[Manuscript]  An indenture, 1801, between Anne Cocks, widow and relict of Thomas Samuel Cocks, late of Downing Street, Westminster, and John Philippart, of Berkley Square: grant of an annuity of £50.  Written on 4 sheets of vellum, spotted, bearing 2 red wax seals and 4 blue revenue stamps, in good condition. 7 pounds

 

[Manuscript]  Bond, 1805, by which James Curtis, of Ludgate Hill, oil and colour merchant, is bound in the penal sum of £1,000 to Thomas Dornford, of Philpot Lane, London, wine merchant, and Richard Stephens Taylor, of Grays Inn.  Signature of  witness, Henry Wheeler.  Other persons mentioned include Hannah Bridge.  Written on 2 sides of paper, with embossed £3 revenue stamp, in good condition. 10 pounds

 

MARY DAVIES AND THE MANOR OF EBURY, C.T. Gatty, 2 vols., 1921; with 8 photogravure plates and 31 other illus.; index; ix+294, viii+286pp; 8vo; orig. gilt dec. navy cloth, a good, firm set. 12 pounds

 

[Manuscript]  A mortgage indenture, 1879, between John Macnab, of South Kensington, Charles Edmund Law, of West Kensington, and Mark Noble Buttanshaw, of Budge Row, London.  The leasehold property is at 32 Montpelier Road, Kentish Town, and has been leased from St. John’s College, Cambridge.  Other persons mentioned include John Nash and William Muggeridge.  Written on two sheets of vellum, bearing  three red wax seals and a blue revenue stamp, signatures, in very good condition. 8 pounds

 

THE ORIGIN AND PROGRESS OF THE PRECEPTORY OF ST. GEORGE, 1795-1895, C. Fitzgerald Matier, Spencer & Co., 1910; “with roll of members and preceptors carried down to 1910”; a detailed record which includes mentions of many individual freemasons; portrait frontispiece and 5 other illus.; xv+148pp; 8vo; orig. navy cloth, gilt lettered, all  edges gilt, marbled endpapers, a good copy, a little rubbed; scarce. 25 pounds

 

INDEX TO TESTAMENTARY RECORDS IN THE COMMISSARY COURT OF LONDON (LONDON DIVISION), Volume II: 1489-1570, ed. M. Fitch, Index Library, Vol. 86, British Record Society, 1973; alphabetical order of testators/intestates, index of trades and conditions, index of place names; xvi+340pp; 8vo; orig. plum cloth gilt, almost as new. 18 pounds

 

PIGOT & CO’S DIRECTORY OF LONDON AND ITS SUBURBS, 1839, facsimile edn. of 1,750 copies, M. Winton, 1993; includes alphabetical directory and Addenda; folding map; 8vo; orig. card covers, lightly used. 22 pounds

 

THE PANORAMA OF LONDON CIRCA 1544, BY ANTHONIS VAN DEN WYNGAERDE, ed. Howard Colvin & Susan Foister, London Topographical Society & Ashmolean Museum 1996; reproductions of the original pen and ink sketches; vi+46pp, including 16 full-page plates; oblong folio; orig. green cloth gilt, in very good, clean condition. 20 pounds

 

THE REGISTERS OF ST. STEPHEN’S, WALBROOK, AND OF ST. BENET SHEREHOG, LONDON, ed. W.B. Bannerman, 2 vols., Harleian Society, Vols. 49 & 50, 1919-20; Baptisms 1557-1860, Marriages 1557-1860, Burials 1547-1860; index of names, index of places; viii+168, viii+169-348pp; large 8vo; orig. gilt dec. brown cloth, firm copies. 48 pounds

 

TWELVE VIEWS OF KENSINGTON & CHELSEA, C. 1695-1822, Kensington & Chelsea Libraries, 1975; limited edition of 1,000 copies; folio; orig. card covers, lightly used. 8 pounds

 

THE WESTMINSTER POLL BOOK 1774, S.A. & M.J. Raymond, 1996; reproduced from the original; v+152pp; 8vo; orig. pictorial card covers, virtually as new. 10 pounds

 

BOYLE’S FASHIONABLE COURT & COUNTRY GUIDE, AND TOWN VISITING DIRECTORY, CORRECTED FOR APRIL, 1871; “containing street and alphabetical arrangements of the names and places of abode, in town and country, of the nobility and gentry, &c.  …”; lacks map of West End; includes advertisements (some illus.); xx+944pp; small 8vo; orig. gilt dec. red cloth, darkened and rubbed, hinges repaired, a firm copy, all edges gilt. 42 pounds

 

BOYLE’S FASHIONABLE COURT & COUNTRY GUIDE, AND TOWN VISITING DIRECTORY, CORRECTED FOR JANUARY, 1878; “containing street and alphabetical arrangements of the names and places of abode, in town and country, of the nobility and gentry …”; folding map of West End (torn on two folds without loss); advertisements (some illus.); xvi+926pp; small 8vo; orig. gilt dec. red cloth, rubbed and a little darkened, hinges strenthened, a firm copy, all edges gilt. 48 pounds

 

ROYAL BLUE BOOK COURT AND PARLIAMENTARY GUIDE, May edition, 1913, Kelly’s Directories Ltd.; including street directory and alphabetical directory; lacks the plan; advertisements (some illus.); iv+1654+12pp; small 8vo; orig. gilt dec. blue cloth, a little rubbed. 27 pounds

 

WEBSTER’S ROYAL RED BOOK: INCORPORATING BOYLE’S COURT GUIDE AND FASHIONABLE REGISTER FOR MAY 1931, publ. A. Webster & Co.; including street guide, alphabetical list, theatre and entertainments guide (with theatre plans); cxxvii+780pp; small 8vo; an inkstamp on front free endpaper, orig. gilt dec. red cloth, darkened and rubbed, a little wear on upper hinge. 25 pounds

 

ABSTRACTS OF INQUISITIONES POST MORTEM FOR THE CITY OF LONDON RETURNED INTO THE COURT OF CHANCERY DURING THE TUDOR PERIOD, PART II: 4-19 ELIZABETH, 1561-1577, ed. S.J. Madge, British Record Society, Vol. 26, 1901; numerous abstracts in chronological arrangement; 8vo; orig. gilt dec. plum cloth, a good, firm copy. 15

 

INDEX TO TESTAMENTARY RECORDS IN THE COMMISSARY COURT OF LONDON (LONDON DIVISION) 1626-1649 & 1661-1700, Part I: A to G, ed. M. Fitch, British Record Society, Vol. 102, 1992; indexes; xviii+298pp; 8vo; orig. cloth.  16 pounds

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