Sylvia Beach and James Joyce.

Ulysses is now widely regarded as one of the greatest works of western literature, invariably topping lists of best novel categories, and holding a re(...)

With wedding season in full swing, many guests are faced with the dilemma of choosing gifts. Not everyone wants to give cash, or tackle an online wedd(...)

Queen Victoria meeting an Irish colleen: from Punch magazine in 1861

Collectors of rare and antiquarian books are increasingly using the internet to search for, and to buy, so traditional catalogues are now generally pu(...)

Eamonn de Burca: ‘As a general rule of thumb, with really rare books one can expect to double one’s money in 10 years’

Éamonn de Búrca runs De Búrca Rare Books, along with his son William, in Blackrock, Co Dublin. He buys and sells old and rare books, manuscripts and (...)

‘An Mháthair agus Sgéalta Eile’ by Patrick Pearse, inscribed on February 19th, 1916

Until he attained fame as a rebel leader and signatory of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic, Patrick Pearse was better known as a teacher and wri(...)

Plate VI, titled: “Taken on the spot in the County of Downe, Representing Spinning, Reeling with the Clock Reel, and Boiling the Yarn”

An “exceedingly rare” set of 18th-century colour prints depicting the Irish linen industry is for sale at De Búrca Rare Books in Blackrock, Co Dubl(...)

A first edition of ‘Dubliners’ with the original green dust-jacket went for £86,500 at Sotheby’s in 2013.

Since the new year, first edition copies of Dubliners by James Joyce can officially be classified as “antiques” – or antiquarian as they’re describ(...)

Detail from  a Christmas card published by the Cuala Press

A rare set of early 20th-century Irish Christmas cards from the Cuala Press is among the highlights in the latest catalogue from De Búrca Rare Books i(...)