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The Hunting of the Snark First Edition by Lewis Carroll
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The Hunting of the Snark, First Edition by Lewis Carroll

£475.00

First UK Edition 

Published by Macmillan & Co, London, 1876

The Hunting of the Snark,  An Agony in Eight Fits

The Hunting of the Snark poem retells the tale of ten sea crew hunting down a dangerous animal, the Boojum. Containing nonsense words from his earlier poem “Jaberwocky” and from his novel “ Through the Looking Glass“. Includes the poem dedicated to a girl, Getrude Chataway, whom Carroll met in 1875 by the seaside.  Nine full page black & white illustrations by Henry Holiday.

Original buff cloth hard back boards printed with black illustrations on the front and rear boards. Boards are in very good condition. Black end papers. Binding of the book is good. Hinges are cracked. Contents are clean. Bright gilt page edges. The frontis illustration with intact tissue guard. The ocean chart on page 16 is blank except for the text and lines of the map. 83 pp plus 1 page of reviews of Lewis Carroll’s publications. 7 1/2 x 5”. 8vo

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