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A MID SIXTEENTH CENTURY SESSA'S EDITION OF THIS COLLECTION OF COMEDIES BY TERENTIUS, WITH THE ORIGINAL LATIN TEXT TRANSLATED AND COMMENTED IN ITALIAN

Terentius Afer, Publius. Il Terentio latino, comentato in lingua toscana e ridotto a la sua uera latinità [...] da Giouanni Fabrini da fighine fiorentino. Il qual comento espone parola per parola latina in toscano, e nel fine di ciascuna clausula doue bisogna, dice breuemente in duoi, o tre modi il senso. [...] Nel fine e aggiunto la interpretatione della lingua uolgare, e latina, doue si dichiara con regole B-Continentali l'una, e l'altra lingua, [...] Composta dal medesimo [...]. [Venezia: Melchiorre Sessa (Venetiis: Dominicus Lilius excudebat: sumptibus d. Melchioris Sessa)].

4to (214x154 mm), full vellum binding (re-use of a written vellum), handwritten at spine, three raised bands at spine, blue colored edges; leaves 338 [i.e. 222], 33, [3]. Numerous errors in page numbering.
Sessa's woodcut at title-page. Xyl. initials.
Published towards 1550.

Published with: La Interpretatione de la lingua volgare, e Latina [...] by Fabrini, Giovanni.

Publius Terentius Afer (c. 195/185 - c. 159 BC), better known in English as Terence, was a playwright of the Roman Republic.

References: IT\ICCU\BVEE\013402. OCLC, 954855205 (only in Italy).

Condition

Light traces of use. Age toned paper. Minimal brownings. Little tear at top corner of four leaves (from 163 to 166), with partial loss of text. Overall, a good copy in a fine unsophisticated vellum binding (re-use of a written document).

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[Classics, Comedies] Terentius, Il Terentio latino

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