BUTLER, Samuel



Cambridge (vol. 1) and London (vol.2): Printed by J. Bentham (vol. 1) and J.Bettenham (vol. 2). 1744.
Two volumes. First Zachary Grey edition. 8vo. 220x135mm. pp. Vol. 1: [2], xiv, xxxvi, [42, list of subscribers], 424, [16, index]. Vol. 2: [2], 446, [24, index]. With frontispiece engraved portrait of Butler and sixteen plates engraved by Mynde after William Hogarth. Contemporary quarter calf, marbled paper covered boards. Pages uncut. Rubbing and wear to boards and slight scuffing to spine. Internally very good. A very nice copy of the edition regarded as the best and the most scholarly. Zachary Grey was able to lavish time and attention on his edition by securing a vast number of subscribers, among them "Samuel Johnson of Lyons Inn".

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