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Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers

Auction Info

Auction Name
Killoughter House, Ashford, County Wicklow, Ireland.
Auction Date
05/18/2021 - 05/18/2021
Sale Number
#51821
Total Lots
42
Sold Lots
31
Lots Sold
73.81%
Unsold Lots
11
Total Sales (EUR)
26,462.50
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR)
13,255.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR)
18,760.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (EUR)
18,225.00
High Estimate of All Lots (EUR)
25,810.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
102.53%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
16

A rare and original Advertising Mirror, "The Shamrock Whiskey"

c. 1910 EUR 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 5,000.00
35 James Malton (1761 - 1803)

A very good set of 13, original hand coloured Engravings of Dublin c. 1794,

c. 1794 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 4,250.00
48 Samuel F. Brocas (1792 - 1847)

A fine rare set of 9 original hand coloured Engravings of Dublin, all c. 1800

c. 1800 EUR 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 EUR 1,875.00
347 Burton (Richard F.)

 The Book of a Thousand Nights and a Night, Ed. by Leonard C. Smithers & illus. by Albert Lotchford

1897 EUR 400.00 - 600.00 EUR 1,750.00
320 Churhill (Sir Winston)

A short typed letter dated 26th August 1935 written from Churchill’s home at Chartwell in Kent and signed in his hand

1935 EUR 700.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 1,500.00
344 Bindings:  Beaufort (Duke of)ed. 

The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes, 30 vols.,

1901 - 1909. EUR 550.00 - 750.00 EUR 937.50
342 Ruskin (John) 

The Complete Works of John Ruskin, 39 vols.

1903 - 1912 EUR 300.00 - 400.00 EUR 875.00
343 Bulwer Lytton (Ed.)

 The Works of ...., 32 vols.

EUR 420.00 - 650.00 EUR 875.00
352

Co. Kildare Poster:  "Kildare Hunt Races, April 16th & 17th 1863,"

1863 EUR 200.00 - 300.00 EUR 825.00
351 After J. & C. Cooper 

Coloured Coach Prints: A very good and attractive set of 8 coloured Prints of various Coaches, Carriages etc., from 'Coach Builders' & Wheelwrigthts Art Journal,'

c. 1880 EUR 425.00 - 650.00 EUR 700.00
28 After Jack B. Yeats 

"The Strand Races," a pair, mounted and in hogarth type frames.

EUR 200.00 - 300.00 EUR 625.00
384 After John Gould

A set of 12 coloured Bird Prints

EUR 200.00 - 300.00 EUR 625.00
362 After Walter Till, (1880 - 1930)

Irish Travel Poster - "Glendalough," Great Southern Railways

EUR 400.00 - 600.00 EUR 600.00
110 After C.C. Henderson

A set of four, 19th Century Coaching Prints, "Fores Coaching Incidents,"

1848 EUR 300.00 - 400.00 EUR 550.00
340

Collection of approx. 60 Bindings covering Gibbons, Rome, Shakespeare, Milton, Shaw etc., together with a box of Auction Catalogues.

EUR 80.00 - 120.00 EUR 550.00
341

Bindings: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 35 vols.

c. 1880 EUR 250.00 - 400.00 EUR 525.00
350 After Edith O. Somerville 

An attractive set of 8 coloured Hunting Prints, "St. Patricks Day Hunt," 

EUR 350.00 - 500.00 EUR 525.00
321

An 18th Century engraved Irish Map

18th Century EUR 200.00 - 300.00 EUR 450.00
43 J. Le Petit & J. Malton

College Green, Dublin, and "Powerscourt House, Dublin," two original hand coloured period engravings, c. 1800

c. 1800 EUR 300.00 - 400.00 EUR 375.00
47 After H. O'Neill 

Coloured Engravings: "Gold Mines, Wicklow," "Stone Cross at Kilcullen," and "Lough Erne,"

c. 1824 EUR 250.00 - 350.00 EUR 375.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Charles Loupot, <i>Les Cigarettes Mekka,</i> 1919. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Plinio Codognato, <i>Cicli Fiat,</i> circa 1910. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> L.N. Britton, <i>Warning! Consider the Possible Consequences,</i> c. 1917. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonardo Bistolfi, <i>Première Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs Modernes,</i> 1902. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>Paquet Pernot / Biscuits Pernot,</i> 1910. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jul 15:</b> Jessie Tarbox Beals, archive of signed photographs, 15 silver prints, c. 1930. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Francesco Nonni, <i>Font Meo / Acqua Minerale Naturale,</i> 1924. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Frederick Winthrop Ramsdell, <i>American Crescent Cycles,</i> 1899. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> <i>Be a Tight Wad! Own Something!</i> designer unknown, 1925. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Candido Aragonese de Faria, <i>Chamonix–Mont–Blanc,</i> c. 1910. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> W.E.J., <i>Irishmen Avenge the Lusitania,</i> c. 1915. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Maitres Affiches by MUCHA - Papier a cigarettes Job. 202. $5,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> De Bry - Map of the West Indies (including Florida, Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas, Parts of Central & South America, Sea Monsters, Ships). $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gould - Short-billed Toucan (Ramphastos Brevicarinatus). $5,000 to $8,000.
    <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Redoute, Folio - Pale Iris - Iris flavescens. 375. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gillray - Light Expelling Darkness or The Sun of the Constitution. $200 to $500.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gerard - Wild Hemp or Weed, Cannabis. 708. $150 to $450.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Shaw & Nodder - Head of The Dodo. 165. $100 to $300.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Family photograph album ("The Hughes family Album"), 1957-1962. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Typed letter signed, to Ted Hughes, on "my own private doctrine", with a poem, 5 October 1956. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Pen and ink portrait of Ted Hughes, [1956]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Joint autograph letter signed, to William and Edith Hughes, March 1960. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Photographic portrait by David Bailey, inscribed by Plath, 1961, and another press photo. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Tarot de Marseille. Deck of cards owned by Sylvia Plath. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Pair of gold wedding rings. £6,000 to £8,000.
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