PROCLAMATION 1916 The Easter Proclamation of the Irish Republic. Frontispiece by Liam Miller [RARE DOLMEN LIMITED EDITION OF 125 COPIES]
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Dublin: Dolmen Press, in January 1976. Crown octavo. pp. 8. Printed in blue, brown and green. Special limited edition 9/125. Bound in full brown morocco, title in gilt along spine. ‘1916’ in gilt on upper cover. Top edge gilt. Fine copy in fine slipcase. Very rare.
The Proclamation was first set up and printed at Liberty Hall, Dublin, on Easter Sunday, 23 April 1916. The compositor was Liam O Brian and 1500 broadside copies were printed by Christopher Brady. This booklet, designed by Liam Miller, has been set by hand in Victor Hammer’s uncial type and printed at the Dolmen Press by Garrett Doyle, under the supervision of Liam Browne. The frontispiece is based on the bronze statue of ‘The Death of Cuchulain’ by Oliver Sheppard which commemorates the 1916 Rising in the General Post Office, Dublin. Of one hundred and twenty five copies printed on Van Gelder Rag paper and specially bound, this is number 9. Design The Dolmen Press Ltd.
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