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Recollections of an Irish Rebel - The Fenian Movement - Its Origin and Progress. Methods of Work in Ireland and in the British Army. Why it failed to achieve its main object but exercised great influence on Ireland's Future. Personalities of the Organization. The Clan-Na-Gael and the Rising of Easter Week, 1916. A Personal Narrative by John Devoy.
Young/Estate of John Devoy,, New York, 1929 - New York, Young/Estate of John Devoy, 1929. Large-Octavo. III, 491 pages with the portrait of John Devoy as frontispice. Repaired original half leather with gilt lettering to spine. Signed by John Devoy ! Extremely Rare. The dedication page reads: "This volume is one of a special edition limited to one hundred copies. John Devoy autographed this page a few days before his death, for the particular purpose of this edition". At the time of cataloging this book was not available anywhere on the international market. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. John Devoy wrote: "To my departed comrades of the I.R.B. in Loving Memory of their Services and Sacrifices in the Cause of the Irish republic which the "virtually established" and for which i have worked to the best of my ability and judgment for sixty-seven years of my own life." The book includes for example some of the following chapters: Introduction: All Irish History Points to the Necessity of Separation from the British Empire / Fenianism started on America / The Gloom of the 1850's / Burial of Terence Bellew McManus / The Movement Spreads / The Feud with the Sullivans / Important Events in 1864 / When Billy Keogh for once was Merciful / "The Year of Action" / Gteting Ready for the Fight / The English Government Strikes / The Rescue of Stephens / The Council of War / The Last Chance thrown away / Fenianism fighting for its Life / The Catholic Church and Fenianism / Fenianism in the British Army / How the British Army was organized / John Boyle O'Reilly / The Soldiers on Trial / The Rising doomed from the Start / The Disaster at Tallaght / The Fighting in Cork / Knockadoon and Kilclooney Wood / / Tipperary's Effort Failed / The Siege of Kilmallock / Some other Fiascoes / The "Erin's Hope" Expedition / The Manchester Rescue / The Manchester Martyrs / The Clerkenwell Explosion / The Catalpa Rescue / The Fenians and the Irish Language / John O'Mahoney / James Stephens / John O'Leary / Thomas Clarke Luby / Charles J. Kickham / O'Donovan Rossa / James J. O'Kelly / Colonel Ricard O'Sullivan Burke / Thomas Francis Bourke / The O'Donovan Brothers / My own record and Antecedents / Reorganized Fenianism, 1871-1916 / Foreign Military Aid for Ireland / First Interview with von Bernstorff / Casement and the irish Volunteers / Casement goes to Germany / English Plot to Murder Casement / Casement partially successful in Germany / "Butting In" on the Clan-Na-Gael / The First Irish Race Convention / Ireland decides on Insurrection / German Prerogatives Violated / Casement executed by the english / The Philosophy of "Easter Week" // Sprache: English Signed by John Devoy ! Extremely Rare. The dedication page reads: "This volume is one of a special edition limited to one hundred copies. John Devoy autographed this page a few days before his death, for the particular purpose of this edition". At the time of cataloging this book was not available anywhere on the international market. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Repaired original half leather with gilt lettering to spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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