Important Information

Sale will include ; Rare Irish Books, fine duplicates from an Irish Institutional Library, early Printings, 17th Century Travel, Americana, Science and Religion, The Edith Somerville ( 'Irish R.M.') and Coghill Family Archives, a Private Collection of modern Irish Literature, etc  

Highlights Include  ;  Volume from Dean Swift's Library , signed by him.  Rare Volume printed by Benjamin Franklin, Philadelphia,  1744.  First printing of Shakespeare's works outside of London.  Dublin ( Grierson ) 1726  8 Vols - No record of sale for 100 years. 

Lieut. Cresswell's  ' North West Passage ' Atlas folio 1854,  8 plates. 

Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions: 

Buyer's Premium 20 % (VAT inclusive) applicable to all lots purchased. 

Lots purchased online with will attract an additional charge for this service in the sum of 3% of the hammer price. 

We accept payment by Debit / Credit Cards (credit card payments will incur 3% surcharge on invoice total ). 

Paintings, Prints, Works of Art, Furniture, etc. 
The first name or names and surname of the Artist or Craftsman: In our opinion a work by the Artist of Craftsman. 
Attributed to: In our opinion probably a work by the Artist or Craftsman but less certainty as to authorship is expressed than in the preceding category. 
Studio of: In our opinion a work that may have been executed in whole or in part by the artist's hand. Circle of: In our opinion a work of the period of the Artist or Craftsman that is in a similar style to the work of that Artist or Craftsman. 
The surname of the Artist or Craftsman, preceded by “After”: In our opinion, a copy of the work of the artist or craftsman. 
Signed – Stamped: Has a signature or stamp, which in our opinion is the signature or stamp of the artist or craftsman. 
Bears Signature or Stamp: Has a signature or stamp, which in our opinion might be the signature or stamp of the artist or craftsman. 
Dated: Is so dated and in our opinion was executed at about that date. 
Bears Date: Is so dated and in our opinion may have been executed at about that date. 


O.O.C. Oils on Canvas O .O.P. Oils on Panel 

O.O.B. Oils on Board W/C Watercolour 

GOU Gouache MAH. Mahogany 

VICT. Victorian ED W. Edwardian 

W.A.F. With all faults As Is With all damages, faults, restorations, etc. 


While the auctioneer endeavours to answer clients enquiries, we accept no responsibility or liability for any inaccuracy in auction results given verbally during the sale days. 

We recommend that clients should only make such enquiries following the conclusion of the Sale. 

We recommend that any prospective buyer views lots prior to purchase or has a representive do this on his/her behalf. Any condition report given by the auctioneer prior to auction is based on an opinion and should not be taken as a definitive statement of fact.

Any subsequent issues or disputes arising, based on condition reports given prior to auction, will not be entertained.

Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers reserve the right to withdraw or adjust any lot prior to the auction without notice. Any such lots so affected will be announced on the auction day. The auctioneer reserves the right to decline bidding from any prospective bidder. 

N.B.: Please note the auctioneers offer no After Sale Guarantee whatsoever, with regard to mechanical and electrical items, or firearms. We accept no subsequent liability for any damage, loss or injury arising from the use of the foregoing. 


Special Note Regarding Firearms 

• A specific Permit or Licence must be produced relating to the Firearm purchased, before same can be removed from our Premises. Please contact your local Gardai. 


Payments for purchases made online through the saleroom.comare payable directly to Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers - we do not have access to the debit / credit card details submitted on registration to the
If you wish to pay by debit / credit card then please contact our office telephone:Tel;  O87 2027759 /  087.2751361 / 056.4441229.
All cheque / draft payments payable to: Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers.
We advise that all items purchased must be collected from The Gresham Hotel, Dublin, by 20.00 on Tuesday, 13th December, 2016
- Otherwise they will be removed to our sales rooms in Castlecomer, Co.Kilkenny, for collection from  14.00 on Wednesday, 14th December.
We recommend the following Shipping Companies to assist you with collection and shipment. 
Mail Boxes Etc ,Dublin.  Tel. 01.6710400    Email
Gibbons Removals & Storage, Kilkenny.  Tel . 056.7760444 / 4446018   Email
Please contact these shipping companies directly to discuss your requirements and for agreed cost quote, delivery schedule, etc.