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The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits






Special Collections PR4611 H8 2006a


Dunedin: Otakou Press


The English Department at the University of Otago has been indulging in letterpress printing, in what was called the Bibliography Room, since the early 1960s. In 2003, Special Collections Librarian, Dr Donald Kerr, initiated the Printer in Residence programme in the University Library. Each year, a printer, usually in collaboration with an artist and a writer, publishes a small edition letterpress volume. In 2006, the work was a 'package' of Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark. It was the result of the work of Auckland printer, Tara McLeod and Dunedin artist, David Elliot. The Stack Collection contains a copy of each year’s Printer in Residence programme output alongside private press editions from around the world.


Lewis Carroll, “The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits,” | OUR Heritage, accessed May 23, 2022,

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