Anonymous (Samule Butler)
Title Hudibras. The First Part. Written In the Time of the Late Wars. Corrected and Amended, With Several Additions and Annotations
Book Condition Very Good Minus
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Publisher London Geo. Sawbridge;and Sold By Matth. Hawkins 1709
Seller ID 002669
London: Geo. Sawbridge;and Sold By Matth. Hawkins, 1709. Samuel Butler (1613?-1680) is remembered mostly today for this long satirical poem against religious sectarianism. Here is a Very Good (Minus) copy in an early printing from less than fifty years after the First Edition. All three parts (1662, 1664, 1678) are bound together. Full leather binding; five raised bands, label in red with gilt lettering. Clean text; 198 pages, 167 pages, 240 pages, plus a 15-page index. (Volumes II and III have differing publishers.) Illustrated, including the fold-out from Part II. The text is excellent: bright and supple, easily readable. However, the binding has condition issues: the front cover is present, but detached; the front endpapers are missing (Title Page is present, and begins the book); and a "repair" has been done to the spine and front cover with a clear packing tape. Please note these condition issues; although easily fixed, Quercus must offer this book as a Binding Copy, in need of repair or restoration. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Full-Leather. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. First Edition.