Terence: (Colman, George, trans.:)

Comedies,Translated into Familiar Blank Verse.

Published: London: T. Becket & P.A. De Hondt, and R. Baldwin,

Date: 1768

Second edition, revised and corrected. 2 vols., 8vo., pp. [ii], lxxxiii, [i], viii, 332; [ii], 394, [ii] + 8 folding plates. Faintly toned, slight offsetting from plates but generally clean. Contemporary brown speckled calf, burgundy morocco spine labels (lost from vol. II), gilt spines and board edges, edges sprinkled red. Spines creased with a few chips, joints splitting but bindings sound, some scrapes to boards with a few small areas of surface loss, endpapers a little toned, but still very good.

‘W.R.’ in an old hand inked to front paste-down vol.I.

ESTC T137833; Schweiger II 1079-1080

Volume II also includes Plautus' The Merchant. George Colman the Elder (1732-1794) was himself a successful playright and theatre manager.


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