BUTLER, Samuel. Hudibras,
London : 1799First Nesbit edition, printed on royal paper. Zachary Grey's edition of Butler's celebrated mock-epic satirising the English republicans was first published in 1744, and kept Butler's book accessible to later generations, "his knowledge of puritan literature enabled him to illustrate his author by profuse quotations from contemporary writings" (ODNB).... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 29062
BUTLER, Samuel. Hudibras, A Poem.
London : 1819First edition thus with Clarke's illustrations, and the extra matter gathered together from Grey, Hume, Smollett, Fox and others, handsomely bound. Samuel Butler's Hudibras is a satiric poem on the English Civil War, written in Chaucerian couplets and published 1663-78. Voltaire, who translated a condensed version of Hudibras into French, noted that... Learn More£500.00
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BUTLER, Samuel. The Way of All Flesh. Illustrated with wood engravings by John Farleigh.
1934A fine binding for this attractive edition of Butler's major novel, first published posthumously in 1902, a powerful autobiographical work recording his pained and satirical dissent from patriarchal Victorian hypocrisy. Farleigh was one of the best wood-engravers of the pre-War era, achieving his greatest success with the illustrations to George Bernard... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 43801