Essay Writer

SOMERVILLE, E. OE, and ROSS, Martin [pseud. MARTIN, Violet]

All On The Irish Shore

New York: Longman's, Green & Co., 1910

8vo, pp. 274. Original red boards, lettered in gilt to spine and blind stamped to front panel. Tissue guard to frontispiece. Slightly cocked, offsetting to endpapers, a little bumping to corners and light wear to spine ends. A very good copy.

New impression of the 1908 reissue, INSCRIBED TO NEVILL COGHILL BY CO-AUTHOR VIOLET MARTIN: 'Nevill Coghill from "Martin Ross" April 19, 1913.' The English literary scholar Nevill Coghill was the nephew of Edith Somerville, the co-author of this book. First published by Longmans in 1903.

Edith Somerville [1858-1949] and her writing partner, her cousin Violet Martin ('Martin Ross') [1862-1915] are best known for writing the Irish R.M. stories together. After Violet's death in 1915 Edith, a firm believer in seances and the afterlife, continued to proclaim dual authorship of her books. This collection comprises eleven articles by the pair previously published in magazines, periodicals and anthologies.

A scarce signature, and a close family association.

Keywords: Edith SOMERVILLE Violet MARTIN Martin ROSS"

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