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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. Ashill and Isle Abbots, Manor of Wood COUNTERPART LEASE of a tenement in Aishill and Abbots Ile, Sir Henry Northcote of Corfe in Devon, to Richard Parsons of Aishill. Vellum, 15" x 22", wax seal, slightly faded overall, some minor browning, and two lines of text very faded so as to affect legibility. 1725. £20.00
    The rent was eleven shillings.


  3. 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.


  4. Bampfylde (C.W) and Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by HESTERCOMBE. The Seat of Copplestone Warre Bampfylde Esq. 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.


  5. Banwell, Manor of LEASE of little Forty Acres, Cottage and Garden, in Churchill, the Bishop of Bath and Wells to Charles Knowles, Carpenter. Large vellum sheet, fine pendant papered seal on Bishop on bright pink paper. 1841. £16.00

  6. Bath ASSEMBLY ROOMS BATH A Souvenir Booklet to commemorate the re-opening by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Kent October 19th, 1938. In the time of Adrian Hopkins, Mayor. 51pp., 4to, original decorative wraps, purple ribbon tie at spine. 7 tipped-in photographs, and other tipped-in illustrations. Mendip Press Ltd. 1938. £22.00

  7. Bath Auction PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of 13 Johnstone Street, Bath, To be Sold by Auction, by Messrs. Hawkins & Son, At the Porter Butt Hotel, Bath, On Monday, April 2nd, 1883. Folio, 3pp. (including 2p. Conditions of Sale), folded, few ink splashes and numbers. 1883. £10.00
    With description of house.


  8. 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

  9. Bath BATH HISTORICAL PAGEANT Victoria Park, July 19th-24th, 1909. 3,000 Performers, Grand Orchestra... Stately Dances. Booklet, 14pp., small 8vo, illustrations. Presumably this was a Programme. Gives introduction, historical background for the 8 Episodes of the pageant. Small map showing railways and pageant ground. Traces of vertical fold. 1909 £14.00

  10. Bath Brewery Ltd. PRICE LIST 4pp., large 4to, folded, printed on thin paper. Lists ales, sherry, claret, sauternes etc. c1900. £18.00
    'To meet numerous enquiries by visitors to the City, the Company have decided to supply their Ales in Stone jars, with Taps....'


  11. 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.


  12. 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

  13. 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.


  14. Bath WARRANT OF ATTORNEY to Confess a Judgement, to William Dyms 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

  15. Batheaston WATERCOLOUR in monochrome. Shows the church in the centre with hills behind, view framed in 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. Batheaston WATERCOLOUR DRAWING titled 'Batheaston Church 1864' bottom right. On grey paper, size 7" x 11", in ink and shades of grey wash, looking across a hedge to the church, and surrounding hills, other buildings visible through the trees. View framed by trees either side. Small piece torn away at right edge, slightly affecting trunk of tree. 1864. £25.00

  17. 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'.


  18. Bickham THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF WELLS Bickham ex. 1794. Copper engraving, size 13" x 22", the Cathedral taking up most of the paper, an array of figures in the foreground, large title along the bottom, 'Bickham ex. 1794' below border bottom right. Trimmed to just outside the border at top and sides. 1796. £95.00
    A striking bold print, and a good impression.


  19. 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

  20. Bishops Hull MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT on the marriage of William Ludlow of Bishops Hull, Gentleman and Elizabeth Chave of Uplowman, Devon. Vellum, size 26" x 30", large decorative heading. Signed by 4 parties with small wax seals. Small water-stain about 3" long, not affecting legibility. 1818. £26.00

  21. 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

  22. Bishops Lydiard LEASE FOR A YEAR of The Bell Inn, with garden, malthouse and outhouses and a plot of ground called the Green, William Alexander, Innholder, now of Finsbury, London, Jeweller, Cutler and General Factor, and James Saunder of Taunton, Haberdasher. Vellum sheet, wax seal. 1834. £16.00

  23. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by BARROW COURT. 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.


  24. 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.


  25. Bonnor (T), engraved by CLEVE ABBEY. Belonging to Sir James Langham. 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 COURT HOUSE. The Seat of Matthew Brickdale Esq. 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.


  27. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by CROWCOMBE COURT. The Seat of James Bernard Esq. 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.


  28. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by DUNSTER CASTLE. The Seat of John Fownes Luttrell Esq. 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.


  29. 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.


  30. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by HAILBROOKE LODGE. The Seat of Denham Skeet. 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.


  31. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by HALSWELL. The Seat of Lady Tynte. 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.


  32. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by HATCH COURT. The Seat of John Collins Esq. 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.


  33. 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.


  34. 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.


  35. 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.


  36. 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.


  37. Bonnor (T), engraved by MONTACUTE. The Seat of Edward Phelips. Copper-plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 7" x 10", plus margins. 1787. £20.00
    From Collinson's History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset.


  38. Bonnor (T), engraved by NETTLECOMBE COURT. The Seat of Sir John Trevelyan. 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.


  39. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by SANDHILL PARK. The Seat of John Lethbridge Esq. Copper-plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 7" x 10", plus margins. 1792. £25.00
    From Collinson's History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset.


  40. 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. £25.00
    From Collinson's History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset.


  41. 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.


  42. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by ST AUDRIES. The Seat of R. Everard Balch, 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.


  43. 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.


  44. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by YARLINGTON LODGE. The Seat of John Rogers Esq. 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.


  45. Bridgwater BY A GENTLEMAN OF BRIDGEWATER on the Death of His Sister. Manuscript poem, 14 four-line stanzas, on 3 sides of small folio paper. Rather untidily written, presumably original as at one point he has crossed out 'those' in 'To tread those footsteps' and put 'the footsteps' as it scans better. c1810. £18.00
    The girl was 'Snatch'd when thy opening Joys began to bloom'. 'Calm & serene she saw her fate approach/And Only felt for those she left behind/No Guilty terrors hover'd round her Couch/Her Heart was easy and her soul resign'd.'


  46. Bridgwater PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of an Excellent Freehold Estate comprising East Bower, Sand Pit, Trapnell's, Marshall's and Manor Farms, together with Rich Pasture and Accommodation Lands in the Parishes of Bridgwater, Chilton Trinity, Weston Zoyland and Cossington... For Sale by Auction... 14th day of June, 1911. 23pp., folio, plus completed memorandum, printed wraps. Five folding coloured plans. Slight trace of horizontal fold. 1911. £38.00

  47. Bridgwater REVISION OF BURGESSES OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIDGWATER 27th September 1859. Before John Samuel Graves, Revising Barrister. Brief to attend Revision on the part of the Liberals. Benjamin Lovibond, Bridgwater. Manuscript on 13p, folio, folded with docket title as above. Lists 33 names objected to, and 16 'Claimants', in columns for Name, Objector (Tory or Liberal), Nature of Supposed Qualification, Where Property Situate, Ground of Objection, Allowed or Disallowed. 1859. £38.00
    The objections were often that the voter did not live at the property, the property was not of sufficient value, etc. 'Joseph Humby is neither owner nor tenant...'


  48. 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

  49. Bridgwater VALUABLE LICENSED AND BUSINESS PROPERTIES Dwelling Houses and Premises... which Mr. Tamlyn will sell by Auction... 27th March, 1905. Printed handbill, size 15" x 9", pasted along top margin to typed conditions of sale, folded. 1905. £22.00
    The properties, in 8 Lots, were in Polden Street and St. John Street, and included 'The Caledonia Inn', 'The Golden Lion', Butcher's and Slaughterhouse etc.


  50. 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.


  51. Brockley COUNTERPART LEASE of land in Brockley, Sir Charles Kemeys Tynte of Goathurst to John Durban, of Brockley. Paper, size 19" x 27", good wax seal with bust of bearded man. 3 small splits at folds. Outside rather browned. 1754. £18.00

  52. 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

  53. [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

  54. 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

  55. Chard LAND TAX ASSESSMENTS for the separate parishes of Chard Borough, Old Chard, Crim Chard, Chard South, dated between 1878 and 1910. Folio, 6pp in each, folded, printed in columns with Proprietor, Occupier, Property, Sums Assessed, Rental. Entries in MS listing up to 200 properties in each assessment. Some outside leaves badly dust-stained. 33 documents in all. 1878-1911. £30.00

  56. 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

  57. Chard THE ATTRACTIVE RESIDENTIAL AND SPORTING ESTATE known as 'Avishays'.... comprising the Charming Period Residence with Historic Associations... 63 Acres of Parklands, Meadow and Woodlands, Picturesque Cottage Residence... Thatched Cottage... Accommodation Lands of 43 Acres... to be Offered for Sale by Auction... October 30th, 1930. 15pp., large 4to, stiff card wraps, folding coloured plan in back pocket, 8 photographs (including inside of the mansion, and the lakes), 2 leaves of photographs have been cut out and are missing. 1930. £12.00

  58. 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

  59. Chelvey LETTER fom Edmund Jeans to Sir Charles Kemeys Tynte about the sale of a tenement at Chelvey. 1p, 4to, very creased. Binfords, 15th Sept. 1744. £16.00
    Warns Sir Charles (as Lord of the Manor) not to grant the tenant licence to convey until he has made compensation for stones 'both paving and tiling' which he took from the land. There is a note at the end saying Sir Charles has overpaid Jno. Edney for doing the stable 'by 2 Guineas which he must return'.


  60. Chelvey LETTER to Sir Charles Kemeys Tynte from Edmund Jeans (his attorney), at Binfords, near Bridgwater, 15th Sept. 1744. 1p, 4to, addressed on verso, folds. Paper creased. Remains of seal. 1744. £16.00
    'I've sent William to Acquaint yr Honour's coachman how the Road is over the Fields and so down Starve Acre...' Refers to Parson's tenement at Chelvey 'which Yr. Honor went to see with Farmer Cottell in yr. way from his House to Col. Codrington and if you remember there were a great many Stones Risen, both paveing and Tileing which was your property...' Refers to making a claim for the stones.


  61. 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. £15.00
    Refers to a messuage in Chew Magna. There are no Schedules present with the document.


  62. Chew Magna TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION By S. Oliver, at the Pelican Inn, Chew-Magna... 11th day of August 1814... the Following Freehold Lands, in the Parish of Chew-Magna... Also, To be Sold by Private Contract, The Great Tythes of the Several Valuable Farms & Lands, within the Hamlet of Norton Hawkfield... Handbill, size 13" x 8", printed in a variety of type-faces, traces of folds, prices neatly added in ink. A few light brownish marks in one section (off-setting of letters where once folded. Brown, Printer, Bristol Mirror Office. 1814. £40.00

  63. Chew Stoke AN ABSTRACT OF HENRY BROWN ESQUIRE'S TITLE to the manor of Chewstoke in Somersetshire, with Serjt. Keene's Opinion thereon. Manuscript in two hands, 1p., small folio, blank conjoint leaf, folded with docket title as above. Lists transactions in 1663, 1682, 1688, and 33rd year of Elizabeth, with a five-line comment at the bottom in a different hand, signed 'J. Keene' 'N. Wade' although these two names are in the same hand so Wade's at least is not an actual signature. Late 17th century. £55.00

  64. Churchill ABSTRACT OF TITLE of Emily Newton to several Closes of land at Churchill. 5p., folio. 1853. £14.00
    Details title from 1812. Includes Langford Field, Worthy Plot.


  65. Churchill CONVEYANCE of several Closes in Churchill called Parkwall, Parkwall Paddock, and Biss's Acre, John Fisher of Langford, to Emily Newton, Spinster. Single large vellum sheet. 1824. £16.00

  66. Churchill, Bishoprick Estate CONVEYANCE of interest in fee simple of and in a Messuage or Dwellinghouse and hereditaments situate in Churchill, The Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England to Revd. F. Arnold and others. Large vellum sheet, inset sketch plan of land, good papered seal of Commissioners, brief Schedule. 1874. £18.00

  67. Clive (Miss) and Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by SUTTON COURT. The Seat of Henry Strachey Esq. 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.


  68. Combe Saint Nicholas DEMISE of dwelling houses garden and orchards in Combe Saint Nicholas, Richard Fowler to John Whellar. Large vellum sheet, signed by Fowler with good armorial wax seal. 1834. £17.00

  69. 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

  70. Cotterell (H.F) MAP OF THE ENVIRONS OF THE CITY OF BATH. Drawn to illustrate Dr. Tunstall's 'Rambles about Bath'. Size 17" x 18", scale two inches to a mile, dissected and linen backed, folding to 6" x 3". Border all round. Holloway, Lith. Milsom St., c1870. £25.00

  71. 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

  72. Dingley (Robert) PLANS, ELEVATIONS & SECTIONS PRESENTED TO THE CORPORATION OF BATH for the improvement of the baths in that city, intending to make the whole one grand, uniform, elegant and convenient structure of the Ionic order by the late R. Dingley, Esq. engraved on nine plates by Rooker Five plates only of the original nine, text missing. Comprises: c1790. £200.00
    The Pump Room was rebuilt between 1786 and 1792. Dingley's designs were rejected in favour of Baldwin's.


  73. Durston, North Petherton FOUR PLANS from the particulars of the auction sale of the Portman Settled Estates, sold by Powell & Co., 1930. Four large coloured folding plans, numbered 1-4. Particulars not present - I am not sure how many plans there were in the original particulars. 1930. £8.00

  74. 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

  75. 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.


  76. Exford, Simonsbath ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Composite map made up of Sheet Nos. XLV.N.E and N.W and sheets to the south. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size approx. 27" x 36", folding into small 4to marbled wraps. Surveyed 1887, 2nd ed. 1904. £26.00

  77. Ford (T), delin. and Toms, sculpt. WELLS CATHEDRAL To the Revd. Matthew Brailsford DD & Dean of Wells this Prospect is humbly inscrib'd by Revd. Sr. Your Most Obedient humble Servant T. Smith. Exceptionally fine large copper engraved view, size 19" x 23", with the cathedral in great detail, from the west front. The statues on the front are shown in detail. Roadway at the left with horsemen and carriage, and arch over the road. A procession of divines approaching the cathedral, various figures on the paths around the building. Bottom left is a ground plan of the cathedral, with two putti, one with compasses, the other with a telescope. Top right are two more flying putti holding the arms of the bishop, and on the left two others holding an image of St. Andrew. Three lines of historical text below the bottom border. c1720. £110.00

  78. 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

  79. 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. £20.00
    Printed by Mr Gilliard for his own use.


  80. 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

  81. Glastonbury PEN AND INK DRAWING of the George Hotel. On Bristol board, size 15" x 12", drawing taking up the whole of the area. Shows the entrance with signboard, and part of three-storey frontage, small boy on pavement outside. Good architectural detail... together with... ink drawing on paper, 11" x 14", probably by the same hand, ivy-covered ruins at Glastonbury Abbey. Neither drawing titled or signed. c1920. £16.00

  82. 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

  83. Godfrey (D) THE BEAUFORT MARCH Dedicated by Permission To His Grace The Duke of Beaufort &c, Composed for, and presented to The Ladies Committee & to Jonathan Gray Esq. as Honr. Director of The Fancy Fair, Held at Bath June 7th, 8th & 9th in aid of the Funds for the Soldiers Wives & Children, by D. Godrey. Sheet music, 4 pages, plus wraps. Small folio, very fine chromolithographed cover with picture of flags, drums, cannon balls etc. in gold and bright colours, taking up most of the front wrap. Johnson & Bessant, Chromo Lith., 2 Tudor Place, Tottm. Ct. R. n.d. c1860. £18.00

  84. Great Western Railway CHEAP TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED TO WELLS Athletic Sports, Cycle Gymkana, and Bal Masque in the Combe... Whit-Monday, June 1st... Handbill with time-table of trains from Weston-super-Mare, Burrington, Wrington, Shepton Mallet etc., with prices. Printed on pale green paper, size 13" x 9", traces of folds with some foxing down folds, small stab holes at left edge, presumably where once sewn into album, small nick at left margin. Paddington, May, 1903. £18.00

  85. 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. 1822. £50.00
    This is the bottom right hand corner of the map, covering Glastonbury, Milborn Port, Yeovil, North Parret.


  86. 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

  87. Hawkins (Thomas M.). Publisher GRAND PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEW ALBUM OF TAUNTON Sixteen plates on glossy paper. Size 7" x 9", boards with gilt title. Boards stained and faded (not affecting contents.) c1890. £14.00
    Most plates are whole-page views, but some are two to a page. Views include County Cricket Ground, The Barracks, Independent College, Hospital and Nursing Institute.


  88. 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, off-setting. 2p. manuscript conditions of sale attached. 1835. £24.00

  89. 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

  90. Hillfarrance ASSIGNMENT of tenement at Redbridge in Hillfarrance, James Jarman, Thatcher, to Daniel Nitherton, husbandman. Vellum, 20" x 30", 3 wax seals. Ink faded but legible. 1717. £26.00

  91. 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

  92. Hinton Charterhouse RECOVERY of three messuages, two brewhouses, two malthouses, 35 acres of pastures.... in Charterhouse Hinton, Samuel Townsend, Demandant, Samuel Baker, Tenant, Valentine Webb, Vouchee. Vellum, size 24" x 31", wide border on three sides, engraved with portrait of George IV, putti, large coat of arms, etc. Vellum browned and damp-spotted, rubbed at one fold. Lacks wax sea. 1824. £16.00

  93. 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. £12.00

  94. 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

  95. Hutton LEASE FOR A YEAR of a moiety of the Advowson right of patronage and presentation to the Church of Hutton in Somerset, Joseph Mathews of Pilton, Devon, and others, to the Revd. Thomas Smith. Vellum, 17" x 24", three wax seals. Written in a large bold hand. 1791. £24.00

  96. 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

  97. Ilminster CERTIFICATE OF THE CONTRACT For the Redemption of Land Tax, referring to 'Browns' Silver St., and five cottages in East St. known as 'Porters'. Folio, folded, printed with coat of arms, signed by Commissioners, details in MS. Sewn to corner are 2 smaller forms, with schedule listing occupiers, etc. Two small holes where folds meet. 1837. £16.00

  98. 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

  99. Ilminster LEASE FOR A YEAR of messuage comprising one shop, one other shop that was formerly a Hall, one salting room, one kitchen called Grammar's kitchen one brewhouse, two stables... in Ditton Street, Thomas Culliford, Linen Draper, Richard Pearson, Silk Manufacturer, to Samuel Palmer of Colyton. Vellum, 16" x 23", signed by six parties with 6 wax seals, some foxing along central fold. 1784. £26.00

  100. 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

  101. Ilminster PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE, of the Dwelling-Houses, Lands & Cottages, Situate in the Parish of Ilminster.... Which will be Offered for Sale by Auction by Mr. Morris, at the "George Inn," in Ilminster, On Friday, the 30th day of June, 1871. Folio, folded, 3pp. 1871. £18.00
    Included houses in Ditton St., a close of land called 'Swan Mead' and five slated cottages.


  102. Ilminster POSTER advertising sale by auction at The Swan Inn of houses in Court Barton and Silver Street. Describes 4 Lots, with occupiers. Size 20" x 14", folds. 1877. £18.00

  103. 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....'


  104. Ilton LAND TAX ASSESSMENTS for the years 1878-9; 1886-7; 1894-5; 1897-8; 1905-6; 1907-8; 1910-11. Folio, folded, 4p., printed with columns for Proprietor, Occupier, Property, Sums Assessed, Rentals. 3p of entries in manuscript in each assessment. Some dust staining along folds. 7 items in all. 1878-1911. £25.00

  105. 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

  106. 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.... Poster 11" x 8", a few browning posts, Ms extract from conveyance of house in Williton on verso. 1832. £26.00

  107. 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. £22.00

  108. Kip (J) THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF BATH Fine copper engraving showing the Abbey from the west side, many groups of figures strolling around, children playing ball, etc. Size 18" x 22", (including title below view) plus margins. The abbey takes up most of the frame. c1720. £125.00
    From 'Theatre de la Grande Bretagne'.


  109. 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

  110. 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

  111. (Lansdown, Henry Venn) CHARLECOMBE CHURCH, NEAR BATH Monochrome watercolour, unsigned, size 10" x 13" (painted right to the edge of paper), in card mount, overall size of mount 17" x 23". Shows chapel with figures in front, cows sheltering under tree. c1850. £100.00
    Very atmospheric, rather dramatic scene, with a thundery sky. Henry Venn Lansdown was the author of 'Recollections of the late William Beckford'. Meehan used similar watercolours by Lansdown from his own collection to illustrate 'Famous Houses of Bath and District'. This watercolour is not signed, but is very much in his style, and came from a collection with similar pictures which were signed.


  112. 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

  113. Lyncombe Hill, Bath AUCTION POSTER. Desirable Freehold Investment. Messrs Powell & Powell will sell by Auction on the premises on Wednesday, 8th Day of July, 1874.... all that substantially-built and commodious residence. No 5, Augustus Place, otherwise Augusta House, Lyncombe Hill.... Size approx. 40" x 25", folded, some wear to folds, couple of splits affecting a few letters. J. Keene, Printer, Bath. 1874. £18.00

  114. Martock CONVEYANCE of Martock East Field, the Trustees of W.R. Warry to Samuel Darby. 2 large vellum sheets, signed by 9 parties with 9 wax seals. 1874. £12.00
    With Schedule of deeds from 1837-73.


  115. Mere ASSIGNMENT of John Porth's mortgage of £250 on a dwelling house in Mere, Robert Ivyleafe of Blackford, to Edward Dowell. Vellum, size 19" x 27", two good armorial wax seals on tags. 1710. £25.00

  116. 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

  117. 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

  118. 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.


  119. 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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  120. 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.


  121. Nempnett, Winford, Blagdon MEMORANDUM OF AN AGREEMENT between Thomas Mullins of Goathurst in the County of Somerset Gentleman, on behalf of Charles Kemeys Tynte.... and James Light of Regilbury Park, Somerset, Yeoman, the intended Tenant... Printed document, setting out husbandry methods to be followed etc., 3p., folio, with manuscript insertions, the third page comprises a Schedule with printed columns and manuscript listing of house, fields etc., with acreage and use, in the above parishes. 1826. £22.00
    Signed by James Stone, Clerk to Charles Mullins.


  122. 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

  123. 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

  124. Norton Fitzwarren ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXX.6. Roads, buildings and water features hand-coloured. Linen-backed. Spotting in bottom left corner, and a few minor spots elsewhere. Small piece torn from left margin. Zincographed 1888. £22.00
    Shows Norton Brewery, Corn Mill, Fishpond, Wey, Wick Farm.


  125. 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

  126. Nynehead ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT of W. de C. Prideaux's article for 'Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological Society' article (Vol LVIII), on 'An early portion of the Churchwarden's Accounts of All Saints, Nynehead (1668-1684).' 49 foolscap sheets, written in ink on one side only, held at corners with metal clips, folded horizontally. 1913. £30.00

  127. Oldford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXX.11. Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 1/2500. Second edition 1904. £14.00
    Covers Staplemead Woollen Mills, Oldford, Whitechapel Farm.


  128. Othery, Middlezoy, Aller HANDBILL with auction sale particulars for 'Shride Farm', comprising house, orchard, meadow land, and 19 lots of named pieces of ground. For Sale by Auction at Bridgwater, 24th September, 1919. Single sheet, small folio, rather creased. 1919. £8.00

  129. Owen (J) and Bowen (E) ROAD MAP from Britannia Depicta 1720. Size approx. 7" x 5", strip map in three columns showing the road from Bristol, through Glastonbury, to Somerton. Hand-coloured. Bottom left is basic plan of Bristol, churches, hills, mines, villages etc. shown along the way, small compass roses in each collumn. Arms of Deanery of Bristol and the Bishoprick of Bristol at the bottom. Arms of Deanery of Bristol bottom right, description of Martock in right margin. On verso is uncoloured continuation from Crewkerne to Weymouth. 1720. £20.00

  130. Pawlett and North Petherton POSTER advertising auction sale on October 23rd, 1946 of Pasture and Arable land in Pawlett and North Petherton. Size 22" x 17", folded. 1946. £9.00

  131. 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. £12.00

  132. Pigot & Co. SOMERSETSHIRE Engraved map. Size 9" x 14", plus margins. Vignette off Wells Cathedral top left, Reference to the Hundreds, Explanation. Coast and county boundary shaded in green. Published by Pigot and Co. c1830. £38.00

  133. Pocock (A), Bristol, Lithographer TO THE REVD. CHARLES PHILLOTT M.A. VICAR OF FROM SELWOOD in the County of Somerset, this View of St. Peters Church, From, Is most respectfully inscribed by his very Obedt. Servt. W.P. Penny. Lithograph on thick paper, showing the church with railings in front and people walking on the path, attractively handcoloured. Size 13" x 17", plus margins. Dedication with small coat of arms below view, three marginal tears, repaired on verso, one at top just touching engraved surface. Some light horizontal surface creasing in bottom margin. Sketched and drawn on Stone by R. Pocock. Published by W. Penny, Frome, Printer & Bookseller. n.d. c1840. £25.00

  134. 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

  135. Priddy ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXVII.8. Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 1/2500. Revised 1902. Reprint c1940. £16.00
    Covers Priddy, Harptree Lodge, Townsend Pool.


  136. 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

  137. Rowe (G) THE KITCHEN Glastonbury Abbey. Lithograph, size 8" x 8", plus margins, on India paper, small fault in paper in blank area near title. c1830. £18.00
    Attractive view showing building covered in ivy, old man and boy in front near window.


  138. 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.


  139. 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);


  140. Royal Agricultural Society TICKET Taunton Meeting 1875. Admit... Saturday July 10th to the Exbibition of Implements... Ticket printed on card, size 4" x 4", with name in ink, signed by ticket holder on verso. 1875. £6.00

  141. 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

  142. 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

  143. 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

  144. 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

  145. 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

  146. Stoke under Hamden, Thorne Coffin SETTLEMENT OF REAL ESTATE in contemplation of the marriage to Miss Eleanor Wyllie with John Francis of Stoke under Hamden. 1838. 9p. folio, tied at corner with tape, folded. Attested copy 1842. £18.00
    Properties include cottage, house and a dovecote, numerous areas of meadow, pasture, arable etc., described in detail over two pages.


  147. 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

  148. Sweeting (Miss) THE OLD MANOR HOUSE AND CHURCH East Quantocks Head. The Seat of J.F. Luttrell Esq. Tinted lithograph, engraved surface 8" x 11", plus margins. A couple of foxing spots in one margin, two minor water-stains at extreme edge of paper. Lithographed by A. Pocock, c1840. £30.00
    An attractive view showing the house on a wooded rise with boats on the Channel in the background.


  149. 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

  150. Syer (J) and Hawkins (G), drawn and lith. by BATH, FROM BEACON HILL Tinted lithograph. Size approx. 11" x 17", plus margins (which are narrow at sides), on thick paper. Some small light foxing spots in sky area and below title. Small tear less than 1" long in bottom margin, in surface of paper only, small crease at bottom left corner, not affecting engraving. Pub. Everitt, Pulteney Bridge (1850) £70.00
    A fine view across the whole city. Shows two figures seated in foreground, the river, terraces of house, Abbey in distance, train on railway at left. This lithograph was published separately and offered by Everitt at 4s each, 7s 6d coloured.


  151. 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

  152. Taunton BILL for decorating work at Wilton Lodge, June - August 1857, John Hare to D.W. Blake. 2p, folio... together with... Bill of John Hare, Painter, Glaziers, Paper Hanger, North Street, to Miss Norman. 1p., 4to. Last bill with printed heading. 1857 and 1851. £8.00
    Includes '9 Ceilings Stop'd & Whiten'd... £1.2s.6d', 'All the external walls and chimneys stop'd and colored...'


  153. Taunton CONVEYANCE of houses and premises in Middle Street, Trustees of the Will of Thomas Norman Snr. to Thomas Norman. 2p., folio, folded, red margins. 1903. £8.00

  154. 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

  155. Taunton NEW YEAR'S EVE CONCERT at the Gaumont Palace, December 31st. Programme. Stiff wraps, 3pp., 8vo, staples rusty. Includes photo of George Arliss, the star of the show. Programme included Jan Stewer, the humourist. n.d. c1950? £5.00

  156. 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

  157. 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

  158. 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

  159. 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

  160. Trew (J.B) Printer CHEDDAR CLIFFS, Somersetshire. The most wonderful production of nature in the Island is the Stalactite Cavern, Discovered by Mr Cox, in 1838.... Broadsheet, printed on one side only, size approx. 12" x 10", traces of folds. Laid down onto thin card, in buff mount, overall size of mount 16" x 13", edge of sheet that is under the card mount slightly darkened. J.B. Trew, Printer, &c., Axbridge: c1860. £95.00
    RARE. Not in Green's Bibliotheca Somersetiensis. Gives much detail on the 'Stalactite Cavern' (with an endorsement by W.D. Conybeare) and the facilties provided for visitors by Mr Cox, the Pleasure Gardens, etc. 'The roof resembles ancient Sculpture; the formations are grotesque & fanciful. In one part you perceive the furniture of an Hindoo Temple; Black Prince. In another a Mummy, elegant Drapery... thousands of quill-like tubes... the tones issuing from the semi-transparent Stalactites, when struck, are similar to those of Musical Glasses...'

    PARISH SURVEY

  161. 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. £240.00
    807 Proprietors listed.


  162. 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. £18.00
    7 of the views are of the processions, crowds in the streets etc.


  163. 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.


  164. 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.


  165. 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.


  166. Victoria Art Gallery Exhibition A PLAN FOR BATH Exhibition at the Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, Feb. 1 - March 3, 1945. 9pp., 8vo, illusts. Red and black wraps. 1945. £10.00

  167. Watchet CONVEYANCE of cottages in Swine Street, Watchet, John Drake Jarman and George Knight of Bridgwater to Walter Copp of Watchet, Draper. Vellum, size 22" x 29", 3 wax seals. 1880. £12.00

  168. Wellington BOND of Robert Mattock of Lowton House near Wellington, to Elizabeth Langton of Brixton, Surrey, for £1000. 1p., sm. folio, printed with manuscript inserts. Three receipts for payments on verso. Folded, with docket title... together with... BILL of John Bartlett, to Robert Mattock, for plumbing work, 1850-53. 3p., size 15" x 6". 1879. £10.00

  169. 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

  170. 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.


  171. 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.


  172. 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.


  173. Weston super Mare ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. IX.16. Scale 1: 2500, size 27" x 38", folded, corner torn away above Sheet No.., a few small tears at top margin, two patches of foxing. Second Edition 1903. £16.00
    Covers area from Alma Street, Milton Brick & Tile Works, The Grove, The Lodge.


  174. 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

  175. Wheatley (William Walter) OLD CLEEVE CHURCH Watercolour illustrating a medieval memorial of a man in long robes lying with his head resting on a pillow, in a decorative niche. In brown tones, size 10" x 14". Initialled. Mounted in ivory card mount, 4" margins. On verso is ink inscription (presumably copied when mounted) 'Old Cleeve Church, Somerset sketched 1844. Unknown! perfectly right! If Collinson does not mention it he is (as he very often was) inaccurate! I remember it perfectly...' 1844. £36.00
    It is not known who this monument represents. William Walter Wheatley (c1811-1885) was employed over a period of ten years by Francis Weare Braikenridge, the Bristol antiquarian, to record old houses, churches, monuments and antiquities in Somerset. It was hoped they might be used to illustrate a new edition of Collinson's Somerset. Wheatley is thought to have been born in Bristol, lived for a time at Rode in Somerset, and died in Bath.


  176. Whereat (J), Public Library, Weston,Publisher WOODSPRING PRIORY Near Weston super Mare, which was founded for regular Canons of the order of St. Augustine.... Vignette view, with three lines of historical text below, engraved surface approx. 3" x 5", overall size 5" x 7", glued at corners onto beige paper mount. c1850. £5.00

  177. 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.


  178. Whitelackington LAND TAX ASSESSMENTS for the years 1871-2, 1875-6, 1878-9, 1894-95, 1897-8, 1902-3, 1905-6, 1907-8. Folio, printed in columns with Proprietor, Occupier, Property, Sums Assessed, Rental entered in MS. Folded, dust-stained at some edges. Entries listing approx. 35 properties in each. 8 items. 1871-1908. £18.00

  179. 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.


  180. 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

  181. 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

  182. 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. £38.00
    On the verso is written neatly in ink the sum paid for Lots 1 and 10, with amount for deposit, auctioneers fee etc.


  183. Woolverton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Somerset Sheet No. XXX.3/ Wilts. XXXVIII.13. Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 1/2500. Reprint of Second edition c1940. £14.00
    Covers Woolverton, Shawford House, Merfield House, etc.


  184. Wrington CATALOGUE of the entire contents of Aldwick Court... for sale by Auction March 26th.... 1968. 72pp., 8vo. Photographs. Includes paintings by Thomas Heeremans, Abraham Stork, Van Fliet, etc., 17th century silver, Delft etc. Prices realised in pencil 1968. £15.00

  185. 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.


  186. 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

  187. 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

  188. 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.


  189. Young (T), Chard, Compiled and Printed by TABULAR CHART OF THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET Containing an Alphabetical List of Parishes, with the Distance of each Parish from Wells and Taunton respectively, and the Sessional and County Court Jurisdiction.... Highway Districts, etc. Chart on linen-backed sheet, size 21" x 29", folding into cloth-covered slip-case with label on front. c1865. £40.00

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