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Binding: 19th-century green morocco gilt; marbled endpapers.
Front cover title: "Autographs for Civil and Religious Liberty."
Tipped in at front of volume: Manuscript alphabetical index of signatories.
Tipped in at front of volume: printed description by William B. Kelly, Bookseller, ca. 1873.
Album containing 296 printed reply forms, completed in manuscript by individuals subscribing various sums of money for the expenses of a forthcoming meeting in Dublin of the Protestant Friends of Civil and Religious Freedom, known as the Great Protestant Meeting for Catholic Emancipation.
There were 25 signatories from the nobility, including Viscount Bangor and Viscount Clifden; the Earls of Gosford, Llandaff, Rossmere, and Wicklow; and barons Clanmorris and Dunalley. Other contributors include Sir Henry Parnell; the Hon. George Cholmondeley; Thomas Fitzgerald of Athy; Sir Aubrey de Vere; Sir John Newport; and Sir Thomas Wyse.
296 items in 1 v. ; 36 x 27 cm.
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