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TERENCE
[Comedies. French & Latin. 1732]
Les comédies de Terence; avec la traduction et les remarques de Madame Dacier. Nouvelle edition, corrigée d'un nombre considerable de fautes, & enrichie des differentes leçons de M. Bentlei, de Donat, de Faern, & d'autres. Tome premier. (-- troisieme.)
A Hambourg de l'imprimerie d'A. Vandenhoeck, libraire à Londres, 1732.
3 vols ; 16.7 cm. (8º)
I: LIV, 443, [1] p., engr. frontis., [18] etch. pl. (2 fold.)
II: [2], 417, [1] p., [15] etch. pl.
III: [2], 369, [1] p., [11] etch. pl.

Translation originally published in 1688. Volume I includes preface, poem to Madame Dacier by Fraguier, and a translation with footnotes of Suetonius' life of Terence. Frontispiece in vol. I engraved by G. Fritzsch. With separate half-titles for each work. French and Latin text on opposite pages. Title-pages printed in red and black. Many of the plates in the Soane copy are poorly impressed.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper of vol. I John Soane / 1796 and on title-page J. Soane. Inscribed on title-pages of vols I and II in ink 1792 and an earlier ownership inscription mostly rubbed out.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-tooled spine compartments, brown and black spine-labels.

Reference Number 3918


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