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TERENCE. Publii Terentii Afri comoediae, Phaedri fabulae Aesopiae, Publii Syri et aliorum veterum sententiae, ex recensione et cum notis Richardi Bentleii.

Cantabrigiae [i.e. Canterbury]. Apud Cornelium Crownfield, 1726.
Quarto. In two parts. [7], xxv, 444; [8], 87pp, [1]. With two engraved plates. The second part has a separate title page reading: 'Phaedri Augusti liberti fabularum Aesopiarum libri quinque...Cantabrigiae apud Cornelium Crownfield'. Contemporary calf, spine richly gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Heavily rubbed. Recent book-label of Peter Allan Hansen to FEP, early inked ownership inscription to FFEP, minute worm-trail to gutter.
A generously margined copy of a Canterbury-printed edition of the surviving theatrical comedies of North African playwright of the Roman Republic Publius Terentius Afer (c.195/185-c.159 BCE), together with Roman fabulist Phaedrus' (c. 15 BC - c. AD 50), Latinisation in iambic metre of the Greek prose Aesopic tales; both annotated by philologist Richard Bentley (1662-1742).
ESTC T147530.
£ 200.00 Antiquates Ref: 19153