Lot 210: Author: Carroll, Lewis. Title: The Hunting of the Snark. An Agony, in Eight Fits. Place Published: London. Publisher: Macmillan and Co. Date Published: 1876. Description: xi, (3), 83, (2) + 1 ad pp. Frontispiece (included in pagination) and 8 full-page wood-engravings by Shain after Henry Holiday. (8vo) original gilt pictorial red cloth, all edges gilt. First Edition. The covers depict Bellman on the yard-arm of a ship, and a storm-tossed buoy, after the fanciful drawings of Holiday. Burn & Co. binder's ticket inside rear cover. One of several variant colors of cloth ordered by Carroll, approximately 100 of which were bound in red. Williams 31; WMGC 115. Slight lean to spine, some loss to gilt, slight separation between free endpapers and adjacent text leaves; lightly soiled within; very good.
PBA Galleries' Sale 563: Fine Literature with the Wayne Martin Collection of Jack London
Thursday, 25th June 2015
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