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The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits

The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits

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The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits

by Carroll, Lewis (Dodgson, Charles)

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  • Hardcover
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London: Macmillan and Co., 1876 Illustrated by Henry Holiday. First edition, first printing, with "baker" on p. 83 and a single leaf of publisher's advertisements. Publisher's decorative light tan boards with illustrations by Holiday in black, lettered in black, all edges gilt, black endpapers. Near fine, with a touch of soiling to front board, moderate toning to spine, a touch of wear to the upper spine, tiny bookseller's embossed stamp to front free endpaper, and light offsetting from emblem on half-title page. Overall, an attractive copy, rarely found in such nice condition. Taylor 382. In this poem, Carroll returns to the setting of "Jabberwocky," the nonsense poem that was published as part of his 1872 novel Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There. Specifically, "The Hunting of the Snark" tells the story of ten sailors, each of whose name begins with the letter B, who are in search of a fearsome creature known as the "snark" which they fear may be an especially dangerous sort known as a "boojum." Like "Jabberwocky," this poem is filled with fantastical adventures, impossible scenarios, and gibberish words. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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If-and the thing is wildly possible-the charge of writing nonsense were ever brought against the author of this brief but instructive poem, it would be based, I feel convinced, on the line (in p.4)

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Bookseller
B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
LC128
Title
The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits
Author
Carroll, Lewis (Dodgson, Charles)
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
London: Macmillan and Co.
Date Published
1876
Bookseller catalogs
Illustrated Books; British Literature; Poetry;

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