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A selection of :- Warwickshire Acts of Parliament
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Measurements for maps, engravings, etc are given depth x width.

  1. Atherstone, Nuneaton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXIII.S.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 12" x 15", plus margins. Electrotyped 1864. £17.00

  2. Bacon's MAP OF BIRMINGHAM Divided into Half Mile Squares and Circles. Size approx 12" x 18", single fold at centre, printed in 2 colours. Scale 3" = 1 mile. Street index down sides. c1885. £24.00

  3. Bartholomew (J) PLAN OF BIRMINGHAM scale 1" = half a mile. Hand-coloured plan, size 9" x 12", mounted in cream heavy card mount. Traces of central fold. c1880. £18.00

  4. Bilston MOTHER GOOSE hanging card, advertising Mother Goose at the Theatre Royal. Size 12" x 7", printed in three colours, with illustration of Mother Goose riding a goose. c1950. £12.00

  5. Birdingbury PARTICULARS OF A MOST ATTRACTIVE COUNTRY RESIDENCE.... "Three Elms" Birdingbury, Warwickshire. To be offered for Sale by Auction.... by Frank Mason, Newey & Co. in association with James Styles & Whitlock.... On Tuesday, 22nd May, 1951. 4to, original card covers, 7pp, one illust. 1951. £11.00

  6. Birmingham area DAY BOOK of farmer. June 1850 - October 1867. Ruled cash book, size 13" x 8", full vellum. 'Day Book' written on front board and spine. Vellum split down joints, inner joints broken. 252 pages of entries. Records sale of cows, pigs, butter, milk, hay, bacon, to named people in the area, e.g. 1 store pig 82lbs at 6d...', '1 fat calf 125lb. at 7d', 'sent to the Mill Sherborne St. 1 cwt. of Hay', 'Nossiter wool salesman Hide and Skin Market Birmingham 45 Fleeces Wool', '10 cwt of Green Clover in Own Cart'. 1850-1869. £85.00
    The address in Birmingham is given, and places around the city such as Selly Oak, Kings Norton, Smithfield, Moor Green. at the end on the last page is a list 'Stock taken 25th March 1869. 30 Milking cows at £15... £450... 38 acres growing wheat... etc.'

  7. Birmingham VIEW OF ASTON FLINT GLASS WORKS Two mezzotint views on one sheet, each view size 5" x 9", plus margins, the two views printed from one plate, one below the other, overall size of paper 19" x 14", folded horizontally making a crease between the two plates. No imprint or title of any kind. c1800. £120.00
    The top view shows the works with a Regency facade, a pavement in front with elegant figures strolling and talking in doorway, the smoking cone behind, open countryside on the left with a house among trees in the distance. The lower view shows the canal in the foreground with barges and horse towing, the cone and works, with smoking chimneys, on the opposite bank, with figures working unloading barges. The two views present an interesting contrast.

  8. Brailes PLAN OF AYLESMORE FARM Brailes, Warwickshire. Plan in ink and some outline colour on waxed cotton, size 33" x 26", folded, scale 1:2,500. Name of Maxwell, Wood & Co., Banbury, bottom right. 1918. £14.00

  9. Caldecote TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 25" to 1 mile, one a composite map, size 35" x 56", showing Caldecot Hall, Leather Mill Farm, Lindley Hall, Lindley Grange, the other a sheet size 26" x 36", no borders top and right, covering Caldecot Hill, Tuttle Hill Granite Quarries with Tramway, windmill, Hill House. Both linen backed and folding into 4to marbled endpapers. Buildings, roads and water features hand-coloured, some field names and acreages added in ink. 1887. £45.00

  10. Cleeve Prior, Pebworth, Stratford on Avon etc. SHAKESPEARE'S COUNTRY The Warwickshire Avon. Photograph album. Size 9" x 12", cloth-covered boards with title painted in decorative lettering in black and white. 39 photographs, each approx. 3" x 5", white borders, pasted each side of 12 thick card leaves, each view mounted on different paper then on the album leaf, titled in white on mount in decorative lettering. Fine atmospheric views, particularly on the river, and detailed close-up views of individual houses. One view spotty, some fraying of cloth at spine. Monogram 'FAS' on back board (the photographer apparently was named Simmonds and lived in Bristol). One view spotty. The first page shows 'Marlcliff. Our home for time being'. c1905. £60.00
    Views include 'Two men in a Boat (in skiffs near boathouse); 'Cleeve Mill', 'Cleeve Prior Church'; view of a house and farmyard with waggon at Cleeve Prior; 'Cleeve Mill'; Pebworth (3 views of thatched cottages); Offenham Ferry (carrying a passenger in a bowler hat); Welford on Avon (half-timbered thatched cottages); Lenchwich; Wood Norton; Moor (a gabled house); Fishermen at Fladbury; Elmley Castle (4 views including Deacon's Cottage); Bidford; Stratford (5 views including view of punts); Warwick, Marlcliff (2 views).

  11. Hilder (Rowland) (Painted by) THE SHELL GUIDE TO WARWICKSHIRE Poster, lithograph and letterpress printing, glossy surface. Size 29" x 20", metal stretchers top and bottom. Illustration showing River Avon at Stratford, Shakespeare's tombstone, George Eliot, fritillaries, kingcups etc. c1960. £35.00

  12. Hill TO THE PARISHIONERS OF ST. JAMES'S, HILL Printed letter from the Minister, Montagu Webster, to the Parishioners on the occasion of the Rev. Richard's appointment as curate. 1pp, 4to, some foxing, adjoining leaf with address panel. 1882. £12.00

  13. Kenilworth Castle PENCIL DRAWING titled bottom left 'Part of Kenilworth Castle'. Very competent pencil drawing on thin card, size 9" x 7", shows wall with arched window, stone tracery decayed, with vegetation growing over it. Two small girls are near the wall. With tissue paper guard. n.d. c1860? £10.00

  14. Kenilworth PENCIL DRAWING Size 11" x 15", on thick paper, showing ruins with lane leading through gate, surrounded by trees, titled in bottom corner 'part of Kenilworth Castle'. n.d. c1860. £25.00
    Very well drawn, with the drawing taking up most of the paper.

  15. Leamington Spa and Warwick FOUR PHOTOGRAPHS albumen prints. Large views, unmounted, size 9" x 11", comprising: Holly Walk, Town Hall (Leamington), St. John's House, River Avon with boats and boat house in foreground and Kenilworth Castle in the distance (the castle slightly blurred). Some slight curling of paper at corners. The views are titled in pencil on the back, except St. John's House, which is called 'an old house in Warwick'. c1890. £20.00
    The close-up view of the Town Hall is particularly clear and crisp.

  16. Leamington Spa AUCTION CATALOGUE for sale of Small Country Estate known as Bromson Hill.... About 346 Acres.... 9pp, sm. folio, stiff wraps with actual photo of house. Folding coloured plan. 1964. £8.00

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  17. Rapkin (J), Drawn & Engraved by BIRMINGHAM Engraved plan. Size 14" x 18", decorative border, 8 vignette views around the edge, including Railway Station, School of Design. Central fold. Streets named. The London Printing and Publishing Company. 1850. £85.00

  18. Stratford on Avon REPORT OF THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY OF THE BOROUGH. 2pp., with a plan coloured in outline, by R.K. Dawson, scale 4" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1837. £24.00

  19. Stratford-on-Avon ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS and Plan of the Freehold Residential Estate known as Oxstall Farm, Warwick Road... Farm Residence, Agricultural Premises, Two well-built Cottages... for Sale by Public Auction... July 25th, 1941... 13pp., 4to, original wraps, photographs in text, coloured folding plan. 1941. £26.00
    'Nearly a Mile of Beautiful River Frontage... The river Avon has along this farm's frontage a Gravel bottom....'

  20. Warwick REPORT ON THE PROPOSED EXTENSION of the Borough of Warwick by R. Owen Jones. Map showing Parliamentary boundaries, scale 2" to 1 mile, size 14" x 12". With one brief page of text, folio. Zincographed at the Ordnance Survey Office. 1885. £20.00

  21. Warwick, Coventry ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LIII N.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 16", plus margins. Linen-backed and folding into small 8vo. plain green paper wraps. Electrotype 1878. £10.00

  22. Westley (W) THE PLAN OF BIRMINGHAM Survey'd in the Year 1731. Reprint. Size 17" x 20", central fold, and traces of other folds. Backed with Japanese tissue. 4" tear in paper, but not tissue. n.d. Appears to have come from a book. Possibly late 19th or early 20th century. £14.00

  23. Westley (W) THE PLAN OF BIRMINGHAM Survey'd in the Year 1731. Later copy, size 16" x 19", numerous folds. Possibly taken from a book. Backed with Japanese paper. Late 19th century. £18.00

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