Comoediae nunc primum Italicis versibus redditae

TERENCE [TERENTIUS AFER, Publius] (195-159 B.C.)

Published by Girolamo Mainardi, Urbino, 1736
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Folio (388 x 250mm). [xxiv], 324pp. Title-page printed in red and black, with large engraved armorial vignette. Latin text (in italics) with Italian translation by Niccolo Fortiguerri, in double column and printed within frames. 158 engraved illustrations, including 6 full-page after those in a medieval codex in the Vatican Library. 69 vignettes, chiefly after PierLeone Ghezzi, and two initials. Contemporary vellum; (somewhat soiled, spine dark, short crack in front joint, front-free endpaper dampstained with few small holes; covers slightly bowed). 19th-century armorial bookplate of Lorenzo Maria Tettoni to title. First Italian Edition. Copiously illustrated edition with engraved illustrations of Terence's characters (almost one illustration every page), and engraved ornate tailpieces at the end of each act of a play; a few full-page plates of Roman dramatic masks. This edition advertises itself as the first ever with parallel Latin and Italian texts; prefatory material is all in Latin. Gamba 2470 "Magnifica edizione". Bookseller Inventory # 4061

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Title: Comoediae nunc primum Italicis versibus ...

Publisher: Girolamo Mainardi, Urbino

Publication Date: 1736

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition