London: Henry Herringman, 1694. Recased in brown calf. Octavo (184 x 115 mm),  254pp. Minor bruising to top of spine, browning to edges of text block. Bookplate inside front cover, new endpapers with moderate foxing, water marks to first 16 pages, rippling, small creases, light spotting and occasional pencil annotations and underlining throughout. Bookplate of Christopher Henry Oldham Scaife on ffep. Good. Item #471
Samuel Butler was a poet and satirist remembered for his satirical poem Hudibras which enjoyed a long-lived popularity. The work served as a warning against religious sectarianism following the English Civil War. Christopher H.O. Scaife (1900 - 1988) was variously an actor, editor and scholar of English literature.