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Edmund Burke signed document
[ADMIRALTY DOCUMENT] SIGNED BY EDMUND BURKE

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 that as ‘His Majestys (George III’s) […]

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[SWIFT, Jonathan] Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World

[SWIFT, Jonathan] Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. By Lemuel Gulliver. With a preface by Henry Craik, and one hundred illustrations by Charles E Brock. London: Macmillan, 1894. Crown octavo. First UK printing of this illustrated edition. pp. xxx, 381, [1], [1 (Cranford Series)]. Original green cloth with the elaborate gilt designs to the upper cover […]

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ANDERSEN, Hans C. Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales.
ANDERSEN, Hans C. Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales

ANDERSEN, Hans C. Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales. A new translation by Mrs. H.B. Paull. With original illustrations in colour and monochrome. London: Warne, n.d. (c.1905). Crown octavo. pp. 383. Dark green cloth over bevelled boards, spine and upper cover decorated in gilt and black; patterened endpapers. Occasional light foxing. A fine and very attractive copy. A new translation from […]

375.00
Annals of Inishfallen
ANNALS OF INISHFALLEN. The Annals of Inisfallen Reproduced in Facsimile from the Original Manuscript

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 blue paper boards. A very good copy. Very […]

385.00
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ARNOLD, Matthew. New Poems

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 with oval wreath of roses […]

1,350.00
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BARCLAY, John. Barclay his Argenis. Or, The Loves of Polyarchus & Argenis.

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 Head in Fleetstreet – neere […]

1,250.00
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BAYLY, Thomas. Certamen Religiosum: or, A Conference between the late King of England

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 to Answer.  London: Printed for W. […]

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[BEER, Johann Christopher] Das Neu-Geharnischte Groß-Britannien
BEER, Johann Christopher. Das Neu-Geharnischte Groß-Britannien, Das ist: Wahre Landes- und Standes-Beschaffenheit Derer drey-vereinigten Königreiche Engel- Schott- und Irrlands.

[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 unlängster Versetzung der Cron von […]

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BLAKE, W.O. History of Slavery and the Slave Trade in Ancient and Modern Time

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: Miller, 1860. Royal octavo. pp. xvi, […]

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BOLINGBROKE, Henry St. John. A Letter to Sir William Windham.

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 (misprinted). Armorial bookplate of Thomas […]

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Leabhar na Nornaightheadh Ccomhchoitchionn
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.

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 Ave-Mary-Lane, near Ludgate, 1712. First […]

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CALLANAN, Martin. Records of Four Tipperary Septs. The O’Kennedys, O’Dwyers, O’Mulryans, and O’Meaghers

CALLANAN, Martin. Records of Four Tipperary Septs. The O’Kennedys, O’Dwyers, O’Mulryans, and O’Meaghers. With tables and map. Shannon: Jag Publishing 1999. Large post octavo. pp. 180. Blue cloth, titled and decorated in gilt. Minor bump to corner. A fine copy. [L1 1D]

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CARTE, Thomas. An History of the Life of James Duke of Ormonde

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 Collection of Letters, written by […]

785.00
CLARKE, Austin.Mnemosyne Lay in Dust. With drawings by Jack Coughlin. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
CLARKE, Austin. Mnemosyne Lay in Dust. With drawings by Jack Coughlin. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

CLARKE, Austin.Mnemosyne Lay in Dust. With drawings by Jack Coughlin. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR Dublin: Dolmen Editions, 1966. Cr. 8vo. pp. 52. Edition limited to 1,000 copies. Signed by the author. Fine in d.j. with small tear. L3 8C

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CUSACK, Mary Francis. An Illustrated History of Ireland: from the Earliest Period.
CUSACK, Mary Francis. An Illustrated History of Ireland: from the Earliest Period.

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 wide gilt acanthus roll with an […]

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ERIGENA [Johannes Scotus] Joannis Scoti Erigenae De Divisione Naturae.
ERIGENA [Johannes Scotus] Joannis Scoti Erigenae De Divisione Naturae.

INTELLECTUAL, SUBTLE, ALLEGORICAL, MYSTICAL ERIGENA. ERIGENA [Johannes Scotus] Joannis Scoti Erigenae De Divisione Naturae. Oxford: E Theatro Sheldoniano, 1681. Folio. pp. [xiv], 63, 66-98, 97-98, 101-104, 103-312, [iv], 88. Complete in spite of erratic pagination. The appendix with separate divisional titlepage with Latin and Greek text in parallel columns. Two parts in one volume. Contemporary […]

5,750.00
FISHER, Jonathan. A Picturesque Tour of Killarney.
FISHER, Jonathan. A Picturesque Tour of Killarney.

FISHER, Jonathan. A Picturesque Tour of Killarney: describing, in twenty views, the most pleasing scenes of that celebrated lake, accompanied by some general observations and necessary instructions for the use of those who may visit it; together with a map of the lake and its environs, engraved in aquatinta by Jonathan Fisher, and inscribed to […]

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GALT, John. Annals of the Parish and The Ayrshire Legatees

GALT, John. Annals of the Parish and The Ayrshire Legatees. Illustrated by Charles E. Brock. With introduction by Alfred Ainger. London: Macmillan and Co., 1896. Crown octavo. pp. xxxiv, 334. Original turquoise cloth, spine and front board elaborately decorated in gilt to a floral design; endpapers with yellow peacock design. A very good copy.

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De Burca Rare Books Catalogue relating to fine and decorative book bindings
Gilt Decorated Cloth Bindings

We are pleased to offer our valued clients a fine selection of Gilt Decorated Cloth Bindings. These include Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales, Swift’s Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, Tales from Maria Edgeworth, Helen by Maria Edworth and a fine collection by Hugh Thompson.   

[HOPKINS, Ezekiel] The Works of the Right Reverend and Learned Ezekiel Hopkins.
HOPKINS, Ezekiel. The Works of the Right Reverend and Learned Ezekiel Hopkins.

[HOPKINS, Ezekiel] The Works of the Right Reverend and Learned Ezekiel Hopkins, Late Lord Bishop of London-Derry in Ireland, Collected into one Volume: Containing, I. The vanity of the world. II. A practical exposition of the ten Commandments. III. An exposition of the Lord’s Prayer; with a catchistical explication thereof by way of question and […]

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IRVING, Washington Bracebridge Hall

IRVING, Washington Bracebridge Hall. Illustrated by R. Caldecott. London: Macmillan & Co., 1887. Crown octavo. pp. xiv, 284, [4 (Advertisement)]. Original blue cloth spine and front board elaborately decorated in gilt with a handsome design in gilt of a young lady seated beside a tree. Bookplate of Egerton Castle on front pastedown. All edges gilt. A very good […]

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IRVING, Washington The Alhambra

IRVING, Washington The Alhambra. With An Introduction By Elizabeth Robins Pennell. Illustrated With Drawings of The Places Mentioned By Joseph Pennell. London and New York: Macmillan & Co., 1896. Crown octavo. pp. xx, 436. Original blue cloth spine and front board elaborately decorated in gilt with a handsome design in gilt of Moorish arabesques and dots. All edges gilt. […]

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[MARTIN, F.X] The Howth Gun-Running and the Kilcoole Gun-Running 1914.
MARTIN, F.X. The Howth Gun-Running and the Kilcoole Gun-Running 1914. Recollections and documents. With a foreword by Eamon de Valera.

[MARTIN, F.X] The Howth Gun-Running and the Kilcoole Gun-Running 1914. Recollections and documents. With a foreword by Eamon de Valera. With illustrations and maps on endpapers. Dublin, Browne and Nolan, 1964. pp. xxvi, 201. Fine in d.j. On 26 July 1914 a little white yacht, overloaded with a cargo of rifles and ammunition, sailed bravely […]

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Moby Dick
Moby Dick: Herman Melville.

Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, 1974. Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing. Fine. Leather bound, 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.

325.00
O’BRIEN, Eoin & CROOKSHANK, Anne. A Portrait of Irish Medicine.
O’BRIEN, Eoin & CROOKSHANK, Anne. A Portrait of Irish Medicine.

SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF 250 COPIES ONLY O’BRIEN, Eoin & CROOKSHANK, Anne. A Portrait of Irish Medicine. An Illustrated History of Medicine in Ireland. With Sir Gordon Wolstenholme. Photography by David H. Davison. Essays by J.B. Lyons, Peter Froggatt, J.D.H. Widdess and Noreen Casey, with a Foreword by Eoin O’Malley, President of the Royal College […]

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RACKHAM, Arthur (Illustr.). & OTHERS. Queen Mab’s Fairy Realm

RACKHAM, Arthur (Illustr.). & OTHERS. Queen Mab’s Fairy Realm. Illustrated by H. Cole, A. Garth Jones, H. R. Millar, A. Rackham, and R. Savage. London: Newnes, 1901. First edition. Post octavo. pp. xii, [2], 310. Coloured frontispiece and titlepage. Original dark blue cloth boards, decorative translucent fairy in gilt, impressed design of castle in green to upper cover; […]

475.00
Rebel Cork's Fighting Story
Rebel Cork’s Fighting Story

CORK’S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM Rebel Cork’s Fighting Story from 1916 to the Truce with Britain. With a unique pictorial record of the period. Tralee: The Kerryman, n.d. (c.1947). pp. 208. Pictorial wrappers. Crease to upper cover. A very good copy. L4 BC2 2B  

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George Bernard Shaw at De Burca Rare Books
SHAW, Bernard. & WINSTEN, Clare. Buoyant Billions: A Comedy of No Manners

SHAW, Bernard. & WINSTEN, Clare. Buoyant Billions: A Comedy of No Manners. In Prose by Bernard Shaw and in Pictures by Clare Winsten. London: Constable, 1949. Royal quarto. pp. 54, [3]. Quarter vellum over pictorial cloth. Of this edition one thousand and twenty five copies only have been printed. A thousand are numbered 1-1000, and […]

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SHAW, George Bernard. The Crime of Imprisonment [Signed Edition]

SHAW, George Bernard. The Crime of Imprisonment. Frontispiece caricature of Shaw and fifteen illustrations by William Gropper. New York: Published by Philosophical Library, 1946. Large post octavo. First edition. pp. 125. Quarter red buckram on black papered boards. Signed by the author on front endpaper. In frayed pictorial dust jacket. A very good to fine […]

750.00
Sinn Fein Rebellion Handbook
Sinn Féin Rebellion Handbook, Easter 1916. A complete and connected narrative of the Rising

Sinn Féin Rebellion Handbook, Easter 1916. A complete and connected narrative of the Rising … the Fighting … the Great Fires … Names of Persons Interred … Lists of Prisoners … Special Map Printed in Colours (Illustrating the Area of Fighting) … Despatches of Sir John Maxwell and Viscount French … Report of Public Trials, […]

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SPENCER, CAMPION, HANMER, & MARLEBURROUGH. Ancient Irish Histories.

BOUND BY MULLEN OF DUBLIN SPENCER, CAMPION, HANMER, & MARLEBURROUGH. Ancient Irish Histories. The Works of Spencer, Campion, Hanmer and Marleburrough. Containing Spencer’s View of the State of Ireland and Campion’s Historie of Ireland. Two volumes. With list of subscribers. Dublin: Reprinted at the Hibernia Press, Temple-Lane, for the Proprietors, by John Morrison, 1809. Roy. […]

1,500.00
De Burca Rare Books Rebellion
TEMPLE, Sir John, Kt. The Irish Rebellion: or, An History of the Beginnings and first Progress of the General Rebellion raised within the Kingdom of Ireland, upon the three and twentieth day of October, 1641

TEMPLE, Sir John, Kt. The Irish Rebellion: or, An History of the Beginnings and first Progress of the General Rebellion raised within the Kingdom of Ireland, upon the three and twentieth day of October, 1641. Together with the Barbarous Cruelties and Bloody Massacres which ensued thereupon. Bound with: A Call to the Hugonites: or, a […]

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THOMSON, Hugh (Illustr.). DARTON, E.J. Harvey. Tales of The Canterbury Pilgrims

THOMSON, Hugh (Illustr.). DARTON, E.J. Harvey. Tales of The Canterbury Pilgrims – Retold from Chaucer and Others. London: Wells Gardner, Darton & Co., 1904. Demy octavo. Second edition. pp. xxiv, 365. Black cloth with stamped lettering and design of horses and trees in gilt on upper cover and rebacked spine. Mild foxing to endpapers, previous owner’s signature on front […]

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THOMSON, Hugh (Illustr.). DOBSON, Austin. Tales from Maria Edgeworth

THOMSON, Hugh (Illustr.). DOBSON, Austin. Tales from Maria Edgeworth. London: Wells Gardner Darton, 1903. Demy octavo. First edition. pp. xxiv, [2], 412. Maroon cloth, title and gilt decoration on spine and upper cover. Blind decorative design to rear cover. Spine slightly faded and rubbed. Previous owner’s signatures. Top edge gilt. Thirteen-page introduction by Austin Dobson. Illustrated with fifty-one […]

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THOMSON, Hugh (Illustr.). MITFORD, Mary R. Our Village

THOMSON, Hugh (Illustr.). MITFORD, Mary R. Our Village. With introduction by Ann Thackeray Ritchie and illustrations by Hugh Thomson. London: Macmillan and Co., 1893. Crown octavo. Second edition. pp. lx, 256. Original green cloth, spine and front board elaborately decorated in gilt to a floral design, green coated endpapers; green silk marker. All edges gilt. Small nick to top […]

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THOMSON, Hugh (Illustr.). READE, Charles. Peg Woffington

THOMSON, Hugh (Illustr.). READE, Charles. Peg Woffington. With an Introduction by Austin Dobson and illustrations by Hugh Thomson. London: George Allen, 1899. Crown octavo. First edition, first impression. pp. li, 297, [1]. Original green cloth, spine and front board elaborately decorated in gilt to a floral design, green coated endpapers. All edges gilt. Presentation inscription on half title. Mild […]

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THOMSON, Hugh (Illustr.). SOMERVILLE, William. The Chase

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 to foxhunting and one that most definitely helped shape […]

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Oscar Wilde at De Burca Rare Books
WILDE, Oscar. After Reading : Letters of Oscar Wilde to Robert Ross

WILDE, Oscar. After Reading : Letters of Oscar Wilde to Robert Ross. Westminster: Beaumont Press, 1921. Demy octavo. pp. [6], 7-59. Quarter brown over decorated paper boards, title in gilt along spine. Printed on Japanese vellum, numbered 1 to 175 and 400 copies (ten of which are not for sale) on handmade paper numbered 76 […]

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Young's Tour in Ireland
YOUNG, Arthur. A 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 (list of subscribers)], 384, 168, […]

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