Hudibras. With Dr. Grey’s Annotations - Samuel Butler 1819 - Charles & Henry Baldwyn, London - New Edition, Corrected and Enlarged Three volumes finely bound in early 20th century full tan calf. In addition to Butler’s ‘satirical polemic upon Roundheads, Puritans, Presbyterians and many of the other factions involved in the English Civil War’, this edition includes ‘The Author’s Life’ and an extensive introductory preface, combined with Zachary Grey’s details annotations throughout.

Illustrated with numerous woodcut vignettes and eight plates.
  Provenance: Edward Bettle, Jr. (1841-1912) of Yale with his pencilled signature to volume I.

Three volumes (22.5 x 14cm) pp. [8] xvii, lvi, 294 [2]; [2] 390 [2]; [2] 347 [1] [2 publisher’s advert listing out the artists responsible for the illustrations in this edition] [2 press reviews] [2].
  Finely bound in full tan calf, spines intricately decorated in gilt, with twin brown morocco title labels lettered in gilt, boards with double gilt fillet borders enclosing single border in blind, single gilt rule to edges and intricate gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt.   Condition: Near fine, some light spotting to preliminaries, in near fine bindings, some wear to corners and tips of spines.   Ref: 108091   Price: HK$ 3,000