The Prose Works of Thomas Hood.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1873. First edition 8vo. 496 pp. Corners and spine ends lightly bumped and worn. Very light soiling to covers. Hinge lightly split and loose at hinges to index pages, frontispiece, and title page. Hinge lightly split to two other folios. Small b/w illustrations accompany text throughout. 2 parts including 'Whims and oddities', 'Comic miscellany', 'Autobiographical papers', 'From Hood's own', 'From Hood's magazine', 'Up the Rhine', and 'Romances and extravagances'. "And so say we. There is nothing worse for soul or body than the feverish agitation kept up by the struggle between external assurances and the internal conviction; for the mind will cling with forlorn pertinacity to the most desperate chance, like the sailor, who, when the ship was in danger of sinking, lashed himself to the sheet-anchor because it was the emblem of Hope." Very Good Cloth (Item ID: 56027)