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Auction Name
Auction Of Irish Interest Books, Maps, Posters, Interesting Ephemera Etc. To Include An Entire Collection Of Irish Historical Interest Books from the Late Peter O'Keeffe
Auction Date
07/29/2020 - 07/29/2020
Sale Number
#72920
Total Lots
614
Sold Lots
515
Lots Sold
83.88%
Unsold Lots
99
Total Sales (EUR)
47,372.40
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR)
25,465.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR)
41,216.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (EUR)
36,730.00
High Estimate of All Lots (EUR)
56,953.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
83.18%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
358 John Barrow

Travels into the Interior of Southern Africa.

1806 EUR 800.00 - 900.00 EUR 936.00
236 Henry John Elmes and Augustine Henry

The Trees of Great Britain and Ireland. 1906-1912

1906-1912 EUR 400.00 - 500.00 EUR 900.00
192 Taylor & Skinner

Maps of the Roads of Ireland, Surveyed 1777

1778 EUR 250.00 - 350.00 EUR 744.00
321

The Virtue of Herbs of Master Jon Gardener

EUR 220.00 - 350.00 EUR 624.00
234

Postcards Collection of circa 350 cards, including many vintage Irish and General Interest

EUR 30.00 - 60.00 EUR 624.00
328 Mr & Mrs S. C. Hall.

Ireland : Its Scenery, Character etc.,

c1837 EUR 300.00 - 350.00 EUR 528.00
397 Alemand Louisa.

Monasticon Hibernicum or The Monastical History of Ireland with a map of Ireland by Herman Moll1 vol,

1722 EUR 250.00 - 350.00 EUR 528.00
430

Catholic Truth Society [mostly] Pamphlets

1910-1950 EUR 40.00 - 80.00 EUR 456.00
226

Munster v New Zealand Rugby Programme , Historic Victory

1978 EUR 200.00 - 300.00 EUR 456.00
563 Gerard Mercator (1512-1594)

Map of Ireland Irlandia Regnum : A framed hand coloured engraved map of Ireland showing Ireland oriented to the west as published in the 1628 French Edition of the Paris Altera of Cosmographicae Medationes

EUR 200.00 - 400.00 EUR 432.00
147 J.B.Waring.

Master Pieces of Industrial Art and Sculpture at the International Exhibition

1862 EUR 400.00 - 600.00 EUR 432.00
38 Mary Hickson,

Ireland in the Seventeenth Century or The Massacres of 1641-1642

1884 EUR 80.00 - 120.00 EUR 432.00
210

Irish Loyal and Patriotic Union Publications issued for the years 1887 1888 and 1890.

EUR 150.00 - 250.00 EUR 408.00
43 Eoin OBrien, Anne Cruikshank with Gordon Wolstenholme,

A Portrait of Irish Medicine

1984 EUR 200.00 - 350.00 EUR 408.00
596

Proceedings of Royal Irish Academy Hundreds of issues on archaeology and history etc

EUR 50.00 - 100.00 EUR 384.00
598

Extensive Run of Transactions of the Institution of Civil Engineers of Ireland

EUR 50.00 - 100.00 EUR 384.00
400

Polygraphice or the Arts of Drawing Limning Paintings,

EUR 200.00 - 250.00 EUR 384.00
31

Kottabos. Trinity College Journal 1869/1893

EUR 100.00 - 150.00 EUR 384.00
145 Sean ORiada.

Sean ORiada. Hercules Dux Ferrariae. Nomos No. 1: for strings.

1970 EUR 40.00 - 80.00 EUR 360.00
449

A Collection of Tracts and Treatises, Illustrative of the Natural History, Antiquities, etc of Ireland

1860 EUR 40.00 - 60.00 EUR 360.00
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò. <i>Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca…</i> Translated by Edward Dacres. London, 1640. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FILSON, John. <i>The Discovery, Settlement and present State of Kentucke: and An Essay towards the Topography, and Natural History of that important Country…</i> Wilmington, Del.: James Adams, 1784. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> ELUARD, Paul. <i>Un poeme dans chaque livre.</i> Paris: Louis Broder, 1956. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LEWIS, James Otto. [<i>Aboriginal Port Folio.</i> Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1835-1836]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS]. BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin. [Southern Netherlands (Ghent or Bruges), c.1460]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MORE, Thomas, Sir. <i>The Workes ... wrytten by him in the Englysh tongue.</i> Edited by William Rastell. London, 1557. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. <i>Love is Enough.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897. $5,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed as President (“A. Lincoln”), 24 February 1863. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> WASHINGTON, George. Address panel with autograph free frank signed ("G:o Washington"), as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, 5 August 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Beastly Baby.</i> N.p.: The Fantod Press, 1962. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FROST, Robert. Photographic reproduction signed and inscribed ("Robert Frost”), to R.V. Thornton, 1955. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Bug Book.</i> New York: Looking Glass Library, 1959. $500 to $700.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Book of Hours with Illuminated Miniatures, France, mid-15th century. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Conradus de Alemania [Halberstadt the Elder], <i>Concordantiae Bibliorum,</i> Strassburg, 1474. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Christopher Marlowe, <i>The Jew of Malta,</i> London, 1633. Earliest extant edition of this antiauthoritarian Elizabethan play. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b><br>Sir Isaac Newton, <i>The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy,</i> first edition in English, 2 volumes, London, 1729. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> John Rae, <i>Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847,</i> first edition, London, 1850. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Philip Pittman, <i>The Present State of the European Settlements on the Mississippi…,</i> first edition, London, 1770. $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Cyanotype of an anatomy class at Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1895. $300 to $400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Equine veterinary formulary, manuscript on paper, East Earl, Pennsylvania, circa 1860. $400 to $600.
  • <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> REGAMEY, Felix (1844-1906). Unique drawing showing Verlaine and Rimbaud in London, September 1872. €70,000 to 100,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LABORDE, Alexandre de (1773-1842). <i>Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Espagne.</i> Paris : 1806-1820. €20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> BOCCACE, Jean (1313-1375). <i>Il Decamerone…</i> Venise : Gabriele Giolito di Ferrari, 1542.<br>€ 12,000 to 15,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LAMBERT, Yvon (1936). Full collection of writings from <i>Une rêverie émanée de mes loisirs.</i> Paris : 1992 - 2018. €50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> JOUVE, Paul (1878-1973) -- KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). <i>La Chasse de Kaa.</i> Paris : Javal & Bourdeaux, 1930. €2,000 to 3,000
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