JANSSON, Tove (illustrator). Lewis CARROLL (author). Snarkjakten [The Hunting of the Snark]. Stockholm; Albert Bonniers Forlag. 1959.
8vo. Original white 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]; with title-page vignette, 8 bold and dramatic full-page black-and-white plates and 8 other drawings and decorations, all by Jansson; an uncommonly fresh, near fine, copy with mild external dusting, light toning to spine, and one small, and pale, mark to lower wrapper representing the untacky vestiges of a removed price label, internally near fine, crisp, and uninscribed with a minor, small, and pale, mark to lower margin of one leaf; scarce.
First edition of Tove Jansson's enigmatic interpretation of Carroll's famous nonsense poem, with text in Swedish; unpublished in English until 2011. Only 4 copies listed on WorldCat (Malmo; Univ. of Texas; Nat. Lib. of Sweden and Princeton).