PUBLII TERENTII AFRI COMOEDIAE [COMEDIES OF TERENCE]. Birminghamiae: Typis Johnnis Baskerville, 1772. 12mo, nineteenth-century three-quarter leather and marbled boards, spine panel stamped in gold, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed, marbled endpapers. First duodecimo Baskerville edition. Terence (185?-159 BC), "comic playwright of ancient Rome, second only to Plautus ... died at the age of 26 ... Unlike his predecessor Plautus, Terence wrote thoughtful, psychologically refined comedies. He did not aim at strong wit or farcical effect but at sharp delineation of character and elegance of form." - Benet, The Reader's Encyclopedia (1965), p. 995. Gaskell 47. Leather rubbed at corners and along outer joints, outer front joint cracked but holding, some text leaves tanned, a good copy. (#160600).
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