Hudibras, A Poem...With Historical, Biographical and Explanatory Notes, Selected from Grey & Other Authors. To Which Are Prefixed, A Life of the Author, and a Preliminary Discourse on the Civil War. A New Edition Embellished with Twelve Engravings

London: Printed for Akerman, Strand; (etc.), 1822.

Price: $650.00

Second edition. Two volumes. Twelve hand-colored engraved plates. Bound in late 19th or early 20th Century brown half morocco and cloth, five raised bands, titled and compartments decorated in gilt. Bookplate, and neat contemporary owner's signature in each volume, light rubbing to the extremities, a very little scattered foxing, a handsome, about fine set.

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Hudibras, A Poem...With Historical, Biographical and Explanatory Notes, Selected from Grey & Other Authors. To Which Are Prefixed, A Life of the Author, and a Preliminary Discourse on the Civil War. A New Edition Embellished with Twelve Engravings. Samuel BUTLER.

Samuel Butler
birth name: Samuel Butler
born: 12/4/1835
died: 6/18/1902

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English novelist, essayist, and critic whose satire Erewhon (1872) foreshadowed the collapse of the VIctorian illusion of eternal progress. The Way of All Flesh (1903), his autobiographical novel, is generally considered his masterpiece. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literaturemore