IRELAND’S APPEAL TO EUROPE
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The Sinn Fein Statement of Ireland’s Case as defined by EAMONN DE VALERA and the National Council. The original statement to the Peace Conference paraphrased in blank verse, circa 350 lines set in four columns with a portrait of De Valera in Volunteer uniform, the whole within black borders, image circa 46.5 x 34cms, verso blank, no publisher named, circa 1919, strongly mounted on backing board behind double dark green window mount and clear mylar. The poem is unsigned, but similar to items which have been ascribed to John Francis (Sean) McEntee, a Belfast man (later a Fianna Fail Minister) who took part in the Easter Rising, and published a volume of poems around this time. The attribution is unproven, but is plausible in our view. Fine. Rare.
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