HUDIBRAS, A Poem, By Samuel Butler, with Notes, Selected from Grey and Other Authors; to Which are Prefixed, A Life of the Author, and a Preliminary Discourse on the Civil War, &c. In Two Volumes. A New Edition Embellished with Engravings
London: Printed by W. Lewis for Thomas McLean , 1819. First edition thus. 8vos. Later olive leather over marbled boards. Gilt titles and decorative blindstamp to spine with five raised bands. Minor rubbing to extremities. Contemporary bookplate to front pastedown. Some foxing internally. Else clean and sound. 12 aquatints, all present. Very good. (Item ID: 12891)
First edition with Clark's plates, first thus of this handsome edition of Butler's mock epic. Extra page bound in to end of volume one with a holograph note about the poem. 444pp. and 494pp., both with index and notes.