Lot 48 of 557:
Hunting of the Snark Peter Newell illustrations  

Click image to enlarge
Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$480
$800 - $1,200

The Hunting of the Snark and Other Poems and Verses

Carroll, Lewis

New York

Harper & Brothers



xiii, 248 pp. Illustrated with 40 plates by Peter Newell, including color frontispiece with tissue-guard; other decorations by Robert Murray Wright. (8vo) original white parchment boards, gilt-vignette and title on front cover, top edge gilt pictorial jacket repeating the cover design, publisher's two-part box with paper label on lid. First American Edition with these illustrations.

Carroll's treatise on nonsensical humor with unexpected verbal plays on words with Newell's illustrations bringing the characters to life. Rare in the original jacket and box.

Lot Amendments

Box lightly worn, tape repairs to corners; 1903 gift inscription on front pastedown; else book and jacket fine.

Item number:
Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS Priority Mail.  We do NOT ship USPS Media Mail under any circumstances.For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a minimum $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting [email protected] prior to the auction.


Terms and conditions


All accepted bids are contracts and are considered final and non withdrawable.


A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.


The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.