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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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THOMSON, Hugh (Illustr.). SOMERVILLE, William. The Chase. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson. London: Redway, 1896. Foolscap octavo. Gilt decorated cloth. Original blue cloth, spine and front board decorated in gilt with foxhunters. Top edge gilt. A very good copy. “The Chase” is probably the most famous epic length poem and paean [...]
100.00
TODD, Rev. Descriptive Remarks on Illuminations in Certain Ancient Irish Manuscripts.
TODD, Rev. James Henthorn. Descriptive Remarks on Illuminations in Certain Ancient Irish Manuscripts. Illustrated with four chromolithic coloured plates depicting an illuminated folio from the Book of Kells, Garland of Howth, and the Psalter of Rice March. London: Nichols, 1869. Elephant folio. pp. ii, 16, 4 (plates). Printed stiff wrappers [...]
345.00
Inauguration ODE Performed at the Opening of the National Exhibition of the Arts, Manufactures, and Materials of Ireland.
Author Title Catalog Mainhead Pub Place Price Location Summary PubDate Sort WALLER, John Francis. Inauguration Ode: Performed at the Opening of The National Exhibition of the Arts, Manufacturers, and Materials of Ireland, Cork, 10th June, 1852. Written by John Francis Waller, M.R.I.A. Composed by Robert P. Stewart [...]
475.00
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 [...]
275.00
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.
475.00
Scenery of Killarney and the Surrounding Country
WELD, Isaac. Illustrations of the Scenery of Killarney and the Surrounding Country. With frontispiece, map, engraved title, one engraved folding plate and eighteen full page engravings. 142 A FINE COPY London: Longman, Hurst, 1812. Second edition. Royal octavo. pp. vii, [1], 293, [1], 18 (plates), 2 (maps). Modern quarter calf [...]
275.00
The Complete Tapestry in Colour with Introduction, Description and Commentary by David M. Wilson, Director of the British Museum. Illustrated with seventy six fine full-page coloured plates and numerous monochrome photographs. London: Thames and Hudson, 1985. Small folio. First edition. pp. 234. Title in red and black. Grey cloth, titled [...]
150.00
WOLFE TONE AND NINETY EIGHT Memorial Association
WOLFE TONE AND NINETY EIGHT. Memorial Association. Membership certificate (member’s details blank), printed on card in full colour with scenes from Irish history including ’98, signature of John O’Leary in plate, 23 x 30.5cms. Guy & Co., Cork, no date. Fine copy, strongly mounted on backing board behind cream [...]
175.00
WRIGHT, G.N. Ireland Illustrated from original drawings by G. Petrie, W.H. Bartlett, T.M. Baynes and others. With descriptions by G.N. Wright. Introduced by Maurice Craig. With bibliographical and technical notes by Leslie Hewitt. Ireland Illustrated from original drawings by G. Petrie, W.H. Bartlett, T.M [...]
575.00
YEATS, Jack B. Apparitions. Three plays. Apparitions, The Old Sea Road, Rattle. London: Jonathan Cape, 1933. First edition. Blue cloth, titled in blue on spine. From the library of Denis Johnson with his bookplate on front pastedown. A very good copy in rare illustrated frayed dust jacket. SR E With [...]
385.00
YEATS, Jack B. Ceachta beaga Gaedhilge. Irish Reading Lessons. Compiled by Norma Borthwick. With illustrations by Jack B. Yeats. Books I, II, and III. Dublin: The Irish Book Company, 1906/1911. Large post octavo. pp. (I) 30, (II) 28, (III) 40. Original printed wrappers. Wear to extremities. Housed in a cloth [...]
375.00
YEATS, Jack B. Sligo. London: Wishart & Company, 1932. Crown octavo. First edition. pp. 158. Green cloth, titled in black. Signed presentation copy from Jack B. Yeats to Mrs McCarville. A fine copy in very good and rare dust jacket. “The first of the author’s novels, a pseudo-autobiographical [...]
775.00
YEATS, W.B. Ed. by. Irish Fairy and Folk Tales. Selected and edited with introduction. Twelve illustrations by James Torrance. London: Scott, n.d. (October, 1893). pp. xix, 326, 6 (publisher’s list). Tan pictorial cloth, title in gilt on upper cover and on spine. Illustrated endpapers. Spine sun-tanned. All [...]
350.00
Young's Tour in Ireland
YOUNG, Arthur. A Tour in Ireland; with General Observations on the Present State of that Kingdom: made in the years 1776, 1777, and 1778. And brought down to the end of 1779. 139 London: Printed for T. Cadell, Strand; and J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall, 1780. Quarto. pp. [3], ii-xi, [1], [7 [...]
750.00
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