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

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$480
Estimate:
$800 - $1,200

Title:
The Hunting of the Snark and Other Poems and Verses

Author:
Carroll, Lewis

Place:
New York

Publisher:
Harper & Brothers

Date:
1903

Description:

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

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


 
Item number:
287146
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