Some Experiences of an Irish R.M.

By: Somerville, E. OE., and Martin Ross

Price: $28.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good


Sixth printing of the new edition printed from fresh type hardcover in 1928. A straight and sharp hardcover in bright red cloth covered boards with bright gilt spine title. Frt cover has a gorgeous embossed custom emblem consisting of Celtic interwoven lines with two dragons heads and the author's initials on either ends in circles. Book has sharp tips and bumped spine ends, plus a 1" x 2" mouse chew through the jacket and backstrip of book that affects the text not at all. One tidy name on fep and faint foxing on the edges of the page block. Price clipped original cream background dust jacket has age-toning along upper edge of frt panel only. The white backing of the new archival mylar the jacket is in, covers the loss mentioned above. Still displays well on the shelf. As the straight man narrator, observer, and regular butt of hundreds of hilarious trials and mishaps, Major Sinclair Yeates never ceases to be surprised, is usually not amused, and can't stop himself from loving his Irish neighbors. Major Yeates leaves England to work as an Irish Resident Magistrate convinced that two and two make four. But as he passes judgment on a range of cases and characters that would have driven Solomon to drink he learns that in Ireland, two and two are just as likely to make five, or three, or even nothing at all... Edith Somerville and Martin Ross were second cousins born to distant branches of a prominent Anglo-Irish Ascendancy family. They lived together at the Somerville home for most of their adult lives, traveling frequently to Europe and collaborating on numerous books and articles. Their most famous novel, The Real Charlotte, was published in 1894. After Ross's death in 1915, Somerville continued to write and publish under both names, claiming that the partnership endured beyond the grave.

Title: Some Experiences of an Irish R.M.

Author Name: Somerville, E. OE., and Martin Ross

Illustrator: Illustrated

Categories: FOX HUNTING,

Edition: New Edition (2nd)

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1928

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Type: Hardcover

Size: 12mo - over 6

Seller Id: 47035

Keywords: Irish Society, Foxhunting, Fox Hunting, Sporting Humour, Resident Magistrate, Cops, Law Enforcement.,