Whyte's History, Literature & Collectables 14th September 2013 - page 17

SINCE 1783
Georgian Mansions in Ireland....
limited edtion by T. U. Sadlier and P. L. Dickinson limited to an edition of
100 of which this is 153, original cloth, printed for the authors at Dublin
University Press by Ponsonby & Gibbs, 103pp with 80 plates.
...With Some
Account of the Evolution of Georgian Architecture and Decoration
12 x
9in. (30.48 x 22.86cm)
500 (£260-£440 approx)
1776: ‘Treatise of the Exchequer and Revenue of Ireland’ by G. E. A.
Dublin: Printed By J.A. Husband, for E. Lynch, No. 6, Skinner Row, 1776.
First Edition. 4to. Full Calf. 2 vols. Most humbly inscribed, to the Treasures,
Chancellor,Lord Chief Baron, and the Rest of the Barons of the Court of
the Exchequer. Pp. (1) lxiii, 325; (2) 436, errata. Scarce. 10.50 x 8.50in.
(26.67 x 21.59cm)
400 (£260-£350 approx)
Taylor & Skinner’s Maps of the Roads of Ireland, Surveyed 1777.
G. Nicol, London, and W. Wilson, Dublin, 14th November 1778. First
edition. With folding map of Ireland at front and 288 pages of
copperplate engraved road maps. Royal octavo; contemporary roan over
marbled boards with gilt tooling at spine, covers split from spine. With
bookplate of “Henry Alexander of Forkill in The County of Armagh
600 (£440-£520 approx)
c.1780: ‘Genuine History of the Lives and Actions of the Most
Notorious Irish Highwaymen...’ by J. A. Cosgrave
‘...Tories and Rapparees, from Redmond O’Hanlon to Cahier Na Gappul, to
Which is Added The Goldfinger, or the History of Manus Maconeil.’ Belfast:
Printed By J. Smyth. 34, High Street,, 12mo. Half Calf and Cloth. 144pp.
Scarce. 5.50 x 3.50in. (13.97 x 8.89cm)
900 (£520-£790 approx)
1783 (17 March) Engraving of the installation dinner at the most
illustrious order of St Patrick
An impressive framed engraving titled “Installation dinner at the
Institution of the Most Illustrious Order of St. Patrick in St. Patrick’s Hall
within the Castle of Dublin, March 17th 1783. Dedicated to the Most
Noble George Marquis of Buckingham, Knight of the Most Noble Order of
the Garter and in 1783 Original Grand Master of the Most Illustrious Order
of St. Patrick...” From the painting by J. K. Sherwin and published by
Robert Wilkinson No. 58 Cornhill London on 17 March 1803. With storage
label on reverse of Batchelar and Son, Croydon marked with name of Earl
Midleton. 24 x 32in. (60.96 x 81.28cm)
800 (£520-£700 approx)
1783 (17 December) English Grammar School Grafton Street Dublin
prize medal for writing
A white metal circular medal, obverse engraved with the words “English
Grammar School Grafton Street Dublin” reverse decorated with crossed
quills and the initials J.T. between a wreath and with the words “Desert
Obtains The Prize, Vive La Plume, Writing”. Engraved on the rim “Saml.
Whyte Exar. Ajudged And Gave It To Joseph Turner Decr. 17 1783 No. 36”.
The school, later known as “Whyte’s Academy”, was located at what is now
Bewleys Coffee House and alumni included Robert Emmet, Arthur
Wellesley, Richard Brinsley Sheridan and Thomas Moore. Rare. 1.50 x
1.50in. (3.81 x 3.81cm)
500 (£260-£440 approx)
1783-1830: The Dublin Evening Post
A collection of 11 issues. Comprising of 8/8/1783, 23/11/97,
5/12/97,14/12/97,30/12/97, 16/1/98, 21/1/1808, 22/11/17,24/7/21, 22/1/30,
22/2/30. Includes details of the trial of a number of men for taking the
unlawful oath as members of the United Irishmen,. subscriptions and
subscribers to the City of Dublin, reports from the House of Commons,
international and local news etc. (11)
150 (£90-£130 approx)
1783, 1807,1829: Watson, Samuel. Almanacks
All with folding maps present.(3)
7 x 4.25in. (17.78 x 10.80cm)
450 (£310-£390 approx)
1791: Annals of Horsemanship print by W. Dickinson London
Tinted framed engraving by William Dickinson Henry Bunbury. Titled “The
Tumbler or its Affinites”. Originally published in the Annals of
Horsemanship, London 1791. 10 x 8in. (25.40 x 20.32cm)
120 (£70-£100 approx)
1792 and 1795 silver medals to John Kinchela, later Attorney General
of New South Wales
Large 55mm silver medal awarded by “The Historical Society of The
University of Dublin on 24th June 1795” to “Mr John Kinchela”, and a
smaller 40mm silver medal of “The Junior Historical Society, T.C.D.” to same
recipient. Rare 18th century Trinity College medals.
John Kinchela (1774-1845) was born at Kilkenny, he received a B.A., LL.B.,
and LL.D, from Trinity College Dublin. He was mayor of Kilkenny in 1819.
In 1824-25 he was Commissioner of Inquiry into The State of Captured
Negroes. He fell into debt due to his generosity and in 1829 was
recommended by the Marquess of Ormonde for a position with the
Colonial Office. He was appointed Attorney General of New South Wales
in 1830 and served until 1837. He held a few subsequent posts, retired in
1840 and died in 1845.
1,800 (£1,310-£1,570 approx)
1796: Francis Grose ‘Rules for Drawing Caricaturas: With an Essay on
Comic Painting’
London: Printed for Hooper & Wigstead, No. 212, High Holborn, , 1796.
Second Edition. 8vo. 40pp. Illustrated with 20 copper plates (of 21 called
for, frontis lacking). 17 of the plates were etched by Grose. A remarkable
short study of the technique of caricaturing written and exemplified in
the engravings of the antiquarian and artist, Francis Grose. These take as
their satirical subject Grose’s fellow antiquaries using a broadly humorous
approach familiar from the caricaturists of the eighteenth century. All
editions of this book are scarce.
9.25 x 6in. (23.50 x 15.24cm)
450 (£310-£390 approx)
1797: Prussian military instruction book used by Limerick Militia
Printed by William Cruttwell and sold by Egerton, Military Library,
Charing-Cross, London, (1797) Second Edition, 106pp. ‘Military instruction
from the Late King of Prussia to his generals : (Illustrated with plates.) To
which is added, (by the same author) particular instruction to the officers
of his army, and especially those of the cavalry. Translated from the
French, by Lieut. Foster, 1st (or Royal) Dragoons’ With name of previous
owner in ink on the title page, a Major in the Limerick County Militia.
120 (£70-£100 approx)
1798: ‘United Irish Patriots’ print
A large framed print showing the United Irishmen leaders of the 1798
Rebellion. No engraver’s or printer’s name present. 14.50 x 23in. (36.83 x
300 (£170-£260 approx)
1798: Father Micheal Murphy Staffordshire commemorative wall plaque
A 19th Century Staffordshire pottery pictorial wall plaque titled “1798 The
Death of Father Michael Murphy” and with a scene depicting the famous
priest at the Battle of Arklow. Likely to have been produced in 1898 for
the Centenary of the rebellion. 8.50 x 8in. (21.59 x 20.32cm)
300 (£170-£260 approx)
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