• <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Rosellini (Ippolito). <i>I Monumenti dell Egitto e Della Nubia,</i> Plate Volumes 1, 11 & 111, 3 vols. Elephant folio. €50,000 to €80,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Curtis (William), 1746 - 179, & other Editors. <i>The Botanical Magazine: or, The Flower Garden Displayed.</i> London 1793 - 1982-83. Together 184 vols. [with] other botanical material. €30,000 to €40,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Berkeley (George). <i>A Treatise Concerning the principles of Human Knowledge, wherein the chief Causes of Error and Difficulty in the Sciences…</i> Part I, Dublin, 1710 Rare First Edn. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Ruskin (John). A large finely executed Pencil Drawing, captioned <i>Oxford Cathedral, The Choir,</i> & Signed 'J. Ruskin Ch. Ch. 1838. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Sir Edward L. Lutyens. Howth Castle Plans: A Series of 10 Original Architects Drawings and Sketches, Alterations and Additions for J.C. Gaisford St. Lawrence, County Dublin, Ireland. €8,000 to €12,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Newman (Rev. Fr. John Henry, later Cardinal, now Saint) A very good collection of 24 A.L.S. to [Thomas] Gaisford of the Gaisford St. Lawrence family of Howth Castle. €10,000 to €15,000.
    <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Manuscript Atlas: Hodges, Smith & Co. <i>The Estate of the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Howth Situate in the County of Dublin,</i> lg. atlas folio Dublin (Hodges, Smith & Co.) 1863. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Anon. <i>Herbolario Volgare: nel quale se dimostra conoscer le herbe et le sue vrtu…</i> Sm. 8vo Venice (Gio Maria Palamides) 1539. €3,000 to €4,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Baron (Caesar). <i>Annales Ecclesiastici</i>. [With] <i>Annalium Ecclesiasticorum Caesaris Baronii... Apparatus.</i> [With] <i>Index Universalis Rerum Omnium</i> [and one other]. 38 vols total. €1,500 to €2,000.
    <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Log Books of Three British Warships. Three folio Volumes, containing meticulously arranged logs of the voyages of Royal Navy Ships from 1876 – 1881. €1,200 to €1,800.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Walpole (Robert). <i>Memoirs Relating to European and Asiatic Turkey,</i> lg. 4to Lond. 1817. €1,000 to €1,500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Bosio (Antonio). <i>Roma Sotteranea,</i> Opera Postuma. Large thick folio Rome (Guglielmo Facciotti) 1632. €1,000 to €1,500.
  • <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> ZEILER, Martin - <i>Topographiae Italiae.</i> Francoforte: Mattheus Merian, 1688. €3,500 to €4,500.
    <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> HAMILTON, William, Sir -- HANCARVILLE, Pierre-Francois HUGUES - Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of the Hon. William Hamilton. Napoli: Francois Morelli, 1766-67. €38,000 to €48,000.
    <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> [ASTRONOMIA] - Manoscritto astronomico. Italia: 1650. €1,000 to €1,500.
    <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> DALI, Salvador - <i>Biblia Sacra vulgatae editionis.</i> Edizione “Ad Personam” Milano: Rizzoli, 1967. €40,000 to €60,000.

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A.H. Wilkens Auctions & Appraisals

Auction Info

Auction Name
Antique Books, Photographs, Maps and Posters
Auction Date
06/30/2021 - 06/30/2021
Sale Number
#63021
Total Lots
360
Sold Lots
251
Lots Sold
69.72%
Unsold Lots
109
Total Sales (CAD)
167,093.75
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (CAD)
100,450.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (CAD)
153,050.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (CAD)
137,850.00
High Estimate of All Lots (CAD)
211,600.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
78.97%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
2397 Des Granges, Baron Paul, et al.

[Album von Athen]. 1860's

1860's CAD 800.00 - 1,200.00 CAD 27,500.00
2256 De Maupassant, Guy.

THE LIFE WORK OF HENRI RENE GUY DE MAUPASSANT.

1903 CAD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 CAD 4,000.00
2228

[AFRICAN AMERICAN] A lot of correspondence and ephemera from the band leader of an important Hamilton-based African American Travelling vocal group, 1907-1916

1907-1916 CAD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 CAD 3,500.00
2286 Shakespeare, William.

THE PLAYS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE FROM THE CORRECTED TEXT OF JOHNSON AND STEEVENS.

1807 CAD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 CAD 3,250.00
2092 Bowles, J.

A VIEW OF THE TAKING OF QUEBEC. SEPTEMBER 13TH 1759

1759 CAD 700.00 - 900.00 CAD 3,000.00
2398 Unidentified photographer.

JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHS. 50 hand-coloured albumen prints in a decorated lacquer photo album.Themes include landscape, architecture and street photography of 19th century urban and rural Japan.

CAD 800.00 - 1,200.00 CAD 2,500.00
2191 Gillray, James.

THE WORKS OF JAMES GILLRAY: from the Original Plates with the Addition of ManySubjects not Before Collected.

n.d. [c.1849] CAD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 CAD 2,500.00
2093 Bowles, J.

A VIEW OF THE TAKING OF QUEBEC. c. 1797

c. 1797 CAD 700.00 - 900.00 CAD 2,375.00
2227 James Earl Ray

35 original letters from James Earl Ray (assassinated Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968).

CAD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 CAD 2,125.00
2284 Ruskin, John.

RUSKIN'S WORKS.

n.d. CAD 500.00 - 700.00 CAD 2,125.00
2402 Unknown Photographer

JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHY ALBUM 42 hand-coloured album prints with tissue guards

circa 1890 CAD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 CAD 2,000.00
2364 EDWARD SHERIFF CURTIS

[PHOTOGRAPHY] EDWARD SHERIFF CURTIS - 14 Photogravures

CAD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 CAD 1,875.00
2282 Poe, Edgar Allan.

THE WORKS

1914 CAD 800.00 - 1,000.00 CAD 1,750.00
2296 Edwards, Bryan.

HISTORY OF THE BRITISH WEST INDIES, [Atlas volume]. with a continuation of the present time.

1818 CAD 800.00 - 1,200.00 CAD 1,750.00
2127 Charlevoix, Pierre François de.

HISTOIRE ETDESCRIPTION GENERALE DE LA NOUVELLE FRANCE, Avec Le Journal Historique d'un Voyage fait par ordre du Roi dans l'Amerique Septentrionale. De [1682- 1761].

1744 CAD 700.00 - 900.00 CAD 1,750.00
2277 Milton, John.

THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON, with a Life of the Author by William Hayley.

1794, 1795 and 1797 CAD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 CAD 1,500.00
2311

Vandermaelen: 26 Lithographed maps sold together. A lot of 26 lithographed maps from the Atlas published in Brussels, 1827, by Philippe Vandermaelen:

1827 CAD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 CAD 1,500.00
2401

[JAPAN] Antique Japanese Photography lot Group of 40 hand-coloured albumen prints

CAD 400.00 - 600.00 CAD 1,375.00
2205 Illustrated Allom, Thomas; Wright, G.N.

THE CHINESE EMPIRE ILLUSTRATED: Being a Series of Views from Original Sketches, displaying The Scenery, Architecture, Social Habits, &c., on That Ancient and Exclusive Nation.

[c.1843] CAD 300.00 - 500.00 CAD 1,375.00
2087 Dennis, Major J.

THE BATTLE OF QUEENSTON. OCT. 13TH 1813

CAD 700.00 - 900.00 CAD 1,375.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> C.F. Payne, <i>Micawber—Imitating Norman Rockwell's "Triple self-portrait,"</i> acrylic, watercolor & colored pencil, 2002. Sold June 2021 for $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Jane Russell, archive of letters written during a whaling voyage, 1840s. Sold July 2021 for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Guild of Women Binders, exhibition binding of A.F. Pollard’s <i>Henry VIII,</i> London, 1902. Sold July 2021 for $12,350.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Robert Frost, <i>Collected Poems,</i> author’s presentation copy, signed, with entirety of <i>Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening</i> inscribed, NY, 1930. Sold June 2021 for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> James Joyce, <i>Ulysses,</i> deluxe limited issue, signed, London, 1936. Sold June 2021 for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Mercator [family], <i>[World and Continents],</i> 5 double-page maps, Amsterdam, c. 1633. Sold June 2021 for $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> George Schlegel, <i>New York, Taken from Central Park,</i> hand-finished color-tinted lithograph, 1874. Sold June 2021 for $11,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolaus Copernicus, <i>De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium,</i> second edition, Basel, 1566. Sold April 2021 for $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Utrecht, illuminated manuscript, c. 1435-45. Sold April 2021 for $60,000.
  • <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 20. ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY. Letter to the editors of the Boston Atlas on slavery and its political ramifications, 1842. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 208. HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>A Farewell To Arms.</i> New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 237. ADDAMS, CHARLES. Original drawing "Now Remember-act casual." $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 4. SMITH, ADAM. <i>An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations.</i> Philadelphia, 1789. The first American edition. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 131. BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VON. <i>Cinquieme Sinfonie en ut mineur: C Moll de Louis Van Beethoven. Oeuvre 67.</i> First edition of the complete score. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 73. Chinese Export Painting. Album of twenty-three original Chinese natural history studies of flowers and insects. Likely Canton: circa 1850. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 241. GOREY, EDWARD. Original drawing "Cat Drawing Wallpaper." Signed in Pencil in lower right margin. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 36. LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. Autograph note signed instructing Edwin Stanton to meet with the important African American abolitionist and officer Martin Delany. [Washington:] 21 February 1865. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 112. JONSON, BEN. <i>Workes</i>. London: William Stansby, 1616; Together with <i>Workes.</i> London: Richard Meighen,1640-41. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 161. STURGIS, LEE. <i>Salmon Fishing on Cain River, New Brunswick.</i> (Chicago:) Privately printed (for the author by Ralph Fletcher Seymour), 1919. First edition. $3,000 to $5,000.
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