Tuesday November 24, 2020

A sale of firsts for books and sport

Bram Stoker's Dracula translated into Irish and the 1955 All-Ireland Hurling Championship medal are going under Fonsie Mealy's hammer.

29th June, 2014
Rare Books and Collectors Sale, July 1; Fonsie Mealy, Clyde Court Hotel, Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

Travel and sport have a high profile at Fonsie Mealy’s rare book sale in Dublin this week. Headline titles include two that give a riveting insight to the roots of today’s Middle East mayhem.

The first is Travels of Ali Bey in Morocco, Tripoli, Cyprus, Egypt, Arabia, Syria and Turkey between 1803 and 1807 (€2,000-€3,000). Ali Bey had rather more adventures than the run-of-the-mill tourist. The Barcelona-born explorer (real name Domingo...

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