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BUTLER, Samuel.
Hudibras, a Poem...

Hudibras is a satiric poem by Samuel Butler. The work is directed against the fanaticism, pretentiousness, pedantry, and hypocrisy Butler saw in militant Puritanism. The eponymous hero of Hudibras is a Presbyterian knight who goes with his squire, Ralpho, an Independent. They constantly quarrel over religious questions and, in a series of grotesque adventures, are shown to be ignorant, wrongheaded, cowardly, and dishonest.

Published
London: Thomas MacLean, 1819.
Plates
11
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Value
0-5000
Published
London: Thomas MacLean, 1819.
Ref
240

Octavo. (5" x 8.5"). in two volumes. Attractive half calf, with twin gilt rule fillets over marbled boards; spine of raised bands with six separate compartments fully decorated in gilt in four compartments; titled in the second compartment, volume number in the fourth compartment; marbled edges and endpapers; contemporary armorial bookplate of 'John Buchanan Hinshaw' to front pastedown. Shelf wear to extremities. Internally fresh and clean. Coloured plates in order: Volume 1. 1. Hudibras. Part 1. Canto 2. Line 82. (on horseback with hands-on hips) 2. Hudibras. Part 1. Canto 2. Line 775. (on horseback with a pistol aimed at an unruly mob) 3. Hudibras. Part 1. Canto 2. Line 945 (attacked by two men) 4. Hudibras. Part 1. Canto 2. Line 1124. (leading Crowdero by his side) 5. Hudibras. Part 2. Canto 1. Line 115. (on horseback, assisting a clergyman fallen on the ground) 6. Hudibras. Part 2. Canto 1. Line 115. (in the village stocks visited by a lady) 7. Hudibras. Part 2. Canto 2. Line 40. (in bed trying to rouse the squire asleep on the floor beside him) Volume 2. 8. Hudibras. Part 2. Canto 3. Line 495. (fellow holding a stirrup while a gentleman mounts his horse) 8. Hudibras. Part 2. Canto 3. Line 1056. (in a fight with two attackers in a gentleman's house) 9. Hudibras. Part 3. Canto 1. Line 160. (he addresses a lady on her doorstep) 10. Hudibras. Part 3. Canto 1. Line 1576. (fleeing on 'piggyback' through a dark alley) 11. Hudibras. Part 3. Canto 3. Line 675. (before a lawyer)