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TERENCE, Publius Sextus
Terentii Afri Comici. Andria, Eunuchus, Heautontimorumenos, Adelphi, Phormio, Hecyra. Adiectis, in adolescentulrum gratiem, accentibus: & brevissimus argumentis ex Donato.
Francois Estienne et Simon de Colines, 1539. ON LARGE PAPER Large 4to. 6 works in one. ff. 26, 28, 26, 26, 26, 22. Sep. t-p to each. Accented Italic letter with some Roman. Text double ruled in red throughout. Francois Estienne's woodcut "plus olei quam vini" device of vines on first title (reproduced in Brunet), Simon de Colines reaper device on four others, "Phormio" without attribution. "Hoc pulcherrimo Terrenti Comodiani Exemplari Bibliothecam meam ornavi mense Augusto 1717. With autograph J. Brigeley on fly, that of M Folkes F.R.S. beneath, ms. shelf-mark on fly, bookplate of Geoffrey, Lord Cross of Chelsea on pastedown. Light age yellowing, title fractionally dusty, occasional very light waterstain, small tear in upper margin of last leaf of Phormio, very minor worming at gutter at head. A fine, large paper copy, crisp and clean in late C17th or early C18th English red morocco, covers double gilt ruled to a panel design, fleurons to outer corners, dentelle roll with fleur de lys in inner panel, spine with raised bands, richly gilt with small tools, double gilt ruled in compartments, inner dentelles and edges gilt with fine floral roll, comb-marbled endpapers, a.e.g., head and joints lightly rubbed, spine slightly darkened. A beautiful large paper copy, in fine early English morocco, of these exceptionally rare collected pedagogical printings of the comedies of Terence by Francois Estienne and Simon de Colines, finely printed in an elegant italic with double spacing and accented latin, designed especially for students, and intended to be sold separately. We have only b … [Click Below for Full Description]
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