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

178 IMPERFECTIONS NOT STATED fm 980 Der Fuhrer’s Bookplate [Hilter (Adolf)] A rare printed paper Bookplate of Adolf Hitler, decorated with eagle and swastika on an oak branch and inscribed ‘Ex. Libris - Adolf Hitler.’ Good clean example. (1) € 250 - 320 981 Two 18th Century Italian Certi fi cates Documents: A. Engraved plate measuring 37 x 50 cm depicting the Pope, saints, angels, and the four Roman basilicas (St Peter, St John Lateran, St Mary Major and St Paul). MS text in Latin granting the suppliant a plenary indulgence. No signature or date. B. MS certi fi cate in Italian measuring 29.5 x 43 cm with engraved headpiece, whereby Alessandro Mariscotti, commandant of the Castel Sant’ Angelo and Commissary General of ships, towers and fortresses, con fi rms the appointment of Paolo Bellil, Capitano di Marinari, as master of the ship San Carlo , 1767, as m/ss, w.a.f. (1) € 120 - 180 982 Collection of Interesting Japanese Ukiyoe JapaneseWoodblocks: A collection of seven coloured and inscribed prints including: (A) Utagaura Kunisuda (1786-1864) “Lady resting in pink robe brushing her hair,” inscribed and label underneath, approx. 36cms x 25cms (14” x 10”); (B) Utamaro II ( fl . 1804 - 1830) “Lady with cup and saucer,” text on print and on side, approx. 41cms x 27cms (18 ½ ” x 10 ½ ”) mounted; (c) In the Manner of Torii Kiyonaga (1752 - 1815), a group of fi ve coloured woodblock (Ukiyoe) on Court Ladies in various attire, good impress, colouring in outline, signed, each approx. 39cms x 27cms. As a collection with all faults. (7) Provenance: From the Collection of Minoru Yamasaki (architect) and given as a gift to Bernard Nevill (designer). Yamasaki is famous for designing the original World Trade Centre New York. € 800 - 1200 983 Attributed to Kitagawa Utamavo (1753-1806) A pair of attractive colourful woodblock Prints, of Court Ladies in decorative robes with numerous stamps and script, each approx. 36cms x 24cms (14” x 9 ½ ”) mounted in recent gilt frames. (2) € 800 - 1000 984 Katharine “Kitty” Clausen (O’Brien) 1886 - 1936 Portfolio: A large collection of original watercolours, etchings and sketches of landscapes, fi gures and abstracts, book illustrations, etc., some Signed, mounted, all unframed. As a collection. (1) * Katherine “Kitty” Clausen was the daughter of George Clausen (artist), born in New York. She studied at the R.A. Schools and married Irishman Conor O’Brien, the brother of Dermod O’Brien. € 1000 - 1500