Auction Details
14 November 2023 at 7.30pm This auction will take place online on November 14th, 2023 Viewing Dublin: Wednesday 1st, Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th from 10am to 5.30pm and Sunday 5th November 11.30am to 4.30pm (South Frederick Street Gallery) Viewing Belfast: Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th, Friday10th, Saturday 11th, Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th November (Lisburn Road Gallery) Payment: Sterling or Euro Payment method: Card, bank transfer or cash. Collection: Belfast or Dublin free of charge Delivery: International delivery available at buyers expense.
Found 67 lots / showing 1 - 18
Lot 1 - 'The Country House Party', by Dora Sigerson Shorter (First Edition), Hodder & Stoughton, 1905, containing portrait by Jack B. Yeats The Country House Party, by Dora Sigerson Shorter (First Edition), Hodder & Stoughton, 1905. Sigerson Shorter was an Irish writer based in Dublin, and heavily involved with the artistic and creative circles of the city during the early years of the twentieth century. One of the most notable attributes of this text is the inclusion on the last page of a portrait depicting the author by her art school colleague, Jack B. Yeats, who was to become one of the most prominient Irish artists of the twentieth century. Result: £4,400
Lot 2 - 'Irish Penal Crosses', by Francis Joseph Biggger (First Edition), Dun Emer Press, Dublin, 1909 'Irish Penal Crosses', by Francis Joseph Bigger (First Edition). Published in Dublin by Dun Emer Press in 1909, this volume is has been bound in tan cloth and decorated with a hand-painted cross motif by either Elizabeth or Lily Yeats, the sisters of writer William and artist Jack Butler Yeats and co-founders of the Dun Emer Press with Evelyn Gleeson, from whose collection the manuscript originated. The Dun Emer Press was an important vehicle for the publication of the work of Irish writers during the early years of the twentieth century, and extant examples of the founders' work are rarely seen coming to market. Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500 (€2,950 - €4,151) Result: Not Sold
Lot 3 - 'In The Seven Woods', by William Butler Yeats (First Edition), Dun Emer Press, Dublin, 1903 First edition of 'In the Seven Woods' (full title In the Seven Woods: Being Poems Chiefly of the Irish Heroic Age) by Anglo-Irish writer William Butler Yeats, published in Dublin in 1903 by the Dun Emer Press (which was established by Yeats' sisters Elizabeth and Lily, along with Evelyn Gleeson) Result: £1,300
Lot 4 - 'The Poem Book of the Gael', by Eleanor Hull (First Edition), Chatto & Windus, London, 1912 Eleanor Hull was a British poet, writer, journalist, and scholar of Old Irish. This book is her translation of the Old Irish poems and songs into prose and verse. Among others, it contains the earliest pagan poems, early Biblical stories, historical ballads, and ancient lullabies. It was gifted to Evelyn Gleeson, in remembrance, by Ellen O' Connor, upon or soon after publication in 1912 Result: £400
Lot 5 - 'Guide to the Celtic Antiquities of the Christian Period...', by George Coffey (Second Edition), Hodges Figgis, Dublin, 1910 'Guide to the Celtic Antiquities of the Christian Period preserved in The National Museum, Dublin', by George Coffey (Second Edition), and published by Hodges Figgis, Dublin 1910. This work, realised in conjunction with the Royal Irish Academy Collection, documents the variety of celtic artifacts housed at Dublin's National Museum. Once again, the importance of this text lies chiefly in the fact that it was bound (and signed) by Evelyn Gleeson of the Dun Emer Press, in an almost idential tan cloth to that seen covering the Penal Crosses text also included in this sale. Result: £500
Lot 6 - 'Early Christian Art in Ireland' by Margaret Stokes (First Edition), The Stationary Office, Dublin, 1928 Like a number the items in this sale, this volume was previously owned by Evelyn Gleeson, founder of the Dun Emer Press and friend and associate of the Yeats family. Result: £420
Lot 7 - 'The House of the Seven Gables', by Nathaniel Hawthorne (First Edition) Houghton Mifflin, 1913 The House of the Seven Gables, by Nathaniel Hawthorne (First Edition) Houghton Mifflin, 1913. This volume originates from the personal collection of Evelyn Gleeson, co-founder (with Elizabteh and Lily Yeats) of the the Dun Emer Press in Dublin, Ireland. It was presented as a Christmas gift from her cousin, Tara Gleeson Fitzpatrick of Brookline, Massachusetts, who has inscribed the inner cover with a personalised festive message. Result: £480
Lot 8 - 'Ulysses', by James Joyce (First Edition), Shakespeare & Company, Paris 1922 (No. 559 of 1,000) Widely regarded as the most seminal text in 20th century literature, James Joyce's 'Ulysses' was first published in Paris by Sylvia Beach's Shakespeare & Company on February 2nd 1922. The format was in imitation of the three-tiered French system: 100 signed copies on Dutch handmade paper; 150 large-paper copies printed on heavier verge d'Arches, and 750 copies on verge barbes forming the smaller trade issue. It is bound in full navy morocco by Bayntan-Reviere (Bath), with raised bands and title lettered in gilt to spine, with marbled endpapers. This copy is in exceptionally good condition given its age and represents an extremely important and colossal achievement in the field of artistic expression by an Irish artist. Result: £20,400
Lot 9 - Wilson Basketball signed by Michael Jordan Most often considered to be the greatest player of all time, Michael Jeffrey Jordan is an American former professional basketball player and businessman. He won six titles as a team member of the Chicago Bulls, and cultivated corporate partnerships with the likes of Nike, Hanes, and Gatorade. This Wilson Jet basketball is signed by Jordan above the logo, and is presented in a cloth felt bag with drawstring closure, and a certificate of authenticity. Result: £1,700
Lot 10 - A Wall-Mounted Sports Presentation Plaque Featuring and Signed by Basketball Legend Michael Jordan A Sports Display Wall Plaque Featuring and Signed by Basketball Legend Michael Jordan. In much the same vein as the basketball signed by Jordan which is also included in this sale, memorabilia relating to this titan of the sport is always a popular choice with fans and collectors. Result: £550
Lot 11 - A Pair Of Nike Air Basketball Trainers owned and signed by Alonzo Mourning Considered to have been one of the greatest basketball centers during his playing career, Alonzo Harding Mourning Jr. is an American former professional basketball player who played much of his fifteen year NBA career for the Miami Heat, also serving as vice president of player programs and development for the institution since June 2009. He twice earned the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award and, subsequent to a hiatus due to a kidney transplant, returned to the court to win the 2006 NBA championship with the Heat. He also played for the Charlotte Hornets and New Jersey Nets. He was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame in August 2019. Estimate: £400 - £600 (€470 - €710) Result: Not Sold
Lot 12 - 'Fight of the Champions', Original Muhammed Ali Vs. Joe Frazier Match Programme An original programme for the World Heavyweight Championship fight between Muhammed Ali and Joe Frazier, which took place at New York's Madison Square Garden on March 8th, 1971. Attached inside the cover is sheet inscribed' Muhammed Ali / three times World Heavyweight Boxing Champion / May 20 - 85', with a sketch of a boxing ring. Result: £320
Lot 13 - Muhammed Ali Signature and Ticket from Match in Dublin's Croke Park, July 19th, 1972 Regarded as one of the most significant sports figures of the twentieth century, Heavyweight boxer Muhammed Ali had historic links to Ireland in the form of his maternal great-grandfather, Abe Grady, who emigrated from Ennis, Co. Clare. This ticket from his July 1972 match against Al "Blue" Lewis at Croke Park, as well as the signature obtained by the current owner in the foyer of the Gresham Hotel on O'Connell Street (where Ali was staying) is a rare piece of boxing memorabilia with direct connection to Dublin. Result: £850
Lot 14 - An Official Ferrari Formula 1 Simulator from the 2006 Season This piece represents a rare opportunity to acquire a unique slice of F1 history, affording the opportunity to sit in the same pod that legendary driver Michael Schumacher will have used during simulated race sessions in advance of the 2006 Season. A former team-owned piece of F1 history, this simulator benefits from the particular association with one of the sport's most celebrated exponents. This piece is an unique addition to the collection of any serious Ferrari F1 fan, and has been updated with 'R-factor' software and all of the circuits from the 2012 F1 calendar, among a number of other International circuits used for testing. In addition, it comes complete with a Force-feedback steering wheel by Bob Salisbury engineering at Silverstone. Result: £15,200
Lot 15 - Formula 1 Team Issue Jacket belonging to and signed by Michael Schumacher Often considered the greatest competitor in Formula 1 history, German driver Michael Schumacher competed in Formula One for Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari, and Mercedes. He holds a joint-record of seven World Drivers' Championship titles, and at the time of his retirement from the sport in 2012 he held the records for the most wins (91), pole positions (68), and podium finishes (155), and still maintains the record for the number of total fastest laps (77), among others. This jacket, from Schumacher's time with Ferrari, is decorated with a variety of Ferrari, Marlboro, and Hilfiger insignia, and is signed on the reverse by Schumacher. Result: £3,100
Lot 16 - Formula 1 Team Issue Jacket belonging to and Signed by Eddie Irvine Born in Newtownards, Co. Down, Eddie Irvine competed in Formula One between 1993 and 2002, and finished runner-up in the 1999 World Drivers' Championship, driving for Scuderia Ferrari. This jacket, from his 1999 racing schedule features both Ferrari and Marlboro sponsorship decals, as well as Irvine's name tag, and his signature can be seen in the area of the wearer's upper left collar bone. Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000 (€1,801 - €2,350) Result: Not Sold
Lot 17 - A Framed Image of Andy Warhol's Portrait of The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger, signed by Warhol A colour art book photographic image of Warhol's painting of the Rolling Stones lead Singer Mick Jagger, signed by Andy Warhol in black felt tip pen to the lower left, approx. 7" x 7", mounted and framed. Result: £1,300
Lot 18 - An Early and Rare U2 Irish Tour Poster An Irish tour poster for U2's 1980 '11 O'Clock Tick - Tock -Tour - Town' concerts in Limerick and Tralee, which took place during 1980. Previously included as part of the Brendan Murray Collection, No. 13 of 36 Estimate: £400 - £600 (€470 - €710) Result: Not Sold
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