First Peter Pauper Press edition with publisher's slipcase. Beautiful illustrations throughout by Aldren Watson. This edition was published by Peter Pauper Press in the 1940's (no date printed in book, based on research).
Book and slipcase are in excellent condition
ABOUT THE BOOK: The Hunting of the Snark, subtitled An Agony, in Eight fits, is a poem by the English writer Lewis Carroll. It borrows the setting, some creatures, and eight portmanteau words from Carroll's earlier poem "Jabberwocky" in his children's novel Through the Looking-Glass.
The narrative follows a crew of ten trying to hunt the Snark, a creature which may turn out to be a highly dangerous Boojum. The only crewmember to find the Snark quietly vanishes, leading the narrator to explain that the Snark was a Boojum after all. The poem is dedicated to young Gertrude Chataway, whom Carroll met at the English seaside town Sandown in the Isle of Wight in 1875.