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Author Name    Caesar [Julius Caesar].

Title   C. Julii Caesaris quae extant ex emendatione Jos. Scaligeri.

Publisher   Lugduni Batavorum: Ex officina Elzevieriana, 1635. 1635

Seller ID   LV2198

12mo. [xxiv], 561, [67] pp. Engraved title with a globe and gryphon above set within a decorative border, 3 FOLDING MULTI-PAGE ENGRAVED MAPS (including Gall, the imperial Roman territory – Europe, North Africa and the Middle East – and Spain – Hispaniae), 6 FULL-PAGE ENGRAVED PLATES, INCL. PORTRAIT OF JULIUS CAESAR’S IMAGE ON A COIN AND VIEWS [OF FORTIFICATIONS, BRIDGE AND MORE], woodcut headpieces, initial letters; top margin trimmed (minor loss). Modern quarter dark brown calf, gilt-tooled spine, black morocco spine label, marbled boards, all edges gilt. Near fine. Re-issue of the first edition, also favorably noted by Willems [with the siren on the head of the dedicatory page and the pagination error of 238 misnumbered as 248]. “One of the neatest and rarest Elzevier editions, and greatly sought after. A less fine reprint of the same date is distinguished by having the right page, 149.” – Ebert, ?Universal bibliography. (1837), I, (English ed.), no. 3273. Willems gives details on the issue points, also describing a second edition with 526 pages instead of the 561 herein. The copies I have read about contain 5 engravings (6 are present here). “Il y a deux réimpressions sous la même date. La première, qui est admirablement exécutée, copie ligne pour ligne l’édition originale; elle se reconnaître à la sirène qui est en tête de l’épître dédicatoire, et à la page 238 cotée par erreur 248.” – Willems. This work comprises Cauis Julius Caesar’s commentaries on the Gallic and Civil Wars of 100-44BC, including the campaigns in Gaul (France), Africa and Hispaniae (Spain). Brunet, I, 1455; Friedrich Adolf Ebert, Allgemeines bibliographisches Lexikon, Volume 1, Leipzig, (1821), no. 3273; Graesse, II, 7; Édouard Rahir 409; Alphonse Willems, Les Elzeviers, 420. First Edition.

Elzevier Printing

Price = 800.00 USD

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