Monday, 21 July 2014

Monograms of Tom Hood (2)

Wikipedia has some details of Tom Hood (1835-1874). 

The copy shown below is in the British Library at shelf mark 12808bb29.   A full description of the cover design will be in the British Library database of bookbindings.

Tom Hood also illustrated this work, also written by his sister, Frances Broderip. 
Broderip, Frances Freeling. My Grandmother's budget of stories and songs. With illustrations by her brother, Thomas Hood. London: Griffith and Farran, successors to Newbery and Harris, Corner of St. Paul's Churchyard, 1863.

The plates are hand-coloured and signed with Hood's monogram "TH"; also signed "C.A Ferrier Sc." On page three of the publisher's titles at the end, the details for this work are: "Price 3s. 6d. cloth; 4s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges." Binder's ticket on lower pastedown:"/ Bound by/ Bone & Son,/ 76, Fleet Street,/ London./" [ Ball no. 17A] Below, we see the plate opposite page 52, entitled: "The Old toad and the wheat-ear". Hood's monogram is in the bottom right hand corner.  



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