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  • The Spring ChatsworthFine Art Sale

    7th & 8th March, 2017

    Rare Book & Collectors


    Wednesday, 2nd May 2018at The Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel

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  • Rare Book & Collectors' SaleWednesday, May 2nd, 2018at Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, Ormonde Street, Kilkenny City

    To include:

    The Library of Dr. D.W. Davin MB BCh BAO, Hillsborough, Co. Down;

    The G.A.A. Collection of the late Paddy Downey, The Irish Times;The late Fred Dixon's Collection of Irish Almanacks;& other select items from private clients

    Viewing: At The Chatsworth Auction Rooms, Castlecomer: Tuesday, 24th April: 12.00 5pm*** (The Box Lots will not be available to view in Castlecomer,

    or on Morning of Sale)

    At Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel: Monday, 30th April: 1.00 6.00pm Tuesday, 1st May: 10.00 5.30pm

    Auction: Wednesday, 2nd May at 10.30am sharp Approx. 800 lots

    Bidding & Queries:+353 87 2751361+353 87 2027759Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel: 056 7750200info@fonsiemealy.ie

    Admittance strictly by catalogue 10 (admits 2)Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult

    Sale Reference: 0303

    Online bidding available via the-saleroom.com (surcharge applies)

    Follow us on Twitter @FonsieMealy

    Front Cover: Lot 690Inside Front Cover Illustration: Lot 79Inside Back Cover Illustration: Series of AlmanacksBack Cover: Lot 549

    Design & Print: Lion Print, Cashel. 062-61258

    Tel: 00 353 56 4441229 | Email: info@fonsiemealy.ie | Website: www.fonsiemealy.ie

    Chatsworth Auction Rooms, Chatsworth St., Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, IrelandfmPSRA Registration No: 001687

    Lot 800 The American Invasion 1888"First Ever G.A.A. Hurling Match in America"

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    Mr Fonsie Mealy F.r.I.C.S. (Director) Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers

    Fine Art & Rare Books

    T: 056 44 41229

    E: info@fonsiemealy.ie

    Mr George Fonsie Mealy B.A. (Director) Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers

    Fine Art & Rare Books

    T: 056 44 41413

    E: georgef@fonsiemealy.ie


    Mrs Brigid Coady (Reception) | info@fonsiemealy.ie

    Mr Kevin Mullins (Accounts) | accounts@fonsiemealy.ie

    Mrs Elizabeth McDonald (Administration) | info@fonsiemealy.ie

    Mrs Eimear Mealy (Administration) | eimear.mealy@gmail.com


    Mr Jim McDonaldMr Tony Osborne

    Contact Details for View and Sale Days:

    +353 87 2751361

    +353 87 2027759


    See page 70 for Conditions of Sale

    PSRA Registration No: 001687

    F i n e A r t & r a r e B o o k s

  • All contents and images are subject to copyright3



    1 [Croker (J.W.)] Familiar Epistles to Frederick E. Jones on the Present State of the Irish Stage, sm. 8vo D. 1805. Fourth, uncut, boards; [Sterne (L.)] A Sentimental Journal through France and Italy, by Mr. Yorick. 2 vols. in one, 12mo L. 1769. Fourth, hf. title, port. frontis Vol. I & engd. coat of arms, cont. calf; Stonecastle (H.) The Universal Spectator, 4 vols. 12mo L. 1747. Cont. full calf, raised bands. (6) 150 - 200

    2 Edgeworth (Maria) Tales and Novels, 10 vols. sm. 8vo L. 1857. Engd. plts. titles & illus., orig. cloth, gilt spines. V. good. (10) 160 - 250

    3 Hogan (Rev. Ed.) The History of the Irish Wolfdog, 12mo D. 1897, First Edn., frontis & plts; also The Irish People, Their Height, Form and Strength. 12mo D. 1897, First Edn., frontis, 2 vols. uniform, orig. green cloth, fine gilt decoration. Both v. good. Scarce. (2) 140 - 200

    4 [Whately (Thos. & Payne (Thos.)] Observations on Modern Gardening, Illustrated by Descriptions, 12mo D. (John Exshaw) 1770. First Dublin Edition, cont. calf, lacks label. * Bound with Letters describing the Lake of Killarney and Mucruss Gardens, by Wm. Ockenden, Dublin 1770. Good & Scarce. (1) 150 - 200

    5 Hayward (R.) & Piper (R.) This is Ireland - Leinster and Dublin, & Ulster and Belfast, 2 vols. L. 1949 & 1950, illus. d.w.s; also OGrady (S.) Lost on Du-Corrie, D. n.d.; OBrien (Kate) The Flower of May, L. 1953, First Edn., d.w. (4) 60 - 90

    6 Hand Coloured Plates: Plues (Margaret) Rambles in Search of Wild Flowers, 8vo L. 1864. Second Edn., 18 full page hd. cold. plts., cloth. (1) 130 - 180

    7 [ONolan (Brian)] OBrien (Flann) The Hard Life, L. 1961. First Edn., cloth & orig. d.w.; also Cruiskeen Lawn, by Myles na gCopaleen, 8vo D. (Cahill & Co.) n.d. First Edn., illus. thro-out, orig. colour decor. wrappers, both good. (2) 120 - 160

    8 Signed by the Author Lynch (Florence Monteith) The Mystery Man of Banna Strand, The Life and Death of Captain Robert Monteith, 8vo N.Y. 1959, First Edn., illus., Signed and dedicated to Honourable Jack Bourke, Mayor of Limerick, cloth & d.j. (1) 80 - 100

    9 Gratton Flood (W.H.) A History of Irish Music, D. 1913. Signed Pres. Copy to V. Rev. Fr. F. Carolan, P.P., orig. cloth, stained; Woulfe (Rev. P.) Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall - Irish Names and Surnames, D. 1923. First Edn., cloth. Both Scarce. (2) 80 - 130

    10 Fine Bindings: Lever (Charles) Charles OMalley - The Irish Dragoon, 8vo L. 1899, illus. a.e.g. full green mor. by Bayntun of Bath, gilt fillet borders & tooled spine; The London Anthology, L. 1951, illus., a.e.g., full dark blue mor. by Zaensdorf; Browning (E.B.) Casa Guidi Windows, sm. 4to Florence 1926, illus. cont. tooled gilt Italian binding; also 2 other vols. by Macaulay & Longfellow, all fine attractive bindings. (5) 200 - 300

    11 [Phipps (C.H.) Marquis of Normanby] The English in France, 3 vols. L. 1828. First Edn., 3 hf. titles, adverts end of Vols. I & II, uncut boards; Von Raumer (Fred.) England in 1835: being a series of Letters Written to Friends in Germany. 3 vols. L. 1836. First Edn. 1 hf. title & 1 advert. leaf, uncut, orig. boards. Good. (6) 120 - 170

    12 Maps: Cary (John) New Itinerary: or, An Accurate Delineation of the Great Roads, .. throughout England and Wales... 8vo L. 1798. First Edn., engd. map in 5 parts, cont. hf. calf, rubbed; also Eight Edn. of same work, L. 1819, lg. map (torn with loss) & 6 other fold. engd. maps, hf. calf. (2) 120 - 180

    13 Medical: Buchan (Wm.) Domestic Medicine, 8vo L. 1807, calf; Combe (A.) The Physiology of Digestion, 8vo Edin. 1842. Fourth, cloth; Keynes (Geoffrey)ed. The Anatomical Exercises of William Harvey, 8vo L. (The Nonesuch Press) n.d. Lim. Edn. No. 768 of 1450 copies, unopened, full mor.; & 1 other. (4) 100 - 150

    14 Tyndall (John) Mountaineering in 1861. A Vacation Tour, L. 1862. First Edn. hf. title, frontis & 1 plt. 8pp. adverts. at end, orig. cloth. V. good copy. Rare. (1) 275 - 325


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    15 Tyndall (John) The Glaciers of the Alps, being A Narrative of Excursions and Ascents.. . 8vo L. 1860. First Edn., frontis plts. & illus. thro-out, 32pp. Cat. at end, orig. purple cloth, somewhat stained, but good. Scarce. (1) 250 - 350

    16 Scarce Cork Travel Book Windele (J.) Historical and Descriptive Notices of Cork, sm. 8vo Cork (Bolster) 1843. Second Edn., wd. cut frontis, some text illus. recent cloth. Scarce. (1) 130 - 180

    17 Budgell (Eustace) Memoirs of the Life and Character of the Late Earl of Orrery and of the Family of the Boyles, 8vo L. 1732. First Edn., engd. port. frontis, XX, 258pp plus 6pp adverts, cont. panel calf, raised bands, tooled gilt panels, upr. cover loosening. (1) 130 - 180

    18 [Knox] Extra Official State Papers Addressed to the Rt. Hon. Lord Rawdon .. Promoting the Prosperity of the British Empire, 8vo L. & D. Reprinted 1789, hf. title, hf. calf, worn; Conversation on Botany, sm. 8vo L. 1834, 22 engd. plts. full mor. tooled gilt borders; & 1 other Greek book, Oxford 1750, fine binding. (3) 120 - 160

    19 Galway interest: Sullivan (M.D.) Old Galway The History of a Norman Colony in Ireland, Cambridge 1942, First Edn., illus. cloth; Wynne (Maud) An Irishman and his Family Lord Morris and Killanin, L. 1937, First, illus. cloth & d.w. (2) 100 - 150

    20 All Limited Editions Cuala Press: Masefield (John) Some Memories of W.B. Yeats, D. 1940, No. 216 (370); Mac Donagh (D.) Veterans and Other Poems, D. 1941, No. 18 (270); Bax (Clifford)ed. Florence Farr, Bernard Shaw and W.B. Yeats, D. 1941, No. 399 (500), all orig. cloth backed boards, worn. (3) 100 - 150

    21 Binding: Statutes of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, 4to L. 1812. Title with engd. badge, signed at end by J. Pulman, Deputy Bath King of Arms, a.e.g. Lord Bloomfields copy, with his bookplate, cont. straight grained crimson mor. tooled gilt leaf border, Bath motif on spine. V. good. Rare. (1) 125 - 175

    22 Atlas: Wyld (James) An Atlas of Modern Geography, roy 8vo L. 1846. Engd. title & 24 dbl. page end. map, hand cold. in full, orig. decor. cloth, gilt. Good. (1) 160 - 240

    23 Printing: Greswell (Rev. Wm. Parr) Annals of Parisian Typography, containing An Account of the Earliest Typographical Establishments of Paris. 8vo L. 1818. First Edn., port. frontis, red & bl. title, & 11 full page plts. uncut, orig. boards. Scarce. (1) 140 - 200

    24 Hall (Lieut Francis) 14th Light Dragoons, H.P. Travels in Canada and the United States in 1816 and 1817, 8vo L. 1818. First Edn. Fold. map, cont. calf backed boards, dam. Scarce; Scott (J.) A Visit to Paris in 1814, 8vo L. 1819. Fifth, cont. full tree calf. [Sabin 29769] (2) 180 - 240

    25 Temple (Sir John) The Irish Rebellion: or, The History of the .. General Rebellion, Raised within the Kingdom of Ireland ... 1641, 4to D. 1724. Engd. frontis, red & bl. title, 245pp., 19th Century hf. mor. good & scarce. (1) 220 - 350

    26 Medical: Mihles (Samuel) & Reid (A.) The El