THE STATES THROUGH IRISH EYES - Autographed Limited Edition

By: Somerville, E. Oe. ; [SIGNED]

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Autograph; 200 pages; One of an Autographed Limited Edition of 375 (of which only 350 were for sale). Clean and tight in original red linen binding with gilt bordering to the front board and gilt lettering at spine; pages unopened after page 90, unmarked throughout. OCLC: 54791259 Wonderful frontispiece (two hounds watching as their master head down the drive in an automobile) and seven full page plates (foxhunting scenes, etc.) by the author and charming vignette illustrations (chapter headings) throughout. Daughters of land-owning Protestant families in the South West of Ireland in the mid-nineteenth century, the cousins Edith Ĺ’none Somerville and Violet Martin (Martin Ross), wrote novels and short stories which displayed wonderful skills of observation and humour in detailing the social and political conditions in Ireland during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, including the Irish R.M. tales, the novel The Real Charlotte, and many more. Even after Ross's death in 1915, Somerville continued to credit her inpublications, claiming they continued their collaboration via spiritual communication and automatic writing. This account of Edith Somerville's experiences on a visit to the United States is one of the few that she published without referencing Martin Ross as a co-author. Somerville was a devoted sportswoman and became master of the West Carbery Foxhounds in 1903. In this account of her initial visit to the southern states, New England and New York City, Somerville notes many similarities between the Irish big house and the American southern plantation, e.g., riding to the hounds, architecture, landscaping and the manners of servants in the homes she visits. Somerville was also active in the suffragist movement. ; Signed by Author

Title: THE STATES THROUGH IRISH EYES - Autographed Limited Edition

Author Name: Somerville, E. Oe. ; [SIGNED]

Categories: Ireland and Irish Studies, Humor or Humour, Biography and Autobiography, Hunting and Fishing, Womens Studies and Women Authors, Travel and Exploration, Americana and American History, Signed and Association Copies,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co: 1930

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Inscription: Signed by Author

Size: Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall

Seller ID: 39579

Keywords: Fox Hunting Country House weekends Irish Literature Somerville and Ross European Travellers in America Women Travellers