SOMERVILLE, E.O.E. & ROSS, Martin. Slipper’s ABC of Fox Hunting. With 20 coloured full page illustrations by the author. London: Longmans. New York and Bombay, 1903. Large quarto. pp. 88. Pale grey linen, titled in black on spine; large coloured drawing and lettering in vermillion and black on upper cover. Original decorated cloth. Minor wear to head and tail of spine. Covers a little soiled as usual. A very good copy. Very scarce.
Hudson p. 70.
Martin Ross created the colourful language illustrations in the novels, Edith Somerville was responsible for the impressive artwork included in the books. Most of their works contained Somerville’s illustrations, displaying yet another talent of these young women. Her drawings echoed the style of the writing: scenes of Anglo-Irish aristocracy, usually in an environment extremely familiar to Somerville – fox hunting. ‘Slipper’s ABC of Fox-hunting’, is a comical look at the sport she loved so much, containing twenty well-detailed drawings of hunting scenes accompanied by alphabetical and lyrical phrases about the sport.