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Terentius Afer, Publius (185 BC-159 BC) trans. Nicolo Forteguerri (1674-1735) Comoediae nunc Primum Italicis Versibus Redditae.

Auction:
3269B
Lot:
211
Sold for:
$215$175

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Books & Manuscripts - 3269B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 23, 2019 11:00AM

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Terentius Afer, Publius (185 BC-159 BC) trans. Nicolo Forteguerri (1674-1735) Comoediae nunc Primum Italicis Versibus Redditae. Urbino: Hieronymi Mainardi, 1736. First Italian verse translation published, tall folio, title printed in red and black with the engraved arms of August III of Poland and Saxony, illustrated with a series of new engravings done directly from the drawings in Vatican MS 3868, and not copied from other illustrations, viz., six full-page and 152 half-page engravings by Giovanni Battista Sintes, and seventy-four large ornamental tail-pieces by Francesco Faraone Aquila after Pierleone Ghezzi, with others by Domenico Muratori; Italian text printed in parallel columns with the Latin; bound in modern half leather and boards covered with leaves of an earlier edition of Terence's works, perforated library stamp to foot of title, 15 1/4 x 10 1/8 in.

a-c4, A-Z4, Aa-Pp4, Qq6, Rr4.
Estimate $300-500


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