proprietor. Poster detailing the attractions of the cavern, size 15" x 10", heading in large lettering. Traces of folds, small piece of thin orange paper approx. 1" x half an inch stuck to left margin. A few foxing spots at part of central fold. Oliver & Son, Machine Printers, Axbridge. n.d. c1890. £75.00
    The text of 38 lines, the introduction describing the 'grotesque and fanciful' formations 'a mummy, Hindoo Temple', etc., then there follow quotations extolling and detailing its charms from 'The Queen', 'The Dean of Llandaff to Dr. Buckland', 'Elihu Burritt', 'The Bristol Times and Mirror', and list of prices. At the end is a description of 'The Cliff Hotel and Pleasure Gardens 'The abundant and evergreen Foliage together with the Lake and flowing Waterfall surrounded by the vast Cliffs comprise this most charming rocky scenery in the West of England'.

  41. 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. £24.00

  42. 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

  43. 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

  44. Clevedon CLEVEDON VIEW Pencil drawing. Size 10" x 14", a well composed piece showing a track with a horse and cart moving away, farm buildings on the right, with trees behind. Dated Aug. '55 in lower right hand corner. 1855. £16.00

  45. Corfe PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Sporting and Residential Property known as Hayne, Corfe, Comprising a Stone Built Tudor House... rich grassland, sporting woodland... 2 building sites... in all about 166 acres... for Sale by Auction, July 14th, 1937... 10pp., small folio, stiff wraps with photo on front wrap, four photographic views on two plates, folding plan at rear. Edges of front wrap dust-stained, number written in ink on front wrap. 1937. £18.00

  46. 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. £16.00

  47. Dale (R.W) PEAT IN CENTRAL SOMERSET A Planning Study. 36pp., card wraps, small folio. Maps, line drawings and photographs. Somerset County Council. 1967. £18.00

  48. 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. £12.00

  49. Eden (Rev. John), artist WOODSPRING PRIORY. Watercolour, 9" x 13", showing an elevation of the Priory, with a trees and foliage in the foreground, and just the lower half of the tower, slight discolouration to right-hand margin. Signed and titled in pencil in the lower margin. mid 19th century. £24.00
    There was a Rev. John Eden who was a vicar at St. Nicholas and St. Leonards in the mid 19th century, and the Braikenridge collection, in the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, contains some works by John Eden.

  50. Evercreech & East Pennard FREEHOLD HOUSES AND LANDS FOR SALE to be Sold by Auction by Mr. E.T. Percy, on Friday the 26th Day of August, 1847, at the George Inn, in Evercreech. Handbill size approx. 13" x 8", folded, small split at one fold. Describes 10 lots, naming tenants, and owners of adjoining lands. 1847. £20.00
    Includes lands at East Pennard known as Crabtree Close and Elbow Corner, and rights of Common on Southwood Common. ' A Railway is now in progress in the immediate vicinity of these Premises...'

  51. 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

  52. Frome Boundaries REPORT ON THE TOWN OF FROME; With a Description of the Proposed Boundary. 3pp, with a folding Plan by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline. Scale approx. 3" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1831. £24.00

  53. Frome GRANT AND CONVEYANCE of the life interest of John Little in premises at Keyford in Frome, and assignment of the life interest in a messuage and land at Leighton, The Assignees of the Maesteg Iron Company to Miss Ann Clark. Large vellum sheet, signed with wax seals. 1849. £18.00

  54. Frome LETTER from P. Lewis, dated Frome Fr. Morn. Nov. 22 '93, 3p., small folio, integral address panel on verso, Frome postmark and address of Rev. I. Lewis, Bristol. Docket title with 'Letters from Br. Polydere. With them every earthly correspondence closed on 16 of Jany. 1794.' followed by a Latin quotation. The writer complains that he has been very unwell and in bed 'my complaint is accompanied with Worms and occasionally a discharge of blood by stool'. Says he will answer his brother's questions about botany when they meet, and discuss the 'Baronite's Case'(?) 'from having studied Botany myself under Dr Hope once the pupil of Sr. Charles Linnaeus... I may possibly serve you in this way especially'. Approximately 60 lines in all. Signed 'P. Lewis'. 1793. £40.00
    Probably the Polydore Lewis who wrote 'A Philosophical inquiry into the nature & properties of Common Water, with annexed observations on its medical qualities &c' (London, 1790). Dr. Hope was Professor of Botany at Edinburgh and an early supporter of the Linnaean system.

  55. Frome ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. 281. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. O.S. blindstamp 1909. £20.00

  56. 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? £28.00
    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.

  57. Glastonbury Abbey Estate PARTICULARS, WITH PLANS, VIEWS, AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF A VALUABLE FREEHOLD ESTATE, Comprising the Elegant and Distinguished Mansion known as The Abbey House.... also the Two Entrance Lodges, and 22 Cottages.... In a portion of the Grounds stand the Magnificent and Historic Ruins of Glastonbury Abbey, Which are in a good state of preservation.... Which will be sold by Auction.... by Mr Robert Bowring in a marquee in the grounds On Thursday, the 6th day of June, 1907. Folio, original printed boards, cloth spine. 23 pages, plus 9 pages of photographic illustrations, many large and one to a page, tissue guards. Folding map and folding coloured plan. Each page of text with decorative border. Includes 'The Story of Glastonbury Abbey. By the Reverend Chancellor Scott Holmes.' Paper on front board rubbed and worn around edges, narrow strip of paper approx. a quarter of an inch wide and 4 inches long torn from front board, with loss of some letters in the address of the auctioneer. 1907. £190.00

  58. Glastonbury and Bath INVOICE of James Colmer Ltd., Drapery, Outfitting, Bath. Printed heading. Together with bill of W.H. Murch, Ironmonger, Gas and Bell Fitter, Glastonbury. Folds. 1905 and 1906. £5.00

  59. 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

  60. Godwin (C) A NEW AND CORRECT PLAN OF THE CITY OF BATH from a recent Survey. Copper engraved plan, dissected and mounted on linen, size approx. 18" x 21", scale 120 yds to 1". View of the Royal Crescent in bottom corner with title, city coat of arms in top left hand corner. Reference Table giving key to 22 buildings, lines show proposed diversion of river, and proposed canal from Bath to Bristol. Folding into small 4to card marbled paper slipcase, with original printed label on green paper, slipcase slightly rubbed at edges. Published By and For H. Godwin, Bookseller. Upper Corner of Milsom Street. New Edition 1816. £450.00
    Scarce. Extends from Sion House in the North to Upper Great Pulteney Street in the South, Lyncombe Lane in the West to American Buildings in the East.

  61. Greenwood (C & J) MAP OF SOMERSET Sheet VI only from the large-scale map. Size 26" x 24", fully hand-coloured. Scale bar and Explanation. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Tear at right hand edge into blank surface of map, 4" long, and another 1" tear at margin, both neatly repaired on verso. Bottom edge rather dusty. Publisher's imprint in top margin. 1822. £50.00
    This is the bottom right hand corner of the map, covering Glastonbury, Milborn Port, Yeovil, North Parret.

  62. 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

  63. Haselbury Plunknett HASELBURY CHURCH South View 1836. Ink and wash sketch 10" x 13", a few short tears, one intruding into the word 'View' in the lower margin. Titled 'Haselbury Church South View 1836' in lower margin. 1836. £24.00

  64. Hearne (T) EPISCOPAL PALACE AT WELLS. Antique hand-coloured copper engraving. Lithographed view approx. 7" x 10", in an ivory mount with gold and silver lines, the hand-colouring is well executed but possibly later. London, Published as the Act directs, June 1, 1799, by W. Byrne, No 79 Titchfield Street. £30.00

  65. 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.

  66. Hillfarrance ASSIGNMENT of a dwelling house and pasture ground at Redbridge, James Jarman, thatcher, Hannah Wood, of Bishops Lydiard, his sister, and others, to Daniel Litherton. Vellum, size 19" x 28", wax seals. Signatures faded. Ink of text slightly faded but legible. 1717. £18.00

  67. 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

  68. 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

  69. Ilminster COPY CONVEYANCE of 'The Bell Inn' in Ilminster, R. Allen and Revd. J. Coles to George Richards. 7pp folio, folded. Tear in margin of first leaf. 1871. £10.00

  70. Ilminster MORTGAGE for £600, of dwelling house near Hasselwell Stock, and lands known as Odd Mead and Pusk in the parish of Ilminster, William Patten of Martock to Amos Pittard. Vellum, size 21" x 29", wax seal, printed heading with coat of arms. 1781. £16.00

  71. 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. £22.00
    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....'

  72. Institution Wine Vaults, Bath ADVERTISING CARD listing ales available at the Institution Wine Vaults, North Parade, G. Wembridge, Proprietor. Printed in red on one side of card size 4" x 3". c1910. £10.00

  73. Kewstoke Church FIVE VIEWS OF KEWSTOKE CHURCH. Five ink sketches on 2 sheets Each sheet 13" x 8". On one sheet is Floor Plan, Balustrade of Tower and South Door, on the other sheet is the 'North Side 1800' and the 'South Side 1800' of the church. 1800. £35.00

  74. Keynsham LEASE FOR A YEAR of two dwelling houses and a piece of ground called Woodleys in Keynsham, John Hill and Samuel Skuse, to William Daniel, Hatter and Thomas Dix. Vellum, size 20" x 24". 1838. £17.00

  75. 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.

  76. Kingsdon Estate COTTAGE RENTAL For the Half Year due Michaelmas 1891. Folio, folded, 4 pages with printed columns, lists the tenants, rent, arrears, allowances, amount received, remarks, outer blank slightly dusty. 1891. £16.00

  77. 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

  78. Knightstone Theatre, Weston-super-Mare CINDERELLA Pantomime playbill. Weston-super-Mare British Legion present their 14th Annual Pantomime, in 11 Gorgeous Scenes. See The Wonder Circus, The Dancing Donkeys.... Playbill printed in three colours on card, size 12" x 8", with picture of Cinderella and Prince. 1952. £12.00

  79. 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

  80. Levi & Son Publisher ROYAL CABINET ALBUM OF BATH 12 photolitho views on extending strip. Folding into decorative gilt boards, 4" x 6". Small tear at margin of one view, neatly repaired on verso. c1880. £15.00
    Includes 'The Dairy, Victoria Park', 'Crescent Bath', 'Widcombe House and Church'.

  81. Ling DRAWING showing a view down a narrow street. The church tower rising behind a cottage on the left, a row of thatched cottages on the right. Finely executed drawing, with good architectural detail on the church tower. On paper size 10" x 9". Titled in feint pencil bottom right 'Ling near Taunton Somerset'. n.d. c1840. £24.00

  82. 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. £16.00

  83. 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. £48.00
    Includes lands by the River Axe.

  84. 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.

  85. 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

  86. Mere (Lordship of) LEASE FOR A YEAR of one acre of meadow at Stilvey and the Manor or Lordship of Mere, with... Wastes, Ways, Ground, Commons... Ponds, Pools... Rights, Customs.... Thomas Moore of Bristol and his wife and William Horrel of Westbury on Trim to William Fry of Bristol, Grocer. Vellum, size 17" x 22", three wax seals. 1760. £22.00

  87. 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.

  88. 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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  89. Midford PLAN OF LANDS the property of Mr. William Chancellor, Midford. Manuscript plan in ink a wash colour on waxed cotton size 17" x 20". Traces of folds. Scale 3 chains to an inch. Border with decorative corners, small compass rose. Shows roads, buildings, parish boundary, Coal Canal, river, footpaths, owners of land (including W. H. P. Gore Langton, Canal Company). Each plot numbered. Extends from the river at the bottom of the map to the Monkton Combe - Combe Hay road at the top. c1875. £50.00

  90. Minehead, Porlock, Weston-super-Mare ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36", mounted on linen, folding into large 4to, silk edging tape. Main roads coloured in buff. The borders at left and bottom edges have been pasted on. c1820 or slightly earlier. £70.00
    An early state. Corresponds to Margary State 3 (shows a portion of South Wales).

  91. Nether Stowey OAK TIMBER TO BE SOLD at the Globe, in Nether Stowey, on Wednesday the 19th, Day of April Instant, by Four O'Clock, Forty Large Oak Trees... The Trees are in Holford Wood, near Stowey, 3 miles from Coombwich; 6 from Watchet.... John Webber of Holford aforesaid, will shew the Timber.... Handbill, size 8" x 6", printed in large type, decorative border above imprint, little hand pointing to John Webber's name. Paper slightly frayed at top corner, traces of vertical fold. Pile, Printer, Norton, 12th April, 1815. £36.00

  92. Nether Stowey, Withycombe, Carhampton etc. A SCHEDULE OF WRITINGS belonging to the late Mr John Rock's Lands in Somerset (all of which delivered to William Buck persuant to the said Mr Rock's Will). Vellum sheet size 17" x 14", listing 37 documents, the first of which is from 'the 20th year after the Conquest', written on both sides, receipted by William Buck as having received the deeds of William Grange and Sarah Cockhill 'with power of leasing during my minority'. 1757. £70.00
    Refers to lands at 'Quarrampton', Stowey, Cutcombe, Winsford, a house at Dunkery, Stowey Mill.

  93. 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. £25.00
    The bridge was rebuilt in the late 18th century by William Armstrong of Bristol.

  94. North Bruham PARTICULARS of a Freehold Property comprising a Very Useful Farm House... Meadow, Pasture & Arable land... which will be Sold by Auction... Bruton... 1874. 2pp., folio, folded with docket title. Folding coloured plan. Some small edge tears at folds. 1874. £26.00
    Includes a house called 'The Gables'.

  95. 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

  96. North Somerset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Thirteen maps, scale 1: 25,000 (2" to the mile). Each sheet measuring approx. 18" x 19", Sheet Nos. 31/47 (Portishead), ST36 (Weston), ST64 (Shepton Mallet), 31/72 (Wincanton), ST74 (Frome), ST73 (Penselwood), ST57 (W. Bristol & Avonmouth), 31/67 (E. Bristol & Kingswood), 31/66 (Keynsham), ST75 (Wellow), SS94 (Minehead), ST53 (Glastonbury), ST34 (Highbridge). Provisional Editions, 1950's. £40.00

  97. Norton St. Philips, Beckington, Road, and Wolverton Auction PLAN, PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF IMPORTANT FREEHOLD AND LEASHOLD, 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

  98. Nynehead COUNTERPART LEASE of Blockhouse Farm, E. Ayshford Sanford to Elizabeth and William Ludlow. Printed, 1p, folio, with manuscript inserts, and inside a manuscript Schedule over 2 pages, giving names of fields, cultivation and acreage. Unsigned. 1861. £14.00

  99. "Orchardleigh" Estate Frome PARTICULARS OF A VALUABLE ANNUITY, To continue during the Joint Lives of a gentleman and lady, both in the 71st Year of their Age.... Secured on the well-known Important and Very Valuable Estate of "Orchardleigh," in the Parish of Frome.... Will be sold by Auction by Messrs Daniel Smith and Son at the Mart, On Tuesday, the 15th October, 1839. Folio, 3pp, folded, with docket title. 1839. £55.00

  100. 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. £10.00

  101. Penny, Typ., Frome THE PRIMROSE LEAGUER'S SONG By a Somersetshire Clodhopper. Poem in twelve four-line stanzas, printed on sheet size 8" x 4". 9 verses in praise of the flower's charms, and Beaconsfield and the Tories. n.d. c1880? £16.00
    The Primrose League was founded in in support of Disraeli.

  102. Puriton and Bawdrip TO BE SOLD by Auction, Body and Son, at the Shoulder of Mutton Inn, Friday 26th May... Messuage, Lands and Premises... Mr. Giles Roe, of Puriton, will shew the Premises... Poster, printed in a variety of large type-faces, size 30" x 20", folded. Describes 8 Lots. The occupiers were Giles Roe and Thomas Meaker. May 2nd, 1843. £25.00

  103. River Parrett, Combwich ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Quarter sheet, No. XXXVIII. S.W, Scale 6" to 1 mile, on stiff paper. Water features hand-coloured. Slight trace of two folds. Surveyed 1886. 1891. £17.00
    Covers Hill Park, Combwich (with brick tile and pottery works), Yearsey Farm.

  104. Rowe (G), Exeter, Drawn and Published by THE GEORGE INN (The Abbey Prison), Glastonbury. Lithograph, size 7" x 6", plus wide margins. Some minor creasing at two corners. c1835. £18.00
    A busy scene showing organ grinder with monkey, children on cart etc.

  105. Rowe (George), Printer and Publisher LITHOGRAPHED VIEWS OF SOMERSET. 11 tinted lithographs. Tissue guards, size of each view approx. 8" x 11", overall size of book 11" x 15", early unlettered half calf, cloth boards, slightly rubbed to edges, occasional foxing. Cheltenham: George Rowe, c1848. £250.00
    The views are:- West Front, Wells Cathedral (this view is not by Rowe, but published by T. Green, Wells); St. Cuthberts, Wells; The Bishops Palace, Wells; The Chapel and Ruins of Great Hall, Bishops Palace, Wells; Doorway, Glastonbury Abbey; St. Joseph's Chapel, Glastonbury Abbey; St. Mary and St. Josephs Chapel, Glastonbury Abbey; Cheddar Church; The Cheddar Cliffs (3 views);

  106. 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,

  107. Somerton A CATALOGUE of the Equipment of the Residence 'The Grange', to be Sold by Auction... July 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 1909. 42pp., 8vo, wraps. 1909. £8.00

  108. Somerton ASSIGNMENT Lease of the Bears Inn, on the South side of the Market Place, John Norton of Somerton to James Sansom, Innholder. Vellum, size 24" x 29", small wax seal. 1804. £16.00

  109. Somerton PARTICULARS of the Charming and Compact Residential Property distinguished as Somerton Erleigh... Commodious Old House... with fine mantelpieces and ceilings of Adam design... 48 Acres... for Sale by Auction... 10th July, 1923... 7pp., folio, folding plan, four photographic views on two plates, and photo tipped onto front wrap. Vertical crease down centre, wraps faded and dusty. 1923. £17.00

  110. 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

  111. 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.

  112. 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

  113. 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

  114. Staple Fitzpaine LEASE of a messuage and tenement containing 18 acres, Henry Portman of Brayanstone, Dorset, to Jane Redford of Staple Fitzpaine, widow. Vellum, size 18" x 25", wax seal. Signed Portman. Ink slightly faded. 1770. £16.00

  115. Stogursey, Stockland Bristol ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXVII S.E. Scale 6" to 1mile, size 12" x 18", plus wide margins. Water features hand coloured. 1891. £18.00

  116. Stoke under Hamdon DECLARATION of Joseph Chaffey that he knew John Bondfield of East Stoke, and his children John and Philippa, and that they were all deceased without issue. Manuscript, 1p., small folio, signed by Chaffey and the Registrar for Somerset. 1840. £8.00

  117. Stukeley (W) THE PROSPECT OF GLASENBURY ABBY Copper engraving. Showing the Tor, Abbots Lodging, Abbots Kitchen, Abbey, Edgar's chapel etc. Size 9" x 14", key to buildings along bottom margin. Traces of vertical central fold. 1723. £25.00
    From Stukeley's 'Itinerarium Curiosum'.

  118. 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. £22.00
    Shows church in middle distance with mother with two children nursing baby in foreground, high hill in background.

  119. Sweet's Hotel, Taunton CATALOGUE of the Modern & Substantial Household Furniture, 1000 oz. of Plate... and other Valuable Effects of Miss Sweet... Which will be Sold by Auction... on the Premises at Sweet's Hotel... 15th July... 27pp., 8vo., title on front wrap with a range of decorative type faces, sewn at edge. Traces of vertical fold, 6 leaves have a small hole at this fold in the bottom margin, on two pages this affects one letter. Verso of last page dusty. Barnicott, Printer. n.d. c1860. £12.00

  120. Swell LAND TAX ASSESSMENTS for the years 1871-2, 1889-90, 1894-95, 1897-8, 1907-8, 1910-11. Folio, printed in columns with Proprietor, Occupier, Property, Sums Assessed, and Rental entered in manuscript. Entries listing approx. 8 properties. 6 items. 1871-1911. £20.00

  121. 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. £18.00

  122. Taunton GRANTS Six grants 'out of Lockage'. Made at the Court Baron of William Kinglake Lord of the Manor of Taunton Late Priory. 5p., small folio. Refers to 6 areas of land including property in Middle Street. 30th October. 1826. Copy made c1877. £18.00

  123. Taunton IN MEMORIAM William Bidgood. Born at Skilgate... Died at Taunton, January 31st, 1901. Curator and Librarian Somerset Archaelogical and Natural History Society 39 Years. Small 8vo booklet, printed wraps, 14pp. 1901. £8.00

  124. Taunton Property FOR SALE, BY PRIVATE TREATY In Two Lots, The Unique Residential Property known as "Wheatleigh" with tastefully laid out grounds, lawns and gardens, stables.... A pair of Attractive Gothic Cottages with Grass Land at Haines Hill, containing together 15 Acres. Messrs C.R. Morris Sons & Peard, Estate Agents, North Curry, Taunton. 4to, original wraps, 7pp and 4 pages of plates, large coloured folding plan in pocket at rear. c1920. £25.00

  125. 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. Folds. Paper watermarked 1832. £10.00

  126. Taunton THE TAUNTON AND WEST OF ENGLAND Perpetual Benefit Building Society... Incorporated April, 1883... Prospectus. 4pp., 8vo, setting out Objects of the Society, Subscription Shares, etc. Central fold. Phoenix Printing Works Taunton. c1883. £8.00

  127. Taunton TWO LETTERHEADS one for Cabinet Manufactory, 64, East St., 1862. 8vo, decorative heading; the other for Hawkes & Son, Ironmongers, East St. 1917, heading showing lathe etc. 4to. 2 items. 1862 and 1917. £6.00

    PARISH SURVEY

  128. 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.

  129. Tully (W), Publisher GLASTONBURY. THE VISIT OF THE BISHOPS A Memento of August 1897. 17 views, 2 of which are half page. Oblong 8vo, gilt boards, cloth spine. 1897. £12.00
    7 of the views are of the processions, crowds in the streets etc.

  130. 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.

  131. Ubley ABSTRACT OF TITLE to a piece of pasture land called Binhams in the Parish of Ubley. 16p. folio, in manuscript, held at corner with tape. 1869. £20.00
    Details title from 1818.

  132. Ubley CONVEYANCE of close of land called 'Binhams', John Griffin to Susan Knowles. 2 large vellum sheets, wax seals. Affixed is completed document for taking acknowledgement of deeds by married women. 1869 £12.00
    With Schedule of deeds from 1818.

  133. 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.

  134. Walter (R), artist SOUTH WALL & NORTH WALL OF THE CHANCEL STOKE SUB HAMDON. Two sepia watercolour views of the chancel. On paper, each sheet size 10" x 13". Titled and with the artist's name in lower margin. The views show the chancel before buttresses were installed. mid 19th century. £18.00
    The views do not show the top of the roof-line, and it's possible the top of the drawings have been slightly clipped.

  135. Wellington BOUGHT OF THOMAS BAKER Soap & Candle Maker. Bill, decorative heading withe two vignettes, one showing candle making, the other a beehive and flowers with motto. Size 5" x 5", stab hole at bottom of printed heading with loss of a few small letters. Made out for 'Dips'. 1850. £9.00

  136. 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

  137. Wellington PHOTOGRAPH of W.S. Prideaux's Ironmongers shop in Wellington. Size 6" x 4", no date, c1890?... together with... two copies of an advertising sheet for 'The Universal Fastener (Prideaux's Patent', manufactured by Martineau, Birmingham, illustrating the fastener. Printed in blue on one side of 4to sheet, together with two copies of the same sheet in French... together with another smaller sheet illustrating Prideaux's folding trunk flaps, a sheet of original drawings (7 figures) of the clasp on waxed cotton, and two postcards addressed to Prideaux from relatives in America, 1892, about his no. 2005 clasp 'how would it do to send me out a gross of each size & I could sell some of them here...'... together with... bill of William S. Prideaux, Ironmonger, Cutler, Tinman and Brazier, 1879. All items except the photograph have been punched with two holes at the edge for filing. 1879 - 92. £34.00

  138. Wellow PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Properties In the Parish of Wellow... All that Attractive and Pleasantly-situate Dwelling-House, Garden, known as Mount Pleasant House.... Messrs Fry and Asprey will offer for Sale.... 20th day of March, 1897. Folio, 4pp, folded. 1897. £14.00

  139. 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.

  140. 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.

  141. 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. £48.00
    Includes tenements called Gains, Fairash, Budds, Holbrooks, Crown Inn, Flowers, Snooks.

  142. 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. £12.00

  143. Withycombe ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLVII.3. Roads, buildings and water features hand-coloured. Linen-backed. Zincographed 1888. £20.00
    Shows quarries at Baker Barn, Whitley Brake, Lime-kilns, etc.

  144. Withypool RELEASE IN FEE of the Equity of Redemption in tenement called Halsgrove, in Withypool, and Assignment of Shares in the West of England Insurance Office, Cecilia Bastone and Francis Bastone of Minehead to William Cockburn and George Webb. 3 vellum sheets, 21" x 28", 3 wax seals. Some slight browning, ink slightly faded. 1835. £14.00

  145. Wiveliscombe ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXIX.2 Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Folded. Second Edition 1903. £16.00
    Covers the whole of Wiveliscombe, Castle Hill.

  146. Woodley (W), Printer and Publisher THE SOMERSET COUNTY GAZETTE Dorset Herald, Devon Courier and West of England Advertiser. Large broadsheet newspaper, four pages. March 19th 1853. £14.00
    Includes notices for Emigration to the United States, 'The Cosmo' from Bristol for New York, news from villages such as return of 'gold-digger' from Australia to Babcary, explosion at the Western Iron Mine, Luxborough, etc.

  147. Woodley (W), Printer and Publisher THE SOMERSET COUNTY GAZETTE and West of England Advertiser. Very large broadsheet newspaper, four pages. June 2, 1860... together with... edition of September 12, 1860; February 23, 1861; June 1, 1861; October 5, 1861. 5 items. Some brown stains on masthead of 1860 edition. Folds, red tax stamps. 1860-61. £48.00

  148. 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.

  149. 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.

  150. 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. £45.00
    On the verso is written neatly in ink the sum paid for Lots 1 and 10, with amount for deposit, auctioneers fee etc.

  151. 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. £60.00

  152. Yatton CONVEYANCE of an acre of land known as Quarry Ground in Yatton, Edward Gregory and others to Elizabeth and Frances Wickham. Two large vellum sheets. Signed by 4 parties. with wax seals. 1823. £18.00
    One of the parties is John Heale, schoolmaster of Yatton.

  153. 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. £20.00

  154. Yeovil LEASE FOR A YEAR of a cottage in Preston Lane, Yeovil, John Goodford of Chilton Cantelo to Thomas Vagg of Yeovil. Vellum, size 15" x 23", wax seal. 1835. £16.00

  155. Yeovil NOTEBOOK OF ORIGINAL POETRY name of flyleaf 'By C.H. Whitby, Yeovil'. 69 pages of poetry, neatly written, in 4to notebook, stiff wraps. A few amendments in pencil, and some notes such as 'printed in 'Western Chronicle'. Loosely inserted is a letter to Whitby from T. Werner Laurie , mentioning their edition of Yeats' 'A Vision' which is out of print. c1915. £30.00
    Includes 'Night Thoughts from above Yeovil', 'A.D. 1915'.

  156. Yeovil PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a small Freehold Estate containing about 20 Acres, with the Forge, Farm House, Cottage thereon known as 'Keyford Farm'... to be Sold by Auction... 28th July 1899. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. 1899. £16.00
    With brief schedule.

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