The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits.
London: Macmillan Publishers, 1993. Small quarto. 41pp., + (9)ff. of wood engravings. From an edition of 430 numbered copies, this is one of 130 copies accompanied by a portfolio containing prints of the nine Henry Holiday wood engravings, which were printed from Holiday's original wood blocks for the first time. The nine engravings are a delightful representation of Carroll's playful language in The Snark, a nonsensical epic poem about a crew of ten men in pursuit of a mythic beast. A handsome edition printed by Ian Mortimer of I. M. Imprimit, London. In quarter-cloth boards with an inlaid, printed label on the front cover and gilt stamping to spine. Prints contained in a separate portfolio, housed together with the book in a matching slipcase. Book, prints, and slipcase all in very fine condition. (Item ID: 20710)