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

180 IMPERFECTIONS NOT STATED fm 992 Fine Coloured Fashion Plates Periodical: The Powder Pu ff , An English Edition of La Mode Artistique. 13 issues, large atlas folio, Lond. c. 1898 - 1899, approx. 100 fi ne full page cold. plts. orig. ptd. wrappers. As a coll. of plts., w.a.f. (1) € 350 - 500 993 Fine Original Portrait Photos of the O’Brien Ladies by Margaret Cameron Two black and white Photos, each 8” x 10” (20cms x 26cms), both stamped “The Cameron Studio, 70 Mortimer St., Regent Street.”The portraits o ff ered here are of two of the daughters of Edward William O’Brien (1837 - 1909) of Cahirmoyle, Co. Limerick - Mary, the daughter of his fi rst wife Mary Spring Rice (and sister of the artist Dermod O’Brien) and Katherine (Kitty), the daughter of his second wife Julia Garth Marshall (and sister of the yachtsman Conor O’Brien). In one photo, Mary is holding Katherine; in the other, the child is on her knee. As photographs, w.a.f. (2) * Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) is regarded as one of the most important portrait photographers of the 19th Century. Having taken up photography at the age of 48 after receiving a camera by her daughter as a Christmas present. During a short but productive career, she produced an impressive output of over 900 photographs. Both during her lifetime and later, her close-up portraits of famous men received much praise, while her softer-focus portraits of women were less favoured, and her allegorical subjects, often featuring children, were not taken seriously. In recent times, following the publication in 1948 of her fi rst modern biography by Helmut Gernsheim, her reputation has become fi rmly established. € 1200 - 1800 Photographs: [Calastry Sons, London & Madras] Photograph Album Entitled “A Souvenir of the Visit to Jeypore Samasthanam of His Excellency the Right Hon’ble Viscount Goschen of Hawkhurst, GCSI CBE VD, Governor of Madras, and The Viscountess Goschen, 14th December 1927” With M/ss dedication “To V. Hart Esq, Superintending Engineer, Madras. With the best compliments of Ramchandra, Maharajah of Jeypore.” Oblong folio bound in green calf within brown paper wrappers, 23 x 31cm. Gold tooled title. Marbled endpapers. 83 pp of photographs with printed captions. The photographs commemorate the visit in 1927 to the Zamindari (autonomous region) of Jeypore by the 2nd Viscount Goschen, Governor of Madras 1924-1929, and his wife, and their reception by the Maharajah Ramchandra Dev IV. Vincent Hart, to whom the album was presented, was born in Cork in 1881, trained at the Royal College of Engineering in London, and joined the Indian Public Works Department at Madras in 1903, becoming the Superintending Engineer in 1927. As Engineer- in-Chief he was responsible for the building of the Mettur Dam on the river Cauvery, at that time the biggest solid gravity dam in the world. In recognition of his work he was presented with the Companionship of the Star of India by King George V in 1935. He then retired to his house at Lotabeg on the Lower Glanmire Road, Cork, where he died in 1939. (1) Provenance: Lotabeg, Cork. € 1500 - 2000 995 Album Presented by Maharajah to Cork-born Engineer, 1927