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BRONZE AGE IRISH GOLD RING-MONEY, circa 1500-1200 B.C.
BRONZE AGE IRISH GOLD RING-MONEY, circa 1500-1200 B.C.
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 1

Published Estimate: €1200-1500

Price Realised: €3000

  • Provenance: Spink, London, Mallinson Collection, 5 July 1982; Private collection
  • Penannular ring of circular section with square-cut ends, made of solid gold of high purity. Weight 5.7 grams. Pre Christian Ireland had a very precise set of laws which usually involved a payment by the perpetrator of a crime to the victim or the victim's family. The punishment for default was death. The records of these laws (mostly dating from Christian era documents) state that slaves and cattle were an accepted medium of large exchange. Presumably smaller exchanges were made on a similar basis with tools and ornaments. There are a number of gold and gold plated rings found in Irish and other Celtic contexts referred to as 'ring money'. The variation in the quality and standard of these pieces does not suggest a fixed denomination but rather that these items were used like hack silver and assayed at every exchange. The gold plated pieces are a problem in this context as they do not seem to be likely to have been made in imitation of solid pieces nor would they have been easy to assay. Hoards of Irish Celtic gold ornaments often consist of quantities of cloak fasteners suggesting that these items were used as a medium of exchange rather than just for fastening cloaks. But as with the ring money there is no evidence for a fixed series of weights and measures being used in their manufacture. We are grateful to John Stafford Langan, www.irishcoinage.com, for this note.

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LATE BRONZE AGE IRISH GOLD RING-MONEY, circa 1000 B.C.
LATE BRONZE AGE IRISH GOLD RING-MONEY, circa 1000 B.C.
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 2

Published Estimate: €1200-1500

Price Realised: €2200


ATLAS HIBERNIA, 1662
ATLAS HIBERNIA, 1662
Johannis Blaeu (1596-1673)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 3

Published Estimate: €18000-22000

Price Realised: 

  • Medium: bound folio containing 6 copperplate engraved maps bound
  • Dimensions: 53 by 34cm., 21 by 13.5in.
  • Book XIII of Blaeu’s atlas of Western Europe, published in 1662. Contains five maps of Ireland and the provinces, including the overall map of the island titled Hibernia Regnum Vulgo Ireland, which was based on Speed’s map and ranks as one of the most beautiful of the maps of Ireland. Copperplate engraved maps with hand colouring, bound with the original 47 pages of letterpress plus title page. Handsomely presented in half calf over marbled boards; gilt lettered leather titles on spine and upper board; all edges gilt. Light stain to fore-edge of one page of text; else fine.

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PROFILE PORTRAIT OF OLIVER CROMWELL (1599-1658)
PROFILE PORTRAIT OF OLIVER CROMWELL (1599-1658)
After Samuel Cooper (1609-1672)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 4

Published Estimate: €3000-4000

Price Realised: €2600

  • Signature: inscribed "OLIVER CROMWELL" upper centre
  • Medium: oil on canvas laid on sheet iron (oval)
  • Dimensions: 76 by 51cm., 29.7 5 by 20.2 5i
  • Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 – 3 September 1658) was an English military and political leader best known for his involvement in making England into a republican Commonwealth and for his later role as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland. He was one of the commanders of the New Model Army, which defeated the royalists in the English Civil War. After the execution of King Charles I in 1649, Cromwell dominated the short-lived Commonwealth of England, conquered Ireland and Scotland, and ruled as Lord Protector from 1653 until his death in 1658. Cromwell landed in Ireland with his army in 1649. Since the Irish Rebellion of 1641, Ireland had been mainly under the control of the Irish Confederate Catholics, who in 1649, signed an alliance with the English Royalist party, which had been defeated in the English Civil War. Cromwell's forces defeated the Confederate and Royalist coalition in Ireland and occupied the country - bringing to an end the Irish Confederate Wars. He passed a very harsh series of Penal laws against Roman Catholics and confiscated almost all of their land. The Parliamentarian reconquest of Ireland was extremely brutal, and it has been alleged that many of the army's actions during the reconquest would today be called war crimes or even genocide. Cromwell is still a hated figure in Ireland. After the Cromwellian conquest the Catholics owned just 8% of the land compared to 70% beforehand and about 15 to 20% of the population were slaughtered.

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PORTRAIT OF SAINT OLIVER PLUNKETT
PORTRAIT OF SAINT OLIVER PLUNKETT
After Garret Morphey (circa 18th century)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 5

Published Estimate: €6000-8000

Price Realised: €5400

  • Medium: oil on canvas, oval
  • Dimensions: 45 by 37cm., 17.7 5 by 14.5in.
  • Portraits of the martyred Catholic Archbishop are rare. A number of stipple engravings and mezzotint portraits in the collection of the National Gallery of Ireland are tentatively attributed to Morphey. The only oil portrait in a public collection is dated 1681 and is likewise attributed to Morphey (or a follower of his); this is in the National Portrait Gallery of London. Saint Oliver Plunkett (1629–1681) was the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland. He maintained his duties in Ireland in the face of English persecution and was eventually arrested and tried for treason at a kangaroo court after lawful courts had failed to convict him. He was hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn on 1 July 1681, and became the last Catholic martyr to die in England. Oliver Plunkett was beatified in 1920 and canonised in 1975, the first Irishman to be made a saint for almost seven hundred years.

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THE NEW MORALITY - ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE REFORMATION OF MANNERS, 1690
THE NEW MORALITY - ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE REFORMATION OF MANNERS, 1690
 Society for the Reformation of Manners 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 6

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €600

  • Medium: manuscript, single sheet, framed
  • Dimensions: 41 by 30cm., 16 by 12in.
  • King William and Queen Mary had only become joint monarchs shortly before this document was written. In 1689 they had displaced Mary's father, King James II. Not everyone agreed with the displacement, but after William's success at the Battle of the Boyne, six months before the date of this document, he was able to turn to such domestic matters as the restoration of law and order. The document is recording the setting up of a group of church wardens and constables as the moral police.

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JAMESTOWN ARREST WARRANT, 1708
JAMESTOWN ARREST WARRANT, 1708
 Prostitution in Co. Leitrim, 18th century 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 7

Published Estimate: €800-1000

Price Realised: €1300

  • Signature: signed "J. King"
  • Medium: autograph manuscript letter, framed
  • Dimensions: 33 by 23cm., 13 by 9in.
  • At the time of this arrest warrant, Jamestown was a walled town and borough. This document, signed by John King, Sovereign, and addressed to John Miller, Constable, to execute, four named ladies who are all persons of idle fame and repute and are notoriously addicted to whoring and to other idle wicked practices and most commonly on the Sabbath days are charged with these and other offences against public morality. The constable of the Corporation is to apprehend the boddys of these women and to carrie (them) to ye publick house of corrections for the said county. The King family (of planter origin) were prominent local landowners and crown officials. John King who signed the arrest warrant eventually went on to be High Sherriff of Co. Sligo and M.P. for Jamestown, just as his father Gilbert was before him. Attractively framed with a reproduction of Hogarth's famous Gin Alley.

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LETTER TO HER IRISH FRIEND, LADY DILLON
LETTER TO HER IRISH FRIEND, LADY DILLON
Countess of Albany, Louise de Stolberg, wife of Bonnie Prince Charlie, Mistress of the great Italian poet, Alfieri (1752-1824)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 8

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €650

  • Signature: signed "Louise d'Albany"
  • Medium: autograph manuscript letter in French, framed
  • Dimensions: 25 by 20cm., 10 by 8in.
  • After her separation from the drunken and violent Charles Edward Stuart in 1780, Lady Albany lived in Florence with Alfieri where her receptions were a celebrated feature of the life of the city. This letter, Samedi 23 June [no year], to a member of the Irish aristocracy and Stuart supporter apologizes for being indisposed and states that she cannot receive company (“avoir un Samedi” – “have one of my Saturdays”) that evening but says the “dames de votre nation” can call on her in the afternoon. Attractively framed with reproduction oval portrait of the Countess in colour.

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WILLIAM ROBERT, SECOND DUKE OF LEINSTER 1799 and EMILIA OLIVIA, SECOND DUCHESS OF LEINSTER, 1799
WILLIAM ROBERT, SECOND DUKE OF LEINSTER 1799 and EMILIA OLIVIA, SECOND DUCHESS OF LEINSTER, 1799
Horace Hone ARA (1756-1825)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 9

Published Estimate: €5000-7000

Price Realised: €5200

  • Signature: each signed "H Hone ARA", inscribed and dated on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour on ivory, oval, framed separately
  • Dimensions: 8 by 6cm., 3 by 2.25in.
  • Exhibited: V & A, South Kensington, 1865, loaned by Rev. W. Lindsay
  • Horace Hone had been brought to Dublin by Lady Temple when her husband was viceroy of Ireland. She was Baroness Nugent of Carlanstown in her own right in the peerage of Ireland and through her social connections, with the backing of the vice-regal court, she ensured that Hone received ample patronage painting portraits of the leaders of Irish society. Hone painted portraits of Emily, Duchess of Leinster (mother of the 2nd Duke) and Lord Edward FitzGerald (both in private collections, Dublin). In this miniature portrait of the second Duke of Leinster he is shown wearing the sky-blue ribbon and star of the Order of Saint Patrick. The Duke was a founder knight of the order when he was invested in 1783. He had already succeeded his father to the premier dukedom of Ireland in 1773. In 1775 he married Emilia Olivia Usher St George. She was only child and heiress of St George Usher, who had been enobled as Lord St George of Hatley St George, Co. Leitrim, in the peerage of Ireland. She bore the Duke eight children. The Duke of Leinster played a significant part in Irish politics and the Volunteer movement. In 1778 he took command of the Irish Volunteers in Leinster. With Thomas Conolly of Castletown he successfully carried a motion of thanks to the Volunteers to accompany the traditional vote of thanks to the viceroy in parliament. In 1779 he led the Volunteer Corps in College Green which was famously painted by Francis Wheatley (NGI). Portraits of the second Duke were painted and engraved by Joshua Reynolds, Gilbert Stuart and Martin Archer Shee (NGI). Dr Paul Caffrey, Dublin.

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ORIGINAL BILL OF EXCHANGE, 13 APRIL 1837
ORIGINAL BILL OF EXCHANGE, 13 APRIL 1837
Rt. Hon. Henry Grattan MP (1746-1821)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 10

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €1200

  • Signature: signed "Henry Grattan" lower right; dated upper left
  • Medium: pen and ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 11 by 18cm., 4.25 by 7in.
  • Order to the Right Hon. David Latouche & Brothers to pay twenty-five guineas to a Mr Giles, hand-written and signed by Henry Grattan. Framed with a portrait of Grattan, engraved by R. J. West.

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COPIES OF LETTERS TO VAS. CORRESPONDENTS REGARDING L'ESTRANGE FAMILY PROPERTIES IN CO. OFFALY, 1829
COPIES OF LETTERS TO VAS. CORRESPONDENTS REGARDING L'ESTRANGE FAMILY PROPERTIES IN CO. OFFALY, 1829
Rev. Charles Hume (1768-?)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 11

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €800

  • Signature: variously signed "Charles Hume" and "Chas. Hume"
  • Medium: 15 sheets of autograph manuscript, mostly double-sided
  • Dimensions: 23 by 17cm., 9.25 by 6.75in.
  • Manuscript letter book of Reverend Charles Hume as executor of his late father-in-law Edmund L'Estrange of Hunstanton, King's County (Offaly), his copies of letters to Charles Atkinson of Woodland, William L'Estrange of Kilcummin, Henry L'Estrange of Moystown, 1793-1847, the latter's uncle Christopher L'Estrange, 1776-1843, all neighbouring proprietors on the River Brosna between Banagher and Ferbane, and to lawyers or agents Daniel Manifold, Henry J. Kennedy, John McCay, with a wealth of information about contemporary practice in farming and letting, annual values and allowances for sown crops etc. In the register of Trinity College Dublin, Charles Hume, born in Middlesex, is described as son of Joseph Hume “Publicanus” (tax-collector). The property is called after the estate in Norfolk held by the L'Estranges since shortly after the Conquest.

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1796 - Warrant to Raise An Armed Corps Called The Dublin Cavalry and a 1773 Commission signed by King George III
1796 - Warrant to Raise An Armed Corps Called The Dublin Cavalry and a 1773 Commission signed by King George III
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 12

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €450

  • Medium: letterpress and manuscript
  • Dimensions: 38 by 24cm., 15 by 9.5in.
  • This rare document appoints Edwin Saunders to be Captain of the Dublin Cavalry and is signed by Commander (John Jeffreys Pratt, Earl of Camden, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland). Also with this lot is Edward Saunders’ rather tatty 1773 commission as a Cornet in the First Regiment of Horse under major General James Johnston, signed by King George III.

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WILLIAM THEOBALD WOLFE TONE AND LORD EDWARD FITZGERALD (A PAIR)
WILLIAM THEOBALD WOLFE TONE AND LORD EDWARD FITZGERALD (A PAIR)
 Irish school, 19th century

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 13

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: each with contemporary inscribed labels on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour on ivory, pair of oval miniatures in matching eb
  • Dimensions: 8 by 6cm., 3 by 2.5in.
  • The former is based on an engraving reproduced in Madden’s history of the United Irishmen (1846). The second portrait is based on the watercolour of 1797 by Horace Hone ARA (1856-1798), now in the National Portrait Gallery, London (NPG 5704). Hone’s portrait is in turn thought to be based on one by Hugh Douglas Hamilton RHA (1739-1808), now in the National Gallery of Ireland (NGI 195). Portraits of Wolfe Tone are particularly scarce.

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1796-98 United Irishman's Oath
1796-98 United Irishman's Oath
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 14

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €1600

  • Medium: manuscript
  • Dimensions: 20 by 18cm., 8 by 7in.
  • Provenance: Archibald Hamilton Rowan; C. Hayes; William J. Hayes; Private Collection
  • Believed to be an original unsigned oath of the United Irishman. With annotation of C. Hayes who acquired it from Rowan on 14 May 1832, the date of “the Great Meeting for Reform”. Scarce.

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An Important Collection Of Original Letters With First Hand Descriptions of Preparations, Fighting, and the Aftermath
An Important Collection Of Original Letters With First Hand Descriptions of Preparations, Fighting, and the Aftermath
 1792-1803 Rebellion In Ireland 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 15

Published Estimate: €6000-8000

Price Realised: €16500

  • A range of ten entire letters and one wrapper with transcriptions in some cases. The collection includes the following entire letters: 1792 (9 December) S. Stawell, Kilbrittain, Co. Cork, to Eustace Stawell , Hamilton’s Row, Dublin. The writer refers to an address by the Society of United Irishmen: “ I should hope that the intention of the authors went no further than to bring about an equal representation of the people in Parliament, including the Roman Catholics…but if the Society… mean to abolish Royalty I should ….set my face against such a measure”. He goes on “As I find an armed force in this place necessary for perfect security against future mobs I beg you will buy twenty three new good firelocks same calibre as those of the regimts. of foot with bayonets” and gives further details of the weapons he wants to furnish his tenants with against “a banditto”. 1793 (7 December) Lord Fingall at Cashel to Robert Cadell, Balbriggan, regarding movements of troops 1795 (17 May) Lt. William McKenna, 96th Regt., Monaghan, to Major Kirkman, Waterford, concerning recruits and their pay 1797 (16 August) Robert Sinclair, Edinburgh to Colonel Thomas Balfour, North Lowland Fencibles Regiment, Monaghan, concerning his estates 1797 (26 April) B Williamson, an army officer, Cashel to James Horne, Edinburgh, referring to the regiment’s move to Cork and “In the North of this Country the people are very restless” 1797 (28 December) Patrick Campbell to Major Nairne, 3 Battalion, 4th Fencibles Regiment, Blaire’s Camp, Near Hillsborough 1797 (20 December) Reverend T. Lovell, Blackheath, Coleraine, to Robert Agnew, Monmouth, in which he rejoices in the political calm of the North due to “the vigour of Government and the activity of the excellent agents which were selected to execute her orders. But for them every Proprietor and every agent….had been murdered” especially as “several Gentlemen detected United Irishmen among their servants, who acted as spies and were to divide the spoil”. This calm is contrasted with the South “ where the evil spirit [of republicanism] has taken its flight” and so on. 1798 (17 March) H. Glascock, Dublin, to Messr. Bleasdale & Alexander, London regarding his account: “In these times & in the present alarming situation of this country I do think of Clients ought to be glad I have settled this business” 1798 (16 June) JM Johnston to The Earl of Moira, London, with graphic description of the Battle of Ballynahinch (which took place in Lord Moira’s demesne): “General Nugent came with a large force, drove the Rebels from the Windmill Hill….the troops cannonaded them until dark and about three am recommenced the attack until about seven in the morning when the Rebels gave way and fled….leaving about three hundred dead” and much other interesting detail. A postscript reads “Munro who was Commander of the Rebels at S.Field and Ballynahinch was executed in this town this Day.” 1798 (17 June) Captain Kenneth McCaskill, Trim, Co. Meath to Charles Stewart, Writer to the Signet, Edinburgh, refers to “the infernal & infatuated explosion in this country…our regiment tho much detached escaped to a man….after having some fatigue hunting these deluded wretches into bogs…we were ordered back to cover this County and Gaol overflowing with prisoners who we Dáily glean at by hanging or shooting”. He goes on “they meet death & torture with indifference & without making any confession, all ties is totally dissolved but that to their oath of United Men and to this, tho strange, these unprincipled beings, will die martyrs” 1798 (20 June) Captain GR Crouch, Lisburn, to Lt Colonel Lee, 16th Regt., 2nd Dragoons, Guildford: “I have been witness to scenes of bloodshed that farr surpass anything we have seen on ye Continent” 1798 (6 August) Charles Broderick, Bishop of Kilmore, at Dublin to Charles Townshend, London, referring to Lord Cornwallis and pardoned traitors, and, prophetically he states that though Cornwallis’s measures have tranquilised the country “do not expect that you will ever secure the affection of the people of Ireland (I mean the multitude) to British Government, in any shape that has ever yet been tried”. 1798 (16 August) “V.S”, an army officer, Lisburn to Lt. Colonel Lee, Windsor, with comments on the rebellion, executions, his failure to court martial two members of the Lisburn militia for “popping pistols at my head” , “Bagnell Harvey is executed” etc. 1798 (October 30) wrapper only signed by Viscount Castlereagh to “Sir Geo: J:Hill Bt” 1799 (26 January) from a tenant in Waterford to his landlady, Mrs Pomonson in Berwick, complaining of the high rent charged when he took on the farm when the country was in a “tranquil state” and adds that his difficulties have been increased by plots to kill him due to his “prosecuting to conviction six persons who were keeping up the Spirit of Rebellion” 1803 (4 February) W. Welland, Cahirmane, Midleton, to Viscount Midleleton in London, including “13 men hanged in the neighbourhood of Clonmell and Tipperary….which has tranquillised the Country in some measure” 1803 (7 September) from Cornet Sam Dudley, “Dublin Barracks”, to Colonel Harries, Loyal Hampshire Volunteers, London, including references to rebels, who “are Dáily executed” and “as much inclined to rebellion as in the year 1798” 1804 (22 August) Lt Berry, 78th Light Dragoons stationed at Limerick writing to his mother in Bristol, that he will soon be leaving to be encamped near Cork…that we may be near the Coast in case the French should make any attempt on us…probably by Bantry Bay”

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1798 (June 20) Battle of Ballynahinch - Eyewitness's Letter; A Graphic Account Of The Mayhem
1798 (June 20) Battle of Ballynahinch - Eyewitness's Letter; A Graphic Account Of The Mayhem
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 16

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €6700

  • Medium: manuscript, 4 pages
  • Dimensions: 30 by 18cm., 12 by 7in.
  • “the insurgents was routed” In this letter James Larkin gives his brother Charles a graphic account of his experiences, the imprisonment of himself, and the murder of their father in bed, during the Battle of Ballynahinch, which had taken place a week earlier: “ the town of Ballynahinch is greatly demolished and burnt to ashes. The battle commenced at about seven o’clock in the afternoon of the 12th and was finished at six o’clock on the 13th June morning, the insurgents was routed.” A rare eyewitness account posted within days of the events.

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1798 AN EXTREMELY RARE LETTER FROM A FRENCH SOLDIER CAPTURED DURING THE INVASION AT KILLALA, CO.MAYO
1798 AN EXTREMELY RARE LETTER FROM A FRENCH SOLDIER CAPTURED DURING THE INVASION AT KILLALA, CO.MAYO
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 17

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €2800

  • Medium: manuscript
  • Dimensions: 30 by 18cm., 12 by 7in.
  • Letter from Joseph Séugér, cannonier, of the 11th Land Artillery Brigade, Napoleonic Forces, captured during the abortive French invasion of August 1798 under General Humbert, and incarcerated at Liverpool. Written from “Liverpool le premier fructidor au 7me de la Republique Francaise” (French revolutionary calendar, equivalent to 18 August 1799) and addressed to the Minister of Marine Forces in Paris. The letter chronicles the writer's battle history, to his falling ill, and his corps' embarking with “Bonaparte” for the campaign in Egypt without him, whereupon he was obliged to join the 5th Marine Artillery Brigade at Rochefort. He then describes how he went with the 5th on the “Expedition d'Irlande” where he was made prisoner. Letter carried free under reciprocal arrangement for prisoners of war. Contents censored by the British with the rare crowned oval TRANSPORT OFFICE / PRISONERS OF WAR on flap to validate POW mail. Little documentary material of French origin has survived from this famous invasion making this piece extremely desirable.

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1798 CENTENARY COMMEMORATION, 1898
1798 CENTENARY COMMEMORATION, 1898
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 18

Published Estimate: €800-1000

Price Realised: €750

  • A small range of items including Cashel Centenary Memorial Club Committee Members ribbon and Rosette, a shaped card “Lord Edward 98” and a coloured certificate of membership (blank) of The Wolfe Tone and Ninety Eight Memorial Association. Rare. (3 items).

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1803 Commission of William Sullivan in the Bandon Union Infantry
1803 Commission of William Sullivan in the Bandon Union Infantry
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 19

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €350

  • Medium: letterpress and manuscript
  • Dimensions: 38 by 24cm., 15 by 9.5in.
  • Commission signed by Lord Lieutenant Hardwicke, appointing Sullivan as Fourth Lieutenant under the command of G. Kingston. With a metal tunic button inscribed COUNTY CORK YEOMANRY/39. Scarce.

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1803 ROBERT EMMETT'S SPEECH FROM THE DOCK - A CONTEMPORANEOUS HANDWRITTEN TRANSCRIPT
1803 ROBERT EMMETT'S SPEECH FROM THE DOCK - A CONTEMPORANEOUS HANDWRITTEN TRANSCRIPT
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 20

Published Estimate: €3000-5000

Price Realised: €5600

  • Medium: Manuscript, 2pp
  • Dimensions: 36 by 23cm., 14 by 9in.
  • Provenance: Collection of Samuel Mathews (1806-1875) a Dublin solicitor; his son-in-law, William J. Hayes, solicitor; thence by descent to present owner
  • Judging by the handwriting, the paper and the style this document was produced by a professional scrivener who was either employed by the court or at least was present in the court. The text here differs from the accepted printed texts in several places, but has a ring of authenticity to it. Robert Emmet was a member of the United Irishmen. In 1803 he led an ill-fated rebellion in Dublin, after which he went on the run, but was later arrested. He was tried for high treason in Dublin, found guilty and hanged in Thomas Street, Dublin. This version of his speech begins thus: “My Lord as why sentence of death should not be pronounced against me according to law I have nothing to say, but why my Character shouts not to be relieved from the imputations and Calumnies thrown out against it I have much to say” instead of “What have I to say why sentence of death should not be pronounced on me according to law? . I have nothing to say that can alter your predetermination, nor that it will become me to say with any view to the mitigation of that sentence which you are here to pronounce, and I must abide by. But I have that to say which interests me more than life, and which you have labored (as was necessarily your office in the present circumstances of this oppressed country) to destroy. I have much to say why my reputation should be rescued from the load of false accusation and calumny which has been heaped upon it.” This manuscript ends thus: “I have but one request to make at my departure from this world, Iis [sic] the Charity of its silence, Lit [sic] no man write my Epitaph, for as no man who knows my motives darr [sic] now vindicate them, Lit [sic] not prejudice or ignorance asperse [sic] them, Let them and me repose in obscurity and peace and my Tomb remains uninscribed untill other times and other men can do justice to my memory, when my Country takes her place among those of the Earth, then and only then Can my Epitaph be written, I am done.” A unique manuscript of great significance, in relation to one of the most important orations in Irish history.

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LETTER TO RICHARD RYDER REGARDING A LOCAL MILITIA IN CAMBRIDGESHIRE, 1812
LETTER TO RICHARD RYDER REGARDING A LOCAL MILITIA IN CAMBRIDGESHIRE, 1812
Philip Yorke, 3rd Earl of Hardwicke (1757-1834) Viceroy of Ireland

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 21

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €500

  • Signature: signed "Hardwicke"
  • Medium: autograph manuscript letter, framed
  • Dimensions: 25 by 19cm., 10 by 7.5in.
  • Philip Yorke was the first Viceroy to govern Ireland after the Act of Union of 1801. As a result his administrative duties were light and he devoted himself to the social activities of the Vice Regal Court. The letter is headed Wimpole February 26th 1812 and has been sent to Right Honourable Richard Ryder. Ryder was Home Secretary and the letter is sent from Hardwicke's family seat at Wimpole in Cambridgeshire. It clearly states that Hardwicke has responded quickly and with agreement to comply with a Home Office circular which is designed to quantify the extent and cost of a local militia unit.

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1805 SALE OF A SLAVE. AN INDENTURE IN JAMAICA
1805 SALE OF A SLAVE. AN INDENTURE IN JAMAICA
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 22

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €380

  • Medium: Manuscript
  • Dimensions: 38 by 46cm., 15 by 18in.
  • The indenture between William Beacon, John Nicholson and Joseph Pierce, transfers ownership for £110 to them of "A Negro Slave named Frank". Fascinating document, split in several parts, but complete with seals of the various parties thereto.

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George III and Queen Victoria: Signatures on Commissions of Irish Officers in the Royal Marines
George III and Queen Victoria: Signatures on Commissions of Irish Officers in the Royal Marines
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 23

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €450

  • George III signature is on the 1806 Commission Of Robert Leonard As 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Marines. Robert Leonard (1781 – 1873). Commissioned in the Marines in 1806 made Major 1840 (156th Corps). Married Maria Roche in 1824. They had eight children. He retired to Bandon, Co. Cork. One of his sons was Robert William Gregory Leonard, born in 1833 at Plymouth where the family were based while his father was at sea. Included in this lot are documents relating to Robert Leonard's son, including a report from Marine Cadet Barracks, and his appointment as 1st Lieutenant Royal Artillery signed by Queen Victoria. (4items). Also included with these documents is a long letter to his mother describing a voyage from Bahia to Valpariso sailing via the Falklands and the Strait of Magellan, landing on the Falklands and Terre del Fuego. He mentions seeing the Beagle.

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Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, Dublin born Military Leader and Prime Minister. "Picture Medal"
Circa 1815.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 24

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €750

  • Medium: Bronze medal, and 4 circular prints, 3in., 7.5cm diameter
  • The medal is in the form of a metal box containing four coloured mezzotints of “Battles of The British Army in Portugal, Spain and France 1808-1814”. The medal obverse shows a bust of Wellington with inscription ENGLAND'S GREAT CAPTAIN ARTHUR DUKE OF WELLINGTON, reverse shows an angel seated writing RECORD OF BRITISH VALOUR, inscription at bottom reads “PICTURE MEDAL Edwd. Orme Direx/Bond Street London”. In its original red leather covered box of issue. Rare

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COLLECTION OF AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT LETTERS
COLLECTION OF AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT LETTERS
Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Playwright and Politician (1751-1816)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 25

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €800

  • Signature: variously signed "RB Sheridan" or "RBS"
  • Medium: five manuscript letters, vas. sizes, & a portrait engraving
  • Dimensions: 23 by 18cm., 9 by 7.25in.
  • Remembered today for his sparkling comedies, The Rivals and The School for Scandal, Sheridan's reputation could equally have been made as a romantic lover, theatre manager, philanderer, politician, orator or genial host. Perhaps the most famous Irishman of his generation and certainly the finest playwright of the time, he was a lavish gregarious man who had the ability to do anything he turned his hand to well. He was buried in the Poet's corner of Westminster Abbey. Though remembered chiefly as the author of several comedies, he would have preferred to be a successful politician. His speeches and letters have been published. This lot comprises five autograph letters to a variety of correspondents, mostly re social arrangements but one relating to money matters (Sheridan was constantly in financial difficulty, was in debtors prison and died in poverty) defending himself against claims of Mr Heath “that I was a rascal and he Heath was right to pursue his claim”.

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THREE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT LETTERS TO VARIOUS RECIPIENTS, LARGELY REGARDING SOCIAL ARRANGEMENTS
THREE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT LETTERS TO VARIOUS RECIPIENTS, LARGELY REGARDING SOCIAL ARRANGEMENTS
Thomas Moore, Poet, Lyricist and Satirist. (1779-1852)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 26

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €550

  • Signature: each signed "Thomas Moore"
  • Medium: three manuscript letters, each consisting of a single sheet
  • Dimensions: 13 by 11cm., 5.25 by 4.5in.
  • Thomas Moore, remembered today chiefly as the author of sentimental Irish ballads such as The Last Rose of Summer was the most popular poet of his time. The triumphant entry of Moore, the penniless son of a Dublin grocer, into Regency society is a unique success story. Educated at Whyte’s Academy and Trinity College, his best friend was Robert Emmett, whom he first met at Whyte’s. The rebellion of 1798 and the execution of his college friend aroused in Moore a patriotic passion that later became his literary inspiration. Moore's most ambitious and best known work is his Irish Melodies, a series of ten volumes in which his own verse compositions were set to Irish folk airs. Perhaps his most lasting songs are The Minstrel Boy and The Harp that once through Tara's Halls. His great personal popularity was due not only to his good humour but to his skill as a drawing room entertainer

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FUGITIVE PIECES IN VERSE AND PROSE - author's presentation copy
FUGITIVE PIECES IN VERSE AND PROSE - author's presentation copy
William Drennan M.D (1754-1820)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 27

Published Estimate: €80-100

Price Realised: €320

  • Signature: signed, inscribed and dated July 23rd 1816 on front free endpaper
  • Printed in Belfast by F. D. Finlay, March 1815. First edition. 12mo; original mottled calf boards tooled in gilt at spine and on edges. Boards slightly cocked, spine creased and corners bumped, but still a good to very good copy of a volume that is as elusive as its title suggests.

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TWELVE LETTERS TO VARIOUS CORRESPONDENTS, 1840-56
TWELVE LETTERS TO VARIOUS CORRESPONDENTS, 1840-56
James Sheridan Knowles, Dramatist and Actor (1784-1862)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 28

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €280

  • Signature: each signed "J. S. Knowles"
  • Medium: twelve autograph manuscript letters, various sizes
  • Dimensions: 23 by 18cm., 9 by 7in.
  • To various correspondents. Knowles who was born in Cork in 1784 was described by the Edinburgh review as “the most successful dramatist of the day”. He was a first cousin of Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Having moved to London at a young age with his family he wrote ballads and a play. He became friendly with Hazlitt, Lamb and Coleridge. He served in the Tower Hamlets militia, learning to practice medicine before leaving that to become a full time playwright. In his later years he took to the pulpit attracting large crowds as an ardent anti Catholic preacher.

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ROBIN AND ANNA - MANUSCRIPT POEM
ROBIN AND ANNA - MANUSCRIPT POEM
James Sheridan Knowles, Dramatist and Actor (1784-1862)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 29

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €200

  • Medium: single sheet of manuscript, double-sided
  • Dimensions: 23 by 18cm., 9 by 7in.
  • It is unclear when the poem “Robin and Anna” was composed. As a poem, it is sentimental and cloying, reflecting the times, as well as the author and his background. Autograph manuscripts in verse from Irish authors are rare.

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CARICATURES, 1835-36
CARICATURES, 1835-36
John Doyle (1797-1868)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 30

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €650

  • Signature: each signed in the plate with the pseudonymous monogram, "HB"
  • Medium: sixty-six lithographs bound as a folio
  • Dimensions: 30 by 44cm., 12 by 17.5in.
  • Published by T. McClean, 26 Haymarket, London. Includes several satires on ‘the Irish Question’, including The Irish Tutor, The New Lord Mayor of Dublin, Voluntary Tribute and The Murder of the Innocents. Each print is numbered: these represent nos. 400 to 464 in the ‘H.B. Sketches’ series, plus no. 368 bound at rear. John Doyle was a pupil of Gaspare Gabrielli and John Comerford at the Dublin Society’s drawing schools. His political caricatures won him great acclaim and – according to Walter Strickland – were “drawn with a humour never descending to vulgarity”. Oblong folio; original quarter calf over marbled boards. Boards rubbed but binding firm. Plates clean. Bookplate of John Benjamin Heath on front pastedown.

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COLLECTION OF LETTERS
COLLECTION OF LETTERS
Lady Sydney Owenson Morgan, Author and Socialite (1778-1859)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 31

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €650

  • Medium: manuscript
  • Dimensions: 18 by 10cm., 7 by 4in.
  • “O Dublin City, there's no doubtin' / Beats every city upon the sea / 'Tis there you'll hear O'Connell spoutin' and Lady Morgan makin' tea”. The old Dublin street ditty captures perfectly the flamboyant character of Lady Morgan who entertained the cream of British and Irish society in her salons in Dublin and London. Three autograph letters to various correspondents: to Sir Edmund Lacon Bt. recommending “Mr Barns… agent to the Marquis of Ormonde” and the Villiers Stuart family of Dromana Castle on the River Blackwater; to Mrs Leaf “I enclose you a note of introduction … One of the most agreeable men in France, the celebrated Charles le Dru with whom you will be charmed” and to Mrs Hans, describing a farewell party she gave “to all Dublin”, mentioning many of the guests.

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FRAMED AUTOGRAPH AND PORTRAIT
FRAMED AUTOGRAPH AND PORTRAIT
Lady Sydney Owenson Morgan, Author and Socialite (1776-1889)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 32

Published Estimate: €80-100

Price Realised: €150


IRISH WOMEN WRITERS - AN ECLECTIC COLLECTION OF AUTOGRAPH LETTERS
IRISH WOMEN WRITERS - AN ECLECTIC COLLECTION OF AUTOGRAPH LETTERS
Lady Sydney Owenson Morgan and others (19th and 20th century)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 33

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €280

  • Includes Lady Morgan, Anna Jameson, Katharine Tynan, Frances Power Cobbe, and Annie M. Smithson. Frances Power Cobbe (1882-1904), feminist, animal rights activist, and daughter of Charles Cobbe of Newbridge House, 3 pages to Mrs Beetubane; Anna Maria Hall (1800-1881) author, 3 pages to an unnamed literary aspirant; Anna Brownell Jameson née Murphy (1794-1860), Irish art critic and author, clipped signature; Lady Sydney Morgan (1793-1859), novelist, 1 page invites Lady Dorothea and “your bevy” “to look in upon me”; Annie Smithson MP (1873-1948) sentimental Irish author, signed “Hold fast the traditions of Irish women – be loyal daughters of Saint Brigid”; Katherine Tynon Hinkson (1861-1931), poet and novelist, compliments slip: “No one can get lost on a straight Road KatherineTynon Hinkson”, September 24th 1910. An interesting collection (6)

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IRELAND ILLUSTRATED from original drawings by G. Petrie, RHA, W.H. Bartlett, & T.M. Baynes
IRELAND ILLUSTRATED from original drawings by G. Petrie, RHA, W.H. Bartlett, & T.M. Baynes
G. N. Wright MA

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 34

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €200

  • Dimensions: 28 by 21cm., 11 by 8.25in.
  • H. Fisher, Son, and Jackson, London, 1832. With steel engraved plates (two illustrations to a page). Quarto; quarter red leather over red cloth tooled in gilt; marbled endpapers. With the title-page to the first edition of 1829 bound in before the 1832 title-page. Boards worn; some foxing to plates. Fair.

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LETTERS TO HIS SISTER WRITTEN WHILST TRAVELLING THROUGH EUROPE AND THE MIDDLE EAST, 1816-23
LETTERS TO HIS SISTER WRITTEN WHILST TRAVELLING THROUGH EUROPE AND THE MIDDLE EAST, 1816-23
Sir Thomas Wyse, Irish Born Politician and Diplomat (1791-1862)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 35

Published Estimate: €800-1000

Price Realised: €2800

  • Signature: each signed with initials "T.W."
  • Medium: fourteen autograph ms letters hardbound in gilt cloth
  • Dimensions: 40 by 25cm., 15.7 5 by 10in.
  • The letters from Thomas Wyse Esq. Junior to his sister Henrietta date from September 26th 1816 to July 2nd 1822 during his travels on the Continent and Middle East. Thomas was the eldest son in an Irish Catholic family of 6 children, all of whom are referred to throughout the correspondence, which also alludes to many other personalities of the times. Thomas married Letitia Bonaparte (the daughter of Napoleon’s brother, a supporter of the French Revolution and a holder of high office). This extraordinary volume with its extensive personal correspondence is relatively unique in both its literary detail and its insight and observance. Included with lot is a bound notebook containing a neatly written transcription of Sir Thomas Wyse's letters, by his son, William Charles Bonaparte Wyse, in London 1891.

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LETTER REGARDING HIS TREATISE ON ALEBRAIC GEOMETRY
LETTER REGARDING HIS TREATISE ON ALEBRAIC GEOMETRY
Dionysius Lardner, prolific Irish Author and Scientist (1793-1859)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 36

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: 

  • Medium: manuscript letter, framed
  • Dimensions: 13 by 10cm., 5 by 4in.
  • From the context of this undated letter, it seems clear that is was written early in his career. It is likely to be about his Treatise on Algebraic Geometry which was published in 1823. It was his work on geometry, written in a way which was designed to demystify the subject, that first brought him a popular following. This is somewhat evident from the letter which refers to the work being much read at Cambridge.

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VINDICIAE HIBERNICAE; OR, IRELAND VINDICATED - second edition, enlarged and improved
VINDICIAE HIBERNICAE; OR, IRELAND VINDICATED - second edition, enlarged and improved
Matthew Carey (1760-1839)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 37

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: 

  • Dimensions: 22 by 14cm., 8.75 by 5.5in.
  • Provenance: From the library of Count George Noble Plunkett (1851-1948), with his ownership signature dated December 28th 1883 on front pastedown
  • Second edition, enlarged and improved. Philadelphia, Carey & Lea, Oct. 20, 1823. Qtr. calf, marbled boards, worn but holding, all edges stained red. An attractive association copy linking patriots from two centuries. Mathew Carey, born Dublin 1760, was editor of the Freeman's Journal and publisher of the Journal of the Irish Volunteers. George Noble Plunkett was a Papal Count, President of the Society for the Preservation of the Irish Language, Vice-President of the Irish National Literary Society, a director of the National Museum, and father of Joseph Mary Plunkett, signatory of the 1916 Proclamation, who drew up the military plan for the Rising. After his son's execution Count Plunkett stood in the Roscommon by-election of 1917, where he won the first in a series of election victories for candidates supported by Sinn Féin. He was Minister for Foreign Affairs in the First Dáil.

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LETTER TO WILLIAM JERDAN, 1834, PLUS FIVE LETTERS FROM JERDAN TO CROKER
LETTER TO WILLIAM JERDAN, 1834, PLUS FIVE LETTERS FROM JERDAN TO CROKER
Thomas Crofton Croker (1798-1854), Irish antiquary

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 38

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed "T. Crofton Croker"
  • Medium: autograph manuscript letter, single sheet
  • Dimensions: 23 by 18cm., 9 by 7.25in.
  • Thomas Crofton Croker (1798 - 1854), born in Cork, was a pioneering collector of Irish folklore. Working at the Admiralty in London, he rapidly made a name for himself as an author in works on the fairy legends, songs, topography and archaeology of Ireland. William Jerden (1782 - 1869), Scottish born journalist, was a major figure of his time. He was responsible for seizing Percival's assassin in the lobby of the House of Commons. He helped found the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Geographical Society. Jerden's autograph letters (no years) are clearly from one close friend to another.

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COLLECTION OF LETTERS TO SIR SAMUEL AND LADY FERGUSON, 1867-92
COLLECTION OF LETTERS TO SIR SAMUEL AND LADY FERGUSON, 1867-92
Aubrey de Vere, Irish Poet and Literary Figure (1814-1902)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 39

Published Estimate: €800-1000

Price Realised: €800

  • Signature: each signed "Aubrey de Vere"
  • Medium: autograph manuscript letters, 20 sheets, mostly double-sided
  • Dimensions: 18 by 23cm., 7.25 by 9in.
  • Aubrey de Vere was born at the family estate, Curragh Chase, Adare. He was a well travelled, cultivated man of letters, whose friends included Wordsworth, Tennyson, Carlyle and Cardinal Newman, like whom he became a Catholic. The collection of 18 autograph letters (70 pages) signed, to Sir Samuel and Lady Ferguson spans more than thirty years and provides a fascinating insight into the cultural life of the leisured classes in 19th Century Ireland. The correspondence makes reference to many literary figures and friends including Wordsworth, St John Gogarty etc. An accompanying note profiles de Vere and provide a critique of the correspondence. Exceptional archive from an Irish literary figure with an Ascendancy background.

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LETTER TO LADY FERGUSON
LETTER TO LADY FERGUSON
Aubrey de Vere, Irish Poet and Literary Figure (1814-1902)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 40

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed "Aubrey de Vere"
  • Medium: autograph manuscript letter, framed
  • Dimensions: 23 by 18cm., 9 by 7in.
  • This letter is part of a long correspondence of over thirty years duration between Aubrey de Vere and Sir Samuel and Lady Ferguson, all well known in Irish literary circles. The letter refers to Tennyson (with whom he was friendly); Mary Tudor (the verse drama Mary Tudor was written by his father, Sir Aubrey de Vere. Tennyson wrote Queen Mary which he also alludes to), Wordsworth (about whom he had just written an essay) and Professor Dowden (of Trinity College). A fine period letter filled with literary references.

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RELIGIOUS AND TEMPERANCE INTEREST, COLLECTION OF AUTOGRAPH LETTERS AND EPHEMERA, 1800-1880s
RELIGIOUS AND TEMPERANCE INTEREST, COLLECTION OF AUTOGRAPH LETTERS AND EPHEMERA, 1800-1880s
Cardinal John Henry Newman (1801-90), Fr Mathew & others

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 41

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €420

  • Signature: variously signed
  • Medium: four autograph ms letters and five pieces of ephemera
  • Dimensions: 13 by 18cm., 5.25 by 7in.
  • Father Theobold Matthew (1790-1856), advocate of temperance, autograph quotation from Acts (chpt. 24 verse 25) on a decorative embossed card, “He Reasoned of Righteousness, Temperance and the Judgement to Come”, July 1843, and a second autograph quotation from St Luke (chpt. 1 verse 15) “He shall be great before the Lord – He shall drink no wine, nor strong drink”. Cardinal Nicholas P. Wiseman (1802-1865), Archbishop of Westminster, clipped signature. Cardinal Francis J. Spellman (1889-1967), Roman Catholic Prelate, printed pamphlet signed “F. J. Spellman” on first page, June 1946. Francis P. Duffy (1871-1932), American Roman Catholic clergyman, Chaplain of “Fighting 69th” regiment of NY National Guard, to Judge Ingraham. Archbishop of Canterbury 1863 – autograph letter from Lambert Palace. Richard Whately (1787-1863), prominent Archbishop of Dublin, autograph letter to his niece, 1854. Cardinal John Henry Newman, (1800-1890), Rector of Catholic University College Dublin, clipped signature.

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1832-45 RANGE OF LETTERS RELATING TO REPEAL PLEDGE etc
1832-45 RANGE OF LETTERS RELATING TO REPEAL PLEDGE etc
James Daly Baron Dunsandle and Clanconal

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 42

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €200

  • Medium: manuscript (various sizes)
  • Dimensions: 34 by 22cm., 13.5 by 8.5in.
  • Range of 5 written by Baron Dunsandle including 1832 lengthy letter (8pp.) with good political content relating to the Repeal pledge choosing of Candidates for Tipperary, etc. James Daly (1782-1847) was Member of Parliament for Galway Borough from 1805 to 1811 and County Galway from 1812 to 1830, and from 1832 to 1835. He was the eldest son of Denis Daly (1747-91), who was also MP for County Galway. He was created Baron Dunsandle and Clanconal in 1845.

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1835 EARLY IRISH DIVORCE CASE
1835 EARLY IRISH DIVORCE CASE
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 43

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €250

  • 1835 House of Lords: Appendix to the Appellant's Case, Hodgens v. Hodgens, relating to a famous divorce case which lasted over 20 years. Very interesting content; with graphic descriptions of misbehaviours between the parties, all in Dublin.

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REPORTS FROM COMMISSIONERS: SHANNON NAVIGATION, 1837-8
REPORTS FROM COMMISSIONERS: SHANNON NAVIGATION, 1837-8
 Irelands' Inland Waterways 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 44

Published Estimate: €1200-1500

Price Realised: €1700

  • Dimensions: 34 by 21cm., 13.5 by 8.25in.
  • Second and third reports of the Commissioners for the Improvement of the River Shannon, with appendices, maps, plans and estimates. Printed by Alexander Thom, 86 Abbey Street, Dublin, for Her Majesty’s Stationery Office. Contains 75 fold-out maps, lithographed by Stanbridge & Co., London, with touches of original hand colouring. A manuscript note on the reverse of the title-page records: “This Book is to preserved in the Office of Her Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State Home Department 1838”. Quarto; tan cloth with green leather title labels at spine; speckled edges; very good.

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AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT CODICIL, 29 MAY 1829
AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT CODICIL, 29 MAY 1829
Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 45

Published Estimate: €200-400

Price Realised: €420

  • Signature: signed "Daniel O'Connell"
  • Medium: single page manuscript, folded
  • Dimensions: 23 by 37cm., 9 by 14.5in.
  • The figure of Daniel O'Connell stands astride 19th Century Irish history like a Colossus. A political innovator of great significance, his role in the politicisation of the Irish masses was enormous, his means of political organisation were revolutionary, and his character was larger than life. This letter addressed to Dr Weld at Hammersmith Convent, London is from seven priests in Co Tipperary and is signed by each of them. Weld became a Cardinal the following year. Born in London of an old established Catholic family, he married at 23 but became a priest after his wife's death. When he died in 1837 his funeral oration was given by the famous Nicholas Cardinal Wiseman The letter is an interesting request from the priests to Dr Weld to try to place two local boys in a Roman Catholic college where they can study for the priesthood. In the Codicil, O'Connell, at the height of his power, is using his influence to add weight to the appeal from the priests. Colour reproduction portrait of O'Connell included.

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LETTER TO WILLIAM SCOTT, 1832
LETTER TO WILLIAM SCOTT, 1832
Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 46

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €240

  • Dimensions: 20 by 13cm., 8 by 5in.
  • 1832 rather tatty but interesting partial letter from O'Connell to William Scott, Littleton, Co. Tipperary. Contents include “It is striking that an Irish County (Down) should return a man who bears the odious title of the [“parasite” struck out] assassin of his country, Castlereagh.” Also with this lot prints of O'Connell by Phiz and another. (3 items)

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RANGE OF ITEMS RELATING TO DANIEL O'CONNELL, "THE LIBERATOR"
Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 47

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €180

  • A small range of items including an 1838 front of a letter signed by O'Connell, an engraving after Haverty by J. W. Cook and a 1929 pamphlet “Souvenir of Visit to Daniel O'Connell's Triumphal Chariot on show at Clery's, O'Connell St., Dublin”. (3 items)

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SPECIMEN AUTOGRAPH
SPECIMEN AUTOGRAPH
Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 48

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €120

  • Signature: signed "Daniel O'Connell"
  • Medium: fragment of manuscript, likely clipped from a petition
  • Dimensions: 8 by 18cm., 3 by 7.25in.
  • The closing of a letter to Sir William Somerville (Chief Secretary to Ireland 1847 - 52) together with Black and White engraving of O'Connell and colour portrait.

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1840s NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND AND OTHER MEMBERSHIP CARDS
1840s NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND AND OTHER MEMBERSHIP CARDS
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 49

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €300

  • 1840 National Association card for James McHerrick "is Enrolled as A REPEALER"; 1840 Society for Promoting Irish Trade card, again for James McHerrick; and two "LADIES TICKET" cards for the same society. Scarce. (4 items)

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1846. LETTER REGARDING THE FAMINE
1846. LETTER REGARDING THE FAMINE
Arthur Wellesley, Field Marshal, Duke of Wellington (1769-1852)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 50

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €950

  • Medium: manuscript letter, 4 pp (singled folded sheet)
  • Dated 13 Feb. 1846, to Rev. H.P. Disney of Armagh, written in the third person, probably in a secretarial hand, declining to accept responsibility for the relief of distress in Ireland. 'The Duke .. begs leave to suggest to Mr. Disney that he is the Commander in Chief of the Army and that in that Capacity he has no relation with, or control over, the detail of measures to be adopted for the relief of the distress felt in any part of the Country. Mr. Disney should address the Lord Lt. of Ireland upon that subject.' A notably cold letter, devoid of any expression of sympathy or concern. Arthur Wellesley was born in Dublin, in a family resident in Ireland for several generations, and was Chief Secretary for Ireland 1807-09, when he concerned himself mainly with issues of defence. As Prime Minister 1828-30 his principal achievement was to persuade King George IV to allow Catholic Emancipation, since he feared that otherwise there would be civil war in Ireland. After this period, letters from him touching on Irish affairs are rare. With a full typescript transcript.

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