First Loan of the Elected Government of the Republic of Ireland. The Purpose of the Issue is to Finance the Elected Government of The Republic in Projects of National Reconstruction and for such other purposes as the Government may decide.
New York, [c.1919].
The bonds were issued as part of the external loan authorised by the Dáil Éireann in August 1919, the assembly formed of the Sinn Féin MPs elected to the UK's Parliament in the general election of 1918, and headed by the future President of Ireland, Éamon de Valera (1882-1975). In total, the external loan raised over $5,000,000 in the USA to help keep the political and revolutionary movements alive in Ireland during the country's struggle for independence.
With double-page map of Ireland showing the election result of 1918, in which 73 of 105 seats were won by the republican party Sinn Féin.
OCLC records only 4 copies in institutional collections, 3 in the USA (Boston Athenaeum, Boston College, and University of Michigan), the other in the National Library of Ireland. COPAC adds another copy at the University of Cambridge.
First edition; 8vo (21 x 13.5 cm); double-page map of Ireland showing the result of the December 1918 general election; unbound, stapled, small tear to tile-page; pp.
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