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Lot 245/7025

Estimate: €200-250

From the library of Sean Mac Diarmada [1884-1916]
A much worn copy of Barry O’Brien’s Ireland, 12mo cloth, 1897, from Sean Mac Diarmada’s collection, inscribed to Mac Diarmada’s grand-nephew Patrick McDermot by Patrick’s father, Sean’s nephew. A pencilled list of monarchs on rear endpaper may be in Sean Mac Diarmada’s youthful hand.
Very worn and soiled, contents page tipped in at rear, possibly incomplete, sold as an association copy, w.a.f.
With
a copy of Thomas Paine’s The Rights of Man, incomplete, also from Sean Mac Diarmada’s library but without inscriptions.
Provenance: MacDermott family, by descent; Independence sale 15 April 2008.
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