324 [XXIX] pages. 20.5 x 13 cm. A freed slave, apparently born in North Africa, educated in Rome, produced six plays all of which have survived. Early owner inscription title, title and contents lightly foxed throughout, raised bands, red leather spine label printed in gilt. Contemporary full brown calf in cambridge sytle binding -- series of cover panels decorated in blind. Near fine. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Terence's Comedies: Made English With Life; ...
Publisher: A. Swall and T. Childe
Publication Date: 1694
Edition: First English edition.
Book Description A. Swall and T. Childe, London, 1694. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Thus. later half leather hardcover with marbled boards, spine with five raised bands ruled in gilt with black leather spine label lettered in gilt, title page, xxix, i errata leaf, iv, 1-324pp, title page laid down with small loss at corner (no loss of text) otherwise a very good clean and complete copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 83018
Book Description printed for A. Swall and T. Childe, London, 1694. , title page, preface & life of Terence xxix, errata page, 324 pages - plays are Fair Andrian, The Eunuch, The Self-Tormenter, The Brothers, The Tricks of Phormio, & The Mother-in-Law First Edition thus , corners a little rubbed, a little wear to joints, endpapers marked by leather otherwise pages clean & firmly held, spine label replaced, a nice looking copy in very good condition , full brown calf with tooled margin to covers, 4 raised bands with tooled decorative detail to spine, new leather title label with gilt to match original Octavo (over 7-10 inches tall) Hardback ISBN: Bookseller Inventory # 35121
Book Description Printed for Tim. Child, London, 1698. Second edition, corrected. , xxxii, , 359pp, . Each play has a separate divisional title. Contemporary blind-tooled speckled calf. Rubbed with some slight surface loss. Pen trial to FEP, marginal loss and soiling to O - touching text of p.289, but without loss of sense, ink ownership inscription to recto of FFEP reading 'Hern Harrison / Coll. Wadh. Schol. / Oxon. / 1700'. The theatrical comedies of North African playwright of the Roman Republic and former slave, Publius Terentius Afer (c.195/185-c.159 BCE), commonly called Terence. First printed in 1470, the plays of Terence were immensely popular during the Renaissance revival of classical literature. The first English translation of Terence's Comedies appeared in 1694, and comprises the six surviving comic plays composed after the Greek Attic style: The Brothers (Adelphoe), The Fair Andrian (Andrian), The Eunuch (Eunuchus), The Self-Tormentor (Heauton Timorumenos), The Mother-in-Law (Hecyra), and The Tricks of Phormio (Phormio). Hern Harrison matriculated from Wadham college, Oxford in 1693/4, attained a B.A. in 1697, and an M.A. in 1700, subsequently becoming a fellow in 1701 and subwarden in 1707. Wing T750. Size: 12mo. Bookseller Inventory # AQ12430
Book Description Printed for Abel Swalle at the Unicorn in Pater-noster-Row., London, 1699. Book Condition: ESTC R201040. 12mo. 4 x 6.5 inches.  + xxxii +  + 359 pp. + . Lacks L12. Each of the six plays has a divisional title page, Bound in original calf, boards with blind stamped panels; spine in compartments with raised bands. Extremities worn, hinges and joints starting to weaken. Marginal lower edge worming confined to H signature. Darkening of pages throughout and some water staining in lower margins. The six comedies of Terence rendered into the robust English of the late seventeenth century drama. The divisional title of each play purports to give the occasion, company and date, etc. of the first performances. Publius Terentius Afer (195/185-159 BC) was a playwright of the Roman Republic, of North African slave origin. His entire output of the six comedies (which he derived from the Greek late Attic plays) has survived in numerous manuscript copies, a testimony to his popularity in the middle ages and Renaissance. In the sixteenth century his works influenced some of the earliest English comedies, while the simplicity and elegance of his Latin prose style has long been admired by scholars. Terence's Comedies was first published in 1694 and an earlier corrected second edition first appeared in 1698. This 1699 reprint, by another publisher, is very scarce; ESTC records only three copies in UK libraries (Oxford and Cambridge) and four in the US. ART / LITERATURE PLAYS LIT. FICTION CLASSICS DRAMA LATIN ANCIENT 17TH CENTURY ART / LITERATURE. Bookseller Inventory # 21089