Publii Terentii Afri Comoediae, Phaedri Fabulae Aesopiae, Publii Syri et aliorum veterum Sententiae, ex recensione et cum notis Richardi Bentleii.

  • Terence
  • Cantabrigiae [Cambridge]: Apud Cornelium Crownfield 1726
  • ESTC T147530.

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Description

FIRST BENTLEY EDITION, 4to, pp. [vii], xxv, 444, [8], 87, [1] + engraved frontispiece and 1 further plate. Contemporary sprinkled calf, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco label, edges red. Lightly spotted in places, faint dampmark to frontispiece recto, first two letters of title-page printed poorly. Somewhat scratched, joints cracking but strong, a bit of wear to endcaps and corners.

Notes

Bentley's important edition of Terence, which corrected the text in almost 1,000 passages, often on the grounds of metre; Bentley's preface is an important explication of classical comedic metrics.

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