* Leather Bound * The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood 1889

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Thomas Hood: The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood with Memoir and Explanatory Notes Published By Frederick Warne & Co London 1889……… in Full Tree Calf Binding     (see pictures)  

Condition Of Book: This is is a Very Good Copy of this book beautifully bound in full brown tree calf ‘tree calf,’ named for the visual image created on the surface of the leather of a tree trunk and spreading branches.There is a crack line and slight looseness to lower edge of rear cover binding along spine.Marble calf bindings reached great popularity during the nineteenth century.This copy has five raised bands to spine.The second compartment down spine has a red moroccan title label lettered in gilt,with each of the other spine sections with elaborate gilt scrolling design etc.Both the upper and lower covers have gilt lined borders,with inner dentelles to fold ins.All page edges are marbled in a red and  blue with closely matching endpapers.This copy has one neat ownership inscription in fountain pen ink present on the blank ffep.Contents of the book remain clean internally with no markings or any internal foxing.This is a delightful and expensively produced full tree calf binding that would adorn any bookcase.The book was professionally bound by E Bumpus of High Holborn.Illustrated with six wonderful sepia plates.Thick 8vo (xxiii) 615pp [1889]

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