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TERENCE.

Comedies,

translated into English prose, as near as the propriety of the two languages will admit. Together with the original Latin from the best editions. Wherein the words of the Latin text are ranged in their grammatical order; the ellipses carefully supplied; the observations of the most valuable commentators, both antient and modern, represented; and the beauties of the original explained in a new and concise manner. With notes pointing out the connexion of the several scenes, and an index critical and phraseological. The whole adapted to the capacities of youth at school, as well as of private gentlemen. In two volumes. By S. Patrick, LL.D. editor of Ainsworth's Dictionary, and Hedericus's Lexicon.

printed for J. Oswald, London , 1750 Stock Code: 137212
£750.00
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A very desirable copy of Terence's Comedies, attractively bound in an understated contemporary binding and finely printed. The text is in parallel Latin and English. The editor and translator Samuel Patrick (1684-1748), classical scholar and schoolmaster at Charterhouse School, "appears to have been a figure like Scott's Dominie Sampson, deeply read in the classics and ignorant and oblivious of most other matters. He established some reputation as a scholar by his translation of Terence's Comedies (1745)" (ODNB). The 1745 edition was the first; although stated second edition, this is in fact a reissue of the first edition with the title pages and preliminaries reset.

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Description

2 volumes, octavo (202 x 121 mm). Contemporary calf, volume number in gilt to each spine otherwise unlettered, blind double rule to cover edges with blind roll along joints, gilt cover edges, plain endpapers, red edges.

Condition

Ownership signature to initial binder's blank of vol. II. Somewhat oddly misbound (title pages and preliminaries in wrong volumes) but all complete and the text itself uninterrupted. Vol. II with slight stain and chip to spine and faint stain to rear cover, front endpaper of same volume lifted with slight burnhole, but otherwise in remarkably good condition, contents clean.

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