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DEMAND HIS RELEASE! (DESIGN FOR A POSTER), 1924
DEMAND HIS RELEASE! (DESIGN FOR A POSTER), 1924
Constance Markievicz (Gore-Booth) (1969-1927)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 302

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed in pencil with initials and dated lower right
  • Medium: mimeograph print on paper laid on card
  • Dimensions: 33 by 20cm., 13 by 7.75in.
  • A pencil inscription in the lower margin records that this was drawn by Madam Markievicz whilst in prison. A collection of watercolours painted by Countess Markievicz whilst in Holloway Gaol were exhibited at the Daniel Egan Gallery circa 1925-6, and later sold to the National Museum of Ireland. This work was possibly intended for the republican newspaper that she wrote, illustrated, printed and circulated from prison, circa 1922.

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LIFE OF CONSTANCE DE MARKIEWICZ BY HER STEPSON PART II
LIFE OF CONSTANCE DE MARKIEWICZ BY HER STEPSON PART II
Stanislaw Dunin Markiewicz 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 303

Published Estimate: €800-1000

Price Realised: €5000

  • Medium: typescript, 187pp in plain brown wrappers
  • Dimensions: 28 by 20cm., 11 by 8in.
  • An interesting original typescript by Constance Markievicz's stepson, including accounts of Lissadel, Eva, Sinn Féin, The Daughters of Erin, Anti-Enlisting Campaign, Na Fianna Éireann and Sir Roger Casement. The period covered is 1900-1913. Unique.

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1921-27 IRISH REPORTS: WAR OF INDEPENDENCE, CIVIL WAR, ETC. COURT CASES
1921-27 IRISH REPORTS: WAR OF INDEPENDENCE, CIVIL WAR, ETC. COURT CASES
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 304

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: €280

  • Containing Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Appeal. The High Court of Justice. The Court of Crown Cases Reserved in Ireland. The Irish Land Commission. [later volumes] The Supreme Court in the Irish Free State. 7 vols., orig. buckram, Dublin 1921-27, variously edited, Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for Ireland. Valuable run covering the establishment of the Free State and its legal system, with reports of important cases on primacy of civil or military law, emergency legislation etc., through the Anglo-Irish War and the Civil War.

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1922-24 SeánAD ÉIREANN DEBATES - INDEPENDENCE, CIVIL WAR, WB YEATS ETC.
1922-24 SeánAD ÉIREANN DEBATES - INDEPENDENCE, CIVIL WAR, WB YEATS ETC.
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 305

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €220

  • Díosbóireachtaí Páirliminte (Parliamentary Debates). Tuairisg Oifigiúil (Official Report). Vols. 1-3, Dec. 1922-Dec. 1924, 3 vols. tall 8vo red cloth in original printed wrappers. Includes contributions by W.B. Yeats on various political topics, also the House’s congratulations on the award of the Nobel Prize (moved by Oliver Gogarty, 28 Nov. 1923, and carried unanimously).

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1922 ASSASSINATION OF SIR HENRY WILSON - LETTERS AND MEMENTOES FROM REGGIE DUNNE WHO SHOT HIM
1922 ASSASSINATION OF SIR HENRY WILSON - LETTERS AND MEMENTOES FROM REGGIE DUNNE WHO SHOT HIM
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 306

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €4000

  • Medium: manuscript letters, envelopes, typescript letters etc.(vario
  • 1922 (14 July) letter from Brixton prison thanking Marie MacGeehin for her support, within a few days before his trial for murder which he mentions and 1 August from Wandsworth Prison, 9 days before he was hanged. Also with this lot are typed manuscripts of his last letter to his parents on 9 August 1922, and a letter from his father in London thanking Máire MacGeehin and passing on his son’s last messages to her and enclosing mementoes of him including a lock of hair, his scapular and a printed prayer inscribed from him to Máire and dated 8 August, 2 days before his execution. Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson, born in County Longford, was a distinguished military officer, having served in the Burmese War, the Boer War and World War I, during which he became Chief of the Imperial General Staff. He was a staunch Unionist and in 1914, he surreptitiously supported British Army officers who refused to lead troops against Ulster Unionist opponents of the Third Irish Home Rule Bill in the Curragh Mutiny. He became a Unionist MP in 1920 for North Down. After 1921 he was Sir James Craig's parliamentary military adviser. On 22 June 1922, two English-born IRA Volunteers, Reginald Dunne and Joseph O'Sullivan, shot and killed Sir Henry as he returned to his house at Eaton Place in London. Two policemen were also shot as the volunteers attempted to avoid capture. They were then surrounded by a crowd and arrested by other policemen. They were convicted of murder and hanged on 10 August 1922. It has been suggested that the shooting of Wilson was ordered by Michael Collins in retaliation for the continuing troubles in Northern Ireland. However there is no hard evidence to support this and it is unlikely that Collins would have wanted to sour the good relations the Provisional Government were enjoying with the British.

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1922 POSTER: "DO YOU WANT TO BE FREE - THEN VOTE FOR THE TREATY"
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 307

Published Estimate: €800-1000

Price Realised: €750


1922: POSTER "DOCUMENT NO. 2. SUPPORT THE TREATY CANDIDATES
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 308

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €400


1922 START OF THE CIVIL WAR - POBLACHT NA HÉIREANN COMMUNIQUE FROM THE FOUR COURTS
1922 START OF THE CIVIL WAR - POBLACHT NA HÉIREANN COMMUNIQUE FROM THE FOUR COURTS
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 309

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €3200

  • Medium: letterpress
  • Dimensions: 48 by 33cm., 19 by 13in.
  • O'Connor (Rory) Communiqué from the Four Courts, 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 28 [1922] “At 3.40 a.m. this morning we received a note signed by Tom Ennis demanding on behalf of “The Government” our surrender at 4 a.m. when he would attack. “He opened attack at 4.07 in the name of his Government, with Rifle, Machine and field pieces” “THE BOYS ARE GLORIOUS, AND WILL FIGHT FOR THE REPUBLIC TO THE END. HOW LONG WILL OUR MISGUIDED FORMER COMRADES OUTSIDE ATTACK THOSE WHO STAND FOR IRELAND ALONE?”... (Signed) RORY O'CONNOR, MAJOR GENERAL I.R.A. A rare and significant document, marking the start of a bitter war between Irishmen.

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1922 (June 28) STOP PRESS. POBLACHT NA HÉIREANN. A diary from the Four Courts
1922 (June 28) STOP PRESS. POBLACHT NA HÉIREANN. A diary from the Four Courts
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 310

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €800

  • Signature: Letterpress
  • Medium: 10
  • Dimensions: 25 by 19cm., 10 by 7.5in.
  • Detailed and dramatic timetable of events from 3.40am “Ultimatum delivered” to 12.30pm. “The firing has carried on furiously for 7.5 hours”. Rare.

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1922 STOP PRESS. POBLACHT NA HÉIREANN NO. 2 PROCLAMATION BY THE IRA IN THE FOUR COURTS
1922 STOP PRESS. POBLACHT NA HÉIREANN NO. 2 PROCLAMATION BY THE IRA IN THE FOUR COURTS
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 311

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €450

  • Dimensions: 53 by 41cm., 21 by 16in.
  • The third “Proclamation” signed by sixteen of the anti-Treaty commandants, accusing the Provisional Government of doing the bidding of the British Government in attacking the Four Courts Garrison. It concludes with a warning: “Beware! Beware of Black and Tans and British Soldiers dressed in Free State Uniforms”.

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1922 (June-July) MILITARY OPERATIONS, DUBLIN - PICTURE POSTCARDS
1922 (June-July) MILITARY OPERATIONS, DUBLIN - PICTURE POSTCARDS
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 312

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €260


1922 (July) CIVAL WAR - FOUR RARE PHOTOGRAPHS OF ACTION IN O'CONNELL STREET, DUBLIN
1922 (July) CIVAL WAR - FOUR RARE PHOTOGRAPHS OF ACTION IN O'CONNELL STREET, DUBLIN
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 313

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €700

  • Medium: sepia photographic prints
  • Dimensions: 11 by 9cm., 4.5 by 3.5in.
  • Apparently unpublished, probably by a good amateur. Detailed notes with each, with views of upper west side of O'Connell Street, Free State soldiers and "G-men" (equivalent of today's Special Branch police), gresham Hotel on fire, etc. (4)

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1922 PROCLAMATIONS FROM THE FOUR COURTS - WAR NEWS POSTERS NO. 4, 5 AND 6
1922 PROCLAMATIONS FROM THE FOUR COURTS - WAR NEWS POSTERS NO. 4, 5 AND 6
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 314

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €900

  • Medium: letterpress
  • Dimensions: 51 by 33cm., 20 by 13in.
  • No. 4 reads: “PEOPLE OF IRELAND. This is a fight of the Republic, your own Republic, the living Republic that you establish by law, & uphold by in arms. England and her Free State Allies are attacking it; it is for you to defend it. In every town and centre in Ireland the banner of the Republic has been raised. The Republic cannot be destroyed while loyal Irish hearts and strong Irish Arms defend it. Support our gallant Republican Troops against Macready and his Allies” The last three of these broadsides produced under fire from the Four Courts and other areas of Dublin before the IRA were forced to leave. Scarce and evocative printed collectibles.

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A Similar Lot 1922 FOUR COURTS PROCLAMATION - War News no.s 4, 5 and 6
A Similar Lot 1922 FOUR COURTS PROCLAMATION - War News no.s 4, 5 and 6
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 315

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €600


1922 POSTER: STOP PRESS, WAR NEWS NO. 5, THE FIGHT GOES ON
1922 POSTER: STOP PRESS, WAR NEWS NO. 5, THE FIGHT GOES ON
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 316

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €320

  • Medium: Letterpress
  • “THE FIGHT GOES ON. It relates “Army News: Official Communiqués.. The Loss of the Four Courts... [and] .. Latest Intelligence.” Includes also “The Loss of The Four Courts,” & Report from a surgeon in charge of the Barrack Hospital, describing conditions there. (1)

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1922 POSTER: STOP PRESS, WAR NEWS NO. 6, THE FIGHT GOES ON
1922 POSTER: STOP PRESS, WAR NEWS NO. 6, THE FIGHT GOES ON
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 317

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €200


1922-23 CIVIL WAR ANTI-TREATY PUBLICATION
1922-23 CIVIL WAR ANTI-TREATY PUBLICATION
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 318

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €550

  • Range includes rare Freedom No. 5, The Nation nos. 3, 4, 8 and later incl. The Spark 1935, 1936 IRA fundraising document, 1930s Republican Candidates election handbill and USA cutting advertising “A Banquet to honour the IRA ... Chief of Staff Seán Russell”, and memoriam cards for Fr. Michael O'Flanagan, veteran Sinn Féin officer, 1942, and Deceased Members of “B” Coy., 3rd Batt., Old IRA, Dublin Brigade.

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1922-23 POBLACHT NA hÈIREANN, Anti-Treaty broadsheet. Good run of issues.
1922-23 POBLACHT NA hÈIREANN, Anti-Treaty broadsheet. Good run of issues.
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 319

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €450


1922-23 The Fenian, Anti-Treaty Civil War newspaper
1922-23 The Fenian, Anti-Treaty Civil War newspaper
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 320

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €400

  • Medium: Mimeograph, 2 to 4pp each.
  • Dimensions: 34 by 22cm., 13.5 by 8.5in.
  • Eight issues: 1, 3, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, and 52 incl. first issue, 14 July 1922. Scarce publication. (11 including duplicates)

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1922 CIVIL WAR - "THE TRUTH ABOUT THE IRA IN THE WEST"
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 321

Published Estimate: €200-400

Price Realised: €200

  • Record of the Campaign in the West from 28th June 1922. Cyclostyled typescript, 3 pp, printed rectos only, traces of mounting rear. A very interesting document, unsigned, outlining a series of engagements in Connemara and Mayo between June and November 1922, including capture of Ballina by anti-Treaty forces, occupation of Swinford, engagements at Newport, commandeering of a trading vessel at Westport with 220 tons of flour (distributed at Newport), shooting of 'spies', rescue of prisoners etc. Apparently an accurate report of these engagements as seen from the anti-Treaty side. Very scarce.

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1922 CIVIL WAR PROPAGANDA - FREE STATE FREAKS
1922 CIVIL WAR PROPAGANDA - FREE STATE FREAKS
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 322

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €180


1922. Civil War Anti-Treaty Handbills
1922. Civil War Anti-Treaty Handbills
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 323

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €525

  • Medium: letterpress
  • Dimensions: 23 by 15cm., 9 by 6in.
  • Queen Elizabeth’s Alternative - Michael Collins Supplies It:: “I would much rather hear Mr. Michael Collins called a traitor by Mr. De Valera than hear myself called a traitor by anyone else.” Lord Birkenhead. Scarce pair.

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1922. Civil War Poster bill: "WHEN RORY O'CONNOR WAS SHOT - A STARTLING DOCUMENT"
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 324

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €800

  • Very rare Anti-Treaty bill. "Mulcahy was a party to his "crime". Quotes letter from O'Connor in Mountjoy Jail, 31 August 1922"; "We were never requested to evacuate the Four Courts...We subsequently got 25 minutes to do so".

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1922 Free State or "National" Army. A valuable collection of 80 photographs.
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 325

Published Estimate: €200-400

Price Realised: €650

  • Medium: Original negatives
  • Dimensions: 9 by 6cm., 3.5 by 2.5in.
  • Excellent range, with 24 recently developed prints, 4 x 6in., showing training, drilling, patrols in villages and towns, barricades. Locations unknown but includes a view of Hibernian Hotel beside Domhnall Ua Laoghaire shops, both barricaded, and a similar view of the Lake Hotel. (104 items)

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1922 IRISH ARMY MESSAGE TO GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING RE DE VALERA AND DAN BREEN ESCAPING CAPTURE
1922 IRISH ARMY MESSAGE TO GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING RE DE VALERA AND DAN BREEN ESCAPING CAPTURE
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 326

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €650

  • Medium: Manuscript on printed form
  • Dimensions: 18 by 22cm., 7 by 8.5in.
  • Apparently intercepted by the IRA with manuscript “Intercepted message” message reads: “Message from Clonmel to Dublin states that de Valera & Dan Breen narrowly escaped being captured with Liam Lynch. J O'Sullivan, Capt.”

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1923 CIVIL WAR INTERNMENT ORDER SIGNED BY GENERAL RICHARD MULCAHY
1923 CIVIL WAR INTERNMENT ORDER SIGNED BY GENERAL RICHARD MULCAHY
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 327

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €550

  • Medium: letterpress and maunscript
  • Dimensions: 34 by 22cm., 13.5 by 8.5in.
  • Copy of the order given to the prisoner, in this case Teresa McGeehan, Kinngannon, Fintown, Co. Donegal, a well known Sinn Féin activist since before the Rising and at this point active with the Anti-Treaty Forces.

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1923 CIVIL WAR: NEWBRIDGE PRISON CAMP
1923 CIVIL WAR: NEWBRIDGE PRISON CAMP
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 328

Published Estimate: €800-1200

Price Realised: €1150

  • Medium: notebook, 77pp, card covers
  • Dimensions: 9 by 13cm., 3.5 by 5in.
  • Well filled with prose and verse, and a few watercolours, by IRA prisoners, dated October 1923. Including J. MacNamara, Barefield, Richard Mayer, Ladysbridge, T. Crowley, Castletown Kinneigh, Dennis Hegarty, Fermoy, C. Collins, Clonakilty, Thomas O'Reilly, Ballylanders, Thomas Tobin, Waterford, T.H. McMullen, Belfast, James Nail, Fermoy, Bob Browne, Killeagh, Thomas Dunlea, Tipperary, Daniel McSweeney, Macroom

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1923 CIVIL WAR PROPOGANDA - "THE MURDER MEMBERS"
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 329

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €500

  • Medium: letterpress
  • Dimensions: 29 by 18cm., 11.5 by 7in.
  • The following are the names of the members of the Partition Parliament who voted for the “Murder Bill” with a list of TD's, including W.T Cosgrave, J. J. Walsh, Desmond Fitzgerald, Richard Mulcahy, Eoin McNeill etc. Scarce.

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1923 LIAM LYNCH FUNERAL BADGE
1923 LIAM LYNCH FUNERAL BADGE
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 330

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €600

  • Medium: photograph attached to printed silk ribbon
  • Dimensions: 10 by 5cm., 4 by 2in.
  • A white silk lapel badge bearing a small photograph of Lynch in military dress, over the printed phrase 'Would to God that English dogs had tracked me down rather than my old comrades'. Framed. Rare. Liam Lynch (1890-1923), from Co. Limerick, was commander of the IRA's Cork No. 2 Brigade during the War of Independence. After the Treaty split he tried to avert conflict between pro- and anti-Treaty forces, but after the attack on the Four Courts he took command of the IRA's Southern Division and directed operations against the Free State. He was shot on the slopes of the Knockmealdown Mountains in April 1923, while on his way to a meeting of the Army Executive. Probably the present badge was issued at or after his funeral. The words quoted are said to have been spoken by Lynch before he died.

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1923-24 Correspondence from Gregory Ashe in Curragh ("Tintown") Internment Camp to his sister
Gregory Ashe 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 331

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €550

  • Medium: manuscript
  • Provenance: Nora Ashe; Thence by descent to present owner
  • Interesting political comments, and notes on conditions in the camp. Some of the men - Anti-Treaty soldiers - were still imprisoned after two years.

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1922 (Nov 10) CIVIL WAR INTERNMENT CAMP, DRUMBOE CASTLE, CO. DONEGAL, PRISONER'S LETTER
1922 (Nov 10) CIVIL WAR INTERNMENT CAMP, DRUMBOE CASTLE, CO. DONEGAL, PRISONER'S LETTER
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 332

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €5600

  • Medium: manuscript, 2pp.
  • Dimensions: 23 by 18cm., 9 by 7in.
  • A rare letter from this infamous prison where on 14 March 1923 four captured Anti Treaty IRA fighters were summarily executed by Free State Forces, an event that is marked annually to this day by Republicans. Commandant Gerard Charlie Day, commander of the 2nd (Northern) Division, Brigadier Commandant Dean Larkin, Timothy O'Sullivan and Daniel Enright, all Kerrymen, were captured a few weeks before. They were shot without trial in the grounds of the castle. This letter, signed "C Ua D", was smuggled out and describes dreadful conditions under which the prisoners existed “Though I have been already in a civil prison and in a military camp with the British the treatment we are getting here is the worst”. He describes being shut in a damp cellar without fire, light or exercise, fed three thin slices of bread with water a day. It also mentions attempts to escape. Rare and important letter.

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1923 (24 May) CIVIL WAR CEASEFIRE ORDER BY EAMON DE VALERA AND HILS PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS TO THE ARMY AT RORY O'CONNOR'S FUNERAL
1923 (24 May) CIVIL WAR CEASEFIRE ORDER BY EAMON DE VALERA AND HILS PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS TO THE ARMY AT RORY O'CONNOR'S FUNERAL
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 333

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €2300

  • Signature: RORY O'CONNOR'S FUNERAL
  • Medium: mimeograph typescript, 3pp
  • Dimensions: 27 by 22cm., 10.5 by 8.5in.
  • Provenance: An officer of the IRA and thence by descent to the present owner
  • Also with this lot Brigade Headquarters Dublin to Officers Commanding all Battalions “STAND FAST” order referring to recent casualties and includes quotation from General Rory O'Connor's last despatch. The ceasefire order begins “The Republic can no longer be defended successfully by arms”. Extremely rare documents only circulated to senior officers of the IRA. They were typed and up to six carbon copies were made at a time to be circulated thus very few were produced, and even fewer survive today. The Ceasefire Order is a very significant document marking the end of the Civil War and the beginning of constitutional democracy in the 26 counties. (3 items)

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ERSKINE CHILDERS 1870-1922: A SKETCH  - author's presentation copy to Erskine Childers' wife
ERSKINE CHILDERS 1870-1922: A SKETCH - author's presentation copy to Erskine Childers' wife
Basil Williams (1867-1950)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 334

Published Estimate: €800-1000

Price Realised: €600

  • Signature: inscribed on title-page "Mrs Osgood from Basil Williams"
  • Dimensions: 19 by 13cm., 7.5 by 5in.
  • Provenance: By descent from Mary Alden Osgood Childers to the present owner
  • Scarce booklet, privately published in 1926. With manuscript annotation by Mary Alden Osgood Childers, wife of Robert Erskine Childers, who is the subject of the book. On page 32 she criticises the author, Basil Williams, for describing her husband as “ferocious and pitiless” in his activities against the English crown. ‘Molly’ Childers, as she was known, entered the history books when she helped her husband run guns into Howth harbour on board the Asgard, the yacht that had been a wedding gift from her parents. 12mo; original printed wrappers; fine.

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THE CONSTRUCTIVE WORK OF DAIL ÉIREANN
THE CONSTRUCTIVE WORK OF DAIL ÉIREANN
Erskine Childers (1870-1922)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 335

Published Estimate: €800-1000

Price Realised: €1400

  • Signature: inscribed "compiled & edited by Erskine Childers" on front wrapper; also with Childers' signature on front and free endpaper
  • Dimensions: 1 by 13cm., 0.25 by 5in.
  • Provenance: Library of Robert Erskine Childers; Thence by descent
  • Talbot Press, Dublin, 1921. Two rare pamphlets in original blue wrappers, bound as one in blue cloth boards with paper label to upper board. Pamphlet 1 is an account of the activities of the national police and courts of justice (i.e. Ministry for Home Affairs) from April 1919 to August 1921, whilst pamphlet 2 details activities during the same period of the Departments of Agriculture and Trade and Commerce, as well as the Land Settlement Commission and the Commission of Inquiry into the Resources and Industries of Ireland. Childers’ authorship of these works appears hitherto to have been unknown.

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THE FRAMEWORK OF HOME RULE - author's own copy
THE FRAMEWORK OF HOME RULE - author's own copy
Erskine Childers (1870-1922)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 336

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €1600

  • Signature: signed and inscribed by the author on half-title
  • Dimensions: 23 by 14cm., 9 by 5.5in.
  • Provenance: Gift from the author to his wife, Molly Childers; Thence by descent
  • Edward Arnold, London, 1911. First edition. Octavo; original green cloth lettered in gilt at spine. With a rare pamphlet tipped in at rear, headed ‘The Form and Purpose of Home Rule’, and inscribed by the author: “A lecture delivered at a public meeting convened by the Young Ireland Branch of the United Irish League at the Mansion House, Dublin, on March 2nd 1912 by Erskine Childers (33 pages). Also with prints of Irish patriots tipped in on preliminaries and newspaper clippings of Childers’ letters to the editor of the Observer on the subject of home rule. Unique copy.

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MICHAEL - authors presentation copy to Erskine Childers
MICHAEL - authors presentation copy to Erskine Childers
George Russell AE (1867-1935)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 337

Published Estimate: €800-1000

Price Realised: €1100

  • Signature: signed in monogram and inscribed "for Erskine & with all my kind wishes, A.E." on front wrapper
  • Dimensions: 15 by 11cm., 5.75 by 4.25in.
  • Provenance: Erskine Childers (1870-1922); Thence by descent
  • Printed for the author, Dublin, 1919. Very scarce private press, 12 pages sewn in printed wrappers; foxed. With pencil annotations by Erskine H. Childers (President of Ireland). Robert Erskine Childers, to whom this was originally given by Æ, became involved with the Irish Agricultural Organisation Society (IAOS) in 1908 at the invitation of his cousin, Bob Barton. Through the IAOS he met Russell and the two became good friends. An attractive association copy of a very scarce work.

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GERMAN SUBMARINES - RESEARCH NOTES FOR 'THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS'
GERMAN SUBMARINES - RESEARCH NOTES FOR 'THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS'
Erskine Childers (1870-1922)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 338

Published Estimate: €1200-1500

Price Realised: €3000

  • Signature: black cloth bound notebook with ruled pages
  • Dimensions: 16 by 10cm., 6.25 by 4in.
  • Provenance: Erskine Childers (1870-1922); Thence by descent
  • An interesting notebook of sketches, diagrams and technical data relating to German naval vesssels, compiled by Childers whilst serving as a Royal Navy intelligence officer in the North Sea 1914-15. He left the Navy in 1916 appaled at the executions of the 1916 Rising leaders. Book contains 20 pages of manuscript notes plus 9 full-page drawings of various German U-boats such as the Koenig, the Kaiser and the Wittelsbach.

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1922-23 IRELAND'S FIRST POSTAGE STAMPS - A SPECIAL DIPLOMATIC COLLECTION
1922-23 IRELAND'S FIRST POSTAGE STAMPS - A SPECIAL DIPLOMATIC COLLECTION
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 339

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €1500

  • Medium: mounted on two sheets
  • Dimensions: 32 by 22cm., 12.7 5 by 8.5in.
  • The collection comprises the 1922 British stamp overprinted with Rialtas Sealadach na hÉireann (Provisional Government of Ireland) and Saorstát Éireann (Irish Free State) with a photograph and autograph of President Cosgrave, and a set of regular issues of 1922-37 with a photograph and autograph of President Éamon de Valera, with the seal of the Irish Free State Legation signed by Michael MacWhite, Minister Plenipotentiary of the Irish Free State to the United States of America. Unique collection. Michael MacWhite was born in 1883 in Reenogreena, County Cork. He travelled extensively, worked as a newspaper correspondent, fought for Bulgaria in 1912, joined the French Foreign Legion in 1913, and received the Croix de Guerre three times for his valour in combat. In 1919 he returned to Dublin and offered his services to Dáil Éireann. Harry Boland sent him to Paris to promote the Dáil’s interests. He was made secretary to the Irish Legation to the Paris Peace Conference in 1919. In 1921, MacWhite was made Dáil Éireann representative to Switzerland. In 1923, he was appointed permanent Free State delegate to the League of Nations. In 1929, he was appointed Minister Plenipotentiary and Envoy Extraordinary of the Irish Free State to the United States. He later served in Rome from 1938 until 1950. He died in 1958.

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IRELAND'S TRANSITION - THE POSTAL HISTORY OF THE TRANSITIONAL PERIOD 1922-25
IRELAND'S TRANSITION - THE POSTAL HISTORY OF THE TRANSITIONAL PERIOD 1922-25
Dr C. I. Dulin 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 340

Published Estimate: €80-100

Price Realised: €200


1922 IRISH FREE STATE TARA BROOCH STYLE BADGE IN SILVER
1922 IRISH FREE STATE TARA BROOCH STYLE BADGE IN SILVER
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 341

Published Estimate: €150-250

Price Realised: €550


1922-37 IRISH FREE STATE ARMY OFFICER'S SWORD
1922-37 IRISH FREE STATE ARMY OFFICER'S SWORD
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 342

Published Estimate: €3000-4000

Price Realised: €3000

  • A very good Óglaigh na hÉireann officer's sword complete with scabbard and frog. The blade etched with Celtic motif and OGLAIGH NA HÉIREANN FF crest on both sides, with brass basket insert and stamped with SAORSTÁT NA HÉIREANN / FF crest and stamped 5667. Blade plugged PROVED. No maker's name, but made by Wilkinson, London. Rare.

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1922-50 GARDA SIOCHANA CEREMONIAL HELMET
1922-50 GARDA SIOCHANA CEREMONIAL HELMET
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 343

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: 


1928 FIRST EAST-WEST TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT DUBLIN - NEWFOUNDLAND SPECIAL SILVER MEDAL
1928 FIRST EAST-WEST TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT DUBLIN - NEWFOUNDLAND SPECIAL SILVER MEDAL
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 344

Published Estimate: €800-1000

Price Realised: €1150

  • Provenance: Michael Rowan, President Dublin Chamber of Commerce in 1928; Thence by descent
  • On 12 April 1928 two Germans, Baron von Hünefeld and Captain Köhl with Commandant James FitzMaurice, officer commanding the Irish Air Corps, left Baldonnel Aerodrome, in a Junkers aircraft named The Bremen, and flew to Greenly Island, Canada, (about 1,200 miles from New York) arriving on April 14, 1928, after a flight fraught with difficult conditions and compass problems. This was the first East to West Transatlantic flight and the crew was greeted with acclaim in Canada, USA, Ireland and Germany as heroes of their time. These medals are rare and were presented to the three fliers and VIP's at the commemorative events in Dublin and Bremen.

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1924-25 Irish Republic Prisoners' Dependants Fund
1924-25 Irish Republic Prisoners' Dependants Fund
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 345

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €500

  • Signature: accounts book and documents
  • Medium: manuscript, 350pp
  • Dimensions: 34 by 20cm., 13.5 by 8in.
  • Contains names and addresses of beneficiaries, mostly prisoners or ex-prisoners on the Anti-Treaty side of the Civil War, and later Free State internees and imprisoned republicans. An important reference. Also includes a few letters and receipts, accounts etc. including a letter from Seán O'Carroll to Mrs Mary Plunkett thanking her for a large donation.

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1913-24 IRA IN BRITAIN, Seán MCGRATH AND ART O'BRIEN LETTER FROM BRIXTON PRISON
1913-24 IRA IN BRITAIN, Seán MCGRATH AND ART O'BRIEN LETTER FROM BRIXTON PRISON
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 346

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: €3200

  • Medium: maunscript on No. 24 HM Prisons stationary
  • Dimensions: 19 by 11cm., 7.5 by 4.5in.
  • Provenance: Maire MacGeehin; Thence by descent to the present owner
  • 1924 (21 July) to Máire MacGeehin, mentions “Teresa” (Máire’s sister – see lot 327) suffering effects of terrible treatment in prisons and camps, and their success in getting political prisoner status and their hope of release following the freeing of De Valera “and the others”. Art O'Brien and Seán McGrath served as Irish Volunteers in England for many years. In 1923 they were deported but they returned to England and were sentenced to two years imprisonment for “seditious conspiracy”. Rare and interesting correspondence from the IRA in England of this period.

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1924 RELEASE OF DE VALERA RALLY
1924 RELEASE OF DE VALERA RALLY
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 347

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €400

  • Medium: photograph attached to silk ribbon
  • Dimensions: 10 by 5cm., 4 by 2in.
  • A white silk lapel badge bearing a small photograph of De Valera, early 1920s, head and shoulders, wearing a Fáinne, inscribed at rear 'Mansion Hse / Dublin / 21-7-24'. Framed. Scarce. * De Valera was arrested while making a speech at Ennis, August 1923, and was imprisoned for almost a year. He was released on 17 July 1924; probably this badge was issued at a celebratory rally.

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1925 Sinn Féin Árd-Fheis, Clár
1925 Sinn Féin Árd-Fheis, Clár
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 348

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €200

  • Medium: 31 pages stapled in original printed wrappers
  • Dimensions: 22 by 14cm., 8.5 by 5.5in.
  • A copy of the printed programme for the 1925 Árd-Fheis, 13 October, date amended by hand to 17 November, and with numerous manuscript deletions and amendments to the printed programme of resolutions, presumably to indicate the actual agenda for the rescheduled meeting. * This was Sinn Féin's last Árd-Fheis before the special meeting of March 1926, after which De Valera and his followers withdrew to found Fianna Fáil. Interesting document. The resolutions deleted in this copy include a number dealing with the controversial question of Parliamentary participation, which was the focus of the March 1926 meeting.

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1926. Fianna Fail - very rare printed advice to Chairman of Open Air Meetings.
1926. Fianna Fail - very rare printed advice to Chairman of Open Air Meetings.
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 349

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €200

  • Medium: Letterpress 4pp
  • Dimensions: 27 by 17cm., 10.5 by 6.5in.
  • Very rare. Organisational leaflet contemporary with the formation of the Fianna Fáil party out of Sinn Féin offering advice to speakers and dealing with issues such as the oath of allegiance to the crown.

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1920-22 EAMON DE VALERA PUBLICATIONS
1920-22 EAMON DE VALERA PUBLICATIONS
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 350

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €750

  • Ireland's Claim for Recognition as a Sovereign Independent State. Presented officially to the Government of the United States by Éamon De Valera, President of the Irish Republic. Office of the Irish Diplomatic Mission, Washington [1920], orig. printed wrappers, 136 pp, copy of Senate resolution laid in. Scarce. With Imtheachta Aonaighe na n-Gaedheal i b-Paras, Eanair 1922. Proceedings of the Irish Race Congress in Paris, January 1922 (verbatim report of proceedings). Cahill n.d. [1922]. Orig. grey printed wrappers, 228 pp. The Irish Race Congress in Paris had been arranged before the emergence of divisions over the Anglo-Irish Treaty. The Dáil nominated delegates representing both sides of the Treaty debate, headed by De Valera and Eoin MacNeill, and an uneasy truce was maintained throughout the Paris discussions. The participants included speakers of Irish birth from all over the globe, and there is much interesting material. (2)

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INSCRIBED COPY OF DOROTHY MACARDLE'S 'THE IRISH REPUBLIC', 1968
INSCRIBED COPY OF DOROTHY MACARDLE'S 'THE IRISH REPUBLIC', 1968
Eamon de Valera (1882-1975)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 5 April 2008 / 351

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €600

  • Signature: lengthy gift inscription, signed "Eamon de Valera" and dated 1-3-68 on front free endpaper
  • Dimensions: 22 by 14cm., 8.75 by 5.5in.
  • Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 1965. First US edition, with a preface by de Valera, who has inscribed this copy in Irish “to Peggy, dear heart, I give you this book in memory of the day forty years ago when you came for the first time to the office of Scéala Éireann [The Irish Press]”. Octavo; very good in like dust jacket.

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