27 May 2006

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W.B. Yeats, Stories of Red Hanrahan and the Secret Rose, illustrated by Norah McGuinness
W.B. Yeats, Stories of Red Hanrahan and the Secret Rose, illustrated by Norah McGuinness
Norah McGuinness HRHA (1901-1980)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 354

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: €250

  • First edition thus, Macmillan and Co., London, 1927. With two colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations throughout the text. McGuinness also designed the pictorial cloth cover, using simplified shapes and imagery reminiscent of Byzantine art; it was no coincidence that Yeats dedicated the introductory poem, Sailing to Byzantium, to the young illustrator, whose work impressed him greatly. The Dublin Art Monthly was similarly struck by McGuinness’ work, writing that “she has seized, almost inexplicably, upon the spirit of the weird, wild and haunting melodious prose stories, with their permeating vein of Celtic lyricism. Her fluidity of line ignores ordinary standards of illustration”. In the original red pictorial cloth, with former owner’s bookplate on front pastedown. Also with this lot is W.B. Yeats’ On The Boiler, published by the Cuala Press, Dublin, [1939], in the original wrappers with an illustration by Jack B. Yeats on the upper cover and a former owner’s bookplate on inside cover. (2)

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A Broadside, No. 9, New Series, September 1937, with a Kernoff illustration
A Broadside, No. 9, New Series, September 1937, with a Kernoff illustration
Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 355

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: 

  • Cuala Press, Dublin, 1937. Single sheet, folded, with one illustration each by Kernoff and Victor Brown, hand-coloured. Also poems by Dorothy Wellesley and F. R. Higgins, edited by Wellesley and W. B. Yeats. Limited to 300 copies.

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Ulysses - early limited edition in the Eric Gill designed cover
Ulysses - early limited edition in the Eric Gill designed cover
James Joyce (1882-1941)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 356

Published Estimate: €1,500-2,000

Price Realised: 

  • Published by John Lane the Bodley Head, London, 1936. Limited to 1,000 copies, of which this is no. 548. Printed on Japon vellum paper and bound in the original green linen buckram, with the famous bow motif by Eric Gill stamped in gilt on the upper board. A handsome collector’s edition.

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Finnegan's Wake - first edition
Finnegan's Wake - first edition
James Joyce (1882-1941)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 357

Published Estimate: €1,000-1,500

Price Realised: €950

  • Faber and Faber, London, 1939. Sixteen years in the making, Finnegan’s Wake was Joyce’s final and most radical novel – arguably the definitive work of literary modernism. This is the first trade edition (preceded only by a limited edition of 425 signed copies, released earlier the same year). 3,400 copies were printed of which 2,255 copies were sold to the public, 950 copies destroyed, and the balance kept as author and publisher presentation copies. In the original maroon cloth stamped in gilt at spine and in the very scarce original dust-jacket, albeit torn and price-clipped. Owner’s signature dated 1939 on front free endpaper.

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Anna Livia Plurabelle: Fragment of a work in progress - first edition
Anna Livia Plurabelle: Fragment of a work in progress - first edition
James Joyce (1882-1941)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 358

Published Estimate: €80-100

Price Realised: 

  • Faber and Faber, London, 1930. First trade edition, published as part of the Criterion Miscellany series, no. 15. An episode from what would become Finnegan's Wake. 32 pages, in the original white card covers sewn at spine, with remains of the original brown dust jacket.

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Geraldine Plunkett, Magnificat, illustrated by Jack Morrow
Geraldine Plunkett, Magnificat, illustrated by Jack Morrow
Jack Morrow (1872-1926)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 359

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: 

  • A small pamphlet of verse with a frontispiece by Jack Morrow. Printed at the Three Candles Press, Dublin, 1927, whilst the Press was still located at Rathgar - a very early example of their work. Fourteen pages in original wrappers, hand stitched at spine. Also with this lot, Cathal O Byrne, Ashes on the Hearth, illustrated by Karl Uhlemann, printed at the Three Candles Press at their later address in Fleet Street, 1948. Octavo, original boards backed at spine. Both first editions. (2)

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John M. Synge, The Playboy of the Western World, illustrated by Seán Keating - deluxe edition
John M. Synge, The Playboy of the Western World, illustrated by Seán Keating - deluxe edition
Seán Keating PRHA HRA HRSA (1889-1977)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 360

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: €320

  • George Allen and Unwin, London, 1927. Edition de luxe, with ten colour plates by Keating. Limited to 1,000 copies of which this is no. 14. Crown quarto, in original green papered boards backed with linen at spine.

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Patric Dickinson (ed.), Soldiers' Verse, illustrated by William Scott
Patric Dickinson (ed.), Soldiers' Verse, illustrated by William Scott
William Scott CBE RA (1913-1989)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 361

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €400

  • Frederick Muller Ltd, London, 1945. First edition. Scott was commissioned to do twelve lithographs for the volume. These were printed in colour under his supervision at Bath College of Art, then bound in with the leaves of the text, which were printed separately. Octavo; pictorial cloth covers, with matching dust jacket, printed to war-time economy standards. An interesting example of William Scott’s youthful modernism and an extremely difficult item to find.

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Two scarce exhibition catalogues, one signed by Yeats, and A Little Book of Drawings
Two scarce exhibition catalogues, one signed by Yeats, and A Little Book of Drawings
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 362

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €500

  • (1) Jack B. Yeats National Loan Exhibition, June - July 1945, National College of Art, Dublin, signed and dated 23 June 1945 by Jack Yeats on the front free endpaper, with newspaper clippings on Yeats laid in, as well as a three shillings season ticket to the exhibition, also laid in. (2) Joint Exhibition of Jack B. Yeats Paintings from the Collections of the Late Ernie O'Malley and the Yeats Museum, Sligo, Sligo County Library, August 1963, illustrated. (3) A Little Book of Drawings by Jack B. Yeats, Cuala Press, Dublin, 1971, printed by Alasdair Carwood from the original blocks, limited to 1,000 copies, small chapbook published to mark the centenary of Yeats' birth. All three are in original wrappers as issued; the third also in printed dust jacket and stitched at spine. (3)

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Four posthumous exhibition catalogues, 1961-1971
Four posthumous exhibition catalogues, 1961-1971
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 363

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: 

  • (1) Early Watercolours, Waddington Galleries, London, 6-29 April 1961, (2) Jack B. Yeats, Venice Biennale, 1962, (3) Dawson Gallery, Dublin, June 1966, and (4) Paintings, Waddington Galleries, London, 15 April - 8 May 1971. (4)

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Thomas Bodkin (introduces), Twelve Irish Artists - limited edition
Thomas Bodkin (introduces), Twelve Irish Artists - limited edition
Victor Waddington Galleries 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 364

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: €520

  • Victor Waddington Publications, Dublin, 1940. Printed at the Sign of the Three Candles Press and signed by printer Colm O Lochlainn on the limitation page. Limited to 125 copies, of which this is no. 28. A scarce and highly collectible volume profiling twelve of Waddington’s best-selling artists including Keating, Craig, MacGonigal and Kernoff, with tipped in colour plate reproductions. Folio sized, in original half leather over beige linen boards.

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Four exhibition catalogues including three Yeats shows
Four exhibition catalogues including three Yeats shows
Victor Waddington Galleries

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 365

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: 

  • (1) French Exhibition: Drawings Paintings, 1-24 May 1947, Waddington Galleries, Dublin, inscribed on front and back covers by artist Yann Renard Goulet; (2) Three Painters: Ivon Hitchens CBE, Jack B. Yeats, Roderic O'Connor, July - August 1958, Waddington Galleries, London; (3) Watercolours: Yeats, Hayden, Féininger, March 1962, London; (4) Jack B. Yeats: Paintings, 15 April - 8 May 1971, London. All in original printed wrappers as issued. (4)

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Pastels and Paintings - limited edition
Pastels and Paintings - limited edition
Gaetano de Gennaro (1890-1959)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 366

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €180

  • Sign of the Three Candles Press, Dublin, 1945. Limited to 1,000 copies signed by the artist, of which this is no. 418. Introduction by Kees Van Hoek. With thirty-six tipped in colour and black and white plates. In original quarter bound cloth over papered boards, and reproductions of the artist’s paintings, many of which were done in Ireland during the final years of World War II.

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An Irish Portrait: The Autobiography of Paul Henry
An Irish Portrait: The Autobiography of Paul Henry
Paul Henry RHA (1876-1958)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 367

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €100

  • B. T. Batsford Ltd, London, New York, Toronto, Sydney, 1951. Also with this lot, Beatrice Elvery (Lady Glenavy RHA), Today We Will Only Gossip, Constable and Co., London, 1964. Both works first editions, octavo, in the original cloth and dust jackets. (2)

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Eileen McArville (ed.), Mainie Jellett: The Artist's Vision, Lectures and Essays on Art
Eileen McArville (ed.), Mainie Jellett: The Artist's Vision, Lectures and Essays on Art
Mainie Jellett (1897-1944)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 368

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: €300

  • First edition, with a foreword by Albert Gleizes. Dundalgan Press, Dundalk, 1958. In the original cloth and dust jacket. Also with this lot is a copy of the catalogue for the Mainie Jellett retrospective held at the Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, 1962; also the Spring 1985 issue of Martello magazine, with many useful articles on Irish art including an article on Jellett and Cubism; and the 1992 IMMA catalogue for their Jellett exhibition, along with accompanying exhibition guide and invitation to the opening. (4)

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Eileen McArville (ed.), Mainie Jellett: The Artist's Vision, Lectures and Essays on Art
Eileen McArville (ed.), Mainie Jellett: The Artist's Vision, Lectures and Essays on Art
Mainie Jellett (1897-1944)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 369

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: 


Four posthumous exhibition catalogues, 1971-1991
Four posthumous exhibition catalogues, 1971-1991
Mainie Jellett (1897-1944)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 370

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: 

  • (1) Neptune Gallery, Dublin, with essay by Bruce Arnold and many useful illustrations, (2) Mainie Jellett Graphics, Neptune Gallery, 23 June - 16 July 1977, (3) Mainie Jellett and Abstract Cubism, European Modern Art, Dublin, December 1991, and (4) the 1991 IMMA retrospective catalogue with exhibition guide laid in. All in original printed wrappers. (4)

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Out of Bedlam: XXVII wood engravings by Elizabeth Rivers with texts from Christopher Smart
Out of Bedlam: XXVII wood engravings by Elizabeth Rivers with texts from Christopher Smart
Elizabeth Rivers (1903-1964)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 371

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €480

  • Medium: artist's signed presentation copy
  • Dolmen Press, Dublin, [1956]. Presentation copy to Hugh Moore, signed and inscribed by the artist. A beautifully crafted publication, limited to 250 copies of which the first twenty-five were retained for the author. This is no. 21. Contains twenty-seven of River’s superb wood engravings. Recently rebound in half calf over marbled boards, lettered in gilt at spine, with the original pictorial wrappers retained. Hand-stitched at spine. This was the only edition published and signed copies are particularly rare.

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Thirty Three Triads, translated by Thomas Kinsella from the XII century Irish, illustrated by Bewick
Thirty Three Triads, translated by Thomas Kinsella from the XII century Irish, illustrated by Bewick
Pauline Bewick RHA (b.1935)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 372

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €600

  • Medium: limited edition
  • Dolmen Press, Dublin, 1955. First and limited edition, only 275 copies printed. Hand set in Caslon type, the fourth in the Dolmen Press series of chapbooks, “An Illustrated Miscellany in Parts”. Eight pages, stitched at spine, in thin yellow paper wrappers as issued. With Eric Patton’s device for the Dolmen Press on the front wrapper and nine designs by Bewick inside. Offered together with a promotional leaflet for the Dolmen Press chapbooks, the Dolmen Press receipt dated 21 December 1955 for two shillings nine pence and the original envelope in which the book was posted to the subscriber. A scarce and desirable piece of Dolmen Press history.

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Signed exhibition catalogue, plus another catalogue and monograph on Middleton
Signed exhibition catalogue, plus another catalogue and monograph on Middleton
Colin Middleton MBE RHA (1910-1983)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 373

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: 

  • Catalogue to Middleton’s exhibition at the Hendriks Gallery, Dublin, 1976, signed by the artist and dated 19 March 1976; also signed by his wife Kate Middleton on reverse. Also with this lot, the catalogue to the Middleton retrospective organised by the Arts Council in 1976, and a soft cover copy of the more recent monograph on Middleton by Dickon Hall, published by Joga Press, 2001 and profusely illustrated. (3)

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Assorted typescripts for stage and radio plays plus some publicity photographs from the collection
Assorted typescripts for stage and radio plays plus some publicity photographs from the collection
 Dublin Gate Theatre Productions 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 374

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €200

  • Includes Niall Sheridan’s Waiting for a Phoenix (1958), with a signed manuscript letter from Sheridan to Larry Morrow accompanying the script; also Larry Morrow’s typescript for a radio documentary on the lives of the Gate Theatre's founders Hilton Edwards and Michael MacLiammoir; also Harry Brogan’s own copy of Larry Morrow’s radio script on the life on Irish folklorist Edward Bunting, with Brogan’s signature on front. Also publicity photographs of Jimmy O’Dea, Patrick Kavanagh and one other. Eight scripts and three photographs.

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Flann O'Brien, At Swim Two-Birds, Four Square, London, 1962 - Kernoff's own copy
Flann O'Brien, At Swim Two-Birds, Four Square, London, 1962 - Kernoff's own copy
Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 375

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €220

  • The first paperback edition of this work. Harry Kernoff’s own copy, with his signature on the title-page, dated 1964. Also with this lot, three black and white Kernoff postcards (More Power to his Elbow, James Connolly at Liberty Hall, and Leprechaun) each signed in pen and ink by Kernoff. Also a typescript copy of his doggerel verse, After an Exhibition of Abstract and Subjective Art. Interesting lot. (5)

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William J. Hogan, Out of Season, illustrated by George Campbell - limited edition
William J. Hogan, Out of Season, illustrated by George Campbell - limited edition
George Campbell RHA (1917-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 376

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €220

  • Kenny’s, Galway, 1978. Special edition limited to just fifty copies, signed by author, artist and binder. Blue morocco over marbled boards, titled in gilt at spine, in original slipcase. Bound by Gerard Kenny, brother-in-law to the author of this anthology, Billy Hogan. With a letter dated 30 May 1978 from Maureen Kenny of Kenny’s Bookshop and Art Gallery laid in.

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Drink Up: A portfolio of Dublin Pubs
Drink Up: A portfolio of Dublin Pubs
Liam Delaney (b.1948)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 377

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €200

  • Signature: signed on portfolio case
  • Medium: set of ten unframed black and white prints
  • Dimensions: 41 by 29cm., 16 by 11.5in.
  • Progress House, Dublin, 1974. A set of ten unframed black and white prints, each measuring 41 by 29cm., 16 by 11.5in. Subjects are: The Brazen Head, Doheny and Nesbitt, McDaids, John McGowans, Mulligans, O'Donoghues, Sinnotts, The Old Stand, The Stag's Head, and Toners. No. 9997 from an edition of 1,000, signed on the outside of the portfolio case.

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The Art of Jim Fitzpatrick, double portfolio set
The Art of Jim Fitzpatrick, double portfolio set
Jim Fitzpatrick (b.1946)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 378

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: 


Myles na gCopaleen, Golden Hours: A Version otherwise known as Flann O'Brien At War - limited editi
Myles na gCopaleen, Golden Hours: A Version otherwise known as Flann O'Brien At War - limited editi
Hector McDonnell (b.1947)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 379

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €450

  • Duckworth, London, 1999. Illustrated by Hector McDonnell and with an original signed etching by him, titled Myles in the Dock, (no. 67 from an edition of 75) inserted at rear. With a postscript by Dr Uli Kochonauer and edited by John Wyse Jackson. Signed on the title-page by artist and editor. Special edition of 100 copies issued for private circulation by Kochonauer, who has signed the limitation page; this is copy no. 67. Octavo, in gilt cloth and glassine jacket as issued.

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The Night Before Larry was Stretched - limited edition with etching
The Night Before Larry was Stretched - limited edition with etching
Hector McDonnell (b.1947)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 380

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €100

  • Blackstaff Press, Belfast, 1984. Limited to 500 copies, of which this is no. 300. Signed, inscribed and with original signed etching laid in. Introduced by Terence de Vere White, with illustrations throughout. Original cloth with paper decoration on upper board and red slipcase.

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The Night Before Larry was Stretched - limited edition
The Night Before Larry was Stretched - limited edition
Hector McDonnell (b.1947)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 381

Published Estimate: €50-60

Price Realised: €45


Henry Sharpe, Michael Kane: His Life and Art, limited edition with etching
Henry Sharpe, Michael Kane: His Life and Art, limited edition with etching
Michael Kane (b.1935)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 382

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: €380

  • Bluett and Company, Dublin, 1983. Specially bound in linen with gilt vignette on upper board, in a slipcase as issued, and with a signed woodcut by Kane titled Girl with Red Hair, 1983, no. 55 from an edition of 100, inserted at rear. Also signed by Kane on the title-page.

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The Beckett Country: Samuel Beckett's Ireland - special limited edition signed by Beckett
The Beckett Country: Samuel Beckett's Ireland - special limited edition signed by Beckett
Samuel Beckett (1906-1989)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 383

Published Estimate: €2,500-3,500

Price Realised: 

  • Black Cat Press, Dublin, in association with Faber and Faber, London, 1986. Profusely illustrated with photographs by David H. Davison; text by Eoin O’Brien. Copy no. 210 of the limited and specially bound edition of 250 numbered and 10 lettered copies signed by Beckett. Oblong quarto, bound in full grey goatskin with a gilt vignette designed by Robert Ballagh depicting the larch tree emblem of Beckett’s childhood on upper board. Yellow watered silk endpapers and matching slipcase, with the Ballagh device repeated in blind. A truly lovely publication.

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Samuel Beckett, Poems 1930-1989, with an original lithograph by le Brocquy
Samuel Beckett, Poems 1930-1989, with an original lithograph by le Brocquy
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (b.1916)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 384

Published Estimate: €1,500-2,000

Price Realised: 

  • Calder Publications, London, 2002. Bound with an original signed lithograph by le Brocquy, titled Image of Samuel Beckett. No. 9 of a limited edition of 100. Bound in quarter goatskin, with raised bands at spine, hand-tooled. Top edge gilt; marbled boards with matching slipcase.

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Jeremy Madden-Simpson, The No Word Image - with an original lithograph by le Brocquy
Jeremy Madden-Simpson, The No Word Image - with an original lithograph by le Brocquy
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (b.1916)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 385

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €500

  • Eason and Sons, Dublin, [no date, circa 1990]. Limited to 400 copies, each with an original signed lithograph by the author’s brother-in-law, Louis le Brocquy. Octavo, in original wrappers with dust-jacket and promotional wrap-around flyer. Scarce.

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John M. Synge, The Playboy of the Western World, illustrated by Louis le Brocquy - limited edition
John M. Synge, The Playboy of the Western World, illustrated by Louis le Brocquy - limited edition
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (b.1916)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 386

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €750

  • Printed at the Dolmen Press for the Imprint Society, Barre, Massachusettes, 1970. With six colour illustrations by Louis le Brocquy. Signed by le Brocquy and by the printer Stanley Sultan. Number 577 from a limited edition of 1,950 copies. Bound in the original yellow cloth with matching slipcase and the publisher’s wrap-around band which is usually missing.

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Thomas Kinsella, Der Rinderraub: Altirisches Epos - German translation of The Táin
Thomas Kinsella, Der Rinderraub: Altirisches Epos - German translation of The Táin
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (b.1916)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 387

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €200

  • Heimeran Verlag, Munich, in association with the Dolmen Press, Dublin, 1976. Apart from the original limited edition, now almost unobtainable, this is the only printing to reproduce the full suite of 130 brush drawings by le Brocquy, full size and on good paper. The smaller Oxford reprint includes only 31 drawings. Tall octavo; original decorated cloth and dust jacket.

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Three scarce exhibition catalogues, 1953-1996
Three scarce exhibition catalogues, 1953-1996
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (b.1916)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 388

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: 

  • (1) A Retrospective Selection of Oil Paintings 1939-1966, Municipal Gallery of Modern Art Dublin and the Ulster Museum Belfast, 1966-67; (2) A La Recherche de W.B. Yeats: Cent Portraits Imaginaires, Musée D’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, October - November 1976; (3) A Collection of Irish Linens presented by John McGuire, Dublin, 1953-54, featuring designs for linen by le Brocquy, Thurloe Conolly, Nevill Johnson and Patrick Scott. All three are in original card wrappers as issued and illustrated in black and white throughout. (3)

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Five scarce exhibition catalogues, 1964-1998
Five scarce exhibition catalogues, 1964-1998
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (b.1916)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 389

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: €250

  • (1) A Retrospective Selection of the Oil Paintings 1939-1966, (2) Seven Tapestries 1948-1955, Dawson Gallery, Dublin, 1967, (3) Brendan the Navigator, pamphlet produced to accompany the tapestry produced for P. J. Carroll's, Dundalk, circa 1964, (4) Galerie Jeanne Bucher, Paris, 1979, and (5) Human Images: Early and Recent Works on Paper, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, 1998. (5)

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Procession - a signed copy
Procession - a signed copy
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (b.1916)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 390

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: 


The Irish Landscape - limited edition
The Irish Landscape - limited edition
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (b.1916)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 391

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €680

  • Gandon Editions, Dublin, 1992. Number 249 from an edition of 250 copies, signed and numbered by the artist. Specially bound in quarter morocco and dark grey cloth stamped in silver. Matching slipcase. Profusely illustrated in colour and with an interview with the artist by George Morgan about his watercolour landscapes. A handsome collector’s item.

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The Irish Landscape - with a signed and inscribed postcard laid in
The Irish Landscape - with a signed and inscribed postcard laid in
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (b.1916)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 392

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: 

  • Gandon Editions, Kinsale, Co. Cork, 1992. First trade edition. Oblong quarto, original grey boards and dust jacket. With a postcard from le Brocquy signed, inscribed and dated laid in.

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The Irish Landscape (1992); Procession (1994); and The Head Image (1996)
The Irish Landscape (1992); Procession (1994); and The Head Image (1996)
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (b.1916)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 393

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €170

  • Three first edition monographs on le Brocquy, each published by Gandon Editions of Kinsale, Co. Cork. Each copy in linen covered boards and dust jackets as issued, and profusely illustrated. (3)

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Anne Madden le Brocquy, Louis le Brocquy: A Painter Seeing His Way - special edition
Anne Madden le Brocquy, Louis le Brocquy: A Painter Seeing His Way - special edition
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (b.1916)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 394

Published Estimate: €200-250

Price Realised: €200


Hockney's Alphabet - signed copy
Hockney's Alphabet - signed copy
David Hockney RA (b.1937)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 395

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €800

  • Faber and Faber, London, for the Aids Crisis Trust, 1991. Drawings by David Hockney and written contributions edited by Stephen Spender. Signed by Hockney and Spender. The written contributors include Arthur Miller, Ted Hughes, Iris Murdoch, Kazuo Ishiguro, Julian Barnes, Gore Vidal, Norman Mailer, V. S. Pritchett, Susan Sontag, Doris Lessing, Seamus Heaney, William Golding and T. S. Elliot - a veritable literary “who's who”. Bound in yellow buckram and in an elegant grey slipcase. A collector’s treat.

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Hockney's Alphabet - signed copy
Hockney's Alphabet - signed copy
David Hockney RA (b.1937)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 396

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €700

  • Faber and Faber, London, for the Aids Crisis Trust, 1991. Drawings by David Hockney and written contributions edited by Stephen Spender. Signed by Hockney and Spender. The written contributors include Arthur Miller, Ted Hughes, Iris Murdoch, Kazuo Ishigu

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Michael Hartnett, Collected Poems - limited edition with signed frontispiece
Michael Hartnett, Collected Poems - limited edition with signed frontispiece
John Shinnors (b.1950)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 397

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: 

  • Gallery Books, Oldcastle, Co. Meath, 2001. Limited to 110 copies (this is no. 54) and with a portrait frontispiece of Hartnett by artist John Shinnors, signed on the same page by Shinnors. Original cloth boards in slipcase.

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Rita Kelly, Kelly Reads Bewick, Arlen House, Galway, 2001
Rita Kelly, Kelly Reads Bewick, Arlen House, Galway, 2001
Pauline Bewick RHA (b.1935)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 398

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: 

  • First-edition, signed and inscribed by the poet, Rita Kelly, on title page. Large folio, hard-cover in dust-jacket, with fifty full-page colour plates by Bewick and accompanying prose by Kelly.

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Solo exhibition and retrospective exhibition catalogues, various artists
Solo exhibition and retrospective exhibition catalogues, various artists
 Irish art, mid-twentieth century 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 399

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €500

  • Interesting mixed lot of catalogues including Norah McGuinness (Mercury Gallery, London, 1967), Paul and Grace Henry (Hugh Lane Gallery, 1991), Mildred Anne Butler (Kilkenny Castle, 1981, and Crawford Gallery, 1987), William Scott (Dawson Gallery, circa 1969), Evie Hone (UCD, 1958), Michael Farrell (Dawson Gallery, 1970, 1975), Bea Orpen (Gorry Gallery, 1981), Kenneth Hall (European Modern Art, 1991), Tom Carr (Ulster Museum, 1984), Patrick Hickey (Dawson Gallery, 1968), Cecil King (Ritchie Hendriks, 1961) and Patrick Collins (Tom Caldwell Galleries, various years). (50+)

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Solo exhibition and retrospective exhibition catalogues, various artists
Solo exhibition and retrospective exhibition catalogues, various artists
 Irish art, mid-twentieth century 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 400

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €150

  • Catalogues to solo and retrospective exhibitions of George Campbell (Droichead Arts Centre, 1992), Maine Jellett (IMMA, 1991), Colin Middleton (Arts Council, 1976), Roderic O'Conor (Barbican, London, 1985), Mary Swanzy (Taylor Galleries, Dublin, 1982, and Pyms Gallery, London, 1986 and 1989), and Jack B. Yeats (The Late Paintings, Whitechapel Gallery, London, as well as Bristol and Amsterdam, 1991). (8)

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A significant collection of catalogues and signed monographs, mostly 1960s to 1980s
A significant collection of catalogues and signed monographs, mostly 1960s to 1980s
 Contemporary Irish artists 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 401

Published Estimate: €800-1,200

Price Realised: 

  • Large collection of catalogues and monographs on living Irish artists. Artists featured include Robert Ballagh (Ciaran Carty’s 1986 monograph, signed by both Ballagh and Carty), Barrie Cooke (Hendriks 1964 and later), William Crozier (Venice 1984, Crawford Gallery 1990 and others), Maud Cotter (Crawford Gallery c.1982), Michael Cullen (Hendriks Gallery 1986), Edward Delaney (Project Arts Centre 1975, Gallery 22 1979 and 1981, Solomon Gallery 1984), T. P. Flanagan (including monograph by S. B. Kennedy, signed by Flanagan on title-page), James Hanley (Riverrun 1992 and others), Charles Harper (Grafton Gallery 1986), Pat Harris (Taylor Galleries 1982 and later), Peter Jones (Rubicon Gallery 1993), Eithne Jordan (Project Arts 1982, Lincoln Gallery 1985 and others), Nevill Johnson (Caldwell Galleries 1979 and 1984), John Kindness (Ulster Museum 1994), Gene Lambert (Douglas Hyde Gallery 1985), Noel Sheridan (Dawson Gallery 1960) and Seán Scully David McKee Gallery, New York, 1986). (130+)

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Solo exhibition catalogues, various artists
Solo exhibition catalogues, various artists
 Contemporary Irish Artists 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 402

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €150

  • Catalogues to exhibitions of Patrick Collins (curated by Frances Ruane for the Arts Council, 1982), Barrie Cooke (Douglas Hyde Gallery, 1986), Felim Egan (Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, 1984), Oisin Kelly (Arts Council, 1978), Louis le Brocquy (Images 1975-1987, Arts Council, 1987), Anne Madden (Paris, 1989, and retrospective at the RHA, 1991), Stephen McKenna (Orchard Gallery, Derry, 1996), F. E. McWilliam (Arts Council, 1981) and Camille Souter (Douglas Hyde Gallery, 1980). (10)

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Group show exhibition catalogues
Group show exhibition catalogues
 Irish art, 1970s and '80s 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2006 / 403

Published Estimate: €80-100

Price Realised: 

  • Catalogues to four major group shows: The Irish Imagination 1959-1971 (in association with Rosc 1971); Six Artists from Ireland: An Aspect of Irish Painting (Blackshaw, Collins, Cooke, le Brocquy, O’Malley and Souter, 1983); Divisions, Crossroads, Turns of Mind: Some New Irish Art (selected by Lucy Lippard, 1985); and Critics Choice (Hugh Lane Gallery, 1988). (4)

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