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BUTLER, Samuel.

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    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. Hudibras,
    First edition with Nesbitt's woodcuts of Hudibras, the celebrated mock-epic satirizing the English republicans, with Zachary Grey's notes, which kept Butler's world of outmoded learning accessible to later generations, printed on royal paper. Charles Nesbitt (1775-1838) was a pupil of Thomas Bewick's (indeed, "The best wood... 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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