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Hudibras. The First Part.

BUTLER Samuel (1663)

£575.00 

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Written in the time of the late Wars.Woodcut wreath ornament on the title-page.Fourth Authorized Edition. 12mo. [2]ff, 128pp. Fine copy in contemporary sheep (spine slightly cracked).London: by J. G. for Richard Marriot,

Wing B.6302. Thorson, "The Publication of Hudibras", Edition D, in The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, vol. 60 (1966), pp. 418-438. With the imprimatur leaf. Minute worming at the foot, but a fine copy. This is the fourth of five authorized editions of the first part of Hudibras to be published in 1663. There were also four unauthorized editions published in the same year.Provenance: Signature at the head of the title of Robert Davies (1684-1728), of Llanerch and Gwysany, the Welsh antiquary.

Stock Code: 51858