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    Butler, Samuel. The Genuine Remains In Verse and Prose Of Mr. Samuel Butler, Author of hudibras. Published from the Original Manuscripts, formerly in the Possession of W. Longueville, Esq; With Notes By R. Thyer, Keeper of the Public Library aat Manchester. In Two Volumes. London: J. and R. Tonson, 1759. Krown & Spellman retail: $300. 8vo. 2 vols. [35], 429; [8 ], 512p. Full giltruled calf, rebacked, title and panel in gilt. First edition thus. From the Krown & Spellman Collection. 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. ESTC t139233. Lowndes I, 336.

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