Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers

The Old Cinema,
Chatsworth Street,
Co. Killkenny,
R95 XV05,

PSRA Registration No: 001687

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Lot 1288/0217

Estimate: €800-1200

Newspaper Cuttings Albums

A very large and comprehensive collection of Cuttings neatly laid down in a seris of 19 desk diaries,
mostly Hely’s (Dublin), containing press cuttings and a few other items chronicling irish history through the early decades of the 20th Century, and also with articles on earlier periods of Irish history, irish saints, Irishmen abroad etc.
The core of the collection cotnains very detailsed press reports on historical events circa 1918-1928, including the Anglo-irish War, end of the war inEurope, revolution in Russia, the Treaty (a full volume on the debates), Civil War, inauguration of new free State Courts, Army Rebellion, terms of the “Pact” 1923 election results; the Eucharistic Congress, also several volumes with cuttings mainly of literary and cultural interest and much on religious affairs.
With a few original items tipped in, including an origianl memorial card for Patrick Langford Beasley of Liverpool, d. 1923 (father of Piaras Beaslai?) in the volume dated 1923/24.
A few of the albums rather shaken, but geneally in good to very good condition, a remarkable collection placing Irish history in a world contet, a range of cuttings which would be impossible to duplicate today, and a valuable sources for students of comparative history. As a collection, w.a.f. (1)

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