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CARROLL, Lewis (pseud. Charles Dodgson).

The Hunting of the Snark.

An Agony, in Eight Fits.

Stock Code
107967
London, Macmillan and Co., 1876
£1,250

First edition of Carroll's dark poem, describing 'with infinite humor the impossible voyage of an improbable crew to find an inconceivable creature'.

An Easter Greeting was privately printed on laid paper by Carroll for his friends in a small number, and reprinted in 1880 with correction. This example is a genuine 1876 issue with the correct border size and all points of WMG 116, including the critical 'my' in Roman type at line 12 on the third page and E. Towgood's watermark.

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Description

First edition, first impression; 8vo; 9 illustrations by Henry Holiday, including frontispiece, with 'baker' for 'banker' on p83, light toning and spotting to prelims, previous owner's signature to half-title; publisher's cream pictorial cloth, spine and extremities slightly darkened, all edges gilt, first issue of An Easter Greeting to Every Child Who Loves 'Alice' and 1928 newspaper clipping from The Times tipped in, overall a very pleasing copy.

Bibliography

Williams-Madan-Green-Crutch 115.

Stock ID:107967

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