• <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.

Cowans Auctions: American Historical Ephemera and Photography, 62521, Cincinnati

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
06/25/2021 - 06/25/2021
Page Size: 408 items in 17 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1

The London Magazine: Or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer.

London1754USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold
2[FRANKLIN, Benjamin (1706-1790)].

The Pennsylvania Chronicle, and Universal Advertiser. Vol. I, No. 24

Philadelphia1767USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 704.00
3DICKINSON, John (1732–1808)].

Boston Chronicle. Vol. 1, Nos. 1-3, 5, 7-9, 12.

Boston 1767-1768.USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold
4

The Pennsylvania Gazette. No. 2146

Philadelphia1770USD 1,200.00 - 1,600.00Not Sold
5WASHINGTON, George (1732-1799)].

The London Chronicle. Vol. XXXVIII, No. 29

London1775USD 600.00 - 800.00USD 384.00
6

The St. James's Chronicle: British Evening-Post. No. 2492

London1777USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 480.00
7

Archive of 8 documents regarding British Forces during the American Revolution, comprising:

USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 8,125.00
8

The Pennsylvania Gazette, and Weekly Advertiser. No. 2648

Philadelphia1781USD 1,200.00 - 1,600.00USD 813.00
9

Parker's General Advertiser, and Morning Intelligencer. No. 2166

London1783USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 256.00
10[HOLTEN, Dr. Samuel (1738-1816)].

An archive of letters related to Danvers, Massachusetts, physician and statesman Dr. Samuel Holten, comprising:

USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00USD 46,875.00
11

Collection of 14 autographs of signers of the Declaration of Independence and US Constitution.

USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00USD 5,483.00
12MORRIS, Robert (1734-1806).

Land indenture signed ("Robt. Morris").

Philadelphia1795USD 500.00 - 700.00USD 419.00
13[FRANKLIN, Benjamin (1706-1790)].

Gazette of the United States. Vol. II, No. 109

New York1790USD 700.00 - 900.00USD 480.00
14[HAMILTON, Alexander (1755 or 1757-1804)].

The death of Alexander Hamilton covered in 2 issues of The Balance, and Columbian Repository. Vol. III, Nos. 29 and 31.

Hudson, NY1803 and 1804.USD 900.00 - 1,200.00Not Sold
15[MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY].

Mutiny of the HMS Bounty covered in 2 issues of the Northampton Mercury. Vol. LXXI.

Northampton1790USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 512.00
16

Supplement to the Royal Gazette and the Jamaica Courant. Vol. XXVIII, No. 13

Kingston1806USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00Not Sold
17

Group of 5 newspapers documenting the establishment of the United States Military Academy at West Point.

USD 500.00 - 700.00USD 531.00
18[WAR OF 1812] PEIRCE, A.B., artist.

Commemorative presentation display of illustrations featuring the USS Constitution and its commander, Captain Isaac Hull (1773-1843).

USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 2,375.00
19

Sixth plate daguerreotype of triple armed Union cavalry private.

N.p.ca early 1860s.USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00USD 2,813.00
19

Sixth plate daguerreotype of triple armed Union cavalry private.

N.p.ca early 1860s.USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00Not Sold
20

Quarter plate ruby ambrotype of a 14th New York Militia private holding a bayonetted rifle.

N.p.ca 1860-1861.USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 903.00
21

Quarter plate tintype and CDV of Private Henry C. Mathewson, Co. E, 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery.

USD 500.00 - 700.00USD 594.00
22

Quarter plate ruby ambrotype of Union cavalry bugler with saber.

N.p.1860s.USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 4,063.00
23

Quarter plate ambrotype of Union infantry private seated in a studio.

N.p.ca 1861-1862.USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 281.00
24

Quarter plate tintype of bearded Union cavalry private.

N.p.ca 1860s.USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 313.00
  • <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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