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UK Customers please add postage @ 2.00 per book (4.00 maximum)
Overseas customers will be charged Surface or Airmail as requested
Items marked * are post-free in UK

[WANTED - photographs, negatives, schedules etc of  London's trolleybuses, whether in service, in the depot, awaiting disposal or at the scrapyard.  Also service/repair ledgers, records, timetables, blinds, doors & other parts.]  If you have negatives but don't want to part with them, can they be borrowed?

[Cockerton family document]  Cockerton=Stewart Marriage Settlement
This deed was drawn up in 1859 in anticipation of the marriage of Jonas Cockerton of Austin Friars and Caroline daughter of James Stewart of Old Broad Street.  A lengthy document in manuscript on 3 large parchment sheets, bearing the bold signatures Jonas Cockerton, Caroline Stewart, and the other parties involved.  The three sheets are holed where old folds cross, but nothing serious.  (ref 6800)  20.00 post-free  Not for export

London Consistory Court Depositions 1586-1611:  List and Indexes
London Record Society vol 32, 1995.  Tall 8vo in familiar blue cloth boards, 333pp inc indexes of names and of places.  Details of 1,787 witness depositions on such matters as tithes, ecclesiastical conduct, matrimonial enforcement, and (most of all) defamation.  A F copy despite having a 'WITHDRAWN' red rubber stamp on the fep (no clue as to why the book was withdrawn, as the rest of the book is perfect).  We understand this fairly heavy book is still in print at 20 + postage.  (ref 2399)  10.00

The following list excludes books specifically on places in today's (much) Greater London; for example everything South of the Thames is historically in Surrey. Such books/documents will be found on the Middlesex/Surrey/Kent/Essex lists in line with the Phillimore Atlas.

The Diary of Joseph Jenkinson of Dronfield [Derbyshire] 1833-43
Edited by Kathleen M Battye, Derbyshire Record Society Occasional Paper No 7, 1987. A5 booklet in cream card covers, 95pp inc index, 6 ills inc centrefold map of Dronfield in 1846 taken from the Inclosure Award. Joseph Jenkinson was born into a family of hatmakers. His sporadic diaries written in the years 1833 (Dronfield), 1839 (London) and 1843 (London) supplemented by a series of letters written in 1839 (from London) provide insights into the life and times of the skilled working class both in London and the Provinces in the 1830s and 1840s. All this is accompanied by a full introduction and notes plus appendices. G. (ref 0000) *2.50

The Book of the Foundation of St Bartholomew's Church in London
Sir Norman Moore, 1923. 72pp. Nice copy, VG. (ref 2702)  10.00

[Holborn documents]  Copy Deeds to Houses in Bear Alley
Copies [made in 1840] of a release dated 1790 and a lease and release of 1823, the former involving John Arnett of Chick Lane, the latter ones concerning his brother James of Herefordshire.  The 3 documents (ref 826/36)  20.00 post-free 
Not for export

[Holborn documents]  Papers concerning Wheatsheaf Yard
The Wheatsheaf PH was situated at 23 Farringdon Street.  When it and all the surrounding buildings were pulled down in 1906 the question of rights of way over and through the former Wheatsheaf Yard arose.  These papers are the results of legal machinations and should be of great interest to the local historian.  NB there is little or nothing about the PH itself.  10 items large and small.  (ref 826/37)  30.00 post-free 
Not for export

Historical Notices of the Collegiate Church...of St Martin-le-Grand, London
Alfred John Kempe, 1825. 212pp. The title continues 'formerly occupying the site now appropriated to the new General Post Office; chiefly founded on authentic and hitherto inedited manuscript documents connected locally with the history of the foundation, and generally with antient customs and eminent persons; also observations on the different kinds of sanctuary formerly recognised by the common law'. Worn red half calf, worn marbled boards, several small articles on sanctuary stuck to front pastedown and fep, bottom inch of backstrip calf missing.  (ref 2766)  55.00

[St Martin, Outwich]  Transactions of the London & Middlesex Archaeological Society
New Series vol 6 pt 1, 1929.  Usual buff card covers, xxix+218pp, several plate-ills.  Of particular interest is a 91pp article on The Parish and Church of St Martin, Outwich.  Perhaps the smallest and one of the oldest (and apparently in its latter appearance, one of the ugliest) of the London churches, this stood at the East end of Threadneedle Street.  It narrowly escaped the Great Fire in 1666 when the flames stopped a few yards away, was damaged by a devastating fire in Bishopsgate in 1765 and patched up, rebuilt in 1796 and, following a decision in 1853 to do away with 30 London churches, St Martin's was pulled down, though not - apparently - till 1893.  8 of the plate-ills relate to St Martin's.  Spine sunned but not unduly so, overall VG.  (ref 0000)  12.50

The Register Book of the Parish of St Nicholas Acons, London, 1539-1812
William Brigg, 1890.  Foolscap size, 160pp inc index.  Original paper covers very grubby & held on with 2 strips of sellotape.  Paper spine crumbled away.  Contents unopened.  (ref 7876)  22.50

Another copy
Original paper covers very grubby & large part of bottom corner of front cover missing.  Contents unopened.  (ref 7877)  22.50

Another copy
Recently cased in black cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine, new eps, original paper covers bound in.  VG unopened copy.  (ref 7878)  40.00

2nd Copy of Above
Ref 7879  40.00

[Kingsway] Duplicate Licence affecting Queen's House & Public Trustee's Office
This duplicate, bearing the seal of The Commissioners of His Majesty's Works and Public Buildings, is of a 1918 licence to form openings in the party wall between the two buildings at 3rd floor level. Manuscript on 3 sides of folio paper, 2 plans of the proposed alterations. (ref 754/283)  *3.00 
Not for export

[Kingsway] Tenancy Agreement for part of Queens House
This 1917 agreement relates to part of the fifth floor as shown on an accompanying multifolding plan. The area in question was to be let to James Gordon & Co & bears the signature James Gordon. (ref 20/52)  *5.00 
Not for export

Ludgate Hill Past & Present
W P Treloar, 1892 2nd. Small 8vo, 144pp inc index, 17 ills. Cracked at p64/65, spine grubby, G. (ref 2435)  8.50

30 Year Lease of No 37 Ludgate Hill
This is the counterpart copy of this 1890 lease, signed by tailor and outfitter Isadore Kino. Of particular interest is the schedule at the end of the document detailing fixtures and fittings such as 'moulded and carved walnut shop front...The floor of shop and lobby paved with ornamental mosaic work throughout and ceiling of shop panelled with moulded ribs and fitted in with Lincrusta ornamentation....'. Manuscript on 8 sides of parchment. (ref 1/118) *10.00  Not for export

Register of Burials at the Temple Church 1628-1853
Privately printed by the Middle Temple, 1905.  Almost A4 size, 97pp inc index.  Very nice bright copy which we'd grade as F, and an unopened copy to boot.   (ref 3773)  25.00

Ordnance Survey Map of London
Multifolding linen backed map showing 'railways revised 1909'. Scale 2 miles to the inch, this is sheet 34. A very nice clean copy, VG. (ref 6520)  *7.50

History of the Bunhill Fields Burial Ground with some of the Principal Inscriptions
City Lands Committee of the Corporation of London, 1902. 12mo in printed paper covers, 67pp, folding plan, slightly torn multifolding sheet of illustrations of about 30-40 monuments of the more important persons. VG copy. (ref 0000)  *15.00

The Burial Register of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews, London 1657-1735/List of Jews in London 1695
Part 6 of Miscellanies of the Jewish Historical Society of England, 1962.   4to in printed grey card covers, 197pp of which the burial register occupies pp1-72 [this is indexed].  Following this is A List of Jews and their Households in London extracted from the census lists of 1695, which covers pp73-141.  Very nice clean copy, easily VG.  (ref 1734)  25.00