Richard Coote (1636-1700), 1st Earl of Bellomont [ Bellamont; Bellemont ], Governor of the provinces of New York, Massachusetts Bay, and New Hampshire, and supporter of the pirate Captain Kidd
Their Majesties Receipt of Exchequer, London. 2 July 1694.
1p., 8vo. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. Customary printed Exchequer receipt, completed in manuscript, headed (manuscript text in square brackets): 'Numb. [946 | 947 | 948] | The  Day of [July] 1694. | Received by me [Richard Earle of Bellemont [sic]] | By Virtue of  Order[s] bearing Date the [2d.] Day of [June 1693:] of [Hen Carew Esqe] One of the Four Tellers of Their Majesties Receipt of Exchequer, the Sum of [ten pounds ten shillings] for [three] Months Annuity Due at the Feast of St: Jno. Baptist last past, of [three] Hundred Pounds'.
Awnsham Churchill (1658-1728), bookseller at The Black Swan, Paternoster Row, London, Whig member of parliament, publisher and friend of John Locke; Edward Clarke (1650-1710) of Chipley ]
[ Her Majesty's Receipt of Exchequer, London. ] 28 June 1715.
1p., 8vo. On aged paper worn at head. Customary printed Exchequer receipt, completed in manuscript, headed (manuscript text in square brackets): 'Annuities, 3700l. per Week. | Record' [19 Janu. 1715]'. Calculations in right-hand margin and clerical sign on reverse. Recording the payment by Sir Richard Onslow of £100 to 'Awnsham Churchill Attorney for mr ffra: Bennett & for selfe'.
[Accounts of an 18th-century Derbyshire winemerchant; William Cavendish of Dovebridge; Brook Boothby; Thomas Stanhope; William Sacheverell; the wine trade; vintners]
Derbyshire; between 12 July 1702 and 13 January 1711.
15 pp, narrow folio (14.5 x 38 cm), in the remains of a volume which has been reused and cut up (see below). Although aged and dogeared, the eight pages carrying the accounts are in reasonable condition, with all texts clear and complete, although the last leaf of the eight has the lower third cut away. In remains of original vellum binding, with '17 Maij j683' on front board. The pages are variously paginated in a contemporary hand between 245 and 274.
Ofspring Blackall (1655-1716), Bishop of Exeter, religious controversialist [ The South Sea Bubble, 1711-1720 ]
Westminster. 18 February 1712 [ 1711 O.S. ].
1p., 8vo. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Reads: 'Westminster Feb. 18. 1711/12. | Sr | I desire you will buy and accept five Hundred Pounds Stock in the Capitall Stock of the Company of Merchants of Great Britain trading to the South Seas for my Account and in my name; which will oblige | Sr | Yor. Affect. Brother & Servt | Ofsp. Exon'. Annotated in a nineteenth-century hand at bottom-left: 'Dr Ofspring Blackall.' At the time of writing the South Sea Company had only just been created. It would collapse spectacularly in 1720.
Richard Cumberland (1632-1718), Bishop of Peterborough, philosopher associated with the Cambridge Platonists, and friend of Samuel Pepys
Stamford [ Lincolnshire ]. 22 December 1687.
1p., 8vo. In bifolium. Aged and worn, and having received a careful professional repair. Addressed: 'For the Reverend Mr Isaac L at Mris Moor's house in Harborough'. Addressed to 'Deare Cousin'. Eighteen lines of text. He is forwarding another letter (not present), and is adding 'these few lines let you understand that I am safe returned from London and have recovered from that cold and illness that I got in my journey'. He invites him to Stamford for the Christmas period, which he hopes 'to passe more comfortably than I did my last'.
Josiah Burchett (c.1666-1746), Secretary of the Admiralty, clerk and servant to Samuel Pepys [ Sir Robert Rich (1648-1699) of Roos Hall, Suffolk; James Welwood (1652-1727), physician ]
Epsom. 26 August 1697.
2pp., 8vo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly-aged, with seal cut away from second leaf, which carries a postmark and the address: 'For the Rt. Honoble. Sr. Robert Rich, one of the Lords of the Admiralty. At his house near ye Admty. Office. | Westminster'. Thirty-two lines of text.
Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury (1621-1683), Whig statesman [ Sir Robert Long (1600-1673) ]
Whitehall. 22 November 1672.
1p., small 4to. Irregular shaped leaf of paper, aged and worn, laid down on a piece of paper 21 cm. square. Fourteen lines of text in a secretarial hand, regarding the payment of an annuity of £500 to 'David Walter - Esqr. one of the Groomes of his Mats. Bedchambr.' Signed at bottom right by Shaftesbury, and addressed at bottom left by the secretary 'To oure loving freind Sr. Robt. Long Bart. Audr. of the Receipt of ye. Excheqr.'
[ Eighteenth-century French map ] [ Chanu, Bayeux? La Châtaigneraie, Vendée? ] [ Jacques Guiot; Maupas ]
France [ Chanu, Bayeux? La Châtaigneraie, Vendée? ] Eighteenth century?
On piece of 38 x 30 cm watermarked paper. In fair condition, lightly aged. In red, green and sepia. Within a border, and with 'OCCIDENT' at the head, 'ORIANT' at the foot, 'MIDY' to the left and 'SEPTENTRION' to the right. Attractive in design, with capital letters in red and simple tree design around the boders of fields.
Georg Christoph Eimmart the younger (1638-1705), German draftsman, engraver, and astronomer; his daughter Maria Clara Eimmart (1676-1707), astronomer, engraver and designer [ Riedener ]
Both dated from Nuremburg. G. C. Eimmart's autograph on 12 May 1699; M. C. Eimmart's autograph on 27 April 1699.
Each on one side of a 9.5 x 13.5cm piece of paper. Both in fair condition, with light signs of age and wear. G. C. Eimmart's autograph headed by a four-line quotation in Latin beginning: 'Omnes probi viri actiones ad sua intima vergunt'. Signed: 'in Gonorem | Nobilissimi
Hieronymus Verdussen, Nederlands, 1627. ['ghemaeckt by de generale meesters van de munten in de maendt van meert 1627']
24pp., 4to. Signature A, of twelve unpaginated leaves. In Dutch and in black letter. With ninety-six engravings, showing both sides of forty-eight coins. Aged and worn, and stitched into frayed brown-paper wraps, with 'Lyste van Gouden Munten mer figuren. 1627.' in manuscript on the front cover. See: Bib. Belgica (1964-1970 ed.) I, 418, C 781; Desmaele, B. Ordonnances 1621-1633 [thesis, University of Mons], 1627/4B.
Laurence Hyde (1642-1711), 1st Earl of Rochester, statesman, Lord High Treasurer and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland [ Sir John Ernle (1620-1697), Chancellor off the Exchequer, 1676-1689 ]
Date and place not stated.
On rectangle of laid paper, roughly 4 x 7 cm. In good condition, lightly-aged paper with one vertical fold. Good firm signatures, wih Rochester's above Ernle's. Writing on reverse relates to Sir Thomas Vernon and the payment of an order.
John Belasyse (1614-1689), Lord Belasyse, Royalist nobleman in the English Civil War, imprisoned during the Popish Plot
Will of 22 April 1689. Probate granted by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 7 May 1690. Abstract dating from the eighteenth century. (watermark includes "GR")
13pp., large (41.5 x 33 cm) 4to. In good condition, lightly aged, on good Britannia paper. In worn wraps, with printed slip describing the item from a bookseller's catalogue (Henry Grey, 1901, 45s), and docketed at back. Neatly and closely written out in a clerk's hand. At end: 'The Abstract of this Will and Codicil is taken from the Probate thereof Granted by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury to Anne Lady Belasyse Relict of the said John Lord Belasyse and One of the Executors the 7th. of May 1690'. Belasyse's second wife was the daughter of the Marquess of Winchester.
Izaak Walton (1593-1683), author, biographer and fisherman
Without place or date.
On 1.5 x 6cm slip of paper, cut from a letter or note. Neatly and attractively laid down (in the nineteenth century?) on piece of 9 x 16cm cream wove paper, with alternating ink and pencil borders. In Walton's close, precise hand, reads: 'ffor my Nephew palmer. | I: W:' ('Mr. Palmer' was one of the recipients of a mourning ring, named in Walton's will.) Walton autographs rarely appear on the market.
[John Dent; Thomas Hutchinson; William Mankin; Anne Mankin; Thirne [Thorne, Yorkshire]]
[Thirne [Thorne, Yorkshire].] 19 June 15 Charles I .
On one side of a piece of vellum (roughly 32 x 43 cm). In fair condition, aged and worn, with the remains of the seal sewn up in a cloth bag. With monogram signature in customary place on gutter tab. Ruled with red lines, and with ornate initial capital and decorative margin at head. Docketed on reverse. In Latin. Scan on application.
[Humphrey Hunt; John Brookes the younger [John Brooks of Merton, Oxfordshire]; seventeenth-century terrier]
Place and date not stated. [Circa 1700.]
On one side of a long strip of vellum (circa 80 x 13.5 cm), made up of two pieces attached together. In fair condition, aged and worn. In English. The locality is not stated, but John Dunkin's 'Oxfordshire' has a reference to a will witnessed by both Hunt and Brooks.
[Humberston, Lincolnshire, seventeenth-century terrier of lands]
[Humberston, Lincolnshire.] 20 May 1623.
On one side of a long strip of vellum (circa 61 x 15 cm), made up of two pieces stitched together with green thread. In English, in an unusually close hand. In fair condition, aged and worn. Scan of part on application.
[Henry Parker; Edward Alfrey; Walter Smyth; Mary Smyth; St Clement Danes, Middlesex; Penzance, Cornwall; Tavistock, Devon]
Exemplification of 11 July 12 Charles II  of a fine levied in Hilary Term 16 Charles I [1640/1641].
On one side of a skin of vellum (roughly 42 x 58 cm). In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. Ruled with red lines, and with ornate initial capital and decorative pattern at head. In English. Signature cut away from gutter and tab removed. The document relates to eight messuages in the Parish of St Clement Danes, Middlesex; three messuages and lands in Penzance, Penryn, Madron, Gwendron, Mave, Gluvias, Scancrett and Grade, in Cornwall; and lands in Wilmston and Tavistock, Devon. Scan on application.
[Thomas Dangerfeild [Thomas Dangerfield]; the Popish Plot, 1678-1681]
LONDON, Printed for Henry Hills, John Starkey, Thomas Basset, John Wright, Richard Chiswell, and Samuel Heyrick, 1679.
ESTC R13969. Wing D192. 80pp., 2o. Paginated:  1-75. Disbound. The title-page reads: 'Mr. Tho. Dangerfeilds | PARTICULAR | NARRATIVE, | OF THE LATE | Popish DESIGN | To Charge those of the | Presbyterian Party | WITH A PRETENDED | CONSPIRACY | AGAINST | His MAJESTIES PERSON, | AND | GOVERNMENT. | [rule] | Written by Himself. | [rule] | LONDON, | Printed for Henry Hills, John Starkey, Thomas Basset, John | Wright, Richard Chiswell, and Samuel Heyrick, 1679.' In good condition, on aged paper, with a few light notes and underlinings in pencil.
[Sir William Scroggs, Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench; Sir Thomas Jones; Sir Richard Weston, Baron of the Court of Exchequer; the Popish Plot, 1678-1681; the House of Commons]
LONDON, Printed for John Wright, at the Crown on Ludgate-Hill, and Richard Chiswell, at the Rose and Crown in St. Pauls Church-yard. 1680.
ESTC 228205. Nelson and Seccombe, 647.50B. 17pp., 2o. Disbound. Paginated:  145-148 139-142 153-159 . The title-page reads: 'THE | RESOLUTIONS | OF THE | HOUSE of COMMONS, | FOR THE | IMPEACHMENT | OF | Sir WILLIAM SCROGGS Knt. | Chief Justice of the COURT of | King's Bench; | [this and following three lines bracketed on the left] Sir THOMAS JONES Knight, one of the | Justices of the same Court. | Sir RICHARD WESTON Knight, one of | the Barons of the Court of EXCHEQUER.
[John Sergeant; David Maurice; the House of Commons; the Popish Plot, 1678-1681]
LONDON, Printed for Gabriel Kunholt, Book-Binder to His Highness Prince RUPERT; And are to be Sold at his Shop at the Kings-Head, over-against the Meuse. 1681.
ESTC R24519. Wing S2572. 9pp., 2o. Paginated:  1-7. 'THE | INFORMATIONS | OF | JOHN SERGEANT, | AND | DAVID MAURICE, | [last three lines gathered by right brace to] Gentlemen; | RELATING | TO THE | POPISHPLOT, | (Deliver'd by them upon their respective Oaths) | REPORTED | To the HOUSE of | COMMONS, | Upon Saturday the 26th Day of March, 1681. | Then Ordered by the Commons | IN | PARLIAMENT, | To be forthwith Printed. | [rule] | LONDON, | Printed for Gabriel Kunholt, Book-Binder to His | Highness Prince RUPERT; And are to be Sold at his Shop | at the Kings-Head, over-against the Meuse.
[Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1838-1917), author and editor; Samuel Pepys]
Without place or date. [London, 1880s?]
Unattributed, but in Wheatley's hand. The 'List of Plays seen by Pepys from 1660 to 1669' is 5pp., foolscap 8vo, on loose leaves of unwatermarked ruled paper. In fair condition, aged and worn. It is neatly written out in ink, with occasional pencil emendations, giving dates, theatres and titles. A few comments on the theatres are included, for example on 'Davenant's New Theatre in Lincolns Inn Fields'.
Lady Bridget Egerton; Sir Philip de Malpas Grey Egerton, Bart., M.P.; Chetham Society, Manchester
Printed for the Chetham Society. 1871.
Beneath title on title-page: 'From the original MS. in the possession of Sir Philip de Malpas Grey Egerton, Bart., M.P.'  + 31pp., 4to. With frontispiece facsimile in black and red. On aged and worn paper, in damaged binding, with front hinge split and spine held together with tape. Bookplate label of M. A. E. Cotton on front pastedown. In dark-green cloth binding, with gilt design on front board incorporating the words of 'BRIDGETS BELIEFE' within a ruled border. Inscribed by the editor on the front free endpaper: 'Marianne | from her affectionate brother | P. M.
Caspar Commelijn [Caspar Commelin; Casparus Commelin] (1667-1731), botanist and publisher
[t'Amsterdam, Voor Wolfgang, Waasberge, Boom, van Someren en Goethals. 1693.]
The seven engravings are on 8vo leaves extracted from the volume. All roughly 12 x 15cm, in text. All in good condition, on lightly aged paper. They comprise: 'OUDE NIEUWE-BRUG' (p.625), 'KOLVENIERS DOELEN' (p.665), 'STADS WAPEN | ofte Artellery-Huysen.' (p.668), 'OUDE STADTS HERBERGH' (p.673), 'NIEUWE STADTS HERBERGH' (p.675), 'SCHEEPS-KRANEN' (p.711), 'GESCHUDT en KLOKGIETERY' (p.721)
Robert Walton, seventeenth-century printer and printseller, at the Sign of the Globe, St Paul's Churchyard [Rashleigh family of Polmear, Cornwall?]
'<P>rinted and Sold by Rob: Walton at the Globe <...> the West end of St. Pauls Church [...] Ludgate | <N>ow sold in Bow-Church-Yard.' Seventeenth century. Manuscript accounts on reverses with entries dating from 1775 to 1802 [Polmear, Cornwall?]
BBTI has Walton trading between 1647 and 1688. Both prints roughly 17.5 x 12 cm. Both in fair condition, on aged paper. The first - 'IULIUS CESAR I' - has a rough edge on the right and a trimmed edge on the left. It shows Caesar in martial dress on horseback, beneath which: '
rinted and Sold by Rob: Walton at the Globe <...> the West end of St. Pauls Church turning to Ludgate | ow sold in Bow-Church-Yard.' At the foot of the engraving is a six line poem, beginning 'By ciuill wars unto the Empire came'. '151' in bottom right-hand corner.
Chalcots Estate, near Haverstock Hill, Hampstead, London [Phillip Barrett [Barret; Barrat]; William Watkins; Sir Thomas Allen; Eton College]
Dated 14 June 1615; 18 December 1615; 24 May 1632; 26 March 1639; 9 July 1655;
The five documents are all in good condition, on five half-skins, the vellum having discoloured and aged in the usual way. Eton College was granted Chalcots by Henry VI in 1448. The history of the estate is dealt with in detail in the Victoria County History for Middlesex, vol.9 (Hamstead, Paddington), which includes the following relating to the present five items: 'In 1615-16 Eton leased Chalcots and Wyldes for 21 years to Philip Barrett (d. 1630), who left it to his wife Elizabeth.
Henry Thynne (1675-1708), Tory Member of Parliament for Weymouth and Melcombe Regis (1701, 1702-1708), and Tamworth (1701-1702) [Sir William Blackett (1657-1705) of Newcastle-upon-Tyne]
No place. 10 December 1696.
1p., 12mo. Bifolium. Addressed by Thynne, with two small seals in red wax, on reverse of the second leaf, 'For Wm. Blackett Bart | At Mr. Morlands in Manchester Court | Cannon Rowe | Westm[inste]r.' In fair condition, on aged and dusty paper. The letter reads: 'Sr | Had I not Recd yors of this day I should not have failed of Sending you the acquittance for the mony Recd upon the Bill you sent me which was very punctually paid, for which I Returne you many thanks and also the Usuall acquittance for theh Same. I am wth. great respect | Yor very humble Servt | H. Thynne'.
John Evelyn (1620-1706), diarist and author [William John Evelyn (1822-1908) of Sayes Court]
Evelyn's original dated 10 August 1692; this transcript c. 1880.
85pp., foolscap 8vo, on the rectos of 85 leaves. On laid paper with Stowford Mills watermark dated 1874. In a notebook with contemporary brown calf half-binding, with marbled boards and endpapers. Pencil notes regarding provenance precede the text: 'Evelyn MSS. Unpublished (?) | Copy by W. J. Evelyn (?) | Ex Joanna Booth | Ex Christies Evelyn Sale. | pencil MS Note verso p.32 in W. J. E.'s ordinary hand | See note | Transcript of unpublished Evelyn mss. c 1880.' Internally in good condition, on lightly-aged paper, in worn binding.