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Hood, Tom. [Editor.] Cassell’s Penny Readings. Illustrated by B. Bradley [i.e. probably Basil Bradley], H. K. Browne [i.e. Hablot Knight Browne], W. Brunton [i.e. William S. Brunton], G. Cruikshank [i.e. George Cruikshank], Miss Edwards [i.e. probably Mary Ellen Edwards], W.H. Fisk [i.e. William Henry Fisk], The Late Paul Gray, C. Green [i.e. Charles Green], L. C. Henley [i.e. possibly Lionel Charles Henley], R. P. Leitch [i.e. Richard Principal Leitch], R. T. Pritchett [i.e. Robert Taylor Pritchett], C. Robinson, H. Sandercock [i.e. Henry Ardmore Sandercock], T. D. Scott [i.e. Thomas Dewell Scott], H. C. Selous [i.e. Henry Courtney Selous], A. Thompson [i.e. possibly Alfred Thompson], J. D. Watson [i.e. John Dawson Watson], W. J. Wiegand, E. M. Wimperis [i.e Edmund Morison Wimperis]. Edited by Tom Hood. London and New York: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, . London: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, La Belle Sauvage Yard, E. C. viii, 416p. 6 plates. The device of Cassell, Petter, and Galpin is printed on the title page verso.
The other illustrators, not printed on the title page, are: C. E. Birch [i.e. Charles Bell Birch], T. G. Bowman, A. J. Elwes [i.e. Alfred Thomas Elwes], J. A Fitzgerald [i.e. John Anster Fitzgerald], E. Fitzpatrick [probably Edmond Fitzpatrick], F. A. Fraser [i.e. Francis Arther Fraser], J. Gordon, C. Gow [ i.e. probably Charles Gow] , E. Hibblethwaite, A. B. Houghton [i.e. Arthur Boyd Houghton], E. Hull [i.e. Edward Hull], A. Jellicoe, W. Jones [i.e. possibly William Jones], Percy Justyne [i.e. Percy William Justyne], C. Morgan [i.e. Charles W. Morgan], J. Oakes [i.e. possibly John Wright Oakes], T. Robinson [i.e. Thomas Robinson], Sydney Smith, C. J. Staniland [i.e. Charles Joseph Staniland], F. Walker, [I.e. possibly Frederick Walker], T. Walters [i.e. Thomas Walters], H. G. Wells [i.e. Henry Gustavus Wells], S. Whiteford [probably Sydney Trefusis Whiteford], E. Wiegand. E. Wimperis [i.e. probably Edmund Morison Wimperis].
The frontispiece plate is a portrait of Charles Dickens. It is signed in facsimile : “/ Faithfully yours/Charles Dickens/”. At its tail, are printed the words: “/[From a Photograph issued by the London Stereoscopic Company.]” The illustration on page 41 is for ‘The School House’, and is signed with the monogram of Henry Sandercock, ‘HS’. Inscribed on the recto of the frontispiece plate are the words: “/ Henry Hoare/ New Bromption/ 1867: [rule]/”. Below this, there is the circular stamp of Henry Hoare: “/ H. Hoare, F. S. Sc./ [rule]/ 119, Abbeyville Rd./ Southwark Park, S.L. [i.e. South London?]/ Elocutionist/”. Robin de Beaumont's notes regarding price and dating of this copy are written on the front endpaper verso and on a separate slips of paper. The bookplate of Robin de Beaumont is on the front paste down.
Binding: This seems likely to have been a bespoke binding, made for Henry Hoare. Red ink edges. Red endpapers and pastedowns. Bound in green half morocco, with green pebble-grain cloth over the boards. The joins between the cloth and the leather are tooled in gold with a roll fillet, which shows a repeating stem and leaf pattern. The spine is a hollow back, divided into six panels by (false) raised bands. At the head and at the tail multiple gold fillets are blocked across the spine. Panels one, three, five and six have gold tooled ornament on four corners, together with a lozenge blocked in gold upon the centre. Panel two has the title words blocked in gold: “/ Illustrated/ Readings/”. Panel four has the words: “/ Conducted/ by/ Tom Hood/”, blocked in gold. Near the tail, the words: “/ H. H. [i.e. Henry Hoare] 1867./” are blocked in gold.
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Height: 270 millimetres
Thickness: 35 millimetres
Width: 195 millimetres
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- An example of a bespoke binding made for Henry Hoare,
- Not on display
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Associated Title: Cassell’s Penny Readings.
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