SOMERVILLE, Edith Anna Oenone & Violet Florence MARTIN. Irish Memories ... fourth impression, London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1918. 8° (220 x 145mm). Half title, half tone portrait of Violet Florence Martin, half tone plates. Original cloth-backed paper-covered boards, printed lettering-piece on spine (extremities rubbed). PRESENTATION COPY, the half title INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHORS to Ethel Smyth with a mounted photographed portrait of ?Edith Somerville on the front free endpaper. cf. Cummins p.259; Hudson p.33.
With a quantity of other books by or about Somerville & Ross, many PRESENTATION COPIES FROM EDITH SOMERVILLE TO ETHEL SMYTH, or otherwise signed or inscribed by Edith Somerville, including In the Vine Country (London, 1893, inscribed, "Ethel Smyth from Edith O.E. Somerville, Oct. 1919"), Through Connemara in a Governess Cart (London, 1893 [RARE, but not inscribed]), Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. ... sixth impression (London, 1901, WITH A 2-PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER FROM EDITH SOMERVILLE TO LAURA PLAT INSERTED AT THE FRONT), Mount Music (New York, 1919, inscribed, "Ethel Smyth from Edith O.E. Somerville" with signature of Violet Martin pasted in), Stray-Aways (London, 1920, inscribed, "Ethel Smyth from Edith O.E. Somerville ...", The Big House of Inver (London, 1925, inscribed, "Ethel - from Edith ... with love to the first visitor to The Big House") and The Sweet Cry of Hounds (London, 1936, inscribed "To Ethel with love - from Edith ..."
DAME ETHEL MARY SMYTH (1858-1944), composer, suffragette and an important friend to Edith Somerville in the later years of her life. See DNB and Grove.