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    A presentation copy of the first 1936 authorised English edition of Ulysses made 15,000 at the Mealy’s sale in Castlecomer on July 29.  Signed by James Joyce it was published by John Lane, Bodley Head in a limited edition of 1,000 copies.
    An 1888 silver medal made in Dublin to commemorate a journey made by 48 Irish sportsmen to the US for the first hurling match on US soil made 3,250 and an All-Ireland Hurling Medal from the victorious 1904 Kilkenny team made 4,250.
    A register of operations carried out at Mercer’s Hospital, Dublin, from 1910 to 1920, covering the period around the 1916 Rising, made 2,500 over an estimate of  400-600.  A Visitor’s Book for Beleek Pottery in Co. Fermanagh during the First Period from the 1840’s to the 1860’s made 2,700 over a top estimate of 700.
    Mealy’s reported huge interest in a sale which realised a quarter of a million euro.  Around 80 per cent of 1,200 lots were sold. Prices were in general around the middle of the estimate.

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