Hudibras, the First and Second Parts - Written in the time of the Late Wars, 1674
Corrected and Amended with Several Additions and Annotations
This is the first combined edition of the two parts of Hudibras with added satirical notes, first published in 1663 and 1664 respectively. Published anonymously, Butlers satirical mock romance takes aim at just about every available target that presents itself during this dangerous time in English history. A third part was published in 1678. Contemporary full leather binding with four raised bands, gilt ruling to sides of each band, red title label in gilt and blind ruling and tooling to both boards. Overall age wear and leather split to front hinge with strings/cords still holding it well. Very good repair to title page and very clean and good text bearing in mind its 342 years.
- Publisher: Printed by T. N. for John Martin and Henry Herringman at the Bell in St. Pauls Churchyard and the Anchor in the Lower Walk of the New Exchange
- Year of Publication: 1674
- Special Attributes: First Edition
- Pages: , 206, 189-202, , 223-412 pages. Complete, collates with the copy at Cambridge Library.
- Size: 7" x 4 3/4"