A rare first edition of Marolles' translation - OCLC locates only the copy in the NY Public Library.
An extremely rare edition by Terence who was born in Carthage around 190 and died in 159 B.C., sold to Rome as a slave, and who became a Latin comic poet and author of only six plays, all of which have survived.
He is considered, along with Plautus, as one of the two great masters of the genre in Rome, and his work has had a profound influence on European theatre from antiquity to modern times.
Terence & M. De Marolles - Les Six Comédies de Terence - 1660.
16 leaves, 482 pp. in Latin with the French text opposite, separately paginated;  (table and privilege); 37 pp. [Notes svr Terence].
Binding in good condition, work in its period brown full leather binding, covers and spine in good condition, friction from use, rubbed corners, adorned ribbed spine, light lacks of leather on the headcap and top edges of the covers, red edges, gilded titling on a morocco label.
Inside in good condition, a water stain in the margin of a few of the first leaves, light soiling, the work is in good overall condition, fairly fresh, lovely culs-de-lampe.
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