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Comoediae sex ad optimorum exemplarium fidem recensitae

1753
Illustrated by Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Engraved by Jacques Philippe Le Bas (French, 1707–1783), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Delafosse (French, 1721–1806), Engraved by Dominique Sornique (French, died in 1756), Author Terence (about 190–158 BCE), Printer Claude François Simon (French, 1710–1767), Publisher N. Le Loup (French, 18th century), Publisher Jacques Merigot (French, 18th century)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 982-83

Dimensions

Overall (each vol., depth variable): 16.1 x 9.8 x 3 cm (6 5/16 x 3 7/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.1790a-b

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 75 etching and engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Paris: C. F. Simon, for Natalem Le Loup & Jacobum Merigot, 1753) Duodecimo, two vols.; [v. 1] 196 leaves, plus 4 plates; [v. 2] 186 ll., plus 3 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf.

Illustrations to Terence’s plays; decorative vignettes and tailpieces; title fleurons with author portrait.


Paris: C. F. Simon, for Natalem Le Loup & Jacobum Merigot, 1753

Provenance

Acquired in 1906 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent