History

Home / Books / History
blank

In this section, you’ll discover a substantial collection of rare books for sale relating to the History of Ireland. From the Viking Invasion, Myths & Legends, The Celts, Saints & Scholars, The Normans, The 1641 Rebellion, The Penal Laws, The 1798 Rebellion, The Act of Union, The Great Famine, old books on Young Ireland, The Catholic Emancipation, Home Rule, The Gaelic League, The Easter Rising, The War of Independence and many more antiquarian books for sale.

Sort by
Showing 1 – 100 of 342 results Showing all 342 results Showing the single result No results found
Filters Sort
1798: A Bicentenary Perspective.
Keough-Notre Dame Center., 2003. Reprinted from: . Comprises a checklist of publications since 1900 on Ireland 1790s, the United Irishmen, and the rebellion. This is only a list, with no accompanying text. — Softcover, 61 pages. Condition: very good. [L1 6D]
150.00
[ACHILLES] Log of H.M.S. Achilles. Commanded by Captain A.C.F. Heneage, afterwards Admiral Heneage.
ACHILLES. Log of H.M.S. Achilles. Commanded by Captain A.C.F. Heneage, afterwards Admiral Heneage. Kept by F. Hammond. February 4th 1880 – November 1881. The log then continues for H.M.S. Diamond from November 1881 to March 30th 1882. Illustrated with several tipped in pen and [...]
1,500.00
A print of the first Dail Eirean
[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 [...]
1,275.00
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
blank
[DUBLIN WILLS] Appendix to the twenty-sixth report of the Deputy Keeper of the Public Records and Keeper of the State Papers in Ireland. Index to the Act or Grant Books, and to Original Wills, of the Diocese of Dublin (c. 1638) to the Year 1800. And from 1800 to 1858 [...]
475.00
FAMINE IN IRELAND
Transactions of the Central Relief Committee of the Society of Friends during the famine in Ireland, 1846 and 1847. With an index by Rob Goodbody. Dublin: De Búrca, 1996. pp. xliii, 529. Fine in buckram gilt. It is difficult to read unmoved some of the detailed testimony contained in this [...]
35.00
blank
1. Copies or Extracts of Correspondence relating to the State of the Union Workhouses in Ireland. First, second and third series. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. 2. Papers relating to Proceedings for th Relief of Distress and the State of the Unions and Workhouses in [...]
1,250.00
blank
Harpur’s Lane, Cork for ‘One Quart’. D. Donegan, W.D. Bourke, Secretary. 72 x 38mm. In good condition. A remarkable survival of the Great Hunger. During the mid-nineteenth century Harpur’s Lane gained notoriety as the site of a soup kitchen during the Great Irish Famine. The name first appears on a Smith’s map [...]
1,750.00
[IRISH LEADERS] An intriguing poster print, with a composition of photographs of De Valera
[COLLINS, Michael. De VALERA, Eamon & GRIFFITH, Arthur] Irish Leaders. An intriguing poster print, with a composition of photographs of Éamon De Valera (upper centre, in bow tie), Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith (left and right below), with a reproduction of the signature page of the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 [...]
950.00
blank
[LIMERICK] Limerick’s Fighting Story from 1916 to the Truce with Britain. Told by the men who made it. Edited by Col. J.M. MacCarthy. Illustrated. Tralee: Anvil, n.d. (c.1947). pp. 205. Illustrated wrappers. Repair to upper cover and spine. A very good copy. The story of three [...]
95.00
A Collection of Broadsides & Pamphlets from the renowned Closet Press at Trinity College.
[CLOSET PRESS] A Collection of Broadsides and Pamphlets from the renowned Closet Press at Trinity College, Dublin: 1. [SPECIMEN] Specimen of Printing Types barely available at Trinity Closet Press. Dublin: Printed at the Trinity Closet Press on the occasion of its Christening, November 1973, in the presence of the Sponsors [...]
2,350.00
blank
A PROCLAMATION Whereas disaffection and unrest still prevail in certain parts of Ireland, causing anxiety and alarm amongst the peaceful and law abiding subjects of His Majesty: NOW WE, the Lords Justices General and General Governors of Ireland DO HEREBY proclaim that a state of MARTIAL LAW shall continue to [...]
750.00
blank
A.E. “The Dublin Strike. By A.E. (George W. Russell). A Plea for the Workers. A Speech delivered in the Royal Albert Hall, London, November 1, 1913, to an audience of 12,000 persons. Dublin: Irish Worker Office, Liberty Hall, Dublin, 1913. pp. 8. Printed wrappers with a [...]
675.00
blank
[ACADEMIAE OXONIENSIS] Academiæ Oxoniensis Gratulatio Pro Exoptato Serenissimi Regis Guilielmi ex Hibernia Reditu. 119 Oxoniæ: E Theatro Sheldoniano anno Dom., 1690. Small folio. pp. [120]. Modern quarter calf on marbled boards. Early notes on titlepage and verso of final leaf. Old ink stain on titlepage. A very good and fresh [...]
675.00
An original print of Dublin after the 1916 Rebellion
AFTER THE BOMBARDMENT. The Holocaust of Ireland’s Greatest Thoroughfare. Friday Morning, 28th April 1916. Full colour print on textured paper after the painting by A. McGoogan, showing two armoured cars on the bridge, ruins on Sackville Street beyond. Dublin: Wilson Hartnell, [1916]. Image 53 x 41cms, strongly mounted on backing [...]
375.00
blank
[AMERICAN DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE] The Constitution of the Several Independent States of America; The Declaration of Independence; The Articles of Confederation between the said States; and the Treaties between His Most Christian Majesty and the United States of America. Published by Order of the Congress. London: Printed from the Original [...]
2,350.00
AN OXONIAN [S. Reynolds Hole] A Little Tour in Ireland.
AN OXONIAN [S. Reynolds Hole] A Little Tour in Ireland. Being a Visit to Dublin, Galway, Connamara, Athlone, Limerick, Killarney, Glengarriff, Cork, etc. Illustrated with large coloured frontispiece and numerous other illustrations by John Leech. London: Bradbury, n.d. Small quarto. pp. vi, 203. Maroon decorated cloth, title in gilt [...]
175.00
blank
A HAPPY PARSON’S BOOK WITH HAND-COLOURED ILLUSTRATIONS London: Bradbury & Evans, 1859. Small quarto. pp. viii, 220. Bound in the style of Birdsall of Northampton and London in full dark green calf. Covers decorated with double gilt fillets. Spine divided into six panels by five gilt raised bands, title [...]
1,250.00
[ANDERSON, James] A Genealogical History of the House of Yvery.
THE PERCEVALS OF CORK [ANDERSON, James] A Genealogical History of the House of Yvery; in its Different Branches of Yvery, Luvel, Perceval, and Gournay. With plates, numerous genealogical tables and coats-of-arms throughout the text. London: Printed by H. Woodfall, jun. 1742. pp. (1) [2], xxix, [1], 445, 3 (plates), (2) [...]
1,250.00
Treaty of Friendship and Alliance
[ANGLO-PORTUGUESE TREATY] Treaty of Friendship and Alliance between His Britannic Majesty and His Royal Highness the Prince Regent of Portugal. Signed at Rio de Janeiro, the 19th of February 1810. Published by authority. Signed: Strangford [and] Conde de Linhares. 128 London: Printed by A. Strahan, Printers-Street, Gough Square 1810. pp [...]
285.00
Annals of Inishfallen
ANNALS OF INISHFALLEN. The Annals of Inisfallen Reproduced in Facsimile from the Original Manuscript (Rawlinson B 503) in The Bodleian Library. With a descriptive introduction by R.I. Best and Eóin MacNeill. Dublin: R.I.A., 1933. Small folio. pp. viii, 29, [1], 58 (leaves of plates). Quarter linen on [...]
385.00
Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters.
O’DONOVAN, John. Ed. by. Annála Ríoghachta Éireann – Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters. From the earliest times to the year 1616. Edited from the manuscript in the Royal Irish Academy and Trinity College Dublin, with copious historical, topographical and genealogical notes and with special emphasis [...]
865.00
Annals-Ulster
HENNESSY, William M. & MacCARTHY, B. Ed. by.  The Annals of Ulster, otherwise Annala Senait. A chronicle of Irish Affairs from A.D. 431 to A.D. 1540. With translation, notes, and index. New introduction by Nollaig Ó Muraíle. Dublin: De Búrca, 1998. Four volumes. Full buckram gilt in [...]
285.00
blank
ARCHER, Lieutenant Joseph. Statistical Survey of the County Dublin, with Observations on the Means of Improvement; Drawn up for the Consideration, and by order, of The Dublin Society. With folding map of the County of Dublin. Dublin: Printed by Graisberry, 1801. Medium octavo. pp. ix, [2], 12-13, [8], 276, [7 [...]
365.00
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
blank
ATKINSON, Robert. The Passions and the Homilies from the Leabhar Breac: Text, Translation, and Glossary. 141 Dublin: Hodges Figgis, 1887. pp. vi, [5], 36-957, [1]. Contemporary full polished calf with original printed wrappers bound in. Covers framed by double gilt fillets, enclosing in gilt on the upper cover the badge [...]
385.00
Baker, C.A. Souvenir of Ninety-Four (Australian and Malayan)
Gift Battle-Planes which helped us to Victory, August 4th 1914 to November 11th 1918 London: The Field Press, 1920. 4to. pp. [x], 148. Limited edition printed for private circulation only. The titlepage drawn and illuminated by Fred Leist. Signed and inscribed by the author. Original full vellum, title in gilt [...]
675.00
De Burca Rare Books
BARCLAY, John. Barclay his Argenis. Or, The Loves of Polyarchus & Argenis. Faithfully Translated out of Latin into English by Kingsmill Long, Esquire. The Second Edition, beautified with pictures together with a key praefixed to unlock the whole story. London: Printed for Henry Seile at the Signe of the Tygres [...]
1,250.00
blank
Volume I. Illustrated. 145 London: Sir Joseph Causton & Sons 1889. Crown quarto. First edition. pp. xvi, 460, [40 (adverts)]. Original dark green cloth over bevelled boards. Title in gilt on upper cover and spine, gilt decoration to lower cover; floral pattern endpapers. Previous owner’s signature on recto of [...]
485.00
blank
BARRINGTON, Daines. & BEAUFOY, Colonel. The Possibility of Approaching the North Pole Asserted. A New Edition, with an Appendix, containing Papers on the Same Subject, and on a North West Passage. Folding map as frontispiece. London: Printed for Charles Wood for T. and J. Allman, 1818. Medium octavo. pp. xxiv [...]
475.00
blank
With a previous Account of Nutrition, and of the Sructure and Use of the Lungs. Dublin: Printed by George Grierson, 1726. pp. [11], 4-20, 227, [1]. Contemporary full panelled calf, title in gilt on morocco letterpiece on spine. Minor surface wear and wear to spine ends. Name torn from top right-hand corner [...]
1,250.00
With the IRA and the Fight for Freedom
BARRY, Tom. BEASLAI, P., BREEN, Dan & Others. With the I.R.A. in the Fight for Freedom, 1919 to the Truce. With location maps. 140 THE RED PATH TO GLORY Tralee: The Kerryman, n.d. (c.1930). pp. 238. Pictorial wrappers. A very good copy. The chapters include: Monaghan [...]
95.00
blank
BARRY, Commandant General Tom. Guerilla Days in Ireland. With maps and illustrations. Cork: Mercier Press, 1955. Demy octavo. Second edition. pp. [x], 223. Green papered boards, title in gilt on spine. A very good copy in frayed dust jacket. Inscribed on dedication “Is there any evidence that all the photographs [...]
65.00
De Burca Rare Books
BAYLY, Thomas. Certamen Religiosum: or, A Conference between the late King of England, and the late Lord Marquesse of Worcester, concerning Religion. Together with a Vindication of the Protestant Cause, from the Pretences of the Marquesse his Last Papers; which the necessity of the King’s Affairs denyed him Oportunity [...]
3,500.00
Michael Collins and the Making of a New Ireland.
BÉASLAÍ, Piaras. Michael Collins and the Making of a New Ireland. Two volumes. A new introduction by Brian P. Murphy, O.S.B. With two portraits in full colour by Sir John Lavery, and other illustrations to each volume. This major work on Michael Collins is by one of his [...]
95.00
blank
Illustrated 130 IN FINE BINDING Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, Company, n.d. (c.1930). pp. 310. Half red morocco on patterened papered boards. Top edge gilt. A fine copy. L3 6D
75.00
blank
[BEER, Johann Christopher] Das Neu-Geharnischte Groß-Britannien, Das ist: Wahre Landes- und Standes-Beschaffenheit Derer drey-vereinigten Königreiche Engel- Schott- und Irrlands : Jn völliger Beschreibung ihrer Provintzen, Jnsuln, Städte, Schlösser, Festungen, Früchten, Reichthümer und Regiments-Form, Wie nicht weniger der leßwürdigsten Staats- und Kriegs-Geschichten; Bevorab Jhrer neulichsten großwichtigsten Handlungen, absonderlich aber derer bey [...]
1,250.00
blank
BLAKE, W.O. History of Slavery and the Slave Trade in Ancient and Modern Times (The forms of slavery that prevailed in ancient nations, particularly in Greece and Rome, The African slave trade and the political history of slavery in the United States). With frontispiece and twelve full-page illustrations. Columbus: [...]
475.00
blank
BOLINGBROKE, Henry St. John. A Letter to Sir William Windham. II. Some Reflections on the Present State of the Nation. III. A Letter to Mr. Pope. Dublin: Printed for J. Smith, at the Philosophers-heads, on the Blind-quay, 1753. First Dublin edition. 12mo. pp. (iv), 305, with a final advertisement leaf [...]
485.00
blank
FIRST EDITION WITH PARALLEL ENGLISH TEXT London: Eleanor Everingham, at the Seven-Stars in Ave-Mary-Lane, near Ludgate, 1712. Crown octavo. First Irish edition, with parallel English text. Woodcut of royal arms. Bound in modern antique style panelled calf, title in gilt on maroon morocco label on spine. Occasional light toning. A [...]
3,750.00
blank
FIRST EDITION WITH PARALLEL ENGLISH TEXT [BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER IN IRISH] Leabhar na Nornaightheadh Ccomhchoitchionn, agus Mhiniostralachda na Saceaimeinteadh, agus Resadh agus Dhearghnath na Heaglaise, do reir usaide Eaglaise na Sacsan; Maille ris an Tsaltair no Psalmuibh Dhaibhidh. In Irish and English. London: Eleanor Everingham, at the Seven-Stars in [...]
3,750.00
BOOK OF FENAGH
[BOOK OF FENAGH] The Book of Fenagh in Irish and English, originally compiled by St. Caillin, Archbishop, Abbot and Founder of Fenagh, alias Dunbally of Moy-Rein, tempore St. Patricii; with the contractions resolved, and … the original text restored. Carefully revised, indexed and copiously annotated by W.M. Hennessy and [...]
475.00
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
BOUHÉREAU
BOUHÉREAU, Élie. Traité D’Origéne Contre Celse. Ou défence de la Religion Chrétienne contre les accusations des Païens. Traduit du grec par Elie Bouchéreau. Engraved frontispiece. A Amsterdam, chez Henry Desbordes, marchand libraire, dans le Kalver-straat, 1700. Quarto. pp. [xxx], 480; wanting final two leaves containing the errata and index [...]
1,250.00
BOURK, Hubert. The Information of Hubert Bourk Gent Touching the Popish Plot in Ireland.
BOURK, Hubert. The Information of Hubert Bourk Gent Touching the Popish Plot in Ireland, carried on by the Conspiracies of the Earl of Tyrone. 900 London, Printed for Randolph Taylor, and are by him sold, at his House, near Stationers-Hall, [1680]. Folio. pp. [vii], 27. Very good in recent qtr [...]
350.00
Burke People and Places.
BOURKE [de Búrca], Éamonn. With clan location maps, illustrations and 50 pages of genealogies. Dublin: By Éamonn de Búrca, for Edmund Burke Publisher and Whitegate, Ballinakella Press, 2001. Fourth. pp. 173. Fine in stiff illustrated wraps. Enlarged with an extra 35 pages of genealogies. Published by De Burca Rare Books.
20.00
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
blank
BOYLE, Roger Earl of Orrery. A Treatise of the Art of War: Dedicated to the Kings Most Excellent Majesty. With engraved plates. London: in the Savoy, by T.N. for Henry Herringham, 1677. Folio. pp. [xiv], 206. Contemporary full panelled calf, spine expertly rebacked, title in gilt on red morocco [...]
2,650.00
BOYLE, Roger Earl of Orrery. Parthenissa, That Most Fam'd Romance.
BOYLE, Roger Earl of Orrery. Parthenissa, That Most Fam’d Romance. The Six Volumes Compleat. Composed By The Right Honourable The Earl of Orrery. London: Printed by T.N. for Henry Herringham, at the Blue Anchor in the Lower-Walk of the New Exchange, 1676. Folio. pp. [4], 403, [3], 485-808 [...]
1,450.00
blank
Edited with an introduction, translations, notes and indices by R.I. Best and H.J. Lawlor. London: [Printed by Harrison & Sons for the Henry Bradshaw Society], 1931. Demy octavo. First edition. pp. xxviii, 262. Black cloth over bevelled boards, badge of the Bradshaw Society in gilt on upper cover [...]
685.00
blank
Edited from a Manuscript in the Royal Library, Brussels, with a preface, translation, notes and indices. By Whitley Stokes. London: [Printed by Harrison and Sons for the Henry Bradshaw Society], 1895. Demy octavo. First edition. pp. lii, 411. Black cloth over bevelled boards, badge of the Bradshaw Society in gilt [...]
675.00
blank
Part I: A complete facsimile in collotype by W. Griggs, with a transcription; accompanied by an introduction descriptive of the history and the palaeography of the manuscript. Part II: Liturgical Introduction to the Antiphonary of Bangor. Edited by Warren. Two volumes. London: [Printed by Harrison & Sons for the Henry [...]
1,250.00
blank
Two volumes. London: Bradshaw Society, 1914. Demy octavo. First edition. pp. (1) xxxvi, 140, (2) [iv], lxxviii, 9. Black cloth over bevelled boards, titled in gilt. Bradshaw Society badge in gilt on upper cover. Spines evenly faded, minute wear to head. From the library of the English Church Union – [...]
485.00
BRASH, Richard Rolt. The Ecclesiastical Architecture of Ireland.
BRASH, Richard Rolt. The Ecclesiastical Architecture of Ireland, to the Close of the Twelfth Century; accompanied by interesting historical and antiquarian notices of numerous Ancient Remains of that period. With fifty-four plates. Dublin: W.B. Kelly, 1875. Quarto. pp. xii, 174 (double column), [54] leaves of plates. Original blue cloth [...]
285.00
Memoirs of the Life
Memoirs of the Life and Character of the Earl of Orrery, and of the Family of the Boyles. Containing several curious facts, and pieces of history, from the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, to the present times: extracted from original papers and manuscripts, never yet printed. With a short account of [...]
275.00
Edmund Burke signed document
Document signed ‘Camden P’ as First Lord of the Admiralty, and also by the Lord Privy Seal Lord Dorset, Edmund Burke, Charles J. Fox and by A.S. Conway. Addressed to His Grace George Duke of Marlborough, ‘Custos Rotulorum’ (Keeper of the Rolls) of the County of Oxford, informing him [...]
1,350.00
Clonmell
BURKE, Rev. William Canon. History of Clonmel. Illustrated. 127 Waterford: Printed by N. Harvey & Co. for the Clonmel Library Committee, 1907. Royal octavo. pp. vi, 523. First edition. Contemporary red full morocco with the arms of Clonmel in gilt on both covers within a single gilt fillet border intersected [...]
575.00
blank
CARLISLE, Nicholas. An Index to the Transactions of The Royal Irish Academy, from its incorporation in 1786, to the present time. London, by W. Bulmer, 1813, 4to. pp. [viii], 316. Ninety copies are printed for sale. Bound by Hering in cont. full calf. Covers framed by triple gilt fillets, enclosing [...]
875.00
De Burca Rare Books
CARLYLE, Thomas. Reminiscences of My Irish Journey in 1849. With a preface by J.A. Froude. London: Sampson Low, 1882. pp. vii, 263. Half green morocco over marbled boards, spine divided into six panels by five raised bands with gilt dots, title and author in gilt direct in the second [...]
225.00
Stranger in Ireland
CARR, John Esq. The Stranger in Ireland A Tour in the Southern and Western Parts of that Country, in the year 1805. With 16 folding hand-coloured aquatints and engraved map of the Lakes of Killarney. London: Printed for Richard Phillips, No. 6, Bridge-Street, 1806. Quarto. pp. xv, [2], 530, 16 (plates). Contemporary [...]
2,350.00
De Burca Rare Books
CARTE, Thomas. An History of the Life of James Duke of Ormonde. From his birth in 1610, to his death in 1688. Wherein is contained an account of the most remarkable Affairs of his time, and particularly of Ireland, under his Government. To which is added … a very valuable [...]
785.00
blank
CARVE, Thomas. Lyra Sive Anacephalaeosis Hibernica, In qua De Exordio, seu Origine, nomine, moribus, ritibusque Gentis Hibernicae Succincte tractatur; cui quoque accessere Annales Ejusdem Hiberniae, Nec non Rerum gestarum per Europam ab Anno 1148. Usque ad Annum1650. Editio secundo … Authore R.D. Thoma Carve, de Mobernan Tipperariensi, Sacerdote & [...]
6,750.00
Roger Casement: Memoriam Card.
CASEMENT, Roger Casement. Memoriam Card issued on the Centenary of the birth of Roger Casement 1864-1964, by the Casement Committee, Dun Laoghaire. I nDíl Chuimhne Ruaidhrí Mac Easmuinn 1864-1916. A fuair bás ar son Poblacht na hÉireann, 3ú Lúnasa 1916. In Irish with portrait of the Patriot, text within a [...]
575.00
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
blank
CASEMENT ON IRISH LANGUAGE & MRS TUBRIDY TEACHER AT CARRAROE To provide for them in school and support for the Irish Language. Reprint of a Letter published in the “Irish Independent” 18th April 1914. Quarto. Bifolium. pp. 4 (2 blank). In very good condition. Extremely rare. One copy listed, on [...]
950.00
Sir Roger Casement
CASEMENT, Roger. Original Lithograph drawn on stone from Life (1916) by Prof. L. Fanto, Art Director, State Theatre, Saxony. Limited to 350 copies (No. 73). Signed by the printer Colm O Lochlainn, dated 1935. In large folder. 56. x 43cms. Framed and glazed. In very good condition. Roger Casement (1864-1916) [...]
1,650.00
blank
IN A FINE CONTEMPORARY DUBLIN BINDING CAUSSIN, Nicholas. The Holy Court, being a comprehensive system of Moral Maxims, Pious Reflections, and Historic Examples: forming in itself a Complete Library of Rational Entertainment, Catholic Devotion, and Christian Knowledge. In five parts. Originally written in French by the learned and pious Nichlaus [...]
1,250.00
blank
MOUNT CONGREVE COPY CHAMBERS, Ephraim. Cyclopaedia: or, an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences; … The Third Edition corrected and amended, with some additions. Illustrated with twenty-two plates (including ten folding and one double page). In two volumes Dublin: Printed for Richard Gunne … Robert Owen … Geo. Risk, Jos [...]
1,450.00
blank
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 [...]
750.00
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.
20.00
CHANTREAU, Pierre-Nicolas. Voyage dans les trois Royaumes d'Angleterre.
CHANTREAU, Pierre-Nicolas. Voyage dans les trois Royaumes d’Angleterre, d’Ecosse et d’Irlande, fait en 1788 et 1789. Ouvrage dans lequel on trouve tout ce qu’il y a plus intéressant sur les moeurs des habitans de la Grande-Bretagne, leur population, leurs opinions religieuses, leurs préjugés, leurs usages, leur [...]
585.00
blank
CLARENDON, Hon. Hugh of Windsor, Esq. A New and Authentic History of England from the Remotest Period of Intelligence to the Close of the Year 1767: Containing a Particular and Circumstantial Account of Every Interesting Occurrence, and Memorable Character Relative to the Annals of Great Britain, both at Home and [...]
375.00
blank
Viscount Wellington of Talavera and of Wellington, and Baron Douro of Wellesley, all in the County of Somerset, K.B. Lieutenant-General; Marshal-General of the Portuguese, and Captain-General of the Spanish Armies; Commander-in-Chief of his Britannic Majesty’s Forces serving in the Peninsula; also Duke of Ciudad Rodrigo, K.C.S [...]
185.00
blank
CLARKE, Thomas J. Glimpses of an Irish Felon’s Prison Life. With an introduction by P.S. O’Hegarty. Dublin: Maunsel & Roberts, 1922. Crown octavo. pp. xix, 104. Red cloth, titled in blind and in gilt. A fine copy in rare lightly frayed dust jacket. Scarce. Thomas J. Clarke (1857-1916), revolutionary [...]
145.00
blank
[COGAN, Thomas] John Buncle, Junior, Gentleman. Dublin: Printed by W. Kidd, for W. Whitestone, B. Corcoran, D. Chamberlaine, J. Potts, J Hoey, J. Williams, W. Colles, T. Armitage, … and C. Talbot, 1776. 12mo. pp. [4], 260. Contemporary full calf, title in gilt on red morocco label on spine. With [...]
285.00
Deburca-Trias
COLGAN, John. seu Divorum Patricii, Columbae et Brigidae, trium veteris et maioris Scotiae, seu Hiberniae Sanctorum Insulae, Communium Patronorum Acta, a Variis, iisque pervetustis, ac Sanctis authoribus Scripta, ac studio R.P.F. Joannis Colgani, in Conventu FF Minor, Hibernor. strictior. observ. Louanii, S. Theologiae Lectorius Jubilati. Ex variis Bibliothecis [...]
190.00
blank
[COLLINS, Michael & GRIFFITH, Arthur] Constitution of the Free State of Ireland (English Translation). Saorstát Eireann. No. 1 of 1922. Dublin: Published by the S.O. pp. 32. Printed wrappers with a Tricolour on upper cover. Paper restoration. Very scarce. An Act to enact a Constitution for The Irish Free [...]
225.00
blank
A memorial card, 3.5 x 2.5″, his monochrome photograph within a thick black border. JESUS MERCY! MARY HELP! Immaculate Heart of Mary pray for him. 100 days. O Merciful Jesus, give eternal rest to his soul, 7 years. In Undying Memory of   GENERAL MICHAEL COLLINS ( Commander-in-Chief of [...]
750.00
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
blank
IN FINE BINDING BY WILSON OF DUBLIN With annotations by Philip MacDermot, Esq. and the translator. Coloured half-title and large folding clan location map. Dublin: Bryan Geraghty, 1846. Thick quarto. Bound by Wilson in contemporary full green morocco, with his engraved label Wilson / Binder / 14 Hawkins St. on [...]
1,650.00
blank
UNIQUE CONNOLLY ASSOCIATION COPY CONNOLLY, James. Labour in Ireland. Labour in Irish History. The Re-Conquest of Ireland. With an introduction by Robert Lynd. Dublin: Maunsel, 1922. pp. xxxviii, 346. A most attractive copy bound in full morocco, gilt bordered. Spine divided into five compartments by raised bands, with title in [...]
950.00
blank
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
COULTER, Henry. The West of Ireland: its Existing Condition, and Prospects.
Illustrated with thirty-four lithographic plates (some coloured) and one folding map. Dublin: Hodges & Smith, 1862. pp. xii, 372, 20 (adverts). Pebbled green cloth, title in gilt on spine, Hibernia and Britannia in gilt on upper cover and in blind on lower. Previous owner’s signature on half title. Recased [...]
475.00
blank
THE ABOMINATIONS OF DERRYCOOSH Illustrated with thirty-four lithographic plates (some coloured) and one folding map. Dublin: Hodges &  Smith, 1862. pp. xii, 372, [36 (plates)], 20 (Adverts). Pebbled green cloth, title in gilt on spine, Hibernia and Britannia in gilt on upper cover and in blind on lower. Some [...]
875.00
blank
[CROWE, E.E.] To-Day in Ireland. Three volumes. London: Printed for Charles Knight, 1825. First edition. pp. (1) [ii], 291, (2) [ii], 319, (3) [ii], 305. Bound in contemporary half calf on marbled boards, title and volume number in gilt on double maroon morocco labels on elaborate gilt decorated [...]
575.00
blank
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
blank
CURL, James Stevens. The Londonderry Plantation 1609-1914. Chichester: Phillimore & Co. Ltd, 1986. Demy quarto. pp. 503. Sumptuously bound in full red morocco elaborately tooled in gilt, with cream leather central lozenge onlay replicating an eighteenth century Irish binding. Spine divided into six panels by five gilt raised bands, title [...]
685.00
blank
Illustrated. 144 Kenmare Publications, 1872. Quarto. pp. l, 803, [27 (list of subscribers)], [8 (publisher’s list)]. Green cloth over bevelled boards. Upper cover elaborately decorated in gilt with an inter-lacing Celtic design, enclosing in the centre within an oval frame a gilt portrait of O’Connell, along with portraits [...]
575.00
CUSACK, M.F. [The Nun of Kenmare] The Liberator: his Life and Times, Political and Social.  Two volumes. Illustrated
CUSACK, M.F. [The Nun of Kenmare] The Liberator: his Life and Times, Political and Social. Two volumes. Illustrated. Kenmare Publications: n.d.(c.1870). pp. (1) xlviii, [2], 354. (2) viii, [4], 355-774. Bound in modern quarter calf on brown buckram boards, title and volume number in gilt on [...]
275.00
blank
CUSACK, M.F. A History of The Irish Nation. Social, ecclesiastical, biographical, industrial and antiquarian. Illustrated. 110 London, Murdoch, 1876. Quato. pp. xvi, 956. Bound in contemporary full morocco, elaborately blocked in gilt with the harp of Erin, surmounted by a crown, surrounded by a cluster of shamrocks with the [...]
475.00
Deburca-Kingdom-Kerry
CUSACK, M.F. A. Illustrated. Dublin: De Búrca, 1995. pp. xvi, 453, 6 (extra maps), lxxxiii. Fine in full buckram, with illustrated coloured dustjacket depicting Jobson’s manuscript map of Kerry 1598. Published by De Burca Rare Books.
45.00
blank
CUSACK, Mary Francis. An Illustrated History of Ireland: from the Earliest Period. With historical illustrations by Henry Doyle. With coloured half-title and three folding maps. 131 “London: Longmans, Green, 1871. Fifth edition. pp. [vi], 671. Bound in contemporary full red morocco. Covers framed by double gilt fillets and a [...]
375.00
D'ALTON, John. The History of Ireland (Hand-Coloured Set)
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
blank
D’ALTON, John. The History of the County of Dublin. Dublin: Hodges and Smith, College-Green, 1838. Demy octavo. First edition. pp. viii, 943. Modern half green morocco on marbled boards, title in gilt direct. Ex libris Cleveland Irish Literary Association with their neat stamps and label. A very good copy [...]
325.00
blank
Second edition, enlarged. Two volumes. Dublin: Published by the Author for the Subscribers, n.d. (1860). pp. (1) xxiii, 462, (2) [ii], 808. Recent green cloth, title in gilt on red morocco labels on spines. Signature of P. Donnellan, Castlerea on titlepage of volume one, with his neat library stamp [...]
485.00
blank
D’ALTON, John. The History of the County of Dublin. Dublin: Hodges and Smith, College-Green, 1838. Demy octavo. First edition. pp. viii, 943. Modern half green morocco on marbled boards, title in gilt direct. Ex libris Cleveland Irish Literary Association with their neat stamps and label. A very good copy. [L2 [...]
300.00
DALTON, Charles Ed. by. King Charles The Second’s Irish Army Lists, 1661 - 1685.
LIMITED EDITION DALTON, Charles Ed. by. King Charles The Second’s Irish Army Lists, 1661 – 1685.Dublin: De Búrca, 2000. Second. pp. xxxiv, 176. Fine facsimile limited edition in quarter morocco gilt, head and tail bands, in slipcase. Signed and numbered by the publisher. The original edition was published for [...]
90.00
DAY, Robert. Books printed in Cork XVII, XVIII, XIX, centuries.
DAY, Robert. Books printed in Cork XVII, XVIII, XIX, centuries. Robert Day, F.S.A. Cork. Titled on page 1: ‘Cork Printed Books / At Myrtle Hill 1904’. Manuscript Notebook, octavo, with forty-three pages of titles from the library of Robert Day, written in his own neat forward-slanting hand [...]
1,250.00
blank
DE BURCA, Seamus. The Soldier’s Song. The story of Peadar Kearney. Illustrated. Dublin: P.J. Bourke, 1958. 255 pp. Signed presentation copy from the author. Cloth. Attractive copy in dust jacket. L1 BC2 1A
150.00
1 2 4

Book an Appointment

You are welcome to visit and meet us in person to browse our extensive libraries of antiquarian books, maps, and other items relating to Ireland.

De Burca Rare Books

Address

De Búrca Rare Books,
‘Cloonagashel’,
27 Priory Drive, Blackrock,
Co. Dublin,
A94 V406,
Ireland

T. +353 (0) 1 288 2159
F. +353 (0) 1 283 4080
M. +353 (0) 87 259 5918
E. deburcararebooks@gmail.com
W. deburcararebooks.com

Office Hours

Monday to Friday
9:00am to 5:30pm

Saturday
10:00am to 1:00pm.

An appointment is preferred.

 

Welcome to De Búrca Rare Books

Welcome to De Búrca Rare Books

 

Stay Updated & 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!

Welcome to De Búrca Rare Books

Welcome to De Búrca Rare Books

 

Stay Updated & 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!