THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK: AN AGONY IN EIGHT FITS
London: Macmillan and Co., 1876. First Edition. A well-preserved copy of Carroll's wildly popular nonsense poem, drawing language and characters from his earlier poem "Jabberwocky." Williams 31. Item #4826
First Impression, with "Baker" instead of "Butcher" on p.83, line 6. Octavo (18.75cm); publisher's original buff cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in black on spine and covers; all edges gilt; [ix],x-xiv,83,[84-85]pp + 1p.ad; illus. Small bifolium pamphlet titled An Easter Greeting to Every Child Who Loves "Alice" neatly tipped onto gutter at half title page. Spine ends gently nudged, hint of sunning to spine, and some trivial dustiness to cloth; contents fresh, but for a few faint foxed spots to several tissue guards; hinges sound; Near Fine.