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Samuel Butler
Hudibras in Three Parts,
London - R Chiswel et al, 1710. All three parts of Butler's mock heroic narrative poem in one volume. Complete, with 18 full page plates and a portrait frontispiece. Direct from the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Coffin Greenly. Elizabeth Greenly, born at Titley Court, Herefordshire, was a noted and varied collector. She kept prolific diaries from 1784 until her death in 1839 which included her responses to current events and occasions in her daily life. Among the diaries many names and anecdotes of celebrities of the time appear, including Lord Byron, Marie Atoniette, Mary Wollstonecraft and Hannah More. She was known to comment on customs of foreign countries to which she and her friends had travelled, and had a keen interest in scientific discoveries and advancements including medicine and archaeology. The Greenly library contents show Elizabeth Greenly's numerous interests including: Welsh causes, Science, topography, travel, Bibliana and literature, particularly female poets. The library contains many first editions of contemporary works, and many are signed or contain her bookplate. The library contained over 1000 volumes which show the diversity and depth of her interests and give an insight into the life of this fascinating collector. Thought to be one of the earliest editions whereby all three parts are in one volume. Butler's poem is a satirical work based upon the factions in the English Civil War. It is clear throughoutthat Butler has Royalist loyalties, as only the parliamentarian side areridiculed. Condition: In a full calf binding … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA [Bath, United Kingdom]
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