THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK. an Agony of Eight Fits.
Macmillan & Co. London. 1876. 1876.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.4 x 5 inches). Illustrated with nine full page illustrations by Henry Holiday, each protected with a plain tissue paper guard. One of 100 copies bound, at the request of the author, for presentation, in full red cloth with gilt illustrations to both boards and gilt lettering to the spine. Paper ticket of Burn and Co, bookbinder, to the bottom of the rear inner board. Black coated endpapers with firm and solid hinges without any of the cracking often found in this book. All edges gilt. Previous owners neat inscription, dated 1879, to half title and a few minor marks to a handful of pages but generally a clean copy internally. Cloth a little rubbed and bumped at extremities and the gilt a little dulled but overall a very good copy.