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TERENCE
[Comedies. English & Latin. 1755]
Terence's comedies, translated into English, together with the original Latin, from the best editions, on the opposite pages: also, critical and explanatory notes. To which is prefixed, a dissertation on the life and writings of Terence, containing, an enquiry into the rise and progress of dramatic poetry in Greece and Rome, with remarks on the comic measure. The whole adapted to the capacities of youth at school as well as for the entertainment of private gentlemen. In two volumes. The second edition. By Mr Cooke. ...
London: printed for R. Ware, T. and T. Longman, C. Hitch and L. Hawes, J. Whiston and B. White, J. and J. Rivington, J. Ward, R. Baldwin, T. Field, and E. Smith, 1755.
2 vols ; 16.3 cm. (12º)
I: [9], xvi, [1], 18--407, [1] p., engr. frontis. port
II: 387, [13] p., [1] pl.

Originally published in 1734. Re-issue of the edition of Terence's Comedys published in 1748. Volume I has a dedication to Charles Duke of Somerset, with the head-piece showing a sun; vol. II has a dedication to Thomas Duke of Newcastle, with the head-piece showing a dove. Frontispiece engraved by James Mynde. Latin and English on opposite pages. ESTC n22182.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the half-titles to both volumes, and the vol. II dedication. Purchased (with a Horace and Cicero's Orations) for 18s. 6d., 18 February 1802. (Jnl 4, p. 388). Inscribed in pencil on front free-endpaper Went to Mr Chapman / September 13. 1802. This is repeated in ink Went to Mr Chapman / 13 Sept. 1802 / and, in a different ink an unfortunate day!. Soane was in Margate introducing his sons to school to the Rev. William Chapman. The addition must be a reflection on John junior's subsequent 'engagement' to Laura Chapman which Soane broke off in 1807. See Darley, Soane, pp. 150, 165, 338n. Both volumes with Latin notes in pencil on the rear pastedowns, those in vol. I mostly erased.

Binding C18th mottled calf, blind-ruled borders with blind-tooling parallel to spine, gilt-ruled spines with brown spine-labels.

Reference Number 3919


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