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Lot 661/7025

Estimate: €4000-6000

Irish War News. The Irish Republic. Vol. 1 no. 1. Dublin, Tuesday April 25 1916. Small quarto, 4 p (single folded sheet), no printer. Fold marks, some wear at folds, a little frayed at one edge, a little light foxing, but generally a good copy of a very fragile item.It appears that this item was printed on Easter Monday within the area of central Dublin controlled by the insurgents. Most of the copy was undoubtedly prepared in advance, but the ‘Stop Press’ column on p. 4, announcing news of the Rising, contains some information which could not have been reliably anticipated beforehand. It is thus Padraic Pearse’s final publication. It is very scarce in good condition.

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