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The Hunting of the Snark. An Agony in Eight Fits.
London: Macmillan & Co., 1876. - FIRST EDITION & PREPUBLICATION PRESENTATION COPY. 1 vol., illustrated by Henry Holiday, inscribed in black ink on the half-title "James Hessey from the Author. Mar. 19. 1876". Bound in the publisher's special prepublication binding of red cloth, spine relined, inner hinges renewed, back corners rubbed, general overall handling, all edges gilt, 'Burn' binders ticket to rear pastedown, not as bad as it may sound, still a GOOD copy. Pencil note to half-title stating "Given to Gillian in 1952 by her grandfather, James Dodgson Hessey, son of James Hessey above." The Rev. James Augustus Hessey (1814-1892) was Headmaster and Church of England Clergyman, was born in London, and was the son of a bookseller and printer. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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