The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll 1st / 1st 1876


First edition and first print published by Macmillan in 1876. This is a very near fine copy. The boards and spine are very complete, with hardly any wear and have not been restored in any way. The corner tips on the front board have been gently pushed. There is a previous owners contemporary bookplate on the inside board. The pages are very clean and in the main bright. There is very little if any foxing to the pages and to the text block. It is a highly collectible very near fine copy and rare with such attributes.


The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits) is typically categorised as a nonsense poem. Written from 1874 to 1876, the poem borrows the setting, some creatures, and eight portmanteau words from Carroll's earlier poem "Jabberwocky" in his children's novel Through the Looking-Glass. There are 9 illustrations by Henry Holliday. This very nice copy has all first issue points. 


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