Berminghamiae: Baskerville, 1772. First Baskerville edition. 4to, pp. 364. Bound in contemporary diced calf with modern rebacking, a very good clean copy. Rothschild 2652, Gaskell 46. Item #16765
Terence (185-159 B.C.) was a Roman playwright. Born in Carthage, he was taken to Rome as a slave. He was later freed and was considered a master of Latin comedy. Much of his work was modeled after material written by the Greek playwrights Menander and Apollodorus.