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  • Terence
  • Edinburgi [Edinburgh]: Apud Hamilton, Balfour, et Neill 1758

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Description

8vo, pp. ix, [iv], xii-xxv, [i], 252. One prelimary leaf – containing the character list for ‘Andria’ – not bound in to this copy. Contemporary French red morocco, boards bordered with a triple gilt rule, spine divided by raised bands, green morocco label, other compartments with central gilt flower tools, corner sprays, and patterns of dots, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. Lightly toned throughout, some offsetting from turn-ins to first and last few leaves. The merest touch of wear to foot of spine and hints of rubbing at extremities. Twentieth-century bookplate of Charles Moncorg√© to front pastedown.

Notes

A beautiful example of an edition called 'immaculate', produced (successfully) for a prize offered by the Select Society of Edinburgh, obtaining a silver medal. The undoubtedly French binding indicates on the morocco label that this is 'Terent / Edinbur'.

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