Hudibras. The First and Second Parts

London: John Martyn and Henry Herringman, 1674
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FIRST COMBINED EDITION. “Its distinctive octosyllabic couplets and MOCK-HEROIC style gave rise to the term ‘Hudibrastics’. It was immensely popular in its time for its satire (partly inspired by Cervantes and Rabelais) against Puratinism and the tyranny of the Commonwealth.” – The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English

Octavo. Perfunctory calf binding, title remargined at inner hinge, cropped somewhat close at top of text block, scattered early and elegant marginal annotations in ink. A sound copy.