Photograph: Griffith (Arthur) A large sepia Photograph of Griffith seated and posing at his desk dressed in a suit, approx. 45 x 38cms, framed and glazed. Good. (1)More details ›
Broadside: An attractive coloured re-production c. 1940’s copy of the 1916 Proclamation with photograhs of the signatories approx. 19″ x 12″, by The Lee Press, Cork, n.d., framed. Scarce. (1)More details ›
United Ireland: Our Legion of Honour: A Record of the victims of the Coerian Act of 1881. A broadside approx. 43cms x 27cms issued free as supplement to ‘United Ireland’ Sept. 1881. Printed in gold with green background, with a view on top and lists of the prisoners in Kilmainham, Naas, Limerick, Dundalk, Galway, & Portland Prison (Michael Davitt), underneath. Framed. Scarce and good. (1)More details ›
James Stephens, Fenian – WANTED
Proclamation: Stephens (James) Fenian. The Police Gazette, or Hue-and-Cry, Dublin, Tuesday December 6, 1866. With the Governor-General’s Proclamation offering a reward of One Thousand Pounds for the arrest of James Stephens, following his escape from Richmond Prison in Dublin; also gives lists of deserters, etc. Lg. folio 4pp., approx. 42cms x 26cms (16 1/2″ x 10 1/4″), now loosely framed.
*Probably the most celebrated issue of this entire publication. Stephens’ escape from custody rocked the administration to its foundations. In spite of the enormous reward, he was not re-captured and made his escape to Paris & America. Stephens was the founder of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, better known as the Fenian Movement. (1)More details ›
Loyal National Repeal Association: A large printed Membership Card, appointing John Branigan of Clontarf in June 1843, as a Repeal Warden, and signed by J. M. Ray. An attractive decorated item, with four circular vignette views, and the young Queen Victoria on top, designed by W.H. Holbrook, Dublin, and printed on stone, approx. 36cms x 28cms (14″ x 11″), framed. (1)More details ›
O’Connell (Daniel) a framed collage of an original m/ss free front dated “London February 24th, 1832,” to Major Blundell, 11th Dragoons, Taunton, Devon, signed Daniel O’Connell, with a profile print of O’Connell, by Murpy & Mc Carthy – Copyright 1898., approx. 14″ x 8″, framed, attractive display. (1)More details ›
Print: O’Connell (Daniel) A large engraved black and white Portrait of the “Liberator,” in a giltwood frame, with ptd. m/ss signature. Fine Copy. (1)More details ›
Parnell (Charles Stewart) A framed and glazed collage with various news-cuttings about C.S. Parnell, including a side profile portrait and an original signature dated July 31st, ’86, approx. 36cms x 27cms, an attractive item. Good. (1)More details ›
[Parnell (C.S.)] an unusual copper Wall Placque depicting C.S. Parnell posing at a column, with floral corners, press moulding, approx. 52cms x 40cms. Unusual & Scarce. (1)More details ›
Prints: Parnell (C.S.) An attractive cold. Print of C.S. Parnell in Gentleman Attire, from Vanity Fair (Sept. 11, 1880), by “T”; together with a larger Print of the “Irish Parliamentary Party 1886,” cold., both framed, attractive. (2)More details ›
“The Republic Still Lives”
Sean T. O’Kelly’s 1918 Proclamation
Broadside – Poblacht na h-Eireann – The Provisional Government of the Irish Republic to The People of Ireland. ‘Irishmen and Irish Women …. ‘ An early reprint of the 1916 Proclamation (probably the third printing) reset in similar style to the original, with an extra line in capitals at end after the signatures: ‘The Irish Republic Still Lives.’ There is no printer or date mentioned, approx. 76cms x 51cms (30″ x 20″), some small tears, with some small loss of text, fold marks and some fraying at edges now laid on card & framed.
The first edition of the Proclamation was printed in Liberty Hall on the Sunday before the Eater Rising in 1916, in an edition of about 1000 copies, of which about 50 at most have survived. On the anniversary of the Rising, at Easter 1917, an almost exact type facsimile was printed and distributed in Dublin, which can be distinguished from the original mainly by the mis-spelling of Eamonn Ceannt’s name. The second edition is known only from one or two? surviving copies. The present document is neither the 1916 or the 1917 edition. A similar copy is described by Bouch, who concludes that it probably was printed around the time of an election, probably the General Election of December 1918 (at which Sinn Fein swept the country). This seems a reasonable conclusion, since if issued later than January 1919 one would expect the final line to include some reference to the First (or Second) Dail then siting. it is in any case an excessively rare document. A part from the copy examined by Bouch, we are aware of only a handful of copies of this printing, sold in Dublin some ten years ago and now believe to be in America. to our knowledge it is the last full size edition of Proclamation published during the 1916 – 1921 period.
Literature: Bouch – “Bibliographical Society of Ireland,” Vol. 5, No. 2, page 51.
Provenance: From the family of Sean T. O’Kelly to the present owner.
* Sean T. O’Kelly, Sinn Fein and Fianna Fail was born in Dublin, in 1882. In 1898 he joined the Gaelic League and became manager of An Claidhreamh Soluis, and general secretary in 1915. He was a founder member of Sinn Fein and of The Irish Volunteers and was a staff captain in the G.P.O. during the Rebellion in 1916. He was Ceann Comhairle in the First Dail. He became the second President of the Irish Republic and died in 1966.More details ›
The Very Rare 1939 Irish Proclamation
Hayes (Stephen), Russell (Sean), & others. The Proclamation of the Irish Republic, On the Twenty-Third Day of April in the year 1916 in the City of Dublin, seven men who were representative in spirit and outlook and purpose of the irish Nation that had never yeilded to nor accepted the British conquest, set their humble and almost unknown names to the foregoing document that has passed into history, makin the names of the seven signatories immortal.
Three years later (on January 21st 1919), the Republic Proclaimed in Ester Week 1916 was ratified and formally established by the elected representatives of all Ireland and a solemn declaration of Indpendence sent out to the Nations of the World.
To combat that declaration and to prevent the Proclamation of the Republic of Ireland from becoming effective, the armed forces of the English enemy made war upon the People of this Country. They were met by the Irish Republican Army, and challenged and resisted so stubbornly that after two years of bloody warfare the English were forced to ask for a truce with a view to settlement by negotiation.
The Armed Forces of England still occupy six of our Counties. Ireland is still tied, as she has been for centuries past. But the Proclamation of Ester Week and the Declaration of Independence stand and must stand forever. There is no need to re-affirm the Declaration of Irish Independence, but the hour has come for the supreme efort to make both effective. We pledge ourselves to that task. We call upon England to withdraw her armed forces, her civilian officials and institutions, and represnetatives of all kinds from every part of Ireland, as an essential premliminary to arrangements for peace and friendship between the two countries; and we call upon the people of all Ireland, at home and in exile, to assist us in the effort we are about to make in God’s name, to compel that evacuation and to enthrone the Republic of Ireland. Signed on behalf of The Republican Governement and the Army Council of Oglaigh na hEireann (Irish Republican Army) Stephen Hayes, Patrick Fleming, Peadar O’Flaherty, George Plunkett, Lawrence rogan, Sean Russell.
Printed one side only on the right side, alongside of a copy of the 1916 Proclamation, with the general title over both the tops “The Proclamaiton of the Irish Republic,” approx. 37.5cms x 48.5cms, both top corners with small piece torn away, and a few fold creases, otherwise in v. good condition.
* Extremely Rare. The Auctioneers cannot recall ever having offered for sale a copy of this Proclamation. (1)More details ›
Photographs: British Army etc. in Ireland: Lord French accompanied by col. Johnson, Chief Commissioner D.M.P., inspects the Veteran Division, Dublin Metropolitan Police and R.I.C. in the Park Depot 1918; Lord French and General Mc Cready at the Inspection Parade in the Depot, Phoenix Park, Dublin; Lord French’s last visit to the Depot.. where he inspected R.I.C. Auxilieries, Veteran Division R.I.C. & D.M.P.; At an R.I.C. Parade in the Pheonix Park, 1921, sir Hamar Greenword, Chief Secretary for Ireland is seen inspecting a police rifle, a very good set of original Press Photographs, each approx. 17cms x 23cms, framed. (4)More details ›
“The Blacksmith of Ballinalee” & Sean Moylan
Photograph: Snapped outside Mansion House, Dublin – General Sean Mac Eoin and Sean Moylan, A fine orig. port. photograph, approx. 47cms x 89cms, framed. Rare. (1)More details ›
Photograph: Destruction in Dublin, Dublin Sorting Office, Rotunda, burned down July 16, 1920? a v. good original Press Photograph, approx. 34.5cms x 46.5cms, mounted, but not framed. (1)More details ›
The Countess at Thomas Ashe’s Funeral
Photograph: Countess Markievicz (with gun in holster) speaking to Mr. Cathal O’Shannon, at Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin on the occasion of Thomas Ashe’s Funeral, 1917, a wonderful original Press Photograph of the leader of Cumann na mBan, approx. 48.5cms x 36cms, framed. An exceptional photograph. (1)More details ›
Photograph: National Volunteers: John E. Redmond (Chariman, irish Parliamantry Party) at a National Volunteer Review in the Phoenix Park in 1915, original Press Photograph, approx. 34cms x 46cms, framed. Rare. (1)More details ›
Funeral of Frank Lawless
Photograph: Arthur Griffith at the Funeral of Mr. Frank Lawless, Swords, Co. Dublin, A very good orig. group photo. with Griffith inthe foreground with hat and cane, approx. 37cms x 49cms, framed. Rare. (1)More details ›
Photograph: Mr. Kevin O’Higins (Minister for Justice) unveiling a Memoiral to Civic Guards (killed in the cause of duty) at the Depot, Phoenix Park, Dublin, 1927, Lg. orig. photo. approx. 36.5cms x 49cms, framed, (some dust markson glass inside frame. (1)More details ›
Mrs. Pearse at Bodenstown
Photograph: The Late Mrs. Pearse (mother of Patrick H. Pearse, 1916 Leader) speaking at Wolfe Tone’s Grave, Bodenstown, Co. Kildare 1921, Fine group photo with Mrs. Pearse flanked by young soldier & voluneers and an attraictve audience, approx. 35cms x 47cms., framed. (1)More details ›