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c750-600BC: Late Bronze Age socketed bronze axe head  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 4

Published Estimate: €400-500

Price Realised: €550

  • Dimensions: 5 by 2 in.
  • Provenance: R. G. Widdowson Antiquities, North Yorkshire; Whence purchased by the present owner
  • Extremely fine and rare Ewart Park Phase bronze axe head with three diverging ribs on each face and prominent mouth moulding. Found during Limestone quarrying in Cardiganshire, Wales in 1890.

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1950-1: Codex Cenannensis: The Book of Kells  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 5

Published Estimate: €150-250

Price Realised: €1200

  • Dimensions: 16 by 12 in.
  • Bern: Urs Graf, vellum stamped in gilt; boxes.Facsimile edition of the Book of Kells in two volumes, comprising of hundreds of plates with many in colour, including all the openings to Gospels. Also with a printed reproduction of the first introductory text volume. (3 items)

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1868: Facsimiles of the Miniatures and Ornaments of Anglo-Saxon and Irish Manuscripts by J.O. Westwood  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 6

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €0

  • Dimensions: 22 by 14 in.
  • Quaritch London, 1868, folio, 156pp.One of an edition of 200, illustrated with 54 excellent chromolithographic plates. Presented in a cloth folding box.

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1791: Francis Grose The Antiquities of Ireland limited edition with colour plates   

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 7

Published Estimate: €8000-10000

Price Realised: €0

  • Dimensions: 14 by 10 in.
  • London. Hooper. 1791. Comprising of two volumes with a total of 266 very fine contemporarily hand coloured plates. Only a total of 25 copies of this work were coloured hence the absolute rarity of this set. Attractively bound in three quarter green morocco with marbled boards and ornate gilt spine. The last copy of this limited edition with handcoloured prints to be offered for sale was listed in Hodges Figgis' A Catalogue of Books Relating to Ireland, August 1953.

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1791: Francis Grose The Antiquities of Ireland   

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 8

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €300

  • Dimensions: 11 by 7.5 in.
  • Quarter leather, marbled boards, gilt titles.Hooper, London, 1791. First Edition. Two volumes. A sought after publication. Illustrated throughout and with information regarding all parts of the country. (2 items)

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1766: The History and Antiquities of the City of Dublin by Walter Harris  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 9

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €120

  • Dimensions: 8 by 5.5 in.
  • Original calf, 509pp.The History and Antiquities of the City of Dublin. From the earliest accounts, Compiled from Authentick Memoirs, Offices of Record, Manuscript Collections, and other unexceptionable Vouchers.. Published by Laurence Flinn, Castle Street and James Williams, Skinner Row, Dublin.

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1566 (20 March) Important State letter issued by King Philip II of Spain to Cardinal Innocenzo del Monte.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 10

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €500

  • Dimensions: 11.5 by 11.5 in.
  • Single page manuscript. Important letter sent from Madrid signed “Yo El Rey” by the King. Also signed by Gonzalo Peres the King’s personal secretary. Also bearing the State Seal. In this letter which is full of diplomatic grandeur, King Philip refers to his cousin the Marquis de Aqullar, the fact that he has been chosen as the King’s agent “in this great matter.", which could refer to several things including his attempted settlement of a Catholic suitor for Queen Elizabeth I

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1950: Siege of Clonmel Commemoration Tercentenary Souvenir Record  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 11

Published Estimate: €100-120

Price Realised: €120

  • Dimensions: 9.5 by 7.5 in.
  • Siege of Clonmel Commemoration Tercentenary Souvenir Record 1650-1950 edited by P. O'Connell and W. C. Darmody. 100pp with folding map of Clonmel and signed by O'Connell.

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1657: Composite Atlas Orbis Novi et Antiqvi Delineatio  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 12

Published Estimate: €10000-12000

Price Realised: €9500

  • Dimensions: 16 by 12 in.
  • Folio, contemporary pigskin over boards, marked G.M.F. to spine. Collection of bound 16th Century maps. Manuscript title Orbis Novi et Antiqvi Delineatio, 1657, G.M.F. within an engraved title page. A total of 90 engraved maps (72 double page) by or after Mercator, Ortelius, Hondius, Janssonius and Quad, with fine examples of Ireland. Some maps cut to neatline or backed on paper. Volume with ex-libris label of Philipp Ferdinand von Gudenu (1710-1783), a draughtsman who worked in Mainz and Constantinople. A unique and fascinating item.

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1610: John Speed map of the province of Connaught  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 13

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €650

  • Dimensions: 15 by 20 in.
  • Intaglio, handcoloured, framed. Attractive map of Connaught with inset town plan of Galway. “Performet by John Speede and are to be solde in Popes Head Alley against The Exchang by John Sudbury and George Humble, Anno Dominis 1610”

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1662: Johannis Blaeu. Atlas Hibernia   

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 14

Published Estimate: €2500-3500

Price Realised: €2300

  • Dimensions: 21 by 13 in.
  • Half leather, marbled boards 47pp. Containing six scarce maps with contemporary hand colouring. Five double page maps of Ireland, Mounster (Munster), Connachtia (Connacht), Ultonia (Ulster) and Lagenia (Leinster) and single page map of the Barony of Udrone in Carlow. Handsomely presented.

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17th Century: Map of Ireland by William Hole  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 15

Published Estimate: €80-120

Price Realised: €200

  • Dimensions: 11 by 14 in.
  • Engraving, hand coloured, framed. Nice early map of Ireland oriented with West at the top. Titled "Hiberniae Ireland Anglis Yuerdon Britannis Erin incolis Ierna Orpheo & Arist. Iris Diodoro Siculo Juverna Juvenali Joyernia Ptol."

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1691 (8 March) Williamite Wars bounty document to officer for 'good service in Ireland'  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 16

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: €450

  • Dimensions: 15 by 9.5 in.
  • Single sheet, manuscript. A rare Williamite Wars period discharge and bounty document presenting the sum of £200 to Captain John Richards as "his Majesty's free gift and Royal Bounty to him in consideration of his good services performed in Ireland." With four signatures including Lords Godolphin, Head of the Treasury and Hampden, Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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1699 (12 December) Portsmouth Garrison letter relating to troop behaviour  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 17

Published Estimate: €150-250

Price Realised: €0

  • Dimensions: 11 by 6.5 in.
  • Two page manuscript letter to Henry Sidney, Earl of Romney about the threatening behaviour of John Larkin, a gunner, against Daniel Monteth commander of the guard

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17th Century: Mortuary sword with 'Entoledo' blade  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 18

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €400


1925 (4 June) Irish Freemasonry bicentenary commemorative medal  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 19

Published Estimate: €80-100

Price Realised: €220

  • Dimensions
  • Hallmarked silver. 1725-1925 medal celebrating the bicentenary of Freemasonry in Ireland. Obverse with the armorial crest of the Grand Lodge of Freemasons in Ireland, reverse with the arms of the Earl of Donoughmore, grand master from 1913 to 1948. With Irish hallmark for 1924 and maker's mark of Langley Archer West. Also with a masonic apron. (2 items)

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1738: Scarce example of dated Youghal delft  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 20

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €500

  • Dimensions
  • An extremely scarce Youghal delft plate. Decorated with the initials of a person "M.H" and the year 1738 within three concentric circles. Evidence suggests that Youghal produced delft from 1738 to 1751. This early example is one of very few known bearing a date. Many early trials were made for local families and this is most probably the case with this particular example. Its design corresponds with two other known plates which which were produced for Quakers, hence the simplicity of the design.

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1714: Herman Moll map of Ireland  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 21

Published Estimate: €800-1200

Price Realised: €800

  • Dimensions: 40.5 by 24.4 in.
  • Detailed and large map of Ireland by cartographer, engraver, and publisher Herman Moll. Titled "A New Map of Ireland Divided into Provinces, Counties and Baronies wherein are distinguished the Bishopricks, Borroughs, Barracks, Bogs, Passes, Bridges &c., According to the Newest and most Exact Observations by Herman Moll Geographer." With inset town plans of Cork, Dublin, Limerick, Waterford, Galway and Kinsale. Also details of towns where military barracks are situated. A good example of an excellent map. Framed

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18th Century: Seacharts of Kinsale and Cork by Grenville Collins and Lindsay   

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 22

Published Estimate: €250-350

Price Realised: €400

  • Dimensions: 19 by 24 in.
  • Chart of Kinsale Harbour by Captain Grenville Collins. Also with 1759 chart of Cork harbour by Reverend Lindsay published by Mount and Page, Tower Hill, London. Both framed

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1754: French titled Map of Ireland by J. Gibson  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 23

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €300

  • Dimensions: 19 by 21 in.
  • Engraved, hand coloured, framed. Map of Ireland by J. Gibson, Clerkenwell, titled "2e. Carte d'Irlande 1754". Also with another framed map of Ireland divided into provinces and counties by John Cary and published by John Stockdale, Picadilly, 26 March 1805. (2 items)

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1771: Andrews' plan of the City of Dublin  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 24

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €220

  • Dimensions: 8.5 by 12 in.
  • Engraving, hand coloured, framed. An excellent Georgian plan of the city of Dublin with numbered references to various locations throughout the city. Hand tinted and complete with decorative cartouche.

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1751: Dublin Joint Hospital Scheme lottery tickets  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 25

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €320

  • Dimensions: 7.5 by 6.5 in.
  • Three extremely scarce one tenth tickets for the 18th Century, Dublin Joint Hospital Scheme lottery run by Bartholomew Mosse, founder of the Rotunda Hospital. This lottery was organised by Mosse in June 1751 for the benefit of Mercer's Hospital, the Hospital for Incurables and the Lying-in Hospital. Tickets were priced at half a guinea each and raised a little over £1,000 in profit for each hospital.

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18th-19th Century: Collection of Irish leases and marriage settlement documents  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 26

Published Estimate: €200-250

Price Realised: €0

  • Dimensions
  • Including County Meath marriage settlements from 1734 and 1786. 1815 County Kildare lease between Patrick Dunne of Corbally and Robert Johnson of Athy. 1779 conveyance between goldsmith John West of Dublin and John Clayton. 1770 Dublin lease of lands in Grange between Matthew Goodman and John Bryan. Good selection (4 items)

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18th Century: Georgian Society Records of Domestic Architecture and Decoration in Dublin  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 27

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €550

  • Dimensions
  • Volume 1 to 5. Volume 1 (Facsimile reprint of the 1909 edition by Irish University Press -1969). Volume 2 (1910). Limited Edition of 400 Copies. 144pp, 115 plates. Volume 3 (1911), Limited Edition of 550 Copies. 135pp, 103 plates. Volume 4 (1912) Limited Edition of 550. 125pp, 122 plates. Volume 5 (1913) Limited Edition of 600 Copies. 129pp, 139 plates.

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1780 (29 January) America. West Point Garrison note relating to General Knox  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 28

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €100

  • Dimensions: 3 by 7.5 in.
  • Single page manuscript note stating “Received. West Point 29th January a bundle of clothing for general Nox, and two shirts for Captain Savage". Signed by Samuel Cooper Quartermaster, 3rd Battalion Artillery. General Knox was the most important military General in American Revolutionary War outside of General George Washington. Samuel Cooper was a 1st Lieutenant & Regimental Quartermaster in the 3rd Artillery Battalion of the Continental Army. Scarce item.

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19th Century: 1782 Club buttons  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 29

Published Estimate: €80-100

Price Realised: €0

  • Dimensions
  • 3 large and 1 small 1782 Club gilt buttons decorated with shamrocks. The club was founded in 1844 to celebrate the memory of legislative Irish independence in 1782.

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1788 pattern British cavalry sword  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 30

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €450

  • Dimensions
  • 1788 pattern light cavalry trooper’s sword. Straight 90cm blade with narrow back fuller. Stirrup hilt with ribbed leather grip. Complete with leather and steel mounted scabbard marked 'Woolley & Co.'

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1793 (13 February) French Revolution volunteer commission document  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 31

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €0

  • Dimensions: 13.5 by 9 in.
  • In the name of Citizen Paul Guichard To hold the rank of Lieutenant in the Militia Battalion of the Somme With signatures and original wax seal. Framed

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1794-7: French Revolutionary Wars engravings including Captain Faulknor storming Fort Royal Martinique  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 32

Published Estimate: €250-350

Price Realised: €0

  • Dimensions: 25 by 30 in.
  • Framed, coloured engravings. Two large engravings of Captain Faulknor of HMS Zebra storming Fort Royal Martinique as part of a force of 1200 commanded by General Rochambeau and Captain Trollope in the Glatton engaging a French squadron. Both published by James Daniell, London. (2 items)

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1791 (October 19) Henry Grattan handwritten and signed letter  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 33

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €280

  • Dimensions: 9 by 7.5 in.
  • 3pp, manuscript. Letter in Grattan's hand sent from 9 Lukesmith Square. Written in the third person and signed numerous times as "Mr. Grattan". Henry Grattan the famous orator and statesman born in Dublin, was an opponent of the act of union and the only Irish politician to have a period of parliamentary history named after him.

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1798: 'The United Irish Patriots of 1798' print  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 34

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €220

  • Dimensions: 19 by 24 in.
  • Lithograph, framed. Large print depicting the leaders of the United Irishmen including Wolfe Tone, Emmet, Sheares, Russell, Naper Tandy, MacCracken, Fitzgerald, Dwyer et al. A good decorative piece.

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18th-20th Century: Collection of letters with signatures of Irish historical figures including  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 35

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €280

  • Dimensions
  • Mixed lot of letters handwritten and signed by well known Irish historical figures including Aubrey Thomas de Vere, Dudley Fitzgerald de-Ros, Colonel Henry John Clements, Isaac Milles the younger, Admiral Edward Plunkett, Lord Strangford, General John Thomas de Burgh, Barry Sullivan, Maurice O'Connell son of Daniel, Lord O'Neill of Shane's Castle Antrim, Major General Sir Charles Wilson, Richard Lovell Edgeworth, James Frederick Ferguson and Thomas Crofton Croker. (14 items)

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1826: Life of Theobald Wolfe Tone  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 36

Published Estimate: €150-250

Price Realised: €160

  • Dimensions: 9 by 6 in.
  • Quarter leather with marbled boards, gilt titled spine, 2 volumes. Life of Theobald Wolfe Tone, Founder of the United Irish Society, and Adjutant General and Chef de Brigade in the Service of the French and Batavian Republics. Edited by his Son, William Theobald Wolfe Tone: With a brief account of his own Education and Campaigns under the Emperor Napoleon. In Two Volumes. Gales & Seaton, Washington 1826. 1st edition. Edited by his son William Theobald Wolfe Tone. (2 volumes)

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circa 1820: Cork Hedge School manuscript book of stories transcribed by Uilliam Ó hAodha  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 37

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €1600

  • Dimensions: 7 by 6 in.
  • An excellent 324pp manuscript book in the Irish language with stories and notes likely to have been transcribed by Uilliam Ó hAodha (Willie Hayes) from Barrack Cross, County Cork. A hedge school master most of his few known manuscripts date from between 1814 and his death in 1836. Lámhscríbhinní Gaeilge such as this example rarely appear for auction, an extremely scarce document . With 1988 letter from Dr. Pádraig de Brún relating to the history of the manuscript.

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19th Century: Cork City Dinner Service hand painted plate  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 38

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €500

  • Dimensions
  • An interesting plate from a large dinner service set commissioned for the Lord Mayor of Cork’s Old Mansion House (now the Mercy Hospital) which was built in 1767. Decorated with symbols including: the Cap of Maintenance signifying the continuity of the Mayor and the Corporation; the Dart (at left and right) which was used in an annual ceremony whereby the Mayor, as Admiral of the Port defined the jurisdiction of Cork Harbour by throwing it off Blackrock Castle; the Mace and Sword are incorporated with the Dart; the Portcullis at the bottom was used to prevent ships entering the channel when the city was walled; the chain surrounding the coat of arms was presented by Queen Elizabeth in 1571 to Maguire Roche, Mayor of Cork. The Coat of Arms, representing King’s Old Castle and Queen’s Old Castle and a Ship, was designed by CR Payne.

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1806 ( 7 May) Court of the Exchequer Ireland Decree of Judgement  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 39

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €150

  • Dimensions: 26 by 27 in.
  • Court of the Exchequer Ireland Exemplification or Decree of Judgement in the case of plaintiffs Robert Marth & William Burke against defendants Edward Crosbie & Thomas Cherburgh Bligh. A large vellum decree relating to a dispute regarding lands in the Barony of Kells, Co. Meath. Places mentioned include Ballymacdavid, Scriboge, Aghnaneen etc.. A total of 16 large format pages, the first with an engraving of King George III

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1810 : Map of County Down by James Williamson  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 40

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €180

  • Dimensions: 50 by 43 in.
  • Large map titled "A Map of the County of Down, taken from Actual Survey Completed in the Year 1810 / by James Williamson" Decorated with a decorative cartouche. Also with distances and references inset lower right.

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1818: History of the City of Dublin, from the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 41

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €280

  • Dimensions
  • Provenance: Ex-libris St Augustine Monastery Abbey, Ramsgate, with bookplate and library stamp to each volume
  • Full calf, T. Cadell and W. Davies, London, 1818, two volumes, 668pp, 669pp. An excellent and comprehensive account of the City of Dublin with engraved maps, plans and plates. Covers loose and spines worn. Scarce.

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19th Century: Irish alphabetic and religious sampler  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 42

Published Estimate: €80-100

Price Realised: €90

  • Dimensions: 15 by 10 in.
  • An attractive Irish thread cross-stich on linen sampler by "Margaret Adams, 18 Belfast Street", with a verse of the hymn 'Day of judgment, Day of wonders' by John Newton incorporated into the design. Framed.

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19th Century (Irish School) views of Collon Village Co. Louth  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 43

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: €600

  • Dimensions: 5.5 by 8.25 in.
  • 1817 three views (2 watercolour, 1 pencil) of Collon Church and Village framed uniformly. Collon church was designed by the Revd Daniel Augustus Beaufort (1739-1821), who was the Rector of Collon from 1789 and 1821. It was built in 1811-1813 in the Tudor perpendicular gothic style and took inspiration from the chapel of King’s College, Cambridge.

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19th-20th Century: Large collection of deeds, indentures and receipts including Barracks plans  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 44

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €120

  • Dimensions
  • A large box of documents relating to a Dublin solicitors practice and covering a large range of different legal issues. Including documents letters and plans relating to 1899 Beggarbush Barracks Extension, John Power and Son documents with draft lease of Drury Street premises, correspondence from the Irish Land Commission relating to evictions, Kilmainham malicious injury claims, number of Junction Railways documents and correspondence, Sealey family wills and documents, Meade family documents include estate documents, assignment documents of Abourfield, Dundrum, Kenney's Estate Monaghan, title to lands in Wexford, assignment of house and premises in Grafton Street, Dublin dated 1825, Ailesbury Road Dublin lease documents etc. An excellent assortment, with the potential for much further research (100s)

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19th-20th Century: Another collection of deeds, indentures and reciepts  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 45

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €120

  • Dimensions
  • Metal deed box with the name of Mrs. Hercules MacDonnell full of documents and correspondence relating to the same Dublin solicitor. Including marriage settlements between Dobbs and Sealy families. Claims and documents relating to the estates of Sir Abraham Sutton, Isabella M. Domville, Frances Redmond, Thomas Richard Holland etc. Irish Land Commission documents, items relating to the Lind family of Eyrefield Lodge, Curragh, Co. Kildare, newspapers, insurance documents, large numbers of letters etc. Worthy of further research.

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1820-1840: British nobility commemorative medals including George Leveson-Gower  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 46

Published Estimate: €150-250

Price Realised: €0

  • Dimensions
  • Three attractively framed commemorative medals. Two produced in memory of George Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland, a controversial figure due to his role in the Highland Clearances. The third in memory of Francis Henry Egerton, 8th Earl of Bridgewater.

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1821: George IV - Grand Installation of The Knights of Saint Patrick medal  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 47

Published Estimate: €80-100

Price Realised: €100

  • Dimensions: 1.5 by 1.5 in.
  • Medal struck to commemorate the 1821 Grand Installation of The Knights of Saint Patrick by George IV on his visit to Ireland. Obverse with laurelled head of King. Reverse showing a view of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.

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1825: Calendar of prisoners at Carlow Gaol  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 48

Published Estimate: €150-250

Price Realised: €350

  • Dimensions: 18.5 by 22 in.
  • Single page manuscript. Calendar of prisoners in the custody of the High Sheriff of Carlow in July 1825. Includes information such as name, when committed, crime, sentence etc. Crimes include: stealing clothes from off a hedge, pig stealing, robbery, suspicion of house burning and insanity. An interesting document.

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1835 (7 December) Major General Richard Delafield handwritten and signed letter  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 49

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €0

  • Dimensions: 9.5 by 7.5 in.
  • Single page manuscript. Letter written and signed by Richard Delafield who served as superintendent of the US Military Academy, was Chief of Engineers, and was a major general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

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1830: Alphonse de Lamartine portrait medallion from the library of Richard Robert Madden  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 50

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €200

  • Dimensions: 5.5 by 5.25 in.
  • Portrait medallion of Alphonse de Lamartine, the French poet and statesman, produced in 1830 by David d’Angers at the time that de Lamartine was received into L'Académie Française. A scarce medallion, other examples are held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Musée du Louvre. Notes verso confirm this piece as coming from the collection of Dr. Richard Robert Madden (1798-1886), a well known doctor and historian of the United Irishmen. Both Madden and de Lamartine were instrumental in the movement for the abolition of the slave trade in their respective countries during the mid 19th Century and this perhaps explains why Madden hung this medallion in his library.

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1829-43: Political Sketches by H.B. (John Doyle)  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 51

Published Estimate: €1200-1500

Price Realised: €0

  • Dimensions
  • Oblong folio. half calf. Seven volumes with numerous political sketches. Two volumes consisting of tinted lithograph plate, the remaining five volumes with black and white plates.

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19th Century: Daniel O'Connell Staffordshire figure  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 52

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €450

  • Dimensions
  • Large Victorian Stafforshire figure of Daniel O'Connell with a black and gilt jacket and white trousers standing next to a draped pedestal. Base with title "Dan O'Connell"

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1828 (27 September) Daniel O'Connell envelope with signature and seal sent from Kerry  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 53

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €280

  • Dimensions: 3 by 5.5 in.
  • Envelope sent to Marlborough Street Dublin by Daniel O'Connell from Caherciveen with signature lower left, free post mark and seal of O'Connell in red wax to reverse. Also with another envelope sent to London in 1831 again with signature lower left and contemporaneous inscription on reverse describing O'Connell as "The Irish Agitator" (2 items)

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