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[Symonds] A Twentieth Century Dorset Family
Ena M Symonds, nd but 1960s. A5 booklet of 67pp, blue card covers, 5 photo-ills. Slightly dogeared, a little damage to foot of rear cover, but a clean copy. (ref 1575)  4.00 UK post-free

The Registers of Beer Hackett, Dorset, from 1549 to 1812
Privately printed for the Parish Register Society, 1896.  7+42pp inc 2 indexes (names and places).  Apart from the top of the rear board which is damp-marked, this is a very nice clean and robust copy which belies its age.  The book is from the library (and bears the bookplate of) Robert Washington Oates, antique dealer and antiquarian bookseller who in 1954 was largely responsible for securing The Wakes, Selborne home of naturalist Gilbert White.  Oates was also cousin of the famous polar explorer Capt Lawrence Oates who died on Scott's 1912 expedition.  (ref 3282)  25.00

Ivy Cottage, Burton Bradstock, 1923
6"x4" photo, rather the worse for wear, but probably unique. (ref 6886)   5.00  UK post-free

[East Lulworth document]  Scheduling of Land by the Board of Agriculture
Official copy of an 1893 Order concerning a 35 acre block of land tenanted by Henry Penny and owned by Reginald Joseph Weld, described as 'a person of unsound mind'.  Unfortunately the house and land isn't specifically named but a check against the 1891 census may prove worthwhile.  Manuscript on parchment, size approx 27"x14" though be warned the greater part of this is taken up by a schedule of repayments over 25 years.  (ref 122/1)  12.00 post-free  Not for export

Ferndown, A Pictorial History
Roger Guttridge & Audrey Greenhalgh, 1997.  4to, unpaginated but 181 mostly photo ills, followed by good bibliography and index.  The 20th century saw Ferndown develop from a modest village on the heath to the 5th biggest town in Dorset.   The ills are preceded by a 10pp intro outlining this growth.  The title still in print at 13.99, this VG copy (ref 0000)  8.00

[Gillingham, Buckhorn Weston and Kington Magna document]  Scheduling of Sandley House Farm by the Board of Agriculture
This is a formal copy of an 1895 Order by the Board of Agriculture scheduling the 151 acre Sandley House Farm, owned by John Williams Bill of Gillingham and tenanted by Capt Geoffrey Stanley Phipps Hornby.  Manuscript on parchment, approx 24"x19", bears the red seal of the Land Loan & Enfranchisement Company.   (ref 448/12)  12.00 post-free 
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[Loders, Dottery & Askerswell]  Yours Reverently
From the pulpit, the pub and the parish notes of Rev Oliver Willmott [1910-1996], 1997.  Green card covers, 211pp, several drawings.  Between 1948 and 1982 Rev Willmott wrote 750,000 words chronicling the life of his three parishes.   This book contains the nuggets from just the first 5 years of his pastoral observations, which range from rook pie to a tribute to King George 6th. This paperback has been dropped on its top corner so that virtually all top edges are creased, there's also a mild crease in the front cover o/w it is a VG clean copy.  9.99 when published, this copy (ref 525/15)  4.50

[Lyme Regis indenture]  Assignment of House in Silver Street
This 1827 assignment concerns 'All that messuage or tenement together with a small garden behind the same situate in Lyme Regis in a certain street there called Silver Street formerly in the occupation of Edward Lock which messuage or tenement and premises were purchased by Abraham Spooner Lillingston of ['from' in modern times] .... Edward Lock and by the said Abraham Spooner Lillingston sold to.....Edward Hillman and then in the occupation of.....Thomas Legg......'.  Manuscript on large parchment sheet, bears signatures Thomas Legg and Robt Cox to whom the house was being assigned.  (ref 6184)   17.50 post-free 
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[Melcombe Regis documents]  Deeds to 22 Bath Street
An 1887 mortgage taken out by Emma Sophia Derriman of Weymouth, and a conveyance of 1888.  Both in manuscript on parchment, both signed by Emma Sophia.  The pair (ref 191/49)  15.00 
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[Milton Abbas document]  Official Copy of Order by Inclosure Commissioners on the Milton Abbey Estate
This is an official signed copy of an 1879 Order scheduling Charles Joseph Theophilus Hambro's 438 acre Milton Abbey Estate under the 1864 Land Improvement Act.   Manuscript on parchment, size approx 25"x21", bears the embossed seal of the Inclosure Commissioners.  (ref 448/1)  15.00 post-free 
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[Motcombe and Little Down document]  Official Copy of Order by Board of Agriculture
This is an official signed copy of an 1894 Order scheduling near-700 acres owned by The Rt Hon Lord Stalbridge of Motcombe House.  Of the 700 acres he occupied about half, the rest (Park Farm) being tenanted by Charles and George Honeyfield.   Manuscript on parchment, size approx 21"x16".  (ref 448/3)  12.00 post-free 
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[Preston cum Sutton Pointz & Wool document]   Scheduling of Farms by the Board of Agriculture
This is a formal copy of an 1894 Order by the Board of Agriculture scheduling the 541 acre Southdown Farm, Preston cum Sutton Pointz, tenanted by Charles Scutt, and the 196 acre Bindon Mill and Farm, Wool, tenanted by Thomas Oliver Boatswain.  Manuscript on parchment, approx 24"x19".  (ref 448/11)  12.00 post-free 
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[Radipole & Melcombe Regis] Sale Particulars of 8 properties
These 1893 particulars concern the sale of (and show the tenants/occupiers of) no's 1 & 2 Belgrave Villas (Radipole), 6 & 7 Melcombe Place (Melcombe Regis) and 2, 3 & 6 Great Western Terrace (Radipole), especially the latter 3 properties which are shown to have been purchased by Robert Lovell Legg of Radipole for 540. Browned in places and somewhat creased. (ref 6700)   6.50 UK post-free

[Sherborne] Greyhound Inn - Sale Conditions
This inn was put up for auction in 1860, the sale to be held at the Angel Inn. These are just the conditions of sale and give no details of the Greyhound. Manuscript on 4 sheets of folio paper, rather misfolded. (ref 754/257)   3.50 UK post-free

[Sherborne document]  Scheduling of The Sherborne Drapery Stores by the Board of Agriculture
This is a formal copy of an 1898 Order by the Board of Agriculture scheduling a house, shop & premises occupied by Messrs Phillips and Handover.  Manuscript on parchment, approx 24"x19", signed and sealed by the Lands Improvement Company.   (ref 448/14)  12.00 post-free 
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[Sherborne document]  Scheduling of Grocer's Shop by the Board of Agriculture
This is a formal copy of an 1899 Order by the Board of Agriculture scheduling a house, shop & premises occupied by T E Vincent, described as a grocer and butter factor.  Manuscript on parchment, approx 24"x19", signed and sealed by the Lands Improvement Company.  (ref 448/15)  12.00 post-free 
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[Stourpaine documents]  Two Leases of Stourpain Farm
In 1763 George and William Burt of Turweston took out a 7 year lease of Stourpain Farm together with something called Harvey's Livings from George Pitt of Stratfield Saye, Hampshire.  All parties seem to have been satisfied with the arrangements as in 1771 a second 7 year lease was agreed.  On offer here are the two parchment deeds, each bearing the signature 'Geo Pitt'.  (ref 301/3)  22.50 post-free 
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[Stourton Candle documents]  Deeds to 2 Cottages adjoining the School House
These parchment deeds of 1885 and 1890 feature small plans.  The 1885 deed bears the signatures of the Minister and Churchwardens.  The pair (ref 114/19)  22.00
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Swanage Its History, Resources as an Invigorating Health Resort, Botany, and Geology
Edited by John Braye, 1891 3rd ed.  119pp, frontis photo view of town 'from the bathing ground', 12 other full-page photo ills as required (all with original tissue-guards), 8 other photo-ills within the text, multifolding map of the area from Lulworth Cove in the West to Bournemouth in the East, folding geological map.   As-issued printed paper covered boards rather grubby, the blank spine is heavily sunned,  eps browned as usual but rest of contents nice and clean, the multifolding map is detached but in good clean condition.  Wear and tear consistent with age, though there is an inch round stain (a tea-stain perhaps) at the top of the front board.   (ref 1199)  40.00

The Martyrs of Tolpuddle
TUC, 1934. 4to, 239pp, index is in prelims, dozens of photo & other ills. Contents a little loose but nice and clean, green cloth boards somewhat grubby, spine dull, nevertheless a G copy of this now uncommon title. (ref 7942)  25.00

Tyneham - A Lost Heritage
Mrs L M G Bond, nd but 1956.  128pp, 9 photo ills.  The Army renaged on its promise to return the village after WW2.  What remains is a poignant reminder of a Dorset community and a way of life extinguished for ever.   The book is worn at corners (but not unduly so) and there's a waterstain at the leading edge of the front board, less than a couple of inches by about half-an-inch.  Inside, there's an inscription on the front endpaper - not by the author - and on the verso of the front endpaper someone has stuck a newspaper clipping consisting of a review of the book.  The contents are nice and clean.  Overall G compared with others we've seen.   (ref 8351)  12.50

[Wareham document]  Humble Address to Lord Eldon from the Inhabitants of Wareham
This 1866 document expresses the town's hearty congratulations to Lord Eldon on his reaching his majority.  It is in manuscript on a large [approx 16"x25"] parchment sheet, and bears the signatures of 78 'obedient and humble servants' - was your Wareham ancestor one of them?  Quite nice clean condition though multifolded.  (ref 6192)   55.00 post-free 
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John Scott, 3rd Earl of Eldon, was just 8 years old when he succeeded to the title.  The family lived at Encombe House near Kingston.   In later years the 3rd Earl paid for the rebuilding of Kingston church 'the cathedral of Purbeck'.

[West Parley]  Church Offertory Collections & Payments
5 exercise books covering the periods 1874-1881 and 1904-1911 are all that survive from an accumulation of at least 10 such items.  As the years progress more detail is recorded, including (probably) numbers attending church, some shorthand or similar notes, and lists of names of those attending church.  Though predominantly West Parley, there are also details of amounts collected at East Parley and West Moors.   Quite often nothing at all is collected.  Amounts paid include such things as donations to the harmonium repair fund and in 1911 dental work.  Very useful detail for the local and family historian.  The 5 (ref 6666)   40.00 post-free 
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[Weymouth & Neighbourhood]  Sale Particulars - Radipole, Westham, Melcombe Regis
Printed particulars for the 1893 sale of:
Radipole              - 1 Belgrave Villas, tenanted by D Burnett
                                - 2 Belgrave Villas, tenanted by  Mrs G Long
                                - 2 Great Western Terrace, late in the occupation of Mr Dallon
                                - 3 Great Western Terrace, tenanted by Mr Bartlett
                                - 6 Great Western Terrace, unoccupied
Westham             - building land fronting Highland Road, tenanted by George Cornish
Melcome Regis - 6 Melcombe Place, tenanted by Samuel Martin
                                - 7 Melcombe Place, tenanted by George Brooks.
This particular copy was used to record the 54 deposit paid by Robert Lovell Legg in connection with his purchase of the three Great Western Terrace properties for 540.   Some foxing, but doesn't affect the page you'd see if you had this item framed.   Mild creasing.  (ref 6700)   15.00 UK post-free

A Royal Warren or Picturesque Rambles in the Isle of Purbeck
C E Robinson, 1882.  Large 4to, 186pp inc index, 10 engraved plates as required, 76 other ills in the letterpress, full page map towards end.  Printed on hand-made paper, leaves untrimmed, nice wide margins throughout, teg.  A decent clean copy with the eps embrowned as usual.  Compared to other copies we've had, we'd grade this as VG.  (ref 3322)  110.00

Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society
The following volumes are available.  All are nice bright copies, easily VG:
Vol 21, 1900  18.50
Vol 52, 1930  10.00
Vol 53, 1931  12.50
Vol 54, 1932  12.50
Vol 55, 1933 10.00
Vol 56, 1934  12.50
Vol 57, 1935  12.50
Vol 59, 1937 12.50