Rare Books and Collectables

by Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers

02 May 2018 10:30 BST Live Webcast Auction

Important Information

Rare and Interesting Books , Manuscripts & Ephemera, Maps, Sporting Medals & Programmes. 

To include; The Library of  the late Dr. D.W. Davin MB BCH BAO, Gilford, Co. Down.    The GAA Collection of the late Paddy Downey, The Irish Times.   The late Fred Dixon's Collection of Irish Almanacks.  & Other select items from private clients.

Terms & Conditions

Buyer's Premium 22 % (VAT inclusive) applicable to all lots purchased. 

Lots purchased online with the-saleroom.com 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 from outside the E.U. will incur 3% surcharge on invoice total ).  Cheques and Bank Transfer payments also acceptable.

Payment will only be accepted on cards whose details are already registered and verified with the-saleroom.com     Other cards will not be accepted.


Abbreviations  Rare Books , Literature , Manuscripts, etc ;  mls  Manuscript Letters signed, als  Autograph Letters signed  acs  Autographed Cards signed   pbPaperback 

a.e.g. All edges gilt   t.e.g.  Top edges gilt   w.a.f. With all faults   S.N.S.R.  Sold not subject to return   As is  With all damages, faults, restorations   As a lot  With all faults

L.S.s  Library Stamps   Publ.  Published  t.e.p. Top end paper    mor  morocco   n.d No date   n.p.  No place      d.j.  Dust jacket   L.P.  Large paper   h.m.p.  hand-made paper   

vell  Vellum  hf  Half   d.w.s.  Dust wrappers   I.M.C. Irish  M/ss Commission  A.M.S. Armorial motif on spine   cont.  Contemporary  n.a.t.  Not affecting text  frontis  Frontispiece

engd.  Engraved  cold. Coloured   hd  Hand   port.  Portrait

Abbreviations  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. 

Fonsie Mealy Auctioneeers reserve the right to control and determine the bidding increments , whether bidding is by telephone, online or in the room.  

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.  

Payments for purchases made online through the-saleroom.com are payable directly to Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers - We do not have access to the debit / credit card details submitted on registration to the-saleroom.com

Payment will only be accepted on cards whose details are already registered and verified with the-saleroom.com     Other cards will not be accepted.

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 Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel by 20.00 on Wednesday, 2nd May,  2018
- Otherwise they will be removed to our sales rooms in Castlecomer, Co.Kilkenny, for collection from  14.00 on Thursday, 3rd May. 
We request that all purchases are collected from our sales rooms no later than Friday, 11th May, 2018.
We recommend the following Shipping Companies to assist you with collection and shipment. 
Mail Boxes Etc ,Dublin.  Tel. 01.6710400    Email info@mbedublin2.com  
McCann Removals , Durrow, Co. Laois. Tel. 057.8736596   Email  info@movinghome.ie   
Please contact these shipping companies directly to discuss your requirements and for agreed cost quote, delivery schedule, etc
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