The Hunting Of The Snark


By Lewis Carroll

Beautifully rebound miniature edition of Carroll’s classic nonsense poem

In stock


  • Subtitled: An Agony In Eight Fits And Other Poems
  • Miniature Edition [G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, nd – circa 1920s]; 32mo [leaves measure 136mm x 94mm], iv, [2], 121, [1 blank] pages, plus frontis illustration
  • Professionally and handsomely rebound in three-quarter goatskin [presumed binder notation 3/4 best French levant crushed in pencil verso ffep] over cloth, 5 raised bands, gilt titling to spine, gilt line decorations, top edge gilt, cloth endpapers, front hinge cracking with 3cm split at base, a very good copy
  • With ten full-page plates, comprising nine illustrations by Henry Holiday [8 wood-engraved by Joseph Swain + lithograph frontispiece] plus the blank map
  • Printed at the Knickerbocker Press as part of the Ariel Booklets series
  • Carroll’s famous nonsense poem plus poems from Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, Alice Through The Looking-Glass [inc Jabberwocky] & 5 Miscellaneous Poems