Beggars on Horseback A Riding Tour in North Wales. London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1895. First Edition. Pp vi, 186, . With 31 Illustrations. Publisher's pictorial cloth boards, title lettered in gilt to spine. Covers faded and lightly soiled, scattered dust soiling to contents pages but text generally bright & clean.
Somerville & Ross, writer and artist, were tasked with writing this whimiscal travel work depicting Wales as a tourist destination. It followed in the vein of their 'Through Connemara in a Governess Cart' published in 1893.
Edith Somerville and Martin 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).