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The Resource The hunting of the snark : an agony, in eight fits, by Lewis Carroll ... ; with nine illustrations by Henry Holiday

The hunting of the snark : an agony, in eight fits, by Lewis Carroll ... ; with nine illustrations by Henry Holiday

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The hunting of the snark : an agony, in eight fits
Title
The hunting of the snark
Title remainder
an agony, in eight fits
Statement of responsibility
by Lewis Carroll ... ; with nine illustrations by Henry Holiday
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Language
eng
Summary
The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits) is a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll in 1874, when he was 42 years old. It describes "with infinite humor the impossible voyage of an improbable crew to find an inconceivable creature". The poem borrows occasionally from Carroll's short poem Jabberwocky in Through the Looking-Glass (especially the poem's creatures and portmanteau words), but it is a stand-alone work, first published in 1876 by Macmillan
Cataloging source
CLU
Citation location within source
115
Citation source
Williams, S.H. Lewis Carroll handbook (1979 ed.)
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Label
The hunting of the snark : an agony, in eight fits, by Lewis Carroll ... ; with nine illustrations by Henry Holiday
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Publication
Note
  • Frontispiece with tissue guard
  • Half-title
  • Each chapter or fit has a half-title and a following blank page
  • Printer from t.p. verso; repeats on p. [1] at end
  • "(Turn over."--Bottom right corner of page [2] at end
  • Publisher's advertisement, including "forty-ninth thousand" Alice's adventures in wonderland, on p. [3] at end
Contents
Fit The First: The Landing -- Fit The Second: The Bellman's Speech -- Fit The Third: The Baker's Tale -- Fit The Fourth: The Hunting -- Fit The Fifth: The Beaver's Lesson -- Fit The Sixth: The Barrister's Dream -- Fit The Seventh: The Banker's Fate -- Fit The Eighth: The Vanishing
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xi, [3], 83, [3] p.
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy 1 = Publisher's buff paper over boards, printed in black; black coated endpapers; all edges gilt. In case. Frontispiece and illustrations have guardsheets. Ex libris Elvah Karshner. "An Easter greeting to every child who loves 'Alice.'" (1 folded sheet, [4] p.), dated 1876, pasted on upper free endpaper (cf. Williams, 116). Upper free endpaper detached.
  • Spec. Coll. copy 2 = Author's autograph presentation copy; inscription in ink on half-title "Mary Eleanor Fendall, from the Author, Mar. 29. 1876." Publisher's red cloth over boards, blocked in gold; black coated endpapers; all edges gilt. Ex libris Elvah Karshner.
  • Spec. Coll. copy 3 is part of the Alan J. Silver Alice in Wonderland Collection (Collection 549). This item does not circulate but may be viewed in Library Special Collections upon request. Search the collection title to request the item from the collection record. Item is in box 5.
  • Spec. Coll. copy 3: Publisher's buff pictorial cloth over boards, stamped in black; black coated endpapers; all edges gilt. A ([4]p.) printed Easter greeting from Carroll "to every child who loves 'Alice'" tipped-in front. Ex Libris Edward Bibby.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)02035667
  • ucoclc2035667
Label
The hunting of the snark : an agony, in eight fits, by Lewis Carroll ... ; with nine illustrations by Henry Holiday
Publication
Note
  • Frontispiece with tissue guard
  • Half-title
  • Each chapter or fit has a half-title and a following blank page
  • Printer from t.p. verso; repeats on p. [1] at end
  • "(Turn over."--Bottom right corner of page [2] at end
  • Publisher's advertisement, including "forty-ninth thousand" Alice's adventures in wonderland, on p. [3] at end
Contents
Fit The First: The Landing -- Fit The Second: The Bellman's Speech -- Fit The Third: The Baker's Tale -- Fit The Fourth: The Hunting -- Fit The Fifth: The Beaver's Lesson -- Fit The Sixth: The Barrister's Dream -- Fit The Seventh: The Banker's Fate -- Fit The Eighth: The Vanishing
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xi, [3], 83, [3] p.
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy 1 = Publisher's buff paper over boards, printed in black; black coated endpapers; all edges gilt. In case. Frontispiece and illustrations have guardsheets. Ex libris Elvah Karshner. "An Easter greeting to every child who loves 'Alice.'" (1 folded sheet, [4] p.), dated 1876, pasted on upper free endpaper (cf. Williams, 116). Upper free endpaper detached.
  • Spec. Coll. copy 2 = Author's autograph presentation copy; inscription in ink on half-title "Mary Eleanor Fendall, from the Author, Mar. 29. 1876." Publisher's red cloth over boards, blocked in gold; black coated endpapers; all edges gilt. Ex libris Elvah Karshner.
  • Spec. Coll. copy 3 is part of the Alan J. Silver Alice in Wonderland Collection (Collection 549). This item does not circulate but may be viewed in Library Special Collections upon request. Search the collection title to request the item from the collection record. Item is in box 5.
  • Spec. Coll. copy 3: Publisher's buff pictorial cloth over boards, stamped in black; black coated endpapers; all edges gilt. A ([4]p.) printed Easter greeting from Carroll "to every child who loves 'Alice'" tipped-in front. Ex Libris Edward Bibby.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)02035667
  • ucoclc2035667

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