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Lewis Carroll
The Hunting of The Snark
UK: Macmillan, 1876. 1st Edition 1876. Illustrated by Henry Holiday. First edition in variant presentation binding of scarlet cloth (intended to match Alice in Wonderland) stamped in gilt, all edges gilt. Though typically found in buff cloth with black stamping, Lewis Carroll wrote to his publisher ordering copies in various colors stamped in gilt, intended for his give friends as presentation copies, requesting such as "100 bound in red and gold, 20 in dark blue and gold, 20 in white vellum and gold." First issue with "baker" not "butcher" on page 83. Burns binders ticket on rear paste down. The book is very good and quite bright. Edges lightly rubbed. Contents good with darkened endpapers. Bookplate and small inscription. More images can be taken upon request. Ref 13836. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Henry Holiday. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd [United Kingdom]
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