The Hunting of the Snark – Lewis Carroll (1899)


The Hunting of the Snark – Lewis Carroll (1899)


A beautiful edition of a nonsense poem by Lewis Carroll with amusing illustrations.

Title: The Hunting of the Snark

Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: Macmillan and Co., 1899. 14th impression.

Condition: Hardcover, decorative cloth with gilt decorations on front and back covers, and gilt all around. Good. Spine darkened. Inscription to ffep, some foxing to pages. With 10 black-and-white engraved plates. 83pp., app 7.5″ by 5″.

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About the book (from Wikipedia):

The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits) is a poem written by English writer Lewis Carroll. It is typically categorised as a nonsense poem. Written from 1874 to 1876, the poem borrows the setting, some creatures, and eight portmanteau words from Carroll’s earlier poem “Jabberwocky” in his children’s novel Through the Looking-Glass (1871).

The plot follows a crew of ten trying to hunt the Snark, an animal which may turn out to be a highly dangerous Boojum. The only one of the crew to find the Snark quickly vanishes, leading the narrator to explain that it was a Boojum after all. The poem is dedicated to young Gertrude Chataway, whom Carroll met at the English seaside town Sandown in the Isle of Wight in 1875.