1876 Rare First Edition - The Hunting of the SNARK by Lewis Carroll bound by Atkinson Salisbury.
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 and 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 page - 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.
Estimate : (USD 800 - USD 1250)
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 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.
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