• <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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Auction Info

Auction Name
Space Exploration - bidstart 7/13
Auction Date
07/20/2021 - 07/20/2021
Sale Number
#N10719
Total Lots
67
Sold Lots
62
Lots Sold
92.54%
Unsold Lots
5
Total Sales (USD)
1,189,646.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
529,400.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
781,100.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
542,900.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
802,600.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
148.22%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
44

Apollo Guidance Computer

ca 1966-67 USD 200,000.00 - 300,000.00 USD 746,000.00
45

[Apollo 11] — Lunar Surface Flown Checklist sheet with notations by Neil Armstrong

USD 60,000.00 - 80,000.00 USD 63,000.00
81

Richard Feynman's notes, letters, & et al from the Rogers Commission to Investigate the Challenger disaster, 1986.

1986 USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 44,100.00
21

Hergé. On a Marché sur la Lune. Sgd. and insc. by Hergé and 8 Apollo astronauts, inc. 7 Moonwalkers

1954 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 20,160.00
46

[Apollo 11] — Buzz Aldrin's Apollo 11 flown crew-signed commemorative cover, number A-82

1969 USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 20,160.00
58

Bean, Alan "Sunrise over Antares", Copyright Date 1984

1984 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 20,160.00
73

[Apollo 16] — Lunar Surface Flown Lunar Rover Steering System Schematic. Signed and inscribed by Charlie Duke

1972 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 18,900.00
78

[Apollo 17] — Lunar Surface Flown Lunar Rover Suspension System Schematic. Signed and inscribed by Gene Cernan

1972 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 18,900.00
20

[Lunar Missions] — Large lunar chart sgd. by a member of every lunar flight crew, inc. a Moonwalker from each mission

1970 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 16,380.00
63

[Apollo 13] — Translunar/Transearth Trajectory Plotting Chart (Boom!). Signed and inscribed by Lovell and Haise

1970 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 13,860.00
33

[Saturn 1B] — Extra Large Saturn 1B blueprint, signed and inscribed by Apollo 7 Lunar Module Pilot Walt Cunningham

[1966] USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 12,600.00
56

[Apollo 11] — Apollo Translunar/Transearth Trajectory Plotting Chart. Signed and inscribed by Buzz Aldrin

1969 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 11,340.00
40

[Apollo 8] — Earthrise. Color photograph, signed and inscribed by Mission Commander Frank Borman

1968 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 8,190.00
48

[Apollo 11] - Crew Presentation Triptych. Color photos signed by the crew, framed w/ NASA and Apollo 11 emblems

USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 8,190.00
6

[Voshkod-2] — The First Spacewalk. Color photograph, signed and inscribed by Alexei Leonov

1965 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 7,560.00
26

[Lunar Excursion Module] Group of three original blueprints for the Grumman Lunar Excursion Module

1964 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 6,300.00
47

[Apollo 11] — Buzz Aldrin's crew signed insurance cover

1969 USD 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 6,300.00
8

Album of 39 vintage gelatin prints of Langley Research Center taken by Senior NASA Photographer Bill Taub

1958 & 1959 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 6,048.00
15

[Gemini IV] — The First American Spacewalk. Color photograph signed and inscribed by Jim McDivitt

USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 6,048.00
41

[Apollo 8] — Lunar Orbit Chart. Signed and inscribed by Mission Commander Frank Borman

1968 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 5,670.00
  • <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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