A Patrick’s Day Hunt (1902)
Book ID: 62113
A Patrick’s Day Hunt. Westminster: Archibald Constable, . First Edition. Pp, 46. With eight full page coloured sketches and four uucoloured ones, also with occasional text illustrations. Oblong 4to. Pictorial cloth covers. A few minor brown sport to some pages, otherwise a near fine copy, seldom seen in good clean condition.
This large format book is a humorous celebration of Irish hunting which was written by Martin Ross and illustrated by Edith Somerville with eight full-page colour plates and many black and white vignettes.
Somerville and Ross were two extraordinary Irish female writers. They produced one of the most popular and best-selling series of comic Irish short stories of its time – The Irish R.M. Tales (1899-1914).