TERENCE

TERENCE. Publii Terentii comoediae

Paris, e typographia regia, 1642.

£1600

Folio, pp. [4], 286. Roman letter. Engraved, beautifully illustrated title page by Claude Mellan; head- and tail-pieces, historiated initial in prologue. A wide-margined copy. Full contemporary calf gilt with the elegant royal coat of arms of King Luis XIV within a garland stamped in the centre of covers. Smooth spine, rebacked, original skin laid on. Red morocco label with gilt lettering. Rubbed on corners and edges. Internally very clean and fresh. Ex libris of Harold Wiens, Löberöd (Sweden) and autograph of earlier English owner, dated 1808, on front pastedowns. A fine copy. A.e.g.