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The Hunting of the Snark

by Lewis Carroll

The plan to print my own version of The Hunting of the Snark had lain dormant for many years. Fired by my enthusiasm for Viscount Carlow’s use of Koch=Antiqua’s oberlängen und großbuchst in some of his Corvinus Press books, the title page almost set itself, as did the rest of the text in 24d Koch Antiqua.

I was also determined that the illustrtations should be wood engravings: I was most fortunate to have the enthusiastic support of Ian Corfe-Stephens who cut eight blocks and four tail-pieces.

63 copies were bound by Ludlow Bookbinders. The source of patterened paper is described in the item entitled ‘Hornfels’ in the ’News’ section. Priced at £150 it sold out in two weeks.

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