National Tales by Thomas Hood, author of "Whims and Oddities."
London: William H. Ainsworth, 1827. First edition. Two volumes. In half leather hardback, with marbled boards. Boards are rubbed and Volume 2 has a small area of loss to top corner of front board, shown in photos. Ex- library copy with expected stamps and security to reverse of plates. Some foxing, stains to a few pages, but mostly in a fairly clean condition.
Volume 1: The Spanish tragedy. The miracle of the holy hermit. The widow of Galicia. The golden cup and the dish of silver. The tragedy of Seville. The lady in love with romance. The eighth sleeper of Ephesus. Madeline. Masetto and his mare. The story of Michel Argenti. The three jewels. Geronimo and Ghisola. The fall of the leaf. Baranga.
Volume 2: The exile. The owl. The German knight. The Florentine kinsmen. The carrier's wife. The two faithful lovers of Sicily. The Venetian countess. A tale of the harem. The chestnut tree. The fair maid of Ludgate. The three brothers.
Volume 1: viii, 244 pp. Volume 2: 238 p. + 1 page advertisement. 195 x 120 mm (7¾ x 4¾ inches).