Welcome to De Búrca Rare Books, the largest stockist of quality Irish antiquarian and rare books in the world. We offer tens of thousands of fine and rare books, maps, manuscripts and prints relating to Ireland – fine Irish bindings are our particular specialty. Our subject range includes areas such as Irish History, Topography, Genealogy, Biography, Literature, Sport, Religion and much more.
We issue four mail order and online catalogues per year to our valued clients and friends all over the world. De Búrca completely guarantees the authenticity of every item sold. We also offer a free book search service. Personal attention to your requirements is our priority. De Búrca Rare Books is always in the market to buy fine rare books and manuscripts of literary and historical interest relating to Ireland and pay top prices for the right material. We also offer a professional valuations service. Our publishing company, Edmund Burke Publishers makes a significant contribution to the canon of Irish historical publications and literary works.
De Búrca Rare Books adheres to the highest professional standards of bookselling. The company is a member of the:
- Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA)
- International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB)
- Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA)
- The Fellowship of American Bibliographical Societies
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland
- Irish Antique Dealers Association
In addition to bookselling, Éamonn established a publishing house, Edmund Burke Publishers, which has published many important works on Irish History and Topography, both reprints and original works. In 1990, we published the third and best edition Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by The Four Masters, a great masterpiece of Irish history. Another publication, Maamtrasna The Murders and The Mystery was a bestseller and remained at the number one spot for eight weeks in succession, while Wendy Walsh and Charles Nelson’s Flowers of Mayo, won two design awards, including the Best Overall Book of the Year Award.
When proprietor Éamonn de Búrca emigrated from the West of Ireland to England in 1968, he carried with him his most prized possession: an 1862 copy of The History of Ireland by Thomas Moore, which he bought for IR£1 (€1.27). ‘That was the start of my bibliomania. I have been collecting ever since,’ says Éamonn. Since setting up De Búrca Rare Books in 1981, Éamonn has become one of the leading specialist in books of Irish interest. Now joined by his son, Will, this friendly family business has expanded to encompass books that range from very rare earliest printings to modern first editions.