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    WIDE VARIETY AT FONSIE MEALY RARE BOOKS AND COLLECTIBLES SALE

    Thursday, April 26th, 2018

    THE 1888 MEDAL FROM THE FIRST HURLING MATCH IN THE US  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,900 AT HAMMER

    The wide variety of books and collectibles at Fonsie Mealy’s sale in Kilkenny on May 2 includes a souvenir of the first hurling match in America in 1888. This is in the form of a silver medal by E. Johnson of Dublin inscribed GAA 1888.  The medal, inscribed “First Prize, Peter Kennedy” is estimated at 2,000/3,000. A first edition of a 1597 English Herbal by John Gerarde is estimated at 700-1,000 and Col. Robertsons Observati0ns on The Attack and Military Defence of Ireland with hand coloured folding maps has an estimate of 800-1,200. An Irish Parliamentary Party banner inscribed Ballybricken for Redmond is estimated at 500-700 and the official programme of the Cork V. Dublin hurling final of 1927 known as the Thunder and Lightning final which Dublin won is estimated at 600-800.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for April 16, 2018)

    The programme for the Thunder and Lightning final of 1927  UPDATE: THIS MADE 700 AT HAMMER

    AN EARLY ENGLISH HERBAL. UPDATE: THIS MADE 900 AT HAMMER