24 September 2011

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1610: Bellarmine's Defence of his reply to King James the first of England concerning the theory of the divine right of kings  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 1

Reserve: €250

  • Medium: vellum, 363pp
  • Dimensions: 18 by 13cm., 7 by 5in.
  • Roberto Bellarmino. Apologia Roberti S. R. E. Cardin Bellarmini Pro Responsione Sua Ad Librum Jacobi Magnae Britanniae Regis, Cuius Titulis Est, Triplici Nodo Triplex Cuncus. In Qua Apologia Refellitur Praefatio Monitoria Regis Eiusdem. Gartnerum, 1610. An interesting publication by one of the most important figures in the Counter-Reformation.

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1610: John Speed map of Munster  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 4

Reserve: €300

  • Medium: coloured engraving, framed
  • Dimensions: 104 by 132cm., 41 by 52in.
  • John Speed, coloured, 17th Century engraved map of Munster (Mounster) with inset town plan of Cork and Limerick. Title and scale displayed in decorative strapwork cartouches and large compass rose, ship and sea monster in bottom right hand corner. Retailed by John Sudbury and John Humble of Pope's Head Alley.

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1614: John Speed map of Shropshire  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 5

Reserve: €500

  • Medium: engraving, hand tinted, framed
  • Dimensions: 38 by 51cm., 15 by 20in.
  • John Speed second edition map of Shropshire with inset map of Shrewsbury and title and scale displayed in decorative coloured cartouches. Contained in a double sided frame. Also with 1801 Smith map of the county of Salop (Shropshire), also framed. (2 items)

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1729-1847: Wexford legal documents collection including affidavits, depositions etc.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 11

Reserve: €300


1730-1740: Pope Clement XII Papal bull  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 12

Reserve: €1000

  • Medium: single sheet manuscript on vellum with wax seal
  • Dimensions: 30 by 51cm., 12 by 20in.
  • Papal bull of Pope Clement XII (Lorenzo Corsini) in Latin. Pope from 1730. With manuscript signature of the Pope
    Born into a well known Florentine family, Pope Clement worked as a lawyer before joining the church, rising to become a Cardinal in 1706. After becoming Pope in 1730 he used his experience as Papal Treasurer to restore the Papal finances. He also began extensive building programs for which he is largely remembered today. Contained in an attractive archival frame.

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1731: Britannia Depicta, road atlas of England and Wales  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 13

Reserve: €60


1732: MacCurtin and Begley English Irish Dictionary  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 14

Reserve: €1500

  • Medium: 717pp
  • Dimensions: 25 by 20cm., 10 by 8in.
  • Guerin, Paris, 1732. Very scarce, first compilation of an English-Irish Dictionary. Professionally rebound by Museum Bookbindings of Dublin in full calf with gilt

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1740-64: Gorey, Wexford rent and property letters  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 15

Reserve: €200

  • Medium: manuscript, various sizes
  • Collection of letters and documents relating to Charles and Richard Wilson of Dublin and their property in Gorey and Camolin, Wexford. Content relating to collecting rents, Enniscorthy Fair, livestock, local farms, lists of names etc. (9 items)

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1758-1891: Powell family deeds and legal documents collection  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 16

Reserve: €800

  • A very large collection of indentures, deeds, bank books, legal documents and letters contained in a metal deed box relating to solicitor John La Touche Powell and his wife. The documents chart the interesting life of Powell, a Dublin solicitor, who found himself in dangerous legal difficulties in the late 1830s due to his extravagant lifestyle. He left Ireland for North Wales where he died in 1841, leaving his wife behind in Dublin in poverty.

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circa 1760: Emanuel Bowen map of the County Palatine of Chester  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 18

Reserve: €150

  • Medium: engraving, hand tinted, framed
  • Dimensions: 23 by 33cm., 9 by 13in.
  • Printed information of major towns in the county inset. Also with 1787 John Harrison engraved map and hand tinted map of Oxfordshire, framed. (2 items)

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1789-1812: Dublin Directories including Gentleman's and Citizen's Almanack  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 23

Reserve: €250

  • Gentleman's and Citizen's Almanack, combined with the English Dictionary, Dublin 1789 and Triple Almanack, including Wilson's Dublin Directory 1812. With lists of merchants, trading companies, barristers, solicitors, streets etc. (2 books)

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1780-1783: The American Campaigns of Rochambeau's Army  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 24

Reserve: €100

  • Medium: original cloth in slipcase
  • Dimensions: 30 by 25cm., 12 by 10in.
  • Princeton University Press, New Jersey, 1972. Two volume set translated and edited by Howard C. Rice Jr. and Anne S.K. Brown. Also with The Original Watercolor Paintings by John James Audubon for the Birds of America, American Heritage Publishing Co, Inc, 1966. Two volumes with slipcase with excellent colour plates. (2 items)

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circa 1807: Early pair of trial percussion pistols by Joseph Egg with permission by Forsyth.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 33

Reserve: €5000

  • Provenance: Provenance:Clay P. Bedford collection; exhibited: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1971
  • Rare pair of 12 bore percussion cap pistols by Joseph Egg. Barrels engraved with maker's name "Egg No 1 Piccadilly London". Hammer and trigger guards with fine engraved decoration. Lock plates also decorated, stepped and rounded both ends, and engraved "Joseph Egg by permission of Forsyth the patentee". White metal foresight, Full walnut stocks with chequered butts and vacant escutcheon. Complete with original ramrods. Contained in a later (circa 1840) brass fitted case. These pistols are illustrated in Clay P. Bedford's book Early Firearms of Great Britain and Ireland (page 159-160). As inscribed on the lock-plates permission was granted by Alexander John Forsyth, inventor of the percussion ignition, to a select number of gunsmiths for the very early manufacture of the first percussion lock pistols, which include this pair. Collection tags of C.P. Bedford attached to trigger guard.

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1786-1922: Stillorgan, Anne Street, Dawson Street property indentures and documents  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 43

Reserve: €100


1803: The Post Chaise Companion: Or, Travellers' Directory Through Ireland by William Wilson  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 49

Reserve: €200

  • Medium: full calf, 660pp
  • Dimensions: 22 by 14cm., 8.5 by 5.5in.
  • 3rd edition corrected and enlarged. Containing a new and Accurate Description of the direct and principal Cross Roads, with particulars of the Noblemen and Gentlemen's Seats, Cities, Towns, parks, Natural Curiosities, Antiquities, Castles, Ruins, Manufactures, Loughs, Glens, Harbours, &c. &c. Forming An Historical & Descriptive Account of the Kingdom. To which is added, a Travelling Dictionary, or Alphabetical Tables. Shewing the distance of all the Principal Cities, Boroughs, Market and Sea Port Towns, in Ireland from each other.

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1814: Magna Britannia et Coloniae, History, Topography, Geography, Laws of Great Britain and Her Settlements including Army & Navy Lists  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 54

Reserve: €300

  • Medium: manuscript, 463pp
  • Dimensions: 37 by 25cm., 14.5 by 10in.
  • Large manuscript volume bound in suede backed buckram. Divided into 40 parts. With sections on Ireland, the Reign of William the Conqueror, Henry 3rd, Wales or Cambria, Isle of Man, Scotland, New Britain or Labrador, Topographical account of various English counties, Topographical Accounts of Scotland, Wales, The German Dominions, British Possessions in Asia, America, details of the King's Court, House of Commons Members and the last two sections with a list of officers of the Royal Navy and Army.

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1816-1880: Rathfarnham and district collection of indentures and legal documents  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 58

Reserve: €250

  • Medium: manuscript, various sizes
  • Collection of vellum property documents relating to the Rathfarnham area, including several relating to Air Park and Stocking Lane, now a new housing development. Many with various revenue stamps.

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1820: Dublin bank failure compensation claim document  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 60

Reserve: €60


1834: Greenwood maps of the Principality of Wales  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 65

Reserve: €200

  • Medium: engraving, hand tinted
  • Map of the North West Circuit of the Principality of Wales. Showing the counties of Anglesey, Caernarfon & Merioneth with inset vignette illustration of Bangor Cathedral. Also Map of the North East Circuit of the Principality of Wales. Showing the counties of Flint, Denbigh and Montgomery with inset vignette illustration of St. Asaph's Cathedral. Both framed. (2 items)

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1847-49: Carlow Famine period legal documents collection including eviction orders  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 69

Reserve: €400

  • A large collection of legal documents mostly relating to the Carlow area. The majority relating to court orders and the legal process for eviction due to non-payment of rent. An interesting insight into evictions during the Famine.

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1849: Famine period return of penalties issued by Fenagh Petty Sessions, Carlow  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 70

Reserve: €100

  • Medium: single page manuscript
  • Dimensions: 38 by 28cm., 15 by 11in.
  • Includes cases for drunkenness and "road nuisance". With details of the magistrate presiding, the person convicted, the nature of their offence, amount of fine etc. Signed by Benjamin Burr, ancestor of the famous actor Raymond Burr, known for his television roles as Perry Mason and Ironside.

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1851 (7 February) Edward Cardwell handwritten and signed letter  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 73

Reserve: €100

  • Medium: single page manuscript
  • Dimensions: 19 by 11cm., 7.5 by 4.5in.
  • Signed letter sent from Whitehall Gardens, dated 7 February 1857, discussing an Irish bill put forward by Lord John Russell. Edward Cardwell at the time of writing this letter was an MP for Liverpool and later served as Secretary for Ireland and Secretary for War

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1853-54: Wicklow, Griffith Valuation of Ireland publications  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 74

Reserve: €300


1862-1916: Kennedy Families of Kilcannon and Callaghane, Co. Waterford estate papers  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 80

Reserve: €100

  • Medium: manuscript, various sizes
  • Relating to the Kennedy family of Kilcannon and Kennedy family of Callaghane. Including: wills, estate account details, settlements, assets schedule, psrticulars and conditions of sale relating to land, Land registry stamped documents etc.

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1863-1912: British colonial books collection including Colonial Office Lists  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 81

Reserve: €150

  • The Colonial Office Lists for 1863, 1873, 1878, 1879, 1886, 1895 and 1912. The Royal Colonial Institute report of proceedings 1906-07 and 1908-09 (2). British Imperial Calendar 1891. (11 books)

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1873: Gladstone's Irish University Bill scrapbook  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 86

Reserve: €150

  • Dimensions: 23 by 19cm., 9 by 7.5in.
  • A notebook containing extensive press cuttings on the progress of Gladstone’s Irish Universities Bill of 1873, which sought to reorganise Irish university education within a non-denominational framework. Includes Gladstone’s opening Commons speech, with editorial comment from The Times, Daily News, Freeman’s Journal, The Nation, Dublin Evening Post, Spectator, Evening Standard, Pall Mall Gazette, Daily Telegraph, Observer, Saturday Review and others, neatly mounted in chronological order, showing the gradual stiffening of opposition to the Bill.

    The Bill was the third pillar of Gladstone’s Irish policy, after disestablishment of the Church of Ireland and land reform. Initially it was welcomed, but it was denounced by the Catholic hierarchy, and was opposed by others affected. In the end it was defeated by three votes in the Commons, with 65 Irish members voting against and only 15 in favour. Gladstone had described the Bill as ‘vital to the honour and existence of the Government’, and he resigned (briefly) the following day. In a small quarto morocco-backed notebook, a very useful compilation for scholars.

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Collection of medical history books including Irish Medical Directory 1875  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 93

Reserve: €150

  • Collection of medical history and related books. Irish Medical Directory 1875. Medical History of the Meath Hospital, 1892 2nd edition. History of The Royal Hospital Donnybrook, signed. A History of St. Patrick's Hospital, Dublin. etc. (8 books)

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1885: Philip's Handy Atlas of the Counties of Ireland  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 98

Reserve: €80

  • Irish atlas by George Phillip and Son, with county maps reduced from ordnance survey maps and coloured to show parliamentary divisions, according to the 1885 redistribution bill. Rebound with red boards and Ireland map reproduction tipped in. Also with Black's 1891 tourist's guide to Ireland with pull-out maps of Dublin, Belfast etc. (2 items)

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1889: The History and Development of Banking in Ireland by Malcolm Dillon  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 100

Reserve: €80

  • Medium: cloth, 168pp
  • Dimensions: 20 by 13cm., 8 by 5in.
  • Thom, Dublin. Also with John Hely Hutchinson, The Commercial Restraints of Ireland Considered in a Series of Letters to a Noble Lord, Containing an Historical Account of the Affairs of That Kingdom, Dublin, 1779. Gill, Dublin, 1882, 190pp. (2 items)

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1893: The history and topography of the County of Clare  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 105

Reserve: €200

  • Medium: original boards, pp654, printed by Sealy, Bryers & Walker, Dublin
  • Dimensions: 22 by 15cm., 8.5 by 6in.
  • First edition of this rare book which contains a wealth information on the County of Clare, including its history, parishes, land ownership, archaeology etc. illustrated throughout. Inside cover with ex libris label of James Donelan M.B. later surgeon at the Italian Hospital, London, who was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and the Royal University of Ireland. A well known laryngologist he died in 1922 aged 65.

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1896: Irish Parliamentary Party telegrams sent to Richard McGhee M.P.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 107

Reserve: €200

  • Collection of telegrams sent to nationalist M.P. Richard McGhee at the White Horse Hotel, Drogheda. Including telegrams relating to McGhee's victory in the 1896 South Louth by-election, Michael Davitt's ill-health, William O'Brien during his break from politics in Westport and telegrams sent by Davitt, John Dillon, Joseph Devlin, Michael McCartan etc. (11 items)

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1899-1918: Collection of correspondence including letters from the Casement family of Wicklow  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 110

Reserve: €100

  • A collection of letters and envelopes addressed to William Dowse including letters relating to High Sheriff of County Wicklow, Julius Casement and reference letters from Alicia Kirk of Dublin and Julius Casement. (14 items)

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19th Century: Illuminated French Genealogical and Heraldic Manuscript  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 115

Reserve: €2000

  • Dimensions: 53 by 43cm., 21 by 17in.
  • Over 200 manuscript pages with coloured illuminations including armorial crests, coats of arms, family insignia etc. A genealogical and historical essay of the Lordships of the regions of Champagne, Burgundy and Langres and their lands, titles, history and other information based upon research which has been certified by Roche Lambert, Herald of the Arms of France. Accompanying the manuscript are many pages of notes and documents certifying the validity of the information and illuminated coats of arms of the Lordships of Chameroy etc.

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19th Century: Estevez family genealogical manuscript  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 116

Reserve: €1500

  • Dimensions: 30 by 23cm., 12 by 9in.
  • Over 600 pages tracing the origins of this family from the Middle Ages. It includes copies of birth and marriage certificates, family trees, hand coloured family heraldic crests and other documents testifying to the nobility of the family Estevanez, its experiences during the inquisition and its Italian links with Naples and Sicily.

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19th Century: Carte de visite portrait photograph collection  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 119

Reserve: €100

  • Collection of carte de visite and cabinet card photographs contained in two albums. The majority taken by Irish photographers of Belfast and Dublin, with a large number identified.

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19th Century: Victorian ceremonial halberd  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 126

Reserve: €200


Celtic crossed swords and shield weapon display  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 130

Reserve: €150


19th-20th Century: Autograph album including Oliver St. John Gogarty and James Stephens  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 131

Reserve: €200

  • Including signed letters, drawings, newspaper cuttings etc. Autographs include Oliver St. John Gogarty, James Stephens, Katharine Tynan, Lord Castlereagh, Mrs. S. C. Hall, Jelly D'Aranyi (Hungarian violinist), Albert Felix Schmitt, Arthur Rochfort (Victoria Cross winner) etc.

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19th Century: Russian military interest books collection including Crimean War and Russo-Turkish War history  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 136

Reserve: €100

  • The History of the War against Russia Illustrated (Crimean War), by E. H. Nolan, 2 volumes, James S. Virtue, London, 1857. The Russo-Turkish War, by Capt. H.M. Hozier, W. MacKenzie, Edinburgh, 1878, Volume 1 & 2. The War Between Japan and Russia, by Murat Halstead, London, 1904. The German Official Account of the Russo-Japanese War, by Karl Von Donat, Rees, London 1909. The Russo-Turkish War, by Capt. H. M. Hozier, W. MacKenzie, Edinburgh, 1877, Volume 1 & 2. (10 books)

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1890-1935: Estate papers relating to the Crobally Estate, Tramore, County Waterford  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 139

Reserve: €120


circa 1900: J. Lizars Challenge plate camera  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 141

Reserve: €100


1912: The Loss of the SS Titanic Its Story and Its Lessons by Lawrence Beesley  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 158

Reserve: €150


circa 1870: London Irish Rifles belt buckle  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 162

Reserve: €250


1874-1881: Queen's Own Royal Dublin City militia other ranks glengarry badge.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 164

Reserve: €150


pre 1881: Roscommon Militia other ranks glengarry badge  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 165

Reserve: €250


19th Century: Irish militia badges glass plate negatives  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 168

Reserve: €60


circa 1895: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers officers and other ranks 'Tirah' shoulder titles  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 169

Reserve: €150


circa 1890: British Army general pattern officer's waist belt clasp  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 175

Reserve: €100


circa 1900: 6th Inniskilling Dragoons general service and dress waist belt clasps  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 179

Reserve: €150

  • Pre 1922 Officer's general service dress waist belt clasp and officer's dress uniform clasp of the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons. Also with Elizabeth II officer's general service pattern waist belt clasp. (3 items)

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1874-1918: Collection of British Army badges  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 September 2011 / 181

Reserve: €100

  • Medium: framed
  • Dimensions: 41 by 30cm., 16 by 12in.
  • Collection of British Army badges including 24th, 61st, 75th and 96th Foot 1874-1881 pattern glengarry badges, Scots Guards pipers badge and Royal Naval Division machine gun battalion cap badge. Includes some reproductions. (13 items)

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