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An Saorstát - The Free State - Michael Collins Memorial (First Edition), Dublin, Tuesday, August 29, 1922 Page 3 (Limited Edition)

An Saorstát - The Free State - Michael Collins Memorial (First Edition), Dublin, Tuesday, August 29, 1922 Page 3 (Limited Edition)

An Saorstát - The Free State - Michael Collins Memorial Number, No. 28 Vol.2 (First Edition) Dublin Tuesday, August 29, 1922 Page 3 Limited Edition (250).

"Forgive Them - The Dying Hero's last words" penned by "R.H.". While we do not know who R.H. was, we know that he first heard of "the dead Chief" in conversation with Thomas Ashe in Lewes Prison who told him "All will be well as long as Mick Collins is there..." I have searched for mention of anyone at Lewes Prison with the initials R.H. in vain, so more than likely these are pseudo-initials of someone very close to Collins, perhaps in cabinet, the IRB or in his intelligence circle, the latter more likely given the confounding initials (all suggestions welcome). It is a heartfelt and moving tribute from someone who knew Collins well. Accompanied by six photographs of Collins:

"ADDRESSING A WONDERFUL PRO-TREATY MEETING AT CORK"..

"AT CROKE PARK"...

"AT CORK (A bouquet for "Michael Collins" at Cork)"..

IN LONDON during the peace negotiations" ...

"ON WAY TO ARD FHEIS"...

"CARRYING THE COFFIN OF PRESIDENT GRIFFITH" (just a week before his death).

Each of the pages from this fabulous 250 limited edition broadsheet is reproduced on 210 gsm Satin art paper, set behind glass, and tastefully framed on mottled green pine suede backing in a fine antique style Gold Leaf frame. This remarkable tribute is a beautiful collectors item for historians and admirers of Michael Collins.

 

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