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    MUCH TO INTEREST COLLECTORS AT FONSIE MEALY’S DUBLIN AUCTION

    Saturday, December 10th, 2016
    THERE is much to stimulate the interest of collectors and seekers of once off and distinctive Christmas presents at Fonsie Mealy’s rare book sale at the Gresham Hotel in Dublin on December 13. There are rare Irish books, fine duplicates, early printings, 17th century travel, Americana, science and religion, the Edith Somerville and Coghill family archives and a private collection of modern Irish literature, are to be sold.
    Among the highlights are a signed volume from the library of Dean Swift, a rare volume printed by Benjamin Franklin, Philadelphia 1744, the first printing of Shakespeare’s works outside of London and Lt. Cresswell’s “North West Passage” atlas folio from 1854 with eight plates.
    Edith Somerville of Castletownsend – author with her cousin Violet Martin of the Irish RM series –  studied painting London and in Dusseldorf and Paris with another cousin and future brother in law Egerton Coghill. Lot 765 is an outstanding portrait of her then seven year old nephew and godson Patrick Coghill and the sale includes a number of drawings, watercolours and sketches by her with west Cork scenes and including some of her original drawings for the Irish RM.  There is a collection of typescripts and manuscripts by Brendan Behan, photographs by Sir Jocelyn Coghill, the first secretary of the Dublin Photographic Society and a selection of Cuala Press broadsides. The original volume from Dean Swift’s library, signed “Jon Swift”  has an estimate of 10,000–15,000. A spectacular early coloured view of the North West Passage with a series of eight sketches in colour and a coloured map of the route by Lt. Cresswell is estimated at 15,000-20,000.
    UPDATE:  The volume from Dean Swift’s library sold for 9,000 at hammer, the Benjamin Franklin imprint made 12,000 at hammer, the first printing of Shakespeare’s works outside of London failed to sell and the North West Passage folio sold for 24,000.  The sale brought in 410,000 euro on the hammer.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for December 7, 2016)

    One of a series of eight sketches in colour of the North West Passage by Lt. S.G. Cresswell published in 1854

    One of a series of eight sketches in colour of the North West Passage by Lt. S.G. Cresswell published in 1854 UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 24,000 AT HAMMER.

    One of a series of eight sketches in colour of the North West Passage by Lt. S.G. Cresswell published in 1854

    One of a series of eight sketches in colour of the North West Passage by Lt. S.G. Cresswell published in 1854  UPDATE: THIS LOT SOLD FOR 24,000 AT HAMMER

    Spring in Co. Cork by Edith Somerville (1858-1949)

    Spring in Co. Cork by Edith Somerville (1858-1949) UPDATE: THIS MADE 500 AT HAMMER

    A Co. Cork album of Irish and other military figures, one dated 1864

    A Co. Cork album of Irish and other military figures, one dated 1864  UPDATE: THIS MADE 540 AT HAMMER

    FONSIE MEALY’S TWO DAY SALE IN CASTLECOMER

    Monday, November 14th, 2016

    Viewing is now underway at Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny for Fonsie Mealy’s two day sale on November 15 and 16. The catalogue lists 982 lots and includes collections from Renville House, Oranmore, Co. Galway, the Coghill family, Drumcondra House, Dublin, Dromoland Castle, Co. Clare, two private collections of Old Master paintings, horse drawn carriages and vintage cars.  There are stained glass windows from the Clarke studios, an engraving of the Old Countess of Desmond, a 1914 Talbot Invincible car, an Irish provincial silver cream jug, fine portrait miniatures and two Roman oil scenes

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for November 6 and October 28, 2016)

    Attributed to Ozias Humphrey (1742-1810) -Hester Countess of Charleville (2,000-3,000)

    Attributed to Ozias Humphrey (1742-1810) -Hester Countess of Charleville (2,000-3,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 6,200 AT HAMMER

    A George III writing table (Cork) c1800 (800-1,200)

    A George III writing table (Cork) c1800 (800-1,200)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 800 AT HAMMER

    The Clarke Studios gothic design landscape panel of The Four Provinces of Ireland (1,000-1,500)

    The Clarke Studios gothic design landscape panel of The Four Provinces of Ireland (1,000-1,500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 6,700 AT HAMMER

    A three quarter length portrait of Sir Marmaduke Coghill (1673-1739) sitting in his robes (3,000-4,000)

    A three quarter length portrait of Sir Marmaduke Coghill (1673-1739) sitting in his robes (3,000-4,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 5,700 AT HAMMER

    PREVIOUSLY OWNED 102 YEAR OLD CAR ANYONE?

    Friday, October 28th, 2016
    The 1914 Talbot Invincible

    The 1914 Talbot Invincible  UPDATE: THIS MADE 35,000 AT HAMMER

    A 102 year Talbot Invincible that – if restored – would not be out of place on the set of Downton Abbey comes up at Fonsie Mealy’s Chatsworth fine art sale in Castlecomer on November 15 and 16.  In need of much tender loving care the vintage 4CB is one of only 350 known models of its type made.  Only a handful of survivors are known in the Northern Hemisphere.

    Found in a barn the registration number is C.R. 1351.  This was issued  by the County Borough of Southampton to  Brigadier General D. Brady. He registered it in Ireland on January 1, 1927. The original Irish tax book as well as the “Instruction Handbook” are included in the lot. It is estimated at 17,000-22,000.

    SIGNED GARRISON KEILLOR FIRST EDITIONS AT FONSIE MEALY

    Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

    KEILLORTHE United States was sorry when Garrison Keillor stepped down last week as host of A Prairie Home Companion after 42 years.  Some lucky buyer might find consolation at Fonsie Mealy’s sale of the Dr. Philip Murray collection of Modern First Editions at the Gresham Hotel in Dublin onJuly 12.  Lot 32 is comprised of three signed first editions by Garrison Keillor, Lake Wobegon Days (Faber 1986); Leaving Home (Faber 1987) and Lake Wobegon Days, First US edition (Viking 1985). The first is inscribed:  to Dr. Murray, with good wishes, from the American heartland. The books are estimated at 150-200.

    The sale comprises 584 lots and the catalogue is online;  UPDATE: LAKE WOBEGON DAYS MADE 370 AT HAMMER