The Hunting of the Snark, An Agony in Eight Fits (1876)

  • Introduction
  • The Bellman in the ship’s rigging – Front cover design
  • The Landing Frontispiece.
  • The Crew on Board Page 5.
  • The Butcher and the Beaver Page 10
  • The Baker’s Tale Page 31.
  • The Hunting Page 41.
  • The Beaver’s Lesson Page 52.
  • The Barrister’s Dream Page 62.
  • The Banker’s Fate Page 74.
  • The Vanishing Page 82.
  • The Tolling Buoy – back cover design.
  • Illustrated British Ballads, Old and New,. 1881.

  • But the Queen held her brows and gazed And said, ‘It is the glare of torches there’ (Rossetti’s “Staff and Scrip”)
  • “Riding Together” (Morris’s poem)
  • Sir Guido (from poem by James Bolivar Manson)
  • “The Pilgrim said, ‘Peace be with you, Lady,’ and bent his knee (Rossetti’s “Staff and Scrip”)
  • Uncover ye his face,’ she said. ‘O changed in the little space!” (Rossetti’s “Staff and Scrip”)
  • Miscellaneous


    Carroll, Lewis. The Hunting of the Snark, An Agony in Eight Fits. Illustrated by Henry Holiday with Engravings by Joseph Swain. London: 1876, Macmillan,

    Henry Holiday 1839–1927. London: William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow, 1989, cat. 42, 11.

    Holiday, Henry. Reminiscences of My Life. London: Heinemann, 1914.

    Illustrated British Ballads, Old and New. Ed. by George Barnett Smith. 2 vols. London: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., 1881.

    Reid, Forrest. Illustrators of the Sixties. London: Faber & Gwyer Ltd., 1928.

    Suriano, Gregory R. The Pre-Raphaelite Illustrators. New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 200. 256-57.

    Tanis, James and John Dooley Eds. Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark, A Centennial Edition. Los Altos, California: William Kaufmann, 1981, 244-46.

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