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    Butler, Samuel. Hudibras Compleat. In Three Parts...Written in the Time of the Late Wars. Corrected and Amended, With Several Additions and Annotations. London: Thomas Horne, 1700. 8vo. A-2N8,2O4. [2],350,[2],230p. Contemporary full calf banded spine with title on label in gilt. Some decoration on covers in blind, hinge splitting. 18th century ms. list of books on rear end-paper. paper age-toned. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
    Krown & Spellman retail: $300


    More Information: Samuel Butler (1612- 1680), satirist; educated at Worcester free school; for some years, page to Elizabeth, countess of Kent, at Wrest, Bedfordshire, c. 1628; clerk to various puritan justices of the peace, including Sir Samuel Luke of Bedfordshire, and Sir Henry Roswell of Devonshire, from whom he derived traits for 'Hudibras'; sojourned in France and Holland; published an anonymous pamphlet in favor of the Stuarts, 1659; secretary to the lord president of Wales, 1660; steward of Ludlow Castle; married a widow with a jointure, and came to London; published 'Hudibras,' part i, 1663, part ii, 1664, and part iii 1668; was neglected by the court, and, according to most authentic accounts, died in poverty. Some manuscript pieces were first printed in 1754.

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