Carroll, Lewis [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson]

The Hunting of the Snark. An Agony in Eight Fits.

Published: London, Macmillan and Co

Date: 1876

First edition, first issue. Original buff cloth printed in black with designs by Henry Holiday. All edges gilt. Black endpapers. With nine illustrations by Henry Holiday. Covers lightly rubbed and cloth lifting in places from the boards. Spine tanned and worn, especially at the head, with fraying to the cloth along the rear joint. Slight lean. Blindstamp for W.H. Smith (Strand) to top corner of front free endpaper. Ink stamp ownership on half-title. Title page slightly browned by the tissue guard for the frontispiece illustration. Contents clean and bright and hinges sound and firm. A very presentable copy. Very good +.

The first issue, with ‘Baker’ instead of ‘Butcher’ on page 83.


Offered by Anthony Smith Books