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Title: The Hunting of the Snark

Author:  Chris Riddell

ISBN:  9781509814336

Weight:  653g

Signed first edition, first printing



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The Hunting of the Snark illustrated by Chris Riddell

They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care;
They pursued it with forks and hope;
They threatened its life with a railway-share;
They charmed it with smiles and soap.

Lewis Carroll’s magnificent nonsense poem The Hunting of the Snark features an unlikely cast of characters drawn from the Jabberwocky in Through the Looking Glass.  This irresistible new version is illustrated, and has an introduction by, Chris Riddell.

This re-telling of a crew of men searching high and low for the elusive Snark is not only given a fresh look from Chris Riddell’s intricate and beautiful colour artwork, but as any eagle-eyed reader will soon discover, there is a particular twist for one of the characters in the story.

Chris has previously commented that John Tenniel, the original black and white illustrator of both Alice in Wonderland stories, inspired him to become a political cartoonist and children’s illustrator, and his drawings for The Hunting of the Snark pay homage to Tenniel’s beautiful artwork.

The poem was first published by Macmillan in 1876

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: The Hunting of the Snark
Illustrator: Chris Riddell
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Edition features: Quarter-bound in light blue cloth with metallic red text to the front panel, this luxury edition has both black & white and colour artwork, a red ribbon marker and metallic (electric) blue sprayed page edges.
Overall condition: Very fine
Signed: On the ‘cast of characters’ page (immediately before the dedication page)
Book Stats
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Imprint: Macmillan Children’s Books
Publication date:
Printer: Printed and bound in China
ISBN 13: 9781509814336
ISBN 10: 1509814337
Format: Hardcover, no dust jacket
Pages: 96
Size (h x w x d): 213 x 173 x 16mm

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