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Sinn Féin.  Broadside, begins: Can Ireland stand alone? Is she strong enough to set up as an independent nation? [Dublin: Sinn Fein], 1918. Oblong small 8vo (19 x 25.5 cm, 7.5" x 10"). [1] f.
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In this two-column comparison of "Ireland with the small nations of Europe that prospered in Freedom" we are shown how Ireland stacks up against Belgium, Holland, Denmark, and Switzerland with regard to landmass, population, and 1915 income from trade. Sinn Féin concludes "It is cheaper, therefore, to be free than in slavery," and that "The hour for Freedom and the Irish Republic has struck."
        The broadside was published on 28 August 1918 in the lead-up to the 14 December election that started Ireland on the path to being an independent nation.
        Worldcat locates => only one library in North America, the University of Toronto, reporting ownership.

Tattered along top margin with loss of a small type ornament, creasing along center fold; a few pin-type wormholes with one just touching one letter of the caption and with three other small wormings, one perhaps just a tear, that affect letters of two words without impairing ability to know those words. => Printed on a grey paper that we have seen before, inexpensive but not flimsy or brittle.  (41598)   Please RESHELVE This.


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