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The Snark

Here is the real treasure of imagination - books that people wished into existence, every one unique, every one magical. Some of these books are made from specialised materials such as emu leather (to look like dragon scales), real silver, amber, keys, feathers, dreams.


The Snark 20020624

A5 - 312 pages. Brandy coloured oiled kangaroo skin with emu leg spine. Bass relief dragon in metallic green and purple, leathery copper wings. Gold pattered ring around dragon with gold runes beneath that translate to read 'It was only a breeze that went by' from The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll. Banana leaf endpapers.

The Snark Spine 20020624"It's a Snark!" was the sound that first came to their ears,
And seemed almost too good to be true.
Then followed a torrent of laughter and cheers:
Then the ominous words "It's a Boo-"

Then, silence. Some fancied they heard in the air
A weary and wandering sigh
Then sounded like "-jum!" but the others declare
It was only a breeze that went by.

They hunted till darkness came on, but they found
Not a button, or feather, or mark,
By which they could tell that they stood on the ground
Where the Baker had met with the Snark.

This is towards the end of the poem - click here for the full text from literature.org.
International Order: Barrie Goshko (California) 27 Apr 2002 - 24 Jun 2002

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