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IN THE VINE COUNTRY.

SOMERVILLE, E.OE. (Edith Anna OEnone), 1858-1949 & "ROSS (Martin)" - [MARTIN, Violet Florence, 1862-1915] :

  • Publisher: London : W. H. Allen & Co., 1893.
London : W. H. Allen & Co., 1893. First edition : in the slightly plainer variant binding, lettered in black on upper cover. "These two amusing Irish ladies ... have been doing the vine country of Médoc, and here we have their impressions of wine-making and French rural life ... They have made a very pleasant book out of their adventures with a kodak ... One description of a rustic ball, which wound up with an ancient dance danced by four ancient dames, is surpassed in humour only by the illustrations, which are throughout very good" (Glasgow Herald, 23rd February 1893). Crown 8vo (20cm). 237,[iii]pp. Illustrations by Frederick Henry Townsend (1868-1920) from Somerville's own sketches. Original green pictorial cloth, ruled and lettered on spine in gilt, blocked and lettered in black; some very minor edge-wear; outer leaves a little tanned; a touch shaken and slack, but otherwise a very good copy.

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