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    [Terence.] Publius Terentius Afer Comoediae Sex. Interpretatione & Notis Illustravit Nicolaus Camus J.U.D. Jussu Christianissimi Regis, In Usum Serenissimi Delphini. Juxta Editionem novissimam Parisiensem. London: Maria Clark for H. Dickenson, R. Green, & W. Graves, 1688. Krown & Spellman retail: $250. 8vo. a-i8, k4, B-T8, A-Q4. [10], cxlii, 288, [128]p. Full old calf, blind tooled ruling, corners worn, front cover detached; banded spine, label defective, loss to head and tail; red speckled edges; some light browning, foxing, occasional dampstains. Bookplate of Charles Grave Hudson on front pastedown, name of the same on front free endpaper, in old hand. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    Terence (ca.190-159 B.C.), a North African slave freed by his Roman master, was the playwright of six plays and famed in his own day for his elegant and colloquial style of Latin.  As such, his Latin was studied in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, but he was best known not through translations of his work, but through imitation which was quite rife with respect to plots, characters, and tone in the Renaissance comedies of Italy, France, and England.

    "Folio Variorum" edition of Terence, so called because it contains virtually all of the valuable treatises upon the author up to the date of publication.     Wing T 744  ESTC r38338. Schweiger II, 1066.

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