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    FIRST EDITION SIGNED BY CORMAC MCCARTHY AT FONSIE MEALY AUCTION

    Thursday, April 11th, 2024

    CORMAC MCCARTHY – CITIES OF THE PLAIN UPDATE: THIS MADE 700 AT HAMMER

    A signed first edition of Cities of the Plain by Cormac McCarthy is one of the leading lots at Fonsie Mealy’s Spring Rare Book and Collectors sale. The timed online auction gets underway today and will run until April 24 with over 700 lots of offer. Cities of the Plain is lot 477 and comes complete with an uncorrected proof and uncorrected advance reading copies, both signed by the author, and an audio book with two cassettes, read by Brad Pitt. The estimate is €800-€1,000.

    CORMAC MCCARTHY FIRST EDITIONS MAKE BIG IMPACT

    Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

    A set of signed First Editions by Cormac McCarthy from the collection of his late friend Dr. Philip Murray of Sligo made hammer prices of just under 40,000 at Fonsie Mealy’s rare books and manuscripts auction in Dublin today. There was 29 lots in total. An archive of letters and pre-publication copies by the Southern American novelist of Irish extraction, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and numerous other awards, made 7,000 on the hammer, a first edition of Blood Meridian signed and inscribed by the author made 4,200, a first UK edition together with an uncorrected proof of Outer Dark made 2,600 at hammer as did a signed and inscribed first edition of Suttree.

    The sale realised more than 350,000 on the hammer with 85% of lots finding buyers. The most expensive individual lot sold was The White Jug by Jack B Yeats which made 18,000 at hammer.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for December 7, 2019)

    A signed archive complete with a photograph of Dr. Philip Murray and Cormac McCarthy in Sligo.