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Ireland--Proclamation of the Irish Republic
["POBLACHT NA H EIREANN". DUBLIN: LIBERTY HALL, C.27 APRIL 1916]
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 GBP
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Ireland--Proclamation of the Irish Republic
["POBLACHT NA H EIREANN". DUBLIN: LIBERTY HALL, C.27 APRIL 1916]
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Ireland--Proclamation of the Irish Republic
["POBLACHT NA H EIREANN". DUBLIN: LIBERTY HALL, C.27 APRIL 1916]
HALF SHEET OF THE ORIGINAL PROCLAMATION OF INDEPENDENCE OF THE IRISH REPUBLIC (text from "The Irish Republic..." to "...Joseph Plunkett"), text size 297 x 460 mm, paper size 485 x 680mm, in a variety of founts, crudely printed on a single roughly torn sheet, irregular inking, inky fingerprints
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Provenance

2nd Lt. Donald Cooper (see previous lot); thence by descent 

Catalogue Note

AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE HALF SHEET OF THE IRISH PROCLAMATION. The Proclamation was printed at Liberty Hall on Easter Sunday 1916 by Christopher Brady, Michael J. Molloy and Liam O’Briain. Production was makeshift  - hardly surprising given the circumstances - and the Proclamation had to be printed in two halves so the limited available type could be redistributed to complete the text. When British soldiers retook Liberty Hall on 27 April they found the type standing in the press and ran off a few copies out of curiosity and as mementoes. The crude presswork here is ample evidence that this copy was not run off by an experienced printer. This copy has remained in the family of Lt Donald Cooper, who was involved in the retaking of Liberty Hall (see previous lot).

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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