This antique hardcover book is bound in decorative black cloth boards with gilt spine lettering. Front cover features etched filigree-style etched designs. Covers have soil, edgewear; owner's name on front endpaper, varying degrees of foxing within, all text fully legible, some water stains. This book is a satirical epic poem written by a staunch Royalist in criticism of Cromwell and Cromwell's supporters. The author also uses this as an opportunity to parody some of the poetry popular at the time. The hero of the epic, Sir Hudibras, is a religious fanatic and an idiot who is nevertheless lauded as a brilliant logician. 312 pages; approx. 4" x 7".
- Samuel Butler
- S. Andrus and Son, Hartford, 1846