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An Incorruptible Irishman 1767-1843 An Incorruptible Irishman 1767-1843 An Incorruptible Irishman 1767-1843
Author's Copy, Signed
SOMERVILLE, E. OE, and ROSS, Martin [pseud. MARTIN, Violet]

An Incorruptible Irishman 1767-1843

London: Ivor Nicholson & Watson, 1932

Large 8vo, pp. 265. Original blue boards, lettered in black on red spine label to spine, Bushe coat of arms in gilt on red label to front panel. Top edge red. A little worn and rubbed, but a very good copy in a very worn dustwrapper with loss to spine ends

First edition. AUTHOR'S COPY, SIGNED BY HER TO TITLE PAGE, AND WITH TWO NEWSPAPER PHOTOGRAPH CLIPPINGS TO FRONT PASTEDOWN AND FRONT FREE ENDPAPER, BOTH SIGNED AND DATED.

Somerville and her writing partner, her cousin Violet Martin ('Martin Ross') wrote the Irish R.M. stories together. Violet died in 1915, but Edith, firm believer in the afterlife and a regular attender of seances, used the 'Somerville and Ross' authorial description for the rest of her career.

The incorruptible Irishman in question is Charles Kendal Bushe, former Chief Justice of Ireland and the author's great grandfather.

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