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Ireland.- Taylor (George) and Andrew Skinner. Taylor and Skinners's Maps of the Roads of Ireland, Surveyed 1777, first edition, large folding engraved map of Ireland, engraved vignette title, dedication/page of explanation and 288 road maps on 144 leaves (printed on both sides), 16pp. letterpress list of subscribers at end, folding map with tear to inner edge causing slight loss to border (laid down on linen), title browned, modern half calf, spine gilt with shamrocks and burgundy morocco label, tall 8vo, London, G. Nicol, and Dublin, W. Wilson, 1778.
Scotland.- Taylor (George) and Andrew Skinner. Taylor & Skinner's Survey and Maps of the Roads of North Britain, or Scotland, folding engraved pictorial title with dedication to the Duke of Argyll and his coat-of-arms, 61 folding engraved road maps on 31 sheets and folding general map, printed on both sides, folding letterpress leaf of index at end (browned and frayed at edge affecting border, reinforced), all mounted on stubs, first map torn and repaired, several maps soiled and worn at fold with occasional loss (repaired), engraved bookplate of Earl Cowper, contemporary half calf, rubbed, rebacked with gilt spine, 4to, for the Authors, 1776.
Alfred Austin Lamia’s Winter-Quarters with colour plates 1907 first edition decorated cloth, Sacheverell Sitwell Golden Wall and Mirador 1961, G.W. Steevens In India with map 1909, A Second Book of South African Flowers 1936, The Ancient Explorers with maps 1929, Hard Road to Klondike 1962 etc (10)
A varied and interesting collection of 18thC and other ephemera, an unusual Miss Fatima The Famous Bare Dancer advertising card with removable section, From The House of Questa ephemera, a quantity of pocket maps to include Bacons County Map of Suffolk, CWS Road Atlas Motorist and Cyclist Compendium of England and Wales, Collectors Club French Morocco The 1943-44 Tour Hassan Issues, various cigarette trade cards, etc., horse racing related various players, Ogdens, Churchman Cigarettes, In Town Tonight, Steve Donoghue Sporting Champions cigarette card, Anstie Devizes Racing cards Downland, Players Cigarette large racing card, various others, small quantity of racing ephemera, Boguslavsky Turf Cigarettes Big Events on The Turf cards, My Magazine, International 1939 Luik envelope, Aeronautics magazine, various others, other aviation ephemera, The Modern Boy magazine, Meccano magazine, Aircraft Identification, printed ephemera on The Schneider Trophy, horse racing programmes to include Newton Abbot 1963, vacant stamp pages, Kay Boots and Shoes vintage calendar 1914, Paton's Threads Give Satisfaction Scottish advertising booklet, Anderson (Tod) Come and See The Performing Rabbits pamphlets, various prints, pictures, world stamps, Peach (Jack) Machine Marks UK paperback, a Derby County Vs Manchester United football programme 22nd January 1966, notice No Delivery 10th March 1863, reproduction Marriage of Prince of Wales leaflet, Income Tax and House Duty report, Inland Revenue letter, London City and Midland Bank Ltd letter, various late plans and maps of seaside towns Scarborough, etc. reproduction and others, various printed information on coins, postmarks, etc., artist's pad, early newspapers The Derby Mercury Thursday January 21st 1808, Harrison's Derby and Nottingham Journal 25th November 1779, The Pilot 1810, The Newcastle Journal June 6th 1801, The CTC Gazette, The Cyclist Touring Club Gazette, books, various prints aeroplanes etc., quantity of others of French Surcouf and other vessels Japanese etc., 1830 returned letter, postal orders, various printed ephemera on postal order history, a quantity of other ephemera, Free Vehicle Security, stickers, bill of sale from Maple & Co 1904, House of Commons letters, a further letter dated 1845 for a James McKenzie, collectable and other postcards, a quantity of Philatelic Society ephemera, recipe cards, various postal related ephemera with some advertising, etc. (a quantity)
[TOPOGRAPHY] Money, Walter. The History of the Ancient Town and Borough of Newbury, in the County of Berks, first edition, Parker & Co., Oxford & London, 1887, original brown cloth gilt (rubbed; spine ends nicked; joints partially torn), folding plan frontispiece (badly torn but without major loss), folding map, folding plan (both torn, without loss), 8 pp. publisher's list, large octavo; and Harper, Charles G. The Portsmouth Road and its Tributaries: To-day and in Days of Old, first edition, Chapman & Hall, London, 1895, pictorial blue cloth (rubbed), thirty-eight plate illustrations (including frontispiece, as called for), further text illustrations, octavo, (2).
Ogilby (John). The Road from London to Newhaven com Sussex..., continued from Newhaven to New Shoreham com Sussex, circa 1680, hand coloured engraved strip road map, some marginal fraying and loss but not affecting image, slight creasing and spotting, 335 x 430 mm (Qty: 1)NOTESThis is sheet number 29. It commences in London and runs through Streatham, Croydon, East Grinstead, Lewes and ends at Newhaven and then continues from Newhaven through Brighton to New Shoreham
Ogilby (John). The Road from London to St Davids in com. Pembroke, circa 1675, hand coloured engraved strip road map, 305 x 450 mm, mounted (Qty: 1)NOTESThe road commences at London and passes through Brentford, Hounslow, Colebrook, Maidenhead, Henley on Thames, Nettlebed and Dorchester and ends at Abingdon
* Sea charts. Collins (Captain Greenville), The Severn or Channell of Bristoll , circa 1720, hand coloured engraved chart of the Severn Estuary, inset vignette view of King William's landing at King's Road, one small repaired hole in central fold, 440 x 550 mm, mounted, framed and glazed, together with Chart of the Menai Straits, circa 1720, hand coloured engraved sea chart of the coastline of Anglesey and Caernarfonshire, inset map of Priest Holm Island, 450 x 580 mm, with Blaeu (Johannes & Pont Timothy). Vistus Insula vulgo Uiist cum aliis minoribus..., circa 1650, engraved map with contemporary outline colouring, inset map of Barra and smaller islands in the archipelago, 455 x 580 mm, Latin text on verso (Qty: 3)
Booth (Charles). Descriptive Map of East End Poverty, Compiled from School Board Reports' in 1887, 1st edition, [Macmillan & Co., 1889], lithographic plan, printed in colours, sectionalised on linen, 355 x 485 mm (Qty: 1)NOTESBased on information gathered from School Board visitors, this is the first of Charles Booth's famous poverty maps of London, published in his seminal work Labour and Life of the People, Volume 1: East London (London: Macmillan, 1889). The areas covered include Hoxton, Bethnal Green, Whitechapel, Mile End Road and Limehouse. When the full survey of London was published in 1891, this map was replaced with four maps of the north east, the north west, the south east and the south west of capital together with a key map which encompassed the whole. The four new maps now covered an area from Kensington in the west to Poplar in the east, and from Kentish Town in the north to Stockwell in the south. These maps are collectively known as the Descriptive Map of London Poverty 1889. This earlier map has the same features as the later set, with the streets colour-coded according to the degree of wealth of the inhabitants, ranging from black ('Very poor, lowest class... Vicious, semi-criminal'), through shades of blue and purple ('Poor', 'Mixed', 'Fairly Comfortable'), to red ('Well to do'), but Booth's highest class, yellow ('Wealthy'), does not appear on this map.
Post Roads.- Cary (John, publisher) Cary's Actual Survey of the Great Post Roads between London and Falmouth...ascertained by A.Arrowsmith Land Surveyor. 1782, engraved throughout with general map frontispiece, vignette title and 50 road strip maps with partial hand-colouring, some light offsetting or soiling, contemporary signature of Wm. Osbaldeston to front free endpaper, modern morocco-backed marbled boards, 12mo, J.Cary, 1784.⁂ Rare; we can trace only 2 copies at auction, one being the Wardington copy in 2007, the other in 2013. Library Hub lists 4 copies (BL, Cambridge, Oxford and National Library of Scotland).
Canada.- Baker (Lt. Col. Sir Edward), Circle of. An Eye Sketch of the Fall of Niagara, manuscript plan centred on the Horseshoe Falls and Goat Island (unnamed), with inset map showing Lake Eerie to Lake Ontario in the upper left corner, with a single road track alongside the west of Niagara River and a Tavern located, ruled pencil border, pen and brown ink, grey wash over pencil, on laid paper with watermark of George III's coat of arms [circa 1801 or slightly earlier], sheet 304 x 188 mm. (12 x 7 3/8 in), minor handling creases, marginal faint soiling, unframed, [circa 1795 or slightly later]Provenance:James Stevens-Cox (possibly acquired from the same source as the Col. Sir Edward Baker copy of Samuel Hearne's 'A Journey from Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudson's Bay', which featured an early manuscript map in a similar hand, and was sold in these rooms [see Lot 6, 31st May 2018])⁂ Scarce example of the early mapping of Upper Canada, and of the falls "so justly celebrated as the first in the world for grandeur" [John Franklin, British explorer, 1825]. The handling of the present map, specifically the text inscriptions for 'Niagara/ River' and the other various annotations, directly compare with several parts of the manuscript map sold in these rooms (see provenance) that was bound into a copy of Hearne's 'A Journey from Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudson's Bay'; the personal copy of Lt. Col. Sir Baker.
Thomas Bowen (d.1790), an engraved and coloured Ogilby-type strip map, A Map of the Roads from London to Barnard - Castle, Derby, Nottingham &c, The Road to Barnard - Castle in the Bishoprick (sic) of Durham commences at Ferrybridge in the York Road, taken from The Gentleman's Magazine: and Historical Chronicle' by Sylvanus Urban, 1774, 18.5cm x 28cm, framed
Hodding (John). The Poll for the Election of Two Knights for the County of Wilts, to serve in the Parliament to be holden at the City of Westminster, the 4th day of August, 1818: Taken at Poll Booths Erected in a Field called the Old Camp Ground, Adjoining the Turnpike Road leading from the City of New Sarum to Devizes..., before Alexander Powell, Esq. Sheriff. Candidates: Paul Methuen, Esq., John Benett, Esq., and William Pole Tylney Long Wellesley, Esq., Salisbury: Printed and Sold by Brodie and Dowding, , edges untrimmed, original boards with printed oval title label to upper board, light wear to joints and extremities, slim 4to, together with: Boswell (Edward) , The Civil Division of the County of Dorset, Methodically Digested and Arranged, Sherborne: Printed by W. Cruttwell, , half-title, folding engraved county map by J. Cary, edges untrimmed, original wrappers, rebacked, 8vo, Hinchliffe (Henry John) , Thoughts on the Repeal of the Usury Laws, enclosed in a Letter to a Friend, London: James Ridgway, 1828, ,35,pp., including the final advertisement leaf, recent printed boards, slim 8vo (Kress C.2088, Goldsmiths 25567), Domestic Prospects , Domestic Prospects of the Country under the New Parliament, London: James Ridgway and Sons,1837, ,47,pp., half-title, inkstamp of Hastings Russell, 12th Duke of Bedford (1888-1953) at head of title and half-title, recent printed boards, 8vo (Goldsmiths 30222), Bristol Poor , An Act, for the Employment, Maintenance, and Regulation of the Poor of the City of Bristol; and for altering the mode of Assessing the Rates for the Relief of the Poor, and certain Rates authorised to be raised and levied within the said City..., Bristol: Albion Press, 1824, ownership signature of Edward Doggett to upper blank margin of title (adhesive stain to gutter margin), errata slip present at rear, edges untrimmed, contemporary boards, rebacked, 8vo (Qty: 5)
* British Islands. Mercator (Gerard & Hondius J.). Anglesey, Garnesay, Wight olim vectis [and] Jarsay, , four hand coloured engraved maps on one sheet (as published), overall size 325 x 435 mm, English text on verso, framed and double glazed, together with Drayton (Michael). Title page from the Poly-Olbion, [1612 or later], hand coloured engraved allegorical title page, tipped on to later card, 250 x 160 mm, with Lodge (J.). A Plan of the Navigable Canal from Birmingham in the County of Warwick to the Canal at Aldersley near Wolverhampton..., [and] A Plan of the River Salwarp and of the Navigable Canal from Droitwich to the River Severn in the County of Worcester, published in 'The Gentlemen's Magazine', 1771, two uncoloured engraved canal maps, old folds, 175 x 295 mm and 165 x 350 mm respectively, plus Bowen (Emanuel & Owen John). A Map of Hereford Shire [1720 or later], hand coloured engraved map with an uncoloured strip road map to verso, 185 x 115 mm, mounted (Qty: 5)
Ogilby (John). The Road from London to Aberistwith on the Sea Coast com. Cardigan Wherein are Included the Roads to Oxford and Worcester..., [1675 or later], hand coloured engraved strip road map, ornate decorative cartouche showing a surveyor using a waywiser, central fold partially strengthened on verso, 315 x 445 mm, mounted (Qty: 1)NOTESThe map is sheet no.1 and commences at London and passes through Uxbridge, Beaconsfield, High Wycombe, Stokenchurch and ends at Islip, with an inset road to Oxford.
* Ogilby (John). The Road from London to Flamborough Head, com Ebor..., circa 1698, hand coloured engraved strip road map, slight overall toning, 350 x 440 mm, mounted, framed and glazed, together with another example of the same map, with The Continuation of the Road from London to Barwick Beginning at Stilton and extending to Tuxford, circa 1698, hand coloured engraved strip road map, slight overall toning, 325 x 440 mm, mounted, framed and glazed, plus The Road from London to Oakeham in com. Rutland, circa 1698, hand coloured engraved strip road map, slight creasing, 325 x 440 mm, mounted, framed and glazed (Qty: 4)NOTESSheet numbers 41, 6 & 47 respectively
Ogilby (John). The Road from London to Holy-head co. Anglesey, [1675 or later], hand coloured engraved strip road map, the cartouche showing a surveyor using a waywiser, central fold strengthened and repaired on verso, 310 x 435 mm, supplied with sheet of descriptive text (Qty: 1)NOTESThe road commences at London and passes through High Barnet, St. Albans, Dunstable, Fenny Stratford and Stony Stratford and ends at Towcester.
Ogilby (John). The Road from Oxford to Bristol [and] The Road from Oxford to Coventry continued to Darby 1675 or later, two hand coloured strip road maps, first map with two worm holes repaired on verso, the second map with slight creasing, each approximately 330 x 445 mm, mounted (Qty: 2)NOTESThe first map runs from Oxford through Faringdon, Highworth, Purton, Malmsbury and ends at Bristol. The second map starts at Oxford and runs through Dedington, Banbury, Coventry, Nuneaton, Atherstone, Ashby de la Zouch and ends at Derby.
Ogilby (John). The Road from the City of Salisbury Com Wilts. to Campden com Gloc. circa 1698 [and] The Continuation of ye Road from London to Aberistwith, Plate ye Second commencing at Islip com Oxford & Extending to Bramyard com Hereford, two hand coloured engraved strip road maps, both with central folds strengthened on verso, each approximately 325 x 445 mm (Qty: 2)NOTESThe first map is sheet 85 and starts at Salisbury and runs through Everley, Marlborough, Highworth, Lechlade, Burford and Stow-on-the-Wold and ends at Chipping Campden. The second map, sheet 2, starts at Islip and runs through Enstone, Chipping Norton, Moreton-in-Marsh, Pershore and Worcester and ends at Bromyard
Ogilby (John). The Roads from York to Whitby and Scarborough in Yorkshi...., [and] The Road from York to West-Chester, circa 1680, two hand coloured engraved strip road maps, the first with some minor surface abrasion and the second with a small closed tear affecting image, each approximately 335 x 445 mm (Qty: 2)NOTESThe first map commences at York and passes through Stockton on the Moor, New Malton and Pickering and ends at Whitby with a secondary road starting at New Malton and passing through Rillington and Willerby and ends at Scarborough. The second map commences at York and passes through Tadcaster, Leeds, Birstall , Rochdale and Manchester and ends at Warrington
Ogilby (John). The Road from Bristoll to Worcester, The Continuation of the Road from London to Holyhead..., Plate 2 Commencing at Towcester in com. Northton & extending to the City of Lichfield [and] The Continuation of the Road from London to Aberistwith..., plate 3rd and last commencing at Bramyard com Heref. & extending to Aberistwith, circa 1680, together three hand coloured engraved strip road maps, each approximately 315 x 455 mm (Qty: 3)NOTESThe first map commences at Bristol and runs through Dursley, Gloucester and Tewkesbury and ends at Worcester. The second map commences at Towcester and runs through Daventry, Dunchurch, Coventry and Coleshall and ends at Lichfield. The third map commences at Bromyard and runs through Leominster, Prestatyn and Rhayader and ends at Aberystwyth.
Railway Maps. Cheffins’s Map of the Railways in England & Scotland, Accurately Delineating all the Lines Present opened, and those which are in Progress, Corrected to January 1844, folding lithographed map, hand-coloured in outline, sectionalised onto linen, approximately 57 x 70 cm, scattered light spots, original cloth with printed paper label to upper cover, slightly rubbed, 8vo, together with other similar coloured and undated railway maps: Betts’s Road & Railroad Map of England & Wales; Osbornes’ Map of the Grand Junction Railway; Rock’s Pictorial Map of England and Wales…. together with Railways & Steam Boat Tracks to the Present Date, (split on folds); Cruchley’s Railway & Station Map of Yorkshire; Black’s Road & Railway Travelling Map of Scotland, all folding in original cloth boards, 8vo and similar (Qty: 6)
Railways. Drake’s Road Book of the Grand Junction Railway from Birmingham to Liverpool and Manchester, illustrated by an accurate map, and numerous engravings…, Longman & Co., Simpkin and Marshall, c.1840, folding hand-coloured map, folding table and nine engraved plates, spotting throughout and occasional marginal damp staining, original cloth, some soiling and wear, together with: Walker (James Scott), An Accurate Description of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, and the Branch Railways…, 3rd edition, Liverpool, 1832, 53pp., modern quarter cloth, plus Fraser (James), Hand Book for Travellers in Ireland, Descriptive of its Scenery, Towns, Seats, Antiquities, etc…, Dublin, 1849, text block split vertically in two, original cloth, some wear, plus other 19th-century railway guides and related including: Osborne’s Guide to the Grand Junction, or Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manchester Railway…, Birmingham, 1838; Bradshaw’s Continental Railway, Steam Navigation, & Conveyance Guide, no. 87, August 1854; Bradshaw’s Shareholders’ Guide, Railway Manual and Directory, for 1862; all original cloth, some wear, 8vo/12mo (Qty: 11)
You can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location. Please contact the member of staff associated with this lot to secure your appointment. The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions will be given when making your appointment. Lovely, left-hand drive US-market car imported to the UK in 2009 Comprehensive restoration some years ago in the States and still stunning to this day Superbly finished in White over Velvet Green with a classic Westfalia interior Desirable 'Pop Top' with a 'Rock n' Roll' bed and front seat hammock! Complete with additional awning, electric hook up and USB connect Recent full mechanical overhaul and fresh MOT by 'Type-2 Detectives' Good history file including details from the USA and UK Starting in 1951, Volkswagen offered an officially sanctioned camper conversion for its Type 2 by Westfalia-Werke of Franz Knobel & Sohne in Rheda-Wiedenbruck, Germany. Interiors were panelled in birch plywood and standard equipment included screened jalousie windows, a laminated folding table, storage cabinets, an icebox and electrical hookups. Some models included a sink and pressure water system. A number of fold-out seat arrangements provided sleeping accommodation and optional equipment included a pop-up roof section, awnings and side tents, a chemical toilet, camping equipment, a small map table and even a child's crib in the driver's cab. This, comprehensively restored 1969 VW Westfalia Camper is finished in Velvet Green and White - a 'classic' colour combination evoking memories of years gone by. It was a US resident from new in 1969 until arriving on these shores in 2009 and just prior to import, was the subject of a comprehensive restoration, including bodywork, interior and engine and remains in stunning condition throughout to this day. In 2016, the present owner decided that the mechanical aspects of the camper could do with a refresh and with that in mind presented his pride and joy to the well-respected 'Type 2 Detectives' in Cambridge to work their magic. They carried out a complete mechanical overhaul, including an engine check and tune, full gearbox rebuild, brake overhaul, Bilstein shocks, replacement fuel lines and a complete underbody Waxoyl. Business commitments mean that the vehicle has only been used lightly recently but despite that, it has been regularly serviced and has just passed its MOT with flying colours. All accoutrements are in full working order including the fitted leisure battery, 16A coupler, USB connection and three-pin sockets. The passenger seat also has the addition of a heating element for the partner with a bad back ! Complete with 'pop-top' roof with double bed, rock-n-roll bed and even a front seat hammock! Also included is a desirable camping awning and solar charging panels to make life on the road that little bit easier. Within the history file there are some details of later work in the States from 2003 to 2009, when it arrived here, but no real documentation prior to that. Since arriving in the UK, there is a complete annual MOT trace with its most recent carried out on 27/03/2020 at 54,931 miles and service records covering 2009 to the present day. This genuine, early bay-window bus is in fabulous condition and strikes the perfect balance between 1960's camper-van cool, VW- enthusiast credibility and real-life modern drivability. It's fast enough but not too loud, long-legged and easy to drive, comfortable with good ride quality, and is ready-made fun for all the family. Click here for more information This car was consigned by Charles Smalley. Please feel free to contact Charles on 07421 007866 / firstname.lastname@example.orgSpecificationMake: VWModel: Westfalia Camper VanYear: 1969Chassis Number: 239081948Drive Side: Left Hand Drive
A collection of WWII Second World War and related ephemera to include; a regimental real photographic postcard, Field Service Postcards, Soldier's Pay Book, a 1940 map of Holmfirth, a large ' Road Map Of India ', photographs, a large photograph of ' Italian Prisoners ' being marched by British troops, an RAF sweetheart handkerchief, a miniature ensign flag, and various other items.
India.- [Butterworth (Captain William John)] The Madras Road Book, second edition, large folding colour lithographed map by the author (2 neatly repaired tears), occasional light browning, contemporary black morocco, lettered, in gilt on upper cover, 8vo, Madras, George Calder, published by Edward Marsden, at the Asylum Press, Mount Road, 1839.⁂ Rare. A colonial administrator and military officer in India, Butterworth was assistant Quarter Master General for the army and subsequently Governor of the Straits Settlements from 1843 to 1855.
Collection of framed antique maps to include Great Britain and Ireland with ye Judges Circuits, John Stockdale, 1805; A Map of the Kingdom of Scotland for Mr Tindal's Continuation of Mr Rapin's History ; Robert Morden map of Staffordshire; several Owen & Bowen road maps, and others, including Kitchin, Cary, Moule. Together with a small quantity of mounted topographical prints (copper and steel engravings), in one box
A VINTAGE ILLUSTRATED MAP POSTER OF THE CITY OF BIRMINGHAM by W H Price, dating from 1949 and featuring Landmarks, Public Buildings and Parks and Gardens etc, the lot also includes two Black Country Society Publications of The Black Country and it's Borderland by T R Bennett 1969, Birmingham Canal System and Neighbouring Canals by the same illustrator 1970 plus two further maps, one on trace paper of Sutton Park and it's surrounding area and the Tyburn Road, Kingsbury Road and Chester Road area
A collection of vintage playing cards to include a selection of boxed sets including Waddington, Platnik thoroughbreds, Cecil Aldin, Pneumatic playing cards together with a selection of vintage road maps including a German Frankfurt map, national Benzole maps, Esso, Texaco and Shell maps, mostly of around Britain with some European.
Thomas Bowyer antique map - the hand-coloured map depicting the region of Napthali, showing the region north of the Sea of Galilea, showing various tribal settlements with the Jordan river and the road to Damascus and mountain ranges to the north, circa 18th century, approx 35 x 29 cms framed and glazed together with an antique map of Egypt, from the work 'Geography of the Ancients' by Herman Moll, after Herodoti, approx 24 x 15.5 cms and an antique map by Rigobert Bonne (1727-1795) 'Primario Hydrographo Navali' an important French engineer, cartographer and hydrographer at the Depot de la Marine (1773), this map was published in the Atlas Encyclopedique, engraved by Gaspar Andre, approx 36 x 25 cms, framed and glazed. (3)
Antique Maps - including Britannia plate 37 strip road map, from London to Carlisle, via Darlaston, Newcastle, Brewerton, Holmes Chapel, Lostock Graham, Great Budworth, Whitley, Streeton, Warrington, Newton-le-Willows, Wigan, Standish, Charnock Richard, Leyland, Preston with decorative centered cartouche with figures and cattle, uncoloured, approx 44 x 35 cms, framed and glazed, Thomas Gardner plate 40 strip road map, Road from London to Darby via Stony-Stratford, Grafton, Northampton, Brickworth, Haverborough, Great Glenn, Leicester, Mountforell, Loughborough, Kegworth, Darby with some colouring approx 28.5 x 18.5 cms. (2)
WW1 Royal Flying Corps and early RAF interest. An outstanding group to 13412 Lt Stuart Leslie consisting of Army Book 425 Pilots Flying Log Book, first entry 29/11/17, final entry 24/10/18, posted to No 4 Squadron on 3/5/18 and saw active service until 24th October 1918 with over 260 hours total flying time both as a Pilot and Observer. The log entries are detailed and include such items as crash landings, number of rounds fired from the Lewis gun, number of bombs dropped, actions with enemy aircraft, anti aircraft fire, photos taken, etc. Also included are his Soldiers Small book dated with enlistment date of 30/10/15 at the age of 22 years. Next of Kin listed as Father, Henry Cliftonville Leslie: RFC Training Transfer Card with posting date 17/11/17, aircraft types flown, DH6, BE2e, RE8, BE2c, BE12. Hours flown since graduation 10.5 on the RE8.: Booklet "Questions and Answers on the Practical Application of SS 131 for Pilots & Observers, RAF. 2nd Wing RAF", named in pencil to front cover: Form from Artillery & Infantry Co-Operation School, Pilots School with marks on Artillery Co-Operation etc for a 14 day course: Form from the Artillery & Inf Co-Operation school stating on transfer no Clothing statement received from No 69 TS: dated 28/4/18: Three sheets of Foolscap size Standing Orders issued at No 5 School of Military Aeronautics, RFC, Denham Bucks, Sept 1917: A card bound cover loose Lecture book containing all his notes with drawings detailing, aircraft rigging, engines, Ariel observations, Map reading, Instruments, Bombs etc: "A" Form Messages & Signals dated 31/101918 telling him and two other officers to proceed to Armentieres Station signed "Good Bye and best wishes": 9 small rolls of gun camera photographs which are dated 24/7/18 or 25/7/18 and additionally marked Lt Leslie, each showing 4 frames of images, these dates are covered in his log book where it mentions "Camera Gun" on July 24th 1918 and on July 26th 1918: A pair of screen printed aircraft pennants wrapped in brown paper, one a Union Flag measuring 22cm x 12cm complete with tie strings which shows evidence of use and a RAF "Duster" pennant 23cm x 11.5cm: RFC Bronze Sweetheart badge, solid back, pin missing, converted from a collar dog maker marked "JR Gaunt, London": 3 RFC Officers Bronze collar dogs, all unmarked: Wire Bullion Miniature Mess Dress RFC Pilots wings measuring 7.5cm: Pair of RFC Pilots Wings cut from uniform with tunic material remaining, approx 11cm across: A pair of RFC Pilots wings uniform removed, approx 11cm across: A pair of RAF Pilots wings in padded form, uniform removed with threads remaining approx 10cm across: A pair of RAF Pilots wings in padded form uniform removed approx 10cm across: Early RAF cuff rank insignia eagle and metal wound stripe, uniform cut off removed: Single cloth Wound Stripe in wire bullion, uniform cut off removed: Single rank shoulder strap shows evidence of promotion from Lt to Captain as pip differs slightly in style, uniform cut off removed, press stud to underside: Small 31mm gilt RAF eagle with twin prongs to reverse maker marked "Lambourne & Co, Birmingham": Metal Wound Stripe with backing plate: Cloth ribbon bar with War Medal & Victory Medal ribbons and another the same but pin backed: 4 heavy card map boards for use in the aircraft with maps pasted to them showing the Front Lines, Hostile Battery Positions, named to him: A single sided cardboard map board showing Light Railways in Corps area 1918: Six other folding maps showing Belgium and France. Photo of Stuart Leslie in the family home, postcards, pre war German business cards, his Father's 1915 driving licence, etc. All contained within a wooden Teachers Whisky box. Background info: Stuart Leslie was born in Finchley, North London on 19th May 1893 to Henry Leslie and his wife Madeline Nora. He had three younger sisters. In 1911 he was listed in the census as being aged 18 and an "Apprentice, Trimmings, Haberdashery". After the Great War he returned to the family home "Cliftonville", Woodhouse Road, Finchley N12 and to the business. In 1939 he was living with his Mother and two sisters still at the family home and listed as being "Manager Straw and Felt Merchant". He never married and died in 1950.
Wrawby Farm Wrawby Farm Account Book, 1839-1856, interesting manuscript accounts (one page for May 1854 has been removed), original vellum binding (worn). Loosely inserted is a manuscript map of land intersecting the Market Weighton Canal and the road from Howden to North Cave. [Wrawby is a village in North Lincolnshire]
Walker (J. & C.) A Geological Map of England, Wales and Part of Scotland, Showing also the Inland Navigation by Means of Rivers & Canals With their Elevation in feet above the Sea, Together with the Rail Road & Principal Roads, no date [1835 or later], hand-coloured folding map, dissected into 36 sections, linen-backed, 1435mm x 1000mm overall, in book form slipcase