Thomas hood was a British humorist and poet.. He lived from 23 May 1799 to 3 May 1845. He wrote many poems about the conditions in England that were pressing in that time. One such issue was grave robbing for anatomical purposes. He wrote this poem about this rather serious subject:
Don't go to weep upon my grave,
And think that there I be.
They haven't left an atom there
Of my anatomie.
This book is very nicely illustrated by Charles Brock: there are 130 illustrations in all. The book is sure to get a smile or chuckle in reading and would make great conversation.
The cover of this book is partial leather with gold lettering. The leather has aged and has changed color a bit on the spine. There are some yellow spots on some of the pages. Otherwise this book is odor free and tightly bound.