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

  1. Arkengarthdale 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. £25.00

  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. Baker (B.C) THE CONTINUING WITNESS Methodism in Barwell from the 18th century to the Present Day. 15pp., sm. folio, gestetnered. Printed wraps. 1973. £6.00

  6. Beeston, Leeds BEESTON MANOR Manuscript schedule of cottages, fields, occupiers, with sketch plans. 4to notebook, printed wraps with woodcut of Wakefield Races on front wrap. Piece torn away from top right corner of front wrap, paper worn down spine. 9 pages of schedules, 7 of which have sketch maps on facing page, plus 1p. headed 'The foregoing Farms Collected', and index to page numbers. Ruled in columns for Tenant, No. on Plan, Closes Names, Quality, Acreage, Value per Acre, Annual Amount. The plans are in ink, and fairly basic, showing field outlines, buildings, name of field and acreage. Neatly and carefully written throughout. n.d. c1800? £95.00
    Richard Dawson was tenant of 'Smith Shop with a small House nearly down & ought to be repair'd'. Mentions 'Hall & Homestead', 'Mill and Mill Race', 'Cottage at Millshaw' etc.

  7. 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. £65.00
    Atmospheric paintings. The vegetation is well rendered. The scenery is reminiscent of Dartmoor.

  8. 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'.

  9. 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. £36.00

  10. Collins (H.G) Publisher YORKSHIRE, W. RIDING Where, in addition to all the Railroads and Stations being accurately laid down to the present time, all the Coach Roads, Canals, Boundaries.... are carefully drawn to scale... Lithographed map with hand colouring, size 22" x 28", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into boards size 5 x 4". Printed label on front board, with coat of arms and decorative border. Scale bar, Explanation, border with foliage decoration at corners. c1860. £48.00
    In the series 'England Depicted in a Series of Splendidly Full-coloured Maps'

  11. Darlington Show Society SCHEDULE OF CLASSES Darlington Show, August 1955 and August 1956. Two booklets, each approx. 50pp.... together with... Catalogue of Entries August 1957, and Catalogue of Entries August 1964, each approx. 150pp. All with printed wraps, apart from the last, which is bound in boards, cloth spine. 1955-64. £12.00

  12. Deeley (L)?, artist FOUNTAINS ABBEY. Pencil, 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

  13. 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. 1864. £15.00
    Covers Delph, Lydgate, Austerlands.

  14. East Riding of Yorkshire PLAN AND PARTICULARS of a Valuable Freehold Estate of Excellent Wold Land with several detached Closes and Cottages, at Lund, to be Sold by Auction.... 16th January, 1875. 3pp., folio, folds, large coloured folding plan. Describes 6 lots, with schedule giving tenants, acreage etc. 1875. £24.00

  15. 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

  16. Fountains Abbey WATERCOLOUR with very good architectural detail. Fine watercolour drawing, showing the abbey ruins with the church tower on the left, ruins extending to tall chimney on right, trees in background, low wall with wicket gate along bottom edge of view. Size of paper 5" x 11". In muted colours of pale grey, green, pale blue and buff. Watercolour fills the whole of the paper. A few minor foxing spots in one area of sky. Slight trace of a vertical fold 3" in from right edge of paper. n.d. c1850. £35.00

  17. 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. £26.00
    Covers area to the South of the River Tees, the Northumberland part of the map (about one third) being blank.

  18. 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

  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 of fertile Arable, Pasture and Rich Meadow Land, 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.... Which will 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. Heywood HEYWOOD CORPORATION. IN PARLIAMENT - SESSION 1883. MAP. Shewing the Parliamentary Limits of Water Supply. Lithographed map, size 19" x 14". Scale 1" x 1 mile. Hand-coloured to show different populations supplied with water. Repaired marginal tear. Shows supply main, reservoirs, catchment area etc. 1883. £20.00

  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. £30.00
    '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. £24.00

  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. £60.00
    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. £55.00
    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 BILL of Minors & Scurr, Linen Drapers & Haberdashers, Importers of Irish Linens. Bill made out to Mrs Goodman for lawn poplin, cotton hose etc. Printed calligraphic heading and fine vignette engraved by Livesey and Co. above the words 'Family Mourning' showing a woman seated near a beehive. Size 5" x 8". Leeds June 16, 1820. £16.00

  28. Leeds City Transport Department SEAT RESERVATION ON LAST TRAM Saturday, 7th November, 1959. Ticket size approx. 3" x 4", printed on coloured card. The details of name and tram number have not been filled in. 1959. £8.00
    Passengers were asked to be at Swinegate depot at 6 p.m.

  29. Leeds MR. PERCY HAGGAS'S WAR WORKERS 1914-1918. Oldfield Lane, and Armley Road Works, Leeds. Photograph size 6" x 8", mounted on thick card with printed title as above., showing approx. 150 workers, men and women, in a field in front of a house, winter trees. Signed by photographer, J. Garratt, Leeds. c1918. £16.00
    The Haggas family were mill owners in the area.

  30. 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.

  31. Melbourne AN ACCOUNT OF WOOD Sold by me off the East Wood upon Lady Vavasour's Farm Melbourne. Lists name of purchaser and price, for example 'Wright, Everingham... 9s', 'Snell, Pocklington... 4s'. Feb. 1st 1845. Written on both sides of sheet 13" x 4"... together with... Expences of Cutting Wood in East Wood March 17 1838. Small 8vo slip listing 9 items, name of person, dates worked and rate per day, plus ale expense. Signed as settled by C. Horner, Woodman. 1838-45. £16.00

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  32. 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. £24.00

  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. Sheffield CONCERNING HANDSAWS Published and Presented by Spear & Jackson Ltd., Sheffield. 12mo, wraps, 23pp. Staples rusty. Illustrates a variety of saws, with tips on use. 1913. £14.00

  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. Sneaton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 46. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Area in south-east approx. 7" x 8" outlined in green wash. 1853. £25.00
    Covers Wragby, Row, Pike Hill.

  38. 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

  39. 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

  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. £20.00

  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. £16.00

  42. Thorp Arch, Near Wetherby DRAWING showing half-timbered building with small cupola. In soft pencil, size 11" x 9", drawing filling the whole sheet. Some very light browning of paper. On verso is written 'Thorp Arch Seminary Nov. 3rd 1814'. 1814. £10.00
    It's not clear if the drawing was done by a pupil at the seminary, or if it is a drawing of the seminary.

  43. Walker (B), Bradford, Sold Wholesale by JOHN BULL AND THE NEW TAXES. Slip ballad in two columns, size 10" x 7". No. 4. top right. c1840. £22.00
    Humourous attack on taxes and the Corn Laws. 'And for to raise some money/For the wedding of the Queen/They'll tax old maids and bachelors/That have turned seventeen... To tax and starve the nation/They do cobble up some laws/And the devil swears he'll tax them all/When they get into his claws.'

  44. 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'.

  45. Whitby Water Act ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLV S.E. and the sheet to the south, scale 6" to 1 mile, size 25" x 18", plus margins, overprinted in red with 'Whitby Water Act. 1928. House of Lords. The Plan referred to...' and showing the pipe-lines etc. west of New Wath Scar. 1928. £18.00

  46. 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

  47. 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. £35.00

  48. Woollen mill TWO PHOTOGRAPHS of men at work at machines in a woollen mill. Each image 4" x 6", mounted on thick grey card with dark grey borders. n.d. c1920. £22.00
    One photograph shows a very large wicker basket full of fleece and two machines with rollers, the other with a line of four machines with the wool being fed into them.

  49. York CATALOGUE of 256 Pure-Bred Shorthorn Cattle for Sale by Auction, 30th April 1924. 96pp., 8vo., green wraps. Staples rusty, tear in paper at part of spine. 1924. £7.00

  50. 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. £10.00

  51. York INVITATION from the Sheriff of York to a Reception at the Exhibition Buildings, January 16th, 1895. Card size 4" x 6", printed in brown, with shield surrounded by leaves at top... together with... Menu for the City Club, York, Annual Dinner, Nov. 28th, 1894. 4pp., printed in red on card, small 8vo. 1894-5. £14.00

  52. 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

  53. Yorkshire Union of Agricultural Clubs and Chambers of Agriculture NOTICE of Annual General Meeting and Annual Dinner, at York. 1p, folio, folds. 1906. £12.00
    Gives special Railway arrangements.

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