The Hunting of the Snark
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 version is illustrated, and has an introduction by, Chris Riddell.
This is a luxury edition with both black and white and colour artwork, ribbon marker and metallic blue sprayed edges.
It was first published by Macmillan in 1876.
In the media
Chris Riddell provides bold illustrations, which genuflect to Henry Holiday's charismatic ink originals while having a personality of their own.
The Times The Times
Chris Riddell is an extraordinary talent - this is a wonderful book, an edition of the Snark to be treasured, and Macmillan are to be congratulated for marking the 150th anniversary of this fabulous book with such an exquisite edition
Paul Norman Books Monthly
This cherishably beautiful hardback of Carroll's epic nautical nonsense poem has absorbing illustrations by the incomparable children's laureate, Chris Riddell
Nicolette Jones The Sunday Times