Venice: Aldus, 1519.
Second Aldine edition. 7 woodcut plates, 2 of which are double-page maps of Gaul and Spain, and include a diagram of Caesar's bridge over the Rhine River. A-B8, a-2o8 (lacking the blank leaf b8). , 296 leaves. Three anchor and dolphin devices are present, as called for, and 16 red and blue hand-colored large initials, done in an elegant but later hand. 8vo. 18th century calf, gilt-tooled borders on the boards and compartments around the five raised bands on the spine, with morocco spine label. Title page somewhat soiled, but otherwise a clean, fresh copy, with occasional early marginalia. Renouard 88.2. Item #314507
Commentaries of Caesar's campaigns in Africa, Spain, and France, reprinted from the 1513 Aldus edition, including the prefaces written by Aldus and the architect Giovanni Giocondo, as well as the same woodcuts (cf. Renouard, p. 88). The volume is an excellent example of the practical and scholarly use Aldus intended for his works, including precisely labeled illustrations and a detailed index to guide the reader, along with a carefully edited text.
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