O’CONNOR, Batt. With Michael Collins in The Fight for Irish Independence. [First edition in rare dustjacket]

450.00

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London: London: Peter Davies, 1929. First Edition. pp, 195. Green cloth, gilt title to spine. Green cloth, gilt title to spine, in publisher’s second issue dust jacket lettered in green. Scuffing to boards, light wear to head of spine; frayed dustjacket and price-clipped. In good condition.

Bartholomew (Batt) O’Connor formed a close friendship with Michael Collins while detained in Frongoch prison camp in Wales. After their release he helped Collins in re-organising the IRB network and the Sinn Féin organisation. He persuaded Collins to go to London to form part of the Anglo-Irish Treaty delegation.

He was elected to the Dáil in 1924 and remained a TD until his death in 1935.

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