1876 Rare First Edition - The Hunting of the SNARK by Lewis Carroll bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe.
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 and Co., 1876. First edition, first printing.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7 " X 5 ".
Pages: xi-83 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine full dark red morocco leather binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe bindery, with gilt title and date on the spine and with triple gilt rule on the covers (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, some dust on the black endpaper pages - as shown, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, original covers and spine bound in at rear - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the nine very nice illustrations by Henry Holiday. The book also includes the "blank" ocean chart, the attribution of which remains uncertain. While traditionally attributed to Holiday, recent discussions suggest it may have been the work of another hand, possibly arranged by Carroll himself or a typesetter commissioned by him.
Estimate : (USD 800 - USD 1250)
The book: Beautiful, rare, and attractive first edition, first printing of The Hunting of the Snark published in 1876. 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 setting, some creatures, and eight portmanteau words from Carroll's earlier poem "Jabberwocky" in his children's novel Through the Looking-Glass (1871).
The author: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, which includes the poem "Jabberwocky", and the poem The Hunting of the Snark – all examples of the genre of literary nonsense. He is noted for his facility at wordplay, logic, and fantasy. There are societies in many parts of the world dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of his works and the investigation of his life.
The binder: Sangorski & Sutcliffe is a firm of bookbinders established in London in 1901. It is considered to be one of the most important bookbinding companies of the 20th century, famous for its luxurious jeweled bindings that used real gold and precious stones in their book covers.
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