London, South Kensington
20 January 2010
MOORE, Thomas (1779-1852), editor. A Selection of Irish Melodies. London: J. Power, 1818. Parts I-VII in 2 vols., 2° (360 x 255mm), engraved part titles. (Occasional spotting.) Contemporary red half morocco, gilt edges (extremities rubbed, sides scuffed with a few small surface losses). Provenance: J. Widdrington (inscription dated 1818 on each part index recording his gift to:) - Eliza Cook.
FIRST EDITION OF PART VII, reissues of the earlier parts. This work, which made Moore the national lyricist of Ireland, was published in a total of 10 parts over an extended period between 1808 and 1834. Although parts 1-6 are undated in this copy, the dated gift inscriptions helpfully indicate that they were issued in 1818, the same year as part VII. Lowndes IV, 1599. (2)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
+44 (0)20 7389 2019
No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium.
Adrian Hume-Sayer, the specialist spearheading the Audrey Hepburn sale, shares the stories behind our celebrity auctions
The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale totals £128,081,750, with works by Picasso and a record-breaking Franz Marc painting also achieving top prices
Alastair Smart profiles the life and work of the Pre-Raphaelite artist described by Burne-Jones as ‘the best of us all’ — illustrated with works offered in July