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    On the morning gallops by Peter Curling is estimated at 20,000-30,000 at de Veres in Dublin on Tuesday, June 15. UPDATE: It failed to find a buyer in an otherwise successful sale.

    De Veres will offer a selection of leading Irish artists among 227 lots at their sale in Dublin on Tuesday, June 15 at 6 p.m. There are important works by Gerard Dillon, Peter Curling and Tony O’Malley leading a sale in which the top lot is a Kerry landscape by Paul Henry estimated at up to 60,000.

    Many works are more affordable than this. If recent auctions are anything to go by serious collectors will be out in force. Viewing at the D4 Hotel is on Sunday June 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 14 and from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. on the day of the auction.


    This manuscript of the Battle of the Boyne made 43,200

    An eyewitness account of the Battle of the Boyne sold at Bonham’s book sale on June 8 for £43,200. It had been estimated at £10,000 – 15,000 but attracted fierce bidding.

    The author, Captain John Stevens, tells of the chaos caused by the drunkenness of King James’s troops at the crucial moments before battle was joined, something that tended to be overlooked by 19th century historians.

    It was sold to an unnamed buyer. A specially bound first edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses made £22,800 against an estimate of £10,000-15,000 and the first edition in English of Isaac Newton’s Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy was sold for £28,000 (estimate £10,000 – 15,000).

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