The Derrydale Somerville & Ross Set, One of 500

The Hitchcock Edition of Somerville & Ross.

New York: The Derrydale Press, 1927.

First Edition, No. 165 of 500 sets. Illustrated with drawings by Edith Somerville plus photographs and other illustrations. 6 vols. 8vo. The Derrydale Somerville & Ross Set, One of 500. Six volumes of seven, lacking Vol. I. Original gold-blocked green cloth with black leather spine labels, t.e.g., others uncut; labels chipped (as usual), else fine. From the library of Marshal Field, with his bookplate in each volume Siegel 6; Frazier S-14-a; Biscotti, Six Centuries of Foxhunting, pp. 343-4. Item #19653

A celebrated Derrydale production, one of the early titles which, when it went promptly out of print, established “the beginning of the out-of-print Derrydale market” (Siegel). These first-hand stories and fiction about Irish country life--particularly its sporting aspects--remains unrivalled. They are largely the work of Edith Somerville, a celebrated sportswoman, who wrote them with her cousin “Martin Ross” [Violet Martin].

The individual titles are: Further Experiences of an Irish R.M.; In Mr. Knox's Country; Dan Russell the Fox; All On the Irish Shore; Wheel-Tracks; Irish Memories.

Price: $500.00 Free Domestic Delivery