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The Republic Of Ireland

July 6, 2021

Rayner Lysaght’s long out of print book The Republic of Ireland has been cited by a number of comrades as an important work.

It is a 250+ page small paperback and my copy is labelled property of the Londonderry Co. Education Committee.

I would like to scan this book and have it transcribed to go up on the Marxist Internet Archive where it can become part of a larger collection of Rayner’s work.

I am currently seeking a quote for the OCR and re-typing work.

Any comrades willing to grubstake this project with a small donation would be very welcome!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. John Whitfield permalink
    July 6, 2021 5:12 pm

    Donation. £50 ok? How: Chq, bank giro? John Whitfield Sent from my iPad


    • July 6, 2021 5:19 pm

      John, that is a generous offer. I have emailed you.

  2. Big Tam permalink
    July 9, 2021 2:48 pm

    Count me in for the same amount. Although my copy doesn’t bear the imprimatur of the Londonderry Co. Education Committee, it was received from the hands of the man himself (at 1971 IMG Conference, if I remember rightly). I met him once more two years later, and we did a paper sale outside the GPO Dublin. His fidelity to the FI was admirable, and his contribution to labour history outstanding. I don’t know if his demand that comrades get weapons training in the late sixties came to anything, but the idea of Rayner with a firearm is pretty hair-raising – and not for the reasons some might think!

    • July 9, 2021 4:25 pm

      Thanks. You’ve got my address I think, and email. Do you want bank details?

      • Big Tam permalink
        July 10, 2021 3:52 pm

        Send on the bank details and I’ll do a transfer.

  3. Valerie Graham permalink
    July 24, 2021 3:52 pm

    shall i send a donation via paypal like last time

  4. July 25, 2021 9:33 am

    Thank you, that would be very welcome. The Paypal address is kazeliot @ hotmail . com

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