Authors

Home / Authors
De-Burca-Rare-Books-Authors-banner

Irish Authors

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, poetry, fine bindings, signed editions, and valuable printed books, inscribed by the greatest authors, in a wide range of subjects.

Sort by
Showing 1 – 97 of 97 results Showing all 97 results Showing the single result No results found
Filters Sort results
blank
AUSTEN, Jane. Emma. Illustrated by Fritz Kredel

AUSTEN, Jane. Emma. Illustrated by Fritz Kredel. Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press, 1983. Medium octavo. pp. xiv, 428. Full brown morocco, gilt decorated upper cover, titled in gilt; moiré-silk endpapers; gold and brown endbands.; white silkmarker. A fine copy.

175.00
BECKETT, Samuel: All Strange Away
BECKETT, Samuel: All Strange Away

All Strange Away. London: Calder, 1979. First edition. Grey cloth, title in gilt. A near fine copy in very good dust jacket. L4 BC1  

65.00
blank
BECKETT, Samuel: Come and Go (Signed Limited Edition)

BECKETT, Samuel. Come and Go. A Dramaticule. Illustrated. London: Calder and Boyars, 1967. First edition. pp. 10. Grey buckram, upper cover ruled in gilt with title and author. Edition limited to 100 copies (64) signed by the author. A fine copy in slipcase.Samuel Beckett, poet, novelist, and dramatist was born in Foxrock, County Dublin in […]

1,250.00
blank
BECKETT, Samuel: Company (Signed Limited Edition)

BECKETT, Samuel. Company. London: Calder, 1980. Medium octavo. pp. 89. True first edition, first printing. Quarter vellum on brown linen, title and reproduced signature of Beckett in gilt. Deluxe first edition, limited to 100 copies, signed by Samuel Beckett on titlepage. This copy signed but not numbered on the titlepage. Browning to the spine. All […]

1,250.00
BECKETT, Samuel: Disjecta
BECKETT, Samuel: Disjecta. Miscellaneous Wirtings and a Dramatic Fragment

BECKETT, Samuel. Disjecta Miscellaneous Writings and a Dramatic Fragment. Edited with a foreword by Ruby Cohn. London: John Calder, 1983. First edition. pp. 178. Red papered boards, titled in gilt on spine. A fine copy in dust jacket lightly faded to the spine. L4 BC2 2B

75.00
BECKETT, Samuel: Eh Joe
BECKETT, Samuel: Eh Joe

BECKETT, Samuel. Eh Joe and Other Writings. 904 London: Faber and Faber, 1967. pp. 44. Burgundy cloth, titled in gilt. A fine copy in lightly frayed price-clipped dust jacket.

85.00
BECKETT, Samuel: Ends and Odds
BECKETT, Samuel: Ends and Odds

BECKETT, Samuel. Ends and Odds. Plays and Sketches. London: Faber and Faber, 1977. First edition. pp. 104. Blue papered boards, titled in gilt. A fine copy in fine dust jacket, featuring a photograph of Samuel Beckett. Contents include Not I; That Time; Footfalls; Ghost Trio; Theatre I & II; Radio I & II. L4 BC […]

95.00
blank
BECKETT, Samuel: Ill Seen Ill Said (Signed LIMITED EDITION)

BECKETT, Samuel. Ill Seen Ill Said. California: Lord John Press, 1982. First edition. pp. 45, [1]. Original dark blue quarter calf on blue marbled boards, title in gilt along spine. Printed in black and blue on mould-made Bugra-butten paper. Edition limited to 299 numbered copies and 26 lettered copies. This is a ‘Presentation Copy’ signed […]

950.00
blank
BECKETT, Samuel: More Pricks than Kicks (Signed Limited Edition)

Author Title Catalog Mainhead Pub Place Price Location Summary PubDate Sort BECKETT, Samuel. More Pricks than Kicks. 904 SIGNED LIMITED EDITION London: Calder & Boyars, 1970. pp. 21, [1]. Quarter white calf on brown cloth boards, title in gilt on upper cover and on spine. Edition limited to 100 copies (No. 64) signed and number […]

1,250.00
BECKETT, Samuel: Play
BECKETT, Samuel: Play. A Play in One Act

Play. A Play in One Act. London: Faber & Faber, 1964. pp. 48. Pictoral wrappers, Fine.

65.00
BECKETT, Samuel: The Lost Ones
BECKETT, Samuel: The Lost Ones

BECKETT, Samuel. The Lost Ones. London: John Calder, 1979. pp. 62. Purple papered boards, titled in gilt on. A very good copy in very good dust jacket.

95.00
blank
BECKETT, Samuel: The Lost Ones (Signed Limited Edition)

BECKETT, Samuel. The Lost Ones. Translated from the original French by the author. London: Calder & Boyars, 1972. First English edition. pp. 63. Quarter white calf on grey-brown linen boards, title in gilt on upper cover and on spine. Limited edition of one hundred copies, signed and numbered by the author (77). Top edge gilt. […]

1,250.00
BECKETT, Samuel - Waiting-For-Godot
BECKETT, Samuel: Waiting for Godot. Theatre Royal Programme

Waiting for Godot. Theatre Royal Programme. Monday, 18 June, 1956.

75.00
BECKETT, Samuel Worstward Ho
Worstward Ho
BECKETT, Samuel: Worstward Ho

BECKETT, Samuel. Worstward. London: John Calder, 1983. First edition. pp. 47. Green papered boards, titled in gilt on spine. A fine copy in fine dust jacket.

65.00
blank
BECKETT, Samuel. Stirrings Still. Illustrated by Louis le Brocquy

Signed Limited Edition New York: Blue Moon, & London: John Calder, 1988. Folio. pp. [44]. Bound in quarter vellum parchment with a natural linen and cotton cloth stamped with a motif by the artist in eighteen-carat gold, backstrip lettered in gilt. Limited edition of 226 copies, numbered one to two hundred and 26 hors commerce […]

2,500.00
blank
BEHAN, Brendan: Hostage

Brendan Behan’s Hostage. Performed at the Wyndham’s Theatre on 11th June 1959.

45.00
blank
BINCKY, Maeve: My First Book

Dublin: Irish Times, 1970. First edition.  Pictorial wrappers in near fine condition. Rare to find a copy of Binchy’s first book in such condition, which was published by The Irish Times. L3 7F

125.00
BLACKBURNE, E. Owens. Illustrious Irishwomen
BLACKBURNE, E. Owens: Illustrious Irishwomen, being Memoirs of some of the Most Noted Irishwomen from the Earliest Age to the Present Century.

Two volumes. London: Tinsley, 1877. pp. (1) x, 414, (2) vi, 360. Contemporary half red morocco over marbled boards. Spines divided into six panels by five raised bands, title and volume number in second and third, the remainder with gilt laurel wreath; red and gold endbands; red and gold marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. A […]

375.00
BOWE, Nicola Gordon. Harry Clarke: His Graphic Art.
BOWE, Nicola Gordon. Harry Clarke: His Graphic Art.

BOWE, Nicola Gordon. Harry Clarke: His Graphic Art. Prospectus for the book of the same name, to be issued as a signed limited edition. 908 REFERENCE WORKS Mountrath: Dolmen Press, 1982. L4 File B 1982 REFERBOWE, Nicola Gordon.

65.00
Johnny Cash: The Man in Black [Autographed by Cash on tipped in bookplate].
CASH, Johnny: The Man in Black [Autographed by Cash on tipped in bookplate].

TILL THINGS ARE BRIGHTER, I’M THE MAN IN BLACK”: JOHNNY CASH’S FIRST AUTOBIOGRAPHY, INSCRIBED BY HIM. First edition of Cash’s noted first autobiography, in which he calls his life a “spiritual odyssey.” Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with 24 pages of candid photographs. Autographed by Cash on tipped in bookplate on front free endpaper, “Johnny Cash.” […]

425.00
DAHL, Roald: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, with tipped-In signature of Roald Dahl.
DAHL, Roald: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, with tipped-In signature of Roald Dahl.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. First edition, first issue. pp. [10], 162. Quarter brown cloth over cream papered boards, title in gilt along spine and in blind on upper cover; green endpapers. Signed by Roald Dahl on paper laid on half title and dated 1988. In price-clipped dust jacket, two minute nicks to jacket. […]

1,500.00
Dracula: STOKER, Bram, True First Edition.
Dracula: STOKER, Bram: Dracula. True First Edition.

STOKER, Bram. Dracula. Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company, 2 Whitehall Gardens, 1897. pp. x, 392, 16. Later issue of the first edition with advert for ‘The Shoulder of Shasta’ on page 392, followed by a 16 page catalogue dated 1898. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full mustard-yellow morocco in imitation of the original […]

6,500.00
EDGEWORTH, Maria. Letters for Literary Ladies.
EDGEWORTH, Maria. Letters for Literary Ladies.

“THE FEMALE RIGHT TO LITERATURE” EDGEWORTH, Maria. Letters for Literary Ladies. To which is added, an Essay on the Noble Science of Self-justification. London: Printed for J. Johnson. 1799. Second edition. Octavo. pp. v, [3], 240. Original grey papered boards, some wear to paper at head and foot of spine (binding sound), light wear to […]

2,500.00
FITZGERALD, F. Scott (1896-1940). Flappers and Philosophers.
FITZGERALD, F. Scott (1896-1940). Flappers and Philosophers.

FITZGERALD, F. Scott (1896-1940). Flappers and Philosophers. New York, NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1920. [49841] [The jazz age]. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 15cm), pp. [8]; 269; [1]. Smartly bound in recent green full morocco, gilt titles and tooling to spine, marbled endpapers. Paper stock slightly toned as often found, but clean. A very good copy in a smart modern […]

475.00
blank
FOX, R.M: Rebel Irish Women

Progress House, Dublin, 1967. Soft Cover. In fine Condition: 112 pp. Illustrated. Contents include Maud Gonne, Constance de Markievicz. Eva Gore Booth, Mary MacSwiney, Grace Plunkett, Nora Connolly O’ Brien, Helena Molony, Hanna Sheehy – Skeffington, Maeve Cavanagh MacDowell, Dora Maguire, Charlotte Despard, Mother Jones. Lightly nicked at spine ends. Else v.g. Quite scarce 1967 […]

75.00
Faust by Goethe. From the German by John Anster.
GOETHE. Faust by Goethe. From the German by John Anster. With colour and black and white illustrations by Harry Clarke.

London: Harrap, 1925. 4to. First edition. pp. 254. Edition limited to 1,000 copies, signed by Harry Clarke. Recent quarter vellum on grey boards (replica binding). Faust by Goethe. From the German by John Anster. With colour and black and white illustrations by Harry Clarke. [L1 5D]

950.00
Faust. By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Translated by George Madison Priest.
GOETHE. Faust. By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Translated by George Madison Priest. With the illustrations of Harry Clarke. A limited Edition.

Faust. By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Translated by George Madison Priest. With the illustrations of Harry Clarke. A limited edition. Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1979. pp. [viii], 223. A.e.g. Full black morocco gilt, maroon silk marker, maroon silk endpapers. A fine copy. [L1 D6]

325.00
Seamus Heaney, Beowulf. [SIGNED]
HEANEY, Seamus: Beowulf. [SIGNED]

Beowulf. Translated by Seamus Heaney. London: Faber and Faber, 1999. First edition. pp. xxx, 106. Dark blue paper boards, title in gilt on spine. Signed by Seamus Heaney on titlepage. A fine copy in dust jacket. The great relic of English literature is the epic ‘Beowulf’. The poem is in West Saxon but was originally […]

575.00
Heaney, Seamus: Columcille the scribe.
Heaney, Seamus: Columcille the scribe. A translation of a late eleventh or early twelfth century Irish poem. LIMITED TO 150 COPIES ON VELLUM.

LIMITED TO 150 COPIES ON VELLUM  Columcille the scribe. A translation of a late eleventh or early twelfth century Irish poem. Dublin: Trinity Closet Press for the Royal Irish Academy, 2004. Portfolio. Limited to 150 copies, signed by Seamus Heaney. “Columcille the scribe  is a version by Seamus Heaney of an early Irish poem beginning ‘Sgith […]

1,250.00
Seamus Heaney, District and Circle. [SIGNED]
HEANEY, Seamus: District and Circle. [SIGNED]

London: Faber and Faber, 2006. First edition. Green paper boards. Signed by Seamus Heaney on titlepage. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. Seamus Heaney was born near Castledawson, County Derry, and grew up on his father’s small farm. He was the eldest in a Catholic family of nine children. Heaney attended St. Columb’s College, […]

475.00
Seamus Heaney, Door Into The Dark.
HEANEY, Seamus: Door Into The Dark.

London: Faber, 2001. First. pp. [x], 81. First edition. pp. [x], 81. Black paper boards, titled in white. Signed by Seamus Heaney. A fine copy of the first edition in fine dust jacket.. Seamus Heaney (b.1939), poet, essayist and playwright, born in Co. Derry and brought up on a small farm between Toomebridge and Castledawson. […]

545.00
Seamus Heaney, Poems and a Memoir. [SIGNED LIMITED EDITION]
HEANEY, Seamus: Poems and a Memoir. [SIGNED LIMITED EDITION]

Selected and illustrated by Henry Pearson with an introduction by Thomas Flanagan and a preface by Seamus Heaney. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1982. First edition. Imperial octavo. pp. xviii, 153. Limited edition, signed by Seamus Heaney, Henry Pearson, and Thomas Flanagan. Bound in full brown morocco. Upper cover tooled in blind with an Ogham […]

950.00
Seamus Heaney, Station Island.
HEANEY, Seamus: Station Island.

New York: Farrer, Straus, Giroux, 1985 First American Edition. Quarter linen on cream paper boards. Signed presentation copy from Seamus Heaney, in Irish and English, dated 4th March, 1985. Also with two verses in Heaney’s own hand “for Stephen / Seamus / 4th March 1985”. A fine copy in fine illustrated dust jacket after a […]

1,250.00
HEANEY, Seamus: The Four Elements.
HEANEY, Seamus: The Four Elements.

The Earth House by Seamus Heaney; Field of Autumn by Laurie Lee; From Persephone by Jenny Joseph; Air by Lawrence Sail. Illustrated by wood-engravings by John O’Connor. Whittington Press for the Friends of the Cheltenham Festival of Literature, 1989. Four large folio mould-made leaves in a portfolio. Limited edition of 125 copies signed by the […]

450.00
HEANEY, Seamus. Electric Light. LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY SEAMUS HEANEY.
HEANEY, Seamus. Electric Light. LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY SEAMUS HEANEY.

London: Faber and Faber, 2001. First edition. pp. [x], 81. Quarter black linen on cream paper boards, title on printed paper label on spine. Limited to 300 copies, numbered and signed by Seamus Heaney. A fine copy in slipcase.

950.00
[HEANEY, Seamus] Robert Henryson. The Testament of Cresseid & Seven Fables.
HEANEY, Seamus. Robert Henryson. The Testament of Cresseid & Seven Fables. Translated by Seamus Heaney. 120 LIMITED EDITION SIGNED.

London: Faber and Faber, 2009. First edition. Quarter blue linen on papered boards, title on printed label on spine. Limited edition of 110 copies, of which 100 are for sale. Signed by Seamus Heaney. A fine copy in slipcase.

950.00
HEANEY, Seamus. The Burial at Thebes. Sophocles' 'Antigone'. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION.
HEANEY, Seamus. The Burial at Thebes. Sophocles’ ‘Antigone’. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION.

HEANEY, Seamus. The Burial at Thebes. Sophocles’ ‘Antigone’. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION London: Faber and Faber, 2004. First edition. pp. [vii], 56. Quarter maroon linen on gold papered boards, title in gilt on background on spine. Edition limited to 250 numbered copies for sale, signed by Seamus Heaney. A fine copy in slipcase. Heaney’s translation of […]

575.00
HEANEY, Seamus. The Haw Lantern. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION.
HEANEY, Seamus. The Haw Lantern. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION.

HEANEY, Seamus. The Haw Lantern. 133 SIGNED LIMITED EDITION New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1987. First American edition. pp. 51, [1]. Maroon cloth, titled in gilt on black background along spine. Limited edition of 250 copies, signed and numbered by Seamus Heaney. A fine copy in fine slipcase.

575.00
HEANEY, Seamus. The Riverbank Field.
HEANEY, Seamus. The Riverbank Field.

LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR HEANEY, Seamus. The Riverbank Field. Paintings and drawings by Martin Gale. Edition limited to five hundred signed and numbered copies, of which four hundred and fifty went on sale. Oldcastle: The Gallery Press, 2007. First edition. pp. [27]. Green cloth, title blind-stamped on upper cover. Edition limited to five […]

475.00
HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Men Without Women.
HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Men Without Women.

New York, NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1927. [53447] [Modern Literature] FIRST EDITION, with a complete number ‘3’ to p.3. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.[12]; 232; [8]. With the original endpapers and black cloth upper cover and spine bound in. Recent full black morocco with gilt titles and decoration to spine, and a gilt signature stamped […]

550.00
JOYCE, James: Dubliners - Signed and Inscribed by James Joyce.
JOYCE, James: Dubliners – Signed and Inscribed by James Joyce.

SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY JAMES JOYCE IN LONDON JOYCE, James. Dubliners. London: Jonathan Cape, 1930. Seventh edition. 255, [1], [32 (Publisher’s List)]. pp. 278. Blue cloth, title, author and publisher’s device in gilt on spine. Corners a trifle bumped, usual wear to spine ends. Inscribed and signed to John Dulanty on front endpaper: To / […]

17,500.00
JOYCE, James: Dubliners, Folio Society.
JOYCE, James: Dubliners, Folio Society.

Folio Society, 2003. hardback. Condition: Very Good in Pictorial slip-case. 230pp. hardback, octavo, brown cloth lettered gilt and cream, dust wrapper not called for, crease to top leading corner of page 105 else a very good tightly bound copy with a clean and unmarked text.    

75.00
JOYCE, James: Dubliners.
JOYCE, James: Dubliners.

JOYCE, James. Dubliners. 137 London: Jonathan Cape, The Travellers’ Library, 1952. pp. 255, [1]. Red cloth, publisher’s device in silver on upper cover, title in silver on spine. A fine copy in lightly frayed dust jacket.

125.00
JOYCE, James: Finnegans Wake First Edition.
JOYCE, James: Finnegans Wake First Edition.

JOYCE, James. Finnegans Wake. London: Faber & Faber, 1939. First edition. pp. [8], 628. Brick-red cloth, titled in gilt. The poet, Richard Murphy’s copy with his signature on front pastedown. A very good copy.

950.00
JOYCE, James: Finnegans Wake.
JOYCE, James: Finnegans Wake.

Faber & Faber Ltd., London, 1964. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 3rd Edition. Third UK edition, the first printing thereof: Owners signature persent. Per the publisher: “This reprint of Finnegans Wake has been revised to incorporate all the corrections noted by Joyce after the issue of the first edition.”

275.00
JOYCE, James: Pomes Penyeach.
JOYCE, James: Pomes Penyeach.

SCARCE FIRST EDITION Paris: Shakespeare & Co., 1927. First edition. Small 12mo. pp. [24] + errata. Original pale green papered boards, titled in black on upper cover. Price and printer in black on lower cover. With errata slip tipped in on lower pastedown. Slight sun-tanning to spine. A good copy. Pomes Penyeach contains thirteen poems, […]

750.00
JOYCE, James: Ulysses: First edition. Finely rebound in recent full blue morocco.
JOYCE, James: Ulysses: First edition. Finely rebound in recent full blue morocco.

Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922. First edition. Finely rebound in recent full blue morocco, double gilt rule to spine and boards, board edges and dentelles, top edge gilt, original blue printed wrapper bound in. No. 251 of 750 copies on hand-made paper numbered from 251 to 1000. Fine in matching morocco slipcase. Arguably the greatest […]

32,500.00
JOYCE, James. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
JOYCE, James. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

JOYCE, James. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. London: The Egoist Ltd, 23 Adelphi Terrace House, 1918. First English edition from English sheets. pp. [vi] 299. Edition limited to 1,000 copies. Dark green cloth, title blind stamped on upper cover, spine gilt (barely visible). Light spotting to cream endpapers, otherwise a sound […]

375.00
KHAYYAM, Omar. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Translated into English.
KHAYYAM, Omar. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Translated into English.

KHAYYAM, Omar. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Translated into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald. With an introduction by A.C. Benson. Illustrated by E. Geddes. Reproduced from a manuscript written, designed and illuminated by F. Sangorski and G. Sutcliffe. London: Siegle, Hill & Co. n.d. (c.1912). Folio. pp. [92], 12 (coloured plates of illuminated manuscript). Cream […]

2,750.00
LEE, Harper: To Kill a Mockingbird [SIGNED EDITION]
LEE, Harper: To Kill a Mockingbird [SIGNED EDITION]

SIGNED 40th ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF THE PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING NOVEL HarperCollins, New York, 1999. First edition, first printing of the 40th Anniversary edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Harper Lee on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. To Kill a Mockingbird became an immediate bestseller and […]

1,000.00
blank
Louis Le Brocquy: Seeing His Way: Louis Le Brocquy, a Painter Le Brocquy by Anne Madden

Gill & Macmillan 1994, Dublin, 1994. 1/4 Calf. Condition: Fine. Signed Limited Edition. Signed limited edition. This is copy no. 76 of an edition limited to 100 copies specially bound and signed by the author on the title page. 317 pp. Quarter cream-coloured calf over off-white buckram. Top edge gilt. Includes original lithograph drawn and […]

750.00
The Bookshop on the Quay.
LYNCH, Patricia: The Bookshop on the Quay.

LYNCH, Patricia. The Bookshop on the Quay. Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum. London: Dent, 1956. First edition. pp. vi, 186. Green cloth, title in gilt on spine. A fine copy in priceclipped pictorial dust jacket. Scarce. See illustration on previous page. Patricia Lynch (1898-1972), children’s author, was born in Cork, her childhood memories began in her […]

175.00
MARKIEVICZ, Constance. A Call to the Women of Ireland.
MARKIEVICZ, Constance. A Call to the Women of Ireland.

Being a Lecture delivered to the Students’ National Literary Society, Dublin, under the title of ‘Women, Ideals, and the Nation’. Dublin: Fergus O’Connor, 1918. 16 pp. A very good copy of this scarce nationalist pamphlet.BF 3 H-N “Constance Gore-Booth (Countess Markievicz, 1868-1927), revolutionary, was born to an Anglo-Irish ascendancy family, and was educated at the […]

350.00
MASON, Stuart. Bibliography of Oscar Wilde.
MASON, Stuart. Bibliography of Oscar Wilde.

MASON, Stuart. Bibliography of Oscar Wilde. With a note by Robert Ross. Illustrated. 113 London: T. Werner Laurie, n.d. (c.1914). pp. xxxix, 605, 1. Blue cloth, title in gilt on upper cover and spine. Top edge gilt. A very good copy. L3 1G

285.00
Sir Paul McCartney: High in the Clouds. Autographed Copy.
McCARTNEY, Paul: High in the Clouds. Autographed Copy.

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY Signed Book High in the Clouds. Signed on the half-title page by Sir Paul McCartney who made only one UK signing appearance for the book at Waterstones, Piccadilly on 14th December 2005. This book marks McCartney’s children’s book debut. McCartney is listed as the most successful musician and composer in popular music history. The book is in […]

1,500.00
Murdoch, Iris: The Book and the Brotherhood.
Murdoch, Iris: The Book and the Brotherhood.

The Franklin Library ; Signed First Edition, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1988. Leather. Condition: Fine. Illustrator by Mikhail Ivenitsky. Bound in brown morocco with gold tooling. All edges gilt, ribbon place holder. Marbled endpapers. Publisher’s promotional letter included.

175.00
O'BRIEN, Flann. [Na gCOPALEEN, Myles] An Béal Bocht nó An Milleánach.
O’BRIEN, Flann. [Na gCOPALEEN, Myles] An Béal Bocht nó An Milleánach.

O’BRIEN, Flann. [Na gCOPALEEN, Myles] An Béal Bocht nó An Milleánach. Droch-sgéal ar an droch-shaoghal. Curtha i n-eagar le Myles Na gCopaleen. Baile Átha Cliath: Cló Dolmen, 1964. Third edition. pp. 111. Titlepage printed in red and black. Red papered boards, titled in gilt. With map of ‘An Domhan Mór’ on endpapers. A very good […]

95.00
O'BRIEN, Flann. The Dalkey Archive.
O’BRIEN, Flann. The Dalkey Archive.

O’Brien, Flann. The Dalkey Archive. London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1964. First edition. pp. 222. Green papered boards, title in gilt on spine. A near fine copy in a lightly rubbed dust jacket. “Flann O’Brien’s new novel features a master mind, a diffident lover, St. Augustine, a man who is in danger of turning into a […]

285.00
O'BRIEN, Flann. The Hard Life. An exegesis of squalor.
O’BRIEN, Flann. The Hard Life. An exegesis of squalor.

A COMIC GENIUS O’BRIEN, Flann. The Hard Life. An exegesis of squalor. London: Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, 1961. First edition. pp. 156, [1]. Red and black papered boards, title in gilt on spine. Mild foxing to endpapers. A very good copy in a very good pictorial dust jacket. “Had I never heard of the author, and were […]

425.00
O'BRIEN, Flann. The Third Policeman (FIRST EDITION).
O’BRIEN, Flann. The Third Policeman (FIRST EDITION).

FIRST EDITION O’BRIEN, Flann. The Third Policeman. London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1967. First edition. pp. 200. Brown papered boards, title in gilt on spine. A near fine copy in near fine pictorial dust jacket. €875 This work, O’Nolan’s second novel, did the rounds with publishers and met with repeated rejections, causing him such disappointment that […]

850.00
O'FAOLÁIN, Eileen. The Children of Crooked Castle.
O’FAOLÁIN, Eileen. The Children of Crooked Castle.

An Irish Fairy Story. Illustrated. Dublin: Browne and Nolan, n.d. (c.1949). Blue faded cloth, title in red on upper cover and along spine. A good copy.

125.00
O’Brien, Edna: A Fanatic Heart. Signed Ltd First Edition.
O’Brien, Edna: A Fanatic Heart. Signed Ltd First Edition.

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, 1984. Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing. Fine, full leather, accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines.; Signed by Edna O Brien. […]

275.00
Nineteen Eighty-Four
ORWELL, George: Nineteen Eighty-Four

ORWELL, George: Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1992. Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing. Fine, Leather Bound. Book accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. The novel is set […]

475.00
blank
OSHIMA, Shotaro: W.B. Yeats and Japan

OSHIMA, Shotaro. W.B. Yeats and Japan. Tokyo: The Hokuseido Press, 1965. Royal octavo. pp xiv, 198. Green buckram, title in gilt on spine. Laid in is publisher’s envelope with “”improved images”” for four of the plates. Limited first edition. Complimentary slip, signed by Shotaro Oshima to Miss Aileen Harte loosely inserted. A fine copy in […]

275.00
OWENSON, Miss. (Lady Sydney Morgan). The Wild Irish Girl, A National Tale.
OWENSON, Miss. (Lady Sydney Morgan). The Wild Irish Girl, A National Tale.

MORGAN, Sir T. Charles and Lady. The Book without a Name. By Sir Charles and Lady Morgan. In two volumes. London: Henry Colburn, Publisher, Great Marlborough Street, 1841. 12mo. pp. (1) vii, 355 (2) [iii], 357, [1 (errata)]. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine divided into six panels by five gilt raised bands, title […]

375.00
OWENSON, Miss. Patriotic Sketches of Ireland, written in Connaught. Two volumes.
OWENSON, Miss. Patriotic Sketches of Ireland, written in Connaught. Two volumes.

OWENSON, Miss. Patriotic Sketches of Ireland, written in Connaught. Two volumes. London: Printed for Richard Phillips, No. 6, Bridge-Street, Blackfriars, By T. Gillet, Wild-Court, 1807. pp. (1) [iii], xii, 178 (2) [iii], 162, [163-168 (books recently published by R. Phillips)]. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine divided into six compartments by double gilt fillets, […]

2,350.00
PLATH, Sylvia: Ariel. Fine first edition.
PLATH, Sylvia: Ariel. Fine first edition.

London: Faber and Faber, 1965 First edition. pp. 86. Bound in modern full red morocco, covers ruled by a single gilt fillet, titled in gilt on spine. A fine copy of the rare first edition in slipcase. L1 11A

1,250.00
PLATH, Sylvia. Crossing the Water.
PLATH, Sylvia. Crossing the Water.

London: Faber and Faber, 1971 First edition. pp. 64. Bound in modern full tan morocco, covers ruled by a single gilt fillet, titled in gilt on spine. A fine copy of the rare first edition in slipcase. L1 11A

1,250.00
PLATH, Sylvia. The Bell Jar.
PLATH, Sylvia. The Bell Jar.

New York: Harper & Row, 1971. First American edition, the first to be published under Plath’s name. pp. [7], 311. Bound in modern full red morocco, covers ruled by a single gilt fillet, titled in gilt on spine. A fine copy of the rare first edition in slipcase. Originally published under the pseudonym [Victoria Lucas] […]

1,250.00
FINE FIRST EDITION London: Faber and Faber, 1971 First edition. pp. 55. Bound in modern full blue morocco, covers ruled by a single gilt fillet, titled in gilt on spine. A fine copy of the rare first edition in slipcase. [wpecpp name='PLATH, Sylvia. Winter Trees' price='1250'] €1,250.00 L1 11A 1973 PLATH, Sylvia.
PLATH, Sylvia. Winter Trees.

FINE FIRST EDITION London: Faber and Faber, 1971 First edition. pp. 55. Bound in modern full blue morocco, covers ruled by a single gilt fillet, titled in gilt on spine. A fine copy of the rare first edition in slipcase. L1 11A 1973 PLATH, Sylvia.

1,250.00
PLUNKETT, Grace. Doctors Recommend It. An Abbey Theatre Tonic in 12 Doses.
PLUNKETT, Grace. Doctors Recommend It. An Abbey Theatre Tonic in 12 Doses.

PLUNKETT, Grace. Doctors Recommend It. An Abbey Theatre Tonic in 12 Doses. Illustrated. Foreword by T.C. Murray. Dublin: At the Sign of the Three Candles, 1930. Oblong quarto. pp. [29]. Cream coarse linen, title on green printed label on upper cover. Edition limited to 500 copies. A fine copy in repaired dust jacket. Grace Vandeleur […]

950.00
Shaw, George Bernard - The Intelligent Woman's Guide To Socialism and Capitalism.
SHAW, George Bernard – The Intelligent Woman’s Guide To Socialism and Capitalism.

Constable and Co., London, 1928. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine -. xxxvi, 494, [2] p.; 24 cm. Yellow-green cloth with dark green Celtic knot design on front cover and spine; gilt-stamped spine title and decoration. Lacking dust jacket. Top page edges gilt. Green endpapers. First edition, first printing.

125.00
SHAW, George Bernard: Four Plays (The Devil's Disciple, Man and Superman, Pygmalion and Saint Joan).
SHAW, George Bernard: Four Plays (The Devil’s Disciple, Man and Superman, Pygmalion and Saint Joan).

Bernard Shaw: Four Plays (The Devil’s Disciple, Man and Superman, Pygmalion and Saint Joan) Franklin Library Greatest Books of the Twentieth Century series The Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Four of the noted playwright’s most-admired works in a single deluxe leatherbound Franklin Library edition. With sepia-toned illustrations by Stan Hunter. […]

125.00
Shaw, George Bernard: TWO PLAYS FOR PURITANS
SHAW, George Bernard: TWO PLAYS FOR PURITANS

Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1979. Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing. Fine. Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. A Limited Edition. ; The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. ; 4to 11″ – 13″ tall; Original binding.

275.00
SHAW, George Bernard. Prefaces: Sociological, Political, Religious, Autobiographical.
SHAW, George Bernard. Prefaces: Sociological, Political, Religious, Autobiographical.

SHAW, George Bernard. Prefaces: Sociological, Political, Religious, Autobiographical etc. London: Constable and Company, 1934. Royal octavo. First edition. pp. viii, 802. Bound by Leighton-Straker in black, green and brown morocco with gilt decorations and ‘S’ in gilt on both covers, flat spine titled and dated in gilt, doublures ruled in gilt, brown sprinkled endpapers; red […]

575.00
SHAW, George Bernard. Saint Joan - Inscribed Limited Edition.
SHAW, George Bernard. Saint Joan – Inscribed Limited Edition.

SHAW, Bernard. Saint Joan. London: Constable, 1924. Folio. pp. vi, 183. Quarter beige cloth over blue and white patterned boards, with paper title labels. Edition limited to 750 copies only. 16 tipped-in plates by Charles Ricketts (13 in colour). Inscribed on half-title: “Inscribed for / Aislinn Dulanty / G. Shaw / Ayot Saint Lawrence / […]

950.00
SOMERVILLE, E. OE. & ROSS, Violet Martin. The Hitchcock Edition of Somerville and Ross.
SOMERVILLE, E. OE. & ROSS, Violet Martin. The Hitchcock Edition of Somerville and Ross.

A SUPERB SET OF THE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION SOMERVILLE, E. OE. & ROSS, Violet Martin. The Hitchcock Edition of Somerville and Ross. With a forward by Harry Worcester Smith. Sporting Works: Some Experiences of an Irish R.M.; Further Experience of an Irish R.M.; In Mr. Knox’s Country; Dan Russell the Fox; All on the Irish […]

1,265.00
STOKES, Margaret. Notes on the Cross of Cong.
STOKES, Margaret. Notes on the Cross of Cong.

STOKES, Margaret. Notes on the Cross of Cong. Illustrated with two chromo-lithographs and two cuts. Dublin: Printed at the Dublin University Press by Ponsonby and Weldrick for Private Circulation, 1895. Quarto. pp.[4], 12, 2 (lithographs). Modern green buckram, with original printed wrappers bound in. A very good copy. [L4BC1 2]

675.00
The Philosophy of Andy Warhol. (From A to B and Back Again): SIGNED by Warhol.
The Philosophy of Andy Warhol. (From A to B and Back Again): SIGNED by Warhol.

New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1975. pp. 241. Quarter orange buckram on yellow paper boards. Signed by Andy Warhol with his initials on half-title. A fine copy in dustjacket.

550.00
Yeats-Celtic-Twlight
W.B. YEATS: The Celtic Twilight. Inscribed copy.

The Celtic Twilight. With frontispiece ‘The Last Gleeman’ by John B. Yeats facing title. London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1893. First edition. First issue. pp. xii, 212. Green ribbed cloth, spine evenly faded. Inscribed ‘With the author’s / best regards, / Feb 19. 94’ on front free end paper. Re-cased. Armorial bookplate of Nigel Sligh. A very […]

2,750.00
WALTERS, L.D'O. The Year's at the Spring. Illustrated by Harry Clarke.
WALTERS, L.D’O. The Year’s at the Spring. Illustrated by Harry Clarke.

The Year’s at the Spring. An Anthology of Recent Poetry. Compiled by L.D’O. Walters and Illustrated by Harry Clarke. With an Introduction by Harold Monro. London: Harrap, 1920. First edition. Quarto. pp. 128. Beige cloth, title and decoration in blue and red on upper cover and spine. A good copy in rare dust jacket. Harry […]

275.00
Welsh, Irvine: Trainspotting Signed Collector's Edition. Bound in full leather.
Welsh, Irvine: Trainspotting Signed Collector’s Edition. Bound in full leather.

Easton Press, 2015. Condition: Fine. 344 pp., gilt-stamped full grey leather (hardcover), moire endpapers and pastedowns, LIKE NEW. Includes certificate of authenticity, A Note About, and an unused Easton press bookplate laid in. Irvine Welsh (born 27 September 1958) is a Scottish novelist, playwright and short story writer. His novel Trainspotting was made into a […]

750.00
oscar-wilde
Wilde, Oscar: Sebastian Melmoth.

London: Humphreys, 1904. First. Sm. Quarto. pp. [iv], 223. Bookplate on front pastedown. Bound by Hatchards of Picadilly in cont. half brown morocco gilt, light brown linen covers, brown silk marker. Original wrappers bound in at end. T.e.g. Very good. In 1895 while enjoying the success of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’, Wilde allowed himself […]

475.00
WILDE, Oscar: The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde. Fourteen volumes.
WILDE, Oscar: The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde. Fourteen volumes.

London: Methuen, 1908. First Edition. First Collected Edition thus. Bound in original publisher’s cream cloth, titled in gilt, with gilt decorations on covers. One of an unnumbered edition of 1000 on hand-made paper. Some toning to spines, trace of cup on one volume. Top edges gilt, others deckled. Generally a fine clean set. All volumes […]

1,450.00
WILDE, Oscar: The Poetical Works of Oscar Wilde.
WILDE, Oscar: The Poetical Works of Oscar Wilde.

WILDE, Oscar. The Poetical Works of Oscar Wilde. Including Poems in Prose with Notes Bibliographic Introduction Index and Facsimiles of Titlepages. Portland Maine: Printed for Thomas B. Mosher and Published by him at XLV Exchange Street, 1908. Square octavo. pp. xxiii, [1], 394, 14 (facsimiles of titlepages). Bound in full crushed levant burgundy morocco. Covers […]

1,250.00
WILDE, Oscar IMG_4806
WILDE, Oscar. A Woman of No Importance

WILDE, Oscar. A Woman of No Importance. 144 Paris: 1903. Demy octavo. pp. [xvi], 154. Bound by Hatchards of Piccadilly in contemporary half brown morocco over pink linen boards. Spine divided into two panels by one gilt raised band, title in gilt direct in the first, gilt floral decoration in the second, year in gilt […]

375.00
WILDE, Oscar.An Ideal Husband.  First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies printed, 1899.
WILDE, Oscar. An Ideal Husband. First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies printed, 1899.

WILDE, Oscar. An Ideal Husband. London: Smithers, 1899. First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies printed. Quarto. pp. [xiv], 213. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown. Bound by Hatchards of Piccadilly in contemporary half brown morocco gilt on light brown linen covers, brown silk marker. Original salmon cloth bound in at end. Top edge gilt. […]

1,500.00
WILDE, Oscar
WILDE, Oscar. Essays, Criticisms and Reviews.

Essays, Criticisms and Reviews. Now first collected. WILDE, Oscar. London: Privately Printed, 1901. First. Small quarto. pp. 175. Bound by Hatchards of Piccadilly in contemporary half brown morocco over pink linen boards. Spine divided into two panels by one gilt raised band, title in gilt direct in the first, gilt floral decoration in the second, […]

275.00
[WILDE, Oscar] [WILDE, Oscar] The Life of Oscar Wilde By Robert Harborough Sherard.
WILDE, Oscar. The Life of Oscar Wilde By Robert Harborough Sherard.

WILDE, Oscar The Life of Oscar Wilde By Robert Harborough Sherard. With a full reprint of the famous revolutionary article, “”Jacta Alea Est””, which was written by Jane Francesca Elgee, who afterwards became the mother of Oscar Wilde, and an additional chapter contributed by one of the Prison Warders, who held this unhappy man in […]

175.00
WILDE, Oscar
WILDE, Oscar. The Portrait of Mr. W.H

WILDE, Oscar. The Portrait of Mr. W.H. London: Privately Printed, 1904. Small quarto. pp. 48. Bound by Hatchards of Piccadilly in contemporary half brown morocco over pink linen boards. Spine divided into two panels by one gilt raised band, title in gilt direct in the first, gilt floral decoration in the second, year in gilt […]

485.00
WILDE, Oscar
WILDE, Oscar. The Sphinx.

WILDE, Oscar. The Sphinx. Woodcut illustrations. 144 London: Privately Printed, 1901. First edition thus. Small quarto. pp. [iv], 32. Bound by Hatchards of Piccadilly in contemporary half brown morocco over pink linen boards. Spine divided into two panels by one gilt raised band, title in gilt direct in the first, gilt floral decoration in the […]

595.00
YEATS, Jack B. A Broadside No.1 (June, 1908) - (May, 1915).
YEATS, Jack B. A Broadside No.1 (June, 1908) – (May, 1915).

84 numbers complete as issued. Dublin: Cuala Press, 1908/15. Folio. Published monthly by Elizabeth C. Yeats and the Dun Emer (later Cuala) Press. Edition limited to 300 copies of each issue. The hand colouring is clean and fresh and of high quality throughout. The Broadsides are in their original portfolios and housed in a custom-made […]

14,750.00
YEATS, W.B, Plays in Prose and Verse.
YEATS, W.B, Plays in Prose and Verse.

YEATS, W.B. Plays in Prose and Verse. Written for an Irish Theatre, and Generally with the Help of a Friend. 140 SCHOOL PRIZE BINDING London: Macmillan, 1926. pp. ix, 447. Bound by Bickers of London in full dark blue calf, spine divided into six panels by five gilt raised bands, title and author in gilt […]

375.00
YEATS, W.B. Later Poems, 1926.
YEATS, W.B. Later Poems, 1926.

YEATS, W.B. Later Poems. London: Macmillan and Co., 1926. pp. xiii, [1], 363, [2]. Contemporary full red morocco, flat spine with gilt decoration and title; covers framed by a thin floral roll; turn-ins gilt; red, pink, maroon, brown and green endpapers; red and gold endbands. A very good and attractive copy. The contents includes: The […]

475.00
YEATS, W.B. Later Poems.
YEATS, W.B. Later Poems.

YEATS, W.B. Later Poems. London: Macmillan and Co., 1926. pp. xiii, [1], 363, [2]. Contemporary full red morocco, flat spine with gilt decoration and title; covers framed by a thin floral roll; turn-ins gilt; red, pink, maroon, brown and green endpapers; red and gold endbands. A very good and attractive copy. The contents includes: The […]

475.00
Yeats-Poems
YEATS, W.B. Poems.

Poems. Portrait frontispiece of a young Yeats. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1912. pp. xv, 322, [1]. Dark blue cloth, with gilt floral design by Althea Gyles on covers and  spine. Presentation inscription on front free end paper. Light foxing to prelims. A very good copy.

375.00
YEATS, W.B. Three Things. (SIGNED COPY)
YEATS, W.B. Three Things. (SIGNED COPY)

Illustrated with colophon and a coloured drawing by Gilbert Spencer. London: Faber & Faber, 1929. pp. 11. Large paper edition, signed by W.B. Yeats, limited to 500 copies (No. 456). Light blue boards. From the library of Thomas P. Johnson with his decorative bookplate. Spine expertly rebacked. Slight wear at top and bottom of spine. […]

950.00

Address

De Búrca Rare Books,
‘Cloonagashel’,
27 Priory Drive, Blackrock,
Co. Dublin, Ireland.

T. +353 (0) 1 288 2159
F. +353 (0) 1 283 4080
M. +353 (0) 87 259 5918
E. [email protected]
W. www.deburcararebooks.com

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday 10:00am to 1:00pm.

An appointment is preferred.

CATALOGUES

Four times a year we issue rare book catalogues.

We ship worldwide and completely guarantee the authenticity for the Irish Antiquarian and out-of-print books we sell.

Our subject range includes areas such as Irish History, Topography, Genealogy, Biography, Literature, Sport, Religion and much more.

Latest Catalogues
U

Book Search

Bookbinding

Z

Valuations

Corporate Gifts

b

Gift Vouchers

Newsletter-image

Welcome to De Búrca Rare Books

 

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive news from the Irish antiquarian book world and get updates on our latest catalogues and publications.

You have Successfully Subscribed!