Auction 408 / Lot n° 2416

TERENTIO, Publio Afro (185-159 A.C.) - Comoediae sex, tum ex Donati commentariis. Paris: Robert Estienne, 1529. First Estienne folio edition: "According to Harles,.. [this edition] is the rarest, and in great request" (Dibdin). The new recension of the commentaries of Donatus, and the lengthy index make this a particularly valuable edition of a work which became a 16th-century bestseller: numerous editions, a number by Estienne, were to appear throughout the following decades (see Schreiber, pp. 51-53). Folio (314 x 212mm). Woodcut device on title (some soiling, few waterstains, small wormhole in at bottom margin). Contemporary blindstamped calf (rebacked, recornered and rubbed) Adams T322; BM STC French S. 416; Dibdin II, p.470; Renouard I, p.30, no.16. The lot is accompanied by an import certificate.

Estimate 300.00 - 500.00€

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