1876 Rare Victorian Book - The Hunting of the SNARK by Lewis Carroll
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. Eighteeth thousand [first edition, second reprint (eighteenth thousand) published in 1876].
Language : Text in English
Size : 7 " X 5 "
Pages : xi-83 pages
Binding : Attractive and very good original Victorian decorated cloth binding (overall slightly worn and scuffed, spine sunned - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight, foxing mainly to frontis and title page - as shown, gift note of a previous owner on the back of the first free endpaper ).
Illustrations : Complete with the nine very nice illustrations by Henry Holiday.
Estimate : (USD 350 - USD 650)
The book : Rare and attractive first edition, second reprint (eighteenth thousand) published in 1876. It has the original red cloth boards with triple ruled gilt edging. On the front board is a gilt image of a Bellman and on the rear board is a slightly smaller image of a Beaver. This is a first edition with the word 'Baker' instead of 'Butcher' on p83. 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 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 (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 word play, 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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