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1st edn. Oblong 8vo. Original cloth-backed paper-laid boards with coloured pictorial inset in upper board (upper board scuffed at edges - otherwise VG). Pp. unpaginated (previous owner's neat 1912 ink inscription on front paste-down), illus with 7 coloured plates and b&w illus in text. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: THE DISCONTENTED LITTLE ELEPHANT Told In ...
Editorial: Longmans Green & Co., 1912
Descripción London, New York, Bombay & Calcutta, Longmans, Green & Co., 1912. Oblong-Large Octavo. 16 unnumbered pages with numerous textillustrations and seven (7) inserted, full colour plates. Original publisher's binding with mounted, colour-illustrations of the little elephant crying into a coconut. Some signs of external wear. Frontcover with some stronger rubbing.Inside in excellent condition. This book is of utmost rarity and especially in the original publisher's binding and this overall very good+ condition probably impossible to find. Edith Anna none Somerville (2 May 1858 8 October 1949) was an Irish novelist who habitually signed herself as "E. . Somerville". She wrote in collaboration with her cousin "Martin Ross" (Violet Martin) under the pseudonym "Somerville and Ross". Together they published a series of fourteen stories and novels, the most popular of which were The Real Charlotte, and The Experiences of an Irish R. M., published in 1899. Somerville was born on Corfu, where her father was stationed, the eldest of eight children. A year later he retired to Drishane, Castletownsend, County Cork, where Somerville grew up. She received her primary education at home, and then at Alexandra College in Dublin. She later studied art in Paris in 1884 and at the Royal Westminster School of Art in London. At home riding and painting were her absorbing interests. In 1887 she met her cousin Violet Martin, and thus began their literary partnership. Their first book, An Irish Cousin, appeared in 1889. By the time Violet died in 1915 they had published fourteen books together. Martin's death stunned Somerville. She was in London the following year, still recovering from the shock, when the 1916 Insurrection broke out. On 9 May she wrote a letter to the Times, blaming the British Government for the state of affairs in Ireland. She tended towards Nationalism afterwards, and, an adept musician, at parties specialized in Irish tunes and Nationalist songs. Following Martin's death in 1915, Somerville continued to write as "Somerville and Ross", claiming that they kept in contact through spiritualist séances. She had exhibitions of her pictures in Dublin and in London between 1920 and 1938; and was active as an illustrator of children's picture books and sporting picture books. Somerville was a devoted sportswoman who, in 1903 became master of the West Carbery Foxhounds. She was also active in the suffragist movement, corresponding with Dame Ethel Smyth. She died at age 91 in Castletownshend, County Cork. (Wikipedia). Nº de ref. de la librería 24967AB