THE WORKS OF THOMAS HOOD, Edited by Epes Sargent. Thomas Hood.

THE WORKS OF THOMAS HOOD, Edited by Epes Sargent

New York: George P. Putnam, 1862. Hardcover. Hood (1799-1845) was an English poet, journalist, and humorist whose humanitarian verses, such as “The Song of the Shirt” (1843), served as models for a whole school of social-protest poets, not only in Britain and the United States but in Germany and Russia, where he was widely translated. He also is notable as a writer of comic verse, having originated several durable forms for that genre. Frontispieces, engraved titles, and numerous textual illustrations. Six volumes. Octavo. Period three-quarter green morocco over marbled paper bindings, with four raised bands, decorative gilt stamping, and yellow endpapers. Shadow of a bookplate removed from each front flyleaf, with the bookplate of Frederick Forrest Peabody to each rear pastedown. The spines are a touch sun faded, with some wear to the corners and tips; else very good. An attractive set. Very good. Item #67198

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