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De Búrca Rare Books, the largest stockist of quality rare and hard to find books on Irish Art, from the early Christian period to 800; During the Viking Invasions 800-1020. To later day illustrated books from the likes of Harry Clarke, Jack B. Yeats and Arthur Rackham. De Búrca Rare Books also specialises in fine quality rare Limited Edition prints relating to Ireland. Books relating to Music, particularly Traditional Irish music, and modern-day music are available also.

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IRISH REPUBLICAN LEADERS 1916
[DAIL EIREANN] Commemorative Poster of the First Dail Eireann, 1919. In the centre an illustration of the members, in the Mansion House, surrounded by medallion portraits of them all, within a Celtic border. With the arms of the Four Provinces and the City of Dublin also depicted. Dublin, MacLiam Eartnaill [...]
1,250.00
With a poem, by William Allingham. London & Sydney: The Bodley Head, 1981. Folio. Facsimile edition reproduced from The Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books, Toronto Public Library, by Holp Shuppan, Publishers, Tokyo, 1981. Printed in Japan. Folio. pp. [4], 31. 16 leaves of plates. Green gilt stamped cloth [...]
1,250.00
IN FINE BINDING WITH WOODCUTS AFTER THE PRE-RAPHAELITES ALLINGHAM, William. The Music Master, a Love Story. And two series of day and night songs. London. G. Routledge & Co., 1855. First edition. Post octavo. pp. xiii, [3], 221, [1]. With a half-title and nine woodcuts, seven designed by Arthur Hughes [...]
585.00
Fine binding from De Burca Rare Books
ARNOLD, Matthew. New Poems. London: Macmillan, 1897. Foolscap octavo. First edition. pp. viii, 244. Bound by Roger de Coverly in full crushed levant morocco (name stamp-signed in gilt on front pastedown). Covers framed by double gilt fillets and decorative roll, border with rose garlands, gilt dots and leafs enclosing panel [...]
1,350.00
Numerous other illustrations. Dublin: Martin Lester, Ltd., n.d. (1922). Quarto. First edition, first issue. pp. 62. Original illustrated rebacked wrappers. A very good copy. Very scarce. [TVR 1D]
275.00
A rare print of republican Thomas Ashe
ASHE, Thomas. A Story that will Never Die. Died for Ireland September 25th, 1917. The story of Ashe’s life and death, told in mainly blank verse, circa 350 lines set in four columns with a portrait of Ashe, the whole within black borders, image circa 48 x 34.5cms, verso [...]
875.00
BEHAN, Brendan. Brendan Behan’s Island. An Irish Sketch-book. With drawings by Paul Hogarth. Illustrated. 914 London: Hutchinson, 1962. First edition. pp. 192. Green and brown paper boards, title in gilt on spine. Top edges red. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on title page [...]
525.00
A General Introduction. The Parallel Passages … Philological and Explanatory Notes ; & The Psalms of David in Metre: According to the Version Approved by the Church of Scotland and Appointed to be Used in Worship [Finely Bound 2 volumes in 1] London: Samuel Bagster, 1829. Quarto. pp. [4], ii, 1352, xviii, xiii. Bound in full [...]
575.00
London: Hutchinson, [1913?]. Quarto. pp. vi, 282. Title and text printed in red and black. Plates with tissue guards. Full vellum decorated in gilt to a floral design with a lyre in centre, titled in gilt. Edition limited to 150 copies only, signed and numbered [No. 39] by the [...]
465.00
The Dolmens of Ireland.
BORLASE, William G. Their distribution, structural characteristics, and affinities in other countries; together with the folk-lore attaching to them; supplemented by considerations on the anthropology, ethnology, and traditions of the Irish people. With over 800 illustrations (including 3 coloured plates), and 4 coloured folding maps. Three volumes. Full buckram decorated [...]
295.00
BORLASE, William G. The Dolmens of Ireland - Special edition limited to 15 sets
BORLASE, William G. The Dolmens of Ireland. Their distribution, structural characteristics, and affinities in other countries; together with the folk-lore attaching to them; supplemented by considerations on the anthropology, ethnology, and traditions of the Irish people. With over 800 illustrations (including 3 colouredplates), and 4 colouredfolding maps. Three volumes. Bound [...]
1,250.00
London: Chapman & Hall, 1897. Royal octavo. pp. (1) xxxvi, 312, (2) 4, 399, (3) 4, 521. Original gilt decorated buckram. Top edge gilt. A very good set. Very scarce. The first comprehensive survey, full of helpful drawings. The third volume contains an index and the material from folklore [...]
1,250.00
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
With notes explanatory and historical; and the Originals in the Irish Character. To which is subjoined An Irish Tale. By Miss Brooke. Dublin: George Bonham, Printer, South Great George’s Street, 1789. Quarto. First edition. pp. xxvi, [2], 369. Later half brown morocco on cloth boards, titled in gilt. Previous owner’s [...]
750.00
Dublin: Printed for Messrs. Moncrieffe,  Jenkin, White, Whitestone, Burton and Byrne, 1785. pp. vii, [1], xvi, 74, 24, [5], 28-145, [1].  Contemporary full tree calf. Spine professionally rebacked, title in gilt on purple morocco label. All edges green. A fine fresh copy. COPAC with 9 locations. ESTC T150538 [...]
265.00
[Dublin]: [publisher not identified] Printed in the Year, 1725. Post octavo. pp. 15, [1]. Modern wrappers. A good copy. Exceedingly rare. ESTC T36082. Foxon B586. Richard Burbage (1567-1619) was one of Shakespeare’s closest associates and his partner in their many theatre activities. They were joint owners of The Globe Theatre [...]
1,250.00
Newry: Greer; Dublin: Curry; Belfast: Lamont; Downpatrick: Pilson; London: How, 1846. pp. [iv], 268, 20 (advertisements). Pictorial boards. A very nice copy. [L3 11B]
275.00
Sir Roger Casement’s Last Speech from the Dock
[CASEMENT, ROGER] Sir Roger Casement’s Last Speech from the Dock Done into Verse. The Ideal Recitation for Volunteers. Single sheet, newspaper folio, 49.5 x 33cms, printed one side only in four columns, within black borders. Passed by Censor. Dublin: Independent Newspapers, 111 Middle Abbey St. No date, circa 1918 [...]
1,500.00
Illustrated. Michigan: Zondervan, 1975. First edition. Demy octavo. pp. 244. Blue cloth, titled in gilt. Signed by Johnny Cash on titlepage. A fine copy in nearfine dust jacket with mylar cover. So many facts have come down in exaggerated form or out of context, who became a legend in his [...]
750.00
New York: Farrar. First Edition. Hardcover, as new, fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by the authors in ink at front endpaper. This book is a meditation on faith, art, music, freedom, grief and love. Created from more than forty hours of intimate conversations with Seán O’Hagan, it is [...]
175.00
LIMITED TO 30 COPIES ONLY IN A FINE BINDING CHANDLER, Edward. Photography in Ireland. The Nineteenth Century. Illustrated. Dublin: De Burca, 2001. Folio. pp. xii, 44 (plates), 134. Bound in full black morocco title in silver along spine; early daguerreotype camera in silver on upper cover; blue endpapers; blue and [...]
375.00
chandler-photography
CHANDLER, Edward. Photography in Ireland The Nineteenth Century. Illustrated. Dublin: De Búrca, 2001. Folio. pp. xii, 44 (plates), 134. With the illustrated dust jacket. Published by De Burca Rare Books.
35.00
Held in conjunction with the Irish Art Competition and Exhibition, organized by the Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction for Ireland in Dublin, Belfast, Cork. Dublin: Printed by George Roberts, 1917. First edition. pp. [iv], 64, [26 (Art- Workers’ Announcements and Adverts)]. Repair to wrapper. Upper cover illustrated by Harry [...]
1,250.00
Drumcondra: The Dolmen Press, 1951. [vii], 22, [2]. Design on the titlepage by Liam Miller. Blue printed wrappers. Edition limited to 500 copies [100 signed copies in cloth and 400 in paper wrappers]. This copy is signed and inscribed by the author to Seamus Fenton on titlepage. A near fine [...]
485.00
Irish Treaty of 6 December 1921,
COLLINS, Michael. GRIFFITH, Arthur & OTHERS Historic Peace Treaty. An attractive poster print carrying the full text of the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 6 December 1921, Clauses 1-18 and annexes, with sub-headings, with reproduced signatures and photographs of the delegates, below crossed green and gold flags with ‘FF’ device and the [...]
1,250.00
New York: H. De Marsan, Publisher of Songs, Ballads, 54 Chatham Street, [c.1860s]. Single sheet, printed on one side with decorated border. 163 x 260mm. In very good condition. [L4BC2 Dr 2]
185.00
New York: H. De Marsan, Dealer in Songs, Toys, Books, 54 Chatham Street, [c.1860s]. Single sheet, printed on one side with decorated border. 163 x 260mm. In very good condition. [L4BC2 Dr 2]
185.00
Cork: Purcell and Company, Publishers, Patrick Street, 1886. Crown octavo. pp. [6], [1] 2-446, [8]. Green cloth with elaborate Celtic design in gilt on upper cover, title in gilt on spine. Some inoffensive spotting and minor wear to extremities. A very good copy. Very rare. COPAC locates only 2 copies [...]
365.00
COSGRAVE, E. MacDOWEL & PIKE, W.T. Ed. by. Dublin and Co. Dublin in the Twentieth Century. By E. MacDowel Cosgrave, M.D. Contemporary Biographies. Edited by W.T. Pike. Profusely illustrated. Brighton & London: W.T. Pike, 1908. Quarto. pp. 286. Contemporary full maroon morocco with elaborate gilt and [...]
575.00
Collected and edited by Mrs. Costello. London: The Irish Folk Song Society, Dublin: The Candle Press, 1919. Quarto. pp. xvii, [1], 150. Original stiff printed wrappers. A fine copy. Scarce. [L3 6B & L4BC1 1A]
185.00
With coloured frontispiece and numerous plates. London: Cassell, 1954. Quarto. pp. xi, 47, 58 (plates). Blue buckram, titled in gilt along spine. Top edge gilt. A fine copy in frayed dust jacket. Scarce. [L3 10E]
375.00
Illustrating the General Post Office; surmounted with the legend 1916 and the Arms of the Four Provinces. Dublin: Published by the Cluna Studio, [1939] for the Lord Mayor (Kathleen Clarke). Folded hand-coloured card. Attractive and in very good condition.
165.00
D’ALTON, John. The History of Ireland. From the earliest period to the year 1245, when The Annals of Boyle, which are adopted and embodied as the running text authority, terminate: with a brief essay on the native annalist, and other sources for illustrating Ireland, and full statistical and historical [...]
1,250.00
ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY COMMEMORATIVE FACSIMILE London: Club Internacional del Libro for The Geographical Society, London, 1994. Quarto. Commemorative Facsimile Edition No. 196/1000. Volume I is signed by Dr. John Hemming, Director and Secretary of the R.G.S. Bound in half morocco with gilt border designs over marbled boards; spine [...]
850.00
Translated from the French, with additional notes, by Richard Irvine Best. Dublin: Hodges Figgis, 1903. Octavo. pp. xv, 240. Green cloth, title in gilt on spine. From the library of Charles C. Ormsby of Ballinamore, County Mayo, with armorial bookplate and his signature on half title. Minor spotting to prelims [...]
225.00
Compiled and edited by Declan Doogue, David Nash, John Parnell, Sylvia Reynolds and Peter Wyse Jackson. Special frontispiece and other illustrations by Wendy Walsh. With numerous colour photographs. Dublin: The Dublin Naturalists’ Field Club, 1998. vii, 558. Quarter brown niger oasis over marbled boards, spine divided into six panels by [...]
395.00
EXTREMELY RARE IMPRESSION Hand-coloured engraving on laid paper. Drawn by J. Tudor. Engraved by James Mason. London: Published by Laurie & Whittle, n.d. (c.1780s). 29 x 44cms. In very good condition. Engraved by T. Mason, 1753. This rare impression, published by Laurie & Whittle, 55 Fleet Street, London [...]
585.00
DUFT, Johannes & MEYER, Peter. The Irish Miniatures in the Abbey Library of St. Gall.
With 19 plates in colour and 24 in mono. Berne: Urs Graf-Verlag, 1954. Large quarto. Bound in full pigskin with Celtic design blind tooling. Edition limited to 600 copies. A very good copy. Very rare. St. Gall in Switzerland takes its name from the Irish saint, the companion of St [...]
2,875.00
Michael Dwyer, the Wicklow Chief. Attractive print in full colour,
DWYER, Michael. Michael Dwyer, the Wicklow Chief. Attractive print in full colour, image circa 28 x 43cms, verso blank. Supplement with the ‘Shamrock’, St. Patrick’s Day 1887, showing O’Dwyer bursting through a cordon of Redcoats outside his burning farmhouse at Bernamuck, Co. Wicklow, signed in plate J.D. Reigh 1887 [...]
375.00
The Seven Signatories of the Easter Proclamation.
EASTER 1916. The Seven Signatories of the Easter Proclamation. While Ireland holds these graves Ireland unfree shall never be at peace. Monochrome print, image circa 25.5 x 35.5cms, verso blank, signed in plate Sean Mac Murchadha 1922. Showing portraits of the seven signatories with Pearse at centre, with [...]
675.00
Robert Emmet's Last Speech From the Dock
In Verse for Recitation. ‘The Best Patriotic Poem since Shamus O’Brien’. The original speech paraphrased in blank verse, circa 350 lines set in four columns with a portrait of Emmet in the dock, the whole within black borders, image circa 49.5 x 34cms, verso blank, published by Independent Newspapers [...]
675.00