Snarkjakten [The Hunting of the Snark
Snarkjakten [The Hunting of the Snark

JANSSON, Tove (illustrator). Lewis CARROLL (author). Snarkjakten [The Hunting of the Snark].

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JANSSON, Tove (illustrator). Lewis CARROLL (author). Snarkjakten [The Hunting of the Snark]. Stockholm; Albert Bonniers Forlag. 1959.

8vo. Original ivory card wrappers pictorially decorated in blue, black, and green to upper cover and in black to lower one, edges uncut; pp. [viii], 9-51 + [iv], partially unopened; with title-page vignette, 8 bold and dramatic full-page black-and-white plates and 8 other drawings and decorations, all by Jansson; a very clean copy with the usual light dusting, and mild toning, to covers and a very short tear to head of spine (15mm), now neatly and expertly relaid and very unobtrusive, internally fine, without inscription, and priced 9:75 to lower cover; an elusive Jansson title.
First edition of Tove Jansson's enigmatic interpretation of Carroll's famous nonsense poem, with text in Swedish. Only 4 copies listed on WorldCat (Malmo; Univ. of Texas; Nat. Lib. of Sweden and Princeton). No copies located commercially at the time of cataloguing.

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