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“I NEVER MET WITH SO MUCH WIT IN ONE SINGLE BOOK” (VOLTAIRE)

BUTLER, Samuel. Hudibras. London, 1772. Two volumes.

Later edition of Butler’s acclaimed mock romance (the third with Grey’s scholarly annotations), illustrated with engraved frontispiece portrait by Vertue and 16 engraved plates (five folding) by Hogarth. $800.

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BUTLER, Samuel. Hudibras, a Poem. London, 1822. Two volumes.

Later edition of this bitingly humorous 17th-century poem dealing with scholastic pedantry, Aristotelian logic, theological controversy, witchcraft, alchemy, astrology and war, with 12 striking hand-colored aquatints by John Heaviside Clark. $750.

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SAMUEL BUTLER’S HUDIBRAS, WITH FIVE PLATES BY HOGARTH (RE-ENGRAVED BY THOMAS ROWLANDSON), HANDSOMELY BOUND

(HOGARTH, William) BUTLER, Samuel. Hudibras. London, 1810. Two volumes.

Later Tegg edition, with five re-engraved Hogarth plates by Thomas Rowlandson, handsomely bound by Henderson & Bisset. $475.

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