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Lot 599/7025

Estimate: €600-800

Republican Commonplace Book.
A good commonplace book apparently compiled by J. Mahony in Lincoln Jail 1918-19, with signature of Eamon de Valera, under that of Thomas, Bishop of Nottingham (presumably a visitor). Also includes several attractive watercolours and drawings by Bert Shelley and others, a few photographs etc. Cover worn.
De Valera was confined in Lincoln after the ‘German Plot’ arrests of May 1918, until his celebrated escape organised by Harry Boland and Michael Collins in February 1919.

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