Description
CÉSAR (Jules).
The Commentaries, from the Gallic Wars. Plus those of the civil wars, against the pompeian part. Paris, Abel L'Angelier, 1589. 2 parts in one volume in folio, marbled calf, triple cold fillet, decorated spine, red title coin, red edges (Binding from the 18th century).
Balsamo & Simonin, n°214. - Brun, p. 151.
First complete edition of the French translation of Blaise de Vigenère, augmented with several annotations and the Civil Wars.
Large wood portrait of Julius Caesar, a map (carthe gallicane) and some woods in the text including a view of Alesia with its fortifications.
Pen monogram on the title, undetermined. Handwritten bookplate in violet ink dated 1918 in the upper corner of the title.
A few leaflets. An open jaw with small missing headcap, worn corners. Traces of white wax at the binding.
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Location of the item
France - 75008 Paris