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Old Bedford
Rev C F Farrar, 1926.  Heavy 4to, 289pp inc index, 'with 3 coloured and 94 other illustrations and 2 maps'.  Nice clean copy, easily VG without the strained hinges normally encountered.  (ref 0000)  38.50

[Biddenham document]  Conveyance of 43 Main Road
This 1955 typescript deed records the sale by Gertrude Guest of Kempston to Donald and Agnes Dowler.  (ref 3353)  8.50 post-free
 Not for export

[Billington document]  Sale Poster
Printed poster advertising a 1929 sale of 'Sunny View', 'pleasantly situate fronting the Stanbridge and Eaton Bray Road.....'  together with an orchard opposite the Post Office and 4 acres of pasture land called Billington Great Mead, the sale consequent on the death of John Olney.  Large poster [approx 20"x30"], sound condition.  (ref 299/16)  15.00 UK post-free

[Clipstone document]  Sale Poster
Printed poster advertising a 1927 sale of the live- and dead-stock of Mr F W Deeley.  Size approx 20"x24", nice.  (ref 299/27)  15.00 UK post-free

25 Years of Dunstable 1952-1977
A collection of 400 (yes, 400) captioned photographs by Bruce Turvey, 1977.   VG in G d/w.  (ref 550/41)  12.50

[Eaton Socon document] Sale of Goodwick Farm
An 1854 contract for the sale of the 163 acre farm by Lord Guernsey to Edward Sheardown (of Doncaster). Very grubby indeed (as folded). Also a draft of the same document, and a draft of a subsequent covenant which includes details of previous deeds & the respective parties going back to 1812. All manuscript on paper. (ref 754/273) The three items 6.00 post-free 
Not for export

[Eggington document]  Sale Poster - Briggington House
Printed poster advertising a 1929 sale of this property situated on the Hockliffe Road, the sale resulting from the death of Mr A C Prynne.   Size approx 20"x30" and attractively printed in black and red.  Some offsetting but nothing serious, some waterstaining of the left-hand edge but again nothing serious.   (ref 299/33)  18.00 UK post-free

[Harlington document]  Sale Poster
Printed poster advertising a 1927 sale (consequent on the death of Mrs J C Ward) of a pair of houses (Oak Dene and Glen Elm) on the Barton Road, the sale to be held at The Harlington Arms Inn.  Large poster [approx 20"x30"], quite sound condition though there is some silverfish damage down the right-hand edge resulting in a few minor holes.  (ref 299/18)  15.00 UK post-free

A 2nd copy - without the silverfish damage but the paper has a sunned appearance due to offsetting.  (ref 299/19)  15.00 UK post-free

A 3rd copy - slight silverfish damage on the top right-hand edge, and much less obvious offsetting.  A better copy than the two listed above.  (ref 299/20)  15.00 UK post-free

A 4th copy - an inch of silverfish damage at the right-hand edge along an old fold o/w a nice copy and in our opinion the best of the 5 copies available.  (ref 299/21)  15.00 UK post-free

A 5th copy - some offsetting, and with an inch or so split along an old fold at the bottom edge.  Also three small wear & tear holes where old folds cross (nothing serious, though, and the poster is about as good as most other 80-odd-year-old posters of this vintage you'll encounter).  (ref 299/22)  15.00 UK post-free

[Heath and Reach document]  Sale Poster
Printed poster advertising a 1929 sale at The Red Lion Inn of timber and building materials  Size approx 17"x27", some offsetting through long term folded storage but in sound condition.  (ref 299/15)  12.00 UK post-free

[Heath and Reach document]  Sale Poster
Printed poster, size approx 17"x22",  advertising a 1929 sale at Emu Farm consequence on the retirement of Mr H Marshall 'who is giving up poultry farming'.  As well as a variety of equipment, the sale included an Overland Whippett Saloon motor car.  Some offsetting from long term folded storage, ink manuscript details have bled through from the reverse side affecting a small (approx 4"x2") area.  (ref  299/37)  15.00 UK post-free

[Leagrave (Luton) document]  Mortgage assignment
This lengthy 1719 deed concerns a moiety (ie half share) of a house and 120 acres of land owned by Thomas Seabrooke of Long Marston near Tring.  It had already been in mortgage for over 20 years, firstly borrowed from Henry Cooley, then from Daniel Keene, then from Thomas and Daniel Aldridge, and now (1719) from Beversham Filmer Esq.  We haven't read all the document but an attached note which reads 'Lygrave Lands purchased of Seabrook'  may indicate the document is perhaps more than just a simple mortgage transfer - history records that Sir Edmund Filmer built Leagrave Hall (now home to Kings House School) in 1850 on land bought by Sir Beversham Filmer in 1771.  Manuscript on 3 large parchment sheets, foxed and in places dampstained, though perfectly legible.  (ref 7713)  30.00 post-free  Not for export

[Leighton Buzzard document]  Sale Poster
Printed poster advertising a 1930 sale 'by order of Mrs A Conway' of a cottage in Bell Alley, close to the recreation ground.  Size approx 17"x22", handwritten details on the reverse have bled through o/w decent condition.    (ref 299/14)  12.00 UK post-free

[Leedon document]  Sale Poster
Printed poster advertising a 1930 sale of 10 acres of wheat grown by Mr A H Walpole 'in the Allotment Field at Leedon, Hockliffe Road, Leighton Buzzard'.  Size approx 15"x20", handwritten details on the reverse have bled through o/w decent condition.   (ref 299/12)  12.00 UK post-free

[Leighton Buzzard document]  Sale Poster
Printed poster advertising a 1927 sale of the household furniture of Bryan Welch of 3 Church Avenue.   Size approx 17"x22", nice condition.  (ref 299/28)  15.00 UK post-free

[Leighton Buzzard document]  Sale Poster
Printed poster advertising a 1927 sale of a large quantity of timber and building materials at Grovebury Road 'By order of Mr Nelson Wise'.  Size approx 20"x30", rather nice.  (ref 299/29)  15.00 UK post-free

[Leighton Buzzard document]  Sale Poster
Printed poster advertising a 1929 sale of live- and dead-stock on behalf of 'Mr S Claridge who is leaving the district'.  Nice clean poster, size approx 15"x20".  (ref 299/30)  15.00 UK post-free

[Leighton Buzzard document]  Sale Poster
Printed poster advertising a 1929 sale - consequent on the death of George Roberts - of:
11 and 13 Beaudessert Street [let to W Boarder and G Luff],
1-5 odd and 2-8 even Summer Street [A Moore, H Horne and others un-0named], and
10 and 12 East Street [A W Thorne and H Cosby].
Large poster [approx 22"x34"], the inevitable offsetting due to long term storage folded o/w in nice condition.  (ref 299/34) 
18.00 UK post-free

[Leighton Buzzard document]  Property Sale Poster
Printed poster advertising a 1930 sale of Shenley Cottages (no's 58/60/62/64/66 Church Street) together with 3 cottages in Victoria Road, Leedon, the sale a consequence of the death of Mr J T Eames.  These large posters, printed using wooden printing blocks on cheap paper, are prone to offsetting and this is a typical example.  Also, a small area (approx 4" square) is affected by ink manuscript details having bled through from the reverse side.  Overall size approx 22"x30").  (ref 299/39)  15.00 UK post-free

[Leighton Buzzard document]  Furniture Sale Poster
Printed poster advertising a 1929 sale of 'superior household furniture' on behalf of 'Mr J Jennings of Wing who is relinquishing housekeeping'.  Size approx 15"x20".  (ref 299/44)  12.00 UK post-free

[Leighton Buzzard document]  Poster - Sale of Building Materials
Printed poster advertising a 1929 sale of on behalf of Mr Nelson Wise at Grovebury Road.  Size approx 20"x29", some offsetting but nothing serious.  (ref 299/45)  15.00 UK post-free

[Leighton Buzzard and Linslade document]  Property Sale Poster
Printed poster advertising a 1930 sale of 11 cottages and building land consequent on the death of Mr W W Young.  The cottages were 40/42/44 Bassett Road, Leighton Buzzard, and 17/19/21/23/25/27/29/31 Stoke Road, Linslade.  Sitting tenants are named as Parsons, Dimmock, Smith, Belson, Tarbox, Newens and 'others'.  Large poster, approx 20"x30",printed in black and red, some offsetting (mainly red), silverfish damage left and right along an old fold (a couple of inches in total) and old ink manuscript details have bled through from the reverse affecting an area approx 4" square.  (ref 299/43)  18.00 UK post-free

[Leighton Buzzard document]  Property Sale Poster
Printed poster advertising a 1927 sale (consequent on the death of Mr E Halford) of 1/3/5/7/9 Stanbridge Road, the only named sitting tenant being T M Wood.   Size approx 17"x22", some offsetting but nothing serious, inked manuscript details have bled through from the reverse, but again nothing serious.   (ref 299/46)  15.00 UK post-free

[Leighton Buzzard document]  Property Sale Particulars
Printed particulars for a 1908 sale of 49 High Street, described as being at the junction with Market Square.  This appears to be the auctioneer's copy as it is annotated 'not sold'.  Some damp-marking due to unsympathetic storage, the front (as folded) is grubby.  No plan, nor any indication there ever was one.  (ref 299/100)  12.00 UK post-free

Luton Parish Church - An Album of Photographic Studies
T G Hobbs, 1924.  Unpaginated but 7pp of text accompanied by 64 photo-ills.  Very nice clean fresh-looking copy, F.  (ref 7869)  15.00

[Toddington document]  Sale Poster
Printed poster advertising a 1929 sale at Toddington Town Hall of a house called The Laurels situated on the Dunstable Road, formerly owned and occupied by Mr C P Hobbs.  Large poster [approx 20"x30"], some offsetting.  (ref 299/35)  15.00 UK post-free

[Wingfield document]  Furniture Sale Poster
Printed poster announcing a 1930 sale of 'The whole of the useful household furniture consisting of.....' (and there follows a very abbreviated list of items).  The sale held 'on the premises' at The Parks, Tebworth Road, following the death of Thomas Whinnett.  (ref 299/36)  15.00 UK post-free

In the Steps of John Bunyan
Vera Brittain, nd. 440pp inc index, 56 ills, map eps. An excursion into Puritan England, the book is centred on Bedfordshire. G. (ref 5364) 4.00

Folk - Characters and Events in the History of Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire
Vivienne Evans, 1989.  Pictorial card covers, 142pp inc index, several drawings.  Interesting selection of about 150 people and events of the past 1000 years chosen to offer as wide and interesting a picture as possible.  Nice clean copy, VG.  In print at 5.99, this copy (ref 165/57)  3.00