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BUTLER, Samuel.

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  1. 117965

    Hudibras.

    London [i.e. Paris?: 1757

    First edition in French, a "masterly translation" (Lowndes), of Butler's Civil War satire, one of 200 copies printed, this copy in a superior contemporary binding. The translator, John Towneley (1697-1782), piqued by Voltaire's dismissal of Hudibras as untranslatable, set about rendering passages for the amusement of salonnière... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 117965

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  2. 29062
    First 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... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 29062

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  3. The Way of All Flesh. Illustrated with wood engravings by John Farleigh.
    A 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... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 43801

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