Lot 17 of 312:
Butler's Hudibras with Hogarth's illustrations  

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Hudibras, in three Parts, Written in the Time of the Late Wars: Corrected and Amended. With Large Annotations, and a Preface by Zachary Grey
[Butler, Samuel]
Printed by J. Bentham

2 volumes. [2] xiv, xxxvi, [42 subscriber list], 424, [16 index]; [2], 446, [24 index, errata]. Copper engraved portrait frontispiece by Vertue, plates by William Hogarth (some folding). (8vo) 19x11 cm (7½x4½") period calf, raised bands.

The first Hogarth edition was published in 1726, but this is called by Lowndes the "Best edition. Copies in fine condition are in considerable request. The cuts are beautifully engraved by Hogarth." Lowndes p. 335. Bookplate of John Holmes on front pastedowns.

Lot Amendments
Front covers nearly detached, some loss at head and tail of spine; rubbing to extremities with some loss; some foxing and toning; overall poor.
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