NO UNION BUT UNITE AND FALL in a Loving letter to his Dear Mother, Sheelah, of Dame Street Dublin, by PADDY WHACK ( IRISH UNIONIST Political Pamphlet by John Fitzgibbon, Earl of Clare, Dublin Ireland 1799
Published in 1799 this is a very rare original political satire, Irish Unionist pamphlet written by John Fitzgibbon, Earl of Clare John FitzGibbon, 1st Earl of Clare PC (Ire) (1748-1802) was Attorney-General for Ireland from 1783 to 1789 and Lord Chancellor of Ireland from 1789 to 1802 during the Irish Rebellion. He was a controversial figure in Irish history, being described variously as a Protestant hardliner, a staunch anti-Roman Catholic, and an early advocate of political union between Ireland and Great Britain (which finally happened in 1801, shortly before his death). He is said to have been an early opponent of measures for Roman Catholic political relief (meaning the removal of some or all of the various forfeitures, civil penalties, and civil disabilities placed upon Catholics) in both Ireland and Great Britain and may have been the first to suggest to George III that the King would violate his coronation oath if he consented to the admission of Catholics to Parliament. THE PAMPHLET the pamphlet is bound in its original stab sewn printed wrappers (priced sixpence) 7.5 inches tall, 39 pages, main text preceded with 8 pages including title pages and contents pages untrimmed, the covers are soiled and creased, small hole in last page not affecting text (see pictures) cockling of paper within with some foxing, curling and creasing to page corners, else in good original condition A VERY SCARCE EARLY IRISH POLITICAL SATIRE PAMPHLET IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS.
Author John Fitzgibbon, Earl of Clare
Publisher W.J & J Richardson