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Lot 178/0322

SOLD Hammer price: €250, Estimate: €300-400

With a Long Inscription by Dan Breen, 1953[Breen (Dan)] Union Interparliamentarie. Conpte Rendu de la XLIe Conference, roy 8vo Geneva 1962, orig. cloth (spine faded), text in French and English. With a long inscription on f.e.p. and following blank page by Dan Breen, evidently a delegate to this inter parliamentary meeting. ‘The visit to Berne in 1952 is one I shall never forget. The Swiss Government & people gave me a wonderful time. Padraic Hillary (Dr.) was my sole companion & he is a fine type of young man,’ also mentioning other Irish delegates, ‘a poor lot.. ape the English & will sell out to the English any time…’ (1)*Dan Breen (1894 – 1969) began the War of Independence with the ambush at Soloheadbeg, 1919. He was Fianna Fail T.D. for Tipperary 1932-65.

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