BUTLER, Samuel

BUTLER, Samuel Hudibras, in Three Parts, Written in the Time of the Late War: Corrected and Amended. With Large Annotations, and a preface, by Zachary Grey, LL.D.. Adorned with a new Set of Cuts. Vol. I(II).

Cambridge, Printed for J. Bentham, Printer ot the University, for W. Innys [et alt.], 1744


8vo; 2 vols.; Vol.I xxxvi+list of subscribers+440 p. Vol.II 446+[24] p.. Frontispiece portrait of the author, engraved by George Vertue. Lowndes: 335. Brunet: 15803. In full modern calf antique. Fine copy.

Contains William Hogarth’s “Small Hudibras Series”, 17 illustrations re-engraved for this edition by J. Mynde (Ronald Paulson: Hogarth’s Graphic Works, 1965. Vol. 1, p.125)

"Copies in fine condition are in considerable reques" (Lowndes). "Grey's has formed the basis of all subsequent editions" (Enc.Brit. 11th Ed.).

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