The Comedies of Terence, Translated into Familiar Blank Verse. by…

~ The Comedies of Terence, Translated into Familiar Blank Verse. London: Printed for T. Becket and P. A. de Hondt... W. Johnston... W. Flexney... R. Davis... T. Davies. 1765.

4to (256 × 194 mm), pp. [4], lxi, [3], 104, [7], 110-208, [6], 213-619, [1], divisional title-pages to ’The Eunuch’ and ’The self-tormenter’ not included in the pagination or register, pp. 441-464 misnumbered 341-364, plus 8 engraved plates; effaced early inscription to head of title, long closed tear to unnumbered leaf before p. 213; contemporary calf, rubbed, joints cracked but holding, spine label partly wanting.

First edition. ‘A translation of the ‘Comedies’ of Terence... was received with signal favour, and did much to raise Colman in public estimation. It won enthusiastic praise from scholars of the day, and in subsequent times from Southey’ (DNB). It was widely reviewed, both the Monthly and Critical Reviews devoting 11 pages each to it.

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