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Terence (Publius Terentius Afer) - Comedies de Terence. Nouvellement Traduites Avec le Latin a Coste

Paris, Chez le Veuve de Claude Thiboust, 1686. Full Leather. Full leather. 6 by 3 ¾ inches. (6), 315, (2) pp. Text in French and Latin. A collection of comedic plays by African-Roman playwright Terentius, or as more commonly known, Terence. He was originally enslaved and brought to Rome, being freed after impressing his enslaver with his abilities. Much of his work was inspired by, or adapted from, early Greek plays, and was particularly popular for its use of clear and simple language. Armorial bookplate of Sir John William Lubbock present, although no indication as to which one. GOOD condition. Heavy chipping, flaking and tearing to the leather along the spine and hinges, with areas of loss to the lower spine. Moderate uneven darkening and fading to the covers, with minor soiling. Extremities bumped and scuffed. Aforementioned bookplate present. A previous owner has glued fold out pieces of paper to the endpages, all bearing ink lists of names. Minor toning and light scattered foxing throughout. Good .
USD 86.00 [Appr.: EURO 79.5 | £UK 68 | JP¥ 12958] Book number 019037

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