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Measurements for maps, engravings, etc are given depth x width.

  1. Arkengarthdale, Sleightholme ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 22. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 26" x 35". Shows pits at Tan Hill at the bottom left corner, River Greta in the north. 1856. £22.00

  2. Bacon's PLAN OF BRADFORD From Bacon's Atlas. Coloured plan, size approx 12" x 18", single fold at centre. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Street index printed down sides. c1885. £20.00

  3. Bacon's YORK, HULL, AND EAST RIDING Half-Inch Road-Map. Folding map backed with linen, main roads in red. Index to Towns. Brown printed boards. c1910. £15.00

  4. Badmin (S.R), Artist SHELL GUIDE TO YORKSHIRE Poster, lithograph and letterpress printing, glossy surface. Very attractive illustration showing Scarborough castle, Bolton Abbey, high tea with parkin etc., Wuthering Heights, Whitby in distance, etc. Description and map with key below. Overall size 29" x 20", metal hanger top and bottom. c1960. £35.00

  5. Bishopthorpe, Escrick ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 191. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Some red ink lines along banks of Ouse, with the number 25 marked at intervals, Naburn Lock marked in red. 1852. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1866. £22.00

  6. Brimham Rocks, near Harrogate WATERCOLOUR showing pile of rocks, one balanced precariously on top of another. Heather moors all around, with hills stretching into the distance. On thick paper in tones of purple, peaty-brown and grey, with grey-blue on distant hills. Size 11" x 17". On verso is written 'No. 18 Brimham Rocks'... together with... a similar watercolour, size 6" x 19", showing a pile of heather-clad rocks on the right, two small hills with buildings atop in middle distance, grey-blue hills on horizon... together with... another watercolour in the same hand showing a pile of rocks in the middle of the picture, in middle distance is what looks like a line of cliffs. All three paintings reach right to the edges of the paper. 3 items. c1860. £40.00
    Atmospheric paintings. The vegetation is well rendered. The scenery is reminiscent of Dartmoor.

  7. Castleford PLAN AND PARTICULARS of Valuable Building Sites at Castleford, to be Sold by Auction... 16th January, 1873. 2pp., folio, folded with docket title. Large folding coloured plan. 1873. £30.00
    Comprised 29 plots of land north of Albion Street. The streets are marked as 'Intended'.

  8. Coatham Mandeville, Darlington, Fighting Cocks ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile. Sheet 14a. Size 32" x 36", plus margins. Water features, main roads, parkland, railways handcoloured. Dissected and mounted on linen and folding into stiff marbled covered endpapers with printed key map. O.S. blindstamp 1884. £25.00

  9. Deeley (L)?, artist FOUNTAINS ABBEY. Pencil drawing, on paper 27cm x 36.5cm, a fine view showing the west view of the ruins with trees both inside and outside the buildings. Titled in pencil on verso, with a feint pencil name, as above, presumably the artist's. mid. 19th century. £20.00

  10. Delph ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 270. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. More than half the map is blank. 10" tear in blank area from right edge. 1864. £12.00
    Covers Delph, Lydgate, Austerlands.

  11. Earby, Ickornshaw GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MAP Sheet 184. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 36". Geological information published 1872. c1880. £22.00
    Uncoloured copy, 'Key to Colours and Signs' left uncoloured.

  12. Fenwick, near Askern SALE OF LIVE AND DEAD FARMING STOCK Wheat & Bean Stacks, Eatage, Household Furniture &c at Fenwick, near Askern... By Public Auction On the Premises of Mr Mark Skelton.... 14th & 15th of Feb. 1844, All the Valuable Farming Stock... Poster, size 15" x 10", rather creased in places, with some marks with printers ink. Lists Horses, beasts, Sheet, Poultry, Carriages & Implements, Furniture. T. Brooke & Co. Printers, Doncaster. 1844. £20.00

  13. Fryholme, Dalton on Tees ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 26. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1857. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1876. £18.00
    Covers area to the South of the River Tees, the Northumberland part of the map (about one third) being blank.

  14. Greenwood (C) MAP OF THE COUNTY OF YORK Made on the Basis of Triangles in the County, determined by Lieut. Coll. Wm. Mudge, Royal Arty. F.R.S. and Captn. Thos. Colby, Royal Engrs. in the Trigonometrical Survey of England, by order of the Honourable Board of Ordnance, and Surveyed in the Years 1815, 1816, & 1817, By C. Greenwood, Wakefield. Engraved by S. J. Neele & Son, 352 Strand, London. Engraved map in full bright wash colour, scale three quarters of a mile to one inch, overall size 72" x 85", divided into 12 strips, linen backed, the 6 easterly strips having 4 sections in each, and the 6 westerly parts having 5 sections in each, running horizontally across the map, each section measuring 12" x 9". Each part with a letter on verso, and a manuscript label on one strip showing key to layout. Large calligraphic title, dedication, key to principal mountains top left, Explanation. There are many annotations in a fine red pen, I would suggest by the hand some time in the last few decades of the nineteenth century. Some villages are underlined, and figures added next to them, two numbers with a small dash between them, the last number being mostly '0', e.g. '2-0'. Some villages or hamlets which do not appear on the map have been added, for example Skinthorpe, Hathelton, Whipley, Bulford Mill, Badsley, Bowland, Wadsworth, Kearby, Hallam, with a similar number by the side. North of York 'Forest of Galtres' has been added. Some 'Wapentakes' are much more heavily annotated than others, in some areas only boundaries of hundreds have been inked in, in others areas they have been named with capital letters for example 'Poclinton Hundred'. A note in grey ink has been added near the Humber 'part of Adlingfleet... ante 1306 when Swinefleet and Redness were part of Snaith'. The sections inserted in very faded red cloth slipcase, small old repairs to edges. Inlaid on front of slip case is a calf panel with the name 'John Henry Metcalffe' and a coat of arms with three black calves and a red square. Printed label on spine. Published by the Proprietors Robinson, Son & Holdsworth, Leeds, John Hurst & C. Greenwood, Wakefield, June 4th 1817. £350.00
    This map was possibly used by someone to prepare another map. The ink annotations are not too obtrusive on the bright colouring of the map.

  15. Guisborough ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 17. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Linen-backed. Contours at 100ft intervals have been coloured in buff water-colour, and marked neatly with heights in red. 1856. £25.00
    Guisborough is more or less at the centre of the map.

  16. Guisbrough, Newton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 117. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Rather dusty around margins. Engraved 1856. £28.00

  17. Gunnerside, Swaledale ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 51. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 26" x 35". Covers Thwaite, Muker Common, Summer Lodge Moor, Crackpot. Some boundaries coloured in dotted blue wash, some small areas south of Gunnerside shaded in different colours. Right edge slightly dusty, old repaired tear about 12" into the map from right edge. 1857. £25.00
    Shows various old lead mines. This map has presumable been marked regarding a court case as a note on the back reads 'Lyell v Broderick' (two prominent families in the Gunnerside area).

  18. Halifax LEASE FOR A YEAR of ground containing 'two days' work', lately occupied by the Cross Pipes Inn, adjoining Parkinson's House Lane and King's Cross Lane, John Watkinson of Ovenden, Merchant, and others, to John Howarth and others. Vellum sheet, two fine wax seals with rampant lion, lightly browned throughout. 1784. £18.00

  19. Harewood (Earl of) LETTER Dated Harewood House 17th August 1831 to Mr. Lynch Cotton. 8 lines on one side of sm. 8vo notepaper. Answers Lynch Cotton's request as to the date 'of my first Election subsequent to the year 1800...'. 1831. £8.00
    Richard Lynch Cotton published lectures and sermons. He became Vice chancellor of the University of Oxford.

  20. Headley Estates PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Valuable Freehold Estates, occupying 1,802 Acres... situate in the parishes of Bramham, Little Habton, Butterwick, South Holme, Amotherby and Muscoates.... comprising Eleven Excellent Farms, known as Headley Hall, Wise Warren, Manor, Habton Grange.... to be Sold by Auction.... 8th of August, 1903. Folio, 24pp, with 3 large folding coloured plans, loosely inserted. Spine re-inforced with brown paper. A few small edge tears in front wrap. Traces of having been folded horizontally. 1903. £34.00

  21. Hornsea DRAWING titled 'View from my bedroom window, Grantham's Lodging, Hornsea, Preventive House. Sept. 23rd, 1857'. Size 7" x 9", competent amateur drawing of detached house with tall mast in the garden, man looking through telescope coastline in distance. Thick paper, some light foxing. 1857. £8.00

  22. Hull SECOND REPORT of the Committee Appointed to Obtain Additional Dock Room at the Port of Hull. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. Ross, Printer, Bowlalley-Lane, Hull. 24th February, 1820. £20.00
    'The Port of Hull unquestionably possesses local advantages superior to most other sea-ports in the United Kingdom, and it is painful to reflect, that, by the disjointed situation of the docks, these advantages are in a great measure rendered inefficient...'

  23. Ingleton LEASE of inclosure in the Township of Ingleton called Between Gates, Adam Shepherd, Ironmonger, to Richard Balderston. 2pp., folio, wax seals. Folds. 1797. £14.00

  24. Keighley, Haworth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 200. Sheet 200. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo cloth covered boards with printed label of seller W.T. Hansbrow, Land Surveyor, Manchester on front board. Cloth slightly frayed down edges of spine, a few spots on front board. Parishes lightly shaded in colour wash, with darker colour along borders. Published 30th April 1852. £40.00
    Useful for Bronte fans.

  25. Kingston-upon-Hull PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of A Freehold Estate at Carleton & Aldboro' In the County of York which will be Sold by Auction... at The George Inn... 5th Jan. 1819. 3pp., sm. folio, folded with docket title. 1819. £40.00
    Lists 15 Lots, with acreage, including the Family Mansion House in Carleton lately occupied by John Dodsworth, with description of buildings etc.

  26. Kirkham WATERCOLOUR inscribed on verso (obviously later) 'E. Eng. Window at Kirkham Priory'. Attractive, finely-painted watercolour showing two ruined arched windows and ruined masonry in foreground, tree growing over arch, large building seen through the windows. Size 10" x 8", complete surface painted, narrow ivory mount. late Victorian. £30.00

  27. Leeds DEED OF EXCHANGE of land at Potter Newton bounded by the Rivulet which supplies the Dam of the Holmes Mill, with right to elevate the water in the Dam 'to the height of the present Byerwash of the Dam'. A six-part indenture involving the Hon. William Lamb of Brocket Hall, Herts., Earl Cowper of Kent, James Brown of Harehills. 6 vellum sheets. On verso of one sheet is manuscript plan, size 6" x 12", showing Holmes Mill, Reservoir Bye Wash etc. 7 wax seals. 1815. £30.00

  28. Leeds PLAN OF THE NEW POST OFFICE BUILDING Scale 8 Feet to an Inch. Lithographed plan, by Thomas Winn, Architect, Leeds, showing three floors. Size 22" x 30". Repaired tear along much of central horizontal fold. n.d. c1880. £18.00
    Prepared for An Arbitration in The Matter of Samuel Croft's Trustees and The Postmaster General.

  29. Leven PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of Valuable Mill Land and House Property to be Sold by Auction by David Nutchey.... February 10th, 1873. Folio, 3pp., folded, completed memorandum. 1873. £18.00
    Includes 'Brick Tower Wind Mill... There is a good Business to the Mill... working two pair of French and one pair of Grey Stones....'

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  30. Moule's County Maps YORKSHIRE West Riding. Fully hand-coloured engraved map, size 8" x 11", with vignette view of Harewood House bottom right, decorative border with classical figures, coats of arms, flowers etc. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into boards 4" x 4", with decorative gilt title. Some small ink lines in Reference table by numbers of hundreds, advert inside front board spotty. n.d. c1850. £12.00

  31. Northallerton REPORT OF THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY OF THE BOROUGH. 5pp., with a plan coloured in outline, on folding sheet, by R.K. Dawson, scale 4" to 1 mile and 1" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1837. £18.00

  32. Pateley Bridge, Fewson ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 12" x 16", folded to small 8vo. Margins have been cut away leaving only piano key border. High ground shown with hachures. c1850. £10.00

  33. Settle, Malham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Quarter sheet with borders all round, size 13" x 18", folded, two small splits at central fold repaired on verso, some slight browning at fold. c1870. £8.00
    '92 N.W' in pencil on verso.

  34. Sherburn THIS 28th DAY OF DECEMBER 1815 Is Upon Sale By Auction Lot 3rd A Freehold Close or Allotment of Land in Sherburn called the Common Close... Printed Conditions of Sale, 2p., small folio, manuscript docket title on verso of conjoint leaf, place of sale (House of Robert Hough, Innholder) and description of land in manuscript. Completed and signed memorandum on verso. 1815. £18.00

  35. Shorthorn Sales at York CATALOGUE of about 60 Pure Bred Shorthorn Bulls... For Sale by Auction... March 20, 1901, By John Thornton & Co., York. 35pp., small 8vo. Printed wraps. Lot 58 has been clipped out of the page... together with... similar catalogues for sales of Shorthorn Bull and Cattle for October 1901, April 1902, April 1903, all 40-50 pages... with The Yorkshire Society For the Christmas Exhibition... Catalogue of Ten Pure-Bred Shorthorn Bulls for Sale by Auction November 30th 1899, 7pp., with similar for 1902 and 1903, and a 2p. list of entries for the York Gold Challenge Cup, April 1902. 8 items. 1899-1903. £22.00

  36. Skelton TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION On Saturday the 28 day of October 1820, at the House of Eliz. Green, the Duke William Inn, by Mr. John Watson, Houses and Land at Skelton, in Cleveland. Printed in large typefaces with 6 lines of description of each of the 2 Lots. Size 14" x 8", traces of folds. Marshall, Printer, Guisbro'. Sept, 26. 1820. £40.00
    Comprised 2 cottages with Wright Shop, Orchard, Garth, and half a Pew in Skelton Church, and An Allotment on Manless Green 'desirable to any Person... anxious to Build; as there are good Public Quarries in and for the use of the Township, where the Purchasers will have right to win Stones'.

  37. South Cave PARTICULARS of a Valuable and Truly Desirable Freehold Estate.... Which Will be Sold By Auction at the House of Mr. William Hudson, Known by the Sign of the Fox and Coney.... 31st day of October 1839. Title page, 1p listing 12 lots, mainly in MS, plus 1p. printed conditions, completed Memorandum. 1839. £18.00

  38. Sowerby Bridge ACCOUNTS of the Sowerby Bridge Evening Schools Committee, Session 1893-94. Single large 4to sheet, printed on one side only, with account for three schools showing fees received, expenditure on salaries, etc. 1894. £9.00

  39. Terrington DECLARATION by Charles Hall that he will conform to the Liturgy of the Church of England. Printed with manuscript inserts, on one side of folio sheet. Made as he was admitted to the Rectory of Terrington. With papered seal of the Archbishop of York, signed 'Ebor' below it, and signed by Charles Hall. Traces of folds. 1823. £35.00
    The Archbishop at this time was Venables-Vernon-Harcourt. Charles Hall built a large classical style rectory at Terrington, now occupied by a prep school.

  40. Thirsk ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XCVI.S.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19", border all round. Parkland and main roads hand-coloured. Linen-backed and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. Linen slightly discoloured between sections with a few holes in linen where folds meet. 1859. £16.00

  41. Thornton, near Bradford PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Freehold Farm, Together with Barn, Mistal, Stable, also a Messuage (in ruins) known as 'Alderscholes Farm'... to be Sold by Auction, 26th September, 1902. 3pp, sm. folio, printed wraps, folding coloured plan. 1902. £10.00

  42. Walker (J & C) EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE Map with outline colour, size 12"x 17", plus margins. Shows the areas covered by various Hunts, with small circles showing place of meets. Parkland, railways, borders of hunting areas coloured. c1836. £26.00
    From 'Hobson's Fox Hunting Atlas'.

  43. Welburn APPRENTICESHIP INDENTURE apprenticing William Tiplady, son of William Tiplady of Welburn, Stonemason, to Robert Bielby, Carpenter. Printed sheet, size 13" x 15", manuscript inserts. Signed by all three parties, Bielby with his mark. Small papered seals. olds, some slight wear at parts of some folds, with slight browning. 1847. £30.00
    With the usual provisions about fornication, gambling, frequenting taverns and so on. Beilby was to provide drink, lodging, pocket money, aprons, and three weeks in harvest for his own use.

  44. Whitby TWO PHOTOGRAPHS stuck down to album leaf, size approx. 5" x 7", one titled in pencil below 'Herring Packers. Whitby', showing three girls leaning on a sea-weed covered rock, and one titled 'Mates. Whitby', showing two old fishermen in sou'westers sitting on a rock. Both images slightly faded at top. On verso are two views of Tintagel, Cornwall. c1880. £38.00
    Probably by Frank Meadows Sutcliffe, although there is no number or initial in negative.

  45. Whitby, Scalby ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XCV N.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", dissected and mounted on line, folding into small 8vo marbled endpapers. An extra piece from the adjacent sheet covering Whitby has been added by sewing an extra piece of linen, which folds in neatly. 1872. £12.00

  46. Withernsea, Keyingham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile. Composite map, made of six quarter sheets, top right sheet is CCXLIII. N.W. Water features hand-coloured. 'Withernsea Water' in capital letters top centre, area round Withernsea and around area to the east of Winestead Hall shaded with thick red line, windmill pump, impounding reservoir, pumping station, tank etc. marked in red ink, rising main marked in red ink. 1895. £12.00

  47. York City Club MENU for the Annual Dinner at Harker's Hotel, Nov. 24th, 1893. 4pp, 12mo, on pink card with decorative gold border with medieval people, etc. Small trace of glue near the word 'City' in the title. 1893. £5.00

  48. York THREE PHOTOGRAPHS of York. Album leaf with view of Monk Bar, and view of city walls, river, Minster in distance, size 5" x 8" pasted on, on verso is large view of flooding showing three men in a boat paddling towards the 'Blue Boar Inn, crowd of spectators watching near the 'Crown Commissioners', woman looking our of first floor window of Georgian building opposite the inn. Some slight fading. The title on the mount is 'Floods in Bristol', but this scene is not Bristol, and is probably York. c1890. £15.00

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