The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits. Lewis Carroll, Charles Dodgson.

The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits

Hard Cover. London: Macmillan and Co., 1876. First Edition. Near Fine.


Illustrated by Henry Holiday. First edition, first printing, with "baker" on page 83 and a single leaf of publisher's advertisement. Publisher's decorative light tan boards with illustrations by Holiday in black, lettered in black. About near fine, with spine ends and corners just lightly worn, small tear to lower spine joint, light toning to spine, rear hinge slightly cracked, otherwise a bright and fresh copy. 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.


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