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Purcell Auctioneers: Irish Interest Books - Railwayana Books and Ephemera

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Auction Name Irish Interest Books - Railwayana Books and Ephemera Total Sales (EUR) 36,662.40
Auction Date 03/13/2019 - 03/13/2019 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 27,680.00
Sale Number #31319 High Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 47,130.00
Total Lots 602
Sold Lots 491 Low Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 36,250.00
% of Lots Sold 81.56% High Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 60,320.00
Unsold Lots 111 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 60.78%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
170

Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland - an extensive run from Vol 1 (1849-2015) c.143 vols.

1849-2015 EUR 600.00 - 800.00 EUR 1,380.00
53

Vast and Extensive File Relating to the Dublin and Blessington Steam Tramway c.1930's, Dividend Warrants, Correspondence, Invoices etc. etc. - 7boxes

c.1930's EUR 400.00 - 600.00 EUR 816.00
562

Irish Families / More Irish Families / Supplement to Irish Families.

1957, 1960, 1964. EUR 50.00 - 70.00 EUR 480.00
85

Blessington and Poulaphuca Steam Tramway Co. Meeting of Directors Minute Book c.1896

c.1896 EUR 300.00 - 600.00 EUR 408.00
300 Ed Oakley,

Everyman A Compleat Builder

1766 EUR 80.00 - 120.00 EUR 384.00
425

Pamphlets and Leaflets issued by Irish Loyal and Patriotic Union in 1888. Circa 100 publications.

EUR 40.00 - 80.00 EUR 360.00
348

The Irish Sword, 17 Bound Volumes,

1949-1975 EUR 100.00 - 200.00 EUR 336.00
558 Thomas Carte

Thomas Carte’s ‘History of the Life of Ormonde’

EUR 140.00 - 160.00 EUR 336.00
402

Collection of The Irish Book Lover

c.1910-15 EUR 60.00 - 120.00 EUR 312.00
481 P. W. Joyce.

Irish Names of Places

circa 1910. EUR 60.00 - 120.00 EUR 300.00
438 D.A.Binchy.

Corpus Iuris Hibernici.

1978 EUR 50.00 - 100.00 EUR 288.00
538 E. H. Sheehan. Rev. M. Maher. Capt. W. F. Lyons.

[Tipperary interest] Nenagh and Its Neighbourhood; & Archbishops of Cashel; & Brigadier-General Thomas Francis Meagher: political and military career.

[1948] 1927. 1869. EUR 30.00 - 60.00 EUR 288.00
545 . Michael J. O’Kelly & Francoise Henry.

Gobnait Naomhtha Bhaile Mhuirne. St. Gobnait of Ballyvourney

1952 EUR 20.00 - 40.00 EUR 288.00
157

GS & WR - Eight Hand Drawn Deerpark Colliery, Castlecomer Diagrams (various),

EUR 150.00 - 250.00 EUR 264.00
482 . Edited, Nollaig Ó Muraíle.

The Great Book of Irish Genealogies (Leabhar Genealach)

2003/4. EUR 150.00 - 300.00 EUR 264.00
487

The Capuchin Annual

1945 to 1976 EUR 80.00 - 160.00 EUR 264.00
462

A View of the Silver Coin and Coinage of England

1762 EUR 80.00 - 120.00 EUR 240.00
171

Journal of the Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society

( 1973-1983) EUR 100.00 - 200.00 EUR 216.00
333 Rev. Sylvester Malone, M.R.I. A. F. A. [Rev. Father Augustine Holohan O. P.]

Remarks on the Franciscans in Ennis, from the Earliest period of the Order to the Present Time with Sermon; And P. P. Of Sixmilebridge

1877 EUR 120.00 - 180.00 EUR 216.00
376

The Nun of Kenmare. An Autobiography.

1889 EUR 30.00 - 60.00 EUR 216.00
392

The Vanity Fair Album

1875 EUR 180.00 - 220.00 EUR 216.00
466 Daniel Lysons and S Lysons,

History Of Devon and Devonshire

1822 EUR 150.00 - 200.00 EUR 216.00
218 Arthur Young

A Tour In Ireland

1780 EUR 150.00 - 250.00 EUR 204.00
555

Field Day Anthology of Irish Women's Writings and Traditions

2002 EUR 180.00 - 220.00 EUR 204.00
56

Hand Drawn and Coloured Diagram of Donegal Station, c.60 x 21in

EUR 60.00 - 100.00 EUR 192.00
  • <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> Presentation Copy. Sold for $500,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. Autograph Letter Signed, 3 pp, negotiating the 2nd American edition with Appleton. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Hemingway, Ernest. Autograph Letter Signed, 8 pp, Paris, 1924, to his father discussing Bullfighting, Stories, and his new baby. Sold for $25,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Corialanus.</i> London, 1623. 1st printing [Extracted from the First Folio]. Sold for $50,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Swift, Jonathan. <i>Gulliver's Travels.</i> London, 1726. 1st edition, Teerink's A edition, fine, large copy. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Fitzroy, Robert. Autograph Letter Signed to agent Thomas Stilwell, informing him of the progress of H.M.S. Beagle. Sold for $17,575.
    <center><b>Bonhams<br> Property from the Collection of Nicole and William R. Keck II</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Sonnets.</i> 1901. 2 volumes. Printed on vellum and illuminated by Ross Turner, bound by Trautz-Bauzonnet. Sold for $13,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Beardsley, Aubrey. <i>The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur.</i> 1893-94. 2 volumes. Contemporary painted vellum gilt by Chivers. Sold for $5,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Assisi, St. Francis. <i>The Canticle of Brother Sun.</i> Illuminated on vellum, for the Grolier Society. Sold for $7,575.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Rackham, Arthur. <i>Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.</i> 1/500 copies signed by Rackham. Sold for $4,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Proust, Marcel. <i>Du coté de chez Swann.</i> 1st edition, 1st issue. Inscribed by Proust. Sold for $8,825.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ian Fleming, <i>Goldfinger,</i> first edition, inscribed to Sir Henry Cotton, MBE, London, 1959. Sold for $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Joseph Brant, Mohawk Chief, ALS, writing after pledging support to King George III against American rebels, 1776. Sold for a record $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Sonia Delaunay, <i>Ses Peintures</i> . . ., 20 pochoir plates, Paris, 1925. Sold for a record $13,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Diana, Princess of Wales, 6 autograph letters signed to British <i>Vogue</i> editor, 1989-92. Sold for $10,400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alexander Hamilton, ALS, as Secretary of the Treasury covering costs of the new U.S. Mint, 1793. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Benjamin Graham & David L. Dodd, <i>Security Analysis,</i> first edition, inscribed by Graham to a Wall Street trader, NY, 1934. Sold for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> George Barbier & François-Louis Schmied, <i>Personnages de Comédie,</i> Paris, 1922. Sold for $9,375.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Ilsée, Princesse de Tripoli,</i> Paris, 1897. Sold for a record $13,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ralph Waldo Emerson, <i>The Dial,</i> first edition of the reconstituted issue, Emerson’s copy with inscriptions, Cincinnati, 1860. Sold for a record $3,250.
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