Item #106023 The Hunting of the Snark. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, pseud. Lewis Carroll.

The Hunting of the Snark.

1876. London: Macmillan, 1876.

8vo, xi, (2), 83, (3)pp, with a frontispiece and 8 full-page b/w wood-engraved illustrations after Henry Holiday and an “ocean chart” (actually blank) at p. 17. Original pictorial tan cloth, covers decoratively stamped in black with illustrations by Holiday, backstrip lettered in black, invisibly repaired, some wear to front hinge with abrasions to the black coated endpapers.

§ First edition, a pleasant copy of this great nonsense poem, which contains some of Carroll’s best loved lines and Holiday’s best illustrations. There was also a red cloth binding, issued as a special presentation binding: 100 were bound thus, 80 of which Dodgson inscribed at one go in the publishers' offices according to Maggs. Williams, Madan, and Green, 115. Item #106023

Price: $475.00