Hudibras : in three parts. Written in the time of the late wars. Corrected and amended: with Large Annotations, And A Preface, By Zachary Grey, LL.D. Adorn'd with a new Set of Cuts.

By: [ Butler, Samuel, 1612-1680 ] / Grey, Zachary 1688-1766 .

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A very good 2 volume set in full leather bindings. 8vo. 21cm x 14cm x 3.5cm. With 16 numbered plates, enlarged and slightly varied by J. Mynde from Hogarth's smaller set of 1726. Vol. 1 has frontispiece portrait of Butler engraved1744 by G. Vertue. With a list of subscribers in vol. 1. The second volume is printed in London by J. Bettenham for the same booksellers. Panelled calf boards. Volume I. carefully re-backed at some time in the past with 5 raised bands and one tan leather title label. Volume II. : Spine carefully repaired, with matching 5 raised bands, preserving the original 2 tan title labels. Both volumes with wear to edges. Light staining to endpapers, otherwise clean text and engravings throughout. Clean English text throughout. A very good book. ** Referenced by : ESTC T002679. Vol. I.: [2pp.]/pp.14/pp.42/pp.424/[16pp. - Index] + 9 engraved plates (4 folding) . Vol. II.: [2pp.]/pp.446/[24pp. - Index} + 7 engraved plates (1 folding). Clean English text throughout. A very good book. *** " The work is a satirical polemic upon Roundheads, Puritans, Presbyterians and many of the other factions involved in the English Civil War. The work was begun, according to the title page, during the civil war and published in three parts in 1663, 1664 and 1678, with the first edition encompassing all three parts in 1684 . The Mercurius Aulicus (an early newspaper of the time) reported an unauthorised edition of the first part was already in print in early 1662. Published only four years after Charles II had been restored to the throne and the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell being completely over the poem found an appreciative audience. The satire is not balanced as Butler was fiercely royalist and only the parliamentarian side are singled out for ridicule. Butler also uses the work to parody some of the dreadful poetry of the time. The epic tells the story of Sir Hudibras, a knight errant who is described dramatically and with laudatory praise that is so thickly applied as to be absurd, and the conceited and arrogant person is visible beneath. He is praised for his knowledge of logic despite appearing stupid throughout, but it is his religious fervour which is mainly attacked... Fifty years after the last part was written a new edition was published, with illustrations by William Hogarth, one of the foremost artists of the day. The work remained popular for several centuries as a warning against the zealotry during the Civil War period of English history... " - See Wikipedia

Title: Hudibras : in three parts. Written in the time of the late wars. Corrected and amended: with Large Annotations, And A Preface, By Zachary Grey, LL.D. Adorn'd with a new Set of Cuts.

Author Name: [ Butler, Samuel, 1612-1680 ] / Grey, Zachary 1688-1766 .

Categories: 18TH CENTURY,

Publisher: Cambridge: Printed by J. Bentham, printer to the University, for W. Innys et al... M DCC XLIV. [ 1744 ] . 0:

ISBN Number: 0

Seller ID: 45304

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