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CARROLL, Lewis ( Henry Holiday, illustrator).
The Hunting of the Snark: an agony in eight fits / by Lewis Carroll, author of "Alice's adventures in wonderland," and "Through the looking-glass." With nine illustrations by Henry Holiday.
London, Macmillan & Co, 1876. Author: CARROLL, Lewis ( Henry Holiday, illustrator). Title: The Hunting of the Snark: an agony in eight fits / by Lewis Carroll, author of "Alice's adventures in wonderland," and "Through the looking-glass." With nine illustrations by Henry Holiday. Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co, 1876. [first edition, first printing with Baker, not Butcher on page 83 - as shown). Language: Text in English. Size : 7.5 " X 5 ". Pages : xi-83 pages Binding: Attractive and near fine full dark green morocco binding by Atkinson Salisbury bindery, with gilt lines and letters on the spine with the original cream illustrated cloth covers bound-in at the end (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover. A wonderful book! Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, some toning/foxing on the frontispiece protective pages - as shown, with the small label of Atkinson Salisbury bindery on the last endpaper - as shown). Illustrations: Complete with the nine very nice illustrations and the "blank" ocean chart by Henry Holiday. *** The book: Beautiful, rare, and attractive first edition, first printing of The Hunting of the Snark published in 1876. This is a first edition with the word 'Baker' instead of 'Butcher' on page 83. There are nine lovely illustrations by Henry Holiday (see photos) and a page advertising Carroll's other works at the rear of the book. The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits) is a poem written by English writer Lewis Carroll. It is typically categorized as a nonsense poem. Written from 1874 to 1876, the poem borrows the settin … [Click Below for Full Description]
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