Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers Rare Books & Collectors' Sale December 9th & 10th, 2020

148 IMPERFECTIONS NOT STATED fm 823 French Revolution: d’Eglantine (Fabre) 1750 - 1794. Three manuscript inventories (in French) of the household e ff ects of Fabre d’Eglantine and his wife, including the clothing of Madame Fabre, furniture, utensils etc. etc. As manuscripts, w.a.f. (1) * Fabre d’Eglantien was a French actor, dramatist and politician. A native of Carcasonne, he married in 1778 Maria Strasburg Nicole Godin; they had two sons, Theodore and Jules. He played a prominent part in the French Revolution, being private secretary to Danton. He conceived a new role for the theatre as a contributor to revolutionary culture, and was involved in the creation of a new French calendar. He was accused of pro fi teering, and was guillotined along with other Dantonistes. € 200 - 300 824 Documents: Athlone, Co. Roscommon: Indenture made July 1734, between Hon. the Lady Catherine Jones of Chelsea in the County of Middlesex... and Hon. Henry Hamilton ... of Ireland, .. all that and those the several parcels of Land adjacent to the Town of Athlone on Connaught side.. comonly called... Athlone Parks... Single vellum sheet signed and sealed; also another sim. document dated Feb. 1765, single vellum sheet signed and sealed. Both good, as m/ss, w.a.f. (2) € 150 - 200 825 Co. Derry: Manuscript, 5pp folio, An Abstract of Rents Received by James Hamill for John Richardson Esq., from 8th of August 1776 to the 18th December. Contains a list of rents under the headings of date, townland, tenants’ names (approx. 140), and amounts paid, all in a clear hand. As a manuscript, w.a.f. (1) € 100 - 150 827 An 18th Century Sea Shanty Naval Interest: [Anon] An 18th Century Manuscript Poem written by a Sailor in the Royal Navy addressed to his beloved Mary, written in two parts, each comprising four verses of six lines. In the fi rst he speaks of his imminent departure, urges Mary to resist those who might court her in his absence, and subsequently speaks of the dangers and temptations that surround him, and exhorts her to remain true. The second part echoes the Sailor’s return and the reuniting, Signed 1792 and 1799, J.D., as a manuscript, w.a.f. (1) € 100 - 150 828 The Death of General Wolfe, 1759 Manuscript: A contemporary manuscript, Poem on the Death of General Wolfe, consisting of four eight line stanza on single folio sheet. The poet imagines Brittania mourning for her dead hero. To comfort her, Jupiter sends Mercury to inform her that Wolfe is not dead but promoted (‘prefer’d’) to heaven, where his services are required to suppress a rebellion by the Giants. As a m/ss. (1) * Gen. James Wolfe was one of the most illustrious British Generals of the 18th Century. His capture of Quebec in 1759 and his death from a French cannon, shot in the moment of victory made him a national hero. € 120 - 160 829 Irish Merchant in 18th Century Maryland, U.S.A. Co. Louth: [Edward Fottrill] An 18th Century Manuscript Legal Document relating to lands owned in Baltimore, granting power of attorney on behalf of the heirs of the Estate Robert and Acsah Ta ff ee, Signed by Forbes and Thwaites and are attested by those of ten merchants and inhabitants, dated 10 July 1764, as a manuscript, w.a.f. (1) € 150 - 200 826 Co. Meath: Dowdall (Edward) An 18th Century Indenture detailing Leases to Christopher Pocklington of Dublin for lands of Mountowne (with the Milll), Ferlane, Waltestowne, Skreen, Slane, Loughstowne etc in County Meath, dated 19th December 1737, and Signed Edward Dowdall, as a manuscript, w.a.f. (1) € 150 - 200