Poems of Thomas Hood (Signed copy)
Inscribed by Helena Maria Sickert, pacifist and sister of Walter Sickert
Two volumes, pocket edition. Bound in the original red cloth, all edges gilt with simple gilt titling to spine. 11 × 7cm. 317pp + 309pp + 2pp ads.
A collection of Thomas Hood''s verse.
Volume 1 carries an inscription from H M Sickert to Caroline Smith, dated 1884 from Girton College, Cambridge. Helena Maria Swanwick (nee Sickert) (1864–1939) was a British feminist and pacifist, the daughter of Oswald Sickert and sister of Walter Sickert. After a lifetime of peaceful campaigning for womens' rights and against war, she became despairing of the acceptance and defence of Fascist violence in Europe and committed suicide in November 1939, a few weeks after the outbreak of the Second World War.
A good set. The red cloth has some surface marking and tanning, and the title pages are foxed. The main body of text is in good condition.
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