Hudibras, the second part and third part by Samuel Butler (1689) hardcover book


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Samuel Butler - Hudibras: The Second Part and Third Part Written in the Time of the Late Wars. Corrected and Amended with Additions and Annotations

London: Chiswell, Sawbridge, Bentley & Wells, 1689. Second edition. Second and Third (or three) parts only. First published in three volumes (1663, 1664, 1678). Hardcover. 12mo. Pp. 412, 254, respectively. 3/4 calf binding over marbled boards. Covers rubbed, eroded at head of spine. Incipient separation of front hinge. Occasional patches of foxing and general wear consistent with book's age present.

Hudibras is a satirical poem lampooning the various contending factions in the English Civil War. It earned high praise from Voltaire: "I never found so much wit in one single book," he wrote.

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