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Lord, John Vernon
THE "FIRST EDITIONS: RE-COVERED" COPY OF:
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 4,000 GBP
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Lord, John Vernon
THE "FIRST EDITIONS: RE-COVERED" COPY OF:
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 4,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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English Literature, History, Children’s Books & Illustrations

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Lord, John Vernon
THE "FIRST EDITIONS: RE-COVERED" COPY OF:
Carroll, Lewis. The Hunting of the Snark. Macmillan and Co., 1876, 8vo, FIRST EDITION, illustrations by Henry Holiday, 1p. publisher's advertisements at end, original pictorial buff in black, contemporary ownership signature, slightly skewed

WITH AN ORIGINAL DUST-JACKET BY JOHN VERNON LORD, 189 by 418mm., pen and ink, signed and dated ("John Vernon Lord 2017") with note by the artist.


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John Vernon Lord is a master illustrator of children's and adult books. His picture book The Giant Jam Sandwich has been in print for over forty years. His illustrated edition of The Nonsense Verse of Edward Lear won two national awards and his Aesop’s Fables won the W.H. Smith/V&A Illustration Award in 1990.

“I chose to design a dust-jacket for Lewis Carroll’s 141-year-old mock heroic nonsense poem for the simple reason that I love it. I have done so since I was a child. Carroll seems to weave the story of a quest in which nonsense almost appears to be logical..."

English Literature, History, Children’s Books & Illustrations

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London