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Lot 7/0297

SOLD Hammer price: €200, Estimate: €300-280

Extremely Rare Report – The Belfast Pogrom, 1920 – 1922 Only a Handful of which were for Private Distribution Northern Ireland: Kenna (G.B.) [Fr. John Hassan] Facts and Figures of the Belfast Pogrom 1920 – 1922, 8vo D. (O’Connell Published Co.) 1922. Sole Edn., fold. map, hf. title, title, 213pp. orig. green cloth, lettered within black border. A very fine copy of this Scarce Work. * This work was reportedly commissioned by the Free State Government, at the instigation of Michael Collins to document the notorious Belfast Pogroms in which hundred of Catholics (together with some Protestants) were driven from their homes and work places, and when hundreds were killed. The work which was set in type, but publication had to be cancelled for fear of furthering more serious sectarian tensions. It is believed only about eighteen copies were ever bound. An excessively rare item. (1)

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