Hudibras, In Three Parts: Written in the Time Of The Late Wars, Corrected and Amended. With Large Annotations, And A Preface by Zachary Gray, LL.D.
by Butler, Samuel
London: C. Hitch, G. Hawkins, et al., 1764. Second edition. leather_bound. Late 19th century three quarter green morocco and marbled boards. Teg. 2 vols. Near fine.. Hogarth, William. 424 & 446 pp. 8vo, sixteen copper engraved plates by William Hogarth, many of which are fold-outs. Unpaginated Indexes in each volume -- 16pp and 23pp respectively. Notes by Zachary Grey. Hudibras is Sir Samuel Lake, a gentleman of Bedforshire, and a commander of note under Cromwell. The general design of Hudibras is borrowed from "Don Quixote." Here the Presbyterians tilt at windmills. DIBDIN called Gray's edition, "the best critical edition of this author." [see: DIBDIN'S LIBRARY COMPANION]. BRUNET Vol.I, p.1429. Raised bands, gilt spine motifs, modest age-toning, plates clean, chipping to preliminary blanks, minor surface rubbing, marbled endpapers. (Inventory #: 987)
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