HUDIBRAS. Samuel Butler.


3 volumes.

  • London: T. Rickaby, 1793.
  • large 4to.
  • full leather, gilt turn-ins, gilt design and lettering on the spine, gilt rules on boards, marbled endpapers
  • (iv), xxxix, (i), 317+(1); (iv), 322-678, (2), 8; (iv), 495, 18+(1) pages

Price: $850.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 94543

Lowndes 1, 336. Limited to only two hundred copies, this copy being one of those with the illustrations in black- chiefly Hogarth cuts. Volumes one and three have engraved frontispieces, and all three have engraved title pages. Volume two also has a plain typeset title page. There are many full-page illustrations as well as head- and tailpieces. The first two volumes are the poem; the third volume is, "Notes on Hudibras by Dr. T. Nash." This is a beautiful late eighteenth-century edition printed on heavy paper. There is a little offset from a few of the illustrations. Unfortunately, the binding hasn't held up as well as the text block. All the boards are detached, but the spines are holding firmly.