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Book Description
Published in Dublin Ireland in 1917 this is the First Edition of this very scarce book containing the full report of the inquest into the death of Thomas Ashe, the Irish revolutionary who took part in the Easter rising and died after being force fed while he was on hunger strike in Mountjoy Prison THE BOOK the book is a very cheaply produced paperback printed on cheap paper stock, just over 9.5 inches tall, 84 pages with a small number of illustrations loosely inserted is a large Photostat copy of a letter, from Ashe while he was in Mountjoy prison, the covers have some wear with some creasing and some loss to base of rear cover and spine internally browned throughout, there is a hole (pictured) in one of the rear advert pages else in good acceptable condition AN EXTREMELY SCARCE AND CHEAPLY PRODUCED PUBLICATION OF WHICH ON A FEW COPIES HAVE SURVIVED
Dealer Notes
Thomas Patrick Ashe (Irish: Tomás Pádraig Ághas; 12 January 1885 – 25 September 1917) was a member of the Gaelic League, the Gaelic Athletic Association, the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) and a founding member of the Irish Volunteers. Ashe was born in the townland of Kinard East, Lispole, Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland in 1905 he began his teaching career as principal of Corduff National School, Lusk, County Dublin, in 1908. He taught Irish in Corduff school. He was fond of the Irish language and started branches of the Gaelic League in Skerries and other neighbouring villages. According to his sister Nora he would get the children to march over a Union Jack Ashe joined the Irish Volunteers upon its foundation in November 1913. He was a member of the Keating Branch of the Gaelic League. He was a member of the Lusk company of the volunteers and probably founded it. He sat on the governing body of the Gaelic League and collected considerable sums of money during a trip to the USA in 1914 for both the Volunteers and the League
Author THE IRISH EASTER RISING
Date 1917
Binding softcovers
Publisher J M Butler
Condition GOOD

Price: £350.00

Offered by Andrew Cox

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