Scope and Content

Letterpress book with red soft cover and a hard cover grey slip case. Number 67 in edition of 100.
Ten Poems of The Republic by Gerard Smyth with a drawing by Brian Maguire.
After Easter was penned by Gerard Smyth to mark the centennial yeat of the 1916 Easter Rising. Designed, typeset by hand, letterpress printed and sewn by Jamie Murphy with assistance from Michael Simpson and Jordan Huysmans. The type used is 18 point Monotype Caslon Old Face (released 1916), cast into founts at the Whittington Press, Cheltenham. Brian Maguire's artwork has been printed from three magnesium plate's after an original drawing made for this book. The slip cases and solander boxes were made by Tom Duffy at his workshop in Dublin's Five Lamps area. 100 books have been completed. Numbered 11 to 100 and protected within slipcases, standard copies have been printed on 100 gsm Zerkall mouldmade. Numbered 1 to 10 and presented in cloth covered solander boxes, De Luxe copies have been printed on a special making of 115 gsm Irish handmade wove produced by Mike Gibbs at Griffin Mill, Co. Roscommon.