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The Comedies Of Terence,
London - T. Becket et al 1765 - An illustrated edition of the comedies of Terence, with an engraved frontispiece and furtherhalf titles illustrated with masks to the front of each play. First edition. Publius Terentius Afer (195/185159 BC), better known in English as Terence, was a playwright of the Roman Republic, of North African descent. His comedies were performed for the first time around 170160 BC. Terentius Lucanus, a Roman senator, brought Terence to Rome as a slave, educated him and later on, impressed by his abilities, freedhim. Terence apparently died young, probably in Greece or on his way back to Rome. All of the six plays Terence wrote have survived. 'Translated into familiar blankverse'by George Colman. George Colman (April, 1732 - 14 August 1794) was an English dramatist and essayist, usually called the Elder, and sometimes George the First, to distinguish him from his son, George Colman the Younger. With a preface and 'Life of Terence' by the author followed by an errata page preceding the plays. Condition: In original full speckled calf binding. Externally, sound but with bumping and wear to extremities. With some tidemarks and marks to boards. Front joint and hinge strained. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but scattered foxing, some handling marks and tidemarks to pages. With lossaffecting texttopage212. Overall: GOOD ONLY [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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