• <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.
  • <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.

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Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price

[Josiah Wedgwood] "Account of the Barberini, now Portland Vase", privately printed, c.1786, extra-illustrated with 20 contemp. engravings & drawings,

c.1786 GBP 250.00 - 300.00 GBP 770.00

British Empire ranges in stockbook including 1935 Silver Jubilee omnibus issues near complete both mint and used,

1935 GBP 450.00 - 550.00 GBP 660.00

Enid Blyton "Child Whispers", J. Saville & Co [1922], First Edition, oblong octavo, pictorial wraps dust-affected, some wear at corners;

1922 GBP 600.00 - 800.00 GBP 500.00

J. Norman Collie "Climbing in the Himalaya and other Mountain Ranges", David Douglas, 1902, 1st Edn; original gilt cloth,

1902 GBP 250.00 - 300.00 GBP 310.00

Aden and States 1937-64 M&U collection in album including 1937 Dhows to 10Rs VGU/FU, 1939-48 set both mint (10Rs thinned) and FU, RSW set UM,

1937-64 GBP 170.00 - 200.00 GBP 260.00

United States 1930 Graf Zeppelin Round World Flight cover with rare $2.60 Graf Zeppelin stamp, appropriate flight cachets and Lakehurst b/s.

1930 GBP 250.00 - 300.00 GBP 260.00

Aden 1937 Dhows set to 10Rs LM Mint, the 2Rs creased and with a small thin, others fine. SG 1/12

1937 GBP 200.00 - 230.00 GBP 220.00

Frank Brangwyn R.A., R.W.S., 1867-1956: original watercolour sketch of a war scene applied to front endpaper of Brangwyn’s "Belgium"Kegan Paul,1916

1867-1956 GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 220.00

Collection of Bookplates, late-18th to early 20th Century, with many armorial types, many 19th Century, laid down or tipped in to a scrap album,

late-18th to early 20thCentury GBP 50.00 - 60.00 GBP 180.00

British Commonwealth ranges in large s/book and 2 hagner binders; mainly GVI/QE2 mint, used and UM; interest in British West Indies,

GBP 140.00 - 170.00 GBP 175.00

"The Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal", Darien Press, Volumes 1 to 19, 1891-1932, complete in bound volumes,

1891-1932 GBP 300.00 - 350.00 GBP 150.00

Ranges in 13 stockbooks, 2 albums & some stockleaves with much British Commonwealth especially modern Africa, one s/book with UM I.O.Man,

GBP 130.00 - 150.00 GBP 145.00

Germany 1912-1939 Zeppelin Flown Covers & PCs, including 1912 Rhein & Main service from Frankfurt, 1928 by LZ 127 to USA

1912-1939 GBP 100.00 - 120.00 GBP 140.00

Mainly 20th Century world ranges in nine assorted albums & stockbooks and two folders; includes collection of mainly used USA 1945-80 in Davo album;

1945-80 GBP 140.00 - 170.00 GBP 135.00

Valentine Cards collection in modern album, mostly 19th Century including mid-Victorian elaborate paper lace types (24, one damaged)

19thCentury GBP 120.00 - 140.00 GBP 130.00

Germany 1932 PPC carried by Graf Zeppelin to Rio de Janeiro with red flight cachet, franked with rare 4Mk Zeppelin adhesive ovpt. POLAR- FAHRT 1931.

1932 GBP 200.00 - 250.00 GBP 125.00

John Whitehurst "An Inquiry into the Original State and Formation of the Earth; deduced from facts and the Laws of Nature"

GBP 130.00 - 180.00 GBP 125.00

Great Britain 1950s to early 1970s First Day and Special Event Covers, mostly illustrated & many with typed address;

1950s to early 1970s GBP 70.00 - 80.00 GBP 115.00

Enrico Caruso: 1921 post card from Italy to UK, written and signed by the celebrated tenor, thanking his correspondent for her telegram.

1921 GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 115.00

Concert Programmes, mostly Operatic or Choral, 1955 to late-1980s, mostly signed internally and most with multiple autographs,

1955 to late-1980s GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 110.00
  • <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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