Butcher's Dozen. A Lesson for the Octave of Widgery. Dublin: Peppercanister . Pp, 8. Quarter leather, red cloth boards, title stamped in gilt to spine, image of coffin to upper board (coffin device illustration from the badge of the Civil Rights Protest March in Newry on February 6, 1972). Small stain to tip of endpapers, otherwise a fine copy. Peppercannister 1.
One of 125 numbered copies (of which 100 are for sale), Signed by the Author.
This first Peppercanister publication is a satirical response to the Widgery Tribunal into the events of Bloody Sunday. The poem drew on the aisling tradition and specifically on Brian Merriman's 'Cúirt An Mheán Óich.'