DUGDALE: NOTTINGHAMSHIRE AND DERBYSHIRE VISITATION PAPERS, ed. G.D. Squibb, Harleian Society, 1987; pedigrees, correspondence, 2 appendices, indexes of names, places, and descriptions, xi+173pp; large 8vo; orig. gilt dec. plum cloth, a clean, very lightly used copy. 10 pounds


THE ANTIQUITIES OF NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, R. Thoroton, edited and enlarged by John Throsby [1790-6], republished by EP Publishing, 3 vols., 1972; illus.; pedigrees; index; xvi+xx+406+2, 324+11, 453+23 pp.; 4to; orig. green cloth gilt, dust-jackets, a very good set, top edges slightly spotted. 150 pounds


[Auction catalogue] BESTWOOD ESTATE, John D. Wood & Co., 1940; With 3 coloured folding maps (in very good condition). The catalogue includes a number of photographs of the properties on sale and has been annotated with hammer prices of some of the lots. 54pp; tall folio; original wrappers, a poor copy, bottom one inch of first 15 pp. badly chewed, upper cover largely defective, both covers, torn at edges. 10 pounds


[Manuscript]  An indenture, 1877, between John Palmer otherwise John Samples, of Ratcliffe on Soar, miller, and Thomas Ball, of Loughborough, co. Leicester, miller: mortgage of property at Sutton Bonnington, including 4 messuages, etc., in Bollards Lane, and 2 messuages in Nottingham, one fronting to South Street, the other to Ratcliffe Row. Names are given of a number of recent occupiers of adjacent properties. The reverse side includes a related indenture of 1882. Persons mentioned include Hannah Palmer, Thomas Withers, Bridget Simpkin, Samuel Gascoyne, John Flinders, Humphrey Simpkin, John Remington, Mary Gascoyne, John Priestley, Henry Hands, Elizabeth Lowe, Thomas Butler, William Burton, Pratt [no forename], Richardson [no forename], Walter Slater. Written on a single sheet of vellum, in very good condition, bearing 3 red wax seals and one blue and one red revenue stamp10 pounds


[Manuscript]  An indenture, 1717, between John Levett, of Willoughby Waterless, co. Leicester, clerk, son and heir of William Levett, of Shirton, and Mary Levett, of the Borough of Leicester, and Thomas Levett and John Kilbye: settlement of an estate including a messuage , etc., in Creswell late in the occupation of John Theker, and closes called Moore Close, Covey Close, Ferne Close, etc., and arable land and other messuages in Creswell, and a cottage and croft and closes of land, etc., in Brampton, co. Lincoln. Persons mentioned include William Wood, Thomas Cole, Simon Barwell, Charles Barwell. Written on a single large sheet of vellum, spotted, with a small hole (not affecting text),otherwise in good condition, bearing 2 red wax seals and one blue revenue stamp12 pounds


[Manuscript]  The last will and testament of Hannah Samples, of Ratcliffe on Soar, spinster, written 12 October 1809.  Her bequests include 2 messuages at Sutton Bonnington and an estate consisting of 2 houses known as Cherry Orchard in Nottingham.  A legatee is “John Palmer Samples, my natural son, now an Infant which I have born [sic] to the above nam’d John Palmer”.  Elsewhere she refers to John Palmer as “John Palmer, Batchelor, to whom I am betrothed, and whom I intend to take as my lawful wedded Husband”. The will is signed by the testator and bears her red wax seal, and is also signed by three witnesses, John Smith, Grace Smith, Joseph Palmer. Written on 2 large sheets of paper joined at the sides, in good condition10 pounds


NOTES ON NOTTINGHAMSHIRE AGRICULTURE, T.M. Blagg, n.d. [circa 1943 ?]; With special reference to its relation to the road system and to parochial boundaries, etc.; reprinted from T.S.T., Vol. XLIX; 5 illus. including 4 sketch maps; 27pp; 8vo; original printed wrappers, bearing T.M. Blagg’s compliments label, a good copy. 10 pounds

Loosely inserted is a manuscript postcard, 21 June 1946, sent from T.M. Blagg to Major J..L. Coales, discussing George Salmon, Blagg’s lameness, his son’s career, an error in the text, etc.  


ABSTRACTS OF NOTTINGHAMSHIRE MARRIAGE LICENCES, Vol. 2: Archdeaconry Court 1701-1753, Peculiar of Southwell 1755-1853, ed. T.M. Blagg & F.A. Wadsworth, British Record Society, 1935; numerous abstracts in chronological arrangement, with index of persons; xi+751pp; large 8vo; orig. gilt dec. plum cloth, spine a little sunned, a firm, clean copy.  35 pounds


TRANSACTIONS OF THE THOROTON SOCIETY, Vol. XXXIV, ed. E.L. Guilford, Nottingham, 1931; includes articles on An itinerary of Nottingham, A list of words illustrating the Nottinghamshire dialect, Nottinghamshire volunteer medals of the Napoleonic period, Nottinghamshire maps of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, Enclosures of the townships of Sutton Bonington; illustrated with maps and engraved plates of medals; index; xx+176pp; 8vo; original printed wrappers, a good copy. 10 pounds


KELLY: DIRECTORY OF NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, Kelly & Co., 1895; folding county map (browned, torn, and crudely repaired with tape); xv+606+48pp, including adverts. (some illus.); large 8vo; orig. gilt dec. red cloth gilt, binding worn and darkened, contents sound, a working copy. 85 pounds


DIRECTORY OF NOTTINGHAM AND TWELVE MILES ROUND, C.N. Wright, 15th edn., 1891; including the town and environs of Mansfield, the greater part of South Notts., parts of Derbyshire and Leicestershire, the borough of Ilkeston and suburbs, with the townships and parishes of Southwell, Hucknall Torkard, Beeston, Bingham, Castle Donnington, Kegworth, &c.; lacking the leaf after xxiv (final leaf of adverts.?); xxiv+651pp; large 8vo; a few leaves detached and/or slightly frayed at edges, orig. gilt dec. cloth, rubbed and marked, corners bumped, lacking backstrip: a working copy only. 65 pounds

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