9 March 2014

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Taylor, George and Skinner, Andrew. Maps and Roads of Ireland Surveyed 1777  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 53

Published Estimate: €€400-€600

Price Realised: €660

  • Taylor and Skinner. Dublin: Published for the Authors as the Act Directs 14th November 1778, 1778. First Edition. Royal 8vo. Hard Cover. Very Good Pp. xvi, 288. With folding map of Ireland as frontispiece and 288 pp. of road maps. Some staining to upper edge of early page margins at corners, not affecting the maps. Maps themselves not affected. Else very good. Original calf.

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Taylor & Skinner's Maps of the Roads of Ireland, Surveyed 1777.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 54

Published Estimate: €€400-€600

Price Realised: €600


18th Century: Irish sea charts including Cork and Dublin  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 55

Published Estimate: €€150-€250

Price Realised: €750

  • Three Irish sea charts. The first A New and Correct Chart of the Harbour of Corke By The Revd. J. Lindsay Late of His Majesty's Ship Fougneux. Sold by W. & I. Mount T. & T. Page on Tower Hill, London. The second, The Harbour of Corke by George Grierson, Essex Street, Dublin. The third an undated and unattributed map of Dublin Bay with scale in English miles. All three framed. ( 3 items)

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1782: 'A New and Accurate Map of the World...'  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 56

Published Estimate: €€200-€300

Price Realised: €180

  • Dimensions: 13 by 19in., 32.5 by 47.5cm.
  • '...Comprehending all the New Discoveries, in Both Hemispheres, carefully brought down to the Present Year 1782.' Published by Millars New and Universal System of Geography. Hand tinted. Framed. Produced by an anonymous cartographer.

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Pool, Robert and Cash, John. Views of the Most Remarkable Public Buildings Monuments and Other Edifices in the City of Dublin  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 57

Published Estimate: €€300-€400

Price Realised: €540

  • Dublin: Printed for J. Williams, No. 21, Skinner Row, 1780. First Edition. 4to. Half calf and marbled boards. Good Pp.xii, (2), 118. Illustrated with 4 folding & 29 single plates.

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1783: A Narrative of the Loss of the Royal George  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 58

Published Estimate: €€80-€120

Price Realised: €90


1786: Irish legal document relating to a challenge to fight a duel with pistols  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 59

Published Estimate: €€150-€250

Price Realised: €160

  • Dimensions: 3 by 10in., 7.5 by 25cm.
  • An early manuscript jury return relating to Thomas Byrne of Rathdaniel and stating that Byrne ...wickedly and unlawfully did endeavour to provoke and incite Henry Bunbury Esquire to fight a duel against him with pistols with intent to kill and murder the said Henry Bunbury to the evil example of all others in the like case offending and contrary to the peace of our Lord the King his Crown and Dignity...""

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1788: Estate Map by Joseph Lanigan for Mr. Lambert Cotter Co. Kilkenny  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 60

Published Estimate: €€150-€200

Price Realised: €0

  • Concerns land at Kilfain, Barony of Gowran, part of the Estate of Gervas Parker Bushe. Hand drawn in ink and watercolour, 13 by 8in. Also with a 1902 map by AT Ashe for Lady Emily Berry, concerning conveyance of land between Kilbeggan Road and Thornsberry Lane, Tullamore, hand drawn in ink, 12 by 14in. Both framed.

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1793: Joseph Deane Bourke Archbishop of Tuam letters  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 61

Published Estimate: €€120-€150

Price Realised: €0

  • Two manuscript letters both sent in August 1793 handwritten, signed and sealed by Joseph Deane Bourke, 3rd Earl of Mayo, Church of Ireland clergyman and Archbishop of Tuam and Bishop of Ferns and Leighlin. Both with original envelopes and wax seals.

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1796 (31 December) eyewitness account of the failed French invasion at Bantry  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 62

Published Estimate: €€200-€300

Price Realised: €280

  • Letter from Colonel Thomas Balfour of the North Lowland Fencibles to his wife in Orkney. We have been marched here in consequence of an alarm spread by a French fleet appearing off Bantry Bay....one officer and four seamen ... landed have been made prisoners" . With postal charges "via Donaghadee" [to Portpatrick]."Expedition d'Irlande" was a 15,000 strong invasion force gathered by the French Directory for landing in Ireland in December. The fleet left France on 15 December 1796 but the operation was abandoned at Bantry on 29 December. This is a rare eyewitness account of the failed invasion."

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18th Century: Silhouette of Theobald Wolfe Tone  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 63

Published Estimate: €€80-€120

Price Realised: €180

  • Dimensions: 4.5 by 3in., 11.25 by 7.5cm.
  • A framed silhouette of Wolfe Tone with a contemporary note on the reverse stating T. W. Tone, Irish Volunteers. G. N. Plunkett 1797" An interesting item worthy of further research."

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1798 Rebellion: Henry Joy McCracken centenary Staffordshire figure  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 64

Published Estimate: €€200-€300

Price Realised: €260

  • Dimensions: 14 by 5in., 35 by 12.5cm.
  • A large figure of Henry Joy McCracken produced by Staffordshire, with his hand resting upon a plinth with the words Who Fears To Speak of 98, 1798-1898."

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1798 Rebellion: Collection of newspapers carrying news of the rebellion  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 65

Published Estimate: €€120-€150

Price Realised: €0

  • A collection of 10 newspapers including The Hull Packet, The London Packet, The Courier carrying various news pieces relating to the 1798 Rebellion Including the execution of Michael Byrne, the arrest of Lord Edward Fitzgerald, the trials of Arthur O'Connor Matthew Tone etc., prisoners pardoned and deported, reward for James Napper Tandy etc.

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1798-99 Rebellion: Letter from June Fraser daughter of Major James Fraser of the Fraser Fencibles  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 66

Published Estimate: €€500-€700

Price Realised: €0

  • Dated 16 October 1799. Although addressed to Donald Davison, the letter starts Dear Ann" and appears to be a "dear friend" of the writer. Content mainly concerns marriage arranged between a Colonel and a lady of great wealth, and the prospect of both June and Ann finding rich young men to marry, all reminiscent of a Jane Austen novel. Some mention of the Rebellion. It mentions her father printing proclamations offering the rebels a pardon if they surrendered but "the leaders will suffer at all events - there are double rewards offered for them". "I made many people laugh at the story of the officer who used to kill them by the dozen". A scarce letter from the daughter of an officer involved in "mopping up" exercises after the Rebellion. The Fraser Fencibles had been part of the British force defeated at the Battle of Castlebar by General Humbert. 4pp quarto, written both ways to save postage, sent as a Soldier's Letter and therefore rated one penny."

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1798 Rebellion: '98 In Carlow by Peadar MacSuibhne  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 67

Published Estimate: €€80-€100

Price Realised: €0


Murphy, L. , An Impartial and Succinct View of Real Rebellion, in Six Reflections.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 68

Published Estimate: €€150-€200

Price Realised: €0

  • Dublin: Printed By James Byrn 25, Bachelor's Walk, 1815. Small 8vo. Half calf with marbled boards. Dedicated, by permission to Daniel O'Connell Esq. Barrister at Law. Pp. viii, 118. Title page in facsimile. Later professionally rebound. Scarce.

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Hay, Edward: History of the Insurrection of the County of Wexford, A.D. 1798...  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 69

Published Estimate: €€150-€200

Price Realised: €160

  • ....including an Account of the Transactions preceding that event, with an Appendix.. Dublin, John Stockdale for the Author, 1803., Embellished with an Elegant Map of the County of Wexford. Pages, xliv, 304, xxxvi (Appendix), 4 folding pp. Half green mo. with marbled boards. Corners and spine ends bumped and rubbed and scuffed. Marbled paper lightly frayed at edges. Internally very good. Good + overall.

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1799 (24 January) Ardee, Louth gunpowder license  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 70

Published Estimate: €€100-€150

Price Realised: €80

  • Dimensions: 12.5 by 8in., 31.25 by 20cm.
  • A license issued In pursuance of an Act passed in the Thirty-fifth Year of His present Majesty..." to "Buxton Esq. to remove to and keep in his possession at Ardee for private use one cask of gunpowder." Signed and dated. Manuscript and letterpress printed by George Grierson, Dublin."

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Napoleonic Wars: collection of handpainted porcelain figurines of soldiers  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 71

Published Estimate: €€100-€150

Price Realised: €220


Napoleonic Imperial Guard and other military prints  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 72

Published Estimate: €€100-€150

Price Realised: €90

  • Others include Royal Irish Fusiliers as well as a portrait of Napoleon. All framed, mostly 20th century editions., mainly 14 by 10 inches, 4 are postcard size, 3 are larger, 14-16 by 18-20 inches. (11)

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1801 (March 7): Irish General's letter home prior to the Battle of Aboukir  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 74

Published Estimate: €€200-€300

Price Realised: €180

  • An extremely scarce handwritten 3pp letter dated 7 March 1801 and sent to Lady Charlotte Browne of Browne's Hill, Carlow by her husband Lieutenant Colonel (later General) Robert Browne . Sent from Aboukir Bay and written on the eve of the second battle of Aboukir and begins Tomorrow morning at day light it is fully expected the weather will serve for our landing... It is sadly provoking that we should be here so long at anchor and in sight of every thing and not able to pursue our objective. I am arranged fully to have my horses in high order but my men added with those of the 26th Dragoons (600) which I am to command must move on foot as we could not procure horses for above 300. We expect very sharp work...." Content continues with more news of his force and mentions "Old Sir Ralph" Sir Ralph Abercromby who would be killed in the following days. A postscript note written during the battle completes the letter and states "Sunday morning at 2 o'clock the troops began to disembark. Major General Moore's division about 6,000 reached the shore... and though strongly opposed drove the enemy before them in every direction. The second division are now getting into the boats and we land with the third division immediately after.""

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1804 (June) letter concerning the escape of two French Prisoners from their guards at Cork.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 75

Published Estimate: €€100-€150

Price Realised: €160

  • Written by Brigade Major Robert Crawford to Captain Hutchinson, Commanding Yeomanry, Roscrea", containing a detailed description of the escapees who had been captured from a ship (the) "Brave Privateer". Since neither prisoner could speak English and one was "remarkably stout" it seems unlikely they remained at liberty for long."

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1805 (2 March) Irish Legion fighting for France - a letter from Captain Thomas Markey  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 76

Published Estimate: €€400-€600

Price Realised: €380

  • A revealing letter from Captain Thomas Markey, to Marshal Berthier, Minister of War, requesting that sailors who had seen too much were not exchanged stating Some days back there arrived at the Legion a Mr. Russell Master of an Irish Brig taken by a privateer off St. Malo and the mate or Second Captain has been sent to Brest. These Irishmen are not content to remain in the situation alloted them and have I understand determined to go back to prison with the hope of being exchanged in the first cartel that may take place." Continuing that his worry is that these men have seen too much and that they might communicate to their countrymen information that might be injurious to an Irish expedition as the Irish Legion was "feeble and inaffective" for any such action at this point."

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circa 1820: Major General William Ponsonby 5th Dragoons engraving  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 77

Published Estimate: €€80-€120

Price Realised: €0

  • Dimensions: 18.5 by 13.5in., 46.25 by 33.75cm.
  • A portrait engraving of Major General William Ponsonby an Irish British Army officer and a hero of the Peninsula War who was killed at the Battle of Waterloo. Drawn and engraved by G. Maile Frederick Street, Hampstead Road. Contained in a contemporary frame.

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20th Century: Large collection of transcribed letters from William Carr Beresford  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 78

Published Estimate: €€200-€400

Price Realised: €160

  • A collection of 52 transcribed letters from the Irish General William Carr Beresford, copied in a clear hand in the early 20th century. Extremely interesting content dating from 1809-1852 but mostly covering the period of the Peninsular War with a number of the letters written during the campaign. Possibly the only surviving copy of these letters and a primary source for researchers.

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Manuscript Cape of Good Hope Military General Orders 1816-1818.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 79

Published Estimate: €€800-€1000

Price Realised: €0

  • Original manuscript book of General Garrison Orders Issued to the 60th, 72nd & 83rd Regiments at the Cape of Good Hope. 375pp, original boards. 17 by 22cm., 6.5 by 8.5in.It records the daily orders and working parties (including “Black Pioneers”, i.e. slaves) courts martial, medical duties, promotions and appointments, and all manner of minor instructions, such as the issue of a pint of wine to each soldier on the second anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Together with a 7pp. manuscript Return of the Men of the 83rd Regiment sent home from the Cape (with remarks on their character), signed by Lieutenant Colonel Jacob Brunt. A wealth of military detail is contained in this volume, building a full picture of the organisation of the Garrison. News from England, such as the death of Princess Charlotte in childbirth, is announced to troops. In July 1817 a soldier of the 60th Regiment is sentenced to twelve months solitary confinement on bread and water, convicted of more than “one horrid and unnatural crime” on the persons of fellow soldiers on the voyage to the Cape. Another private soldier of the 60th is arraigned “for unsoldierlike infamous, unmanly and bestial conduct in having attempted to commit an unnatural crime on the body of a goat”. He is sentenced to “one thousand lashes with a cat o’nine tails on the bare back and breech in such a manner as His Excellency the Commander of the forces may think proper to direct”. Among the places mentioned are Robins Island, Grahams Town, St. Helena, Simonstown, Tristan da Cunha. Many Irish names included: Private Connachton charged with murder; Pte. J. McCormick sentenced to 200 lashes; Pte. Toal sentenced to 12 months solitary confinement on bread and water; Pte. Massey..18 months. A fascinating original official account of life in the Army during the earlier 19th century.

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1805: Account of a rape and robbery at St. Mullins Carlow  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 80

Published Estimate: €€100-€150

Price Realised: €100

  • Dimensions: 12.5 by 8in., 31.25 by 20cm.
  • Two manuscript legal documents giving an account of the rape and robbery of one Mary Lynch, a mother of eight children, and wife of James Lynch of Enniscorthy, during which she was robbed of two pounds of tobacco, money and a handkerchief coming from the unlicensed shibeen" known as the "Red Soldiers" in Drumin, St. Mullins, Carlow. The magistrate also notes that because she is a married woman he will not proceed to prosecute the attackers but desires that she should bring her husband before him in order that he can proceed."

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1948-49: Carloviana - The Journal of the Old Carlow Society  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 81

Published Estimate: €€60-€80

Price Realised: €0


Archer, Joseph. Statistical Survey of the County Dublin, with Observations on the Means of Improvement...  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 82

Published Estimate: €€200-€300

Price Realised: €0

  • .... Drawn Up for the Consideration, and by order of the Dublin SocietyPrinted By Graisberry and Campbell, 10, Back Lane, 1801/02, First edition. 8vo. Half calf with marbled boards. Good Pp. xiii, (8), 276, index to the County of Dublin. Hand coloured folding map of County Dublin. Good.

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D'alton, John. The History of Drogheda, with Its Environs; and an Introductory Memoir of the Dublin and Drogheda Railway.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 83

Published Estimate: €€150-€200

Price Realised: €160

  • McGlashan & Gill. Dublin: Dublin, 1863. First Edition. Royal 8vo. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. Pp. (1) cxxxiv, 260; (2) iv, 475. Illustrated. Two vols bound in one vol. Professionally rebound in blue leather with ornate decorative gilt spine and title. Rare

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1806-1820: Collection of printed George III Acts for Ireland  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 84

Published Estimate: €€400-€600

Price Realised: €0

  • An extremely large collection of disbound printed acts relating to Ireland including those relating to alcohol, importation of arms and ammunition, military matters, rates on windows, auction duties, church rates etc. (350 approx.)

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1807-1862: Collection of early Irish newspapers  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 85

Published Estimate: €€80-€120

Price Realised: €0

  • Comprising of The Belfast Commercial Chronicle 29 March 1820, The Irish Farmers' Journal 8 March 1817 & 6 April 1816, The Dublin Evening Post 11 July 1807, Coleraine Chronicle 1 March 1851, The Dublin Gazette 27 June 1862. Also with The London Gazette No. 3070 covering events of the Williamite Wars. (7 items)

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1807: Dublin silver Irish Lord Lieutenant's spoon  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 86

Published Estimate: €€150-€200

Price Realised: €300


19th Century: 'Erin Go Bragh' belt buckle  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 87

Published Estimate: €€200-€300

Price Realised: €0

  • Dimensions: 3 by 3in., 7.5 by 7.5cm.
  • An early 19th Century white metal shield shape buckle. Decorated with a harp surmounted by an Irish Crown and flanked by shamrock underneath the words 'Erin Go Bragh'. An interesting item.

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circa 1808: Architectural watercolours of Tullamore Church, Offaly  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 88

Published Estimate: €€350-€450

Price Realised: €0

  • Dimensions: 8.5 by 12in., 21.25 by 30cm.
  • Three attractive architectural watercolours showing the south, west and east prospects of Tullamore Church. Possibly proposed designs for a new church. Uniformly framed. (3)

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1813: Irish legal declaration signed by Lord Frankfort  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 89

Published Estimate: €€80-€120

Price Realised: €0

  • Dimensions: 14.5 by 10in., 36.25 by 25cm.
  • Manuscript declaration signed by Lodge Evans de Montmorency, 1st Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency PC (1747-1822), an Irish politician known as The Lord Frankfort.

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1823: Map of Pompeii by C. Smith of London  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 90

Published Estimate: €€100-€150

Price Realised: €100

  • Dimensions: 18 by 28in., 45 by 70cm.
  • Published by C. Smith, 172 Strand, London May 1824. An interesting engraved map showing the early areas of excavation with much farmland still present. Also with an administrative map of Sicily titled Carta Geografica delle Strade postali e distanze della Sicilia" and dated Palermo 25 August 1839. (2 items)"

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1823: Moll Doyle Secret Society manuscript account  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 91

Published Estimate: €€100-€150

Price Realised: €140

  • Dimensions: 8.5 by 7.5in., 21.25 by 18.75cm.
  • A manuscript legal statement document sworn by James Coogan of Killilish County Wicklow giving an account and information a robbery of whisky and of the administration of an oath to be a true Moll Doyle" by James Gorman of Woodfield, County Wicklow to one James Kavanagh."

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1825: Irish estimates and notes relating to new roads and repairs  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 92

Published Estimate: €€100-€150

Price Realised: €90

  • A collection of 9 early 19th century manuscript documents outlining details and accounts for new intended roads and for repair of roads throughout Carlow county. Includes details such as 242 men at 10 pence per day, 7 boys at 1 penny per day, 63 horses at 2 shillings and 2 pence per day, stone cleavers, masons, blacksmiths etc. needed. Various sizes.

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Sir Jonah Barrington Judge of the High Court of Admiralty in Ireland 'Personal Sketches of His Own Times'  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 93

Published Estimate: €€100-€150

Price Realised: €220

  • 1827, Henry Colburn, London. 2 vols bound as 1. Sir Jonah Barrington (born at Knapton, Abbeyleix 1760; died at Versailles, France on 8 April 1834), was an Irish lawyer, judge and politician. He is most notable for his amusing and popular memoirs of life in late 18th century Ireland; for his opposition to the Act of Union in 1800; and for his removal from the judiciary by both Houses of the Parliament in 1830, still a unique event.

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circa 1830: 'A Particular Account of the Castle-Street Ghost...' broadside  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 94

Published Estimate: €€80-€100

Price Realised: €60

  • Dimensions: 12 by 8.5in., 30 by 21.25cm.
  • 'A Particular Account of the Castle-Street Ghost which has caused alarm in that neighbourhood street, Broadside printed by J. Catnach, 60 Wardour Street, London. A descriptive account of the ghost, which had manifested itself at number 10 Castle Street, Oxford Market, London at the home of a carver and gilder. Laid down.

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1812 (12 March) John Bellingham signed notice, the only successful assassin of a British Prime Minister  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 95

Published Estimate: €€100-€150

Price Realised: €90

  • A letterpress notice from John Bellingham relating to his petitioning the United Kingdom Government for compensation over his imprisonment in Russia and signed by him just two months before he assassinated Spencer Perceval as a direct protest in relation to his grievances, as laid out in this document.

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1841 (1 March) Limerick Rockite Notice £10 reward poster  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 96

Published Estimate: €€200-€300

Price Realised: €220

  • Dimensions: 12 by 8in., 30 by 20cm.
  • A scarce reward poster issued by Head Constable John Maher offering a reward of £10 to any person who shall bring forward information regarding an incident on 24 February 1841 when ...a Rockite Notice was posted on the lands of Tubbermurry in the County of Limerick, threatening Persons in the employment of Mr. Bolton Waller, and ordering such as are not over six months in his employment to quit his service." The Rockites were a group of working class revolutionaries mainly active in the 1820s, but still around in the 1840s. The pseudonym "Captain Rock" was used on threatening letters sent mainly to landlords who evicted tenants or various officers of the State."

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Bronze bust of Queen Victoria  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 97

Published Estimate: €€80-€100

Price Realised: €120


1842 (May 30) Signature of John Francis on the day he attempted to assassinate Queen Victoria  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 98

Published Estimate: €€80-€120

Price Realised: €60

  • Signature of John Francis on a slip of paper dated 30 May 1842 the day that Francis was arrested for a second attempt on the life of Victoria. On 30 May 1842 John Francis attempted to assassinate Queen Victoria. He fired a pistol on the carriage in which the Queen was travelling along the Mall in London. Francis was seized by police and convicted of high treason but the sentence was later commuted to transportation for life. He was a model prisoner in Australia, was released in 1856 and became a builder in Launceston. He died in 1885.

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1842 (1 June) House of Commons and House of Lords addresses signed by members of parliament  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 99

Published Estimate: €€400-€600

Price Realised: €0

  • A remarkable set of signatures of members of the House of Commons and House of Lords in 1842. Purportedly signed following the Queen Victoria assassination attempt in May 1842 (see lot 98). Includes the signature of Daniel O'Connell (as Lord Mayor of Dublin) above those of his sons Maurice and John O'Connell.

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1833 (13 March) 'A Peeler and a Repealer' Daniel O'Connell cartoon  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 100

Published Estimate: €€150-€200

Price Realised: €220

  • Dimensions: 11 by 11in., 27.5 by 27.5cm.
  • Daniel O'Connell tinted cartoon by John Doyle published by Thomas McLean 26 Haymarket. Depicting John Gully, the boxer, and O'Connell. Framed.

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1838 Irish Local Election Voters Registers Oaths  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 101

Published Estimate: €€150-€200

Price Realised: €0

  • Dimensions: 11.5 by 9in., 28.75 by 22.5cm.
  • A collection of 6 voter's oaths registering as a £10 householder. Comprising of six clergymen including a Roman Catholic Bishop with details of holdings, address, occupation and signed by both applicants and witnesses. (6)

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1844-1912 Home Rule ephemera including membership cards  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 102

Published Estimate: €€100-€150

Price Realised: €220

  • Membership card for Loyal National Repeal Association 1844, receipt from The Irish National Fund for the Proper Maintenance of Political Prisoners in Ireland etc. 1851, and elaborately designed and decorated ticket for The Prime Minister's Meeting, Theatre Royal Dublin, 1912. (3)

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1847 (14 July) Office of the Irish Relief Committee famine letter  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 9 March 2014 / 103

Published Estimate: €€600-€800

Price Realised: €0

  • An extremely interesting letter sent from the Office of the Irish Relief Committee in New York, dated 14 July 1847 during the Famine, to the Central Relief Committee of the Society of Friends in Dublin, sent via the Packet Ship ‘Fidelia’, handstamped ‘8’ with 'Liverpool/Ship’ and Dublin datestamps. The letter reports the continuing collection of provisions and bread stuffs from the West Coast of the U.S.A. and ‘the despatch of 195 Bushells of Indian Corn meal on the British brig ‘Thomas and William’ bound for Galway for distribution amongst the suffering poor in Ireland. The British Bark ‘Free trader’ now loading for Cork will have on board 600 bags of Indian corn and 600 of Bushells Corn meal flour and the fine American Bark ‘Soane’ has been chartered to carry an entire cargo of Indian Corn meal flour direct to Galway. ‘The letter also reports on the executive committee of the City of Milwaukee who have made ‘the following distributions of flour, viz. 50 Bushells to Dublin, 50 to Belfast, 50 to Cork, 75 to Waterford, 100 to Galway, 50 to Valencia in Kerry, and are in hopes of getting 50 Bushells more to send to Westport, County Mayo’.

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